Trove of antiqes and collectibles packed away for 30+ years will be sold July 11-14 in Zebulon, Ga. An astounding trove of antiques and collectibles that has been packed away in a house and outbuilding in Zebulon, Ga., for over 40 years will be sold at a tagged estate sale planned for July 11-14.
great merchandise in this sale to think it will sit for three days, unsold. These ladies were dedicated collectors who had a very discerning eye. Their collections are massive and important, and there’s a lot there. Even the attic is crammed full.”
The antique dolls are certain to pique bidder interest. Many are from the ‘40s and ‘50s and are still in the box, in like-new condition. Examples by Madame Alexander, Ideal (a Revlon doll) and others will be offered, plus several desirable composition dolls.
The vintage toys – most from the ‘40s and ‘50s, but others even earlier – are also in remarkable condition, with many of them still housed in the original box or packaging. Lots include a Little Betty child’s sewing machine still in the box, Lionel trains still in the box, wind-up tin toys, Dinky toys in the box, decks of circa 1920s and earlier playing cards, plastic figural baseball players from the 1960s, a Babe Ruth figure and other baseball memorabilia (to include framed World Series tickets).
Mixon said the auction will feature “every good glass maker you can think of,” a list that includes Fenton, Fostoria and Westmoreland. Depression glass and pre-Depression elegant glass pieces in particular are expected to draw intense bidder interest. “If all we had in this sale was the glassware, it would still be an important event,” Mixon remarked. “The pieces are that good.”
The few quilts in the sale are contained in an old English piece of furniture that Mixon has nicknamed “the coffin.” Inside, neatly folded on top of some old curtains, are several early, hand-made American quilts, dating to the mid-20th century. “The intricate patterns and attention to detail of these hand-made quilts should make them a big hit of the sale,” Mixon said.
The furniture is primarily Victorian. Included is a gorgeous Herter Brothers chest, an Egyptian Revival table, several armoires, two beautiful primitive butcher block tables, a heavily carved marble-top Victorian buffet, several Arts and Crafts pieces, a circa 1850 mahogany pier mirror, many marble-top tables and a heavily carved English inlay table with drawer and key.
Most of the vintage clothing is pre-World War II. There is also pre-war costume jewelry, vintage cigarette lighters and vintage knives (to include three original Davy Crockett knives, bowls and cups). The fine art category features many signed early oil on canvas paintings, and there are also Oriental vases and pottery pieces that Mixon said are probably early 20th century. Also sold will be original war cartoons, signed by the artist.
To learn more about Kelly’s Estate & Auction Company and the July 11-14 tagged estate sale, log on to www.kellysantiques.com. Kelly Mixon can be reached by phone at (706) 741-0530, or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Ms. Mixon has been approached and interviewed about possibly being featured in a reality TV show that would feature the estate sale process from start to finish – the behind-the-scenes prep work, the actual sale and how much money was made. “If