FIRE MEMORABILIA SALES AND AUCTIONS OCCUR OFTEN, but seldom does the sale consist of an entire collection of original memorabilia from the source and has never been sold.
The Clarke Auction Gallery in Larchmont, New York, will be offering a fantastic collection from a 19th Century volunteer firehouse near Mt. Vernon, N.Y., in Westchester County on Sunday, July 27. These items have been stored away for decades and the fire department would rather sell them to collectors who will take care of them instead of them becoming lost through aging and exposure.
There will be approx. 120 lots sold which will include leather helmets, uniforms, silver and brass bugles, silver trophies and cups, numerous photographs of local fires, flags, folk art carved wood plaques, ephemera including fire rolls and ledgers from the 1880′s to 1940′s, their brass fire pole, oak cabinets, medals and parade memorabilia. The oldest items date back to the 1850′s.
This officer’s dress uniform will
definitely generate some interest.
Clarke Auctions runs a regular Sunday evening sale at 6:00 pm, but for this special offering they will be putting up the fire lots at 4:00 pm prior to the regular sale. They tell Firegeezer that they do accept left bids at any price level, but telephone bidders must open individual lots at $500. There is a possibility of including online live bidding, but it is not decided on yet.
The Clarke Auction Gallery is located at 20 North Ave. in Larchmont and their phone # is: (914) 833-8336. Click HERE for more information and a link to the photo gallery of the items. Remember, the sale is at 4 pm, Sunday July 27.