From Bettina Network, inc.
for release after July 30, 2012
Bettina Network, inc. announces the beginning of A Bettina Scattering Sale July 30, 2012 at 2pm through August 4, 2012 at 5pm. We chose this sale to roll out this new concept because it is small, but still has lovely items.; This sale gives us a chance to test the concept, structure and software. We can make adjustments as the sale progresses, if necessary, with a small sale to keep a close watch to make sure Bettina Network inc.s’ new and original way of handling estate liquidations works smoothly.
Bettina Scattering Sales are sales of the household and lifetime items accumulated by someone deceased who we memorialize by scattering back into the world, the worldly goods the individual left behind.
We ‘scatter’ items that she surrounded herself with to make life more comfortable, memorable, and meaningful, items which the family decided not to keep, but to offer to you.
Included in this sale will be Japanese, Korean and Modern furniture, jewelry (some handmade), furs, kitchen items, miscellaneous porcelain, glass, crystal and yards and yards of bookcases. It is the sale of an academic’s furnishings and the house was filled with hundreds of books. The bookcases range from very inexpensive to go in a basement, to the very modern, exceptionally good wood and some extremely well made. Many of the books were given to MIT, but there is a nice selection left for those who want to increase their library and/or find an unusual book as a gift.
If you would like to know more details about this sale, they can be found at bettina-network.com where you click on “Bettina Sales” and you will come to the section of the website which has more particular information about the sale. Bettina Network, inc. also conducts Moving Sales, Art and Antique Sales and Estate Sales in addition to the Scattering Sale.
Bettina Scattering Sales take place in two parts. One part – the first part – takes place online. This is the virtual part of the sale which happens on the internet as a Silent Auction. The second part is on location and this part happens where the items are located. All items are located in the same place for both parts of the sale. The items offered ‘online’ can be seen at the same location as the items offered ‘on location.’
The online part of the sale usually starts one week before the on location part of the sale, but both parts end at the exact same time. In this case both end August 4th at 5pm.
Items that may be hard to price because of a fast moving market or whose value can only be determined at an auction are put into the virtual “online’ sale and sold via Silent Auction to gain the best possible price, especially since many of the items in the ‘online’ sale will be those that are not readily available and pointed to the collector.
You do not have to visit the location to participate in the ‘online’ part of a Bettina Scattering Sale. If you are not in the same city or in the same country where the items are located, you may visit the items for sale via your computer or other web machine to see the items, read about them and register with Bettina Network, inc. to place a bid.
At the moment both sales end, the ‘online’ items are sold to the highest bidder.
A biography or other write-up of the person whose items you are purchasing is usually on the back of your sales slip so you will always have the provenance of your particular purchase no matter how large or how small the item.
One lovely part of what you purchase at these sales to carry home and share, is the story of the life of the person who owned the items you now own.
Some of the items in the sale were bought new, some were inherited from her mother, others were given to her by friends and family.
Information about the items in the ‘online’ sale will move to Bettina Network’s Research Library for your use after the sale. We hope, when membership in the Library opens to the general public you will consider taking out a membership and contributing information to the Library.
We also hope others who research these items, in the years to come, will contribute to the breadth and depth of the Bettina Network’s Research Library’s information. It is our way of democratizing the things with which we live and the art and antiques which we all so enjoy.
The story going down the generations will be the story of all of us – those who could afford to buy art in the millions of dollars – which we will sell – and those who bought much smaller items for which we will also create and carry forward its provenance in just as serious a vein, so this Library will reflect the story of us all.
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