A Piece of Space History

Gitie’s and Gitie’s Auctions often receive artwork to sell on consignment. I was excited to see this large lithograph on canvas by renown artist Robert T. McCall, that had been recently acquired on consignment!

This awesome conceptual lithograph is titled Lunar Landing, and was completed in 1973 to depict the 1969 Apollo 11 Moon Landing. This lithograph had a low production run of 190 pieces, and this particular piece is signed 77/190 along with the artist’s signature.

I always enjoy researching the artists of artwork almost as much as I enjoy the piece itself. The information I found on the artist of this lithograph was so fascinating I just had to share!

Robert T. McCall was an American conceptual artist, born in 1919 in Ohio. He is regarded as on of the top artist of Space art. I found this fact interesting since he was born only 16 years after man first sustained flight in a powered aircraft.

My research on Robert McCall found that he was an illustrator for Life Magazine, an official artist of NASA, promotional artist for 2001: A Space Odyssey, and production artist on Star Trek the Next Generation. He artwork can be found on U.S. postage stamps and NASA mission patches; and he has murals on the walls of the National Air and Space Museum, National Gallery of Art, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, and Epcot in Walt Disney World!

Sadly, Robert McCall passed away in 2010, at the age of 90, just 10 years (really just a moment in time) before the recent Apollo 11 Moon Landing’s 50th Anniversary. I would have loved to have seen his conceptualization of the next 50 years of space and space travel!

If you’re interested in adding this “out of this world” (pun intended) lithograph to your home or collection, click here to be taken to Gities Boutique on eBay. Here you will find additional information including measurements, condition etc.

Until Next Time, Angie

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An American Indian, Tikis and a Cuckoo at Friday’s Auction

That’s right! Gitie has an awesome and eclectic selection of items in this Friday’s auction lineup. This selection includes a beautifully, detailed American Indian bust, a Cuckoo clock and a set of Tikis to help keep negative spirits away, or hold your books up 🙂 Take a look at these, as well as other highlighted items below.

Check out this wonderful piece of functional art!! This coffee table is inlaid with beer bottle caps and would make a wonderful addition to a game room, man-cave, or home theater.

Speaking of functional art, I couldn’t resist highlighting this awesome, carved, tribal CD rack!

Other items is this week’s eclectic lineup include an antique dry sink, a set of blue and white transfer dinnerware, a microwave, decorative items, vintage advertising and a few vintage toys.

As always, I’ve only highlighted a FEW items. Be sure to click here to view additional items, and join the in the fun of the auction to see all the items! Doors open at 5:00 P.M. for preview and auction starts at 6:00. Hope to see you there 🙂

Happy bidding, Angie

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Musical Instruments, A Comic Collection and Autographs at the Auction House

Musical Instruments and equipment, a collection of vintage Classics Illustrated comics, and autographed Hollywood memorabilia are a few of the highlighted items up for bid at this Friday’s auction.

Other highlights in this week’s auction include a golf cart lift kit (still in the box), an outboard boat motor and a collection of Longaberger Baskets.

Click here to check out other items up for bid. Remember, to see everything that will be coming up on the auction block, head to the auction house this Friday! Doors open at 5:00 P.M. for you to preview and take a better look at the items, and the excitement starts at 6:00! Hope to see you there 🙂

Until next time, Happy Bidding!

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Beautiful Repurposed Items Now Available at Gitie’s Boutique

In a time when most things are made to be disposable, I always enjoy finding things that were saved from the landfill, after they no longer served the purpose in which they were originally intended. I love to see how beauty and purpose can be renewed in old, broken and discarded item; and I’m always inspired by the many ways artists, crafters and craftsmen interpret a discarded items new purpose 😊

New into Gitie’s Boutique are some lovely examples of repurposed antique, treadle sewing machine bases that have been transformed into beautiful tables. These tables would be a perfect addition to any décor and could used for a number of purposes. Take a look below at a couple of examples, then head over to Gitie’s Boutique to see all of these renewed and repurposed beauties.

