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Sponsored Post: Bontrager: Bid now on Joseph & Carmella Deni's estate art auction

By Lisa Ace

Bontrager Real Estate & Auction Service is currently holding an online auction for the Estate of Joseph and Carmela Deni, long-time Batavia residents.  Mr. Deni owned a barbershop on Ross St., and was a founding member of the Batavia Society of Artists- as well as an avid painter.  Joseph and Carmela were active in the Batavia community and raised five children there.  This auction includes a large collection of paintings and prints by local artists, including Nina Mason Booth, Roy Mason, Rose Pontillo DiCarlo, and Joseph Deni.  Bid on WNY memorabilia, tools, fine collectibles, furniture, and household items at  

Sponsored Post: Bontrager Real Estate & Auction Service hosts Genesee County tax foreclosure auction. Bid now

By Lisa Ace

Genesee County will sell at Public Online Auction 6 parcels of real estate which have been conveyed to the County by final judgment under tax foreclosure proceedings. This sale is ordered by the Genesee County Legislature and is in accordance with the appropriate provisions of the Real Property Tax Law. Bontrager Real Estate & Auction Service is pleased to host this internet auction at Potential bidders may call Todd Jantzi at Bontrager Real Estate & Auction Service (585-343-4529) with any questions. 


Sponsored Post: Real Estate auction from Bontrager! Bid now

By Lisa Ace

Bontrager Real Estate & Auction Service is offering a public internet auction of a 3-bedroom, 1 1/2-bath Cape Cod style house resting on 1.9 acres in the Town of Pembroke. The home features hardwood floors, a 2 car garage, and country views. The successful bidder is buying the property as is, and is encouraged to view the property in person. Two open houses are scheduled: Thursday, March 16, 3 - 5 PM and Saturday, March 18, 9 - 11 AM. To learn more or bid, find the auction at, use the link:, or contact Robert Todd Jantzi (Lic. RE Broker) at 585-343-4529. 

Next Saturday morning St. Paul Lutheran School holds annual auction

By Press Release

Photo and information from Cindy Canale:

Above, St. Paul Lutheran School Board members and students display some of the items to be auctioned Saturday, May 22.

Browsing for the annual auction will begin at 10:30 a.m.; bidding starts at 11 under the big tent in the St. Paul parking lot, 31 Washington Ave., Batavia.

Bring your own chair. Food trucks available. Proceeds benefit the school.

Sponsored Post: Bontrager's Spring Consignment Auction May 3rd - 11th

By Lisa Ace

Bontrager's Spring Consignment Auction • Internet Bidding Only • Auction: Monday, May 3 - Tuesday, May 11
Live Preview: Saturday, May 8th: 9-11 a.m.
Location: 9921 Hickox Road., Alexander, NY 14005 (Some items are located in other places, please read descriptions carefully.)

Auction includes equipment, machinery, tractors, vehicles, tools, hardware and more. Successful bidders will pick up their purchases May 13th-15th by appointment. Click here for more information.

Sponsored Post: Bontrager hosts liquidation sale of Roxy's Music! Bid online now

By Lisa Ace

Roxy's Music Store, owned by the Rose Caccamise family, has been a well-known establishment in Batavia for many decades. The store and its merchandise is currently being liquidated by online auction.

The auction will include many accordions from Rose's personal collection, as well as stock from the store: instruments, accessories, audio equipment, sheet music, store hardware, and more.

The online auction is underway and ends March 16th. It can be found at Successful bidders will be picking up their purchases on March 18th and 19th.

Sponsored Post: Bontrager hosts online fitness liquidation auction

By Lisa Ace

Online only bidding for items used in a fitness center, including cardio & strength training machines & equipment, mats, items used for fitness classes and other items needed for general maintenance of the facility. Bidding ends: Monday, April 27th. Click here to view auction items.

St. Paul Lutheran School offers thanks to many for big success of recent auction

By Billie Owens

Press release from the trustees of St. Paul Lutheran School:

St. Paul Lutheran School in Batavia would like to thank all the corporate sponsors for their donations to our annual auction.

With your donations our auction was a huge success!

