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Furniture | February 29, 2024 at 7:00 PM

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Showcasing a spectrum of styles, this auction features antique and vintage home furnishings ranging from hand-carved Asian motif chests to ornate chairs and mirrors. Key pieces include intricately carved Gothic Revival accent chair with red velvet upholstery alongside a decorative Art Nouveau mirror. Carved wood and gilded mirrors reflect popular Victorian, Empire and Neoclassical aesthetics. Craftsmanship by American brands is seen in the Henredon campaign chest and Ethan Allen Mission recliner. Painted country pieces like a jelly cupboard and corner cabinet contrast more formal furnishings such as a Queen Anne tilt-top table. This curated mix of painted, formal, and hand-carved furnishings would interest designers and antique collectors alike.

Tools & Equipment | February 28, 2024 at 8:00 PM

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This online auction includes power tools, hand tools, storage solutions, shop items and automotive products from brands like DeWalt, Craftsman, Ryobi, Milwaukee, Matco, and Snap-On. Gear up for spring with a John Deere 332 Riding Mower with 50" deck or a DR Wood Chipper. There are cordless combo kits, individual power tools like table saws, sanders and grinders, air compressors, battery chargers and automotive power boosters. Framing tools including matboard cutters, glass cutters and frame storage. Woodworking equipment includes a wood lathe, band saw, drill press and bench grinders. Hand tools feature ratchets, sockets, wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers, hammers, punches, specialty automotive tools, and tool storage like heavy duty totes. There are several ladders up for bid including brands like Little Giant, Werner and Keller. Jump starters, work lights, car detailing sprayers and kits and more round out this wide selection of garage, automotive and woodworking items.

Firearm and Sporting Accessories, Fishing, and Military | February 28, 2024 at 7:00 PM

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This auction offers a wide selection of firearms parts, magazines, stocks, barrels, reloading equipment and components. Other accessories include scopes & optics, cases and ammunition boxes. Special highlight in this auction is a rare antique Crescent 1900 Air Rifle. Fishing equipment and supplies include an assortment of high end fly & spinning rods or poles by Orvis, Kunnan, Cabela’s and others. Sporting accessories include knives, crossbows, compound bows and archery equipment and many more sporting treasures to fuel your next outdoor adventure.

Stamps | February 28, 2024 at 10:00 AM

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We are pleased to present our largest stamp offering in years, featuring over 360 lots packed with rare and valuable United States, Canadian, and worldwide stamps. This auction is a treasure trove for philatelists, showcasing exceptional pieces such as the US #1 and #2 used stamps, both boasting beautiful four-margin examples, alongside unused gems like #75 and #77, and the sought-after #120 U. The collection further dazzles with #245, #263, #315 NH, including a #315 pair, #467, #505, and the #573 center line Block of 4 NH. Notably, the air mail series presents the #C1-3 cent, Block of 4, #C13, and #C14, among other exquisite classic singles, sets, and collections. For collectors of US possessions, the auction includes rare finds like Guam #M3 & M4 Block of 4, and Philippines #225, along with numerous other high-value items. Read more under Auction Details...

Trains | Estate of Ray Waltz | February 27, 2024 at 6:00 PM

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This sale features the model train collection from the Estate of Ray Waltz. Manufacturers, including Lionel, LGB, Disney, Marx, and others, showcasing vintage locomotives, rail cars, and accessories spanning model railroading history in O, HO, and G scales. Rare commodities like a Lionel 75th Anniversary set and a Mickey Mouse Disney express train capture iconic theming alongside collectible prewar offerings. Holiday theming brings Christmas cheer with festive locos and accessories including musical Christmas trees and handcars carrying Santa and Mickey. Products range from the early 1900's through modern era, including both prewar relics as well as some new in box collectibles. Whether seeking display collection pieces, boxed sets, restoration projects, scenic accessories, or parts, this inclusive catalog has something for model railroaders of all types looking to buy, restore, or expand their hobby passion.

