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Estate Sale | Pottstown, PA | March 18, 2024 at 8:00 PM

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    Fine antique furniture available features a late 1800s oak Victorian roll top desk with brass fittings and Broyhill upholstered seating with tufted cushions. Art selections include still life oil paintings, floral prints, and urn table lamps. A vintage 1950s Wurlitzer spinet piano with bench can entertain, while interior storage consists of a vintage steamer trunk. Kitchenware spans Le Creuset ovenware to a 25+ piece Forever Spring Haviland china set. Area rugs include a large intricately designed wool rug handmade in Turkey. Numerous glazed ceramic dishes and glassware offered. Collectibles range from Staffordshire style dogs to signed bronze golfer statues in the style of renown sculptor Joseph d’Aste. Outdoor entertaining equipment available features all weather wicker chairs surrounding a propane fire pit table. Also offered is a combination propane+ charcoal grill with side burner.

    Home & Decor | March 14, 2024 at 8:00 PM

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    The latest Home & Decor Sale contains a wide variety of antiques and vintage collectibles including sewing notions, furniture, glassware, primitives, porcelain, banks, jewelry, dolls, posters, and earthenware. Sewing enthusiasts will find numerous groupings of notions like antique pin cushions, sewing birds, wooden sewing boxes, shell art thimble holders, and utilitarian tools like darning eggs. Victorian era pieces shine with carved bone clamps and decorative porcelain pin cushions. A carved wooden sewing box from Panama stands out with its gemstone lid design. Glass and porcelain collectors have much to bid on as well. Lots range from Depression era candlewick punch bowls to Burmese art glass vases and pitchers to delicate Belleek shamrock bud vases. Read more under Auction Details...

    Fine Arts - Day 2 | Fine Arts and Mid-Century Modern | March 14, 2024 at 10:00 AM

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    This auction offers a rich tapestry of items that span the evolution of music players, the artistic depth of Bucks County impressionists, and seminal works of op art and pop art, alongside a dedicated section for mid-century modern furniture. From the historical allure of a Tiffany Studios Slag Oil Lamp, Swiss orchestral cylinder music boxes and the Wurlitzer 1015 "Bubbler" Jukebox to the vibrant landscapes by George Sotter, Walter Emerson Baum, Robert Spencer, and Harry Leith-Ross, the auction encapsulates significant cultural and technological milestones. Key highlights include the artistic contrasts between Victor Vasarely's hypnotic op art and Andy Warhol's emblematic pop art pieces, providing a broad spectrum of artistic expressions. Additionally, the mid-century modern section, with its focus on the minimalist and functional "Kaminstolen" chairs by Fredrik Kayser and Adolf Relling for Dokka Mobler and a pair of Hans Wegner for Getama G-258 Daybeds, underscores the auction's diversity in catering to various tastes and interests. This collection not only offers an opportunity to acquire pieces from notable periods and movements in art and design but also serves as a testament to the enduring legacy of craftsmanship, innovation, and artistic vision. Collectors and enthusiasts are invited to explore this eclectic mix of items that together tell a story of artistic and technological progression through the ages.

    Vehicles | March 13, 2024 at 6:00 PM

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    Vehicles offered in this sale include a 1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL Convertible, 1988 Porsche 944, plus a 2016 Dodge Caravan SXT Wheelchair and Scooter Accessible Van by BraunAbility.

