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Friday, March 8, 2013

REPOST/ AUCTION~ Buddy's Electronics and Sign Company

 Buddy's Electronics & Sign Co.
1316 Market Street
Pocomoke City, MD
Saturday,  March 9, 2013

Food & Drinks will be served.


 Full list of items and pictures that will be sold are available at



Saturday, February 16, 2013

Buddy's Electronics &Signs Company ~ AUCTION

By Buddy's Electronics & Sign Co..AUCTION1316 Market Street
Pocomoke City, Maryland
Saturday,  March 9, 2013
10:10 AM
 Food & Drinks will be served.
 This is an absolute auction and
This includes signs materials, printers, vinyl, furniture, shelving, hand tools, power tools, computers, server, point of sale system, battery backups, wireless router, telephone system, server cabinet, CCTV camera systems, CB stuff, refrigerator, microwave, tables, chairs, office equipment, filing cabinets and A LOT MORE! ** EVERYTHING ** will be sold at the auction, no pre-sales. HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! Thanks!   (Buddy's Electronics)

Here is a list of the majority of our auction items. Take a look at the GREAT ITEMS we have. We are selling all sign items, Furniture, Mini Fridge, Microwave, Hand Tools, Dewalt Power Tools, Truck Accessories, TV's, Laptops, Desktops, Server, Server Rack, Phones, Printers, 2002 Pro-Line Sport Center Console Boat w/ GPS Radar & Tons of Extras, Plus A LOT MORE!!!! Come out and see us because EVERYTHING MUST GO!!!! The "FOB1" Symbol is supposed to be a bullet and represents the next item.

 **Sign Shop Equipment**
48” Mutoh Valuejet 1204 CMYK Color Printer, 48” Print, 50” Media, Cleaning Cartridges, Ink Included, Stand, Replacement Color Drain Pad, Several Replacement Used Ink Tray Pads.
 Vinyl Express Q-100 Plotter w/ ARMS Contour Cut Sensor, 42” Cut, Accepts 48” Media, 3 Adjustable Pinch Rollers, Fiction Fed, w Media Tray, Stand, 8 Cutting Presets.

 54” Adjustable Speed Enduralam Cold Laminator w/ New Roll of Orajet 210 Laminate and new Roll of Backing Paper. Forward, Reverse, On/Off, Foot Pedal Functions w/ Multiple Media Trays & Guard.
 824 & FULL Buddy’s Sign Co. Customer Database Including ALL EPS Files we have created (Over 800 Files) + Hundreds of Images!
 (16) Rolls of Metallic, Reflective, & Specialty Vinyl’s.
 (44) Rolls Various Metallic Vinyl, all 15” mostly 15x10 rolls but (4) 15x30 rolls. Amounts left vary on color.
 (28) Rolls of Orcal or LG 24, 30 or 36” Vinyl All Different Colors, amount left varies with color.

 (4) Racks of (15) of Orcal & Avery Vinyl, 15” Rolls, All Different Colors, some 15x10, some 15x30, amount left varies with color.
 (8) Wall Mount Vinyl Racks Each Holding 16 Rolls of Vinyl. 4 Black, 4 Silver
 Digital Printable Glossy Media: 32 Total Rolls, All Rolls Vary on Amount Left; Approximate Amounts Left Will Be Noted By Fractions. 48” 13oz Banner Roll (7/8) 32” Backlit Film (7/8) 4’ Prism jet Transparent (1/4) 50”x150 Roll of Orcal 3640 30” Roll Prism jet 203 (7/8) 48” Prism jet 203 (1/4) 48” Prism jet 203 (1/2) Perforated Window Film (1/16) 50” Roll Orcal Rapid Air Wrap Material (3/4) 24” Avery Wallpaper (10yd) 15” White Static Cling (7/8) 15” White 3M Printable Vinyl (1/2) 24” White 3M Printable Vinyl (1/2) 26” Banner Material 13oz (3/4) 24”White Static
Cling (1/2) 24” Clear Static Cling (3/4) All Avery 30x30 Rolls -> Transparent, (2) Printable wallpaper, (2) MP3000 Perm, MP1000SC East Apply, DOL1060 Glossy 8 Various 15” Rolls of Print Materials.
 42” Matte Printable Paper
 (5) Pre-made Handicapped Signs MD & VA
 (3) VA Penalty Signs
 (25) Street Signs 24”
(6) Street Signs 18”
(17) .080 Aluminum Blanks, White & Colors
 (9) .080 Reflective Aluminum Blanks, Various Colors
 (6) Sets White 12”x24” Magnets
 Roll 24” Magnetic Vinyl

