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

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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

Reminder~11/8: Huge Indoor Yard Sale 10 people set-up! (1 Lexington Ave Magnolia MA) Friday NIGHT starts at 5pm goes to 9pm. No early birds – (seriously)

Look what just got added to Friday Night’s Yard Sale: A Yamaha VR6000 amp with dual speakers. It’s got a super clean sound and is MINT condition!


There are a few things you need to know about this sale.

1) There is going to be a TON of stuff! Including antiques, furniture, collectibles, household items & more. What started out as a few people setting up, has grown to about 10 people setting up!

2) This is a night time sale. It starts promptly at 5 pm and will be going until 9pm.

3) This is in the gym at the Magnolia Library & Community Center at 1 Lexington Ave in Magnolia MA. Magnolia is a village in Gloucester MA, so your GPS may not identify it as Magnolia.

4) No early birds. The doors will not open to the public until 5pm sharp.

Huge Indoor Yard Sale Friday Night, Nov. 8th. 5-9pm No early-birds (seriously) 1 Lexington Ave. Magnolia MA

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Tons-o-stuff! Antiques, collectibles, Christmas & household items, junk & more

Set up your own table/ $20 – Includes advertising, table space & table

Space is limited – Call Walt at 978-395-7077

The gymnasium at the Library is very roomy but we hope to fill it up with lots of antiques, collectibles, Christmas items, household merchandise and more. If you’ve been to any yard sales held by Cape Ann Auction, you know they are very well attended and heavy on bargains. Our night time yard sales are unique and we hope to make these a regular event!

They are great because the time is convenient to most people and dealers don’t have to use up a valuable weekend day shopping for merchandise! Please note that the sale starts at 5pm sharp and there won’t be any sales prior that time. However, dealers will be allowed plenty of time to set up beforehand. If you’re interested in reserving a spot, call Walt at 978-395-7077 Please help us spread the word by hitting one of the share buttons below. And if you’re inclined, feel free to print and post the flier shown below. Thanks, we’ll see you at the sale!



StudioVo (121r East Main St., open “by chance or by appointment”) is today’s addition to my series on second-hand stores. It started off with just the “business commercial and graphic art needs” and fine art, but since late last year has also been selling antiques and collectibles!

Deej and Bob Viau pack a lot into a small shack!  While I was there, Bob was working on another “lobster” Adirondack chair (as featured by Joey in a previous post). I had a nice chat with them and was considering buying a beautiful carved wooden table that is very reasonably priced… but where would I put it??  I ended up leaving with a pair of beautiful pottery mugs that Deej gave me after I went gaga over them…

I think this is one of the charms of several of our antiques/collectibles/consignment stores here in Gloucester: they combine the second-hand items with work by locally artists, sometimes including “re-purposed” items in the art itself.

Matthew Green

There will be two pair of Taylor Swift concert tickets up for grabs at the auction this Tuesday evening, courtesy of the Magnolia Library and Community Center! One set will be given away for free, the other set will be auctioned off!

Here are the details:
Free Taylor Swift Concert Tickets! The Magnolia Library & Community Center is now on Facebook! LIKE us on Facebook and be entered into a drawing for two tickets (retail value $126 ). The tickets are for Saturday, July 27 at Gillette Stadium, Section 301/Row 18.

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

The drawing will be held Tuesday evening, July 23rd at 6pm. Auctioneer Walt Kolenda will draw the lucky winner at the start of his monthly Cape Ann Auction at the Magnolia Library & Community Center, 1 Lexington Ave. If you are not the lucky winner, a second set of tickets will be auctioned off during Tuesday’s auction. Visit Magnolia Library And Community Center on Facebook for more information.

So go ahead and enter to win by hitting the like button for the Magnolia Library and Community Center !

See you at the auction. Please like, share this post and pass the word. Thanks!

BTW, here’s a link to get to the Facebook page for the Magnolia Library and Community Center now all ya gotta do to enter the contest is just like em. And that’s not hard to do, they’re a great bunch of peeps!

Don’t forget preview is from 3-6.

Cape Ann Auction at the Magnolia Library & Community Center,

1 Lexington Ave.

Gloucester, Ma


StudioVO: Commercial and Fine Art Studio in addition is selling Antiques and Collectibles/Come Visit!

Hi Joey,

Just spreading the word that StudioVO: Commercial and Fine Art Studio in Gloucester in addition to great art and business graphics is now selling Antiques and Collectibles.  Bob Viau has done much notable art work around Gloucester and Cape Ann such as the copper roses on the Rose Baker, The Artwork depicting Azorean Life on the blue and white tile installations on the Azorean to menus for Passports and the O’Maley School signs.  The studio located at 121 R East Main Street, Gloucester (the little red building behind Smokin’ Jims and Coveted Yarn) is now selling Antiques and Collectibles in addition to unique and beautiful original art.  Prices range from $5-$200.  Open Tues. Thurs. Friday afternoons and most Sat. and Sun.

Check out StudioVO website a www.studiovo.com/ 978-879-6130

Come Visit.

Best, Deej and Bob

New Auction House Opens in Gloucester!

A week from this Wednesday, on 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 to wkolenda@gmail.com


17 Kondelin Rd.  #7
Gloucester, MA 01930

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