Meet Your Auctioneers


David and Elizabeth Drake your auctioneer team at Trinity Auction Gallery specialize in marketing Estate Assets, Business Inventory Reduction, Downsizing, Government Liquidations, Personal Assets and Charity Fundraising Auctions as well.

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!

David F. Drake, CAI, CES, GPPA Texas License #16244
Graduate of The Texas Auction Academy
CAI – Certified Auctioneer Institute
CES – Certified Estate Specialist
GPPA – Graduate Personal Property Appraiser

David is also a FFL Licenesee – License Type 01 Dealer In Firearms Other Than Destructive Devices.

Elizabeth Monteson Drake, CAI, ATS, GPPA Texas License #16596
Graduate of The Texas Auction Academy
CAI – Certified Auctioneer Institute
ATS – Auction Technology Specialist
GPPA – Graduate Personal Property Appraiser

We are proud members of the Texas Auctioneers Association, National Auctioneers Association and the Fellowship of Christian Auctioneers International

Our auction team is here to provide professional auction and appraisal services to meet your needs.

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 by 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

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