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Clarke's Inventory 1-1000

Item No.

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0003a

Depression Glass vase, 7 7/8”Hx 5 1/2”, green; octagonal tapering to the base.  Bought at Nora’s sale.  1966.

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0029

Flat iron, old, but has cracked handle.  Akron Antique Shop, 1967.

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0038

Large, 5 gal. old type crock, blue design, cracked, handle off.  Hinerdeer’s sale, 1967.  Bonnie Sullivan, Lititz, restored the handle, 3/6/2003.

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0079

2 plates and 2 cups, while porcelain, roses, Grandma Hess’s (1906), Milesetta, 1969 Aunt Nora’s pickle dish, Dresden.

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0080

Grandma Hess’s dishes.  2 plates, 2 cups, 4 saucers, square glass plate, white plate with silver & platinum design, 5” 2 mold thumbprint cup.  Etta, 1969

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0101

Cookie cutter, pig.  Lititz Indoor Antique Show, 1969

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0106

Crystal, ring candle holder, Czechoslovakia, 50 years old (1919).  Gift from Roy & Brenda Hess from New York City, 1969.

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0122

Flax comb, MB 1775, has wooden cover.  Hart sale, 1969.

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0147

Iron fireplace spatula/turner, wrought, rusted, Gochnauer’s sale, 1969.

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0159

Wrought iron ladle, end curled sideways.  Gochnauer’s sale, 1969

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0166

Iron fireplace tongues with brass finial.  Gochnauer’s sale, 1969.

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0178

Wrought iron griddle or grill/broiler, long handle, 22”x 10”, curled feet, nice.  Shirk’s sale, 1970.

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0180

Straight-sided 10 gal. crock, cracked, many blue decorations.  Bert & Deaner Shirk, 1970.

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0210

Iron hog scraper candlestick, early, push up type.  Lititz Indoor Antique Show, 1970.

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0220

Round butter print, pineapple pattern.  Ephrata Antique Show, Aug. 1970.

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0235

Purple aurora saucer, cup cracked & discolored, saucer good.  Uncle Milt S. Stoner’s (1885-1973) sale, 1970. John Stoner.

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0262

10” slipware pie plate, chipped, sawtooth edge, 3 “snake lines” in center, 4 “Christmas trees” surrounding it, nice.  Bob Laush’s antique shop, Green Dragon 1970

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0373

6 1/2” chalkware dog, sitting position, some red and green paint, crack in nose, marked Israel Stoner (1848-1937) on inside, originated in Ephrata area.  Michael’s Antiques, Lexington, PA.  Lititz Indoor Antique Show, July 3, 1972.  Israel was my great grandfather John M. Stoner’s eldest brother.  David Musselman said that his mother Ada, bought it at Israel’s sale and wrote his name on it.

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0402

Rare fraktur, Geburts u. Taufscheine, 12”x 7 1/2”, of Anna Maria Steigelman, dau. Ludwig Steigelman, dated 1806.  Born in Hempfield Twp., Lanc. Co., some small holes, red heart surrounded by yellow, red & blue, vines of tulips.  It was executed by Christian Strenge.  #302, Mennonite Archives Book Sale, Oct. 13, 1972.  Exhibited at F&M Rothman Gallery, Sept, Oct. 1995.

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0413

Lion cookie cutter, tin, soldered.  Charles Bender sale, Dec. 2, 1972.

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0414

2 round clear glass salt cellars.  Charles Bender sale, Dec. 2, 1972.

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0443

5” flint, steel flip glass, enameled with white doves with red wings, slight chip on the rim, could be in the making, rough pontil. red & yellow rings around the top & bottom.  From the James Pennypacker collection, Holly Hill Antiques, Reading.  Ephrata Antique Show, Nov. 5, 1973.

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0444

Oak dressers, three drawers, with mirror purchased by Grandma Lillie (Bender) Hess (1886-1975) at age 18 (1904) at Harry Brunner’s Furniture Store in Mount Joy.  Purchased at private sale of Grandma’s things.  In the late 1970’s, my brother Dick & wife Jeannette gave me the matching bed & washstand.  They bought them it Grandma Hess’ sale in 1962.

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0445

Oak chest of drawers with small mirror also purchased at Harry Brunner’s, Mount Joy.  Good finish, purchased at private sale of Grandma’s things at Uncle Charles Hess’s (1920-2015) house.  Grandmother received this at age 16 (1902).  In the 1980s my brother Dick & wife Jeannette gave me two high back oak beds from Grandpa Aaron R. Hess’s (1886-1963) other suite.  In the early 90’s, they gave me a washstand lacking the towel rack, also from the suite.  I gave a bed to a great nephew in 2012.

