Gavin got his auctioneer's license in 1999. He spent the next 5 years working as an auctioneer and auction manager with different auction company's. While working with different company's, Gavin has managed over 100 auctions and has experience in many areas including Real Estate, Estates, Farm Toys, Antique/Modern Farm Machinery, Equine, General Antiques, Longaberger Baskets, and much more!
Along the way, Gavin has been fortunate to have much success in the auction business. In 2003, (at an auction Gavin was managing for another auction company) a collectible Matchbox car sold for what is believed to be a world record setting price of $3,300! Auctions that Gavin has managed (while working for another auction company) have also won state advertising awards. In 2004, Gavin won the prestigious Rose Award, (for an auction he managed while working with another auction company) which is only awarded once a year to the outstanding Certified Auctioneer's Institute auction summary. Also, Gavin has finished 2nd in the 2003 and 2004 State of Illinois Auctioneers Bid Calling Contest.
Through Gavin's experience and schooling, he has been fortunate to meet many other auctioneers throughout the United States. This network of clients and friends proves as a great resource for Gavin Pope Auctions. Because of Gavin's experience and knowledge, along with his network of auctioneer associates, you can be assured a Gavin Pope auction will bring you top-notch auction service when conducting your auction.