 Box Various Sign Mounts
 28 Standard H Frame Sign Stakes
 Buddy’s Sign Co. Inventory
 35 Heave Duty 3/16” Sign Stakes
 Tool Box w/ Various Sign Tools
 (14) Various Size Rolls Clear Choice Transfer Tape (Various Amounts Left)
 (17) Various Size Rolls Conform Transfer Tape (Various Amounts Left)
 Spray Bottles & Chemicals (Application, Bonding & Removal)
 Lot of Various Shop Tools (Squeegees, Felt Squeegees, Knives, Weeding Tools, Tweezers, Rivet Brush, Install Super Magnets Etc.)

 Window Tint Meter
 Gerber Scientific Color matcher w/ Guide
 Vinyl Roll Clips Small & Large 5 Different Lots
 Signlab 9.0 Sign Making Software w/ Key Fob
 Corporate Logo Books for 2008 & 2010 w/ CD’s
 Vector Art Books 1&3 w/ CD’s
 Various Other Sign Graphics CD’s
 VELXI Software w/ License Code
 Car & Truck Vehicle Outlines Pro w/ Flames
 Basic Vinyl Application DVD, Tips & Tricks DVD, Corel Draw Suite X3 & Print Shop Deluxe 2.0
 Sign Fonts CD’s
 Estimate Software DVD w/ Our Last Backup of All Customer Jobs & Prices, Old & PENDING!
 Print Shop Deluxe 22

 Banner Grommet Machine w/ Grommets
 6’ Safety Edge Straight Edge
 12”, 18” & 36” Safety Edge Straight Edges
 24”, 30” & 36” Safety Edge Straight Edges
 Written Customer Work Orders Containing Sign Info, Substrates, Date, Customer, Phone Number, Artwork, and Email Address.
 Various Substrates from 2”x 4” up too full 4’x8’ Sheets of Komatex, Alumalite, Aluminum, Coroplast
 Sign Foundation, Pricing Guide Books, Color Charts
 (2) Variable Speed Heat Guns
 (2) Heavy Duty Suction Cup Sign Holders

36” Round Table w/ 3 Chairs
 6’ “L” Shape Desk w/ Drawers, Computer Slot & Keyboard Drawer

 2’ Small 3 Shelf Table
 5’ Wooden Table w/ Fold-up Legs
 4 Piece Retail Counter w/ Stainless Steel Front Grid (2 End Caps, 1 Computer Station w/ Drawer & 2 Shelves, 1 Counter Area w/ Doors).
 5’ Executive Desk w/ Locking Drawers, 2 Small, 2 Deep w/ File Hangers
 Buddy’s Sign Co. Inventory
 44” Tall 3 Shelf Stand w/ Drawer
 (2) 36” Book Shelves w/ Shelves
 (2) 41” Book Shelves w/ Shelves
 4’x8’ Solid Wood Table w/ Cutting Mat & Heavy Duty Wheels, w/ Adjustable Shelves, Spinning Tables, & 2 Different Size Storage Slots
 36’ W x 72”T Steel Shelf w/ 3 Shelves on Top, Bottom Cabinet w/ Doors & 2 Shelves.
 (2) 36” W x 72”T Steel Shelving Units 1 with 4 Shelves & 2 Drawers, #2 has 5 Shelves, All Adjustable
 (2) 6’ Plastic Tables w/ Fold-up Legs
 4’ Plastic Table w/ Fold-up Legs
 5’ Plastic Table w/ Fold Up Legs (Also Folds in Middle)
 25” Book Shelf w/ Shelf
 Standard Tall Filing Cabinet
 2 Drawer wide (Legal Size) Filing Cabinet
 4’ x 4’ Two Sided Light Box w/ Faces
 3’x10’ One Sided Light Box
 Server Rack (See Electronics Description)
 3 Shelf Baby Changing Table
 Small End Table w/ Magazine Rack
 3’ Four Shelf Stand
 Padded Chair w/ Arms
 Felt Desk Chair w/ Arms
 Leather Desk Chair w/ Arms
 Mini Fridge w/ Freezer

 LED Light Up Advertising Panels
 (2) Flashing Open Signs
 A-Frame Style Sandwich Board
 Several Various Size Storage Containers
 Several Lots of Office Supplies: Pen Holders, Folders, Paper, Photo Paper, Shipping Holders, Staplers, Clip Boards Etc.

