9-consignor estate sale slated for Aug. 27 in Panama City, Fla. A whopping nine local consignors, boasting hundreds of lots in an eclectic mix of categories, will be packed into a one-day multi-estate sale on Saturday, Aug. 27, in Panama City, Fla.
News-Antique.com - Aug 02,2011 - (PANAMA CITY, Fla.) – A whopping nine local consignors, together boasting hundreds of lots in an eclectic mix of categories, will be packed into a one-day multi-estate sale on Saturday, Aug. 27, at The Specialists of the South, Inc. The auction will take place in the firm’s spacious showroom, located at 544 East Sixth Street in Panama City, starting at 9 a.m. (CDT).
It will be a live and Internet auction. Bidding may be done in person, or online, through LiveAuctioneers.com, beginning around Aug. 8. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. A preview will be held the morning of the auction, from 8-9 a.m., and during the week prior to auction, or by appointment. Call for information, at (850) 785-2577.
The items will be as varied as the consignors themselves – some deceased and some still living. One was a prominent educator active in her community, another was a couple that dealt in antiques and collectibles, while another was a world traveler and artifact collector. Hundreds of their unique, collectible items will be sold Aug. 27.
Linda Stallings Grantham (1937-2010) is a name that will be familiar to many in Panama City. Originally from Louisville, where she taught third grade, Ms. Grantham moved to Florida in 1973. She served on the District Board of Trustees for Gulf Coast Community (now State) College (1999-2006) and before that she was a member of the Bay County District School Board (1980-1996).
As a one-time elementary school teacher, Ms. Grantham naturally loved children, and many of the items in her collection reflect that. Offered will be children’s wicker, toy furniture (changing table, high chair and crib), children's toys, Madame Alexander dolls, a vintage sewing machine in a cabinet, Nippon, milk glass and an older wicker rocker.
Dolores and Rod Buckley were originally from Peoria, Ill., and were in charge of an antique flea market there for ten years before starting a yearly antique and doll show, also in Peoria. In the 1980s, Delores worked for the United Federation of Doll Clubs, traveling to Atlanta, New Orleans and elsewhere, appraising dolls and conducting doll seminars.
Rod was more into glassware, but the two worked hand-in-hand and carved out a nice life for themselves in the antiques business during their 50+ years of marriage. They both retired in 1982 and moved to Panama City, where their interest in antiques and collectibles remained strong.
The Buckleys were dedicated collectors of clear Iris and Herringbone Depression glass. Their collection (to include cups, saucers and dinner plates) will be sold. Also offered will be rare advertising memorabilia, including a black memorabilia tobacco tin from the late 1920s (plus the politically correct renamed later version of the same product, in a cardboard container).
Other examples of black memorabilia will include mammies and a teapot – about 12 items in all. Also from the Buckley estate will be dolls, to include Kewpie dolls, two KISS (the rock band) dolls, a “Fonzy” (from Happy Days) doll, a Little Miss Sunshine