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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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0005

Square butter mold? of 4 designs with a good puddin crock.  Landis Heller’s sale, 1967.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #411 - $75.00

0014

Tin candle holder, perfect, copper colored.  Seldomridges’ sale, 1967.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #328 - $85.00

0023

Puddin crock, about 2 pts.  Etta’s grandfather’s sale, 1967

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #465 - $15.00

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.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #258 - $110.00

0043

Mineral water cure jug, tall, light tan, in German, Niederselters.  Kauffman’s Antique Shop, New Holland, 1967.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #366 - $60.00

0044

Wash bowl and pitcher set, perfect large pitcher & bowl, small pitcher, soap dish, cracked mug & tumbler.  Bertha Ranck’s sale, 1968.  Circa 1888.  From her mother

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #162 - $10.00

0055

Tall reddish jug, J. Frederick Grosscarbe, Mineral Water Cure, Nauman's Sale, 1968

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #366 - $60.00

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

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #148 - $170.00

0106

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

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0115

11 Arrowheads, many damaged.  Hart sale, 1969.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #23 - $10.00

0122

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

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #566 - $260.00

0124

Pierced tin hanging pie cupboard, nice ring & stars design, small, rusted some, unfinished.  Hart sale, 1969.  I refinished it c. 1970.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #394 - $220.00

0133

1858 green Mason jar with lid.  Holtzman sale, 1969.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #376 - $110.00

0138

Indian relics, Lear’s, Glenwood, Arkansas.  Stone Age items:  A.  fist hatchet, small  B.  spearhead   C.  Tomahawk  D.  Hoe  Indian Items:  E.  Digger  F.  Wide knife blade  G.  Flint chisel  H.  Turtleback tanner  I.  Jasper fish scaler  J.  Round headed arrow heads  K.  Triangular war arrow head.  L.  Stemmed hide scraper.  1969.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #3 - $25.00

0147

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

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #535 - $25.00

0153

Quilting frame, nice, patterns.  Gochnauer’s sale, 1969. 

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #489 - $30.00

0155

Blown bottle, green, 1 ft. high.  Gochnauer’s sale, 1969

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #376 - $110.00

0159

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

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #535 - $25.00

0161

Sauerkraut stomper, 4 ft high, wooden.  Gochnauer’s sale, 1969.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #142 - $85.00

0166

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

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #143 - $35.00

0175

9”  slipware pie or soup plate, perfect, orange glaze, yellow star in center.  Shirk’s sale, 1970.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #251 - $180.00

0178

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

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #257 - $75.00

0180

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

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #471 - $375.00

0191

Closed tin Betty Lamp, holed, nice.  Guernsey barn.  Narbeth sale, 1970

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #218 - $15.00

0210

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

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #24 - $30.00

0219

Gaudy Welsh sugar bowl, carnation pattern, rough inside.  Lititz Indoor Antique Show, 1970, Seminary Antiques.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #147 - $70.00

0220

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

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #405 - $300.00

0225

3 piece Indian “potsherds”, probably Sioux.  Antique shop near Badlands, South Dakota, 1970

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #20 - $10.00

0229

Pink aurora bowl, 5” high, badly discolored.  Uncle Milt S. Stoner’s (1885-1973) sale, 1970.  From John Stoner & Barbara Snyder.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #155 - $50.00

0232

Miniature bureau with mirror, 3 drawers.  Uncle Milt S. Stoner’s (1885-1973) sale, 1970.  Date 1899.  Inscribed, “Christmas 1899”, a gift from John M. (1862-1946) & Barbara (Snyder) Stoner (1851-1914) to their son, Milton S. (1885-1973).

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #196 - $40.00

0233

10” plate with red spattered border, green eagle and shield in center, discolored & chipped.  Uncle Milt S. Stoner’s (1885-1973) sale, 1970.  From John M. & Barbara (Snyder) Stoner.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #250 - $100.00

0234

Gaudy ironstone? cup & saucer, cup discolored, plate nice.  Uncle Milt S. Stoner’s (1885-1973) sale, 1970. From John M. & Barbara (Snyder) Stoner.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #154 - $55.00

0235

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

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0242

Large, long necked gourd, with hanging hook, 16”, over 100 years old.  Uncle Milt S. Stoner’s (1885-1973) sale, 1970.  Stoner Family.  Milt said that it always hung by the fireplace in the summer kitchen at the Stoner Farm near Murrel

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #422 - $200.00

0243

Box with old scarf, silk handkerchiefs, etc.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #588 - $45.00

0250

3” copper luster blue band with copper sprig design.  Guernsey Barn Antique Show, 1970.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #150 - $150.00

0257

Pair of fiddleback plank seat chairs, original paint.  Conestoga Auction Center, 1970.  About 1972, the seat split while Uncle Earl Good was sitting on it.  He crashed to the ground.  I repaired it with a metal strap.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #403 - $40.00