Skillsaw Table Saw w/ 10” Blade & Accessories & Guard
 Roll Around Craftsman Tool Cart
 Fastenal 40 Slot Steel Bolt & Screw Organizer WITH Various Size, Nuts, Screws, Bolts, & Washers. Includes Small & Large Sizes as Well as Self Tapping Screws.
 Large Vice

 DYNA DX-4500 Pro Series Gas Generator on Wheels, 8 HP Briggs & Staten Motor, Floating Fuel Indicator, 110v & 220V.
 Werner Ladders 3 Sizes – 8’, 10’ & 12’
Folding 4’ Platform Ladder
 Aluminum Extension Ladder
 Buckingham Heavy Duty Hanging Tool Bag
 Various Shovels, Post Hole Diggers & Other Tools
 Wild Thing 2375 18” Chainsaw w/ Case
 Various Hand Tools such as: Screw Drivers, Files, Ratchets, Cutters, Pliers, Bolt Cutters, Saws, Mounted Miter Saw & More.
 Pair 6 Ton Adjustable Jack Stands
 Paint Gun w/ Regulator
 Pair of Makita 10.8v Hammer Drills w/ Batteries, Charger & Bit Adapter
 5 Gallon Portable Air Tank
 2 Corded Drills
 Corded Craftsman Sawz-all
 Craftsman Drop Light w/ Magnet
 Dewalt 18v Cordless Sawz-all w/ Battery
 Dewalt 18v Cordless Hammer Drill w/ Battery ½” Chuck
 Skill Moving Head Jig Saw

 Husky 165 Piece Socket & Accessory Kit (Never Used)
 UGT Drill Bit Set, Metal, Wood, Concrete & Metal Bits (All sorted in plastic cases w/ carry handle)
 Kobalt ½” Air Ratchet & Impact Gun w/ Accessories
 4’ & 2’ Levels
 Framing Square & Straight Edges
 Misc. Box of Assorted Nuts & Bolts

 (3) 55 Gallon Trashcans w/ Lids
 Various Size Standup Trashcans
 4 Various Size & Type Fire Extinguishers
 2 Plastic Gun Cases

 Box of Ropes, Chain, Straps
 100’ Boat Anchor Chain
 Box Boat Supplies (Sta-bil, Oil, Straps, 3M Wax, Ears)
 Pair New Drop Trailer Stabilizers
 4 Ford F250 Shocks
 Slat Wall & Shelving
 48” Bulbs
 Commercial Light Ballast

 Sign Cabinet LED Lights & Ballast
 (4) Eight Outlet Heavy Duty Metal Power Strips (Sold Separately)
 36” Traffic Cones w/ Reflective Markings

Canon MF8350CDN All-in-One B&W / COLOR LASER Printer, Copy Fax, Accepts Legal Size Paper, Bypass Tray, Energy Save Mode, Network Ready Wireless, Duplex Printing & More.
 Brother HL-4070CDW COLOR LASER Printer, Parallel, Network & USB
 Epson Perfection V500 High-Quality Scanner, w/ 4 Hot-Keys
 32” Sanyo TV w/ Remote

