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Stephen Turner

Stephen G. Turner Associates was founded in 2004. President Stephen Turner has over 25 years’ experience in the areas of fine arts, decorative arts, furniture and antiques. During that period, he has worked with the West Coast's leading auction firms as an auctioneer and appraiser of personal property. He has often appeared in the media, including as a regular featured appraiser on HGTV's "Appraise It!", and as a regular columnist for "What's It Worth?", the San Francisco Chronicle's Sunday appraisal feature that ran for over a decade.


Turner is a popular guest speaker on art and antiques at seminars and appraisal fairs in California. He is also a regular auctioneer in Northern California and makes frequent appearances at Bay Area charity auctions.


In 2015, Turner launched Turner Auctions + Appraisals, offering intriguing items in diverse collecting categories at:




  • Experienced:  Over 25 years' experience as an appraiser and auctioneeer for leading national and regional auction houses.


  • Professional:  Member, International Society of Appraisers (ISA). Certified Personal Property Appraiser, Canadian Personal Property Appraisers Guild, 1995


  • In the Media:  Over 15 years' experience in national and regional media as an appraiser in newspapers, TV and radio.


  • Guest Speaker:  Frequent speaker, instructor, guest appraiser and charity auctioneer on the West Coast.


  • Committed:  Committed to the professional, educational and technical standards of the appraisal industry, as detailed by the International Society of Appraisers and the Appraisal Foundations "Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).



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