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Smith's Auction Gallery has a long history of exceptional estate sales, commanding excellent prices for oustanding items. We have the experience and expertise to successfully manage your estate sale, and we'd welcome the opportunity to discuss your needs in person. Please contact us to learn more.


2008: Richard W. Withington Collection

The estate of auctioneer legend Richard W. Withington was sold at Smith's Auction gallery, featuring copious amounts of high quality country Americana.

Rare miniature firkin in original green paint, branded C.H., 2 1/2

Rare miniature firkin in original green paint, branded C.H., 2 1/2" H

Sold for $4,100

Great pair of paint decorated leather fire buckets with inscription, J. Emerson 1833, 12

Great pair of paint decorated leather fire buckets with inscription, J. Emerson 1833, 12"H (Previously Lot # 2)

Sold for $8,800

Federal mahogany Pembroke table with icicle and bookend inlays and drawer on tapered legs, 33

Federal mahogany Pembroke table with icicle and bookend inlays and drawer on tapered legs, 33"L

Sold for $8,800

Good inlaid document box with brass ring pullGood inlaid document box with brass ring pull -- sold for $2,640

Good inlaid document box with brass ring pull

Sold for $2,640

Early oil on canvas of clipper ship- as found. 21

Early oil on canvas of clipper ship- as found. 21"x 33"

Sold for $4,400

Oil on canvas, portrait of sea captain with ships in background. 27

Oil on canvas, portrait of sea captain with ships in background. 27"x 23"

Sold for $4,400

Miniature Nantucket lightship basket. Height 2.5

Miniature Nantucket lightship basket. Height 2.5"

Sold for $2,090

Exceptional tub-sized butter stamp with fruit leaf and chip carved motif. Diameter 9.5

Exceptional tub-sized butter stamp with fruit leaf and chip carved motif. Diameter 9.5"

Sold for $3,960

Exceptional maple, pine, and hickory sackback Windsor armchair in cranberry paint over original paint, stout saddle seat and with good vase and ring turnings. Dick's personal and treasured chair, 18th CenturyExceptional maple, pine, and hickory sackback Windsor armchair in cranberry paint over original paint, stout saddle seat and with good vase and ring turnings. Dick's personal and treasured chair, 18th Century -- sold for $19,800

Exceptional maple, pine, and hickory sackback Windsor armchair in cranberry paint over original paint, stout saddle seat and with good vase and ring turnings. Dick's personal and treasured chair, 18th Century

Sold for $19,800

Chippendale cherry grandfathers clock: tombstone bonnet, brassworks, painted dial, on bracket base. H 88.5

Chippendale cherry grandfathers clock: tombstone bonnet, brassworks, painted dial, on bracket base. H 88.5"

Sold for $7,250

Rare mochaware mug with cat's eye and earthworm decoration. 6

Rare mochaware mug with cat's eye and earthworm decoration. 6" H

Sold for $2,190

Exceptional green painted paneled horsedrawn mail wagon; fitted sorted mail box, leather seat, two sliding windows and door. Stenciled decoration

Exceptional green painted paneled horsedrawn mail wagon; fitted sorted mail box, leather seat, two sliding windows and door. Stenciled decoration "The Light Runner" and No.1 Rural Deliver U.S. mail. Labeled Harrington ME, Co. Peoria ILL. 19th Century

Sold for $15,400

Mochaware pitcher with ring and cat's eye decoration. H 6.5

Mochaware pitcher with ring and cat's eye decoration. H 6.5"

Sold for $1,210

Mochaware mug with earthworm design and applied handle. H 6

Mochaware mug with earthworm design and applied handle. H 6"

Sold for $1,100


2007: Charles Bronson Estate

Smith's Gallery sells the personal property from the estate of Charles Bronson in Brownsville, VT. Famed actor Charles Bronson -- best known for his role in movies like “Death Wish” -- passed away at his Brownsville, VT country estate. The contents included a federal tiger maple carved cupboard and an oxbow chippendale slanted desk. The estate was auctioned off at Smith's Gallery to a standing rooom only crowd.

Wonderful two-part Chippendale curly maple corner cupboard, 91

Wonderful two-part Chippendale curly maple corner cupboard, 91"H, Bronson Estate

Sold for $18,700

Exceptional circular mahogany dining room table, Ducan Phyfe style with book match crutch mahogany top, 6'4

Exceptional circular mahogany dining room table, Ducan Phyfe style with book match crutch mahogany top, 6'4"D, Bronson Estate

Sold for $3,520

Sydney Laurence watercolor titled

Sydney Laurence watercolor titled "Making Camp", Valdez Alask, dated 1915, 20" X 14"

Sold for $7,150

Rare PA cherry grandfather clock with phases of the moon, dial signed Samuel Solliday, case with quarter colmuns, good conditionRare PA cherry grandfather clock with phases of the moon, dial signed Samuel Solliday, case with quarter colmuns, good condition -- sold for $8,250

Rare PA cherry grandfather clock with phases of the moon, dial signed Samuel Solliday, case with quarter colmuns, good condition

Sold for $8,250

Fine pair of decorative arch shaped open front bookcases, adjustable shelves, grained wood, Vanderbilt prov., Bar Harbor, MaineFine pair of decorative arch shaped open front bookcases, adjustable shelves, grained wood, Vanderbilt prov., Bar Harbor, Maine -- sold for $2,310

Fine pair of decorative arch shaped open front bookcases, adjustable shelves, grained wood, Vanderbilt prov., Bar Harbor, Maine

Sold for $2,310

Wonderful 2002 Ford Thunderbird with hard and convertible tops, 21,000 miles, yellow with black interior, automatic transmission, Woodstock, Vt. EstateWonderful 2002 Ford Thunderbird with hard and convertible tops, 21,000 miles, yellow with black interior, automatic transmission, Woodstock, Vt. Estate -- sold for $18,700

Wonderful 2002 Ford Thunderbird with hard and convertible tops, 21,000 miles, yellow with black interior, automatic transmission, Woodstock, Vt. Estate

Sold for $18,700

The Bronson desk, choice Chippendale mahogany oxbow slant lid desk with fitted interior with three fans, old brass and drop front pediment, referred to as the Chippendale desk in Jill Ireland's book, 42

The Bronson desk, choice Chippendale mahogany oxbow slant lid desk with fitted interior with three fans, old brass and drop front pediment, referred to as the Chippendale desk in Jill Ireland's book, 42"W

Sold for $6,600

Pair of Leather King Hickory armchairs with matching ottomans, Bronson EstatePair of Leather King Hickory armchairs with matching ottomans, Bronson Estate -- sold for $5,280

Pair of Leather King Hickory armchairs with matching ottomans, Bronson Estate

Sold for $5,280

Pair of 18th century NH curly maple bannister back sidechairs with carved crestsPair of 18th century NH curly maple bannister back sidechairs with carved crests -- sold for $7,150

Pair of 18th century NH curly maple bannister back sidechairs with carved crests

Sold for $7,150

Inlaid Italian three-drawer commodeInlaid Italian three-drawer commode -- sold for $4,840

Inlaid Italian three-drawer commode

Sold for $4,840


2004: Kaptain Kangaroo Estate

Items from the estate of Robert Keeshan, better known as Captain Kangaroo, were sold at Smith's Auction Gallery to a packed house with buyer's representing 40 US States. Rcord prices were set, and many buyers were looking for keepsakes.