About Us

Bay View Company has over 35 years assisting individuals, museums and libraries find, acquire, document, value and sell their treasures.  Let us help you.

Our services include:

  • Appraisals

    • Single items, collections, house contents

    • Valuations for estate planning, insurance records and claims

  • Auctions

    • General, estate and specialty sales

    • Internet auctions via eBay

    •         or visit our eBay Store

    • Bonded and licensed in Maine (#1200)

  • Private Sales

    • Single items and collections bought and sold


PHILIP N. GRIME,  Auctioneer & Appraiser

Philip N. Grime received his M.A. degree in History from the University of Vermont, in conjunction with the Shelburne Museum.  He has extensive experience in the research and appraisal of antiques and art, as well as object handling and curating exhibits for many museums:

Bangor Public Library * Bangor, ME

Bowdoin College * Brunswick, ME

Currier Museum of Art * Manchester, NH

Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium * St. Johnsbury, VT

Farnsworth Art Museum * Rockland, ME

Robert Hull Fleming Museum * Burlington, VT

Helen Day Art Center * Stowe, VT

Middlebury College * Middlebury, VT

Maine Historical Society * Portland, ME

Maine Humanities Council * Portland, ME

The Morgan Library & Museum * New York, NY

National Heritage Museum * Lexington, MA

Old Stone House Museum * Brownington, VT

Portland Museum of Art * Portland, ME

Saco Museum * Saco, ME

St. Johnsbury Athenaeum * St. Johnsbury, VT

Shelburne Museum * Shelburne, VT

Southern Vermont Arts Center * Manchester, VT

Vermont Historical Society * Montpelier, VT

Windham Foundation * Grafton, VT

Mr. Grime’s recent auctions tallied excellent prices for folk art, furniture, sporting antiques, manuscripts, books, fine prints, silver, and ceramics.  He also coordinated an auction that produced a 15-year record for the most expensive painting sold at auction in Maine.