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Welcome to Moore's Hillje Auction


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.


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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Happy New Year!

Howdy! First - a big THANK YOU to all of our bidders and consignors.  Y'all embraced the online bidding platform and rolled with the many challenges and changes we had last year and we are so grateful for each and everyone of you!  It is our hope that this year finds our family and friends safe and healthy.

Now, finally --- 2021 has arrived and with it a new auction!  Our January Online Auction is now posted and will be open for bidding on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 6 p.m.  We will be continuing to offer online auctions so that we can do our part to protect our customers.  As always, if you are a winning bidder, you will receive a link to schedule your pickup time.  We ask that you please arrive at your scheduled time so that we may avoid large crowds during pickup.  Those who have appointments will take priority over any walk-ins - so we strongly encourage using our sign up link.  If you have any problems with this link, please feel free to contact us and we can help schedule your pickup.  

This auction is shaping up to be a good one with many items from a bachelor estate, as well as from our faithful consignors.  Please check it out at the link below - and note that we are still adding items daily until January 22. 2021. 

Thanks for another great year and Happy Bidding! 



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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

We're Back!

Howdy Auction Friends and Family!  We have been rather quiet over the past several weeks, but not without good reason.  Some of you may know that Maxine had been dealing with some heart issues over the summer.  After trying several options to settle her heart rate, the decision was made to insert a defibrillator/pacemaker to help regulate her heartbeat.  This was done at the beginning of October and she has been on restricted activity since that time.  The timing of this procedure, combined with Kirk being in the middle of football season has proved to be challenging in getting an auction ready.  Trust us - we have plenty of stuff to sell, just not enough time to get it together!  That being said - we have FINALLY got this one together!  So - opening tonight and running through November 18, 2020 we present MAXINE'S BIRTHDAY BLOWOUT SALE! (her birthday was in October so maybe it should read Belated Birthday Blowout) but anyway.  Check it out at the link below and keep checking back because I still have lots to enter -- This is a good one!



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