AUTOGRAPHS Make Great Investments Autographs prove over time to be great investments and a fine selection will be sold at auction Sat. Feb. 25 at Saxonville Auctions with the Proxibid.com interactive system.
News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - Autograph Auction Sat. Feb 25 with RFK, JFK and DISNEY
Saxonville Auction Services, the Virtual Auction Hall in Framingham, MA will feature Autographs of Movie & TV stars, Recording Artists, Politicians and Celebrities in an auction sale on Saturday February 25, 2006 using the Proxibid.com system.
Featured items include a collection of letters from Walt Disney, Robert F. Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, Pearl S. Buck, and others, and a separate collection of postcards from 181 different sports stars of 1948-49 including Jackie Robinson, Larry “Yogi” Berra, Bob Cousy and sports including football, basketball and baseball. Many in-person autographs of movie and TV stars, personalities, and musicians fill the 200 lot sale.
The Rolling Stones, Harry Chapin, Louis Armstrong, Della Reese, Roy Orbison, The Who, U2’s Bono and many more musical stars will be featured, along with Presidents Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, John F. Kennedy and his U.S. Senator Robert Kennedy. Animators include a great letter from Walt Disney claiming “I do not consider myself a speaker,” Walter Lantz wartime beauty “Miss XTC” and Doonesbury’s Gary Trudeau.
This is different than most auctions, as there will not be a live audience during the actual bidding process, just a live, in-person preview. All bidding will be from left bids, phone bids and Internet bidding through the www.Proxibid.com interactive auction system. You will actually hear the voice of the auctioneer prompting you to continue to bid online. The catalog will appear on proxibid.com with pictures and descriptions prior to the live preview, and Internet bidders will be able to bid in real time with one click bidding. You must register in advance of the auction with Proxibid.com to watch or participate in the auction.
So you can sit in the comfort of your own home, dressed as casual as you’d like, with eats and drinks from your own fridge and enjoy the excitement and adrenaline rush of a real auction.
There will be a live, in-person preview on Friday Feb. 24 from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday Feb. 25 from noon until 6:00 p.m. where interested parties can see and touch the catalogued items, and can leave Left Bids to be entered on their behalf during the real time auction. Those who are extremely interested in certain items can request to be on the phone during the sale of those items.
There is a 10% buyers’ premium, 5% sales tax for MA residents, with pick-up available on Sunday for those wishing to save on the shipping and handling expenses, and there are many lots for dealers who sell in shops or online.
The auction facility is operated by Gary Sohmers, proprietor of Wex Rex Collectibles, and frequent talk show host/guest, who also happens to appear as an appraiser in collectibles, toys, pop culture and memorabilia on the Emmy nominated PBS TV series “Antiques Roadshow.” The facility will be having auctions on Saturdays, featuring niche categories including antiques and collectibles.
The next auctions will be on March 4th, when George Newcomb of