Category Archive: Auctions

News and information about what's on the auction block.

Jul 24

Sulphur Springs…

Just about an hour and a half East of Dallas on I-30 is Sulphur Springs. This little town is a treasure of shopping and dining. We found two places you simply must visit. Town Square Antique Mall is right downtown on the square at 102 College St. This is one of the best selections on …

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Jun 19

Big Sandy … Hawkins… Holly Lake

You’ll want to visit Big Sandy on a Saturday, because Saxon Auctions: The Longest Running Auction in the State of Texas happens every Saturday night at 6:30pm. To get there, head East of 80 and when you get to the lake in Big Sandy, look on the North hill to see the auction barn. The …

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May 06

Now and Then in Tyler and Lindale: Where Thrift Meets Antiques

The 2005 World Almanac predicted that the United States was becoming a “thrift nation” and I believe they were right. There’s one store that is really capitalizing on the thrift trend by combing two stores in one. When you walk into a Now and Then store, either in Tyler or Lindale, you’ll see two stores …

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Apr 02

Saxon Auctions: The Longest Running Auction in the State of Texas Comes Home to Big Sandy

In 1969 Cecil Bishop of Big Sandy started an auction on Gilmer Street. There were 10 people in attendance and the auction brought $136 total. No matter how small the start, Cecil had the auction bug and he didn’t stop. He and his wife Beth Bishop grew the auction and the antique / collectibles community …

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Apr 01

April 2013 East Texas Print Edition

April 2013 Cover

We have been so encouraged by all of you who have shown support for this publication. This is just the second print issue and already we have nearly doubled the number of pages. We’re on the right track. East Texans are definitely interested in the stories behind antiques, art and collectibles. Area advertisers know that …

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Mar 08

Saxon Auctions 44th Anniversary Sale Saturday March 16th, Hawkins, TX

The longest running auction in the state of Texas, Saxon and Associates, Inc, is holding it’s legendary 44th Anniversary Antiques and Estate Auction Saturday March 16th at 6:30pm located on Hwy 80 two miles west of Hawkins, TX. The sale promises to be full of early American and European antiques and collectibles. Fine-quality furniture, signs, …

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Mar 08

On the Block: Treasures found at Auction

Porcelain Advertising Sign Better Patch Porcelain Advertising Sign Circa 1940-50’s Sold for over $200 at Saxon Auctions From the 1880’s until the 1950’s the most dominant and durable forms of outdoor advertising was porcelain. This method of fusing layers of powdered glass, color by color, onto heavy iron which could be diecut into different shapes …

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Dec 10

Antique Clocks on the Block at Saxon Auctions

Antique Clocks

Good working Antique clocks can be hard to find, but recently several American made, fine-quality working and chiming clocks have come up for bid at Saxon Auctions on Highway 80 two miles west of Hawkins. They fetched $35-$250 depending on maker, style, size and interest. Most have sold at half their value or better. If …

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Nov 13

The Spirit of Giving at The Auction House in Canton, Texas

Auctioneer Kevin Sherrard and wife Stacy Over the years, my husband and I have attended hundreds of auctions looking for rare and unique items. We’ve seen everything on the auction block from valuable artwork to vintage toys, and household junk. And each Friday at 5:30pm, The Auction House in Canton puts some thousands of these …

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Sep 20

Barrett-Jackson’s ‘World’s Greatest Collector Car Auction’ at Mandalay

Las Vegas Sun Las Vegas Sun – ‎17 hours ago‎ Tens of thousands of visitors and car enthusiasts from around the world start invading today for the start of the prestigious fifth-annual Las Vegas Collector Car Auction. Barrett-Jackson bills it as “the World’s Greatest Collector Car Auction,” and in …