At the age of sixteen, David Rago began buying and selling pottery from the early 20th C. design movement known as Arts & Crafts at a flea market in his home state of New Jersey. David Rago entered the world of auctions in 1984. Since 1994, the Rago Arts and Auction Center has served thousands of sellers and buyers with a singular blend of global reach and personal service. First specializing in 20th century design, Rago's expertise now covers centuries of fine art, decorative arts, furnishings, jewelry and ethnographic artifacts. It is a world-class venue through which to buy and sell, with sales of over $33 million in the 2015. It is also a destination for those who seek to learn and share knowledge about art, antiques and collecting, with free valuations for personal property (from a single piece to collections and estates) and auction exhibitions in house and online.