Articles by Carol Achterhof

 
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“Bronco Buster”, a bronze sculpture by Frederic S. Remington (NY/KS, 1861-1909), one of over 1,100 lots of fine art and antiques to be sold in Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Summer Auction on August 23 & 24.

Maine Art & Americana Featured at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Summer Sale on August 23 & 24

By Carol Achterhof on July 23, 2014, at 9:29 a.m.
THOMASTON, ME: Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Summer Auction of Fine Art & Antiques on August 23 & 24 will feature a vast selection of fine art, including many wonderful pieces by contemporary Maine artists. The sale will also include a diverse array of marine items, rare documents, folk art, estate …
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Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Summer 2014 Fine Art & Antiques Auction

By Carol Achterhof on July 16, 2014, at 3:02 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, 51 Atlantic Highway, Thomaston, ME For more information: 207-354-8141; thomastonauction.com Join us at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries on August 23 & 24 starting at 11:00 each day for …
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Northern Plains Indian Hidatsa buckskin shirt with quill and seed decoration that sold for $115,000 at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries

Native American Treasures Electrify Bidders at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries

By Carol Achterhof on June 11, 2014, at 3:11 p.m.
THOMASTON, ME: The auction floor was energized at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries as items from a collection of late 19th Century Plains Indian beaded buckskin items came to the floor at their May 31 & June 1 feature sale and obliterated their presale estimates. Owner and Auctioneer Kaja Veilleux said: …
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1853 US Assay Office $20.00 gold coin to be sold at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries on June 14.

Important Coin Auction at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries on June 14

By Carol Achterhof on June 04, 2014, at 3:43 p.m.
THOMASTON, ME: On Saturday, June 14, Thomaston Place Auction Galleries will present a special, unreserved auction of over 600 lots of rare coins and currency sourced from many fine private collections and Midcoast Maine hoards. Owner and auctioneer Kaja Veilleux said: “This sale includes a broad variety of material, including …
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Northern Plains Indian Hidatsa buckskin shirt from the Dakotas with quill and seed bead decoration, one of over 1000 items to be sold at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Spring 2014 Fine Art & Antiques Auction on May 31 & June 1.

Historic & Artistic Treasures to be Sold at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries on May 31 & June 1

By Carol Achterhof on May 13, 2014, at 11:17 a.m.
Saturday, May 31, 2014 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.Sunday, June 1, 2014 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, 51 Atlantic Highway, Thomaston, ME For more information: 207-354-8141; thomastonauction.com THOMASTON, ME: Thomaston Place Auction Galleries will present an extraordinary array of fine art and historical treasures at …
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PMHSKC Executive Director Tracy Sala (left) accepts a $362.83 donation check from Christy Adams, co-owner of Lobsterman’s Restaurant.

Lobsterman’s Restaurant Donates $363 to Pope Memorial Humane Society

By Carol Achterhof on May 05, 2014, at 11:12 a.m.
THOMASTON, ME: Rockland’s Lobsterman’s Restaurant recently presented a donation check of $362.83 to representatives of the Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County (PMHSKC), representing 15% of restaurant proceeds from March 29 through April 5. This is the second year Lobsterman’s has run a benefit promotion to raise funds for …
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The warm, enticing sounds of Steelin’ Thunder Steel Drum Band will be featured at PMHSKC’s 5th Annual Tropical Getaway Dance on Saturday, March 22 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Rockland’s American Legion Post One.

Pope Memorial Humane Society’s 5th Annual Tropical Getaway Dance on March 22

By Carol Achterhof on March 07, 2014, at 2:18 p.m.
(ROCKLAND, ME): On Saturday, March 22 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., warm tropical breezes will draw Midcoast revelers to Rockland’s American Legion Post One at 335 Limerock Street for the 5th Annual Tropical Getaway Dance, with all proceeds to benefit the Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County (PMHSKC). The …
A sampling of items to be sold at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries' Kennebunkport Antique Dealer Estate Auction on March 29 & 30 at 11:00 a.m.

Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ Kennebunkport Antique Dealer Estate Auction on Mar. 29 & 30

By Carol Achterhof on Feb. 28, 2014, at 4:33 p.m.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Thursday, March 27, 2014 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Friday, March 28, 2014 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Saturday, March 29, 2014 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Sunday, March 30, 2014 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, 51 Atlantic Highway, Thomaston, …
A sampling of items to be sold at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Kennebunkport Antique Dealer Estate Auction on March 29 & 30

Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ Kennebunkport Antique Dealer Estate Auction on Mar. 29 & 30

By Carol Achterhof on Feb. 28, 2014, at 1:45 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 6:42 p.m. to 6:42 p.m. Location: Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, 51 Atlantic Highway, Thomaston, ME For more information: Carol Achterhof; 207-354-8141; thomastonauction.com Join us at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries on March 29 & 30 at 11:00 a.m. for a special, totally unreserved auction featuring the Kennebunkport …
A sampling of items to be sold at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Kennebunkport Antique Dealer Estate Auction on March 29 & 30

Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ Kennebunkport Antique Dealer Estate Auction on Mar. 29 & 30

By Carol Achterhof on Feb. 28, 2014, at 1:42 p.m.
Join us at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries on March 29 & 30 at 11:00 a.m. for a special, totally unreserved auction featuring the Kennebunkport estate of the late Warren C. Fitzsimmons and Donald F. Kelly, former Long Island antique dealers whose collections have been showcased in House Beautiful, Country Living, …
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Sampling of items to be sold at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries' special auction featuring a Kennebunkport antique dealer estate on March 29 & 30

Kennebunkport Antique Dealer Estate Featured At Thomaston Place Auction Galleries on March 29 & 30

By Carol Achterhof on Feb. 27, 2014, at 3:57 p.m.
THOMASTON, ME: On March 29 & 30, Thomaston Place Auction Galleries will present a special, unreserved auction featuring items from the estate of the late Warren C. Fitzsimmons and Donald F. Kelly, including contents from their lovely Kennebunkport residence, along with collections from their former home and business, Kennebunkport’s Captain …
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A selection of items to be sold at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries' special auction featuring a Kennebunkport antique dealer estate on March 29 & 30

Kennebunkport Antique Dealer Estate Featured At Thomaston Place Auction Galleries on March 29 & 30

By Carol Achterhof on Feb. 27, 2014, at 3:53 p.m.
THOMASTON, ME: On March 29 & 30, Thomaston Place Auction Galleries will present a special, unreserved auction featuring items from the estate of the late Warren C. Fitzsimmons and Donald F. Kelly, including contents from their lovely Kennebunkport residence, along with collections from their former home and business, Kennebunkport’s Captain …
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Chinese Yuan Dynasty painting on silk depicting a warrior riding two horses was the auction’s top lot, achieving a price of $28,750

Exotic Treasures Excite Bidders at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries on Feb. 8 & 9

By Carol Achterhof on Feb. 25, 2014, at 3:37 p.m.
THOMASTON, ME: The early shipping trade brought many rare and exotic objects to Maine, and some of these flew away at high prices at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ Winter Sale on February 8 and 9. A variety of exceptional objects from distant shores, plus several outstanding examples of folk art …
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PMHSKC Capital Campaign Chair Kathy Cuthbertson (left) and Tracy Sala, PMHSKC Executive Director (center) accept a $7,500 capital campaign donation check from Machias Savings AVP and Rockland Branch Manager Judy Brogden (right)

Machias Savings Donates $7,500 to Pope Memorial Humane Society’s Capital Campaign

By Carol Achterhof on Feb. 21, 2014, at 3:13 p.m.
THOMASTON, ME: On Friday, February 21, Machias Savings presented a $7,500 check to representatives of the Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County (PMHSKC). The check represents the Bank’s 3-year pledge in support of PMHSKC’s Capital Campaign targeting a new animal shelter facility. Machias Savings AVP and Rockland Branch Manager …
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"Dogtripping" author David Rosenfelt speaks to a packed house at Rockland's Strand Theatre at PMHSKC's Feb. 6 fundraiser event

Pope Memorial Humane Society’s Evening with Author David Rosenfelt a Huge Hit!

