Karin A Costa Auctions & Appraisals

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

About Karin A Costa Auctions & Appraisals

Welcome! Karin Costa has been selling antiques and brokering and auctioning estate contents for 30 years.

Specialist in selling full households, especially those containing antiques, art, jewelry, firearms, historic items, designer goods, coins and stamp collections. Farms, ranches and small business closures, including rolling stock, inventory, equipment, tools, and intellectual property. Initial consultation includes inspection, goal assessment, market assessment and market plan.
Certified Estate Specialist (CES)
Member International Society of Appraisers (ISA)
Member National Auctioneers Association
Member Antiques and Collectors National Association

~ Complete estate and downsizing--Experience, Integrity, Honesty--typical sale is $4500 or greater in value and contains LOTS of the following:
~ Firearms, jewlery (fine & costume), coins, sterling, gold, recreational vehicles, pick up trucks most popular items
~ Antiques, collectibles, fine art prints and paintings
~ Workshops: woodworking, auto, machine tool, blacksmithing, etc
~ Fine and rare books, manuscripts, maps, paper collectibles (postcards, photos, etc)
~ Vintage and fine clothing and accessories
Complete business closures: antique stores, coin shops, clothing and other retail stores, construction and landscaping, stables, art galleries.
We also sell the furniture, housewares and other personal property when included with the estate.

Estate and business sales include:
~ Organizing and professional retail/boutique display of valuables; grouping display of ordinary items
~ Multiple photographs of each display
~ Catalog description of each display
~ Supervised public preview
~ Research and extensive market knowledge for pre-sale estimates and starting bid establishment
~ National marketing
~ Invoicing of buyers
~ Sales tax collection and remittance to the state
~ Supervising buyer pick up or shipping
~ Proceeds as quickly as 24 hours after pick up
~ Licensed in Nevada, privileged auctioneers license Reno, NV, auction bond in California, Nevada and California Department of Taxation license

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.


Service areas

Based out of Reno, NV also serving Portola , CA , South Lake Tahoe , CA , Susanville , CA , Carson City , NV , Fallon , NV , Fernley , 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

Credentials

  • Licensed Auctioneer (Reno Auctioneer 101222, CA Auctioneer Bond 5085757)
This company does not have any active sales.
This company does not have any items for sale at this time.

This company has posted a total of 85 estate sales. Only the most recent 50 sales are shown.

Online Auction

Part 2 of a 2 part Carson City, Nevada, online auction.Bidding Friday, November 10 6 pm PacificPick up Sunday, November 12 9 - 1 pm Pacific at the home in Carson City~  Colored gems (aquamarine, emerald, ruby, amethyst, pearl, and many others) r...

Carson City, NV 89701
Bidding ends Fri. Nov 10 at 6:00PM PST
Online Auction

Part 1 of a 2 part online auction from Carson City, NV. Thursday, November 9 6 pm Pacific timed close Sunday, November 12 9 - 1 pm Pacific pick up at Carson City, NV home ~  Woodworking shop, torches, hand tools ~  Reloading tools, hols...

Carson City, NV 89701
Bidding ends Thu. Nov 9 at 6:00PM PST
Online Auction

Part 2 of a 2 part online auction for a long time South Lake Tahoe family of avid Nevada and California history collectors. Online bidding Thursday, November 2 6 pm at www.KarinCosta.Hibid.com with pick up Saturday, November 4 9:30 - 1:30 at the...

South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Bidding ends Thu. Nov 2 at 6:00PM PST
Online Auction

Long time South Lake Tahoe family who were avid California and Nevada history collections selling all contents of home in online auction with Karin Costa at www.KarinCosta.Hibid.com on Wednesday, November 1 6 pm Pacific with pick up at the home ...

South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Bidding ends Wed. Nov 1 at 6:00PM PST
Online Auction

Custom jeweler closing store. Selling black walnut and glass display cases, glass display cases including some with turntables and colored gemstones, including ruby, emerald, kunzite, Imperial topaz, quartz, blue topaz, amethyst and more.Online biddi...

