An Amazing Array of Historic Items to Bid On in Newburgh Auction
Collectors are flying in from around the country for a once-in-a-lifetime auction of estate items in Newburgh.
Who's Estate is Being Auctioned?
To start, let me tell you a little about the man who left this amazing collection behind. Amos Kimball was a respected historian and antique collector from Newburgh, who passed away recently at the age of 90. At the time of his death, Amos was still living in the Homestead where he spent his entire life. His love of history, fostered by his family, prompted him to hang onto things from the 1800s and leave the family's general store untouched for more than 80 years.
What Types of Things Are Up for Bid?
People came from around the country to tour the general store, which is on the national historic registry and is also up for auction, as well as the barns and all of Kimball's belongings, other than those being kept by the family. It's an absolutely incredible array of items, from the very large to the very small, so don't think you won't be able to afford anything. While you may not be able to pay for the classic Corvair, you may be able to go home with a historic painting or an antique piece of pottery.
When and Where is the Auction Taking Place?
If you have some time today, the items can be previewed until 4:00 in the afternoon at the Kimball Homestead, 2909 Western Avenue in Newburgh. The auction, itself, will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 29th and 30th, beginning at 10:30 in the morning. Find more information and lots of pictures of auction items on the website for Farrin's Auction House.