It always happens this way. I just got an e-mail notice that the package is in the hands of UPS and on its way. Thanks Dave. Honestly, it’s this kind of “above and beyond” support that really makes your auction special. Thanks again.

Dave L., Michigan

Hello David,

Thank you for your email. I’m doing well and have just moved to Mt Dora, Florida. I’m renting for a year while my condo is being build in an active retirement community.

I was able to sell the house, farm and RV park to a local couple. They own several farms in the area and are very successful vegetable farms. The 120 acres will be put into Pennsylvania land conservation, so it will not be developed, that would make my late husband very happy.

David, your service was outstanding and everything you said you would do, you followed through. You made my job of selling my husband’s Ham estate very easy and I want you to know how much I appreciate your help.

I’m getting settled in for the next chapter of my life and the folks who bought the property will be forwarding the mail until I have a chance to update everything.

Please take care and stay safe,


Jan G., Florida


Thank you for your service. Faced with the dilemma of determining how to sell a collection of vintage ham radio and stereo gear, I asked you for your assistance. After an on site inspection, you agreed to sell the collection. For a reasonable fee, you arranged to have the equipment picked up and moved to your site.

You chose to spread the equipment over two auctions and sold every piece of equipment at prices in excess of what I thought they would bring. Your fee was well earned.

Thanks for the service.

R.B.F., Olathe, KS

Just finished working with David since last fall. A very good friend had a lot of equipment, – high end, vintage as well as current transceivers plus many parts, tubes, etc. Most people wanted to come in and cherry pick the lot, which sometimes leaves a lot of odds and ends of no value. Contacted David, he and his crew of great guys came to the house with a 24′ truck. Cleaned out the basement. The gear brought excellent returns for my friend’s wife and family. We all have to be very careful about selling our gear today but no worry with David. He is the real deal.

Bob Heil, K9EID

Thank you kindly! It was fantastic! So nice that you do this for the Ham Radio Community. I always share your emails on Facebook here in Australia. All under control and seems like a very successful sale! 

Mike, VK3XZ


I wanted to send you a note to thank you for your services.  Without you and your company, Schulman Auction & Realty, there would have been no way that I could have possibly connected to the correct niche of qualified buyers that would have been interested in my high end, collector’s Audio Gear. The process was smooth, painless and profitable for all parties.

Craig Jones


I just wanted to thank you and your team as well as UPS for the recent RCA auction.  I was thrilled with the items and prices for them.  Thanks for the great service and I look forward to bidding again when something of my interest comes up.  Keep me posted on any advertising auctions that come up.

TC, Chesapeake VA

Thanks again for everything you did. Not only for myself, but also your club & the museum. It’s nice knowing that there is a good, honest person like yourself to fill this sometimes unpleasant task of not only handling a collection of ham gear from someone who has passed on, but also the downsizing of someone’s lifelong collection. You seem to understand it’s more than just making big money. You’re taking one man’s life long collection of radio gear and giving it a home to another collector who will also treasure it. If you ever need a reference, please don’t hesitate to ask.

73, CM

My experience working with David Schulman was very professional and beneficial. He made it very clear what expectations were for me as seller and the buyer. I found his advice sound and timely, and matters were dealt with quickly. He kept in contact throughout the entire process and I reallly felt he had my interests represented. I would highly recommend David and his company.

Martha K. Tietze

David and Kevin,

I wanted to send an email and let you both know what a great experience it was to have such high level of expertise in the handling of our recent auction. As I had told you, I am very much aware of what goes on at auctions. I have been to many and watched as family, friends and whoever else dropped by would help put things out, and most of the time its was simply a mad house. The people you both brought with you were without a doubt the most energized, ready to get the job done bunch I have ever seen; my house was emptied in a very good manner, nothing was broken, and all the items were placed in logical order—the same for my shop and tools. As my wife and I decided to not stay for the auction, the reports we received were outstanding; the sale was great and we were so glad have had your company handle this sale for us. I also want to say that we couldn’t wait to send this, with a big Thank You! It was awesome.

Bud & Jan Smith


Thank you very much. It was really great to deal with you and you ran a great auction! Everything was on the level and on the square with great technical assessments of the equipment being sold.

73, de KK5GH

John Telford, State College, PA

Hi David, just wanted to thank you for helping to expedite the transportation of my recent purchase through your auction. Very much appreciated. If anyone asks I will have nothing but good things to say about you and your auctions. Keep up the good work.