0262

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

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0303

Small 7 1/2” slipware pie plate, chipped, 6 wavy lines.  Leed Sale, June 23, 1971

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #359 - $110.00

0313

7” Gaudy Welsh plate, oyster pattern or Indian on rock smoking pipe, perfect condition.  (Seminary Antiques) Lititz Indoor Antique Show, July 2, 1971.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #147 - $70.00

0314

3 1/2” Creamer, Gaudy Welsh, oyster pattern or Indian on rock, perfect condition.  (Seminary Antiques) Lititz Indoor Antique Show, July 2, 1971.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #147 - $70.00

0325

5” Roman glass teardrop vase, blue-green, just as excavated, 100 AD, Ancient Arts, Buffalo, NY, August 2, 1971.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #36 - $130.00

0328

70 arrowheads, found in the Lampeter area, mostly in good condition.  Witmer sale, Aug. 4, 1971

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #5 - $25.00

0329

7” Gaudy Welsh plate, oyster pattern, (Seminary Antiques) Lampeter Flea Market, Aug. 7, 1971.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #147 - $70.00

0333

8 1/2” purple, scallop-edged plate, floral border, Chinese Juvenile Sports, Staffordshire, Lampeter Flea Market, Aug. 7, 1971.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #153 - $30.00

0355

Bedwarmer, copper pan with brass lid, bottom repaired, 3’ long turned wooden handle, lid has nice engraved pattern.  ___ Antiques, Ephrata Antique Show, Nov. 22, 1971.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #46 - $85.00

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.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #36 - $50.00

0374

10 1/2” Staffordshire historic blue dinner plate, Chinese scenery, matches Mom’s (Ruth N. (Horst) Hess (1915-2011) plate identically.  Marked Clews warranted, (Ralph & James Clews (1819-1836) came from Ephrata area. Michael’s Antiques, Lexington, PA.  Lititz Indoor Antique Show, July 3, 1972.  See #1859.  He bought it from David Musselman of Murrel.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #70 - $35.00

0378

Pair of 18th century  iron andirons, rare double heart pattern, cannonball top, front cast, log rest wrought, from extremely fine Penna. estate, probably made in Phila.  West Virginia dealer, Park City Antique Show, Aug. 2, 1972.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #136 - $50.00

0396

Fraktur Vorschrift, 6 1/2” x 7 1/2”, “Schaff in mir Gott ein Reines Hertz…”.  Has alphabet, and numerals, red, black & brown, calligraphy, yellow base surrounded by yellow vase on either side, portion torn from left side, belongs to Barbara Brubacher, daughter of Andrew Brubacher, dated 1797, Hempfield Twp. origin, made for Barbara Shenk.  Margie Brubacher sale.  Sept. 30, 1972.  Probably by Martin Immel, schoolmaster in Manor Twp.  See #2733 & 2792.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #210 - $500.00

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.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #241 - $2,650.00

0413

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

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #120 - $35.00

0416

Rectangular wood pencil box with sliding lid, top layer slides sideways, signed Charles Bender, 1911.  Charles Bender sale, Dec. 2, 1972.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #125 - $30.00

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.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #551 - $325.00

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.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #329 - $170.00

0457

7-spindle bamboo turned Windsor chair, paint removed, nice saddle seat, box stretcher, nice splay & back.  Conestoga Auction Center, March 26, 1974.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #299 - $25.00

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.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #454 - $350.00

0471

Small Stiegel bottle, white glass, paneled with floral branch decoration.  Authenticated by Miles Kiefer, Manheim.  Ramada Inn Antique Show, Lester H. Good, Landisville.  Feb. 23, 1975.  Known as vivat bottle.  Held perfume that was showered on a bride at the wedding.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #71 - $625.00

0472

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

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0473

Small, red Staffordshire plate, T Mayer, perfect.  Reuben S. Horst (1891-1987) sale, May 17, 1975.  From Great Grandmother Barbara B. (Snyder) Stoner (1862-1922).

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #156 - $10.00

0474

Scratch decorated gourd dated 1865  Abraham Stoner.  Reuben S. Horst (1891-1987) sale, May 17, 1975.  Made by Mary (Musselman) Stoner (1823-1878).

