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Bunte Auction
 AuctionZip Auctioneer ID # 20343  

Kevin Bunte
755 Church Rd
Elgin, IL 60123

Phone: 847-214-8423

Thank you for your interest in Bunte Auction Services. Since the merger of Butterfield with Dunningís in 1998, and their subsequent move to downtown Chicago, we saw a need for a mid-size suburban auction firm. Our decision to remain in Elgin was driven by the desire of those same buyers and consignors. We will strive to create a customer friendly company with ethics, fairness and integrity paramount in all decisions made.

The owners of this business are Kevin Bunte and Kerry Bunte. Kevin has been in the auction business for over 30 years. Alden Malley, his Grandfather, was the Dunningís photographer for many years and convinced him to apply for a temporary job back in 1984. This job originated on the truck picking up estates and quickly turned into more than an interim occupation. As the years passed and his interest in the business expanded, his job moved inside the gallery, and in 1989 Kevin attended the Missouri Auction School. He is a member of both the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) and the Illinois State Auctioneers Association (ISAA). In 1991, he started his first year at the Certified Auction Institute (CAI) at Indiana University. As far as Kevinís personal life he has lived in the Elgin area his entire life except for a stint as a Law Enforcement Officer with the United States Air Force. With Joanne, his wife of 34 years, he has been blessed with two children, Samantha and David, ages 28 and 25.

Kerry started in this line of work 25 years ago and, like his brother, began on the truck, and now is involved in almost all aspects of the business. His major responsibilities have been in managing the gallery and staff, making sure the auctions run smooth pre to post-sale. Kerry has also lived in the Elgin area his entire life. Kevin and Kerry have had the opportunity to travel around the country setting up and selling auctions in many states including New York, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, California and New Mexico. Many of our employees are former Dunning's staff members, who have a true love for the business and wanted to remain in this line of work. Both Kevin and Kerry have taught appraisal classes for the NAA.

We have been fortunate enough to have been chosen to auction some interesting consignments and estates. When the Medina Temple, a 90 year Chicago landmark was closing, we were picked to sell the contents. Our firm was selected to auction the estates of Federal Judge Abraham Lincoln Marovitz, Frances S. Higgins (Higgins Glass), W. Clement Stone, Alexandra Armour, Ann Landers, Charlie Trotter, as well as collections being deaccessioned from many Midwestern Museums.

Our auctions are normally held the last weekend of each month, with many specialty auctions included such as Arms and Armor, American Indian, Americana and Decorative Arts. Quality consignments are always being accepted for future auctions.
Current Auction Listings

  Decorative Arts,19th& 20th Antiques & Collectible
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 Bunte Auction
  Elgin, IL Sat Feb 28 - 11:00AM
Decorative Arts,19th-21st Century Antiques & CollectiblesSaturday, February 28th Auction Begins at 11:00 a.m.___________________________________________________________Preview Friday February 27th, 10:00 a.m. till 8:00 p.m.and day of auction 9:00 a.m. till 11:00 a.m.____________________________________________Come visit our 30,000 sq. ft., well lit, climate controlled   [ View Full Listing ]

 Decorative Arts, Fine Arts and Jewelry
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 Bunte Auction
  Elgin, IL Sun Mar 1 - 11:00AM
Decorative Arts, Fine Arts & JewelrySunday, March 1st Auction Begins at 11:00 a.m.___________________________________________________________Preview Friday February 27th, 10:00 a.m. till 8:00 p.m.Saturday February 28th, 9:00 a.m. till end of auctionand day of auction 9:00 a.m. till 11:00 am.____________________________________________Come visit our 30,000 sq. ft.,   [ View Full Listing ]

  Award Winning License Plate Collection
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 Bunte Auction
  Elgin, IL Sat Mar 14 - 12:00PM
License Plate Collection From The Estate of Russell Damisch   Saturday, March 14, 2015 Auction begins at 12:00 PM Viewing Friday, March 13, 2015 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Morning of auction from 10:00 AM   Bunte Auction Service is proud to have been chosen to the sell the license plate collection of the late Russell Damisch of Elgin, IL. Mr.   [ View Full Listing ]