May
29
5:00 PM17:00

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 5:00P.M.

Farrin's CountryAuctions

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 5:00P.M.

The Pre-sale begins at 1:00P.M.(Large Pre-sale)

36 Water Street

Randolph, Maine

1-800-474-2507 or (207)582-1455


For photos and descriptions please visit our website at: www.farrinsauctions.com or visit www.auctionzip.com  ID.#2955.  Call 1-800-474-2507 or 207-582-1455. Please check our website for updates as we will be adding items right up to auction time! The Pantry has a nice selection of homemade food and we are handicap accessible.


This auction offers the contents of a Saco, Maine estate combined with an estate from northern Maine. This auction will feature nice furniture, smalls and a coin collection.



There will be a large pre-sale with many tools including a early table saw with a cast iron base.



Globe on stand, antique arrow back rocker, set of 12 N.O.S Victorian brass pulls, signed carved and painted fish on board by “Randy Hoff”, nice Victorian Motto in a deep walnut frame “Forget Me Not”, three Lladro figurines, table top globe on stand, coverlet, framed still life print of fruit, yard long print of roses by “Paul de Longiere’”, antique oil on board of Moosehead Lake, Me., small oil on canvas of an oriental gentleman at the “Great wall of china?”, winter scene of a church by listed Maine artist “Maurice Day”, abstract signed and numbered lithograph of a clock man by “Paul Freeman”, quilt, antique small braided rug/mat, 3 gallon stoneware jug, nice tole ware to include: bread tray, large tray, small tray, rectangular tray with strawberry decoration, large oval tray, nice rectangular large tray on wooden stand, small Chippendale mirror w/ Eldered Wheeler label, nice oil on canvas still life of flowers by “Odette Midorge”, three stitched mottos: home sweet home, to a friend’s house the road is never long and a sampler, great antique log cabin quilt, great antique crazy quilt, crochet bed spreads and other linens, set of 4 walnut side chairs w/ nice upholstery, great pair of modern leather club chairs, two nice signed “J. Gould” hand colored hummingbird lithographs, nice large print of flying ducks by “Ruane Manning”, Bundy clarinet, great signed “Baker Furniture Co.” mahogany butlers serving stand, 1897 bannerette weathervane w/ directional, early red painted dome top box, great pair of brass girandoles w/ prisms, fancy brass table top lighter w/ prisms, fancy cut glass and brass candleholder, pr. small brass candlesticks, figural candlestick, arts and crafts brass wall pocket, nice oak 5 dr. chest w/ splash, small mahogany column front bookcase, old wooden Wells, Maine “R. Colby, Bourne Ave. For Rent sign, two table top globes, quilt, porringer top maple stand w/ drawer, nice 3 pc. cast aluminum garden set, nice stack of 9 expensive modern painted Shaker oval boxes, Shaker sewing box w/ handle, signed Frye oval painted pantry box, Royal Copenhagen clown figurine, large Native American decorated coil gathering basket, fancy iron floor lamp, pine 4 dr. chest w/ walnut pulls, nice bow front curved glass oak china cabinet, antique lithograph of a Revolutionary War Soldier, early stretcher base tavern table w/ molded edge top, large early framed engraving of a wedding scene “La Cinquantaire”, two wooden coffee grinders, early turned wooden mortar and pestle, nice early stretcher base tavern table w/ drawer, set of 6 antique stencil decorated Hitchcock rush seat chairs, early porringer top splay leg Queen Anne pad foot table, early wooden bread board, two early ribbed wooden washboards, early wooden sock dryer, early wooden cabbage slicer w/ heart cutout, early lighting to include: two early and rare wedding ring hog scraper push up candlesticks, early tin lantern, signal lantern, grease lamp and two early tin whale oil lamps, fancy cast iron wall match holder, antique painted black bow back Windsor, antique white painted bow back Windsor, mahogany copper lined smoking stand, mahogany inlaid tilt top stand, signed “Kittinger” tiger maple wall mirror, two O.G wall mirrors, Gody fashion print, floral prints, bail handle pantry box w/ cover, 4 qt. signed Frye wooden measure, wooden doll cradle, three tin pudding molds, stoneware advertising crock “Canal St. Boston, Mass.”, Victorian nickel banquet lamp, wooden block plane signed “B.W.W”, ironstone pitcher, misc. silver plate items, Currier and Ives print of a lady, early tin and copper bowl, painted three drawer pine chest, chrome 1950’s metal spring chair, nice oak parlor stand, great antique wicker fernery, two nice antique wicker chaise lounges, large globe on stand, lot of 4 antique walking sticks including carved alligator, oak music cabinet, 4 Franklin Porcelain figures of famous women, early wooden chair table, walnut and marble fern stand, nice antique child’s paint decorated sideboard, small oriental design table top screen, Oak S-roll top desk with chair, oak L-chest, several oak chests, decorated cottage pine dressers, nice refinished Saratoga trunk, mahogany Secretary, Fancy oak china closet with filigree, several marble top stands including fancy round one, Diamond Dye cabinet with the angels, 6 drawer walnut spool cabinet, oak sideboard, Oriental rugs, pair of Chippendale chairs, snowshoes, several fancy Victorian frames, Wing chairs, wicker desk, sextant, oak library table, 3 piece mahogany parlor set, U.S. Titanic print, ship shadow box, early dough box with cover, DY-O-LA cabinet, 2 old porcelain advertising signs, religious needlework, great charcoal drawing of wolves and elks, early bench in paint, several early stands, nice slag glass lamp, coin silver, large coin collection to include many silver dollars-halve dollars, commemorative, and foreign money a large collection, small brass cash register, early apothecary jar, plus many other quality items.

