Mr. Pope received his auctioneer’s license in 1999. He spent the next 5 years working as an auctioneer and auction manager with different auction companys. While working with different groups, Gavin has managed or was involved with well over 150 auctions and has experience in many areas including Real Estate, Estates, Farm Toys, General/Antique Toys, Construction Toys, Antique/Modern Farm Machinery, Equine, General Antiques, Longaberger Baskets, Advertising, and much more!
Along the way, Gavin has been fortunate to have much success in the auction business. In 2003, (at an auction Gavin managed) a collectible Matchbox car sold for what is believed to be a world record setting price of $3,300! In 2004, Gavin won the prestigious Rose Award, which is only awarded once a year to the outstanding Certified Auctioneer’s Institute auction summary. Real Estate, especially land auctions, is another area Pope has excelled. In 2006 alone, Gavin sold nearly 3.5 million of real estate at auction! In addition, Gavin has finished Reserve Champion in the 2003, 2004, and 2005 State of Illinois Auctioneers Bid Calling Contest.
Through Gavin’s experience and schooling, he has been fortunate to meet many other auctioneers throughout the United States. This network of clients and friends proves as a great resource for Gavin Pope Auctions. Because of Gavin’s experience and knowledge, along with his network of auctioneer associates, you can be assured a Gavin Pope auction will bring you top-notch auction service!
Gavin is married to his wife Denise. A special suprise was given to the Pope's on August 14th, 2006. This is when Denise gave birth to twins, Colin and Chloe. And we thought our lives were busy before!!