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We offer live with online absentee bidding or online only auctions – Whatever markets the asset to the best possible outcome.  Tailored to the needs of the seller with the buyer in mind.  #auctionswork #thinkauctionfirst 

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We are Graduate Personal Property Appraisers providing appraisals that are USPAP compliant.  Have your Estate Attorney, CPA or Insurance Agent contact us to complete an appraisal for your estate or tax purposes.   

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Looking for a value for an item you own? Need to know what your estate items will bring at auction?  Contact us for an appointment to view your items today.  


Meet Your Auctioneers

We are a skilled marketing team ready to serve your needs.  Trinity Auction Gallery is a full-service auction company, we can handle your liquidation needs in a professional, ethical manner.

Trinity Auction Gallery believes in providing transparency in our offerings to buyers and sellers.

David and Liz are GPPA (Graduate Personal Property Appraisers) that are USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) Compliant Appraisers. 

Trinity Auction Gallery is a Federal Firearms Licensed Facility for handling your Estate and Collectible Firearms in conjunction with all State and Federal Regulations & Laws – Sell your firearms with confidence!

Asset Management Team 

 david     David F. Drake CAI, CES, GPPA Tx License #16244

  • Principal Auctioneer
  • Graduate of the Texas Auction Academy – 2006
  • CAI – Certified Auctioneer Institute – Masters in Auction Business
  • CES – Certified Estate Specialist
  • GPPA – Graduate Personal Property Appraiser – USPAP Compliant

David is also an FFL License Holder Type 01 Dealer in Firearms Other Than Destructive Devices

Lead Auctioneer and Certified Estate Specialist for Trinity Auction Gallery David is experienced in personal and real property valuation and sales through the auction method of marketing.  His specialties include, but are not limited to: Firearms, Gold and Silver Coins and Bullion, Sterling Flatware and Service Sets, Costume and Fine Jewelry, Collectibles, Comic Books, Historical Photos and Documents, Fine and Decorative Art, Paintings, Prints and Sculptures, Household Goods and Furniture, Automobiles, Tractors and other Farm and Ranch Equipment.

18209158_10207003842974932_2139645064388732266_o   Elizabeth Monteson Drake CAI, ATS, GPPA Tx License #16596

  • Auctioneer / Marketing Manager
  • Graduate of the Texas Auction Academy – 2009
  • CAI – Certified Auctioneer Institute – Masters in Auction Business
  • ATS – Auction Technology Specialist
  • GPPA – Graduate Personal Property Appraiser – USPAP Compliant

Evaluating and marketing items, collections, firearms and other quality household items for auction live or online.  Compilation of auction catalogs, including research and photograph website development and updates, email marketing, and web advertising are my specialties. Contract writer, document manager, audit and compiler of all auction and appraisals filings.

Our auction team is here to provide professional auction and appraisal services to meet your needs.  Auctioneers are problem solvers, what can we help you with?


What is a Personal Property Appraisal?

GPPA’s specialize in valuing the items you own – everything in fact EXCEPT your real estate.

Personal property appraisers value personal items of all sorts and some specialize in one or two areas.  We have completed our GPPA (Graduate Personal Property Appraiser) with the National Auctioneers Association and attended USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraiser Practice) training and are USPAP compliant

The Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989 recognizes USPAP as the generally accepted appraisal standards and requires USPAP compliance for appraiser in federally related transactions. State Appraiser Certification and Licensing Boards; federal, state, and local local agencies, appraisal services; and appraisal trade associations require compliance with USPAP.

We perform appraisals on a variety of items.  Appraisals are available by appointment – Call our office at 936-594-0812

  • Antiques
  • Firearms
  • Primitives
  • Jewelry
  • Fine Art
  • Collectibles
  • Businesses
  • Furnishings
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Vehicles of all types
  • Coins

Why would you need a personal property appraisal?

  • Insurance
  • Dissolution of Marriage
  • Family Law Documents
  • Probate and Living Trusts
  • IRS deductions for gifts to heirs or non-profits
  • Individual considering a purchase
  • Planning to downsize
  • Court ordered documentation


What our buyers and sellers think….

Testimonials from our buyers and the sellers

In response to an email from a buyer with paid invoice and shipment tracking number for a Sunday coin online coin auction:

“Shipment arrived today (Tuesday)!  Will check your website for future auctions.  Thanks!” J.S.

Another email response after receiving buys from an online auction:

Good Morning!!
I received the package yesterday, and it arrived in perfect condition. Thank you so much for your care in packaging up my items. It is a great pleasure to do business with an organization that truly cares for its customers.
I hope that we will get back to being able to attend your auctions live again soon!!
Thanks again,
Karen Els

Emails from family members of Estates….

Liz, Received the checks today.  Thank Y’all again for your hard work and professionalism.  Your bookkeeping is impeccable.  This has been the hardest time of my life letting go of so many of my folk’s meaningful and wonderful things.  Am glad you were beside me through it.  Sincerely, R.G.

A wonderful estate sale and David came out and looked over everything and advised my son on everything after my husband’s death. It was a very successful auction and we were so pleased. I had bought and won bids before and David and Liz are especially nice people to deal with.

Dear David & Liz,

I wanted to let you know how much my brother and I appreciated your assistance.  You were so respectful of our feelings and emotions when we were faced with disposing of the personal possessions of our parents and the furnishings from the place we had called home for over 75 years!  It was a very daunting task which you made so much easier! You came in previewed everything, made a proposal, offered a contract and scheduled a time to pack and transport the items to the auction house.  Then, after the auctions, I received the payment check promptly along with a catalog, a list of all the auctioned items and information regarding each sale.  

I was very pleased with the entire process as it was handled in a caring but professional manner.  Thank you for helping me to deal with an overwhelming and emotional responsibility.

Yours Truly,


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Thank you to all our wonderful customers and clients!  We couldn’t do what we do without You.


Contact Us

Say Hi!  Ask Questions?? Just fill in the information below and ask your question or make a comment so we can be of assistance and help you solve a problem.  Auctioneers are problem solvers 🙂

Need to talk to us or come to the auction gallery?

Call 936-594-0812 for the office

Make an appointment to visit with us in person –

Trinity Auction Gallery located at 103 W Main St Trinity, Texas 75862