Monthly Archives: April 2016

Estate Sale 82 Main St. Gloucester, MA May 6-7

Gloucester MA Estate Sale

Large 19th century cushion mirror

Gloucester MA Estate Sale

Antique China Brass Tray

Gloucester MA Estate Sale

Antique Russian bronze tray

US proof sets

We’ll have proof sets and other coins

Estate Sale Friday & Saturday May 6th & 7th – 82 Main St. Gloucester, MA

Very early Samovar

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Hours of Sale

Friday May 6th / 8am-5pm

Saturday May 7th/8am-5pm 

Sorry, no early birds.

These pictures show only a fraction of what’s in the sale!

The sale will include: A beautiful 19th century high top Federal secretary, a large 19th century cushion mirror, Ken Knowles paintings, an early dome top wooden chest in the old blue paint, an amazing 19th century one draw stand w/  carved Herons ? , an unusual Chinese double headed fish bowl, proof & mint sets of US coins, an uncut sheet of 16 1976 Star Note 2 dollar bills, a Victorian wash set, a selection of mid-century lamps and tables, ceramic foo dogs, postcards, prints, lots of books, records, art, ephemera, mission oak rocker, brass & marble sailboat sculpture, cedar chest, record player, cut glass, art glass, bird houses, ice buckets, large antique copper kettle, octagon bamboo style stand, mission oak rocking chair, girls acoustic guitar, Roland 550 keyboard mixing amp, collection of teacups and saucers, jewelry, Peruvian wedding jug, antique photographs, copper cookware, neat industrial stand, early mortar & pestle, mirrors and so much more!

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Haunted Antique Pick

We get estate items from the most interesting places on Cape Ann. The person who sold us our last batch of goods claims the house he lives in is reputed to be one of the most haunted places in Gloucester MA!

It has a small private cemetery in back of it.

Coincidentally the Pine St location is also one of the oldest homes in Gloucester!

The treasures from this home are only a small portion of what we’ll have in the next auction.

The auction date isn’t set yet, but here are a few pictures of the pick.

Haunted Antique Pick
Haunted Antique Pick

Haunted Antique Pick

 ken knowles painting  

vintage jewlery  ken knowles painting
Yard sale cape ann animal aid

Yard Sale – Cape Ann Animal Aid –

Saturday, April 16th

9am-3pm – No early birds

82 Main St. (the new location of Cape Ann Auction)

Indoor Yard Sale to benefit Cape Ann Animal Aid –
82  Main St. Gloucester, MA
Saturday 4/16
9am-3pm (No early birds)
Sale includes tons of items. such as a like new Trek bike, 2 Ken Knowles original paintings, a gorgeous oriental rug, small furniture, jewelry, books, pet items and much more!Proceeds from the sale to benefit Cape Ann Animal Aid.We’ll have puppies on site!

Yard Sale Cape Ann Animal Aid April 16th



What Happened to the Fred Bodin Historic Photo Collection?

What Happened to the Fred Bodin Historic Photo Collection?

This is a question have been asked many times over the past few months.  I’ve taken over the former location of Bodin Historic Photo and Fine Art at  82 Main St. in Gloucester, MA 01930, so I anticipate getting asked about it a lot more.

Fred was greatly endeared to the Gloucester community as a friend a shopkeep and historian. Naturally there is a huge demand for pieces of his collection. His historic assemblage consisted mainly of the following categories. They were:

  • Antique glass negatives of the Cape Ann area as well as throughout the United States. The largest and most desirable faction of these glass negatives were by Gloucester’s own; Alice Curtis. There were also originals by Martha Harvey and other famous and semi-famous photographers. But by far the lions share of the glass negatives was attributed to Alice M. Curtis.
  • Keystone & magic lantern type slides of Cape Ann, MA & scenes from around the world
  • Antique & vintage celluoid negatives, that fall into the above categories.
  • Cabinet cards, stereo views & paper media including the Gloucester police, Essex MA ship building and much more.
  • Sepia tone reproduced prints from the array above.
  • A collection of Fred’s own work in 8×10 b&w format and many thousands of slides.

So what happened to it all?!

The last two mediums on the list above, can be found at Cape Ann Auction’s new location. This is as mentioned above, 82 Main St., Gloucester, MA (previously the home Fred Bodin’s Historic Photos itself).

I purchased these items from the buyer of the antique photographic collection.

The antique glass negatives and all the historic photography etc. products, items etc were purchased by Mr. Will Seippel of Worthpoint Inc.

Worthpoint if an online antiques & collectibles evaluation company. Mr Seippel purchased the collection as an investment and has indicated a strong interest in helping the Cape Ann Museum get digital copies of the images they want.

This appears to be a win-win for all.

How can you get some of these treasures?

Mr. Seippel will be making the collection available on eBay as time sees fit. If you’d like to see what he has posted, you can find him on eBay as wills1n4