Auction Kings is a 30 minute reality series on the Discovery Channel about the unusual items that come up for sale at the Gallery 63 auction house in Atlanta, Georgia. The staff at Gallery 63 do their best to determine the true value of an item, get the seller's asking price if possible by aggressively seeking out potential bidders, determine the authenticity of an item and Delfino Ramos even often has to repair something that comes in broken. In addition to contacting potential bidders, Cindy Shook tags and catalogs each item that comes in for auction. Jon Hammond often goes out to check out larger items that people want to sell in order to ensure that they are worthy of the price the seller wants.
Auction Kings Cast:
Paul Brown (The owner of Gallery 63 auction house)
Cindy Shook (The auction manager)
Jon Hammond (The picker and assistant manager)
Delfino Ramos (The handyman)
Auction Kings Opening Narrative:
I'm Paul Brown and auctions are in my blood.
I was raised in an auction house and now I've got my own place ... Gallery 63.
Cindy's my office manager, Jon's my picker and Delfino can fix anything so we can sell it.
Whether the pieces come to us or we go to them, fascinating items come in every day.
And we auction them off to the highest bidder.
We take our commission and the seller gets the rest.
You never know what could bring big bucks or big disappointment.
And it ain't over 'til you hear ... sold, sold, sold ... you bought it!
Auction Kings Trivia:
Gallery 63 auction house is located on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs, Georgia which is just north of Atlanta's city limits.
Paul Brown grew up watching his dad run his own auction house. Paul wasn't initially interested in the business but eventually changed his mind and went to work for dad in 1989. Then, in 2005 he couldn't resist the opportunity to purchase Gallery 63 when it came up for sale.
Gallery 63 is not your typical auction house! Some of the more unusual items they've auctioned off include a vampire hunting kit, a mirror owned by Napoleon, a Wooly Mammoth tusk, a Cadillac owned by Elvis Presley, a letter written by Albert Einstein, a giant Bat skeleton and a decked-out replica of the Delorean automobile in the movie "Back to the Future".
Cindy met Paul in the early 1990s when they worked together at Paul's father's auction house.
When Jon Hammond got his position as Gallery 63's assistant manager, almost 100 other people also applied for the job!
Delfino Ramos has worked for Paul since he bought Gallery 63. It's pretty amazing how he can get just about anything broken to work. Paul has often said, "If Delfino can't fix it, no one can".
Episodes List With Original Air Dates
The First Season
- Vampire Hunting Kit/Meteorite (10/26/2010)
- Love Meter/Knights of the Templar Sword (10/26/2010)
- Ladies' Muff Pistols/John Hancock's Book (11/2/2010)
- Rolling Stones' Snooker Table/Aliens (11/2/2010)
- Iwo Jima Sword/Cathouse Chairs (11/9/2010)
- Dinosaur Tooth/Victorian Furniture (11/9/2010)
- Pink Cadillac/Baseball Memorabilia (11/16/2010)
- Spy Watch/Model A (11/16/2010)
- Triumph Chopper/Ruby Necklace (11/21/2010)
- Hand Cannon/Faberge Pencil (11/23/2010)
- Hot Air Balloon/Wooly Mammoth Tusk (11/30/2010)
- Headhunter Ax/Vintage Coke Machine (12/7/2010)
- Samurai Sword/Steamer Trunk (12/14/2010)
- Johnny Cash Guitar/Speed Rug (12/21/2010)
- Lindbergh Scrapbook/Antique Toys (12/28/2010)
- Napoleon Mirror/WWI Boy Scout Poster (1/4/2011)
- Shrunken Head/MLK Letter (1/11/2011)
- Happy Days Pinball/Wall of Shame (1/18/2011)
