Meet the Auction Specialists

Get to know the Baggage Battles auction specialists.
In the battle for the most prized auction possession, Billy Leroy, Mark Meyer, Laurence and Sally Martin and Traci Lombardo, go head-to-head in the ultimate bidding war!

While Billy’s first professional foray was in advertising with a degree from the Art Institute of Boston, he was drawn to the world of auctions at the age of 25 when he bought a $200 painting and sold it for an astonishing $18,000! Learn more about Billy Leroy.

Mark Meyer may be 25 years old and still living at home with his parents and older brother, but his age is no reflection of the auction professional he has become. With skill sets that match, and often trump, his competitors. Learn more about Mark Meyer.

Laurence and Sally Martin own Studio Antiques, an old-fashioned antique store in El Segundo, CA. The couple has been together and owned their business for over 20 years. Learn more about the Martins.

Born and raised in New Jersey, Traci Lombardo has a rich background as a collector, dealer and expert in antiques and Americana. As a college student, Traci spent $35 for a rare portfolio of 65 French prints -- that she went on to flip for $10,000. Learn more about Traci Lombardo.

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Billy Leroy has his own style at auction. Use his tips to wheel and deal your way into the best auction and antique steals.

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