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Youth Ministry Fundraising Estates Auction

Coin Hoard Treasure Lot!

1.51+ Carat 14kt Diamond Ring
Appraised value $13,500.00

Antique Ladies
14kt Diamond .80ct Ring
Appraisal value $7,550.00

Antique Ladies Platinum 1.84ct Diamond Ring
Appraisal value $10,250.00

Ladies 14kt Diamond
1ct Solitaire RingAppraisal value $8,500.00

Select Items to be auctioned to in house participants only!
"You have to be in it to win it"
Come see what will be auctioned ONLY to those in attendance on night of auction -
Feb. 5, 2016 - The Lyceum, Terryville, CT


Tim’s Inc. is proud to announce that we have collected
$74,147.00 in donations for
St. Jude Children‘s Research
Hospital In Memory of
Peter W. Chapulis.
Tim & mother Helen Chapulis
thank everyone for their
contributions in memory of
Peter W. Chapulis.

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The Bristol Home Show
February 20 & 21, 2016
Bristol Eastern High School
832 King Street, Bristol, CT
Saturday 11 am - 6 pm and Sunday 11 am - 4 pm

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Father Marchen for starting the Youth Ministry Auction 3 years ago
Father Tomasz
Dr. Kim Wasko-Cavoli
Katrina Budnick
Ed and Rae from the Lyceum, who stayed late nights and early mornings, making this all possible
The Hopkins Vineyard for their generous donation of wine for the evening
The Estates who helped make this year's auction a great success
Tim's staff and all the help from the Youth Ministry kids the night of auction
All those who came out and participated in the auction
All of Tim's Inc. customers who came out to bid live and on the internet

3rd Annual Youth Ministry Fundraising Estates Auction
to benefit the Youth Ministry of the Immaculate Conception and Saint Casimir Catholic Churches of Terryville, CT - Friday, February 5, 2016 • 5:00 pm Preview | 6:00 pm Auction
The Lyceum, 181 Main Street (Route 6) in Terryville, CT 06768
Donation: $10 Prior to Auction | At the Door $15

Outstanding West Hartford Estate contents are now cataloged and on the auction block ready to be bid on for auction night!

This year marks our 3rd Annual Youth Ministry Fundraising Estates Auction, to benefit the Youth Ministry of the Immaculate Conception and Saint Casimir Catholic Churches of Terryville, CT.  The past 2 years have seen tremendous success, and this year’s auction promises to be the best and most exciting one yet!  This year’s auction will also feature online bidding for the first time. 

Tim Chapulis, Auctioneer, of Tim’s Inc. Auctions will host the live auction, starting at 6 pm.  This year’s auction will feature spectacular items from a magnificent Harrison New York estate that just sold for $1.7 million dollars.  Including in this evening’s auction will also be contents from a Historic Victorian estate in Watertown, CT.  A walkthrough of these fabulous estates starts with an antique, one of a kind, out of this world, leaded glass doors featuring angels and cherubs, signed “Paris, 1888 J. Vantillard”.  “I have never seen a pair of this kind and quality, they are rare beauties to find in today’s marketplace”, states Tim Chapulis.   An elegant overhead crystal chandelier lights the way through the dining room, which is graced with a fabulous antique armoire with beautifully carved crest.  The owner has turned this armoire into a beautiful china cabinet. The beveled glass doors open to collections of Lalique and Steuben vases, and Tiffany crystal, a beautiful collection of 9 exceptional Roseville Pottery vases.  A collection of 4 crystal frogs, Val St Lambert, Wedgewood, Fenton  and Spode, Kare Spade vases, and additional fine collectibles.  An antique Farm Table with gorgeous finish is adorned with set of 12 5-piece place settings of Bernardaud Limoge, including sugar, creamer, vegetable bowl and large platter.  12 Waterford Crystal Curraghmore Water Goblets and 12 Waterford Crystal Curraghmore Wine Glasses sparkle under the fabulous lighting.  The table is surrounded by 6 matching mahogany ribbon back dining chairs, a phenomenal cut glass table lamp, attributed to Pairpoint sits atop an antique Federal drop leaf table.  A French Empire black marble and bronze pedestal with revolving top and huge claw feet sits in the corner of the room.   The first of several spectacular diamond rings just in time for Valentine’s Day are displayed including a 1.51+ Carat pear shaped 14kt Diamond Ring, appraised for $13,500, comes up to bid.

