About Berkeley Brown

Anson Brown, co-founder and principal of Auction Exclusive, is an expert in rare books, prints, antique maps, historical manuscripts and autographs. He is also well versed in a variety of fine and decorative arts and antiques and has 7 years experience in the auction industry. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from George Mason University and and Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland.
Website: http://abmctech.com
Berkeley Brown has written 17 articles so far, you can find them below.

For Auctioneers: Live Bidding Platforms

LiveAuctioneers v. ArtFact/Invaluable/AuctionZip In a head to head comparison, posting the same two auctions across these platforms, LiveAuctioneers is the winner for auctioneers hands down. This is bad news for auctioneers who post live auctions through ArtFact’s three bidding interfaces exclusively, but good news for bidders who find auctions only posted through ArtFact. These bidders […]

Waverly Auction Features Complete 1st Edition of Audubon’s Birds of America

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – The premier attraction of Waverly’s March 1 Fine and Rare Books, Maps & Manuscripts auction is an 1840 first edition of John James Audubon’s The Birds of America. It comes with provenance from the Washington, DC-area collection of Charles Truitt and is estimated at $40,000-$60,000. Known as an “octavo” edition, the […]

Napoleon: Amazing Find

A Great Find by Anson Brown People often ask me if my job is like the Antiques Roadshow. Mostly not, as 98% of the time, I give people bad news on how their treasures are basically worthless, low value or at least not worth thousands of dollars. It’s a common complaint I’ve heard from people […]

Whatever Happened to the Epergne?

You know, the epergne, that shiny tree made of silver and crystal for the purpose of holding anything your heart desires. So inviting is the epergne as it holds out small dishes of candy, crackers, nuts, bonbons, fruit and flowers etc., to your guests as if to say here, please have a piece, you’re our […]

Advice on Selling Your Old Books Through Auction

For people who are not seasoned bibliophiles that have a large quantity of books to dispose of, the task can be daunting. Usually their objective is to find an easy outlet for books such as selling to a dealer, giving to a charity or even throwing them in the trash. Many people don’t realize that […]

Great Free Advertising for Auction Houses

Auctions are online, why not on YouTube? By Anson Brown Since the advent of e-Bay and other online auction sites, the auction industry has benefited greatly from using technology. Many auction houses sell online through sites like LiveAuctioneers, ArtFact, and AuctionZip. In spite of these way these sales venues have revolutionized auction, driving sales up […]

Go Green, Save Green, Buy at Auction!

Second hand saves the planet and saves you money… Every decade or so, Americans seem to become hyper aware of the need to save the environment and “go green.” When I was the tender age of 12, in 1992, the incoming democratic administration of President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore, brought environmentalism to […]