Terms: A 15% buyer's premium will be applied to all sales. There will be 5.5% Maine State Sales Tax applied unless we have a valid resale number on file. All descriptions are subject to error. Cash, credit cards or approved check are acceptable forms of payment.


Preview: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 2:00P.M. To 5:00P.M. Wednesday, May 29, 2019 from 8:00A.M. To auction time.


Directions: From Cony Circle in Augusta, Maine, take Route 9 west for 7 miles to Randolph, Maine. From the Gardiner, Maine bridge, take route 9 east for half a mile. Watch for our sign on your right!


Russell A. Farrin

Professional Auctioneer

License #0356

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May
22
5:00 PM17:00

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 5:00P.M. Pre-sale at 1:00P.M.

Farrin's CountryAuctions

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 5:00P.M

Pre-sale at 1:00P.M.

36 Water Street

Randolph, Maine 0434

1-800-474-2507 or (207)582-1455

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For photos and descriptions please visit our website at: www.farrinsauctions.com or visit www.auctionzip.com  ID.#2955.  Call 1-800-474-2507 or 207-582-1455. Please check our website for updates as we will be adding items right up to auction time! The Pantry has a nice selection of homemade food and we are handicap accessible.


For the 22nd auction we feature a private collection from Bar Harbor, Maine, a small estate from Hallowell, Maine, contents of a Massachusetts estate, plus much more!

 

