A big February is in store for us at Mercer Smith Auction! Stay tuned to the following link for details and hundreds of photos! http://www.auctionzip.com/cgi-bin/auctionlist.cgi?vuid=1034
Meanwhile, I’ll try to tempt you. IF you are a lover of Mid-Century Modern furnishings or artwork, you won’t want to miss any of these sales. Not to say we don’t have antiques from other periods, we have those too!
We very excited about trying some new tactics this month. For the first time ever, we will be holding an estate tag sale in our gallery. We’ve had to move it away from the home due to the timeliness of the closing. We are giving you, the public, an opportunity to purchase any items two days prior to the auction. On the third and final day, we will be business as usual. Auction at 1:00 pm!
Also, we’ve picked up a wonderful estate of our client’s mother who was deep seated in the Pennsylvania Dutch Community. Very nice primitives in this one! There is so much good quality furniture getting ready to roll through the doors, I say, “STOP”, if you’re thinking about buying new! We have several rich leather pieces, and elegant furnishings on their way to us.
Long story short……stay tuned. the fun is about to begin!
Thanks to all who attended Sunday’s auction! Hopefully a good time was had by all! We enjoyed it and are looking very forward to the next one in two weeks. This one is going to have, among other things, a wonderful collection of Modern Lithographs: Picasso, Miro, Ben Shahn, Matisse and many more!
We will also have the furnishings for the mid-century modern lover!
Le Crueset will abound as will Fire-King Swirl Glassware, Hopi Indian Basket and a wonderful collection of Ephemera and Vintage Vinyl! mark your calendars now for this wonderful sale!
Well, it looks as though we are going to be in the Book business for a bit. Stay tuned for exciting news. We plan to make a weekend of it. Two days of a Library Tag Sale finishing with an auction as requested.
There will be over 12,000 books in our gallery. Date to be announced.
We are in the midst of much planning as the season begins it change. We have several good auctions on the horizon beginning September 19. Please visit the following link to keep up with the news. I will be posting more as we gather the goods! http://www.auctionzip.com/cgi-bin/auctionlist.cgi
We are so excited about our next Estate Auction this coming Saturday., August 21 beginning at 10:00 am, preview at 8:30. The address is 102 Bounty Lane in Durham.
It is a pure estate, with treasures directly out of our client’s home, as well as that of close-knit family and church friends.
If “y’all” want to attend a traditional country-style auction, please plan to join us. There will be bar-b-que, biscuits and a bake sale by the Lowes Grove Baptist Church. We will be auctioning off Pecan, Coconut Pies and more as the day progresses. The setting is perfect, as is parking. An estate sale steeped in Southern Tradition! Bring a Chair, all of your friends and a truck, because the furniture is super! See you Saturday. Meanwhile, visit the following link for details, directions and photos! http://www.auctionzip.com/cgi-bin/auctionlist.cgi?vuid=1034
Also, remember we’re still collecting ghost stories or strange happenings that you may to share……Peace, Cindy
I am collecting ghost, unexplained stories about houses or possessions. Could be a story about something that you just can’t attribute to any rational reasoning. I have mine from past and present that I will be sharing as well. Wait until you hear the story about the Greensboro estate that we did a couple of years ago. It raised the hair on our arms! Or, there was the house where a gentleman was murdered that we couldn’t get photographs to come out in a particular area of the home and the ones that did had a huge shadow in them! And to this day, when the door opens in our gallery for no good reason, we simply say “Hi Ernie”. If any of you remember Ernie, you’ll know what I’m talking about. This had never happened until we began liquidating his estate. Come on and share. Let’s have some fun. Afterall, we auction folks deal with numerous OLD things!
Well, folks, I am travelling this weekend, but the exciting news is that the estates are arriving daily! Always fun for an auctioneer to return to work with many surprise treasures!
We’ll be posting details about the sale first of the week, so stay tuned. I also want toa announce that we will once again offer an hour beforehand of box lot items and surplus. This session will be held at 12:00 noon under the tents in front of the gallery. Please plan to join us!
Sunday, June 27 at 1:00 pm
The next auction on the books will be celebrating objects from the late 19 to 20th century! It’s as though Ozzie, Harriet & Ricky Nelson teamed up with the Cleavers and their extended families!
This will be a fun sale with a great deal of nostalgia. Stay tuned for details and photographs at weeks beginning.
A not to be missed for you lover’s of RETRO!
Thanks to all who have responded both through the blog, as well as in person. I am gathering notes. So once again, please share what makes an auction enjoyable. If you don’t know what makes it enjoyable, then what makes it NOT enjoyable. Don’t worry, we have our opinions too!
Hopefully, everyone has noticed that we bumped our sale to next Sunday, May 23. We will now offer two sessions: Session One: Estate Costume, Victorian & Southwestern Indian Jewelry. This session will begin promptly at 12:00 noon and run about fifty minutes. For those of you who love and collect jewelry, this is your private time. For those who do not, we won’t boar you during the main sale. Thoughtful, eh?
The second session of the sale will commence between 1:00 and 1:15. This is a very good sale with something for everyone.
The extra week has allowed us to pick up some fine and unique items!
~Exceptional Kosta Boda Mid Century Artist Signed Vase
~Rare Van Briggle “Lady of the Lake” Lamp w\Frog, Frog
~Fine collection of Pocket Watches
~Nice Collection of Railroad Silver
from the estate of the former president of Pullman
~ Dynamite Retro Formica Top Tall Diner Table with Four Chrome & Vinyl Stools , in Excellent Condition!
~Good Selection of Old North Carolina Hand Stitched Quilts
so much more…
Please visit the following link for detailed information & hundreds of photographs!