The Popular Pioneer, LLC
We are a full time professional licensed and Insured business that sells personal property in Vermont and throughout New England . With the capability to reach thousands of buying customers you can put your trust in us!!
We sell through multiple outlets with extensive advertising. Rated Number one in quality customer care. Auctioning off your property or have an Estate Sale? We evaluate and estimate your items to determine what's more profitable.
Vermont Auctioneer- Michael Bishop #057.133897
Terms & Conditions
1. Every auction will have a buyers premium added to the hammer price. A state sales tax will be added if the sale pertains.
2.Pre-owned items might show signs of wear do to age. Everything is sold AS IS WHERE IS.
3. There is no in-house shipping. We will not ship furniture or large items. This term might not apply when using On-Line auction.
4.No returns or exchanges after an item is sold. In less determined other wise
5. You must preview all rugs in person in order for us to execute all left bids or phone bidding.
6.You must give your Name, Address, Phone number and have a valid ID to register at all auctions.
7. We except all major credit cards, cash, Personal checks, Business checks
8. All Auctions will have a preview of the items before they are sold.
"Finding the truth and honesty in items is the adventure and challenge we seek out."
Michael C. Bishop owner of The Popular Pioneer LLC, began his journey into the antique business on the island of Nantucket in 2010. On a casual day off from his daily job he ventured to a local estate sale where he purchased a single item he found rather intriguing. A small corner chair had caught his attention and he wondered what its story was. Mike knew that the island of Nantucket had rich history, and he longed to know where this chair had been, and if it was of any value. He immediately brought this chair to a well known antique dealer Jack Fritsch, Who became a mentor, to see what he could tell him about it. Jack told him the chair was worth 10 times what he had paid. From there on Mikes passion grew and he began to collect and study a variety of antiques, art work and collectibles. In 2016 he opened his first antique shop and with in a year he grew and expanded to a new location. Shortly after that Mike open his own auction house!
With Mikes extensive theater back ground, visiting his shop or attending his auction house on any given day is a true experience. He has a story for every item in which he personal hand picks. Mike is a true people person and goes above and beyond to meet the needs of his customers.
" I am fortunate to have lived in an area where there are so many talented and experienced antique dealers. The truth is you will never stop learning."