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #211 - $525.00

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.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #29 - $300.00

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.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #113 - $425.00

0478

Small cast iron clock, doesn’t run.  A gift from Grandpa Reuben S. Horst (1891-1987) to Grandma Ida S. (Stoner) Horst (1891-1978) when they were single.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #143 - $70.00

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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0486

1848 Taufschein for Mary Musselman (1823-1878), my great grandmother.  Reuben S. Horst (1891-1987) sale, May 17, 1975.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #96 - $100.00

0487

A matching 1848 Taufschein for Henry H. Stoner (1825-1894), my great, great, grandpa.  Reuben S. Horst (1891-1987) sale, May 17, 1975.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #96 - $100.00

0488

German house blessing, printed Reading c. 1820, hand colored.  Probably belonged to Peggy Acker, hired girl of Henry H. & Mary (Musselman) Stoner.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #85 - $150.00

0494

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

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #199 - $350.00

0495

Box of old hankies, one San Francisco 1915, and a red & white.  Reuben S. Horst (1891-1987) sale, May 17, 1975.  African cap.  Grandpa Reuben S. Horst bought it at Aunt Nora (Snyder) Stoner’s (1895-1990) sale, Oct. 22, 1966.  Uncle Amos S. Horst (1893-1963) brought it back from Africa, likely Ethiopia

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #190 - $30.00

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #588 - $45.00

0497

A black summer shawl & a grey winter shawl.  Reuben S. Horst (1891-1987) sale, May 17, 1975.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #104 - $25.00

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #120 - $45.00

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.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #456 - $1,350.00

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.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #41 - $100.00


0504

Plank rocker, bootjack back, good condition, original paint.    Reuben S. Horst (1891-1987) sale, May 17, 1975

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #404 - $75.00

0505

Softwood blanket chest with two drawers made by John D. Bowers of New Holland, for Grandpa Reuben S. Horst at age 16 (1907).  Grained top a little rough.  Reuben S. Horst (1891-1987) sale, May 17, 1975.  John D. Bowers (Apr. 1847-Nov. 10, 1931).  Bought by my great grandparents, Reuben W. & Frances (Sweigart) Horst.

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0506

Softwood drop-leaf table, curved corners on leaves, rough condition.  Reuben S. Horst (1891-1987) sale, May 17, 1975.  Had it refinished at Old Hickory Cabinet Shop, Lancaster.  Grandpa bought this at a household sale c. 1914 when they started housekeeping.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #502 - $10.00

0510

3 rings.  Black onyx stone (Uncle Elam Stoner’s (1856-1935) three play rings that Grandma wore as a child.  Given away as premiums.  Reuben S. Horst (1891-1987) sale, May 17, 1975.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #433 - $80.00

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.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #116 - $140.00

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.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #549 - $160.00

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). 

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #433 - $6,200.00

0519

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

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0520

Ingram mantle clock, black.  Doesn’t run, lion heads on ends.  Reuben S. Horst (1891-1987) sale, May 17, 1975.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #145 - $25.00

0521

1820 German obituary for Christian Weber.  Reuben S. Horst (1891-1987) sale, May 17, 1975.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #56 - $200.00

0522

Pressed glass goblet, a grape design, perfect condition.  From Pappy John M. Stoner (1862-1946).  Reuben S. Horst (1891-1987) sale, May 17, 1975.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #164 - $15.00

0523

Pressed glass goblet, Wall of Troy?, perfect.  From Pappy John M. Stoner (1862-1946).  Reuben S. Horst (1891-1987) sale, May 17, 1975.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #164 - $15.00

0525

Grandma’s (Ida S. (Stoner) Horst (1891-1978)) set of dishes, plates, two tureens, platter, butter dish, etc.  No cups.  Austria.  Reuben S. Horst (1891-1987) sale, May 17, 1975.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #163 - $15.00

0526

Straight razor, marked Army edition.  Reuben S. Horst (1891-1987) sale, May 17, 1975.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #192 - $10.00

0527

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

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #353 - $700.00

0528

Brass chamberstick, push up type.  Fancy brass candle trimmer.  Bought from Jane N. Zellers.  Sept. 27, 1975

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #328 - $85.00

0530

Pressed glass whale oil lamp, on brass pedestal, mounted on marble base.  Electrified, crystal prisms, possibly added later.  Also parts to a matching piece.  Broken off at base.  Bought from Jane N. Zellers.  Sept. 27, 1975.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #144 - $15.00

0540

Stiegel clear flint mug glass.  Birds & hearts engraved design in circle.  From Titus Geesey Collection.  From Holly Hill Antiques, Nov. 3, 1975.  Identical to plate #133 in FW Hunter’s Book.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #453 - $525.00

0552

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

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #253 - $1,100.00

0553

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

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #169 - $675.00

0556

Embroidered show towel, KCS initials.  fine design, faded, holes at bottom.  Pictured in Kauffman’s PA Dutch American Folk Art.  Henry Kauffman sale.  May 20, 1977.  #659 in catalog.  Attributed to Katie Gingrich, daughter of David Gingrich & Elizabeth Eby, Elizabeth Twp., Lancaster County. 

