Formerly known as E. M. Wallace Auctions & Appraisals, we have evolved to ‘Rare-Era’! Rare-Era offers Fine-Art and Antiquity Consignors and Buyers the same continuous level of courtesy and expertise, with the added support of our new “Sell & BidWell” website and Mobile App.
Combined, the founders have over 60 years’ experience uniting exemplary expertise with respectful service to the benefit of esteemed clients and partners around the world. Rare-Era is an exclusive global brokerage firm, specializing in certified auction sales & appraisals of select fine art, decorative art and jewelry, serving over 60 countries.
Buy or Sell, ANYTHING Rare – from EVERY Era – on-line, via phone or our specialized “Sell & BidWell” Mobile-App.
Rare-Era & SellandBidWell.com, reflect the lifelong dream of Erin-Marie to provide a virtual Gallery and Auction House which specializes in worldwide, live-streaming auctions… She obtained her Master’s degree in Fine and Decorative Arts from Sotheby’s Institute, London. This was preceded by educational opportunities in Hong Kong and throughout the United States, culminating in a Bachelor’s of Fine Art – specializing in drawing – from the University of Central Florida (UCF). She continues to exhibit as a fine artist, in her own right, and her work is held in private collections worldwide. For several years she was the Director and Vetter for a televised auction house, responsible for overseeing four weekly televised auctions including purchasing, consigning, cataloging and on-air presenting. She has coordinated private and public collections of English Ceramics and Art Pottery and advises collectors worldwide. In 2012, Ms. Wallace became a Florida Certified Auctioneer and Auction House founder; and she is the only Sotheby’s UK Graduate in the United States to hold this distinction and accreditation. In 2016 she became Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Compliant, and an esteemed Tutor for Art-Evaluation Courses presented by MyAntiqueSchool.com. Our firm thrives based on her infectious expertise; with a commitment to our worldwide consignment-base who benefit from her breadth of knowledge and her management of her international network resources of Subject Matter Experts (SME).
Robert Bartell Funk III
Rob Funk is a Business Development Executive and noted Public-Speaker with over 25-years’ committed to Sales & Marketing; generating over 200% of annual sales growth in successful promotions of new-products, and over $10M in Annual Quota attainment. A former Corporate Vice-President he has organized several re-branding campaigns, developed 3 Start-ups and revamped 2 decades-old technology firms; his Sales-Management experience includes Strategic-Partnerships, Channel Distribution, and Marketing/PR. These professional-achievements have found him living-&-working within culture-capital cities of Miami / St. Petersburg / Tampa / Orlando / Tallahassee / Atlanta / Washington-D.C. & NOVA / New Orleans / Houston / San Francisco / Los Angeles & Long Beach: and traveling as a contractual-consultant all over the country (but he is most “at-home”, living among the small-Downtown & ocean-views of diverse Dunedin, Florida). At Rare-Era & SellandBidWell.com, Mr. Funk manages Accounting, Inventory and Shipping Logistics; he is the front-line for our worldwide buying network and white-glove deliveries… As is a life-long patron of the Arts; he has an obsessed focus in the evaluation and collecting of First-Edition Books, Old Records, Pop-Art, Vintage Skateboards, Antique Bicycles, European Automobiles and Foreign Automobilia.