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Past Auctions

Highlighting some of our Auctions, Estate Sales, and more from the past year.

April

Estate Auction of Movie Stills and Lobby Posters, Ephemera, Magazines & more!

Approximately (30,000+/-) color and black & white movie stills and lobby cards, movie star photographs, many Vintage originating from 1925 to 1980’s. Outstanding condition, most are plastic wrapped and identified.

(To be sold in lots)  Perfect for collectors, E-bay and internet sellers

Approximately (2,000+/-) Lobby movie posters, rolled posters, some folded, (To be sold in lots); several (50) piece lobby poster lots; box lots of rolled posters & more...

Some books and magazines on movie stars; Flashback magazines and other ephemera.

February

Antiques & Estates Auction featured the contents of the estate of Marie Eaton of Westwood, We broke all attendance records at this sale, we even had the Canton Fire Department checking on our occupancy permit due to standing room only with over 300 registered bidders. The sale featured antiques to custom furniture, glass, porcelains, sterling silver, German stems, art work, and collectibles. A Charak mahogany dining room set sold for $5,500. Victorian dresser $1,100. Nippon planter $450. oak bookcase $750. Roseville “Pinecone” jardinière $400. a custom mahogany silver chest reached $800. Carnival glass lot settled at $575.

April

FIREARMS & MILITARY AUCTION
Featured several private collections which included antique firearms, sporting and hunting rifles and shotguns, a selection of modem handguns and rifles. Also offered were WWI and WWII firearms and military items. The sale was well attended with over 200 licensed firearms dealers and many collectors. Gabriel’s is a Federal Firearms Licensed dealer.

May

FINE ANTIQUES AUCTION (Sessions 1 & 2) were conducted on the contents of a large 25 room Grand Isle, Maine Victorian bed & breakfast, The sale attracted b idders a s far a way as California and Texas. Many N. England dealers were present along with several owners of Victorian bed & breakfasts. The sale featured Victorian furniture which included several bedroom suites, many parlor suites, hail tables, parlor tables and stands, 3 dining room suites and other high style furniture & furnishings. Many paintings, tapestries and lighting were also offered. Highlights: Three piece Victorian marble top bedroom suite, which was once owned by the estate of Charles Laughton of California sold for $5,000. Victorian triple door bookcase fetched $6,000.

 
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August

ANTIQUES & ESTATES AUCTION
A good selection of antiques from the Federal period, American Empire, Victorian thnu 1940’s. Fine glass & china, artwork, Steinway piano, decorative lighting, silver, oriental rugs and many fine decorative accessories were sold. Highlight: 1991 BMW 535i sedan with 100k sold for 15,000. Sterling silver coffee service reached high bid of 5,600. mahogany dining room set 4,000. carved oak hutch 1,200. sterling flatware service by Tole brought 1,200. a carved Empire poster bed reached 1,550. Hepplewhite bow front chest fetched 2,500.

 

Another Success Story: An older gentleman from Sharon needing funds decided to consign and sell the only remaining item owned by his deceased wife; a Cauldron L TD dinner service for 12. The pre­auction sale estimate was 3,000 – 4,000. Active phone bidders from several states pushed the set and it soared to a final bid of 12,000.

ANTIQUES & ESTATES AUCTION
This sale featured several estates removed from Milton, Winchester, Westwood, Brookline and Boston along with a Woonsocket Rhode Island home. A large crowd attended mostly by dealers and collectors from the New England area. Highlights of the sale included: Carved whalebone sail boat 1,200. Staffordshire 18″ “Siam” platter 300. 3pc Victorian parlor suite 1,500. Roseville jardiniere “Magnolia” 425. pr. custom mahogany serpentine front chest of drawers by Beacon Hill 1,540. oak upright concert grand piano, manuf. by Geo. Bent, Chicago sold for 1,000. Paines bedroom set 2,100. Weller figural frog 300. Marine painting signed J.A. Codman 5,600. Pairpoint table lamp with reverse painted shade 2,200.

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Doulton Lambeth 15 Yz” vase 1,200. E. Howard #70 oak regulator clock 2,420. pr. Roseville wall pockets #1295-8 Clematis 240. oak hall tree 660; oak side by side 1,100.