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0449

5” Lehn wood saffron box, 1/2 of base missing, red & green base colors, red & yellow flower design, vine design on the lid.  Lititz Springs Antique Auction, Feb. 16, 1974.

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0458

5” Stiegel mug, rimmed base, broad handle, small crack at handle base, enameled decoration of red & white bird & flower.  Nearly identical to my 5 1/4” tumbler, #443.  Lancaster Antique Show, Guernsey Barn, James B. McClaskey of Baltimore, MD.  April 5, 1974.

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0472

Marigold carnival candy goblet with lid.  Imperfections in glass.  Reuben S. Horst (1891-1987) sale, May 17, 1975.

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0475

Small, oval, cloth covered box with wallpaper on lid owned by Abraham Stoner (1858-1907).  Reuben S. Horst (1891-1987) sale, May 17, 1975.  Likely made by his mother, Mary (Musselman) Stoner (1823-1878).  Has a piece of quilt binding and a blue & white hand loomed tape inside.

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0476

Small, oval paper box, owned by Abraham Stoner (1858-1907).  Reuben S. Horst (1891-1987) sale, May 17, 1975.  Likely made by his mother, Mary (Musselman) Stoner (1823-1878).  Has pieced of quilt binding and tape coiled inside.

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0479

6 small Japanese nut cups, 4 perfect.  Some of Grandma Ida S. (Stoner) Horst’s (1891-1978) wedding gifts. Reuben S. Horst (1891-1987) sale, May 17, 1975.

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0481

Green glass plate.  Reuben S. Horst (1891-1987) sale, May 17, 1975.

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0482

Four hobnail salts, rough.  Reuben S. Horst (1891-1987) sale, May 17, 1975. Belonged to Barbara Snyder Stoner (1862-1922).

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0485

Nippon sugar & creamer, perfect, some of Grandma Ida S. (Stoner) Horst’s (1891-1978) wedding gifts.  Reuben S. Horst (1891-1987) sale, May 17, 1975.

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0494

Two old dresser scarves.  One monogrammed B for Barbara Snyder.  Reuben S. Horst sale, May 17, 1975.

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0500-a

1851 $20 Gold piece.  AU condition.  Has initials “HHS” scratched in.  Henry H. Stoner (1825-1894), my great, great grandfather.  Reuben S. Horst (1891-1987) sale, May 17, 1975.

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0502

A flat basket from Aunt Lizzie in California & a round African mat.  Reuben S. Horst (1891-1987) sale, May 17, 1975.  The mat Grandpas brought back from Tanganyika c. 1953.

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0511

Round wooden box 1876 with pencil drawing inside of two birds inscribed to Elam Stoner (1856-1935) from his mother Mary N. (Musselman) Stoner (1823-1878).  Reuben S. Horst (1891-1987) sale, May 17, 1975.

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0514

Pair of amber horseshoe candy jars.  Reuben S. Horst (1891-1987) sale, May 17, 1975.

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0515

Perfect scroll flask, pale blue glass.  Grandma Ida S. (Stoner) Horst (1891-1978) found it under the floor of the house they started housekeeping in.  Reuben S. Horst (1891-1987) sale, May 17, 1975.

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0518

Small carved wooden bird, painted.  Belonged to Henry H. Stoner (1825-1894).  Reuben S. Horst (1891-1987) sale, May 17, 1975.  Carved bird attributed to Jonas Weber (1810-1876).  See #950, 1210, 1710, 1712.

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0519

Small peacock carnival dish, perfect.  Reuben S. Horst (1891-1987) sale, May 17, 1975.

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0527

4” Stiegel type flip, parrot design, large bird, no top border, perfect.  Buttonwood Antiques, Lititz Indoor Antique Show, July 4, 1975.

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0552

Stiegel drug bottle, pewter top, 5 3/4”, floral design with two white doves.  Mill Bridge Craft Museum sale.  March 12, 1977

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0553

Stiegel drug bottle, pewter top, 5 1/2” white dove in yellow circle.  Mill Bridge Craft Museum sale.  March 12, 1977

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0559

White glass, Stiegel flip glass, enamel decorated red & blue, bird & floral motifs, perfect.  Henry Kauffman sale.  May 20, 1977.  #459 in catalog

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0560

Stiegel, blown, fluted flip glass, engraved decoration.  6 1/4” high, perfect.  Henry Kauffman sale.  May 20, 1977.  #450 in catalog.

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0562

Stiegel flip glass, 4 1/2”, fantastic bird design, with pomegranate & floral decorations.  Paint flaking.  Holly Hill Antiques.  July 1, 1977.

