gsp june 23 2001 (2)

j_phl Member Photo

Clipped by j_phl

gsp june 23 2001 (2) - 4A COURIER-POST, COURIER-POST, COURIER-POST,...
4A COURIER-POST, COURIER-POST, COURIER-POST, Saturday, June 23, 2001 AuctionFirst day's highest bidders take home artwork from Garden State Park Continued from Page 1A of New Jersey," said Arcarl, president of the Erlton Fire Department Department here. And so the 24by-2l-inch 24by-2l-inch 24by-2l-inch 24by-2l-inch 24by-2l-inch framed photograph will go to the firehouse, where It will be displayed displayed beside the company's original 1927 LaFrance engine. Organizers fretted buyers would exceed the 1,500-person 1,500-person 1,500-person limit allowed by the fire code In the Pavilion, next door to the track's doomed grandstand. But would-be would-be would-be buyers filled only about two-thirds two-thirds two-thirds of the hall. The structure, once used for horse auctions, will be retained by the developer as an arts and culture center. Six spotters were dispersed through the audience to call auctioneer auctioneer Kerry Pae's attention to bidders on the periphery. They coaxed bidders far past the estimates estimates on such pieces as a 1927 oil painting of Gallant Fox and failed to persuade on such touted pieces as the phoenix sculpture. Paul Minore, a standardbred driver from Yardville, Mercer County, came hoping to add to his "We figured we owed it to the guys who fought the greatest fire in the history of New Jersey." BiH Arcarl, president of the Ertton Fire Department, who bought photo of the 1977 Garden State Park Are extensive Currier & Ives collection. collection. He agreed with Bruce Walls, a visiting auctioneer from Dover, Del., that prices In ITB's catalog were greatly inflated. "Maybe 10 times," he said. "Unbelievable." Minore set his cap on a large lithograph, Mill Boy and Blon-dine. Blon-dine. Blon-dine. He set his limit at $2,200, although although the low estimate in the catalog was $6,000. The final price: $4,100. In a pre-auction pre-auction pre-auction interview, Pae said he expected most bidders bidders would be private collectors like Minore because most art dealers buy art wholesale. "We expect people whose interest interest in equine art stems from their interest in Garden State Park," he said. 1TB has tried to sell its collection collection several times over the years, but a soft market for equine art muffled Its opportunity opportunity for profit. On Friday night, the track's glamorous past was resurrected as a dance band serenaded bidders bidders during a pre-auction pre-auction pre-auction cocktail cocktail hour. Auctioneers were attired attired in tuxedos. Women presenting art for auction wore low-cut low-cut low-cut black evening gowns. First on the block was a Len ox tureen embossed with the Garden State logo. The going price: $250. Already gone are the bronze letters that spelled the track's name, pried from the gates at the intersection of Haddonfield Road and Chapel Avenue, sometime sometime Thursday night. The track's new owner, Realen Properties Properties president Dennis Ma-loomlan, Ma-loomlan, Ma-loomlan, said he would report the crime to township police. The auction, by The Ken Gey-er Gey-er Gey-er Real Estate Auctioneers Inc, of Gilbertsvllle, Pa., runs daily through Tuesday. It resumes at! maintenance equipment and of-9 of-9 of-9 a.m. today, when the track's flee machines will be sold. The Sunrooms America ad that appeared in the Friday June 22, 2001 Courier-Post Courier-Post Courier-Post has incorrect dates for their OPEN HOUSE. Jl M s mm 1 Day - Saturday - June 23rd -10-5 -10-5 -10-5 -10-5 I 0-4 0-4 0-4

Clipped from
  1. Courier-Post,
  2. 23 Jun 2001, Sat,
  3. Page 4

j_phl Member Photo
  • gsp june 23 2001 (2)

    j_phl – 19 Jun 2017

Want to comment on this Clipping? Sign up for a free account, or sign in