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Our Founders

 Herbert Caspert (1931-2014)  


Herbert had been an Auctioneer and Appraiser since 1948. Known as “the Auctioneer’s Auctioneer”, he was one of the most knowledgeable and experienced Auctioneer’s in the United States. His 66 years of experience was invaluable, offering our clients an unparalleled edge in achieving maximum values for their capital assets.

He had been a long standing member of several professional auction organizations including the National Auctioneers Association, the New Jersey State Society of Auctioneers, and the New York State Auctioneers Association. Herbert’s vast experiences as an Appraiser were legendary. He qualified as an expert witness and testified time and time again in Federal, State and local courts. A member of the American Society of Appraisers, Herbert was also respected at the American Bankruptcy Institute and the New Jersey Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association.

Herbert was proud to have served as a United States Marine during the Korean Conflict and had been a fraternal brother of the Masonic Order for over 60 years. He had also been inducted into the New York Football Giants Season Ticket Holder Hall of Fame for his patronage of over 50 years. Posthumously, Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey’s Horizon High School dedicated 3 multipurpose rooms in his memory. Click here for the New York Times article.

Samuel Caspert (1899-1979)


A Maverick. An Entrepreneur. A New York City Marshal. A Visionary. All adjectives that have been used to describe Sam, our founder. A product of the Great Depression, Sam learned the “auctioneer’s chant” at a very early age and parlayed that skill to a wide variety of successful business and real estate adventures that spanned a 60 year career. At a young age, he led a syndicate to satisfy creditors and obtain stock control of Lewis & Conger, a 125-year-old specialty & houseware retailer. Thereafter he was named President & Chairman of the Board. He was actively involved in many notable projects such as New York City’s Grant Shopping Center and Lincoln Square Project. He developed a track record for taking over vacant buildings and repurposing them into Social Security Office Buildings. Sam served for many years on the executive committee of the Auctioneers Division of the United Jewish Appeal. He is remembered with great admiration & reverence by the generations that follow in his footsteps. Click here for the New York Times Magazine article.

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