    Fine Arts - Day 1 | Fine Jewelry and Silver | March 13, 2024 at 10:00 AM

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    This fine auction glitters with an exceptional array of diamond jewelry, luxury watches, and sterling silver sure to captivate collectors. Diamond aficionados will appreciate a magnificent Boucheron bracelet rendered in platinum and scintillating with 8.3 carats of round brilliants surrounding a central 1.4 carat stone, totaling over 14 carats. Timepiece aficionados will prize vintage Rolex selections like a 2015 two-tone Sky-Dweller, a diamond-set 1989 Day-Date Presidential, and a 2009 stainless steel Submariner. Mid-20th century signed pieces also impress, including a Marco Bicego 18k gold and turquoise necklace and Mughal style 50 carat diamond suite. Sterling silver collectors will admire extensive American flatware services like an complete 18-person Reed and Barton ""Francis I"" ensemble and a partial 1940s Tiffany ""Faneuil"" set. Hollowware shine with a Mexican Tane coffee and tea service by Jose Marmolejo and classic Tiffany demitasse trio. Candelabras, bowls, trays, and more round out the offerings, such as a pair of scrolling International candelabras and selection of serving bowls perfect for displaying. With its well-curated selection of exquisite jewelry, watches, hollowware, and tableware, this not-to-be-missed auction offers prime opportunities to secure exceptional pieces for discerning collections.

    Estate Sale | Ambler, PA | March 11, 2024 at 8:00 PM

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    Showcasing antique home furnishings, tableware, artwork, and garden décor alongside tools, this auction features Jacobean Revival dining set, ornamental Victorian cabinet, French provincial sofa and chairs, hand-carved bombe chest with Chinoiserie motifs, canopy bed frame, adams ironstone, rose medallion porcelain dinnerware, Satsuma lamps, English-style weathered cement garden statues, cast benches, urns, cherubs and animals, French tapestry, Asian objects, LaRue paintings, midcentury Drexel bedroom collection, nesting tables, and wicker patio furniture. The wide-ranging tool assortment contains Black & Decker power tools, saws, grinders, drill press, clamps, planes, and notably vintage matte cutting implements. Whether renovating living spaces or landscaping yards, bidders will discover decorative antique options paired with devices to enable repairs and upgrades.

    Fine Art Exhibition at Doylestown | March 6, 2024 from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Alderfer Auction cordially invites you to a special preview exhibition of select highlights from our upcoming March 13th and 14th Fine Art Auctions. This preview will be held at our Doylestown location at 3795 Rt. 202, Doylestown, PA 18902. Visit the Gallery to experience in-person exceptional jewelry, paintings, prints, sculptures and decorative arts before they go to auction at this March.

    Estate Sale | Malvern, PA | Part 2 | March 5, 2024 at 8:00 PM

    Showcasing over 275 varied auction lots, offerings span antique and vintage furniture like an early pine armoire and dough box table, original artwork including oils, lithographs and Audubon nature prints, porcelain figures by Staffordshire and Meissen makers, crystal and etched glassware, records covering many musical genres, vintage cameras, wood carved décor, angels and birds, brass fire irons, wall mirrors, luggage and storage solutions as well as some power tools. The furniture highlighted ranges from rustic pine to elaborately carved mahogany pieces in styles from Victorian to modern. Porcelain includes English Staffordshire groups, Blue Onion plates and Dresden lady figures. Glass offerings range from art vases to cut crystal stemware. The tools featured include an armoire for matte cutting tools, hand tools and power tools like a sander and saw. With such diverse, quality goods, this sale promises broad buyer appeal.

    Estate Sale | Malvern, PA | Part 1 | March 4, 2024 at 8:00 PM

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    Spanning numerous collecting categories, this auction includes the antique and vintage treasures assembled by a private Pennsylvania estate. Key highlights include majolica animal pitchers, Persian rugs ranging from runners to oversized area rugs, a hand painted antique banjo clock signed by the artist, brass Asian ginger jars, vintage women’s shoes and luxury designer clothing like a Givenchy skirt suit (size 6-8), men’s accessories including Ferragamo ties, autographed Southwestern artwork, antique furniture in the Chippendale style including a double pedestal dining table and chairs, collectible glassware ranging from art glass to Waterford cordials, framed artwork ranging from 19th century girl’s sampler to wolf hunting prints, festive holiday decorations, musical instruments, Asian ceramics and porcelain dishware, books spanning culinary to astronomy, tools, dolls, signed pottery works, antique English majolica pitchers like a ram's head motif one, and other treasures accumulated in this estate including period clothing accessories, sewing equipment like a operational Strawbridge & Clothier sewing machine, and ephemera spanning vintage cameras to iron door stops shaped as cats.

    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.