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Fall Catalogued Antique Auction

by Horst Auctioneers

Platinum House

463 lots | 462 with images

September 28, 2013

Live Auction

50 Durlach Rd.

Ephrata, PA, 17522 USA

Phone: (717) 738-3080

Fax: (717) 738-2132

Email: sale@horstauction.com

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Strawser folk art bird tree

Lot 1: Strawser folk art bird tree

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Description: ca. 2007; six birds with wire legs wrapped around branches and one bird in nest signed "D&D Strawser 2007 PA", 2 ½"-7" birds; 24" tree;

Condition Report: Very good & original

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Carved folk art Hotzman giraffe

Lot 2: Carved folk art Hotzman giraffe

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Description: ca. 1980s; folk art carved and painted, 12";

Condition Report: Very good

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3 folk art giraffe wood carvings

Lot 3: 3 folk art giraffe wood carvings

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Description: ca. 1980s; all folk art carved and painted: one on wheels signed "GJ Gardner 1985", 8", 9 ½" & 16 ½";

Condition Report: Wheels- leather ear missing

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2 folk art bird carvings

Lot 4: 2 folk art bird carvings

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Description: ca. 1975; orange bird on a branch attached to a base signed "D&BS 75 PA", 6"; unsigned bird mounted on a natural wood base, 6";

Condition Report: Very good

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Folk art bird tree with 19 birds

Lot 5: Folk art bird tree with 19 birds

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Description: ca. 1980s; wood carved with wire legs wrapped around the branches and painted in traditional PA folk art style, 2"- 3 ½" birds; 14" tree;

Condition Report: Very good; Unsigned

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2 PA folk art bird carvings

Lot 6: 2 PA folk art bird carvings

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Description: ca. 1976; eaglet bird signed "D&BS 76 PA"; unsigned parrot style bird;

Condition Report: Very good

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3 carved animals on wheels

Lot 7: 3 carved animals on wheels

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Description: ca. 1980s; goat and wooly sheep signed "Julie Graybill", 6"; smaller wood carved sheep, 4";

Condition Report: Very good; Smaller sheep unsigned

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2 carved birds

Lot 8: 2 carved birds

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Description: ca. 1970s; bird on branch with twisted wire legs mounted on a wood wall hanging base signed "WJG 75" (Walter Gottshall); unsigned bird on piece of wood;

Condition Report: Good; Unsigned bird- dried glue running from legs

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4 folk art bird carvings

Lot 9: 4 folk art bird carvings

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Description: ca. 1990-2000; signed and dated wood carved peacock, cedar waxwing and dove; unsigned rooster metal mounted on a wood base; 9"-15"h;

Condition Report: Good; Cannot read signatures

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Hotzman carved wagon & farm animals

Lot 10: Hotzman carved wagon & farm animals

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Description: ca. 1980s; ram and bull signed "JR Hotzman", 4"; wagon, 17";

Condition Report: Good

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PA folk art bird tree with 6 birds

Lot 11: PA folk art bird tree with 6 birds

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Description: ca. 1980s; wood carved birds with wire legs wrapped around branches, 18"h;

Condition Report: One bird missing; Unsigned

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2 folk art bird carvings

Lot 12: 2 folk art bird carvings

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Description: ca. 1974-81; one signed "WJG 1974" (Walter Gottshall) & one signed "JR Hotzman 1981"; 4"& 7";

Condition Report: Very good

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Giraffe & cat folk art carving

Lot 13: Giraffe & cat folk art carving

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Description: ca. 1980s; both signed and mounted on wooden bases with wheels; giraffe with leather ears and tail, 13 ½", cat 12";

Condition Report: Very good; Cannot read signatures

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PA folk art bird tree with 5 birds

Lot 14: PA folk art bird tree with 5 birds

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Description: ca. 1980s; wood carved and painted birds, 16" tree;

Condition Report: Extra bird on branch is broken off but included; A few broken branches, otherwise good; At least 2 birds are missing; Unsigned

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Folk art Noah's Ark carving

Lot 15: Folk art Noah's Ark carving

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Description: ca. 1980s; signed "Tom G" with 46 animals, one man and woman, 17"x 7"x 9" ark, 2"-4" animals;

Condition Report: Good

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2 Lehn style wood turnings

Lot 16: 2 Lehn style wood turnings

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Description: ca. 1980s; one marked "JBB 1981" on bottom with lid, 6"; one marked "JG", 3";

Condition Report: Very good

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Gottshaw reverse glass fall scene

Lot 17: Gottshaw reverse glass fall scene

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Description: ca. 1988; contemporary American folk art painting signed "D.W. [Dave] Gottshaw 1988, Cocalico Road, Denver, PA" with five figures, an old stone house and a bright orange fall sunset in a fall harvest scene, 12"x 16"; 14 ½"x 18 ½" overall;

Condition Report: Fine

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Gottshaw reverse glass painting

