I think Rob and Carol Hennessee may run the most honest auction house in the Tampa/St. Pete area. They definitely have the friendliest and most helpful people working for them and they're great folks, too. Although they are closed in July and August, they normally do an auction about once a month although it may be more often during the winter when the snowbirds are down here. (They had three sales in February, for instance.) Hennessee auctions draw more of a middle class crowd than most of the other auctions so prices seem to go a little higher here, although you can still get some great deals. Their regular sales are always held on Saturday evenings, so it's a convenient auction to attend.