Monday, June 28, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. cst
Timed Online Auction Format
Mark your calendars now and make plans to check out this timed, online no-reserve architectural salvage auction being held for the late Janet H. Nicholas, Carthage, Illinois.
The Nicholas Estate auction consists of the architecture and contents of a large, 2-story, Victorian style home located in Carthage, IL. We are selling the salvage rights to all fixtures and contents of the home for a lump sum, total dollar amount. The winning bidder can take anything in, on or attached to the home to include, but is not limited to, exterior and interior doors and windows, transoms, porch posts, siding, stain glass windows, pocket doors, fireplace mantles, fancy 3-level staircase, interior trim and wood floors, early blue milk painted kitchen cupboards, lighting, dumb waiter, early porcelain bathroom fixtures, copper wiring, etc. The successful bidder will also be purchasing all remaining contents including hundreds, if not thousands of books, a grand piano with rodent damage, all remaining glassware and dishes, all remaining furniture, and any other items the high bidder wishes to take. (Please note: Sullivan Auctioneers did conduct an antique auction earlier this year of the contents of this home and therefore do not expect to find any contents with much value.)
Immediately following the auction, the successful bidder will be required to pay 100% of their bid amount and sign a release of liability document which relieves the Nicholas Estate, Edward J. Owen (Administrator of the Nicholas Estate), Stanley L. Tucker (Attorney for the Nicholas Estate), and Sullivan Auctioneers LLC of any liability, should the buyer or the buyer’s workers be hurt during the salvage process. Said document will be posted online prior to the auction going live for bidding.
After payment has been made and the liability waiver signed, the bidder will have until Friday, August 6, 2021, to remove the items. There will be no extension granted as the home is scheduled to be demolished and removed from the property.
IMPORTANT: The late Janet H. Nicholas home, which has been known for decades as the William Kuhns Hill circa 1890 home, was a very fancy and stately home in its day. The home is now in extremely poor structural condition. There are rooms in the home that are not safe to enter as the floors have completely rotted and fallen through to the next level. Because of the unsafe condition, no one will be allowed to inspect the items in person prior to bidding. Absolutely no exceptions! We will have many additional photos online along with some descriptions and measurements.
The Janet H. Nicholas Estate
Edward J. Owen – Administrator
Stanley L. Tucker
Tucker, Hartzell & Bryant
608 Wabash Ave., Carthage IL 62321