Friday, December 3, 2021 at 9 a.m. ONLINE ONLY with 4 Bidding Platforms:
- HUGE FURNITURE AND IMPORTANT ITEM Auction with over 800 lots from private collections (Women’s Club of York deaccessioning) and estates (Max Judy and others) with fine original art / oil paintings, Asian, Chinese and Japanese objects of interest, high end design as well as tribal art and rugs, fine silver, porcelain, furnishings and accessories. Dozens of Rugs and Carpets, large and small, antique and contemporary. Textiles, antique clothing. Furniture from traditional 18th C Philadelphia Low Boy, 2 large Kas with widely different histories, corner cupboards, grand buffets, striking case clock, and exotic Michel Haillard horned bench and alligator chest, Victorian sofas, plus statuary marble and bronze.
- Fine art / oil on canvas and watercolors / from Mary Stuard Townsend Mason, L. Nicholas, E. Michel, Scaffai, Ernst Zimmerman, A. A. Bosshart, Nutting, Parrish, Newman, Kister, Feldman, Ezell, Hawthorne and many others.
- Jewelry and Fine decorative items by Faberge (clock). A multi-stone .92 CT diamond engagement ring, pave style diamond rings, amethyst and other high quality jewelry, gold, silver / sterling silver, designer jewelry and more / a wide range of choices.
- China, Porcelain, Pottery by Meissen, Mottaheda, Herend, Copeland, Staffordshire, Tiffany, Van Briggle, Rosenthal. Art Glass and Crystal by Daum (multiple AND we found we had original boxes for 16 of them and noted those in the description – our consignor bought many at Neiman Marcus), Baccarat, Murano, Lalique, Steuben, Sevres, Kosta Boda, Orrefors plus Chihuly inspired Art Glass flowers.
- Continental coin silver large tankard, sterling silver bowls, plates, and more by Schruder, Caldwell, Bailey Banks and Biddle, perfume bottles, fountain pens, presentation boxes, rocking horse, samovar, decanters, vintage canning jar, razors, advertising, first edition books including Dickens’ Christmas Carol, and GOLD COINS! (It is a large auction and all platforms allow you to PreBid if you cannot watch all day.) More pictures…
- This Edward Hicks will be offered in January 2022 Original painting (frame OD approx 34.75″ x 36.5″). Also on offer will be original paintings by York, PA artists Richard D. Schultz and Richard V. Neubauer.
We would love you to schedule PICK UPS and DROP OFFS in advance. [Shipping: Please note that we do not have a “Shipping Department”. Instead, we automatically transfer paid shippable items to the preferred shipper who prepares and emails shipping quotes to you. Contact us for pick up or alt shipper arrangements.]
We are also happy to answer questions or take extra photographs of items in upcoming auctions upon request (CONDITION REPORTS). Please look carefully at pictures as condition is not always identified in description.
Auctions will be ONLINE ONLY unless otherwise noted / please register early to ensure approval / email if pending / new bidders may be called for verification.
SALES TAX NOTE: If you bid on Live Auctioneers, they will add Sales Tax for PA and over 2 dozen other States unless you have your State exemption certificate in your LA profile. Upload it because auction houses cannot remove it and may have to email Live Auctioneers to do so it will slow down receipt of your items. Follow these steps:
- Log in to your account at https://www.liveauctioneers.com
- From Account Settings, click on ‘Tax Exemption’
- Under ‘Add New Certificate’, select your state and upload your resale certificate or sales tax permit details
Your approved certificate will be marked as ‘Approved’ under the ‘Tax Exemption’ tab, and will be applied to all applicable invoices issued through LiveAuctioneers. Providing documentation does not guarantee your tax exemption status on LiveAuctioneers. Their team may request additional information, for example if you cert is expired, to complete the process.
Highlights from Past Auctions:
Friday, November 19, 2021 at 8 a.m. Thanks for your participation! The auction is complete, invoices have been sent, transfers to shipper will begin 11/23. Please do not call except to schedule pick up or for issues. We will transfer other orders to shipper automatically.
CATALOG: CLICK HERE
November 5, 2021 9 a.m. Thanks for your participation! The auction is complete, invoices have been sent, transfers to shipper are mostly complete.
- Catalog: Click Here
Asian Antiquities Auction October 22, 2021 Catalog: Click Here
Artifacts Auction October 1, 2021 Catalog: CLICK HERE The high selling item was this bear pipe, lot 328 for $7,200 hammer.
Auction September 10, 2021 Catalog: Click Here The high selling item was lot 690, a 14K Gold Russian card box for $3,500 hammer.
- Over 600 items featuring a Johnson Matthey 100 troy ounce silver bar, a 14K gold Russian cigarette case, 17th/18th C silver tankard, Jules Jurgensen diamond watch, Breitling and Omega Seamaster, R. J. Horner Ram’s Head Chair, Reed and Barton sterling silver flatware set, Gucci Soho Disco Bag, and more. FINE CHINA and PORCELAIN including Canton, Chinese Export, Rose Medallion, also Waterford crystal, Steuben. Stieff Silver. DESIGNER Items by Versace, Pucci, Bvlgari, Hermes, Gucci, Fendi. DESIGNER JEWELRY by Tiffany, Hardy, Spratling, Mikimoto, Los Ballesteros, Weiss, Gorham, Native American, Mexican, gorgeous necklaces, bracelets and more, plus pearls, 14k, and 18k jewelry and watches. FINE ART with large original oils on canvas by Whitmore, Browne, and Reno and others.
Friday, July 30, 2021 9 a.m. Catalog: Click Here The high selling item was the 2′ wide copper pig weathervane topper with a $2,000 hammer.
Friday, July 16, 2021 Catalog : Click Here The high selling item was a sterling silver Faberge Owl, lot 653 at $2,000
- We never know what we will get to consign! In 2020, we were surprised with this fine oil on canvas of Mary Magdalene which sold for $10,672! Also in 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 directly. Check the catalog descriptions as we may put the answer there. 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.
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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 – Original art, watercolors, oil paintings, prints, bronze & marble sculptures. We subscribe to AskArt to identify listed artists.
- 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.
- 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:
- Militaria – 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 & 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, Kenneth J. Lane, 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.
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. Example of item sold is in this publication: Kovel’s Article Link
- 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 & Currency: US 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.