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #346 - $200.00

0558

Fraktur vorschrift, red & black biblical exhortations, signed Michael Fieter, Martic Twp., Lancaster County, May 6, 1759.  Rare, very early.  In red frame.  Henry Kauffman sale.  May 20, 1977.  #552 in catalog.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #227 - $875.00

0559

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

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #94 - $500.00

0560

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

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #254 - $500.00

0561

 Stiegel flip glass, 3 1/2”, very rare rooster pattern, excellent condition.  Holly Hill Antiques.  July 1, 1977.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #551 - $500.00

0562

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

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #252 - $400.00

0563

Walnut Hepplewhite table, rotating top, turned tripod leg, short drop leaves, striped maple drawer on each end.  Good condition.  Lancaster Co. origin.  Eugene Sussel at Renninger’s.  Sept. 18, 1977.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #289 - $50.00

0564

Stiegel enameled bottle.  Two white doves perched on red heart, perfect condition.  Holly Hill Antiques.  Nov. 6, 1977

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #67 - $600.00

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.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #539 - $1,550.00

0568

Decorated ironstone teapot, octagonal, large, vase pattern matches #234 & #339  Philadelphia dealer, Park City Antique Show.  Jan. 4, 1978.  Spider crack at base.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #154 - $55.00

0572

Staffordshire plate, Spade, “The Lion, the Bear & the Fox”.  Green, perfect.  Florence Orr Nice, York Antique Show, Sept. 3, 1978.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #153 - $30.00

0577

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

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #90 - $675.00

0583

Cherry candle stand on tripod base.  c. 1820.  Nicely turned pedestal, 18 1/4” top, refinished.  David Reed Antiques (Willow Street).  Renningers Antique Market, Nov. 4, 1979.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #490 - $35.00

0590

5 3/8” enamel decorated Stiegel mug, castle design, bad crack & repair at handle.  Greg Kramer, Cleona, PA.  April 9, 1980.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #355 - $325.00

0591

4 3/8” enamel decorated Stiegel mug.  Nice decoration.  White bird with yellow wing.  Rare size.  Minor crack at base of handle.  Greg Kramer, Cleona, PA, April 4, 1980.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #351 - $425.00

0598

8”x 12” simple flower basket watercolor, in rust, brown & green, signed “LE” on back, apparently Lillie Eby, Bachmansville, PA. c. 1897.  Lot #142, Labor Day Benefit Auction, Historical Society of Cocalico Valley.  Sept. 1, 1980

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #524 - $85.00

0600

Calling card of James Buchanan.  Lot #127, Labor Day Benefit Auction, Historical Society of Cocalico Valley.  Sept. 1, 1980.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #333 - $80.00

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

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #354 - $700.00

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

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #452 - $825.00

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

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #455 - $475.00

0603-b

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

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #552 - $325.00

0603-c

Stiegel 3 1/2” small white dove on red heart, enamel chipped.Wetzel Sale, Oct. 3, 1980.  Catalog Vol. II, #1470

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #353 - $375.00

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.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #168 - $110.00

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #553 - $450.00

0605

3 enameled flips, 3 1/2” white bird on yellow stump, cracked.  3 3/4” steeple design.  Floral spray w/ black & red apple on reverse, perfect.  3” white bird with yellow wing perched on red heart with blue center, blue top border, perfect.  Wetzel Sale, Oct. 3, 1980, Vol. II, Lot #1474.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #357 - $450.00

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #554 - $325.00

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.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #183 - $50.00

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.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #221 - $1,500.00

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.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #531 - $950.00

0658

Stiegel enameled mug, 5 3/8” high, badly cracked, rare parrot design w/floral decorations.  From an Ohio collection.  Black Angus Antique Market, May 31, 1981.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #558 - $240.00

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.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #181 - $30.00

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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0669

Softwood, one drawer stand, square top, pedestal base with four carved feet, dark stain, glass knob on drawer.  I refinished it, July, 1981.  30 1/2” high.  Henry Harner sale, June 27, 1981.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #298 - $50.00

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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0671

Sheraton bow-front chest of drawers, main wood cherry, front veneered mahogany 4 drawer, replaced hardware, 41” long, 41 1/2” high, small piece of veneer off turned feet, scalloped base, Lancaster County origin.  Henry Harner sale, June 27, 1981.  I refinished it July, 1981.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #290 - $230.00

0685

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

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0688

Fraktur in empire mahogany veneer frame, 7 3/4”x 10”, red & yellow tulips, 1842, Frederick Linebach.  “Christ is the tree of life.”  Originally purchased in Bird-in-Hand area.  Eugene Charles, York Antique Show, Sept. 4, 1981. (He was son of Elias Leinback the clockmaker, was a school master among the Mennonites, moved to Snyder Co.  Taught school at Bowmansville, forcibly removed Taufschein when the public school system was adopted.  1850 Census -shoemaker in Brecknock Twp.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #516 - $2,450.00

