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6 intriguing lots to watch during Dec. 2 auction

Woody Auction's Dec. 2 auction will bring before bidders a rich variety of items, including several lots of napkin holders.

It's always fun to see items come to auction that pique your interest for one reason or another. If you are able to participate in the bidding event it's sure to be a course in entertainment and education.

Thrill of the Bid

With your sights set on an item or items that 'speak' to you, there is undoubtedly a thrill that courses through the body when bidding begins and you are vying to become the new steward of a historic object. Regardless of the depth of historic value an item holds, it's character truths lie within the lives and events surrounding it.

Pictured below are six lots in Woody Auction's Dec. 2 auction that 'speak' to me. The auction features the second part of the JF (Fred) Zumthurn and Ida Parrott Collection. The auction will be held at Woody Auction's gallery in Douglass, Kansas. In addition, phone and absentee bidding is accepted, and LiveAuctioneers will facilitate internet bidding.

Pair of Pickle Castors

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Pickled Prizes

Pair of pickle castors, each measuring 12 1/2 inches, one with a cranberry coinspot art glass insert bearing an enamel floral decor, and the other a blue coinspot art glass insert with an enamel floral decor. Both castors sit atop matching Tufts silver-plate frames with tongs that match. The pair are a single lot carrying a presale estimate of $800 to $1,600.

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A unique American Brilliant Cut Glass plate in the Hobstar, Cane and Strawberry Diamond motif, with a sterling silver reticulated border by Gorham, measuring 10 1/4 inches, with a presale estimate of $50 to $250.

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Religious Artifacts Also On Offer

Medallions featuring leaders of the Christian church and religious scenes are embossed on an antique silver communion chalice in the Woody Auction Dec. 2 sale. It measures 10 3/4 inches and carries an estimate of $600 to $1,200.

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An antique figural silver-plate napkin ring holder by Simpson, Hall & Miller, featuring three owls, is heading into the auction with an estimate of $150 to $400. It is one of several antique napkin holders in this auction.

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Eye on Elegance

Enchanting hinged "Tobacco" box by Wavecrest, egg crate mold, featuring white and powder blue segmented sections, boasting a floral design with gold enamel highlights, measuring 4 1/2 by 5 inches, with an estimate of $250 to $600.

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This three-piece Victorian vanity set with pink frosted art glass bottle inserts with enamel floral decor,positioned on elaborate silver-plate frame by Rogers, featuring a hummingbird and insect design, measures 9 by 12 inches, with an estimate of $600 to $1,200.

Visit to view more and participate in the Dec. 2 auction. It begins at 9:30 a.m. Central time.

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