The Adam Stanton House and General Store will host an antiques and collectibles benefit auction on its grounds at 63 East Main Street, Clinton, CT on September 21, 2013. Clinton resident Joseph Kabe, the owner of Milford-based Joseph Kabe Auctions, has volunteered his services as auctioneer. An informal, uncataloged country style auction is planned, with no reserves and no buyer’s premium. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Stanton House, which must raise funds in order to complete a host of capital improvement and historic restoration projects. This is the first auction to be held by the museum since 2007.
In order to accumulate suitable merchandise, the museum will host three appraisal events on its grounds this summer, the first on July 27, the second on August 24, and the third on September 14. Each event will begin at noon and conclude at 3:00 p.m. A group of knowledgeable and experienced antiques professionals will be on hand to appraise quality antique or collectible items at a cost of $10.00 each, or three for $25.00. This fee will be waived in the event that items are consigned or donated for inclusion in the auction. Consignors will receive 2/3 of the hammer price of their items, with the remaining 1/3 going directly to the museum. These appraisal events will coincide with the museum’s regularly scheduled open hours.
A pre-auction preview party is also planned for the evening of Friday, September 20. More detailed information will be released by the museum in the coming weeks.