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

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #336 - $875.00

0710

Pearlware cup & saucer, yellow & blue peafowl decor w/green branches, scalloped edges, chips on saucer base, hairline crack.  Charles Amsel Sale, April 9, 1982.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #243 - $120.00

0711

8”  King’s Rose, plate, some colors chipped, stains.  Charles Amsel Sale, April 9, 1982.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #555 - $65.00

0728

Small scissors cutting, tree of life w/urns, birds & tulips, c. 1800.  Sara Musselman Sale, April 10, 1982.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #522 - $100.00

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.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #339 - $260.00

0730

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

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #339 - $260.00

0731

Small scissors cutting, tree of life,  c. 1800.  Sara Musselman Sale, April 10, 1982

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #522 - $100.00

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. 

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #92 - $290.00

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #511 - $2,450.00

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #309 - $130.00

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #310 - $650.00

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #311 - $1,450.00

0748-a

Stiegel 4 1/4” flip glass, white bird w/yellow wings on yellow stump, floral sprays w/red pomegranate w/black & white 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.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #242 - $425.00

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.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #355 - $775.00

0748-c

Stiegel 3 3/8” mug “fantastic bird” design, white bird w/green wing perched on red heart, small floral sprays.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.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #454 - $625.00

0750

Sprigware teapot, 10 3/8” high, c. 1850, purple twigs & green leaves, good condition, Manheim Flea Market, Sept. 4, 1982

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #146 - $15.00

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. 

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #330 - $22,500.00

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

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #405 - $300.00

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.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #595 - $375.00

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.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #163 - $150.00

0773

Walnut drop leaf table, top 35”x18” w/10 1/2” leaves, tapered legs, reeded edges, one drawer, top has many black stains, some warping, corners are pegged, early construction before 1820.  Consignment Shop, Eric Gunion, Feb. 24, 1983.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #301 - $30.00

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.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #210 - $8,100.00

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.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #53 - $50.00

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.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #340 - $400.00

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.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #93 - $450.00

0801

Fraktur Vorschrift 12 5/8”x7 3/4”, Dirdorff artist, dated Mar. 1787, tulip & vine decoration emanating from small heart at bottom center, in shades of red & blue, 2 sizable holes on right half of certificate, design beautifully executed, has unusual silver paint applied on portions of the decoration, framed in a nice empire mahogany veneer frame.  Corinne Earnest, Germantown, MD, July 9, 1983.  On 2/26/84 I learned that this piece was formerly owned by Drs. Trish & Don Herr who bought it at a household sale on State Street, Lancaster.  They sold it at the Historical Society of Cocalico Valley a few years ago.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #225 - $325.00

0802-a

Show Towel, Lancaster County Mennonite origin.  Fred Weiser, July 30, 1983.  17x51 1/2, Mary Hershey-1845, all red thread, finely done, designs include rabbits, peafowl, roosters, hearts, table & chairs & many flower pot motifs.  Came from a household sale in Manheim on July 13, 1974.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #543 - $850.00

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.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #416 - $2,100.00

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.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #191 - $100.00

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.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #341 - $60.00

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.)

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #40 - $350.00

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.)

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #518 - $325.00

0803

Tin cash box.  9 3/4” long, 5” wide, 4” high, handle on top.  It was decorated with dabs of black paint, then covered with a black wash.  Interior is black.  Scratched on the lid is J. S. Hershey.  Aug. 16, 1870.  Bought at the Stock Exchange, Lancaster, PA, July 30, 1983.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #509 - $25.00

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.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #271 - $825.00

0822

Stiegel-type, engraved flip glass, 7”h, 5 1/2 d. at top.  Oval medallion w/lines radiating from it, in center are two birds perched on a heart, small chip fracture along top edge.  Greg Kramer, Cleona, PA  Dec. 7, 1983.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #244 - $230.00

0833

Samson & Delilah stove plate, left plate of five plate stove, worn, German inscription not legible, chip off top border, measures 25”W x 23”.  See Bible in Iron by Mercer, pp. 194 & 195.  Circa 1740-1760.  Sarah Musselman sale, catalog # 370, April 28, 1984.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #133 - $375.00

0835

Wool wheel for spinning, 18th century , nicely turned posts & spokes, 69” long x63” high, 46 3/4 wheel diameter, feet ends rotted.  Sarah Musselman sale, catalog #472, April 28, 1984.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #489 - $30.00

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.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #458 - $2,950.00

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.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #247 - $3,500.00

0840

Show Towel, homespun, 17 3/8”x 52”, 1848, CEDIKINIG, BK & Rebeca Beiler, red, pink & blue thread, roosters & floral motifs, strawberry border.  Amish origin.  Trish Herr, Oct. 29, 1984.  (Cedi (Katie) Kinnig (1832-1920) married Jacob Beiler.  Daughter Rebecca (1856-1891) married David Esch.)

