Church’s auction set for Saturday

Published 2:25 pm Wednesday, April 27, 2011

NANCY AND CLIFF WATSON display the two framed and numbered Disney lithographs being auctioned Saturday, April 30, at the Reynolds Chapel United Methodist Church fund-raising auction.


Special to The Post-Searchlight

Bargain hunters will find a mixed bag of goods to bid on at the Reynolds Chapel United Methodist Church fund-raising auction scheduled for Saturday, April 30.

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Highlighting the list of auction merchandise is a 52-inch Craftsman riding lawn mower with 25-horsepower electric start Kohler engine. The mower is in almost new condition and has only been used four or five times.

A Model 718 Woodmaster planer, which can also be used as a sander, rip saw or molder, is also being offered. It belonged to a master woodworker and is being sold due to health reasons.

Also to be auctioned are numerous pieces of furniture, including a beautiful curio cabinet, sofa and recliner, tables and chairs, and patio furniture. Other items for use in the home include homemade quilts, kitchen utensils, dinnerware and dishes.

Numerous silent auction items valued at almost $2,000 are being bid and include restaurant gift certificates, resort lodging, pressure washing services, attorney services and beauty shop discounts. Many kinds of homemade cakes, jams and jellies will be sold during the day.

Collectible items going up for bid are two framed, numbered Disney lithographs by Don Williams (one of only two artists authorized to use Walt Disney characters in their works) and a personal stamp collection of approximately 200 24-karat, gold-plated stamps issued through the Golden Replicas of United States Stamp Program. The collection includes commemorative issues of stamps recognizing special, historic events, especially space achievements.  The stamps are in four leather-bound albums.

Auctioneer for the event will be Tom Mills of Southern Mills Auction, Bainbridge. Bid items can be inspected from 8 to 10 a.m. when the auction gets underway. Breakfast food will be available, and at lunch the menu will include hot dogs, barbecue sandwiches, chips and drinks.

Reynolds Chapel is located at 2676 Burke Road near the intersection with Highway 374 (Lake Seminole area behind the old FDR School site).