John McInnis to disperse popular Maine auctioneer’s collection

Clara Perry (1871-1940) oil on board, 14in x 11in (est. $2,000-$3,000) and a Tiffany Studios counter-balance desk lamp, circa 1909 (est. $2,000-$4,000). John McInnis Auctioneers image.

Clara Perry (1871-1940) oil on board, 14in x 11in (est. $2,000-$3,000) and a Tiffany Studios counter-balance desk lamp, circa 1909 (est. $2,000-$4,000). John McInnis Auctioneers image.

AMESBURY, Mass. – John McInnis Auctioneers announces the highly anticipated auction of William “Bill” Johnson’s personal collection on July 10-11. Available for purchase will be antiques, artifacts and treasures amassed over the last four decades. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide absentee and Internet live bidding.

Johnson was a well-known Kennebunk, Maine, auctioneer and collector of antiques since 1976. He died in February 2014. He had been acknowledged for his work in such publications as Yankee Magazine, who proclaimed him “The Keeper” for his extensive collecting habit. He was also featured on the television show American Pickers.

This diverse sale will offer Americana, Asian, Victorian, Native American, black Americana, country, advertising, lighting, clocks, cast iron, stoneware, redware, mochaware, paintings, presidential signatures, nautical, silver, pocket watches, and toys and banks.

Highlights include a Walter Durfee tubular bell-chime tall clock (below), a Tiffany Studios counter-balance desk lamp (above) and an early 1930s Dodge pedal car manufactured by Steelcraft, which was featured on an American Pickers episode.

Walter Durfee tubular bell chime tall clock, Providence, R.I., circa 1885, oak case, 102 inches (est. $10,000-$20,000) and a wooden tavern sign, 1832, double-sided, 41 1/2 x 25 1/2 inches (est. $2,500-$5,000). John McInnis Auctioneers image

Walter Durfee tubular bell chime tall clock, Providence, R.I., circa 1885, oak case, 102 inches (est. $10,000-$20,000) and a wooden tavern sign, 1832, double-sided, 41 1/2 x 25 1/2 inches (est. $2,500-$5,000). John McInnis Auctioneers image

Early beaded American Indian moccasins, 10 3/4in long (est. $300-$500). John McInnis Auctioneers image

Early beaded American Indian moccasins, 10 3/4in long (est. $300-$500). John McInnis Auctioneers image

Sevres ormolu mounted porcelain urn, 35in high, (est. $3,000-$5,000). John McInnis Auctioneers image

Sevres ormolu mounted porcelain urn, 35in high, (est. $3,000-$5,000). John McInnis Auctioneers image

This two-day auction will begin at 11 a.m. both days at McInnis’ gallery located at 76 Main St.

For details call John McInnis Auctioneers at 978-388-0400.

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.