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #547 - $1,200.00

0850

Decorated towel, 15 3/8 x 61 3/8, homespun linen, top panel in red crosshatch.  Barbara Gehman w/date 1829 in heart, drawn panel at bottom, tree design, flanked by a bird with a red-eye, a deer, a large tulip extending from a pot.  Nan Tshudy at Black Angus.  Dec. 9, 1984.  Came from Katie Ludwig estate sale on Glenwood Drive, Ephrata Twp., fall, 1984.  Appears to be Barbara (1809-1869) m.(1) Moses Good.  Daughter of Christian & Barbara (Kurtz) Gehman of Brecknock Twp.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #441 - $160.00

0850-a

Stiegel-type enameled mug, 3 1/4”, badly cracked castle decoration.  Greg Kramer, Annville, PA, May 12, 1985

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #355 - $325.00

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.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #522 - $325.00

0860

Wooden rolling pin - 2 part, rough surface.  International Gift & Thrift, Mt. Joy, Nov. 14, 1985.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #535 - $90.00

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.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #327 - $575.00

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. 

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #514 - $160.00

0864

Redware flower pot, 6 3/4”D, 8”H w/saucer, reddish glaze w/black mottling, many chips.  Renningers Antique Market, Dec. 1985.  From Lebanon, PA.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #255 - $75.00

0865

Redware flower pot w/saucer, 6”D, 4 3/4” H, orange, brown & yellow mottled glazing, cracked.  From Lebanon, PA.  Renningers Antique Market, Dec. 1985.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #255 - $75.00

0868

Wool coverlet (c. 1820-1850), center seamed, red, white & blue geometric design, poor condition, holes, fringes missing, etc.  Menno Hess, Jr. sale, Mt. Joy, PA.  Menno Sr. was a son of Jacob H. Hess who was an older brother of my great grandfather, Aaron H. Hess (1848-1914).  March 21, 1986.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #581 - $350.00

0869

Fraktur drawing 7 3/4”x 5” in black frame, inscribed Joseph Charles 1834 PaPa?  Scotch tape over some tears, no discoloration, done in red and black ink, large bird in center, surrounded by a sunburst, elaborate vines, small figure of a woman, and the face of a clock in a mummy like object sprouting from a vine.  Manor Twp., Lancaster Co. origin.  Purchased at Joe Charles sale of “Chicken Charles” family of Charlestown Rd.  Bought from Eugene & Vera Charles, April 11, 1986.  On 6/5/91 I paid Franklin Shores to remove tape, repair & encapsulate.  Related to work of David Herr.  The CH is probably Christian Herr whose name appears on one owned by Don & Trish Herr.  Joseph Charles is the ancestor of R. Martin Keen & Carolyn Charles Wenger.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #409 - $3,000.00

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 - $950.00

881

Flax wheel in red & black paint, distaff is missing.  Simple turnings, supposed to have have originally come out of Lancaster Co.  Paint in excellent condition.  Glen Parker, Jan. 1987. 

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #601 - $110.00

0882

Empire wardrobe, 2 door, bold ogee cornice, single panel door, knock down mahogany veneer, old finish, 2 interior drawers on right side.  Crawford, Renninger Antique Market, March 1, 1987.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #598 - $200.00

0886

Wooden husking peg-6” long, hand carved with leather finger strap.  From Nolt family in E. Hempfield Twp.  Miriam & Anna Nolt sale, Silver Spring Fire Hall, March 26, 1987.  Probably from Bishop Jacob N. Brubacher.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #221 - $60.00

0891

8 3/4” plate, strawberry pattern, early soft paste, small chip, some loss of green polychrome on leaves.  Nolt sale, 3/26/87.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #552 - $45.00

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 2 - Lot #537 - $475.00

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 - $400.00

0900

Horn spoon, 6 3/4”, some chips.  Lot #92, Sara Musselman Sale, 4/25/87.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #221 - $60.00

0901

Large wood oval trencher, w/ rounded handles, has early feel, 31 1/2”x 15” x 5 1/2”.  Some rotting inside bottom, knot hole plugged w/ corn cob.  Lot #137, Sara Musselman Sale, 4/25/87.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #535 - $90.00

0902

Glazed Redware hot pad, orange glaze, 7 1/2” D, some chips.  Lot #499, Sara Musselman Sale, 4/25/87.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #359 - $110.00

