Trust and Experience|
We first opened our doors in 1895 and have served the Howard County Community for many years as a retail store. Now generations later, Caplan's has become the recognized leader in the antique and collectable industry offering appraisals, valuations and Auction services.
Since the 1980's our Auctioneers have conducted hundreds of Public Auctions including Estate and Personal Property, Real Estate, Police, Storage, Charity as well as Auctions for the Salvation Army and NAACP. Owner John Caplan shares his knowledge with over 50,000 readers in his weekly column "Caplan's on Collectibles" in Zip Magazine as well as appearances on area TV and Radio Stations such as Rodrick's for Breakfast.
We are Court certified and a Member of New England Appraisers Society.
True Stories and Testimonials
Dr. Bill Hadlock, Vice President of Blind Industries and Services of MD. receiving Donation check from John Caplan Harris, owner of Caplan's Auction. Caplan's is proud to have had a 15 year relationship with the Blind Industries helping them raise hundreds of thousands for
those with Mascular Degeneration, Glaucoma and other dibilatating eye diseases
Dear Mr. John,
I wanted to take a minute to thank you for a great auction!
I appreciated all of your efforts to sell our items.You guys were fantastic! We need to do this
I think that the Van Briggles did surprisingly well.I have even more nicer ones,and more cool art glass.When you decide to put your next antique auction
together I will exhaust all efforts to extend my finds to you!
Thanks again to you, Brad and staff! Mike
Caplan's came out and appraised my mother's furniture and bric-a-brac as she was going to move in with us and couldn't take it all with her. When it came time to move her, Caplan's helped us dispose of her extra things quickly and effortlessly. It was nice being prepared during a
Mrs. W Ellicott City, Md.
We picked Caplan's because of their great reputation for handling quality items and because they offered one of the lowest consignment rates around.
Mr. and Mrs D. Woodstock, Md.
A young couple had just purchased an old row house in Fells Point. Hearing a creak in the floor board, they looked underneath and found a buried tin box filled with jewelry. All of the jewelry was costume but very collectable. They sold the jewelry through our Auction and netted over $300, a very nice surprise and a great housewarming present.