Amero Sets Artist Records During Pandemic – Antiques and the Arts Online
Review by Madelia Hickman Ring, Catalog Photos Courtesy Amero Auctions
SARASOTA, FLA. – Opening up the summer’s season was the May 31 “Fine Arts and Fabulous Estate Finds” auction at Amero Auctions. The sale of slightly more than 450 lots totaled approximately $380,000 and was more than 72 percent sold.
“I’m very happy. We hit the numbers we had to hit,” owner and principal auctioneer Alan Amero told Antiques and The Arts Weekly by phone after the sale wrapped. “About 200 people took advantage of our ‘preview by appointment,’ and we gave out free masks to anyone who didn’t have one. I had about 15 really good buyers in the saleroom – all spread out – on the day of the sale.”
Amero said he offered phone and absentee bidding, as well as online bidding through Invaluable and LiveAuctioneers, the latter of which saw the most internet traffic during the sale. International buyers hailed from several countries, including China, England and France.