Silver & Russian Auction
Bob & Sallie Connelly will conduct an Auction of Silver and Russian items at the Showplace in Binghamton on Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 6:00 pm with a preview at 5:00 pm. The auction includes over 450 lots of silver and a variety of Russian antiques.Slideshow preview of selected items:
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Theodore B. Starr, of Black, Starr & Frost, was an active jeweler and silversmith from 1865 until his shop closed in 1924. A collection bearing his mark descended in his family and is being sold in this auction by a granddaughter. Another collection of Russian silver enamel is from a Scranton Pennsylvania Estate.
All of the items in this auction are selling without reserve AS IS (No Refunds, No Returns) at a 10% buyers premium. All silver is selling with an opening bid of 80% of spot of the NYS Merc Silver, as of the close on Friday, July 24th.
In this auction are over 400 lots of sterling, including American .900, European .800 silver and Mexican sterling. There are sets of sterling flatware including Poppy, King Albert, and Madam Jumel and also trays, bowls, a chocolate set, creamers and sugars, salt and peppers, salvers, compotes, vases, nut dishes, baskets, candlesticks and wax seals. Look for dozens of souvenir spoons, mostly native American Indians, and two Salem Witch spoons by Low. Also unique boxes and cigarette cases, mirrors, dresser items and English pieces from 1751 from makers including Tiffany, Cartier, Towle, Whiting, Asa Munger, Dominick & Haff, S. Kirk and Shiebler. The Russian items include kovshs, boxes, eggs, napkin rings, perfumes, a cup, saucer and pitcher set, icons with silver covers, a brass icon with 16 panels, and wooden icons.
Absentee and phone bids for this auction can be submitted using the online bidform. Bidders must be pre-registered. First-time NYS tax exempt buyers must complete and submit NYS Resale Certificate ST-120.