Saturday June 12, 2004
Stickley Corner Cupboard brings $390,000 at Zion, PA auction. By Steve Johnson www.auctionzip.com ZION, PA - The small Central PA town of Zion saw a flurry of activity Saturday as hundreds of bidders swarmed to the Estate Auction of Ronald and Thelma Struble conducted by Ron Gilligan & Son Auctioneers. Potential buyers came from all over the United States for a chance to buy the rare Gustav Stickley corner cupboard which was being offered at the auction. A group of potential buyers had even flown in by helicopter, with the hopes of taking home this rare Stickley piece.
The bidding on the cupboard began at $35,000 and quickly moved to its resting price of $390,000, which is believed to be a record for Stickley furniture. In a phone interview on Monday, Ron S. Gilligan indicated that the cupboard had far exceeded his pre-sale estimate. He stated that AuctionZip.com and his website rgilliganauctions.com really help for a sale like this, because they allow those potential buyers to view the items online. To Find out more about Ron Gilligan & Son Auctioneers, His upcoming auctions, or Saturday's auction,Visit the links below:Ron Gilligan's listings on AuctionZip.com
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Article on June 12th auction by Nichole Dobro Centre Daily Times