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Check out what’s new @ Cape Ann Auction Emporium at 8 Lexington Ave in Magnolia.

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Rumors of my death are greatly exagerated – Mark Twain
The above Mark Twain quote is one of my favorites and I’ve wanted to use it for a long time. I’ve never had a reason to do so – until now.
Recently you may have heard that Cape Ann Auction was going out of business. Let me put those rumors to bed.

Cape Ann Auction is NOT going out of business.
Far from it!

Last August we opened the Cape Ann Auction Emporium at 8 Lexington Ave in Magnolia.

That store has been very busy. As many happy customers will attest we are stocked with a lot of great treasures and all prices have room for dealers to make $

Between the store and the many house-calls we’ve had for buying merch., it’s been necessary to slow down our schedule for auctions & other events.

At any given time we may announce an auction, but the growth of the store is demanding all of our energy right now.

In fact:

It looks like we’ll be expanding to a bigger space next door to #6 Magnolia Ave! More on that as it develops.

Also in the wings is a revamp of our 4000+ page website at http://www.auctionwally.com
and our http://www.capeannauction.com

The sites will be more interactive with planned special events at the store!

What’s New in the Store?

We’ve recently acquired a nice selection of fine art:

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Vera Eugenia Andrus (1896-1979)
Well known Rockport MA artist

 
We have 8 of these large hand-carved panels by a Russian artist.

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What can we do for you?
Do you want to sell your quality items?

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We just sold this Guy Bardone ($2,000) for a client and we can help you sell your fine art too!

Something for everyone!

We do have plenty of bargain price deals such as our
“All for One Price Outdoor Sale Table”

Right now, we have dozens of antiques & collectibles on that table at $3.00 each or 2/$5.00

We would GREATLY appreciate it if you could help us out and spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, OTB, email,… carrier pigeon.

Check out our video > https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152540582903103″
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Contact and find Cape Ann Auction at:

978-395-7077

www.capeannauction.com

www.auctionwally.com

www.facebook.com/capeannauction

wkolenda@gmail.com

auctionzip.com

Art & Textiles Auction May 20th 1 Lexington Ave. Gloucester MA

Little Auction House/Big Art

Tuesday Evening, May 20th, 2014

6pm (Preview 3-6 May 19th & 20th)
1 Lexington Ave., Gloucester, MA

Cash, checks & CCs accepted.
MA lic#2621
No Buyer’s Premium! No Sales Tax (Proceeds go to 501c)

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There will be more than 250 lots of Fine Art, Textiles and more including:
The Age – 3  Civil War 1864 Era Newspapers
Lots of Antique Fire Brigade related ephemera 
Collection of hand carved folk art figures by Tim Jumper of Hingham MA

see partial photo gallery here > http://www.auctionzip.com/cgi-bin/photopanel.cgi?mode=1&listingid=2085479&url=auctionlist.cgi

Magnolia is a bit busier than it has been in the past 6 months, but there is parking on both sides of all the streets all the way around the the Village.

Got stuff? Indoor Yard sale Friday Night 5-8pm, March 7th at the Magnolia Library.

If you’re like most of us, you’ve got a LOT of stuff. Why not turn it into extra cash this Friday Night, March 7th at the Magnolia Library? Set up a table and come sell your unwanted items with your friends and neighbors!

Besides antiques, collectibles, books, records & household items, this sale will feature lots of postcards local and others. And… coffee by Glosta Joes, and Desserts by East Main St. Baking co.! If you’d like to set up, the fee is $20. This includes an 8ft table and chair. These events are well promoted, so there should be a great turnout! For more details call Walt at 978-395-7077 Hope to see you there!

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Today !Flea Market/Auction Dec 6th. 5-8pm

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Friday December 6th, 2013 Cape Ann Auction continues it’s “First Friday of the Month” evening sales. Last month we billed it as an indoor yard sale. But since we had over one dozen other people setting up with us, most who’ve signed on again!5-8pm. Doors open at 5pm sharp, sorry, NO EARLY BIRDS.  
1 Lexington Ave (In the Charles Jones Hall at the MLCC) 
Magnolia Village in Gloucester, MA 01930So this time, CAA is changing up the theme a little bit and we’re billing it as a flea mark & auction.  We’re looking into the possibility of this becoming permanent and growing event.First, we’re calling it a flea market, because most of the people that set up sold pretty cool vintage or antique items.At 7 pm promptly, CAA will put up lots on the auction block that were displayed earlier in the flea market as AUCTION ONLY items. This will be different from our usual seated auctions in the following ways:

  1. There won’t be any seating.
  2. It will be a “cash only” auction, meaning that each item will be paid for in cash, immediately after we sell it. (So bring plenty of change!)
  3. After Cape Ann Auction is finished selling it’s auction lots, it will open up the floor to flea market vendors who want to sell some of their items at auction.

