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 email@example.com
17 Kondelin Rd. #7
Gloucester, MA 01930
The auction starts sharp at 6pm (inspection 3-6)