Fred Olver, St. Louis, MO


Thank you very, very much for your attention and personalized service! I deeply appreciate it!

I look forward to your next auction.

Thank you again!

Aloha and 73,


Steve, KH6VK, Hawaii

Dear David,

This brief note is long overdue. You have occupied a very special place in my life during my twilight years. Only one other person has been able to be both a friend and a business colleague in my life, my very dear late friend Marshall Emm of Morse Express.

I never could have managed disposing of all the excess radio equipment I had accumulated over the years without your assistance. In the process, you not only displayed outstanding commercial skills but a deep sense of ethical concerns and friendship while engaging with efficiency and dispatch.

You are an essential member of the amateur radio community. Thank you ever so much. By no means do I consider this to be the end of a most wonderful friendship that I was so fortunate to cultivate.

Very sincerely,

Dick Wiltgen
K8RBW (since 1959)

Dick Wiltgen, K8RBW

We are very pleased with the sales of my dad’s equipment. It’s great to know that it will be used the way he wanted it to be.

73’s to you and your team from K5XX

Chris Hagan, Kerrville, TX

Good morning David! Thank you for selling Dad’s collection with such a great outcome for Mom. I am so very grateful for you and the service you provide. Wow, what a wonderful result!

Best wishes to you,

With my gratitude. -s

Sondra J., McHenry, IL

Thanks David. That’s a remarkable operation that you have and very professionally run. I don’t know how you keep up with everything. Best wishes.


Joe H., Memphis, TN


Just a quick note. 

If I ever complain about UPS again slap me upside the head. I just FedEx’d a package (actually an amplifier) from my home to Texas and it cost $460, ground. Granted they packed it and it was insured, but still, the cost of shipping was just under 1/3 the cost of the amplifier. Your UPS is better than most understand.

73’s, Dave, W8QW

Dave, St. Johns, MI

This is a letter of gratitude and respect for David Schulman and his auction company.

I have been an active amateur radio operator since my childhood in 1957 , hundreds of different types of transmitters, receivers, transceivers, test equipment, antennas, etc. I’ve accumulated hundreds of items in that period of time.

You can imagine the heartfelt attachment to all these material things which are part of my life. Due to the fact of age and not being able to do all the things I have in the past, I decided to have David and his company market my equipment.

They picked up all of my equipment to take it to Kansas City and sell it on the auction service.

I was paid on time with no with no complaints. They did an excellent job. I highly recommend David Schulman his auction company to anybody if there is a need to sell anything ham radio!

Al Gallo

Al Gallo, WØERE, MO


I’m writing to thank you for all you have done.

My brother passed away and me not knowing a thing about radio equipment, David was so professional. My brother always told me if something happened to him to get in touch with David’s auction site.

I called Mr. Schulman and told him my situation. He was honest and fair. Helped me with everything. I packed it up, he sold everything. He was kind and fast. I could of not done it without you. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I would recommend you anytime. Again thank you. My family has lost three members in one year but you made it a lot easier.

Kindest rewards,

Karen Langosch

Hi David,

The UPS Store shipped my equipment today — I will say you have the best ham radio and related estate auction going and the way you handle it is top notch and we are all enjoying it — many thanks.

Larry B., CNL Systems

Dear David,

I am writing to you to express my thanks and greatly appreciation for the time you have taken to make your suggestions and to help me to sell the ham radio set from my late husband. I frankly would have been lost without your assistance in that situation which you were able to handle well for me. While most of companies would ask to mail them equipment (I called at least 4 different companies), you were willing to pick up and to check equipment what I have. All my questions were answered, and communication was very easy and in timely manner. Your professionalism and your ability to handle emotional situation amazing. I would highly recommend your name and the name of you company, Schulman Auction & Realty, LLC, as the best company in this business. Thank you once again.

Natallia D.-W., Omaha, NE

Eric, David,

The amplifiers arrived and are in like new shape. That may have been the best packing job I’ve seen for something like this. I still have to check them out before attempting to operate the 3K or restore the 5K but they look great. Thanks for the help with this auction. David, make sure I know about future auctions.


