PANAMA CITY, Fla. – Antiques and collectibles gathered by the late Yolande Freeman – a woman who was born in France and immigrated to the United States in 1961, frequently traveling back and forth between Europe and the U.S, adding to her collections as she went – will be sold at auction by The Specialists of the South Inc. on Saturday, Aug. 29. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide absentee and Internet live bidding.
It will be an on-site auction, to be held at Freeman’s former residence, at 4801 N. Lakewood Drive in Callaway, a suburb of Panama City.
Yolande was 21 when she met and married Robert Freeman, who was serving in France in the U.S. Air Force, in 1961. His service career took them to many places, but they settled in Florida in the 1970s, buying the very house that will be the site of the auction. It is still filled with her many treasures.
A few examples include an embossed vintage Belgian shield with crossed swords, a large unmarked ceramic sea life free-form centerpiece, a 1960s-era Racine Select Yachting pocket timer and a French “La Jurassiene” box.
Furniture will include a carved and barley twist desk and hutch and a Gothic-style game table (below) with swivel top.
Freeman was also a passionate animal lover. She was especially fond of poodles, as bidders will soon learn when they see the hundreds of poodle figurines in the sale.
For information about the auction call The Specialists of the South Inc. at 850-785-2577 or e-mail them at email@example.com.