Auction Update: We’ve Caught a Cart

THIS JUST IN!

We have acquired an exciting last-minute addition to the lots for this Saturday’s auction: an antique governess cart!

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Two-wheeled horse-drawn carts like this one were designed to provide a safer, gentler ride than other carts and to be difficult to fall from–perfect for transporting small children, hence the name!

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This hot item and hundreds more antique and vintage objects will be up for the bidding at the 30th Star Benefit Antiques Auction, which will be held on Saturday, April 23 at 10:00 am at Old World Wisconsin’s Clausing Barn (check out our recent post about it for more information). We hope to see you there!

 

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Auction Listings Are Here: Lots of Lots to Look At!

30th Star Benefit Antiques Auction

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Preview 9:00 am, Auction 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Old World Wisconsin’s Clausing Barn

W372 S9727 WI-67

Eagle, WI 53119

Two years in the making, 350+ lots of vintage (50-99 years old) and antique (100+ years old) items have been donated from throughout the Midwest to produce the 4th Biennial 30th Star Benefit Antiques Auction.

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From vintage kitchenware to antique churns, country cupboards to Victorian rockers, antique quilts to country store advertising, there is something for everyone! Included in this auction are the “Asparagus Man” paintings, among them Heaven on Earth, the masterpiece of outsider artist Adam Berg’s works.

For many more photos of the auction listings, click here!

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The auction is produced by the volunteers of the Friends of the Wisconsin Historical Society. The auctioneer is Carol Miller, Wi Registered Auctioneer #319 of Baileys Honor Auction & Estate Service LLC. All proceeds benefit Wisconsin State Historic Sites.

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This is a No Reserve auction. There are no phone or internet bids. Absentee bids will be accepted through April 20. Cash, checks (with proper ID), and credit & debit cards are accepted (a 3% credit & debit card convenience fee will be added). A 10% buyer’s premium additionally benefits Wisconsin State Historic Sites.

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Good food will be available on the site!

For more info, contact Debbie McArdle at jjmcard@comcast.net or 815-575-1272.

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Sunday, May 1st: Bustle Hustle at Old World Wisconsin

Hurry to Old World Wisconsin for the Bustle Hustle 5K Run/Walk!

Feeling bored, blue, or blasé? Old World Foundation will put the spring back in your step at the 7th annual Bustle Hustle 5K Run/Walk. Held on the grounds of the Old World Wisconsin historic site in Eagle, Waukesha County, the race steps off on Sunday, May 1st at 9:45 a.m.

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The charming historical homes and farmsteads–complete with animals grazing outside–make this 5K course fun and unique. Old World Wisconsin staff dressed in authentic period clothing add to the ambiance while offering friendly assistance.

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Bring along your cheering section: spectators are welcome at this fun family-friendly event. Strollers are allowed, and children 12 and under may race a special 1K loop that’s just for them, beginning at 10:45 a.m. Every child will receive an award for participating.

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For the more serious runner, the Bustle Hustle 5K features chip timing, provided by Performance Timing of Wausau. The overall male and female winners will each receive a premium award and a gift certificate from InStep Physical Therapy & Running Center. Top finishers in each age division will also win prizes. Run or walk in historical costume and you’ll receive a special ribbon to honor this great personal achievement!

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Each Bustle Hustle participant receives one free admission to Old World Wisconsin. You’ll want to return to Old World Wisconsin after they open for the season on May 7th to experience all the fun and excitement they have to offer. Ride a historic tricycle, find eggs in the chicken coop, help the blacksmith and shoemaker with their trades, attend the one-room school, and much, much more! Old World Wisconsin is a nationally-recognized “Let’s Move” institution, helping foster healthy and active habits in over 70,000 visitors each year.

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There is a $25 registration fee for the 5K Run/Walk and $20 registration fee for the 1K Youth Run. Register before April 18th and take $5 off your registration fee!

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The Bustle Hustle 5K is hosted by Old World Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that supports Old World Wisconsin’s special projects and programs. For more information, visit www.friendsOWW.org or call (262) 594-2922.

