Museum Antique Auction Means It’s Time To Clean Out The Attic

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RAHWAY — The Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum Association will hold their annual antiques at a new location on Saturday, Sept. 25, — The Gilded Lillie, an antique auction house at 1433 Main Street in downtown Rahway.

The museum association is now accepting tax-deductible donations of items 50 plus years old. Area residents who are cleaning out their attic and would like to donate can find out more by calling the museum at 1-732-381-0441.

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The museum’s 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, museum association trustee and chairperson of the event, said, “This is the perfect way for area residents who no longer want old collectibles, curiosities and vintage items while helping to preserve this local icon and our city’s history.”

Professional auctioneer Jack Barry, owner of The Gilded Lillie, will moderate the auction. The museum will post “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.


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