Wonderful for piece faux bamboo Victorian bedroom set to include tall wardrobe with mirrored door and crest-three draw dresser with mirror and crest and marble top-one drawer and door marble top might stand-and twin size bed, wonderful large boot Jack end blanket box in great old red paint with snipe hinges, wonderful early bucket bench with traces of old red paint, early Pennsylvania dry sink, Hepplewhite mahogany for drawer chest, 18th century child highchair, classical CAD table with pineapple carving's, federal reeded leg mahogany Pembroke table, early rope bed couch, pair of fancy mirrored oak swinging saloon doors, 2 nice upholstered wing chairs, small inlaid sewing box, watercolor of the brick farmhouse scene, print of Harvard Chapel, print of the steamer Belfast, pencil drawing entitled the Inundation, oil painting dated 1904 signed C. B. Moser, mahogany hanging shelf, 2 framed silks of Wayside Longfellow in 1701, 2 oil paintings of Buck County Pennsylvania, Leeds platter, Mulberry platter, Frohoffer bakery Display cabinet, old photo book, Royal Bonn floral China clock, nice oak regulator clock, watercolor of ocean scene by Susie Thompson, black and white engraving of two dogs, Tantalus set with two bottles, early blown decanters, 4 postcard albums including one with real photos, early to draw Sheridan leg drop leaf stand, early drum, set of six nice Pennsylvania  Windsor chairs with two armchairs, large cloisonné Oriental vase, early Oriental blue and white umbrella holder, early pine 1 worktable, early stuffed rabbit toy, nice wooden express cart with wooden wheels, early black rag doll with nice woven hair, neat wooden airplane whirly gig, early Windsor armchair, Wallace Nutting Windsor chair, paint decorated early rocker and mustard paint, early microscope in case, early brass andirons, shoofly rocking horse, early rope bed with Birdseye Maple panel, large old burl cut out, child's shaker rocker, early brass candelabra flow model, early pencil drawing of a cat and mouse in a lemon gold frame, great early oblong chopping bowl in blue paint, nice small size saw buck table, old wooden bucket in yellow paint, two-piece walnut step back cupboard, artists signed Weller vase, Rookwood vase with bird, Staffordshire figure, NYCS railroad lantern with blue globe, three old toy boats, several nice Oriental rugs, several Oriental bag faces, set of four oak chairs, 10 silver dollars, other coins, main metals, gold and sterling jewelry, brush cow cookie jar, small horse weather vane, early domed top box in paint, early early box in Reading green paint, lot of early by the molds, Star pattern quilt, wooden stool, table top globe on stand, coverlet, mahogany quilt rack, blue swirl art glass vase, Murano green/clear art glass vase, green/clear artist signed art glass vase, great early mahogany scroll work Philadelphia Chippendale mirror, wonderful antique hooked oriental design rug, two oriental style scatter rugs, nicely carved and painted miniature goose decoy, pair of signed So. Paris, Maine duck head wall hangings, 4 covered sweet grass baskets, two small Longaberger baskets +others, great early splint handled gathering basket, pair of hand colored lithographs of fruit, pencil signed lithograph “King Head Inn”, signed pen and ink of a roller skate by “Wendy Johnson”, abstract hand colored lithograph of owls w/ art gallery Boston label, antique o/c of a castle/river scene, pr. of oil on board winter landscapes, floral print, oil on board of boy fishing, oil on board of a country setting, Victorian print of ladies dancing, 1915 Lodge certificate, small hand colored print of a Jockey, Gody fashion print, set of 12 N.O.S Victorian brass pulls, pair of early miniature