Karin A. Costa, CES, ISA

Bonded and Insured Platinum member since Mar 12, 2010 - 31 years in business Based out of Reno, NV

About Karin A. Costa, CES, ISA

Welcome! Visit our website for more information www.CostaAppraisalService.com

Karin A. Costa, Certified Estate Specialist (CES) and Member of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA) has been doing estate liquidations for over 30 years.

Karin Costa conducts whole house, specialty collections and small business liquidations as a medium to high end auction company focusing on the worldwide sale of firearms, jewelry, gold and sterling objects, coins, art and prints including Asian, quality antiques, decorative arts, nostalgic items, taxidermy, farm, ranch and small business assets.

Karin Costa specializes in quality liquidations with handsome, premiere auction house type displays and catalogs but with the sale conducted directly from your home to buyers worldwide. Karin focuses on a marketing plan, which means more than an ad and weekend local sale. Expect to have your sale in the public's eyes online for 14 to 21 days!

Karin Costa is a qualified Appraiser of Personal Property thru the International Society of Appraisers. Karin can assist you in any type of appraisal need that deals with personal property (insurance, charitable contribution, estate and gift tax, divorce and family equitable distribution, pre-sale market valuations). She performs estate inventories, identifies and coordinates the shipment of heirlooms to heirs and manages estate tasks, such as charitable contribution for out of state executors. Karin partners with many top tier national auction houses for the placement of your high end objects (think Picasso, collector cars and investment firearms) at specialty auction sales.

Karin Costa does not purchase any property she appraises and does not buy out estates..

Please call Karin Costa at 775-722-2776 to discuss your needs. Karin looks forward to meeting you.
Initial services:
~ Free, one hour in office or phone consultation
~ Walk through evaluation (fee)
~ Pre-sale consulting (fee)
~ Art, Antique, Decorative Arts, Furnishings and other Asset Advising (fee)
~ Appraisal reports

Service area

Based out of Reno, NV also serving Doyle , CA , Nevada City , CA , Portola , CA , South Lake Tahoe , CA , Susanville , CA , Truckee , CA , Carson City , NV , Fallon , NV , Fernley , NV , Gardnerville , NV and Reno , NV

Services Offered

  • Online Auctions
  • Appraisal Services
  • Consignment Brokerage
  • High End Auction House Placement

Memberships & Associations

  • Better Business Bureau
  • National Auctioneers Association
  • Antiques and Collectibles National Association
  • International Society of Appraisers
  • B.A., History, University of Missouri
  • Certified Estate Specialist, National Auctioneers Association
  • Appraisal Practices, Certified Appraisers Guild of America
  • Estate Brokerage and Appraisals, Edinboro Univeristy
  • Coursework, Sotheby's Institute of Art
  • Pursuing A.A. Art History, Truckee Meadows Community College
  • Diamonds and Colored Gemstones, Gemological Institute of America


  • Licensed Auctioneer (Reno Auctioneer 101222, CA Auctioneer Bond 5085757)

Pre-Memorial Day sale Thursday, May 25 6 pm online at Karin Costa Auctions with items ready for summer entertaining: Opening bids set low to sell out the home to its bare walls.  Bid your price at or above the opening bid from the auction c...

Online bidding ends on Thu. May 25 at 6:00PM US/Pacific
This company does not have any items for sale at this time.

Long time Sparks family selling entire estate including the car!Online timed close 6 pm May 18--bid live during the close! Pick up Saturday, May 20 9 am - Noon (sharp!) at the residence in Sparks. Avid hunter will supplies and equipment for hunting, ...

Sparks, NV 89434
Online bidding ends on Thu. May 18 at 6:00PM US/Pacific

2 weight lifting and fitness gyms downsizing with items perfect for the home gym, youth and adult weight lifting training, especially football and wrestlers, and pilates exercise.Universal machines, leg and chest machines, bar bells and hand weights,...

