Specialists of the South to auction prominent couple’s estate Oct. 3
PANAMA CITY, Fla. – Hundreds of antique and collectible items gathered over the course of decades by the late Julian and Agatha Bennett, plus fine furniture pieces will be sold at the couple’s former residence. The Specialists of the South Inc. will conduct the auction on Saturday, Oct. 3, starting at 8 a.m. Central time. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide absentee and Internet live bidding.
Mr. and Mrs. Bennett were prominent members of the community. Julian Bennett was an attorney for more than 60 years, served two terms in the Florida House of Representatives from 1961-1967, opened The Reef Hotel with his brother Don in the 1950s, and was instrumental in developing Panama City’s beachfront area.
Agatha Bennett taught in the Bay County school system and served as president of the Bay County Democratic Women’s Club. She took an active role in the family’s many business enterprises. She passed away in 2012; her husband died in 2013.
What they left behind is a houseful of treasures, with most of the collectible items and decorative accessories carrying Mrs. Bennett’s personal touch.
“Mrs. Bennett had a keen eye for quality, and she spent a lot of time in the area’s antiques shops, just browsing and buying,” said Logan Adams of The Specialists of the South Inc., which is based in Panama City.
For details contact The Specialists of the South Inc. by calling 850-785-2577 or e-mailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.