The Sharon Historical Society’s Silent Auction is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 15 and 16 at the Sharon Historical Society Museum, 16 High St.
How this Silent Auction works:
Get a bid number, write that number and a bid on the sheet provided for the item(s) you want to own. You may bid as often as you like on the item. Minimum bid is $5 unless otherwise stated. Bids must be in increments of at least $1. Final bids will be tallied between 5 and 6 p.m. on Oct. 16. You will be contacted by phone or email or both if you are the winning bid. You may also submit a bid by email: SharonHistorical@yahoo.com. (Include item number and description.)
Thanks to Preferred Freezer, 1 Merchant St., Sharon, Eastern Bank and Coldwell Banker for helping with advertising and printing.
Items are random, so read the whole catalog. New items are being added daily, so check at the Museum the day of the auction.
1. Marjorie Clapprood and Chris Spinazolla, of Sharon and Christina’s Restaurant in Foxboro, invite you to a dinner for you and three friends with paired wines selected by your hosts, Marjorie Clapprood and Chris Spinazzola, at their new restaurant, Christina's Fireside Grille (Open Wednesday - Sunday subject to scheduling). Value: dinner for four with paired wines is $400 (not including tax and gratuity).
Gary Sullivan of Gary Sullivan Antiques has made available a number of furniture pieces of note.
2. Antique Wicker and Maple Rocking Chair. Value $60. Minimum bid $20.
3. Victorian marble top walnut side table. Value $150. Minimum bid $50.
4. Banjo Barometer, circa 1950. Value $50. Minimum bid $15.
5. Japanese style lacquered octagonal storage box. Value $75. Minimum bid $30.
6. Victorian Lamp, electrified. Value $50. Minimum bid $25.
7. Federal style mahogany shaving mirror with drawer, circa 1940. Value $60. Minimum bid $25.
8. Cut glass decanter with ruby wash, late 19th/early 20th century. Value $60. Minimum bid $25.
9. Victorian marble top commode. Value $175. Minimum bid $60.
10. Mahogany China Cabinet. Value $125. Minimum bid $50.
11. Boudoir chair, circa 1940. Value 40.
12. Lladro figurine. Value $40. Minimum bid $20.
13. Chest of drawers, mahogany, circa 1940. Value $200. Minimum bid $100.
14. Inlaid mahogany mirror, Chippendale style, circa 1930. Value $100. Minimum bid $50.
15. Mid-20th century oval mirror. Value $75. Minimum bid $30.
16. Mahogany coffee table with copper tray, circa 1940. Value $60. Minimum bid $20.
17. Professional genealogists Rene and David Dearborn of 104 Mountain St. will perform four hours of genealogical research. Value $200.
18. Fine aged Bordeaux. Sue and Andy Nebenzahl have donated a bottle of 1988 ready to be savored, Grand Vin Leoville du Marquis Las Cases, Saint-Julien. Wine Spectator rates it a 95. Average Internet price $227. Value $150.
19. Two tickets to any show at the Black Box Theatre in Mansfield. Ken Butler has made available two tickets to see one of this season's plays: "Little Shop of Horrors", "Broadway Christmas", "Company", "The 39 Steps", "Caught in the Act", "Nunsense." Value $35.
20. Theresa of Sharon Cleaners, now at 50 South Main in Dr. Ferrin's old office, has donated a gift certificate for dry cleaning. Value $25.
21. Janet Connors Hershman has donated a tuition credit for her new studio, now at Shaw’s Plaza on South Main Street. Children and adult programs, including Zoomba. Value $50.
22. Arnold Newberger of “The Barbershop” at Cobb’s Corner has donated a gift certificate for a haircut. Value $15.
23. French Memories in Sharon Center has donated a gift card. Value $10.
24. Sharon attorney Gene Flynn, SHS Class of 1960, has donated a legal package for will, homestead, medical proxy, etc. or other legal work. Value $375.
25. Marcia Liebman of Sharon has donated a hand crocheted pocket stole. Marcia is a local crafts person who teaches at the adult center. This beautiful item is perfect for wearing around the house when you are trying to save on your heating bills. Value $40.
