Jim Gehring is the president of Fine Tool Journal LLC, the corporation that owns Brown Tool Auctions.
For the last 20 years or so, both the Fine Tool Journal and Brown Auction Services were owned by Antique and Collectible Tools Inc., which was owned by Clarence Blanchard of Pownal, Maine. In 2012, ACT sold the Fine Tool Journal to Jim Gehring, but kept Brown's for a bit. In the spring of 2014, Clarence sold Brown Auction Services to Jim as well, and now both Fine Tool Journal and Brown Auction Services are under one ownership once again. We continue to work closely with Clarence and owe him many thanks for all his assistance.
Brown Tool Auctions and The Fine Tool Journal once again under common ownership and management, Fine Tool Journal, LLC, represent the best way to sell your antique tools, from a few items to an entire collection.
Ever since its founding in 1986, Brown Tool Auctions has been the premier auction service for antique tools, consistently realizing the highest prices for the best tools, including the world record set for a single tool at auction of $114,400. We hold three auctions every year at established times and locations that are regularly attended by the most knowledgeable and discriminating tool buyers. Each Brown auction is widely recognized as a major event in the tool collecting world. Our marketing includes a completely redesigned website with improved online bidding and extensive mailings as well as ads in major publications.
Our relationship with The Fine Tool Journal, which holds four absentee auctions every year, gives us the capacity to handle entire collections efficiently.
If you have antique tools to sell, give me a call. We will be happy to inspect your tools with no cost or obligation to you, and if you decide to consign them we will arrange the pickup or shipping, and will market them so that you realize the maximum value. Give me a call and let's talk tools.