The rooms at the auction start every Friday full of stuff. Abandoned, forsaken, retired, discarded, forgotten… things. So many stories every Friday… collected, pack ratted, heirlooms, and junk… stories we will never hear. Dolls who were a best friend or who were just collectable… and every Friday, at the end the night, the rooms are empty. Sold.
Briggs Auction was founded in 1932, and has since been in continuous operation in its current location. In the early years, we offered two auctions each week: livestock on Tuesdays and other merchandise on Fridays. At the Friday auctions, everything on hand was sold with nothing carried over. The livestock auctions were eventually abandoned, but the Friday auctions thrived.
In the 1960s Robert J. Briggs took over the business from his father. Together with his wife Gail, he expanded the auction facilities to their current size of over 10,000 square feet with ample customer parking. Today, each Friday auction features a wide range of items fresh the marketplace from local estates, homes, and collections with more than 1500 lots sold every week. John H. Turner, Janice Briggs Turner and William J. Briggs currently own and operate Briggs Auction.