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NorthEast Auction Associates
Wallace Carter Schmidt, principal auctioneer with NorthEast Auction Associates Greenfield Center, NY and a contract auctioneer, is conducting auctions in CT, NJ, and NY, including Long Island. An accomplished antique and Oriental rug auctioneer, Schmidt now brings a lifetime (since 1967) of auction experience to real estate. He also does traditional real estate listings. He is now able to offer his clients a highly valuable service-that of selling the contents and the real estate at one time. He is a graduate of the Missouri Auction School, which is referred to as the Harvard of auction schools. He organized the largest appraisal fair this area has ever seen at Russell Sage College.Wally also organized an appraisal fair at St. Peter's Hospital where a very important Satsuma vase was brought in with an appraisal value of up to $20,000. These fairs help raise revenue for many different causes. He has worked with Donna Hassler of The Rensselaer County Historical Society.. Camp Good Days and Special Times, Inc is another project he has worked with. He is available as a speaker. One discussion was of Oriental Rugs at Doyle’s Absolute Auction Gallery in Pleasant Valley, NY. He is experienced in liquidations. A member of NAA, he held an exhibition at the annual NYSAA meeting and lectured on selling rugs at auction. Schmidt lives with his wife, Judy Turney Schmidt, a retired educator, in Greenfield Center. He also does benefit auctions which include these organizations: New York State Theatre Institute, Troy, NY Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation, Saratoga Springs, NY Proctor’s Theatre, Schenectaday, NY Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY St.Clement’s School, Saratoga Springs, NY Blessed Sacrament School, Syracuse, NY St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Memphis, TN Chatham Firehouse, Chatham, NY Litchfield Firehouse, Litchfield, CT Christ Church, Greenville, NY Burnthills United Methodist Chruch, Burnt Hills, NY Charles Semowich PhD is another associate. He is the owner of. Charles Semowich Fine Arts, 1980-present.In this position, he purchases and sells artwork, prepares appraisals and provides consultations. He is a very prominent author, curator, lecturer, teacher, historian, appraiser, and auctioneer. He has a master's degrees in Art and PhD in Art History. He has written an important book on furniture and many articles, including three articles in the important Dictionary of Art. His lectures have been on such topics as furniture, prints, folk art, and other areas. He is listed in: Who's Who in American Art Who's Who in America Who's Who in the World and Biographical Encyclopedia of American Painters Sculptors and Engravers of the U.S. Colonial to 2002. Charles was the president of the Print Club of Albany 1989 - 1999, and past executive director of the Albany Center Galleries Inc., Albany, NY. He has been a book reviewer for The Antiquers's Guide since 1986. He is a carillonneur, organist, and composer.
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