Online bidding ends on Fri. Apr 28 at 6:00PM US/Pacific

Family home for 30 years to be downsized including items from Grandma from Victorian era!  Collection from Victorian to present day, plus tools and furniture.Online bidding Friday, April 21 6 pm Pacific.Pick up at the home Sunday, April 21 9 am ...

Truckee, CA 96160
Online bidding ends on Fri. Apr 21 at 6:00PM US/Pacific

Collection from former NYC banker of the early 20th Century plus items from his grandson selling directly from the Del Webb residence by online auction.  Online timed close begins at 6 pm Pacific on Thursday, April 20, 2017.  Complete catal...

Online bidding ends on Thu. Apr 20 at 6:00PM US/Pacific

1992 Mercedes SEL in black. Always stored inside and currently in a winter storage locker in S. Reno, NEvada.Clear title and ready to go to new home.  Online timed close Monday, April 17, 2017 at 6 pm Pacific. Pay and pick up by Wednesday, April...

Online bidding ends on Mon. Apr 17 at 6:00PM US/Pacific

Clean, non-smoking, pet free home in South Meadows contains good quality Mid Century Kindel and other American made wood furniture and decor plus good quality contemporary leather and Bassett furniture, home decor, garden tools and practical ite...

Online bidding ends on Thu. Apr 13 at 6:00PM US/Pacific

3 part online auction for a single collector's collection of ancient coins: Part 1 Wednesday April 5; Part 2 Thursday, April 6, Part 3, Friday, April 7. Each coin has been identified by the collector with the identification written on the packet. Co...

Online bidding ends on Fri. Apr 7 at 6:00PM US/Pacific

2nd part of retired engineer's collection being offered as an online auction from Minden, NV residence with a 6 pm Pacific timed close on Thursday, March 16, 2017. Inlcudes artist's supplies and books (technique and history),Nautilus recumbent bike, ...

Online bidding ends on Thu. Mar 16 at 6:00PM US/Pacific

Retired engineer from Lawrence Livermore Lab in California is selling workshop, library, garage and garden items from Minden, NV home in an online only auction with Costa Auctions with timed close 6 pm Pacific on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Industrial...

Online bidding ends on Wed. Mar 15 at 6:00PM US/Pacific

2 session online timed auction for single household in Carson City, Nevada.Part 1: Wednesday, March 1 6 pm Pacific timed closing of quilting workshop: Bernina, Tin Lizzie long arm, craft supplies, Fostoria Trojan, Lladro, antique firearm, f...

Online bidding ends on Wed. Mar 1 at 6:00PM US/Pacific

3 online auctions for 1 household collection. Avid collector says "SELL". Part 1 Collector Dolls, Doll furniture, Doll magazines online Wednesday, Feb 22 6 pm Pacific timed close. Part 2 Fenton Glass, Hummels (many signed & with boxes), Hummelsc...

Carson City, NV 89706
Online bidding ends on Wed. Feb 22 at 6:00PM US/Pacific

Clean, non-smoking, pet free, single story home with musical instruments, collectibles, furnishings and decor just in time for holiday giving. Some items still have tags or are in boxes.  Nice garden tools, stainless steel tables and racks. &nbs...

Online bidding ends on Thu. Dec 22 at 6:00PM US/Pacific

Luxury home in Galena Forest. Reno, NV has been sold and we must sell the contents by December 7, 2016. Online bidding Tuesday, December 6, 2016. Pick up Wednesday, December 7, 2016. Clean, non-smoking, pet free home. This is the second part of a 2 p...

Online bidding ends on Tue. Dec 6 at 6:00PM US/Pacific

Clean, non-smoking, pet free luxury home in Galena Forest, Reno, NV has been sold. We must sell all contents by December 7, 2016.  Online bidding Monday, December 5, 2016 begins at 6 pm. Pick up Wednesday, December, 7, 2016.c. 1880-1900 Austrian...

