On Christmas morning, Storage Wars auctioneer Dan Dotson said he had plenty to be thankful along with sharing he and his wife’s Christmas card with their fans.
Dan and his wife, Laura Dotson, are back at the helm of their hit A&E reality series Storage Wars. Season 14 premiered earlier last month, and the auctioneering couple are back selling off unpaid storage units across California.
In fact, an auction in California is where the couple first met years back. The two fell for each other and got married on August 26, 2000, and went on to open up their own business together. Dan has been in the auctioneering business since 1974, and Laura has been since 1988. Therefore the famous Storage Wars auctioneers have more than 75 years of combined auctioneering experience between them.
Additionally, the pair own American Auctioneers, which is their full service auction company based in Riverside, California. For years, Dan and Laura Dotson have traveled around California attending auctions and auctioning off storage lockers. They’ve seen it all, and knew that their jobs could make for entertaining reality television. They were spot on. Storage Wars has become a huge success since it debuted in 2010, and even has numerous spinoff series in different states.
Behind all the success of the show and their own auction company, the Dotsons have plenty to be thankful for indeed. Dan shared a digital Christmas card of the Storage Wars couple for fans and followers on Twitter earlier today. Once again, he was back in his leather motorcycle jacket and hat as the couple smiled and took a holiday selfie.
“Many things to be thankful for in 2021. Merry #Christmas from our family to yours. #storagewars #celebration #MerryChristmas2021,” Dan Dotson wrote on Twitter to celebrate Christmas.
‘Storage Wars’ Auctioneer Shares His Biggest Score From a Storage Unit Purchase
Previous to the 14th season of Storage Wars airing, Dan and Laura Dotson gave a joint interview to Monsters & Critics about the hit series and their careers as auctioneers. While speaking to the outlet, they also shared details about their life before becoming reality TV stars.
The outlet touched on their time as buyers instead of just asking about their auctioneering experience. The interviewer asked both Dan and Laura about each of their best finds from a storage unit purchase. Laura lovingly shared that Dan was her best find at an auction since they met at one years back. Yet Dan answered more directly, and said his best storage unit find contained some very expensive, rare coins.
“Back in 1989, I acquired five coins from a $75 unit — 1883-O marks — which we sold for $26,000. They were between two pieces of glass separated by the old electrical metal tape. And a Sears catalog cover was all cut out and they were all put in there. They were just a beautiful set of coins. So, at the time we ran an auction house in Southern California that was just on a shoestring budget. I actually bought a unit and I scored, and that kept us in business there for over a decade. So, you really never know what you’re going to find,” Dan Dotson said.