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The estate collection, a lifetime assemblage that was still being expanded upon at the time of Yeend's death in 2008, at age 95 of over 400 lots is going to be auctioned in Fairmont, West Virginia on August 29 and 30 by Joe R. Pyle Auctions.

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There are regional West Virginia artworks, all types of lithographs, and drawings, including a Mickey Mouse sketch by Roy Disney. Among the Asian Art highlights are an inlaid mahogany cabinet, a Korean scroll, rare ivory artworks, and a beautiful Chinese 9-panel painted soapstone tabletop screen. A breathtaking collection of stained and leaded-glass doors and windows adorned the couple's light-filled residence. Four of the colorful antique windows and a masterfully crafted glass-paneled door originated in a stately mansion that once stood on High Street in Morgantown.

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In addition hundreds of items of opera-related ephemera collected by Yeend during her distinguished career are also on sale, including opera scores and posters from her performances.

See more opera related lots on Barnebys here.