Wegman's Deli and Catering Business Liquidation | Douglassville, PA | February 26, 2024 at 8:00 PM

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This auction comprises commercial kitchen equipment, dining supplies, storage fixtures, and refrigerated trucks from a former deli and catering business. Delivery vehicles range from 2003-2016 models including GMC and Chevy box trucks, refrigerated trucks, and a Chevy van equipped for food transport. The kitchen gear includes an abundance of stainless steel prep tables, sinks, steamers, pots, and utensils plus gas and electric deck ovens, commercial mixers, kettles and more from brands like Vulcan, Hobart, and Cleveland. Refrigeration equipment encompasses single and double door reach-in refrigerator and freezer units along with deli display cases. Serving wares like plates, glasses, pitchers, and trays are up for bid as well. Metal shelving units, storage racks, bins, dollies, and other warehousing fixtures offer bidders additional options. This auction presents prime opportunities for restaurateurs seeking quality gear and transport vehicles.

Home & Decor | February 22, 2024 at 8:00 PM

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Featuring over 275 lots, including selections from the Estate of Ray Waltz, and an assortment spanning fine antiques, vintage collectibles, art glass, Asian decorative arts, sterling silver, porcelain, breweriana, petroliana, vintage fashion, lighting, dolls, and toys, this auction exhibition presents a treasure trove for diverse collecting interests. Highlights include a turn-of-the-century Belgian bronze sculpture by artist Eliza Beetz-Charpentier, engraved 1903; George McMonigle bronze owl sculpture; carved bone Mahjong set; German silver mounted porcelain plate, 18th century; Chinese famille rose porcelain pillow, 19th century; vintage New York World's Fair and Popeye dime register banks; collection of rare antique advertising lighters and open salts; Satsuma vases and Blanc de Chine; art glass by Steuben, Van Briggle, Daum, and Caithness; sterling Christmas ornaments; stained glass windows; a dollhouse with furniture; Asian cork pictures; and Minton china. With decorators’ delights plus major standouts for discerning collectors across art, antiques, breweriana, vintage nostalgia, Asian arts, lighting, silver, and porcelain, this auction presents exceptional variety and enticing finds.

Jewelry | February 21, 2024 at 8:00 PM

This jewelry auction showcases a carefully curated collection of over 100 lots, featuring an impressive range of fine jewelry and vintage pieces. Highlights include exquisite rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and pins crafted from materials like 14k and 18k gold, sterling silver, platinum, and set with natural gemstones such as diamonds, emeralds, rubies, and pearls. Among the standout items are rings with significant central stones, vintage wristwatches from brands like Elgin and Movado, and unique costume jewelry echoing designs from notable designers. The auction also features collectible sterling silver items, including turquoise cuff bracelets and abalone necklace. Completing the assortment are foreign coins, paper currency, making this auction a treasure trove for collectors and jewelry enthusiasts alike.

Firearms and Ammunition | February 20, 2024 at 7:00 PM

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Sporting arms to include handguns, rifles, and shotguns by Savage, Winchester, Springfield, Iver Johnson, Harrington & Richardson, Remington and more. Ammunition is offered in many collectible and rare calibers. Selections include 22 short, LR & WMR, 38 Special, 357 Mag, 40 S&W, 41 & 44 Rem Mag, 223 Rem, 308 Win, and 7.62 x 39. Others include 45 acp, 9 mm, vintage calibers such as 38-55 Win, 348 Win, 32-40, 351 Win and others. This sale features many new and old military calibers like 45-70 Gov, 6mm Lee Navy, 8mm Mauser, 7.63 Mauser, 30 Luger, Tokarev & Makarov along with 7.62 Nagant, 7.55 Swiss, 30-40 Krag and much more. ***Don't forget to bid on our Firearm and Sporting Accessories, Fishing and Military Auction - now with extended bidding through Wednesday, February 28th at 7:00 PM***

Firearms | February 20, 2024 at 10:00 AM

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Alderfer Auction presents another impressive firearms auction featuring collectible, military, sporting and antique firearms from around the world including some very hard to find pieces like the Borchardt C93 Pistol/Kit. Highlights include a large variety of Luger Pistols to feature Effurt P08, BYF 208, C96 Red 9, a rare Swiss P08 and others. ***Don't forget to bid on our Firearm and Sporting Accessories, Fishing and Military Auction - now with extended bidding through Wednesday, February 28th at 7:00 PM. ***

Sold! Real Estate for Auction | 1111 Sandy Ridge Rd., Doylestown, Pa. 18901 | February 15, 2024 at 4:00 PM

Sold! $432,000
WE SELL REAL ESTATE! Nestled on a wooded one acre lot in Doylestown Township, Bucks County, this 2,250 square foot split level home, located in award winning Central Bucks School District, has much to offer! This stately, well-built home is less than 2 miles from the center of historic Doylestown Borough which boasts a multitude of dining and shopping options, theaters, museums and historical attractions.  Hiking and biking trails are also in close proximity. This home will be sold live on location in Doylestown and online Thursday, February 15th at 4:00 PM.

