6C — February 8 - 21, 2019 — Pennsylvania — M id A tlantic
Real Estate Journal
P ennsylvania Painted chest, buckles, swords and more gross thousands!
Hurley Auctions sells several rare treasures
REENCASTLE, PA — A private collection years in the making concluded at Hurley Auc- tions , ending a year long pro- cess to sell the estate of Ches- ter WayneMiller of Boonsboro, MD. The final auction, the fifth held for the estate, was an extensive civil war & military sale. The star of the auction un- doubtedly was a c. 1801-1806 Johannes Spitler painted blan- ket chest, with stylized birds and flowers and original hand forged hinges. Bidders trav- eled from near and far to view G
condition and displayed in the Luray Valley Museum. The museum, built to chronicle the history of the Virginia Shenandoah Valley, is located at Luray Caverns which hosts half a million visitors yearly. Other auction highlights included: a Confederate "Dog River" Style Cavalry Sabre which closed at $3,226; a partial North Carolina belt buckle sold at $10,283; a 54 cal. Harpers Ferry 1816 rifle sold for $1,808; a VAManufac- ture 2nd model sword sold for $1,782; an 1840 Model Heavy Cavalry saber with scabbard
sold for $1,638; a VA Manu- facture saber with scabbard second model sold at $4,181; a Confederate Ramrod went for $1,412; a set of three Mis- sissippi infantry buttons sold for $542; an OVM dug belt buckle sold for $1,864; and a hand carved Thomas Jefferson folk art cane went for $576. We had a record 208,000 page views online with bidders from 24 states. Of the auction's online suc- cess, general manager B said "We couldn’t have been hap- pier with the results. The wintry mix of bad weather was definitely a concern, but I was glad to see our bidders made it through bidding online in their homes.” About Hurley Auctions Hurley Auctions is a full- service professional auction company that has grown from a small family business to be- come recognized and respected as leaders in the auction in- dustry. We strive to bring our clients the best possible results by staying on the fore- front of new technology and innovative practices, such as our online auction platform. Hurley Auctions recently cele- brated 25 years in business. Warfel promotes Cotter to director of preconstruction & estimating EAST PETERSBURG, PA — Warfel Construction Company announced the promotion of Sean Cotter, LEED GA to director of pre- construction & estimating. In this new role, Cotter leads the newly-combined Preconstruc- tion &Estimating teams, initi- ating client engagement early in the project development process and setting projects on a path for success by providing input on cost, schedule, logis- tics, constructability and other key influencers. “We continuously look for op- portunities to enhance our cli- ent’s experience and improve our processes,” said Brett Calabretta , vice president at Warfel Construction. “By combining these two depart- ments we feel we will achieve both. Sean has been a key contributor to our estimating department and his leadership will allow us to continue the momentum that has been built over the past several years.”
Johannes Spitler paint decorated blanket chest.
this rare piece which closed at a final hammer price of $40,962.50 online. The new
owner, Rod Graves of Luray, VA, intends to have the chest restored back to its original
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