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We Can Beer-ly Wait for Preview Night!

Are you wishin’ for some fish? Cryin’ for some fryin’? Then don’t be missin’ this beer-battered fish fry dinner with all your favorite fixin’s!

It’s the FWHS 2014 Auction Preview Party! Come celebrate the eve of our 30th Star Benefit Antiques Auction with us, and partake in a fish fry (or baked fish) dinner, plenty of beer, and a plethora of other fun features including free antiques appraisals by Iron Horse Antiques, a silent auction, and absentee bidding opportunities!

Beer trayFriday, April 25th, 2014

Old World Wisconsin’s Clausing Barn

W372 S9727 Hwy 67

Eagle, WI 53119

4:30 to 9:00 pm

$40 donation per person

To reserve your spot for the evening’s festivities, contact Riene Wells at 262-363-4700 or info@eagle-house.com.

Proceeds will benefit the restoration of Black Point, the estate built in 1888 as the summer home of Chicago beer baron Conrad Seipp and presently the Wisconsin Historical Society’s newest historic site. Pictured: Seipp Brewing advertising tray for Seipp’s Extra Pale Beer, 1911.

 

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Auction 2014: No Admittance Fee, No-Reserve Sales, No Regrets!

You’ll only regret it if you miss it–the 30th Star Benefit Antiques Auction is just around the corner!

WHEN: Saturday, April 26th, 2014. Viewing begins at 9:00 am, auction begins at 10:00 am.

WHERE: Old World Wisconsin’s Clausing Barn (W372 S9727 Hwy 67), Eagle, WI 53119.

COST: No charge for admittance!

562Auction Publicity; Example of itemsBruce, Kathy & Dick; Winnebago Double-Handled Covered Basket, c1940sKinch Enamel on copper, Edwards Star, Gumps, San Fran

(Pictured: collection of 15 vintage pennants; display of 2 Norton, Bennington, Vermont brown stoneware jugs, a beautiful stoneware jar with cobalt slip flowers on both sides, and a colorful hooked rug; Winnebago basket; enamel on copper plate, marked Gumps, San Francisco)

Bid on all sorts of generously donated vintage (50-99 years old) and antique (100+ years old) items from throughout the Midwest, including those seen above and many more, which are all to be sold without reserve!

The illustrious Carol Miller of Bailey’s Honor Auctions will serve as auctioneer for this exciting event.

Proceeds will provide funding for the Wisconsin Historical Society’s restoration projects at Lake Geneva’s Black Point Estate.

Cash, credit cards, and checks with proper ID will be accepted. A 10% buyer’s premium will additionally benefit Black Point.

Donations of vintage and antique items will be accepted through April 19th. For more information, contact Riene Wells at 262-363-4700 or info@eagle-house.com, or Debbie McArdle at 815-575-1272 or jjmcard@comcast.net.

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Learn About Black Point at the 2014 Auction Preview Night!

What’s Preview Night All About?

Well, besides the beer, the fish fry dinner, the door prizes, the free antiques appraisals by Iron Horse Antiques, and the sneak peeks of the vintage and antique items available for bidding at this year’s FWHS auction, that is!

The answer–in addition to all of those lovely things listed above, of course–is the Wisconsin Historical Society’s newest historic site, the beautiful estate of Black Point!

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Join us at the preview night for the FWHS 2014 auction to hear guest speaker David Desimone, the director of Black Point, fill us in on the rich past and exciting future of this Wisconsin Historic Site!

The events of Preview Night will be held on Friday, April 25th, from 4:30 to 9:00 pm at Old World Wisconsin’s Clausing Barn in Eagle, WI.

For reservations or more information, contact Riene Wells at 262-363-4700 or info@eagle-house.com.

And don’t forget the auction itself, to be held at 10:00 am the next day (Saturday, April 26th)!

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Free Antiques Appraisals at 2014 Auction Preview Night

FREE antiques appraisals? You bet!

Up to 3 appraisals of vintage (50 to 99 years of age) or antique (100 years of age or more) items, courtesy of Iron Horse Antiques!

The appraisals are free with the purchase of your reservation for our Auction Preview Night.

To reserve your place at Preview Night or for more information, please contact:

Riene Wells at 262-363-4700 or info@eagle-house.com

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Remember, Preview Night is:

Friday, April 25th, 2014

4:30 – 9:00 pm

Old World Wisconsin’s Clausing Barn

W372 S9727 Hwy 67

Eagle, WI 53119

$40 donation per person

Besides the free antiques appraisals by Iron Horse Antiques, the evening’s other offerings include a fish fry dinner, door prizes, and of course, sneak peeks of and absentee bidding opportunities for the items for our 2014 30th Star Benefit Antiques Auction!

Proceeds will support the restoration of the estate at Black Point, the Wisconsin Historical Society’s newest historic site.

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Auction Preview Night: Friday, April 25, 2014

Join us for our 2014 Auction Preview Night!

Auction Preview Night

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The 2014 30th Star Benefit Antiques Auction

Join the Friends of the Wisconsin Historical Society
at the 30th Star Benefit Antiques Auction!

