On June 9, 2022, the Maine Auctioneers Association convened their annual meeting at the Senator Inn in Augusta, Maine, and held a charity auction raising over $4,200 to benefit the association and the Good Shepherd Food Bank. $4,287.50 was raised by auctioning off ten donated items with the proceeds to be split between the Good... Continue reading
The Maine Auctioneers Association saw a change of leadership with William Milliken of Barridoff Galleries replacing Ruth Lind as President at the association’s annual meeting held February 20 at the Senator Inn in Augusta. Milliken, an attorney and licensed auctioneer, is co-owner of the fine art auction house Barridoff Galleries in South Portland, Maine. Milliken’s... Continue reading
John Schultz, Chief Marketing and Technology Officer at Grafe Auctions, as well as famed instructor of the NAA’s Auction Marketing Management class, presented a workshop covering online auction marketing. John has taught the AMM class from its inception, and has grown the online presence of Grafe Auctions, to the point where that company has expo-nentially... Continue reading
At the Annual Meeting on October 23, MAA members approved new bylaws presented by the Board after a two-year review effort. Highlights include provisions for electronic notification and announcements, and recognition of business methods in the new millennium.
Tonight, I am working with a small group of NAA members, including David Whitley from Colorado, John Schultz from Minnesota, and David Warren from Maine, who are trying to get the word out to our members about a bill that is currently in the House Judicial Committee. This bill would make a positive impact on... Continue reading
The Maine Antiques Digest has reported that the US Congress, on September 25, 2018, introduced the American Royalties Too (ART) act with bipartisan support. The act calls for an amendment to the Copyright Act of 1976, requiring purchasers of visual art to pay a royalty to the artist if they resell that art on the... Continue reading
By: Trisha Brauer, CAI, BAS, MBA and 2016 NAA Board Candidate I am going to make a controversial statement for our industry: Auctions aren’t news. They are events but events are not automatically newsworthy.As marketing experts, we know that writing press releases are an important component of our marketing plans.Here are tips to get your story... Continue reading
By Ruth Ludwig Lind Maine Auctioneers got the latest update on current and proposed ivory legislation, at a meeting September 10 at the Saco River Auction Gallery in Biddeford, Maine. Gordon Stanley of Maritime Gallery in Searsport, Maine is an active member in a coalition of groups working to change the current regulations against Ivory. The... Continue reading