History sold at Binghamton auction

By Amanda Hari

August 30, 2014 Updated Aug 30, 2014 at 6:59 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton)The home of a late Binghamton couple was auctioned off Saturday, along with most of the contents inside.

Ruth Mulford died earlier this year and her husband died in 2010. They are survived by their son, Barth Mulford.

Thousands of dollars worth of items, including oriental rugs, crystal and even letters written by William Bingham, who the city of Binghamton was named after, were auctioned.

The biggest ticket item was their family home, which sold for $141,000 before the auction premiums and taxes.

An overflow crowd turned out for the auction and people who couldn't make it were still able to get their bids in.

“Also people are absentee bidding, phone bidding, also they can go on the internet,” said Terri Peters-McGraw, owner of Terri Peters & Associates Auction and Estate Marketing. “We try to give anybody that wants to participate in our auction an opportunity to do that."

In addition to Saturday's auction, there was a wine and cheese charity auction preview.

The preview was part of a community 'Give Back Initiative' sponsored by Terri Peters & Associates Auction and Estate.

All the money from the charity auction will go to the Tri-Cities Opera.

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