Outstanding Opportunity this Weekend to begin your Holiday Shopping with Fine and Unique Gifts!

2015-11-16 09.49.12Don’t miss this Sunday’s sale at 1:00 pm in our Hillsborough Auction Gallery.

Antiques, Collectibles, Fine Toys: German Dolls, Collectible Dolls and Toys, along with Estate Collections. What a way to give a gift with meaning and history. Visit the following link for photos and descriptions:



Exceptional Double Estate Auction this Sunday

  This weekend we are proud to be presenting two very special estates that we have relocated to our auction gallery. One is a thirty year Chatham County estate of collectors and flea market and auction junkies. Our client’s dabbled in selling at antique malls and auctions, but alway kept the best and most interesting for themselves. Now they are selling those flavorful furnishings. 

Our other client lived in Africa for many years, mingling with the tribes people and villages. She has returned to her family place in Henderson, NC and decided it time to liquidate her fine collection of authentic African artifacts. 

Please plan to join us and spends the day for absolutely fresh to the market merchandise with fabulous flair!

 Please visit the following link for photos and commentary of this special sales items. 


We will be working in and out of the rain drops this week and adding photos daily. 

Check back often!

Hope to see you at the auction!

Great Double Estate Auction this Sunday at Mercer Smith Auction!

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Join us this Sunday for a full day of auction treasure hunting!



Huge Labor Day Estate Auction

What a super premier Labor Day Auction. All items are estate fresh to the market.

As usual, we will be selling the Old, the Rare, the Unusual, the Whimsical and the fine!

Visit the following link for hundreds of photos and descriptions!


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Wow! Big thanks go out to all who attended Saturday’s Auction!



 Saturday was a harmonic convergence as the crowds gathered for the last, The Last Unicorn auction. We were blessed with cool breezes, low humidity, roaving minstrels and hand cooked barbque. Gaines added colorful commentary and provenance as each of his beloved objects crossed the auction block. Antiques, garden statuary, architectural elements and whimsy found new owners. Folks made new friends, people hoped and dreamed and planned where their new treasure would be placed. We laughed, we cried. It was all good… So long to a Chapel Hill institution situated in a magical forest in Chatham county, NC!

Auction of the Year this Saturday! Architectural Iron, Garden Art, Stained Glass, Antiques!

  The Last Unicorn will be closing its doors as it’s colorful, creative and master of iron, Gaines Steer, chases the rainbow of retirement! Mercer Smith Auction is proud to be assisting him in the liquidation of the contents of his home, as well as his iron sculptures, gates, fencing, wall plaques, stained glass windows and all of his whimsical garden objects.

   The sale is being held this coming Saturday, August 29 at 10:00 am. Please plan to make a day of it! We will also be offering a preview on Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. An online catalogue with hundreds of photos is available at: http://www.auctionzip.com/cgi-bin/auctionlist.cgi?vuid=1034 


Mid-Century, Mid-Modern, Factory Age……..

Outstanding Auction this Sunday…..2015-08-19 16.14.29-1

2015-08-20 17.00.18Three Sessions! Estate Jewelry, 1900s-1970s Sports Memorabilia, Thomas Day, More!

Visit the following link for photos and details! http://www.auctionzip.com/cgi-bin/photopanel.cgi?listingid=2556269&category=0&zip=&kwd


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