 15” Sony TV w/ Remote
 Samsung Syncmaster 2494 - 24” Computer Monitor w/ Full Motion Mount!
 Custom Built Desktop Computer w/ 19” Flat Screen Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, Cables & APC 1250 Battery Backup. *Computer Specs: 2.33 Quad Core Processor, 3GB RAM, 150GB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce 7300 VGA/DVI Video Card, Multi-card Reader, DVD Rom Drive +CDRW, DVD-RW Drive w/ Light Scribe, Windows Vista Home - Fresh Install
 Dell XPS Series 730 Super Computer, Intel Core II Duo 2.13 Processor, 4 GB RAM, 64 Bit Install, 250GB DUAL HDD (RAID 1) {If you don’t know what a RAID 1 is, this means if the computer Hard Drive Fails the 2nd One Picks up Automatically, saving all your info}. Dual DVD RW Drives, 3 ½” Floppy Drive, 2 Open Drive Slots, Multi-card Reader, RED LED Lights, Microsoft Office, Windows 7, w/ All CD’s, Lit Keyboard w/ Shortcuts, Wireless Mouse, Harmon Kardon Speakers w/ Sub & Speaker Volume Control, Cyber Power 1500 Battery Backup & 22” ACER Flat Screen
Monitor. Computer IS SETUP to Support 4 Monitors.
 Dell XPS Studio 435, Intel 2.67 i7 Processor, 4GB RAM, 64 Bit Install, 500GB HDD, DVD RW Drive, SD Card Slot, Front Access USB & Sound, Windows 7 Pro, Microsoft Office, 1000 Cyber Power Battery Backup, Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, & All CD’s, DELL 2 Years, Next Business Day Support Remaining. Includes 19” ACER Flat Panel Screen. Computer Supports 2 Screens simultaneously.
 Dell Optiplex 380 Cash Register w/ 15” Touch Screen Monitor. Computer Specs: 2.93 Core 2 Duo Processor, 4GB RAM, 250 GB HDD, Windows 7 Pro, Microsoft Office 2003. Wireless Keyboard & Mouse**Cash Register Features: Quick Books Point of Sale 7 Multi-Store, 40mm Thermal Receipt Printer (Includes 34 Rolls of Paper), Heavy Duty Lockable Cash Drawer w/ Check Slots, bar Code Scanner w/ Stand, Keyboard or Monitor Mount Credit Card Swipe, Ingencino En-Crypt 2100 Credit Card Swipe Pad w/ Pin Pad (For Debit Cards). Includes Cyber Power 1500 Battery Backup & ALL CD’s & Licenses. DELL 2 Years, Next Business Day Support Remaining.
 Acer Aspire 1 Laptop w/ Intel Atom 1.66 Processor, 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD, Includes Power
Adapter & Battery & Windows XP.
 Dell Latitude D610 15” Laptop w/ Intel 1.87 Pentium M Processor, 2GB RAM, 160GB HDD, Windows XP Pro, Microsoft Office 2003. Fresh Install.
 Buddy’s Sign Co. Inventory
 Dell Studio 17” Laptop w/ Centrino 2.80 Core 2 Duo Processor, 3GB RAM, 320GB HDD, Touch Pad Controls, DVD RW Drive, Windows 7 Pro, Microsoft Office 2007.
 HP ProLiant ML350 Server w/ Windows Server 2003 Small Business w/ License, Xenon 3.00 Processor, 2GB Ram, UID Feature Dual 250GB HDD w / 4 Extra Bays w/ Plugs, 3 ½” Floppy, CD-Rom, DAT 72 backup w/ Cleaning Tape, 17” Benq Flat Panel Monitor, APC 1500 Battery Backup.
 DELL QUAD Mount Monitor Stand w/ (4) 19” Screens (2 DELL, 2 ACER)
 88” Server Rack On Wheels, 2 Lockable Doors, Power Strip, Surge Protector, Cooling Fan, Dell 2216 Power Connect 16 Port Switch (16 Ports), Patch Panel, Pull Out Drawer, 2 Adjustable Shelves, Locking Drawer.
 APC 550 Battery Backup
 APC 750Battery Backup w/ Master Control

 Cyber Power 1285 Battery Backup
 Linksys Wireless “N” Router
 Firebox Edge Hardware Firewall w/ Box & License
 16 Channel Stand Alone DVR w/ Remote, 500GB HDD, DVDRW w/ Speedplus, Remote Login Feature, Smart Phone Viewing App, Lock Feature, Mouse, PTZ Control & More. Includes: 5 Interior Cameras, 2 Exterior Cameras, 12 Power Supply, Misc. CCTV Cables, Wireless Transmitters & Receivers, TR-232 Adapter, APC 1500 Battery Backup.
 Amber Light Bar w/ Controller & Several Functions Including Arrow Stick
 Blue Whelen Strobe Bar w/ Take Down, Alley, & Flashing Rear Lights.
 Lot of Sirius XM Radio Receivers, Cables Etc.
 Lot of Computer Network Cables
 Lot of Computer Monitor & Other Cables
 Lot of Computer RAM, 64MB – 2GB, Types: SDRAM, DDR, DDR2
 Lot of Computer Cables & KVM (Dual Computer Switches)
 Lot of USB Cables & Hubs

