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We are a family owned, full service auction company.  Our story began over 20 years ago, when our founder caught the "auction bug".  James Moore was a Teacher and Coach by profession and a collector at heart.  Upon his retirement from coaching, he needed something to feed his competitive spirit, so a new game began.  He would spend each weekend checking out garage sales, flea markets, auctions, etc for his deals -- you see the game was "how little can you pay and how much can you sell it for?".  We have laughed about his planning trips around yard sales, and every vacation he came home with much more than he left with.  So in 1996, when the previous owners of Hillje Auction decided to sell, James jumped into the ring.  He was the face of Moore's Hillje Auction for over 18 years and truly enjoyed the years he spent as an auctioneer and the friends he met along the way.  Upon his death in 2014, Moore's Hillje Auction was left without an auctioneer, prompting James and Maxine's oldest son, Kirk, to obtain his license, in order to continue the family business. 
Maxine, Kirk, and the Moore Family have continued to conduct business in the same spirit as James ---- Honesty is always the best policy.  We strive to have happy clients, whether consignors or buyers, and to provide  everyone with a enjoyable auction experience.  Moore's Hillje Auction hopes to continue serving the Coastal Bend area for years to come.
 
 
 
 
 

 

Online Bidding Tutorial

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Online Auction Registration

We have a tutorial video on how to register and bid for our online auction available on our Facebook page.  You may find the auction by using the link below or through the current auctions tab here on the web page.  I will try to post the video on the website also.  If you have any questions at all concerning this auction, please feel free to email us at mooreshilljeauction@gmail.com or call us at 979-541-6227.

Link to March Online Auction: https://mooreshilljeauction.hibid.com/catalog/206224/march-2020-consignment--corona-special--/ 

 Link to Facebook Tutorial:  https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=3048534415367978

12:54 pm cdt 

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

March Auction is now Online

Our March Consignment Auction is now posted for viewing.  Bidding will begin tomorrow night at 6 p.m. CST.  Kirk will be posting a video tutorial on how to register and bid on our Facebook page tomorrow morning, so be sure to check it out.  If you have any questions, feel free to call. We are available for preview - BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, PLEASE -- you may call Kirk at 979-541-6227 and he will set up a time with you.  This auction is in Hillje at the Auction House.  We will be closing the auction on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.  We monitor all our online auctions as they close, so if you are having problems that night, you can still call and we will try to resolve the issue.  All winning bidders will be notified by email how to schedule pickup times.  We are trying to comply with the CDC recommendations on quarantine and social distancing, so please be patient with us as we work through this together.  We hope that you all are staying safe and healthy during these crazy days.  Anyway, browse through the auction, it will help you pass the time!

Thank you for you loyal patronage, and as always -- Happy Bidding!

 

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

March 2020 Auction and Coronavirus Update
Hello Auction Family.....

As you are well aware, the CDC and officials are recommending that we limit our social contact with others and refrain from gathering in large groups, due to the COVID-19 virus. With our auctions regularly drawing attendance upwards of 150 people, we feel that it is in the best interests of our bidders and consignors to restructure our upcoming auctions. If you have attended one of our inhouse auctions, you know that it can be close quarters and we all like to touch and and inspect all the items available. We want our bidders to be comfortable in their surroundings and we also want to provide our consignors with the best effort to sell their items. As a result of current recommendations, our auctions will be held online until further notice. We will still have preview times available, these will be by appointment and pickups will be held at the auction house. This will allow us to provide the best defense against the COVID-19 virus.

This has been a decision that we discussed over several days, thought about and prayed about. It is not one that we made hastily, and we can only hope that it is the best decision given the circumstances. We appreciate each and everyone of our customers and wish to do our part in helping everyone stay healthy.

We are currently working to get our March 22, 2020 auction lotted and posted online. We will post an update with the information once we have it ready to open for bidding.

We are blessed to have loyal customers who have kept us in business for over 20 years and we hope to see y'all again soon. Meanwhile we will be in prayer for each of you and for our nation, as we navigate through the current events.

God Bless You and as always... Happy Bidding!!!

The Moore Family

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