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30+ Years Experience In Marketing Fine Antiques.

Specialists In Building Collections and Downsizing Collections.

Appraisals, Consultations and Estate Settlements.

Next Auction Schedule

Friday, June 6, 2014
Starting at 5:00 pm
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Starting at 10:00 am

To Be Held at the
Leipsic Fire Co. Social Hall
318 Main Street
Leipsic, Delaware 19901
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Featuring the Collection of Richard C. Short of Georgetown, Del.,
the Estates of Brice & Haroldine Tyler of Princess Anne, Md.
and Other Eastern Shore Estates and Collections.

Friday Session - Starting at 5:00 pm

Cataloged Auction Starting at 5 pm. Tables Stacked Full of Fine Antiques, Collectables & Estate Items Including – Lots of Old Blue Decorated Stoneware, Glassware, China & Porcelains, Early Export China, Lots of Woodenware, Graniteware, Yellowware, Redware, Lots of Old Advertising Signs, Many Old Bottles, Old Decoys, Delaware Native American Stone Points, Collection of Postcards & Victorian Trade Cards, Stacks of Delaware Paper Ephemera, Early Tin, Baskets, Lots of Original Artwork, Lithographs & Paintings, Early Iron, Old Marbles, Old Fountain Pens, Bisque Figures, Pocket Knives, Early Cased Photographs, Railroad Items, Collection of Old Cow Bells, Old Tools, Nice Anvil, Small Dovetailed Chests, Fine Collection of Vintage Fishing Items including Many Old Bamboo Rods, Boxes Full of Old Fishing Reels, Old Fishing Lures & Plugs some with Original Boxes, Large Group of Edison Cylinder Record Players for Parts, Lots of Military Items, Helmets, Medals, etc., Early Wood Shaft Golf Clubs, Old Toys & Trains, Collection of Paperweights, Doorstops, Biscuit Boxes, Collection of Covered Milk Glass Dishes, Comic Books, Antique Furniture, Lots of Miniature Chests, Musical Instruments, Old Iron Tractor Seat & Lots More – Collection of Coins and Paper Currency – Including Carson City Coins, Silver Dollars, Trade Dollar, 1877 Indian Head Cent, 1883 Hawaii Dollar, U.S. Coins Scarce Dates, U.S. Silver Coins to be Sold in Lots, Lots of Old U.S. Currency, Large Notes, Fractional Currency, Confederate Currency, Lots of Old Stamps, Early Covers and More.

Saturday Session - Starting at 10:00 am

Period, Country & Victorian Furniture – 18th C. Chippendale Slant Front Desks, Fine 18th C. Chippendale Chest of Drawers only 34” wide, Walnut Chippendale Pembroke Table, 2 over 3 Chippendale Chests, Fine Early Cherry Hepplewhite Chest, Nice Federal Chest from New York, Pennsylvania Walnut Chippendale Tall Case Clock, Fine Federal 2 Drawer Stand, Early Hepplewhite Card Table, Early Windsor Side Chair, Small Pine Cupboard with Pinwheel Decoration, Many Blanket Chests, Many Night Stands, 19th C. Pie Safe with Punched Tins, Walnut Cradle, Benches, Bucket Bench, Pair of Federal Armchairs with Rush Seats, Walnut Victorian Marble Top Console Table, other Victorian Marble Top Tables, Walnut Victorian Drop Front Desk, Nice Old Wire Plant Stand, Old Trunks, Ladder Back Chairs, Child’s Furniture, Miniature Chests of Drawers, Oriental Rugs and Lots More.

