Auction Update

April 15, 2010

This past weekend Whitaker Auction Company held its Spring Couture, Designer and Vintage Clothing, Swatch Card and Textile auction. One of the big sellers was Lot 1 which consisted of 550 carded fabric samples. These printed silk abstracts, dated from 1890-1959, sold for $2,760! The two lots features in my post of April 6 (190 and 193), linens from the estate of Anne Weightman Penfield, sold for$373.75 and $488.75 rrespectively. Interestingly, estimated prices were only $100-200 and $200-300 respectively.Go to the Whitaker website at http://www.whitakerauction.com to check the prices realized for all auction items.

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