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Our Next Auction – January 2017


A few lots in our January 6th Auction


Cash & Carry

Items From Cape Ann Estates

Antiques, Art, Collectibles, General Merchandise, Coins, Jewelry etc.

Sat. January 6th – 6:00 pm

  Inspection 4:00pm – 6:00pm

at the

Manchester Community Center

40 Beach St. – Harbor Point

(Manchester Station)

Manchester by the Sea, MA 01944

Our crowd pleasing cash only auctions are back!  Mark this night on your calendar for one of the most unique and fun shopping experiences to be had!

The sale will include interesting items from Cape Ann Estates including: Art, antiques, jewelry, collectibles, books, antique photography and historic items, coins, postcards, records, fabrics, quilts, pottery, glassware, small furniture, and whatever else the cat drags in!

Our cash only auctions are the only live auctions where what your high bid is the ONLY price you pay. All items are sold with the MA state sales tax included, and there’s NO BUYERS’ PREMIUM!

Bring PLENTY of CASH! At these auctions we don’t accept Credit Cards or Checks! (ATMs close by)  Shop-a-holics, homeowners, decorators, re-sellers, dealers, eBay sellers and bargain hunters of all kinds will have a ball at this event.

Updates, Pictures & details at: – 978-395-7077 – MA Lic. #119

                                               Not responsible for errors or omissions.

Fall Auction October 7 2017 Cape Ann Auction & Estate Sales

Fall Auction October 7 2017 Cape Ann Auction & Estate Sales

 Auction – October 7th

6pm (Inspection 3-6)
Unitarian Universalist Church – 10 Church St in Gloucester, MA

                              NO INTERNET BIDDING FOR THIS AUCTION


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Jewelry,Coins & related incl: 18k gold Tiger’s Eye ring, 14k gold Peridot ring, 14k gold Lapis ring, 10k gold star sapphire ring other 10k gold rings, antique Sterling Silver Argent Dore lady’s watch with exquisite enamel work, beautiful quartz slice pendant w/ mountains over cacti, Turquoise Fish pin by Native American artist Lopacki, lots of costume jewelry incl; rhinestones, pins earrings etc, silver half dollars, sterling proofs, US, Israel & other mint sets, art nouveau era WWI bronze medals incl:  Merci bronze medal by Pierre Alexander, 1920 Feriam Sidera plaque by Paul Marcel Dammann, Bronze GAR medal of Abe Lincoln, 1919 WWI Bronze Alsace Stork, many pieces of sterling silver incl heavy relief serving pcs, Wallace sea-shell bowl, Victorian era sterling baby rattle/whistle, early tongs, button hooks and much more, several old stamp albums & a lot of 200 + First Day Covers, lots of antique Gloucester MA & Cape Ann Postcards.

Unusual/Random –Rare Baseball Batter at Bat Weathervane purchased in the 1960s, but made when? Excellent Victorian box w/ intricate marquetry, beautiful hand-carved box w/ Peacock on cover, Boxed Models Lindberg, B-58 Plane, WWI Artillery kit, half-hull model of the Gloucester MA pinky Ardelle, large antique Asian bronze incense burner w/ figure mounted on Stag. Stag has jade eyes. (one horn damaged)  lots of ephemera, pretty girl advertising blotters from 1920s, postcards of Boston/Fenway Park, tourist booklets, antique photo scrapbook,  bronze sailboat art deco ashtray, 3 Graces brass lamp, Antique Fisherman brass doorstop, hand carved Turkish Meerschaum pipe, Man at the Wheel bookends, pair antique Perko boat lights (as found), antique surveyor’s transit, Pair of mid-century lamps 1962 Creative corp Quartite, 4×6 Native American rug, 2 Perthshire milifiori paperweights, 2 glass whale paperweights, unusual high quality custom Bird’s Eye Maple stand, Red oriental style coffee table, 5 Thoren’s Swiss Music boxes in working condition, beautifully painted folk art stool, Carved leather Native American mask, several cast iron toys, an awesome pair of Steampunk spectacles with cobalt lenses, 7.5” burl wood vase, pair of slate top end tables, 8 Day Seth Thomas Mantle Clock circa 1900 (working), Fisherman Bookends, Cool Chrome Robot Belt Buckle, Harley Davidson Buckle & others, Mini-Shakespeare leather-bound books, Several lots of antique/vintgage camerals ncl: editing camera w/Schneider-Kreuznach lenses, No.1 Kodak Jr box cameras, Bee Bee, Kodak A-22, Kodak no.2 Ansco Flash Clipper. Box lots, tray lots etc!