If you live on or near the North Shore, or plan on visiting during this time, please help spread the word about this fun event! We appreciate any Facebook Shares, Tweets, Google Plus adds,  email forwards etc.

Thanks, we hope to see you there! Don’t forget, there won’t be any early birds allowed in.

Reminder ~ Auction Tonight 1 Lexington Ave in Magnolia 6:00pm. Inspection starts at 4:00pm.

What are you doing tonight? Do you love antiques, sit glued to the TV when American Pickers, Pawn Stars and Storage Wars are on? Do you get up at 5am to be ready for yard sales? Want to go shopping at a venue that has unique one of a kind items? Looking for a special gift for someone? What if that place let YOU be in control of how much you pay? If any of this sounds like fun, you should head over to 1 Lexington Ave in Magnolia tonight for the auction being held by Cape Ann Auction. The sale is filled with antiques, jewelry, coins, furniture, glass & china and much more. It starts at 6pm, but inspection starts at 4pm and there’s a lot of things to see so you should get there early.
Best
Walt Kolenda
Here’s a YouTube quick preview video

Huge Garage Sale Sat. June 29th 9am-1pm (Then Greasy Pole)

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(Rain or Shine, Sorry no early birds)
17 Kondelin, Rd #7
Gloucester
(In Cape Ann Industrial Park off of Magnolia Ave)

From Walt Kolenda
Cape Ann Auction is moving so we are having a HUGE garage sale featuring plenty of fresh items inc: antiques, paintings, prints and other art, jewelry, estate merchandise, records, books, tools, pottery, glassware, kitchen items, junk, records, collectibles, household items, toys, sporting goods, stereo equipment, brand new items, & lots more!
Viva!

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click here to view the video > http://youtu.be/tmf3EZ-t55k

Reminder – Yard Sale Today!!!

 

Sorry, Joanne. I stole your post! :)

It’s time for one of our HUGE indoor garage sales at 17 Kondelin Rd. #7 in Gloucester MA. Saturday April 6th, It will start at 9am and end at 3pm. Sorry, no early birds.

 

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Getting things organized by Saturday so you can shop with ease and a breeze.

This sale will include

  • antiques
  • jewelry
  • art
  • old books
  • postcards
  • stamps
  • furniture
  • glassware
  • CDs & DVDs
  • tools
  • ephemera
  • and tons more!

www.capeannauction.com

 

 

Huge Indoor Garage Sale -17 Kondelin Rd. #7 in Gloucester MA-Sat Apr 6th 9-3

It’s time for one of our HUGE indoor garage sales at 17 Kondelin Rd. #7 in Gloucester MA. Saturday April 6th, It will start at 9am and end at 3pm. Sorry, no early birds.

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Getting things organized by Saturday so you can shop with ease and a breeze.

This sale will include

  • antiques
  • jewelry
  • art
  • old books
  • postcards
  • stamps
  • furniture
  • glassware
  • CDs & DVDs
  • tools
  • ephemera
  • and tons more!

www.capeannauction.com

The next Cape Ann Auction to be held March 26, 2013 6:00pm Preview from 4:00pm-6:00pm

Walt Kolenda who runs the auction is fantastic and a treat to watch. Even if you do not go to buy go to see and hear. I know I was smiling most of the night.

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Walt Kolenda ~ Auctioneer extraordinaire

March 4th I had the pleasure of going to the Cape Ann Auction at the Magnolia Library
It was my second time attending one of these. I was so confused the first auction with all the number amounts going up and down and all, that I did not bid on anything.
This second time was a little different. I had a method to my madness. There was nice oak dresser I had my eyes on. I got to bid on it but once again got a little excited and lost the bid.

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They had this real cute little woodpecker toothpick grabber that I would have loved to have in my possession  I did bid on that but it went up so fast I gave up and wasn’t willing to pay what the winning bidder did. I checked online and it the past they sold from anywhere from 7:00 to 54.99 dollars. I think that one went for 25.00 dollars.

Who knows, maybe I will own one someday. This one is on Ebay for 54.99. Way to high for me.

