Ayer's Lake Farm
Contents of the Homestead, Barn and Carriage House
Upon his return from
the American Civil War, Barrington native, Elisha Locke, used his Civil War Dispensation
Funds of $2,500 to purchase Ayer's Lake Farm in 1869. Since, it has continued to be owned and
operated by his descendents for (5) uniterupted generations, spanning over 154
In August 2023, the
estate of Carolyn S. Bedford contracted John McInnis Auctioneers, LLC to
auction the contents of the homestead, barn and carriage house.
Over (800) lots
encompassing 1000s and 1000s of objects will be sold in (1) day. This sale,
presented in (2) back-to-back sessions, will be sold in random order. This means bidders must pay attention
throughout the entire sale where New England Country Primitives, Oriental Rugs,
Stueben Glass, Gold and Silver Jewelry, Pottery, Native American Arts, Eskimo
Wares, Vintage and Antique Toys, Trade Signs, Asian Porcelain, Fine Art and
Sculpture, Mid-Century Modern, Rifles, Shotguns and Hand Guns etc etc etc will
be dispersed randomly throughout the entire auction.
Lastly, certain rooms
of the house, barn and carriage house will be offered as (1) lot where you can
bid on "picking rights" which will allow the high bidder to take as
many or as few of the items being offerred.
Sale begins to
close SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH
LIVE IN PERSON PREVIEW, SATURDAY, NOV 4th from 9-1 pm
497 Washington Street, Route 202 Barrington, NH
STARTS at $1.00
Buyers Premium - NH LIC# 2182
AUCTION MANAGER: Jay Williamson | (978) 387-4045 | firstname.lastname@example.org
PREVIEW: Saturday, November 4th from 9-1pm
PAYMENT TERMS: Payment is due upon receipt of invoice and
will be charged to your credit card on file.
All sales are final,
no credits or returns. All items are SOLD AS IS, WHERE IS, WITH ALL FAULTS.
Bidders are strongly encouraged to ask any questions prior to bidding. Please
refer to photos as part of the description. JMA will do its best to list any
damage, repairs or restorations, the absence of these descriptions or
conditions must not be taken to imply that the lot is in perfect condition.
Remember you are purchasing antique or used items. Expect signs of wear
consistent with age.
PICK UP INSTRUCTIONS: Winning bidders must provide boxes and paper.
Winning bidders are responsible for removal and loading of all items. Smaller
items will be available for curbside pickup. A representative will be there to
assist, but the winning bidder assumes any and all responsibility for any
damage or injury that should take place once they are on the property.
PICK UP ADDRESS and TIME: 497 Washington Street, Route 202 Barrington, NH on Sun, Nov 5 from
11-4, Mon and Tues Nov 6 and 7 from 9-4pm. ITEMS NOT PICKED UP DURING ALLOTTED TIME WILL BE CONSIDERED
FORFEITED WITHOUT REFUND, NO EXCEPTIONS, UNLESS PRIOR ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN
MADE WITH THE AUCTION HOUSE – LOCAL DELIVERY OF LARGE ITEMS AVAILABLE FOR A
SHIPPING: PARCEL ROOM is
available to quote and pick up your item(s).
Please contact them at 603-431-4205 or
email@example.com. Buyer pays all shipping
costs. We are not responsible for your purchase once you authorize release to
shipper of your choice. Local shipping
of larger items (furniture) not suitable for mail can be made by emailing our
(ALTERNATIVE PICK UP): As a special service for the convenience of our
valued customers: Anyone
who would like to pick up their purchases in Amesbury, MA we will offer
to transfer your purchases to our facility in Amesbury for a nominal fee
starting at $25 per item to be capped at $100.00. NOTE: EXCLUSIONS APPLY,
LARGE OR UNUSUAL ITEMS/LOTS WILL BE ASSESSED A SEPARATE FEE FOR
For those interested
in this service please text the auction manager or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and the lot number(s) that
you would like to have transferred. Transfer fees to be paid in cash or check
at time of pick up.