About Us

Our Family

Boyd Auctions has been a family owned and operated business since 1989. John and Maureen are a husband and wife team who conduct 12 to 15 antique and estate auctions a year, and are committed to upholding high standards of quality and integrity in their business. Maureen and John are part of the McInnis family of auctioneers.

Location

Working out of Eliot, ME most Auctions are held in nearby Portsmouth, NH - just 1 hour from Boston and within 4 hours from the rest of New England and New York.

Our Mission

"To respect the integrity of each and every client's situation as if it were our own" Boyd Auctions has been a family owned and operated business since 1989 and is committed to upholding high standards of quality and integrity in their business. Our goal is to provide the best possible expertise and personal service to attorneys, trust officers, estate executors, and the general public. We offer streamlined personal property valuations and liquidations through appraisals, auctions, and estate sales, bringing you the most effective and professional results in the shortest amount of time. Boyd Auctions is well-known and respected for their years of experience and knowledge in the arts, antiques, and personal property market. We specialize in appraising and selling antique furniture, decorations and collectibles including fine art, ceramics, silver, coins, clocks, and oriental rugs. Both John and Maureen have been involved in the Antique Business since 1980, Maureen grew up in the McInnis Family of Auctioneers and Dealers with whom they gained experience with before embarking on their own in 1989. Boyd Auctions is committed to the seacoast, the community and the environment they have helped raise thousands of dollars through the auction method for local charities. Buying antiques at auction is good for our environment everything we sell at auction has been recycled from generation to generation.

Certification

The Boyds remain active in State a National Associations to keep abreast of all professional requirements.

Professional Memberships
  • Maine Auctioneers Association, John is currently President
  • National Auctioneers Association
  • New Hampshire Auctioneers Association
  • Maine Antique Dealers Association
  • Portsmouth, NH Chamber of Commerce
  • Portsmouth, NH Rotary
  • Licensed in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts
  • John is a graduate of the Missouri auction School and the Certified Auctioneers Institute in Indiana.

Experience

Both John and Maureen have been involved in the Antique Business since 1980. Maureen grew up in the McInnis Family of Auctioneers and dealers with whom they gained experience with before embarking on their own.

Licenses
  • John Boyd Licensed in ME # 1426, NH # 4010, MA # 2705
  • Maureen Boyd Licensed in ME # 962, NH # 2821


Website
Our website was built in 2010 by First Flag Web Development based in Waltham, Massachusetts.