26. Kathleen Guilday of Sharon has donated a Celtic harp performance. Kathleen has entertained audiences in the U.K., Ireland and U.S.Value $350. Minimum bid $75.
27. Hefez and Sons Jewelers in Sharon Center and Boston and Mansfield have donated a ssterling silver bracelet designed and made in Israel. The design is elegant enough for special occasions and simple enough for everyday use. Value $175.
28. Alice’s Mandarin Taste has donated a gift certificate. Value $35.
29. Photographer Ken Berman of 36 South Main St. has donated a sitting and a 16x20 portrait. Value $575.
30. Marty Abrams, Sharon’s singing chiropractor, from South Main Street, donated a Tingle Toes Foot Massager. Value $40.
31. David at Sharon Optical in the Center has donated a gift certificate toward an eye glass prescription. Value $150.
32. Jeff at Sharon Shoe Repair has donated a gift certificate toward shoe or luggage repair. Value $25.
33. Get in Shape for Women in Sharon Center wants your body. Get in shape with a one month’s subscription and get a personal trainer to get you on the way to feeling great. Value $377.
34. Overnite Printing of Foxborough has donated 500 copies. Value $25.
35. Judy Teplow, local artisan, has donated a hand-painted ceramic bowl. Value $100.
36. Dedham Savings Bank on South Main Street has donated a Series E Bond. Value $200.
37. Herb Chambers Lexus dealership on Route One has donated a car detailing gift certificate. Value $259.
38. Missy Ward of 210 North Main St. (Saw Mill Offices) is a licensed massage therapist. Missy has donated a gift certificate for one free massage. Value $40.
39. Mike Metrick of M and M Appliance Repair (and installation) will get your major appliances or air conditioning operating like new. Or maybe you are putting in a new energy saving heating system? Value $200.
40. The Village Gallery at Cobb's Corner will help you mat and frame that special picture you have. Gift certificate. Value $30.
41. Ilan Fisher, owner of Great Impressions, will take your old photos and make a CD with music so you can watch it on your TV. He will provide the music or you can supply it. Value $300.
42. Sharon Credit Union has donated a $100 Series I bond. This is an accrual type of security sold at face value to grow in value with an inflation indexed rate. Value $100.
43. David and Mary Nelson invite two people to their waterfront to picnic and go for a canoe ride on Lake Massapoag. Paddles and life jackets provided. Menu to be mutually agreed on. Relaxation priceless. Minimum bid $15. Two highest bidders are welcomed. Date to be mutually arranged.
44. Rocky’s Hardware at Cobb’s Corner has donated a gift card. Value $25.
45. The "mayor" of Heights Plaza at Roger’s Barbershop has donated two haircuts. Value $30.
46. Local attorney Joel Fishman, class of 71, has donated a full legal package, including wills, homestead, power of attorneys, medical proxies, and other documents to have your legal life in order. Value $750.
47. Marie Cuneo's daughter donated four tickets on the Cape Cod Scenic Railroad. Value $88.
48. Jim Hanewich, of NEMoves Mortgage Company, has donated a free appraisal for any first or re-finance mortgage. Value $350.
49. It's a Dog's Life at the Heights Plaza has donated a gift certificate for dog grooming. Value $25.
50. David Nelson, local artist and house lover, will paint a stylized water color portrait of your house. You provide the photo or he will take one and bring you a 12" x15" matted and mounted (not framed) original piece of art.
51. Bernie and Phyl’s Furniture in Braintree has donated a gift certificate. Value $25.
52. Brian Greenfield of Greenfield's Landscaping has offered a gift certificate. Value $50.
53. Bethany Condon of Sharon has offered a voice lesson. Bethany is a graduate of the New England Conservatory and Tanglewood Music Center. Value $30.
54. Marjorie Newman has a cosmetic company right here in Sharon. She has donated three small soap and nail gifts and a tube of heavy duty hand cream. Value for all items $30.
