Auction Schedule

July Fireworks – Live On-Site Single Owner Estate Auction

Friday & Saturday   •   July 6th & 7th, 2018
10am to Dusk

Important Information Applicable To This Auction

Location: 44 Dillon Road, Woodbridge CT 06525 Open Map
On-Site Phone: 203-826-0652 (available only July 6th and 7th)
Office Phone: 203-266-0323 (not monitored on July 6th or 7th)
Directions: Please note GPS directions are usually accurate to this location. For some reason, cell phone service is not universally available and seems to depend on your service provider.

From I-95 Southbound: Take Exit 47 to Route 63 (Amity Road) North to Dillon Road, turn right.

From I-95 Northbound: Take Exit 27A onto Route 8 to Exit 9 onto Route 15 (Merritt Parkway) to Exit 59 North on Route 69 to Dillon Road, turn left.

From I-91 Southbound: Take Exit 17 onto Route 15 (Wilbur Cross) to Exit 59 North on Route 69 to Dillon Road, turn left.

Parking: There is no parking on the grounds. Parking is on Blue Trail (first street west of property) and Diana Drive (off Blue Trail). Both are dead end quiet streets with wide roads and easy access. Please be respectful of residents’ driveways and lawns. You should be able to park part-way on the road with no problem. For vehicles with multiple occupants, please drop your passengers at the entrance to the property and proceed to those designated parking areas. Handicapped vehicles will be able to enter the grounds to drop passengers and then exit and proceed to parking. There will be a uniformed Town of Woodbridge police officer assisting at the gate, and we ask for your cooperation.

Preview Times

There is no advance preview of items for this auction. Beginning at 8am each day there will be limited preview of items being sold on that day. There will no preview on Friday for the items being sold on Saturday. Items being sold on Saturday may be previewed beginning at 8am on Saturday morning. Please review carefully the item listings under the Order Of Sale in the announcement, and please view the photo section on our website and also visit our photo galleries on Auction Zip where we have posted over 500 photos of the items being sold in this auction. We strongly suggest that since we are selling by location in the housed instead of strictly be categories, you plan to attend both days of this auction of at all possible.

Please click here to view our Photo Gallery

Order Of Sale Friday/Saturday Sessions

There is a large quantity of material which will require two days to liquidate. The logistics of removal from the house for sale are complicated. After careful consideration, we have decided to offer the contents by locations rather than strictly by item categories. It is not an exaggeration to say that we have been continuing to find quality items throughout the premises as the closets, carriage house and hundreds of stored boxes in both are opened and evaluated. There will be items in all categories offered on both days, and we strongly suggest that if possible you make plans to attend both sessions.

Day One – Friday: Second floor contents, country kitchen items, Christmas collection; contents of carriage house and apartment; selected other first floor items, primarily items from the country kitchen, the basement and the garage. Oriental rugs are being sold Saturday.

Friday’s sale will include ladies’ designer clothing in great quantity; group of men’s clothing including Lily Pulitzer summer jacket; huge collection of colorful men’s neckties; selection of ladies’ beaded and other handbags; ladies’ jewelry, including a small group of silver and gold fine jewelry, silver dollars and silver ingots, and a large collection of costume jewelry including necklaces, rings earrings, pins, pendants, belts, bracelets, cuff links and watches; artists including Trifari, Miriam Haskell, Eisenberg, Kramer, Wendy Gell and Renare; a large collection of over forty vintage and antique quilts; antique, vintage and modern furniture, including Chippendale style corner chair, classical carved partner desk, modern game table, country Sheraton drop leaf table, antique and centennial beds, country Sheraton secretary, ladder back and arrow-back chairs and rockers, one in original paint, inlaid Federal Pembroke table, various antique child’s chairs, upholstered furniture, American Empire carved sofa and classical dressing table/mirror; antique and decorative mirrors; modern and vintage lighting, antique chandeliers and sconces, some with Tiffany shades; several hundred pieces of A.M. Hadley pottery; Alison Palmer pottery; huge selection of other porcelain, stoneware, antique copperware, crystal, cut glass; collection of over forty antique painted working duck decoys, some signed; large and varied collection of autographed WWII era photos, many of generals, admirals, foreign dignitaries, etc.; extensive groupings of framed prints, engravings, posters, watercolors, oil paintings, needlework, and many original artworks; bronzes, general decorative arts items and collectibles; folk art and outsider art; vintage items and bric-a-brac; huge quantity of general books and ephemera; over 100 vintage medical books and medical reference materials; military storage lockers and vintage trunks; many pieces of vintage wicker; mantle and other vintage and antique clocks; and much more. It is almost impossible to completely categorize all the items in this sale. There are many oriental rugs in the house, and they are all being sold on Saturday.

Day Two – Saturday: First floor contents, including remaining country kitchen items and any other items not offered on Friday. All oriental rugs are being sold on Saturday.

