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:

More photos in the AuctionZip gallery.

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. Silver & Russian AuctionThere 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.

Additional details, photos and directions are available in the auction brochure (PDF: 1367 KB). The order of sale is also available.

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.

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Antique Road Show at Binghamton July Fest

Binghamton's 47th annual July Fest takes place this year on Friday, July 10, 2009 from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm and on Saturday, July 11, from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. Visitors will enjoy artists-in-action, arts & crafts booths, fine art exhibits, children's activities, live music, food vendors, the second annual Parlor City 5K Run, the second annual Pirohi Day, and more.Free Appraisal of Antiques and Collectibles by Bob Connelly during Binghamton's July Fest, Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11. And best of all, our own Bob Connelly will conduct a free Antique Road Show appraisal clinic for antiques and collectibles on both Friday, July 10 from noon to 6:00 pm and on Saturday, July 11 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Experts familiar with coins, jewelry, art and memorabilia will be on hand to offer Auction Estimates, i.e. the approximate price range an item might realize if offered at an appropriate auction. For more about the Fest, consult the July Fest brochure [PDF: 5.4 MB], check the City of Binghamton website for updates, or contact event coordinator, Dave Pessagno at 607-761-2475. For more about the Antique Road Show, contact Bob & Sallie Connelly at 607-722-9593.

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On-Site Auction: Commercial Real Estate

Bob & Sallie Connelly will conduct an On-Site Auction of the Commercial Real Estate at 1648 and 1650 Route 11, Castle Creek, NY 13744 on Thursday, August 6, 2009 at 7:00 pm with an Open House on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 from 5:00-7:00 pm and by appointment. (View it on a map.) The properties, which will be sold together as one lot, include two offices, four garage bays, and two apartments in two buildings.

Connelly Realty, Robert "Bob" Connelly Broker and Auctioneer, will sell together in one lot AS IS with a Warranty Deed the 0.54 acre (50' frontage) property at 1648 Rte 11, zoned commercial 439, and the 0.55 acre (105' frontage) property at 1650 Rte 11, zoned multi-residential, 411.

The property at 1648 Rte 11 is improved with a Butler type metal building, 32'8" front X 50' deep, with concrete floor; a 12' X 12' rear addition housing the furnance and an office;On-Site Commercial Real Estate Auction: 1648 & 1650 Rte 11, Castle Creek, NY 13744 and a 8' X 20' rear storage shed. The left bay, with 12' X 14' high 3-window door, has a mechanical frame lift. The right bay, with 16' X 14' high door with automatic opener, is equipped with a hydraulic post lift.

The property at 1650 Rte 11 is improved with a 36' front X 51' deep concrete block building with cement floor; and a storage shed in the rear. The ground floor houses an office, bathroom, furnace, and two automotive bays with 10' wide doors, the left is 8' high, the right 9'. The second floor contains two apartments, with separate utilities, each with two separate entrances and wall-to-wall carpeting in the living rooms and bedrooms. The left-side apartment has tile walls in the living room, a stove and refrigerator in the kitchen, and hook-ups for a washer and dryer in the bathroom.


Left-Side AptRight-Side Apt
Living Room15'9" x 14'10"14'9" x 15'9"
Kitchen12'6" x 13'7"14'10" x 12'8"
Bedroom12'4" x 13'7"11'11" x 13'5"
Bedroom9'7" x 13'7"9'6" x 13'5"
Bathroom9'5" x 5'7'5" x 9'

Both main buildings have oil fired forced air furnaces, 110-220 VAC service, and 60-gal piped air compressors (3 and 3.5 HP in 1648 and 1650, respectively).

The opening bid is just $98,000, with 10% down payment due at the close of bidding. Assessor's full value for the two properties is $159,052; estimated annual town, school and county taxes is $3813. The Buyer's Premium is 10%

Additional details, photos, directions and the order of sale are available in the auction brochure [671 KB]. Additional photos in the AuctionZip gallery.

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