Over 200 enthusiastic bidders participated in Stair Galleries first auction on October 20th.   Colin Stair, President, said his new crew worked like seasoned professionals and the sale went off without a hitch.  Most of the crowd remained to see all 481 lots cross the block. 

Much of the porcelain flew off the block above estimate including the Bengal Tiger pattern soup plates ($1100), a pair of Worcester butter tubs ($1100) and a pair of Spode plates ($900).  Of all the blue and white offered, a pair of platters, one of which featured rabbits, did particularly well ($1700).

Canine and equestrian art performed well with the portrait of a dachshund selling for $850 and a bay horse in a landscape going for $3250.

The outstanding furniture lot was a rare George I tray top table which was purchased by a London dealer for $5500.

Only 11% of the lots failed to sell.   Colin Stair is heartened by the results and looking forward to his next sale on December 8th, saying,  “this proved to me that fresh merchandise draws willing buyers no matter what the experts tell us is going on with the economy.” 

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