Our Trusted Auction Team


Dave C. Allen 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 division 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!!
  • 23 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
Bill Middleton Bill Middleton – Auctioneer

Bill Middleton has been involved with auctions since he was in high school when he worked as a “pit boy.” While serving in the Wicomico County Public School system for 40 years he also enjoyed working with various auction companies as an auctioneer. He retired in 2002 as Superintendent of Schools and soon thereafter joined the Allen and Marshall Team. Mr. Bill has been active in numerous community activities including: The American Red Cross, Salisbury PONY League, E. Sheldon Jones Big League Baseball, Salisbury Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs, MAC, Inc., The United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore and Zion United Methodist Church. In addition he has been recognized by the University of Maryland, College Park, as one of its “Distinguished Alumni” and was recognized by the Salisbury Rotary Club as recipient of its annual “Four Way Test Award,” and furthermore by the United Way as recipient of the annual “Jim Barrett Community Leadership Award.” As one can see he is an extraordinary attribute to Allen & Marshall Team. His nearly lifelong auctioneering experience combined with his supreme networking abilities through these various organizations proves his capabilities to produce and administer auction sales on a regular basis. 

jeff-smith-106x150 Jeff Smith – VP Technology and Logistics, Coin and Firearm Appraiser, Federal & MD State Firearms Licensee

Jeff, an original member of the company, manages website content, property research, 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 – Controller

Bob Shores, an initial member of the company brings a solid foundation in accounting matters. After ten years in public accounting and twenty four years as Corporate Controller for Salisbury Engineering.  He also serves on the Board of Directors for WOLC radio.

Michelle Serig – Office Manager

Marketing & Online Auctions take a lot of back end management. Michelle manages the day to day administration and has a very creative eye. Michelle also helps oversee Appointment Scheduling, Appraisals, Auction Coordination, Logistics and so much more.



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