Leon Castner / Talk Show Personality
Leon Castner has been an appraiser for over thirty years. He grew up in the auction business in northern New Jersey and worked as runner, cashier, trucker, auction manager, and eventually president and chief auctioneer. Leon served as President of The New Jersey State Society of Auctioneers and was named Auctioneer of the Year. His company regularly held over 50 auctions per year.
Leon joined forces with Brian Kathenes in the early 1990’s establishing NAC (National Appraisal Consultants, LLC). Leon travels across the country still appraising as Senior Partner and serves as expert witness in many appraisal methodology and procedure cases.
Leon was featured in an ABC 20/20 Special on Estate Auction Fraud and is a columnist for many magazines and papers. He co-hosts a weekly radio show on antiques and collectibles called “Value This! with Brian and Leon.” Leon is a certified member of AAA. He is a graduate with an M.T.S from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and has a non-traditional non-resident PH.D from Western States. He has also attended St. Michael’s Seminary for other graduate work. He is also President of the ISA Foundation.
Leon sold his auction business a few years ago and moved to Wilmington, North Carolina. He teaches religious courses and is pursuing ordination in the CEC. He enjoys teaching value — whether it be personal property or individual and societal ethics.