May 13, 2015 - Sturbridge, MA

  • Wednesday May 13th
  • Preview: Wednesday May 13th from Noon to 2PM
  • Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center
  • Sturbridge, Massachusetts

Spring is fast approaching and it's almost time for the most anticipated fashion event of the year, our annual May catalogue & Discovery sales. This year our two-day sale will be held on May 12th & 13th. The sale will be held, rain or shine,  in the ballroom of the Sturbridge Host Hotel in Sturbridge, Massachusetts.  

Both of our clothing warehouses are filled with rare objects that have been hidden away for decades in museum back rooms and the closets of private collectors. We have been collecting these pieces since 2014 especially for this sale.

Sale Details

Our sales begin just as the Brimfield Antique fields are winding down for the day.  On Tuesday May 12th the catalog sale of vintage  fashion and historic textiles begins promptly at 4PM with the hall opening for preview at 1PM. Following a short dinner break, we'll hold Part 1 of our DISCOVERY SALE and auction the opening salvo - 1,000 to 2,000 fashion objects - on Tuesday evening. Prepare for the Tuesday evening sale to last well into the night.

On Wednesday May 13th, we return again for  another catalog sale beginning at 2PM and Part 2 of our DISCOVERY sale to auction the remaining 3,000+ pieces. All will be sold to the highest bidder, free of minimum bids or reserves. The doors open on Wednesday at NOON for registration and preview and the second day sale begins promptly at 2PM.

Our now-legendary DISCOVERY sale is the fashion event that many collectors and vintage store owners anxiously await each May.  All DISCOVERY items are uncatalogued and come from museums, institutions and private collections from all over North America. Time to preview each table of the 5,000+ DISCOVERY objects will be allowed before each table is sold. The boxes will be opened and contents revealed just prior to the bidding. Buy one special piece or the whole table. Be prepared for a long sale filled with incredible finds.

Our May 12th & 13th antique costume and textile auction again take place during Antique Market Week at Brimfield. Our New England location, the Sturbridge Host Hotel, is less than seven miles east of the Brimfield antique fields and about an hour from Boston’s Logan Airport (BOS) or Hartford, CT Bradley Airport (BDL).  Mention Augusta Auctions when booking your rooms to receive a courtesy discount for your accommodations.

Because of the volume of fashion and textile objects that have to be sold over the two sale days, ABSENTEE bids can only be accepted for the catalog portion of the sale. You MUST ATTEND in person to view and bid on DISCOVERY lots. EVERYTHING that we have been collecting since last year WILL SELL on May 12th & 13th.

Our DISCOVERY & CATALOG SALES feature large trade and collector lots that are guaranteed to please every serious collector of vintage fashion and textiles. Both sales promise treasures from many incredible museum collections over two exciting afternoons and evenings. Surprises are guaranteed.

Follow the Catalog PDF button at the top of this page (when available)  or click the link at the bottom to view or print the catalog for this sale.

We hope to see you in Sturbridge.