Tract 1
Lot Number:1
Start Time:7/22/2023 3:00:00 PM
End Time:7/22/2023 3:17:00 PM
Bid Count:0
Winning Bidder:
Starting Bid:$1.00
Bid Increment:$1,000.00
Current Bid:$0.00

There are no bids for the lot at this time

No donations for this lot


Estate of Bill Ford

Welcome to 3689 Forest Circle located in the highly sought after Paducah West End.  This area is known for its charm, convenient amenities, and proximity to downtown.
Built in 1948, this corner lot features 3 bedrooms, 3 baths in a 1,798 square foot floor plan.  Hardwood floors are throughout with unique nooks throughout the home including an unfinished basement that could be turned into a bedroom, laundry room or additional living room.  On the main level you will find the galley kitchen, dining room, living room, master bedroom and full bathroom. Right across from the staircase is a cozy office with its own entrance into the house.  Upstairs are two bedrooms, one full bathroom and plenty of storage space in the attic and closets. In the backyard find a beautifully manicured backyard full of charm as well as a one car detached garage. This is a true gem in the heart of the west end of Paducah.

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.



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





PROCEDURE: The property will be offered in 1 individual tract.

BUYERS PREMIUM: A 10% Buyer’s Premium will be added to the final bid and included in the deed transaction sale price.

DOWN PAYMENT: 15% as down payment on the day of the auction with balance in cash at closing on or before 30 days. The down payment may be in the form of cashier’s check, personal check, or corporate check. YOUR BIDDING IS NOT CONDITIONAL UPON FINANCING, SO BE SURE YOU HAVE ARRANGED FINANCING, IF NEEDED, AND ARE CAPABLE OF PAYING CASH AT CLOSING.

CLOSING: Closing shall take place on or before 30 days from auction date.

REAL ESTATE TAXES: All 2023 ad valorem taxes will be prorated at closing

SURVEY: The property will be sold by the current deed.

DISCLAIMER AND ABSENCE OF WARRANTIES: All information contained in this brochure and all related materials is subject to the Terms and Conditions outlined in the Purchase Agreement. ANNOUNCEMENTS MADE BY THE AUCTION COMPANY AT THE AUCTION PODIUM DURING THE TIME OF THE SALE WILL TAKE PRECEDENCE OVER ANY PREVIOUSLY PRINTED MATERIAL, OR ANY OTHER ORAL STATEMENTS MADE. The property is being sold on an “AS IS, WHERE IS” basis, and no warranty or representation, either express or implied, concerning the property is made by the Seller or Auction Company. Each potential bidder is responsible for conducting his or her own independent inspections investigations, inquires, and due diligence concerning the property. The information contained in this brochure is believed to be accurate but is subject to verification by all parties relying on it. No liability for its accuracy, errors, or omissions is assumed by the Seller or the Auction Company. All sketches and dimensions in this brochure are approximate. Except for any express warranties set forth in the sale documents, purchaser(s) assumes all risks thereof and acknowledges that in consideration of the other provisions contained in the sale documents, Seller and the Auction Company make no warranty or representation, express or implied or arising by operation of law, including an warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose of the property, or any part thereof, and in no event shall Seller or the Auction Company be liable for any consequential damages. Conduct of the auction and increments of bidding are at the direction and discretion of the auctioneer. The Seller and Auction Company reserve the right to preclude any person from bidding if there is any question as to the person’s credentials, fitness, etc. All decisions of the auctioneer are final.

NEW DATA, CORRECTIONS, AND CHANGES: Please arrive prior to scheduled auction time to inspect any changes, corrections, or additions to the property information.

3689 Forest Circle
Paducah, Kentucky 42001
United States