RAHWAY — The Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum Association announced that their annual antique auction is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The association is now accepting tax-deductible donations of items 50 or more years old. Local area residents who are cleaning out their attic and would like to donate can find out more by calling the museum at 732-381-0441.
The entire proceeds from the auction will benefit the continued restoration and interpretation of the 210-year-old tavern building, an integral part of Rahway’s history. Carol Reminger, association trustee and chairperson of the event said, “This is the perfect way for area residents to clean out the attic of grandma’s collectibles and curiosities, while helping to preserve this local icon and our city’s history.”
Moderated by professional auctioneer Jack Barry of the Gilded Lilly Antiques in downtown Rahway, the auction will be held at the museum located at 1632 St. Georges Avenue, on the corner of Westfield Avenue in Rahway.
The association will be posting “sneak previews” of some of the incoming donations on their website, www.merchantsanddrovers.org. Last year’s donated auction items included beautiful ceramics, decorative furniture, artwork, silver, glassware, china, jewelry, toys, tools, and much more covering almost two centuries of style.
As in the past, this year’s auction promises to provide antique aficionados, collectors, dealers and simply the curious unique objects and great bargains, while enjoying the fun and excitement of participating and competing for what could be a rare find.
All donations can be dropped off at the museum. Call the Museum Director Alex Shipley at 732-381-0441 to learn how and when. Previews on auction day, Sept. 12, are from 9 to 10 a.m. and the admission fee for participation is $3, which includes a catalogue of all items.