Cabin Fever Auction slated for March 27 by Tim's, Inc. Timís, Inc., will hold its 19th annual Cabin Fever Auction on Sunday, March 27, in the Timís, Inc. showroom, at 1185 Farmington Avenue in Bristol, Conn. Online bidding via LiveAuctioneers.com.
gold gilt frame; and a spectacular 36-inch-tall carved marble statue, titled Rebecca at the Well, signed F. Vichi Firenile.
Estate jewelry is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, and this sale has got some dazzlers. These will include a ladies' 4.25-carat diamond ring set in platinum, 10 percent iridium and with two tapered diamond baguettes; and a 2.03-carat ladies' European-cut solitaire diamond ring. The 14kt gold comfort fit 3mm shank ring with 6-prong palladium head boasts a clarity grade VS1.
Finally, a vintage Cadillac car will roar away with a new owner at the wheel. Itís a 1971 teal blue El Dorado convertible, with a white top and white leather interior. The vehicle has been in the same family since its purchase 40 years ago, and has less than 59,000 original miles on the odometer. ďI sat in this car myself and can vouch that itís in great condition,Ē Mr. Chapulis said.
Cabin Fever Auction will begin promptly at noon on Sunday, Mar. 27, with a preview from 10 a.m. until the start of sale. Additional previews will be held the week leading up to the auction (daily from 4-7 p.m., or by appointment; call ahead). Terms will be a 15 percent buyerís premium for cash, 18 percent for known checks and 20 percent if bidding online, through LiveAuctioneers.com. Charge cards will not be accepted.
Admittance to the auction and preview will be in the form of a suggested $5 donation for St. Jude Childrenís Research Hospital, in memory of Peter W. Chaplulis, Timís late father. To date, nearly $35,000 has been raised for the charity, which treats cancer patients regardless of their ability to pay. St. Jude Childrenís Research Hospital was founded by the Danny Thomas.
Timís, Inc. is celebrating 32 years in business (1979-2011). The firm is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item, estate or collection, you may call Tim Chapulis at (860) 459-0964, or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information about Timís, Inc., and the March 27 Cabin Fever Auction, you may log on to www.timsauction.com.