Chinqua Penn Plantation art auction

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A public auction featuring international works of arts is planned for Reidsville's famed Chinqua Penn Plantation.

The auction is a result of a court-ordered bankruptcy ruling, and fine arts collectors from around the world have shown interest in bidding on Jeff and Margaret Penn's belongings, which they began collecting  in the early 1900s for their Rockingham County home.

There are more than a thousand lots on the bidding block, and the auction is run by Leland Little Auctions and Iron Horse Auction.

A $50 catalogue is required for purchase prior to the public viewing of items at Chinqua Penn. That viewing is April 22-24. The actual bids take place at the Greensboro Coliseum on April 25 and 26. Winning bidders can then pick up the items from the estate on Next Friday and Saturday, or have them shipped.

"I think this is straight out a unique, world-class opportunity," said Little.

Fox 8's Nicole Ferguson take us to Chinqua Penn Plantation with a Preview of what's on the auction block.