Jack and Rosie DeStories
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Now Serving Connecticut and Central California

Fairfield Auction is a leading regional auctioneer of antiques and fine art based in Monroe, Connecticut with additional offices in Scotts Valley, California. Principals Jack and Rosie DeStories have served individuals and estates since 1988, handling over seventy-five million dollars of antiques and fine art and serving over 12,000 consignors. In May 2008, they achieved an astonishing $2,185,000 for an 18th century Tlingit warrior's helmet. They also garnered national recognition for the sale of the Michael Martucci collection of Tiffany glass which grossed over $350,000, as well as the sale of celebrity estates including the Roxbury home of author William Styron and a large group of property from the estate of actor Jason Robards in Southport.

Raised in California, Jack has been a collector since childhood. Before graduating high school he became a nationally known collector of baseball cards and in 1989 was the youngest exhibitor, among 500, at the National Baseball Card Convention in San Francisco. In 1986, he graduated with honors from Santa Clara University.  He has been estimating, cataloging, and marketing antique auctions full-time since 1990. for twenty years he has been certified as an expert witness in his field by the Bridgeport Superior Court and has donated his expertise to dozens of antique appraisal events across New England and California benefiting various schools, churches, museums, and historical societies.

Rosie is a second generation auctioneer. Her parents operated an antique store from her earliest days and created one of the first large retail antique collectives in 1970. Rosie graduated from The World Wide College of Auctioneering in Mason City, Iowa at the age of 19 and in 1987 received a Bachelor's degree from Santa Clara University. Over the years since, she has managed over 400 auctions, selling everything from Steiff bears to multi-million dollar real estate. In her spare time, she has coordinated fundraising auctions that have generated over $5,000,000 for local causes.

We believe that knowledge of merchandise and the marketplace are the keys to getting the best possible results for our consignors. Our 30 years of experience building trust and developing relationships with collectors, dealers and institutions brings your consignments to the best buyers in the world.

If we can assist you, please call our offices at (203) 880-5200 during business hours, or email jack@fairfieldauction.com

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