portraits of a lady/gentleman, old wooden folding step stool, tapered leg needlepoint seat bench, nice Victorian one dr. table w/ brass Egyptian motif pull, early grain painted blanket chest w/ snipe hinges, early red painted blanket chest, nice 3 over 1 pine chest on chest, pine stretcher base tavern style stand, pine one dr. washstand, antique string inlaid mahogany cabinet w/ slide out trays, early turned leg drop leaf dining table, college style arm chair w/ eagle stenciled back, ladder back chair, great early canopy bed w/ acanthus carved posts, great tiger maple Eldred Wheeler coffee table w/ shaped corners, wooden plant stand, carved mahogany wall shelf, Fender electric guitar, Marshall amp, Longaberger basket, applique quilt, early grain painted Salem rocker w/ arms, mahogany lift top piano bench, McCoy bean pot, turned leg country kitchen table, wooden two tier country shelf, expensive modern Huffy Supreme pink ladies bicycle, rare WWII U.S Engineering Corps Compass, collection of Aviation/Military prints, two Vargas girl prints, early engraving of Cowboy’s, great early engraving “Thoughts by the Sea” by J.G Brown 1886, nice Victorian floral decorated glass lamp, Royal Doulton Figurines to include: Alexandria, The Boatman, The Milkmaid, Top ‘o’ the Hill, Golfer and ladies of the British Isles, small two tier mahogany stand, nice small paint decorated four drawer chest, great pair of floral decorated twin beds w/ rails, great paint decorated 4 drawer chest w/ painted scenes, nice mahogany bachelors chest, sm. mahogany server w/ slide out tray, mahogany Mersman D shaped hall table w/ drawer, great pair of mahogany drop leaf one drawer stands signed “Kittinger”, clean mahogany Queen Anne coffee table, great oak single door curio/china cabinet, nice signed Hitchcock stencil decorated rocker, old wooden spoon rack, cast iron #3 and 8 fry pans, two art glass bowls, pair of early pewter candlesticks, White Mountains watercolor landscape, nice Victorian Chromolithograph of strawberries, signed floral lithograph by “Mary August”, Impressionist landscape print, nice Alabaster lamp, nice cast iron table top cherub design mirror, antique lion head lamp base w/ blue leaded glass shade, nice two part Empire secretary desk, great large black ebonized over mantle mirror, great pair of carved gold Cherub form wall mirrors, great oriental design antique wooden floor lamp w/ silk shade, nice burl walnut coffee table w/ drawer, large gold wall mirror, two large oriental design vases, two quilts, oak pedestal, early pegged and mortised child’s rocker w/ nice seat, small mahogany bookcase, neat brass wall clock ‘Panama Pacific Steamship company San Francisco, CA. 8 day”, primitive antique oil on canvas winter landscape, early turned leg drop leaf table, unusual gathering basket, set of 4 antique etched glass shades, Grenfell style framed needlepoint winter landscape, signed Spanish village scene oil on board, early engraving of cows, Victorian print of a Harvest Scene, oak framed wagon print, signed engraving of a landscape scene, nice Bombay side mahogany tall chest, two antique oriental scatter rugs, German Silver mesh bag, sterling rim dish, oak sewing table, Seth Thomas banjo clock, stencil decorated bench, old cardboard Budweiser advertising sign, expensive Mohawk boys bicycle, pair of Bamboo arm chairs, two carved and painted miniatures of Hummingbirds, child’s oak high chair, nice mahogany needlepoint stool, small mahogany single door bookcase, old chalkboard, 3 small old cement rabbits, nice wooden folding rocker w/ Canadian label, knife tray, great old bird design quilt, old wooden lard press w/ red paint, old wooden carrier, plus many other quality antiques to bid on!

