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Born in Kiev, Russia, Abraham Abell immigrated to the United States in 1907, settling in California. Shortly after his arrival in Los Angeles, A.N. Abell began his venture into the business world with the purchase of a furniture store from a family member. During World War I, Abell transformed the modest store into an auction house, changing the name to Liberty Auctions. It wasn’t until 1916 and a relocation to West Adams that the store was renamed A.N. Abell Auction Company. A husband of 55 years and a father of three children, early on A.N. Abell instilled his company with family values. Today a loyal community of buyers and sellers make their way to Abell each week where they are assisted by a family of knowledgeable professionals. Abraham Abell fostered the company for decades as President, up until his death in 1976. His eldest son, Robert Abell, and nephew Willard Schireson assumed leadership, expanding Abell into the internationally recognized company it is today.
Abell Auction Company - Oct 8, 2019
NASA has announced an assortment of items from the estate of the late National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Administrator Thomas O. Paine, were auctioned on October 6 any Abell Auction Company, the company said. Paine oversaw the US space program during the first manned missions to the moon. Signed Apollo 11 memorabilia heads to live...
Abell Auction Company - Oct 4, 2019
COMMERCE, Calif. – Some historic NASA memorabilia is going to be sold on Sunday. The Abell Auction Company is selling the estate of Doctor Thomas Paine. He oversaw the United States space program in the late 1960s. Under him the first seven Apollo manned missions were flown: 20 astronauts orbited the Earth, 14 went to the moon, and four...
Abell Auction Company - Oct 2, 2019
Los Angeles — An exclusive assortment of items from the estate of the late National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Administrator Thomas O. Paine, who oversaw the U.S. space program during the first manned missions to the moon, will be auctioned on Oct. 6 by Abell Auction Company in Los Angeles. Live bids will be accepted on...
New York Times: When the Antiques Have to Go With spare interiors and light colors all the rage right now, selling a home filled with period pieces can be a challenge.Abell Auction Company - Sep 24, 2019
The owners of the 2,000-square-foot loft in Chelsea loved antiques, and had furnished the apartment accordingly. There was a china cabinet topped with carved scrollwork and a grandfather clock standing sentry near the door. Persian rugs padded the floor. And it was all getting in the way of a sale. “It was filled very beautifully with antiques th...
Jul 23, 2019
Abell Auction Co. is representing the estate of Dr. Thomas O. Paine, who oversaw the nation’s space program during the first manned missions to the moon. Dr. Paine joined the space agency as its Deputy Administrator in January 1968 and was named the third Administrator in its history in March 1969. During his tenure, NASA launched the ...