Following the death of respected US-based antiques dealer Mark Garrett earlier this year, the contents of his antiques business will be auctioned by Stampler Auctions.
Mark 1st Antiques, situated in Dania, Florida, was a popular antiques business with a wide clientele base. Although Stampler Auctions is used to being entrusted with items of extreme value – including Faberge eggs – the online sale of the contents of Mark 1st Antiques will be a new challenge for the auctioneers.
Two weekends in October have been set aside for the online auction – 12th and 13th, and 19th and 20th. Garrett had been in the antiques business for 40 years and became an appraiser, a jeweller and an antiques dealer. According to the president of Stampler Auctions, Harry Stampler, customers are constantly telling the auction company that Garrett had knowledge about many different categories of antiques.
Each day will feature anything from 1,000 to 1,200 lots, with the first weekend featuring sculptures, bronzes, glass, porcelains, ivory and African and Asian decorative arts. The second weekend will present guns, jewellery, art and military memorabilia. Other antiques and collectors’ items will be added to each sale.
One of the top items is a Victrola record player, which sits inside an antique cabinet. The cabinet has spare needles and 31 records.
Reputable antiques dealers can be found in Ribble Valley, happy to share their extensive knowledge of antique furniture and other items with clients. Many clients build rapport with an antiques expert, often choosing dealers over auctioneers because their items don’t have a buyer’s fee applied.
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