207.751.1430 moxielady@me.com

Live Onsite and Online Quilt and Personal Property Auctions

Ruth graduated from the Mendenhall School of Auctioneering, and has completed numerous courses of graduate study in the field of auctioneering. She regularly studies bid-calling with several International Auctioneer Champions, including Renee Jones, JillMarie Wiles, Spanky Assiter, Shannon Sewell Mays, Paul C. Behr, Barbara Bonnette and Amy Assiter. She has completed an extensive class in Personal Property Appraisal and the Uniform Standards of Property Appraisal Practice, and a number of in depth courses in the field of Benefit Auctions.

She is an active member of the National Auctioneers Association, the Maine Auctioneers Association, The American Quilters Society and the American Quilt Study Group. She regularly assists other local auctioneers, and participates daily in Benefit, Appraisal and General Auctioneering forums and networks.

Before immersing herself in the exciting world of Auctioneering, Ruth was a news broadcaster and magazine editor, international commercial balloon pilot, and later a real estate developer. She is a self-confessed failure at retirement.


Live Auctions

Live onsite auctions of the contents of your home or business. We provide the skills and manpower to catalog, advertise, sell and settle your personal property by the auction method. We’ll handle everything from the initial assessment through bidder registration and checkout, even shipping if needed. Best of all, we come to you — the auction will take place where the assets are located, or at a place near you.

Personal Property Appraisals

Ruth Lind holds the Graduated Personal Property Appraiser designation from the National Auctioneers Association. She is qualified to appraise your personal property for insurance or divorce valuation, to market value for intended sale, or whatever purpose you require. Her appraisals will be delivered to you in fully USPAP compliant format. While qualified and experienced in a wide range of personal property, Ruth specializes in quilts and quilting memorabilia.

Online Auctions

Online auctions of your personal property. We will catalog and post your property in an online auction, and collect winning bid payments online. Buyers will be assigned a specific time to collect their items, or have them shipped.

Benefit Auctions

Ruth has attained the highest levels of training and qualifications as a Benefit Auctioneer, helping small and large groups raise funds through the auction method. Please visit our Benefit Auction page for more information: www.moxiebenefitauctions.com.


“Listening to Ruth’s knowledgable descriptions of each quilt as they came up for bid was not only entertaining, it gave me confidence in placing my best possible bid.”

“Ruth’s obvious excitement in her work kept the auction entertaining and fun, even when I wasn’t bidding!”

“I trust Moxie Auctions to find the right buyers for my vintage quilts in an online auction.”

“Her unexpected little extras throughout our Benefit Auction not only brought in extra revenue, they were fun for everyone!”

(after the first time working for a client with a yearly event) “Well THAT was exponentially less painful than last year!”

“I didn’t completely understand why Ruth advised us to arrange the silent auction the way she did. But doing it her way doubled our revenue!”

“Ruth kept reminding the audience of our cause, and motivated the bidders to bid accordingly.”

“She earned her fee in the first consulting phone call alone.”

Proud member of the National Auctioneers Association