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SATURDAY MAY 19, 2007 10am

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WOW! The family had joined households, resulting in a fantastic sale! It was furniture (many antiques!), appliances, hand tools, power equipment, china, glassware, collectibles, yard art, childrens' play equipment.

Bidders found all the normal stuff you'd expect in a sale like this; things like refrigerators, washer, dryer, and other household stuff. There was lots of kitchenware, Oneida dinnerware, pots, pans, bowls, utensils, and household display decor items. Hey, check out the wicker sleigh, lobster trap, chicken coop, and the two old trunks; is that atmosphere for your game room, or WHAT? They had an assortment of shelves and file cabinets, cupboards, and such for your everyday storage needs. And don't miss all the live and silk plants, fruits, and arrangements large and small.

But there was not just plain old kitchen and dining ware! Bidders also found selected antiques like a coffee grinder, scales, and a beautiful Daisy churn. Our sellers had collections of china and glassware, some very old, all very nice condition. Most sets were complete; you can see from the images, they were nice! There were coke glasses, various tints of glass plates, goblets, cups, etc.

There were sets and there were singles, many from Europe, where the seller was stationed while in the service. We found several tea sets in excellent condition. Bidders also find fine crystal and old pressed glass items. There was a whole table of European items! Most of these are 30+ years old at least, some are a lot older! There were also silver and stainless flatware (full and broken sets), and silverplate, either.

These were nice pieces, in nice condition. Sellers were avid collectors of Barley-Twist designs, some old, some reproductions. They were ALL in beautiful condition! There were a large number of antiques. Bidders found upholstered chairs, contemporary sofa, a leather Laz-Z-Boy swivel recliner/rocker, PRIDE lift chair (for the disabled, works fine), floor and table lamps, tables of several sizes and eclectic styles (some antique, some marble top, some tilt-top), English barley twist display case, several bow-front barley twist display cases, small wardrobe converted to elegant glassware cabinet, upholstered dressing stool / bench, authentic English tea cart, hall tree with mirror, roll top desk with matching printer stand, brass bed, quilt rack, jewelry boxes, a couple of beautiful wardrobes, and an old wooden school desk.

There was an excellent Newman Bros pump organ, made in Chicago, with its original stool, and in working condition! There was a Columbia Grafonola, in working condition. There was a grandfather clock with open face pendulum, a nice German walnut wall clock (1900-1920?), and an anniversary clock, all working condition. Look at the elephant table base, just waiting for a tempered glass top. There was a fine oak barley twist gate-leg table. Bidders found an old oak hatrack, with a railroad's inventory control tag on it. You won't believe the beautiful Hoosier cabinet with all of its original bins, even the grinder! The old console radio still worked! There was an old sewing machine metal stand, and a complete old sewing machine, with case! That secretary was an absolute antique. The antique commode / washstand was a beautiful piece! The rocking chair was very old, and had Mother-of-Pearl inlays on the top back piece. The barley twist dining table will be the centerpiece of someone's dining room! There were also five matching barley twist chairs. There was a metal-top white kitchen table in excellent condition. Check out the short-legged antique barley-twist butler's chair! And there was an antique barley twist candle stand. Our seller also offered a Turkish rug, a Bunyon, that he bought overseas several decades ago, handcrafted in wool, with the old-style dyes! The stepped dresser / mirror / wardrobe has had some refinishing, but was a beautiful piece.

There were a number of exceptional collectibles from Europe and the Middle East. Most brass items came from Turkey (Temple Jar, yogurt jug, coffee pot, brazier, strainer, Diogenes lamps). Wood items, over a dozen German steins, and others were offered.

We said COLLECTIBLES, and there were MANY! Bidders found "Bold Babies" by Scioto, Hummel, "Shiny Teddy Bears" by DeBartolo Originals, Miss Heather Hollyhock Gardens Bears, Barkley Crossing Bears, "Boy on Stand" from the Paradies Collection, Aphrodite and white figurines by G. Ruggeri, many black child and adult figures from the famous and limited Martha Holcome "All God's Children" collection (they had most of the boxes for these!), figurines by KPM, Ville Roy & Boch, Delftware, and Dresden (including "The Hunter" and "The Shepherd"), dozens of premium gold-leaf-clad porcelain figurines (no longer available), and MANY MANY MORE! There was a collection of collectible dolls and stuffed animals, shown on the bed, and a number of old, valuable quilts from the bed. The last three thumbnails are of a beautiful, premium Dolores Yoder quilt. Her work is known nationwide, and you can check up on her with your Internet search engine. Her quilts sell from $1075 to over $5000, depending on the intricacy.

To read a brochure excerpt for the All God's Children series of figurines, click the images here:

Our seller offered his John Deere 4115 tractor and the attachments. Yes, if you look at the images here, you'll see that the Hobbs meter shows less than 20 hours! And he offered the implements that hook right up to it: auger, box blade, five-foot bush hog, and front-loader bucket. He even had a JD green trailer to move the tractor around in style!

AND there was a beautiful pontoon boat, driven by a 60 HP outboard motor. It was fully outfitted, and included a trolling motor, and a trailer.

Every household has lawn and garden maintenance, and this was no exception. Bidders found a walk-behind mower, Craftsman riding mower, tiller, weed eater, and other lawn grooming tools. There were also some old, maybe antique gardening tools and implements.

There were pictures, paintings, prints, mirrors, and frames on every wall. Some were originals! And yes, that custom-made stained glass window panel was offered, as well!

There were also a large number of yard art items. Seller offered some nice patio furniture, a smoker, and a deluxe gas grill. And that was a SERIOUS BUSINESS Go-Kart, bought by a neighbor!

It wouldn't have been an auction without those MANLY things! (no offense intended to the lady welders in the audience!) Bidders saw an air compressor, woodworking clamps (old, maybe antique?), electric welder, gas torch rig, exercise machine, cut-off saw, REDDY Heater 50,000 BTU kerosene torpedo heater, shop tool chest with some tools in it, serious-business bench vise, working window AC unit, shop fan, and a pile of steel C-perlin, box beams, and other shop building materials.


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