On October 9, 2021, Woody Auction sold our private hand-painted porcelain collection. This collection consisted of antique hand-painted porcelain done by artists at the Pickard Studio and related Chicago area studios, mainly during the 1890--1925-time frame. Lily and I spent over 35 years selecting the pieces for this collection. We were early members of the Pickard Collector’s Club which was formed in 1993. Lily was a porcelain artist and was very fond of the richness of the gold trim on many of the pieces we collected.
The original collection was moved from Memphis, TN to Fountain Hills, AZ in 2001 and had additional pieces added to it until we moved to an apartment in a Memory Care Unit of a Senior Living facility in March 2020. The collection was placed in storage at that time.
Lily passed away on December 31, 2020, and a few days later I was hospitalized with Covid-19. While I was recuperating in late January, I made the decision to return to my native state of Kansas. I contacted Jason Woody to see if he was interested in conducting an auction of the collection. Once an agreement was made, Jason and his staff took over the moving of the collection from Arizona to Kansas. The auction process was begun. Jason kept me informed as each step was made leading to the day of the sale. Other members of my family viewed the display with me the day before the sale and we were amazed at how well the items were displayed and lit in the auction hall. Having been involved as a seller in several auctions and a bidder at 100’s of auctions during my lifetime, I felt Jason and his staff ran an extremely professional operation from the day the contract was signed until the last sale lot went across the auction block. I highly recommend Woody Auction.
Hosea H., KS
The two boxes and the seven lots for which I was lucky to be the successful bidder arrived about an hour ago. Everything arrived safely. Superb job of packing. Everything is in perfect condition. Thanks to everyone who made this happen. It's a distinct pleasure to participate in a Woody auction. Again, many thanks to each of you on your Gold Medal Team.
Donald B., CA
I hope everyone could have the great experience I had with this auction house. I purchased a floor lamp that I thought could be broken down to ship. Unbeknownst to me the base and center pole was one piece. Kudos to the person or people who packaged this – they did an absolutely outstanding job. They wrapped and numbered every piece that came apart. Then they made a special box to hold the base/center pole. I was floored, extremely grateful, and impressed by their ingenuity in packing this awkward gigantic piece. It arrived 1500 miles later intact and in perfect condition. Honestly, an absolute surprise and amazing accomplishment. They should put out a YouTube instruction video. You can't go wrong with these guys. I do appreciate everything they did to get it to me. Again, just an outstanding job!
Danielle B., NY
ALWAYS a total PLEASURE to deal with you guys! Best auctions without question. I am serious - the quality and descriptions are always beyond expectations. I don't bother to do other glass auctions anymore. The customer service is without compare.
Leslie B., MI
I would like to express my positive experience with dealing with Woody Auction thru LiveAuctioneers. I have been reluctant about going to LiveAuctioneers and bidding. The one issue I have experience with winning an item on LiveAuctioneers is shipment. Woody Auction has implemented a way to streamline this issue. It was much to my delight. . . THANK YOU!!
Michelle P., CA
I received my lamp and bell yesterday. Wow! What an awesome job of packing. You guys did an outstanding job and both arrived safely. I love them. Thank you very much.
Barbara W., IL
I have watched many of your auctions online and this was my first purchase. You are one of the best auctions on LiveAuctioneers. Great quality items. your shipping department is superb -- with an extremely reasonable price. I will continue to bid on your auctions. Thank you.
Scott S., OR
Let me give you, Jason and family, a big "Thank you". Walt would have been very pleased with all that Woody's auction has done for me. Thank you again. I hope to see you all in the future.
Eleanor H., NJ
Professional, Honest, Dependable: I've both bought and sold through Woody Auction. I am continually impressed and pleased with the service they provide. They are honest in their descriptions, noting any defects. I highly recommend them, whether you're in need of selling, or wish to buy.
Duane L., MI
I only recently became aware of Woody Auction through the ACGA and what a gift! Not only was my first auction fascinating, but I was also able to get six pieces that are exquisite - even more beautiful than the pictures. The people are so helpful - very patient with novices like me. They even called me before the auction to make sure I understood how everything works. Others don't do that, I learned. After that auction I participated in two from other companies and have now vowed to deal only with Woody. The packing was incredible and the shipping very prompt and reasonable. All I can say is WOW!!
Leslie B., MI
Of all the auction houses I have purchased from over the years, Woody Auction is one of the best!
Lucille D., CT
Always a Pleasure! Purchasing an item from Woody Auction continues to be a pleasant experience. The photos and descriptions of items are top notch and their packaging and shipping is first rate.
Gregory W., MA
Just to let you know of the safe undamaged arrival of my lots from your Brilliant Glass auction. They are all quality pieces, however, one lot, is outstand and of museum quality. I am very happy to own all the pieces and thank you for all your assistance over the last year.
Warren H., Australia
Top notch professional auction house! I've been working with Woody Auction as a buyer and seller for almost 20 years and I can only tell you they are, hands down, the BEST auction house to do business with...period! Professional, 100% honest and always responsive. They sell high quality antiques and collectibles that always exceed your expectations. Jason Woody and his entire team are the best people to work with. Bid with confidence with Woody. You will not be disappointed.
