Mariner Auctions & Liquidations Ltd. Appoints General Manager

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Mariner Auctions & Liquidations Ltd. Appoints General Manager

Mariner Auctions & Liquidations Ltd. is pleased to announce that Mike McKenna, C.P.P.A. (Owner of ReFound Downsizing Services) will join their company as their new General Manager.

Mike McKenna will join Mariner Auctions in February 2018 as their General Manager.

Mike will be responsible for all day to day operations of the company and will also work closely with the owners of Mariner Auctions as they target growth and expand their current services.

McKenna brings a wealth of experience in estate liquidation, personnel management and client services. Mariner Auctions and ReFound have had an effective, successful business relationship for several years. McKenna along with the owners of Mariner Auctions will soon introduce new and exciting services & marketing tools to benefit both buyers and sellers.

“I am excited to work with Mariner. As we worked together in the past to service many mutual clients, I have admired their business model and customer service. It was without hesitation that I would refer people to Mariner to purchase or sell. When we began discussing working together and they shared with me their plans for growth, I knew immediately that I wanted to be a part of it.” – Mike McKenna

“We are extremely pleased to announce that Mike McKenna will join our company as General Manager. We have worked closely with Mike on a number of projects over the past several years and have been impressed with his professionalism and his knowledge of our industry. Mike’s experience will be a great asset to Mariner Auctions and we are thrilled that he will be joining our firm”. – Dustin Barker, President, Mariner Auctions

Mariner Auctions & Liquidations Ltd., located at 1 Broom Road, (Corner of Main Street & Broom Road) Dartmouth, NS, specializes in estate liquidations, downsizing, retailer liquidations, etc.. They are an award winning auction team with over 60 years combined experience in the auction industry. They host auctions which are open to the general public and dealers from a 23,000 sq-ft facility. Auctions are live onsite and online. Leading the industry in technology, Mariner is the only estate auction company in Nova Scotia that also hosts all auctions online.

McKenna joins Mariner in the New Year. ReFound Downsizing Services will be conducted through Mariner Auctions while The ReFound Shop will be a separate entity and remain open at 5 Thistle Street in Dartmouth, NS.

Mariner Auctions App Now Available For Apple & Android Devices

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Mariner Auctions & Liquidations pleased to announce that their new app is now available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store for iphone, ipad & android devices.

Our new app will enable our customer to view upcoming auctions, bid online, watch auctioneers note, link to our facebook page and receive auction notifications.

To download our app on the Apple App Store visit:

To download our app on Google Play visit:


Mariner Auctions to be featured for the second time in the show Baggage Battles on CMT

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Mariner Auctions will be featured in tonight’s episode of Baggage Battles filmed in Toronto, Ontario last October.

Watch our Auctioneers Brian & Dustin Barker along with the cast of Baggage Battles at a freight auction.

Mariner Auctions was also featured in the season premiere where the cast and crew of Baggage Battles attended an antiques & collectibles auction from their location in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia filmed last summer.

The show airs tonight Tuesday April 12, 2016 and will be available later in the week for online viewing from CMT Canada’s website (

Watch Mariner Auctions on the season premiere of Baggage Battles on CMT

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Mariner Auctions is pleased to announce that they will be featured on the season premiere of Baggage Battles on CMT Tuesday Feb. 2, 2016 at 10:00PM AST.

Baggage Battles is a show that follows 3 buyers (Billy, Mark & Val) around the world as they try to find hidden treasures found at auction.

“It was a pleasure to meet and work with the cast & crew of Baggage Battles this past summer” said Dustin Barker, president of Mariner Auctions “They fell in love with Halifax and were really impressed on how easy going and friendly we are here”. “Due to the success of this auction, Baggage Battles also filmed a second show with us in Toronto which will be aired later in the season”.

Mariner Auctions main office and auction house is located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and specializes in Estates, Downsizing and Liquidations.

