Automobiles drive antique auction


WOOSTER, Ohio – The 32nd annual Wooster Rotary Gallery Antique and Collectible auction was held at the Wooster High School March 30-31 with 190 Wooster Rotarians, wives and friends participating.
Over 800 registered buyers were greeted with over 55 hours of selling in five venues with 10 auctioneers.
Results were varied and some of the outstanding sales included: 1996 Mercury Grand Marquee, $4,800; 1979 Triumph Spitfire, $4,300; late-1800s Walnut Eastlake two-glass door bookcase, $2,700; early-1900 quality hanging copper/brass leaded chandelier, $2,200; Seeburg Electromatic juke box, $1,900; Walnut burl Eastlake drop front desk and bookcase, $1,750; oak secretary double bookcase, $1,450; Persian Tabriz fine weave beige oriental, $1,400; 1974 Mercedes 450SE, $1,100; and a 1908 Double Eagle MS, $950.
The range of the other 2,800 lots was $1 to $2,000 with a gross figure near $200,000 – including barbecue chicken, pie and other food, as well as program sales.
Full listing of items and sales prices are posted here and can be searched by number or description.
All proceeds go to The Wooster Rotary Foundation and will be used for local, national and international projects with youth education being top priority.


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