Over 25 years' experience in the auction industry as a personal property appraiser and auctioneer.


Stephen Turner, President

Employment Background & Professional Experience

2015 – Present     Turner Auctions + Appraisals, online auctions

2004 – Present    Stephen G. Turner Associates, Inc., appraisals & consulting

2001 – 2004        Rabin Worldwide Auctioneers and Appraisers; Greg Martin Auctions, a division of Rabin Worldwide

1998 – 2001         Butterfield Auctioneers and Appraisers, an eBay company

1997 – 1998         Harvey Clar Auctioneers and Appraisers

1991 – 1996          Lunds Auctioneers and Appraisers

1997 – 2007        Founding and contributing author to the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper's weekly antiques feature “What’s It Worth?" (Sunday editions), which ran for a decade.

1997 – Present    Guest speaker for frequent lectures and seminars, including  the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco, Harvard Club, Olympic Club, Daughters of the American Revolution, American Society of Appraisers; and other various professional and social organizations

1999 – 2003    Featured appraiser on the HGTV show “Appraise It”

Continuing Professional Education        

American Society of Appraisers

•    PP201 Intro to Personal Property Theory & Principles
•    PP202 Personal Property Valuation - Methodology, Research and Analysis
•    PP203 Personal Property Valuation - Report Writing
•    PP204 Personal Property Valuation - The Legal and Commercial Environment
•    AL215 Appraisal Report Writing
•    SE100 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)

International Society of Appraisers

•    Valuing Japanese Woodblock Prints
•    Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice 2014-16