Vintage Accents Two-Day World Exploration Online-Only Auction – October 2 & 3

Two 19th Century Chinese porcelain rooster figurines on custom wooden stands, one of 1,000 rare and decorative lots to be sold in Thomaston Place Auction Galleries' Vintage Accents Online Auction on October 2 & 3

THOMASTON, MAINE-- Now through Wednesday and Thursday, October 2 and 3, Thomaston Place Auction Galleries is pleased to present their Vintage Accents Fall Online-Only Auction.

This exclusively online event invites bidders to join Thomaston Place on a virtual trip around the world. Open now, the sale features 1,000 lots of collectible and decorative objects sourced from Maine estates and representing decades of collecting, generations of family history and extensive worldwide travel – and all items are offered with modest opening bids.

The Vintage Accents auction affords collectors the opportunity to bid from virtually anywhere using a computer or handheld device. For maximum bidding convenience, the auction will run simultaneously on three online auction websites: Thomaston Live, LiveAuctioneers, and Invaluable.

With the sale online now, buyers and prospective buyers have the opportunity to browse, bid and follow the sale. On October 2 and 3, starting 10 am each day the auction will go live online providing a full-spectrum auction experience for bidders.

“This format provides a level of convenience and flexibility that we are excited to offer,” said Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Vice President John Bottero. “Bidders can either follow the excitement of the auction as each lot sells or they can simply leave an absentee bid prior to the start of the auction, and set it and forget it.”

Bottero explained that on the two days of the sale the auction inventory will be offered just as it is sold during a live auction, providing the excitement of a traditional auction experience, but with the convenient option of bidding from any location.

On October 2, the first portion of the sale will commence. Items slated to cross the online block will include a selection of American art glass, antiquities, Native American and African art, and an extensive group of Chinese, Japanese, South Asian, and Middle Eastern items.

On Thursday, October 3, the auction inventory will include fine art paintings and prints, European porcelain, art glass and pottery, silver, jewelry, lighting, as well as a comprehensive collection of rare books, documents, and collectible ephemera.

Highlighted items include: a lot containing 76 original silent movie photos; a Syrian chest with metal and bone inlay; an antebellum Mathew Brady daguerreotype photo portrait; a Ming Dynasty terra cotta figure of court official; 2 Roman pottery vessels; a pair of lamps crafted from 17th c. bronze altar candlesticks; 2 Gustav Keller French gent’s travel cases; 6 pieces of Herend Indian Basket pattern porcelain; a Weller Sicard Art Nouveau pottery vase; a pair of 1893 Walker & Hall English silver plate column form candlesticks; PLUS 35 lots of Japanese netsuke and okimonos; 36 lots of American art glass by Salamandra, Steven Lundberg, Steven Correia, John Gilmor and others; over 150 early books on travel and exploration of Egypt, the Far East, and Africa; and many lots of naval and maritime books.

The auction inventory can be viewed online now at any of the three websites where the auction will be hosted.  Participants may register and place pre-auction (or absentee) bids from now until the beginning of the live auction. When the online bidding begins, at 10 a.m. EST on October 2 and 3 respectively, registered participants may bid live online as each item comes up for sale in order.

To view the catalog, register and place a bid, visit  Please note that the Thomaston Live bidding platform has a downloadable app for mobile phones. All participants must register to place bids.  Please call 1-207-354-8141 for further information.


Successful bidders will receive an invoice via email after 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 Northern New England’s premier auction and appraisal company located on U.S. Route 1 in Thomaston, ME.  Thomaston Place is a leader in discovering 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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