Carson City, NV 89701
Bidding ends Thu. Oct 26 at 6:00PM PST
Online Auction

Clean, non-smoking, pet-free, single story home in Lemmon Valley offers variety of old, collectible and contemporary in online only auction Friday, October 20 6 pm timed close.Timed Close: Friday, October 20 6 pm Pacific www.KairnCosta.Hibid.com...

Reno, NV 89506
Bidding ends Fri. Oct 20 at 6:00PM PST
Online Auction

Part 3 of 3 Part Ranch Liquidation Auction from Minden, NV Preview Sunday, October 15 9:30 - 1:30 at the ranch Online bidding timed close 6 pm Pacific Thursday, October 19 Pick up Sautrady, October 21 9 - 4 Pacific at the Ranch.  NOTE:&nb...

Minden, NV 89423
Bidding ends Thu. Oct 19 at 6:00PM PST
Online Auction

Part 2 of a 3 Part Ranch liquidation from Minden, NV Preview Sunday, October 15 9:30 - 1:30 online Online bidding timed close 6 pm Pacific Wednesday, October 18 Pick up Saturday, October 21 9 - 4 Pacific at the Ranch.  NOTE: There is...

Minden, NV 89423
Bidding ends Wed. Oct 18 at 6:00PM PST
Online Auction

Part 1 of a 3 Part Ranch Liquidation from Minden, NV Preview by Appointment Sunday, October 15 9:30 - 1:30 at the Ranch Bidding Online timed close 6 pm Pacific Tuesday, October 17. Pick up Saturday, October 21 9 am - 4 pm at the Ranch.&nbs...

Minden, NV 89423
Bidding ends Tue. Oct 17 at 6:00PM PST
Online Auction

Selection of genuine and synthetic colored gemstones from a former Carson City, Nevada custom jeweler.Bidding online in timed close Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 6 pm Pacific.Out of state payment due by 4 pm Pacific Friday, September 22, 2017. Loca...

Reno, NV 89509
Bidding ends Thu. Sep 21 at 6:00PM PST
Online Auction

Part 2 of the Louis Erreguible estate online auction with bidding Wednesday, September 6 6 pm.Pick up Thursday, September 7 2 - 6:30 pm. All items must be out of house by 6_30 pm Thursday.Preview by appt Saturday, September 1 9 - Noon. RSVP by 4 pm T...

Reno, NV 89519
Bidding ends Wed. Sep 6 at 6:00PM PST
Online Auction

Louis Erreguible, owner of Louis' Basque Restaurant, complete household being sold in 2 online auctions. Part 1 Mid Century, Basque and other VIntage items Tuesday, September 5 6 pm online biddingPreview by apprt Saturday, September 1.  RSV...

Reno, NV 89519
Bidding ends Tue. Sep 5 at 6:00PM PST
Online Auction

Former California family relocated to Fernley, NV must sell estate contents online Wednesday and Thursday, August 23 and 24 at 6 pm with pick up Saturday, August 26 in Fernley, NVMid Century vintage clothing, decor, records (rock, folk, country, etc)...

Fernley, NV 89408
Bidding ends Wed. Aug 23 at 6:00PM PST
Online Auction

Quality Mid=Century from clean, non-smoking, pet free home in Copper Point area near LakeRidge in Reno, NVBidding online Wednesday, August 9, 2017 6 pm PacificPick up Friday, August 11, 2017 2 pm -6:30 pm.  Cash payment at door due to no Interne...

Reno, NV 89519
Bidding ends Wed. Aug 9 at 6:00PM PST
Online Auction

Selection of colored gemstones from the estate of a former custom jeweler.~  Online bidding 6 pm Pacific Friday, July 28, 2017~ Burma ruby~ Amethyst, Aquamarine, Emerald, Mother of Pearl, Hematite~ Jade: lavander, green~  Garnet, ruby ...

Reno, NV 89502
Bidding ends Fri. Jul 28 at 6:00PM PST
Online Auction

Beautiful items from several estates including:~ Gold and silver coins~  Commemorative and current currency~  Medals: Viet Nam and Korea~ Diamond engagement ring with box~ Fine and Costume Jewelry~ Men's watches~ Designer handbags: Chanel, ...

