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Dover, Delaware 19904

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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, February 14, 2014
Starting at 4:30 pm
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Starting at 10:00 am

To Be Held at the
Blue Hen Auction Gallery
1490 East Lebanon Road
Dover, Delaware

Located in the Liberto Plaza, Just 1 Mile from the Dover Air Force Base

Featuring the Collection of Muriel Schwartz of Dover,
The Estates of James & Doris Jackson of Dover and Other Eastern Shore Estates and Collections. This Auction Includes one of the Finest Collection of Period Furniture to be Sold in Delaware over the Past 10 Years

Friday Session - Starting at 4:30 pm

Good Old Fashioned Auction Starting Outside at 4:30 pm. Selling Many pieces of Antique & Fine Modern Reproduction Furniture, Lots of Small Antiques and Collectable Items – Cataloged Auction Starting Inside 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, Collection of Cast Iron Cap Guns, Fine Estate Collection of Large Stangl Pottery Birds, Lots of Old Advertising Signs, Many Old Bottles, Old Decoys, Delaware Native American Stone Points, Rare Delaware Real Photo Postcards, Collection of Xmas Postcards, Collection of Old Dover Postcards, Collection of Victorian Trade Cards, Many Delaware History Books, Scrapbooks, Other Old Leather Bound Books, Stacks of Delaware Paper Ephemera, Local Photographs, Antique Dolls, Lots of Roseville & American Art Pottery, Early Tin, Baskets, Many Old Clocks, Lots of Original Artwork, Lithographs & Paintings, 1864 Springfield Civil War Musket, Model 1873 Springfield Trapdoor Musket, Other 19th C. Guns, Army Officers Sword, Civil War Letter, Old Knives, Military Items, Navy Ship’s Bell, Old Scientific Instruments, Early Iron, Cast Iron Toys & Banks, Collection of Old Marbles, Old Fountain Pens, Bisque Figures, Railroad Items, Stove Covers, Old Tools, Nice Old Metal Hobby Horse, Early Sled, Nice Oak Wardrobe, Small Antique Oak Bar, Oak Hoosier Cabinet, Early Plank Settee, Walnut Victorian What Not Shelf, Child’s Rockers, Small Dovetailed Chests, Stools, Navaho Rugs, Oriental Rugs & Lots More. – Fine Collection of Coins and Paper Currency – Including Many Carson City and Key Date Silver Dollars, Half Cents, Large Cents, Early U.S. Coins many with Scarce Dates, Over 100 Silver Dollars and U.S. Silver Coins to be Sold in Large Lots, Lots of Scarce 19th C. Obsolete & National Currency, $20 Gold Certificate, Large Notes, Local Currency, Fractional Currency, Confederate Currency, Lots of Old Stamps, Early Covers and More.

Saturday Session - Starting at 10:00 am

Period, Country & Victorian Furniture – – Exceptional 18th C. Chippendale Oxbow Chest of Drawers, Very Fine 18th C. Carved Philadelphia Chippendale Chair, Wonderful Early 19th C. Highly Figured Mahogany Hepplewhite Chest of Drawers with Unusual Stepped Out Front, Pair of 18th C. Philadelphia Queen Anne Chairs, Very Fine 18th C. Pennsylvania Mahogany Chippendale Tea Table with Ball & Claw Feet and Suppressed Ball Turning, Fine Local 18th C. Chippendale Swell Front Chest of Drawers, Fine Early 19th C. Maryland Hepplewhite Card Table with Bellflower Inlay, Nice Early Walnut Inlaid Hepllewhite Chest, Small Early Walnut Chest of Drawers with Cut Out Bracket Feet, Pair of 18th C. Chippendale Ribbon Back Chairs, 3 Early Pennsylvania Walnut Chippendale Semi-High Chests, Nice Early N.E. Hepplewhite Chest, Very Fine Early 19th C. Carved Poster Bed, Early Tiger Maple Poster Bed with Arched Tester, New England Maple Highboy, Early 19th C. Hepplewhite Inlaid Card Table, Nice Early 2 Drawer Stand, Fine Carved Federal Side Chair, 18th C. Walnut Chippendale Drop Leaf Table, Early Oak Gate Leg Table, Lots of 19th C. Tilt Top Tables and Stands, Exceptional 19th C. Highly Inlaid Brunswick-Balke-Collendar Drop Pocket Billiards Table “Brilliant Novelty” Model, Set of 4 Decorated Plank Chairs, Set of 4 Rod Back Windsor Chairs, Nice Country Comb Back Windsor Rocker in Black Paint, Partial 18th C. Queen Anne Highboy, Early Irish Windsor Armchair, Fine 19th C. Tool Chest with Inlay and Original Paint, Small Folk Art Painted Blanket Chest, Many Walnut Victorian Marble Top Tables, Old Ladder Back Rocker, Oriental Rugs and Lots More.,