Oak china closet 1,350. semi­antique Bidjar 3’11″x7′ 2,000. semi-antique Kerman 7’10″x9’7″ 4,750. semi­antique Sarouk 8’7″x12′ 3,850. signed Galle’ 8″ vase 660. (4) pc. Victorian parlor suite 2,100. semi-antique Bidjar 5’4″ x8’6″ 3,800. semi-antique Bidjar 8’9″x11″ 4,950. pr. Victorian brass wall sconces 330. Hummel 170 School Boys 800.

September

ANTIQUES & ESTATES AUCTION featured contents from a New Boston, New Hampshire residence and the contents of a Milton estate. The sale featured a large collection of Royal Doulton character jugs; a Kranieh & Bach baby grand piano sold for 2,000. old tool chest with molding planes 325. Arts & Crafts style china closet 1,050. antique desk with ivory and marquetry top 2,300. ornately carved oak tall chest of drawers 1,000. and a carved oak secretary desk 880. a carved Burma jewelry box with lizard and snake sold for 200. solid mahogany dining room set went for 4,500.

October

RESTAURANT LIQUIDATION
Court Street Cafe – Plymouth, MA

Complete liquidation of the restaurant including entire kitchen, pizza ovens and related restaurant equipment, refrigeration and more. Many local businesses, pizza as well as breakfast & lunch establishments attended all looking to add equipment to their existing facilities. Several dealers a Iso attended purchasing items for re-sale.

November

TOY TRAIN AUCTION featured two private collections. Offered lots included pre-war, post war and modem Lionel, American Flyer and a collection of G-scale. Items included steam locomotives, diesels, rolling stock and many accessories. Gabriel’s has been conducting toy train sales for the past 20 years.

ANTIQUES & ESTATES AUCTION featured the complete contents of the Estate of Ralph Osgood, former attorney who practiced in the Norwood area. Over 300 bidders attended this event which offered fresh merchandise collected throughout his lifetime. The highlight of the sale was a signed Handel scenic reverse painted table lamp having a bronze base which reached a top bid of 8,800.

ANTIQUES & ESTATES AUCTION featured contents from a New Boston, New Hampshire residence and the contents of a Milton estate. The sale featured a large collection of Royal Doulton character jugs; a Kranieh & Bach baby grand piano sold for 2,000. old tool chest with molding planes 325. Arts & Crafts style china closet 1,050. antique desk with ivory and marquetry top 2,300. ornately carved oak tall chest of drawers 1,000. and a carved oak secretary desk 880. a carved Burma jewelry box with lizard and snake sold for 200. solid mahogany dining room set went for 4,500.

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A Victorian roll-top desk, all original, sold for 3,500.

One karat diamond solitaire ended at 2,800. ruby and diamond necklace 1,100. and a 14k mesh choker brought 1,100. Victorian Bradley & Hubbard parlor lamp 400. oak single door bookcase 800. sterling silver flatware service for 12 at 1,900. banjo by Fairbanks “Little Wonder” sold at 440. custom mahogany inlaid desk fetched 700.

Business & Commercial Liquidation Division

AUTO BODY REPAIR — RE: DEWEY’S AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR, CANTON
A large crowd attended with over 100 registered bidders, many from auto repair shops throughout the New England area. They came to bid on late style frame, spray and shop equipment, tools and accessories, compressors, and a selection of office furniture.

The highlight of the sale featured the owners 1966 AC Cobra 427 replica with a top bid of 24,000.


March - January

Corporate Downsizing – Complete Liquidation of Upscale designer quality office furniture and furnishings, removed from Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA.
Over $500,000 in high grade office furniture. The sale consisted of all traditional styles by manufactures such as Drexel Heritage, Century, Hekman, OFS, Bernhardt, National Mt. Airy, Paoli, St. Timothy; Milari; Stoneleigh; Stanley. K/ Royale, Henkel Moore; Lane, Ethan Allen and others. The sale included over fifty open bookcases; armchairs, desks, conference room chairs & table, secretarial desks, reception furniture, filing cabinets, upholstered sofa’s & chairs, many decorative lamps, art work and much more.


