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April 25, 2013

'Bury Treasures auction Saturday

NEWBURYPORT — The Historical Society of Old Newbury will host a ‘Bury Treasures auction Saturday, featuring many items relating to Newburyport.

Organizers say that “basements and attics have been scoured” to collect goods to be auctioned.

Museum Curator Jay Williamson said, “The range of items is astounding, from antique prints and broadsides including a rare portrait of Lord Timothy Dexter (circa 1800) and Dexter’s last will and testament to paintings by Margaret S. Pearson, George Hathaway, Henry Hammond Ahl and Frank Thurlo.

Other items include a corner cupboard, a Federal period chest of drawers, a washstand, a dining table, and chairs and sofas. Also available will be a selection of jewelry and clocks, and many historic photos will be available.

Organizers say tickets and/or more information can be obtained by calling 978-462-2681.

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