As the son of an antique dealer, Brian spent much of his childhood at antique and flea markets -- his earliest memories are of sitting under the booth tables, reading comics he purchased with his single dollar allowance. By learning to buy and sell at an early age, Brian began building his collection, continuing throughout his teen years. As a freshman in college, he built enough of a collection to sell at his first comic convention. From that point forward, Brian has built a community and respect among peers in the industry, dealer, and collector community.
Over the past 30+ years, he has set up at Comic Cons, Pulp Conventions, Antique Toy Shows, and various antique markets. Brian has also established a strong following as an original eBay Super Seller under "CheerfulThoughts", with booths and cases at Ohio Valley Antique Mall (OVAM), the Lebanon Peddlers Market, and the Tri-State Antique Market in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.
In the 1990s, Brian worked with a small team to start a comic circuit within 100 miles of Cincinnati, and in 2013, he was a founding member of the Cincinnati Comic Convention. Then in 2018, Brian was able to share expertise with Matt Paxton of the popular TV series, Hoarders, at a local estate.
Brian grew up in St. Petersburg, FL and later Cincinnati, OH where he now resides with his family and runs his business.
If we look familiar to you, we have the late Dan Miller (Dan Miller Auctions, Kentucky) to thank for giving us our start, guiding and later partnering with us to hold hundreds of his famous train auctions attended by thousands over the past 30+ years at the Lookout Civic Club in Ft Wright, KY and beyond.
Several of our other team members are proud sellers on eBay, at local antique malls, and area antique markets such as those in Lawrenceburg, IN and Burlington, KY. Our Auctioneers believe in supporting the greater auction community, a few of our local auction peers, and charitable events as well.
Our team runs services as well as online & in-person auctions based in the Cincinnati/Tri-State area.