Public Auction

Jay M. Witman Estate

Personal Collection


Presidential Christmas Cards


Coins, Currency & Large Notes




Saturday, January 22, 2011

Starting Time: 9:00 AM

Coins & Jewelry - 9:00 AM

Furniture - Approx. 11:00 AM

(Inspection of Items Auction Day Only - 7:00am)

Location: The Gathering Place, 6 Pine Street, Mount Joy, PA 17552

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FURNITURE: Ornate Cast Iron Patio Settee & Chairs, Ornate Cast iron J. J. Nissley Settee, Grain Decorated High Top Wenger Dry Sink (Top Part w/ Two (2) Paneled Doors Over Two (2) Lower Paneled Doors, One (1) Drawer & Turned Feet), Double Brass Bed, Oak 'S' Roll Top Desk, Walnut Adjustable Candle Stand, Victorian Walnut Oval Marble Top Table, Pair Walnut Empire Drop-Leaf Work Tables w/ Four (4) Drawers & Center Doors, Victorian Walnut Marble Top Washstand w/Splash Back & Candle Stands, Windsor Arm Chair w/Carved Knuckle Bulbous H Stretcher Back, Walnut Candle Stand by David Nissley, Walnut Child's Rocker, Child's Walnut Blanket Chest by John Shelly, Hitchcock Stenciled Reed Seat Arm Chair, Victorian Walnut Stag Hall Mirror & Towel Rack, Sheraton Twisted Rope Column Mirror, Walnut Dimensional Carpenters Chest, Grain Decorated Blanket Chest w/Turned Feet, Two (2) Redecorated Painted Blanket Chest w/Turned Feet, Wooden Child's Desk & Chair, Wooden Trundle Bed, Painted Hanging Corner Medicine Cabinet, Blanket Chests

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ANTIQUES/COLLECTIBLES:  Very RARE L. G. F. Tobacco Seeder w/Wooden Handle, Tin Tobacco Watering Sprayer, Wooden 3-Prong Shaker Fork, Ogee Mirror, Tin Tea Kettle, Hay knife, 2-Prong Forks, Pr. of Snowshoes, Contemporary Shaker Stacking Boxes, Celluloid Animals, Early Eye Glasses, Straight Razors, Large Family Bibles, Biographical Hymnals, Early Paper Indentures & Deeds From The Late 18th Century, Baskets, Wooden Utensils, Lady Dresses, Plain Sect Bonnets & Aprons, Postcards (Lititz, Lancaster, Lincoln, Akron, Strasburg Etc.), Daguerreotype Images, History of Medicine in Picture's by George A. Bender, Wooden Miniature Chicken Coop by Mark Bollinger, Wooden N. B. Geib Chicken Coop, Wooden Turkey Coop, Wooden Butter Tub, Softwood 20-Drawer Spice Cabinet w/Porcelain Knobs, Baskets (Step Basket, Market, Splint Handle Etc.), Agate Dish Pan, Large Spoon, P. O. S. A. Pins & Ribbons, Various Assortment of Books, Tin Egg Advertisement, Blue Sponge Medium Size Platter, Plates & Bowls, 20th Century Redware Manheim Rotary Plates by Ned Foltz, Bisque Figurines, Wooden Finely Carved Spread Wing Eagle, Wooden Carved Shore Bird, Glass Bubble Gum Dispenser w/Cast Metal Base, Stoneware Pitcher, Early Wooden Swinging Slaw Slicer (Stenciled), Tin Ware (Handled Pans), Early Desk Top Rolling Calculator, Various Jugs, M. I. Hummel Figurines (Approx. 24), Dolls (Porcelain Head Doll, Doll Bed), Wooden 6-Pc. Train Set, 20th Century Pottery Snowman Ornaments, Casey Jones Cannon Ball Express Pedal Car, Mopar Train Set, Ertle John Deere Tractors on Steel

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LIGHTING:  Victorian Slag Glass Hanging Kerosene Lamp w/Prisms, Gone With The Wind Lamp, Embossed Floral Bouquet Lamp, Victorian Ornate Brass Leaded Glass Hanging Hall Lamp, Brass Victorian Light Fixture, Brass & Cast Metal Light Fixtures, Waterford Crystal Table Lamp, Kerosene Lamps, Finger Kerosene Lamps, M. I. Hummel Lamps, Brass Rayo Lamp w/Green Shade, Painted Fall Foliage Leaf Decoration Table Lamp w/Cast Metal Base  

