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Pook & Pook, Inc

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https://www.pookandpook.com
463 East Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown, Pennsylvania 19335
610-269–4040
Pook & Pook, Inc.’s first sale in 1984 grossed $125,000, a respectable amount for the new auction house run by the Pooks and one part-time employee. The firm had grown significantly by 1999, when Ron Pook sold a Philadelphia piecrust tea table for $1.4 million, making Pook & Pook, Inc. the first auction house outside New York City to break the million dollar mark on a single item. In June of that same year, Pook & Pook, Inc. held its historic William Koch sale, the largest on-site, one-day auction ever held in the United States at that point, grossing over $4.3 million. 
  • Mar 1, 2019

    Pook and Pook Auctioneers and Appraisers in Downingtown, Pennsylvania has been holding online only auctions since 2014. Those years of experience has provided a “business as usual” approach in these trying Covid-19 times. There was no panic on how their auctions were going to proceed, there was no learning new systems, there was no startin...

  • Mar 1, 2019

    Pook and Pook Auctioneer & Appraisers is having yet another Spring Online Only Auction beginning at 10AM EST on May 20th, 2020. Bidding will be available on the 500 lots online through Bidsquare. A large portion of the lots are from the Collection of Linda and Dennis Moyer, of Zionsville, Pennsylvania (the bulk of this collection...

  • Mar 9, 2022

    A key part of any auction is the cataloging associated with each lot on offer. Cataloging, which appears on the surface to be simply a description of the item, is actually much more complicated. Transparent cataloging must take into consideration the interests of the auction house, the consignor, and potential buyers. These do not always align, and...

  • Jul 12, 2021

    Pook & Pook, Inc. started as a small family business but eventually grew into a customer and consignor base of over 40,000 individuals and organizations. This growth is thanks in no small part to the auction house’s status as an early adopter and champion of online sales. Auction Daily spoke with Deirdre Pook Magarelli, President of Pook &...

  • May 8, 2020

    Pook and Pook Auctioneers and Appraisers in Downingtown, Pennsylvania has been holding online only auctions since 2014. Those years of experience has provided a “business as usual” approach in these trying Covid-19 times. There was no panic on how their auctions were going to proceed, there was no learning new systems, there was no startin...

  • May 6, 2020

    Pook and Pook Auctioneer & Appraisers is having yet another Spring Online Only Auction beginning at 10AM EST on May 20th, 2020. Bidding will be available on the 500 lots online through Bidsquare. A large portion of the lots are from the Collection of Linda and Dennis Moyer, of Zionsville, Pennsylvania (the bulk of this collection...

  • Jun 13, 2019

    Although, it's always best to embrace change, as the colorful leaves of fall so elegantly remind us before gliding to the ground - there is also an undeniable comfort in noticing the things that happen to stay the same. Similar to the glee of knowing how an apple pie will soon be...

  • Feb 11, 2019

    NEW YORK, NY — Auctions on Bidsquare are off to a strong start in 2019 with design, decorative and Asian works of art leading sale results in January. Highlights include a Chinese cloisonné urn; George Nakashima furniture; an Adelaide Robineau exceptional vase and more. A competitive bidding battle for a Chinese clo...

  • Feb 9, 2019

    Ready to go back in time ? The rare and antique toys auctioned only online by Pook & Pook Inc. with Noel Barrett is sure to instantly transport the mind back to one’s younger, more jovial days. Tracing back to when and where one’s fascination with toys began would be deemed impossible, but keeping up with it does seem possible. Just looking...