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Clars | Bay Area Auction Gallery

Clars Auction Gallery has hosted bay area auctions of fine art for 40 years and has built a strong reputation for knowledge and experience in handling quality estate property over the past four decades. Clars is now one of the largest auction houses in the Western United States and works with buyers and sellers throughout the country and the world. In mid-2004, the gallery began offering simultaneous internet bidding on many of its lots.

Clars Auction Gallery conducts monthly two-day estate auctions of 1500-2000 lots at its North Oakland location. The auctions and previews are attended by 3000-5000 people, and our online auction catalog is distributed to more than 300,000 dealers and collectors worldwide. A calender for upcoming bay area auctions is constantly updated and a new auction is very month.

Since 1996, Clars Auction Gallery has been run by Oakland resident Redge A. Martin. Mr. Martin has a Bachelor’s Degree from Cornell University and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley. After graduate school, he worked for Ford Motor Company, Dole Foods, and Butterfield & Butterfield. Mr. Martin serves as President of the Gallery, as well as one of the main auctioneers and specialists. Founder Harvey Clar continues to evaluate and conduct auctions of industrial and commercial property.

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