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0567

Fraktur birth certificate, Cocalico Twp., 1799.  Unusual pelican & crane designs.  Condition, very poor.  Carl Snavely’s, Nov. 18, 1977.  Attributed to Frederick Speyer.  Paid Franklin Shores for restoration & mounting, 2/5/87.

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0577

Stiegel enameled drug bottle, white glass, blue dove in yellow circle pattern.  Perfect.  Holly Hill Antiques, Nov. 3, 1978.

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0602-a

Stiegel mug, 6 1/4” enameled decor, white pelican on green stump, minute flake on rim, beautiful, 4 7/8”  Wetzel Sale, Oct. 3, 1980.  Catalog Vol. II, #1468

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0602-b

Stiegel mug enameled white bird with green wing perched on yellow stump.  Perfect condition. Wentzel Sale, Oct. 3, 1980. Catalog Vol. II, #1468

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0603-a

Stiegel 3 7/8” flip.  “King of Prussia” on a white horse, extremely rare, perfect. Wetzel Sale, Oct. 3, 1980.  Catalog Vol. II, #1470

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0603-b

Stiegel 4 3/4” flip of white bird perched on red heart, perfect. Wetzel Sale, Oct. 3, 1980.  Catalog Vol. II, #1470

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0604

2 enameled flip tumblers,  3 1/2” on front, blue & white bird on yellow stump.  On reverse, same bird in red & yellow, perfect;  3 1/2” w/ bow knotted floral swags, perfect.  Wetzel Sale, Oct. 3, 1980, Vol. II, Lot #1473.

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0629

Lancaster County Amish, rectangular hook rug, 42”x28”, excellent condition, purple border w/blue scroll, central panel is off white w/pansies in a basket.  Mrs. Paul Fisher, Meadowbrook Auction Center, Jan. 3, 1981.

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0651

bookplate of Susanna Landis 1821, ink w/orange, yellow & green bars.  1844 German New Testament, New York w/bookplate of Susanna Rohrer 1849 in yellow, green, blue & orange, very finely done, 2 3/4”x4 3/8”, 3 tulips & 3 circular flowers, Lampeter Twp. origin, by same artist as plate #822 Penna. German Fraktur by Weiser, beautiful & fine.  Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society Book Auction, April 10, 1981.

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0656

Christian Strenge Taufschein for Georg Saltzman, Manor Twp., 1793, left side of certificate has heart & vine terminating in a red & yellow tulip.  Right side has vine w/red, yellow & blue distlefink on top.  Torn at folds, has tape stains, size 12 7/8 x 7 7/8, lot #362 in catalog.  Historical Society of Cocalico Valley, Memorial Day sale.  May 25, 1981.  Paid Franklin Shores, Phila., PA, for restoration work 2/26/84.

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0660

Amish hooked rug, burlap, 27 1/2”x 48”, roses & chain link design, pink & scarlet roses on a purple chain.  Toadflax, Pittsburgh.  Feb. 25, 1981.

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0665

A Leeds-type saucer, red, deep blue & green floral, chip & hairline crack, marked Dillon.  Renningers Antique Market, June 13, 1981. 

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0670

Empire sofa, 81” long, mahogany veneer, small piece missing, springs bad, c.1850.  Henry Harner sale, June 27, 1981.  I refinished it July, 1981.  Greider’s Upholstery reupholstered it, Sept., 1981.

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0685

Green depression glass cookie jar.  Lid broken.  Etta Hess gave it to me, 9/13/81.

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0689

Rare Heinrich Otto Fraktur.  16 1/4” x 12 7/8”.  Johan Ludwig Gross b. Warwick Twp. 1769.  Printed form with hand-drawn border of parrots, pelicans.  Poor condition.  Silver fish damage, edges trimmed.  Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley Auction, Sept. 7, 1981

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0729

Small scissors cutting, geometric design w/sunbursts & tulips, some color, c. 1800.  Sara Musselman Sale, April 10, 1982. #730 Is included in same frame.

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0730

Small scissors cutting, geometric design w/sunbursts & tulips, c. 1800.  Sara Musselman Sale, April 10, 1982.

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0737

Lot of Frakturs.

