http://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/n...tems-from-island-property-up-for-grabs/ndSZZ/ Prestige items from island property up for grabs Preview running through Saturday at A.B. Levyâ€™s Avenue location; sale is Sunday and Monday. When textile and apparel executive Martin Trust and wife Diane sold their oceanfront mansion last spring to radio personality Howard Stern for $52 million, the couple promptly purchased a $11.95 million condominium at Two North Breakers Row. As the Trusts were moving from a 39,000-square-foot house to a 3,300-square-foot apartment, it was time to sell a good deal of their furniture, decorative arts pieces and works of art. So the Trusts turned to local gallery A.B. Levyâ€™s to dispense with some of their property at auction. Albert Levy, owner of the Worth Avenue gallery, which began auction operations two years ago, was impressed with the Trust collection. He will offer about 100 lots of the coupleâ€™s property as part of a sale Sunday and Monday at A.B. Levyâ€™s West Palm Beach salesroom. Levy described many of the pieces as larger in scale, appropriate for the expansive quarters of the Trustâ€™s former home. The pre-sale exhibition is being held this week at Levyâ€™s Worth Avenue gallery. In addition to the Trust-owned pieces, property from several South Florida sources make up the more than 500 lots going on the block. Levy expects the sale to bring in about $1 million. â€œThis is the best collection of antiques and fine art that weâ€™ve handled,â€ he said. â€œProperty from this estate takes the whole sale to another level.â€ Besides the Trust lots, the auction includes jewelry, watches, rugs, vintage handbags, silver and Asian works of art. Also being auctioned is a post-impressionist landscape painting by Armand Guillaumin. Levy said the painting came from a Palm Beach collection and is a fine example of this period in French painting. So far, Levy has registered bidders from about 30 countries for the two-day auction. â€œThe recent increase in activity on the real-estate scene has been good for us,â€ Levy said. â€œPeople selling their homes find that selling at auction locally makes sense and that they can get better prices for their pieces by selling at auction rather than selling to a dealer. â€œThat weâ€™re in Palm Beach brings a certain cachet to our auction sales, garnering attention from all over the world, as people from out of the area can place bids via the Internet.â€ Although the first Levy auction of the year is being previewed in Palm Beach, the actual sale is taking place in West Palm Beach because town code bars auction sales on Worth Avenue and other commercial streets between November and June. Levy plans to have four more auctions throughout the year, two on Worth Avenue during the period when they are allowed.