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Karin's Causes 3rd Annual Estate Sale

  • Moved Offsite To Warehouse

  • The address for this sale in Sarasota, FL 34237 will be available after
    10:00 AM
    on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016.
Nov 03
5pm to 7pm
Nov 04
9am to 1pm
Nov 05
9am to 12pm

Privately Listed Sale

  • (941) 387-3583
  • This is the first private sale this individual/company has listed.

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All items must be picked up the day of sale.
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Numbers handed out at 8 AM Friday.

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Karin's Causes

3rd Annual Sale

Thursday, Friday, Saturday: November 3-5, 2016

It'll be sunny (we hope)! Temp 2204.



Women's Resource Center

340 South Tuttle Avenue

Sarasota, FL 34237



Open to anyone

making a large or small donation to either:

Animal Rescue Coalition 

Women's Resource Center 


Thursday evening | November 3, 2016

5 - 7 PM



Friday | November 4, 2016

9 AM - 1 PM

Numbers out at 8:00 AM


Saturday | November 5, 2016




Please join us for avid collector/hobbyist Karin Gustafson's 3rd annual deaccessioning of select portions of her remarkable collections.  Expect the same high standards Karin's sales always achieve.  Dealers and retail buyers alike will find the prices most attractive. 


Buyers who purchase $100 throughout the sale may register for a surprise fishbowl drawing gift to be given at the conclusion of the sale.  The person who buys the most will be given his or her choice of a bottle of Veuve Cliquot Yellow Label ($59 value) or a boxed set of Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon ($60 value). So toast to that, and come by to shop!


FINE JEWELRY:  PEARLS, PEARLS PEARLS-- some w/14K accents; 14K gold & emerald set double strand pearl bracelet; 14K five strand pearl choker; pair of 1960's 14K turquoise/pearl floral earrings; large 14K necklace; Chanel black resin and crystal statement cuff bracelet; vintage Omega 14K gold and diamond "secret" bracelet watch; magnificent spun 14K yellow gold pearl Nikki Feldbaum pendant/brooch; 18K gold ruby cluster cocktail ring; gold/enamel Swiss-made Aero Neuchatel ladies pocket watch

FASHION/FINE COSTUME JEWELRY:  Hundreds of pieces of costume jewelry, including “fabulous” fakes with cubic zirconium and vintage pieces from makers such as Napier; large rare Bakelite pieces; sterling necklaces, bracelets and rings; jade; selection of hand crafted Northern Plains Indian tribal jewelry, some with genuine buffalo teeth, many necklaces of various colorful beads -- great for the artsy set

ART, SCULPTURE AND BRONZES:  Over fifty prints and original artworks available this year, including strong graphic city/water scene (possibly Budapest, under research) by well-known Hungarian artist, Ferenc Bordás (1911 - 1982); many other works by listed and/or gallery artists such Chaim Gross, Frank Hopper, Thornton Utz, P. Lopez, J. Durand, Halloran, E. Baladerelle, J. Harvey, Haitian artist Jacques Geslin and many others; two 1969 Philip Sutton signed wood block prints; framed Miro and Picasso posters; three or four boat/marine scenes; several attractive bronzes, including 11" rare 1883 - 1913 era bronzed spelter bust of Carmen and bronze Native American figure "Keeper of the Flame" by Clay Pryerton for the Noble Collection; Jade-toned heavy marble abstract sculpture by Zerbe, rotates on base; brightly painted fok art tiles by Haitian de Vendegies

BASKETS::  Longaberger baskets from the 1980’s-90’s; native American baskets, including two bear grass and yucca Papago peoples baskets; Yoruba glass bead basket; assorted miscellaneous baskets, including a few sweet grass  

BOOKS:  Three rare limited edition miniature books by Chiswick and Black Cat Presses: Abraham Lincoln, Death of Lincoln, An Address of Carl Sandburg; miniature books from Budapest; miniature 1940’s Webster's Dictionary with 18,000 words; miniature 1st volume of Longfellow’s Hiawatha; an historic book, The Plain Dealer 1842 – 1942, first edition with inscription by Archer H. Shaw, a 30-year editor with Cleveland Plain Dealer; coffee table books on Faberge, Civil War history and African and Asian culture; two rare, prized E. Pelletan art edition publications: 1930 Romances sans Paroles with illustrations by Charles Guerin and 1927 La Bonne Chanson with illustrations by C. E. Carlègle; a lovely rare miniature celluloid/ ivorine Little Key of Heaven prayer book dating to Michael Augustine Corrigan, Archbishop of NY, who died in 1900; a 100-year-old Polyglot Bible; vintage magazines, including National Lampoon; limited edition numbered coffee table book “Lalique” with sleeve

