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Everything must go: Martha Stewart’s garage sale continues at auction

BEDFORD, NY – There’s one last chance to haggle trinkets belonging to Hudson Valley lifestyle guru Martha Stewart for a good cause.

Martha Stewart’s Big USA Tag Sale Continues at Mount Kisco’s Perks Shop.

If you didn’t manage to get your hands on hard-to-get tickets to Stewart’s Great American Tag Sale last month, which was filmed for an ABC special that aired May 25, there’s still plenty to do. ‘hope.

“Over the years, I’ve collected thousands of wonderful things for my homes and workplaces. Now I’m ready to share a curated selection of items on my very first Tag/Garage/Yard/Estate/ Get-Rid-Of-It Sale,” Stewart said of last month’s sale. “You’ll find a wonderful assortment of ‘This and That’, including furniture, tableware, art, linens, clothing, plants, decorations, holidays, cooking, and more. Come, contribute and buy. We don’t want leftovers.”

Attendees included Stewart’s neighbors, high-profile interior designers and celebrities, including Blake Lively (who also lives in Bedford with husband Ryan Reynolds and family), Jimmy Fallon and Joy Behar. Kris Jenner’s assistant was would have there too, communicating with his boss on FaceTime.

Proceeds, estimated by Liveauctioneers at between $800,000 and $1 million, from the April sale went to the Martha Stewart Center for Living at Mount Sinai in New York. Stewart was inspired by her mother, Martha Kostyra, who lived to be 93, to found the center on the Upper East Side to create an innovative model of comprehensive care for the elderly.

Pam Stone, founder and owner of The Benefit Shop Foundation, Inc. in Mount Kisco, was also present at the sale. His foundation produces auctions of items donated and consigned to the gallery, with proceeds going to local charities.

Pam Stone and Martha Stewart began chatting that day and cooked up an auction on June 15 hosted by The Benefit Shop, featuring art, furniture and other Stewart personal possessions from its various fields, with proceeds again benefiting the Martha Stewart Center for Living.

“I came here to buy the tag sale and was thrilled to be able to help Martha expand the fundraising reach of her tag sale by expanding it into an auction,” said Stone, according to LiveAuctioneers. “We share a passion for philanthropy, and Martha told me she was thrilled that I could take her items and give them a global audience in our online auction.”

You can check out the first of seven treasure-filled trucks to go online and keep checking back for more antiques, furniture, artwork, rugs, kitchenware, clothing and more. here.

The first part of the collection coming to Martha Stewart’s Skyland Estate Gallery in Maine will be a collection of old and vintage posters that originally belonged to the Skyland Estate’s previous owner, Ford Motors executive Edsel Ford ( 1893-1943). Part of this collection was moved to Stewart’s Katonah estate and was displayed prior to the auction.

Further details of the June 15 auction will be revealed in the coming weeks.

The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc. Auction Gallery is located at 185 Kisco Avenue, Suite 201 in Mount Kisco. More information about the foundation can be found on their website or by calling 914-864-0707. Their upcoming and past auction catalogs can be found at Live auctioneers.

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