Past Auctions Conducted

February
LIQUIDATION OF PUB, LOUNGES, FUNCTION ROOMS, RESTAURANT & KITCHEN, MOTEL FURNITURE, FIXTURES AND MORE.

March
LIQUIDATION OF PRINTING & PHOTO COPY STORE, OFFICE FURNITURE, ETC.

May
3-DAY LIQUIDATION OF MAJOR ELECTRICAL RETAILER AND WHOLESALER CONSISTING OF LIGHT FIXTURES & LIGHTING, PARTS AND SUPPLIES, SHELVING, TRUCKS, AND MORE.

June
LIQUIDATION OF VIDEO RENTAL STORE.

LIQUIDATION OF RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT SUPPLY CO.

July
LIQUIDATION OF LARGE RETAIL & WHOLESALE HARDWARE SUPPLY AND LUMBER CO. INCLUDES RETAIL STORE INVENTORY, TRUCKS, FORKLIFTS, LUMBER AND STOCK, WOODWORKING SHOP, OFFICES, STORE FIXTURES AND MORE.

AUTO DEALERSHIP CONSOLIDATING FROM SEVERAL LOCATIONS - AUTOMOTIVE EQUIPMENT, COMPRESSORS, PARTS, SHELVING AND MORE. ALSO A JOHN DEER PAY LOADER.

September
LIQUIDATION OF MACHINE SHOP, LATHES, MILLERS, WELDERS, TOOLS AND MORE.

LIQUIDATION OF PUMP SERVICE CO. INCLUDES MACHINES, TRUCKS & TRAILERS, PUMPS, PLUMBING TOOLS, SUPPLIES AND INVENTORY, SHOP EQUIPMENT AND MORE.-LIQUIDATION OF MODERN VETERINARY CLINIC AND HOSPITAL FACILITY.

October
LIQUIDATION OF MAJOR RETAILER CONSISTING OF WAREHOUSE EQUIPMENT, FORK LIFTS, BALER, WAREHOUSE SHELVING, RETAIL STORE SHELVING, OFFICE FURNITURE AND MORE.-LIQUIDATION OF WHOLESALE AND RETAIL SEAFOOD BUSINESS.-2-DAY LIQUIDATION OF RETAIL WHOLESALER IN MAJOR HOME APPLIANCES; SALE CONSISTED OF OFFICES, COMPUTERS, CAFETERIA, WAREHOUSE EQUIPMENT, ELECTRONICS AND MORE.

December
LIQUIDATION OF MASONRY CONTRACTORS INCLUDES FORKLIFTS, TRUCKS AND TRAILERS, WELDERS, LULLS, PRIME MOVERS, AND RELATED EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES.

LIQUIDATION OF CARD & GIFT STORE, INVENTORY AND STORE FIXTURES.


Past Real Estate Auctions

January
WESTWOOD, MA.
RESIDENTIAL CAPE

February
WEYMOUTH, MA.
BUSINESS LAND AND BUILDING

April
ATTLEBORO, MA.
CONTEMPORARY STYLE OFFICE BUILDING

May
TWO BROCKTON, MA. PROPERTIES- INDUSTRIAL LAND AND BUILDINGS

June
WALPOLE, MA.
TWO BEDROOM CAPE STOUGHTON, MA 4 BEDROOM NEW CONSTRUCTION

July
BOURNE, MA.
DESIRABLE RESIDENTIAL CONDOMINIUM AND APARTMENT COMPLEX

September
BOSTON, MA.
EXCLUSIVE BACK BAY TOWNHOUSE, COMMONWEALTH AVE.

ANTIQUE SALTBOX C. 1690

November
NORWELL, MA.
CONTEMPORARY STYLE HOME ON 24.5 ACRES


Past Benefit Auctions

March
ST. JOHN’S SCHOOL ASSOCIATION, CANTON, MA.

May
BLUE HILL MONTESSORI SCHOOL, CANTON, MA.

October
UNITED CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, FRANKLIN, MA.