Auction Update

October 28, 2009

The Charles A. Whitaker Auction Company recently held its Fall Vintage Clothing and Textile auction. This past weekend’s salelace tablecloth yielded some interesting results. Individual pieces of lace, lace collars, tablecloths and bed linens sold for far less than their estimated values. Sample books of lace and fabric, however, were the big hit of the auction going for double the estimated sale price or even higher. The two pieces I featured in my October 15th post did not fare as well. The cross stitch embroidered panel sold for $230 and the handmade Normandy lace tablecloth sold for $690; both pieces going for far less than the estimated range. If this trend continues it would be well worth it to check out Whitaker’s Spring 2010 auction. It might be a fine opportunity to pick up some nice lace or textiles at a bargain price.

Note: The accompanying photograph is courtesy of Charles A. Whitaker Auction Company.


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