The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


November 2, 2013

Fenton glass does well at auction

Last Saturday at the National Guard Armory a large variety of collectibles were offered for sale on 40 tables with many household items.

An oak mantle clock sold for $55 and also playing a $55 tune was the metal Crosley radio in original shipping box. A Sebastian miniature collection went to a new home or $35. The chimney sweep Hummel worked its way $38. Other Hummels sold from $25 to $39 each. A Gobel creamer/sugar set the table for 416 and a collection of teapots sold from $5 to $19 each. A black glassware vase caught a $30 bid and a box lot with a green hobnail vase sold for $33. Individual box lots sold from $5 to $25 each. A Fenton glass basket went to a collector at $45 and three other pieces sold for $45 each. A blue hurricane lamp lit up a $17 bid and a large “Gone With The Wind” style lamp sold for $48. Head vases sold for $21, $27 and $30. A Coca Cola tray saw several bidders going at it and it topped out at $110.

Household items included a piece of luggage on wheels at $25. A small grouping of sterling silver flatware went to a gentleman for $780. Two gold rings sold for $75 and four silver spoons sold for $55. A kitchen table sold at $45. Two pieces of jewelry sold for $100, Isabel Bloom items were selling for $20 each, two very nice lamps sold at $50 and $55 each and the bed and chest of drawers captured a $100 bid.

Next Saturday, the second auction for Dwight Wiersema will be held at the Armory in Clinton. Several collections will be sold, including 70 to 80 dolls and over 100 collectibles. Also several antiques furniture pieces will be up for sale and several Fulton, Ill., advertising pieces.

Ted Wilk is with Wilk Auction and Appraisal Service. To ask him a question about auctions, call (309) 654-2655.

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