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 "Jena Baker-Dennis, Auctioneer and Proprietress of Great Expectations Auction & Estate Services has been in the Antique Business for over 9 Years, running a shop in the heart of Downtown St. Augustine. Her experience with antiques stems from a lifelong passion for the quality, craftsmanship, and history of each item. Managing her antique shop, Jena developed an interest in Auctions and Estate Sales, and began liquidating Estates and other Items for customers. As her business grew, she decided to become an auctioneer and open an auction house in St. Augustine. With the support of her family and friends, Great Expectations Auction & Estate Services became a reality.  We are a Family Owned & Operated Company.  Great Expectations Auction & Estate Services is a Licensed Federal Firearms Dealer, Licensed Auto Dealer, as well as a Licensed Real Estate Brokerage. 



Florida State University

Bachelor of Science in Marketing

Bachelor of Science in Cultural Anthropology

Bachelor of Science in International Business


Executive Director, Florida Auctioneers Association

2008 "Champion Auctioneer" for the State of Florida Rookie Division of FAA

References and other qualifications are available upon request! 


Articles About Us:


A Houseful of Memories: Contents of Old Mansion Inn go up for Auction 

St. George Street Property Home to Local Heros going to Auction

Historic St. Augustine Property Auctioned Off for $2.27 

St. George Street Property fetches nearly $2.5 million

Historic St. Augustine Property to be Auctioned Next Week

166 Year Old Home Sold At Auction 

Great Expectations Realty Merges with Great Expectations Auction Company

Crisp Ellert Collection to Be Sold at Estate Sale

Auctioneer Jena Baker Deals Mainly in Antiques

Appraisal Fair is Foundation Fundraiser

Meow, May I Help You? Office Cats

Highwaymen in Exhibition-Art Show

Meet Highwaymen-Art Show

SyFy Channel Featured on Dream Machines, Season 1, Episode 3 PDF

Women's Journal Article

Highwaymen Art Show

2nd Annual Appraisal Fair

Appraisal Fair to Benefit Cancer Patients

Appraisal Fair Benefits Breast Cancer Patients

Appraisal Fair Benefits Cancer and Heart Programs

Obelisk auction proceeds to benefit children's museum