Live Auction – Gloucester MA – November 5th – Mile Marker One

November 5 Auction Gloucester MA

We have more watches and a LOT of jewelry.

Live Auction - Gloucester MA - November 5th - Mile Marker One

We have a lot of furniture for this auction!

sLive Auction - Gloucester MA - November 5th - Mile Marker One

1 of many pieces of beautiful furniture!

Chelsea Ship Clock

Matching Chelsea Ship’s Clock and Barometer

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Live Auction

Saturday, Nov. 5th at 2pm

(Preview 12-2pm)

At Mile Marker One

75 Essex Ave. (Rt 133) – Gloucester, MA 01930

Antiques, Watches, Jewelry, Furniture, Art, Collectibles & more from Cape Ann Estates

Hundreds of items on the auction block including:

Watches, Jewelry & Coins:  19th century 14kt gold AW co. Waltham pocket watch w/Wm Ellery works hunter case – very clean & working, 14kt gold hunter case Elgin 19th century pocket watch – very clean & working, 14kt gold Lord Elgin wristwatch (not working) other watches & gold jewelry items, 17” Strand of Genuine Pearls, Sterling silver Mexican (Taxco?) Zodiac Medallion, Gorham sterling peace dove pendant, sterling silver necklaces, Gorgeous crystal beaded necklaces, jet black glass necklaces,  incl US Carson City silver dollars, US Proof Sets, Mint Sets, Indian Head pennies, buffalo nickels, World coins & more, Matching pair of 8” Rosenthal/Coppenhagen vases w/ hand painted maiden cameos, Exquisite J.P. Limoges hand painted vase, Limoges T&V art nouveau hand painted celery tray signed by the artist dated 1915 ,  Noritake bowl w/ heavy hand painted relief,

Art:   35” x 30” O/C of Schooner by Gloucester Artist Charles Stepule (1911-2006) 20”x40” O/C Schooner against blood red sky w/ dory in front also Charles Stepule, Unusual 3.5”x 4.5 enamel on copper antique painting of “Greenway Kids” by Rockport artist Murial Howell Scribner, 20”x24 Folly Cove fabric table scarf of FCD RR Trains and other art.

Misc:  Chelsea Ship’s clock & matching barometer w/ original paperwork & maintenance records in fine working condition, Hubbard’s of Gloucester Biscuit Box (Old Mother Hubbard ) 30” architectural column of nude female Satyr, solid bronze bulldog doorstop, yard long original photograph of the first outing of the Gorton-Pew Fisheries co. Ltd at Centennial Grove July 23rd, 1927 (photographers Rankins & Ward of Lynn MA). Satchel of WW1 hand embroidered hankies, 19th century hand painted dresser box & sewing box, Henfeathers copper plaque,  several miniature tin-type photo albums  w/ photo of Civil War soldier Alcott McKean who died in the battle of Gettysburg, vintage Gloucester MA postcards other collectible paper & ephemera. Catholic & spiritual icons.3’x10’ Afghani Kalik runner, vintage Afghan Turkmen 3×7’ rug,  an excellent collection of antique Indian bronze, copper & brass bowls, an early Cantonese drum w/ hand painted dragons on either side, 2 large antique paisley? spreads,

Furniture: Beautiful red painted set-back cupboard, antique jelly cupboard, black lacquer sofa table, vintage walnut curio cabinet, several vintage chests of drawers, two medieval/industrial style  stout tables w/ large iron hardware, 4 drawer oak file cabinet, lift-top tabletop desk, 2 door country wall cupboard, 2 butcher block tables, 5 drawer oak chest of drawers…STILL UNPACKING!

 Full bar, meals & apps!  Come early for an amazing breakfast or lunch at the Mile Marker One restaurant!

Pictures & Updates at – Questions? 978-395-7077

Terms: Cash, known checks, credit cards accepted. 15% Buyer’s Premium – MA State Sales Tax applies except for dealer exempt purchases. Auction License #2621

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Live Auction Gloucester MA Saturday Sept 24

Francis Hart Fulton Jug

Francis Hart Fulton Jug

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Live Auction Gloucester MA Saturday Sept 24

Auction –  Cash ~ Only – Sat. Sept. 24th – 6:00 pm – (Inspection 4:00 pm-6:00)

Cape Ann Auction & Estate Sales – 82 Main St. – Gloucester, MA 01930

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

Our cash only auctions are the only live auctions where 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! No Credit Cards or Checks for this sale! (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.

The sale will include: Art, rugs, 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!

No snack bar but Jalapenos’ (next door) will have specials for auction customers! So get here early and have a bite to eat at Gloucester’s’ great Mexican restaurant.

Updates & Pictures Soon!

978-395-7077 – MA Lic. #2621 / Not responsible for errors or omissions.

Cash Only Auction Gloucester MA Saturday Sept 24

On-Site Estate Sale Manchester by the Sea August 12 & 13

Thanks to everyone who came to our first auction in Downtown Gloucester, it was a great success! We’re looking at dates and a venue for our next auction. Here’s hint: Think early Sept. by the water!

Now for our next event…

On-Site Estate Sale Fri & Sat August 12 & 13 9:00am – 3:00pm Rain or Shine!

95 Old Essex Rd. Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA

Hundreds of items including:  –2000 Volkswagen Jetta in excellent condition 120,000 miles, Antique Dutch artist paintings, sterling silver flatware set, vintage jewelry, a collection of Cushman and other quality furniture. An amazing commercial use Garland cook stove, lots of kitchen items and utensils, A garage full of lawn, garden & other tools incl: 2 Craftsman riding lawnmowers in very good condition, a collection of vintage glass & china and much more!

We will accept known checks, cash & credit cards.


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!

Please sign up for our email list if you’re not already on it. Email subscribers get priority early numbers for our events, discounts and more!

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#