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Former NC governor’s estate up for bid in Winston-Salem

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Family photographs are part of the collection of the Thomas Bickett descendants, at the Chandler's Gallery auction house in Winston-Salem. Bickett served as governor of North Carolina from 1909-1917. (David Rolfe/Journal)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Former North Carolina governor Thomas Walter Bickett’s estate is up for bid this weekend at an auction in Winston-Salem.

Saturday’s auction started at 10 a.m. and Sunday’s auction starts at 1 p.m. at Chandler’s Auction & Estate Sales at 1530 W. First St.

Among the items for sale are jewelry, silverware and a number of pieces of furniture that Bickett had in Raleigh while he was governor.

Bickett was governor of North Carolina from 1917-21. Organizers said Bickett’s estate and other items put up for auction by the owner total more than 1,000 lots.

Information on the auction can be found at and online participation is through

Read more: The Winston-Salem Journal

1 Comment

  • FaithC

    “Bickett served as governor of North Carolina from 1909-1917. (David Rolfe/Journal)”

    “Bickett was governor of North Carolina from 1917-21.”

    Both dates are posted in this article the top one is under the picture. Just to let Mr. Rolfe know he was governor from 1917 to 1921. Seems the Journal is not much on fact checking.

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