CAPE MAY, NJ - Bodnar’s Auctions will host it’s first annual Bodnar’s at the Jersey Shore Thursday, Oct. 24th at the Convention Hall on the boardwalk.

The  sale will begin at 9 a.m. with an Antiques Roadshow style appraisal event. A $12 ticker entitles the holder to have two items appraised by specialists.

 There will also be a short talk on antiques and collectibles, and an overview of the most popular items in the marketplace.

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Proceeds from the tickets will be donated to the Cape May Community Food Closet.

Bodnar’s Auctions holds monthly sales in central New Jersey ate the New Jersey Convention and Expo Center in Edison.

The auction begins at noon.

 Joseph Bodnar of Bodnar’s Auction sales has over 25 years of experience in the auction industry.

 “The art of auctioneering is a small market here in New Jersey,” Bodnar said. “So many places do online only auctions and call themselves an auction house, but you can never understand the excitement that comes along with a crowd that is revved up and ready to bid.”

Bodnar is bringing several members of his experienced staff to the sale to assist bidders.

The sale will include 500 items handpicked by Bodnar.

There will be early nautical items -  model ships, clipper flags, lanterns and more. This sale will also include many collectibles such as Swarovski, Zsolnay, Royal Crown Derby and Herend and art glass, including signed Vandermark.

Early advertising items include a collection of tin signs, buckets, jars, boxes, spool cabinets, bottles, glass signs and more.

There will also be a  gold coin collection including many early $20 gold pieces, gold Sovereigns, and many gold foreign coins.

“You can’t think about Cape May without thinking Victorian,” Bodnar said, noting there will be a collection of Victorian furniture including sofas, a painted face grandfather clock, carved pieces, as well as mother of pearl inlaid pieces.

Rounding out the sale will be wildlife pieces including original artwork by Central New Jersey artist James Fiorentino including a heron, a snowy owl and more.

Convention Hall is located at 714 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ. For tickets for the appraisal please call (609) 884-9565 or purchase tickets at Convention Hall.