Terms: A 15% buyer's premium will be applied to all sales. There will be 5.5% Maine State sales tax applied unless we have a valid resale number on file for you. All descriptions are subject to error. Cash, credit cards or approved check are acceptable forms of payment.

Preview: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 2:00P.M. to 5:00P.M and Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 8:00A.M. to auction time.

Directions: From Cony Circle in Augusta, Maine, take Route 9 west for 7 miles to Randolph, Maine. From the Gardiner, Maine bridge, take route 9 east for half a mile. Watch for our sign on your right!


Russell A. Farrin

Professional Auctioneer

License #0356

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Mar
21
8:30 AM08:30

The Mitch Howard Auctions! Dates to be determined!

An Auctioneers Dream – The Mitch Howard Estate Collection

Dates for the auctions will be posted soon

In 1975, Rusty Farrin began his auction business. At the time, he was the youngest auctioneer in the State of Maine since then and for the last 44 years, Rusty, together with his sons have built Farrin’s Country Auctions into one of the better known and more successful country auctions in New England. During this time, the Farrin Auction Company has drawn consignments predominantly from Maine but also from all over Northern New England, and sometimes beyond. Farrin’s buyers are primarily from upper New England but he regularly receives absentee bids from all over the world.While Rusty and his sons have focused on primarily estates and antiques, he is open to handling all types of auctions.They have done equipment auctions, real estate auctions, stock reduction sales and more; but for the most part, the primary draw and what his company is best known for is their successful handling of estates and antique collections.Rusty and his team works extremely hard for their consignors and over the years have had a tremendous number of highly successful sales but one thing a successful auctioneer always dreams about is that discovery of a truly exciting, spectacular, large estate filled with all kinds of treasures. Indeed when an auctioneer wakes up, he hopes that today is the day he discovers that truly great estate. A short while ago, Rusty’s reoccurring dream came true when he received a phone call about an estate collection of antiques. The gentleman calling was the nephew of a well-known collector in Yarmouth, Maine. The nephew was handling the estate of his uncle, Mitchell (Mitch) Howard. Although the collection sounded interesting over the phone, Rusty as a seasoned auctioneer of many years knows that you never know what to expect. Sometimes it sounds fabulous and once you get there, it is nothing and sometimes you do not anticipate anything truly spectacular but when you get there, it is a huge find. The Mitch Howard Estate was one of those “finds”, and it was indeed an auctioneers dream. Mitch Howard had a passion; a very deep and abiding passion for all things old but particularly toys.Mitch’s love of toys was responsible for him in becoming owner of Toy Land in Portland, Maine. Over the years, Mitch had acquired a massive antique toy collection and after closing Toy Land in 2002, Mitch continued to pursue his passion. He pursued auctions, tag sales, estate sales and wherever else he could purchase items for his collection. Mitch truly loved antique toys, mechanical banks, still banks, doorstops, bookends, coins, sterling, Tiffany, advertising, movie posters, artwork, War Bond posters, bronzes, art glass, pottery, paintings, prints and so much more. This was what Rusty discovered when he entered the home in Yarmouth, Maine. Each room, each closet, each drawer, each storage area was filled with surprises and stacks of exciting items.This was truly an auctioneers dream and Rusty being the consummate salesperson knew that this was a collection that was truly going to excite and draw in buyers from all over the state and from afar. Rusty has a hard working team and vehicles for moving items and most estates are cleaned out in less than a day but to provide an idea of the magnitude of this estate, it took he and his seasoned professional staff four solid days to remove the items from the house. In addition, there was a 3-bay garage; all of which was filled to the rafters. Every box they opened, every drawer they looked into, every closet they opened was a new adventure all over again. Items were packed high and it was not until items were moved around that they began to discover everything that was truly there. Paintings packed away in a closet, toys hidden in drawers and in boxes, boxes still unwrapped filled with Indian items such as crocked knives and beadwork; every corner of Mitch’s house held another surprise for Rusty and his staff. Make no mistake about it, Rusty and his staff had been in hundreds of houses throughout Maine and New England over the years and there had been many wonderful discoveries but rarely does an auctioneer discover something of such magnitude and diversity which Mitch Howard had collected.  All of the goods have now been moved to Rusty’s 7000 square foot facility in Randolph, Maine and it is now in the process of being sorted and organized to be sold. Rusty anticipates that due to the large magnitude of items, it will take several auctions to dispose of and in addition, there will be a couple of online sales and simulcast auctions to properly market everything. Not only will it take several auctions to dispose of Mitch’s collection but each sale will require every square inch of the Farrin Auction facilities. The facilities in Randolph are state of the art facility for estate auctions and one of the best facilities of its type. Comfortable seating, ample room, lots of lights, home cooked food, knowledgeable hard-working staff and professional auctioneer of nearly 50 years. He and his company conduct highly efficient, fast-paced auctions. Buyers never have a chance to get bored at a Rusty Farrin auction and sometimes Rusty and his crew present some really exciting finds but this, as I said earlier, is an auctioneers dream and will also be a source of excitement and discovery for his buyers and well received by Rusty’s vast clientele. Rusty and his 3 sons conduct between 20-30 antique and estate auctions a year. His company is one which buyers and collectors have come to follow very closely; you never know what you will find at a Farrin Auction and this particular sale should fulfill and satisfy the interest of a vast diversity of collectors. Rusty’s auction announcements are always available online and can be accessed by going to www.farrinsacutions.com.They also are always advertised on Auction Zip complete with a tremendous number of photographs so that potential buyers can get a good overview of what is to be included in the auction. If you like exciting, fast-paced country auctions and are interested in a diversity of antique items, then you definitely want to check out Farrin’s Auctions of the fabulous Mitch Howard Estate Collection. It will most certainly be one of the more exciting estate auctions to be held in upper New England for years to come. If you would like to contact the Farrin Auction Company, they can be reached out 207-431-0031 or 1-800-207-2507 or by email at www.farrinsauctions.com.This is truly a sale not to be missed. Don’t miss it!

 


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