ESTATE OF BILL FORD IN PADUCAH KY
ABSOLUTE REAL ESTATE AUCTION
Estate of Bill Ford
For those of you who knew Bill Ford, you will remember him as one of the kindest, most caring individuals ever to have lived in Paducah. His artistic talents fill the homes of so many in this community and his iconic Beaux Tie fashion will live on for years to come. Now we are giving the community the ability to celebrate this man one more time through an auction of his beautiful West End home and the collection of items that made up this beautiful home’s interior.
Proceeds of this auction will benefit three of Bill’s most beloved charities:
Paducah Symphony Orchestra
St. Thomas More Catholic Church
Market House Theatre
A brief history of Bill….
Bill valued people. He was a student of the world who loved reading, travel, opera, theatre, and the cinema. He was a consummate volunteer, donating his works and his time. He gave art lessons and taught calligraphy skills, often at no charge.
Whether he was in Paducah or on another continent, Bill was an ambassador for graciousness and for his chosen home of Paducah. He carried a professional calligraphy pen and left beautifully written notes of thanks on his receipts. They were always signed with his tag line and the title of his 2015 book “From Paducah With Love.”
Of all his interests, Bill was most enthusiastic about Paducah. He dedicated the last decade of his life to working tirelessly as a promoter and philanthropist for his Paducah. Known for usually sporting a bow tie, in 2017 Bill turned his fashion preference into an opportunity to raise funds for Paducah area charities. He founded “Beaux Tie” and requested his many friends use his May 7th birthday each year to be a “beaux” and donate to a charity. May 7th was declared Beaux Tie day by Paducah Mayor Brandi Harless. It has continued annually and was recognized in 2021 by Kentucky Governor Beshear.
PERSONAL PROPERTY ITEMS:
41 Piece Wallace Sterling Silver Flatware Set w/Butter Knife & Spoon Server, Gotham Sterling Meat Fork “English Gadroon”
Ornate Carved Chairs, Metal Coffee Table, Dining Table, Mahogany Dresser, Hepplewhite Style Mahogany Sideboard, Two Door Accent Cabinet, Cloth Parlor Chair, Cloth Love Seat, Lamp Tables, Game Table, Three Drawer Writing Desk, Glass Top Round Table w/Bamboo Base, Wicker Metal Chair, Hall Table, Bed, Bookshelves, Forest Park Line Cedar Chest, Blonde Wood Four Shelf Cabinet, Antique Wood Liquor Cabinet, Floral Screen Divider, Wood 24 Drawer Multimedia Storage, Can Setter, Drawing Desk, Ebony Entertainment Center, Antique Chest of Drawers, Lillian Russell Cherry Bedroom Suite – Bed – Dresser w/Mirror – Glove Boxes – Chest of Drawers, Ornate Buffet & Server
Antiques – Serving Dishes & Collectibles:
Imperial Coronation Faberge Egg, Chinese Imari Style Plates – Stemware, Mike Ditkas Signed Chicago Plate, Rose Marie 1954 Film Web, Japanese Charger Platters, Wall Art, Paintings, Pictures, Oil on Canvas by Lawter, Bronze Statue, Jewelry Boxes, Hamlet Framed Print, The Astronomer Print, Cookbooks, Numerous Books, Lamp with Nite Watchman, Accent Lamps, Flatware, Glass Cake Stands, Japanese Accent Pieces, Oval Frame Print, Paducah Glass Bottle, Wedgewood Collectibles, Rugs
Roper Dryer, Hotpoint Washer
AUCTION HELD ON SITE!
REAL ESTATE SELLS ABSOLUTE TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT 10 AM!
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3 BR Brick home in Paducah KY will be offered in 1 tract.
A 10% Buyer’s Premium will be added to the final bid and included in the deed transaction sale price.
15% as down payment due within 48 hours of the close of the auction with balance in cash at closing on or before 30 days. The down payment may be in the form of wire, cashier’s check, personal check, or corporate check.
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