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 - $2,250.00

0912

Geburtschein by C. F. Egleman, c. 1835, 9 7/8” x 12”, Christ being baptized at top, preaching to the apostles below, records birth of Abraham Reist b. Nov. 8, 1770 in Hempfield Twp.  (He’s my 4th great grandfather.)  I’m descended from his daughter Anna who married Rev. Jacob Hershey.  It is mounted in a simple frame with raised squares at corners, balanced of frame, has tiger maple veneer, frame seems to have been made for the Geburtschein.  Mrs. Dorothy Shopf sale, Al Starr Community Building, Willow Street, PA.  Aug. 20, 1987.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #52 - $130.00

0913

Late 18th century T-stretcher base, peg-top, kitchen table, 2 drawer, softwood, old red finish which had been tampered with.  Greg Kramer agreed to send it to Pete Dean of Quarryville for paint restoration.  Drawer pulls missing, no replaced parts, table in fine condition.  Originally came out of the Allentown area.  Bought from Greg Kramer, Annville, PA, Nov. 23, 1987.  8/88 for paint restoration & hardware by Pete Dean, Quarryville.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #297 - $550.00

0915

Old kitchen cupboard, c. 1815.  Blue-green paint over red, 2 raised panel doors w/quirk molded stiles & rails, 3 panels per door,  top & bottom dovetailed to sides, cornice molding, missing are the turned feet.  Was in a Millersville household for as long as any family member could remember, similar to other kitchen cupboard from Manor Township area.  Sale at Millersville Fire Hall, Jan. 23, 1988.  12/16/91 I paid Jim Tshudy to strip down to original finish, reproduce turned feet & missing cornice molding.  Looks super.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #405 - $1,150.00

0916

Ten plate stove & base, medium size.  10-plate cast at Warwick Furnace, Berks Co, PA.  Name of John Hess on door, iron master, several cracks in interior.  Bought from Tom Martin who picked it up at Renningers, Jan. 31, 1988

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #291 - $325.00

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 - $1,700.00

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 - $300.00

0919

Stiegel type mug, 4 3/4” high, fine condition, blue & white bird decoration.  Dealer’s tag indicates it was bought by Ada Musselman 2- __-1931.  Sarah Musselman sale, Denver, PA, Lot #93.  April 23, 1988.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #246 - $775.00

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 - $30.00

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 - $240.00

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 - $425.00

0934

Charcoal portrait of Mary Irvin (b. 1840), 2nd wife of Franklin Bender.  Family information on backside.  In oak frame.  LMHS Benefit Auction, Sept. 17, 1988.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #474 - $45.00

0935

Lehn type coopered piece.  8”D, 10” high.  Dark green paint, much of it has flaked off.  3 iron bands decorated with vines.  2 dates in pencil in interior, both 1848.  Wheatland Fall Fest silent auction, Sept. 18, 1988.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #306 - $200.00

0935-a

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

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 1 - Lot #126 - $25.00

0936

Wooden bucket, 12 3/4” D, 11”H.  Probably maple syrup bucket, softwood staves, oak bands, fastened in a curious fashion.  Piece is varnished.  Wheatland Fall Fest silent auction, Sept. 18, 1988.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #424 - $60.00

0936-a

Softwood box (Bible box?), 18th century, plain box, no moldings or feet, fine shaped strap hinges in interior.  Owned by Mae Brenneman of Neffsville.  Conestoga Auction, Sept. 26, 1988.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #193 - $190.00

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 - $575.00

0938

49 1/2”L x 28 1/2”W cast iron stove plate, cracked and corner missing, badly worn, rare size, likely cast at Elizabeth Furnace by Robert Coleman.  Probably used in the walk in fireplace on the Bucher homestead.  The house burned in 1984 and the fireback was used as a stepping stone at one of the outbuildings.  Raymond Bucher sale at Bucher homestead , 11/5/88.  Original owner was likely Great, Great, Great, Great, Great Grandfather Joseph Bucher (1755-1804) on whose farm it was found.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #395 - $240.00

0940

42”L small bench, plank seat w/octagonal legs, some rotting at ends, rough, early style.  Raymond Bucher sale at Bucher homestead , 11/5/88.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #292 - $40.00

0946

Bond between Jacob Hess, Elizabeth Twp. & Henry Hess, Warwick, March 30, 1844.  (Henry was my 3rd great grandfather, also signed by John Risser, my 3rd great grandfather)  Sara Musselman sale.  Jim Hess bought the lot & we divided it.  Jan. 7, 1989.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #61 - $300.00

0949

Enameled Stiegel type mug, 5” high, badly cracked & repaired.  Long-necked white bird on green stump.  Conestoga Auction Co., Jan. 16, 1989.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #455 - $200.00

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 - $2,950.00

0954

Ladder back rocking chair, 4 rung, nicely arched, acorn turned posts, rockers probably added in 1st generation, flat carved arms.  In old finish, black over red, beautifully worn.  Paul Wagner sale near Manheim, April 15, 1989.  Rocker was owned by Mr. Wagner’s grandmother, Sarah A. (Baker) King, who lived near East Berlin, Adams Co.  His mother was Catherine B. King who married David Ezra Wagner.  She was the daughter of Sarah A. King born Baker who was the wife of Christian B. King of East Berlin.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #293 - $50.00