-Bookplate 3 1/2x 5 3/4, fine condition. 
-Bookplate of Rebecca Borkholderin (c.1830), yellow band top & bottom w/ one bird, central heart motif w/tulips below & above.  Attributed to Abraham Brubacher.  (See similar pieces in PA German Fraktur plates 769,772, 863 (Lanc. Co.).
-5 1/4x6” floral drawing, profuse flower bouquet in blues, greens & reds, early Victorian, fine condition.
-6 1/8x 7 1/2 inscribed “this belongs to Jacob Bair, heart w/central full fare tulip on stalk, two side stalks w/tulips surmounted by birds, good condition, dull reds & greens, attributed to Abraham Brubaker c. 1810.
-4”x 3 3/4” bookmark? in red & black, central tree, basket, birds, circular objects, crude, bottom left corner missing.
-6 3/8” X 8” in black ink, David Seitz 1813, central eight point star surrounded by 4 stars in circles, some holes.
Vincent Wendler Sale, May 20, 1982. 

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0748-b

Stiegel 5 5/8” flip glass.  2 white birds w/red wings perched on heart w/floral sprays & pomegranate w/red & black markings. Elizabeth Heilman Estate, all three pieces have old dealers’ identification tags on bottom, most likely were in the collection of Mabel Renner.  Sotheby’s Auction conducted at York Fairgrounds, lot #162.  July 16, 1982.

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0754

Extremely rare Fraktur “the Prodigal Son” by Frederick Krebs c. 1800, approx. size 12 7/8” x 16”, nearly identical to plate #53 in Weiser’s book, PA German Fraktur.  Top scene:  feeding the swine, lower scene:  he returns home.  Partially torn along center fold, parts of border wash has been slightly trimmed, some minor stains, colors are sharper than the example in the Free Library.  Piece was handed down in the Herr family of Lampeter area.  Line of descent is as follows:
Christian Herr  (1732-1815) m. Maria Bowman, Lime Valley
Bishop Christian Herr (1780-1853) m. Anna Forrer, Lime Valley, Lampeter
Christian Herr (1808-1885) m. Susan Brackbill, Lime Valley
John B. Herr (1834-1903) m. Frances Hess
Henry B. Herr (1859-    ) m. Barbara Harnish, Lampeter
John H. Herr (1885-   )m. Ada Shaub, Lampeter
J. Elvin Herr (1908-1961) m. Elizabeth Landis (1908-Feb. 14, 2002), Refton
I purchased it from Elizabeth L. Herr, widow of J. Elvin Herr of Refton on Sept. 8, 1982.  She found it in an old account book belonging to the first two Christian Herrs along with two Hans Jacob Brubacher pieces (which she donated to the Hans Herr House, one dated 1766 and one 1801, both made for Maria (Bowman) Herr).  A truly wonderful piece. 

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0769

Butter print 3 7/8” diameter, thistle pattern, eight point star on either side of thistle, well-carved, good condition.  Girvin Sale, Millersville, Jan. 14, 1983

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0770

Tavern table.  Top measures 24 3/4x 30 1/8,  29 3/4” high, tapered leg, 6” straight skirt w/beaded edge, legs are pegged, top is scrub top, some of red paint remains, base is a butterscotch yellow over the original red, very good condition.  The Consignment Shop, Lancaster.  From Erick Gunnion.  Jan. 21, 1983.

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0772

Cane, ivory handle terminating in a carved dog’s head, silver band below engraved AK Hambright, brass tip on end, good condition, some hairline cracks on ivory.  The Consignment Shop,  Eric Gunion.  Feb. 19, 1983.

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0775

Fraktur New Years Greeting by Hans Jacob Brubacker Jan. 7, 1797 to Susanna Gochnauer.  6 1/4”x7 3/4” fine condition, a few small holes, tulip & heart design in green, yellow & red, formerly in Richard Flanders Smith Collection.  Fred S. Weiser, March 18, 1983.

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0778

Doll crib quilt, postage stamp, 12”x15 1/2”, 300 patches, reverse a Victorian black background w/ red vines, some patches loose at seams.  Shupps Grove Flea Market.  April 16, 1983.

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0799

Small chest, 14”x9”x8 1/2”, dovetailed, softwood, wood pegged, probably late 18th century, cotter hinges, inscribed star design on lid, front & one end, molded lid & base, no feet.  Jeff Herr, Brickerville, June 21, 1983.  Was Lot #629 in Harry Stauffer Sale at Farmersville, June 11, 1983.

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0800

Enamel decorated Stiegel type mug, 4” high, white bird w/yellow wing perched on a heart, floral decoration, excellent condition, flake on handle.  Undoubtedly decorated by same hand as mug in #748.  Came from an estate at Buckingham near New Hope, PA.  Ephrata Antique Show, July 7, 1983.

