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In loving memory of
William H. Bunch
1947 - 2024

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In Loving Memory of Bill Bunch: The Heartbeat of Bunch Auctions

On January 15th, the auction world said goodbye to one of its most charismatic conductors, Bill Bunch. As many who read this know, Bill was the heart and soul behind Bunch Auctions.  He was a maestro of the gavel, whose spirited auctioneering and love for life was clear to everyone who had the good fortune to know him.


Bill's larger-than-life sense of humor was the secret ingredient that seasoned every auction. He didn't just auction off items; he conducted a crash course in antiques appreciation that left you both educated and entertained. Mr. Bunch was truly a living library, with a collection of experiences even more diverse than his Tuesday sales.


Bill's unique ability to turn knowledge-sharing into an art form made him a beloved figure in the antiques industry. Each piece had a story, and Bill, the storyteller that he was, made sure every bidder knew the fascinating narrative behind their potential new treasure. He created an auction house that isn’t just a place of commerce; but a haven for those who shared his love for history, craftsmanship, and the thrill of the bid. His knack for turning every bidder into a part of the extended Bunch family created an atmosphere that went beyond business – it created a thriving community; a testament to Bill’s passion and dedication to creating the world he wanted to see.


As we say our goodbyes, let's celebrate the legacy of a man who turned every auction into so much more. Bill, your hammer may be silent, but the echoes of your wit and warmth will forever resonate in the auction house you built on love, laughter, and a splash of the extraordinary.


Bill’s strongest wish was that William Bunch Auctions & Appraisals would continue to run in name and in character. In the face of this enormous loss, we find ourselves standing as a resilient team, committed to upholding the legacy of excellence and service that Mr. Bunch instilled in us. We will continue to cultivate meaningful relationships and provide unwavering dedication to our clients. We aim to honor Bill by delivering the exceptional service that would undoubtedly make him proud from wherever he may be watching.


“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” — Steve Jobs.

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