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!

Kozlowski - Berg Heaven on Earth 1 (2)Drier, c1830 Windsor rocker, original paint and stencilHouston, Heywood Buggy

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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