Actively buying and selling antiques in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts for over 30 years. Complete Estate and Market Value Appraisal Services Provided U.S.P.A.P. Certified.
Licensed and active as an auctioneer of antiques and personal property in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, Hap Moore has been appraising and auctioning estates, collections, old households and single items of merit since 1985, having bought and sold antiques since 1971. He is an appraiser of personal property who subscribes to the tenets of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice and his experience covers the international spectrum. He is Past President of the Maine Auctioneers Association, a member of the National Auctioneers Association and is active in various museums and historical organizations.
Hap Moore is most often contacted by family members, attorneys, real estate professionals or personal representatives to perform estate or market value appraisals, after which he is prepared to collect items of merit from those estates or collections for auction at his well known York, Maine gallery. He routinely gives informed advice as to the most effectual path to follow, always with the aim of maximizing the net result for the client.
His estate services include referral to reliable professionals who deal in lower and middle market antiques as well as others who handle general house contents and can remove those contents in anticipation of real estate sale. Hap is always prepared to travel nationwide to be of service to his clients who wish to move their antiques to the competitive auction arena. Hap Moore’s auction customer base is international, having developed a comprehensive advertising scheme. His company creates a fiercely competitive atmosphere on auction day by involving buyers near and far, many bidding absentee. Serious buyers have come to know that he only sells estate and better old family possessions that have not been on the open market in the recent past, thereby assuring their freshness and greater desirability to the collector. This commitment to offering the best quality and the most unusual items in any one category has consistently led to outstanding sales results for consignors and a long-lasting professional relationship.
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