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Elkader, Iowa 52043
Items must be picked up Friday, May 19, 11-4 CST or Saturday, May 20 from 11-2 at our downtown Elkader, Iowa, warehouse at 110 Mulberry Street Rear, in the alley straight across from the Elkader Post Office on the left. Our auctions move quickly and we don't have room in our warehouse to store sold items.
Worldwide shipping is available for many items. If you require shipping, please let us know. If you are a regular bidder or you have an out-of-state address, we will assume you'd like your items shipped and we'll contact you within a few days of auction end with an updated shipping invoice. Please call or contact us if you have any questions. Sales tax will be charged unless you have a reseller certificate on file or your item/s are to be shipped out of state.
One of the fun things about doing auctions is you never know what's going to come in. This particular auction was shaping up to be strictly Mid-Century-Modern, or MCM, or the atomic age of the 1950s / early 1960s. But with two estate additions added at the last minute, one from Luxemburg, one from Dubuque, instead of waiting for the "next-next" auction, I thought I'd go ahead and add much of it, at least the larger-in-size items, to this one, though some of it was antiques and some from the 1970s. Altogether in the warehouse the varied styles melted together (the '50s also had a regency style which pulls in old style influences of some of the later pieces) so you'll find both here and them some, mostly MCM but with an eclectic taste. I hope you enjoy!
Vintage & antique furniture including an amazing MCM lucite-and-glass dining set. Many vintage store displays and decorative shelving. Vintage mid-century pottery & glassware. Sewing machines, tables, boxes, baskets & supplies. New in-box sets. Large brass collection, barware, Pyrex, McCoy, Red Wing and a large MCM lighting collection. Unique antique wooden furniture and a collection of vintage seating.
Large items, furniture, lamps, large dish sets and breakables are pick up only. If you have any questions regarding pick up or shipping, please contact us prior to auction end.
Bidding will be here on ElkaderAuctionHouse.com and takes place online only. You must register and have a credit card on file to bid. All credit cards will be charged immediately after auction close, unless the total is over $1,000. A buyer's premium of 10% applies to all purchases.