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More scenes from Open Door Empty Bowl at Cruiseport

There was a constant line out the Cruiseport doors throughout this joyous and growing annual Open Door Empty Bowl Dinner.



Silent auction: For this trio of bowls, can you guess which is which by Senator Tarr, Representative Ferrante and Mayor Romeo -Theken?


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Auction Tonight 6:pm! Preview time from 3:00pm on @ 6 Lexington Ave. (Magnolia) Gloucester Ma. 6.5.2015

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Walt Kolenda Auctioneer

Cape Ann Auction

6 Lexinton Ave. (Magnolia) Gloucester, Ma.

Have a look at all the goods for this evening’s auction…preview 3:00pm on and the auction is at @ 6pm sharp!

Cash only!


May 2nd Cash Only Auction Magnolia Village/Gloucester MA

This Wille Bauer (1923- ) painting will be featured! Mr. Bauer is one of the foremost German Impressionists. See asking prices for his work here:

It’s time for our monthly Cash Only Auction in Magnolia Village in Gloucester, MA
Details at www.capeannauction.com
Inspection is from 1-6pm get here early if you want a seat!


Today ! Cape Ann Auction Saturday, Feb. 7-2015 ~ 6pm- Preview 1-6pm

Today! Cape Ann Auction Saturday, Feb. 7 -2015 at 6pm. It takes place in our location at 6 Lexington Ave in (Magnolia Village) Gloucester. MA.

antique oil painting

Preview is from 1-6pm on the day of the sale. And this is one of our CASH ONLY auctions for dealers & re-sellers.

Auction Schedule:

The first Saturday of each month at our Lexington Ave. location. 

Auction dates at other venues added when necessary.

If you’ve been to any of our auctions at this location, you know that it’s a small venue, (about 40 seats) packed with a ton of stuff! Usually our inventory is more than what our crowd can absorb. Because of this, these auctions have been gaining in popularity, so if you plan on coming get there early to reserve a seat!

In this auction will be be: A large antique postcard collection, lots of art incl: oil paintings, watercolors and more, lots of costume and sterling silver jewelry, antique photographs including Gloucester & Cape Ann scenes, a collection of glass paperweights, antique dolls and much more.

Things to note about this auction:

  • There is NO BUYER’S PREMIUM at this auction.
  • It’s a CASH ONLY auction, there is an ATM less than 50 yards from the auction house.
  • Although we don’t have a snack bar, there is a very good Restuarant next door to us. We hope to partner with the 525  for “Auction Specials” The food is excellent!
  • Bring your own boxes and packing.Cash Only – Dealers – Re-sellers
    THE AUCTION IS ON!We’ve had people ask if the sale is canceled due to weather and the answer is NO! We are running.Saturday – February 7th6pm (inspection 1-6pm)Cape Ann Auction – 6 Lexington aveMagnolia Village (Gloucester, MA)~Cash Only ~Dealers – Re-sellers – Wholesalers Welcome NO BUYER’S PREMIUM!

Auction! Cash only November 22, 2014 Auction Sat. Nov. 22nd. 6pm (Preview 1-6) 6 Lexington Ave. Magnolia Village in Gloucester, MA 01930



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Auction Sat. Nov. 22nd. 6pm (Preview 1-6)
6 Lexington Ave.

Magnolia Village in Gloucester, MA 01930

Auction! Saturday – October 11th 6pm (inspection 1-6pm) Cape Ann Auction – 6 Lexington ave Magnolia Village (Gloucester, MA)


Get ready for a wild & unusual auction! To be held outside under tents, rain or shine – so dress warm! Standing room only with no seating. 

~Cash & Credit Cards Only ~


Each item must be paid for with cash or a credit card swipe immediately after it’s sold. Bring boxes, packing, a truck and plenty of cash. 


It’s a tight venue, if you’re not comfortable bidding against the person standing next to you, please sit this one out! 

On the auction block: Hundreds of lots including – antiques, art, jewelry, books, collectibles, furniture, glass & china, metalware, rugs, lamps, postcards, ephemera, and much more. 

If you sell on eBay, are a dealer of any kind, or are just looking for some great bargains, this is going to be a great sale to check out!

Walt Kolenda Auction License #2621/ No snack bar but we’re next door to Dunkin Donuts

Hundreds of items in the shop will be slated for the auction block. – Anything else in the shop can be placed in the auction by request.


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)

auction crop

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.

Who Wants To Guess How Many Bids The Schooner “Nathaniel Bowditch” Received At Public Auction A Couple Of Days Ago?


From Wikipedia

Nathaniel Bowditch, the fourth of seven children, was born in Salem, Massachusetts, to Habakkuk Bowditch and Mary (Ingersoll) Bowditch. At the age of ten, he was made to leave school to work in his father’s cooperage, before becoming indentured at twelve for nine years as a bookkeepingapprentice to a ship chandler.

Schooner ‘Nathaniel Bowditch’ going to public auction Feb. 14 at Camden’s Sharp’s Wharf 

Click Here for a Gallery of Schooner Nathaniel Bowdich Photos On Google Image Search:


Holly S. Edwards

Thursday, February 13, 2014 – 7:15am

ROCKLAND — It’s a sad day when a storied local business ends up in financial trouble and goes on the auction block, but when it’s a schooner that dates back to 1922 and a business that continues to ply the tourist trade off Maine’s Midcoast, there is much reason to mourn.

