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Discovery Sales Make A Comeback

 

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The Ritchies Discovery Sales were a Toronto tradition for years before the auctioneer’s sad demise in 2009. Always held on a Tuesday, the monthly sales played mostly to dealers since the rest of us were busy toiling at our day jobs. Well, auction newcomer A.H. Wilkens (299 Queen Street East, 416.360.7600) is reviving the Discovery tradition although they’re not using that name. The sales have been running Tuesdays with previews the afternoon and evening before, which means that if something on the website interests you, you can drop by on your lunch hour or on your way home from the office to scope out the goods. This week’s sale (April 19, 11 am) features some particularly fine furnishings and decorative pieces, albeit mostly of the traditional ilk. You can sign up for an email alert to be notified of sales in advance and the auctioneer promises a large catalogue sale in May that will almost certainly be worth attending. With so much of the auction business moving online, it’s nice to know there’s still some flesh and blood bidding taking place downtown.

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Monday, April 18, 2011 by Chris
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  1. Lois Says:

    Good evening CHRIS, hope you *recovered* from the sale on Saturday. Beautiful things, and I need a little somethin’ to stage this house…Lois of always into temptation

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