Diefenderfer Auction Company
The company is family owned and operated by Mary & Charlie Diefenderfer. Mary &
Charlie reside in Laureldale from where Charlie was raised since childhood.
Mary is a transplanted West Virginian and moved to Pennsylvania over 5 years
The company was founded in 2000 and has since grown to 8 part time employees
which perform all the necessary functions to make the Diefenderfer Auction
Company an auction company on the cutting edge of the auction industry in Berks
County, Pa.. Being family oriented allows us to give you personalized service
instead of being just another lot number!!! We treat you like we like to be
treated. NO DIFFERENCE!!!!!
Charlie is the chief auctioneer and auction manager. Charlie graduated from the
Mendenhall Auction School in 1986 and received his initial auction license in
South Carolina the same year. Since Charlie was employed as a nuclear spare
parts engineer, he traveled all over the eastern United States. In 1989, he
moved to Illinois and in 1992, he opened the West Wall Auction Company in
Morrison, IL.. Then in 1995, he opened an auction facility in Fulton and
operated this auction facility, as well as holding on-site auctions in Illinois
and Iowa, till 1999 when he closed down this facility and moved back to his
native Pennsylvania and founded the Diefenderfer Auction Company. Charlie
graduated from the Reading Area Community College Pennsylvania Auctioneering
Course in 2000 and received his Pennsylvania auctioneer license that same year.
And the rest is history!!!
Charlie has been involved in the antiques and collectible business since 1973
when he began buying and selling Depression Glass. He founded Diefenderfer’s
Collectibles and Antiques that same year and jointly operated the business with
father Charlie JR and mother Martha until 2003 when the business was closed.
Mary is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the auction business, is
the office manager and company accountant!!! WHEW!!!!! Mary was born and raised
in the southern mountains of West Virginia. Her love of antiques, and
especially glassware, were a perfect match with her husband Charlie. She is an
accountant and resided in West Virginia working for her fathers accounting
business and other local businesses for 15 years until Charlie met and proposed
to her in the new millennium!!!
The Diefenderfer Auction Company specializes in glassware of the 20th century
as well as all phases of the antique and collectible markets. We also perform
complete estate liquidation, specialty auctions, real estate auctions, business
liquidations and business inventory reduction auctions.
We maintain an active mailing list of over 4000 and growing names and addresses
for direct mailings for upcoming auctions.
Each auction is carefully orchestrated to allow for optimum coverage with the
least amount of expenditure on your behalf. We combine smaller lots into large
auctions that we run monthly in Leesport, Pa.. We also perform on-site auctions
when that is more cost effective for the seller. Every auction is unique onto
its own and should be treated as such!!! No sale is too small or too large!!!
We tell you upfront costs and what to expect before, during and after the
auction is complete. There are never any hidden fees and there will be no
surprises at the end!!! Mary & I hate surprises and we assume you will too!! We
maintain and encourage credit card sales at no cost to you the sellers. This
allows buyers a greater flexibility in payment options and is a real blessing
for the sellers.
Even though we do live auctions, we also do EBAY auctions for individuals that
require more control than a live auction allows. This allows us to list the
item, maintain control of the item, sell the items and pack & ship the item for
the seller. Again, EBAY auctions are not for all selling occasions and will be
discussed with you prior to a decision is to be made on your type of auction.
WE WANT YOU HAPPY!!!!! That is our motto and we will do everything in our power
to ensure that your auction experience is a successful and profitable one that
you will want to tell your friends, family and business associates about!!!!!