Berks County’s Charming Forge Mansion, once home to a Civil War cannonball forge, will change hands in October

Charming-Forge-Mansion-exterior-shot

Cordier Auctions has been selected to auction the Charming Forge Mansion in Womelsdorf, Berks County, Pennsylvania Oct. 4, 2011. Set on approximately 49 acres overlooking the village of Charming Forge, the 8,200 square foot, seven bedroom, four bath Georgian style home dates to 1749 with a later addition completed in 1780.
Read More +

Rare, 47-star flag celebrating New Mexico’s entry into the Union offered Sept. 17, 2011

new_mexico_47_star_flag

Kaminski Auctions discovered a very rare 47 star American flag celebrating New Mexico’s entry into the Union. Recovered from an attic in Salem, Mass., this well-preserved 47 star wool and muslin American flag is one of a few 47 Star flags ever made. New Mexico was admitted to the Union as the 47th State Jan. 6, 1912, followed by Arizona, as the 48th State, only five weeks later. Read More +

Entire town – Scotch Grove, Iowa – and new old stock to be sold live and online

For almost 50 years, more than a dozen century-old buildings in the farming community of Scotch Grove, Iowa, have guarded a time capsule. Recently, representatives from two auction companies opened the doors of these 16 buildings to find hundreds of thousands of retail, wholesale and service items still on shelves and floors — some still in their original packaging and store displays. The discoveries will be sold Sept. 15-17, 2011.
Read More +