Burgess Auctions LLC is family operated, licensed auction company founded in 1996.

We are  available for your On Site auction, Real Estate, and appraisal needs, as well as smaller consignments of quality antiques and Estate held in our Monthly Collectors Auctions.

Burgess Auctions  offers complete auction services. We have three licensed auctioneers on our staff who have over 1000 auctions of experience. We offer complete marketing and set up, clerking and  cashiering, as well as set up and auction day labor. From the time we meet with you to discuss your auction needs, through successful completion of your sale and payment of proceeds, you will be working with a team of seasoned professionals. The auctioneers on our staff are members of the Indiana Auctioneers Association and attend annual educational classes in order to remain on the cutting edge of our profession.

Our mission is to provide our clients with personalized full-time service for their liquidation needs and to maintain the highest ethical standards, bearing in mind that our most precious possessions are our word and reputation.

Auctioneering a long and colorful history

The word auction is derived from the latin root auctus, an increase. According to Greek history, auctions  existed around 500B.C. in Babylon, where women of marriageable age were sold on condition that they be wed. Auctions have long been held for the liquidation of property and were used by ancient Romans. Auctions  have deep roots in many cultures of the world,and to this day they are widely used as an effective mechanism for fine art, real estate, automobiles, fish, livestock, antiques, and furs, just to name a few.