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PO Box 107
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Tel: ( 508 ) 842-1900
Fax: ( 508 ) 925-4677


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34 Sawyer St, S. Lancaster, MA

The complete Estate of John & Geraldine Grout to be offered at auction.
The Grout Family kept track of it’s rich and diverse history, from the landing of Capt. John Grout and settlement in Watertown, MA in the 1600s, the family as it settled in the Brattleboro, VT area and it’s move back to Massachusetts.


  •  ITEMS OF INTEREST: Early Baby Booties, Straight Razor lot, 1890s Wooden Bank with family note, Littco Dog-, Sailing Ship-, Harvest Thanks-, He Careth for You Bookends, Gold Tip Walking Stick, Carnival Hatpin Jar, German Hatpin Jar, L.A. Goodman Sailing Ship with Lighthouse Motion Lamp, Mosser Carnival Glass bowl w/Northwood fake mark, Ink Pen lot, Fire hose nozzles, Baby Ben Alarm Clocks, Novelty Paperweights- Bunker Hill, Niagara, other, Stoneware Ice Water Pitcher, Bagpipe horns, Lumiere Paris Binoculars in case, John Grout baby chair, Brush pottery planter, Baby Brownie Cameras, Kodak Pony 135 Camera, Elsmore & Son England A B C Plate, Advertising Thermometer lot, Advertising Yardstick lot, Trio Gooseneck Desk Lamps (Hubbell), Betty Lamp, 1906 Motto in glass frame, Musical Powder jar, Table Butlers & Tip Trays, Large Stoneware platter, Wooden Croquet Set in box, German doll head, Japan Doll body, Spectacle lot, Antique Sewing Notions including scissors, thimbles, bone fids, needle packets, buttons – steel, glass, vegetable ivory, vintage pastel sets, etc.
  • BOOKS: A Large library of books from life-long readers including: 2 Vols Genuine Works FLAVIUS JOSEPHUS 1849, History of the Town of Lancaster 1879, Lives of the Presidents of the United States, Photographic History of the Spanish American War, Curiosities of the Bible, The Little Indian Weaver, Playtime, The Boys of Dickens, Through the Green Gate, Making Home Peaceful, Evangeline, Bird Tales, a large selection of Bibles –Modern, Family and simply antique, Childrens books & Primers, Linen Books and MANY MANY box lots.
  • CLOTHING: Vintage Clothing includes Cape Cod & Berkshire Day Dresses, Coats, Purses, Hats, Scarves, Gloves, Hankies, many lots of day dresses, Harris Tweed Coat set, Robert Hall N-I-B clothing, L.L. Bean Blazers, most clothing size 6P. COINS: 1823 Half Dime, 1813, 1892, 1894, 1898, 1804 Liberty Half, 1882, 1921, 1922, 1923 Dollar, 1898, 1907, 1934 Quarters, 1903, 1912, 1915 Dimes, Wheat Pennies, 1859, 1860, 61, 52, 53, 53, 54 etc Indian Head Pennies, and so much more. A few paper bills, some foreign.
  • EPHEMERA: G.A.R. Layton Post Ribbon, Box of Headline Newspapers starting 1920s, thru 1970s, 1918 Continental Fire Ins Calendar.
  • FURNITURE: Empire Sideboard with Mirror, Empire fall front Desk, Side by Side with Hatbox, Marble top Commode, Painted 3 drawer dresser, Gov Winthrop style Desk, Larkin Desks, Lane Cedar Chest, Sheet Music Cabinet, Lingerie Chest, Modern Bedroom Set (bed, low & tall bureau, nightstands, mirror), Cedar Cupboard, Hoosier style kitchen cupboard, 8 Drawer Low Chest w/mirror, Walnut Dining Table & Chairs, Upholstered, Thumback & T-Back Chairs, Pressback Oak Rocker, Victorian Ladies Rocker, Cane Seat Hip Hugger Rocker, Mission Style Rocker, Large Walnut Sideboard, Hassocks & Ottomans, Benches & Boxes, Drop Leaf Tables, Lamp Stands, End Tables, Folding Tables, Kitchen Cupboards & Utility Cabinets, Magazine Racks, lots of bookcases, Ironing board, Lamps- floor, stand, table, desk and much more.
  • GAMES, PUZZLES & TOYS: Large Bag of Marbles, Hoods Balloon/Rainy Day Puzzle complete in box, Avilude Game of Birds, Drawing Made Easy for Little Folks, Anagrams, 1863 Milton Bradley game Modern Hieroglyphics, Limerick Advertising Puzzle, Windup Drummer, Windup Doggie in Basket
  • GLASS & CHINA: Watt Nesting Bowl Set, Watt Pitcher, Watt Cookie Jar, Fire king Jadeite Nesting Bowls, Fire king Jadeite Bowls – new with labels, Large selection of Corning baking/serving dishes with table stands, Pyrex, Anchorglass Cake Plate in box, Vintage Japan Table Service for 10+, Royal Sealy plate, Carnival Glass 3-footed Bowl, Cut & Pressed Glass Bowl, Sugar, Toothpicks, etc, Depression Glass cake plates, vase, cookie jar, custards, Austrian Moose pitcher, Stoneware pitcher, Stoneware Pitcher/bowl, Spongeware pitcher, Spatterware pitcher, glass measures, Bake Oven bowl set, Mosser Carnival bowl, French Saxon Pinecone dish set, German Berry Bowl set, Yellow banded Batter Bowl, Pottery Casserole.
