The Pitman Collection


Saturday May 22, 2010††††††† beginning at 9AM


Preview Friday evening May 21st from 4PM until 8PM


Saturday from 7:30AM until sale time.


To be held at the Napanee Lions Club hall on Centre St. in the town of Napanee Ont., the hall can be reached from Hwy. 401 by taking the Hwy. 49 interchange at Napanee and proceeding south on Hwy. 41 (Centre St.), through the town, over the Napanee River, through the next set of traffic lights and proceed approximately 100 yards on your left to the auction site.


We have been asked by John and Linda Pitman of North Bay Ont. to sell their collection of antiques and collectibles, put together over the last 25 plus years. The Pitmanís have sold their large country home and moved to smaller quarters.


Last fall I was asked by Linda Pitman to view their collection in North Bay, after a six hour drive, I was pleasantly surprised to find a contemporary log home literally dripping with antiques and collectibles. The Pitmanís had over the past 25 years jammed their home with a collection of granite ware consisting of most known forms in every conceivable colour. This was stored in a collection of pine cupboards from Ontario and Quebec and for the most part in original painted finishes including a Waterloo county flat to the wall in its original grain painted finish, a Waterloo county corner cupboard, grain painted armoires from Quebec, a linen press with cupboards above two long drawers in original finish from Leeds county, etc. The beamed ceiling was covered with baskets, both native and wicker and in a corner there was a glass case with several west coast native baskets. About a dozen games boards graced the walls and a collection of miniature furniture together with salesmanís sample furniture were scattered throughout the rooms. Other points of interest were the duck decoys, a small collection of railroad items, Aladdin lamps, coal oil lamps, small hanging cupboards, an outstanding cherry three drawer harvest table from Waterloo county in itís original finish, a set of stenciled gun stock chairs, several early Ontario captainís chairs, a collection of mostly cast iron match holders, wooden ware, three figured maple chests of drawers, a collection of canes in both wood and glass, birch bark containers, a salesmanís sample butcher block and ice box in their original condition, blanket chests, small quantity of textiles, hooked rugs, carpets, etc.


For a gallery of the Miniatures to be offered at Auction Please Click Here.

To view a gallery of over 200 images of items to be auctioned Please Click Here



Terms: Cash, cheque with two forms of ID, Visa, MasterCard and Interac.

††††††††† There will be a 10% buyerís premium applied to the hammer price.


Auctioneers: Tim Potter and Cec Knight



Tim Potter Auction Services

Rr2 Odessa Ont. K0H 2H0

(613) 386-3635