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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.

Silver | February 7, 2024 at 8:00 PM

This silver auction features a wide array of antique and vintage American and global sterling silver dinnerware, serving pieces, and decorative items from renowned manufacturers like Gorham, Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Dominick & Haff, and Reed & Barton. Highlights include a Chinese export dragon decorated open salt by Wang Hing, a circa 1850's Tiffany gravy boat, and S. Kirk and Son Repousse pieces. Read more under Auction Details.

Complimentary Valuation at Doylestown | February 7, 2024 from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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We are holding our first Complimentary Valuation Event of 2024 by appointment on Wednesday, February 7th from 4:00 – 6:00PM at our new Doylestown  location at 3795 Rt. 202. We are seeking Fine Art, Jewelry, Silver, Décor, Coins, Firearms, and Mid-Century Modern consignments. We are also accepting consignments at our Doylestown location on Wednesdays from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM or anytime by appointment. Visit us at Alderfer Auction in Doylestown, we are excited to share our new gallery space with you.

Estate of Ray Waltz | Royersford, PA | Part 2 | February 5, 2024 at 8:00 PM

This eclectic estate sale features a wide variety of antiques, collectibles, glassware, toys, books, and more. Vintage coin-operated machines promise entertainment, including a nickel slot machine, a Ms. Pac-Man arcade game in working order, and a Scopitone jukebox. Try your hand at games of skill with a vintage Bally “Palm Springs” pinball machine or a Marks Brothers pool table game with cue and ball. Read more under Auction Details.

Estate of Ray Waltz | Royersford, PA | Part 1 | February 4, 2024 at 8:00 PM

This eclectic estate sale features a wide variety of antiques, collectibles, glassware, toys, books, and more. Vintage coin-operated machines promise entertainment, including a nickel slot machine, a Ms. Pac-Man arcade game in working order, and a Scopitone jukebox. Try your hand at games of skill with a vintage Bally “Palm Springs” pinball machine or a Marks Brothers pool table game with cue and ball. Read more under Auction Details.

Discovery Art | February 1 , 2024 at 7:00 PM

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This discovery art auction features a variety of pieces covering multiple eras and mediums. Highlights include several oil paintings, watercolors, lithographs, mixed media works, and prints. Featured artists range from lesser-known local artists to internationally renowned names like Gustave Doré and Pablo Picasso.

Single Owner Dolls | Estate of Barbara Bailey, Part 2 | January 30, 2024 at 7:00 PM

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Part 2 of this Single Owner Doll auction unlocks a treasure trove of dolls from Barbara E. Bailey's cherished collection. Relive golden eras with Ideal's Revlon, Toni, Shirley Temple, or Barbie and her family and fashions. Alexanders Betsy McCall and Tammy join the party, alongside AC, NASB, and Vogue beauties. F+B and R+B composition dolls whisper stories of yesteryear, while contemporary darlings like Tonner, Kish, and American Girl bring modern magic. Cherish unique artist creations by Fayzah Spanos, Philip Heath, and Karin Schmidt. Don't forget Steiff's cuddly charm and Petite Princess furniture fit for royalty. Accessorize your finds with clothing, wigs, and shoes - everything you need to complete your dollhouse dreams. From bisque character babies to China dolls, this auction has something for all collectors.

Single Owner Dolls | Estate of Barbara Bailey, Part 1 | January 30, 2024 at 10:00 AM

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Step into a collector's dream: a single-owner auction of cherished dolls from the Estate of Barbara E. Bailey's personal collection! Unearth memories with Effanbee's Patsy family and Skippy, Ideal's iconic Shirley Temple, and Alexander's charming roster of stars like Sonja Henie, McGuffey Ana, and Flora McFlimsy. Vogue's Dora Lee and Toddles add a touch of timeless elegance, while Mary Hoyer's whimsical creations promise a smile. But the treasures extend far beyond. Journey through time with antique dolls crafted from unusual Chinas, delicate papier-mâché, and beloved cloth by Lenci, Chase, and Georgene. Relive childhood magic with 40s and 60s darlings like Terri Lee, Ginny, and the Barbie family. For discerning eyes, exquisite bisque dolls by G. Heubach and Googly, alongside all-bisque and character dolls, await. Add a touch of French flair with a JV (Anchor Symbol) Paris doll and its accompanying furniture. And for the true artist, M. Thompson and T. Churcher's masterpieces beckon. Don't miss this opportunity to own a piece of Barbara's passion! From childhood companions to timeless icons, this auction promises a journey through doll history like no other. Come, discover, and let the magic of dolls begin again.