In the Media

Andrew Turner Auctions has unearthed quite a bit of history over the years.  Here’s a few of the cool, newsworthy items we’ve come across.

"The Overlooked" Youtube Series

Is this the REAL Frank James?

The photo hasn’t been authenticated but shows signs of an original piece from 1866. According to auction house owner, Andrew Turner, photos from this time were normally brushed up by the photographer, making it look almost like a painting.

Where the photo came from, is still a bit of a mystery...

Andrew Turner Auctions Sells Authentic Chairs from Old KCI Airport

Kansas City proudly opened its new airport in the spring of 2023. So what happened to the fixtures at the old airport? Andrew Turner Auctions is one of two authorized vendors to resell the seats we all waited in as we departed our city. Now’s your chance to grab a piece of Kansas City history!

From KMBC >

From KCUR >

'Robbery & Murder," and other Iron Cross propaganda

Military medals have been used as propaganda tools by the enemy. Case in point: the Iron Cross.

Auction House Returns KC Jazz Relics to Icon’s Grandson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Items purchased at an estate sale in 2010 for Kansas City jazz legend — Oscar “Lucky” Wesley have turned up. The icon’s grandson is thankful he’s getting back a piece of family history…

Explore Auctions for Home Decor Treasures

Everyone loves a deal, and most everyone loves competition.  Combine the two with local auctions, and it’s an all-American free for all where folks are trying to beat one another for a budget-friendly victory…

Military Trader Talks with Vonn Krueger, WWII Artifact Expert

Krueger’s interest in collecting began in high school.  “We had a history teacher who encouraged us to bring war relics to school,” he said. “It was mainly stuff from the Civil War, WWI and WWII: Guns, bayonetts, swords – all that stuff.”

KCUR Speaks with Small Businesses About Coronavirus

Andrew Turner owns an auction house in the East Bottoms area of Kansas City, Missouri. He had to shut his business down two weeks ago after the city declared a state of emergency. 

“It’s just kind of been a nightmare,” said Turner. “There’s been zero business, and it’s hard to manage with nothing coming in.”

The Changing Face of Auctions

Forget the quaint ‘Colonel’ auctioneer. Today’s auction houses are growing in sophistication and adaptability.