Upcoming Auction List 2018

Upcoming Auctions

October 6, 2018 Auction

  • Auction Saturday, October 6, 2018. 9 a.m.  (In House and Online)
  • Preview Friday, October 5, 2018. 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Location: 218 East Market Street, York Pa 17403. Q & A 717-755-8954.

 Collectibles, Advertising, Toys, Military&Jewelry

Over 700 High quality York & Lancaster PA county advertising (A.B. Farquahar, Helb’s Brewery Keg, Moul jug), PA Railroad keg and lanterns, military & practice swords, signed Samurai sword (Katana), knives, WWII German flags & uniform items, ammunition boxes, large collection of cap guns and holsters, Kennedy and other political ephemera, Muhammad Ali, Charles Barkley, Mickey Mantle & other sports collectibles, Mysto Magic sets, board games and toys (Mickey Mouse, Mattel/Barbie, Lone Ranger, Star Wars, toy robot, early wind up), Walt Disney, Coca-Cola & Bob’s Big Boy advertising items, approx 200 comic books (DC Superman, Marvel Superheros), Winross trucks, diecast toys, doll groupings, Hummels, lunch boxes, large early Steif collection, designer handbags (Versace), sterling & gold jewelry & coins, clocks including mantle, Ogee & many cuckoo, Rolling Stones concert ephemera and autographs, multiple lots of movie star and sports figure autographs, musical instruments (accordion, horns), model boat, pond boat, one early & other duck decoys, mixed fishing grouping, Sci-Fi books, blue FADA radio, lighting, The Beatles, Elvis, original artwork & more.  Furniture includes early oak, baker’s bench, tiger maple chest of drawers, art deco hall tree, 19th C walnut corner cupboard & splay leg one-drawer stand and so much more.

This catalog is complete and bidding is available now: CLICK HERE

October 27, 2018

 Fine Art, Antiques & Furniture, Civil War&More

  • Auction Saturday, October 27, 2018. 9 a.m. (In house and online)
  • Preview Friday, October 26, 2018.  1-5 p.m.

Location: 218 East Market Street, York Pa 17403. Q & A 717-755-8954.

A collection of fine bronzes including a Valkyrie by Villanis and a Muse by Albert Carrier-Belleuse, a 1770 George III silver tankard, a signed Tiffany lamp, a 1929 Gibson L-4 guitar, antique rifles, pistols, and revolvers, Civil War and other items related to Maj. Gen. Francis P. Blair and family, antique African masks, and furniture including a 44-drawer apothecary from the Morris Drug Store of York, PA., Chippendale, Windsor, and decorated plank chairs, over a dozen antique desks and cupboards, and a life-size “Cycle Americains” French framed poster. Also offered are estate, Native American, Victorian and designer jewelry plus vintage designer handbags including Pucci and Louis Vuitton.

Included in this auction are Civil War currency, military letters and ephemera including a photograph of Maj. Gen. Blair and his officers, plus furniture, a “Blair” door knocker, political pins, gold medals, awards, and Colonial currency from a descendant’s collection of the Blair, Henrotin, and Price families. The most notable members of the Blair family are Francis Preston Blair Jr. (1821-1875) and his son Francis Preston Blair II (1856-1914). The elder Blair influenced U.S. politics as a jurist, U.S. Senator and Congressman, and a soldier (Civil War General). His son graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in West Point in 1877 and after short service in the artillery branch of the U.S. Army, obtained his law and medical degrees from the University of Missouri. Francis II had a legal career and was involved in the mining business in the western states. The Henrotin family was connected to the Blair family through marriage and items include those from Charles Henrotin (1843-1914) who was born in Belgium and moved to the U.S. in 1861. Henrotin amassed money and political power in the stock market and banking and is considered the principle founder of the Chicago Stock Exchange. He served as consuls of Belgium and Turkey as well as being a director of the Chicago Colombian Exposition. Hi wife, Ellen M. Henrotin (1847-1922) served in international based women’s organizations related to arts and culture which gave her the ability to purchase some of the items in the auction. Also represented are items from the Price family; most notably Colonel R. B. Price who was an influential banker in Missouri in the mid-19th century.  Some specific items include:
  • 12-page Civil War letter dated August 11, 1864 regarding Battle of Atlanta;
  • Political Pins for 1868 US Presidential Election;
  • Society of the American Revolution items (Blair Family);
  • United States Military Academy items (Francis Blair III);
  • Miniature Portrait of King Charles I attributed to Miniaturist John Hoskins;
  • US Senate Publication about Fur Trade-1824;
  • 17th Century English Indenture;
  • Pair of 18th Century American Deeds (one from 1789 between Samuel Morris and John Mifflin);
  • Queen Elizabeth I Large Wax Seal;
  • Early Aviation Related Postal Covers;
  • Colombian Exposition Medals and Pins – Director Henrotin;
  • Ulysses S. Grant Autograph-Henrotin Consul Appointment and Related Documents;
  • Rutherford B. Hayes Autograph-Henrotin Consul Appointment and Related Gold Medal
  • and much more including family trees, photo albums, their books from the 1800s! For more on the family, start here: Francis P. Blair

This catalog is uploaded and available for bidding: CLICK HERE  (Check back after October 9 for a few interesting additions.)