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0802-c

Show Towel, Lancaster County Mennonite origin.  Fred Weiser, July 30, 1983. 15 1/2 x 60, Fanny Steman - Dec. 3, 1838, extremely fine, mostly red thread, very little blue, inscription reads, “The grass is green the rose is red here is my name when I am dead, Fanny Steman.”  She marked this towel done the 3rd day of Dec. 1838.  “When I am dead & in my grave & rotten when this you see remember me lest I should be forgotten,  Fanny Steman is my name and heaven is my salvation, Pennsylvania is my dwelling place and Christ is my sustation.”  Mostly floral vase designs, 4 rows of fringes at bottom w/alternating cross-stitched borders.  (Fanny Stehman (1825-1864), daughter of John Stehman (1793-1829) and Anna Reist (1799-1883) of Manheim Twp.  Fanny married John S. Huber (1820-1911).  This towel is closely related to #1259, 1846, by Mary Sheirk.  Exhibited at Joseph Schneider Haus, Kitchener, Ontario, June-Nov. 1991.

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0802-d

Show Towel, Lancaster County Mennonite origin.  Fred Weiser, July 30, 1983. 16” x 60” Fanny Steman 1837, colors are deep red & deep blue, 5 pair of birds along the top edge, nice pair of large peafowls w/flower vase design.  More floral designs farther down, then a row of birds, rabbits & pitchers & below that, another pair of peafowl, 3 fringes, considerable age spotting at bottom.

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0802-f

Show Towel, Lancaster County Mennonite origin.  Fred Weiser, July 30, 1983.  17x60 Mary Whitmer, 1849.  (Sister to Fanny Whitmer #802-E).  Name at top, heart w/OEHBD in center at bottom half, birds & tulips on vine, then a fringe, tulips on vine, another fringe, more tulips on vine, one line of alphabet, another fringe, more vines & 2nd line of alphabet, colors are yellow, green, thread missing from much of name.  See 2244A.  Mary Whitmer (1835-1888) was daughter of Christian (1799-1872) and Mary (Kulp) Witmer of Mt. Joy Twp.  Her first husband was Henry S. Brubaker.  Her second husband was Samuel Merkey.

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0802-g

Show Towel, Lancaster County Mennonite origin.  Fred Weiser, July 30, 1983.  17”x63” in two shades of blue & red.  Inscription:  “Mary Witmer is born in the year 1835 January 18, designs are floral vase, stars, bird trees, unusual stylized pots, very finely done, excellent condition.  3 fringes at bottom.  (Mary Whitmer (1835-1888) was daughter of Christian (1799-1872) and Mary (Kulp) Witmer of Mt. Joy Twp.  Her first husband was Henry S. Brubaker.  Her second husband was Samuel Merkey.)

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0802-h

Show Towel, Lancaster County Mennonite origin.  Fred Weiser, July 30, 1983.  16 3/4”x57”, 1854 Sarah Eby, mostly pink-red thread, some grey-brown, four flower vases, initials & date across top, below a flower vase w/a heart on either side, central panel has two trees at top w/ a large star below, 8-pointed, with the letters “Hand Towl”.  The lower panel has a large “bird tree” w/small trees on either side, below that six fringes and Sarah Eby along the bottom border.  See related towel #1336, Elizabeth Zug-1854.  (Sarah Eby (May 23, 1840-    ) was the daughter of Peter Eby (1804-1845) & Catharine Zug (1810-1898).  Sarah married c. 1860 John S. Ginder (March 9, 1831-1893).  They were Dunkards and resided in Mt. Joy Twp. with their 12 children.  Sarah’s towel is nearly identical to her 1st cousin’s towel, Elizabeth Zug (1834-1898).  See #1336.  As Sarah’s father died when she was 5, she could have been raised by her aunt & uncle.)

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0806

Coarse 2 bushel homespun bag, 20 3/4”x50 1/2” w/black stencil “John Nolt No. 6 1826” with a star at either corner of label, stencil still dark.  York Antique Show, Eugene Charles.  They bought it this spring at the sale at the Strickler farm, down the hill from here (Horizon Drive, Mountville) on Stoney Battery Rd.  John Nolt owned (1864) the farm on the other side of the road where the Pennsupreme is located.  Sept. 2, 1983.

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0836

Pennsylvania Rifle, curly maple full stock, 43” barrel, engraved percussion lock (appears to be a replacement), 4 piece brass patch box, very little engraving, side panels scrolled & cut out, top of patch box ends in horse’s head (or deer’s), one silver inlay on top.  Signed L. Marckley on barrel (a Lancaster gunsmith).  I suspect it was originally a flintlock.  Eagle Gun Museum Sale.  June 15, 1984.  Lot #332.  Probably not Lancaster Co. but Northumberland Co., PA.

