Thursday, March 02, 2006

Eighth Annual Museum Center Antique Auction

The Eighth Annual Museum Center Antique auction will be held March 3rd at the Maysville Country Club beginning at 6 pm with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, leading to dinner at 6:30. The auction itself begins at 7 pm. Dinner is $55 for members of the country club and $60 for nonmembers.

According to the Ledger Independent, some of the items available include: Rings of amethyst, diamonds and sapphires; gold necklaces, bracelets and watches that have been donated by museum patrons; sterling silver spoons, forks and other utensils; select china pieces, including Delphine's Coronation of King George VI and Elizabeth pattern; crystal goblets, vases, pitchers and flower baskets. There are also four cups that are marked 1937 and have been donated by an anonymous supporter among the antiques.

More modern items include: The Magic 8 Ball from the movie "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events"; a signed black and white photograph of designer Calvin Klein; the playbill from the Lynn Redgrave play, "Sweet Sue," and a framed advertisement of Lux soap featuring hometown girl Rosemary Clooney.

Definitely seems like an event to participate in, if you've got the cash. Reportedly, the auction raises nearly $20,000 a year.

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posted at 1:39 PM by Jeremy Parnell