About Us

Founded by auctioneer Thomas Burns in 1980, Burns Auction Service, LLC specializes in the auction marketing of Carnival Glass, Colored Victorian Glass, Fine China, Porcelains, Pottery and Art Glass.  A 1979 graduate of Missouri Auction School, Tom Burns started collecting antiques at the very young age of thirteen years old. He grew up in New York near the Corning glass museum, which influenced his love for glass. His vast knowledge of all types of glass particularly Carnival, has made him a sought after expert. He has conducted approx. 400 auctions since becoming an auctioneer. Tom has received many awards and was inducted into the Carnival Glass hall of fame in early 2003.

Auctioneer and appraiser Debra Burns, is a graduate of Missouri Auction School and the Certified Appraiser Guild of America. She retains auction license in the States Ohio and Florida. She is a native Oregonian and now resides in Florida with her Husband

Debra was a business owner in the Portland area for over twenty-five years before joining Burns Auction Services LLC. She realizes that being a female in the auction industry is not easy, since it is primarily a male dominated field. Her dedication and hard work is making great strides in her professional career. She retains auction license in the States Ohio and Florida. She is a native Oregonian and now resides in Florida with her Husband

Click here to read more about Debra in the May 2002 featured article published in the NAA magazine: “Women Auctioneers in America.”


Burns Auction Service specializes in working with executers, personal representatives, lawyers and accountants in the disposition of large and small estates and consignments of quality items.

Our company remains in close affiliation with fellow auctioneers and auction houses from coast to coast, staying up to date on trends and current market values throughout the country. Our staff has over 40 years experience in sales, appraisals, Selling and the liquidations of antiques and estates.

Consign With Us

Instantly turn those gems in the attic into cash. Burns Auction is always seeking desirable items for our auctions. If you are interested in selling your valuables for top current market value learn how to consign with us.

Tom Burns



(407) 592-6552

Debra Burns



(503) 756-2629

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Burns Auction Service
183 Sunnyside Drive
Clermont, FL  34711