Steve Z., FL
Woody provides very accurate and detailed descriptions of the products to be auctioned. Their auction process is very fair and they do a superlative job of packing and shipping American Brilliant Cut Glass purchases. They are one of the best auction houses I have had the pleasure of dealing with and the go to place to purchase the best selection and quality of American Brilliant Cut Glass.
James S., VA
THANK YOU! Your response/information has overwhelmingly clarified the whole process for me...as a hopeful client, I'm impressed with this level of customer service. You do doubt are very busy so thanks for taking time out to assiste me...much appreciated!
Iain J., Canada
I just wanted to write to say thanks for packing everything so perfectly! Wow -- I got everything in perfect condition and am pleased. I think you guys did a great job and I wouldn't hesitate to shop with you again."
Kevin D., Canada
Always happy with my purchases from Woody. I buy crystal and glass and they are expertly wrapped and have never had any breakage. They call out any imperfections and are nice folks to deal with. I only buy from Woody.
Nancy O., CA
Not only does this auction house have fabulous finds, they know how to treat their customers with courtesy and respect. I love their professionalism, and the friendly attitude. I always look for Woody Auction first!
Kathryn W., FL
Dear Jason and the entire team at Woody Auction,
Thank you so much for all you did to sell my Aunt's cut glass collection. It is so wonderful to know that so many students will benefit from the scholarships. I appreciate all the work you did and the support you provided us both in preparation for and at the auction. We both had a great time seeing it all come together. Thank you again! Warmly,
Janet K., CA
Woody's is my favorite auction! Always a fine selection of great items presented honestly and professionally. Questions are quickly answered! These folks are Top Notch from start to finish! It is even a joy paying for my purchases too! Down right friendly and helpful people with no excuses and prompt attention to details. I am forever faithful! Thanks for another success!!!
Stanley F., CA
Over the 40 years that I've collected antiques, the Woody Auction Company has distinguished itself as my favorite. Jason and his family are knowledgeable friendly, approachable, very responsive to inquiries, and MOST importantly, the most honest people I've every dealt with in the antique business. I hope that this family business continues for many generations!
Paul B., FL
Just a note to let you know that the large Limoges chargers I purchased from you, arrived here in perfect condition this afternoon. Thank you for your excellent shipping! Everyone I have spoken with on the phone during this transaction has been very helpful. I thank you all! Best wishes!
Russel D, FL
My last package from you was packed to the nines. This package arrived today in perfect condition. Packed beautifully. Thank you.
Sandra S., MI
Both boxes have arrived safely. Thank you for your expert service. The three pieces of Pickard are beautiful. Thank you all for your courtesy and great shipping. You all made everything so easy and such a pleasure. Hats off to Woody Auction!
Donald B., CA
"Everything arrived, very well packed (by which I mean not only safely, but also in such a way as to make unpacking easy) and in all points conforming to the sale catalog's description. Thank you very much for your efficient process."
Bernard M., France
Great Auction! Customer service was wonderful, just wished I could remember the name of girl who checked me out! She was fantastic! Received my item within 3 days too. Easy transaction and my treasure was wrapped very well! Always great stuff at this auction. Wished I'd won more! Thanks so much. I just love my card tray!
Sharri T., AR
One of the Finest Auction Houses I have ever dealt with. I have been collecting some of the finest and most fragile glass for over 30 years, so deciding where to purchase from, especially when you are spending a lot of money and the Auction House is overseas, whilst also contending with packing and international shipping is a major concern. However with Woody Auction LLC, I had absolutely nothing to worry about. Their professionalism, courteous replies and rapid responses, enabled us to quickly work through a complex purchase order incredibly smoothly. The packaging was probably the best I have ever come across, each item was wrapped in tissue paper, then wrapping paper, then padded bubblewrap, the lot number of each item was written on the masking tape. They even used different colour bubblewrap to differentiate between the lot numbers, extraordinary customer service. Woody Auctions followed my requests exactly when it came to the paperwork and labelling for the box, ensuring that my shipment was not held-up at UK Customs. Due to their special relationship with Fed Ex, the shipping costs were very reasonable indeed. Needless to say everything arrived in perfect condition and the shipment took just 4 days from the USA to Berkshire in England. I would highly recommend Woody Auctions to any International Buyer, even if the item they are considering bidding on is incredibly fragile. I would like to personally thank Carol, Meagan and the Woody Auction House team and wish them all the best for the future.
Chris R., United Kingdom
I am very pleased with the folks at Woody Auction LLC. I bid on my first live online auction, through LiveAuctioneers, for a beautiful and delicate glass vase offered by Woody Auction. I received information from Woody, both by email and phone. I spoke with two very helpful and professional people at Woody's, who explained everything about the process, payment and shipping, and answered all of my (many) questions, prior to the day of the auction. I received my vase in excellent condition, very securely wrapped, and promptly shipped. I will not hesitate to bid on items offered by Woodys, and highly recommend them.
Linda G., Florida
Thank you for all the work on our auctions -- you do a beautiful job and we really appreciate all the work that goes into this.
