It is an honor and a priviledge to provide to you the estate sale of Ray and Clara Clemons of Shiner, Texas.
As we have worked preparing this over the last few weeks, I have discovered that many of the items in this sale were purchased when the family owned the Historical Dilworth Home in Gonzales built in 1912. The Clemons family purchased the Dilworth home and lived there for many years.
We have moved all the estate items to be sold from the family home and storage in Shiner to the Wolters Brothers building (downtown Shiner) to include 9 classic cars.
In addition, I would like to take a moment to help clarify how this estate sale will work as I realize some of you may be attending an "Estate Sale by Vivian" for the first time:
This is an estate sale and not an auction.
All items, including vehicles, will be priced when you enter the doors at 9:00 am Wednesday.
I will post the prices of the cars and the bells on this website by Tuesday evening.
All prices are firm the first day. You may bid at any time on any item priced over $100.
I will consider reasonable offers/bids no later than 4:00 pm on Saturday.
I will hand out numbers to those waiting in line each morning beginning at 8:00 am.
I will allow people to enter the building each morning at 9:00 am in order of their numbers.
If you pull the price tag off of an item, then you are obligated to buy it.
The first person to pull the price tag off of an item, including vehicles, is the person that buys it.
What I know about the estate sale items and the vehicles is based on what the family has disclosed to me and on the fine reputation of the Clemons family.
Payment for vehicles will be cash and certified checks, no credit/debit cards.
I will accept cash, credit card, debit card on all other items.
You may leave a "non-refundable deposit" on a big ticket item to secure it.
I have included many photos of the area shops and restaurants for you to visit while you are in the Shiner area even though they are not part of this estate sale.
My phone is ringing off the wall from all over Texas and then some. I will be glad to answer your questions when I am available. I may not get a chance to answer emails or voice mails until after the sale. You may stand a better chance of getting me by texting.
See you at the sale,
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
June 27 - 28 -29 - 30
9am - 5pm each day
716 N Avenue D
From IH10 in Beaumont, go west to exit FM 609 toward Hwy 95. (Just follow the signs to Hwy 95 - left under the underpass, then go a few blocks and turn right on Hwy 95. In a few blocks Hwy 95 turns to the left. Go on to Shiner. Right on Avenue D. (It is worth the drive - approximately 3 hours, 200 miles and lots of things there beside the Estate Sale). Click Here for driving directions from any address.
NOTE ON VEHICLES: The vehicles were setup for display years ago. The family told us that they were properly setup for storage with tanks empty and other preservation steps taken. (We don't know any other details). Before they were setup for storage the family said they were driven regularly. The cars have very low mileage - only one car, the Chevrolet pickup has over 100,000 miles and it has 103,000. Most have less than 50,000 miles.
Car prices are listed below. All cars are registered and duplicate titles have been ordered. Cars are sold "as is - where is" with no warranty. You may place bids on any of the cars. If they are not sold at the asking price, we will consider any reasonable bids.
1954 Kaiser Manhattan (built in Detroit) $8,995
1962 Chevrolet pickup, purchased new by Ray Clemons $9,850
1931 Chrysler Model 70 w/rumble seat $21,350
1939 Buick Special w/36,000 original miles $12,950
1950 Oldsmobile 88-4door, 1st overhead valve V8 by GM $8,995
1947 Buick Super w/23,000 original miles $5,995
1972 Lincoln Mark IV 2 door hard top $5,250
1972 Continental 4 door sedan $4,250
1969 Chrysler 300 convertible production #1933 440 engine $8,495
100s of automobile pamphlets, repair manuals, etc
Allis-Chalmers WD Tractor
Kawai Grand piano Model KG - 6C
Incredible antique credenza
Victorian burl walnut tester bed
12 Place settings of International Sterling Silver in the Wild Rose pattern. (This will be brought to the building each day of the sale - WILL NOT BE LEFT IN THE BUILDING WHEN THE SALE IS NOT OPEN)
Several miscellaneous sterling serving pieces
Matching marble top dresser w/mirror
Rare "relief" created by a Dutch artist that painted many of the rooms/designs in the original Dilworth home (this actually hung over the fireplace and depicted: Relief sculpture of Baroque masterpiece painting by Guido Reno in Italy, "Apollo in his chariot preceded by Aurora bringing light to the world" and the original was done for the palace of a cardinal who was nephew to Pope Paul V in 1616)
32" Cast iron bell (on skids for transport) from the First United Methodist Church inh Hutto, TX $1,995
20" Cast iron bell from Doris Howard Ranch in Belmont, TX $999
Large primitive style apple press marked: R. Baccellieri
Eastlake side chairs
Eastlake pink marble top lamp table
Aladdin oil lamps
Antique kerosene & oil lamps
Antique German 3 weight grandfather clock
Mantle & wall clocks
Pair of antique arm chairs
Tiger oak 4' sideboard w/mirror
GWTW pedestal oil lamp, electrified
Lenox crystal stemware
Vintage tube radios
Glassware & crystal
Antique oak side table
19th Century silver plate condiment set
Oil painting by Peter Haywood
Fostoria silver rimmed stemware
Flintridge china with silver band
6' Tall lighted curio
Dozens of beautiful silver plated serving dishes/tea service
This property will soon be on the market, if you are interested, please let us know!
For those of you from Beaumont and anyone else interested in some great treasures, Trisha's shop in Schulenburg, is open and ready for business. Her artist soul is apparent in every corner of her shop.
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