Northwest PA’s Premier Estate Service Company

About Hiddenworth Group

HiddenWorth Group is an Erie-based estate sale and appraisal company serving clients throughout northwest Pennsylvania. The father-son team specializes in estate sale planning and execution as well as appraisals and liquidation services. With over 35 years of estate sale experience HiddenWorth provides friendly, timely, and confidential estate sale services. Lead appraiser, August R. Fetcko, has published many books and guides on the subject of antiques and estate sales, as well as spoken at esteemed institutions such as The Chautauqua Institute. The team are also featured columnists and industry writers. 



August R. Fetcko

For over 35 years, August Fetcko, owner of August Appraisers, now under the Hiddenworth Group, has specialized in appraisal and liquidation services of antiques and collectibles, primarily serving the Northeast Region of the United States. A highly regarded professional in the field, August Fetcko is considered an expert in determining value for antiques, collectibles, and general residential contents. His unsurpassed knowledge and attention to detail gives clients the confidence in knowing that their estate appraisal will be conducted in the most professional manner possible.

August is a nationally recognized authority on antiques, collectibles, auctions, estate sales, and the business aspects of the antiques industry. His creative and informative seminars, workshops, lectures, classes and other educational events have attracted over 10,000 individuals who want to learn how to profit from the past. The author of five books, learning programs and numerous articles on antiques and collectibles, he is a consultant to various media companies who consult him with questions germane to estate sales, auctions and the antiques business as a whole. His work in the antiques field has been featured in numerous articles in both local and national publications.

Prior to engaging in various entrepreneurial endeavors, Fetcko served in administrative and teaching positions at Penn State and Edinboro University, and was a highly successful high school educator and coach. His seminar clients have included North Carolina State University, Vanderbilt University, the University of Massachusetts, the University of California Santa Cruz, Chautauqua Institution, and many additional colleges, universities, civic organizations and museums. A native of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, he received his education at California State University, West Virginia University and Duquesne University.



Chris Fetcko

Chris has been working alongside his father in the antiques and collectibles world since he was quite young. As Operations Director, Chris ensures that our business runs smoothly, paying close attention to our clients' needs and expectations. He is also a contributing writer for the Erie Times concerning antiques and collectibles. With over 11 years of retail management experience, he understands the importance of providing exceptional customer service.

Chris was educated at Penn State University, and received his MBA from Gannon University.


Our Mission

"To provide unparalleled service and compassion to our clients in a time of need, while maximizing the value of their estates by using our experience, network, and commitment to being a leader in the liquidation industry."

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Discover your Worth!

This bowl looks like something you would put your fruit in. For $3.00 at a tag sale, the buyer sold it at Sotheby's in New York for $2.2 million.  

This bowl is a 1,000 year old "Ding" bowl from China's Northern Song Dynasty. Only one other bowl of the same form, size and almost identical decoration is known. 

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Did you know that the team at Hiddenworth Group are featured columnists and industry writers?

They have published a diverse collection of articles on a variety of topics in the Lifestyle and Entertainment and Life sections of the Erie Daily Times. Click on the logo below to browse the articles.

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