Today it was time once again for the Lions Clubs’ annual consignment auction… an event generally I think of as marking the near arrival of Spring.  It was breezy outside, but at least it wasn’t snowing as it had last year.  As there wasn’t anything that I couldn’t live without, I took some photos and headed home.  Here are what I perceived to be the highlights of the sale – all items of architecturally-related interest:


Exterior door, circa 1880’s with original rim lock.

Industrial lighting.

Decorative iron grilles, c. 1960’s.

Upside-down pair of two-panel doors, circa 1930ish.

Large assortment of vent and flue material.

Section of 1920’s kitchen wall cabinet. Note bracket on side, which undoubtedly once held a can opener.

This was a fun discovery – a Murphy bed! Not sure if Murphy was the manufacturer, but it is an in-the-wall folding bed hidden behind a wide door. It even had the original mattress! Also included were a tiny folding headboard and footboard which resembled iron beds from the 1910’s.

A pair of door sidelights, c. 1915.

My favorite discovery – a hardware store display of “modern” cabinet hardware, c. 1940’s.

Even the back side was put to use! I thought about staying to bid on this, but didn’t want to hang around for three more hours.

Four-panel door with original varnish and hardware, c. 1905.

Three blonde slab doors, c. 1960. (No, these aren’t from the trailer I posted about recently, but at least whoever removed these doors recognized that they still have value and utility).

Two pairs of glass blocks, c. 1950’s.


That’s it!  We’ll try again next year!


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