Welcome to the Canton Barn.
December 7th is our last auction of 2013. We will be closed for the holidays. Our weekly Saturday night auction schedule will resume on January 4th, 2014. We wish everyone a season of joy and love, and a very Happy New Year!
Canton Barn is exactly that - a circa 1820s barn complete with weathered barn
boards and cupola. In the winter, heat is partially provided by an 1845
Glenwood wood stove, adding to the country charm of the auction barn.
At the Canton Barn,
youre not a number on a paddle, but a person who becomes a part
of our extended Canton Barn family.
Registration is by name, and staff actually run to you in the audience
(hence the term, runner) to get your name when you are the
successful bidder on an item. Often times, it doesnt take long before
the staff remembers your name, from item to item and week to week, making
for a much more personal atmosphere. The auction is co-owned and operated by Richard Wacht and Susan
Goralski. Specializing in Victorian and Colonial era antiques, items up
for bid extend into collectibles from the 1950s. Richard is
a second-generation auctioneer, literally growing up in the business.
All items are owned outright by the owners, a unique feature of this country
auction hall. To our knowledge, the Canton Barn
is the only auction hall that operates on a weekly basis without reserves
or buyers premiums. Merchandise is acquired through estate bankers,
lawyers, and word of mouth recommendation.
A cross-section of people attend the weekly sales: serious
collectors, antiques dealers, folks with an interest or curiousity of
antiques, and those who are just looking for a different night out. At
this country auction barn, a pillow placed on a chair reserves your seat.
And, because we are not a consignment hall, you never need to worry about
a buyers premium. The fact is that we just dont believe in
charging folks for the privilege of coming to our establishment and being
the successful bidder on an item. To us, that is not Websters definition
of an auction.
Auction Preview for HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Auction Preview for JANUARY 4
75 Old Canton
Road - Canton, CT 06019 | tel. (860) 693-0601
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for first time auction-goers is as follows:
Come early and inspect those
items that you might be interested in bidding on. Canton Barn does
qualify chips & cracks on glassware, but all furniture, clocks
& etc. are sold as found condition.
Ask questions prior to the
sale. An honest auction hall will tell you to the best of their
ability what an item is and how much it is worth.
Set yourself a limit! And
then stick to it! Dont allow yourself to get carried away
with the excitement of the auction - thus, overbidding on an item.
Terms of Payment are
cash or check only - no credit cards
Canton Barn Auction Policy:
We welcome children during
the presale inspection, but once the auction begins at 7:30pm, it
becomes an adult-only forum.
The Canton Barn is a smoke-free,
alcohol-free, cellphone free environment.
Thank you for your