Sep
18
5:00 PM17:00

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 5:00P.M. Pre-sale at 1:00P.M.

Farrin's CountryAuctions

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 5:00P.M.

Pre-sale will begin at 1:00P.M.

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. We are licensed, bonded and insured and are also the fastest paying auction company in Maine! We always give away (2) $50.00 gift certificates at the conclusion of each auction! You must be present to win!

For this auction we have in the estate from Bangor Maine, combined with the estate from Augusta, Maine and several other lots from around New England.

Early slant front desk, mahogany upright Victrola, mahogany governor Winthrop desk, to walnut marble top stands, three panel lamps, three nice hooked rugs from Nancy Scott Belfast Maine, to leaded glass windows, several of our nice hooked rugs, military coats, cast-iron Wells Fargo safe, too early Chippendale mirrors, watercolor of a boat scene by Mary Vining, early oil on canvas of rocky ledges with masted boats, oil on canvas of a snowy wooded scene with sap buckets and people by A. Kalfa, two neon beer lights, set of four Nicholas and Stone chairs, Wallace Nutting along the river, a set of eight fan back Windsor chairs by James Lea Rockport, Maine, Masonic sword and apron, cruel work wing chair, carved wooden black doll with wooden eyes, high rise wooden sled, plaster bust of Abe Lincoln, furs, oval walnut stand, basket, geometric hooked rug, plaster wall hanging I remember mama, set of four oak bowl back chairs, set a five Oak T back chairs, set a six plank seat chairs, gold guild mirror, large Weller planter, OG mirror, three real photos of ships by Lampson, oil on canvas of dog watching sleeping child, oil on canvas of crashing wave ocean scene by Juanita Standish  Gosse, oil on board upstream mountains and trees by M. McPherson, oil on wood of St. Bernard dog, yard long print of puppies, early foot stools, to early highchairs, to wash stands, violin, oak medicine cabinet, watercolor ocean scene, print of a young lady and the horse entitled thoroughbred, sterling head cane, oil on board of ocean scene by Eugene Collins 1969, two Victorian children's prints, reverse painting on glass of a snowy winter scene, of young maiden with cows entitled Jersey, oil on board of sailing ship, Atkinson Fox print, mixing bowls, oak Larkin desk, Andrew Wyeth print entitled South Cushing, watercolor of a scene by Heather Fox, two set of moose horns, large early copper lantern, to ship wheels, fancy oak wall mirror with hat sticks, Maxfield Parrish prints, the adventures of Raggedy Ann and Andy original cell, small early coal stove, to early childhood rockers, pine drop leaf table, one door mahogany bookcase, three drawer dresser, old telephones, 2 piano stools, Deco dinette set, early lanterns, braided rugs, fancy iron birdcage, red and white wooden checkerboard, early boot check in pink decorated blanket chest, Asian chair, several kerosene lamps, fancy wicker, nice log scale, decorated dome top box, small pond model, oak shaving mirror, early stool in green paint, country wing chair, early telescope, early lemon top andirons, large copper pots, pink flamingo metal statue, dovetail blanket chest, quilts, early coverlet, walnut drop leaf table, decoys, small brass buttoned trunk, shaving mirror, pine drop leaf table,old wooden kerosene bucket in green paint, oak wall cupboard, double handled crock, carved moose, decoy lamp, glass dome, Bennington straining bowl, I in stone, Staffordshire, stereo views, pewter teapots, oil on canvas of a church by Larry Hawkes, old license plate, to brass bells, lots of postcards, old tourist sign, Coca-Cola advertising clock, Pepsi advertising clock, knife tray, early pistols, powder flask, ship Linton, trumpet, old fountain pens, straight razors, bisque figurines, old photo albums, rare silver plate teapot in the form of a airplane, collection of pipes, early motorcycle gloves, goggles, photos and traps, old baseball buttons, Jack knives, old keys, glass negatives, lighters, regimental Stein, coin silver, many pocket watches, several nice gold rings, several jewelry lots, a lot of sterling and many other quality antiques and collectibles 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. All descriptions are subject to error. Cash, credit cards or approved check are acceptable forms of payment.

Preview: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 2:00P.M. To 5:00P.M. And Wednesday, September 18, 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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Sep
25
5:00 PM17:00

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 5:00P.M. Pre-sale at 1:00P.M.

Farrin's Country Auctions

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 5:00P.M.

Pre-sale will begin at 1:00P.M.

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. We are licensed, bonded and insured and are also the fastest paying auction company in Maine! We always give away (2) $50.00 gift certificates at the conclusion of each auction! You must be present to win!


