Antique Persian rug sells for $11,600


Masterson Brabander Auctioneers held an antique auction April 4 in Valley City, Ohio, with 87 registered bidders in attendance.

The top-selling item was a 10-foot by 16-foot antique Persian rug that, after some intense bidding, sold for $11,600.

Other top sellers included vintage dress trims, an Austrian petit point purse and costume jewelry.

One unique item included in the auction was a Faberge pendant watch.

Dave Kaufman Auctions of Sugarcreek, Ohio, held a coin auction April 15 at the Kaufman Auction House in Walnut Creek.

The top-selling item was a 1934s peace dollar for $1,300.

Other highlights included a 1799 heraldic eagle bust dollar for $1,000; a $50 American eagle 1 ounce gold in holder for $925; a 1901s Morgan dollar for $750; a 1857s type-3 $1 Indian head gold for $700; a 1897o Morgan dollar for $500; a 1928 peace dollar for $500; a 1889cc Morgan dollar for $500; a 1901 U.S. $10 legal tender note for $485; a 1877s trade dollar for $400 and a 1895o Morgan dollar for $400.

Rocco’s Auctions and Appraisals of McKean, Pa., held the Tom Baker estate auction May 2 in Edinboro, Pa., with 140 registered bidders.

The highest selling item was a 2003 four-wheel drive Chevy pick up truck with 40,000 miles for $12,500.

Other top sellers included a 2003 Mitsubishi sedan for $5,200 and a 24-foot Regal boat and trailer for $4,600.

Two items that brought more than expected included a stainless steel refrigerator for $650 and stainless steel range for $600 and, according to Rocco, the ham radio equipment went well.

Real estate included in the auction was a three-bedroom log cabin on three acres with pole barn that sold for $180,000.

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