Roycroft Cabinet Sells For $15,950 At Hemingway Auction

June 30, 2016

Kim Hemingway Auctions held its third auction for the estate of Elmer Heintz of Sumneytown, Pa. The Heintz collections filled the building and attracted close to 200 attendees on Saturday, June 11. The large sale was held in the "Treasure Barn" located at Jake's Flea Market in Barto, Pa. The enthusiastic crowd was able to bid on items from the Heintz collection with two and sometimes three auctioneers selling consecutively. Items sold included antique tools and hardware, furniture, books and ephemera and a wide selection of general line antiques.
There were 18 antique quilts, redware, stoneware, unusual kitchen items, weathervanes, bucket benches, country cupboards and many more items. The top seller of the day was a Roycroft book cabinet with original finish. The cabinet realized $15,950 (prices realized include buyer's premium). A primitive wooden painted carving of a penguin, standing over 30 inches tall, sold for $522.50. Two top quilts of the day were an eight-pointed star pattern selling for $440 and a Caesar's Crown patchwork pattern for $412.50. A stretcher-based farm table brought $467.50, a red painted two door milk cupboard realized $742.50 and a Montgomery County blanket chest with red wash sold for $440.
Advertising items held the attention of many bidders and a glass Planters salted peanut jar with original label brought $165 and a Cinco Cigar sign realized $715. Also included in the auction was a large collection of antique tools. Some of the highlights included a Stanley plane #1 Sweetheart model for $440, a Stanley #2 Sweetheart for $399. A Stanley Bedrock #603 Flatside plane brought $143.
The owner of the auction company, Kimberly K. Hemingway, has over 20 years' experience as an auctioneer with Graduate Personal Property Appraiser (GPPA) and Gemologist (GG) designations. She is based in Boyertown, Pa.
Her next auction will be on Saturday, July 9 which will also take place at Jake's Flea Market.
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