Hundreds of riveted readers | Patricia and Donald Oresman renowned art collection selling at Doyle’s Auction 11/20/18

I’ve been an arts adviser, curator and gallerist  for more than three decades. Patricia and Donald Oresman were clients and friends– curious, erudite, generous and kind. The Doyle auction on Tuesday November 20, 2018 features 567 works from their renowned collection. Have some fun viewing – they loved to share it– here’s a link to the complete catalogue on line: https://doyle.com/sites/default/files/pdf/catalogue/2018-11-15/18OR01-catalogue_0.pdf 

Patricia and Donald Oresman sale at Doyles Tuesday November 20 2018 _
Cover art- I sold “Special Edition“, a 1936 color linocut masterwork, by Australian artist, Ethel Spowers (1890-1947) acclaimed Grosvenor School of Modern Artist 

 

photos of the Oresman collection illustrated in the Doyle auction catalogue (for Cape Ann locals- there is one work inspired by Gloucester, and some artists with connection here, e.g. Louis Lozowick, John and a Helen Farr Sloan, and a couple of works by Sally Avery, etc.)

 

Throwback photos at the Oresman library. I suppose a more accurate photo of Donald would show him sporting his favorite hat. He took it off when he met my kids 🙂 

 

Here’s a look at iconic art inspired by #GloucesterMA for sale at the big auction houses November 2018

For sale at Sotheby’s November 2018

WINSLOW HOMER Yacht in a Cove Gloucester Harbor_ca 1880_wc_Sothebys Nov 2018 American pre sale auction estimate 200000 to 300000
WINSLOW HOMER Yacht in a Cove Gloucester Harbor_ca 1880_watercolor_upcoming Sothebys Nov 2018 American sale. Pre-sale auction estimate is $200,000 – $300,000

Last spring a Homer image of Gloucester boys in a dory fetched $400,000. Relatable, though not Gloucester: Life Brigade is expected to fetch 4x that amount at Sotheby’s; another classic motif , Gathering Wild Blackberries, is estimated to sell for $150,000-$200,000. There is a smashing Marsden Hartley of Dogtown.

 

EDWARD HOPPER_Two Comedians_ upcoming Sotheby's American sale Nov 2018_from Sinatra collection est 12 mil to 18 mil
EDWARD HOPPER_Two Comedians_ upcoming Sotheby’s American sale Nov 2018_from Sinatra collection_The pre-sale estimate is 12 million to 18 million. (Not a Gloucester Hopper- there are no Gloucester Hoppers in these November sales)

For sale at Christie’s November 2018

c STUART DAVIS_Private Way_(Gloucester MA)_1916_ oil on canvas_Christies Nov 2018 presale auction est 60 to 80,000
STUART DAVIS Private Way, 1916.oil on canvas. Christies Nov 2018 presale auction est 60,000 to 80,000

Besides Stuart Davis, artists featured include Jane Peterson, Martha Walters, Hayley Lever, and George Bellows. There’s a classic Nahant work by William Stanley Haseltine and a marine themed WPA mural study by Lyonel Feininger.

c EDWARD HOPPER _Chop Suey_32 x 38_ 1929 oc_Christies presale estimate 70 mil to 100 million
EDWARD HOPPER Chop Suey, 1929, 32 x 38 inches, oil on canvas, Christies steep presale estimate 70 million to 100 million (from Barney A. Ebsworth collection) There are no Hopper works featuring Gloucester in these sales.

Click on thumbnails to enlarge the photo and see descriptions. I’ll post results after the sales. 

 

 

Save The Date: Save Magnolia Pier Fundraiser

I am once again reaching out to all of our wonderful and supportive members and asking for assistance.  This time not for our beach, but for what a lot of us consider part of our “right of passage”  – MAGNOLIA PIER.  I would ask that you save the date of Friday, September 21st from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM for a fundraising event to help raise the private contribution portion needed to save Magnolia Pier.  Our neighbors at the Manchester Bath and Tennis have offered their facility to host this event.    Many artists and community members are donating auction items for the event for our guest auctioneer State Senator Bruce Tarr to auction off.  There are also several of our neighbors here in Magnolia and Manchester that have just asked where they can donate to this cause.  We are in need of donations, and volunteers to help with the auction as well as volunteers to help set up, park cars, serve food and so on.  This is a volunteer intense event.  In the days to follow you will receive information about the Save Magnolia Pier website and the link to The Gloucester Fund which will help us with receiving donations 100% of which will go to the pier.  You will also be receiving information about the fundraising sail aboard the beautiful Schooner Thomas Lannon, which will be held on Sunday, September 23rd form 11:00 Am to 12:30 PM,  If you have some time to volunteer, and item to donate (perhaps a beautiful picture or painting of the pier) please send me a reply.  There will be a planning meeting posted for those who can volunteer set up tomorrow.   The event will be a great time to socialize with your friends and neighbors and here about the pier project and what is being done.  I will have more detailed information to share with you before the week is over. Please send along any questions.