Online bidding ends on Mon. Dec 5 at 6:00PM US/Pacific

3 generations of American and Japanese collectibles online estate auction sale in 2 parts: Fri, Nov 18 and Sat, Nov 19 with pick up Sun, Nov 20 at the home on Marsh Ave, Reno, NV Ephemera including Jack Dempsey autographed photo, boxing, Reno, San F...

Reno, NV 89509
Online bidding ends on Fri. Nov 18 at 6:00PM US/Pacific

Clean home has sold and now the contents must go! Online bidding Thurs, Nov 17 6pm soft close. Pick up Sat, Nov 19 9 am - Noon Pacific at the residence off Ridgeview in Reno. 1966 Ford F100 pick up partially restored, new parts sold with truck ...

Reno, NV 89519
Online bidding ends on Thu. Nov 17 at 6:00PM US/Pacific

Collection of artist signed ltd edition prints and 2 original watercolors by Lake Tahoe artist Harold Hancock from the private collection of his friend William Gray of Lake Tahoe. Images of Lake Tahoe, Native Americans, boats, clowns, wildlife, bridg...

Reno, NV 89502
Online bidding ends on Wed. Nov 16 at 6:00PM US/Pacific

Estate of former US Army medic (1960-70): militaria, brewerania, E. European handmade furniture, European art and cut glass, camping, gardening, Lg & XL dog crates, pipe collection, sectional sofa, flat screen TV, men';s clothing. &nbs...

Sparks, NV 89434
Online bidding ends on Sat. Nov 12 at 6:00PM US/Pacific

2 part estate sale online bidding Thursday, Nov 10 and Friday, Nov 11 6 pm Pacific. Clean, non-smoking home. Pick up Sunday, NOv 13 9 am - Noon at home. Gated community, so you will need to call to get inside if gate is closed.

Sparks, NV 89434
Online bidding ends on Thu. Nov 10 at 6:00PM US/Pacific

Quality items from an executive formerly located in Laguna Niguela, CA and now in Sparks, NV since April of 2016 settling the estate for the trustee. LG Steam washer & electric dryer (new 2016), Weber Summit grill (new June, 2016), Danish teak, ...

Sparks, NV 89436
Online bidding ends on Fri. Oct 21 at 6:00PM US/Pacific

Luxury estate recently moved from Laguna Niguel, CA to Sparks, NV for retirement is now being sold for the estate trustee.Details, photos, model info, bidding at www.KarinCosta.Hibid.com. Note: There are audio and home theater items in the&...

Sparks, NV 89436
Online bidding ends on Thu. Oct 20 at 6:00PM US/Pacific

Luxury items formerly located in Laguna Nigela, CA now for sale by online auction in 4 parts from Sparks, Nevada location. Part 1 Saturday, October 8, 2016 6 pm Online bidding: Luxury,sports car, American auto and Beechcraft items(Ferrari, Bentley, ...

Ended Sat. Oct 8, 2016 at 10:00 PM

LARGE Public Auction Sale Saturday, September 24 9 a.m. (preview opens at 8:30 a.m.) 1669 Mackland Ave, Minden, NV 89423. Gentleman collector of vintage and repro toy and model cars, tractors and trucks, peddle cars, etc. Many repro New in Box. Som...

Minden, NV 89423
Ended Sat. Sep 24, 2016 at 2:30 PM

Clean, non-smoking, pet free home is FULL. Selling all contents on Saturday, September 10, 2016. Tag sale items are ladies' clothing and shoes size medium and large, shoe size 7.5 Medium by Lands End, Orvis, Izod, golf club logo, Naturalizer, etc fr...

Sparks, NV 89436
Ended Sat. Sep 10, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Part 2 of 2 online auctjons for a Cuahglin Ranch executive home, including: Junichiro Sekino Mid Century Japanese woodblock prints Asian prints Mid Century lodge furniture Iron and aluminum patio furniture MTD snow thrower Golf items Tools Di...

Ended Wed. Jun 29, 2016 at 8:30 PM

Online auction of the contents of a Caughlin Ranch executive home beginning Tuesday, June 21 with a timed close beginning at 6 pm PST Tuesday, June 28, Former Reno accountant's estate containing: Many Junichiro Sekino Mid Century Japanese woodblock...