 Lot of Internal Computer Parts (Video Cards, Modems, Network Cards Etc.)
 Lot of Internal Computer Cables, IDE Cables, SATA Cables, Power Adapters Etc.
 Lot of Internal Computer Components (New Hard Drives, CD Roms, DVD ROMs, Network Cards, Fans, Cables Etc.
 Computer Parts Storage Bin w/ Screws, Test RAM, Adapters, Processors Etc
 Lot of Several DELL Power Adapters & HP Adapter
 Phonic 885 Plus 400x400, 8 Channel AMP, w/ Several Inputs
 4’ Odyssey Rack Mount Box on Wheels (2 Locking) with Front and Rear Racks, Top, Front & Back Cover Removal, 8 Individual 110v Outlets on outside of box (4 Each Side), Exterior Mounted ¼” Inputs, Front Lid Turns into Table.
 Lot of A/V Cables & Amplifier
 V-Tech 4 Line Single Cordless Phone
 Panasonic 4 Line Telephone System w/ 8 Individual Handsets, Chargers & Batteries, Intercom Feature, Music on Hold Feature, Call Transfer Feature,

 Buddy’s Sign Co. Inventory
 Speaker Phone, Phone Book, Headset & More. ALL HANDSETS ARE WIRELESS.
 Lot of CB Test Equipment: Includes: Cleaner, Speakers, Tools, 3 Cable Switch, Multi-meter, Accessories, Antennas, Adapters, Test Loads, 2 Pro SWR Meters, Frequency Checker, Handheld Frequency Detector, Test Clips & More
 Computer Repair Lot: Includes: Windows Inside & Out Book, Computer Repair Programs on CD & Thumb Drive, Power Supply Test Module, Internal Computer Board tester, Light up Magnifying Glass, Electronics Cleaner, Tools, Small Screw Drivers, 4 Test Keyboards, 4 Test Mice, External Drives, 4 Port KVM Switch w/ Audio (WORK ON 4 COMPUTERS AT ONCE!) D-Link Router for KVM Cables, Test Speakers, Cables & More.

 Microsoft Outlook 2007 + Business Manager w/ Key
 Microsoft Office 2010 w/ Key
 Pro 510XL CB
 (2) RK56 CB Mics
 Pyramid 20 Amp 12v Power Supply w/ Meter
 Weller WESD51 Digital Soldering Iron w/ Tips, Solder, (2) Solder Suckers, Helping Hands, Heat Shrink & Sponges.
 Lot of 4 Keyboards & 3 Mice
 (2) Keyboard, Mouse & Speaker Combos. (Sold Separately)
 Powered External DVD Rom w/ Light Scribe Master
 Bearcat Handheld 800 MHz Scanner
 Canon Power Shot S3 6.0 Mega pixel Camera w/ SD Card & Bag
 Wall of CB Accessories, Microphones, Cables, Adapters, Antennas & More.

2002 Pro-Line 20’ Center Console w/ Trailer, 200 HP Mercury Optiplex 2 Stroke EFI Motor w/ Stainless Prop., 70 Gallon Tank, Trim Tabs, Toilet, Live Well, Washdown Pump., LED Deck Lights, Spreader Lights, Wireless Go-Light (Remote Controlled Light), Garmin 700 Series Touch Screen GPS w/ 18” Radar, Compass, Windlass, 2 Anchors, New Seats, All Life Jackets, Rod Holders, Ropes, Emergency Equipment. Stereo, VHF Radio & A lot MORE. Maintenance Done since I had it 1/2011 is listed below. Boat is in GREAT shape, is beautiful and rides great. This boat comes with everything and she is ready to be dropped in the water and go.
 Boat Purchased 1/30/2011 Hours Unknown
 Used 00 Mercury Optimax, Installed by Thornes Marine
 Only Used Ethanol Free Gas w/ Stabil
 Maintenance Preformed 2011: Trailer: Replaced F. Hubs and Bearings, Bushings & Plates, Trailer New Tires, New T-Top & Seats Starboard Trim Tab Actuator, New Fuel/Water Separator, New Ethanol fuel Lines & Fittings, New Pump Ball, New Sending Rod,
 Maintenance Preformed 2012: Replaced All Gauges and Fixed Wiring in Dash including Trim Tab Control Added Windshield Wrap Around and Additional Cleats, Replaced Both Batteries w/ New Marine Batteries, Upgraded Trim Tabs Main CPU and Control Unit to New LED Module, Added New Marine Shakespeare AM/FM Antenna w/ Mount, Replaced Battery Switch, Replaced Bilge Float Switch, Replaces All 4 Stereo Speakers, Replaced Trailer Wiring, Replaced T-Bag, New Used Mercury Control Box Installed Replaced Poppet, Water Pump, Fuel Filter, Plugs, Cleaned T-Stats, Lower Unit Oil Changed, New Cables for Used Control Box, Motor Alarm Gauge Mounted in Console Power Access Panel, Replaced Fuel Water/Separator, Installed Garmin GMR 18 Radar, Checked Bearings and Grease Fittings on Trailer, New Fulton Tongue Jack Mounted on Trailer, New VHF Antenna Mount, New Stern Light, New Electrical Switches, Boat Waxed1 Coat Light Wax 1 Coat Heavy Wax, Hood Painted.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Tailgate Auction Saturday