 Regards,

 Ted

Photo by Donna Ardizzoni

More scenes from Open Door Empty Bowl at Cruiseport

There was a constant line out the Cruiseport doors throughout this joyous and growing annual Open Door Empty Bowl Dinner.

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Silent auction: For this trio of bowls, can you guess which is which by Senator Tarr, Representative Ferrante and Mayor Romeo -Theken?

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Auction Tonight 6:pm! Preview time from 3:00pm on @ 6 Lexington Ave. (Magnolia) Gloucester Ma. 6.5.2015

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Walt Kolenda Auctioneer

Cape Ann Auction

6 Lexinton Ave. (Magnolia) Gloucester, Ma.

Have a look at all the goods for this evening’s auction…preview 3:00pm on and the auction is at @ 6pm sharp!

Cash only!

https://www.youtube.com/embed/gPwwwPcyXIA

May 2nd Cash Only Auction Magnolia Village/Gloucester MA

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This Wille Bauer (1923- ) painting will be featured! Mr. Bauer is one of the foremost German Impressionists. See asking prices for his work here:
http://www.amazon.com/s?rh=n%3A6685269011%2Cp_lbr_three_browse-bin%3AWilli+Bauer

It’s time for our monthly Cash Only Auction in Magnolia Village in Gloucester, MA
Details at www.capeannauction.com
Inspection is from 1-6pm get here early if you want a seat!

 

Today ! Cape Ann Auction Saturday, Feb. 7-2015 ~ 6pm- Preview 1-6pm

Today! Cape Ann Auction Saturday, Feb. 7 -2015 at 6pm. It takes place in our location at 6 Lexington Ave in (Magnolia Village) Gloucester. MA.

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Preview is from 1-6pm on the day of the sale. And this is one of our CASH ONLY auctions for dealers & re-sellers.

Auction Schedule:

The first Saturday of each month at our Lexington Ave. location. 

Auction dates at other venues added when necessary.

If you’ve been to any of our auctions at this location, you know that it’s a small venue, (about 40 seats) packed with a ton of stuff! Usually our inventory is more than what our crowd can absorb. Because of this, these auctions have been gaining in popularity, so if you plan on coming get there early to reserve a seat!

In this auction will be be: A large antique postcard collection, lots of art incl: oil paintings, watercolors and more, lots of costume and sterling silver jewelry, antique photographs including Gloucester & Cape Ann scenes, a collection of glass paperweights, antique dolls and much more.

Things to note about this auction:

  • There is NO BUYER’S PREMIUM at this auction.
  • It’s a CASH ONLY auction, there is an ATM less than 50 yards from the auction house.
  • Although we don’t have a snack bar, there is a very good Restuarant next door to us. We hope to partner with the 525  for “Auction Specials” The food is excellent!
  • Bring your own boxes and packing.Cash Only – Dealers – Re-sellers
    THE AUCTION IS ON!We’ve had people ask if the sale is canceled due to weather and the answer is NO! We are running.Saturday – February 7th6pm (inspection 1-6pm)Cape Ann Auction – 6 Lexington aveMagnolia Village (Gloucester, MA)~Cash Only ~Dealers – Re-sellers – Wholesalers Welcome NO BUYER’S PREMIUM!

Auction! Saturday – October 11th 6pm (inspection 1-6pm) Cape Ann Auction – 6 Lexington ave Magnolia Village (Gloucester, MA)

 

Get ready for a wild & unusual auction! To be held outside under tents, rain or shine – so dress warm! Standing room only with no seating. 

~Cash & Credit Cards Only ~

NO BUYER’S PREMIUM 

Each item must be paid for with cash or a credit card swipe immediately after it’s sold. Bring boxes, packing, a truck and plenty of cash. 

BUT DON’T BRING FRIENDS

It’s a tight venue, if you’re not comfortable bidding against the person standing next to you, please sit this one out! 

On the auction block: Hundreds of lots including – antiques, art, jewelry, books, collectibles, furniture, glass & china, metalware, rugs, lamps, postcards, ephemera, and much more. 

If you sell on eBay, are a dealer of any kind, or are just looking for some great bargains, this is going to be a great sale to check out!

Walt Kolenda Auction License #2621/ No snack bar but we’re next door to Dunkin Donuts

Hundreds of items in the shop will be slated for the auction block. – Anything else in the shop can be placed in the auction by request.

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Art & Textiles Auction May 20th 1 Lexington Ave. Gloucester MA

Little Auction House/Big Art

Tuesday Evening, May 20th, 2014

6pm (Preview 3-6 May 19th & 20th)
1 Lexington Ave., Gloucester, MA

Cash, checks & CCs accepted.
MA lic#2621
No Buyer’s Premium! No Sales Tax (Proceeds go to 501c)

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There will be more than 250 lots of Fine Art, Textiles and more including:
The Age – 3  Civil War 1864 Era Newspapers
Lots of Antique Fire Brigade related ephemera 
Collection of hand carved folk art figures by Tim Jumper of Hingham MA

see partial photo gallery here > http://www.auctionzip.com/cgi-bin/photopanel.cgi?mode=1&listingid=2085479&url=auctionlist.cgi

Magnolia is a bit busier than it has been in the past 6 months, but there is parking on both sides of all the streets all the way around the the Village.

