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Lifetime Discoveries Of A Former Auctioneer!  Live Auction February 19th, 2022

Tim’s Inc Auctions are excited to present over 630 lots on the auction block in one of their top auctions in quite some time!   This will be a true discovery auction featuring a lifetime auctioneer’s collection. Available is a 12-room home with barn, 3 bay garage, basement, and attic filled with exceptional items.  This auction will be a treasure trove of this lifetime collection. This will be one of the largest single day auctions that Tim’s has ever offered in one day.

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This auction will feature many items such as:

Early American New England flasks and bottles

Lighting and clocks

A rare and extensive collection of art glass

Pottery, furnishings, artwork, lamps, Carnival glass, Pairpoint Ambero glass

Brands such as Roseville, Well, Hull, Northwood

A large collection of vintage toys

Civil War Items

Arts and Crafts

Musical instruments

A collection of coin and currency

And MUCH MORE

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Here are some of the highlights of the day:

Lot 1 – Black Forest Double Cuckoo Clock

Black Forest Hunters trumpeter double cuckoo clock with crossed rifles, game, fabulous deer head at top with birds and rabbits. Three weights all original condition. In working order. This one is the best of the best! A must for any collector! Measures approx. 30 inches tall.

Lot 2 – Buddy L Tow Truck

Buddy L Tow/Wrecking Truck. All original Paint and dust, just the way you like to find them. Measures approx. 28.5 inches long

Lot 55 – Pairpoint Ambero Bowl

Pairpoint Ambero glass bowl. This is a monumental c1920s Pairpoint Ambero bowl. Signed Ambero and â??Câ? (the artist signature) and decorated in a magnificent water lily design. Ambero is the same technique used on the famous Pairpoint lamps. Listed artists executed these wonderful designs which are the lilies or grapes and leaves. The chipped ice effect on the inside of the bowl is same as the lamps. Approx. 13 inches wide x 4.5 inches tall.

Lot 113 – Brunswick-Balke Collender Co. Pool Table – Knights of Columbus

Brunswick-Balke Collender Co. pool table. Being sold to benefit the Columbus Association of Bristol, Inc. 100% of the hammer price will go to the Columbus Association of Bristol, CT. This pool table is located at the Knights of Columbus hall in Bristol, CT. If you wish to preview the table, please contact the Knights of Columbus, Bristol, CT for an appointment.

Lot 334  – Reverse Painted Puffy Lamp

Reverse painted puffy lamp, attributed to Pairpoint, with flowers, brass base with Grecian busts (possibly Caesar), claw feet. Measures approx. 21 inches tall x 12 inches wide.

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This auction will have something for everyone! This special collection will undoubtedly be the discovery auction of a lifetime! DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS ONE! Preview times Thursday Feb. 17 and Friday Feb. 18 will be by appointment only. Please call Tim Chapulis, Auctioneer for an appointment. 860-459-0964. If you wish to attend the auction in person, please call Tim Chapulis, Auctioneer for reserved seating. 860-459-0964. Phone and absentee bids are available. $250 minimum opening bid is required for phone bid. FOR ANY QUESTIONS – CALL TIM CHAPULIS, AUCTIONEER 860-459-0964

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ABOUT THE AUCTIONEER

Tim’s Inc. Auctions is celebrating 41 years of auction excellence in Connecticut. Tim started his business in 1979 and is still going strong today! Each year kicks off with the Annual Cabin Fever Auction. This year is the 20th Annual Cabin Fever Auction, and is sure to prove as exciting as the previous year’s. Tim is also the “go to” guy when it comes to providing the best auction experience for buyers and sellers.

Tim knows how to show your items and bring in the right buyers for you if you are looking to liquidate an estate, or simply downsizing. Tim will help you through from beginning to end of the auction process, and take out the worry of cleaning out a home or storage unit. If you are loosing money each month by housing and storing unwanted items, give us a call and we’ll turn those items into cash!

Tim’s Auctions has been featured many times in area news, and is frequently covered by Antiques and Arts Weekly. He has handled countless large estate auctions and has auctioned just about everything from coins and jewelry to automobiles. Being knowledgable about what items you are selling and bringing that knowledge to buyers provides a win/win atmosphere for both. Being able to identify rare collectible items and it’s value in the marketplace, then connecting with buyers and collectors has resulted in some spectacular outcomes. A 17 Lot collection of David Webb jewelry realized $167,440 at one of the Cabin Fever Auctions. Other Cabin Fever Auction treasures saw dueling pistols that tied with the Hiram Welton clock as top lot, selling for $7,670. A large selection of gold coins brought more than $28,750. 1954 Mercedes 300 “Little B” Adenauer, the most expensive vehicle on the market during its day; it sold at $25,875 at Cabin Fever Auction. Be sure to check the website often so you will be sure not to miss some of Tim’s showcase estate auctions. Recently auctioned were the contents of the home of the late James B. Irwin of Litchfield CT, at Thunder Ridge Riding Stable; and the weekend home of 22 years belonging to Anthony Morse, famed conductor, also in Litchfield. We are always signing on new auctions, and you never know what treasures are waiting right around the corner!

Charity is also a big part of Tim’s Auction Team. Tim and his mother, Helen, have been raising money for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in honor and memory of Peter W. Chapulis, Tim’s father, who had been an ardent supporter of the hospital. Along with a $10 donation for admittance to auction, buyers may be thrilled to find many signed Rock ‘N Roll items up for bid at Cabin Fever and charity auctions held throughout the year. Les Paul signature guitars and many other featured artist’s signed memorabilia have been donated to a variety of charitable events, including the annual Litchfield Possum Queen Contest.

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