The schooner Nathaniel Bowditch will beauctioned to the highest bidder Friday, Feb. 14, at 1 p.m. at Sharp’s Wharf (Bay View Landing) in Camden. The Nathaniel Bowditch, owned by Owen and Cathie Dorr of Rockland, was seized Dec. 23, 2013, at its Rockland Harbor berth in Lermond Cove by U.S. Marshals and towed to Camden Harbor. A civil foreclosure case against the Dorrs has been working its way through the U.S. District Court’s Admiralty Division in the weeks leading up to and following the seizure.

Owen Dorr said Wednesday that while he and his wife don’t have the ability to bail themselves out financially and save the boat, they want to remain in the windjamming trade.

Find out how many bids after the break-

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Discovery Auction (Walk-a-Round Style) Today January 20th – Monday night – 6pm (Inspection 3-6) 1 Lexington Ave. Magnolia Village in Gloucester, MA 01930

Discovery Auction

Extreme Snow Date Tues. Jan. 21st

Those of you who’ve attended our most recent events, know that well, we haven’t really had any RECENT events, because we’ve been very busy stocking up the old warehouse and this Discovery Auction is going to be jam packed with treasures!

What exactly IS a Discovery Auction?

A discovery auction is probably the most exciting and fun of all types of auctions to attend! No one really knows what’s going to be there. OK, so we have an idea, but up until the day of the sale, even we don’t know everything that the auction will include. That’s because we’re going to pack it with the best, most unusual, profitable loot we can find, right up until the day of the sale!

What! No listing? No pictures?!

Nope. We may post a few on our Facebook Page or on www.capeannauction.com

You don’t really have any stuff yet do you? That’s why there are no pictures.

Wanna bet? 🙂 Seriously, we are packed for this sale. But posting tons of pics and posting a detailed listing is time consuming, time better spent on getting the sale ready!

What will the cat drag in…

While we won’t give you specifics, we can tell you that there will be lots of antiques, glass & china, ephemera, furniture, box-lots & surprises!


A light snack bar & coffee by Glosta Joes!


Cash, checks & credit cards accepted w/ID

Helpful tips:

Bring boxes & packing, get there early enough to inspect, and be prepared to be on your feet for a while. This is a walk-a-round auction with no seating. (Be wary of standing too close to friends who may want to bid on the same things you do!)

Buyer’s Premium?


What do you mean by Extreme Snow date?

We will have the auction unless there are severe, unsafe driving conditions. Check our website or our Facebook page if you have questions about cancellation
MA Lic#2621If you want to participate in future auctions as a seller or have something to sell to us directly, email to wkolenda@gmail.com

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.
Walt Kolenda
Here’s a YouTube quick preview video

Public Auction – November 19th-6pm, Inspection 4-6. 1 Lexington Ave, Magnolia

auction walt 11 19

Without a doubt, this is our best auction of the year! The phrase something for everyone is often overused, but with this auction, it definitely rings true! If you like historical antiques we have hand signed presidential documents: Is fine art more your thing? We’ve got a great selection. How about antique furniture? Yep! Jewelry? Ditto! Glassware & China? Check!

Pictures and details available at www.capeannauction.com

Auction! Sunday – Sept. 8th 5pm (preview 3-5)

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photo by jisilva

Walt Kolenda Auctioneer

Charles Jones Hall in the Magnolia Library 1 Lexington Ave. Magnolia, MA 01930 Contents from Gloucester, Rockport, & Beverly estates incl:

Antiques, jewelry, furniture, collectibles, books, tools, oddities, glass and pottery, toys, box-lots, postcards, curiosities, comic books, household items and much more!

Still unpacking.Now buying & consigning for future auctions.

MA Lic#2621/ Walt Kolenda – 978-395-7077/ Terms; cash, checks, CCs accepted w/ ID, Snack Bar on premises.

NO BUYER’S PREMIUM FOR THIS AUCTION! / pictures & details will be posted as time permits at: www.capeannauction.com and www.auctionzip.com/auctioneer/gloucester

(ID 1587)

Cape Ann Auction in Gloucester MA


Photo by Sharon Lowe
A full service auction house, sells and consigns antiques, art, jewelry, coins, books, furniture and other estate items

Christopher Cutler Rich – Cape Ann Animal Shelter– Fund Raiser

IMG_1726aThe Christopher Cutler Rich – Cape Ann Animal Shelter, held their 2nd annual Golf Tournament and auction at Bass Rocks Golf Club.



IMG_1737 Bruce Tarr – Auctioneer Extraordinaire and State Senator

Auctioned Trips to the Bahamas, signed Bruins Hockey pucks, shirts and Lobster Trap chairs and much more, all donated to help support the Animal Shelter.



IMG_1755The Mike Fpnzo Phenomenal Volunteer Award presented to Peter and Diana Porper. (photo below)


Winners of the Golf Tournament with a score of 58, photo below.


Andrew and Rick Southgate, Nick Carleton and Chris Mason

2012 Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce Auction Photos from Angela Cook

Angela Cook owns Oasis in Rockport check her out here

Hi Joey
Here are some photos from the Cape Ann Chamber Auction, held July 19th at The Essex Room at Woodman’s

St. Ann’s School Auction Fundraiser From Fr Matthew Green

Good morning, Joey!
The St. Ann’s School auction fundraiser last night was a great event. I wasn’t able to stay for the whole thing, but I snapped some photos while I was there. Unfortunately, I didn’t get everyone’s names to label the photos, but I have to run to preside a funeral now anyway so wouldn’t have time to label them all anyway…


The donor of some of the items on display (to his right)


Mary made a St. Ann’s School uniform for the doll!


Dinner was colorful and delicious!
God bless! Keep up the great work!
Fr. Matthew

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