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ANTIQUES AUCTION AT WHIM MUSEUM IS MARCH 10

Feb. 25, 2002 – The St. Croix Landmarks Society hopes to attract serious collectors of rare West Indian furniture as well as people who've just always wanted a piece of Caribbean history for their homes to its 19th annual Antiques Auction on March 10.
The event begins at 1 p.m. at the Whim Plantation Museum
There will be opportunities to preview the auction items from 5 to 7 p.m. on March 9 and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 10. An antiques and collectibles flea market also will be held starting at 10 a.m. on March 10.
And at 4 p.m. on March 9, author Michael Connor will speak about his recent book, "Caribbean Elegance — Exotic Furniture from the Sugar Islands."
"We have something for everyone," events director Susan Wall said. The items that will go on the auction block include antique furniture, original artwork, Waterford crystal, a West Indian mahogany pedestal game table, a mahogany four-poster bed, an 1890 rag doll made on St. Croix, an ivory jewel box and several wood furniture items made by the late Fletcher Pence of St. Croix LEAP.
For a look at these and other auction items, visit the Landmarks Society's website Landmarks Auction section.
Tourism Commissioner Pamela Richards said the auction is an opportunity for both residents and visitors to purchase Caribbean art as well as antiques. "The furnishings that are for sale are a unique reflection of our rich history, talented craftsmanship and Caribbean elegance," she said.
The pieces come from St. Croix, St. Thomas, Nevis, Puerto Rico and Grenada. Most are being sold on consignment for owners on those islands, with the Landmark's Society retaining a portion of the price.
Wall said that Jeff Jeffers of Garth's Art and Antiques in Cleveland, Ohio, will serve as the auctioneer. "It's a very respected firm," she said.
For more information, call the Landmarks Society at 772-0598.

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