Until next time, Angie

Large Auction Planned for this Friday

Gities and Gitie’s Auction has a large auction planned for this week, with lots of wonderful items up for bid! Keep scrolling to look at a few of the items I’ve chosen to highlight in this week’s post.

For your viewing pleasure and consideration I’ve highlighted a variety of artwork, advertising signage, a handsewn quilt top and vintage crocheted linens, a Kitchen Aid stand mixer, a beautifully crafted third-hand and an antique ink well. Also highlighted are vintage LP records, matchbooks and decanters.

Please click here to see the many, many more items up for bid this week! Doors open at 5:00 P.M. for previewing and auction starts promptly at 6:00 P.M. Hope to see you there 🙂

Happy Bidding, Angie

An Eclectic Auction Planned For This Week

Gitie’s and Gitie’s Auction has an eclectic selection of unique finds planned for this week’s auction! Highlights include an antique building block set and a lovely, hard-to-find, vintage, corner cupboard.

Other items up for bid include vintage postage stamps, signed artwork from Costa Rica, and a selection of vintage clocks.

For the ladies’ boudoir… some lovely vintage vanity items, perfume bottles, and glass art and figurines.

And finally for the gentleman and his “man-cave” a selection of vintage pocket watches, smoking items and automobile tags 🙂

As always, this post shows only a small portion of the items that will be up for auction. To see more items click here…and remember the only way to see all the items is to attend the auction 🙂

Doors open at 5:00 P.M. for preview, and auction starts promptly at 6:00 P.M.

Happy Bidding! Angie

Gitie’s and Gitie’s Auctions Now Offer Farmers & Flea Market

Gitie’s Farmers Market/Flea Market’s first vendor. Fresh produce, straight from the garden to your table!

Gitie’s and Gitie’s Auctions has rolled out a new service! Gitie’s Farmers & Flea Market provide independent vendors with a spot on the Auction House grounds to set up and sell their products. This new service provides benefits to both vendors and customers. It provides a great location, right on the main highway for vendors to sell their items; and it gives customers, and other shoppers, an opportunity to buy items from local, small businesses.

Vendors may lease a spot for any day of the week, for as few or as many days as they’d like. For more information call 240-793-4607, or print out and complete an application and contract and drop off at any of Gities’ locations during regular business hours. Alternatively, if you’re tech savvy, you may print and scan the completed forms and email to gities@verizon.net

This Week’s Auction is Huge and Full of Treasures!!!

Hi Everyone, as the title of this post states, this Friday’s auction is going to be huge! With items up for bid from many categories of interest, you’re sure to find a treasure to take home 🙂

Looking for vintage knives or fishing items…how about vintage and antique toys including wind-up and cast iron ? Gities Auctions has a LARGE selection of these items available for bidding at Friday’s auction. Also up for bid are vintage comics, dollhouse items, and some beautiful French Provincial bedroom furniture. Be sure to check out the nautical treasures from the estate of a local waterman that includes a large model of a waterman’s work boat.

Below just a FEW of the items to be auctioned, so make sure you click here to view many more items! As always, Auction House opens at 5:00 P.M. for preview, with auction starting promptly at 6:00 P.M.

Hope to see you there…its going to be an awesome evening! Until then take care and have a great day! Angie

Let Gitie’s and Gitie’s Auctions Help You Turn your Clutter Into Cash!

Gitie’s and Gitie’s Auctions are always looking to find wonderful and unique items to stock the Boutique, Auction House, and Warehouse. But did you know that Gitie and her team can help you downsize or declutter and turn it into cash for you? If this is something you may be interested in learning more about, download the Pick List then give Gitie a call to learn how Gitie’s and Gitie’s Auction can turn your clutter into cash 🙂

Mark Your Calendar for This Friday’s Auction

Mark your calendar…you don’t want to miss Friday’s auction! Up for bid this week is a wonderful selection of items including Military memorabilia and artwork, vintage lunchboxes, Halloween costumes, marbles and toys. Additionally, for the hunter or gun enthusiast there will be a vintage gun, knives and ammo. Check out the pics below, then head over to view many more items up for bid by clicking here.

Doors open at 5:00 P.M. for preview, auction starts at 6:00. Hope to see you there!