0955

Conestoga wagon jack marked PH Gorner 1794.  Wood portion may not be original.  Lancaster Spring Antique Auction at the Farm & Home Center.  April 24, 1989.  Locksmith Philip Gorner (1764-1831) worked in Maytown, PA.  His father, John Gorner, also made jacks.  His first wife was Barbara Gelbach, 2nd wife Christina Lindemuth, sister of Margaret Lindemuth who married John Long, the lamp maker of Sporting Hill.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #206 - $400.00

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 - $120.00

0958

1595 map of Switzerland, framed & matted, exposed portion measures 18 1/2”L x 14”H from Theatric Orbis Terrarium by Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598) hand colored, in fine condition, all inscriptions in Latin, note:  map is drawn with northern Switzerland at the bottom & southern Switzerland at the top.  James E. Hess, Lititz, 5/5/89.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #270 - $1,650.00

0960

Flax comb w/cover, marked St. Ulrich 1816, tulips in punched decoration.  John L. Hess sale, Mt. Joy, PA, 5/6/89.  Note:  another comb marked St. Ulrich 1817 is in the permanent collection of the Heritage Center of Lancaster Co.  I believe the maker was Stophel Ulrich who worked in Earl Twp.  Three are in collection of Landis Valley Museum.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #205 - $220.00

0961

Toy threshing machine, wooden, 2 parts, case steam engine painted black w/ green wheels, 18”L;  threshing machine, beige w/green trim 21 1/2” long, made by John L. Hess when he was 11 or 12.  (He is presently 91 years old.)  He was a son of Menno L. Hess (b. 1869) & Annie Leaman (b. 1869), Menno being the eldest son of Jacob & Martha (Lefever) Hess.  Jacob was a brother of my great, grandfather, Aaron H. Hess.  John L. Hess sale, Mt. Joy, PA 5/6/89.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #386 - $375.00

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 - $600.00

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 - $30.00

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 - $220.00

0970

Rye-straw storage hamper w/ lid, 20” wide at center, 26 1/4” high, some wear on sides & bottom.  Robacker sale, Lot #851, May 26, 1989.  Pictured in the Dutchman magazine, Fall, 1955, p. 4.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #570 - $190.00

0971

Decorated Easter egg-black dye, egg still inside, decoration:  beehive & bees, flowers & tree, on top Maria Groff, Mar. 30th 1864.  On bottom:  Love.  Robacker sale, Lot #943, May 26, 1989.  Pictured in Robacker’s book, Old Stuff in Up-Country Penna., p. 165.  In my corner cupboard.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #312 - $700.00

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 - $110.00

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 - $1,550.00

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 - $2,700.00

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 - $100.00

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 - $100.00

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 - $100.00

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 - $60.00

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.

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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.

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0987

Hooked rug, 35 1/2” x 49”, divided into 35 blocks of alternating flowers & blocks of hit or miss pattern, binding frayed & some colors have bled.  Made by Aunt Nora (Hess) Lichty.  Uncle Martin S. Lichty  & Nora (Hess) sale, June 17, 1989

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #282 - $50.00

0988

Split oak basket.  6”high, 10”D at top, handle broken off & missing.  It was made by Uncle Mart’s father, Martin Lichty, Sr. (1869-1948) of Blue Ball.  He made brooms & baskets in his old age.    Uncle Martin S. Lichty  & Nora (Hess) sale, June 17, 1989.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #43 - $15.00

0992

Homespun dresser scarf, drawn borders on both ends w/deer, birds, stars & floral motifs, drawn edging around panels, fringed on three sides.  Late 18th-early 19th century w/red embroidery added, “Lydia H. King born 1814 Made in my 82nd year 1895.”  With 2 birds on front edge, 18 1/2” x33”.  I believe the Lydia King is HL1347 in the Amish & Amish Mennonite Ger. Genealogy.  Lydia Hooley (1814-1904) daughter of Christian Hooley & Eliz Mast of Armaugh Twp., Mifflin Co., married Levi King (1815-1887), son of Samuel King & Anna Yoder.  All were Old Order Amish.  Robacker sale, lot 777, Farmersville, PA  June 24, 1989.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #545 - $250.00

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 - $170.00

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 - $70.00

0996

Pair of homespun linen pillowcases, pink, cross-stitch.  Catharine Musselman 1858 w/stars & potted flowers.  Some stains.  Robacker sale, lot 696, Farmersville, PA  June 24, 1989.

Horst Auction - The Clarke Hess Collection Part 2 - Lot #541 - $15.00

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 - $270.00