Born in Kiev, Russia, Abraham Abell immigrated to the United States in 1907, settling in California. Shortly after his arrival in Los Angeles, A.N. Abell began his venture into the business world with the purchase of a furniture store from a family member. During World War I, Abell transformed the modest store into an auction house, changing the name to Liberty Auctions. It wasn’t until 1916 and a relocation to West Adams that the store was renamed A.N. Abell Auction Company. A husband of 55 years and a father of three children, early on A.N. Abell instilled his company with family values. Today a loyal community of buyers and sellers make their way to Abell each week where they are assisted by a family of knowledgeable professionals. Abraham Abell fostered the company for decades as President, up until his death in 1976. His eldest son, Robert Abell, and nephew Willard Schireson assumed leadership, expanding Abell into the internationally recognized company it is today.