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Keystone Auctions LLC specializes in auctioning: Antiques, Fine Art, Fine and Costume Jewelry, Gold, Sterling Silver, US Coins, Americana, Folk Art, Mid-Century and Antique Furniture, Militaria, Porcelain/China, Toys, Cast Iron, Political Items, Model Trains, Unique Decorative Items, Real Estate & Much More!  Scroll through the pictures for examples. We work actively in the South Central part of Pennsylvania covering York, Harrisburg, Lancaster, and added an office in the Philadelphia, PA area in 2020. We welcome consignments from Baltimore, MD, New York, NY, and other areas.  Call us to consign your items today. 717 755 8954 or 717 850 2513


In an effort to keep staff and customers healthy, PICK UPS, DROP OFFS, AND PREVIEWS will be scheduled by appointment. We will be happy to answer questions or take photographs of items in upcoming auctions upon request. Auctions will be ONLINE ONLY unless otherwise noted. We ask that you wear a mask when you come to the auction house.

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UPCOMING AUCTIONS:

  • Friday, November 27 – Toys, Ephemera, and TONS OF SCOUTING PATCHES!! (Online Only) 

Catalog Links/Choices:
With over 600 lots including:
  • Marx G-Man and FBI Playsets and Toy guns, Lone Ranger, Dick Tracy, Davy Crockett, Snow White, Donald Duck, Popeye, Disney, Marvel, Star Trek, Star Wars, Batman, and more action figures,
  • Comics (some rare/graded), cut outs, cabinet and greeting cards, puzzles, vintage cereal boxes and tin Lunch Boxes, J Chen and other tin litho Friction and Battery Operated Toys, vintage computer games, Billiken robots, vintage bicycles,
  • Coins, flag pins, fossils, sterling silver J. Edgar Hoover medals, metal plaques, a variety of knives, Mont Blanc pens, school fire alarm bells,
  • Ladies and Men’s Watches, Invicta, Harley-Davidson, Dick Tracy, plus 10k-18K Gold Jewelry, costume jewelry, eyeglasses,
  • Machinist Tools and Gerstner Chests
  • Fishing Rods and Reels, Deep Sea and Fly.
  • Movie and Vintage Posters, autographed Star Photos, Beatles ephemera, Foxfire Books, 35MM cameras, binoculars, Black Americana
  • Matchbox, Ertl, Hess, Winross
  • Michael Garman Figures and a Yesterday’s News Display with Magic,
  • 100s of Boy Scouts Patches, Military Clothing, Hats, duffels, and other accessories, USN Flight Jacket and other jackets, Vietnam and Civil War ephemera and other items.
  • Beer, Pepsi and Coca Cola Advertising
  • Musical instruments – cello, flute, violin, guitar, and other,
  • Hummels (many NIB), Wedgwood, Limoges, Delft, royal Bayreuth, steins, copper cookware, sterling, and variety of furniture.
  • Quilts and Clocks, MasterCrafters Mechanical Clocks,
  • Art including a concrete bust of a woman with head scarf maybe perfect for a garden, fine framed prints and original oils on canvas, vintage Maxfield Parrish, fashion prints and race horse photos.
  • Friday, December 11 – Fine Art and Antique Furniture (Online Only)

  • Saturday, December 12 – Contractor Tools – Power and Hand, Chests, More – Live Only/Under a Tent

Link to List and Photographs: CLICK HERE

 


Highlights from Past Auctions:

DISCOVERY AUCTION plus JEWELRY AND STEREO EQUIPMENT    

Date: Friday, November 6, 2020, 9 a.m. ONLINE ONLY – COMPLETED – INVOICES SENT – STARTED TRANSFER TO SHIPPER ON 11/9/20

Catalog:  CLICK HERE

Highlights included Haviland Limoges Ranson, Military Toy Grouping and a 1930s Heisey Rose Bowl, and Towle Sterling Legato flatware.

 

  • Rare Coins and Currency 

    Date: Friday, October 23, 2020, 9 a.m. ONLINE ONLY – COMPLETED – INVOICES SENT – STARTED TRANSFER TO SHIPPER ON 10/27/20

    Coin auction highlights include a 1934A $500 Federal Reserve Note, US Liberty $5 Gold Coins, Liberty Head Half Eagles, Silver Dollars, Silver Caesar Tokens, 1929 Bills, 1880s Silver Dollars plus Commemorative coins, Proof sets, single and groups of Coins in various denominations and dates.  COMPLETED CATALOG:  CLICK HERE

