Historical pieces from Helm Place auctioned off


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Pieces from Kentucky’s history was up for bid at the Bluegrass Auction.

The items are from the Historic Helm Place and have connections to Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln.

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There was 435 items up for bid and some of the items dated back to 1700.

“It’s a tie to history and it’s a tie to history because of the family and the family name,” said Chuck Mckee, Auctioneer.

Some of the items being auctioned off were furniture, glass, sterling silver, and fine art.

The auctioneer says smaller items could sell for less than 100 dollars, but larger pieces could sell for well over a thousand.

“I mean, to number one see some of these items and then maybe have a chance to own one, it’s fantastic,” said Tara Spach.

Every purchase came with a letter of provenance to show that the item is from Helm Place.