Antique Lighting: Single Owner Collection at Whalen Auctions

Cobra snake brass figure candlestick

Cobra snake brass figure candlestick, sold at Whalen Auction, April 2010

A single-owner collection of antique lighting sold on April 15, 2010, by Whalen Realty & Auction, Ltd. The sale was held at the company’s auction gallery in Neapolis, Ohio. The cataloged auction featured approximately 390 lots that were sold without reserve. There was no buyer’s premium.

A relatively sparse crowd of roughly 40 bidders participated from the floor, competing against a fair number of absentee bidders.

The seller, an Arkansas collector in his 80s, passed the goods to a younger generation of buyers. “He decided to sell what he had, and he didn’t care what it brought,” said auctioneer John Whalen.

Prices were mixed throughout the day. “The good stuff brought good money, and the other stuff you could hardly give away,” he noted. contributing editor Don Johnson

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