Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Bellows Falls, VT, United States
DoneTue, May 8, 2018 6:00 PM GMT
HISTORIC, VINTAGE & COUTURE CLOTHING
Rare historic and vintage clothing from museum & institutional collections will be auctioned at Augusta Auctions, 48th specialty auction event. Lovers of historic textiles and vintage clothing have been planning their 2018 pilgrimage to the Sturbridge, Massachusetts auction venue since last year's sales ended. Collections offered at the Tuesday & Wednesday sales include treasures representing four centuries of fashion history. These treasures originated from the closets and backrooms of many prestigious institutions. Consigner institutions include Museum of the City of New York, the University of Nebraska Quilt Study Collection, the Goldstein Museum, the University of Maryland Historic Clothing Collection, the Strong Museum (NY), the American Textile History Museum (MA),and more than two dozen other institutions, estates and private collections. Proceeds from this sale help to provide financial support earmarked for the preservation and maintenance of museums permanent collections. The catalogued lots are open for preview at NOON on Tuesday May 8th with the sale starting at 2PM. Many of the clothing lots in Tuesday's 416-lot catalog sale have been grouped into large lots geared to collectors, vintage store owners and lovers of rare and beautiful vintage clothing. Quilts & historic textiles will be sold on May 9 during Session 2 of this sale Those unable to attend in person can bid online through LiveAuctioneers.