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Our showroom warehouse is not open to the public on a regular basis as our crew is regularly working at client’s homes doing appraisals and getting homes ready for an onsite estate sale.  However, many of our clients live in gated communities or high-rises where an onsite sale is not possible. So at any given time, our warehouse is full of quality items.   If you add your name to our email list, you will get notifications (usually on Wednesday evenings) of our weekly sales and we do occasionally open the showroom when we have a Saturday available.

We will offer a “catalog” of sorts on this page where you can see some of the interesting items we have on consignment in our showroom.  Please call or email for arrangements to purchase any of these items. We also usually have active listings on eBay for interesting small items – our seller listing is (as expected)  JLATreasures.

JLA Treasures Estate Services

Since 1995, JLA Treasures has both appraised and liquidated some of the largest, most complex and well-known estates in Dallas and the surrounding area. Nobody has more in-house resources, equipment, long-term staff, or integrity, than JLA Treasures. When an estate is too big or complicated for others, we have the ability to get the job done. We accomplish in days what others do in weeks.


Gary and CarolJLA Treasures will perform written appraisals of personal household property, antiques and collectibles for probate, estate and/or inheritance tax purposes. We will also appraise for insurance, marital and business dissolutions, charitable contributions, and for estate planning purposes. In addition to her extensive experience, our owner, Carol Matesic, is an Accredited Member of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA).

Furthermore, we have in-house expertise in appraising and valuing collectible motor vehicles (our valuations of expensive collector vehicles have withstood Federal Estate Tax examination, and have been admitted as expert witness testimony in probate and civil litigation). No one is an expert on everything. We recognize when outside assistance is needed in appraising items of particular value or significance. The key is having the experience and expertise to recognize the potential of those items. We have extensive professional contacts, locally, nationally and even internationally. We will seek specialized expertise when needed.

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Automobile Appraisals

923 Rolls-Royce sold at Bonhams, Scottsdale, AZ, January, 2012Expert Automobile appraisals by Gary Matesic for JLA Treasures, LLC

JLA Treasures can appraise your modern, classic or antique automobile for insurance, litigation, diminished value, or Federal Estate Tax purposes. We also buy and sell vehicles for clients. See below for our experience/credentials in this area.


• Owned a Texas-licensed Independent Automobile Dealership from 1996-2005, most recently under General Distinguishing Number P45782.

• Authorized auction representative for Auto Group of Plano, Plano, Texas, 2005 – present.

• Appraisals prepared since 1996 on both recent model and classic vehicles for insurance, litigation, diminished value, and Federal Estate Tax purposes.

• Notable cars appraised include a 1923 Rolls-Royce 20HP Watson Roadster, a 1968 Shelby (Ford) GT500 convertible, and a 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona.

• Testifying expert in Texas courts since 1999.

• As a dealer, bought and sold in excess of 400 motor vehicles of all types, from motorcycles to automobiles to one-ton trucks (gasoline and diesel), including a number of antique and collectible vehicles.

• Have represented clients at auctions since 1996, including the sale of a 1923 Rolls-Royce at the Bonhams auction in Scottsdale, Arizona – January, 2012.

• Antique and collectible vehicles were purchased and sold all over the USA, and also shipped to clients in the UK, Germany and Japan.

• Personally owned a 1970 Buick GSX that received a “Gold” Award (highest level) at the 1996 Buick Club of America (BCA) National Meet.

• Currently own a 1981 Chevrolet Corvette which has been awarded “Top Flight” status at the National Corvette Restorers Society (NCRS) regional meet in Frisco, Texas – October, 2012.

• Have been collecting, restoring and racing automobiles since 1968.



• Quoted in a 1983 article on automobile repair together with noted professional IndyCar driver Lyn St. James, by theHouston Chronicle.

• Was the subject of a 2001 feature business article in the Plano Star Courier.


Gary with his 1953 Henry J “Gasser”• Certified National Show Judge for the Buick Club of America, certification granted in 1996.

• Held an NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) Competition Driver’s License, 1999-2001.

• Member of the National Corvette Restorers Society, the Dallas Mopar Club, and the Lone Star Corvette Club.

• Former member of the Aston Martin Owners Club, the Pontiac-Oakland Club International, the Lone Star Performance Buick Club, and the Mercedes-Benz Owners Club.

• Invited to participate in the inaugural Concours d’Elegance of Texas, May, 2012.

Contact Us

Nearly 6,000 square feet (double the former Plano location) of office, showroom and storage space, ALL of which is fully climate controlled.  Our showroom is available for viewing by appointment nearly any day (we only live a mile and a half away). Plus, we now have part time help during the week, so appointments are easier to come by! LOTS of estate items and consignments!

We also conduct periodic weekend sales at the showroom, which we advertise in advance. For an appointment, please call 214.244.0903.  Thank you.

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For an appointment, please call 214.244.0903.

JLA Treasures Showroom 

Open Every
Wednesday 11am to 3pm

Our Showroom Home is:
1211 North Plano Road
Richardson, TX 75081 

Our Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 12824
Dallas, TX 75225-1824
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