Cape Ann Estates Auction July 23 U.U. Church Gloucester MA

Ken Knowles "The Elms of Castine Maine" 21x30" o/c

Ken Knowles oil on canvas 21″x30″ – The Elms of Castine Maine

Moon over Eastern Point

Ken Knowles, oil on board 21″x30″ Moon Over East Gloucester

Cape Ann Estates Auction July 23 U.U. Church Gloucester MA

Sat. July 23rd – 6:30 pm

Inspection 4pm-6:30

Universalist Unitarian Church

10 Church St. Gloucester, MA 01930


Cape Ann Auction is happy to announce our first auction in Downtown Gloucester! This will be a wonderful event featuring antiques, art, collectibles & more from Gloucester, Rockport, Beverly & Essex estates. There is something for everyone including:

Art: 2 Ken Knowles paintings  o/b Moon Over East Gloucester 24”x30”,  o/c of “The Elms of Castine ME also 24”x30”, Maroy Patrick – Surf at Bass Rocks o/b 8”x16”,  o/b signed P Sand “Autumn Road 10”x14”, Watercolor of Gloucester Harbor by Margaret Laurie 15”x19”, Watercolor of boat wreck by John Gray 1957, 21”x30”, watercolor by Ken Copely of DoubleTop Mtn. ME 10”x13”, vintage Marc Chagall exhibit poster, Roger Martin woodcut prints, woodcut print “Lobster Shack” by Marion Heurlin, & more art.

Misc: 18th Century long case grandfather clock w/ Tidal movement by J.P. Kroese, oval walnut Victorian table w/ drawers on either side, a brass & marble sculpture of sailboats, a collection of antique Gloucester MA, Manchester MA, 38”x22” Folly Cove table scarf in black w/ boats, Gloucester, Cape Ann & other postcards incl: Main St. Glucester, Annisquam Willows, Ten Pound Island from the Hawthorne Inn  & many others, a collection of Gloucester & Cape Ann ephemera incl Cape Ann newspapers from the 1860s, Gloucester 300th anniversary brochure, Mother Ann Cookies Labels, a vintage sign for Bodin’s Historic Photographs, a collection of antique/vintage marbles, full length antique Chevalier mirror, Art-Modern table by Gloucester artist Paul Neily, two double drawer Willimantic spool cabinets, set of Black Knight’s fine porcelain, antique cast iron kettles, antique wooden box w/ hand carved dragon, collection of lp & 45rpm records, vintage & antique books, glassware, lamps, fabrics,

 Jewelry & Coins incl: Stunning collection of antique gold pocket watches! All are in fine working condition. 18kt gold hunter case dated 1875 w/ chronograph finely engraved beveled crystal – rare 14kt American Standard hunter box case watch circa late 1800s, 15 Jewels Waltham 14kt Keystone hunter case with exquisite engraving circa late 1800s,  fine Elgin watch in fine 14k gold hunter case w engraved bulldog in doghouse, unknown watch in B.W.C. col14kt hunter case w/ late 1800s engravings, Elgin 15 Jewel watch in hunter case in Keystone gold filled case, excellent Victorian 9kt gold chain & fob, Victorian gold filled chain & watch fob, 14 kt gold chain & setting w/ Amethyst heart w/ embedded diamond, 14kt Star of David pendant, large 14kt earrings,  Art Nouveau German silver purse, beautiful collection of turquois & tribal jewelry, a large collection of sterling rings w/ turquoise & other semi-precious stones, antique coin silver lipstick case, United States proof & mint sets, Prestige Sets,  silver dollars & other coins,  small furniture, stands & occasional tables etc,The listing above is just the tip of the iceberg, check back soon for more details!


Terms: 15% Buyer’s Premium, MA State Sales Tax, Cash – CCs & Known CKs accepted.

Updates, Pictures & details at: – 978-395-7077 – MA Lic. #2621

Not responsible for errors or omissions.



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

Estate Sale 82 Main St. Gloucester MA March 26, 2016

Estate Sale 82 Main St. Gloucester MA March 26, 2016

Estate Sale 82 Main St. Gloucester MA March 26, 2016

Amazing Stained Glass Vase – One of hundreds of items in this sale!

Estate Sale 82 Main St. Gloucester MA March 26, 2016

We’ll have a lot of vinyl!

Estate Sale 82 Main St. Gloucester MA March 26, 2016

We have these and a lot more postcards

Estate Sale 82 Main St. Gloucester MA March 26, 2016

Estate Sale 82 Main St. Gloucester MA March 26, 2016

Gorgeous Russian Oil Painting

Estate Sale 82 Main St. Gloucester MA March 26, 2016 Estate Sale 82 Main St. Gloucester MA March 26, 2016 Estate Sale 82 Main St. Gloucester MA March 26, 2016

Estate Sale 82 Main St. Gloucester MA March 26, 2016

Exquisite Cut Glass – No Flaws

Estate Sale 82 Main St. Gloucester MA March 26, 2016


Estate Sale 82 Main St. Gloucester MA March 26, 2016

Estate Sale 82 Main St. Gloucester MA March 26, 2016

Antique bilge pump

Estate Sale 82 Main St. Gloucester MA March 26, 2016

Estate Sale 82 Main St. Gloucester MA March 26, 2016

Victorian Die-Cut Art


Estate Sale Gloucester MA

Beautiful Schecter Guitar

Come check out our new digs at 82 Main St in Downtown Gloucester! We are at it again! This time, we’ll be offering a large mix of goodies from multiple Cape Ann Estates which we’ve been purchasing throughout  the Winter. (And you thought we were hibernating!)

