Keystone Auctions LLC Auctions

UPCOMING AUCTIONS:

Fine and Country Discovery Auction

Friday, July 30, 2021 9 a.m.  Thanks for your participation. The auction is closed. Invoices have been sent and transfer to the shipper will start August 3.

Catalog Links:

Catalog includes over 600 lots including Genuine Jack Daniels oak whiskey keg, High-end oriental rugs, Bokhara, Chinese watercolors, Waterford crystal, gold flashed stem and barware, Tiki mugs, sterling silver flatware, serving pieces, delicate alabaster busts, Shaker rocking chair, MCM lamps and about 20 other interesting lamps/lighting, andirons, candelabras, chess set, miniature artisan blanket chests, buttock/apple baskets, weather vanes and weather vane toppers, carved eagles, powder horns, racks, variety of machinist and vintage tools, Nikon, Minolta, Canon cameras, Playstation, Briar, clay pipes, Betty lamps, Civil War artifacts, powder horns, pocket knives, country kitchenware, uncancelled stamps, Indentures, Lionel, American Flyer trains, various advertising, artwork by Victor Shearer and others, costume jewelry, designer jewelry, fine jewelry from estate (late addition lots#576-607), watches, sports collectibles, rare books, colorful quilts, leather, fur, Tureens, Imari, T. Reece pottery, Roseville, Dresden, Royal Doulton, Lenox, Majolica, Dansk, musical items and more.

August 2021 – Two Auctions in Development (1) Fine Antiques, (2) Movie Posters/1 Sheets

September 2021 – Huge Fine Furniture Auction! Over 20 Consignors, many from the Mainline Philadelphia Area.


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:

  1. Log in to your account at https://www.liveauctioneers.com
  2. From Account Settings, click on ‘Tax Exemption’
  3. 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.


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Highlights from Past Auctions:

Friday, July 16, 2021 Thank you for your participation!! This auction is complete and invoices have been emailed. We will start transfers to the shipper on Tuesday. Catalog : Click Here

JULY 2, 2021  Collectibles, Art, Jewelry, Furniture Auction Catalog: Click Here 

June 18, 2021 Collectibles Auction   Catalog: CLICK HERE 

May 28, 2021 Luxury Auction Decorate yourself, your house, and your garden with luxury items in this large estate and collectibles auction. CatalogCLICK HERE (Photo gallery for May 28 with 1 image per lot, click HERE)

 

May 7, 2021       Catalog: CLICK HERE  

April 23, 2021 Catalog:  CLICK HERE  

April 9, 2021 – FINE FURNITURE, ART, COINS, JEWELRY AUCTION     Catalog: CLICK HERE

March 19, 2021  – Toy and Comic Book Store Liquidation Auction    Catalog: CLICK HERE 

February 26, 2021 – Collectibles, Discovery, Baseball and Barbies    Catalog: CLICK HERE  

One of the highlights in 2020 was our April 2020 auction with items from the estate of Gen. George Meade’s great-grandson George Meade Easby

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! 

  • 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, professionally 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 or a collection.  See our Services tab LINK for more information.

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


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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.
    1. Silent Auction/ offered in 2020: Fine Art (Wyeth and Schatz) 
    2. Offered in the May 28, 2021 Auction: CLICK for Artist Rena Frankeberger 
    3. 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, 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 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.


  • Read our Bidder’s Guide for more sales information (Payment, Shipping, Bidding).
  • See the Services page for more examples of items sold.