Nice oak Hoosier cupboard, large early hooked rug of a lion laying down, cast iron Victorian shaving stand, wicker settee, great large bamboo set including table chairs-stands-and corner pieces, early bird cage Windsor chair, early child’s decorated chair,  2 nice watercolors by Bar Harbor artist William Bracken, three section banister oak bookcase by Globe Wernicke, three section mahogany bookcase by Macy, two nice leather armchairs, set up six oak dining room chairs, jardinière, several nice oriental rugs, oriental cabinet, for draw pine chest,advertising poster ON ERIN’S SHORES, set up six Oak Nichols & Stone dining room chairs, large early hooked rug of a stag, nice oil on canvas of the harbor screen with cottage, Oriental print,watercolor of Bangor are the Montage of Bangor Maine commissioned by Penobscot Heritage, real photo of Hoover Dam looking West, watercolor of sailing ship by Carol Sebold, map of Frenchmen Bay and Mount Desert Island,watercolors by Susan Johelson, lot of first-day covers, fancy Victorian frames, early reverse painting and mirror, oil painting of the composite view of Bangor Maine painted by Harriet F. Hill, lanterns, Victorian chairs, walnut foot stools, nice toll painted trays, mahogany stands, early settee rocker, mahogany secretary, Empire dresser, Victorian couches, early Chippendale slant front desk, firkin's, mahogany center table, inlaid dining room table, Oriental stand, fancy wicked chair, early bicycle, mahogany settee, three drawer dresser with mirror, Empire CAD table, early Hepplewhite chest , mahogany government once a desk, curved glass china closet, mahogany so and stand, to mahogany tall chest, early snowshoes, hundred and 12 piece Tiffany sterling flatware set, Tiffany sterling tea set, Tiffany sterling tray, four sterling flatware sets, early 5 piece coin silver tea set, many fancy sterling serving dishes and other sterling close to a 1000 ounces, Harding and Company Boston silver tea set with butterflies, photo of the Palisades from Dobbs Ferry at the New York Central and Hudson River by William Jackson,pencil drawing of a man by Oscar Wilde, 2 Venetian oil paintings of canal scene by Marc Aldine, 2 early portraits of a young man and lady, 1950 Oriental pen and ink by Tormormi Shimo, Oriental print of cat.

This is a partial listing with more being added soon.!

 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, September 24, 2019 at 2:00P.M. To 5:00P.M. And Wednesday, September 25, 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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Sep
11
5:00 PM17:00

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 5:00P.M. Pre-sale at 1:00P.M.

Farrin's Country Auctions

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 5:00P.M.

Remembering all the lives lost on this day.

Pre-sale will begin at 1:00P.M.

36 Water Street

Randolph, Maine

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


We always give away (2) $50.00 gift certificates at the conclusion of each auction! You must be present to win!


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. We are licensed, bonded and insured and are also the fastest paying auction company in Maine!


For this auction we have the contents of a Waterville, Maine home, along with the contents of a Westport Island home and the contents of a Nashua, New Hampshire home.