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It’s amazing to me how a $3000 mint cherry table went in the low hundreds and a beautifully crafted schooner went for 330.00. Walt said the owners paid at least a thousand for it.

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What I did end up bidding on and walking away with was this cute push toy. When pushed a little bell goes off at each cycle. So I did not leave empty handed after all and for 5.00 dollars…oh what a deal.

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The next auction will be on March 26th,  and they plan on having them twice a month if not more.

This is also where the first auction I went to took place. It was a lot of fun too.
The other address is 17 Kondelin Rd, Gloucester Ma. They will be having indoor yard sales from this address I have been to two this winter and hope to attend many more. There are lots of treasures to be found at these sales


Next Auction

March 26th 6:00 – preview from 4:00 to 6:00
1 Lexington Ave Gloucester, MA 01930

Cape Ann Auction 
Auctioneer Walt Kolenda

(978)395-7077

www.capeannauction.com

 This is how it’s done.
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Auction – March 5th – in Magnolia

From Walt Kolenda at Capeannauction.com

Our first auction in 2013 will be a DOOZY! Don’t forget, we’re running in a new location and on a new night!

Tues. March 5th, 6pm (preview 4-6)

Charles Jones Hall  in the Magnolia Library

1 Lexington St, Magnolia, MA  01930

This will be one of our best quality auctions so far! It features art, antiques, collectibles & furniture from several Cape Ann estates.

Here’s a partial list, check back for more details. 

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bluePartial listing: A great cedar wood 5 mast ship model of the Sea Princess 34”h x 44”long in excellent condition individually planked, a 34”h x 36”l wooden model of a whale boat also individually planked, a wooden ship model of the Great Republic, wooden ship model of the Bluenose wooden ship model of the Suez 2, vintage half hull wall plaque ship model, a beautiful pair of 19th century Icons w/ Angels, blue stoneware planters, standing wicker planter w galvanized trough, arts & crafts period oak slant front desk , antique oak chest of drawers, pair of danish modern chairs , wainscot wardrobe period cherry drop-leaf table, large Norman Rockwell art book, lot of Edison cylinder records, 4 pc. Czech Victoria China decanter set, blue satin art glass bowl, Fenton cranberry glass vase, blue hobnail glass vase, black amethyst glass art deco brass rim bowl, bar in a barrel decanter set, group of 3 green art pottery vases, antique iridescent green 5” vase, vintage blue Hall teapot & 2 other brown vintage teapots, Fenton hand painted signed covered ladies boot decanter, green/brown majolica 22” umbrella stand, green/brown majolica (Weller?) 10” planter in drip glaze w/ trees, orange carnival glass bowl & orange carnival glass vase, yellow Pyrex mixing bowls Jadite mixing bowl & 2 Hamilton Beach custard color mixing bowls, green/brown majolica 7” vase, green depression glass plate, heavy cut clear leaded crystal vase, hand painted black tin decanter set, sprayed gold retro decanter set, unusual cyclops pottery jug 8” tall, blue funny face stoneware mug, his/hers happy sad stoneware mugs, See more

Just added… A rare signed, Fred Thompson hand colored 6 mast schooner print, Bradford’s History of the Civil War, several signed impressionist paintings marine themes and cityscape, Motif #1 depicted in a stone wall plaque. Still  more to come.

For more pictures and details go to: http://www.auctionzip.com/auctioneer/gloucester

Our snack bar will now be a kitchen! Come early, have a bite and save your seat.

As usual, there is NO BUYER’S PREMIUM at The Cape Ann Auction.

MA lic#2621

Visa, MC, Checks & Cash accepted

Garage Sale this Saturday February 16, 2013

This Saturday, Feb. 16 at 9am-3pm (Sorry no earlybirds) I’ll be having a huge indoor garage sale.

17 Kondelin Rd. #7 Gloucester, MA (In the Cape Ann Industrial Park off of Magnolia Ave. Map at bottom of page)

The sale will feature thousands of fresh items that are ready to sell. I’ve been buying all winter for these sales and my auctions. This sale will feature thousands of items including  antiques, collectibles, jewelry, stamps, books, glassware, china, pottery and who knows what else!

As always, nothing is marked in advance, and I try to make sure all the people that attend go home with great buys which they can re-sell at a profit if they’re dealers.

Stop by you’ll see why our sales at  17 Kondelin Rd. Site #7 are the best garage sales around!

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This is what the place looks like at 11:30 am Thurs. morning! Prepare to dig in boxes, I don’t think I’ll have the time to make it resemble a Macy’s display by Saturday morning!

