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Thu., January 01, 1970


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Having fallen victim to market conditions and club fatigue, Rotary of Wooster announces The Last Auction culminating forty years of a major fundraiser. This year’s sale will be one day only.

We will transfer ownership of 1100 lots using up to four venues and seven auctioneers. This event will be an excellent sale. We invite you visit our website Click “downloads” for order of sale and a catalog of lots to be sold. Click “photos” for an abbreviated array of pictures organized by category.

Unique & Rare – 70 lots: 1969 Greeves English Griffon CS motocross motorcycle 99% complete, rescued from the basement of an older Wooster home; Jacob Gorgas tall case clock with an approximate manufacture date of 1790, cased in walnut and cherry and remarkably complete, missing a bell and a finial. It comes with a local family history dating to 1803.

Service for twelve of Wooster Coxon Belleek China, all told 85 pieces mint condition, #1025, comes with two signed copies of the most recent scholarly book on the history of the Presidential grade table China.

Please go to the web for more descriptions and pictures of the excellent offerings in this category.

Large Furniture – 85 lots: Featuring items for every room. Good selection of several periods of history, many configurations in walnut, cherry, mahogany and others.

Light furniture including lighting devices. 200 lots all the chairs, tables, stands, lamps, rockers and whatnots you would expect.

Quilts, Comforters, Textiles of all kinds: 100 lots: two dozen or more quilts, good variety; vintage clothing this category, signed coverlet, linens, some rare offerings this year.

Rugs, etc.: 100 lots: Room sized Oriental rugs from various countries of origin. Many hand knotted wool rugs of good color and condition. Also Southwest US rugs, rag rugs, braided and hooked rugs.

Fine Arts and Books – 100 lots: Oil on canvas Western art – signed; many prints well framed; Wallace Nuttings; local Atlas and histories; Zane Grey’s books; statues, historical pictures of early Buehler’s Market and The College of Wooster. There could be some first editions hiding here!

Military items and related hunting, fishing and Native American artifacts – 65 lots: Mod. 1816 US musket; C. 1830s percussion rifle from 1835 Coshocton Scotch – Irish family PA style full stock; men’s & women’s WWII uniforms; many frames and individual Native American artifacts: celts, various points art etc., Civil War memorabilia, knives, fishing & hunting collectibles – 60 lots.

Collectibles: The largest category having in excess of 250 lots: anything can be found here. Lots of advertisers, local collectibles, some really cool, neat things – example: most of the tools of the trade from “Smittys” (later Specks) a barber shop in south Akron. Coke items, gumball machines, U. of Wooster (1883-84) one of a kind Spencerian pen case. Really an exciting collection!

Jewelry & Silver & Gold – 65 lots: Items in all configurations some from 10K to 14K gold. Pins, brooches, wrist watches; bags and boxes of bulk items; necklaces, bracelets.

China, Pottery and Glassware – 150 lots: Too much to describe! Cambridge to Carnival and everything in between! Over 100 pieces of Depression from one consignor! Sets of table china including Haviland crocks & jugs; Meerschaum cigarette holders & pipes – go to the catalog with your highlighter. Many really unusual lots here!

Coins, Stamps, Postals – Only 20 lots: Some good silver dollars; proof and mint sets; fractional currency; postcard albums; Lincoln medals; commemorative stamp collection including postcards. Probably some “sleepers” in this category!

Toys, dolls and related – 90 lots: Some good names consigned. Madame Alexander; DEP TETE Jumeau; Nascar lots; doll clothes and furniture; dollhouse; model aircraft “US AirCore” Family trainer complete; games; sports items.

In the interest of brevity hundreds of quality lots are not mentioned in the print advertising. Please navigate the web site. Assistance provided at (330) 264-1420 (Chuck) 330-621-6559 (Tom), 330-201-0887 (Dave)

Terms: Cash, Ohio checks only with positive ID, major credit cards. All items purchased must be paid for and removed on sale day unless special arrangements are needed.

Phone bids must be arranged well in advance of the bidding, call Paul Williams 330-465-0015 or 330-264-7690, say “rotary business”.

Food catered by Des Dutch Essenhaus of Shreve Ohio.

Rotarian Auctioneers: Seth
Andrews, Mike Warden, Dave Gallapoo, Other Auctioneers generously donating time and talent: Greg Carter, Jeff
Gasser, Ed Howman, Shawn Warden

All Auctioneers Licensed & Bonded by the State of Ohio.

40th Wooster Rotary

Antiques & Collectibles Auction

Wooster High School

515 Oldman Road, Wooster, Ohio, 44691

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Item Previews begin 8:00 A.M. • Bidding begins 10:00 A.M.

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