A small silver butter dish sold for $90 at the June 14 auction. An Aladdin lamp caught a bid of $85 with a bedroom lamp going to $90.
Two large piano baby’s topped out at $100. An oak mantle clock chimed a bid of $40. A recent cast iron bank of a pig and bull each sold for $35.
A vinegar cruet set sold for $110 and a large German stein with damage sold at $85. The new owner said it would have been worth $300 to $400 if it did not have the damage. A birdbath splashed its way to $22.50, a metal horse bank went to $55 and two brides baskets were carried away for $55 each.
Glassware was selling from $20 to $60 each. A walnut framed hall mirror sold for $25 and a riding lawn mower was sold for $240. Outside on such a nice day a sprayer topped out at $55, a fan brought in $25, a Craftsman hand tool sold at $75 and the corn sheller sold for $35.
A band saw worked out to $115 and an older table saw cut through a $65 bid. Costume jewelry sold from $2 to $10 each, shop magazines sold for $45 and an oil painting of Christ in the garden went to $195. The mahogany grandfathers clock, at 8 feet tall with a beautiful chime, sold for $525.
A three-fourths size bed sold for $80, the tiger eye dresser held out for an even $80 top bid and the cranberry ceiling lamp sold for $115. Several said it was a cranberry wash and had only one bulb. A sewing receptacle managed to garner a $40 bid, a wood cabinet sold for $105 and the renaissance Victorian breakfront book case went to a new home for $550.
It was a great auction with active bidders and people still filing in after the start of the auction. Next week some final thoughts on the auction and some more prices to report.
Ted Wilk is with Wilk Auction and Appraisal Service. To ask him a question about auctions, call (309) 654-2655.