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Bright Star Antiques Co. Auction ... in Sulphur Springs.  Barn Auction is on Friday starting at 2:30 pm.  Gallery Auction is on Saturday beginning at 9:00 am.  “UPPING THE GAME” time and time again isn’t an easy task for Jay Shearer and his staff at Bright Star Antiques.  Finding exceptional folk art, advertising signs, and great examples of Americana for both The Gallery and The Barn is a full time job that gets harder and harder every trip.  Thankfully, Jay and his scouts are akin to bloodhounds poking around the highways and byways of Texas, Louisiana, and along the East Coast to bring back unique, hard-to-find treasures no one else has.  It’s that effort that brings us to a “KILLER AUCTION” starting in The Barn Friday August 22nd @ 2:30 pm.

In addition to the best items we’ve seen in Jay’s Barn ... primitive cabinets, saddles, a wide variety of advertising signs (from small to large), bikes, and more ... you’ll find guns and ammo kicking off the weekend event.  There’s a total of 39 guns including a Smith & Wesson Long Rifle 22, a Remington Gamemaster Model 760 with Browning Scope, and a Winchester Model 1300 XTR 12 gage Pump Shotgun.  The start time for the guns is 2:30 pm and you’ll find them lotted from 961 through 999.  Examples available at auction include ...
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Landmark Auction ... in Ennis starting Saturday Morning. The full figured person or anyone with a “Texas-Size Purse” is going to have a bit of a challenge walking around the antiques and collectibles at Landmark Auction this weekend.  The showroom floor is a tight squeeze with all the fabulous 19th century furniture ... hat racks ... framed art ... old pedal cars ... fine and costume jewelry ... antique trunks ... and even a 19th Century Hand Woven Mexican Coffin Pall.  It’s the perfect mix of furniture and smalls in abundance.  Donna started off with a trip around the Auction house ... pointing out the 18th century Walnut Secretaire and the 18th century oak server.  Both incredible pieces all done by hand ... planed by hand, peg or hand constructed nails, hand chiseled carvings, handmade dovetails.  But let’s not stop with the furniture.

 It’s on to some incredible collectibles.  One of my personal favorites includes the life-size French Colonial Statue of St. Ignatius, the Patron Saint of Soldiers.  It came from a Catholic church in Vietnam and stands 6' 2" tall!  Something special for the ladies ... handbags (Bottega Veneta, vintage crocodile handbag with leather lining, and a sassy little thing by Joy Mangano that comes with Beaded Costume Jewelry.)  We mentioned a collection of antique trunks earlier and loved them all.  But Fred did pick his favorite ... the James Donley Mfg. Metal Banded Trunk with original label.  It has a fitted interior and lock marked Corbin Cabinet Lock Co. Made in New York.  In addition to the trunk, he had to leave a bid on the Neo Gothic Pocket Watch Stand (that comes with a Waltham pocket watch).  (Let’s hope he didn’t go too crazy.)
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Gaston Auction ... in Cedar Hill Sunday Morning ... Antique Estate Auction & Living Estate.  Mr. Myers traveled to Round Top, “Worlds Largest Flea Market” to sale his antiques & collectibles for years.  But when organizers of the show raised their lease price he decided to auction off his inventory.  So you can definitely expect this auction to be filled with rare and unusal items ... an auction not to be missed!!  A few of the treasures you can expect to find include ... $3500 oak & glass entry doors, vintage wood car, gas go cart, moped, 800 sq ft tent, storage buildings, shop equipment, lots tools!!  It’s a live auction with over 1200 lots ... everything from tons of primitives ... to antique furniture ... to shop equipment ... to power tools.
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Miles Autry Auctioneers, Ltd. ... on Friday.  Bidding has been hot and heavy at Miles Autry Auctioneers over the last few weeks ... and we’re expecting more of the same this Friday night.  People are already eager to add the Carved Oak side by Side Secretary with Beveled Mirror to their antique collection, but that’s not the only piece.  There’s also the ...  Pair Baroque Gold Arm Chairs; Marble Top Curio Cabinet - Pulaski; Deco Vanity with Bevel Mirror; Deco Chest; Ornate Mail Box; Early Tilt Top Table; Ornate Gossip Bench; 3 pc Metal Patio Set; Cast Iron Garden Bench; Pair  Concrete Dolphins; Pair  Concrete Lions; 5pc Victorian Eastlake Parlor Set; Pair  Victorian Parlor Rose Back Chairs.
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