- Declaration of Independence/Concession Wagon (1/25/2011)
- Ouija Board/Richard Petty Jeep (2/1/2011)
The Second Season
- WWII Harley-Davidson/1800s Gambler's Watch-Gun (8/9/2011)
- DeLorean Time Machine/Speakeasy Piano (8/9/2011)
- Awesome 80s (8/16/2011)
- Jim Morrison Poem/Cabbage Patch Babies (8/16/2011)
- 65 Mustang/Vintage Lunch Boxes (8/23/2011)
- Civil War Treasures/19 C. Camera (8/23/2011)
- Elvis Cadillac/Edison Letters (8/30/2011)
- Haunted Cabinet/Signal Cannon (8/30/2011)
- Space Oddities (9/6/2011)
- King, Bling, and Rodeo Ring (9/6/2011)
- Moonshine Still/Civil War Iron Knuckles (9/13/2011)
- Dino Poo/Ancient Head Pipe (9/13/2011)
- Houdini Letter/Olympic Ping Pong (9/20/2011)
- Fortune Teller Scale/Baseball Cards (9/27/2011)
- Cigar Boy Lighter/Einstein Letter (10/4/2011)
- Harley Servi-Car Trike/Italian Multi-Game Table (10/11/2011)
- Seance Machine/Airstream Trailer (10/18/2011)
- Torture, Trains, and a Tiny Sword (10/18/2011)
- Blow Gun/Wooden Harley (10/25/2011)
- Sports Cards/Botello Painting (10/25/2011)
- Wacky Taxi/Oliver North Sword (11/1/2011)
- Supersized - Part 1(45 Minutes) (11/8/2011)
- Supersized - Part 2(45 Minutes) (11/8/2011)
- Top 10 Oddest Items (60 Minutes) (11/15/2011)
- Homemade Hot Rod/Zebra Drum (11/22/2011)
- Wrestling Belt/Temple Guardians (11/22/2011)
The Third Season
- Iron Maiden/1917 T-Bucket Roadster (4/25/2012)
- John Wayne Guns/Omnibot 2000 (4/25/2012)
- Ship's Cannon/Vitapulser (5/2/2012)
- Mountain Man Slot Machine/Wild West BMW Motorcycle (5/2/2012)
- Elvis Bracelet/Silver Columbus Ships (5/9/2012)
- Harley Bike/Lincoln Document (5/9/2012)
- Edison Phonograph/Ali-Frazier Boxing Gloves (5/16/2012)
- Oliver North Reclaims His Sword/Scrimshaw (5/31/2012)
- Rick Fairless Chopper/Gas-Powered Blender (5/31/2012)
- Gangster Terraplane/Electro Shock Game (6/7/2012)
- Signed Drumstick Collection/Trans Am GTA (6/7/2012)
- Les Paul Guitar/Giant Bat (6/14/2012)
- Pop Culture Pick/Footloose Race Car (6/14/2012)
- Plank Cannon/Calliope (6/21/2012)
- Motorized Bar Stool/Confederate Sword (6/28/2012)
- Ms. Pac-Man Arcade Game/Military Short Sword (7/5/2012)
- 1955 Ford Thunderbird/WWII Gunner's Sight (7/12/2012)
- Eric Clapton Replica Guitar/1952 Andy Pafko Baseball Card (7/12/2012)
- Chastity Belts/Georgia Land Deed (7/19/2012)
- Antique Dr.'s Buggy/Cleopatra Folio (8/2/2012)
- Skee-Ball/Antique Fishing Gear (8/9/2012)
- Beatles "Butcher" Album/Fire Grenade (8/23/2012)
- Wild West Memorabilia/NFL Helmet (8/30/2012)
- Redneck Chariot/Japanese Antique Daggers (9/6/2012)
- Jackie Robinson Memorabilia/1875 NYC Map (9/13/2012)
The Fourth Season
- Pick-Off Special (60 Minutes) (2/21/2013)
- Talladega Nights Fire Suit/Hydroplane (2/28/2013)
- Vintage Lie Detector/Old Hollywood Collection (2/28/2013)
- M16/Butt-Activated Musical Chair (3/7/2013)
- Buckets of Silver/USS Yorktown Locker (3/7/2013)
- Jefferson's Desk/Jeu de Course (3/14/2013)
- World War I Trench Knife/Opium License (3/14/2013)
- Star Wars Stormtroopers/Mustang Motorcycle (3/21/2013)
- Drive-In Speakers/Royal Saddle (3/21/2013)
- U-Boat Telescope/Helen Keller Letter (3/28/2013)
- Michael Jordan Motorcycle/Candle Stick Phone (3/28/2013)
- Sugar Ray Leonard's Benz/WWII Dive Suit (4/4/2013)
- Vintage Lie Detector/Old Hollywood Collection (4/4/2013)
- Evel Knievel Cape/Vintage Phone Booth (4/11/2013)
- Clay Walker Visits Gallery 63 (4/11/2013)
- Massage-A-Belt/Oversized Haberdashery (4/18/2013)
- MJ's Thriller Award/Hungarian Pannonia Motorcycle (4/18/2013)
- Bomb Squad Suit/WWI Binoculars (5/16/2013)
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