Lindsay Being Interviewed By WJR's Dennis Neubacher
Lindsay Featuring collector, Pete Mareska, former 1950's Detroit Tigers pitcher, Billy Hoeft (holding up his 1952 Topps baseball card) and veteran metro Detroit auctioneer, Ken Lindsay with WJR host Dennis Neubacher.


Auctioneer Kenny Lindsay selling Farmall Tractor Farm Auction
Professional certified auctioneer, Ken Lindsay, CAI selling a McCormick - Deering Farmall tractor at a Michigan public auction



imagemerican Eagle Auction Company is a full-time and full-service auction and appraisal company that specializes in converting your personal assets to cold hard cash within a short period of time through a competitive auction sale.

With nearly two decades of sole proprietorship in the sales, auction, marketing and event promotions industry, company president and certified real estate and personal property auctioneer and appraiser Kenny Lindsay, CAI delivers a wealth of experience and reputation to the skilled trade of professional auctioneers.

Lindsay graduated at the top of his class at the Continental School of Auctioneering in Mankato, Minnesota with three certifications as a professional auctioneer, real estate auction specialist and personal property appraisal certification. Lindsay regularly attends conferences, workshops and meetings to keep abreast of current information and developments in the rapidly advancing and changing auction field. Lindsay's commitment to continuing education in delivering the most up-to-date and advanced auction practice, keeps him intellectually sharp and highly competent in the auction industry.

Lindsay has written numerous educational articles on a variety of collecting subjects including investigative reports in the field of autographs, selling trends and also conducted a one hour lecture and educational seminar on the topic of 'Collectible Investments'.

Lindsay is a recognized expert in the auction industry. He is a monthly compensated columnist for the National Auctioneers Association, 'Auction World' publication. Lindsay was also appointed to write a regular column for the Michigan State Auctioneers Association quarterly publication, 'The Gavel' along with other auction related publications.

Over the course of two decades, Lindsay has organized and promoted 20 successful major trade conventions in addition to exhibiting at approximately 250 sports memorabilia conventions throughout the Midwest since 1985. To add to his versatility in the antiques and collectibles industry, Lindsay has maintained a section at prestigious Knightsbridge Antiques in Northville, Michigan and Town & Country Antiques in Livonia, Michigan. As a professional auctioneer and appraiser, such hands on experience gained from being directly involved in the business is critical to understanding antiques and collectibles and how to promote and represent such items at auction.

In 1991, Lindsay's knowledge and leadership skills were recognized publicly when he was featured on an internationally broadcast television program hosted by Detroit's WJR reporter, Dennis Neubacher. Lindsay has also been a guest on numerous nationally and locally syndicated radio programs.

With a combination of live, silent and internet auctions, Lindsay has conducted over 2,500 auctions and was nationally recognized in the December 2000 issue of eBay magazine.

Lindsay's auction team was requested to conduct the live auction for the prestigious MBGHA annual banquet in April of 2000 near Detroit, Michigan. After countless hours of a well structured marketing and auction plan, the MBGHA was overwhelmed to report the finest and most successful money making auction in the association's 16 year history! This is just one of the many accolades that Lindsay's company has accomplished.

In recent history, Lindsay has been internationally recognized with being awarded a highly acclaimed auctioneering package through the National Auctioneers Association in addition to receiving international media attention on a strategically advertised auction pertaining to celebrity memorabilia and has been interviewed and/or mentioned by both national and local media agencies including the Detroit News and Free Press, Chicago Sun Times, ESPN, Tampa Tribune, CNN and more.

Lindsay's firm dominated the 2006 Michigan State Auctioneers Association marketing competition by winning awards in five different divisions including the highly prestigious 'AUCTION OF THE YEAR AWARD'.

In March 2008, Lindsay graduated from the highly esteemed CAI (Certified Auctioneers Institute) at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. The CAI designation is the most advanced certification possible and equivilent to a PHd in the auction industry. Auctioneers with the CAI designation are part of an extraordinary network of exemplary auctioneers in the auction profession. Only 850 auctioneers in the United States and Canada hold the prestigious CAI designation since the institute was established in 1976.

On the national front, Ken Lindsay received the ultimate honor in being nominated to the Presidential Advisory Committee by National Auctioneers Association, President, William Sheridan.

In January 2006, Lindsay was appointed to the Michigan State Auctioneers Association newsletter and public relations committee and was later elected to serve on the Michigan State Auctioneers Association Board of Directors. Lindsay was named the Chairman of the Public Promotions Plan where he and his committee developed the largest promotions program in association history.

Lindsay's contributions to the following nonprofit fundraising auctions include; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Rick Larimore Memorial, Michigan Big Game Hunters Association, DeLeon Annual Scholarship Fundraiser, Make- A- Difference (MAD), 4H , Betty Loher Leukemia Fundraiser, Northville Pre-School, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Shriner's Hospital's of Michigan, Stepping Stone, American Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity, Walsh College, Stars Kids, Douglas Kruszewski Memorial, Let the Children Play, The Great Lakes Coca~Cola Collectors Club and several others.

Auctioneer, Ken Lindsay proposes to his wife-to-be at the annual Michigan State Auctioneers Association St. Jude Charity Auction! Just like any professional ring lady, she said, "Yes!"

