Bryan joined the Marines in 1980 and attended his first auction in 1984 in Jacksonville, NC.  He attended so regularly he was asked to be a floor person, displaying and describing items up for auction.  He had gotten the 'auction bug' and eagerly worked two auctions a week for over a year before being transferred.  Eventually landing in Virginia Beach in 1987, Bryan became a registered auctioneer and opened Atlantic Coast Auctions & Antiques, where he conducted regular auctions.  Transferring again in 1990, he closed shop and practiced his auctioneer skills from California to Ohio, while still on active duty.  After hearing of eBay in 1997, he became a seller while stationed in Okinawa, Japan, selling primarily Japanese art and antiques.  When he returned to San Diego, he continued to sell on eBay and conduct occasional live charity and fund-raising auctions. He retired from the Marines in 2003 after 23 years and worked as a government contractor for several years and eventually as a government civil servant, resigning in May of 2013.

 Having envisioned an establishment capable of conducting live auctions, internet auctions and eBay auctions, Bryan began to look for a suitable location to open shop.  On 1 October of 2013, he opened McDaniel Auction Center in Manassas, Virginia, where he has engulfed himself in all things auction!

10150 Pennsylvania Ave, MANASSAS, VA 20110  ~   571-393-1243


Bryan A. McDaniel

Appraiser - Certified Appraisers Guild of America (CAGA)

VA Auctioneer - License #2907004165

Member - Virginia Auctioneers Association