To find out more information about Baggage Battles visit:


Mariner Auctions is pleased to announce the opening of their new state-of-the-art auction house

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Mariner Auctions & Liquidations Ltd. is pleased to announce that they will be opening the doors of their new headquarters & state of the art auction house on Oct. 1, 2015 located at 1 Broom Rd. Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

“We are excited to announce that we have signed a long-term deal which will allow us to continue to grow and provide unparalleled services”, said Dustin Barker, president of Mariner Auctions & Liquidations Ltd. “Our new and much improved facilities will include a much larger Auction House along with a large processing area, photo studio, and seating for over 150 people. What is really exciting for us is a new auction block with more product display screens among other things”.

Mariner Auctions is also in the process of expanding into other markets and are now in the process of setting up a new location in the Pictou County region and plans for further expansion in the new year.

“Mariner Auctions success would not have been possible without our large and loyal customer base. We look forward to raising the bar for services and products and we appreciate greatly the patronage of our customers”.

Mariner Auctions are currently in the process of final renovations and are preparing for their grand opening auction on Thanksgiving Monday Oct. 12, 2015.

For all upcoming auctions visit

Baggage Battles & Mariner Auctions A Huge Success

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Baggage Battles (Travel Channel’s hit reality show in the U.S.A. and broadcast on CMT in Canada) filmed an exciting episode at Mariner Auctions on Sunday, June 28, 2015.

Baggage Battles is broadcast in 17 different countries including the United Kingdom and South Africa. They are now filming shows for their 5th season.

Baggage Battles decided to film a show at a Nova Scotia auction house and for many reasons they chose Mariner Auctions. For a few hours on Sunday, Mariner Auctions looked like a Hollywood movie set with bright lights and camera people, cast and crew doing what they do best. And of course, the auctioneers and staff of Mariner Auctions were also doing what they do best. The end result was a huge success and we will let everyone know when this episode will be broadcast.

Mariner Auctions would like to extend a special thank you to all of our customers who attended our auction and also to our customers who joined us live over the internet. Without you, neither Baggage Battles nor Mariner Auctions could have produced such a successful event.

The producers and director of Baggage Battles were extremely impressed at the professional and entertaining manner in which our auctions are conducted. They were also impressed with the presentation of our auction and the East Coast hospitality extended to them wherever they went.

Mariner Auctions is proud to be a part of showing off Halifax-Dartmouth to 17 different countries. We are looking forward to working with them again.

Baggage Battles to film show at local family owned auction house

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Baggage Battles to film show at local family owned auction house

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia – June 17, 2015

Baggage Battles

Baggage Battles is Coming to Mariner Auctions June 28, 2015,


Mariner Auctions “Nova Scotia’s Auction House” is pleased to announce that the cast & crew of the Travel Channel’s hit show “Baggage Battles” are coming to Nova Scotia to film a show at their Summer Classic Auction on June 28th, 2015.

“We are thrilled to welcome the cast and crew of Baggage Battles to Nova Scotia” says auctioneer Dustin Barker, “The cast and crew are really excited to visit as Halifax is a city steeped in history with many ties to many historic events. We are excited to show off our city to the world “.

Mariner Auctions Summer Classic Auction is a large auction comprised from multiple estates that will include a large selection of unique & interesting antiques, collectibles, memorabilia, art, jewelry and more.

Baggage Battles is a cast of auction specialists who travel to some of the most important auctions around the world relying on their savvy expertise to find hidden treasures. Now filming its 5th season for the Travel Channel.

Mariner Auctions, winners of 8 national & international auctioneering awards is a locally owned auction company specializing in estate & downsizing auctions located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. For more information about Mariner Auctions and the Summer Classic Auction please visit

Dustin Barker
31 Orion Court,
Nova Scotia
Ph: (902) 292-2902

Our prayers are with the Roche family at this time

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Our prayers are with the Roche family at this time.

A beloved member of our auction family passed on to glory Tuesday morning.
Gerald (Jed) Roche

Jed Roche was well known and loved by our regular auction clientele. He was a best friend for over 25 years. His quick wit and genuine concern about our customer’s happiness and satisfaction was well documented by the comments we would receive from all those who attended our auctions.

Jed was a dedicated husband, proud father of 3 sons and a friend to many. It is with a very heavy heart that we share the news of his passing with his auction friends.

The Service for Jed will be held on Monday Nov. 3, 2014 at 11:00AM

St. Ann Catholic Church
3293 Highway 7
Lake Echo, Nova Scotia

Rest in Peace Buddy …… We Love You