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Paul Harmon Original Works of Art Auction

Our newest online auction features a collection of over 80 Paul Harmon original canvases, ceramics, woodcuts, lithographs, and serigraphs. Ladies and gentlemen, this is a rare opportunity to own a piece of art from this diverse collection. 


Paul Harmon's work is well represented in numerous private and corporate collections in Europe, Asia and the United States. Harmon is a Tennessee treasure with works on display at the Tennessee State Museum, the Tampa Museum of Art, the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, the Museum of Modern Art of Monaco, and the city of Caen, France. From 1986 to 1998, he maintained studios both in Paris, France and his historic 1793 farmhouse, which is included on the National Register of Historic Places. 

We will hold a public inspection on Wednesday, April 26th from 4 pm to 7 pm and this auction will close on Thursday, April 27th starting at 2 pm. Every piece in this auction will be selling to the highest bidder, so don't miss this opportunity to own an original piece of artwork from Paul Harmon. Perhaps Paul said it best:


"My work is a personal journal of my life. It is therefore both serious and frivolous. Joyous and melancholic. Spiritual and erotic. The continuity is in the fact
that it tracks a real life" 



Read more about Paul Harmon and our interview with him on our Auctionville Blog!

You can find his books Crossing Borders and Inner Voices online. We are selling an autographed copy of each book in our auction!
Auction ended April 27, 2017


Location: Hermitage, TN

Furniture, Original Art, And Collectibles Auction

Baldini Auction Company is pleased to bring you another fine auction with nice furniture, a 24-arm crystal chandelier, life-size bronze horses, notable original artwork, over 40 collector cast iron coin banks, Easton Press Leatherbound Collector's books and a variety of art glass. 

All items will be selling to the highest bidder, regardless of price. Mark your calendar for inspection, which will be held on Wednesday, March 29th from 10am to 3pm. Please note the closing date for this auction will be on Thursday, March 30th starting at 2:00 pm CT with pick-up on Friday, March 31st and Saturday, April 1st. 

Auction closed March 30, 2017

Location: Hermitage, TN

Vintage Jewelry, Furniture and Collectibles

Baldini Auction Company, LLC is pleased to announce the opening of a new auction for the Houston D. McGinness Trust. We have over 150 Stunning Vintage Jewelry lots, along with furniture and very eclectic collectibles.

Mr. McGinness was an aeronautical engineer, who worked for Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for 40 years. He was involved in the construction of an antennae device that tracks space probes, and holds/held a patent for the device. Mr. McGinness was also a gifted amateur photographer, a nature lover, hunter and hiker as you can see from some of the photographs included in the auction.  He loved Tennessee, and always planned to retire here. He was very interested in family and local history.  Interestingly, he was the great-grandson of a Revolutionary War soldier, who received a land grant in what is now Putnam County. Upon retirement in 1995, he and his wife returned to Tennessee. 

His wife was born in Los Angeles. She lived with her grandmother and aunts in New York State for a time as a child, but returned to L.A. as a pre-teen. She was a nurse and a perpetual student. She was interested in eastern religions and philosophies and studied many different languages. She and her husband mingled with several actors and actresses during the fifties. As a matter of fact, Mr. McGinness and Clark Gable competed and won a skeet shooting competition together.

The auction is open now and will close on Wednesday, March 1st beginning at 2:00pm CT. There are many interesting items in this auction, so please come by on inspection day, which will be held on Monday, February 27th.

This auction closed on March 1st, 2017.

Location: Hermitage, TN

Winter Estate Online Auction

Baldini Auction Company is pleased to announce the opening of a very nice estate auction from the Shirley Tunis Estate of Garden City, Kansas. There are also a few other consignors. 

Ms. Tunis was an antique dealer and amassed quite an eclectic collection. Probably the most impressive pieces in the collection are the R.J. Horner pieces. We will be selling all of the matching pieces to the Horner set, which include a curved front China Cabinet, Breakfront, Sideboard, Dining Table with 9 matching leaves and 6 Dining Chairs. Ladies and Gentlemen it is rare to find so many matching Horner pieces in one home.

We will also be selling an antique platinum .48 carat diamond engagement ring, an original Carl Saltzmann oil on paper and some nice porcelain. This is truly an opportunity to own some of the finest R.J. Horner I have ever sold.

This auction closed on January 18, 2017
Location: Franklin, TN

R.L. Poe Estate Auction

Baldini Auction Company, LLC is selling the personal property from the Estate of R.L. Poe of Franklin, Tennessee. There are over 500 lots in this auction. Bob and Sally Poe were true collectors. There are over 80 furniture lots featuring a stunning antique Tester bed, an early English dining table and several groupings of dining chairs. A very ornate monumental Capodimonte “La Risurrezionne” porcelain statue is being offered, along with fine crystal and some very interesting Asian export items. There are many artwork lots as well as hand tools and small machinery.

The Poe House, located at 1059 West Main Street in Franklin, was featured in the June/July issue of Southern Exposure Magazine, as being located on one of downtown Franklin’s most desirable streets. The house is also on the National Register of Historic Places as a contributing property to the Hincheyville National Register District.

This auction will close on Wednesday, November 16th starting at 2:00pm CT with inspection at the house on Tuesday, November 15th from 10am to 3pm. Please come by the house on inspection day and look at all of the items in the auction. There is truly something for everyone.

Please read the Terms and Conditions section regarding pick-up. Everything must be removed by Friday, November 18th.