I contacted David last fall to auction estate radios and stereo equipment; he responded quickly to my request and arrived at the appointed time to review the estate items. Throughout the process, David was easy to work with; he kept me informed of the progress, answered my questions, and always communicated appropriately and in a timely manner. He tested most items and provided detailed descriptions of the auction items; after the close of each auction he provided detailed, itemized lists with the payment. David’s efficiency and professionalism were very impressive, and I would highly recommend Schulman Auction & Realty, LLC to anyone needing to auction antique radios or audio equipment.



I want to thank you so much for selling the RCA antique radio collection. I really appreciated the pick-up service and was most impressed with the organization of the online auction.  The catalog of items was done in an extraordinary manner.  I am most satisfied with the outcome of the auction and commend you on your professional qualifications, skills, and contacts.  Everything was perfect and it is extremely satisfying to know that these items are now with other collectors. It was a real pleasure doing business with you.



I just wanted to say “thanks” again for your hard work on the commercial building you sold for one of our probate estates.  It was in a difficult suburban area and we realized finding a buyer would not be easy.  You had wonderful on-line photos showing its potential, held the auction quickly and located bidders who actually competed with each other, giving us what we believe was a very fair, market price.  The heirs are happy with our legal services and we have made sure that they knew you were a significant part of that!  We’ll be back to use you again!

Jean Maneke

David –

I just wanted to thank you for all your help with selling my Grandfather’s estate. You, Jason and your entire team made the process so much easier for me and my family. You handled our emotions and our stress without ever skipping a beat! I really appreciate you keeping me in the loop while I dealt with things from Las Vegas – it took a load of stress off of me, knowing you all were taking care of my families situation in Kansas City! Your professionalism and expertise was refreshing and welcomed! Your continued support after the sell has been amazing and very much appreciated. It was a pleasure to finally meet all of you and put a face to the voice!

Thank you again for everything!

Shannon Dubron, Las Vegas, NV

Many thanks for doing what you do in regard to the Vintage Radio Auction. This was the first time I participated in the auction as a seller. Before I contacted you, I tallied the value of the items to sell and came up with a best case figure if the auction went well. The figure I calculated was actually a few dollars lower than the actual I received. I’m very impressed with the professionalism you used in accomplishing a daunting task and with the results. Many thanks.

Tom Bauer, KE0ABA


Thank you so much for helping me find new homes for my husband’s collection of ham radios. You explained your auction process to me, and everything went just as you said it would, from the pick up of the equipment straight through to the end of the auction.

Everyone I dealt with was friendly, knowledgeable, polite, helpful, and honest. I truly appreciate how thorough you were with your explanations and answers to my questions. And, I do appreciate how easy it was to do business with you. I highly recommend your auction business to anyone wanting to sell or buy ham radio equipment.

My best to you and thank you for all your help.

Pauline Galardi, The Villages, FL

Hi David,

I am so pleased to get the radio (and speaker) with zero apparent damage. Your shippers know their business!


Mike C., Richland, WA


I have to tell you I am very happy with my purchase. It arrived perfect and works great. You run an excellent operation and I look forward to your next auction. I plan to recommend you to everyone in central Ohio. Thanks!

Ron D., OH

Hello David,

Thank you so much for the service you provided me. You have an outstanding operation there and you provide a very
important and needed service to ham radio operators. I would not hesitate to recommend your company to any ham
looking to sell/buy previously owned amateur radio equipment.

Thanks again and have a great week.

73, Bill

William B., N. Little Rock, AR


Good evening and delighted to hear from you.

I have enjoyed the auction so much! Hats off to you, Charles and staff for the hard work and continuing to bring amateur radio and related auction services to us all.

Since first becoming a bidder around two years ago, every experience to include interaction with the crew at the UPS Store have been professional, courteous and spot on. Not a single issue with packing or damage.

Kudos to all and keep up the good work.

Respectfully Yours and 73,


Gregg Fine, AL

I also had dealings with Schulman Auction. I bought a radio that was received but did not perform to the specs stated in the auction. I sent David an email and received a fast reply. Not only did he give me 4 options to resolve the problem he paid for the return shipping. I chose to get a full refund.

Schulman Auction is great company and treats hams fairly.

Still Schulman is #1 in my book.


