Sale of antiques and collectibles at the Ravalli County Museum on Saturday | Local News


The Ravalli County Museum and Historical Society are holding an antiques and collectibles sale on Saturday, October 16.

In 2019 it was an auction, the following year it was canceled due to Covid and it changed again.

“This is a fixed price sale, which means everything will have a price,” said organizer David Bethman. “Come in public, come in and buy. None of the objects are part of the museum’s collection. These are all items donated specifically for sale to benefit our programs here. “

The collection of objects is impressive and could be the subject of an exhibition. It’s got everything from silver Morgan dollars, insulators and bottles, montana mayflies, western trade tokens, political Rankin signs, and furniture like a 1950s dental office, chrome dining table and a beautiful bedroom set in solid maple.

There are jars, dairy, crates, racks, antique fruit jars, Idaho mining stock certificates, uncirculated money, spice teeth, books, fine china, some wear of glass, a typographer’s box, a working Johnson boat engine, US proof sets, and items with Bitterroot Valley ties.

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“It’s almost good enough to be a collectibles museum,” Bethman said. “We have items from the Downing Pharmacy Soda Fountain. Much of the drug vials come from Bitterroot Drug and Downing’s Pharmacy. The original label says “worm seed”.

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