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0837

Powder horn, engraved “Jno Gill, Lancaster City, Penna. 1839”, designs of heart, flowers, vines, rooster, & letters JG in heart.  Measures 10” overall.  Eagle Gun Museum Sale.  June 16, 1984.  Lot #680.

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0855

Quilted pillowcase of coarse linen, one side open with 5 buttons & holes, finely quilted pomegranate designs.  Bought at sale in Mt. Joy several years ago.  Don & Trish Herr, June 28, 1985.

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0861

Lehn ware cup, small chip on base, floral decoration on pink background, yellow interior, has initials MS 1766 1872 on background.  Bill Houcks at Renningers, Nov. 17, 1985.

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0863

Decorated hand towel, homespun, heavy knotted fringe at top.  Top panel decorated with floral decorations, bird trees, Adam & Eve (marked A & E) in the center.  Initials HH & FH are at top of panel, date 1840.  Initials JH, CH, AH & NH.  Floral decoration on bottom panel also, some fringe missing, some small holes.  Towel was sold at a household sale in southern Lanc. Co. a while ago, purchased by Bruce Shoemaker (Trish Herr info.).  Conestoga Auction Center, Nov. 26, 1985.  From Anna Harnish Sale.  1998 -Tandy Hersh believes it was made by the Howard Shaub Huber family of Willow Street. 

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0870

Feed bag stamp & a stencil.  Wooden stamp measures 16”x6” & has the following carved design: (mirror image of John over Hess).Together with a tin stencil 5 1/2”x 9 1/2” with inscription:  Jacob R. Hess.  Purchased by a dealer at a Lancaster Co. house sale, sold to Mary Snyder of Reinholds, who sold them to me.  I believe they were made for the following persons:  My 3rd great grandfather’s brother John Hess (1791-1831) who lived near NE Brunnerville, married in 1813.  His son, Jacob R. Hess (1816-1877) married in 1843.  He farmed his father’s farm NE of Brunnerville in Elizabeth Twp., Lancaster Co.  See #1882, 1884 & 1944.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #436

0898

Turned wooden betty lamp stand, 9 3/4”H.  Top stained from fat drippings.  Lot #98, Sara Musselman Sale, 4/25/87.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #599

 

0899

Fine wooden scoop, 19 1/2” long, simple burned decoration in the handle, marked Stoner on bowl.  (This scoop was mentioned to me by David Musselman as having been purchased at Israel Stoner’s sale.  Israel (1848-1937) was my great grandfather’s oldest brother.)  Excellent condition.  Lot #102, Sara Musselman Sale, 4/25/87.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #238

0909

Rare iron Betty lamp 4 1/4 x 4 1/4, 3 1/8” diameter w/wick protrusion at front font, cover is brass w/engraving, “Elizabeth Hershey March the 16th 1849, J. Long.”    John Long was a locksmith in Rapho Twp., Lancaster Co.  Other lamps are pictured in “The Pennsylvania German Collection of the Pennsylvania Hist. & Museum Comm.”  I’ve been able to identify the original owner as Elizabeth Hershey (June 4, 1825-May 25, 1891) m. Nov. 14, 1849 Jacob Brubaker (1821-1898), son of Jacob E & Maria (Eby) Brubaker.  They were parents of Ezra H. Brubaker (1861-1944) who married Amanda Keller.  They were the grandparents of Florence B. Kreider whose sale I purchased this at on 5/26/87.  Elizabeth Hershey was daughter of Andrew & Elizabeth Hershey.  1884 Brubacher Gen. p.199.  See #1903. Bird finial & wick pick were missing. In Dec. 2001 Larry Long of near Lexington made a bird finial for the lamp.  6/16/02 Larry made a pick & chain.  Exhibited at the Joseph Schneider Haus, Kitchener, Ontario, May-Nov. 1991.  Exhibited at the Heritage Center Museum, April-Dec. 2006.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #334

0917

Fine castle wheel & matching yarn winder made by Daniel Danner of Manheim c. 1840.  Both in perfect condition.  Painted black w/gold trim, no wear, reel is initialed RHH 1842, for Rebecca H. Hershey (1815-1850), daughter of Andrew Hershey (1778-1868) & Mary Hoffman (1774-1850) of Salunga, Lancaster Co.  Reel has paper label of Danner’s that was painted over.  Rebecca Hershey m. Isaac Brubaker (1817-1896) of Landisville.  Descended to her daughter, Mary Ann Brubaker (1842-1897) who married Jonas Mumma (1835-1921), thence to their daughter, Fannie Mumma (1865-   ) m. Jonas H. Herr (1863-1935) of Ephrata, merchant & burgers, thence to their daughter Mrs. Mary Herr Hottel.  It was sold on the 22nd Annual Memorial Day Auction held by Historical Society of Cocalico Valley held on May 27, 1987, Lot #308.  Purchased by Bill Leinbach, the coverlet weaver.  He sold it to me on March 10, 1988

