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Ruth graduated from Mendenhall School of Auctioneering and has completed numerous courses of graduate study in the field of Auctioneering, specializing in Benefit Auctions. Moxie Auctions was born to serve Maine nonprofits in raising the funds they need to accomplish critical work in our state. Ruth is an active member of the National Auctioneers Association, and currently serves as the NAA Ambassador to Maine. As an Appraiser, Ruth specializes in vintage and antique quilts.
Jeff continues the family business which began with his great great grandfather in East Boothbay. For generations, the Sawyers were known for salvaging ships, sometimes only for their component parts. While he doesn’t salvage and re-sell ships and their parts, Jeff does salvage and rescue antiques and objects from barns, attics and cottages to be sold to the highest bidder.
Daniel Buck Soules is an internationally recognized and respected Auctioneer, Appraiser, Broker and Dealer and has more than 40-years of experience in the Antiques and Fine Art business. Mr. Soules specializes in Americana as well as American and European art of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. For eleven years Daniel appeared as an independent appraiser on the PBS television show ANTIQUES ROADSHOW and has been recognized as an International Fine Art Expert in Superior Court of Canada.
After a 30-year career in marketing and brand management, Carol Achterhof joined Thomaston Place Auction Galleries in 2007 to pursue her lifelong interest in antiques and fine art. She received her Maine auctioneer license in 2012, and she participates in appraisal and cataloging activities at Thomaston Place, particularly in the silver, porcelain, and jewelry categories. She also lends support to branding, media relations, consignment-oriented advertising efforts, and special event activities.
Immediate Past President of the Maine Auctioneers Association, Floyd has given many years of service to our organization. His company, Saco River Auction, specializes in memorabilia from sports, entertainment and political celebrities. Floyd volunteers many hours of service to local youth and civic organizations as well as running his auction house.
Ed has been involved in buying and selling of cameras and photography related items for at least twenty years. As an auctioneer, his team believes in providing good honest services and building a team that will ensure that we can achieve the best value and best solution possible for a client. Our services range from selling a single item to doing a complete clean out and leaving a home realtor ready. We hope to be around the business for a spell and to have an auction that is family friendly and conducted with integrity.