Art incl: Pair of Karl Sterrer repousse allegorical poly-chrome neo-classic sculptures 11×22 in gold gilt frames, 3 Excellent Eleanor Parsons Custis Photographs, 1940s framed Vargas Girl calendar prints, intricate hand done antique Asian needlepoint, Folly Cove placemat “Baked Bean Supper 1954, Southwestern Statue by Austin productions 36” tall, small Native American art/rug gulls over mountains, David Tava carved 15” stone sculpture” Meditation”,  Native American sculpture signed Vera Fkagur Jemez, Native American Statue 14″ tall. 2Titled “Blue Rain” signed Neda, 28” stone sculpture of flowers, large abstract watercolor of Mermaids, hand painted cottage window w garden scene, 2 Alice M. Curtis signed, hand colored photographs, Unsigned 19th century w/c titled Mill River, Riverdale, Gloucester, MA, large portrait of Lady in Blue by Cape Ann Artist, David Pallock,

Breweriana, Signs & Related incl: Antique Keg Tap by A.J. Houghton, Vintage Iroquois beer tray w/ Indian head, rare enamel Dawes tray w horse, rare McEwan’s Pale India Ale tray, Utica Brewing co ,Krueger Beer & Ale, Brockert’s Brewing co. Worcester. MA of Willimansett Mass Man on Keg, Hamm’s Preferred Stock, Pabst Tray Brewery on face, Louis F Neuweiler’s & Son Allentown P.A., Hampden Brewery Who want’s the handsome waiter, Schmidt’s Beer circa 1930s lady pours, 20″x28″ Saunder’s Chanticleer Ice Cream Washington St. Gloucester MA  1940s metal sign, Holihan’s Beer vintage ad thermometer, 12×24” Nu-Icy antique Grapefruit Juice sign, 12.36” Jacob Rupert beer sign, 10×28” Diamond Spring Ale sign, Dawson’s Ale reverse painted on glass sign, Schlitz lighted beer sign circa 1960s, antique beer bottles w orig. labels incl: Pabst, Old Town, Ruppert & others.

PLEASE NOTE: This is ONLY A PARTIAL LISTING – We have much more coming in!

The Auctioneer is not responsible for errors & omissions.

There will be a snack bar on premises. Parking is available on the Church Common and on/around Church St.

MA Auction License lic#119

Terms of the sale:

Cash, Known Checks & Credit Cards Accepted. There will be a 15% buyer’s premium.




Man Cave Collection

We recently acquired and Man Cave Collection which includes vintage ale trays, antique advertising crates, old signs, bottles & more.

Some of the highlights are: A Gloucester MA Saunders Dairy sign circa 1940s, a rare Blue Bonnet Beer tray from Texas, A stenciled Harvard Ale crate.

We also have about 100 other beer & ale trays from the better knowns like Miller & Budweiser to the obscure.

Come by 82 Main St for a look!

Rockport MA Estate Sale Saturday April 29

Rockport MA Estate Sale Saturday April 29 



The location is 
3 Poole’s Lane, Rockport, MA

If you’d like a line # for this sale, please email to: with the phrase “Rockport Line # Request” in the subject line. Include your first & last name in the content. Each person needs an individual #, even if you’re a couple.

That sale’s address will also be disclosed in a future post. This Rockport estate sale will be oriented towards Early American antiques, primitives, rugs etc.

Some of the highlights include a beautiful period tilt-top, table which flips up into a seat. This has an unusual square top with cookie cutter corners. Several antique oriental rugs, a set a graduated pewter steins, art, prints and artist supplies, a wonderful country store slant top desk. Matching maple, one drawer side tables, many pieces of antique/vintage glass, pottery & china. A collection of First Day Covers, many books including local interest titles. Linens & Blankets. A country corner cupboard, chest of drawers. A blanket chest and much more.

We’ll be accepting cash, known checks & credit cards.

If you’re interested in having Cape Ann Auction & Estate Sales, run your estate sale, give us a call at 978-395-7077

Weather you need a complete clean-out of the property to get it ready for the Real Estate Market, or you just want to liquidate a lifetime accumulation, we’re ready to get to work!

Cape Ann Auction & Estate Sales owner Walt Kolenda is a licensed/bonded auctioneer with more than 35 years in the re-sale business.
He is a USPAP Certified Appraiser.

(Member of Certified Appraiser Guild of America)

East Gloucester MA Estate Sale April 22-23

East Gloucester MA Estate Sale April 22-23

The sale will be held at 31 Eastern Point Rd. in East Gloucester. It is several houses before Niles beach (on the same side) coming from Gloucester.

This will be a huge sale held on-site in a historic East Gloucester home.

Line numbers will be given with a priority to our email list subscribers.

If you’re NOT on our list yet, use the email subscription box here to get on it, then follow the instructions below.

If  you’re ON the list, email us at with “line number request” in the subject line, you’re first & last name in the content and we’ll email you a line number.

Highlights of the sale include, two amazing Steam-Punk copper room dividers, a high quality vintage stained glass lamp, a canopy bed with all adornments, pair of unusual lamps with monkey figures as base, modern and vintage rugs, prints and framed artwork, mid-century tree trunk slab table, three beautiful pine cabinets with gothic arch glass doors, hand painted clover shape table, hand painted room divider, metal candle holders, pottery, planters ceramics mission oak arts & crafts chair & much more!

March 26 Antique/Boutique Shop Liquidation Auction



Boutique/Antique/Craft Shop – Going out of Business

Sunday, March 26th

2pm – (Inspection 12-2)

Some Like it Old/Some Like it New Boutique

                   30 Main St. – Topsfield, MA

(In the Village Shopping Center)

 Dealers, wholesalers, shop owners & crafts people of all kinds!… Come get stock for pennies on the dollar at this liquidation auction!

There will be a hundreds of lots, including: Antique furniture & other furniture, bolts of high quality fabrics incl: Scalamandre, Waverly, Ralph Lauren, silk, a Singer Industrial sewing machine, sewing notions, signs, crafts & supplies, rugs, lighting, store displays & much more!

(Some display items in the slide show above, MAY NOT be in the auction) 

Cash, Checks & Credit Cards Accepted – 15% Buyer’s Premium

Details & pics at     978-395-7077/MA Lic#2621

Next Auction – Sunday March 19th, 86 Main St. Gloucester MA

Next Auction – Sunday March 19th, at 12 Noon, (inspection 10am-12) at Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant,  86 Main St.  Gloucester MA

Details Coming Soon!

On-Site Auction Jan. 28,2017 – Alma’s Art & Antiques


On-Site Auction Jan. 28,2017  – Alma’s Art & Antiques

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On-Site Liquidation auction! The contents of this entire antique shop will be auctioned off by the piece and in lots! EVERYTHING MUST GO! 

Saturday, January 28th

6pm (Inspection 3-6)

Alma’s Art & Antiques (At the Commons)

214 Eastern Ave. Gloucester, MA 01930


Bring a truck & boxes!



Beautiful Impressionist o/c signed A Bauer, (Listed Artist) of an “Outing”, Eastern Point o/b  by Cleaves titled Ebb Tide, o/b  Yellow House signed by Mergher, 2 oil paintings by Gloucester MA artist Cornelius Sullivan “Artist at Easel and “Woman Reading” European o/b “Women & Children in Entryway” Etching of Gloucester Harbor by Sullivan, un-signed o/b “Lady Seated” , o/c signed Solsikke  “Sunflower” signed pair of silk-screens “Balinese Dancers” many other pieces of art including a wonderful pair of French Romantic prints in gold frames, large botanical prints, a large needlepoint of musical instruments surrounded by roses, 2 large Victorian era photographs in metal oval frames & more.

