The hustle and bustle of the holiday season continues with Christmas only ten days away and our multi-estate auction less than a month away!
Keep in mind too that we currently have a TIMED AUCTION running through Friday, December 19. You can access the Timed Auction at the following link: http://www.auctionzip.com/cgi-bin/auctionlist.cgi?vuid=8694
The last of the items consigned to our January 10th auction came in yesterday, but today I’ll focus a bit on the large collection of Sad and Flat Irons on the auction block January 10th.
Sad irons/sadirons, also called flat irons or smoothing irons were created for the purpose of de-wrinkling fabric. “Sad” is an Old English word for “solid.” The Oxford English Dictionary describes ‘sad’ as once meaning heavy or compact — thus the name ‘sadiron.’ The sadiron is one type of iron and dates back to the mid 1700’s. There are many other irons that were developed for special uses such as irons specially shaped for sleeves and fluting irons. One of the major drawbacks to the sadirons was that they cooled off quickly and therefore many homes had several irons so when one cooled off, another was ready to go. There was also gas or fuel heated irons and a box iron that was hollow and it was meant to hold coals, It was difficult to get a sufficient draft to the coals in order to keep them burning and the iron hot. It wasn’t until 1882 when the first electric iron was patented.
Phew, imagine the work that went into pressing clothes back then. Makes you really appreciate ‘permanent press’ clothing these days!
You will find a large selection of various irons up for auction on January 10. Photographs of select sadirons can be viewed in the Gallery Section at the following link: Click or paste this link to view the Gallery Sections for both the TIMED and Multi-Estate Auctions: http://www.auctionzip.com/cgi-bin/auctionlist.cgi?vuid=8694
As mentioned above, we are running a TIMED AUCTION now through December 19. You’ll find Nautical and Glass items there — all of which will make great Christmas gifts for the collector on Santa’s list.
The January 10th auction will be held at the Eagleswood Fire Hall located at 219 Railroad Avenue in West Creek, NJ. The order of sale will begin with a preview at 8 a.m., Box Lot Items at 9 a.m., Cataloged Items at 10 a.m. followed by Table Items and Furniture.
The January 2015 auction filled up quickly. We are now scheduling appointments for our Spring 2015 multi-estate auction which is now set to be held on Saturday, March 21. If you are considering consigning to our sale, please don’t hesitate to contact us. There’s no fee for us to come out and preview items you wish to sell and you’re under no obligation. Don’t delay.
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