Richard Opfer's auctions are the smoothest running of any that I've been to in the Baltimore area. They are fast and thorough but always polite and often very entertaining, which is important when you have to stand around waiting to bid. The staff is polite and very helpful and there are people to help load heavy things if needed. They get good consignments from everyday household stuff to museum quality items. The noise level is very high and it can be crowded but otherwise it's a great sale.