**The concession stand will be manned by the members of the Pocomoke City Vol. Fire Company.  ALL proceeds go to the fire department.**

Friday, May 27, 2011

Debbie Reynolds Put Movie Costumes Up For Auction


Iconic movie costumes worn by Charlie Chaplin, Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe will go up for sale in June from a collection belonging to fellow actress Debbie Reynolds, California auction house Profiles in History said on Thursday.

Monroe's subway dress from "The Seven Year Itch," Judy Garland's blue cotton dress and ruby red slippers from "The Wizard of Oz" and Charlie Chaplin's "Tramp" bowler hat are among the 3,500 items up for auction in Beverly Hills on June 18.

Barbra Streisand's sleeveless gold velvet, jeweled gown from "Hello, Dolly" -- said to be the most expensive dress ever made for a film -- will also be up for sale as will Audrey Hepburn's Ascot dress from "My Fair Lady" and Julie Andrews' costumes from "The Sound of Music."

Reynolds, 79, who starred in such films as "Singin' in the Rain" and "The Unsinkable Molly Brown," has been collecting film memorabilia for more than 50 years.

She got more serious about it when in 1970, Hollywood movie studio MGM announced it was going to auction off everything except its real estate. Reynolds, who had been under contract at MGM, purchased many items and continued to save as many pieces as she could over the years.

Her collection was due to have been housed in a planned museum, her spokeswoman said. But the project fell through and Reynolds has decided to sell her collection.

The collection will be on view to the public at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills in early June before the auction on June 18.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Rare Copy of 'The Star Spangled Banner' To Be Auctioned

It's the typo that gives it away.

The two 13-by-9.5-inch pieces of paper that will go up for auction at Christie's on Friday spell out in big, bold, black letters, "The Star Spangled Banner." Underneath this heading is written, much smaller, these words of explanation: "A Pariotic Song."

Thomas Carr, a 19th century music publisher who operated a store at 36 Baltimore St., intended to print "A Patriotic Song." But he was rushing to capitalize on the popularity of the little ditty that Francis Scott Key penned while watching the bombing of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812, and lacked the modern-day luxury of spell-check. So when the first edition of the four famous verses that later became the national anthem were published in 1814, they contained a telling misspelling.
And that's how Chris Coover, a senior book and manuscript specialist for the auction house, knew that he'd been offered the real deal.

"It's a great discovery, a key piece of Americana," Coover says. "There are only 11 copies that we know about, and this is the only one in private hands. The others are all in institutions or university libraries."

Chances are that when Lot 85 goes on the auction block at around 11 a.m. Friday at the auction house's headquarters in New York, the bidding will start in the low six figures. Christie's estimates the value of the manuscript at between $200,000 and $300,000.

The auction house isn't releasing the identities of the sellers, but Coover identified them as two elderly Pennsylvania antique dealers. In 1989, when the couple purchased their copy of the "Banner," it was included in an album of 50 pieces of sheet music that had been bound together. The couple, not knowing what they had found, purchased the entire book for $50 — or $1 per song.

"They got a bargain," Coover says with intentional understatement, adding that proceeds from the sale will fund the couple's retirement.

