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Cedar Point Amusement Park Auction on Nov 20th

What do vintage arcade games, antique steam powered vehicles and a 19th century apothecary store have in common? They are just some of the items being offered to the public at Gray’s Auctioneers on November 20 from Cedar Point’s Town Hall Museum. Cedar Point, the venerable amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio is celebrating their sesquicentennial in 2020 marking 150 years since they opened. In celebration they are debuting a new Town Hall Museum collection, one of the many special events to mark their anniversary.

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October Auction: Princess-Worthy Pieces, Splendid Art & Unique Furniture & Decor

Our upcoming October 2nd auction features many unique lots including dazzling diamond rings, a Cinderella carriage for your little princess, and several wonderful pieces of fine art. With over 438 lots of fine art, furniture, decorative art and jewelry to choose from, we’re sure there is something for everyone. All items come from estates across the US, including paintings and furniture from a prominent Vero Beach, Florida estate and a fine collection of Asian decorations and an extensive selection of fine furniture.

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Think auctions are just for rich people?

Do you think auctions are just for the wealthy? Not so much. Big sellers make big headlines. Perhaps that’s why we have this misconception that auctions are only for people seeking high-ticket items. Wrong! Here we give you some insider tips on how to use auctions to score amazing deals on incredible furniture, jewelry, art, and more – just by understanding the ins & outs of how auctions work. Only for those who like a little healthy competition & risk!

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János Vaszary, Biography & Art

János Vaszary was active during the 1880’s to 1930’s. He was known for using wide a wide variety of color, combining technique and imagination to create outstanding artworks that during their time, were considered on the forefront of modernism. His style was constantly changing, evolving, and experimenting, ranging from Art Nouveau, Fauvism & Post-Impressionism. He dedicated his life to his art, studies, and teaching.

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Who Are the Artists? May 22 Auction Highlights

The upcoming auction on May 22 is a delightful treat for anyone who is a mid-century modern art & decor lover! Browse the collection of admired Ohio potter, sculptor, and teacher, George Roby. Works include his own creations as well as favorites from his personal collection. Also featured is a single owner collection of over two hundred pieces of art glass from a Northeast Ohio collector.

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Where to buy vintage furniture online

When looking to buy furniture, don’t forget to look into the past. After all, they say good design never goes out of style. There are many reasons to buy a piece of vintage furniture – it’s typically a unique item that not many other people have, it’s eco-friendly, and the quality is higher than many pieces that are mass-produced in off-shore factories.

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How to value your jewelry

This is the first part to a series of content that we are publishing, dedicated to helping people find the true value of their treasured possessions. Our aim is to give you the information needed to help you figure out if you can appraise your own jewelry, or if you should submit it for a free, professional valuation.

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Is my item worth anything? Things to know before requesting a valuation

At Gray’s Auctioneers, we receive hundreds of requests for free valuations each month. What we see a lot of are requests for items that, unfortunately, are of no value. Therefore, we decided to introduce this piece of content to help people understand the main things to look for before requesting an item for valuation, and also a few pointers to help you find the value of your item on your own.

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What Do African Art, Jazz Recordings & Coins Have in Common?

Our next auction is a curious combination of African arts, jazz recordings and coins. Why the eclectic grouping of subjects? It is well documented that the arts of Africa were a major influence on the art and music made in the United States and Europe in the early 20th century. The art of Africa was discovered by those wealthy travelers of the early 20th century who brought back African treasures. So, too, was it the wealthy elites of the jazz age whose embrace of jazz brought it to the masses. Thus, the auction ends with money, and some of the most desirable coins of the twentieth century.

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2018, wrapped

As the new year swiftly approaches, we reflect on 2018, taking a moment to truly appreciate the buyers and sellers who have contributed to our 12th year of success. There are many unspoken reasons our clients come to us with their sentimental valuables. One thing they all share, however…

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