1970 Pontiac GTO (The Judge) and gold and silver coins will headline Tim's Inc. auction, Sept. 30 A 1970 Pontiac GTO (“The Judge”) in original condition and hundreds of fine gold and silver coins are just some of what bidders can expect when they attend a Fall Sizzler Estate Extravaganza Auction.
them 29 sets of silver Chinese 5-yuan coins, each set honoring Chinese nobility. Many U.S. coins will also be sold. “What better way to invest in America than by buying U.S. coins with genuine history?” asked Mr. Chapulis.
Estate jewelry will feature four diamond rings, all with stones of one carat or more, other rings, pocket watches and vintage jewelry pieces, to include ladies’ bracelets and a stunning 18kt gold necklace with a weight of 2.5 troy ounces. Also sold will be pillar-and-scroll clocks by Eli Terry and other Connecticut makers, a gorgeous hand-carved gold gilt carved spread eagle made by a Boston carver in the early 1900s and saying “Live Free or Die,” Oriental carpets and more.
Artwork will include paintings by noted, listed artists, and much of it will be housed in beautiful gold gilt frames. Examples include an antique oil painting by Belgian artist Charles P. Ceradano (1829-1909), titled Shepherdess and Sheep; an oil on canvas seascape by Addison Thomas Millar (Am., 1850-1913); a 19th century oil on canvas landscape rendering by William Berry; and an oil on board landscape done circa 1930s by the noted German artist Max Heichele.
“We’re still hard at work inventorying and lotting these treasures,” Chapulis said with a chuckle, “and we will be right up to auction day. Which is fine, because the beauty and aura of an auction is not knowing exactly what you’ll find or what valuable heirloom you’ll take home. And many of these items will be purchased as investments -- much safer than stocks and bonds.”
The auction will begin promptly at 12 noon, with a preview scheduled from 10 a.m. until the first hammer comes down. For folks unable to attend in person, they can bid from the comfort of their homes or businesses online, through LiveAuctioneers.com. Photos of many of the lots may be viewed online, at LiveAuctioneers.com, or on Tim’s website (Timsauction.com).
Admittance to the auction will be a suggested $10 donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, in memory of Peter W. Chapulis, Tim’s late father. “The outpour of support for this effort has been tremendous,” Tim said. “Many people have given more than we asked. To date this year, we’ve raised over $49,000 for the charity. The goal is to reach $50,000, which will coincide with St. Jude's 50th anniversary.” St. Jude's was founded by singer Danny Thomas.
Tim’s, Inc. Auctions is celebrating 33 years in business (1979-2012). The firm is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To consign an item, estate or collection, you may call Tim Chapulis at (860) 459-0964, or send him an e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Tim’s, Inc. Auctions and the upcoming Fall Sizzler Estate Extravaganza Auction, please log on to www.timsauction.com. Updates to the website are posted frequently.