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Auction Description for Horst Auctioneers: Spring Catalogued Antique Auction-Session Two

Spring Catalogued Antique Auction-Session Two (435 Lots)

by Horst Auctioneers


435 lots with images

May 31, 2014

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Ephrata, PA, USA

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Madison Mitchel duck decoy

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Description: ca. 1955; carved and painted decoy signed and dated by Mitchel (Havre de Grace, MD), 14 ¾"x 5 ½"x 7 ½";

Condition Report: May have been repainted

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2 duck decoys

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Description: ca. 1920-90; oversized Susquehanna River canvasback working duck decoy, 17"x 8"x 8"; brown painted canvasback duck stamped "Sackett", 16 ½"x 6 ½"x 8";

Condition Report: 1st- weathered & repainted

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Large folk art iron sign bracket

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Description: ca. 1940-60; folk art style bracket with large mounting and hanging brackets with laid welding appearing as logs and open cut steel bracing with a paint decorated mountain scene of buck, doe and large pine trees, 40"x 48" arm;

Condition Report: Good; Found in Tioga/Potter County area

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Horse windmill weight

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Description: ca. 1850-1900; cast iron standing horse on a cast iron base bolted to a galvanized box and painted white, 18"x 6"x 22";

Condition Report: Normal rust & flaking paint

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Tin oil lamp

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Description: ca. 1880; with large font, curved riveted cover with solid reflector back and strap front and bale handle, 18"x 14";

Condition Report: Hole punched in font screw on lid

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Brass skater's lamp

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Description: ca. 1870; lamp with a shaped base, globe with a brass guard, vented dome shaped top stamped with 1867 patent date and large swing type bale handle, 14 ¾";

Condition Report: Minor use indentations on base

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Tin lantern

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Description: ca. 1900; eight-sided lantern with a wire hanger, 8";

Condition Report: Original

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Barn lantern

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Description: ca. 1880; rectangular shaped tin lantern with four glass sides and a bale handle, 13 ½";

Condition Report: Excellent with a nice patina

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Tin lantern

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Description: ca. 1880; rectangular shaped footed body with a pressed shaped top, circular handle and a press bell decoration on top of collar, 10";

Condition Report: Painted black with normal use & wear

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3 tin molds

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Description: ca. 1820-1900; six stick mold with a strap handle; fish shaped mold stamped "Kreamer" with a hanging loop; pierced tin mold with a strap handle and mounted on three feet, 4 ¼"x 5 ¾"x 4"; leather strap fitted with four roundels with pressed hearts and a brass ring, 14 ¾"x 2 ½";

Condition Report: Minor surface rust

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3 dough scrapers

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Description: ca. 1820-70; each of wrought iron: two having broadly flaring blades, 2 3/8"-4"x 2 3/8"-3"x 3 ½"- 5 ½";

Condition Report: Fine

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Sheet iron betty lamp

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Description: ca. 1800-50; retaining an early gold paint with a twisted hanger and a lid with a tombstone cutout and applied hinges, 4 3/8"x 2 5/8"x 11 ½";

Condition Report: Lacks pick

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Wm. Heffley flesh fork

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Description: ca. 1890-1920; wrought iron three tine fork fitted with a turned wooden handle, a brass collar and signed by William P. Heffley (worked in Heidelberg Twp., Berks Co. & Mill Creek & Jackson Twps., Lebanon Co., PA), 3"x 29";

Condition Report: Handle has cracking

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Harry F. Hoffa spatula

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Description: ca. 1900-30; wrought iron with a pierced handle stamped "HF HOFFA" (worked in Richland, Lebanon Co. & Womelsdorf, Berks Co., PA), 14 1/8"x 3 5/16";

Condition Report: Fine

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R. Adams spatula

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Description: ca. 1846-84; hand wrought with a rat tail hanger marked "R ADAMS" (Reuben Adams - worked in Lower Heidelberg Twp. & Robesonia, Berks Co, PA), 16 ¼"x 3 ¼";

Condition Report: Fine

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Basket maker rod & oak rod basket

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Description: ca. 1800-1930; blacksmith wrought die bar for shaving oak basket coils, 14 ¾"x 3 5/8"x 3/8"; hooped handle harvest basket made from round oak rods, 15 ¼"x 15";

Condition Report: Good

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Cow weathervane & lightning rod

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Description: ca. 1870-1900; hollow bodied zinc cow on an iron arrow tipped rod above a milk glass ball embossed "RHF" and mounted on a twisted iron rod with porcelain insulators marked "RH & Co" with the rod topped by a brass star, all mounted to a wooden base, 68 ¼"x 23"x 16";

