UPCOMING SALES:

We are currently working on a few private liquidations with consignments to auction houses. Please check back soon for our next public estate sale. And if you are a client looking for a review of your estate items, or a buyer looking for something specific, please give us a call.

RETRO NEWS:

ESTATES – Retro Robin adds more Celebrity Clients to our Client List in 2016-2017.

Retro Robin picked up the estates of Dr. Phil (McGraw), Richard Dawson and Michelle Breeze. Dr. Phil is best known for his Daytime TV Talk Show on CBS. Richard Dawson was famous for his character on the 1960s-1970s TV Show “Hogan’s Heroes”, where he played Corporal Peter Newkirk, as well as the best loved and longest running host of the TV Game Show “The Family Feud”. Michelle Breeze, was an actress known for her TV and Film acting roles on Gunsmoke and as Elizabeth Taylor’s long-time double.

AUCTIONS – Retro Robin brokers Notable Works to Auction Houses.

Retro Robin can offer close to the same commission basis as if you walked the items into the auction house yourself. With us, you get faster service, as we have excellent working relationships and agreements with all the major auction houses in the Los Angeles area, as well as across the country. We can place your submissions where the items will bring the best results. You get our superb expertise on current auctions, instead of trying to find the right place for your special items yourself. Please contact us for more information or to discuss ANY pieces at ANY value, you may want to broker through Retro Robin, or even SELL directly to us in a BUYOUT. Among the many high quality pieces we have brokered to auction over the years, here are just some examples:

For 2017, we brokered screen used items from Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Dawson and Dr. Phil to major auction houses, as well as several fine works of art, studio pottery, quality glass, jewelry and silver.

In the 2016 season, we sold an Extremely Rare English Antique Mahogany Dining Table by Johnstone & Jeanes in the Elegant Home Auction at Bonhams for $58,000!

In the 2015 season, we sold Works of Art by Sam Francis for $7,000 and Roy Lichtenstein for $5,700, as well as a Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Flatware Set for $5,000, in the Modern Art & Design Auctions at LAMA.

In the 2014 season, we sold an Extremely Rare Sam Maloof Chair in the 20th Century Decorative Arts Auction at Bonhams for $18,000.

In 2013-2014, Retro Robin handled the Larry Hagman Estate, brokering hundreds of items from multiple residences to several major auctions. In the Entertainment Memorabilia Auctions at Bonhams, highlights included J.R. Ewing Bohlin Belt Buckle (SOLD $15,000), Larry Hagman Bohlin Directors Chair (SOLD $13,500), both used in the original Dallas TV series. Premier Props Auctions sold Mr. Hagman’s Airstream RV for $30,000.

We have sold many items at exceptional prices, consigned by clients, both at auctions and directly to dealers and collectors. JEWELRY by Tiffany, Cartier, Chanel, Rolex, Georg Jensen, David Anderson, Margot De Taxco and William Spratling. Fashion Accessories by Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Hermes. ART GLASS by Tiffany, Galle, Daum, Lalique, Steuben, Loetz, Dale Chihuly, Murano, Venini, Seguso, Baccarat, Waterford, Moser, Orrefors, Kosta Boda, Tapio Wirkkala, Timo Sarpaneva, Alvar Aalto, Vicke Lindstrand, Orrefors, Holmegaard and Blenko. ART POTTERY by Rookwood, Roseville, Fulper, Weller, Van Briggle, Otto & Vivika Heino, Picasso, Beatrice Wood, Polia Pillin, Guido Gambone, Fantoni, Laura Andreson, Limoges, Rosenthal, Meissen, Royal Copenhagen, Catalina and Bauer. MID CENTURY & DANISH MODERN FURNITURE & DECOR by Eames, Knoll, George Nelson, George Nakashima, Vladimir Kagan, Arne Vodder, Peter Hivdt, Edward Wormley, Milo Baughmann, Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia, Paul Evans, Paul McCobb, Raymond Loewy, Hans Wegner, Jens Risom and Charles Hollis Jones. And that’s just to name a few. The list goes on… Antique & Vintage, Furniture, Paintings, Sculptures, Lighting, Textiles, Gold & Sterling Jewelry, Costume Jewelry, Sterling Service & Flatware, Decorative Objects, Coins & Stamps, Books, Native American, Entertainment Memorabilia and much more.

You name it, we’ve probably sold it!

TV & PRESS – Retro Robin featured on TV and in Magazine Articles.

Retro Robin has been written up in several publications. See an article in Voyage LA, entitled “LA’s Most Inspiring Stories – Meet Robin Psota of Retro Robin”. See an article in Listings Magazine, entitled “How to Score the Best Vintage Furniture – Your Guide to Navigating Estate Sales”. Click the links below to read the articles.

Click here to read the article on ListingsMagazine.com!

Click here to read the article on VoyageLA.com!

Retro Robin appeared on “Meltdown” on the National Geographic Channel (Nat Geo) in the episode titled “Newbies Dash for Cash” airing on 12/19/13, available on iTunes. Additionally, we were filmed for our very own Retro Robin Reality TV Show, as well as several times for other TV Shows, all related to the business of antiques and vintage goods.

Click here to read about the episode of “Meltdown” on the Nat Geo website!