Who Wants To Guess How Many Bids The Schooner “Nathaniel Bowditch” Received At Public Auction A Couple Of Days Ago?

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From Wikipedia

Nathaniel Bowditch, the fourth of seven children, was born in Salem, Massachusetts, to Habakkuk Bowditch and Mary (Ingersoll) Bowditch. At the age of ten, he was made to leave school to work in his father’s cooperage, before becoming indentured at twelve for nine years as a bookkeepingapprentice to a ship chandler.

Schooner ‘Nathaniel Bowditch’ going to public auction Feb. 14 at Camden’s Sharp’s Wharf 

Click Here for a Gallery of Schooner Nathaniel Bowdich Photos On Google Image Search:

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Holly S. Edwards

Thursday, February 13, 2014 – 7:15am

ROCKLAND — It’s a sad day when a storied local business ends up in financial trouble and goes on the auction block, but when it’s a schooner that dates back to 1922 and a business that continues to ply the tourist trade off Maine’s Midcoast, there is much reason to mourn.

The schooner Nathaniel Bowditch will beauctioned to the highest bidder Friday, Feb. 14, at 1 p.m. at Sharp’s Wharf (Bay View Landing) in Camden. The Nathaniel Bowditch, owned by Owen and Cathie Dorr of Rockland, was seized Dec. 23, 2013, at its Rockland Harbor berth in Lermond Cove by U.S. Marshals and towed to Camden Harbor. A civil foreclosure case against the Dorrs has been working its way through the U.S. District Court’s Admiralty Division in the weeks leading up to and following the seizure.

Owen Dorr said Wednesday that while he and his wife don’t have the ability to bail themselves out financially and save the boat, they want to remain in the windjamming trade.

Find out how many bids after the break-

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Discovery Auction (Walk-a-Round Style) Today January 20th – Monday night – 6pm (Inspection 3-6) 1 Lexington Ave. Magnolia Village in Gloucester, MA 01930

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Extreme Snow Date Tues. Jan. 21st

Those of you who’ve attended our most recent events, know that well, we haven’t really had any RECENT events, because we’ve been very busy stocking up the old warehouse and this Discovery Auction is going to be jam packed with treasures!

What exactly IS a Discovery Auction?

A discovery auction is probably the most exciting and fun of all types of auctions to attend! No one really knows what’s going to be there. OK, so we have an idea, but up until the day of the sale, even we don’t know everything that the auction will include. That’s because we’re going to pack it with the best, most unusual, profitable loot we can find, right up until the day of the sale!

What! No listing? No pictures?!

Nope. We may post a few on our Facebook Page or on www.capeannauction.com

You don’t really have any stuff yet do you? That’s why there are no pictures.

Wanna bet? 🙂 Seriously, we are packed for this sale. But posting tons of pics and posting a detailed listing is time consuming, time better spent on getting the sale ready!

What will the cat drag in…

While we won’t give you specifics, we can tell you that there will be lots of antiques, glass & china, ephemera, furniture, box-lots & surprises!

Food?

A light snack bar & coffee by Glosta Joes!

Terms:

Cash, checks & credit cards accepted w/ID

Helpful tips:

Bring boxes & packing, get there early enough to inspect, and be prepared to be on your feet for a while. This is a walk-a-round auction with no seating. (Be wary of standing too close to friends who may want to bid on the same things you do!)

Buyer’s Premium?

N-O-P-E!

What do you mean by Extreme Snow date?

We will have the auction unless there are severe, unsafe driving conditions. Check our website or our Facebook page if you have questions about cancellation
MA Lic#2621If you want to participate in future auctions as a seller or have something to sell to us directly, email to wkolenda@gmail.com

Reminder ~ Auction Tonight 1 Lexington Ave in Magnolia 6:00pm. Inspection starts at 4:00pm.

What are you doing tonight? Do you love antiques, sit glued to the TV when American Pickers, Pawn Stars and Storage Wars are on? Do you get up at 5am to be ready for yard sales? Want to go shopping at a venue that has unique one of a kind items? Looking for a special gift for someone? What if that place let YOU be in control of how much you pay? If any of this sounds like fun, you should head over to 1 Lexington Ave in Magnolia tonight for the auction being held by Cape Ann Auction. The sale is filled with antiques, jewelry, coins, furniture, glass & china and much more. It starts at 6pm, but inspection starts at 4pm and there’s a lot of things to see so you should get there early.
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Walt Kolenda
Here’s a YouTube quick preview video

Public Auction – November 19th-6pm, Inspection 4-6. 1 Lexington Ave, Magnolia

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Without a doubt, this is our best auction of the year! The phrase something for everyone is often overused, but with this auction, it definitely rings true! If you like historical antiques we have hand signed presidential documents: Is fine art more your thing? We’ve got a great selection. How about antique furniture? Yep! Jewelry? Ditto! Glassware & China? Check!

Pictures and details available at www.capeannauction.com