It's estimated that the album was bound about 1820 while it was owned by a young girl named Mary Barnitz, who belonged to a prominent family near York, Pa.

Cooper noted that Carr probably made about 500 copies of the first edition, which were engraved and printed from a copper plate. Just 2 percent managed to survive the ensuing 197 years.

"It was very customary in the early part of the 19th century to collect sheet music," Coover says.

"In musical families, sheet music would be in a big messy stack, and at some point, someone would gather it all up and take it to a bookbinder. The fact that it was bound into this album of 49 other examples was probably what saved it from being discarded, damaged or destroyed. It's in wonderful condition."

The manuscript, he says, has a small tear in one corner that has been carefully mended, and a very light damp stain, possibly from tea. But, other than the misspelling, the most striking aspect of the first edition is the absence of the author's name.

"I think it was an oversight on the part of the publisher," Coover says.

"He may not have known that Francis Scott Key was the author. Key was an attorney, but he wasn't famous. By the time Carr came out with his first edition, the verses had already been printed in the newspapers, and the song had been sung on stage."

Coover says that a handful of people have already made inquiries about the "Banner," though none are from Maryland.

But even if the document never makes it to the Free State, two of the 11 copies are safely housed in the city where the song was written.

The Johns Hopkins University has a near-pristine copy that it acquired in 1977 from the collector and donor Lester Levy, along with other "Star Spangled Banner" memorabilia. The first edition is available to university staff and students for perusal, but hasn't been displayed publicly for several years, according to Kelly Spring, an assistant manuscripts curator for the university.

And the Maryland Historical Society has a third copy, which is on display through the holidays. If the society's president, Burt Kummerow, is a bit vague about how long it's owned its first edition, or how it was acquired, that's understandable.

It seems that the society's attention is focused on another item in its possession that's even more historic, intimate and valuable — an inked version of "The Star Spangled Banner" in the author's handwriting.

No, museum officials don't have the famous envelope back on which Key first jotted down the lyrics of his song while watching the bombardment. That envelope was lost long ago. Instead, the Historical Society has the piece of paper on which Key copied down the lyrics from the envelope as soon as the shaken barrister made it back to his hotel from the deck of the British sloop on which he'd been detained. This was the official version, the one on which Key intended to preserve his musings.

"We'll be doing a lot more with the handwritten version for the centennial year in 2014," Kummerow says. "We'll be sharing it with groups around the state. It's our most popular item by far."

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Octo Mom Has Yard Sale/Auction

LA HABRA - Nadya Suleman made $2,600 at her yard sale/auction this weekend, and it's not over yet. You can still bid on her personal items until midnight tonight.

The auction can be found by clicking on and then on the "Dees Sleaze" tab. Items that have yet to sell include a signed sonogram, a diaper bag signed "Octomom" and the octuplets' handprints and baby blankets.

As of Monday afternoon the item with the highest bid, $280, was the red bikini Suleman wore on the cover of Star Magazine.

The auction and yard sale were dreamed up by radio personality Tattoo, of the Rick Dee's Internet radio show Tattoo and Crew, in a last-ditch effort to keep his friend Suleman, and her 14 kids, off welfare.

The yard sale, held Saturday at her La Habra home, drew so many people that police had to close off her street to vehicle traffic.Items sold included a sofa billed as the sofa where Suleman was sitting when she first heard the news that she was pregnant with octuplets. Someone paid $150 for it. Others paid to have their picture taken with La Habra's most famous resident.

"She was very happy ... we are talking about someone who didn't have that money the day before," Tattoo said.

The goal, though, is to raise $10,000. Suleman is facing foreclosure and said Saturday, while sitting on the sofa before it sold, that if she becomes homeless she will have no choice but to go on welfare. Tattoo is arranging for her to make a club appearance this weekend for money.

"At the end of the day, Nadya is an attraction," Tattoo said.

He's also trying to get her a gig guest hosting on his radio show. "I'm not politically correct," he said.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Historic Strasburg On The Auction Block

STRASBURG, Va. - Strasburg is for sale.

No, not Stephen Strasburg.

Almost the entire town of Strasburg, Va. (population: 6,200) goes on the auction block on Thursday. Strasburg is in the Shenandoah Valley.

