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Pook & Pook, Inc., Auctioneers and Appraisers
 AuctionZip Auctioneer ID # 2096  

Ronald and Debra Pook
463 East Lancaster Avenue
Downingtown, PA 19335

Phone: (610) 2694040

The firm of Pook & Pook Inc. was founded in 1984 by Ronald and Debra Pook. Located in Chester County, Pennsylvania the offices reside in an old stone inn built in 1761. The auction company grew out of the Pook’s antique business, which they had started a decade earlier in the same location. Right from the start, the auctions at Pook & Pook were a draw for major museums, estate representatives and serious collectors.
Pook & Pook’s first auction in 1984 grossed $125,000, a respectable amount for a new auction house run, at the time, by the Pooks and one part-time employee. By 1999 the firm had evolved many times over and broke records when a Philadelphia piecrust tea table brought 1.4 million, making Pook & Pook, Inc. the first auction house outside New York City to break the million mark on a single item. In June of that same year, Pook & Pook, Inc. held its historic William Koch sale, the largest on-site one-day auction ever held in the U.S., grossing over $4.3 million.
In 2001 renovations of the 1761 building, which holds their offices, as well as built an adjacent state of the art auction facility, were completed. These renovations afford the buying public greater ease of access to sale items through more auctions and expanded exhibition hours.
Successful sales have continued to receive widespread attention from the collecting public. In 2007, the Americana Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Donald Shelley brought $10 million. This was followed by the Richard and Rosemarie Machmer sale in October of 2008, which despite economic gloom, again achieved spectacular prices, and $4.7 million total. In June of 2009, while still under the cloud of an unsettled economy, Pook & Pook sold the collection of the Master family of Robesonia, PA. The collection brought $2.4 million, well above the projected high estimate for this collection.
Debra and Ron lead by example as they work closely on researching, photographing and handling the fine antiques offered during their high-energy auctions. Today Pook & Pook, Inc. holds up to 12 auctions a year, each of them unique. The Period Furniture and Decorative Accessories Auctions include a wonderful selection of high end antique furniture, fine art, folk art, oriental carpets and period accessories. The Variety Sales feature a range of items including furniture, art and accessories. Fun and fast paced they offer bidders the opportunity to take home unique pieces for reasonable prices. While all of Pook & Pook’s auctions include art, a wide range of artistic styles can be found at the Fine Art Sales, where twice a year the firm puts on smaller auctions that only offer fine art and sculpture. Pook & Pook gives both buyers and consignors a range of buying and selling opportunities. As the firm grows in their new state of the art headquarters, more and more museums, educational institutions, trust and estate representatives, and serious collectors are utilizing the various expert services offered.
Current Auction Listings

 Antique Toy Auction
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 Pook & Pook, Inc., Auctioneers and Appraisers
  Downingtown, PA Sat Mar 24 - 10:00AM
Join us for our 4th team-up with toy expert Noel Barrett! To consign to this auction, please email photographs to or call (610) 269-4040.   1.         Lineol painted composition soldiers, thirty-one pieces, to include twenty-five in action, four bomb blasts, two ammo items, and an original trade box, tallest   [ View Full Listing ]

 Online Only Decorative Arts
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 Pook & Pook, Inc., Auctioneers and Appraisers
  Downingtown, PA Mon Mar 26 - 09:00AM
Online Only Decorative Arts - starting at 9AM EST 1001.   Painted tin hillclimber automobile, early 20th c., with cast iron driver and two passengers, 10 1/4" l.            Est. $60-80   1002.   Pair of trench art shells with Disney dwarf figures, 20th c., each with three of the seven dwarfs, 7"   [ View Full Listing ]

 The Collection of Ruth Bryson
 Pook & Pook, Inc., Auctioneers and Appraisers
  Downingtown, PA Sat Apr 14 - 09:00AM
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 Americana & International Auction
 Pook & Pook, Inc., Auctioneers and Appraisers
  Downingtown, PA Sat Apr 28 - 10:00AM
Join us on Saturday, April 28th, 2018 for our spring Americana & International Auction.   [ View Full Listing ]

 Jewelry Auction in Tax Free Greenville, DE
 Pook & Pook, Inc., Auctioneers and Appraisers
  Greenville, DE Fri May 11 - 07:00PM
Join us for our third team-up with Stuart Kingston Jewelers in Greenville Delaware. To consign to this auction, email photographs to or call (610) 269-4040 to speak with an appraiser.    [ View Full Listing ]

 Firearms, Sporting, & Militaria
 Pook & Pook, Inc., Auctioneers and Appraisers
  Downingtown, PA Sat May 12 - 10:00AM
Pook & Pook is seeking antique firearms, swords, knives, military objects and ephemera, hunting art, antique fishing and hunting equipment, decoys, Native American items, etc. for our May 12th auction. To consign, please email photographs to or call (610) 269-4040 to speak with an appraiser.     [ View Full Listing ]