About Us

Mark Thompson, Owner

We acquire our items from a variety of sources: mostly picking, clean outs, estates, and walk in buys. We are always looking to buy inventory includes furniture, odd items military and civil war, postcards, industrial, unique items, coins, knives, swords, antique weapons, and especially antique lighting


As a young child I was introduced to antiques and 
miscellaneous items by my parents. I guess you could 
call me a junkman picker. To earn money as a kid I 
collected cans, newspapers and cardboard. I also shined 
shoes at local taverns and businesses, wherever shoes 
needed shining. The job market was flat in my local area 
so bought a used pickup truck and expanded my curbside searches finding other people's discarded items. I also would also go to garage sales and estate sales. Seeing the potential I began to offer an estate clean out 
service and estate sales. In 2009 I went to N.Carolina 
to auctioneer's school.That same year I became an auctioneer and opened: 
Spur of the Moment Antiques and Auction

Estate Sales Counseling

Whether you decide to have an auction or an estate sale, as auctioneers we will do our best to liquidate your estate. We can also purchase the contents outright, one item or the entire estate. We conduct on or off site estate sales and liquidation services in Oneida County & the surrounding areas of New York State. We have helped many families and businesses in the process. We will work closely with you to get the most money for your items. We can also provide complete clean-out services including trash removal, scrap metal recycling and auto removal. We will ​handle everything!