Kimberly K. Hemingway, Auctioneer

JUNE 11, 2016 PRESS RELEASE:

Kim Hemingway Auctions held its third auction for the Estate of Elmer Heintz of Sumneytown, PA.  The collections of Mr. Heintz filled the building and attracted close to 200 attendees on Saturday, June 11th.   The auction was held in the “Treasure Barn” located at Jake’s Flea Market in Barto, PA.  The enthusiastic crowd was able to bid on items from the Heintz collection with 2 to 3 auctioneers selling consecutively.  The auction included antique tools & hardware, furniture, books & ephemera and a wide selection of antiques.  

There were over 18 quilts, red ware, stoneware, unusual kitchen items, weather vanes, bucket benches, country cupboards and more.  The top seller of the day was a beautiful Roycroft book cabinet with original finish.   The cabinet quickly reached the selling hammer price of $15,950 (Prices realized include Buyer’s Premium).  A primitive wooden painted carving of a penguin, standing over 30” tall, realized $522.50.  Two top quilts of the day were an eight-pointed star for the hammer price of $440 and a Caesar’s Crown patchwork pattern for $412.50.  A stretcher-based farm table brought $467.50 while a beautiful red painted two door milk cupboard realized $742.50 and a Montgomery County blanket chest with red wash $440.  

Advertising items held the attention of many bidders and a glass Planters Salted Peanut jar with original label brought $165 and a Cinco Cigar sign realized $715.  Also included in the auction was a large collection of antique tools.  Some of the highlights included a Stanley plane #1 Sweetheart model for $440, a Stanley #2 Sweetheart for $399. A Stanley Bedrock #603 Flatside plane brought $143.

The owner of the auction company, Kimberly K. Hemingway, has over 20 years’ experience as an auctioneer with Graduate Personal Property Appraiser (GPPA) and Gemologist (GG) designations.  Her company is based out of Boyertown, PA with services including auctions and appraisals.  If interested in consigning to a future auction or would like any more information please go to www.kkhemingwayauctioneer.com or contact the company directly at kkhauctioneer@gmail.com or 215.416.8837. Prices realized include Buyer’s Premium.