  • Vintage Toys from Western to Robots

    Date: SATURDAY, October 24, 2020, 9 a.m.  COMPLETED – INVOICES SENT – STARTED TRANSFER TO SHIPPER 10/27/20

    CatalogCLICK HERE

  • Gen. Meade items from the estate of his great-grandson George Meade Easby – This was an online only auction in April 2020 with our regular platforms Live Auctioneers and Invaluable/Auction Zip and we were proud to be included on a new platform, BidSquare, for our first time to add more eyes to the buying opportunity. We had rare items that sold very well such as an original copy of Alexander Hamilton’s 1797 Observations (such an interesting story aka The Reynolds Pamphlet CLICK HERE and the print copy includes more), Bartram’s Travels (with all its pictures CLICK LINK), two pieces of artwork unsigned but attributed to Corot and Utrillo. Our customers are pleased with their finds and we couldn’t be happier for them! Thanks to our consignors and customers! (Due to COVID-19, pick ups were not possible until May 22 when York County moved to the Yellow Phase, so we can now start scheduling these curbside pickups.)
  • We never know what we will get to consign! In our January 25, 2020, we were surprised with this fine oil on canvas of Mary Magdalene which sold for $10,672!
  • This October 2020, this reticulated demitasse was part of a set of 4 presumed to be made by George Owen and the hammer for the set plus a few other period demitasse was $7,800

Condition Reports: We try to get to them all and apologize if we were not able to answer yours. Please zoom in pictures to assist. Sometimes we photo a label but do not transcribe that info into the written description. Please refer to the Bidder’s Guide for more buying tips and terms and conditions CLICK HERE.


CONSIGN WITH US / PROMOTE YOUR ESTATE OR COLLECTION WITH KEYSTONE!

Keystone Auctions LLC is York, Pennsylvania’s leading auction company (Auction House). We use the latest technology to bring together thousands of bidders around the world on auction day. If you are selling a significant collection, an estate or just a few valuable items, Keystone Auctions LLC will construct an auction designed to maximize the exposure and returns of your items. Keystone Auctions uses research and the expertise of its staff to identify, catalog and properly list, promote, photograph and advertise your items. Keystone Auctions LLC has been in business for over ten years and has sold millions of dollars worth of consignments. Customers include museums, historical societies, executor, executrix, lawyers, business, collectors, antique dealers and homeowners. Keystone Auctions LLC serves South Central and Eastern Pennsylvania as well as Baltimore, Maryland, New York, and Washington D.C. metro areas. We are a full-service auction company, offering professional pickups and moving, whether you’re selling one fine item, need an entire house cleanout or want an onsite auction. See our Services tab for more information.

Do you want to sell your collection, sell your antiques, sell your mid-century modern, sell military items or sell your jewelry?  Consign with Keystone. We can help.

Call Keystone Auctions Today to Schedule an Appointment, or send an email to keystoneauctions@gmail.com with “CONSIGN” in the subject  or call 717 850 2513


Trending Auction Items

Advertising & General Store Items – Tobacco & cigar advertising, Coca-Cola, soda pop advertising, Country store displays,  oil and gas station signs, advertising calendars, pin-ups, candy counter jars, and more

Art – Fine, Folk, & Pop Art

  • Fine Art – Impressionism, Abstract & Modernism, in various mediums including watercolors, oil paintings, prints, bronze & marble sculptures, drawings, lithographs, silver, copper, and photography. We subscribe to AskArt to identify listed artists. For example, Fine Art (Wyeth and Schatz) 
  • To be Offered at an Upcoming Auction in 2021: CLICK for Artist Rena Frankeberger 
  • Collection/Ongoing: Click for Listed Artist: Neubauer, Richard V. – Collection
  • Folk Art – Redware’s Graffito, blue decorated stoneware, chalkware, spatterware, wood carvings, whimseys, treenware, decoys, Frakturs, scrimshaw, watercolors, paint decorated, quilts, rugs, weathervanes, iron, trade signs, walking sticks or cane collections and many other oddities.
  • Pop Art – Movies, cultural objects, comic book art, comic strip art, advertising, and design art, science fiction, technology, architectural and movie posters. 

Asian/Oriental Works of Art

  • Oriental Ceramics & Jewelry – Antique Blue ceramics, Blue White, Famille Verte, Famille Rose, Japanese Imari, Canton, Satsuma, snuff bottles, jade jewelry, figures, chops, and forms.
  • Oriental Metal-ware & Military Items & Weapons – Cloisonne, bronze or brass, figure vases and bowls, Samurai swords, knives, and helmets.
  • Textiles & Art – kimonos, robes, Chinese, Persian & Oriental carpets, rugs & mats, gouache on paper, rice paper watercolors, fans, woodcuts, woodblocks, room dividers & screens.