Ken Lindsay, Professional Auctioneer

Professional Education & Designations

  • Certified Professional Auctioneer - Continental School of Auctioneering, Mankato, Minnesota
  • Certified Real Estate Auctioneer - Continental School of Auctioneering, Mankato, Minnesota
  • Certified Personal Property Auctioneer - Continental School of Auctioneering, Mankato, Minnesota
  • Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI) - Equivalent to the PHd of the auction industry - University of Indiana
  • MSAA & NAA National & State Conventions - Continuing Education
  • Credited with over 1,000 posts as an NAA Online Mentor
Professional Awards
  • 2005 Michigan State Auctioneers Association 'AUCTION OF THE YEAR'
    Grand Champion
  • 19 Time Marketing & Advertising Champion (MSAA)
  • National Auctioneers Association 'Auction Make Over' Runner Up Champion


  • Michigan State Auctioneers Association Board of Directors
  • Nominated to the National Auctioneers Association Presidential Advisory Board
  • Named in the December 2001 issue of eBay Magazine as one of the world's top 'Powersellers'
  • 2007 Lloyd Braun Scholarship Award Winner
  • Selected to the 2006 MSAA 'Michigan's Best' All-Star Auction


  • Michigan State Auctioneers Association- Member
  • National Auctioneers Association - Member
  • Livingston Conservation & Sports Association- Member
  • Michigan Big Game Hunters Association- Life Member
  • National Auctioneers Foundation (NAF)- Member
  • Member Auction Marketing Institute- Member
  • Toastmasters - Member
  • Michigan State Auctioneers Association St. Jude's Chairman
  • Michigan State Auctioneers Association Newsletter/Public Relations Chairman
  • Michigan State Auctioneers Association Awards Chairman


  • National Auctioneers Association 'Marketing Think Tank' Member
  • MSAA St. Jude Research Hospital - Chairman
  • MSAA Public Relations - Chairman
  • Compensated columnist for the National Auctioneers Association, 'Auction World' world wide publication
  • Michigan State Auctioneers Association 'The Gavel' Columnist
  • Ohio Auctioneers Association Columnist
  • Participant in MSAA Bid Calling and Ringman Championships
  • Author of numerous investigative and specific niche studies articles
  • Compensated guest speaker for the Wisconsin Auctioneers Association Annual Convention (2007)
  • Recognized by the State of Michigan as a 'Subject Matter Expert'(SME) for developing Michigan Auctioneers registration examinations.
  • Featured or mentioned on numerous television, radio and publications including: Fox News, CNN, ESPN, Detroit News & Free Press, Grosse Ile Camera, Sports Collectors Digest, Chicago Sun Times, ABC News, WJR and many others.


Ken Lindsay & Sergei Fedorov


"You have to think anyway, so why not think big?" - Donald Trump

Many auction companies do not offer a customized marketing plan. They limit themselves and their consignors to the traditional 'one size fits all' auction format.

Their philosophy for the most part is 'you can't teach an old dog new tricks.' They rely on their in house mailing list and an advertisement in an specialized auction alert newspaper to attract bidders. This old school method of promoting an event is far from sophisticated and generally attracts the same professional and stale bidding community.

What sets American Eagle Auction Company apart from other auction companies is our implementation of diversification through creative and effective marketing and advertising strategies. American Eagle Auction Company are master specialists that bring experience with organizing a well structured marketing plan customized towards the featured auction. We research and seek the ideal target market audience which reaches out to fresh bidders.

To support our superior advertising and marketing talents, Lindsay's auction team dominated the Michigan State Auctioneers Association by winning a whopping five 'Advertising & Marketing Excellence' first place awards at the 2005 annual convention in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Included in these awards was the prestigious 'AUCTION OF THE YEAR.'

We recognize the fact that superior communication skills are essential for any successful venture-

You as our customer have specific needs, concerns and objectives. To meet this criteria, we understand the importance of effective listening skills and "never miss a good chance to shut up." To further support this statement, we are active members of Toastmasters International which continues to assist us in mastering the trade of public speaking and leadership skills.

We pay close attention to our customers concerns and provide suggestions which ultimately lead to the solution. Our goal is to turn your great problems into little inconveniences and little inconveniences into none at all.

A professional auction is only as strong as the people that breathe life into it-

American Eagle Auction Company has an extensive network of talent and resources which ultimately maximizes the success and professionalism of your auction. You will be dealing one-on-one with your certified auctioneer and appraiser, Kenny Lindsay who offer's counsel in assisting you with making the difficult decisions of liquidating your estate or select items in a timely and dignified manner.

We provide state-of-the-art technology with all aspects of the auction process-

This includes being fully computerized which allows us to maximize our marketing campaign along with producing the finest and most prompt method of in-house cataloging and design. We efficiently utilize our Internet capabilities with providing online catalog viewing and simulcast capabilities for specialized auctions.

At auction, you'll experience first hand the unique blend of humor and enthusiasm that American Eagle Auction Company brings-

Regardless of the circumstances, auction day should be an entertaining, exciting and rewarding selling experience which ensures you and your items a theatrical victory!




"Even a fool knows you can't touch the stars, but it doesn't stop a wise man from trying"- Harry Anderson




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