Fine Americana – Many Pieces of Blue Decorated Stoneware Including Cowden & Wilcox Man in the Moon Jug, Levi & Glosking Whiskey Jug, Wm. Hare Crocks, Small John Bell Crock, John Bell Yellowware Mold, Large Ovoid Crocks, Small R. Remmey Crock, North Carolina Jug, Ballarmine Jug, etc., Lots of Early Chinese Export Porcelain, Lots of Rose Medallion including Fine Set of Reticulated Plates, Early Export Chargers, Canton, Imari, Redware, Spongeware, Antique Quilts & Coverlets, Early Andirons, 2 Federal Fire Fender, Early Staffordshire, Inlaid Checkerboard, Many Nice Pantry Boxes, Early Tea Caddies, Document Boxes, Sewing Boxes, Folk Art Painted Sewing Caddy, 18th C. Chippendale Mirror, Other Period Mirrors, Early 19th C. Wall Barometers, Early Hog Scraper Candlestick with Wedding Ring, other Early Candle Sticks, Lots of Early Iron, Brass & Copper, 18th C. Goosewing Axe, Iron Leg Shackles, Candle Molds, Firkins, Butter Churns, 19th C. Chestnut Grove Whiskey Bottle, Nice Group of Antique Tin Toys, Very Fine Mechanical Pull Toy with Clown and Bisque Head Child Playing Musical Instruments by Zinner & Sohn, Automaton Walking Bear Toy, Barber Bottles, Personalized Shaving Mugs, Presentation Lantern Dated 1896, Nice Painted Tin Folk Art Wall Hanging with Birds, Tiffany Studios Bronze Pen Rest, Tiffany Studios Abalone Magnifying Glass, Victorian Opalescent Glass, Swirl Glass Rolling Pin, 3 pc. Victorian Clock Set, Nice Collection of Majolica, Victorian Roller Organ, 1958 Gibson LG-O Acoustic Guitar, Figural Brass Humidor, Large Old Wooden Storefront Sign from Vanes Drug Store of Dover, 1868 Delaware Atlas by Beers, Fine Lap Desk from Mary Reybold of Delaware City Dated 1865, Important 1768 Document Written & Signed by Delaware Patriot Caesar Rodney, 1776 Printed Account of Revolutionary War Prisoner William Barry Held on H.M.S. Roebuck on Delaware Bay, August 1776 British Printing of Declaration of Independence, Nice Bronze Sculpture of Delaware Patriot Caesar Rodney on Horseback, 1805 Map of State of Delaware, Rare Old Photograph of Fruit Exchange in Felton, Delaware & More

Fine Collection of Early Guns, Military Items & Bowie Knives – Very Fine 1886 Colt Lightning Slide Action Rifle, Fine Civil War Gallager Breech Load Percussion Carbine, Model 1873 U.S. Springfield Trapdoor Rifle, Model 1884 U.S. Springfield Trapdoor Rifle, Unusual 19th C. Breech Load Rifle with Carved Stock, Early Side Hammer Percussion Rifle, 19th C. Percussion Double Barrel Shotgun, Very Fine Civil War Whitney Navy Model Percussion Revolver, Nice Starr Arms Co. Double Action 1858 Army Percussion Revolver, 1859 Sharps Pepperbox Pistol, Smith & Wesson Model No. 1 Second Issue Revolver, Early 19th C. French Percussion Pistol, Double Action Single Shot Over Hammer Percussion Pistol, Single Shot Percussion Pistols, other Early Guns, 2 Model 1860 Cavalry Sabers by Emerson & Silver of Trenton, N.J., CDV Photo of Negro Civil War Soldier, CDV Photo of Firemen from Pennsylvania, CDV Photo of Ann E. Leak Born with No Arms, Early Powder Horns, Small Cannon, Very Fine Wells Fargo Strong Box, Fine Native American Pottery Vase, Nice U.S. Navy Spanish American War Uniform, Naval Officers Dress Sword, 19th C. Mechanical Fleam, Old French Kepi, Wonderful Collection of Sheffield Bowie Knives including Exceptional 1876 Silver Inlaid Presentation Knife by Broomhead & Thomas, Bowie Knife with Silver Mounts & Eagle Pommel, Stag Handle Bowie Knives, Lots of other Old Knives

