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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, October 17, 2014
Starting at 4:30 pm
Saturday, October 18, 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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Selling for the Estate of Leroy Sayers of Smyrna, Del.,
the Estate of Katherine McIlvain of Milford,
the Zeaman / Hernandez Collection of Dover
and Other Eastern Shore Estates and Collections.

Friday Session - Starting at 4:30 pm

Starting Outside at 4:30 pm with Antique & Estate Items - Cataloged Auction Starting at 5 pm. Tables Stacked Full of Fine Antiques, Collectables & Estate Items Including – Lots of Old Stoneware, Redware, Glassware, China & Porcelains, Early Export China, Lots of Woodenware, Lots of Old Advertising Signs, Many Old Bottles, Dozens of Old Decoys, Native American Stone Points, Cast Iron Doorstops & Banks, Many Old Toy Trucks, Nautical Items, Oil Lamps, Trains, Old Pewter, Antique Copper & Brass, Cased Surveyors Transit, Many Local Milk Bottles, Steam Toys, Mini Cast Iron Stoves, Cracker Jars, Lifetime Collection of Fruit Jars, General Store Items, Satsuma, Belleek Porcelain, Lots of Artwork, Paintings & Prints, Wonderful Attic Found Collection of 1950’s Baseball Cards including 6 Complete Sets of 1951 Topps Red Backs, Arcade Cards, Jimmy Foxx Baseball Bat, Yogi Berra Items, Early Leather Bound Books, Old Wilmington, Delaware Atlases, Old Documents, Old Maps, Stacks of Local Paper Ephemera, Lots of Nice Jewelry, Huge Lot of Costume & Sterling Jewelry, Many Sterling Silver Weighted Candlesticks, Collection of Old Medals & Pinback Buttons, Old Corkscrews, Lots of Military Items – Civil War, Span-Am. War, WW I, WW II, including 2 Old Muskets, Many Swords, Many Bayonets of All Types, Military Accoutrements of All Types, Trench Art, Nice Group of Old Fountain Pens, Quilts, Coverlets, Old Grandfathers Clock Case, Antique Furniture & More – Collection of Coins and Paper Currency – Including 1803 Draped Bust Silver Dollar, Trade Dollars, 1843 Seated Silver Dollar, Bust Half Dollars, U.S. Coins with Scarce Dates, CC Coins, Large Groups of U.S. Silver Coins to be Sold in Lots, Lots of Old U.S. Currency, 1776 Delaware Colonial Note, Gold Certificates, Large Notes, Obsolete Notes, Fractional Currency, Confederate Currency, Stamps, Civil War Confederate Cover, Stock Certificates and More.

Saturday Session - Starting at 10:00 am

Fine Americana – Many Pieces of Blue Decorated Stoneware, 3 Levi & Glosking Whiskey Jugs, Collection of Wm. Hare Crocks, John Bell Crocks & Pitcher, Blue Stoneware Pedestal, Lots of Redware, Chinese Export Porcelain, Lots of Rose Medallion, Blue Staffordshire Platter, Fine Pair of 18th C. Chippendale Knife Boxes, Many Nice 19th C. Document Boxes, Sewing Boxes, Fine Inlaid Tea Caddy, Early Bible Box, Miniature Chests, Pantry Boxes with Original Paint, Flame Stitched Purse Dated 1755, Tauf Schein Dated 1829, Very Fine Miniature Tea Kettle, Early Pewter, Many Early Candlesticks, 24 Tube Candle Mold, Adams Co. Pa. Paint Decorated Foot Stool, 18th C. Onion Bottles, Early Flasks, Many Early Bottles, Demi-John Bottle, Hand Sewn Quilts, Dated Lancaster Co. Coverlet, Period Mirrors, Miles Hancock Decoy, Other Old Decoys, Large Carved Swan, 19th C. Childs Sleigh, Butter Churn with Mustard Paint, Spinning Wheels, Cradles, Fine Folk Art Carved Figure of a Child, Cased Gold Scale, Nice Old Delaware Basket, Windmill Weight, 3 Antique Steam Whistles, Cast Iron Toys, Banks & Doorstops, Antique Pull Toys, Lots of Schoenhut Circus Animals, Antique Curling Stone, Amphora Porcelain Figure of Child with Baskets, Nice Signed Rookwood Vase, Iridescent Art Pottery Vase by Delphin Massier (French 1836-1907), Other American Art Pottery, Collection of Mettlach Steins, Drunk Monkey Character Beer Stein, Astral Lamp, Candle Lusters, Victorian Lighting, 2 Nice Modern Stained Glass Table Lamps, Small Enterprise Coffee Grinder with Original Paint, Fine Antique Folk Art Flower Planter, Fine 19th C. Figural Brass 3pc. Clock Set by Bailey, Banks & Biddle, Fine Antique 3pc. Clock Set by Mitchell Vance & Co. N.Y., Very Fine Antique Tiffany & Co. Crystal Regulator Clock, Antique Champlevé Clock, Other Crystal Regulator Clocks, Small Carriage Clock, Early Oriental Shelf Clock, Steeple Clock, Art Deco Clock Set, Nice Small Antique Combination Safe with Original Paint, Exceptional Edison Mazda Light Bulb Sales Display, Double Horn Victor Talking Machine, Antique Advertising & More

