ABOUT OUR AUCTION HOUSE
Jones & Horan Auction Team conducts two Live Auction Events per year, and two Online–Only auctions per month specializing in vintage and antique watches, jewelry, coins and clocks.
Jones & Horan has been specializing in horological auctions since 1985!!
All Jones & Horan auctions are conducted with No Reserves and No Buyer’s Premium,
and there is No Sales Tax here in New Hampshire.
George & Patty Jones at the February 2018 NAWCC show in Lakeland, Florida,
with Tyler St. Gelais looking on in the background.
Diana Kelly auctioneers at the
September 23, 2018 Live Auction Event.
The Covid-19 pandemic sweeps the world, but Jones & Horan finds ways to safely continue operating with online-only sales and a semi-live webcast sale, to the delight of watch enthusiasts everywhere. The middle of the year sees a surge in watch values as many hobbyists and collectors are sheltering at home with free time to pursue their passion. Gross sales now exceed five million.
Amanda Kelly joins the Team. Patty Jones had been praying for someone who could come close to being as valuable as our COO, Diana Kelly. This young lady (Diana's baby sister!) is an answer to those prayers.
Marc Bourque, who has been working with us part-time for thirty years, joins the team full-time as our IT consultant.
Tyler St. Gelais, jeweler and wristwatch enthusiast, comes on board. His passion for watches delights the Team as well as clients.
Fred Hansen, a second generation watch collector who started at the ripe old age of eight, brings his thirty years of expertise and experience to the Team as Cataloger, Consultant, and Expert in American pocket watches.
Jones & Horan conducts their first Online-Only auction in January. Soon thereafter, Online-Only auctions take place twice a month, and there are two Live auctions scheduled each spring and fall. Jones and Horan auctions vintage watches, jewelry, coins and clocks to clients from all over the world with gross annual sales of about three million USD.
Diana Kelly joins the team full time as Office Manager, Assistant Cataloger and one of the Auctioneers. She is proving to be a gift from above, and now also serves as the Team's Chief Operating Officer.
Ryan Fields brings his expertise and superior work ethics as a digital photographer to the Team.
Frank Davis joins the Team as Property Developer. He restores an old barn into a comfortable, efficient office. Nowadays, he heads Inventory Control and is a well-loved consultant on old coins and just about everything else.
Marc Bourque joins the Team as an IT consultant. Marc guides the auction house as it launches one of New England’s first websites onto the fledgling World Wide Web.
Tim Decker (1946-2012), a long time friend and founding member, finds a customer who wants to consign his vintage watch collection to one of the Jones and Horan auctions. Soon after recognizing the potential market, the company diverts all its resources into developing a specialty for Horological items.
George E. Jones and Patty Horan get married. Patty quits her teaching job, gets her Auctioneer’s license, and the Jones & Horan Auction Team, Inc is born.
In 1945: George F. Jones was the Manager, and eventual owner, of a 200 acre Dairy farm in Goffstown, NH. He allows his customers to barter their milk bills with items found around the house and barn. His son, George E. Jones, develops an uncanny ability to deal within the Antiques market by helping his dad buy and sell the bartered items.