Maidens & Foster - Auctioneers



Maidens & Foster Auctioneers Ltd

Established in 1996 by Peter Maidens & Todd Foster, both formerly of Lambie & Poyzer Auctions a then well established auction house in Napier, Maidens & Foster has since become a Limited Company owned and operated solely by Todd Foster his wife and family. After starting in a small retail building in Thackery Street, Todd then moved the company in 2000 to the Tennyson St premises where it operates from today.

This building was double the size of where they had started and the business has over the years has grown with it. The two Auction Rooms have enabled Maidens & Foster to continue their Weekly Estate Auctions on Wednesdays and at the same time gather entries for their regular Antique & Collectables Auctions in the other room.

Today the Internet and many other variables have changed the face of trading in antique & second hand goods, but Maidens & Foster prides itself on retaining a traditional and user friendly environment for customers to buy and/or sell goods.

Many different generations now choose to view & purchase items via the internet. With the ability to email photos & information, plus promote products through our website & social media, our buyer catchment is no longer restricted to just the local market. Bidders even have the option now to place a bid through our website.

Maidens & Foster are proud to be members of the Auctioneers Association of New Zealand.

Covid Update - December 2nd, 2021

Unfortunately the Governments timing to go into the "Traffic Light" system has fallen on a busy week for us with a general auction on Wednesday & the Antique Auction on Thursday.

Napier is set to be in Level Orange as of this weekend. This means:

- Visitors Must Wear a Face covering in the Auction House
- Visitors Must use our QR Code or at Minimum Register at our office
- Auction Room Limited to 50 People as we will not be enforcing Vaccine Passes

Please Note it is very rare that we would have as many as 50 people in our rooms at any one time.
We would encourage anyone who may be uncomfortable under these conditions to take advantage of our reliable Absentee system.

We look forward to your continued support in these unusual times.

Kind regards

Todd Foster

Our Next Auction is a General Auction