  • KITCHENWARE: Regal & Farber Steel Pot/Pan sets, Tinware, Ice Cream Buckets, Lunchboxes, Thermoses, Pyrex baking items, Crockpots, Kitchen Mills, Juicer, Saladmaster, Blenders, Mixers, Gadgets & Accessories, Slicers, Steamers, etc., Table Talk Pie tins.
  • LINENS: Grouping of Calendar Linens, Lot of Printed Tablecovers, Linen Sets in boxes, Large groups Hand Crochet items, Blankets, lots of Household items.
  • MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS: Parsons Pump Organ by Folsom of Boston, Lester Piano & Bench, Hand Bells, Alliance Trumpet, Xylophone, Harmonica Lot, Decca phonograph, Sears Silvertone 6260 phonograph, Revere Reel-to-Reel tape recorder machine, Large grouping of Sheet Music.
  • OFFICE ITEMS: Typewriters, Typewriter Desks, Multi-section desks, Telephones – dial and modern, Bell & Howell Robomatic Slide Projector, Radios, Globes, Paperweights, and lots of desk paraphernalia.
  • PAINTINGS: Thomas Kinkade works, all framed and with Certificates of Limitation & Authenticity. Titles: Village Christmas, Season of Giving, Pools of Serenity, St. Nicholas Circle, View from Havencrest Cottage, Christmas at the Ahwahnee, A Light in the Storm, Cobblestone Bridge, Pedals of Hope, Christmas Memories, Beacon of Hope.
  • PHOTOGRAPHY: Huge collection of Family Photographs, Picture Postcards, Tintypes, Dags, and Cabinet Cards, many Albums some with family notations, a number of slave photos one noting redeemed slave child May 1863. Reverse Painting on Glass portrait, Civil War Era photos with Revenue stamps, Civil War Soldier (Willie Grout) holding photo of Wife & Child, Lot of ESTEY ORGAN CO photos – Marshall Grout worked there for 69+ years, Album of Tintypes & Cabinet Cards beginning with President Abraham Lincoln, Some tintypes tinted, others vividly colored. Album of Cabinet Cards beginning with Lincoln & Washington, Many family photos – mostly couples, Another Album of Tintypes & Cabinet Cards, family photos including children & women in spectacles, Lot of Two Tintype Albums, smaller showing 4 small tintypes per panel only partially filled, larger also partially filled with tintypes and cabinet cards. Four 3” long tintype albums – several slave photos and most albums full. More Albums, More Photo lots, all subjects, children, animals, farm scenes, travel, picture postcards (goat wagon), negatives, large lot of “modern” (1900-1950) photos and cards.
  • POSTCARDS: 1912 Magic Moving Picture Card (the year Roosevelt ran as 3rd party candidate), Pioneer, Private Mail, Divided Back, Art Deco, White Border, Linen, Photochrome, Picture – color and B&W, Holiday, Travel, NYC, Washington DC.
  • ALBUMS, 3D, over 35 generous lots. There are also some picture postcards with the Photography as they are family members.
  • QUILTS: 1849 Quilt with handwritten wishes, 4 early quilts of various patterns- Diamonds, Triangles, Squares & another, lot of smaller baby quilts, tailored quilt for bed with tall posts.
  • SILVER & TABLEWARE: Paul Revere Sterling bowl, 4 sets of placeware in storage boxes, Sterling handle knives, jam & condiment spoon lot, Pairpoint forks, spoons, child set, Pure Coin Towle Spoons, Pair Hallmarked Sterling Spoons, 3 oz A.F. Towle & Son spoons, Napkin Rings, Souvenir Spoon lot, Wm. Rogers & Son Warranted 12 DWT Set, Baby Mug, Candlesticks and more.
  • STAMPS: Civil War era Revenue Stamps- Snuff, Mattress, and more, many un-circulated stamps as well as a large lot of circulated stamps both on correspondence and not. State of the Union Stamp Collection book. Please see pictures at our AuctionZip page.
  • TOOLS & GARDEN: Air Compressor, Creeper, Rakes, Shovels, Picks, Axes, Floor Jack, Saws, Wheelbarrows, Bottle Jacks, Gardening Tools, John Deere riding mower.
  • VEHICLES: (2) International Harvester Scout 800 4x4, John Deere Lawn Tractor.
  • WATCHES & CLOCKS: Sessions 8 Day Mantle Clock, Hamilton 14k GF Presentation Watch, Elgin 10k GF in box, A.W.W. Co Waltham 14k Solid Gold, American Waltham OTHER: (2) Maytag Washing Machines, Kenmore Elite Frig/Freeze, Humidifier, Electrolux Vacuum, Pro-Form XP Recumbent Bicycle Machine, Sewing Machines.

  • Short Video of the 1912 Magic Moving Picture Card
  • TERMS: 15% Buyers Premium. Cash, Good Checks and major Credit Cards accepted. Absentee & Telephone Bids accepted in advance. Questions, please call 508-842-1900 until May 19. Subject to errors and omissions. All sales are final and items are sold ‘as is, where is.”No calls Day of Sale, thank you.
    Dale Schaetzke, CAI, AARE, MA Auctioneer Lic#207
  • DIRECTIONS: From the East, I495 to Route 117 west, left on Route 110 west, bear right onto South Bolton Road, bear right onto George Hill Road, left at Main St, right on Prescott to Sawyer St.

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