Auction – This Wednesday!!

Looking for something to do on Hump Day? Check out Gloucester’s new auction house.

This week Walt will have an auction that covers all shades of the spectrum. For example, there’s a showcase full of vintage jewelry, an Ibanez black acoustic guitar, art, lots of power tools & much more.

The auction starts at 6pm, but anyone interested should take advantage of the 3hr inspection that starts at 3pm in the afternoon. There’s usually a couple of hundred lots at least which are sold at each auction so there’s not a lot of time to give details on the auction block.

The auction is located in the Cape Ann Industrial Park, 17 Kondelin Rd. #7

More details at www.auctionwally.com/ and at: http://auctionzip.comauctioneer/gloucester

If you’re interested in selling your items call Walt at 978-395-7077

MA lic#2621

Auction Wednesday – Antique & Vintage Boat Building Tools

Walt Kolenda is holding his monthly auction on:

Wednesday

November 2

 6pm

17 Kondelin Rd.  #7

Gloucester, MA 01930

 (inspection 3pm – 6pm)

This sale will include the first part of complete workshop of well known area boat builder Russell “Pete” Tobey of Dunstable MA.

There will be hundreds of lots of antique & vintage tools from the boat building trade, and much more! This sale will be packed w/ over 300 lots! Antique wood plane

Here is a partial listing of Antique/vintage/modern woodworking tools:

6ft long butcher block/ oak top workbench

4ft long heavy duty work bench w/ 3 drawers

woodend dovetailed toolboxes

antique block and tackle pulleys

many hand saws

2 person saw

To see more pictures and details go to his Auctionzip.com page.

Walt Kolenda       Auctioneer License: 2621                                                                         978-636-3101       wkolenda@gmail.com

Last Minute Auction – Tray Lots, Table Lots, Choice & More!

Last week’s auction was a HUGE success! To make room for an important upcoming estate auction,  Walt Kolenda is clearing out the  house.

17 Kondelin Rd. #7, Gloucester MA
(Cape Ann Industrial Park)
Oct. 12th, Wed. Eve. 6pm (inspection 3-6)
(Auctioneer ID #1587)
978-395-7077

See more info and photos here:http://www.auctionzip.com/Listings/1260032.html

Here’s the Times article on the new auction house and the auction post on GMG  last week.

REMINDER – PUBLIC AUCTION TOMORROW NIGHT!

Tomorrow (Wednesday, October 5) Walt Kolenda will be holding his first Gloucester  auction in the Cape Ann Industrial Park. I’ve been helping Walt open box after box of the contents of the estate of Wentworth Professor of Aviation, Lockhart Smith, of Saugus, MA. There are old (back to the early 1900’s) aviation magazines, original flight training manuals and handbooks, antique aviation collectibles, ephemera
( collectible written and printed matter), memorabilia, postcards, awards, etc. We unearthed a bunch of very cool old hobby model kits of airplanes, cars, ships, spaceships, robots, and more. There is plenty of antique/vintage glassware, lighting, pottery, porcelain, jewelry and who knows what else!
If you’re looking for furniture, the auction will include mission oak chairs, a solid cherry drop front desk with glass bookcase, a hand painted Asian cabinet, a Hoosier cabinet with Tambour doors, pine corner shelf, and other  really nice pieces.Walt moved to Gloucester in August of  2010, and although new to the area, has been in the auction/antiques business for about 30 years. He’s very excited to be holding his first Gloucester auction and plans on making it at least a monthly event, with special event auctions added as needed.The monthly auctions will take place on the 1st Wednesday evening of each month at 6pm, inspection starts at 3pm the day of the sale.There will be no buyer’s premium for this auction. Terms of payment accepted are cash, known checks and credit cards.
Walt is also an antiques appraiser and webmaster at his online appraisal site,auctionwally.com
To see more pictures and details go to his Auctionzip.com page.
The background story on the estate being purchased here can be found on  www.auctionwally.com/news

If you have any questions about this or future auctions call 978-636-3101 or email towkolenda@gmail.com

Location:

17 Kondelin Rd.  #7
Gloucester, MA 01930

The auction starts sharp at 6pm (inspection 3-6)

Read the Times article on tomorrow’s auction!

 MA-128 N
 Take exit 14 for MA-133 toward W Gloucester/Essex
Slight right onto MA-133 E/Essex Ave
Slight right onto Magnolia Ave
Take the 2nd right onto Kondelin Rd
17 Kondelin Rd. #7
Destination will be on the right