COPAKE, N.Y. — On February 10, Copake Auctions conducted a country store and estate auction featuring 800 lots. Included were estate fresh items and the contents of a country store, namely Sue Connell’s Clayton Store, in Marlborough, Mass. The rare and historic building, circa 1810, went on the market in 2023. It had been configured as a second story residence, an attached studio and a recreated country store from 1850 on the ground floor. Connell is a collector, and professional decorative painter who restored the 4,200-square-foot building over the last 50 years. Leading the day was a collection of loose museum and miscellaneous posters that beat their $25/50 estimate to go out at $2,625. “The consignment was unbelievably packed and we had tremendous action throughout the sale,” said Mike Fallon. More on this will be discussed in a later review.