Saturday's sale will include balance of any country kitchen items not offered Friday; trade signs including stained glass and folk art; fire place accessories, andirons, fenders and related hearth items; extensive Marilyn Monroe collection, including plates, ephemera, bottles, etc.; vintage and antique upholstered furniture, including wing and easy chairs, 19th century American classical carved mahogany sofa; antique woven coverlets; linens and dining room accessories; antique American country long bench; large collection of baskets and woven articles; more child’s chairs and miniature furniture; early continental child’s high chair, plus other youth chairs; set of six Chippendale caved mahogany dining chairs; Sheraton style inlaid mahogany two pedestal dining table; 18th century Pennsylvania two part wall cupboard; Sheraton style mahogany server; antique country hutch table; large selection of silver plated trays and serving pieces, S/P tea sets, napkin rings and related dining accessories; many pairs of brass and Sheffield candlesticks; unmarked American coin silver pierced bread basket with handle; partial Sevres ivy pattern tea set; primitive American pewter cupboard; large collection of candlesticks, antique sconces, antique dining room chandelier; large collection of vintage and antique porcelain dinnerware, glassware and cut glass; American federal style inlaid mahogany card table; federal cornucopia mirror; British antique tall case clock; Frederick Hart lucite sculpture "Innocence"; two framed reverse paintings on glass by Milton Bond; pencil drawing of female signed Caludia Orsini (Nicholas Orsini); rare pin ball modern sculpture by George Rhoades; interior and exterior sculptures, over one dozen by Boogaerts; garden urns, furniture, and outdoor statuary; Japanese porcelain and works of art; Federal, Victorian, vintage and modern furnishings; many oriental rugs and carpets; lamps, sconces, and chandeliers, two with Tiffany favrile glass shades; European and American bronzes; American, English and Continental porcelain; ceramics and stoneware; large collection of doll houses, toys, and teddy bears; country furniture; folk art of every type; stunning collection of vintage posters and other framed posters; framed Yale New Haven dedication print; vintage advertising tins; over a dozen framed Stobart and another dozen unframed; modern folk sculpture and outsider art; antique American bannister back and ladder back chairs; interesting Asian wicker trunk; miniature possibly American dressing chest; George III inlaid butlers secretary; inlaid tea caddies and other boxes; Regency decorated tole tray; Empire style high back/arm scrolled sofa; inlaid Continental vitrine; collection of Continental porcelain cups/saucers; fine American gilded federal mirror; gilded over-mantle mirror; selection of Chinese porcelains; selection of Japanese porcelain including Satsuma and small figures; modern brass and glass coffee table; modern upholstered sofa; custom inlaid side table; French carved and gilded settee; Jacobean style carved sofa or library table; modern design wrought iron furniture, porcelain and accessories; many pieces of pottery and outdoor planters; modern upholstered chrome sofa; several decorated country butter churns; large collection of classical and modern DVD’s; very fine stereo system equipment; modern sculpture and wall art; bronzes, paintings and mixed media artworks, including artists Reuben Tam, Charles Fazzino, Gino Boccasile, Leonetto Cappiello, Charles Roux, John Von Wicht, Barbedienne, August Moreau, Louis Felix De La Rue, Romero Britto, Vincent (Desire Faure de Brousse), John Stobart (two dozen), Noriko Sakanishi, Marc Chagall, Kazuko Magao, Gayleen Aiken, Gordon Grant, George Lloyd, Sergio Gonzales-Tornero; large Sargent-like portrait of a woman by Lyle Durgin; old master framed portrait mother and child; Japanese woodblock prints; and much more. As said above, it is almost impossible to completely categorize and list all the items in this sale. And, we are still finding good items in the carriage house and apartment.

Payment & Pick Up

Buyer’s Premium:
20% discounted for payment by cash or check.*
22% for payment by Master Card or Visa
*payment by check must be accompanied by a copy of credit card as backup.

Payment for rugs is strictly cash or cleared funds before release of merchandise.

Connecticut sales tax of 6.35% will be added to all purchases unless a Connecticut Resale Form is filled out in full and presented on day of sale.
Click here to download CT Resale Form. Form will also be available on-site.

All items must be paid for and picked up on day of sale. No exceptions.

Buyer is responsible for packing their purchases. Bring boxes, materials, and trucks/vans.

Registration Information

A valid license must be presented along with registration form to receive a bid card number.
Registration form will be available on-site or can be downloaded here.

If Tax Exempt, a Connecticut Resale Form must be completed or be on file.
CT resale forms will be available on site or can be downloaded here.

Terms & Conditions

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There are absolutely no representations, warranties or guarantees of any kind or nature regarding the description, quality, size, importance, genuineness, authenticity, authorship, attribution, provenance, age, period, culture, source, origin or condition or fitness for any purpose of any auction items and no statement made in our advertisements, in our catalogs either printed or online, at or during the auction, in the bill of sale, or otherwise or elsewhere, regardless of the degree of detail or specificity, shall be deemed such a representation, warranty or guarantee.

Title to each auction lot passes upon the fall of the auctioneer's hammer, and the purchaser assumes full ownership of and responsibility therefore at that moment. Thereafter the property is at the sole risk of the Buyer and neither the owners nor the auctioneers shall be responsible for any loss or damage. All items must be paid for and removed on the day of sale with no exceptions. There will be no security applicable to sold items either during or after the sale, and all purchasers are exclusively responsible for securing and protecting their purchases from and after the fall of the auctioneers hammer. There are no exceptions to this policy, which will be strictly adhered to.

Access To Premises

There will be limited pickup of items during the auction, although we will make every effort to accommodate those buyers wishing to pay and remove their items while the auction is still being conducted. Absolutely no items may be removed from the premises without presenting a copy of your paid receipt to the check-out staff. We ask your cooperation in this regard in order to assure smooth and orderly removal of your purchases. Vehicles may be brought onto the premises only to pick up and load purchases and must be removed promptly upon completion to allow access by other purchasers.