Pa. OnSite Auction Co. To Sell Late Fred Hartman Collection

Estate Sale Set For Feb. 4

January 20, 2023

Randy Dickensheets of Pa. OnSite Auction Co. has a catalog sale of more than 300 lots on behalf of the late Fred Hartman estate scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 4. The sale will begin at 9 a.m. at the Porters Fire Company, located at 1199 Porters Road in Spring Grove, Pa. A preview is slated for Friday, Feb. 3, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Among the offerings will be a scarce early Gendron child’s pedal car with wooden spoke wheels; a large Civil War 35-star flag with medallion star arrangement; and a rare 1805 hand-drawn plot of “Poormans Hall” attributed to Hagerstown, Md. There will be three carvings by Frank Feathers, including a wall magazine/paper rack with stag head and acorn, a very nice carved spoon reading “Luck Christmas Eve” with acorn tip, and a carved cane.
A period Chippendale high chest of drawers with early surface signed and dated by the maker “A. Getty of Taneytown, Md. 1770” is a furniture highlight. Quality reproduction furniture made by Ken Zeigler and Fred Hartman will include a corner cupboard and hanging cupboards. The collection has a period John Reynolds (Hagerstown, Md.) ca. 1797-1814 tall case clock, an 1891 school bell from the McShane Bell Foundry (Baltimore, Md.), and an old cast-iron horse hitching post signed, “Calvin Gilbert Gettysburg, Pa.” There are late 1800s salesman sample farm equipment pieces; very good antique cast-iron horse-drawn fire wagons, ladders and apparatus; a large antique press steel toy fire ladder truck; and early child’s tricycle. There is a large grouping of fire memorabilia including lanterns, hats, buckets, “F.I. Co.” iron plaque, axes and other material.
The auction will have wooden butter molds, quilts, pottery, early flint and blown glass, Sterling silver flatware, WWII War Bond posters, and Pen Mar Park advertising souvenir pieces.
The late Fred Hartman and Tilly were longtime collectors and had a homestead. Fred was a career firefighter (Station 1, Towson), and both loved history.
A 10-percent buyer’s premium applies.
To learn more, call 717-451-5999.


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