Ron B., NC


The UPS store called today to schedule the shipment tomorrow. I wanted to take a minute and thank you for your service. You do an absolute ton of work for the money that you make off of each sale, most people don’t appreciate or understand that. You have a closet full of hats:

Sales –
Receiving –
Bench testing –
Web Site marketing –
Business Marketing –
Customer Support –
Shipping –
accounting – accts receivable / accts payable / taxes (ugh)
Dispute resolution –
Public Relations –
Janitor –

That’s a lot of hats for the small amount of money that you make! You do offer a great service and deliver it with honesty and integrity, rare traits in this world.

Once again, thank you for your service!

73, George M.

George M., LA

Hi David,

It certainly was a pleasure from start to finish. As you know my QTH is in a very rural part of North Florida so opting to use your pick-up service made a lot of sense and turned the large burden of selling a large quantity of accumulated ham and audio gear into a single morning of watching your two man crew load the truck. The fees are fair, your communication with the client is excellent and the process sequence is consistent from auction to auction. Nicely done and I will not hesitate to use your auction service in the future.

My Sincere Thanks,

Mike L., FL


Thanks for professionally auctioning off a few thousand dollars of ham gear for me recently. From picking it all up at my residence, to checking it out once you got it up to Kansas City, photographing it, marketing it, selling it, and getting me a check two days after the close of the auction, thanks. Well done.

Mike N0XM

My father had been a ham radio and related item collector for most of his life. When he passed, the sheer enormity and my ignorance of what I was dealing with was overwhelming. In addition, my fathers estate was 12 hours from me making it a logistical nightmare. David Schulman and his expertise in the communications/electronics field quickly made it manageable for me. His company took a truck cross country, packed my items and brought them back to be auctioned on-line. He handled all aspects of the sale, made himself available and communicated when necessary. The results of my auction were more than expected and absolutely everything from start to finish was professional, timely, and handled with empathy regarding how personal and emotional the situation was. I was so lucky and thankful to have found David and this deserved review just cannot convey all the appreciation I have for him and his company. Unhesitatingly recommended.

Scott Walker, Kansas City, MO


Just a quick note to thank you and tell you how satisfied my father and I are with your service. Dad said “That guy is a straight shooter, he did exactly what he said he would do, and got the best possible deal for my equipment. I will be using his very professional services again!” – Gary Mayfield, WA0EAF 

I also could not have been more pleased working with you. Dad has a lot of equipment and it is great to know there is a fellow ham that will provide such a service. David took care of everything, I simply delivered the equipment and he took it from there, testing, clean up, marketing, selling, and shipping. David took care of it all. Thank you David

Gary “Joe” Mayfield, KK0SD

I’ve been an amateur radio operator since 1962. As you can imagine I’ve collected a large amount of gear over the years. My prime collecting has been vintage gear, mainly AM tube gear and related equipment dating from the late ‘30s to the early ‘60s.

Well it was finally time to retire! My goal was to move to Florida from my long-time home in Kansas. Found a place in Florida I fell in love with and put the home QTH in Kansas up for sale. Yikes, it sold in five days; I wasn’t expecting that. I thought it would take five months. So I found myself in a position that I needed to reduce the size of my ham collection. The idea of selling it through “eBay” and all the hassles, and sometimes grief, just did not appeal to me. That’s when I found David Schulman and Schulman Auctions. With as much gear as I had I thought it was a long-shot that an auction company would be willing to look at my gear and be willing to do all the work to put it in an auction. Most auction companies would pick and choose what they wanted a require me to deliver to their auction house. Not so with Schulman Auctions. I was pleasantly surprised when I explained my situation to David. Not only was he willing to pick up all my gear but he also verified the condition of the equipment himself. In no time David had the equipment loaded and off to his auction location.

David has an awesome marketing plan for getting the word out for his auctions. He has a large following in the amateur radio community which gave high visibility for the sale of my equipment. And it showed in the proceeds I received from the sale of the equipment.

I am so pleased with how the auction went and the level of service David provided. He made it fast, easy, and uncomplicated. I would highly recommend David and Schulman Auctions to anyone wanting to downsize or liquidate a collection. He has the expertise and experience to make it happen without the stress. Thanks again David.

Tom Baffa, W0GEO

Dear David-
Just a quick note to say THANK YOU to you and Jason at Schulman and Associates / KC Auction & Realty for your help in selling my house. Everyone in your organization were very organized, professional and did an excellent job- from the sale of the house and the auction of the contents.