Furniture

  • Modern Furniture (Mid-Century) – Interested in unique forms and designs by known makers such as George Nakashima, Vladimir Kagan, Molly Gregory, Paul McCobb, Herman Miller.
  • Designer Furniture – Good clean reproduction and style furniture by various makers including but not limited to Pennsylvania House, Ashley, Ethan Allen, Copeland Furniture Manufacturing Company, Baker Furniture Company, Herman Miller, Lane Furniture Company Durham, Drexel Heritage, Stickley, Alfresco Lifestyles and many others.
  • Many types of furniture including chests of drawers, bookcases, highboys, chairs, blanket chests, dower’s chests, marble tops, sideboards, dressers, tables, buffets, corner cupboards, dining room sets, bedroom sets and China cabinets. Real wood!
  • Period Furniture – American, English & Continental, including William and Mary, Queen Anne, Georgian, Regency, Windsor, Chippendale, Sheraton, Federal, Empire and Victorian.

Military Items & Sporting Items

  • Military Items – Uniforms, swords, helmets, bayonets, knives, photographs, insignia, medals, buttons, bullets, artillery rounds, trench art, military related books, armor, maps, souvenirs, Revolutionary War items, Civil War items, letters, log books, Spanish American War items, Korea, Vietnam and contemporary military items.
  • Sporting Items – Duck & Fish decoys, early fishing licenses, fly rods, fishing reels, fishing lure and tackle boxes. In 2018, an antique turkey caller and a fishing reel each went for over $1,000.

Pottery & Porcelain

  • British, French, German & American –  Meissen, Spode, Staffordshire, Minton, Lowsestoff, Delft, Liverpool, Derby, Chelsea, Belleek, Worchester, Flight & Barr, Wedgewood, Sevres, Berlin Porcelain, KPM Porcelain, Vienna, Liverpool, Tucker, creamware, Mason, yellowware, pearlware, salt-glazed, mochaware, stoneware, faience, Majolica, Herend, Pfaltzgraff and more.

Jewelry, Silver, Watches, Pocket Watches, & Clocks

  • Jewelry – Estate Jewelry & Silver.  Keystone Auctions LLC takes the time to sort jewelry items and has large stones inspected by certified gemologists to correctly identify the items and allow competitive bidding to sell for more than a jeweler would. We sell jewelry, 10K, 14K, 18k gold, crystal, sterling silver flatware, costume jewelry, diamonds, sapphires, rubies, opals, garnets, emeralds, and pearls. Selling in all forms including rings, necklaces, pins, bracelets, lockets and enamel boxes.
  • Costume Jewelry – Don’t discount your costume jewelry! Keystone Auctions LLC has buyers for costume jewelry such as rhinestone, crystal, earrings, necklace by named brand makers and others. Highlights include Tiffany, Gorham, Schreiner, Miriam Haskell, Hollycraft, Weiss, Coro, ART, and much more.
  • Watches, Pocket Watches & Clocks – In this day of cell phones believe it or not Keystone Auctions LLC has a market for watches, pocket watches and clocks ranging from RR Pocket Watches, to brand names like Hamilton and Patek Phillipe one which sold for over $1,000! to Mickey Mouse watches and Grandfather Clocks. 

Toys, Trains, & Pop Culture Items

  • Rock and Roll and Punk Rock memorabilia, jackets, belt buckles, signatures, clothing, photographs, tickets, guitars, musical instruments,
  • Toys – Mechanical Banks, wind-up toys, Star Wars, tin litho toys, Marx, pressed steel cars and trucks, Hot Wheels, marbles, coin operated machines, Matchbox cars, gum ball machines, dolls and more like in demand Japanese Robbie the Robots and Hartland cowboys and horses!
  • Trains – Lionel, American Flyer, MTB-model trains, Bachman, LGB-model trains, USA trains, Marx, Brass, live steamers and more.
  • Pop Culture Items – Comic books, premiums, pins, buttons, character items, movie items, Big Little Books.
  • Sports Memorabilia – Baseball cards, baseball bats, early football, signed items, posters, letters, and photographs.
  • Rare Books, Maps, and Ephemera – We use Abe Books to research early and rare books.

Coins & CurrencyUS currency in all denominations including Morgan silver dollars, proof sets, gold & silver coins, silver certificates, large cents, mercury dimes, and coins as well as foreign coins.

Other items we auction are medical items and bags, vintage firefighters helmets, police memorabilia, nautical, boating and sailing items, scientific and automotive collectibles, early Christmas and Halloween decorations. Plus musical instruments from stringed: including guitars, violins, to wind: trumpets, horns, flutes, and a piano or two.

Automobiles and Real Estate – generally in conjunction with an estate.