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Auctioneer Rick Schadel Auctioneer 717-365-3008
Auction Date Apr 07 Auction
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      SATURDAY, April 7, 2018 AT              8:00 AM(OUTSIDE) 8:15 INSIDE 


Gratz Community Building Gratz, Pa.

Outstanding Collection of Thomas Umholtz

Thomas Umholtz was well known for his knowledge of & passion for collecting Mahantongo & other local Furniture/Items. It is a rare opportunity to be able to purchase quality items from this area with a letter of provenance attached to some of the purchases. Most Furniture & Items are from the 1800's.

Designations: D.T. = Dovetailed, H.F. = Hand Forged, C.I. = Cast Iron, M. = Mahantongo


Dower Chest w/Cartouche “ANDRES GANSER” ANNO 1823 W/Swirled Decorated Pt. 2 Drawers & Ogee Feet M.,Stand w/Splayed Turned Legs w/Drawer (Klingerstown M.), Solid End Chest of Drawers Salmon and Red Swirl Decoration W/2 drawers Over 3 M., Brown Over Red Blanket Chest Splayed Turned Feet M., Sheraton Desk W/4 Drawers Turned Feet M.(lid missing Rebuck), Small Blanket Chest w/Turned Splayed Feet M., 2 Drawer Red Farm Table W/Splayed Turned Feet 33” X 48” Top M. (John Brown Green Briar), Dark Blue Wood Box 2 Door Cupboard Type (John Brown) M., D.T. Wood Box 2 Molded Lids Brown Graining M., 2 Sheraton Chest of Drawers (1) 4 Drawers Red W/Glass Knobs M., (1) 3 Drawers over 3 Drawers Dk. Blue (Salmon W/Swirl Under) M., Half Column Chest of Drawers Maple/Cherry Over Ptd. M., 1 Plank Door Red Jelly Cupboard W/Chippendale Feet (John Brown) M., Red Jelly Cupboard W/2 One Board Doors M. (John Brown), Red Rope Bed W/Outstanding Turnings 1865 in Pencil M. (John Brown Schneedahl), Wardrobe W/3 Paneled Doors Over Two (Green Briar) M., Dough Box Turned Leg Stretcher Base Green/Red No Top M., Red Drop Leaf Table W/Drawer M., Sheraton Chest of Drawers 2 Drawers over 3 M., Red Stool Legs Scalloped (From Old Reitz Homestead Rebuck) M., Bench W/Splayed Legs & Cutouts Both Sides (Stone Valley?)FINE OTHER FURNITURE: 12 Pane Corner Cupboard W/Raised Panel Lower Door Bracket Feet Orange & Green/Blue, Sheraton Chest Of Drawers Salmon W/ Swirled Grained Paint Turned Black Feet, 1 Door Jelly Cupboard W/4 Raised Reeded Panels w/Cornice & OG Feet & Reeded Edges, 3 Drawer Walnut Farm Table Splayed Turned Pad Feet (2 pads damaged) 35 1/2”x 65” Outstanding 2 Board Top,Wardrobe Kas 2 raised Panel Doors Over 2 Drawers large Cornice Ptd., Turned Leg Farm Table W/2 Drawers, D.T. & Mortised 3 Shelve Blue Bucket Bench, Hanging Wall Cupboard 4 Pane Door W/2 Drawers Missing Moldings Ptd., Blanket Chest W/Lg. Base Molding & Strap Hinges Shoe Feet, Drop Leaf Table, Decorated Blanket Chest, 5 Scalloped Benches CHAIRS: Windsors; 7' Settee, Stools, High Chair, Bow Backs, Spindle Back & W/Birdcage Rockers (High Backs) & Cheese Cutter Runners, Dec. Plank Bottom Rocker, Stools, Others


