Eldred’s has been owned and operated by members of the Eldred and Schofield families for three generations. Robert C. Eldred, Sr. opened the firm in the early 1950s, which makes Eldred’s the oldest continuously operating auction house in New England. While the auction market has changed dramatically since our inception, Eldred’s remains true to its commitment of personalized, expert service. Whether you have just one item to sell, a whole house to liquidate, or are in need of estate or insurance appraisal services, we are here to help. Never experienced the thrill of bidding in an auction? From a museum-quality painting to a simple pair of candlesticks, no matter your budget, auctions can be a great place to find almost anything you’d want to buy. They’re also an entertaining and exciting way to spend a few hours. We hope you’ll join us at one of our future auctions, either in person at our Cape Cod location, or by bidding online through our website.