6C — February 8 - 21, 2019 — Pennsylvania — M id A tlantic

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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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