Ended Tue. Jun 28, 2016 at 9:00 PM

Country home and workshop contain vintage items from 1960-80 with some modern pieces, such as flat screen TV's, bed and holiday decor. Public Aucion Saturday, June 18 9 a.m. (preview opens 8:15 a.m.) Contents include: Power and hand tools Snap on...

Doyle, CA 96109
Ended Sat. Jun 18, 2016 at 2:30 PM

Selling collection of former Episcopal priese at live auction Sunday, June 12, 2016. Preview open 8:15 a.m. Bidding in lot order begins at 9 a.m. Entire household contents, including: Firearms and reproduction swords Boy Scout items Train models...

Reno, NV 89519
Ended Sun. Jun 12, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Non-smoking executive home in Whitehawk Ranch Golf Course contains clean, current furniture, decor and household items ready for your residence. Online only public auction with bidding from now until 6 pm on Thursday, March 12. Soft close beings at ...

Clio, CA 96106
Ended Thu. Mar 12, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Panache Antiques is closing for owner's retirement.  Complete inventory offered at online auction with soft close on Wednesday, February 25.  First lots begin to close at 12:30 pm Pacific. Lots will close is groups of 4 in consecutive order...

Quincy, CA 95971
Ended Wed. Feb 25, 2015 at 12:30 PM

Non-smoking, pet free home with variety of quality 19th C and early 20th C items, including fine European art, jewelry, Karastan and Mideast carpets, 66 pc Wallace Grand Baroque sterling flatware, china plates, LP's and more. Furniture by Pennsylvan...

Reno, NV 89501
Ended Thu. Jan 29, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Avid collecting couple for 50 years. Preview items Sat, Nov 8 from 9 sm - noon. Bid online. Pick up Sat. Nov 15 9am - noon at their home. Bid your price Now. Most bid increments are $1 Catalog 1: antiques and vintage from Victorian through Mid cen...

Fernley, NV 89408
Ended Wed. Nov 12, 2014 at 5:00 PM

3 story executive home in SW Reno contains quality furniture that is vintage or modern and ready for its new setting.  Why pay resale mark-up when you can bid your price on suede sectional or sofa, flat screen TV, French Provincial or sleek mode...

Reno, NV 89519
Ended Fri. Oct 31, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Preview Tuesday, October 28 9 am to 1 pm by appointment only.  Pick up Friday, October 31 by appointment.  Bidding closes on each catalog as posted on catalog at www.CostaAuctions.net. Part 1:  Large book collection (est 2500 books), ...

Ended Wed. Oct 29, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Online only auction begins Monday, September 29 and begins to close at 5:58 pm PDT Wednesday, October 8, 2014 Bronze recasts (Remington, 19th C. European), early Barbie Bubble hair and Ken dolls with boxes and clothing (NICE), gemstones, jewelry, Vi...

Ended Wed. Oct 8, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Online auction of complete household and greenhouse. Bidding begins Wednesday, Sept. 10 and end Wednesday, Sept 17 at 6 pm Pacific on soft close. On-site preview Saturday, Sept 13 8 am - 11 am at residence (1365 Tapadero, Reno, NV 89521) 1993 Lexus...

Ended Wed. Sep 17, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Online auction of a nice estate in a gated neighborhood in SW Reno off Ridgeview. Bid Online NOW.  Payment by 11 am Monday, September 8 and pick up afternoon of Monday, September 8.  Clean, non-smoking, pet free home (pet items from former ...

Reno, NV 89509
Ended Sun. Sep 7, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Online auction of complete household contents: Carftsman tools, Ridgid table saw, John Deere push mower, air conditioner, power and hand tools, contemporary microfiber sofa and loveseat, Cal King 4 poster bed, rustic yard swing, decking material, cam...