Condition Report: Peeling paint; cow's horn is bent

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Gooseneck copper tea kettle

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Description: ca. 1790-1820; unsigned, American small size dovetailed kettle with a riveted spout and brass finial, 8 ¾"x 6 3/8"x 7 1/8";

Condition Report: Minor dents

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American gooseneck copper tea kettle

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Description: ca. 1800-50; dovetailed with a hinged lid and a tubular handle, 11 ¾"x 16 ¼"x 6 ½";

Condition Report: Loss to end of spout; minor dents

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Signed wooden measure

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Description: ca. 1860-90; oak staves with metal hoops branded "B Heleine Lancr PA" made by a Civil War veteran and cooper, Benjamin Heleine working in Lancaster, PA, 8 ¼"x 11";

Condition Report: Good

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Wooden bushel dry measure

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Description: ca. 1810-50; steam bent oak sides with wrought iron banding and lift strap branded "C Miller" retaining an early red painted surface, 14 ½"x 9";

Condition Report: Good

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Dasher butter churn

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Description: ca. 1800-50; refinished in staved construction with three tin bands and a carved wooden lid, 39"x 11 ¾";

Condition Report: Plunger lacks paddle

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Nest of 4 dry measures

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Description: ca. 1850-1900; assembled set with the largest having wooden handles, 7 ¼"x 5 1/8"; 9"x 6 5/8"; 11 ¼"x 8 ¼"; 13 ¾"x 10 5/8";

Condition Report: Good

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3 primitive items

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Description: ca. 1800-50; hatchel with a wooden cover and hand wrought nails, 17"x 5 ¾"x 4"; oak scutching knife, 20 ¼"x 2 ½"x 1"; softwood stirring paddle, 17 ¾"x 3 1/8"x 1";

Condition Report: Hatchel was oiled

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Wooden trencher & knitty knotty

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Description: ca. 1800-50; large handled maple trencher, 21 ¾"x 10 ¾"x 3 ¾"; oak knitty knotty with homespun linen thread, 18 ¼"x 13"x 12 ½";

Condition Report: Trencher- shrinkage cracks at one end

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Tulip butterprint

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Description: ca. 1820-50; with serrated border, a large tulip, carved initials "CC" and a ring turned handle, 4 ½"x 4";

Condition Report: Chip at base of handle; back is varnished

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2 butterprints

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Description: ca. 1840-70; both with serrated borders: one with a sheaf of wheat design, 4 3/8"x 3 ½"; one with a sunflower design, 4 3/8"x 3 1/8";

Condition Report: Good

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2 butterprints

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Description: ca. 1800-40; one with a leaf and star design, 4"x 1"; small print carved with a basket and foliage design with ring turnings on the sides, 2 5/8"x 7/8";

Condition Report: Smaller- lacking handle

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3 butterprints

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Description: ca. 1830-90; one having an unusual stylized floral design, 3 5/8"x 2 ¾"; one pineapple pattern print, 3"x 2 3/8"; one in a leaf design, 3 ¾"x 2 ¾";

Condition Report: Chips & some shrinkage cracks

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Tulip butterprint

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Description: ca. 1820-50; with an unusual four tulip design and a screw on handle, 4"x 5 ½";

Condition Report: Some shrinkage cracks

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3 butterprints

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Description: ca. 1860-1900; rectangular print carved with initials "WP", 4 ¾"x 2 3/8"x 1 ½"; miniature print with a sunflower design, 1 5/8"x 3"; pineapple pattern print in a wooden mold, 1 3/8"x 2";

Condition Report: WP Print- lacks handle; Sunflower- losses to knob of handle

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Half round butterprint

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Description: ca. 1840-70; with a pineapple design and boldly turned handle, 7"x 6 ½";

Condition Report: Fine

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2 butterprints

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Description: ca. 1850-90; acorn pattern print in a turned wooden mold, 4 ¾"x 4 ¾"; one thistle design print with a serrated border, 4 ¼"x 2 7/8";

Condition Report: Fine

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Maple sugar mold

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Description: ca. 1800-60; deeply carved with floral and geometric design, 14 5/8"x 3"x ¾";

Condition Report: Good

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Carved whimsy walking stick

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Description: ca. 1880-1920; shaft carved in geometric designs and an open worked cage containing whittled marbles, 32 3/16"x 1 1/16";

Condition Report: Glued repair at top of whimsy

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Folk art carved cane

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Description: ca. 1870-1910; southeast PA handle finely carved in a stylized bird's head with a large curved beak, 35 ¾"x 3 ¼";

