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THE SKOBY'S RESTAURANT COLLECTION KINGSPORT, TN-LABOR DAY MONDAY-FINE ANTIQUES- ARCHITECTURAL-ANTIQUE ADVERTISING- KITCHEN EQUIPMENT

Date: Monday, September 6, 2010
Time:9:00 & 10:00 a.m.

Register for live internet bidding and the catalogue at the following site..
http://www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/22336

The following is a link to some great photos of this auction:
http://www.jamespriceimages.com/Photography/Auction-Catalogs/January-1-2010-auction/11495521_B5boq#959875612_JkXaE

Here is a link to the kitchen etc items that will be sold at 9:00 am:
http://www.jamespriceimages.com/Photography/Auction-Catalogs/skobys-kitchen-photos/13518670_BU688#984859989_uzf5y

Press release:
http://acn.liveauctioneers.com/index.php/auctions/upcoming-auctions/3082-kimball-sterling-to-auction-contents-of-skobys-restaurant-sept-6

Labor Day Monday 10:00 a.m. (Kitchen equipment at 9:00 a.m.)
1001 Konnarock Rd.
Kingsport, Tennessee

"Stop by on your way home from the Hillsville, Va. Show"

"After the catalogue sale we will auction at random the contents of two basement rooms and two attic rooms. Lots of cool stuff for the people that stay with us all day"

It was 1946 and Fred Barger Sr. opened Skoby's Restaurant at 1001 Konnarock Road in Kingsport, Tennessee. It became a regional benchmark over the last half century. Fred Sr. passed away in 1971 and his son "Pal" took over the restaurant and its operations. He had a vision and a trained eye for decorating the entire building with the “Best of the Best”
Antiques, country store items, period lighting, stained glass and much more were incorporated into the building. The word reproduction was not in his vocabulary and he had pickers through out the area looking for the finest to fill his restaurant’s unique private rooms, lobbies, and dining rooms. Antiques were purchased throughout the United States. The country store section has one of the best antique advertising collections in the United States.
Nothing was spared in the search for items to suit the decor. After many years of operation and more time being devoted to the "Pals Sudden Service" side of the business. Pal donated Skoby’s to Virginia Intermont College in 2005 for a culinary institute. They decided not to operate it a few years back and we have been contracted to sell the contents including fine antiques, country store items, stained glass lamps, carousel horse, unique decorations, theme rooms including Asian-trains-nautical-movie, kitchen equipment, tables and chairs, architectural, office furniture and much more. The building is much like it was the day it was closed. Many nice table and chair sets to be sold. Own a piece of history.

We will be selling everything. Nothing has been removed. The ironwork, the walls, bars, doors, the butcher shop, the bakery, the stained glass and anything in the building or attached to the building. The building will be torn down after the auction. Riggers will be onsite to help you remove items. We will have both electrical and contracting riggers for you to hire if needed.

Terms of sale- Cash or check day of sale- 10% Buyers Fee on site 15 on the net. The sale will be conducted rain or shine!!! Our tents will be up. Buyers will be given 3 days to remove architectural items that are attached to the building. Out of state buyers not known to us, must have a bank letter of credit addressed to Kimball M. Sterling, Inc. This letter also may be faxed to 423-928-2816.

A preview and pre-registration will be held the Sunday before the Monday auction from 11:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m. We will also open for preview at 8:00 a.m. morning of the auction.

Kimball M. Sterling Inc TFL-1915 auctioneers 423-928-1471
www.auctionauction.com
kimballsterling@earthlink.net

 




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