Ended Fri. Aug 22, 2014 at 12:00 PM

This old Reno mansion is full to the rafters with the estate items of Georgianne Trexler and her late husband, a geologist for UNR and private companies. Antique to modern, useable items: antique furniture and collectibles, antique reproduction furn...

Reno, NV 89509
Ended Sat. Apr 12, 2014 at 4:00 PM

1408 Wild Wolf, Reno Sunday, April 6 9 a.m. (preview 8:30 a.m.) LG ss French drawer frig, contemporary sectional, lacquer wardrobes, Murphy beds (never used), LG washer, Maytag gas dryer, '60's teak DR set, art glass, craft room storage , equipment ...

Reno, NV 89521
Ended Sun. Apr 6, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Saturday, April 5 9:30 a.m. (preview 9:00 a.m.) 1335 S. Riverview, Gardnerville, NV Clean home with a selection of leather LR furniture, slot machine, flat screen TV perfect for your new Ranch Style rec room. Contemporary DR set, German Shrunk (yes...

Gardnerville, NV 89460
Ended Sat. Apr 5, 2014 at 1:00 PM

2171 Stone Hill, Reno, NV 89519 Sat., March 29 9 a.m. (preview 8:30 a.m.)  This is a LIVE auction, so you must be present to bid your price. No items are price tagged, and all will be sold, so there will not be leftovers.  Come enjoy the f...

Reno, NV 89519
Ended Sat. Mar 29, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Mr. and Mrs. Clean's Home has sold. We are offering all of the contents on Sunday, March 23 9:30 am (preview 9 am) 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo (only 70k+/- mi, RED), LG stainless French door rig, 63" Sony HD wall mount TV, Bose, Lladro collectio...

Reno, NV 89519
Ended Sun. Mar 23, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Big 2 Day Southwest Reno Event of avid decorator and fasion lover. Day 1: Friday, March 14 8 a.m. - Noon. Estimated 100 pieces of clothing, purses, shoes and unpackaged linens.  Name brand, some new with tags.  Prices $1 to $3 each. Day 2...

Reno, NV 89519
Ended Sat. Mar 15, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Live public estate auction of complete household, including Thomasville French Provincial dining set, Retro Deco queen bed set, modern oak king bed set, pair twin beds, grandfaher closk,  2 vintage sectionals, 45 recods, vintage games, Noritake ...

Reno, NV 89502
Ended Sat. Feb 8, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Complete household contents of long time Carson City resident, including 2005 Toyota Corolla, 2 kilns, greenhouse, stamp collection, many persian carpets, loose gemstones, antique furniture, leather sofas, oak dining set, trundle & twin beds (nev...

Carson City, NV 89701
Ended Sat. Jan 25, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Live Public Auction Saturday, Nov. 30 9 a.m. (preview 8:30 a.m.) 1100 Aster, Fernley, NV ATV snow plow, holsters, Cabela's hunting gear, fishing tackle, welder, torches, tools, washer, gas dryer, Mission bed set, queen bed, patio set, living room a...

Fernley, NV 89408
Ended Sat. Nov 30, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Live Public Auction Saturday, November 23 9 a.m. (open 8:30 a.m.) 1407 Willow Creek, Gardnerville Contents of professionally decorated home: furniture, complete fitness center w/ pro quality equipment, sauna, massage table, lots of tools, workshop ...

Gardnerville, NV 89410
Ended Sat. Nov 23, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Public Estate Auction Saturday, October 12, 2013  9 a.m. (open 8:30 a.m for viewing) First preview Tuesday, October 8  9 a.m - Noon) 1355 Kirman, Reno Avid doll collector and maker's estate including vintage Barbie, Chatty Cathy, Kathe Kr...

Reno, NV 89511
Ended Sat. Oct 12, 2013 at 1:00 PM

We are celebrating National Thrift Day with a clean estate containing major appliances, good furniture, some jewelry, decor, tools and more.  If you are on a budget, this is the place to buy! Preview open 8:30 a.m. Live auction begins at 9 a.m....

Carson City, NV 89701
Ended Sat. Aug 17, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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