Kleinfelter's Sells Three Zook Diaramas

One Depicting Pine Hollow Saw Mill Brings $20,340; One Of Strasburg Railroad, $21,470

May 10, 2019

Kleinfelter’s Auction Company in Lebanon, Pa., sold three large Abner Zook three-dimensional diaramas on April 11. Abner and Aaron Zook were Amish identical twins born on Jan. 21, 1921, to Amos and Annie (King) Zook in Lancaster, Pa. Aaron died in 2003, and Abner in 2010. The two are known for their intricate three-dimensional sculptural diaramas, which maintain a base of collectors in today’s market. Between the twins, it is believed, over 1,000 were made. One Bucks County, Pa., collector has nearly 100. Several restaurants in Amish country in both Pennsylvania and Ohio decorate with Zook diaramas.
Of the three sold, all were done by Abner. One depicting the Pine Hollow saw mill sold for $20,340. Prices include a 13-percent buyers premium. The second depicted the Strasburg Railroad and sold for $21,470, while the third, a covered bridge scene, realized $7,797.
Another highlight of the Thursday evening sale was a first generation Colt, which sold for $9,831.
Kleinfelter’s is located at 105 N. Chapel St. in Lebanon, Pa.
For more information, call 717-272-7078.


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