Antique Auction Company

Gary has always had a keen interest in history. He developed a specific interest in antiques and collectibles in his early 20s and opened his first antique store in downtown Aurora, often called the antique capital of Oregon, at the age of 23.  

Soon after, he decided to pursue a professional career as an auctioneer.  In 2003, Gary opened McLaren Auction Services located inside the historic Aurora Colony Auction House in the heart of Aurora.  

McLaren Auction Services is proud to host estate antique auctions every three weeks with occasional specialty auctions.

As a professional auctioneer, Gary has participated in benefit auctions around the state, helping organizations reach their charitable goals.  These organizations are delighted with his friendly banter as well as auction results, and invite him back year after year.

Gary is also a member of the National Auctioneers Association and the Oregon Auctioneer Association.

Owner & Professional Auctioneer

Native Oregonian with over 30 years' experience buying and selling antiques.  A hometown local, born right here in Aurora!

Director of Auction Operations

From answering your initial call to assisting bidders, research, cataloging, & photographing, Katie is a whiz at everything auction related!

Marketing Manager

Analyzing the nuances of current market trends and using a multi-faceted advertising approach, Shannon promotes our auctions to insure their success.




(503) 678-2441

21507 Highway 99E NE • PO Box 82

Aurora, OR 97002

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