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #290

0918

Stiegel type mug, 4 3/8” high, hairline crack at base of the handle, castle pattern decoration.  Conestoga Auction Co.  Collection of Barton & Mabelle Sharp of Lititz, PA, March 19, 1988.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #356

0920

Oak gathering basket, 20 1/4” x 14 3/4” x 5 3/4”H w/oak handle at either edge.  Small piece of oak rim missing, some damage to splint.  Sarah Musselman sale, Lot #459, April 23, 1988.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #107

0923

Balloon back Windsor side chair, good form, black varnish finish, traces of original salmon underneath.  Anna G. Long sale, May 21, 1988.  Exhibited at Landis Valley Museum, 2014.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #500

0925

Rare walnut blanket chest w/sulfur inlay bracket base, lid molding & hinges replaced with butts, till lid & escutcheon missing;  grab lock intact, wallpaper inside.  Came from Tuscawaras Co., Ohio, an Amish cabinetmaker  had restored & refinished it.  All lines done in sulfur inlay, sometime later the flower petals were painted green & the tulips red.  Still later, 2 flowers were added in each of the lower corners. Most of the color was removed when this piece was refinished.  Faint outline indicates the original escutcheon was a tulip shape.  I’ve theorized that the owners name might be Peter Heisley from the “P T R H L S E  ANO 1791”.  The dealer believes it was probably made in the Lancaster area.  Bought from Don Newcomer of York at the York Antique Show, May 29, 1988.  (2015:  Lisa Minardi thinks it’s Peter Hollsappel, York Co., PA.)

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #400

0935-a

Pewter basin, marked Townsend & Compton London, interior badly flaking.  13”D.  From Edna Hoffer of Manheim.  Conestoga Auction, Sept. 26, 1988.  See #1803.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #126

0937

19 1/2” x 45” piece of homespun cloth, deep blue and orange-brown plaid.  Probably fragment of bolster cover.  Owned by Mary Hess Bucher (b. 1894), came from her parents, Henry & Lizzie (Hess) Bucher and likely her grandparents, the John H. Hesses.  He was a brother of my great-great grandfather, Henry Hess.  Raymond Bucher sale at Bucher homestead , 11/5/88.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #286

0950

Decorated miniature doll cradle, 6 5/8” long, 3 1/8” wide, 4 1/4”high.  Damage to front runner.  Painted with an orange wash, a tulip in green, blue, yellow & white decorates either end and a sprig of tulips decorates each side panel.  A pencil inscription on the bottom reads, “Fanny S. Bucher 1897, Lavina B. Snyder March 21, 1911.”  Fanny S . (Bucher) Snyder (1841-1910), is the mother of my maternal great grandmother, Barbara B. Snyder (1862-1922).  Aunt Lavina Snyder lived in California.  Part of the collection of Prof. Earl Robacker of White Plains, NY.  Sold at Sotheby’s Auction House, NY, NY on Jan. 27, 1989.  Lot #1004.  Pictured in the Dutchman (magazine), Sept., 1955, p. 6.  Made by Jonas Weber (1810-1876), a nephew of Fanny’s grandmother, Susan Wittwer Bucher.  See #1210, 1710, 1712, 518, 1841.  Exhibited at the Joseph Schneider Haus, Kitchener, Ontario, 1991.  Exhibited at the Heritage Center, Lancaster, “Arts of the Mennonites”, April-December, 1999

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #431

0957

Large redware storage jar, 13 1/2”H, 10”W, narrow base & neck, black blotches under glaze, incised lines near neck, many chips.  Auction at Farm & Home Center, April 24, 1989.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #553

0964

Tin cookie cutter, man on horseback w/ bugle, 6 1/4” x 7”, some loose solder.  Robacker sale, Lot #440, May 26, 1989.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #298

0968

Cookie cutter:  bird, 4 7/8” x 3 3/8”.  Robacker sale, Lot #572, May 26, 1989.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #106

0969

Moravian chair (Bretstuhle), shaped back w/triangular cutout, one leg extended, painted brown.  Robacker sale, Lot #813, May 26, 1989

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #289

0972

Wrought iron strainer ladle, signed W. Werntz w/ simple oval & circle designs.  5 3/8”D, 13 1/2” Long.  Werntz is supposed to be a Lancaster Co. blacksmith.  Robacker sale, Lot #998, May 26, 1989.  A. William Werntz worked briefly in Earl Twp. as a blacksmith c. 1830.  See also #1823