Auction Closed November 16th, 2016
Location: Nashville, TN

The Turner Collection of Important Confederate Militaria Auction - Click Here To View The Online Catalog

An Important Civil War Live Auction Event With Online Bidding
Thursday, October 13th, 2016
Auction Held At The Sheraton Music City Hotel 
777 McGavock Pike in Nashville
This Live Auction Event Has Ended

Baldini Auction Company, LLC is pleased to bring you an auction of important Confederate Militaria from the private collection of Cal Turner, III.  In size and scope this collection is an enthusiast’s dream. Some buttons in this auction are so rare there are less than five known to be in existence. There are also some notable and incredibly rare belt plates, some of which are the actual plates found in Steve Mullinax’s Book of Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates.

The star of the auction is most certainly the 1861 NC Tredegar Bronze 6-Pounder Cannon. This cannon is the rarest item in the auction, as it is the only bronze Confederate North Carolina surcharged cannon in private hands today. There is only one such other surviving cannon in existence, which is now part of the National Park Service’s collection at Shiloh National Military Park. This auction may be the last opportunity for collectors to have the chance to bid on and own an important piece of Civil War history.

All collectors will one day ultimately face a decision about the future of and possible disposition of their goods. Mr. Turner decided to offer his private lifetime collection to other individuals using the unique auction platform. He wanted to present these items to everyone on a level playing field and sell them with as much excitement and energy as he felt discovering each piece of the collection. This auction will serve as a gauge for future collectors to use to measure the condition, authenticity, provenance and historical significance of future memorabilia long after the auction has ended.

Collector's catalog available. Call 615-490-6849.


Location: Hermitage, TN

Pop-up Auction

Welcome to a new Pop-Up auction. This auction features 24 items ranging from original artwork by Anna Sandhu Ray to a Royal Doulton Collector Character Mug. This auction will only be open for one week and will close on Wednesday, August 31st, just in time for the long Labor Day Weekend. Come by anytime and take a look at the items in this auction. 

Auction Closed August 31st, 2016
Location: Hermitage, TN

Fine Crystal, Furniture and Collectibles

Baldini Auction Company, LLC is pleased to announce the opening of our newest multi-consignment auction, featuring some very beautiful and hard to find European items, along with some eclectic items with roots from Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Tennessee.

We have some beautiful cut glass and crystal including a pair of George IV Cut Glass Ormolu Candlesticks circa 1825. These Ormolu's were purchased in 2003 from Hyde Park Antiques in New York for $16,000. There are some stunning porcelain pieces including Royal Vienna Beehive, Limoges, Bavaria and Lenox. We are also offering over 100 crystal stemware glasses and an eclectic assortment of collectibles.

This auction will only be open for 10 days, and will close on Wednesday, June 29th with inspection on June 28th. The auction has a staggered close, which means five lots will close every two minutes beginning at 2:00 pm CT. If there is any bidding in the last five minutes of an item, that item will go into "extend bid" mode. When there is no more active bidding on that item for five minutes, that item will close.

As always, all items sell to the highest bidder, regardless of price!

Auction Closed June 29th, 2016
Location: Hermitage, TN

"Bob Dylan: Unscripted" Portfolio by Douglas R. Gilbert - Edition One of Only Fifteen Ever Made

Baldini Auction Company, LLC is elated to be offering this extremely rare, silk spun Portfolio containing ten silver gelatin photos depicting a young Bob Dylan around his home in Woodstock, New York in 1964. The Portfolio is numbered "Edition One of Fifteen", which means this is the very first Portfolio. It doesn't get any more rare than that.

Each photograph is individually signed and numbered by renowned photographer Douglas R. Gilbert. These photographs were taken by Gilbert on assignment for LOOK Magazine, and each image offers a glimpse of Dylan in a personal and private atmosphere that is rarely seen.

I was lucky enough to have a conversation with Mr. Gilbert, and when asked to describe this rare Portfolio he said, "We decided to offer a limited edition of a select group of photographs in a specially designed box and offer it for sale. Fifteen copies of the ten photographs selected were printed and matted for the box set. Print size is slightly smaller than 11 x 14 inch prints and will keep the fifteen printed unique.  These particular prints were chosen because I felt they were representative of the kinds of activities and home life that are in the complete exhibition." In 2006, this Portfolio was valued at $10K.

Be sure to read my latest Auctionville Blog if you want to learn more about this Portfolio and the interesting 2006 Grammy Awards story of how our seller came to own it. Also, visit for more information on photographer Douglas R. Gilbert.

Auction Closed June 22nd, 2016

Jim Marvin Enterprises Design Center - Building Sold All Inventory Must Go!

Jim Marvin Enterprises is an international importer and design firm, which develops and creates floral, Christmas and decorative accessories for the Gift, Specialty and Floral Trade, internationally. They have sold the Design Center building located at 1920 Highway 46 in Dickson, Tn., and Baldini Auction Company, LLC has been hired to sell the inventory, furniture and warehouse shelving. We will also be selling some furniture from their 100 South Mulberry Street location in Dickson. 

This auction opens Monday, May 16th and closes Wednesday, May 25th. Please read the terms and conditions section for important dates and information regarding inspection and pick-up. 

This auction will close on May 25th beginning at 2:00 pm. The auction has a staggered close, which means five lots will close every two minutes beginning at 2:00 pm CT. If there is any bidding in the last five minutes of an item, that item will go into "extend bid" mode. When there is no more active bidding on that item for five minutes, that item will close.

Auction Closed May 25, 2016
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