According to the auction house, the deals include the Museum of the American Presidents and the Jeane Dixon museum - a 14-room historic estate, complete with a carriage house. A warehouse-size antiques complex is among the parcels.

The town is being listed as one of the top 10 real estate deals in the country.

The seven different parcels, including an entire city block, can be sold separately or all at once. The minimum bids vary from $15,000 to $865,000.

The entire property is the estate of the late Leo M. Bernstein, a D.C. banker. The Bernstein Foundation, a philanthropic organization, is the seller.

Bernstein is known for putting Strasburg on the map as an antiques destination.

Situated at the intersections of Virginia Routes 11 and 55, Strasburg is billed as "Virginia's Antiques Capital."

And, yes, it's received some free publicity recently, thanks to Washington Nationals phenom pitcher with the same last name.

There was even talk of changing the town's name to Stephen Strasburg, Va., to honor the pitcher.

You can see the full auction by visiting the auction house's Web site.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Auction of Abandoned Vehicles, Bikes, Misc Items

Sat., Nov. 7th 2009 10A.M.

Delmar PD 400 S. Penn Ave, Delmar, MD

Vehicle Inspection 9 A.M. Day of Sale Only

Terms of Sale: Cash or Certified Check day of Sale.

Vehicles must be moved day of sale 410-896-3131

  • 81 Chevy Silverado 1GCHC33W0BZ145467
  • 85 Cadi Fleetwood 1G6CB6980F4355905
  • 87 Ford P/U 1FTDF15Y5HNA42196
  • 87 Jeep Cherokee 1JCMT7837HT186256
  • 90 Dodg Caravan 2B4K45KXLR573548
  • 90 Hond Accord 1HGCB7151LA061111
  • 90 Isuzu P/U JAACL11L6L7218918
  • 91 Chev Cap Wagon 1G1BL83E0MW254700
  • 91 Ford T Bird 1FAPP60T7MH103081
  • 91 Ford Tempo 2FAPP36X9M199060
  • 91 Hond Civic 1HGED3542ML041128
  • 92 Ford T Bird 1FAPP6042NH155082
  • 92 Hond Accord 1HGCB7655NA123900
  • 92 Hond Accord 1HGCB7273NA019817
  • 92 Merc Topaz 1MEPM36XXNK653714
  • 92 Toyo Paseo JT2EL45F7N0053067
  • 93 Chev Astro Van 1GNDM15Z7PB148333
  • 93 Chev Conv Van 2GBEG25KXP4117495
  • 93 Dodg Caravan 2B4GH253xpr303452
  • 93 Ford Explorer 1FMDU34X7PUB75083
  • 93 Merc Tracer S/W 3MAPM15J2PR676776
  • 93 Olds Cutlass 1G3AG55N2P6304889
  • 95 Cadi Deville 1G6KD52B8SU207761
  • 95 Olds Cutlass 1G3AJ55M9S6351452
  • 95 Geo Prism 1Y1SK5266SZ082005
  • 96 Dodg Van 2B4FP2533TR628677
  • 96 Ford Explorer 1FMDU34X3TUB28742
  • 96 Ford Taurus 1FALP51U3TA252840
  • 96 Niss Altima 1N4BU31D7TC157579
  • 97 Ford Expedition 1FMEU1762VLA51351
  • 97 Ford Escort 1FALP13P4VW284914
  • 97 Ford Taurus 1FALP52U1VA128647
  • 97 Olds Cutlass 1G3WH52M8VF337598
  • 98 Dodg Stratus 1B3EJ46X4WN220561
  • 98 Ford Ranger 1FTYR10C0WTA18109
  • 98 Ford Taurus S/W 1FALP57U7TA199289
  • 98 Hyund Accent KMHVD14N6WU395773
  • 99 Ford Escort 3FAKP1132XR161856
  • 00 Chev Cavalier 1G1JC5245Y7335131
  • 00 Ford Crown Vic 2FAFP71W6YX136413
  • 01 Dodg Van 2B7HB11X11K552881
  • 01 Hyund Accent KMHCG45C21U248890
  • 04 Hyund Sonata KMHWF25S74A977923
  • Unknown wooden Trailer
  • Food Provided by Delmar Wesleyan Church

Eastern Shore Auctions 443-235-5717 or 410-548-3137 Willie Benton Jr, Auctioneer