Lodge Auction House in the News

mary jamison Will Auction

"... the artifact of Mary Jemison's life recently resurfaced. The 177-year-old document is slated to be auctioned off tonight Tuesday nightinside the Lodge Auction House at 212 Cazenovia St. in South Buffalo. The auction begins at 6 p.m., and Jemison's will is lot #66. The document is owned by a Town of Tonawanda woman, Martha Hazen, who is descended from prominent Senecas."

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Crystal Beach Auction

"At first glance, they're just weathered old items salvaged from Crystal Beach Amusement Park.

A turnstile. Painted panels from the carousel. A life preserver from the Canadiana.

But they represented fond childhood memories and bygone summers for members of the large crowd in the Lodge Auction House in South Buffalo, where dozens of pieces of the former amusement park in Fort Erie, Ont., were auctioned ..."

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I Love Lucy Doll

"An "I Love Lucy" doll with red hearts on her apron and stains on her feet sold for an unexpectedly high price of $880 to a Buffalo, New York toy collector who outbid an Ohio dealer and a Lucille Ball fan club member.

The doll is a commemorative relic from the 1950s era of the TV show starring the comedian. It has Ball's blue eyes, red hair and now, a new perch in Noreen Binkowski's cabinet since it sold last week at the Lodge Auction House on Cazenovia Street in South Buffalo."

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Award from the Chamber of Commerce Recipients of the South Buffalo Chamber of Commerce
Business of the Year Award, 2006.

Old Things, New Life
Great Prospects in an
Old Building

Article in Business First

"...brought vitality and activity to an aging Masonic lodge in South Buffalo two years ago. They host auctions and events - not at the same time - in a beautiful landmark that had been destined for destruction had they not decided to go into business together. In the process, they have returned a property to the city tax rolls and injected more activity into one of Buffalo's oldest commercial strips..."

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News Video Coverage of the Crystal Beach Auction

"It's been closed now for 21 years, but for decades, there was only one place to be when Western New Yorkers wanted some cool summer fun.

Crystal Beach sat along the Lake Erie shoreline in Canada since the 1920's. Now, thanks to a collector in Clarence, some relics from those golden days are up for auction to the highest bidder."

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"A Western New York man who's collected Crystal Beach items for years will auction them off Tuesday at the Lodge Auction House in South Buffalo.

Dr. Burt Sellers has collected Crystal Beach items since the main auction in 1989 and is now selling them to prepare for a move down south.

Items scheduled for auction Tuesday include mostly signs that were up in and around the amusement park but there's also an original park turnstile and even wooden beams from the rollercoaster known as "The Comet"."

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Collector snags Crystal Beach mementos: wivb.com

"Hard to believe that Crystal Beach has been closed for more than 20 years, but pieces of the amusement park live on, and Tuesday night western New Yorkers turned out for a chance to take home a memory.

Walking into this room, the memories came flooding back for folks in this crowd. All have the same childhood memories of their beloved Crystal Beach.

Tom Young said, "It just brings back memories of saving nickels and dimes to get enough money to go there with your friends.""

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