Vintage Artisan Treasures
Summer Sale 2022
Starts Sunday, July 17 at 7pm ET*

Dollhouse Miniatures Mini Estate Sale Auction Collection

My Summer estate sale of vintage miniatures from a collector who curated a sweet assortment of pieces from the 70's and 80's from artists like Betty Valentine, Bob & Millie Birkemeier from Studio B Miniatures and Jim & Shirley Hillhouse (stenciled Boston Rocker in photo).

 

The 7-day auction begins on Sunday, July 17 at 7pm ET and will be hosted on my eBay site. *Note: auction start and end times will stagger from 7:00-7:30 to allow for last minute competitive bidding on specific items. Have fun with this!

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ESTATE SALE 
Artisan Treasures
Spring 2022

I was excited to present a limited assortment of twelfth scale miniatures from a collector in Spain. The sale included a mix of pieces by Ron Hubble, John Hodgson, Chris Sparrow, Tere Madievo and others and was held on Sunday, May 15. 

MINIATURES ESTATE SALE 
Winter 2022

I'm was excited to present an assortment of about 40 lots of twelfth scale miniatures for sale from estate of a collector in Massachusetts earlier this year.

The auction included a mix of commercial pieces, unsigned artisan works and several vintage miniatures by the acclaimed miniaturist and IGMA Fellow Roger L Gutheil. Also included were a few roomboxes with "good bones" which made great rehab/starter projects for the enthusiastic miniDIYer.  

THE BUCKALTER ESTATE SALE
Fall 2021
Invaluable.com

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The biggest LITTLE estate sale has ended and pieces from the Buckalter Collection have now gone to new happy homes in the United States and around the world.

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This Buckalter Estate Sale included an EXTRAORDINARY assortment of fine art dollhouse miniatures from the collection of the late Jerry and Claire Buckalter of Suffern, New York. The Buckalter's love for each other is matched by their passion for miniatures, which they collected and crafted together in their retirement from careers in education. Their collection consisted of masterful miniatures in a broad range of categories crafted by some of the most iconic miniaturists in the world, some of whom have been granted the distinction of being an Artisan or Fellow of the International Guild of Miniature Artisans (IGMA.org).

FINE SCALE FURNITURE

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A burl wood chest of drawers with 9 dovetailed drawers and George II secretary with slant top pull down desk with multiple drawers and pigeon holes by Neil Bateson and Cabinet with decorative inlays by Geoff Wonnacott. Additional fine furniture artists which were featured in this sale included Michael Walton, John Davenport, Ferd Sobol, Natasha Beshencovsky, Roger Gutheil, Nancy Summers, David Krupick, Linda LaRoche and James Hastrich.

SILVER, SCULPTURE AND DECORATIVE ART

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George II Sterling silver epergne with cut glass bowls and Tureen on platter by Pete Acquisto and "Three Graces" in bronze by Randall Zadar were part of the silver and decorative objects featured in the auction.  Other fine artists contributing to this category included Judith Dunger, Victor Franco, Jo Parker, Bob Olszewski, Jim Pounder, Janet Bailey, Harry Smith, Jens Thorpe, Mary Grady O'Brien and Mary McGrath.

FRAMED PAINTINGS, WATERCOLORS & NEEDLEPOINTS

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Hand painted works and reproductions by Natasha Beshenkovsky ("The Hunt"), "Girl Blowing Bubbles" by Johannes Landman and "The Windmill at Wikj" by Paul Saltarelli are just a few of the many artisan paintings in the collection.  Other artist in this category included Grace Smith, Houston bird, M. Wolcott, Amy Ramsey Walton and Barbara Stanton.

AMERICAN INDIAN AND INDIGENOUS ART DOLLS & OBJECTS

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American Indian art doll "Sioux Warrior" collaboration with Sylvia Lyons and Rainbow Hand, pottery by Teresa Wildflower and American Indian "Mother and Child" by IGMA Fellow Shirley Wentworth. Additional objects like related tools, clothing, weaponry, painted animal skins, headdresses were included in this category and included baskets by Tu Moonraker and Ki De  Miniatures, carved stone seed pots by Joseph Lonewolf and Geri Naranjo and an art doll by Marcia Blackstrom.

PORCELAIN AND RELATED DECORATIVE OBJECTS

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Terrific work by Teresa and Jean Welsh from The China Closet were featured in this auction along with works by Lee Ann Chellis Wessel, V. Casson, Karen Griffiths Stoksayware and Jo Parker.

TOYS & CHILDREN'S FURNITURE

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Wood painted toys, dolls, teddy bears, art dolls, 1/12 scale furniture were some of the children's items listed in the auction by artists including Saki Romerhaus, C. Garfen, D. Jones, Karen Markland and Betsy Rouse.

FLOWERS & GARDEN MINIATURES

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This auction consisted of a number of beautiful floral arrangements from IGMA Artisans like Sandra Henry Wall, Hope Elliott, Marcy Jaffe, many in Vince Stapleton decorative pots and vases made of ceramic and painted porcelain.

POTTERY

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Pottery and crocks by the very popular Jane Graber and other artists - some signed and unsigned/signature unrecognized.  Included in this auction was a rare assortment of 5o pieces of pottery by Jane Graber including a complete tea service and soup tureen with bowls.

COLONIAL AND PRIMITIVE MINIATURES

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Hand-painted dresser by James Hastritch, colonial rocker and primitive hutch which is part of a 9 piece assortment of period kitchen and dining pieces by Richard Romerhaus.

ART DOLLS & ACCESSORIES

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This auction consisted of a number of beautiful art dolls including a Marie Antoinette, a Victorian gentleman by Shirley Wentworth and a lady with a mirror by Gudrun Kolenda with an assortment of boudoir artisan accessories (some signed and unsigned).

ROOM BOX & STRUCTURE

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This auction consisted of several room boxes including a rustic cabin, a Victorian hotel/boutique/tea parlor and a King George Ballroom complete with inlay hardwood floors and lighting by Phyllis Tucker. 

ADDITIONAL YUMMY MINIS

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The complete auction catalogue is available to view on Invaluable.com and special livestream previews were broadcasted prior to the auction. Additionally, I hosted a webinar on spotting a fine miniature and best practices for participating in an online miniatures auction.  Check these out on my YouTube channel.

Congratulations to all the winning bidders - enjoy your new tiny treasures!

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We scour the planet searching for top quality and fine art miniatures so we can connect your tiny treasures with new homes.  Contact us and we'll be happy to talk with you further about our marketing, promotion and sales services and how we can help list and sell a collection on your behalf.  We are particularly interested in hearing the great stories behind the collections and their wonderful owners who have poured their hearts and souls into finding each piece!
 
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