As you walk through to the parlor on a gorgeous, hand woven 10” x 14” Cranberry Red rug with gorgeous Center Medallion and Ornate Corners, you find a beautiful acanthus carved sofa, Federal period with cornucopia carved arms, extended carved claw feet, carved back, with tufted velvet upholstery.  A fine marble top library table graces the center of the room.  On this marble top table is a beautiful Stella Music box in solid oak original finish, with 11 music disks playing. 2 matching federal style chairs, a carved tapestry chair, and needlepoint chairs adorn the room.  A beautiful set of brass fireplace utensils sit by the fire, ready for use, and on the mantel you see a beautiful Eli Terry Wooden Works Pillar and Scroll Clock.  This clock was made and sold in Plymouth Connecticut by E. Terry & Sons.  It is found all original with hand painted dial, 3 finials, very nice label, and key wind. Eli Terry Sr. (April 13, 1772 – February 24, 1852) was an inventor and clockmaker in Connecticut. He received a United States patent for a shelf clock mechanism. Terry occupies an important place in the beginnings of the development of interchangeable parts manufacturing. The town of Terryville, Connecticut is named for his son, Eli Terry Jr. A matching pair of brass candelabras is found on either side of this clock.  Hanging above the Eli Terry Clock is an antique map of the Town of Terryville and the Town of Plymouth, CT dated 1874.  Fine artwork adorns the walls, including Sheep in the Meadow, and Cows in the Meadow, both in beautiful gold gilt frames.  More diamonds for the ladies including an antique ladies platinum 1.84ct diamond ring, appraised for $10,250, and a ladies 14kt diamond 1ct solitaire ring appraised for $8,500, come up to bid. An antique Country Grandfather clock by Riley Whiting, Winsted, CT, in old original finish, and weight driven, Wooden Works, sits in the corner of the room.  Antique glass table lamps light up the room, a Victorian Amberina glass hanging lamp from 1860’s America, and Victorian hanging lamp, Amberina glass, has original oil glass lamp, is adjustable. From Victorian Era, 1860's, and an amber hobnail glass hanging lamp adorn the hallway over a beautiful oriental runner, as we move through the home.

Entering the kitchen area, we see a fabulous over 100 year old painted cabinet.  This cabinet boasts a collection of fine pottery including Red Wing Von Briggle, and Door pottery, and an antique 5 gallon New Brighton Jug in beautiful condition. We also find a lifetime collection of Presidential and Congressional memorabilia.  These large scrapbooks contain many hand autographed and press released photos of American Presidents and congressman, Connecticut governors and congressional leaders, newspaper clippings, and serves as a thorough record of recent U.S. political history.  A Molasses jug from the estate of Calvin Coolidge is also found, adding to the excitement of finding such remarkable presidential memorabilia during an election year. A New Haven Banjo Clock is found hanging on one wall, and a Seth Thomas School house clock adorns the wall over a Carved Antique Clawfoot Mahogany Table with 4 antique chairs.  This table is set with silver candle holders with hand painted globes, and a beautiful silver plated tea service.  We also find a collection of fireman and police badges with many from the local surrounding towns of Litchfield, Bantam and Warren, Connecticut.

Continuing upstairs to the master bedroom, we find a Fabulous acanthus carved mahogany bedroom set with queen bed (rails have been lengthened to accommodate today's full queen size mattress sets), dresser and matching commode.  The dresser and commode feature fully carved dolphins. The commode has original towel bar, and dresser boasts a beveled mirror.  Acanthus carved columns and full 3 dimensional bed posts, adorn the bed.  All pieces feature their original hardware. This is a spectacular set that is almost unheard of to find in today's marketplace!  The owner originally paid $7,800 for this set.  On the bedroom fireplace mantel is a Lewis's Perpetual Rosewood Calendar Clock by Welch, Spring and Co. made in Bristol, Ct.  Beautiful folk art paintings are found on the walls with a rare Hatch Banjo Clock from the 1800s.  The rug is a beautiful 8’ x 10’ oriental burgundy and green wool.  More diamonds for Valentine’s Day include an antique ladies 14kt two-tone .80ct diamond ring, appraised for $7,550 and a 14kt white gold diamond ring band with over 30 diamonds. 
A Howard Miller "La Rochelle" Grandfather clock and Mahogany desk with banded inlay and carved detail, with a pair of matching Donghia designer brass stick lamps grace the office area.  An extensive collection of estate coins including World War II coin sets, $20 silver coin set, commemorative silver coins, gold coins and mint sets.  Vintage toy trains and accessories by Lionel and tin cast Hornsby are also found at these wonderful estates.

At the 3rd Annual Youth Ministry Fundraising Estates auction, you will have a chance to bid on all of these items and much more!  Come hear the beauty of this rare, Stella Music Box play for the crowd on auction night!  Rock ‘N Roll memorabilia including an autographed guitars by Willie Nelson, Les Paul, and Earth, Wind and Fire, along with memorabilia from The Rolling Stones, Sid Bernstein and Beatles memorabilia will be auctioned.

For those in attendance the night of the auction there will be items featured in the live auction that will only be available to floor buyers, including surprise and discovery lots, chests, estate lots.  Items for onsite bidders are still being discovered for this auction.  For those in attendance, enjoy a silent auction, wine from Hopkins Vineyard on Lake Waramaug, hors d'oeuvres, and child care for the evening will also be offered.  Bidding on silent auction must be done in person.  Donations for tickets is $10 in advance and $15 at the door.  Call Tim Chapulis, Auctioneer (860) 459-0964 for more information, or if you have an item you would like to contribute for this auction.  Tim Chapulis, and his mother Helen, are proud to be members of this community, and are asking for all his friends, customers, and all the people from our community to come out and support the Youth Ministry on February 5, 2016!  Mark your calendars and come on out to the Lyceum and help Tim and the Youth Ministry ring the bells for the success of this fundraising estates auction!  Let’s make this one the best one yet!


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