Wayne Tuiskula


Central Mass Auctions, Inc.
Cherry Valley, MA
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Wayne Tuiskula is the auctioneer and appraiser of Central Mass Auctions, Inc. of Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts. He has over 20 years of experience in the antiques industry. He has had an interest in antiques and collecting from an early age. After college, Wayne worked full time in the software industry for nearly 15 years. In the late 1980’s he also started selling antiques. He formed a company that specialized in estate liquidation and assisted executors, attorneys, and others in finding the best channels to sell their items.

He was a dealer at the Brimfield Antique Show along with other New England antique shows. Wayne also conducted estate sales and managed an antique shop in Charlton, MA. He sold items using internet newsgroups prior to the creation of eBay and then became an early seller on eBay.

In 2002, Wayne became a full time auctioneer and formed Central Mass Auctions, Inc. He regularly runs antique estate auctions that feature a wide variety of antiques and collectibles gathered from local estates. Central Mass Auctions, Inc. also conducts specialty auctions featuring a wide variety of collectibles and antiques including: toys, advertising, pottery, vintage clothing and textiles. Central Mass Auctions has conducted millions of dollars of sales since its inception.

He holds a Masters in Business Administration from Nichols College. He also earned the Graduate Personal Property Appraiser certification from the National Auctioneer’s Association.

Wayne has been an appraiser at events at the Worcester Historical Museum, the Worcester Senior Center, and the Leicester Historical Society, along with many other civic and church groups. He designed and teaches the “Evaluating Your Antiques” class for the Worcester Public Schools “Night Life” Adult education program.

Wayne also writes freelance articles on collectibles and antiques for local newspapers and for EcommerceBytes, a trade publication for online merchants.

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