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Northshore Home Summer 2018

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104 November 2012 104 SUMMER 2018 legend, hearing stories about the treasures she was parting with and encouraging her to sign some items to increase their value, as well as to donate a portion of the proceeds to charity. Kaminski made similar suggestions to Stewart—which is prob- ably why her prop potholders sold for nearly $400. She signed 10 to 12 items total, including an antique toboggan and a beautiful John Boos butcher block table, which sold for $450. While the auction house does not reveal total proceeds from auctions, Kaminski did say that Stewart's charity, the Martha Stewart Center for Living at Mount Sinai Hospital, which facilitates access to health care resources for older adults and enhances the public perception of aging, is benefiting from a portion of the proceeds. Stewart also took another request from Kaminski: She tweeted about the auction to her millions of followers. And within minutes, the auction house server was swamped. "We got tens of thousands of visits to our website," Kaminski says, adding that, fortunately, they were well prepared for the deluge, having done an upgrade prior to the Winfrey sale. Having Martha Stewart name-check you on Twitter is glamor- ous, no doubt. What was not so glamorous was packing up those thousands of items; workers spent more than a week carefully wrapping each piece and loading it onto one of seven trucks for the journey to Beverly. From there, Kaminski's team worked to group the items into sensible lots, some of which featured more than 100 items. "We made the lots large because we didn't want the auction to Shop Colored glassware and silver are just some of the entertaining items that were auctioned. ALWAYS READY TO ENJOY HORTICULTURAL MANAGEMENT Nicole Downer, Horticultural Maintenance Account Manager | 978.975.5106 Weeding | Pruning | Planters | Décor | Design

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