Fusco Eclectic Collector Auction offers widely varied selections June 26

Victorian foot warmer, made of brass and copper with a cherry wood handle. Warmer has a removable plug allowing to fill and drain water for heating. Approximately 15 inches by 12 inches by 13 inches tall with handle. Pre-auction sale estimate is $300-$400.

barbie no. 1WILLOUGHBY, Ohio – On June 26, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. EST, Fusco Auctions will host its Eclectic Collector Auction #3 at 38016 Euclid Ave., Willoughby, Ohio, and online at Artfact Live! (www.artfact.com).

Fusco will offer 334 lots of collectibles, decorative art and jewelry. Lots include carnival glass in Imperial, Northwood and Dugan patterns, among others.

Other glass offered includes Lalique and Steuben, a large collection of Tiffin Glass Cameo Etching pieces.

Jewelry offerings include gold and platinum rings, brooches and necklaces, as well as a large variety of gemstone pieces, and a selection of working and non-working 14k ladies watches and more.

Political memorabilia including buttons, autographed photos, and an assortment of interesting presidential memorabilia is offered.

The expected top lot is the “original Barbie doll.” According to Warman’s Barbie Doll Field Guide, the 1959 Ponytail Barbie doll, the first Barbie doll produced, has sold for as much as $25,000 in mint condition. The Barbie doll offered in the Fusco auction has a minimum bid set at $1,000 and is estimated to bring between $5,000 and $10,000.

A buyer’s premium of 15 percent and an Artfact Live bidding fee of 3 percent will be added to all winning bids.

Fusco Auctions conducts regular public and online auctions at their facility in historic downtown Willoughby. They are specialty auctioneers for vintage sports cards and memorabilia, rare and investment grade stamps, rare and fine coins, antiques, fine art, antiquarian books, and more.

For more information, visit www.fuscoauctions.com or call 440-975-8938.

Images courtesy Artfact.com

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Large collection of authentic political buttons 1960-2008. About 100 or so political buttons, mostly Republican candidates in a variety of sizes. Nearly all are round buttons. All in first quality condition. Also comes with a Spiro Agnew wristwatch. Pre-auction sale estimate is $100-$300.
Staffordshire Ironstone, Flo Blue shaving mug in the Watteau pattern. Pre-auction sale estimate is $100-$150.

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