August 23rd, 2009
Live Auctions with Emmert Auctions…Where they bring the Buyers and Sellers Together…Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
I am totally exhausted. Today, Sunday, I went to the Convention Center in Rehoboth Beach, where a huge auction took place. That was a full day event.
Emmert Auction Associates is a family operated enterprise. Butch Emmert started the business 34 years ago and the whole family is involved. Their telephones are 302-227-2433 during the day, 302-227-2714 in the evening and fax is 302-227-3946. Their e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. The website is www.emmertauction.com and you should go on it if you would like to find out all the upcoming auctions held by them in the Delmarva Peninsula, plus all kinds of pertinent information.
I have been to auctions for school fundraising events and I have actually stopped by at one of the Emmert auctions, but I had not stayed the whole day.
This particular auction had everything you could imagine. From a huge collection of guns to cars, Delaware tags (that will be another post, another time), plates, bikes, jewelry, furniture and even a Capano Trial Original Art. Hmm, I really don’t know who bought that one. They had rare maps, Canton China, rugs, and miscellaneous knick knacks.
It was crowded because the perfect day for an auctioneer is to have a cloudly day in my beach town. What else are people going to do?
There were a lot of locals and natives in attendance. Probably, these are the people that know what they are looking for and where to find it. It was very interesting.
The art was in abundance but 2 pieces were of particular interest.
There was an Alexander Charles Stewart Marine Scene. In case you don’t know who he is, he was born in Scotland and became a painter of ship portraits. After 1866 he spent the rest of his life along the Delaware River. He is considered one of the most prominent painters of that genre.
The other piece of art was a watercolor by Howard Schroeder. His paintings are coveted by all, but mainly by natives from the Delmarva Peninsula. In his paintings, he recorded the changing life of Southern Delaware for 50 years.
I left before the car auction and the Delaware tag auction had started. I am sure they were eye-catching.
Emmert auctions are year-round, so if you have never been to one or you are looking for something special or even if you would like to get rid of a few things or a whole estate, please get in touch with them. I am sure they would love to talk to you too.
I’ll see you soon.