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #413

0975

Cloister item, peg rail with shelf, from the Sister’s House, Saron, has 7 carved pegs, shelf above w/shaped end supports.  35 1/2”W x 6 15/16”D x 10”H, some damage.  Owned by Daniel Kachel, one of the 3 surviving members of the Cloister, removed before 1934 when the State took it over.  Memorial Day sale at Farmersville, May 29, 1989.  Illustrated in catalog, lot #17.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #360

0976

Cloister item, rare hanging cupboard from the Ephrata Cloister.  3 shelves in interior, one open shelf, backboards made from sides of another cupboard, no door, 18 5/8”W x 11”D x 30 1/2”H.  Cupboards like this were found in every cell of the Sisters’ House.  Owned by Daniel Kachel, one of the 3 surviving members of the Cloister, removed before 1934 when the State took it over.  Memorial Day sale at Farmersville, May 29, 1989.  Illustrated in catalog, lot #430.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #357

0979

Lot of 3 cookie cutters.  Very fine rooster 4”W x 3 1/2”H w/comb tail feathers & punched eye.  Miniature rabbit, handle missing 3 3/8” x 2”.  Cat in seated position 3”H x 2 5/8”W w/ handle.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #18

0980

Lot of three cookie cutters.  Shooting star w/handle, no backplate 4” x 2 1/4”.  Standing dog w/handle, no backplate 3 1/4”L x 2 3/16”H.  Upright duck w/backplate & handle 3 3/4”H x 2 3/4”W, some loose solder.  Henry L Hess sale, June 3, 1989.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #18

0981

Lot of seven cookie cutters. 
-Upright bird 3”H x 2 1/2” W w/backplate & handle, some rust.
-Crude peep 4”L x 3”H, w/backplate & handle.
-Seal or reclining dog, 3”L x 1 3/4”H w/ no backplate, but has handle. 
-Simple duck, long necked 3”H x 4”L w/handle & backplate.
-Fish 4 3/4”L x 2 5/16”H, handle missing.
-Rabbit 4”L x 2 3/16”H w/handle & backplate, perforated in star pattern-some loose solder. 
-Miniature peep 1 3/8”H x 1 5/8”L, no backplate, but has flat handle w/ hole in the center. 

Henry L. Hess Sale, June 3, 1989

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #20

0982

Lot of 8 cookie cutters. 
-Deep, round scalloped edge cutter, backplate w/ hole in center, 3 7/8”diameter, 1 1/8” deep.
-Shallow round cutter w/scalloped border 3 1/4”D 9/16” deep, handle missing.                 

-Round cutter w/large hole in backplate 2 3/4” diameter. 
-“Clubs” cutter 1 13/16” x 1 11/16”. 
-“Spade” cutter 2 1/8” x 1 3/4”. 
-Heart 2 7/8”W x 2 1/4”H, good form, no backplate, has handle. 
 -Six-point star 2 1/2” x 2 3/4” backplate w/handle. 
Henry L . Hess sale, June 3, 1989.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #110

0983

4 clear wine? glasses, 3” high, faceted sides w/engraved grapes.  Footed wine glass, pressed glass, 3 1/2” high, base 2”D, 6 sided stem, flared rim.  (Belonged to Barbara Ann (Risser) Hess (1852-1928), my great grandmother)  Uncle Martin S. Lichty (1911-1996) & Nora (Hess) (1913-1991) sale, June 17, 1989.

Horst Auction - Weekly Auction

0984

Pressed glass butter dish, sunflower pattern in center, scalloped border on dish, domed lid w/teardrop design, pumpkin knob.  Belonged to my great grandmother, Emma (Horst) Bender (1861-1936).    Uncle Martin S. Lichty  & Nora (Hess) sale, June 17, 1989.

Horst Auction - Weekly Auction

0993

Center seam homespun wool blanket 76” x 76”, red cross-stitch decoration of potted tulips, roosters, peacocks, initialed LK 1874, some damage, most of binding missing.  I suspect it was decorated by the same Lydia H. King as the preceding piece.  Robacker sale, lot 711, Farmersville, PA  June 24, 1989.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #82

0995

Blue & white check , homespun dresser scarf w/drawn work borders.  15 1/2” x 39 1/4”.   Fine condition.  Robacker sale, lot 704, Farmersville, PA  June 24, 1989.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #464

1000

Large redware bowl, w/interior light green glaze, brown & green splotches.  14”D, 4 7/8”H, many chips & hairline cracks.  Robacker sale, lot 188, Farmersville, PA  July 21, 1989.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #556