Dominick Yerace Estate Auction

. June 3, 2008

Wellington, OH – The estate auction of the late Auctioneer Dominick Yerace brings many rare and unique items to the publics view for the first time ever. The inventory is so massive that it will be conducted on two days and in two locations. The first day of the two day event will be Sunday, June 22 at the gallery of Antiques and Estate Auctioneers, 44777 State Route 18 E., Wellington, OH 44090. The first item sells at 10:00 AM on Sunday with the doors opening at 8:30 for registration. Interested bidders may preview his collection on Saturday June 21 from 2-7 PM. The items to be sold are his collection of rare firearms and pocket watches which he collected with is son Tom Yerace over the course of his lifetime. Also, being sold on Sunday are several highly sought after automobiles. A 1931 Willys-Knight used in the movie “Bonnie and Clyde”, a 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible and his 1982 Porsche 911 Targa SC. This auction contains only the best of the best and has drawn the attention of many buyers both in the US and Europe. The auction is live at the auctioneers gallery with live online bidding available through their website www.estateauctioneers.com .

Being a member of the local Wellington community many people remember Dominick for his generosity and great sense of humor. “He was always ready with a few great jokes” said John Farkas, Auctioneer. Cracking up the crowd with a one liner, many people attended his auctions just for the entertainment. Dominick success came only after many years of hard work. The auction business was only one of his many careers. Being raised in western Pennsylvania the son a farmer, he served in the military and spent his tour of duty in Europe. He relocated to the Wellington area with is wife Lois and his son Tom. Dominicks success came only after many hard years working in various industries such as insurance salesman, Realtor, air traffic controller with the FAA and oil well and truck stop development. Dominicks natural curiosity and engineering mind lead him on a path to never stop learning. It explains his attraction to collecting fine mechanical mechanisms which are found throughout his estate.

The inventory of the items to be sold on Sunday looks like a list from a collectors guide. Winchester model 70’s, L.C. Smith double barrel shot guns, Parker, Savage, Mauser and Fox Stearlingworth and among the list of fine guns. His collection of pocket watches is equally impressive including such names as Patek Philippe, E. Howard & Co., Elgin, Waltham, Dudley, Hamilton and Cleveland Ball Watch Co. A large number of Railroad watches adds to the appeal of the auction. Also featured is his restored turn of the century Fry Visible Gas Pump which was on display in his auction building.

We’re expecting a large turnout Sunday so bidders should plan on coming early, doors open at 8:30 AM. The second auction will take place the following Saturday, June 28 at Dominicks auction building in Wellington. It will include the balance of his cars, work vehicles, tractors, tools and his machine shop equipment. Also, the many antiques and items of interest that he displayed in his auction building will be sold. No Internet bidding will be available on the second day so buyers must be present. For more information please contact the auctioneers at 440-647-4007 or go to their website www.estateauctioneers.com

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