Reno, NV 89508
Bidding ends Fri. Jul 14 at 6:00PM PST
Online Auction

2 part Stable and Luxury home contents online timed close Wednesday, June 21,.2017 for antique repro furniture, antiques, sporting goods, tools and Thursday, June 22, 2017 for fine furniture, antique repro, movie posters, air hockey game, decor....

Reno, NV 89519
Bidding ends Wed. Jun 21 at 6:00PM PST
Online Auction

Sterling, silverplate and jewelry from 3 generations of Banner family that founded Cedarville, CA and father had been judge in Alturas, CA. Family originated in Illinois.  3 more generations of the family have lived in Reno, NV.Victorian to earl...

Reno, NV 89519
Bidding ends Thu. Jun 15 at 6:00PM PST
Online Auction

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...

Reno, NV 89503
Bidding ends Thu. May 25 at 6:00PM PST
Online Auction

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
Bidding ends Thu. May 18 at 6:00PM PST
Online Auction

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,...

Reno, NV 89501
Bidding ends Fri. Apr 28 at 6:00PM PST
Online Auction

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
Bidding ends Fri. Apr 21 at 6:00PM PST
Online Auction

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...

Reno, NV 89523
Bidding ends Thu. Apr 20 at 6:00PM PST
Online Auction

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...

Reno, NV 89511
Bidding ends Mon. Apr 17 at 6:00PM PST
Online Auction

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...

Reno, NV 89521
Bidding ends Thu. Apr 13 at 6:00PM PST
Online Auction

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...

Reno, NV 89508
Bidding ends Fri. Apr 7 at 6:00PM PST
Online Auction

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, ...

Minden, NV 89423
Bidding ends Thu. Mar 16 at 6:00PM PST
Online Auction

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...

Minden, NV 89423
Bidding ends Wed. Mar 15 at 6:00PM PST
Online Auction

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...

Carson City, NV 89701
Bidding ends Wed. Mar 1 at 6:00PM PST
Online Auction

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
Bidding ends Wed. Feb 22 at 6:00PM PST
Online Auction

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...

Reno, NV 89521
Bidding ends Thu. Dec 22 at 6:00PM PST
Online Auction

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...

Reno, NV 89511
Bidding ends Tue. Dec 6 at 6:00PM PST
Online Auction

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...

Reno, NV 89511
Bidding ends Mon. Dec 5 at 6:00PM PST
Online Auction

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
Bidding ends Fri. Nov 18 at 6:00PM PST
Online Auction

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
Bidding ends Thu. Nov 17 at 6:00PM PST
Online Auction

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
Bidding ends Wed. Nov 16 at 6:00PM PST
Online Auction

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
Bidding ends Sat. Nov 12 at 6:00PM PST
Online Auction

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
Bidding ends Thu. Nov 10 at 6:00PM PST
Online Auction

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
Bidding ends Fri. Oct 21 at 6:00PM PST
Online Auction

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
Bidding ends Thu. Oct 20 at 6:00PM PST
In-Person Estate Sale

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, ...

Sparks, NV 89436
Sale ended Sat. Oct 8, 2016 at 10:00 PM MST
In-Person Estate Sale

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
Sale ended Sat. Sep 24, 2016 at 2:30 PM MST
In-Person Estate Sale

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
Sale ended Sat. Sep 10, 2016 at 1:00 PM MST
In-Person Estate Sale

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...

Reno, NV 89519
Sale ended Wed. Jun 29, 2016 at 8:30 PM MST
In-Person Estate Sale

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...

Reno, NV 89519
Sale ended Tue. Jun 28, 2016 at 9:00 PM MST
In-Person Estate Sale

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
Sale ended Sat. Jun 18, 2016 at 2:30 PM MST
In-Person Estate Sale

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
Sale ended Sun. Jun 12, 2016 at 2:00 PM MST
In-Person Estate Sale

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
Sale ended Thu. Mar 12, 2015 at 6:00 PM MST
In-Person Estate Sale

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
Sale ended Wed. Feb 25, 2015 at 12:30 PM MST
In-Person Estate Sale

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
Sale ended Thu. Jan 29, 2015 at 6:00 PM MST
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