Collection of Decoys and Carved Birds – Including Very Fine 1940’s Ward Brothers Canvasback Duck Decoy, Fine Decoy by Doug Jester, 1933 Decoy by Miles Hancock, Many Old Working Decoys of All Types including Nice Root Head Decoy Found in Salisbury, Md., Wonderful Group of Carved Geese by Brice Tyler of Princess Anne, Md. including Life Size Snow Goose, Life Size Canadian Geese, Fine Mallard Duck Carvings by William Veasey & Paul Nock. Very Fine Antique Carved Fish Decoy, Old Brass Boat Props, Large Brass Port Hole, Very Fine Antique Wooden Ship Model, Old Wooden Ship’s Wheel

Original Artwork – Very Fine 1913 Oil Painting / Illustration by Stanley Massey Arthurs (American 1877-1950), Fine Watercolor Painting of Tall Ships at Lewes by Delaware Artist Jack Lewis (1912-2012), Watercolor Painting of Marsh near Air Base in Dover by Jack Lewis, Rare 1964 Gauche Portrait of Woman by Jack Lewis, Oil Painting of Marsh near Silver Lake in Dover by Delaware Artist K.M. Hammond, Fine 19th C. Oil Painting of Horse in Stable with Dogs, 19th C. Oil Painting of Ladies Seated in Grove of Trees, Early Watercolor of Fruit Basket, Folk Art Painting of Bird by David Y. Ellinger (Pennsylvania 1913-2003), Full Folio Bird Prints by Gould & Richter, Fine Framed Bookplate Entitled “Crown of Flowers” Signed by both Artist Andrew Wyeth & Model Helga Testorf, Nice Pair of 19th C. Micro Mosaics of Roman Buildings, Early Miniature Portrait on Ivory & More

Sterling Silver and Early Silver – Very Fine Massive Sterling Silver Soup Tureen, Exceptional 4 pc. Set of 18th C. English Sterling Silver Candlesticks, Sterling Silver Water Pitcher by Georg Jensen, 3 pc. Sterling Silver Tea Set, 2 Sets of Sterling Silver Goblets, Lots of Sterling Silver Hollow Ware & Flatware to be Sold in Group Lots, Collection of Sterling Silver Souvenir Spoons, Repousse Sterling, Rare 10 pc. Set of 19th C. Delaware Silver Dinner Forks by Thomas Megear, Small Early Delaware Silver Ladle by Isaac Woodcock, Early Delaware Silver Spoons by General James Wolf, Early Delaware Silver Salt Spoon by Henry Pepper, Lots of 19th C. American Coin Silver Spoons, Fine Weighted Sterling Silver Candelabras & More.

Fine Estate Jewelry – Over 40 Fine 14K and 18K Gold Ladies & Men’s Rings with Various Settings of Diamonds and Precious Gem Stones, Very Fine Diamond & Sapphire Bracelet, Victorian Filigree Jewelry, Fine Pair of 14K Earrings with Sapphires, 14 K Bracelets, Brooch Pins, Gold Stick Pins, Necklaces, Lots of Gold Wristwatches, Fine 19th C. Key Wind Pocket Watch with Ship Engraved Face by T.F. Cooper of London, other Old Pocket Watches, Large Groups of Vintage Costume Jewelry, Sterling Jewelry & Gold Scrap Jewelry, Vintage Ladies Fur Coats, Vintage Purses & Lots More

Cash, Local Personal Check, Visa, MC, Discover Credit or Debit Cards Accepted.  Out of State Personal Checks Accepted thru Tele-Check, Out of State Business Checks Must have Bank Letter of Credit    

 13% Buyer Premium on All Items Sold, Discounted  3% for Payment by Cash, Check or Debit Card. – No Sales Tax – No Internet Bidding - Absentee Bids Accepted

Friday from 10 am until end of evening session
Doors open Saturday at 8 am
All Items Sold As-is Where-is with No Expressed or Implied Warranties.
Plenty of Free Parking  - Air Conditioned Hall
Great Homemade Food Served by the Leipsic Vol. Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary