Monthly Archives: September 2013

5835 Diffley Rd. Ashville, NY

Set up and priced by  Tom Karapantso.  Family running sale.

Set up and priced by
Tom Karapantso.
Family running sale.


5835 Diffley Rd. Ashville, NY

( Off Open Meadows Rd. by Carpenter Pringle Rd.

3/4ths mi. from Blockville Harmony Historical Fair

Sat. Oct. 5th 10 – 5 Sun. Oct. 6th 10 – 5, 2013

Basement: Full of old tools, table saw, wood lathe, parts, step ladders, lumber, Ariens garden tiller; gas trimmer; rope on coil, elect. fans, car ramps, ice auger,bird cages, large flower pots, tree saw, vases, much misc. House: 2012 Kenmore refrigerator, white,31″ x 67.5″ (freezer on bottom); 2013 Amana washer & electric dryer set (originally over $1000 w/tax, used 1 month);Sterling House Early Amererican maple dining room.; Lane coffee/end tables; Hancock & Moore leather sofa & ottoman (cream); swivel rocker (brown) ;rocker/recliner (brown & tan); variety of nice lamps; 3 bookcases; pair vinyl seat wood chairs, usual kitchen; Sharp Carousel microwave; breadmaker; Bunn coffee maker; toaster oven, food, Corelle, all wood swivel kitchen counter chairs (3); telephone set of 3; oak night stands; wood magazine stand, twin beds w/ brass headboards ( Jamestown Mattress/Box and Sears Mattress/Box complete);bedroom chest (pine);adult ladies clothing; like new Bello’ black tempered glass TV stand, Christmas, VHS/DVD player; toys; stuffed animals, CD s; books & tapes, HP all in 1 scanner/printer/copier; luggage set; handicapped shower bench, walker; local oil painting of autumn scene and City Of Jamestown steamer by R.J. Harle;hiking poles, digital Blood Pressure monitor; books incl. birds, star gazing, SAGA of the HILLS and local interest. Some B. Bills items.

ANTIQUES: 5 gallon decorated crock no damage w/ nice cobalt flower; Mission bookcase, excellent cottage gingerbread clock, pieces of Noritake, clear and colored glass. Featherweight sewing machine.

COLLECTIONS: vintage clocks and newer clocks; extensive bell collection ( 80 + ) incl. signed Fenton & crystal, very large Happy Face collection.

Set up and priced by Tom Karapantso. Family running sale.  No #’s.

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4977 Marshall Ave. • Bemus Point, NY.

Tom Karapantso conducted sale.

Tom Karapantso conducted sale.

Estate of Cecil Rhodes

4977 Marshall Ave.

Bemus Point , NY

( Corner of Lloyd & Marshall St. by Golf Course )

WED. Sept. 18th, 2013, 10-5,  Thursday 10-5 , Friday quite likely.

Entry numbers at 9AM.  LIMITED entry. No early buyers.

FINE ART: The last opportunity to acquire from the artist’s estate some of his fine Woodscapes including favorite ones kept by the artist. Woodscapes is a term coined by Cecil  to reflect that the entire piece was made of an assemblage of wood pieces, that are cut, shaved, carved, painted, and glued to create a finished image. His  studio  contained thousands of pieces of wood, bark, etc. of various colors and textures to be used to complete a piece. In fact, all that material, labeled in boxes, is to be also offered for sale.The artist would spend an average of 900 hours on  a piece of artwork according to his brother David Rhodes and his later work would sell for thousands of dollars in his Pittsburgh gallery.  They are  often large sofa sized  artworks and are simply amazing. The scale, research, detail, architectural rendering, treatment, skill, and color and texture must be seen in person to appreciate. There will be notebooks that photo catalog his years of work to peruse, which will demonstrate his depth of skill and scope.

We will be offering for sale on paper and art board Cecil’s early works, college works, NYC interior & industrial design work, and teaching demonstration artwork in this sale. Albeit they might be considered  minor pieces to Cecil’s later work, many show  that his talent was strong out of high school and just grew with his schooling at Pratt Institute. When he graduated from Pratt, he partnered with a design firm on Madison Ave. and worked on colored architectural renderings that represent mid century modern design.

While some work is in  pencil, watercolor, pastel, conte crayon, or guache, it is not to be diminished by a more modest asking price. The paintings and drawings are simply wonderful to view, and  excites  the viewer viscerally as much as his Woodscapes, and many pieces are just simply great, while some may leave heads scratching as to what he was trying to create. 

As I have years of experience in teaching art and in art appreciation perhaps I am more influenced and able to  easily connect emotionally to the  work .  I cannot look at some of this work without seeing an extremely  talented artist.

It is  felt by his loving brother that a man so well known in the Bemus area and from his years as a teacher during the 1970’s at Maple Grove  that many would like to purchase something modest as a remembrance and frame the art for their home. So every doodle, every experiment, was saved and will be available.

TOOLS & WOOD IN GARAGE AND TENT: SEPARATE CHECKOUT. Many tools. Limited maneuvering and walking space- so limited entry.

WOOD:1/4th inch luan plywood, 1/8th inch redwood, stacks  & bundles of veneer ( domestic and exotic -all woods-all colors); selected woods for Woodscapes,  garden stakes, molding, framing, & more. Ryobi 4” belt sander on homemade stand-used once, RYOBI tiger saw with 2 batteries & charger, BSA hatchet; belt sanders, files, potter’s desk top hand wheel, sabre saws, hammers, pliers,  hand saws, utility knives, axes, power tools, drill bits, hardware, electrical,  nuts, bolts, screws,  Stanley planes, machete, levels, yardsticks, casters, paints, rollers, paint brushes, artist paints, felt markers, materials and brushes, rubber bands, new white 3 ring notebook binders,  pocket folders, French curves, pipe clamps, squeeze clamps, box full of C-clamps; carving chisels, drafting tools, electric cords, clipboards, cleaning products, 5 gallon orange pails, planter boxes, golf balls, cast metal bird bath, and unlisted. SPECIAL: Reed and Prince bolts and screws for restoring boats, set early vintage fore and aft lights, vintage 1950’s pleasure boat compass. 1996 Electric clothes dryer; small totes, older golf clubs, Christmas items, slides of student work at Maple Grove and much unlisted.

GARDEN SHED: Toro gasoline push mower, Scott’s reel mower, Sheppard’s crook, dolly, garden tools, misc.  

KITCHEN: 2003 Hotpoint Gas stove; refinished oak bedroom chest; pots/pans/ usual kitchen; microwave; small appliances; pair oak spindle back chairs; kitchen table & chairs; china, cookbooks, miniature animals, Swedish items, Fenton milk glass. CLOSET: Swedish flag, red devil vacuum, canner. BATH:  Ionic air purifiers, fans, humidifier, vintage cement gnome, & more. LIVING RM: Woodscapes and artwork, antique 1880’s possibly Scandinavian or Germanic chair; lamps; boxes of paperclips and some office supplies, older living room upholstered furniture; curved arm chairs, Mersman  end tables; SMALLS case of rubber and plastic  TOY CARS, etc; brass console set; antique mahogany desk, mahogany chair with embroidered seat; 2001 SONY TV, books, local history,  Cecil’s weathered outdoor easel, quality  sewn US flag. BEDROOM OFF BATH: 35 mm cameras/lenses, digital camera, twin frame, heater, vintage handmade Raggedy Ann/Andy dolls, Danish coffee table  bowl,  linens. BEDROOM OFF LIVING ROOM: More paintings and drawings artwork, Woodscapes by Cecil Senior and Junior, sewing items, maple bed, antique chests, garden chair ( red paint), painted plant stand, kneehole desk -needs some touch up; and misc.

COLLECTIBLES & SMALLS in KITCHEN BY CHECKOUT: Pair of wood shafted clubs ( Spaulding 3 wood; Hillerich & Bradsby LO SKORE putter; old golf balls, SMALLS CASE – Girard Perregaux wristwatch ( x);  pocket knives, old stop watch, wood carved whimsy’s; 1950s ladies archery medals; Zippo lighter brass case – Indian chief in profile; Bausch & Lomb bronze Science Award given to Cecil in 1950; and more.

CASH or CHECK with ID. Large Woodscape art priced in the thousands  will be retained  if paid by check until check clears then made available unless  individuals are  known.

NY STATE SALES TAXES of 7.5 %  ARE COLLECTED ON ALL SALES unless provided with vendor dealer exempt certificate.

CONDUCTED by Tom Karapantso Household and Estate Sales 716- 969-2912

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HOUSEHOLD SALE 434 Stowe St. Jamestown, NY

Tom Karapantso Conducted Sale.

Tom Karapantso Conducted Sale.


434 Stowe St. Jamestown, NY

Fri. Sept. 13, 2013 10 – 5 • Sat. Sept. 14, 10 – 1

Sofa & chair by England (green & white plaid); Lane coffee & end tables; table lamps; T V stands; oak kitchen table/chairs; microwave & cart; cookware; white resin tea table cart; King headboard w/ frame & match. bedroom suite; Queen brass headboard w/ frame, large mirror; video storage unit; Christmas décor + 8’ tree; speakers; Maytag air cond.; vacuum; resin patio furniture; bell collection, JHS yearbooks, computer desk, Jamst. Lounge bench, maple tea cart, bedroom chest ( painted) , few antiques, smalls, & more.

Numbers at 9AM.

August 18th-19th ( Wed- Thurs. ) will be the estate sale for Cecil Rhodes at 4977 Marshall Ave. in Bemus Point, NY. The sale will include a few pieces of antique family heirloom furniture and his artwork including his renown woodscapes, fine art, and many drawings, sketches, and paintings from high school thru his NYC design firm work, to teaching at Maple Grove. Much of the later will be very affordable to acquire. A very full garage of wood, veneers, tools, painting supplies, and such wood pieces that Cecil used to create his multi thousand dollar woodscapes is all up for sale. Sale is located in Bemus Point, NY on the corner of Lloyd and Marshall alongside the golf course. Oh and yes, do we have golfballs for sale.!

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D.A.R. HOUSE at 70 Prospect St. (just above Prather Ave.)

Tom Karapantso points out identifying marks on a crock to DAR members Sharon Terwilliger and Marty Karapantso.

Tom Karapantso points out identifying marks on a crock to DAR members Sharon Terwilliger and Marty Karapantso.

The Jamestown Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution is inviting the public for an afternoon of antique appraisals, (verbal, not written) much like the popular TV show. It will be held Sunday September 8, 2013 from 1-4 PM at the DAR house on Prospect St in Jamestown. Several area antiques’ dealers, including a local estate sale conductor, will be on hand to provide appraisals on antiques and collectibles. There will be tables of antiques for sale, finger foods and beverages, as well as a tour of the historic mansion will be offered. Admission and one item for appraisal is $5, and each additional item is also $5. For larger items, a good photo may be used. All proceeds will be used by the chapter to pay for the recent heating and insulation project.

Appraisers participating are:

Patty Willis is a Lakewood resident whose knowledge area is Arts and Crafts, period furniture and décor, hammered copper, 20th century and 19th century antique furniture, majolica, ceramic pottery, Raggedy Ann dolls, Chautauqua Lake related items, quilts, Russel Welch Paintings, clocks, lamps and lighting, fabrics and general line antiques.

John Nathan is a Jamestown resident with a wide knowledge base. John is familiar with Griswold cast iron, hand forged tools, jewelry, fountain pens, desk top inkwells and accessories, pocket knives, walking sticks and canes, pocket & wristwatches, turned wooden items, books, antique firearms, small advertising items, primitives, and older collectibles.

Bob Johnston, on the Board of the Chautauqua County Historical Society / McClurg Museum, will be able to appraise old postcards, tradecard albums; photo images by local photographers, items related to local history, steamboat and trolley history items; fire dept, Celoron Park, civil war items. He can direct you to where you may do further research, and helpful contacts, on your item in our local museums. Should you wish to have family items considered for possible donation to the Chautauqua County Historical Society (active since 1883), Bob will be able to assist you in that matter.

Vince Martonis, Chautauqua County Historian for the town of Hanover, experienced paleontologist; retired college educator, historical speaker, and historical displayer at the Busti Apple Festival. Mr. Martonis will evaluate stoneware crocks and jugs, Indian artifacts; Chautauqua County items, old bottles, postcards, Welsh’s and grape industry historical items, Silver Creek items, advertising signs, and all historical items from Chautauqua county towns and villages.

Steve Anderson, a resident and local realtor, has years of knowledge of glassware, art pottery, ceramics, furniture, general line antiques, and what local selling conditions, collecting trends and current market conditions are doing to prices of once popular antiques, and advise to sell or hold onto your family antiques. Mr. Anderson will be connected to the internet to assist in identifying current values of your appraisal item.

Tom Karapantso, will round out our panel and has been involved in collecting, buying and preserving local history, placing it into the hands of people who share a passion for the historical aspect of collecting. He conducts household estate sales throughout the year through which a wide variety of items are handled and priced. Besides the general line of antique items, he can share knowledge about antique bottles, jars, stoneware, books, old letters, paper ephemera, art & 19th century photography, marbles, toys, military a, political memorabilia, fishing, and older collectibles. Mr. Karapantso, has an art teaching background, and will be able to discuss the media used in the painting or fine art item, and with internet use, will offer a verbal appraisal.

In addition, the assembled colleagues will be able to direct those interested toward locating buyers should they wish to sell and/or meet people who share their collecting interests.

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