36 FRAKTURS: (1) Willams & Ellen Otto Higens Twp. 1876 (Ritter & Co. Reading), (2) Daniel & Catharina (Dornseif) Bolich Barry Twp.1856 (F.L. Werner Pottsville), (3) John & Susan (daughter of Andrew Geist) Bixler 1814 (G.S. Peters), (4) Caroles & Lidia (Haas) Schlegel Upper Mahanoy Twp.1853 (Ritter & Co. Reading), (5) George & Maria (Klein) Erdman Upper Mahantongo Twp. 1854 (John P. Betram Pottsville),(6) Johannes & Litia (Delb) Brosius Upper Mahantongo Twp. 1839 (A.& B. Blomer Allentown) , (7) Jonathan & Julianna (Knorren) Deitz Upper Mahantongo 1852 (Lutz & Scheffer Harris.) (8)Willam & Sara Ann (Miller) Schlegel Washington Twp. North. 1873 (Theo. F. Scheffer Harris.) (9) Johannes and Catharina (Heilman) Diehl Langswamp Twp. Berks 1778 (Lutz & Scheffer Harris.) (10) David Maurer & wife Anna (Meuer) Upper Mahantongo Twp. 1853 (G. PH. LIPPE, Pottsville) t(11) Johan D. Deibler and Lidia (Fetteroff) Mifflin Twp. 1862 (Theo. F. Scheffer, Harris.) (12) Johan D. Deibler and Lidia (Fetteroff) Mifflin Twp 1861 (TL. F. Scheffer, Harris.) (13) Andraes and Catharina (Haag) Schmeltz Lykens Twp. 1836 ( Moses N. Peters, Carlisle) (14) Hand Done George Haas & Elizabeth (Muller) Upper Mahanoy Twp. North. 1815 (Hand Done-Sussel Unicorn Artist) (15) Jacob Jaekel & Anna Maria Hohn Mahanoy Twp. North. Stone Valley Church 1796 (Hand Done-Sussel Unicorn Artist) (16) Michael & Elisabeth Runkel Manheim Twp, Schuylkill 1811 ( New York) (17) Frederick & Mary (Reitz) Latsha Washington Twp, North. 1864 ( A. Hoen & Company, Baltimore) (18) Daniel Ganszert & Eva (Reitz) Upper Mahanoy Twp. 1815 ( Johann Ritter Reading (19) Charle & Marie Kehler Gordon 1894 ( H. M. Crider, York) (20) Daniel Artz and Sarah( Deitrich)? Lower Mahantongo Twp. 1835 (21) Moses L. Beissel & Magdalena Schankweiler Upper Mahanoy Twp. 1854 (Hand done, Mahantongo Valley Artist) (22) Daniel and Carolina Gilbert, Dietrich Hubley Twp, Sch. 1863 ( A. E. Snyder Pottsville) (23) Peter Schneider & wife Gertraut Maurer Upper Mahanoy Twp.North. 1811 (Johann Valentin Schuller) (24) Daniel and Carolina (Magunr) Upper Mahanoy Twp. North. 1815 ( John Weistling, Harris.) (25) Daniel Hoasz & Catarina Hebler Upper Mahantango Twp.Sch. 1829 ( H. Ebner & Co. Allentown ) (26) Conrad Rebuck & Julie Reitz Upper Mahanoy Twp. North. 1829 ( G. Miller, New Berlin) (27) Conrad Rebock & Susianna (Schott), Washington Twp, North. 1857 ( Blumer & Leisenring, Allentown) (28) Johannes Meyer & Catarina (Ried) Upper Mahanoy Twp. North. 1817 Mahantongo Furniture Maker ( Joseph Schnee, Lebanon) (29) Daniel & Hanna Seil,June 1 1841, Millersburg (Hand Done ) (30) May 17 1830 Upper  Mahantongo Twp (G. S. Peters, Harris) (31) Gottfreid _owa_ & Hanna June 10 1828 Upper Mahanoy Twp. North(Jacob Baab, Harris) (32) Micheal (Tyron) & Salome Sept. 16, 1834. Upper Mahanoy Twp., North.(G. S. Peters, Harris.) (33) Johannes (Schneider) & Susanna Schreffler January 14 1858, Upper Mahanoy Twp., North.(G. PH. LIPPE, Pottsville) (34) George Wagner & _ifabef_aeine September 30, 1819, North.(John Weistling, Harris.) (35) Johann Schneider & Sussanna (Schreffler) Sept. 22, 1856, Upper Mahanoy Twp. North.( Norb Biete Stra_e, Phila.) (36)George Klinger & wife January 15, 1821 Lykens Twp. Johann Ritter & Co, Reading (Look At PDF Files on Auction Zip)

OTHER PAPER: Land Draft and (6) Confirmation Certificates By Peter Montelus, Other Local Indentures & Certificates

