Phase One of the Mary Balestri Collection was sold at auction on Thursday, July 12, 2018 preceding the 2018 PITCA Convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Auctioneer: Hartzell Auction Gallery. 

Balestri Auction: Thursday 7/12/18

Bidding began at 10 AM and continued for over 5 hours! Bidders had reserved seats and were free to come and go during the auction. Boxed lunches were available for purchase at midday. Whenever someone on site won an iron, it was immediately handed to them, to be paid for at the conclusion of the auction. Some bidders ammassed quite a number of irons by the end of the afternoon! It was a very good day.