Furniture: A pair of hand carved 19th century chairs w eagles on top rails, an adorable Mahogany drop-front ladies desk w gallery top, a nice selection of mirrors, two solid Chippendale style mahogany armchairs with 4 carved rails & arms, mahogany library table, pair of solid mahogany pineapple twin beds, turn of the century neo-classic loveseat, pair of mahogany his/hers chest of drawers, painted green w gold trim wardrobe, painted buffet server w floral design, 4 drawer country pine chest w floral designs, four drawer painted chest of drawers w neo-classic style design, unusual stand w argyle design, lift top chest w two drawers below, large oak bookcase with amber glass doors, sweet black wrought iron dinette table & 4 chairs, 5 curly iron sets of tables & chairs, other wrought & curly iron pieces, bookcases and shelving units, 3 other chests of drawers, oak half-round plant stand, solid wood side tables, 2 very nice painted occasional tables w floral & Paris motifs, modern glass top coffee table, Boston rocker, painted white dining room table, small fainting seat w rataan back, two room dividers, neat folding metal shelf, 3 curly metal easels, mirror on iron swing-a-way stand.

Misc: An excellent mid-century absurd chandelier with cherub supporting 5 coin-dot globes, At least 20 lamps and/or lighting fixtures, a polychrome bronze Art Deco figurine, cast iron doggie bookends & cast iron piggy bank, large Cabernet Demi-John bottle, several lots of costume jewelry, jewelry displays, silver plated dresser box, hundreds of smalls incl art glass, art pottery, porcelain, depression glass, candleholders, perfume bottles, 2 metal Champagne buckets, Lucy Attwell “Kiddibics ” House bank, lots of books, tea sets, decorative signs, hat stands, oriental porcelain vases, tin canister set & other tins, beautiful needlepoint & other cushions & pillows, fabrics & handbags, wicker dolly pram and LOTS MORE! 

An at

MA Lic# 2621

January 5th, 2017 Auction 4 Harrington Ct. Westside Social Club Wakefield MA

18kt gold sapphire ring and earrings set

18kt gold & sapphire ring & earrings set

Bronze Indians plaques

Bronze Indians plaques

Antique Persian Rug

Antique Persian Rug

sterling silver flatware set

One of several sterling silver flatware sets

Altar Rails by A.H. Atkins

Pair of 1930’s Altar Rails by A.H. Atkins Featured in Boston Tercentenary Fine Arts Exhibit, 29″ x 10″

antique oil paintings

Antique oil paintings in matching frames

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January 5th, 2017 Auction 4 Harrington Ct. Westside Social Club Wakefield MA 

“Happy Holidays”

Join  Cape Ann Auction & TAC for
a Collaborate “Happy New Year” Evening Auction Event. Auctioneer’s Note;

Our Walk Around Auction Starts at 5:30, Antique’s Auction Follows Approx. 6:15 pm.

 A Very Partial Listing to include Estate 10kt-18kt Gold Jewelry, Nice Selection of Silver & Gold Coins,  Collection of  Chinese Antiques,  Decorative and Fine Art, Several Listed Artist Paintings. Many Items in Sterling Silver Flatware including, Reed & Barton, Towle and more. Mid-Century Featuring, Hugh Townley, Wm. Wyman, Whimsical Construction Lamp and more.. Interesting Altar Rails by A.H. Atkins,   Exhibited at the 1930’s Boston Tercentenary, Banjo Clock, Inlaid  English Barometer, Unusual Ceremonial Hammer, Antique Photography including Daguerreian and Ambros, Fine China, Bronze Queen  & Panther Sculpture, Signed and Stamped. Arts & Crafts Mirrors, Assorted Side Stands.  Collectibles. Marx Train Set, Antique Books, Ephemera College Banner, Mr. Boston Large Advertising Bottle, Cast Iron Fire Trucks, Mechanical Banks, German Candy Containers, too much to list all. Terms TBA, Refreshments & Parking.