Auctioneers

David Helmer, Saline Michigan

David Helmer is the founder of The Super Auction. David is a 2nd generation auctioneer and has over 25 years of auction experience. David is a Michigan State Bid Calling Champion and has served as the President of the Michigan Auctioneers Association.

David has extensive knowledge in all areas of antiques and collectibles including sports memorabilia, coins, books, list more here. He has done hundreds of appraisals and conducted auctions for the Detroit Lions, Detroit Tigers, list more

 

Peter Gehres, Columbus Ohio

Peter is an auctioneer and appraiser with Gryphon Auction Group based in Columbus, Ohio. He also is a contract auctioneer for some of the Midwest’s finest auctioneers. He conducts benefit auctions for organizations large and small. He is also a professional speaker and auction educator who teaches at The Ohio Auction School and Reppert School of Auctioneering. Peter is Executive Director of The Auctioneer Channel

Peter is a graduate of The Ohio State University, The Ohio Auction School and Hondros College. He has earned the Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI) and Certified Estate Specialist (CES) Designation from the National Auctioneers Association (NAA). He is a member of the NAA, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan State Auctioneers Associations. He is also a member of the American Art Pottery Association and the National Speakers Association’s Ohio Chapter.

 

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Kenny Lindsay, Livonia Michigan

Kenny Lindsay, CAI is a Certified Professional Auctioneer and owner of American Eagle Auction & Appraisal Company based in Livonia, Michigan.

Lindsay has accomplished numerous career achievements during his nearly two-decades as a full-time auctioneer. He has won over 35 Marketing Excellence Awards which includes 2005 Auction-of-the-Year. In 2014, he was elected President of the Michigan Auctioneers Association. In 2015, he received his greatest honor of his career being awarded the Garth Wilber’s President’s Award of Distinction.   In 2016, Lindsay was 1 of 37 auctioneers featured in the ‘Legends’ trading card series.

Lindsay has written over 100 published articles for auction industry publications on antiques, collectibles, sales and marketing strategies.  He has been retained as a speaker for numerous professional events. He was selected as a speaker National Auctioneers Association Conference & Show in Addison, Texas and Columbus, Ohio.  He has competed in the International Auctioneers Championships and is a two-time finalist in the Michigan Auctioneer Championship.

Over the years, Lindsay has represented and sold world famous collections at The Super Auction.  They include, a rare collection of 19th century letters written by the great Susan B. Anthony.  The Dundee Motor Pool Museum which featured a massive collection of military artifacts.  Indian artifacts from the historic Upper Peninsula tourist attraction, Totem Village Museum.  Several private esteemed collections of sports memorabilia, firearms, taxidermy, the largest Marbles knives collection ever to be sold at auction and much more.

 

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Laura Mantle, Columbus Ohio

Laura is the 2014 Michigan Auctioneer Champion.  She became an auctioneer at age 19 after 7 years of working auction setup and as a clerk and cashier around the state of Ohio.  She graduated from The Ohio Auction School and immediately began working 2-3 auctions per week.  She manages the staffing for Mike Brandly, Auctioneer’s weekly auction, and since 2009, she has supervised all the support staff for The Super Auction held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, hosting auctioneers from throughout the country selling in one structured, multi-ring auction. Laura also sells real estate at auction and is affiliated with RES Auction Services.  Laura is proficient with working the ring, all types of auctioneer sound systems, auction software including AuctionFlex, and  settling auctions. She is a 2015 Certified Auctioneer Institute graduate and earned her Contract Auction Specialist designation in 2017. Laura earned a B.A. in Business Administration from Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio.