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Date: Saturday, December 13, 2014
Time:10:00 am
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Charles B. Rhinehart Estate, Bristol Va.
35 Bramble Lane (Off Exit 7)
Bristol, Va.

Saturday December 13th. 10:00 am

Antiques, Mid-Century, Collectibles and Real Estate

Personal Property- Early plantation desk, bookcase secretary,
Rhapsody sterling silver set, toy trains, quilts, Chase mid-century
tea set, depression glass, Mid-century bedroom suite, Bisque Kewpie
doll, other vintage dolls and games, Lp's, large library, vintage
clarinets, washer and dryer, provincial dinning room suite, old
radios, fine art, fine china and glass, very large collection of
collector plates,cuff-link collection, vintage men's wrist
watches,large pair of silver-plate candelabras, perfume bottles and
other dresser items, pocket knives, used furniture, refrigerator,
early holiday decorations, linens and vintage clothing,many boxes
in the basement that have been packed up for years (many surprises
coming), early Remington typewriter, vintage stereo
equipment,Provincial kitchenette, bookcases, books, and much more.

Terms Cash or check 10% Buyers fee; Preview 9:00 am, Rain or shin
( Snow storm date will be Dec. 20th-Only a major storm will change
us to this date, MAJOR)

Real estate- Bart Long Auction (0732)of Bristol will offer the
house on this day. Please contact him directly for terms and
details.(276) 466-4663

Date: Saturday, December 6, 2014
Time:11:00 AM Eastern
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The Henry Foster Cane Collection
Saturday December 6th 11:00 am Eastern
125 West Market Street
Johnson City , Tennessee 37604

A fine lifetime collection of over 240 canes to be sold to the

The following link is to the interactive printed catalogue:

The internet catalogue and the registration link:

Here is a copy of the printed catalogue:

From the Collector:
I began collecting canes and walking sticks in 1972 when I bought,
for $700 at an auction in New York City, one lot consisting of 35
canes. I now had a collection and the objects piqued my interest to
learn more about the canes I had just acquired. I began looking for
canes, particularly ivory handled pieces, wherever I travelled. At
antique shows, shops and auctions I purchased canes whenever I
found them. To my eye, they were small, beautiful works of art.
At the time, I was the owner of a home heating oil business in
Brooklyn and earning a good income. I was unmarried and the prices
of canes were much lower then than they are today. Over the next 15
years I was able to purchase over 200 good quality ivory handled
sticks. I met my wife to be, Margaret, in 1987. She loved the
ivories but thought we had quite enough canes and I ceased my quest
to further increase my collection. We were married in 1989 and the
next year we sold the company and moved to Miami.
We bought a 4000 square foot home with lots of room to display our
canes. I was a boxing manager ( Glen Johnson was my major fighter)
and I began travelling internationally with my fighters. I began
buying canes again around 1992 but limited my purchases to
nauticals and elegant dress canes.
In 2012 I slowed down on my boxing business and had some health
issues. We sold our home in Miami and relocated to a 1900 square
foot house in a smaller town in Florida. The canes went into
storage. I contacted you and now youíve have the canes to sell for
Itís difficult to let go of a collection assembled over almost 45
years, but all things must pass. I hope we get great prices and
that the new owners appreciate these works of art as much as we did
while acquiring and owning them.
Henry Foster

Make your plans to attend the auction of the Henry Foster cane
collection here in Johnson City. Details will be up soon. Henry is
world famous boxing manager and promoter. There will be over 240
in this session. If you have wanted to attend one of our auctions
be the the one.Printed catalogs will be mailed the third week of
November. Buy you a plane ticket and come to this auction. Stay at
Carnegie Hotel here in the city. Ask for the Sterling Auction rate.

Preview 3-5 pm December 5th and morning of the auction at 9:00 am.
absentee, in_house, and internet bidding. Cash or check 20% BP

Date: Saturday, November 29, 2014
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Our Annual Thanksgiving Saturday Estates Auction

November 29th 10:00 am
Sterling Auction Gallery
125 West Market Street
Johnson City , Tennessee 37804

Major items from the Estate of a Mississippi River Delta Collector, Coin
Collections, Sterling Silver Va. Collection, Fine Carpets Etc

We will add photos until sale date so check back often,

Over 100 pieces of furniture of major styles, art pottery,fine carpets,
large U S and Canadian coin collection, sterling flatware, Fine art,Large
collection of American Fostoria, Pocket watch collection, ETWNC RR keys
and pocket watches, Fenton, Sterling flatware,over 30 US large cent, US
type coig collection, unsearched buffalo nicklesm estate box lots,
cane collection, folk-art, Imari and English transfer, ironstone, Country
primitives , fine china and glassware, Roseville, dining room suites, pie
safe, step-back cupboards, salt-glaze, Victorian cottage bedroom suite,
door stops, fine antique clocks, cut glass, early hanging corner cupboard,
school masters desk, Federal secretary, painted corner cupboard, harvest
tables and country stands, lot of blue willow,dressing tables,large group
of good oil paintings,unusual display cabinets, Asian items, firescreens,
drop leaf tables, tea tables, upscale used furniture, Jeorge Jensen
sterling mocha spoons, lanterns, plus hundreds of other items. This will
be one of the best auctions of the year.

Check back often. Cash or check 10% Buyers fee. Preview Friday 1 till 3
and the morning of the auction at 9:00 a m

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

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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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

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