THE ENCHANTING WORLD OF MARY EWING

(MRS. CHARLES KERMIT “BUCK” EWING)

1913-2007

ONLINE ONLY, SUNDAY, OCT. 13 @2:00 EASTERN TIME

 

As a child of 10 years old, Mary Hamilton was taken on a one year tour of Europe by her mother. From that point, travel was one of the major interests in her life.  At the age of 21, she married Buck Ewing, a Pittsburg, Pa., artist and teacher. Their honeymoon to Mexico in 1945 further ignited her global wanderlust.  Yearly thereafter, they traveled to far, exotic places during the summer season, when Mr. Ewing was not instructing. In 1948, they came to Knoxville, Tn., where Buck headed the Art Department at The University of Tennessee.  Their travels continued together until 1966, when he died while traveling in Bali.  Mary began traveling on her own, organizing tours to China, Tibet, Afghanistan, Laos, Sumatra, Yemen and exotic lands before they were opened to tours. Some 45 different countries were visited by Mrs. Ewing before her “retirement” in about 1995, after which, she organized a traveling museum tour entitled “Threads of the World” featuring her textile and clothing collection that she amassed during her lifetime. You are invited to bid and own items from her estate, artwork, jewelry, artifacts, rugs, masks, and items of interest she lived with and enjoyed throughout her lifetime. Mrs. Ewing was a stylish and personable figure in Knoxville or anywhere she was. Enjoy visiting the Enchanting World Collection, and our hopes are that you find the same enjoyment that she did.


RETRO & VINTAGE COIN OP MACHINES

COMING LATE OCT., CHECK BACK FOR DETAILS

We are  lucky!!!  Tennessee law allows for the sale and ownership by Tennessee residents of coin operated devices as long as they are not used for gambling purposes, and or for profit.  A well known Harvard attorney found this portion of the law buried in legislation that originally stated no Tennessee resident could own, transport, buy or sell gaming machines.  None of these machines are currently working.  The new owner will need to make  renovations to the electrical switches, contact points and adjustments, if they want these operable. 
They are from the 1950s and 60s era with some as early as the 1940s era.  All of these machines have been in storage for the last 15 or so years. Prior to that some were used in Havana, Cuba before the 1959 revolution when Fidel Castro took over. They left Cuba on the last boat out making a journey to first, Miami, then to Tennessee.  For a time period, they were used in Eastern Tennessee in a VFW prior to going into storage.
These would be great for your man cave or for any decorative use you would desire in your residence. These are old, real and not the modern reproductions. Most are by Kenney and a few are older Bally’s.
There are 26 coin ops as a total. These can be shipped to any location in the US by several carriers, or of course, they can be picked up as well. Opportunities like this do not come along daily, you might want to seriously think about adding these to a collection.

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Session II Begins 30 Min. After the Mantiques Auction Concludes

UNRESERVED AUCTION

FURNITURE, ART, POTTERY, BASKETS, JEWELRY, BOOKS, AND LOTS MORE. THIS EVENT FEATURES MANY ITEMS NEVER OFFERED BEFORE, AS WELL AS  TRANSACTIONS THAT WERE NEVER COMPLETED, OR THERE WAS TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES WITH ONLINE BIDDING PLATFORMS.   PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL 865-475-5163 OR EMAIL john@antiquesonline.com FOR ANY INQUIRES YOU MAY HAVE OR TO RESERVE A PHONE LINE OR TO LEAVE AN ABSENTEE BID. THANK YOU.

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