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A wide variety of items on offer in Thomaston Place Auction Galleries' Summer Online Timed Auction - now through Sept. 14

Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Summer Online Timed Auction – Now thru September 14

By Carol Achterhof on Sept. 07, 2016, at 10:40 a.m.
THOMASTON, ME: From Thursday, September 1 through Wednesday, September 14, an amazing diversity of decorative and collectible items, all with modest opening bids, will be on offer in Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ Summer 2016 Online Timed Auction. This 468-lot auction will include over 155 lots of original artwork and prints; …
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Percy Sanborn's oil on canvas portrait of the Ship "P.R. Hazeltine", built at Belfast, ME, 1876, one of many fine marine paintings to be sold at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Summer Fine Art & Antique Auction on August 27, 28 & 29

Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Summer 2016 Fine Art & Antique Auction

By Carol Achterhof on Aug. 12, 2016, at 3:14 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.Monday, Aug. 29, 2016 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, 51 Atlantic Highway, Thomaston, Maine For more information: 2073540780; thomastonauction.com Join us at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries on August 27, …
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James Edward Buttersworth's "The Start of the Great Transatlantic Yacht Race", one of many fine works of marine art to be sold at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries on August 27, 28 & 29

A Bounty of Marine and Maine Art at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries on August 27-29

By Carol Achterhof on Aug. 12, 2016, at 3:06 p.m.
THOMASTON, ME: Dominance in 19th Century shipbuilding helped establish Thomaston’s reputation as “The Town that Went to Sea”, and local auction company Thomaston Place Auction Galleries will extend this maritime tradition with the incredible collection of fine marine paintings to be featured in its Summer Feature Sale on August 27, …
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Circa 1st Century BC Greek gold and emerald ring that sold for $152,100 at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries on May 21

Ancient Ring Catches $152K at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ Spring Sale

By Carol Achterhof on June 09, 2016, at 9:08 a.m.
THOMASTON, ME: A circa 100 BC Greek gold and cabochon emerald ring attracted frenzied bidding at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ Spring Fine Art & Antiques Auction on May 21 & 22, until one participant finally caught the prize for $152,100. This important antiquity came from the New York Estate of …
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A sampling of the diverse array of items on offer through Thomaston Place Auction Galleries' Spring Online Timed Auction - May 24 - June 7

Variety Rules for Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ Spring Online Timed Auction – May 24 – June 7

By Carol Achterhof on May 24, 2016, at 9:38 a.m.
THOMASTON, ME: From May 24 through June 7, an amazing diversity of decorative and collectible items, all with modest opening bids, will be on offer in Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ Spring 2016 Online Timed Auction. This 556-lot auction will include over 130 lots of original paintings and prints; large collections …
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Oil on canvas portrait of Abraham Lincoln that brought $3,300

Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Online-Only Auction Clicks with Bidders

By Carol Achterhof on March 03, 2016, at 11:53 a.m.
THOMASTON, ME: Thomaston Place Auction Galleries recent Timed Online Only Auction attracted over 1750 bids from 360 participants, representing 19 different countries ranging from China to Canada. The 550-lot auction included examples of paintings and prints, folk art, early porcelain, lighting, books, clocks and collectibles. Thomaston Place owner and auctioneer …
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Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Online Timed Auction, Now Thru March 1!

By Carol Achterhof on Feb. 26, 2016, at 4:31 p.m.
THOMASTON, ME: From now until Tuesday afternoon, March 1, Thomaston Place Auction Galleries is running an online timed auction that includes an amazing diversity of items, with modest opening bids, and the option of placing bids at any time from anywhere. Best of all, this new auction format informs participants …
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Carrera marble sculpture by Chauncey Bradley Ives (NY/CT, 1810-1894), “Undine Rising from the Water”, that sold for $105,300

Sculptures Carve Out Winning Results at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Winter Sale

By Carol Achterhof on Feb. 22, 2016, at 2:14 p.m.
THOMASTON, ME: In spite of heavy snow and sub-zero cold, the house was packed at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ Winter Fine Art & Antiques sale on February 13 & 14, and several important sculptures, choice artworks and other rarities attracted frenzied bidding. A magnificent marble sculpture by Chauncey Bradley Ives …
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A Sweetheart of a Sale at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries on February 13 and 14

By Carol Achterhof on Jan. 14, 2016, at 10:47 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, 51 Atlantic Highway, Thomaston, ME For more information: 2073548141; thomastonauction.com Join us at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries on February 13 & 14 at 11:00 a.m. for our Winter …
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"Fish Hawk, Male, Falco Hallaetus", hand colored lithograph by John J. Audubon, one of 1,200 fine items to be sold at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries on Feb. 13 & 14

A Sweetheart of a Sale at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries on February 13 and 14

By Carol Achterhof on Jan. 14, 2016, at 10:38 a.m.
THOMASTON, ME: Perfectly timed for Valentine’s Day, Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ first auction of 2016 on February 13 & 14 will offer over 1,000 examples of fine artwork, estate jewelry, antiquities, folk art, Asian antiques, and decorative items that are certain to ignite the passion and desire of Maine collectors. …
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Tempera & watercolor painting by Andrew Newell Wyeth depicting 'The Mall' in Thomaston, one of many fine paintings to be sold at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries on Nov. 14 & 15

Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Fall 2015 Fine Art & Antiques Auction

By Carol Achterhof on Oct. 16, 2015, at 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015 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 November 14 & 15 at 11:00 a.m. for our Fall …
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1996 China Panda gold and silver 500-Yuan coin that sold for $36,800 at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Annual Coin Auction on September 13

Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Flips 100 Coins Per Hour at Annual Coin Auction

By Carol Achterhof on Oct. 02, 2015, at 2:28 p.m.
THOMASTON, ME: At Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ Annual Coin Auction on Sunday, September 13, 2015 over 1,100 numismatic lots changed hands over a period of 11 hours. The sale generated over $544,000, and 100% of lots found buyers. Owner and Auctioneer Kaja Veilleux said: “It was a marathon session – …
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Watercolor and ink on paper painting by Andrew Wyeth entitled "Bert's Cabin" that sold for 138,000

Bidders Battle for Art at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Summer Sale on August 29 & 30

By Carol Achterhof on Sept. 04, 2015, at 3:25 p.m.
THOMASTON, ME: Works by Andrew Wyeth (PA/ME, 1917-2009), James Taylor Harwood (UT/CA, 1860-1940), William Trost Richards (PA/RI, 1833-1905), and many other artists fueled frenzied bidding Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Summer Fine Art & Antique Auction on August 29 & 30. The Wyeth painting, a watercolor and ink work entitled “Bert’s …
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1996 China Panda bi-metal gold and silver 500 Yuan coin, one of over 1,100 fine coin and currency lots to be sold at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries on Sunday, September 13 at 10:00 a.m.

Huge Unreserved Coin Auction at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries on September 13

By Carol Achterhof on Aug. 28, 2015, at 11:29 a.m.
THOMASTON, ME: On Sunday, September 13 at 10:00 a.m., Thomaston Place Auction Galleries will present a special, unreserved auction of over 1,100 lots of rare coins and currency sourced from fine private collections and Midcoast Maine estates. Owner and auctioneer Kaja Veilleux said: “Given the breadth of great material in …
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Watercolor and ink on paper painting by Andrew Wyeth, one of 189 fine works by Maine artists to be sold at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Summer 2015 Fine Art & Antiques Auction on August 29 & 30

Wicked Good Maine Art Featured at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries on August 29 & 30

By Carol Achterhof on Aug. 21, 2015, at 2:33 p.m.
THOMASTON, ME: The largest selection of artwork created by Maine artists ever presented at a single venue will be featured at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ summer sale on August 29 and 30, encompassing 189 works by 101 artists. The auction will include pieces by notables such as Andrew Wyeth (PA/ME, …
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1996 China Bi-Metal Gold & Silver Yuan Panda Coin, one of over 1,100 fine numismatic lots to be sold at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries on Sunday, September 13, 2015

Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Annual Unreserved Coin Auction

By Carol Achterhof on July 27, 2015, at 4:33 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, 51 Atlantic Highway, Thomaston, Maine For more information: 207-354-8141; thomastonauction.com Join us at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries on Sunday, September 13 for our Annual Unreserved Coin Auction. This exciting sale will begin at 10:00 a.m., and …
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Oil on canvas painting by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875), one of over 400 works of art to be sold at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries on August 29 & 30.

Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Summer 2015 Fine Art & Antique Auction

By Carol Achterhof on July 24, 2015, at 4:36 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, 51 Atlantic Highway, Thomaston, Maine For more information: 207-354-8141; thomastonauction.com Join us at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries on August 29 & 30 at 11:00 a.m. for our Summer …
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Rare set of 23 carved and painted wood miniature duck decoys by A. E. Crowell, East Harwich, MA, one of over 1,100 fine items to be sold at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries on May 30 & 31

Art & Jewels Blossom at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries on May 30 & 31

By Carol Achterhof on May 05, 2015, at 9:37 a.m.
THOMASTON, ME: Heralding the arrival of warmer weather, Maine’s Thomaston Place Auction Galleries will offer a dazzling collection of art, estate jewelry and antiques at its spring 2015 auction on May 30 & 31. The auction gallery is in full bloom with many outstanding paintings and sculptures, folk art, antique …
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Circa 1880 59" high carved wooden cigar store Indian, one of many fine folk art items to be sold at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Spring 2015 Fine Art & Antiques Auction on May 30 & 31.

Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Spring 2015 Fine Art & Antiques Auction

By Carol Achterhof on April 28, 2015, at 10:26 a.m.
Saturday, May 30, 2015 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.Sunday, May 31, 2015 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 May 30 & 31 at 11:00 a.m. for our Spring …
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Circa 1900 northwest Native American carved mask that sold for $112,100

Faces Bring Big Smiles at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries on Feb. 6, 7 & 8

By Carol Achterhof on Feb. 12, 2015, at 10:50 a.m.
THOMASTON, ME: The February 6, 7 & 8 sale at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries brought strong, steady results across the three days, in spite of the record-breaking snow that blanketed midcoast Maine. Bidding, however, brought smiles to Thomaston Place staff and applause from live participants as it reached stratospheric levels …