Edwin understands that it is often difficult to part with personal belongings. He readily shares his knowledge for free and receives gratitude in return for “empowering” people to sell or consign their family heirlooms. His thoughtful approach helps eliminate the doubt about the worth of an item, allowing his clients to move forward and they are often pleasantly surprised.
Meet the Team: Edwin Blackwell Bailey, originally from San Antonio, Texas, has made St. Petersburg, Florida his home for last 25 years. A treasure hunter at heart, he has been a collector since the age of five, starting out with baseball cards and stamps. His curiosity for old things grew to include items like fine china, silver, historical ephemera, and artwork, beginning a lifelong hobby that would later become a successful career path. Since 2004, Edwin has worked full time buying and selling art and antiques. He opened Blackwell Auctions in 2015.
Logistics Manager Thad Deye produces expert photography of auction items and handles in-house packing and shipping services. Before joining forces with Blackwell Auctions, Thad owned and operated P.k.g.’s in St. Petersburg for over 20 years. His shop was the go-to for all the local auction houses in need of professional packing and shipping. Blackwell’s staff also includes Auction Specialist Janet Williams, who maintains consignor inventory and the gallery’s social media presence. On auction day, a team of well-trained staff, including well-known auctioneer John Noble, comes together to run a smooth sale. The Blackwell Auctions facility features comfortable seating, air conditioning, plenty of parking.
Don't miss their Exceptional Estates Auction on June 9th! There will be over 500 lots of fine estate jewelry, fine art, antiques and vintage items, including several rarely-seen items and collections. This month’s highlights include two Dale Chihuly art glass sculptures, Tiffany & Co. Zodiac desk items, sterling silver by Georg Jensen, Kalo Shops, and other items.