Art Estate Sale | Doylestown, PA | Part 2 | February 13, 2024 at 8:00 PM

Showcasing over 200 lots, this fine art auction presents an exceptional variety of mediums, genres, time periods, and styles. The collection contains predominantly unsigned oil, acrylic, and watercolor still life, landscape, and portrait paintings plus an array of prints, lithographs, drawings, mixed media works, and sculptures. Highlights include pastoral Impressionist landscapes, vibrant floral still lifes, classic sporting art equestrian hunt scenes reminiscent of 19th century painting, somber figure studies, and vivid abstract compositions. Featured schools range from Russian and French to Japanese, Chinese, German and American representing the Rococo, Realist, Modernist, and contemporary eras spanning the mid 1700s through present day. Mediums include oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, charcoal, pencil, linocut, woodblock, etching, lithograph, drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and mixed media. Subject matters vary from traditional portraiture and still life to city scenes and combat art. Standouts feature works by acclaimed artists Emile Gruppe, Maxfield Parrish, and Albert Rosenthal. This rare sale presents collectors, decorators, and art enthusiasts a diverse fine art assortment showcasing numerous techniques and artistic styles.

Mechanical Banks and Toys | Estate of Ray Waltz | February 13, 2024 at 10:00 AM

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This auction from the Estate of Ray Waltz features a wide selection of cast iron mechanical banks including several rare J. & E. Stevens banks such as "Milking Cow", "Dentist", "Reclining Chinaman", and "Monkey and Coconut". Other highlights include the Hubley "Ferris Wheel" mechanical bank, an Ives Blakeslee "Bull Dog" bank, Samuel Clark's "Hold the Fort" 7-hole bank, and a "Pig in High Chair" bank. The sale also features cast metal advertising banks, coin still banks, tin lithograph banks, and a nice selection of toys including Disney wind-up and pressed steel toys, a wide array of Marx tin lithograph wind-up vehicles including tractors and race cars, trucks, steam shovels, farm playsets and more. Additional bank highlights are the Kyser & Rex "Organ Bank", Shepard Hardware "Santa at Chimney", and J. & E. Stevens "Bread Winners". The Marx toys feature delivery trucks, tractors, a Power Grader & Hi-Lift Loader, construction vehicles, race cars, wind-up drums and more.

Estate Sale | Doylestown, PA | Part 1 | February 12, 2024 at 8:00 PM

Featuring a breadth of 18th to early 20th century antiques and collectibles, this estate auction includes quality vintage furnishings like a bowed back Hickory Kay Lyn sofa, Victorian seating, an 18th century bachelor's chest, and more alongside fine dishware collections showcasing brands like Meissen, Wedgwood, Lalique, and Royal Doulton. The varied art and décor category features oil paintings, etchings, watercolors, porcelain plaques, and rose medallion vases among papier mâché, scrimshaw, Toby mugs, and other accents reflecting both Western and Asian aesthetic influences. Regional Pennsylvania Impressionist works mingle alongside still lifes, landscapes, and portraits by unnamed American artists. An extensive intact library contains signed first edition James Michener novels, plus several hundred books spanning many fiction and non-fiction genres. Rounding out the categories, sought-after selections of Rookwood, Roseville, Weller, and Fulper art pottery vases and vessels anchor a wider offering of collectible dishware and glassware. This rare, intact single-owner estate auction presents designers, collectors and antique aficionados an opportunity to purchase from among a breadth of decorative arts, dishware, pottery, books, furnishings and lighting steeped in rich cultural history and aesthetic significance.

Alderfer Auction at the Eagle Show at Oaks, PA | Greater Phila Expo Center | February 9th, 10th and 11th

Accepting Firearm Consignments At This Show
Visit us at the Eagle Show at Oaks, PA at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, being held from Friday, February 9th thru Sunday, February 11th. Come see our Firearms Team and browse items being sold in our February 20th auction. **We are accepting firearm consignments at this show.**. Missing this show but have firearms to sell? We are accepting consignments and buyouts from collections and estates. Contact us at or call us at 215-393-3000.