Woody Auction will Offer Part 1 of The Ron Blessing Lifetime Estate Collection Saturday, October 29



The 312-lot auction is an amazing accumulation of quality Victorian antiques, French cameo art glass, period American furniture and other items, starting at 9:30 am Central time.

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Douglass, KS, USA, October 18, 2022 — Part 1 of the lifetime Ron Blessing estate collection – an amazing accumulation of quality Victorian antiques, French cameo art glass, period American furniture and other items – will come up for bid on Saturday, October 29th, beginning at 9:30 am Central time, by Woody Auction. The sale will be held online and live in the Woody Auction hall located at 130 East Third Street, Douglass.

Mr. Blessing was a long-time resident of Kearney, Nebraska, and began collecting quality Victorian antiques many years ago. Early on, he developed a love of silverplate items, especially pickle castors and brides’ baskets. His dream was to turn his Kearney warehouse into a fully displayed showroom of the finest antiques available and to host large dinner parties surrounded by the Victorian atmosphere.

As with many collectors, Ron’s tastes evolved, and French cameo art glass became another passion. Consequently, he managed to acquire some of the most sought-after pieces in the country. His antiques needed to be properly displayed, so Ron commenced collecting only the finest furniture, by makers such as R.J. Horner, A.J. Johnson, Meeks, Belter, Pottier & Stymus, Karpen, Phillip Kopp and Oriel.

“It is indeed an honor for Woody Auction to present Part One of one of the finest collections of Victorian antiques to be found anywhere,” said Jason Woody of Woody Auction. “All 312 lots will sell at public auction to the highest bidder without reserve. Mr. Blessing’s estate collection is so massive it needed to be broken up into two auctions. Part Two will happen in March 2023.”

There are several gorgeous, genuine turn-of-the-century signed Galle French cameo art glass pieces. One, a lamp manufactured around 1920 and 30 inches tall, boasts a beautiful yellow ground with blue and amethyst cameo carved Japanese chrysanthemum overlay having butterfly highlights. Another, 11 inches in height, is a vase with a beautiful ice blue ground with white cameo carved overlay featuring sixteen seagulls in flight over ocean waves. Both are of the finest quality and are fine representations.

To learn more about Woody Auction and the antique auction scheduled for Saturday, October 29th at 9:30 am, visit https://www.woodyauction.com