Fine Collection of Early Guns, Military Items & Edged Weapons – Very Fine 1865 Civil War Palmer Bolt Action Carbine, 4 U.S. Springfield Trapdoor Rifles, Early 19th C. Pennsylvania Percussion Rifle, 1857 Civil War Smith Carbine, 1852 Harpers Ferry Percussion Conversion Musket, Colt Model 1860 Army Revolver, Colt Model 1851 Navy Revolver, Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver, Savage Civil War Navy Model Percussion Revolver, Highly Engraved Whitney Rim Fire Breech Load Revolver, Early Flintlock & Percussion Single Shot Military Pistols, Fine Early 19th C. English Percussion Belt Pistol, 18th C. Engraved Powder Horns, Fine Civil War Presentation Sword Sargent B. Blatchford Co. B. 50th.Mass Vol. Inf., Civil War Model 1832 Artillery Short Sword, Civil War Model 1860 Naval Cutlass, Civil War Ames Saber, Early 19th C. Eagle Pommel Sword, Civil War D-Handle Bowie Knife, Other Bowie Knives, Bayonets, Civil War Documents, 1838 Appointment Document for Quartermaster General 35th Regiment Maryland Militia, Oil Painting of Civil War Soldiers & More

Collection of Antique Cannons – Full Size 19th C. Muzzle Loading Cannon Marked “U.S.”, Old Ship’s Line Cannon, Fine Early Lantaka Figural Bronze Swivel Deck Cannon, Remember the Maine Signal Cannon, Winchester Signal Cannon, Many other Signal & Toy Cannons, Pair of Ornamental Cast Iron Cannons, Collection of Nautical Items including Exceptional Antique Polychrome Paint Decorated Statue of a Mariner Throwing a Fishing Net, Fine Wooden Ship’s Wheel, Ship’s Compasses on Gimbals, 19th C. Key Wind Ship’s Clock, Old Telescopes, Fine Antique Large Wooden Model Sailboat, 4 pc. Circa 1930’s Outboard Boat Motors, Ship’s Barometer, Ship’s Lights & More

Fine 4pc. Wooden Carved Native American Totem Pole, Native American Baskets, Navaho Rug, Arrowheads including Group from Bedford, Co. Pa., Nice Desk Top Eskimo Kayak Figure made of Leather, Sinew & Bone, Indian Pot, Pair Fancy Spurs Marked “E. Garcia” & More

Original Artwork – Unique & Historical Oil Painting of Steamboat Built in Milford, Delaware by S.F.M. Badger (American 1873-1919), Oil Painting of Lighthouse off Cape Henlopen by Delaware Artist Howard Schroeder (1910-1995), Pen & Ink Sketch of Interior of St. Mary’s Church in Bridgeville, Del. by Delaware Artist Jack Lewis, 2 Landscape Oil Paintings by Charles G. Davidson (New York 1820-1902), Fine Oil Painting of a Beach by Henry Bozeman Jones (Penna. 1889-1963), 1892 Watercolor of Cows near Stream by Junius R. Sloan (Penna. 1827-1900), 1861 Gouache Painting on Paper of Harbor with Volcano by Gioacchino La Pira (Italy 1839-1870), 19th C. Oil Painting Hudson River Scene, Watercolor of a Dutch Windmill Signed “G. Hitchcock”, Nice Print of the Green in Dover, 15 other Old Oil Paintings, Watercolors, Early 19th C. Miniature Portraits, Fine Marble Bust Sculpture of a Woman by Antonio Piazza (Italy 19th – Early 20th C.), Fine Marble Sculpture of a Young Child, Fine Marble Sculpture of a Child with a Goose, 1859 Carved Stone Plaque from Paris, Nice Antique Alabaster Pedestal, Bronze Loving Cup with Stag Head, Bronze Bowl by Carl Sorensen, Small Bronze Bowls by Tiffany, Lithograph Signed by Andrew Wyeth, Large Hunt Print & More

