About Us

David C. Allen - NAA, C.A.G.A., Owner / President, Chief Auctioneer, Appraiser

Dave Allen established Allen & Marshall Auctioneers and Appraisers, LLC. after many years of working with his mentor, Doug Marshall, and was instrumental in helping to create Marshall Auctions. After more than a decade of Marshall Auctions growing to be the largest auction company on the Delmarva Peninsula Dave and Doug decided the only way to effectively manage the company’s growth was to split the business into two divisions (one for Real Estate and the other for Personal Property). Hence, Allen and Marshall Auctioneers and Appraisers, LLC was born. In 2005, Dave attended the prestigious Mendenhall School of Auctioneering where he earned the years “best all around” and “most likely to succeed” awards. He has certainly proved worthy of these rewards, selling millions of dollars of personal property and developing intense product knowledge and a distinctive client service. Now the leading personal property auction company on the shore, Allen and Marshall Auctioneers looks forward to continued growth.


  • 2004 Graduate of Salisbury University
  • Bachelor of Science, Education, and History, Salisbury, MD
  • 2005 Graduate with Honors, Mendenhall School of Auctioneering and Appraisals High Point, NC
  • 2008 Graduate Certified Appraisers Guild of America, Grandview, Missouri
  • Annual NAA Auctioneer and Appraiser Continuing Education Seminars
  • Annual Member of the Certified Appraisers Guild of America
  • The only C.A.G.A. (Certified Appraiser’s Guild of America) appraiser on the eastern shore!
  • 22 yrs experience in the auction industry

Business Associations:

  • National Auctioneers Association
  • Auctioneer Association of Maryland
  • Certified Appraisers Guild of America
  • Licensed Auctioneer in Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia

Jeff Smith - VP Technology and Logistics, Coin and Firearm Appraiser, Federal & MD State Firearms Licensee

Jeff Smith, an original member of the company, started in 1997 at our first Auction. Jeff manages website content, auction logistics, technology, and is a virtual memory bank of information on past auctions as he managed auction marketing for 24 years. Jeff is the company’s firearm and coin appraiser. The Auction Co. has an FFL (Federal Firearm’s License) and the Maryland State Regulated Firearms License. Jeff processes the firearms that are sold by the company and stays abreast of the latest rules and regulations for selling firearms at auction. He holds a degree in Criminal Justice and was a Communications Expert in the U.S. Navy. Jeff’s long history with the company makes him invaluable to daily operations.

Robert Shores - Comptroller

Bob Shores, an initial member of the company, brings a solid foundation in accounting matters. He was born & raised in Deal Island, MD. He proudly served in the U.S. Coast Guard. After ten years in public accounting and twenty four years as Corporate Controller for Salisbury Engineering, Mr. Shores joined the A&M team in 1997 as comptroller. He also serves on the Board of Directors at the Deal Island Skipjack Heritage Museum.

Michelle Serig - Office Manager

Michelle Serig is originally from is from Charlotte, NC. She graduated from Oakland City University in Indiana with a degree in Business.  She started with the Auction Company in 2014. She manages the day-to-day administration and has a very creative eye. She also helps oversee appointment scheduling, appraisals, auction coordination, logistics and so much more. She lives in Hebron, MD with her husband and their two little boys. If you call the office # she will likely be the voice on the other end of the line.

Jay Taylor - Auction Logistics Supervisor

Jay Taylor has been with A&M Auctioneers since 2015. Jay worked for Standard Register for 35 Years. He is from Hebron, MD and graduated from Mardela HS.  He manages the Auction and Moving logistics for A&M Auctions & is responsible for setting up & photographing Auctions. He attends Auction preview and pickup dates to assist Auction Bidders.

Zion Obele - Auction Consignment Manager

Zion Obele has been with A&M Auctions since 2016. Originally from Nigeria. He attended college at Salisbury University. He is responsible for handling Auction consignments, setting up & photographing Auctions. He attends Auction preview and pickup dates to assist Auction Bidders.