9’ by 20’ palace size Oriental rug along with several other Oriental rugs, several hooked rugs, large oil painting of rural Swiss landscape done by Bucks County artist Charles Hoff 1956 in a great oak frame, oil painting of a bridled horse by Bucks artist Charles Hoff, 3 Federal mirrors with reverse paintings, 2 early Chippendale mirrors, early Pennsylvania slant front cherry desk with a nice interior, small collection of marbles. very nice button collection, small collection of advertising fans, 2 small commodes, pine cottage dressers, early black and white sign that says CHAPMAN’S, black and gold sandpaper sign reads Wadsworth Howland Co Jewel mixed, black and gold sandpaper sign FOSTER MACHINE Company, orange and black LUMBER wooden sign, H.D. Hill Blacksmith Carriage Shop Farmington, Maine black and white wooden sign, Dr. Frank Thomas black and gold tin sign, black and white wooden Harness Shop, small red and black cast iron strong box, cast iron hanging lamp with shade, small oak showcase, 4 Oriental lacquered panels, early one drawer stand, great paint decorated immigrants trunk dated 1818, fancy Bradley and Hubbard chrome stove with font, small decorated box, 4 period candle stands, piano lamp with shade,early English miniature oak desk bought in 1954, miniature ice box, nice lot of ruby block glass, silhouettes, 1870’s German Belsnickle 16’ doll, Hamilton’s Black oil broadside, nice mortar and pestle, pair of blue and white whale oil lamps, collection of baskets, Aladdin lamp with painted shade, several nice kerosene lamps, railroad lamp, Staffordshire figures, candle molds,lot of advertising, black and yellow wooden slow sign, old radio sign, nice lot of old paper Mache puppets, lot of old glass eggs, toy's, nice inkwell with dog, lot of cribbage boards, nice painting of moose, pitcher and bowl set, Thomas Kincade painting, N. C Wyeth world prints, early wooden pond model, carved wooden eagle, 2 large sterling flatware set plus other sterling, silver and gold jewelry, fancy silver plate tea set, nice needlepoint upholstered bench w/arms, pair of needlepoint upholstered arm chairs, chrome/yellow 1950’s kitchen stool, mahogany single door bookcase, signed Lampson clipper ship hand colored photo, old wooden camp/boat sign “Atwood”, nice Victorian walnut hanging cabinet w/ fancy crest, round braided rug, antique quilt, oak drop front child’s desk w/ splash, antique brass shoulder bed, maple butterfly table, set of 12 N.O.S Victorian style brass pulls, quilt, oak 5 dr. chest, O.G frame, small maple single door stand, braided rug, pair of Fostoria glass table lamps w/ marble bases, signed Hitchcock dressing table w/ drawer, small Queen Anne style mahogany drop-leaf stand, round covered pantry box, college chair, nice modern floor lamp w/ glass shade, neat antique deco wood sided baby stroller, steeple clock, early iron and brass fireplace trivet, three drawer walnut spool cabinet, nice high wooden wheel Victorian carriage w/ parasol, nice Victorian walnut marble top coffee table, two cast iron floor lamps, nice winter scene Victorian print, early print of a horse “Leopold”, fancy wrought iron hall lamp, glass Aladdin lamp, Victorian oil lamp w/ painted base + others, small brass table lamp, antique washstand w/ drawer, antique carved walnut Victorian wall mirror, brown stoneware molasses jug + others, two tin small kero advertising cans, two cast iron corn muffin pans, fancy mahogany inlaid bed w/ bird design, nice oak office chair w/ arms, walnut Victorian rocker, early stool w/ needlepoint seat, great early primitive country scene painting in a Lemon Gold frame, great early green painted document box w/ 1845 Wiscasset, Maine newspaper interior, early paint decorated hooded cradle, early lemon gold frame, house motto print, wooden canoe paddle, neat WWII soldier statue/ paperweight w/ identification on bottom “Sgt. In the South Pacific”, painted black one dr. stand, oak hat stick, Swasey Oyster Jug, miniature wooden lift top blanket chest, old wooden chocolate “Bakers” adv. box, old Frank Jones beer bottle w/ label, Longaberger swing handle basket, nice wooden pine hall bench w/ lift up storage seat, mahogany Queen Anne style hall table, antique wooden cash drawer, old wooden slat peach basket + other fruit/apple baskets etc., old wooden covered box in red paint, wooden Empire Express Adv. box, antique wooden stuffer, old wooden cabbage slicer, wooden handled bucket w/ lid, antique model 1911 food chopper in orig. wooden advertising box, antique wooden box in red paint, nice tin bread and cake tin, large early wooden sifter, two small early wooden sifters, large copper pot w/ lid and iron handles, early lemon gold frame, old tin Flour bin, old wooden wash bench, early copper pot w/ handles, large early copper pot, early copper pitcher, set of 3 green tin canisters w/ Victorian silhouettes, tin tea and coffee canisters, early tin ice cream scoop, rare red enamelware stackable lunch carrier, early tin cake/pie cabinet w/ green paint, two Walter Baker and Co. wood adv. boxes, old wood adv. box, early tin and copper dipper, old wooden painted wall shelf w/ drawer, early iron handled kettle, brown stoneware jug, unusual tin and wood Colonial washboard, two small early wooden turned bowls, old wooden firkin, Campfire marshmallows tin, three copper and iron handled dippers, early tin lift top canister, wooden model kids tool chest w/ nice label, small early yelloware bowl, large blue banded mixing bowl, old green painted wooden tool chest, wooden advertising box w/ old paper label, old wooden advertising box w/ paper label “Bartlett’s Blacking”, wooden Larkin Soap adv. box, old wooden Brecks adv. box, antique wooden seed display box, old wooden Biscuit adv. box, fancy carved walnut gent’s chair, old wooden blanket box, small walnut stand,  



 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, September 10, 2019 at 2:00P.M. To 5:00P.M. And Wednesday, September 11, 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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Aug
28
5:00 PM17:00

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 5:00P.M. Pre-sale at 1:00P.M.

Farrin's CountryAuctions

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 5:00P.M.

Pre-sale will begin at 1:00P.M.

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 we feature a Freeport, Maine estate, a Bangor, Maine estate, and several of the lots drawn from around New England.

A 1970 Triumph Spitfire, a cargo trailer and a nice wooden boat at will be auctioned at 5:00 P.M.