Lot 18: Gottshaw reverse glass painting

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Description: ca. 1988; contemporary American folk art painting signed "D.W. [Dave] Gottshaw 1988, Cocalico Road, Denver, PA" with bright blue sky and six figures doing work around and old stone house, 12"X 16"; 14 ½"x 18 ½" overall;

Condition Report: Fine; Postcard of painting included

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Rank birdhouse theorem painting

Lot 19: Rank birdhouse theorem painting

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Description: ca. 1920-2000; contemporary American folk art painting signed Bill Rank of a birdhouse hanging off of a cherry tree branch with a fancy painted bird on top, 16"x 10"; 12 ½"x 18" overall;

Condition Report: Good

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Rank fruit basket theorem painting

Lot 20: Rank fruit basket theorem painting

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Description: ca. 1920-2000; contemporary American folk art still life painting signed Bill Rank of fruit in a basket with watermelon, pears, plums, and cherries in a green and red sponge painted frame, 10"x 12"; 13 ½"x 15 ½" overall;

Condition Report: Good

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Rank rooster theorem painting

Lot 21: Rank rooster theorem painting

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Description: ca. 1921-2000; contemporary American folk art painting signed Bill Rank of a fancy painted rooster centered on a cream background in a red and green painted frame, 10"x 8"; 13"x 11" overall;

Condition Report: Fine

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Rank chicken on a basket theorem painting

Lot 22: Rank chicken on a basket theorem painting

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Description: ca. 1921-2000; contemporary American folk art painting signed Wm. Rank of a blue, brown and gold hen sitting on her eggs in a basket with a red and black hand painted frame, 10 ½"x 12 ½"; 13 ½"x 15 ½" overall;

Condition Report: Good; Slight moisture damage to frame

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Cat with ball in a basket

Lot 23: Cat with ball in a basket

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Description: ca. 1983; contemporary American folk art painting of a cat holding a ball while getting in a basket in a hand painted frame, 12"x 16"; 16"x 20" overall;

Condition Report: Good; Slight discoloration to upper background

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Large PA folk art bird tree with 16 birds

Lot 24: Large PA folk art bird tree with 16 birds

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Description: ca. 1980s; sassafras tree with bent twigs and birds with wire legs wrapped around branches, 69" tree, 6"-9" birds;

Condition Report: Very good

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2 Russo folk art bird trees

Lot 25: 2 Russo folk art bird trees

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Description: ca. 2003; both signed "Russo 2003" with original tags by Pat Russo (Bucks Co., PA), 19"-20";

Condition Report: Very good

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Russo folk art bird tree

Lot 26: Russo folk art bird tree

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Description: ca. 1990; signed "Russo 99" bird tree with bird, bumblebee, leaves and stars, 24";

Condition Report: Very good

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3 PA folk art wood carvings

Lot 27: 3 PA folk art wood carvings

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Description: ca. 2003-07; two bird carvings on wood bases signed "Russo 2003", 6 ½" & 10"; wood carved small cheese box with lid signed and dated 2007, 7"d;

Condition Report: Very good

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Gottshall carved Santa

Lot 28: Gottshall carved Santa

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Description: ca. 1976; wood carved and signed "WJG 76" (Walter Gottshall), 6";

Condition Report: Very good

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Kready folk art man with banjo carving

Lot 29: Kready folk art man with banjo carving

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Description: ca. 1980s; signed "James Kready", 10"-11";

Condition Report: Good

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Wood carved family of 4 sheep

Lot 30: Wood carved family of 4 sheep

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Description: ca. 1980s; solid wood carved and nicely painted with male signed "Tom & Barb", 4"-6";

Condition Report: Very good

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Peaceable Kingdom painting on board

Lot 31: Peaceable Kingdom painting on board

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Description: ca. 1984; signed "Jeanne Marstan 84" on back, 23 ½", ¾" thick;

Condition Report: Very good

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7 carved folk art carousel animals

Lot 32: 7 carved folk art carousel animals

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Description: ca. 1980s; all signed "Tom G" and mounted on wood bases, 10"-12"h; 8"-9"l bases;

Condition Report: Good

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Wood carved Noah & animals

Lot 33: Wood carved Noah & animals

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Description: ca. 1992; titled "Noah's Planning Committee" and mounted on an oval wood base signed "Barry Grosscup Millwood Toy Company 1992", 14"x 9"x 10";

Condition Report: Very good

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Stuffed lion knickerbocker toy

Lot 34: Stuffed lion knickerbocker toy

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Description: ca. 1930s; lion with green glass eyes, wooden base and "Animals of Distinction, Made in the USA, Knickerbocker Toy Co. Inc., New York" tag, 10";

Condition Report: Fair; Some loss to surface

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Wood carved ark with 22 animals

Lot 35: Wood carved ark with 22 animals

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Description: ca. 1970s; ark with hinged roof and carved Noah and animals, 22"x 7"x 13";

