Bidding opens today for’s first antiques/collectibles auction

cameos P0200a_lg.jpeg.jpgBidding on the first antiques and collectibles auction is scheduled to begin today.

This auction is live through December 16.

This first antiques auction happens to have on offer an amazing collection of Whiting & Davis and Mandalian mesh handbags, fine jewelry and costume jewelry.

Also on offer is a large selection of Department 56 collectibles. In fact, one of the lots (Lot 480) is a group of 50 (yes, 50!) hand-painted Dept. 56 Snowbabies pewter miniature figurines with a starting bid of just $65!snowbabies miniatures 3788a_lg.jpeg.jpg

And (just in time for the holidays), Lot #484 (with an opening bid of just $50) is a group of Department 56 Snowbabies Ornaments:

Lot contains 34 porcelain bisque ornaments in their boxes, including 4
“Overnight Delivery” ornaments made exclusively for National Collectors
Month, October 1995; 4 European glass ornaments in their boxes; 5
sculpted paper card ornaments in their boxes; and 2 ornament holders.

mickey mesh purse 3325a_lg.jpeg.jpgThe catalog is online now. CLICK HERE (click on Antique Handbags and Jewelry auction in the upper left hand corner) to view all the offerings and place your bids.

Photos courtesy Auctions.

• Mickey Mouse Mesh Purse is Lot no. 17.
Dept. 56 Snowbabies pewter miniatures are Lot no. 480.
Dept. 56 Snowbabies ornaments are Lot no. 484.
Whiting & Davis cameo selection at the top of the page are Lot. no. 385.

— Posted by Karen Knapstein


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Karen Knapstein

About Karen Knapstein

Karen Knapstein is the editor of Antique Trader magazine. A lifelong collector and student of antiques, she has written dozens of articles on vintage collectibles and their historical context. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Joseph, and daughter, Faye. She can be reached at