Painting by Michael Vermette, painting by Hans Hilso, lot of stereo cards, lot of glass negatives, pottery, pocket watches, button collection, cameos, interesting tin types, four section stack oak bookcase, large oak sideboard, modernism bedroom set, early one draw stand, early barometer, large lot of postcards, nice cab cherry chairs several nice oriental rugs, shaving mugs, unusual demi-loom table, brass national Cash register, fish painting, bronzes, Hummel collection, gold jewelry, lot of old marbles, whale teeth, many nice pieces of artwork, boat model, simplex clock, hooked rug of horse and sleigh, early Windsor chair, Sheraton banquet table, Roseville, mixing bowls, early baskets, early redware, early Connor cupboard, early to draw blanket chest and red paint, early one draw blanket chest and salmon paint, rare pair of antique Shaker “Tilter” chairs, Rare small 7 ¼ in. stoneware jug “Bell’s Sarsaparilla A.M Robinson Jr. Bangor, Me.”, early walnut 3 dr. chest, Shaker #4 rocker, Shaker ladder back chair, early split column mirror w/ lake + cabin scene tablet, early mahogany federal wall mirror, early wooden knife box w/ blue paint, fruit design paint decorated wooden bucket, antique duck decoy lamp, early wooden firkin in blue paint, hand colored lithograph of a European scene, early black Americana watercolor on cloth, duck scene R.O.G tablet wall mirror, 6 part antique print “The Greatest Memories of a Girls Life”, hand colored and signed lithograph of a market scene, European hand colored print of a lady/gentleman at a wine barrel, small antique wooden bench/ wagon seat, three Victorian walnut needlepoint stools, mahogany needlepoint stool, period candle stand w/ snake pad foot, set of 3 mahogany nesting tables, cherry drop leaf tapered leg dining table, early turned leg drop leaf dining table, early wooden up and down butter churn, early arrow back arm chair, Windsor bow back chair, early arrow back rocker w/arms, early bow back continuous arm Windsor chair, early carved Chippendale side chair w/ ball and claw feet, early armless rocker w/ rush seat, early armless rocker, braided chair mat, nice early rocker w/ arms, early paint decorated stick back Windsor, pair of mahogany ball and claw foot arm chairs, early rocker w/ arms and rush seat, early fan back Windsor chair, antique N.H landscape painting in a lemon gold frame, photograph of trees/landscape by David Scott Putnam, nice 2 dr. mahogany dressing mirror, 4 antique Field and Stream magazines, 1870’s oak fold out wall rack, nice clean small mahogany column front bookcase, great oriental cement garden statue of a Goddess, cast iron bird motif plant hook, great walnut Victorian étagère w/ mirrored door and spindle sides, great mirror back mahogany Victorian étagère, nice antique quilt, antique tin fish mold, nice mahogany cheval mirror w/ brass feet, nice mahogany hall table w/ drawer, clean antique pine 4 dr. chest, small pine drop leaf stand w/ drawer, antique mirror w/ print top, clean mahogany 4 dr. bow front chest, colonial pattern black and white quilt, floral coverlet, floral quilt, handmade Maine quilt, Victorian table lamp w/ nice duplex burner, small early dome top wooden document box w/ brass tacks, banded yelloware mixing bowl, nice ball and claw foot wingchair, nice antique wicker desk and stool, mahogany butlers table, set of 8 cobalt glasses w/ clear stems, nice embroidered quilt, two nice handmade quilts, modern slag glass style lamp, red coverlet, oversized antique pine 4 dr. chest w/ crusty salmon paint, stoneware jug, bean pot and pitcher, Durgin Park adv. bean pot, stoneware coca cola cookie jar, old melon back mandolin, metal wood plane, large wooden block plane, small block plane, two old wooden shaves, small tin and glass lantern, cased drafting set, cast iron dragon form candlestick, nice signed modern street scene painting in gold frame, drawing of a cello player “Sound of Music”, blue slag glass cupid base panel lamp, early Currier and Ives print of a Civil War Soldier “The Brave Wife”, antique Boston print of a Victorian lady, signed Wallace Nutting garden scene print, early Lithograph of Martha Washington, old horse/pasture scene print, fancy antique gold painting frame, two framed first day covers of the “James Hoban stamp”, brass wall mirror, airplane drawing, large signed watercolor of deer/ winter scene, Victorian walnut wall mirror, nice antique walnut Victorian marble top chest w/ slipper drawer, early tole decorated tray on stand, old turned leg 2 dr. stand, pine tapered leg dressing table/desk, clean walnut drop leaf dining table w/ center leg, early dovetailed sea chest w/ becket handles and snipe hinges, antique turned leg drop leaf table, small mahogany grandfather clock w/ weights and pendulum, great carved oak library table w/ brass mounts, four drawer wooden file cabinet, mahogany carved arm chair w/ needlepoint upholstery, nice early wooden bread board w/ red paint, large antique green Cognac bottle w/ labels, quilt, fancy floor lamp w/ nice shade, antique oriental scatter rug, fishing display in glass case, set of 4 signed fan back stencil decorated Hitchcock dining chairs.        

 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, August 27, 2019 at 2:00P.M. To 5:00P.M. And Wednesday, August 28, 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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