By Carol Achterhof on Feb. 17, 2014, at 9:42 a.m.
(ROCKLAND, ME): On Thursday, February 6 at Rockland’s Strand Theater, the Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County (PMHSKC) hosted an evening with author David Rosenfelt and previewed a newly produced video about the Organization. The event, which also featured WCSH-TV’s Don Carrigan as emcee and auctioneer Kaja Veilleux of …
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“Dogtripping” author David Rosenfelt with his some of his canine cross-country traveling companions

‘An Evening with “Dogtripping” Author David Rosenfelt” will Benefit the Pope Memorial Humane Society

By Carol Achterhof on Jan. 16, 2014, at 10:41 a.m.
(ROCKLAND, ME): On Thursday, February 6, at 7:00 p.m. at the Strand Theater in Rockland, David Rosenfelt, author of the book “Dogtripping”, will share his adventures of traveling from California to Maine with 25 rescue dogs in 3 RVs. Entitled “An Evening with David Rosenfelt”, WCSH-TV’s Don Carrigan will emcee, …
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Sampling from a large collection of art glass to be sold at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries on Feb. 8 & 9

Wonderland of Fine & Decorative Arts at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries on Feb. 8 & 9

By Carol Achterhof on Jan. 14, 2014, at 11:31 a.m.
THOMASTON, ME: Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Winter Auction on February 8 & 9 will present a wonderland of decorative arts, featuring important collections of art glass and pottery, plus a large selection of paintings, sculpture, folk art and antique furniture. Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Owner and Auctioneer Kaja Veilleux said: …
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Left-Darry Leavitt (Commander, American Legion Post #1), Center-Richard Procopio (Board President, PMHSKC), Right-Steve Hiller (South End Grocery)

South End Grocery’s ‘Ugly Christmas Sweater’ Event Raises $6,600 for Pope Memorial Humane Society

By Carol Achterhof on Dec. 31, 2013, at 9:02 a.m.
THOMASTON, ME: On December 7 at Rockland’s American Legion Post #1, South End Grocery’s Ugly Christmas Sweater Dance and Auction honored the true ‘dogs’ of Holiday sweaters and raised $3,300 to benefit the Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County (PMHSKC) new facility capital campaign. PMHSKC donor Lyman Pope pledged …
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'A Running Bucker', ink drawing by Frederic Remington (NY/KS, 1861-1909) that sold for $184,000

Remington Drawings Kick up Bidding At Thomaston Place Auction Galleries

By Carol Achterhof on Dec. 09, 2013, at 1:01 p.m.
THOMASTON, ME: Wild bidding for two Frederic Remington (NY/KS, 1861-1909) ink drawings at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ November 9 & 10 sale kicked up a combined auction result of $350,750. The pre-sale estimates of $20,000 to $30,000 for each work depicting bucking broncos were quickly exceeded, and “Sun Fisher” sold …
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Rite Way Cleaning owner Mike Fairfield (right) presents $813 donation check to PMHSKC Executive Director Tracy Sala

Rite Way Rug Cleaning Promotion Raises $813 for Pope Memorial Humane Society

By Carol Achterhof on Nov. 20, 2013, at 10:55 a.m.
THOMASTON, ME: On November 8, Rite Way Cleaning of Waldoboro presented an $813 check to the Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County (PMHSKC), representing proceeds from a recent rug cleaning promotion. Through this offer, 10% of the price of each pet stain or pet urine-related rug cleaning order and …
 
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