Hess Auction Group

768 Graystone Road, Manheim, Pennsylvania 17545

About Auction House

Hess Auction Group has built a team of friendly, experienced, knowledgeable professionals, each one a specialist in fields such as real estate, farm and commercial equipment, antiques, coins, jewelry, firearms, and other areas. Their knowledge ensures that potential customers—investors, collectors, business owners, dealers, and auction enthusiasts—understand the worth of your quality merchandise.

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    Toy Catalog Auction

    British toymaker John Hubley missed the model train craze of the late 19th century. Searching for other options, he began making cast-iron toys, particularly of circus animals. A Royal Circus lion cage wagon made by Hubley is a featured lot in the upcoming Toy Catalog Auction, presented by Hess Auction Group. Two lions look out the end of the cage while horses carry them to the next circus event. Also coming from Hubley is a surfer boy pull toy. Waves break on both sides of the boy's board, and his shirt announces he is part of the beach patrol. Representing Disney in this event is a Wells wind-up Mickey and Minnie Mouse handcar. Both Minnie and Mickey hold a side of the lever, with Minnie's side also including a bell. Painted on the handcar is their dog, Pluto. It is unclear what agreement the British company had with Disney, but this handcar’s box reads “Made by Permission of Walt Disney Mickey Mouse Limited.” The handcar also comes with six pieces of track and two buildings made of cardboard. Register to bid on this or any other lot on LiveAuctioneers.

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    Antique and Americana Auction – Day 2

    The second day of the upcoming Antique and Americana Auction presented by Hess Auction Group will feature a 19th-century horse weathervane designed by Harris & Co. Weathervanes have long helped civilizations predict the weather. This piece functions through the balance of the horse on top of the axis. Styled to resemble a horse trotting, the available weathervane is made of copper.  Another featured lot from the 19th century is a pair of rose mandarin porcelain vases. The decorative panels of the vases are embellished with a group of figures in mandarin dresses, giving the vases their name. Each piece is glazed in shades of gold, red, rose pink, and blue. The auction will also showcase a carved and painted wooden figure of an eaglet. The sculpture, mounted on a green mound base, is painted in polychrome. Browse the full catalog and register to bid on Live Auctioneers.

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    Antique and Americana Auction – Day 1

    The first day of the upcoming Antique and Americana Auction offered by Hess Auction Group features a variety of antiques, fine arts, and decorative arts. Of interest to vintage clock collectors is a Chippendale tall case clock created by Daniel Oyster of Reading, Pennsylvania. Reading is known for producing tall case clocks like the available piece. Oyster is thought to have made more clocks than any other Reading clockmaker in his lifetime. Another key lot in the collection is a softwood Dutch cupboard painted with red and green in the Mahantongo Valley style. Along with the cupboard, another presented piece is a wood sculpture of a mother bear carrying a tree. Her cub is perched on top of the piece. Interested bidders can also find a Philadelphia chapbook titled Black Prince from 1800. According to LiveAuctioneers, “The Black Prince is a story of the life and death of Naimbanna, an African king's son, who arrived in England in the year 1791.” For more information and to bid on these lots, visit LiveAuctioneers.

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    Online Only- Railroad Mania

    In the upcoming Railroad Mania sale offered by Hess Auctions, the focus is undividedly on the relics of trains and railroads. The available lots range from pieces of the trains themselves to the ephemera associated with each line. Gathered from a private Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania estate, many of the items particularly showcase the state’s railroad history. Two brass bells from locomotives feature in this auction, one of which includes a cast iron platform. Numerous lanterns are also included: a yellow and ruby mounted light and several brass and tin lamps evoke the history of the railroads. Signs bearing slogans such as, “Wear your protective equipment. It can only save you pain and misery,” and reminders to “stop, look, and listen” are available as well. Browse the full catalog and register for online bidding at Hess Auction Group.

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    Lifetime Coll. Of Dr. Albert K. and Ruth C. Rogers

    Holiday trees, in the 18th century, were adorned with apples, gilded and natural fruits, nuts, candles, and presents. It was during 1848 that the first glass ornament appeared as Christmas decorations. Like an antique, shiny, pear-shaped Kugel ornament. This rare find is valuable with the highest estimation of $ 4,000. Lifetime Coll. Of Dr. Albert K. and Ruth C. Rogers auction by Hess Auction Group offers a chance to bid for this German amber glass.  The auction also features the Glazed redware figure of a dog. The hand-modeled figure depicts a dog with incised features, reclining on an oblong base, along with a basket of apples. Similarly, adding an appeal to the collection is a seamless oil on canvas by J.C. Platt. The painting displays a masterful work on the portrait of a girl with Muff. Buyers may go through the catalog on Hess Auction Group.