CHINA, CRYSTAL, PORCELAIN, SILVER:  Pair of antique Imari double-handled urns/vases; large hand painted Imari charger; glistening vintage blanc-de-chine standing happy Buddha, holding pearls of wisdom; fine crystal and glass including Waterford, Steuben, Swarovski, Murano; many beautiful glass bowls, wine goblets, plates and vases; Asian cloisonnés objects and vintage Asian figurines; collection of fine porcelain birds by Boehm, Cybis; sweet Capodimonte trinket or potpourri box with rose finial; more by Belleek, Zolnay and Philippe Deshoulieres; rare early Dresden soldier, Officer, 3rd Guards,1822 by Carl Thieme; and two full tables of silver plate and sterling from Barbour, Poole, Sheridan, Bristol and others, includes several sets, serviceable trays and compotes and three pretty salt and peppers -- just in time for holiday entertaining

COLLECTIBLES -- Limited editions, coins, dolls, ethnic:  Byers carolers and other limited edition holiday items; plush and wind-up toys; three mid-century radios; classic games and toys; coins, including 1976 Mint set US coins; 2014 National Parks mint set; Indian head pennies dating from 1865 - 1888; German bisque Kestner doll; several vintage Madame Alexander dolls; raku art mask of Geronimo; Native American dolls and suede clothing; 50-year old souvenir Indian children; pair of tall, wood polychrome Thai musicians; Knights of Columbus presentation sword

DESIGNER FINDS:  Sweet, fine Asian jade carving of flowers and birds from the estate of Virginia Toulmin; big, bold fire engine red Chinese-style mirror, substantial looking but lightweight for easy hanging; many warmth- and interest-adding books and a few class-it-up bronzes; two small, heavy burled round occasional tables by Century -- dealers, these would fly out the door in Atlanta; two Jetsonesque black plastic and chrome mid-mod saucer-seat barstool chairs; large decorative art glass chargers; large brass Spanish house warmer; gemstone globe; several decorative boxes, hand painted, wooden and inlaid; a large table full of masculine office/study accents from clocks to bookends and buckles that give a man's space character and interest; and a lovely aged original Franz Iffland bronzed spelter bust of Carmen, perfect for an opera buff client

LAMPS:  Pair of heavy, finely cast antique metal rooster weathervane lamps; antique Wedgwood lamp with shade; numerous decorative lamps including pair of sweet, small lamps with figures; Art Nouveau style reading or small table lamp with curvy-neck snd glass lily shade; cheery wood/resin rooster lamp with French provincial look and mid-century small shabby-chic metal floral chandelier in yellow, green and white -- very "I Love Lucy"

RELIGIOUS/DEVOTIONAL OBJECTS:  Century old Polyglot Bible; an extremely rare miniature prayer book, Little Key of Heaven, with ivorene cover and dating to Michael Augustine Corrigan, Archbishop of New York who died in 1900; two giant prayer beads/wall rosaries and several smaller rosaries; vintage home altar set in box; two "tubby" carved monks, about 3"; lovely polychrome Mary/Sacred Heart pin and several pretty crucifixes to wear or set atop nightstands or tables

RUGS:  Several casual rugs including brightly covered Navajo pattern throw and a floral woven in soft greens and pumpkin-y hues; small wool brightly-colored patterned rug, possibly Morrocan

VINTAGE CLOTHING:  Mesh and vintage bags, 1960’S “Cher” dress w/fur trim, fake fur winter coats and vests, 1970’s Sarasota  CB  Club vest -- Remember when CB radios were hot back in the '70's, Bandit?   Also have designer duds by Mr. Z of California and military attire, including a presentation Knights of Columbus sword, noted also under miscellaneous; evening handbags including 1920’s flapper bag, antique Whiting Davis clutches and other designer bags

A LITTLE SPLASH OF EXTRA:  A few nice gift perfumes are available; some boxed.  We also have some pretty atomizers -- one a prized, high-end Moser-- and vintage perfume bottles

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