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Benefit Auction and Preview Night April 27-28

Antique dealer Ephraim Trimpey creates a self-portrait while photographing a display of antique dolls in the window of his antique shop at 128 Fourth Avenue in Baraboo, May 1946.
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The FRIENDS of the Wisconsin Historical Society will roll out the support organization's 30th Star Benefit Antiques Auction on Saturday, April 28, in the historic Clausing Barn at Old World Wisconsin, an event that provides important funding for the Society. Riene Wells and Debbie McArdle, veterans of the enormously successful 2010 Antiques and Vintage Auction, are coordinating the event. An exciting Preview Party, Friday evening, April 27, will kick off the event with a fish dinner, door prizes, free antiques appraisals and featured speakers, Jerry Apps, author of the Wisconsin Historical Society Press book, 'Barns of Wisconsin,' and his son, Steve Apps, whose photographs illustrate the book. Festivities begin at 4:30 pm and end at 9 pm. The cost, including dinner, is $39 per person. Viewing on Saturday will begin at 9 am, and the auction will begin at 10 am. There is no charge to attend the auction.

Volunteer Auctioneer

Well-known Oconomowoc auctioneer Carol Miller of Bailey's Honor Auction & Estate Services has volunteered to call the April 28 auction. She boasts an impressive resume that speaks of 17 years of experience in the auction industry. She holds the title of 2010 Wisconsin State Champion Auctioneer.

Generous Grant Supports the Auction

A grant from the Wisconsin Antiques Dealers Association continues the group's commitment as the auction's founding sponsor. The admissions charged at the association's October and February antiques shows in Waukesha fund the grant and scholarship programs. See for more info.

If You Go

To purchase Preview Night tickets, or for other questions, contact Riene Wells at 262-363-4700 or by email or Debbie McArdle at 815-575-1272 or by email.

:: Posted April 19, 2012

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