While the place is NOT completely finished yet, we just couldn’t wait to have a sale!

Note that this marks the beginning of what we hope will be a busy event schedule at our new downtown location!

We’ll be holding estate sales like the one posted below, auctions, flea markets and other special events.

 So keep an eye on the website.


Estate Sale

Saturday, March 26th

8am-3pm (no early-birds)

Indoors –Rain or Shine

82 Main St. Gloucester, MA (Formerly Bodin’s Historic Photo)

Contents from multiple Cape Ann Estates to include:

antiques, furniture, jewelry, postcards, musical instruments, art including paintings, prints, lamps, vinyl, (lps & 45s)DVDs, CDs, rugs, ephemera, collectibles, books, old photographs, tools, oddities, decorator items, household items and tons more!

For details and pictures go to: &

Sale is run by Cape Ann Auction, MA lic#2621 so you KNOW there will be plenty of room in the pricing for re-sellers to make a profit!

              Cash, Credit Cards & Known Checks Accepted.

        MA State sales tax applies unless you have a MA re-sale#

Huge Scientific Instrument Collection Sale

Cape Ann Auction has been contracted to sell the contents of an exceptional & unusual New York storage unit. The unit belonged to the deceased and renown scientist Stanley Whitehair.

About Stanley Whitehair

Professor Whitehair excelled in the field of microwave technology and held patents in this field, but had an extensive well-rounded career. Here are some of the highlights: He passed at age 52 due to heart failure.

Stanley J. Whitehair (BS ’80, MS ’82, PhD ’86 Elec Egr),

Whitehair’s career as a research scientist included working at NASA, IBM, Cober Electronics, Aria Microwave Systems, teaching in several academic departments, and consulting with private clients.

He had 26 patents and was the author of numerous publications. Whitehair was never presented with a technical problem he could not solve or a broken device he could not fix. Who else could have pasteurized an egg without cooking it?

The location and condition of the items:

The unit in New York is climate controlled. Nearly all the items in it, appear to fall into one of two condition categories: new & like new (at least to this untrained person)

Terms of the sale process:

  •  Cape Ann Auction will consider the sale of separate items, but more consideration will be given to those interested in multiple items. Ideally we’d like to sell the entire unit contents to one buyer.
  • After qualifying interested parties, arrangements can be made to visit the locker in person.
  • Sale amounts of over $5,000 will need to be paid via Bank Wire Transfer

What’s there?

Huge Scientific Instrument  Collection Sale

This is perhaps the most challenging question to address. There are hundreds of items, if you count items as small as valves etc, there are thousands of items.

Please see the videos, the collection of photos. And the link below to a partial spreadsheet:

Master Whitehair Locker – JC

How to reach us:

Phone or text: 978-395-7077


Stanley Whitehair Scientific Equipment Collection

This machine was reputed to have blacked out Westchester County when it was first turned on!
But what does it do?

Scientific Equipment Collection for Sale

We have many bins of parts

Scientific Equipment Collection for Sale

Navy ship radar system

This is actually a Navy ship’s generator. There is a radar system below it in the crate!

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Bodin’s Historic Photo Shop Contents Liquidation Sale December 4th & 5th

Bodin Historic Photo & Fine Art Store Liquidation Sale

Friday & Saturday – December 4th & 5th

10am – 8pm both days

(No early birds)

PLEASE NOTE: LINE NUMBERS WILL BE GIVEN OUT THROUGH EMAIL AND FACEBOOK ! IF you wish to have a number to get in, please send an email to  

Or Message me at


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I’m very excited to announce that Cape Ann Auction will be holding a liquidation sale consisting of the contents of Bodin Historic Photo & Fine Art store located at 82 Main St. Gloucester, MA 01930

This will be conducted like an estate sale, not an auction. It will include antiques, photography equipment, art, photos, stereo equipment including Bose speakers, an amazing bronze & soapstone boat stove mfg by Ernest J. Maiwald, antique tools, fishing poles and equipment, nautical items, beautiful pottery, map cabinets, postcards, lots of books incl; many on local history, lamps, and amazing leather club chair by Bauhaus, a barristers bookcase and other bookcases, a huge oak server w/drawers big enough to hold maps, picture frames, an incredible industrial workbench, a beautiful mid-century solid Cherry? bar,  Gloucester, MA & Cape Ann Ephemera and hundreds of other items! Trust me, you don’t want to miss this one!

(This fixed price sale will NOT include Freds’ famous historic antique glass negative collection. That will be sold at an auction in the future so stay tuned for that)

We’ll accept CASH-CHECKS-CREDIT CARDS for this sale. MA State sales tax applies except for those exempt with a Tax ID#.