Quinn’s Auction Galleries

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2015-06-26 10:45:11

Quinn’s Auction Galleries is an American auction house dealing in a variety of collectibles, including fine art, antiques, rare books, and more.

It is located in Falls Church, Virginia, USA.

Foundation and ownership

According to its website, the company was founded as Falls Church Antique Company in 1987, by owner and Chairman Paul Quinn. In 1995, Quinn, along with his son David, founded the Auction House of Falls Church.

In 2004, the business was destroyed by fire. Through David Quinn’s leadership, the company recovered and re-emerged as Quinn’s Auction Galleries. The company also acquired Waverly Auctions LLC - a rare book business - the same year.

Expertise and services

According to its website, Quinn’s is one of the fastest growing mid-Atlantic auction houses, dealing in various areas of fine and decorative antiques, art, coins, postage stamps, silver, porcelain, etc.

The company offers auction, estate disposition and real estate services for clients from the Washington D.C. area, the eastern seaboard, and across the USA.

There are no minimum consignment costs and free, professional consultations on consignments are available to clients. Quinn’s also provide appraisals and estate evaluation services.

Quinn's holds approximately five fine art and antique auctions a year, a monthly rare book, map and autograph sale between September and June, as well as weekly furniture auctions.

Notable sales

In December 2010, a map of Virginia dating from 1827 sold in a Quinn’s auction for $23,400. It was found in a box of assorted books the owner had bought for $10, and had an estimate of $2,500-4,000.

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