As I mentioned the other day, I am heading to the auction on Saturday at Alex Cooper in Baltimore. You’re welcome to join me, as long as you don’t bid on anything that I want (HA).
Cooper’s has a gallery auction that is much more fast-paced and free-wheeling than the auctions in their main rooms. They sell about 100 lots per hour, and it’s the less expensive goods that are on the block.
But you can still get some great bargains on fantastic items regardless! Might I remind you of my sweet little blue settee with the down/feather cushion, picked up for a mere $20 (+18% commission + 6% tax). Still…
I had downloaded and printed the North Gallery pages, which listed about 300 items. I read through the items, and highlighted the ones that looked promising. I then went to the auction house and wandered through the gallery, checking out each lot that was there. I paid particular attention to those I’d highlighted, but also made notes on other lots that looked good.
After that, I went to the main rooms to see what was there and found some great pieces, although most of it is out of my range. As my friend David says, we like bid that are “insultingly low” and we often get the pieces we want.Do let me know if you’re planning on coming Saturday!