Condition Report: Fine

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Lot of brass candlesticks

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Description: ca. 1800-1920; pair of push-up candlesticks with turned bases and smooth shafts with turned thumb pieces, 4 ½"x 9 ¾"; pair of baluster turned shaft candlesticks on footed bases, 3 3/8"x 3 3/8"x 9"; baluster form candlestick with a push-up rod, 3 ½"x 3 1/8"x 7"; chamber stick with a broad saucer and a slender shaft, 4 7/8"x 5 ½";

Condition Report: 1st pair- each has a dent, one has a cracked base and bent shaft, push-up not operable; 2nd pair- some pitting, one has loose threads secured with putty; 3rd- rim crack & push pad missing; Last- bent saucer & lacks a handle

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Lot of brass candlesticks

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Description: ca. 1800-1950; matched pair having molded shafts and hand wrought bases, 4 ¼"x 4 ¼"x 6 7/8"; later, nearly identical example of cast brass, 4 ¼"x 4 ¼"x 6 7/8"; pair of candlesticks in baluster from with a wide drip shield, 4 1/8"x 8 3/8";

Condition Report: Last pair- one candle cup doesn't tighten

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Green wooden bucket

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Description: ca. 1860-1900; with wedge-shaped handles and retaining its early painted surface, 15 ½"x 10 ¾";

Condition Report: Good

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Tin top hat trade sign

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Description: ca. 1820-70; fitted with a wrought iron crossbar and a modern display stand retaining an old black and white painted surface, 11"x 9 ¾" without stand;

Condition Report: Some bending on brim & crown

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2 PA rye straw baskets

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Description: ca. 1850-1900; both with oak splint wrappers: a small basket with a coiled hanging loop, 8 ½"x 4"; a large bread basket, 12 ½"x 5";

Condition Report: Larger- minor loss on bottom

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2 baskets

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Description: ca. 1850-1900; finely woven rye straw basket with a coiled foot and hanging loop, 9 ½"x 3 ¾"; dyed splint sewing basket with a decorative rim, 9 7/8"x 3 5/8";

Condition Report: Fine

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Slaw board & walnut bowl

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Description: ca. 1830-1900; cut nail construction slaw board with varnish, 7 ½"x 18"; octagonal walnut bowl with sloping sides and a chamfered base, 11"x 4 ½";

Condition Report: Slaw board- small repair at the top

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3 oak splint baskets

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Description: ca. 1890-1940; handled rectangular egg basket, 11"x 10"; melon shaped basket with handles, 14"x 11"; harvest basket with shaped bentwood handles, 17"x 12 ¼";

Condition Report: Numerous losses to splints; Last-losses to bottom in interior

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Group of 7 rye straw baskets

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Description: ca. 1920-60; all by the same maker: one footed example with two handles, 14"x 12 ½"x 6"; pair of smaller sized, 8 ¼"x 2 7/8"; four small baskets, 5"- 6 5/8"x 2 ¼"- 2 ½";

Condition Report: 2 smaller size- have losses

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2 rye straw bread baskets

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Description: ca. 1840-70; both with white oak wrappers; one more finely woven, 12"x 4"; one with a shellacked surface, 12 ½"x 4 ¾";

Condition Report: 2nd- some losses at the rim

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4 contemporary baskets

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Description: ca. 1960-2000; all splint construction, finely woven miniatures: two orschbok forms, 4 ¾"x 4"x 4 ¼", 4 ¾"x 4 ¾"x 4 ½"; a two handled example, 5"x 5"x 4 ¼"; rectangular basket with a high-arching handle, 6"x 4 5/8"x 6";

Condition Report: Fine

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Orschbok basket

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Description: ca. 1870-1930; oak splint classic form basket with an arched handle and an aged surface;

Condition Report: Each have losses

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3 contemporary baskets with contents

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Description: ca. 1970-2000; two orschbok baskets, 6 ½"x 6 ½"x 6 ½" & 8 ½"x 6 ¾"x 6 ¼"; rectangular basket filled with wooden clothespins and fabric toys, 5 ½"x 4"x 4 ½";

Condition Report: Fine

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2 oak splint baskets

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Description: ca. 1890-1930; large potato basket with a high arching handle, 16"x 16"x 13 ½"; rectangular market basket with a metal owner's tag marked "JFS" on handle, 16 ½"x 10 ½"x 10 ½";

Condition Report: 1st- some losses & old repairs; 2nd- minor losses on bottom

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