The Mae and Bud Atkinson Collection
and New England Country Primitives
of the 1664 John Atkinson House
Hanover Street, Newbury, MA 01951
October 26 at 11 am
begins at 8 am
The sale features the lifelong collection of Mae and
Leslie “Bud” Atkinson consisting of New England country antiques and primitives. In 1985 they
purchased this first period center-entrance
gem which was built by John Atkinson (Bud’s 8th Great-Grandfather). Bud and Mae curated their home with a tasteful amassing
purchased from local dealers, antique shops, auctions and shows. Their collection not only found its way into
magazine pages in the 90’s for its quiet visual sophistication but first and
foremost remained a lived in home.Much of their everyday lives was a true example of
18th century living, from cooking in the open-hearth fireplace and dining by candlelight to
raising heirloom chickens. Mae’s favorite color was red which will become
apparent as you walk through the home and view the period furnishings and décor
still arranged very much as she left it at the time of her passing in 2016. Mae spent over 30 years as a volunteer and board
member of the Museum of Old Newbury where she sat as chair of its collections.
There she used her position to advocate historic preservation and encouraged
others to do the same.
OVER 350 LOTS TO BE SOLD!
Auctioneer’s note: John McInnis Auctioneers is pleased to be
presenting this auction in a manner Bud and Mae would have loudly supported; an
old-fashioned open air sale on the grounds of their ancestral homestead with no
internet bidding! After-all it is the
type of collection which demands to be inspected in person first hand;both visually and tactically. Plan your last weekend
in October accordingly, to be in greater Newburyport for a real old fashioned country auction that is
worthy of a trip.
be held under a heated tent in the event of a cool fall day