Condition Report: Some surface loss on one side to windows; Some paint loss

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Boyer rooster theorem painting

Lot 36: Boyer rooster theorem painting

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Description: ca. 1900s; contemporary American folk art painting signed "Jessie N. Boyer" of a rooster and tulips with a black and red painted frame with carved hearts on the corners, 10"x 13 ½"; 12 ½"x 16" overall;

Condition Report: Good; Some wave to the background velvet (pressing against the glass) in upper right

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G.B. French rabbit & eggs watercolor

Lot 37: G.B. French rabbit & eggs watercolor

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Description: ca. 1970; contemporary American folk art watercolor of a yellow rabbit carrying a basket of eggs in a folk art frame, 8"x 8"; 9 ½"x 9 ½" overall;

Condition Report: Fine

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G.B. French Fraktur

Lot 38: G.B. French Fraktur

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Description: ca. 1970; contemporary American folk art hand painted Fraktur having a heart and two fancy birds along with tulips and other flowers in bold yellow, red and green, 5 ½"x 7"; 10"x 13" overall;

Condition Report: Some matt burn but not in image

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Rank boy on rocking horse theorem painting

Lot 39: Rank boy on rocking horse theorem painting

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Description: ca. 1921-2000; contemporary American folk art painting signed Wm. Rank of a boy in blue dress on a spotted pony rocking horse painted on a white background with a light blue painted frame, 14"x 16", 16 ½"x 18 ½" overall;

Condition Report: Some foxing on velvet

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Lyster blue door with show towel painting

Lot 40: Lyster blue door with show towel painting

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Description: ca. 1980; oil on canvas contemporary American painting signed "George Lyster" of a light blue door interior of a farmhouse with a show towel on the door, 30"x 24"; 32 ½"x 27" overall;

Condition Report: Fine

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2 Lyster Amish attire paintings

Lot 41: 2 Lyster Amish attire paintings

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Description: ca. 1980; both oil on canvas signed "George Lyster"; one painting of a blue Amish dress and covering hanging from wooden hooks, 14"x 10"; 17"x 13" overall; one painting of a pink dress with black apron and fancy work hanging and toys on a table lit by a candle, 20"x 16", 23"x 19" overall;

Condition Report: Fine

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Child's wooden horse

Lot 42: Child's wooden horse

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Description: ca. 1900; with leather binding and horsehair tail, 10 ½"x 11";

Condition Report: Some loss to painted surface; Leather straps are broken

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German Putz wooly sheep

Lot 43: German Putz wooly sheep

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Description: ca. 1900s; five sheep all with bells around necks in wooden cage; one sheep in gated cage with a spring moving it forward when door is opened, 3 ½"- 5";

Condition Report: Loss to some legs & feet of sheep (1 tail missing); Larger wood cage is broken on 1 side; Smaller cage has minor loss to roof surface

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Child's horse pull toy

Lot 44: Child's horse pull toy

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Description: ca. 1900-30; large detailed horse on wooden base with wheels having a fabric saddle, leather ears, tack eyes and horse hair tail, 15"x 15";

Condition Report: Fair

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Child's goat pull toy

Lot 45: Child's goat pull toy

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Description: ca. 1900-30; large detailed goat on wooden base with wheels having glass eyes, wooden horns, fabric ears and covered in fur, 12"x 13";

Condition Report: Break at neck

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Child's sheep pull toy

Lot 46: Child's sheep pull toy

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Description: ca. 1950s; large fur covered sheep on wooden base with wheels, 12"x 12";

Condition Report: 1 wheel needs to be attached, otherwise good

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Child's horse pull toy

Lot 47: Child's horse pull toy

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Description: ca. 1920s; large detailed horse on wooden base with wheels having a fabric saddle, leather bindings, tack eyes and horsehair mane and tail, 15"x 16";

Condition Report: Good

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Wood carved folk art wagon

Lot 48: Wood carved folk art wagon

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Description: ca. 1900-30; red painted wagon with "Hillside Farm" stencil, mustard painted wheels and a round imprint stamp "Made by the SA Smith Mfg. Co. Brattleboro, VT" on the bottom of the wagon, 12"x 5 ½"x 7";

Condition Report: Structurally good with some flaking paint

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Child's wooden horse pull toy

Lot 49: Child's wooden horse pull toy

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Description: ca. 1900; wood carved horse on a wooden base with metal wheels, leather saddle and riggings and a fur mane and tail, 10 ½"x 11";

Condition Report: Some cracks in wood & paint loss; Wood ears are missing; Loss to fur mane

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Wooden Schoenhut toy piano

Lot 50: Wooden Schoenhut toy piano

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Description: ca. 1900; working piano signed in pencil on the back and noted given as a Christmas gift in 1907, 7"x 5"x 6";

Condition Report: Good; Piano has nice sound

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