55. Main Course, Cobb's Corner's elegant shop, has donated a gourmet food basket. Value $110.
56. Hyannis Whale Watch. Two tickets. Travel out of Barnstable Harbor and view these endangered mammals. Value $94.
57. Set of Lenox Christmas China donated by Millie Worthley. Value $150. Minimum bid $15.
58. Cobb's Corner Postal Center has donated a gift certificate toward packaging or shipping. Value $20.
59. Pastel Portrait by locally renowned artist Vera Cross. You supply the photograph and she will deliver approximately 14 x 16 pastel portrait. A gift of a lifetime. (Not matted or framed. Use the certificate at Village Gallery 40?) Value $200.
60. Dr. Miri Park of Southeast Eye Family Vision Center at 71 Pond St. has donated a gift certificate to be applied toward the purchase of eyeglass frames, lenses or sunglasses. Value $100.
61 State Rep.Lou Kafka invites two people for lunch and a tour of the State House. Talk politics, see what is happening at the State House and have lunch at Lou’s expense. Value $75.
Roberta Saphire, of Saphire Manor and local TV fame, has collected over the years a number of wonderful pieces of art. She decided to share some of those pieces with the auction.
62. An original still life by the grandmother (signed Celini) of Michael Rothberg. Michael died on 9/11/01 in the World Trade Center. Value $350. Minimum bid $40.
63. A framed print by famed Leroy Nieman of Marilyn Monroe singing happy birthday to John F. Kennedy. Value $400. Minimum bid $50.
64. A framed print of the New York skyline done in an abstract expressionist style. Lots of bright colors. Signed (but we can't read it.) Value $200. No minimum.
65. Original oil paint of lighthouse in the evening by Alice Fauteux. Value $200. No minimum.
66. Rita Corey, long-time piano instructor here in Sharon, is offering four, 45- minute piano lessons at her studio. Children or adults or anybody in between, beginner or experienced. Value $180.
67. Mary Hall has donated an antique rocking chair that was handed down from her aunt. She thinks it dates from the 1920s. Perfect for rocking that baby to sleep. Value $75
68. Sharon's own Crescent Ridge Dairy has donated a Do-It-Yourself Sundae Party. It consists of four 1/2 gallons of ice cream, toppings, cups and spoons. Value $65.
69 and 69A. Pair of Capo Di Lupa lamps from Roberta Saphire. Gorgeous Italian ceramic lamps. Will need new shades. Value over $150 per lamp. Minimum bid $50 per lamp.
More items from Gary Sullivan Antiques, Sharon:
70. Classic Arm Chair. Mid 20th century. Minimum bid $20. Value $60.
71. Seth Thomas Steeple Clock circa 1850. Sold as is. Thomas was one of America's first clock makers. Minimum bid $20. Value $60.
72. Seth Thomas Cottage Clock, circa 1850. As is. Minimum bid $25. Value $90.
73. Three piece Flow Blue pitcher, bowl and commode pot. Minimum bid $40. Value $100. (commode pot is slightly cracked)
74. Grandmother Clock, circa 1970. As is. Minimum bid $25. Value $80.
75. Mahogany Bed, headboard and footboard, circa 1940. Minimum bid $20. Value $80.
76. Printed Circus circular, circa 1855. Minimum bid $20. Value $90 (some water staining).
77. Sharon’s Ward's Berry Farm has donated a gift certificate. Just in time to plan Thanksgiving dinner. Value $50.
78. Elizabeth Leehey has donated a clarinet lesson at her studio here in Sharon. Value $40.
79. Cathy Reed has made and donated a sterling silver necklace and earrings with lapis and silver beads. Value $65.
80. Private Mansion Tour. Eleanor Yahrmarkt of Borderland State Park is offering a private tour for 15 of the Oakes and Blanche Ames Mansion.
81. Big Y Super Market has donated a gift certificate toward a purchase at their store. Value $20.
82. Shani Platzman has donated an American Flag set. Just in time for Veterans' Day. Fly the Red, White and Blue and be proud. Value $30.
83. Chinese design planter from Gary Sullivan’s collection. Time to repot that plant after a summer growing season. Value $15.
84. See 83. Do you like this design better? $15.
85. See 83. Value $15.
86. Charlie's Deli has offered breakfast for four people. Take the family to breakfast. Value up to $50.