Arrow icon
Merkel's Auction Specialist, Inc.
 AuctionZip Auctioneer ID # 5263  

Joseph Merkel
P.O. Box 459
Chelsea, MI 48118

Phone: 734-320-9828

Joseph Merkel has been part of the auction business since 1987 when he started conducting mail, phone & fax bid auctions while attending Michigan State University. Since that time, he has helped conduct auctions throughout the U.S. and has worked with many attorneys, companies, executors, individuals, corporations & national organizations. Mr. Merkel served as a Director on the Michigan State Auctioneers Association Board from 2006-2010. He is also a Life Member of the National Auctioneers Association. His award winning marketing and mesmerizing auction chant has allowed him to work in conjunction with his peers on numerous occassions. He also works with approximately 20 Charity Groups, both nationally and locally, to raise funds for their respective organizations and causes. Merkel's Auction Specialists, Inc. is a Licensed Federal Firearms Dealer who regularly handles Firearms Collections. License# 4-38-XXX-XX-XX-10636. For Firearms Collections, contact us to discuss the process and how we may be of service.
If you are looking for a company and auctioneer having both experience and good moral character, Mr. Merkel is one of several excellent choices in the midwest.
You may reach him directly @ 734.320.9828 to discuss your auction or appraisal needs.
Current Auction Listings

 Excellent Lifelong Vintage Knife Collection
View Photo Gallery  
 Merkel's Auction Specialists, Inc.
  Chelsea, MI Sat Oct 24 - 11:00AM
Preview is On-Line at OR Live Auction starts at 11:00 AM (EST) We will have limited seating of 50 on site buyer's due to Health Department Regulations So if you wish to participate LIVE, in our Gallery on Auction Day, you must contact us to reserve a seat with you   [ View Full Listing ]

 Butler Trust Auction
View Photo Gallery  
 Merkel's Auction Specialist, Inc.
  Chelsea, MI Sat Oct 31 - 12:00PM
We can tell you that Mr. Butler loved Vintage Vehicles and Tools. Highlights Include: 1959 Chevrolet Apache Fleetside Custom Pick Up Truck- EXTREMELY NICE!!! This vehicle was shown on the concourse at KRUSE International Auburn Indiana in 2004. 1984 Ski Doo Bombardier MX5500 Snowmobile with only 539 Miles(Like New) 2001 Haulmark Elite II Series Car Hauler Trailer 2004 Ford Excursion V-8 Power   [ View Full Listing ]

 Sportsman and Firearms Fall Auction
View Photo Gallery  
 Merkel's Auction Specialist, Inc.
  Chelsea, MI Sat Nov 7 - 11:00AM
The 2nd Group of Photos will appear on or before the end of 2nd week of October, Delay due to Covid-19 concerns from the family. We will have many quality firearms that are coming from 3 different Michigan Estates. Photos of the firearms will appear about 1 month prior to this event. In the meantime, Enjoy the many photos of other items that will be sold on November 7th, 2020. The Knife Collection   [ View Full Listing ]

 Estate Jewelry & Swarovski Crystal Collections
View Photo Gallery  
 Merkel's Auction Specialist, Inc.
  Chelsea, MI Sun Nov 8 - 12:00PM
Numerous pieces of Fine Estate Jewelry including Diamonds, Emeralds, Jade, Vintage Native American, Gold, Silver and much more. Jewelry from Estates of Agren, Kahn, Jefferson, Roskopf, Darsky and others. Keep your eye on our website for many more photos and details to come.    [ View Full Listing ]

 Vintage Trains ,Toys & Sportcards Collection
View Photo Gallery  
 Merkel's Auction Specialist, Inc.
  Chelsea, MI Sun Nov 29 - 12:00PM
Preliminary Photos Posted are just the beginning... We are just beginning the process of picking up and cataloging this extensive collection. There are more than 120 pages of Trains including Pre-War, Post War with a large number of layout accessories including buildings. Many have original boxes and there are several Gauges represented in this very large collection. We are certain this will take   [ View Full Listing ]

 Important Rare Book Collection
View Photo Gallery  
 Merkel's Auction Specialist, Inc.
  Chelsea, MI Sat Dec 5 - 12:00PM
This Book Collection comes from the Estate of Arthur and Rosemary Jefferson. The History and Acquisition is fascinating. Many of the Books are Ex Libris Fred & Maude Black. Fred Black was very close with the Ford Family. He was hired and served as a Executive in Henry Fords office from 1918-1940. There are numerous articles and accounts on the internet of his many jobs and accomplishments   [ View Full Listing ]

Join Our E-Mail List

Receive notifications of our upcoming auction listings.

First Name: 

Interested in Auction Types: