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Volunteers help with the Dougherty Restoration Sale | Jane Boursaw Photo
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Here’s your chance to own a piece of Old Mission History. Members of the Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society and Peter Dougherty Society are hosting a mammoth sale this weekend.

The sale will take place on Friday, Sept. 7, and Saturday, Sept. 8, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Dougherty House, 18459 Mission Road on the Old Mission Peninsula.

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The event will feature a wide assortment of excess and donated antiques, primitives and collectibles from the historic Peter Dougherty House, built in the 1840s and lovingly restored by volunteers over many years. Many of these items are being sold because they do not fit the time period for the Dougherty House setting or because they’re duplicates.

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Dougherty Restoration Sale | Jane Boursaw Photo

The sale also includes some very unique items. Susan Feiger, longtime OMP resident and owner of Old Barn Antiques with her husband Walt, is helping to organize and price the sale items.

“Getting ready for the sale, I was sifting through some old tarnished silverware,” she said. “I was surprised and shocked to find an extremely early handmade solid silver serving spoon!”

Susan said the maker’s mark on the back indicates that it was made somewhere between 1787 and 1823. “It has engraved initials of “M F” on the tip of the handle, and it’s known as ‘Coin Silver,'” she said.

Below is a sample of other items you’ll find at the sale. For more info, call Susan Feiger, (231) 883-1777.

Furniture: Several dressers and beds, including Victorian Jenny Lind. Wash stand. Floor model Oak Victrola and records. Set of Beautiful Andirons. Oak cabinet for Sheet Music. Organ stools and old organs. Lovely 1940’s Secretary. Variety of Victorian Sofas and chairs. Cobblers stand. Primitive tables. Plant stands. Unique spinning wheel and cherry desk – both need work. Press back rocker. Floor lamp. Handyman’s treasures.

Accessories and Miscellaneous: Gorgeous red hanging hall light. Hanging gas light fixtures. Oil and electric lamps. 1930’s suitcase. Decorative wood and iron pieces. Ornate metal pipe stand and match holder. Trunks. Coal scuttles. WWII USS Indiana Souvenir cloth pouch. US Navy white suits & army spats. Decorative Justice Scale. Books. Crocks and jugs. Decorative birdhouses. Naughty Nellie bootjack. Baskets. Quantity of Jewelry.

Tools: Huge pipe cutter and pipe vise. Wooden harness vise. Ice tongs. Axe heads. Brace and bit. Jeweler’s vise. Blowtorch. Old “Auto Heater” and auto crank. Vintage cream separator (for parts?). Horse harnesses. Whiffletrees. Three horse thills. Buggy seat.

Vintage Kitchen: Iron waffle maker. Iron cooking pots. Wall coffee grinder. Tin and enamel cookware. Old silverware for crafts or windchimes. Metal milk bottle carrier. Metal lunch pails. Large selection of collectible cups and saucers. China teapot.

Toys: Small bisque dolls (need arms). Metal tractor and accessories. Tonka car carrier. Child’s rake and shovel set, chair, doll cradle and blanket.

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Dougherty Restoration Sale | Susan Feiger Photo
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Dougherty Restoration Sale | Susan Feiger Photo
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Dougherty Restoration Sale | Susan Feiger Photo
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Dougherty Restoration Sale | Susan Feiger Photo
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Dougherty Restoration Sale | Susan Feiger Photo
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Dougherty Restoration Sale | Susan Feiger Photo
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Dougherty Restoration Sale | Susan Feiger Photo
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Dougherty Restoration Sale | Susan Feiger Photo
Dougherty Restoration Sale | Jane Boursaw Photo
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Dougherty Restoration Sale | Susan Feiger Photo

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