Going once.. going twice.. sold! at Ballard’s new auction house

Ballard has a new place to buy and sell items. Jon Bengtsson recently sold his house to be a live aboard and ended up with a lot that won’t fit on the boat. So he’s turning to an old career to get rid of his stuff.

Ballard Auction Company is a traditional auction house, which means we conduct live auctions with an auctioneer (me) calling bids – 10bid, 15, now 20 is bid, etc.,” Bengstsson tells us. The first few auctions will be items from his own collection, but will move into consignment sales and items bought at estates. “Our focus is going to be antiques, collectibles, art, furniture, vintage toys, rugs, jewelry and general merchandise,” Bengstsson says.

This isn’t his first stint at auctioneering. The 20-year Ballard/Phinney resident had an auction house in Fremont 13 years ago. “I am recycling my most favorite career now that my Ballard Beavers are in college,” he says.

The first auction is this evening at 7 o’clock at 837 NW 49th St. “If we get enough interest and consignments, we will be conducting Wed. night auctions each week, with special and offsite auctions as they come up.”

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