Dealers and collectors bid a soggy farewell to 2011′s Brimfield antiques show season

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Weather again menaced Brimfield for this season’s final gathering September 6-11, 2011 with rain Tuesday and a storm Wednesday overnight called the hundred year rainfall by the weather reporters on TV and radio. The rain was so severe it saturated the field at Mays Antiques Market preventing dealers from driving onto the grounds for Thursday’s opening. The show did eventually open Friday with about half the dealers who were still in town ready to show and sell. Read More +

Largest group of Anna Pottery ever offered at auction featured in vintage firearms sale

This September Rock Island Auction Company is featuring The Putnam Green Collection Part II: an outstanding collection of rare, historic, and high condition U.S. and German Military arms. The collection has more than 100 unique firearms, uniforms and holsters such as the finest known historical U.S. DWM Model 1902 American Eagle cartridge counter Luger pistol (shown here), expected to sell for $50,000 to $90,000.
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Massive country store collection offered live and online

In addition to country store and advertising slated to cross the block Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2011 by Showtime Auctions, the sale will also include barber shop, coin-op, gambling, folk art, toys, banks, Coca-Cola and other soda, gum, candy, firearms and gunpowder, tobacciana, coffee, salesmen’s samples, whiskey, breweriana, petroliana, automobilia, match safes and pedal cars. In a twist, the first day of the sale, Sept. 30, will be reserved for live bidding only, at the event in Ann Arbor, Mich.
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