April 2019 White Elephant Fundraiser 

On Sat. April 13th at 6pm we'll have a public auction packed with antiques, collectibles, art, jewelry, historic & items of local interest. 

On Sun. April 14th from 10-2, we'll be hosting a White Elephant for the Cape Ann Animal Aid! It's time to bring on the Puppies!

    The Auction

Included in the several hundred lots in this auction...

Folly Cove fabric -Irina Tolford-Playground-1946 38” X 38”

Two pieces, Aino Clarke-Musicale-1950 35” X 11”

Joshua Tolford- Circle Six TeaKettles 32’ X 13”

Art: circa 1885 John Kendall Thruston watercolor of 5 Pound Island, A beautiful vintage Milifiori vase, Multiple lots of vintage postcards incl: Crescent Beach Magnolia Village/ Gloucester MA, Coolidge Point Magnolia, Hiram Walker House on Shore Road Magnolia , antique marbles, early hand carved bird call, antique photographs

Vintage Star Trek Model, Cobalt Blue Serving Tray ,1930's Snap-Shot Album, Scrapbook with Boston Braves and sports Memorabilia, Tray Lot of Vintage Photographs, Boy Scout Knife, Wind Proof Lighter ect.,Antique Brass Spy Glass and Compass

Lot of Military Buttons and Dog Tags

4 Magnolia Post Cards

6 Sea Foam Blue Fiberglass MCM Bar Stools

Antique Paper or Photo Splice/Cutter

MCM Brutalist Vase

Pewter Tea Set

Box of Framed Art  12 pieces

John A Stewart-  Water Color-Lobster Boat

Tray Lot of 10 Vintage Pilsner Glasses

Tray Lot of Vintage Vehicles

2 Hand Hammered Aluminum Casseroles

Tray Lot of Crystal

Make Way for Ducklings,Print

Cameo Watercolor, signed CWC (Lot Tag on Back)

3 Matching Braided Runners

John Kendall Thurston 1885 Watercolor

Edward Harvey Watercolor, Gloucester

Set of Golf Cubs- Dynacraft, Black Jack 1, Precision Made Series VI Custom 2, AeroFoil 1

Antique Baskets

Tray of Tea Cups

Collector Plates 

and much more, BUT...

We're excited to bring the auction block, a collection of Historic Ipswich MA documents of and related to Benjamin Ellsworth the keeper of the Ipswich Light in 1861 who was appointed by Abraham Lincoln. 

A very partial listing of this collection is as follows:


 Early Militia Campaign receipts & documents containing the following attributes: 

Joseph Searl deed to Joseph Poor, Essex County, Massachusetts, 1778


Know all men by these presents that I Joseph Searl yeoman
of Rowley In ye County of Essex & State of ye Massachusetts
Bay In Newengland for & in Consideration of ye sum
of twelve pounds to me In hand paid by Capt Joseph poor
of Rowley In ye County & state aforesd yeoman do by these
Presents give grant Bargain and confirms to and upon ye Sd Joseph poor
His heirs & assigns In y3 quiet and peaceable possession
Against ye Lafull claims of all persons whatsoever so Long as
Y[e] Sd meeting house Shall stand In witness whereof
I have hereunto Set my Hand and Seal this
Sixteenth Day of July Anno Dominee one Thousand
Seven Hundred and Seventy Eight signd seald & Delivered
In Presence of us
Joseph Seal Jur
Susanna her x mark Downer



Edward Walker Receipts, 1763—1766


 Woburn Desember the 27 63
then Recd [illegible] mr Edward Walker five shillings
in full of all a Comptr from the Beginning of the [illegible]
to this day I say Recd By me – George Bruce



Woburn august 19 1765
then Received of mr Ed Walker 
the Sum of one Pound & ten Shilling &
Six Pence Law ful money that I am
a countibel for as weitness my
              Israel Reed


 Woburn Sepember 30: 1766 then received of mr
edward walker the sum of eaght Shillings
In forse of all a counts and demands of what kind
or nater [nature] Sover [whatsoever] as wetness [witness] my hand
           Thomas Bruce 


Enoch Bointon of Newbury, Mass. to Amos Jewett jr. of Rowley, Mass., 1781


Know all men By the Presents that I Enoch Bointon inv of newbury
in The county of Essex and common wealth of massachusetts yeoman having this
Day Purchesed the Land and Buildings of amos Jewett jnr of Rowley in the County
and commonwealth afore sd yeoman Escept two glass windows viz, The cast Chamber
window and the bed room window which sd Jewett reserved for him Self Sd Jewett
is to have the use and improve ment of the Buildings and Land as fully as if he
had not sold it until the first day of December next in this year one thousand seven
and eighty one at which time he is to resign up possession to the sd
Bointon and immediately quit the Place Leaveing all of the foder cut upon the
Place in the Barn on sd Place except sd Jewett spend it on sd Place before the
sd first day of December haveing full Liberty to cary of the two windows above mentioned with all his personal Estate to the sd Enoch Bointon inv
Do hereby Promis and Engage to the sd Jewett that he Shall not be molested or interrupted by me or any person by or render me in ye management of sd Place
or incom or profits there of any time before the sd first day of december
afore sd and in confirmation of all that is above writen I have here
Unto Set my hand and Seal this Twenty forth day of July one thousand
Seven hundred and Eighty one in the Sixth year of american independence
Signed Sealed and Delivered
In Presence of 
[remainder of document missing]



Capt. Joseph Poor's receipt to David Payson, Jacob Pinkard, Moses Clark, and Thomas Green, 1779


On this fifth Day of November 1779 – Received of Capt Joseph Poor 
Twenty Pounds Each of us in full for our Traviling money from Rowley
To Calvareak being inlisted as Soldier for Said town

The above is a True Copy of a Receit Given to ye above sd Joseph Poor
by David Payson Jacob Pickard and Moses Clark and & Thomas Green
£ 80 


a Coppy of reseits from
Lt Green & others 


Capt. Joseph Poor's Receipt to Thomas Stickney, 1780


Rowley January 23 = 1780 Received of Joseph Poor
Thirty Six Pounds, Lawfull money pr milage From Rowley
To Springfield as I did not receive my State milage before I
Marched as a Soldier pr To Town in ye Last Six months Campaign
    Received by me -    Thomas Stickney
£ 36 


Receit Thomas Stickney to
Joseph poor 



Heirs of Jeremiah Poor of Rowley, Mass., 1783


Essex } Honorable Benjamin Greenleaf Esqr Judge of probate
of Wills etc in and for said county of Essex – We the Subscribers heirs
To Three quarters of the Real Estate of Jeremiah Poor Late of Rowley
Deceased have mutually agreed to gather and with capt Joseph Poor
Gaurdian To Silas Poor heir To one quarter part of the above sd Deceast
Estate To Request your Honour To appoint capt Daniel Chute
Capt Timothy Jackman mr Oliver Tenney mr Henry Poor and mr Noyes
Pearson a Committe to Divide and Set of to Each heir to sd Estate
Their proportion of the Land & Buildings – if a committe of Three men is Enough
we have agreed to have the Three Last we mentioned for our committe
and We as in Duty Bound Shall Ever Pray Etc Etc
Rowley March 3: 1783
       Jeremiah Poor
       Benjamin Poor



If you have anything you'd like to donate for the Cape Ann Animal Aid Fundraiser, please contact them at https://www.capeannanimalaid.org