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PRESIDENTIAL CHRISTMAS CARDS: 1991 thru 2006 & 2008 Presidential Christmas Cards, 2006 Vice President Christmas Cards, 2001 Inauguration Letters, National Day of Prayer Breakfast Invitations

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POSTCARDS:  Holiday & Seasonal Postcards, Sets of Albums

BOOKS: Series of 'Life' by McGraw Hill, 'I Lift My Lamp' by Anna Myers, Norman Rockwell, Children's Books, Ships & Trains, Books of Presidents, Series of 'Little Dorrit' by Charles Dickens, Dr. Seuss Series, Collection of Hardy Boys Books, America's Series, Billy Graham & Religious Books and Many More!

ADVERTISING ITEMS:  Local Advertising Yardsticks, Pins, Pens, Pocket Knife, Local Advertising Fly Swatters

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TEXTILES: Susan Dombauch 1941 Sampler, 1797 ABC Stitching, Multi-Color Coverlets, Saw Tooth Log Cabin, Star, Pieced & Appliquéd Quilts, Crewel Work, Linen Bags, Doilies, Bureau Scarves

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ARTWORK:  George Malick Original Oil on Canvas w/Collie Dog & Young Boy Resting In Chair, Paintings by Robert A. Thom, Civil War Sketches by Edwin Forbes, Original Water Color by Sonda Hershey w/Geese & Seashore, Barbara Strawser Painting Winter Scene w/Sheep, Water Color by Ned Foltz w/Four Birds & Floral Basket, Painting by John S. Kauffman Mount Joy of Threshing Machine On Steel, Framed & Matted Scherenschnitte of Large Heart w/Deer, Framed Needlepoint - PRINTS:  Ben Austrian Hen on Basket w/Seven Chicks, Terry Redlin Prints - Pure Contentment Artist Proof 67/950 SLR, Together for the Season SLR, Evening Chores Artist Proof 2215/2400 SLR, N. Currier Almira Print, Al Taft Lititz Springs Print, George Malick Various Prints - At the Barber Shop Artist Proof 7/50 SLR, The Sewing Lesson Artist Proof 577/700 SLR, The Carolers 096/950 Signed Sincerely George Malick

 (TO BE SOLD AT 9:00 AM)

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COINS:  1923 Large $1.00 Currency Note, 1917 large $2.00 Currency Note, 1904 Large $5.00 Lincoln National Bank Currency Note, Wheat Pennies, Indian Head Pennies, Buffalo Nickels, Nickel Collection 1978-1992, Lincoln Cent Collection, Silver Dollars, Quarters & Dimes, Paper Currency, Foreign Currency, Un-Circulated Bank Sets


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POCKET WATCHES/JEWELRY/:  Dudley Pocket Watch w/19 Jewels #3219 (Running Condition), Swiss Howard Watch Co. 17-Jewel Pocket Watch, Hamilton 17-Jewel Railroad Pocket Watch, Louis Weber (Lancaster, PA) 17-Jewel Illinois Watch Co. Gold Pocket Watch w/Gold Chain, Solid (.585) 14 Ct. Gold Men's Pocket Watch (Initials P. R.), Eska Pocket Watch, Costume Jewelry (Many Necklaces)

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COPPER/BRASS & CAST:  Cast Iron Cat Troughs, Pudding Stirrers, Large Cast Iron Kettle, Cast Iron Implement Seats, Brass Candlestick Telephone, Wrought Iron Utensils (Flesh Forks, Ladles, Spatulas), Cast Iron Mold, Cast Metal Still Church Building Banks, Copper Watering Can, Copper Fire Extinguisher, Large Copper Caramel Corn Kettle, Copper Lidded Handled Can, Brass School Bell, Brass Bucket, Cast Iron Sitting French Bull Dog, Cast Metal Carriage Clock, Cast Metal Wise Pig Still Bank, Metal Rooster Cut-Out Silhouette On Stand



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