THOMASTON, ME – AUGUST 26: Kaja Veilleux displays a bottle of Cognac Napoleon 1811, which will go to auction this weekend at the Thomaston Place Auction Galleries in Thomaston, ME on Wednesday, August 26, 2015. (Photo by Whitney Hayward/Staff Photographer) Thomaston Place owner and auctioneer Kaja Veilleux characterized the sale as the largest volume of contemporary Maine art in years, if ever. “We’ve been trying to promote living Maine artists for a long time, and this is our most ambitious effort to date,” he said. “It’s like going to the museum, only you get to buy stuff.”

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