Copyright 2009 – Kimberly Clay

If you’re not a big sports fan and find yourself kinda bored after the big buildup to midnight on New Years Eve, or if you’re looking for something fun to do New Years Day, you should consider a visit to Mattox Auction Center in Carlisle, KY. It’s a great way to spend the day by yourself, or better yet, in the company of like-minded friends.

“This will be our 6th New Year’s Day Auction, and I am very excited about the quality of the inventory that will be offered in this special annual event,” says Mark Mattox, owner. “Our New Year’s Day event has become a tradition in the area, and is known as an event featuring quality merchandise with something for a variety of collecting interests.”

Although I haven’t visited Mattox Auctions in a while, I have attended the New Years auction in the past. In fact, one of the first items you’d see upon entering my livingroom is one of several antique pieces I’ve purchased from them over the years. I have always enjoyed any of their auctions I’ve attended, and when I think of Mattox Auctions, quality and affordability always come to mind.

When asked about this New Year’s selection, Mark had a lot to say.

“I’m especially excited about a grouping of four Hunleigh water colors from a Lexington home, an original Paul Sawyer water color, a Harvey Joiner painting that I believe is of Cherokee Park in Louisville, exceptional porcelains including Dresden, Royal Vienna, Sevres, Nippon, and R.S. Prussia, fine furniture from many periods, including a fine early walnut sugar chest, a superb crazy quilt from a Paris estate, a cylinder music box, two working Mills 5 cent slot machines, quality stoneware and primitives, a great selection of KY History books, and so much more.”

Many of Mark’s regular customers wait all year for this special New Years event.

This year the auction will begin at 10:00 am on January 1. The auction facility, located on U.S. 68, has ample parking and is equipped to comfortably handle a big crowd.

Mark says, “We welcome all to the auction and encourage you to visit during the scheduled Auction Preview on December 30 from 2 to 5 p.m. or on December 31 from 1 to 6 p.m.”

So do something a little different this New Years Day – something you’ll enjoy to start the year off right. If you’re lucky, maybe you’ll find a treasure or two to take home and spread a little “after Christmas” cheer! Happy hunting! Maybe I’ll see you there…

If you go:

Mattox Auction Center
3740 Maysville Road – U.S. 68
Carlisle, KY
(859) 289-5720

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