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

10:00 am

Old World Wisconsin’s Clausing Barn

W372 S9727 Hwy 67

Eagle, WI 53119

Auctioneer: Carol Miller, Bailey’s Honor Auctions

There is no admission fee for the auction; all are invited to attend!

Bid on generously donated vintage (50-99 years old) and antique (100+ years old) treasures, including these and many more:

Noritake Galatea No. 95632, Service for 12German Canister Set

cheese pressset of 6 mid 19th century country chairs

Norton, Bennington, VermontCrump, Phil. E & J Model 32 Auto or Carriage Lamp

(Pictured: Noritake Galatea China Service for 12; German Canister Set; Cheese Press; Set of 6 Mid-19th Century Chairs; Norton Pottery, Bennington, Vermont Stoneware Jugs; E & J Model 32 Auto or Carriage Lamp)

The focus of the auction is Black Point, the Wisconsin Historical Society’s newest historic site. Built in 1888, the Black Point Mansion was the summer home of Chicago brewer baron Conrad Seipp and his family. This past autumn the Wisconsin Antiques Dealers Association, our auction sponsors, funded the restoration of the portrait of Mrs. Seipp, which is currently being displayed in the mansion. Proceeds from this year’s auction will support further restoration projects of this beautiful and valuable historic estate.

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And remember, whether by becoming the new caretaker of a history-filled antique yourself, or by supporting the caretakers of a history-filled estate like Black Point, your participation at the auction helps keep history alive!

 

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2014 Auction Preview Night

You’re invited to our
2014 Auction Preview Party
Featuring an evening of pre-auction attractions, a fish fry dinner, and BEER!

Beer tray

Friday, April 25th

Old World Wisconsin’s Clausing Barn in Eagle, WI

4:30 – 9:00 pm

$40 donation per person

The focus of this year’s FWHS benefit auction is the restoration of Black Point Mansion, the Wisconsin Historical Society’s newest historic site. The Black Point estate, built in 1888 on the shores of Lake Geneva, was the summer home of Chicago brewer baron Conrad Seipp and his family…so what better way to celebrate the legacy of this brewing magnate than raising a mug of beer in his honor?

Join us and enjoy:

~Beer-battered or baked fish dinner…with all the fixin’s~

~Guest speaker David Desimone, the Director of Black Point~

~Free antiques appraisals by Iron Horse Antiques~

~Silent Auction~

~Door prizes~

~A sneak preview of Saturday’s auction offerings~

~Absentee bidding opportunities~

~And of course, the BEER!~

For tickets and further information, contact:

Riene Wells at 262-363-4700 or info@eagle-house.com

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This year’s auction is made possible by the Wisconsin Antiques Dealers Association and our auctioneer, Carol Miller of Bailey’s Honor Auctions.

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Last Call for 2014 Auction Donations

Get a head start on the IRS for those 2014 tax deductions!

The FWHS Auction is just around the corner (Saturday, April 26th…mark your calendars!)…

…and this is your last chance to donate items before the Auction! 

We need your charitable donations:

We are seeking gently used Vintage (50-99 years old) & Antique (100+ years old) items.

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To arrange pick-up, please contact as soon as possible:

Riene at 262-363-4700 or info@eagle-house.com   

          ~ Or ~

Debbie at 815-575-1272 or jjmcard@comcast.net

So, make your spring cleaning come early this year! Go through those cabinets, closets, attics, garages, toy boxes, basements, and that old storage shed, and see what you can find to help support the preservation of Wisconsin history.

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Donors may include a provenance for donated items, so that personal history will pass along into the future.

Tax Receipts will be provided as allowed by State and Federal laws.

Proceeds from the auction will support the restoration of Black Point Mansion, the Wisconsin Historical Society’s newest historic site.

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FWHS Thanks WADA for Their Outstanding Support

FRIENDS’ “30th Star Benefit Antiques Auction” coming up April 26, 2014, gets a Helping Hand from the WisconsinFWHS WADA BOOTH

Antiques Dealers Association as event sponsors ~ AGAIN!

Wisconsin Antiques Dealers Association is the oldest, continually-functioning state antiques organization in America, and now are active with 48 of the top antiques professionals in the area.

Funded by admissions charged at their February & October antiques shows, the Wisconsin Antiques Dealers Association has been able to provide grants for Wisconsin preservation endeavors and scholarships for college-bound Wisconsin students.

This autumn with a grant provided by W.A.D.A., FRIENDS was able to restore an important oil painting at Wisconsin Historical Society’s newest Historic Site, the Black Point Estate, on Lake Geneva, amail.google.comlso the site that the FRIENDS’ “30th Star Benefit Antiques Auction” will benefit in 2014.

FWHS is also grateful for a booth at WADA’s show, October 4 & 5 in Waukesha to promote the FWHA 2014 benefit Auction.

For a list of dealers, scholarship recipients, and Antique Show dates, go to: www.WisconsinAntiquesDealers.com.

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