Auctioneers, Appraisers and Brokers

of Investment Grade Antiques

Testimonials

“This letter is written as a testimony to the outstanding work that Mike and Lori Eckles, with Showtime Auctions, performed for us in cataloging, packing, moving and in helping us to realize prices way beyond our expectations. Please feel free to contact us if you would like further confirmation of our highest recommendation of Showtime Auctions. We will certainly be availing ourselves of their services in the future and have nothing but the utmost respect for them.”

Jim and Mary Cate, Featured Collectors, Spring, 2007

 

“We inherited a large house and barn full of antiques? We couldn’t keep it so we decided to call Showtime Auction Services. From the very beginning, Mike and Lori knew exactly what to do. When all was said and done, the auction was a big success and now we have the auction catalog as a wonderful keepsake to look through.”

Randy and Judy Main, Featured Collectors, Fall, 2007

 

“Our goal was to have an auction company come in and take care of everything with as little disruption as possible and get the highest return possible on our investment. From the very beginning we could see we had chosen the right company.”

Ron and Kate Wallace, Featured Collectors, Fall, 2009

 

“In December of 2009, for the sale of April, 2010, our museum consigned the bulk of our fire memorabilia collection to Showtime Auction Services. Mike and Lori showed total professionalism throughout the entire process. This along with their hard work led to an excellent return to the museum. We couldn’t have been happier. Thank you Mike and Lori!”

Vincent Jarosz, Featured Collector, Spring, 2010

 

“On behalf of Marianne Sebastian and myself, I wanted to write and thank you for the outstanding personal and professional manner in which you handled the sale of the Charles and Marianne Sebastian collection. From start to finish, everything went smoothly including the safe transportation of the collection from South Florida to Ann Arbor and the sale itself. The post sale accounting was both detailed and accurate and sales proceeds were promptly received. You are to be complimented for the way you operate your business. I would not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone who wishes to sell their collection”

Harvey Mattel, Attorney at Law. Featured Collection, Fall, 2010

 

“When it came time to sell our family candy, gum and nut collection we interviewed several auction companies. We chose Showtime Auction Services and they went beyond our expectations. Mike and Lori came personally and spent 2 days packing and loading our collection. We attended the auction and were impressed by their professionalism as well as the staff’s and how smooth the auction ran. The results were above our estimate and there was always a large buying crowd. We would certainly recommend Showtime to auction any kind of collection.”

Alan Bitterman and Family, Featured Collection, Fall, 2010

 

“I wanted to take the time to thank you both for your personal and professional way of handling the sale of my collection. There are many reasons each person, at some point in time, has to part with their collection. You made selling my collection less painful, and in the end, very liberating. Because of your beautiful catalog and your comprehensive approach to marketing and advertising, I do not believe that anyone else could have gotten more money for the items you sold. You and your staff take such pride in each sale and it shows. I could not have been more pleased with the results.”

Earl Hagerman, Featured Collector, Spring, 2011

 

“Showtime Auction Services came very highly recommended when I was looking to sell my parent’s collection of 50 plus years. Their lifelong collection meant so much to them so the choice of an auction service was a huge decision. I was very impressed, from the very beginning, with the manner of care and respect that Mike and Lori presented from day one. We were also very happy with the final results of the auction.”

B.Jay and Janis Potter, Featured Collection, Fall 2012

 

“In the Spring of 2013 we were lucky enough to be the featured collectors for Showtime auctions. Mike and Lori truly love and enjoy their job and the whole auction experience. The excitement, enthusiasm and personal touches that they add to both the preparation and throughout the auction, mirrors our feelings of excitement in discovering each item. We strongly recommend Showtime Auctions to any fellow collectors liquidating.”

Bill and Kathie Gasperino, Featured Collectors, Spring, 2013

 

“In 2013, my late husband and I were the featured collectors for the fall Showtime Auction. Many of the pieces represented a lifetime of collecting and the decision to part with so many treasures was not lightly undertaken. We were very pleased that we consigned our collection to Mike and Lori at Showtime Auctions. They did an outstanding job from beginning to end. Our antiques were packed carefully and shipped safely to Michigan from our home in California. All the items were thoroughly cleaned and beautifully photographed for the Showtime catalogue. We were impressed with the professionalism and attention to every aspect of the auction. At the sale site, our collectibles were effectively displayed, well received by the attendees and successfully sold. Thanks to Mike, Lori and their excellent staff, we realized prices that exceeded our expectations. We valued our positive experience and would enthusiastically recommend Showtime Auctions!”

Diane Sayrizi , Featured Collectors, Fall, 2013

 

“Wanted to tell you that Bob passed away a few months ago. Although he had been diagnosed w/Alzheimer’s shortly after our auction, he died unexpectedly from a brain hemorrhage. So glad we sold all of our antiques when he was still able to work with you. Mainly just wanted to let you know of Bob’s passing. Thanks for all of your help in liquidating his antiques.”

Bob & Janet Straub, Featured Collectors, Spring, 2014

 

“We have followed and purchased from Showtime Auctions for several years. When Mike came by our house on a trip through the South I felt the time was right to liquidate and move on. I never had to lift a finger. From start to finish, Mike and Lori took care of everything in a swift and professional manner. Thanks to both of you for everything. We will never forget you guys and how hard you worked for us.”

Mart & Kitty James, Featured Collectors, Spring, 2015

 

“We have had the pleasure of consigning a significant portion of our antique collection to Showtime Auctions. We had a very positive experience with Lori and Mike Eckles and we would highly recommend them to other consignors without reservation.”

Richard and Dianne Goldman, Featured Collectors, Fall, 2015

 

“The experience I had selling my life long advertising collection through Showtime Auction Services was very positive. Mike and Lori are very professional at what they do and my wife and I appreciated their expertise. The auction itself was extremely smooth and quite exciting to be a part of. I would recommend the use of Showtime if you have a large collection to dispose of.”

Gordon and Marilyn Fosburg, Featured Collectors, Fall, 2015

 

“From the first call to Mike and Lori at Showtime Auctions throughout the careful picking up, transportation, marketing and sale of my antique cash registers, the team at Showtime was unbelievable. Thank you so much for making a hard moment of parting with a lifetime worth of collecting feel like a time of pampering!”

Eric Hamby, Featured Collector, Fall, 2016

 

“Hi Mike and Lori, hope everything is going well with you. Thank you for doing such a great job with the auction earlier this month. I was very happy with the results of the auction and the whole process. Things went very well, no doubt we will be doing business again in the future. Thanks again and keep up the hard work.”

Lee Schultz, Consecutive Auctions Consigner

 

“Gloria and I were so happy to have had Showtime Auctions liquidate our collection of advertising, pottery and Steiff animals. We could not have asked for better treatment than we had with Lori and Mike. It is hard to find people now days that put in as much effort and hard work than they do.”

Thomas & Gloria Terry, Spring, 2018 Featured Consigners

 

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