EARLY GERMAN BOOKS (SOME WITH LOCAL NAMES IN SCRIPT) BY: Heinrich Cage Reading 1814, Johann Bar Lancaster 1825, T.Rowe Phila. 1848, Verbefferte Huflage Germania 1829, Henrich Ebner Allentown 1819, C.V. Bruckman Reading 1819, Berfaer Reading 1820, Lutz & Scheffer Harris. 1850, Johann Ritter Reading 1830,G.S. Peters Harris. 1833, Johann Albrecht Lancaster 1802, Jacob Schnee Lebanon 1808, Peter Leibert Germantown 1796, Willam & Daniel Tradwell Portsmouth, N.H. 1804, Schneider & Miners Reading 1827, (4) Bibles: Rabock’s, George & Magdalina (Zartman) Emrich’s, Jacob & Matilda (Artz) Klock’s, Peter Arbaught’s Basil Switzerland 1736, Approx. 45 Early Books. OTHER BOOKS: Atlas: Columbia & Montour Co. F. W. Beers & Co. 1876, Dauphin Co. Everts & Stewarts 1875, Ledgers, Many Other Books ( Look at PDF Files on Auction Zip)

LOCAL BOOKS: 12 Local Sesqui-Bi-Centennial Books, History Books: Lykens Twp.,Gratz, Isaac Stiely, Klingers, Adams Co., Wagner Family, Buffalo Twp., Pillow, Rough & Ready, Klingerstown, White Deer Twp., Willamsport, Heritage of Lancaster, Hepler Family, Zions (Klingers) Church

MILK BOTTLES: Schwalms Dairy & Kimmels Valley View, Eberts Dairy Hegins, Hoffmans Gratz, I.m. Riegel & Son, Thos O. Romberger Millersburg Soda Bottle Sells at 2:00

LG. LOT LOCAL ADVERTISING & EARLY LOCAL PICTURES: Kimmels Ice Cream Thermometer, Starr Poultry, R.F. Harner Merch., Harold R. Kimmel Merch., G.R. Harner Bakery, H.A. Spotts Lumber, Sacramento Roller Mills Ruler, Porcelain Alpha Cement Sign T. W. Hepler, Flour Bags: P.F. Romberger, Geo. Dockey Berrysburg, Clinton W. Rieger Herndon, John E. Roeder Pine Grove, Many Other Items and Many Pictures. Sells After 1:00

STONEWARE: Chicken Waters, Jug, Handled Crock, Redware Crocks & Jug & Others.

WOODENWARE: Slaw Cutters w/Heart & Pods, Bread Boards, Crock Lids, D.T. Drawers & Numerous Adv. Boxes, Stools, Measures, Writing Boards, Slide Lid Boxes, & Divider, Other Items

LINENS: Hooked Rug (Horse), Strip & Braided Carpets, Millersburg Coverlet Dated 1847, Homespun, (2) Crazy Quilts,(2) Patch Quilts

EARLY TOOLS & IRON: 70 Wood Planes; 13 Planes of J. Mayer & 1 J. Braun Mahantongo Furniture Makers, Squares, Hammers, 28 Early Saws,(Some Civil War era +), Stanley #113 Concave Plane, Draw Knives, Various Wood Chisels, Hatchets, Broad Axes, Slicks, Froes, Log Carrier, Hoe, Augers, Butcher Ladle, Forks & Spatula, Pry Bars, & Other Items


Early Brooms, Baskets: Gathering, Buttock & Rye; 2 Wooden Bicycle Wheels, 1765 Corner Stone, 2 & 3 Prong Fork & Knife Sets (Marshes & Shepherd) Cutlery & Various Pcs., 1776 & 1797 Flax Combs, Butcher Knives, 13 Star Flag/Banner, New Decorated Furniture of the Mahantongo Valley Books, Green & Smoked Dec. Canisters, Adv. Tins, Driving Eye Glasses, Pin Cushions, Feather Duster, Planters Peanut Tin, Comb Case 1899, D.T. Abbaccus, Necco Jar, Peafowl Cup & Saucer, Marbles, Early Paneled Doors, Allentown Cement Sign , Early Light Bulbs, Dome Top Trunk, Bicycle, Egg Baskets, Misc. Wood Pcs. & Other Items.

TERMS: Cash or Good Pa. Check. No Out of State Checks.

Order of Sale: Doors Open At 6:45 am; 8:00 A.M. Wood Components & Doors Outside; 8:15 Inside Mix Woodenware, Misc., Stoneware; 8:45 Tools & Local Books; 9:30 Frakturs, Paper, Old Books; 11:00 Furniture Incl.; After 1:00 Local Advertising & Pictures; 2:00 Milk Bottles. All Quanities & Times are Approx. Note: Most Furniture is Located in a Side Room and may be Viewed Throughout the Day.

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# AU005562 (717) - 365-3008

LYKENS, PA 17048

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