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Unreserved Catalogued Estate Auction

Saturday September 27, 2014 @ 3:00 pm

Featuring the Contents of the COLGATE MANSION, Sharon, CT, A large collection of china, glass and fineries from a Redwood, NY Estate and a 1937 FORD Model 78 Deluxe Phaeton.





Completed in 1906 by an heir to the Colgate toothpaste fortune Romulus Colgate (electricity tycoon) for the modern equivalent of $43M, the estate known as Filston remained in the Colgate family until, by 1938, it had passed to Romanian expat Edgar Ausnit, who escaped the Nazis and brought his massive fortune (derived from the steel and munitions industries) to this sleepy corner of Connecticut. Ausnit partied with stars like Cary Grant and many of Manhattan’s then-plentiful playboys, but apparently kept the home in good order. After Ausnit's death, the stunning mansion was sold and by 1976 belonged to songwriter Paul Leka (producer of such hits as "Hey Hey Good Bye" and "Cat's in the Cradle"). Leka's widow Angie Leka has commissioned Copake Auction to sell the contents of this grand estate.


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Thursday September 25, 11-5 PM - Friday September 26, 11-7 PM

Saturday September 27, 12 Noon - 2:45 PM






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Post Sale Results

August 23, 2014 Catalogued Estate Auction

Post sale results. Featuring: 19th c. carved and gilded 55" pilot house eagle $1,989; 19th c. New England farm table in original red paint $1,755; Painting Cubist abstract signed LRC "Gyarmathy Tihamer" (Hungary 1915-2005) $1,638.

23rd Annual Antique & Classic Bicycle Auction

Post sale results. Featuring Very unique and rare (possibly only one in the world) high wheel with leading and trailing dual steering $42,120; C. 1885 Rudge "Kangaroo" high wheel safety.

34th Annual New Year's Day Auction 2014

Post sale results. Featuring Marble statue by Jean Baptiste Auguste Clesinger (France 1814 - 1883). Signed "La Charmeuse... J Clesinger Rome 1869". $25,300; Original Jean-Michel Basquiat (N.Y. 1960-1988), blue and black oil stick on paper titled "Paco". $19,550;Full bodied Angel Gabriel blowing horn weathervane $18,400.


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