The auction conducted by the Historical Society of Delaware April 25 was well run. Though the audience was a bit small, the bidders were buying. Material was in good condition and well-described in the catalog. Prices realized were close to fair retail values. Some of the most spirited bidding of the night was on a complete set of the 12 issues of Art Work of Delaware, Charles Madison Company, 1898, which sold for $625.
Volunteer auctioneer Carol Coleman was smooth and quick, averaging 100 lots per hour. And, no, she did not wear the trademark broad brim hat I remember from her sales years ago.
Congratulations to the many volunteers and the HSD staff who put in a lot of hours putting this sale together.