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How it all got started:

Frank Brandow’s destination in life was surely to be a collector and dealer of antiques and collectibles. His parents were collectors of various old items and he barely remembers at the age of 5 going with his parents to various flea markets and estate sales. On the coast of California, his parents had a grocery store and mercantile decorated with old antique items which they also sold, that lead to having an open shop surrounded by old cars, wagons, and a variety of antique farm equipment. When Frank was older, in his “High School Days” he developed a passion for store advertising, it was a perfect fit as his parents grocery store got new advertising each year from the distributors of various products. Frank had the truck drivers save and bring him all the out dated advertising signs and neon clocks that were to be thrown away or replaced each year. Well, that got out of hand and his mom said enough is enough. So, Frank and dad loaded up the truck and went to the Rose Bowl Flea Market way back in the 1970’s. Frank was able to sell the old out dated product advertising in Los Angeles and found out their was a market for such items. When Frank and his dad returned from the flea market, mom noticed the truck was full, and said, “I guess you did not sell anything!” Oh, we sold it all said Frank, but I took all the money and went on a buying trip. So, that is how it all got started. From then on, Frank never stopped buying and selling. Franks passion lead to more unique and rare items such as fine art, paintings, Native American, and rare toys.

Eventually Frank started selling at high end antique specialty shows on the East Coast, Los Angeles and the Bay Area such as, toy & advertising, and tribal arts shows. Over 25 years ago he went on to start an estate sale & liquidation service in Fresno. He also started an auction company in Fresno, but later sold out to devote more time to estate liquidation. Frank has a team of experts that all have unique stories and expertise in dealing with estate items and liquidation. 

Our team can guide you all the way - “Start to Finish.” Our team is surely qualified with many years of experience. We are happy to work with you in the disposal of your estate, whether you want a complete liquidation, partial sale or appraisal for division amongst heirs. There are many options for you to consider.

Frank has also taught antique and collectible classes and when time allows he does free appraisals to benefit non-profit organizations.

Our motto is “Don’t throw anything away!” Call us first.  We will try to sell it, then give it away, if that doesn't’t work then we trash it. We don’t want to hear “we threw all the old comic books, old clothes, fountain pens, postcards and books in the trash.”

No estate can be to large or too small, give us a call to discuss your options.
Frank @ 559-790-8598
Big Valley Estate Sales
Estates Appraised & Liquidated  ~ Estate Sale Services ~ Auction Service  
Over 30 Years Experience