 

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Mary Poppins Visits for Tea on April 16!

Have a SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS day at Old World Wisconsin!

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Join the fun and mischief at Seventeen Cherry Tree Lane as Old World Foundation hosts Tea Time Featuring Mary Poppins! On Saturday, April 16 from 1:00-3:00, Old World Wisconsin’s Clausing Barn will be transformed into the 1934 P.L. Travers children’s book Mary Poppins.

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This fun family event will feature make-and-take crafts, entertainment, and of course tea and tasty treats, all based on the popular book. Do you like your tea with a “spoonful of sugar,” or perhaps with cream or lemon?

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Tea Time Featuring Mary Poppins is hosted by Old World Foundation, an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports special projects and programs at the Old World Wisconsin historic site in Eagle (located in southern Waukesha County).

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Space is limited, so don’t delay; call today for reservations!

Call (262) 594-2922 or visit www.friendsOWW.org.

Tickets are only $15 per person for the general public, and $10 per person for Friends of Old World Wisconsin.

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The 30th Star Benefit Antiques Auction and Preview Party

Hundreds of treasures, from classic to kitschy, will be available to view the day before the 30th Star Benefit Antiques Auction as the FRIENDS of the Wisconsin Historical Society hold this biennial auction to benefit the Wisconsin Historical Society. The Wisconsin Antiques Dealers Association generously sponsors the 30th Star Benefit Antiques Auction, and proceeds benefit Acquisitions & Restoration at Wisconsin Historical Society sites.

Friday, April 22, 4:30 pm: Preview Party and Dinner (by advance reservation) – $40 donation per person

Friday night’s Preview Party will be held at Old World Wisconsin’s historic Clausing Barn. Doors will open at 4:30 pm with a silent auction lasting from 4:30 to 8 pm. Dinner will be served at 5:00 pm (baked or fried fish dinner, including dessert) and a cash bar will be available throughout the evening. Antiques appraisals will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 pm by Debbie McArdle of Iron Horse Antiques, and Susan Caya Slusser, Director of Villa Louis, will speak on “Victorian Furnishings” from 6:30 to 7:45 pm. The event will conclude at 9:00 pm.

Saturday, April 23, 10:00 am: Auction (no reservation necessary)

There is no admission charged for Saturday’s all antique-and-vintage auction. This is a “no-reserve” auction with a 10-percent buyer’s premium benefiting the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Location

Old World Wisconsin

W372 S9727 Hwy 67

Eagle, WI 53119-9503

Reservations and Contact

Please contact Riene Wells at 262-363-4700 (email: info@eagle-house.com) or Debbie McArdle at 815-575-1272 (email: jjmcard@comcast.net) to make reservations for the Preview Party or with any questions.

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The Auction Approaches, and Preview Night is Nigh!

Hundreds of treasures, ranging from classic to kitschy, will be there for the bidding at this year’s 30th Star Benefit Antiques Auction, to be held at Old World Wisconsin in Eagle on Saturday, April 23, 2016 starting at 10:00 am! The vintage and antique lots include a circa-1830 Windsor rocker in original paint, country store scales, Victorian buggies, commemorative flow blue, spinning wheels, the famous “Asparagus Man” oil-carved paintings of Adam Berg (more information here!), and much more!

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There is no charge to attend the Saturday auction, and all items will be sold without reserve. A 10% buyer’s premium will be added to the hammer price, all in benefit of Wisconsin’s state historic sites. Carol Miller, auctioneer and owner of Bailey’s Honor in Oconomowoc has, for the third time, graciously volunteered to call the auction. The Wisconsin Antiques Dealers Association is the founding and continuing sponsor of this biennial event.