Ida P., CA
I want to thank Woody Auction for the way they do business through LiveAuctioneers.com. They were a delight to do business with. The billing, payment, and shipment were all handled with ease. As the customer, they made each step very easy to do. THANK YOU!
Michelle P., CA
During my 5 years of purchasing auction items from Woody Auction, customer service continues to be exemplary!
Ken H., MD
I wanted to let you know my item has been delivered. Superb packing! Thanks for a great all around experience with Woody Auction.
Sandra B., PA
Just a shout out thank you to your "packing elves" who did an outstanding job on my Carnival glass items. You've won my supreme packing award, and I would never hesitate to participate in any of your auctions.
Terri C., SC
Just wanted to let you know that everything was well packed and arrived safely. Kudos to your team! I was super nervous, but I now have confidence in your packers to do an excellent job with packing glass. Love everything I got. Thanks again.
Miriam B., PA
You are the best auction house I've ever dealt with and Woody's legacy is in great hands! We wish you could do all the Prussia auctions. My friend was very impressed with the professionalism.
Mary Lou B., KY
My glass arrived today and I wanted to thank you and your staff for an excellent job on the condition report and packing. The glass came without damage and exactly as described on the condition report. The extra pictures were a big plus. A positive experience like this reduces my hesitancy to bid online.
Dean P., FL
Thank you for all the beautiful pieces that we have gotten from your auctions this past year, and for you diligence in getting those pieces safely to us
Elizabeth B, WI
Thank you all so much for a very uplifting experience of the sale of my items at the auction. I was so impressed with your family participation and enjoyed one and all. You have been very professional and also kind and considerate.
Shirley R., KS
I just wanted to write to say thanks for packing everything so perfectly! Wow -- I got everything in perfect condition and am pleased. I think you guys did a great job and I wouldn't hesitate to shop with you again.
Kevin D., Ontario
My box arrived today. The 2 glass items are beautiful. Now, about the packing, outstanding. I hope they pack me that good when they ship me off. Thank you all very much, all of you are very pleasant.
Sandy S., MI
Item arrived today, as usual perfectly packed. A very nice item - warm thanks yet again from a regular happy customer.
Nicholas K., NY
I have been in the antique business for forty-seven years & during this time have bought & sold through many auction houses. I must tell you that my experience with Woody's has been nothing short of sensational! Thank you for making this a most enjoyable experience &, I hope, I will have the opportunity to do business with you again.
Lawrence Z., NY
I received my package last night at 9:30pm. All arrived in perfect condition, and once again a fantastic job from your shipping department. And I am always pleased with my purchases, which always exceed the photos online. The best part about purchasing from you folks is your in house shipping, which is very reasonable and exceeds any UPS or Fed Ex. shipping which they could learn a thing or two from your shipping people, I no longer purchase from Auction House's who do not do there own in house shipping, it far too much of a hassle when one has to make arrangements with an outside shipper and you have no control over the items you have purchased, so in short what I am saying is Woody's is doing everything right, and as a customer I am and couldn't be happier w/doing my business w/Woody's. Once again, Thank you for a great experience.
Joseph S., MA
Just a quick note to let you know that my vases and scales arrived safely today and are just more proof of why I think of you as my gold standard to judge other auction houses by. I just, last Thursday, received a vase from another house that I won in a June 23rd auction and am still waiting for another piece from a different auction house auction that was two weeks before your auction. Your service is weeks and even more than a month faster than your competition and very appreciated, so thank you again for doing what you do so well. I just wanted to let you know that all of the work and effort you put into your business is both noticed and appreciated for the quality of the business it has established and that you conduct. Thank you again.
Gerry P., MI
I would personally like to Thank you for all that you have done to make the 3 Lyle Auctions a huge success. It's nice to see that from start to finish you have completed the process in such a professional way, just as Carrol said you would be doing us an honor by taking this on. Carrol would be extremely proud as I am (her family is too.). Others can now enjoy the beauty that my lovely wife and I saw in our collection. Thank you.
Donald Lyle, WA
Of all the auction houses I deal with, you guys are the most professional, efficient, and reliable of them all. Keep up the great work, Your shipping department is outstanding.
Bert Kennedy, TX
I have been closely involved with Woody Auctions for over 45 years. My husband, the late Dr. Rieger, and I began collecting antiques in the 1960's, and we traveled all over the world adding to our collection.
We became acquainted with John Woody, and later, his son Jason Woody, through our attendance at auctions held in Douglass, Kansas. We were so impressed with the quality of items that the Woody Auction house obtained that we became loyal attendees for the rest of my husband's life, and now, I regularly attend with my daughter.
I have been both a customer of Woody's Auctions for decades, and then, when my husband passed, I chose to have Woody Auctions hold the estate sale of our over 4000 piece collection. I had many auction houses to choose from including Sotheby's and Christie's, but I had such deep trust of John and Jason Woody, that I chose them as our selection. I was so pleasantly surprised by the tremendous success of the auctions, which had to be held on 4 separate dates due to the large quantity of items.
I cannot stress how much confidence in the Woody Auction house I have, and I recommend to any and all who are looking for such services. They simply can't be beat in terms of professionalism and pleasant interactions.
Karin Rieger, KS