BID NOW! Thomaston Place Collectors’ Choice Online Auction - Ends on May 8

Mid-19th Century ambrotype of a man in traditional Penobscot Indian costume, one of many interesting lots to be sold in Thomaston Place Auction Galleries' "Collectors' Choice" Online Only Sale, now thru May 8

THOMASTON, ME:  On April 24 through Wednesday, May 8, Thomaston Place Auction Galleries presents “Collectors’ Choice”, an online only auction offering an amazing spectrum of rare and collectible objects sure to interest hobbyists and decorators alike – and all items with modest opening bids.  It is being conducted simultaneously on three online auction sites: Thomaston Live, LiveAuctioneers, and Invaluable.

This 462-lot sale includes an incredibly diverse selection of paintings & sculpture, Asian antiques, rare books, photos and documents, jewelry, art glass, porcelain & pottery, furniture, silver, contemporary & antiquarian prints, toys, and many great decorative pieces.

Highlighted items include: “Tree Line Above Lake, Vermont”, a watercolor by Hayley Lever (NY/MA/UK, 1876-1958), a 20th Century Chinese yellow and blue porcelain double gourd vase with Qianlong mark, a mid-19th Century ambrotype of a man in traditional Penobscot Indian costume, a 1300-1400 AD Chancay pottery anthropomorphic form amphora, a tortoiseshell pastille box commemorating the marriage of Emperor Napoleon I and Marie-Louise of Austria in 1810, a ship model of the two-mast schooner “Nancy”, a circa 1810 Federal gilded bull’s eye mirror, a pair of 19th Century Staffordshire pottery standing whippet dog figures, a lot of two late 19th Century American silver mugs, and a large international stamp collection in albums and trays.

Items to be sold can be viewed online now at any of the three auction websites.  Participants can register and place pre-auction (or absentee) bids from now to the start of the live auction.  When the live auction begins, at 10:00 EST on May 8, registered participants may bid live online as each item comes up for sale.

To view the catalog, register and place a bid, visit  Or, go to or, to view lots, register, and place bids on those sites.  All three auction bidding platforms have downloadable apps for mobile phones. All participants must register to place bids.  Please call 1-207-354-8141 for further information.


Winning bidders will receive an invoice by email within 24 hours of the auction’s completion.  Items may be picked up at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries (51 Atlantic Highway, US Route 1, Thomaston, ME 04861), or shipping can be arranged.

Thomaston Place Auction Galleries is Maine’s premier auction and appraisal company located on U.S. Route 1 in Thomaston.  Thomaston Place is a leader in discovering Maine’s antique and fine art treasures by offering Free Appraisals each Tuesday at the Gallery, creating fundraiser events for civic and charitable organizations, providing house call appraisal services, and creating new selling strategies to serve the changing needs of consignors and buyers.  Their expertise in researching and marketing antiques and fine art has earned Thomaston Place the respect of buyers, collectors and experts worldwide.

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