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A preview party and dinner (by advance reservation only, with a $40 donation per person) will take place at Old World Wisconsin’s historic Clausing Barn on Friday, April 22, 2016 from 4:30 to 9:00 pm. Festivities will include a delicious baked or fried fish dinner, dessert, a cash bar, Susan Caya Slusser of Villa Louis speaking about Victorian furnishings, a silent auction, door prizes, complimentary antiques appraisals by Debbie McArdle of Iron Horse Antiques, a preview of Saturday’s auction, and the opportunity to leave an absentee bid. For tickets or further information for this event, contact Riene Wells at 262-363-4700 or info@eagle-house.com.

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As with previous auctions, all proceeds will benefit Wisconsin Historical Society state sites; in particular, this year’s auction will fund restorations at the H. H. Bennett Studio, the oldest operating business in the Wisconsin Dells, and possibly the oldest operating photography studio in the United States! Bennett is considered one of the best landscape photographers of the 19th century. Nearly all of his landscape photography was devoted to creating “eye-popping” 3D stereoscope views of the Dells, Devil’s Lake, and the rock formations in Adams and Juneau Counties where he captured the spirit of late 19th-century Wisconsin.

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For questions about the April 23, 2016 30th Star Benefit Antiques Auction or the April 22, 2016 Preview Party, or to make a tax-deductible donation of a vintage or antique item, please 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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Reserve Your Seat at This April’s Treat: Preview Party 2016!

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Let’s See What You’ve Got: Donate Your Antique and Vintage Items!

The FRIENDS did it before and can do it again!

And what is “it,” you ask? Why, making a difference in the preservation of history!

How can it be done? Well, here’s a great opportunity for you: donate items for our upcoming Benefit Auction.

That’s right, we’re looking for antique (more than 100 years old) and vintage (50 to 99 years old) items for the 2016 30th Star Benefit Antiques Auction, to be held on Saturday, April 23, 2016, with its legendary Preview Night on the evening before.

So clean out your closets & cabinets, your attics & basements, your garages & sheds; who knows what good stuff you might find?

Donate now and take advantage of a 2015 tax deduction, or donate in January for a 2016 tax deduction!

Either way, your item donation will help the upcoming Benefit Auction become another success toward sponsoring the needs of our State Historic Sites, and the telling of our Wisconsin story.

To donate, call Riene Wells at 262-363-4700.

We appreciate your commitment to keeping history alive!

 

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WADA to Assist FRIENDS at Antiques Show on October 2 & 3; You Can Donate Too!

Remember Adam Berg, also known as the “Asparagus Man,” and his most impressive carved oil painting Heaven on Earth (we had a whole post about it here)? Well, Berg’s folk art created quite a stir at the Wisconsin Antiques Dealers Association show this past February, spurring other donors to come forth with incredible donations. Now the “Asparagus Man” paintings are keeping good company with other worthy objects, including a circa 1830 Windsor rocker in original paint, scales, buggies, commemorative flow blue, spinning wheels, and much more!

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On Oct. 2 & 3 in Waukesha, the Wisconsin Antiques Dealers Association is again providing the Friends of the Wisconsin Historical Society with a free booth at the antiques show, where volunteers will accept tax-deductible donations of antique (100+ years old) and vintage (50-99 years old) items for our 30th Star Benefit Antiques Auction to be held in April 2016.Tax-deductible receipts will be provided to each donor. Click here for a printable page of details about the antiques show, which doubles as an admission coupon!

In addition to the free booth space at the show, WADA has provided their fourth grant to the Friends of the Wisconsin Historical Society as founding and continuing sponsors of the 30th Star Benefit Antiques Auction. WADA is a not-for-profit organization and the admissions charged at their Waukesha shows fund grant and scholarship programs; see www.wisconsinantiquesdealers.com to learn more.

Carol Miller of Bailey’s Honor Auction Service in Oconomowoc has once again volunteered to call the auction.You can follow her many auctions throughout the year at www.baileyshonor.com.

If you have questions about the 2016 auction, or if you would like to make a donation of an antique or vintage item, please contact Riene Wells at 262-363-4700, info@eagle-house.com or Debbie McArdle at 815-575-1272, jjmcard@comcast.net.

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