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The former Holloway House in Bloomfield, which has been for sale for two years, is selling off items

BLOOMFIELD — If you’d been to the Holloway House before owners Stephen and Dawn Wayne retired two years ago, any number of items may have caught your eye.

The old, classic beer trays bearing familiar names like Genesee, Budweiser, and Schmidt’s provided working man’s decorative touches for a wood-paneled bar. How about elaborate Jim Beam decanters depicting the 50 states, such as the South Dakota version with the likenesses of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt? Perhaps the greenish Professional Golf Association decanter commemorating the PGA Championship of 1971 does the trick.

And there’s more spirited promotional items about the place.

In the kitchen area, all sorts of contraptions, such as a butter slicer, a No. 10 can opener and a potato and carrot stick maker bring to mind a bustling kitchen serving up to 185 people.

Demonstrating, Dawn Wayne lifted the handle of the latter item.

“It comes out like french fries,” she said. “It’s very usable, but I’ve never seen one like it anywhere. It’s just something old and interesting.”

The Waynes for two years have been trying to sell this 1808 landmark on Routes 5 and 20 without success. But for now, everything inside must go — or at least they hope everything does — during a three-day sale starting Nov. 15.

Everything — stoves, freezers, mixers, dishwashers, and all sorts of…

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