Where valuable possessions meet even more valuable expertise

We offer every client 80 years of combined experience and a trusted reputation when it comes to valuing and marketing their belongings. We are known for exceeding expectations when it comes to both revenue generated and customer service. Our full-range of services extend to on-site estate sales, consignment at the Hughes Showroom, vehicle sales, appraisals and auction house placement. All made possible by a full-time staff of 12, who each possess their own set of specialized knowledge so you’re assured of receiving not only top dollar, but also the most professional and reliable experience possible. Because of our deep relationships with collectors, dealers, private parties and interior decorators, we’re able to find appropriate buyers for all of your belongings so that possessions from the past can continue to provide memories for others in the future.

About Buying
About Selling
Showroom Sales

Showroom Sales

Our 3-day monthly Showroom Sale is something every Hollywood set decorator and interior designer wish would remain a best-kept secret. That's because we fill our 7,000 square foot warehouse with merchandise being sold for the very first time on the secondary market. Located near the 210 Freeway, people line up early Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings to be the first ones through the door.

Consigning

Consigning

Offered exclusively during our monthly Hughes Showroom Sale, this is the ideal option for quickly turning things you no longer want or need into cash (especially if you're moving, downsizing or have property in storage). We manage all the packing and transportation of your items in addition to advertising them world-wide to our lengthy list of customers.

Online Sales

Online Sales

Our convenient Internet "Spotlight Sales" feature select items that are available for early purchase before being offered during our monthly Showroom Sale above. Such merchandise is appropriate for shipping worldwide or pick up if you can't physically make it to our showroom or just want to make sure you snag something before someone else does without having to wait in line.

Estate Sales

Estate Sales

Since 1978, our knowledge and sensitivity to each client's unique needs has assisted thousands of people whether they're downsizing, an executor living out of state or working with other family members to manage the liquidation process. We make things as easy and straightforward as possible.

On-Site Estate Sales

On-site Estate Sales

We transform select estates with designer furniture, art and significant collections into boutiques, where the entire contents of a house are for sale, including larger items like those kept in a garage or outdoors. Not only can you physically explore and examine the home itself, but also gain a contextual feel for how other people live for a fun outing by yourself or with friends.

Vehicle Sales

Vehicle Sales

For higher quality pre-owned or vintage collector cars we offer a brokerage service. Our in-house specialist brings over 20 years of automotive expertise and will do a cost analysis of your vehicle before placement on the market. Hughes handles all aspects of the sale from start to finish and has consistently exceeded fair market value on vehicles sold.

The Hughes Standard

The Hughes Standard

Our official rating system assures you that every item goes through a rigorous 3-step approval process before being offered for sale:

  1. CONDITION: Signs of wear, damage and/or aging
  2. COOL FACTOR: Slightly subjective, is it cool to own?
  3. RARITY: Is it one of a kind, or do only a few still remain?
Appraisals

Appraisals

Our in-house appraiser is certified by the American Society of Appraisers to conduct Personal Property Appraisals. In addition, our entire staff provides 80 years of collective experience in determining personal property values. Our appraisals can simplify equitable distribution among heirs, guide insurance decisions or assist in estate planning.

From Our Customers

  • “Hughes is responsible, responsive and pleasant to deal with. They kept meticulous track of all financial and other details. They were resourceful in identifying our more valuable items and finding the best way of disposing of them. They achieved excellent results for us and were most helpful when we moved out of a big house we’d lived in for a long time. We recommend Hughes Estate Sales highly and with enthusiasm.”

    – George Brumder, Pasadena, CA
  • “This is my favorite place to shop Estate Sales, it’s indoors, cool and the selection is fabulous, you never know what treasures will be there, serious art or Sunday bargains the last day of sales, so fun!!”

    – Florence-Isabelle Megginson
  • “I have used Hughes Estate Sales for two very different jobs — one small and one huge. The first was to sell a few dozen furniture items from a family estate, which they did courteously and quickly. The second involved completely packing up and clearing out forty years’ worth of possessions from a family home. In both cases, Todd and his crews were professional, efficient, and great to work with… Hughes communicated with us each step of the way, settled up promptly, and gave us an itemized list of sales results. We were completely delighted with their helpfulness and with the results.”

    – Julia Hastings, La Cañada, CA
  • “Dissolving my parents’ estate and closing up the Pasadena house they had lived in for over 50 years seemed a daunting task, but the good folks at Hughes really took the load off my back. Their capable staff organized and conducted a public estate sale for us that was quite successful yet also extremely sensitive to members of our extended family. We didn’t have to lift a finger or a dustpan. They swept the house and yard clean before they were done, and all that was left for us to do was lock the door and turn off the lights.”

    – Ted Rhodes, Santa Barbara, CA
Hughes Estate Sales 4.5 out of 5 based on 51 ratings.