I was totally overwhelmed with the whole project and I was amazed at how easy you made the whole process flow. I especially appreciated you and Jason’s kindness and friendship throughout the whole emotional and difficult process of selling my mom’s estate.

I would highly recommend your services to anyone!

Thanks again!

Mary Beth

I was faced with a dilemma. What to do with a collection of Amateur Radio Equipment?

I was trustee for my old boss and had a number of classic Collins, Drake, TenTec, and other radios that had to be sold to settle the estate. My first thought was to take them to hamfests and sell them there.

However, my over 35 years of experience of being a hamfest vendor convinced me I did not want to do that. And, due to COVID restrictions, there were also no hamfests to go to.

What to do?

I did some investigation and found Schulman Auction was well versed in helping settle estates.

My initial conversation with David Schulman set me at ease and I felt confident in using their services despite the logistics of getting the radios from New Hampshire to Missouri. The radios were packed and put into a shipping container and trucked to Kansas City MO using ABF trucking.

Upon arrival the radios were unpacked and checked out by their technicians. The radios were auctioned in the spring of 2021 and Schulman’s estimate of their value was spot on. David knows his audience.

After the auction, the payment was received promptly and without question.

I do not hesitate to recommend Schulman Auction as David was a pleasure to work with. Thank you.

Craig Clark, K1QX, Rindge, NH


I really appreciate working with you and your excellent team!

You explained every detail with patience and empathy for one of the hardest things that I’ve ever done in my life.

We are living in tough times, and there are a lot of business people who are not honest. I’m glad to say you are a very honest businessman and that I highly recommend you.

I’ve never had an auction of anything prior to this, and really didn’t know what to expect. Considering all the circumstances that we have to go through when we part with our equipment, you made it easy and simple!

Al Gallo, WØERE, Highlandville, MO

Greetings David and UPS store manager,

Please express my sincere appreciation to the person or persons that packed my items for shipment. These items were from the just completed Schulman’s auction (12/29/2022).

If shipment had not been delayed by the weather, this e-mail would have been sent out sooner.

When I started to unpack the items it was immediately apparent that someone with pride in their work and that really cares about their personal performance did the job. A person such as this sets higher personal standards than those required by the job site. It is really refreshing to see workmanship of such high quality and I certainly appreciate their efforts.

Best Regards,

Foster Paulis, Pahrump, NV

Foster Paulis, Pahrump, NV

Hi David. Thanks for everything! You far exceeded our expectations and made the entire process so easy. I would recommend you to anyone and you can give my contact information to anyone that wants to speak with a previous customer.

Happy New Year,

Tim Sever, Avon, IN

Hi, David!

First, we truly appreciate the tremendous opportunity that you provided to us in order to pursue our mission to find owners that would appreciate our father’s equipment/hobby (ie HAM Equipment).

You have been professional, caring and thorough in the entire process. We were able to observe the auction off and on over the course of two weeks. We were astonished, amazed and thoroughly enjoyed the process!

At the end of the day, this ended up being a very smooth, painless, and profitable transaction.

We are very pleased that we made the decision to use your auction and can’t thank you enough for the wonderful service you provide to all!

Jeannie Lucas

Jeannie Lucas, Columbia, MO

After many sleepless nights about how I would dispose of my dad’s 50 year collection of Ham Radio gear, I researched options online and found Schulman Auction. I reached out David because I was drawn to the idea that he is a Ham Operator himself and that he specialized in selling Ham Radio gear. I was very happy to have found him because he was able to take a niche problem, under incredibly stressful and difficult circumstances, and solve it in the best possible way.

David was very pleasant to work with and always very quick to respond with any questions or requests. He is knowledgeable about everything Ham Radio and was quickly able to give me a ballpark estimate of what I could expect to receive by selling the equipment. The entire process was very transparent and I was delighted to see how well my dad’s collection was showcased in the auction. It was at that time I was sure that I made the right decision. Everything was expertly vetted, displayed, and showcased.

I have no doubt that David was able to obtain the best possible price. Having to sell my dad’s life-long collection was a difficult, emotional, and overwhelming thought, but David truly made this easy. I am usually a do-it-yourself type of person, but there is no way I could have pulled this off. Without a doubt, this is what they do and they do it very well! I would recommend Schulman Auction to anyone needing to sell Ham Radio equipment!

Donna Bjornson, Buda, TX