About The San Rafael Auction Gallery

The San Rafael Auction Gallery's estates auctions have been a source of fine antiques, paintings, decorative arts, estate jewelry and unique items since 1985. The Auction Gallery is located in beautiful Marin County, 12 miles north of San Francisco and just south of the Napa Valley in the town of San Rafael.

Burton and Martha Hem have been antiques and fine arts dealers for over 40 and 30 years respectively. They are well known both nationally and abroad for their sterling reputation. In 1985, after closing their successful retail antiques store, The San Rafael Trading Company, Burt and Martha held their first auction at 634 5th Avenue in San Rafael. Celebrating over thirty years in the same location, The San Rafael Auction Gallery holds multiple Antiques Estates Auctions each year.

One of the first to see the potential of online auctions, the San Rafael Auction Gallery jumped into eBay Live Auctions in June of 2001. All of their subsequent sales have been “live in real time world wide”. Live online auctions have helped sellers and buyers through premier consignments and the best prices. The San Rafael Auction Gallery's auctions are hosted on LiveAuctioneers.com, the largest and most comprehensive live auction platform.

The San Rafael Auction Gallery has always been known for its aggressiveness in the marketplace, attention to detail and personalized service to their customers and consignors.

All lots for all auctions are illustrated in color on our website approximately one week before our auctions. Bidding at the auction is live, by phone, absentee bid, and online through LiveAuctioneers.

Consigning Just Got Easier

Use our new consignment form. We are always available to answer consignment questions. For your convenience, we now have an online form where you can submit item inquiries, with pictures, allowing us to quickly and accurately respond. You can also call us directly to set up an appointment (415) 457-4488.

Visit the Consignment Inquiry Page

Fill Out An Absentee Bid Form

The San Rafael Auction Gallery now offers a convenient absentee bid form you can fill out and submit through our website.

Click Here to Use the Absentee Form

You Can Bid Live Online

All of our auctions occur in house and online. Our auctions can be viewed approximately 10 days prior to an auction through our online provider, Live Auctioneers. First time bidders will need to create a free Live Auctioneers account to bid with us online.

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