Live estate auction Today at 4:30pm
Live estate auction Today at 4:30pm
Department/Area of Expertise: Jewelry, Collectibles, Cars, Office Manager
Department/Area of Expertise: Cuteness & Snuggles
Department/Area of Expertise: Auction Day Manager, Clerk
Department/Area of Expertise: Auctioneer, Auction Day Manager
Department/Area of Expertise: Pick Ups-Clean Outs-Delivery Manager, Books, Collectibles
Department/Area of Expertise: Auction Day Manager, Office Manager
Department/Area of Expertise: IT & Webmaster, Auction Day Manager, Clerk, Office Manager
Graduate and/or Member:
Certified Appraiser’s Guild of America * New England Appraisers Society
National Auctioneer’s Association * Gemological Institute of America
1982 – Present: Owner of Caplan’s Auction & Appraisal Company at the historic Savage Mill with over 10,000 square feet of gallery, showroom and warehouse space. Mr. Harris personally organizes and conducts over 100 Personal Property, Divorce, Bankruptcy & Estate auctions per year including every Sunday and Wednesday making Caplan’s Auction “The Home of Maryland’s Busiest Auction.”
1999 – Present: Featured writer on Antiques, Collectibles and Auction news for Zip and The View magazines. Contributing writer for Antiques & Auction News and Auction World News. Teacher on Appraising at Howard Community College.
1999-2000: Regular antique and collectible expert on Baltimore’s WMAR-TV Sunday Morning Breakfast Show with Don Rodricks.
1985 – 1996: Owner of Caplan’s Furniture Refinishing with specialty in furniture restoration, refinishing and repair.
1988-1998: Mr. Harris personally traveled through Europe and Great Britain buying furniture, antiques, jewelry and objects de’ Art and shipped containers back to his retail and wholesale locations in the United States for re-sale.
June 1981: Mr. Harris graduated cum laude with honors earning a dual Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Art History from Towson State University. He was ranked # 1 in his class and served as Commencement Speaker for graduation held at the Baltimore Civic Center and was a four year member of the American Marketing Association (President), the American Management Association, the Debate and Golf teams. Auctioneer and/or Appraiser for the Baltimore Chapter of the Salvation Army, the NAACP, the Blind Industries of
MD., Woman’s Expo at Catonsville Community College, Hopkins Battered Women Hospice, American Cancer Society, Charlestown Retirement Community, Glenelg Country School, Mt. Washington School, Howard County Public Library System, Baltimore County Senior Center Systems, Oasis, Pyramid Atlantic, Canaan Valley Antique Roadshow, Chubb, Liberty Mutual & Nationwide Insurance, The Pentagon, The Old Soldier’s Home & Museum,
Lincoln’s Summer Cottage in Washington DC., Estate of Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., The Admiral’s Quarters at the Washington DC Naval Yard, Morgan State University, Historic Algonquin Manor Cambridge, Historic Woodlawn Manor Montgomery County Park System, WHAG Tv news, Montgomery County Recreation Centers, Anne Arundel Senior Dog Sanctuary, Hotel Impossible (HGTV), University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Historic Joshua Barney House and is certified to appraise for the IRS and all Maryland Register of Wills.
Mr. Harris has been actively engaged full time since January 1982 in the buying, selling and appraising Estates and Estate items to include: Antiques, collectibles, fine furniture, orientalia, collectibles, coins, rugs, silver, business inventory, jewelry, ephemera, old banks, trains, clocks, quackery, old toys, objects de’ art, militaria, vehicles, automotive equipment, boats, tools and machinery, household goods and real estate. Over 38 years’ experience buying, selling and appraising over $ 41,000,000 of real tangible business and personal property.
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On Sunday April 2nd we will host our weekly LIVE estate auction at 4:30pm. Our doors open for preview at noon. This sale features the smaller contents of The Richland Farm Estate. As always, we are a public welcome, free admission and dog friendly auction facility.