Thank you to:

  • Baldwin's Country Store
  • Batavia Garage Door
  • Batavia's Original Pizzeria
  • Cinquino's Pizzeria
  • Frank Morse Lawncare
  • Home Depot
  • Pizza 151
  • Pudgie's Lawn & Garden
  • Settler's Restaurant
  • Sport of Kings Family Restaurant
  • State Street Animal Hospital
  • Tiffany Gill Photography
  • Town & Country Restaurant
  • Toyota of Batavia
  • Valle's Jewelers
  • Willow Group Inc.
  • Promised Land CSA
  • Center Street Smokehouse
  • Adam Miller Toy and Bicycle
  • Southside Deli
  • Phillips Oil

We would also like to thank Ben Paratore, Mark Snyder (auctioneer extraordinaire,) folks of St. Paul Church Leadership Team, St. Paul Lutheran School staff, and all of the St. Paul Lutheran Church and School families.

Billie and Howard Owens of The Batavian, and Brian Quinn and Mark Gutman of The Batavia Daily News also helped to make our auction a success, THANK YOU!

Our school is blessed to have all of your loyal support!

St. Paul Lutheran School is accepting registrations for the 2020-2021 school year. St. Paul offers Christ centered education with small class sizes, individual attention for your child, and a child friendly environment with a committed and dedicated staff. We offer 3- and 4-year-old preschool through fifth grade.

We are located at 31 Washington Ave. in the City of Batavia. You can also contact us at (585)-343-0488 or at

St. Paul Lutheran School holds live auction and basket raffle Feb. 1

By Billie Owens

Submitted photo and press release:

AUCTION! St. Paul Lutheran School will host its annual Live Auction and Basket Raffle at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1.

Doors will open at 3:30. Auction will feature new items, gift certificates, baked goods, handcrafted items, themed baskets, and much more! Refreshments will also be available.

For more information or to donate an item, contact (585) 343-0488. St. Paul Lutheran School is located at 31 Washington Ave. in the City of Batavia.

Rare stone tool artifacts from prehistoric Lamb Site in Darien up for bid Saturday in Clarence

By Billie Owens

Submitted photos and press release:

A collection of 30 very rare, very early artifacts will be auctioned off this Saturday, Nov. 30, beginning at 10 a.m. at Schultz Auctioneers, 11177 Main St. in Clarence.

The artifacts represent the complete collection of Clovis Artifacts located during a five-year project of excavation by R.M. Gramley, Ph.D., beginning in the late 1980s at the Lamb Site in Darien and have never before been offered for sale. They will be auctioned as a single lot.

Gramley and his group of volunteers were able to catalog three distinct groups of artifacts indicating three different activities. Cluster A produced a group of miscellaneous tools that indicated a habitation area. Another area, designated as cluster B, produced debris fragments from stone tool manufacturing and a third area, cluster C, produced a cache of Clovis points and bifaces.

The Clovis culture is a prehistoric Paleo-American culture named for the distinct stone tools – called Clovis points -- found in close association with Pleistocene fauna at Blackwater Locality No. 1 near Clovis, NM, in the 1920s and 1930s. Clovis points are wholly distinctive. Chipped from jasper, chert, obsidian and other fine, brittle stone, they have a lance-shaped tip and (sometimes) wickedly sharp edges.

Extending from the base toward the tips are shallow, concave grooves called “flutes” that may have helped the points be inserted into spear shafts. Typically about four inches long and a third of an inch thick, they were sleek and often beautifully made. Some believe them to be the first American invention.

Included in the collection – which will be sold as ONE collection – is the only Knife River point found in New York State, as well as two pieces that are the largest Clovis point and knife in New York State.

The Lamb Site near Darien in Genesee County is a late Clovis period site that dates back more than 12,000 years ago. It was used as a habitation site and a stone tool manufacturing and cache site. More information about the collection and the Lamb Site can be found here.

Previews of the auction will take place on Friday, Nov. 29 and Saturday, Nov. 30 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. The auction is free and open to the public; reservations are not required. For more information, call 716.759.2260 or visit for photos and descriptions.

About Schultz Auctioneers

With more than 50 years’ experience, Kelly Schultz is Western New York’s acknowledged authority on antiques, collectibles and fine arts. As founder of Antique World and Flea Market, he has created one of the largest antique centers in Western New York, with over 200 dealers and five shops open daily. Kelly travels from coast to coast and internationally, procuring antiques, oriental rugs, fine furniture and rare, unusual items, creating one of the finest antique galleries in the country. In 2003, Kelly’s son, Ben, received his auctioneer license and has been working alongside Kelly for many years. For more information, visit

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