Antique auction provides a look into the past


DRESDEN, Ohio — It was standing room only at the Antique Auction at Koehler Auction Center, held May 7 by Koehler Auction Center auctioneer Jeff Koehler. Hundreds of items were sold. Among the top items:

Weller Art Pottery 13-inch Louwellsa vase with Native American portrait, signed by Levi Burgess sold for $1,100; Weller 7-inch vase signed Sicard sold for $880; and a Weller 12-inch Eocean vase sold for $800.

Leslie Cope 30-by-36 inch oil painting of team of horses with wagon and farm in background sold for $3,300, and a Cope 30-by-20 inch oil painting of farmer harnessing a team of work horses sold for $2,850.

Another Leslie Cope 16-by-12 inch oil painting of a covered bridge and deer sold for $1,500.

And Ohio Fairfield County mid-high chest, accredited to Bope’s Corner, sold for $5,800; an old spool cabinet sold for $300; and a folk art whirly-gig with lady washing cloths sold for $525.

An early freehand decorated stoneware 5-gallon churn sold for $1,500, and an early freehand decorated stoneware 4-gallon crock, Hamilton and Jones with stenciled eagle, sold for $525.

A 1934 $1000 dollar bill sold for $2,100; Champion Coal sign, $500; Mail Pouch Tobacco sign, $440; Telling Ice Cream sign, $300; Weller Art Pottery lawn rabbit, $950; Weller Art Pottery Crow, $1,200.

Auction Roundup is a free weekly feature offered by Farm and Dairy. Any auctioneer interested in submitting information from a recent farm, household, real estate or antique/collectible auction that was advertised in Farm and Dairy should e-mail, fax 330-337-9550 or call 800-837-3419. Auction reports should be brief and are subject to editing based on available space.


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