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AAM Auction

AAM auction to be held in conjunction with Roy Gregory’s Auction and Bid Calling Contest Saturday November 15th 9:00am. For consignments or donations info call Roy Gregory 410-591-8429 or Kevin Henley 410-984-7037. There will be a 20% commission Rate.This is to raise funds for the AAM 2015 winter conference.


We are accepting scholarship applications please mail in your application by November 15, 2014.

Scholarships will be given out at our meeting December 10th at 6:pm at the Cearsville Mansion in Cearsville, MD.

Kevin Henley – 2014 Maryland Bid Calling Champion

Kevin Henley is the 2014 Maryland State Bid Calling Champion and will be representing Maryland in the international contest this July in Louisville, KY. Kevin is a first generation auctioneer from Westminster, MD who has been intrigued by the auction industry since childhood. In 2010, he pursued this interest by attending the Mendenhall School of Auctioneering, and was calling bids at a local auction the very next week! He’s continued his bid calling career as a contract auctioneer, assisting with sales of all types in both Maryland and Pennsylvania. When he is not calling bids, Kevin enjoys spending time with his wife, Jen, and two children, Kolt and McKenna, and is also an outdoor enthusiast.

Lia Kvatum Named 2013 Maryland Bid Calling Champion

Lia Kvatum is an auctioneer who specializes in benefits and gala auctions, and is the 2013 Maryland State Bid Calling Champion. Ms. Kvatum began her career in non-profit fundraising, and that, combined with a background of improvisational theater, made galas a natural fit. She is licensed in Washington, DC and Maryland counties, and makes her home in the greater DC metro area.

John Roop Wins 2012 Maryland Bid Calling Championship

Congratulations to John Roop who won the Maryland Bid Calling Championship held at Chesapeake Auction House in St. Leonard, MD this year!

There were 6 Contestants this year which included:

  1. John Roop
  2. Patrick Flaherty
  3. Jeremiah Herbst
  4. Terry Jacobs
  5. Dana Dudley
  6. Scott Blankenship.

The 3 Finalists were:

  1. John Roop coming in First
  2. Terry Jacobs coming in Second
  3. Jeremiah Herbst coming in Third Place.

James G. Cochran – 2011 Hall of Fame

James G. Cochran of Cochran Auctioneers and Associates recently was inducted into the Auctioneers Association of Maryland Hall of Fame at a ceremony held at the State Association’s Winter Conference in Ocean City, MD. Jim, who has his main offices in Boonsboro, Maryland graduated from the Reppert School of Auctioneering in 1972 and along with his firm, are commemorating their 40th year in business.

Clair Martin inducted into 2010 Hall of Fame

Clair Martin was inducted into the Auctioneers Association of Maryland Hall of Fame at the 2010 Conference for his outstanding contributions to the auction profession.

Clair L. Martin is a licensed auctioneer in Maryland and Pennsylvania specializing in the selling of a variety of antiques, fine furniture, estates, equipment, and real estate. He also specializes in appraising estates, farm equipment, real estate, and property involved in divorce and bankruptcy.

Every year Clair donates much of his time to fundraising auctions and events held for numerous private schools and nonprofit organizations.

Education & Training

  • Fort Smith Auction School
  • Certified Appraisers Guild of America (CAGA)
  • Hagerstown Junior College, Real Estate & Real Estate Appraisal

Affiliations, Associations and Achievements

  • Auctioneers Association of Maryland (AAM)
  • 2010 – Hall of Fame
  • 2006 & 2007 – President
  • 2004 & 2005 – President Elect
  • 2002 & 2003 – Vice President
  • 2000 & 2001 – Board of Directors
  • 2000 – Auctioneer of the Year
  • Certified Appraisers Guild of America (CAGA)
  • National Auctioneers Association (NAA) – Lifetime Member