Amelia Jeffers Returns to the Auction Podium
From Maine Antique Digest, September 2022:
by Susan Emerson Nutter
Be it producing Sophisticated Living,
a glossy magazine touting Ohio’s
elegant lifestyle; helping clients find
their dream home as a Realtor; or
pulling together and—with gavel in
hand—conducting auctions of antiques
or luxury items, Amelia Jeffers of
Columbus, Ohio, is one busy woman.
Although she enjoys the many
hats she wears, Jeffers agrees she is
most in her element putting together
an auction and seeing it through to
completion. This makes sense, since
Jeffers co-owned Garth’s Auctions for
more than 20 years. She has dipped her
toe back into the waters (see page 114),
doing auctions to help friends and charities
several times these past few years.
Jeffers has confirmed that she is now accepting
consignments for fall auctions, operating as
Cultivate Collectors’ Services. The auctions will
be conducted in the old Garth’s barn, now called
The Barn at Stratford and ownedby the
Delaware County Historical Society as a part of the Meeker Homestead in Delaware, Ohio. Garth’s Auctions had operated on the site from 1954 to 2018. Jeffers has launched a new portion of her website (www.ameliajeffers.com/auctionsatthebarn).
“I am beyond excited to once again dedicate the majority of my time to my first love,” Jeffers stated. “Working with the consignors, coordinating, and cataloging, then standing at the auction podium selling. I love it all. To be able to do so ‘back home’ in the beautifully renovated ‘Garth’s’ barn, I get emotional just thinking about it. I am so very grateful to the Delaware County Historical Society for the opportunity and can’t wait to conduct my first auction there.”
“Conduct my first auction there?” Technically, no. Returning to where it all began? Better. Fall seems appropriate for a homecoming.