Fine Americana – Many Pieces of Blue Decorated Stoneware Including Unusual Small F.H. Cowden Pitcher, Levi & Glosking Whiskey Jug, Wm. Hare Crocks, Nice Cowden & Wilcox Jug, 2 Large Ovoid Crocks, etc., Early Chinese Export Porcelain, Redware, Fine Delaware Basket, Documented Newport, Delaware Quilt Squares, Early Coverlets, Early Andirons, 18th C. Brass & Iron Trivet, Federal Fire Fender, Early Historical Blue Staffordshire including Gilpin’s Mill Delaware Plate, Commodore MacDonnough’s Victory & others, 18th C. Wrought Iron Ship’s Builders Calipers, 1821 Tauf Schein, Antique Trade Sign from Wyoming, Delaware, 19th C. Tiger Maple Shaving Mirror, Inlaid Checkerboard, Pantry Boxes, Foot Warmer, Butter Prints, 18th C. Queen Anne Mirror, Other Period Mirrors, Dated 1818 Architectural Downspout, Early Needlework Samplers, Fine 19th C. Carved Shoe Snuff Box, Astral Lamp, Victorian Lighting, Miniature Chest Signed F.W Kinnaman of Dover, Fine Tramp Art Frame with Original Paint, Early Candle Sticks, Girandoles, Nice Old Hay Fork, Fine Early 19th C. Pillar & Scroll Clock, Large Carriage Clock, Victorian Clock with Figure of Metalworker, Other Clocks, Fine Oriental Soapstone Lamp, Nice Collection of Antique Cast Iron Toys and Banks, Fine Small Enterprise Coffee Grinder with Original Paint, Antique Aquarium with Original Paint, Fine Antique Rocking Horse with Original Paint, National Brass Cash Register, 19th C. Edison Victrola with Horn and Cabinet Base, Victorian Marble Top Scale, Fine Advertising Broom Rack, Pair of Large Blue Onion Platters, Oyster Plates, Victorian Portrait Plates, Barber Bottles, Occupational Shaving Mug, Fine Porcelain Sign for Hudson Automobile Service, 19th C. Swiss Music Box, Antique Carved Oriental Jewelry Chest, Bronze Sculptures, Tiffany Studios Bronze Bookends, Art Glass, Victorian Opalescent Glass, Very Fine Estate Collection of Roseville Art Pottery, Early 19th C. Pennsylvania Flintlock Rifle Marked Milton, Pa., 19th C. Wm. Marston 3 Barrel Deringer, 19th C. Merrimack Arms Co. Deringer, Early 19th C. British Naval Officers Dirk, Civil War Belt Buckles, DuPont Gunpowder Tins, Bolo Knives, Collection of Delaware Native American Stone Points, Native American Beaded Moccasins, Rare 1950 U.S. Open Golf Championship Program and Handwritten Scorecard from Merion Won by Ben Hogan, Lots of Other 1950’s Golf Memorabilia, 1850’s Colonization Society of N.Y. Document, 18th C. Pennsylvania Gazette Newspapers by Hall & Franklin, Rare Signed Limited First Edition Blue Book of Philadelphia Furniture by William Hornor, Delaware Cabinetmakers Book by Charles Dorman, Wooden Carved Swan, Large Lawn Jockey / Hitching Post in Figure of a Man, Folk Art Painted Umbrella Stand, Fancy Old Accordion & Lots More.

