A Man’s And Retro Auction

One Owner Collection Of Muscle Cars, Toy Cars And Trains, And Retro Furnishings…image
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Our client loved muscle cars, retro furnishings, trains, and toy cars.  His passion was working on his cars and collecting vintage parts. The pride of his collection is this 1970 Chevy Chevelle 454 SS. This true American muscle car was Originally a NC car! It was purchased at York, PA around 1992.  It had a body-off restoration in the ’90s and is a numbers-matching true SS. The VIN is 136370A115738. It has a 402cu carb and TH400 automatic transmission. It runs (in that it was test-fired a few weeks back with the fuel line disconnected so it’d only get fresh gas).  Red with black stripes. It has always been garaged and essentially unused for about 12 years.  There is also a 1955 Chevy Belair. There are tons of tools, car parts. There is an engine lift with built in leveler.  There are so many retro and highly sought after items. If you are a Chevy/GM man, or woman, then you need to check out this auction. There is a Grand Prix Aerocoupe, that will be auctioned, if you are looking for parts, this car is for you.  Sadly, the back window is gone.

There is a vintage Esso gas pump. Tons and tons of vintage trains and bottles. Old signs and license plates. Really there is something for everyone.

The owner Of this estate was a contractor, so there is plenty of commercial grade tools, roofing supplies, and lumber.

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Stickley, Horner, Stueben, Sevres, American Drew…..Just to name a few!

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Outstanding Auction

Sunday, March   8 beginning at 1:00 pm.

This auction is “No Joke!”

Oh my, what a week it’s been at MSA as we’ve hustled in and out of snow and rain drops to bring this sale to fruition!

There are some very special objects featured in this sale. A must for daguerreotype Collectors, as we have a sixth plate image in gutta-percha case of a Civil War Soldiersporting both a saber and rifle. His buttons and buckle have been hand tinted in gold making it hard to discern from what side he hails. You, the collector are sure to know. There are many other 19c Dags as well. All from as a Raleigh, NC estate.

The Glassware and Porcelain are fine. A three piece Stueben Aurene Console Set, as well as an additional, pair of Stueben Twist Candlesticks, a Pair of Period Petite Sevres Urns, Porcelain Inkwells and more. The Furniture Selection will not disappoint as we offer a Matched Pair of Stickley Stools, an Outstanding Connecticut Federal Dresser, a Modified Kidney Shaped Writing Desk with Belfluer Adornment, a Horner Ladies Writing Chair and a Plethora of Fine Vintage Ethan Allen, American Drew, Pennsylvania House, Primitive Roberson Co. North Carolina Chest and so much more!

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Estate Auction of Anne Randolph England

IMG_1317It is with pleasure and whimsey that we begin presenting the collections of Anne R. England at our auction this Sunday, February 8.
Anne, better known as “Anne R” to most or “Skippy” to some is in the midst of significantly downsizing her collections in preparation for her move back to Chapel Hill. Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of meeting or socializing can only imagine the “funness”, yes a made up word, of her possessions. From Oak Apothacary Cabinets to Folk Art Sculptures, she had it all. Please plan to join us Sunday in our Hillsborough Auction Gallery at 1:00 pm to view the fun. Come say hello to Anne R, as well!







The Sharks are Upon Us!

Calling all “B” movie fans. One of the best of the best…..

The real thing, people…Authentic 1958 “She Gods of Shark Reef” “B” Movie Poster by American International (27″ x 41″) at the auction, February 8 at 1:00 pm.

Calling all Civil War Collectors!

Our February 8 auction will feature some genuine Civil War era collectibles including a rare Issac Hollis Rifle and Bayonet. This gun has ties to the battle of Columbia, South Carolina, where Sherman went through and burned the city to the ground. It has matching numbers, is dated and has a working hammer. An amazing piece of history.
Along with that, we have a CS Belt Buckle and Button, as well as a Clay Pipe, Horn Gun Powder Flask and more.

Come over and meet the new and old faces of Mercer Smith Auction!


The first auction in our new space was a tremendous success!


The gallery was full and spirits high!
We want to invite everyone to the next sale being held on February 8. We will be featuring numerous local estate finds, as well as the eclectic collections of Anne Randolph England of Saxapahaw, NC. Prior to living in Saxapahaw, “Anne R” as most know her lived in Chapel Hill, for many years. Anyone who know Anne R may only imagine what surprises her estate hold. Let’s just say, if she wanted it, she bought it.
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