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Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014
Time:10:00 am
May 17th 10:00am
Living Estate Auction
903 Forrest Av
Johnson City, Tennessee 37601

Mrs. Young is moving to Baltimore to a small apartment and there will many many upscale items to auction to the highest bidder.
We will post more photos the week of the auction. There are many older items in storage in the basement plus a very large consignment of
nice outdoor furniture which is not pictures.

Most items are in tip-top condition. This is an auction you want to attend if you need fine items for your home.

Preview 9:00 am Cash or check 10% Bp

Kimall M Sterling Inc. TFL-1915

Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014
Time:10:00 am
Retirement Liquidation Antiques Auction
Saturday May 3rd 10:00 am and May 4th at Noon.

Nooks & Crannies Antiques

146 Broad Street,

Kingsport, Tennessee 37660

Photos coming soon!!!!!!!!!!!1

The owners are retiring and have contracted with us to sell the contents of
the store, storage, Christmas Shop, and some personal items. There will be
fine furniture, glass, and all categories of antiques and collectables.

Cash or Check 10% BP Plan for a big day with lots of bargains. Bring your
truck or your friends truck and load it down. Preview 9:00 am
Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time:9:00 am Eastern
Ivory Cane Auction
Saturday April 26th 9:00 am Eastern
125 W Market Street
Johnson City , Tennessee

This sale will consist of some very fine ivory canes.

Here is the link to the printed catalogue:

Here is the link to the internet Catalogue:

Ivory Update April 4th-

Obama's new executive order to halt the sell of antique ivory to stop the poaching in Africa did have a "drop dead" date of June 1. I appeared In Washington D C before the board on March 20th. It seems that we are going to have some leeway on the June 1st date. So I have changed the title of the auction to "Ivory Cane Auction". As per some correspondence with the head of the Fish and Game department that will be handling this I see maybe the end of August as a drop dead date. This law will take effect but I feel that those of us who are working on this and going to DC are going to make a difference of how it is implemented. Wish me luck. I will be back before the board in the later part of June or the first of July.

I will be accepting Ivory for the Summer 2014 Auction now that we have a little more time. It will probably be the last time that we will be able to auction it until the law is reversed. If you have Ivory canes to sell please cont us

Here is the link to the New York Times article:

Some of the emails:


Thanks for the message. I do have some additional news. We will publish all additional administrative actions (revoking or revising the African elephant special rule, incorporating the Director's Order in regulations, changing sport-hunted trophy requirements) as proposed rules. This means that none of these actions will go into effect immediately. We are still targeting June as when we would publish proposed rules. We would then have a public comment period before doing final rules. Thus, final rules would likely be several months after June.


Thanks for the message. I don't think we have a drop dead date for full implementation of the administrative actions. The one that would have the biggest impact on your auctions is revocation of the Endangered Species Act African elephant special rule. The earliest that I see that happening is some time in June. If it is published as a proposed rule, we will have a public comment period and a final rule would follow several weeks or a few months later. If we publish an interim final rule, it would go into effect when published, though we would still request public input. This is why I say June is the earliest that this could occur.

Yes, except for the implementation of our "use after import" regulations. Once they are published and go into effect (probably about 6 weeks from now) you will have to be able to demonstrate that the item offered for sale was imported pre-1990 (for African elephant ivory).

Previous data below:
Obama’s new executive order to halt the sell of antique ivory to stop the poaching in Africa has a “drop dead” date of June 1st as it stands now. I do feel that there will be a change in this law in the future but this will be our last offering until it does. I appeared In Washington D C before the board on March 20th. Today is March 31st and it seems that we are goingtohave some leway onthe June 1st date. We might even have " The Second Last Great American Ivory Cane Auction" Stay tuned.

Cash or check 20% BP
Kimball M Sterling

We are now accepting African American items for a future auction. Toys, paperwork, books, political , historical, musical, slavery,civil war, advertising, quilts, art, canes, and most anything related to this field.
Please contact us at if you have items to consign
We are in the tent rental business and have been for about 15 years here in Johnson City, We service a pretty wide area. Our sizes go from 20 x 20 to 40 by 80. Most of our tents are made by Eureka. We rent to business's, church's,Johsnon City Country Club, The Range. Lowes of johnson City, Elizabethton Chamber of Commerce, Covered bridge Festival, Girls Inc. of Johnson City, fireworks stands, Walmarts, TNT Fireworks, weddings, partys, and much more. We do not charge estra for delivery or set-up

Our tents can come with sides or without sides. We do keep a few tables also to rent but not many. We do mostly tents. You can see out tents setup at most of the Walmarts in SW Va during the Fourth of July. We have done those tents for about 8 years. All of our tents are up to fire code and most are pole tents. all of our tents are clean.

Give us an email or a call for a price. Our tents are high peeked and we also have some Capris (Looks like a big geometric butterfly has landed). Take a look at the Eureka Tents web site and you will see most of what we have. Wedding tents, party Tents,

Trade works as good as cash. Give us a chance to quote you.
Kimball M. Sterling Inc.
125 West Market St.
Johnson City, Tennessee 37604
Accepting Jewelry, Coin Collections, Silver and Gold Coins for upcoming Auction.

One piece or a complete estate. Call for a free evaluation

Please email us at or by phone 423-928-1471



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