Over 500 lots in a wide array of categories will be sold in Tim's Auctions' Nov. 17th online auction An online-only auction totaling more than 500 lots in a wide array of categories will be held in the Fall Extravaganza Estates Auction on Sunday, Nov. 17, by Tim’s, Inc., Auctions (timsauctions.com).
News-Antique.com - Nov 04,2013 - (BRISTOL, Conn.) – An online-only auction totaling more than 500 lots in a wide array of categories will be held in the annual Fall Extravaganza Estates Auction on Sunday, Nov. 17, by Tim’s, Inc. Auctions. Many auction items may be viewed online, at www.timsauctions.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. The auction will start promptly at 12 noon (EST).
“This auction will appeal to a lot of people for a lot of reasons, that’s how diverse the merchandise mix is,” said Tim Chapulis of Tim's Inc., Auctions, “and it couldn’t come at a better time. Holiday season is right around the corner, and so much of what’s being offered would be perfect for gift-giving. Homeowners, collectors and retailers alike will discover a trove of opportunities, a truly great selection.”
Offered will be marvelous pieces of Victorian carved and marble-top furniture (to include 17 marble-top tables), hundreds of silver and gold coins (some to be sold in multiple lots), a single-owner collection of sporting items dubbed “The Rustic Collection”, fine estate jewelry, fine art (with ornate gold gilt frames), 25 antique estate carpets, great antique clocks and more.
Lots expected to draw special attention will include a one-owner 1990 IROC-Z Chevrolet Camaro with 9,315 original miles on the odometer; a Bvlgari 18kt gold and diamond bracelet with ancient coin; two Japanese World War II swords from the lifetime collection of Daniel Pagano, one long and one short; and a monumental Victorian breakfront attributed to John Jelliff.
The blue 1990 IROC-Z Chevrolet Camaro was pampered from the day the owner bought it new until his recent passing. The many upgrades include alloy aluminum rims that cost $1,000 each, B.F. Goodrich 20-inch tires, an Alpine sound system and numerous improvements to the 5.7-litre V-8 engine, to include Edlebrock headers and an after-market power chip upgrade.
The Bvlgari gold and diamond bracelet with ancient coin at the center (Sicily Syracuse, circa 310-304 B.C.) was appraised in 2005 at $11,500. The certificate from that appraisal will be included with the lot. This bracelet is no longer being made by Bvlgari, a name synonymous with fine jewelry pieces worldwide.
The long and short Japanese swords from World War II are expected to draw interest from serious collectors of militaria. The long sword should generate more excitement because it has a signature on the handle, by the maker, in Japanese. Both swords come from Mr. Pagano's “Rustic Collection” of mostly sporting items. Pagano, 67, is a sporting enthusiast from Katonah, N.Y. His collection also features vintage and antique watches, to include one by Bueche Girod.
The centerpiece of “The Rustic Collection” might very well be a fishing pole reported to have been made for baseball great Babe Ruth, with a brass tag that reads “B. Ruth.” So the story goes, the legendary Bambino took ill and couldn't accept the pole and it eventually found its way into Pagano's collection. Mr. Pagano took his fishing very seriously; as the owner of a highly successful construction company