Sterling Silver and Early SilverImportant 1870’s Coin Silver Pinch Ladle Presented by President Ulysses S. Grant to General James Harrison Wilson of Wilmington, Group of Sterling Silver from James Harrison Wilson Thompson Family of Delaware, Very Fine 19th C. Hand Chased Repousse Baltimore Silver Water Pitcher in Castle Pattern by Kirk, 5 pc. Sterling Silver Coffee & Tea Service Set by Gorham, Stacks of Sterling Silver Hollow Ware, Fine Pair of Sterling Silver Candelabras, Pair of Tiffany & Co. Sterling Menu Holder with Cherubs, 3 Sterling Silver Flatware Sets, 2 Sterling Silver Mint Julep Cups from Kentucky Derby, Georg Jensen Cup, Lots of Sterling Silver Serving Pcs., Early Delaware Silver Sugar Tongs by Henry Pepper, Early Delaware Silver Spoons, Pair of 19th C. Baltimore Silver Pepper Pots by Warner, Lots of American Coin Silver Spoons & Forks, Group of 18th C. Georgian Silver & More.

Exceptional Signed Faberge Nephrite Jade & Gilt Silver Note Holder
by Julius Rappaport

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 6+ Total Carat Diamond Brooch Pin in 14 K White Gold, Fine Diamond & 14 K Gold Ladies Bracelet Wristwatch with Cover, Fine Platinum & Diamond Bracelet, Nice 14 K Gold & Diamond Brooch Pin, Gold Necklaces & Bracelets, Fine Earrings, Lots of Gold Jewelry to be Sold in Group Lots, Fine Silver Squash Blossom Necklace, Mexican Silver Bracelets & More

Architectural Items & Cast Iron Garden Items – Very Fine Antique 3 Tier Cast Iron Water Fountain 7’ Tall, 2 Antique Cast Iron Garden Urns, Large Antique Cast Iron Window Grate, Large Architectural Figural Cast Iron Gas Light, 2 Gas Lights from Conowingo Dam in York County, Pa., Very Fine Figural Cast Bronze Door Transom, Large Marble & Brass Clock Face, Fine Large Bronze School Bell by Frederic Fuller of Rhode Island Dated 1864, Fine Pair of Stained Glass Windows, Large Cast Iron Railroad Crossing Sign, Weathervanes, Fire Backs, Fancy Brass Fire Fender, Andirons, Nice Pair of Modern Cast Iron Garden Urns & More

Rare Early Books & Documents – Large Collection of 18th C. Documents from Centreville Area of Queen Anne’s County, Maryland, Rare 1818 Printing of Message from President James Monroe “Relations to the Seminole War” including Copies of Letters from Andrew Jackson, John Calhoun, Etc., Many Early 19th C. Maryland Documents including circa 1818 Reports from Eastern Shore to Annapolis, 1819 Maryland Executive Communication “Collection of Public Arms”, 1811 Act to Make Turnpike Road from Baltimore to City of Washington, 1819 Inspectors Report on Maryland Penitentiary, Pair of 19th C. Store Ledgers from Wyoming, Delaware, 1868 Beers Atlas of State of Delaware, Rare Book “The Democratic Book – 1936” Signed Limited First Edition Franklin Roosevelt, 2 Vol. Memoirs of U.S. Grant, Very Fine Early 19th C. Hand Written Marriage & Family Certificate of William Lore & Sarah Elkington of Cumberland County, N.J., Various Early Books & More

Period, Country & Victorian Furniture – Fine Grouping of Highly Inlaid French Furniture including Curio Cabinets, Tables, Small Armoire, Marble Top Pedestal, Satinwood Chest of Drawers, Decorated Music Cabinet, Fine Small Hepplewhite Style Inlaid Sideboard, 18th C. Walnut Chippendale Chest with Ogee Feet, Local 18th C. Cherry Country Chippendale Drop Leaf Table, 19th C. Eastern Shore Blanket Chests, Federal Tilt Top Table, 19th C. Child’s Ladderback Chair, Early English Windsor Armchair, Pair of Maple Sheraton Arm Chairs, Pair of 19th C. Pine Washstands, Old Cradle, Paint Dec. Night Stand, Oriental Furniture, Fine Chippendale Style China Cabinet, Nice Hepplewhite Style Dining Room Set, Lots of Victorian Marble Top Tables, Checkerboard Table, Fine Tiger Maple Chippendale Style Mirror, Oak Hall Tree, Canterbury, Large Drop Leaf Table by F.W. Kinnaman of Dover & More

Cash, Local Personal Check, Visa, MC, Discover Credit or Debit Cards,
Out of State Personal Checks Accepted thru Cross-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
Pre Arraigned 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