Hi I’m Danny Taibel. I’m the one who started Charleston’s back in 1997. Thanks for visiting our website.
Aside from my family I have two great loves in my life. I love the Rabbitohs and I love what I do. It’s no cliché; I couldn’t be a happier man. Well perhaps if the Rabbitohs moved up the ladder a little, but otherwise…
I come from a long line of auctioneers. My grandfather cut his teeth in the trade back in South Africa, travelled throughout the continent honing his skills in tougher times. Whilst it was no shortcut for me I often think I was destined for this career. And I ‘m lucky I found my path at a young age.
I was born in South Africa, lived my early years in the US but moved to Australia for my formative years. I had a very typical upbringing on Sydney’s north shore and was an equally typical teen from Killara High.
I spent my 20’s and 30’ working around the world developing my skills, most significantly in Florida, California, and in London too. Each experience grew upon the last till I bundled them all together and returned home to build Charleston’s on these foundations.
It was the mid nineties and destiny or fate or whatever you want to call it again stepped in. This time it was 6 feet 2 inches, held a business degree from UTS and wielded an impressive knowledge of fine art. Adam Kant has the passion, energy and commitment that makes him both a great auctioneer and an invaluable business partner.
They say if you love what you do you’ll never work a day in your life. What a load of guff. I work hard, everyone at Charleston’s does. But because we love it we enjoy it and that’s the difference. I love the energy, I love the adrenalin, and I love seeing happy customers return time and again to find something unique, to set a fair price and to experience the thrill of an auction. There’s nothing quite like it.
Our success depends on your satisfaction. Let me know if there’s anything I can do for you.
Go the Bunnies!
“Working with Danny is fun, his enthusiasm and energy is infectious. Four hours of auctioning is nothing… he could go for 24 hours! He goes an extra`ten` miles to make every auction a success; he would climb mountains to overcome any hurdle to keep our customers happy.” Adam Kant on Danny Taibel
“After working in the auction business with many & various auctioneers for most of my working life, both in the country & the city, I will say that Danny Taibel is unique. He’s a quick wit on auction day & very generous with both his time & knowledge. He’s has the knack of making his auction audience feel comfortable.” – Pauline Barrington on Danny Taibel