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Since 1970 Houston-Brooks Auctioneers has hosted a Maine Antique Auction with antiques and more from Maine and beyond.

Planning Our Reopening on August 16th!

We’re planning to hold our first sale on August 16, which means that now we have a great deal of prep work to do to retain that Houston-Brooks atmosphere while making sure we are all safe.

Updates and photos will follow so you can see that we are committed to doing this right. According to the governor’s mandate, there will be a mask requirement to be inside buildings. We are also planning to hold the entire sale outdoors and utilize the large space that we have at our disposal to meet social distancing guidelines.

We will install some sinks outside so folks can keep their hands clean, and we will have wipes, sanitizer, gloves, and masks for those who need them. We are going to purchase a tent for some extra cover, and we’ve ordered some large beach umbrellas for some reliable protection from the rain or beating sun. More ideas are still in the works.

We would like to thank everyone for their thoughtful survey responses. We continue to consult them to plan our opening details.

We also thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during these periods of adjustment. We will keep you posted with any new developments as we get closer to the first sale.

Before the shutdown, we did take in many wonderful lots for auction. As usual, photos and videos of the items up for sale on August 16th will be posted here on Wednesday, August 12th.

Would you like to send us a message? Follow the link:

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See photos of this week’s auction items. (coming soon!)

CHECK THIS WEEK’S AUCTION FOR A LIST OF SOME OF OUR FINE OFFERINGS!

MONDAY, TUESDAY:  8AM – NOON – 1PM – 4PM

THURSDAY:  CLOSED

WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY: 2PM – 6PM

SATURDAY:  10AM – 4PM

SUNDAY:  DAWN TO DONE!

Come spend a Sunday with us. We offer about 1,000 items every Sunday. Our ever-changing selection includes:

    • antique furniture
    • gold and silver
    • advertising
    • firearms
    • art
    • glassware
    • china
    • ephemera
    • signs
    • costume jewelry
    • hollowware
    • flatware
    • tools
    • toys
    • gently used items
    • and more!

You never know what you’ll find at this fast-moving Maine Antique Auction.

A premier Maine Antique Auction for more than 45 years

Buy something interesting.

Our weekly auctions have been a community event for more than 45 years. No two auctions are the same. The only constant is our tasty breakfast sandwiches — because you can’t shop on an empty stomach. Robbin has even developed some new menu items: sausage gravy and biscuits, chili dogs… mmmmmm…..     Come out and see what we have to offer.

Preview the next auction!

Sell or consign your items

We buy and sell auction items up and down the east coast. Consign one item or a houseful. We’ll even pick up large lots for a reasonable fee.

Between 50 and 100 consigners bring goods from Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and all over Maine.

With competitive commission rates and a track record of successful auctions, you can’t go wrong with Houston-Brooks.

About Houston-Brooks

A family-run business for more than 45 years, Houston-Brooks was founded and built by my grandfather, Everet “Junior” Houston. He bought the old grange hall in 1970 and built it into the auction house it is today. Since Junior’s day, we’ve added on a second barn for extra storage and indoor plumbing for convenience.

Dan and Pam carried on his legacy by hosting country auctions with quality items, building the business to what it is currently. Recently, Kim and Andy have taken over operations, with Shane, Ryan, Mike, Cal, Alan, and the rest of the crew still providing that same country auction excitement. You know you’ll still find Dan overseeing his legacy, and Pam and Ron are back from their winter sojourn for consultations. Our reputation speaks for itself. We are a member of the Maine Auctioneers Association. Come see what all the fuss is about at our next auction.

The Bangor Daily News did a story about us! Read it here.

Auctioneers

Daniel Brooks   AUC172

Shane Brooks AUC919

Kim Shorey AUC1648