Martha Stewart’s Benefit Tag Sale Turns into Online Benefit Shop Auction

Above, Martha Stewart and Pam Stone pose for a photo on the first day of her recent tag sale. Below, among the many posters from the Art Deco era that will be featured in the June auction, is ‘Parisia’.
The big US tag sale is officially over, but fans of household and style icon Martha Stewart who missed out on this once-in-a-lifetime experience have another chance to own some of her most prized possessions. No ordinary tag sale, the two-day event at her sprawling Katonah property was an exclusive affair, which benefited the Martha Stewart Center for Living at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital.

Pam Stone, owner and founder of The Benefit Shop Foundation in Mount Kisco, holds auctions of donated and consigned items at her auction gallery, with proceeds going to local charities. She arrived late Saturday afternoon to shop the sale and purchased Stewart’s collection of vintage posters, which came from Stewart’s Maine home, originally built and furnished by Edsel Ford.

Stewart and Stone began talking at the tag sale about their common interests, and the end result was that Stone went home with more than just posters. At the end of the weekend, she and her team wrapped up seven truckloads of items from the tag sale that will form a specialty auction on Wednesday, June 15, with proceeds benefiting Stewart’s center at Mount Sinai , which provides primary care for the elderly.

“I came here to buy the tag sale and was thrilled to be able to help Marth expand the fundraising reach of his tag sale by expanding it into an auction,” said Stone. “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.”

Among Stewart’s items to be auctioned will be farmhouse-style furniture that she has personally painted, brightly colored woven rugs and a myriad of homewares that she has designed and sold across its brands range from kitchen utensils to DIY items. And, of course, this collection of vintage posters.
Specific details on auction highlights will be announced in the coming weeks.

The auction gallery is located at 185 Kisco Ave, Suite 201. For more information, or 914-864-0707.

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