Wooster Rotary auction successful

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WOOSTER, Ohio — The Annual Antiques and Collectible Auction sponsored by the Rotary Club of Wooster, was a successful event that attracted more than 750 active bidders April 8-9 at the Wooster High School.

Total sales were just under $200,000. The annual event, now in its 37th year, is the main fund-raising project of the Wooster Rotary Club, and has raised more than 1.25 million dollars for scholarships and community projects.

Items

This year the auction featured a wide variety of furniture, collectible glassware and porcelain, rare books, coins and stamps, works of art and jewelry.

Some of the higher bid items included: 1931 Ford Model A 2-door sedan sold for $10,200; a rare roll top watchmaker’s bench sold for $3,100; a pair of finely carved ivory figurines sold for $3,000; a 9-by-14-foot Oriental Kashan Rug sold for $2,000; an Indian basket sold for $ 2,000; a cherry two-piece corner cupboard from Smithville sold for $1,950; a 1925 St. Gaudens $20 Gold Coin (MS-62) sold for $1,850; a 6-inch Royal Copenhagen Urn sold for $1,500; a carved carousel horse on base sold for $1,500; an 1840 Benjamin Lichty coverlet from Bristol, Ohio sold for $1,300; and a dining set table with beveled glass top and four armchairs sold for $1,250.

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