This antique auction of the Ron Blessing Estate Collection is Part One of two parts. Ron was a long-time resident of Kearney, Nebraska, and began collecting quality Victorian antiques many years ago. Early on, he developed a love of silverplate items, especially pickle castors and brides’ baskets. Ron's ultimate desire was to turn his Kearney warehouse into a fully displayed showroom of the finest antiques available and to host large dinner parties surrounded by the whole Victorian atmosphere. As with many collectors, Ron's tastes evolved with French Cameo art glass becoming another passion. Consequently, he managed to acquire some of the most sought after pieces in the country!
His magnificent antiques needed to be properly displayed, so Ron commenced collecting only the finest furniture including numerous R.J. Horner, A.J. Johnson, Meeks, Belter, Pottier & Stymus, Karpen, Phillip Kopp, and Oriel items, and so many more!
It is indeed an honor for Woody Auction to present Part One of one of the finest collections of Victorian Antiques to be found. Every piece will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder without reserve. We truly hope you are able to attend this monumental collection!
Buyers present at the sale will enjoy a 0% buyer’s premium when paying by cash or check. In addition, buyers present will pay no sales tax since this is an auction of a single seller collection.
Please note that large furniture items must be picked up in person in Kearney, NE or shipped via a professional shipper by Thursday, December 8, 2022. Woody Auction cannot ship the large furniture. Pick up or shipment may only occur after wire transfer has been received, checks have cleared, or with a bank guarantee. For more information about the large furniture items, please visit www.woodyauction.com/kearney-furniture. For a list of professional shippers, please visit www.woodyauction.com/kearney-shipper-release.
Preview: Friday, October 28, 2022 –1pm to 5pm
Sales Tax: This auction is a single collection, so no sales tax will be collected from buyers present at the sale or from buyers with a Kansas shipping address. The prevailing sales tax will be charged to all buyers unless you are reselling the items. In this case, please provide LiveAuctioneers and Woody Auction with a current sales tax exemption license. If a copy is not provided, sales tax will be charged. Woody Auction must collect sales tax for all shipments to the state of Indiana.
Area Lodging: Comfort Inn, Augusta, KS: 316-260-3006 (mention Woody Auction for a single Queen or King room rate of $79); Holiday Inn Express, Andover, KS: 316-733-8833; Hampton Inn, Derby, KS: 316-425-7900; all located within a 15-20-minute drive.
Condition: Woody Auction has attempted to call any flaws that can affect the value of an item, but final determination is left to the buyer. Common nicks & scratches have not been called.
Absentee Bids: Accepted with a written statement indicating the amount of your bid. DEADLINE: Noon, Thursday, October 27, 2022. All Absentee Bids will be charged a Buyer’s Premium (BP) of 15% of selling price plus shipping (the BP is 10% when paying by cash or check). Your Absentee Bid will be entered just as if you are present and bidding yourself. Please supply: Full Name, Address, Phone Number, Auction Date, Lot Number, Short Description and Bid Amount. For your convenience: Fax (316) 746-2145 or e-mail email@example.com.
Online Bidding: Available at: www.liveauctioneers.com/woody-auction-llc. Be sure to register 48 hours in advance. All online terms and conditions apply. Phone Bidding: Available for lots with a low estimate of $2,000 or greater (low estimates are found on LiveAuctioneers). Email your phone bid list to firstname.lastname@example.org by Noon on Wednesday, September 26, 2022, including your name, full address, a primary phone number, and a backup/secondary phone number. You will receive a phone call to confirm receipt of your phone bids. The BP for phone bidding is the same as absentee bids.