If you have ever been to an auction before you know it's a great way to buy and sell. If you've been to one of our auctions, you know it's a lot more than just buying and selling. It's a whole lot of fun!

We've been conducting auctions in the western Oregon area since 1986. We are also licensed to conduct auction sales in Washington. Our crew has been with us from the beginning and are very knowledgeable in the auction process. (Where would I be without them?) We conduct auctions for individuals, families and estates, farms, businesses, city and state agencies, schools, and charitable organizations.

Kuhn Auction Sales is a full service auction company.

  • We buy and sell estates, antiques, farm equipment and general merchandise.
  • We arrange for all advertising, set-up, auction personnel, and if necessary, location for an auction.
  • We will tailor an auction to fit your individual needs.
  • We provide the seller with a complete list of items sold and selling price of each item.
  • We work hard to ensure your auction experience exceeds your expectations. Most of our referrals come from word-of-mouth so your satisfaction is our goal.

Selling by auction is the best way to liquidate quickly and fairly while realizing the best price for your items. When you sell your items by garage sale or tag sale, the price you put on your items is the absolute most you will receive. When you sell by auction, you are asking many people what your item is worth, often times getting more than what you would have sold it for. Whether you have one or two items to sell or a whole household, we can help.

But selling is just half of an auction. The other half, buying, is where you are in complete control. You never pay more than you want because you are the one setting the price. Who hasn't made a great deal at an auction? I overheard a very happy buyer at one of my first auctions say "Can you believe I got this whole box of stuff for $2.50?! And look at the great cup that was in it!" OK, so everyone has their own idea of what a "great deal" is, but you only buy the items you want. You might want to buy that cup, but everything else in that box is free - and you have to take it with you! You get the idea, we have a lot of fun.

About Us

My wife, Connie, and I attended our first auction on our sixth anniversary in 1985. While watching the auctioneer interact with the crowd of people there, I knew that that was what I wanted to do. I was a butcher/meat cutter at the time and the timing couldn’t have been better. The meat shop I was working for was closing so I took the opportunity to give auctioneering a try.

Within a year I had gone to auctioneer school, drove my family crazy with practicing (running numbers, tongue-twisters, using power poles as bidders while I was driving, etc.) and had started auctioneering for cattle barns in the northern Oregon and southwestern Washington area. I have never regretted the decision to become an auctioneer.

When I scheduled my first estate auction, my family and friends pitched in to help. They have been helping me with auctions ever since. “My crew” knows the auction business inside and out. They are the backbone of my business (or at least that’s what they tell me) and I am very grateful to have them.

I am a member of the Oregon Auctioneers Association and the National Auctioneers Association.

I plan to be an auctioneer for as long as I can talk. And if you know me at all, you know that could be a long, long time. Give me a call or drop me a line and let me know if I can be of service to you.

Mark Kuhn