Vintage dolls, toys and fine glass headlining estate sale

ZEBULON, Ga. — An astounding trove of antiques and collectibles that has been packed away in a house and outbuilding after being transported from New York in 1981 will finally see the light of day at a four-day tagged estate sale planned for July 11-14. The event will be conducted by Kelly’s Estate & Auction Company.

The items include dolls, toys, quilts, furniture, glassware, art, vintage clothing and more –

Herter Brothers, 19th century chest, heavily carved, with large claw feet. (Photo courtesy Kelly's Auctions)

Herter Brothers, 19th century chest, heavily carved, with large claw feet. (Photo courtesy Kelly’s Auctions)

collected over the course of many years by three late sisters who lived in Montgomery, N.Y. One of the sisters worked for an auction house in New York and was an antique dealer, too, owning her own shop.

“This will be a tagged estate sale, not an auction, with all items priced to sell as marked,” said Kelly Mixon of Kelly’s Estate & Auction Company. “On the second day, all items will be discounted 25 percent. And on days three and four, what’s left will be 50 percent off. This will be an old-fashioned country sale – no Internet bidding and no absentee or telephone bidding.”

Many of the dolls are from the ’40s and ’50s and are still in box, in like-new condition. Examples by Madame Alexander, Ideal (a Revlon doll) and others will be offered, plus several desirable composition dolls.

The vintage toys – most from the ’40s and ’50s, but others even earlier – include many in original boxes or packaging. Lots include a Little Betty child’s sewing machine, Lionel trains, wind-up tin toys, Dinky toys, decks of circa 1920s and earlier playing cards, plastic figural baseball players from the 1960s, a Babe Ruth figure and other baseball memorabilia – such as framed World Series tickets.

The sale also includes:

• Fenton, Fostoria, Westmorland and Depression glass pieces

• Early to mid-20th century American quilts

• Herter Brothers chest

Early 20th century oil on canvas, with gilt frame. (Photo courtesy Kelly's Auctions)

Early 20th century oil on canvas, with gilt frame. (Photo courtesy Kelly’s Auctions)

• Egyptian Revival table, armoires, primitive butcher block tables

• Heavily carbed marble-top Victorian buffet, several Arts & Crafts pieces

• Mahogany pier mirror, circa 1850

• Pre-war costume jewelry, vintage cigarette lighters

• Vintage knives – Davvy Crockett knives, bowls and cups

• Fine art oil on canvas paintings, Oriental vases and pottery, original war cartoons

To learn more about Kelly’s Estate & Auction Company and the July 11-14 tagged estate sale, log on to www.kellysantiques.com. Kelly Mixon can be reached by phone at (706) 741-0530, or via e-mail at kellyk0821@gmail.com.

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