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    Gun Auction

    Before being replaced by breechloader firearms in the mid 19th century, Muskets were regarded as fashionable and artistic jewels. From the prestigious ‘Colt Signature Series’ of thousand guns, Hess Auctions presents 58 caliber Musket from 1861, in its latest Gun Auction. Muskets are a muzzle-loaded long gun that was designed to penetrate heavy armors from the start of the 16th century. This October, Gun Auction showcases items from categories such as handguns, pistols, rifles, muskets and much more in the presentation of 324 lots. Items such as the U.S Army’s Colt model from 1917 is set to add immense value to any gun collection. It is a double-action 6 shot revolver having a smooth wood grip authenticated with the stamp of U.S. Army. As the auction progresses, onlookers will also have the opportunity to bid for Hunter Arms double-barrel shotgun and Savage mod 308 lever-action rifle; both items unique in their craftsmanship. For more information visit Hess Auctions.

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    Antique and Americana Auction

    Experience the extravaganza of American antiques in the upcoming Antique and Americana auction by Hess Auctions. We often come across a lot of antique rooster weather vanes. However, the uniquely designed galloping horse and jockey weathervane by J.W. Friske is a rare find. The copper and zinc sculpture by the American manufacturer is a prime collectible of American history.  When it comes to paintings and art Christopher Shearer is a well-known name among the American artists. The artist is most popular for his landscape paintings. The 1902 Christopher Shearer oil on canvas landscape depicting a realistic woodland path with a wood plank bridge over the stream is a featured art piece of the auction. Furniture collectibles include the Pennsylvania Chippendale walnut secretary desk, Empire tiger maple miniature chest of drawers, Massachusetts Queen Anne cherry highboy, and many others. Other featured collectibles from the auction include redware, stoneware, glass & chinaware, toys, metal ware, textiles, oriental rugs, furniture and many more. Explore the full listings and register to bid online on Live auctioneers.

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    July-August Furniture Auction

    Antique furniture are carriers of outstanding tales from the past generations, keeping home, an admirable place to live in for future generations. Embracing such quality of furniture is the July-August Furniture Auction by Hess Auctions. The auction presents a variation of items suitable for home décor as well as day to day use. Among striking items is an entertainment center made of good oak and mixed wood with pleated glass side doors, a perfect piece to find in the collection. Throughout the 149 lots, auction buyers can find intriguing items such as, mahogany carved framed mirror, oak drawer bureau and mid-century modern hanging lights. To bid and register for more invaluable items, visit Hess Auctions.

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    Architectural Salvage

    Architectural Salvage, offered by Hess Auctions is a selection of elegant items from all around the world to flourish your collection. The items featured in the selection are valuable architectural pieces with original styles and unique features. The variety of 398 lots comprises of decorative crafts and architecturally rich furniture to be showcased with pride. An item such as an ornately carved wooden storefront instantly catches the eye of enthusiastic buyers, for it would provide a classic look for any place it is used. Similarly, a wrought iron bench gazebo is as useful as they come for a perfect summer set up for a garden party. Other valuable items such as an industrial metal stool and 4 glass architectural doors with the lower panel can also be found in the auction. For more information and to bid online go to Liveauctioneers.

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    Toys, Western and Watches

    This August, discover Toys, Western and Watches auction offered by Hess Auctions. With over 400 items, the auction is an assimilation of selected joyous pieces. A wide range of racing cars and Japanese battery-operated toys are treasure troves for toy enthusiasts. When it comes to toys such as children's china tea sets from  Japan and Halloween costumes, they are sure to excite grown-ups and kids alike. “Three Little Pigs" pocket watch followed by Batman & Joker wristwatches, vintage metal revolver and a 47 years old advertising calendar are also some of the highlights. The collection is led by Marklin No. 4147 horizontal boiler with the highest estimated price at $2,000. For more information regarding these items and to register to bid online, visit Hess Auctions.