Original Artwork – Oil Painting by Delaware Artist Ethel Pennewill Brown Leach, 2 Watercolor Paintings by Delaware Artist Jack Lewis, Western Theme Gouache Painting by Delaware Artist Gayle Porter Hoskins, Oil Painting of Marsh by Edward Grant (Delaware / Maryland 1908-1998), Rare Old Painting on Porcelain of U.S.S. Delaware Figurehead Indian Chief Tamanend / Tecumseh Who has been Immortalized at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, 18th C. Oil Portrait of Gentleman Labeled John Hoppner R.A. (British 1758-1810), 2 Other Fine Early Oil Portraits, 18th C. Mezzotint Portrait of Ben Francklin/ Franklin Engraved by Pierre-Michel Alix (French 1762-1817), Dated 1750 Engraving of Palace in Florence by John Boydell (British 1720-1804), Gouache Painting of Geyser at Yellowstone by Michael B. Coleman (Born 1946 - Utah), Early Watercolor of Sailing Warship, Many 19th C. Oil Paintings, Lots of Early Miniature Portraits, Lots of Antique Engravings, Folk Art Watercolor by David Y. Ellinger, 2 Signed Andrew Wyeth Prints, Large Photo of Delaware Trust Bank Building Hand Highlighted by Gayle P. Hoskins, Still Life Oil Painting by Gregory Hollyer (British 1871-1965), Early Silhouettes, Large Hunt Print & Lots More.

Collection of Sterling Silver and Early Silver – Very Fine Massive 19th C. Sterling Silver Floral Edge Tray by Howard & Co. New York, Exceptional Large 19th C. Sterling Silver Rectangular Floral Edge Tray Marked Bailey, Banks & Biddle, Very Fine 1820’s English Sterling Silver Tea Set by William Elliott, Early 19th C. Philadelphia Silver Salver by R. & W. Wilson, Early Delaware Silver Spoons by Jesse Kendall, J. Guthre & Others, Early Delaware Silver Sugar Tongs by General J. Wolf, Lots of Early American Coin Silver Hollow Ware & Flatware, Fine Sterling Silver 3 pc. Tea Set, Dutch Silver Figural Handle Spoon Dated 1771, Antique Silver Baptism Spoon, Small 1801 English Sterling Silver Reticulated Basket Weave Tray, Fine Cased Service for 12 Sterling Silver Flatware Set “Princess Mary” Pattern by Wallace, Set of Silver Mate Straws, Fine Figural Silver Grape Shears, Early English Sterling Silver Snuff Box, Repousse Sterling Silver by Kirk & Stieff, Lots of Sterling Silver Hollow Ware and Flatware to be Sold in Group Lots, Set of Fine 19th C. Silver Plate Fish Knives & Forks, Signed First Edition Book “Silversmiths of Delaware” by Jessie Harrington & More.

Fine Estate Jewelry – Over 35 Fine 14K and 18K Gold Ladies & Men’s Rings with Various Settings of Diamonds and Precious Gem Stones including 3 Diamond Rings with 1+ Carat Center Diamonds, 14 K Gold Cigarette Case, Victorian Filigree Jewelry, Cameos, Mexican and Native American Silver Jewelry, Fine 18 K Gold Necklace, Many Bracelets, Brooch Pins, Key Wind Pocket Watch, Large Groups of Vintage Costume Jewelry & 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

 Preview: Wednesday from 10 am until 7 pm,
Thursday from 10 am until 7 pm,
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
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