Antique bank brings consignor big profit

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Garth’s Auctions Inc. of Delaware, Ohio, held its third annual Ohio Valley Auction May 23.

The auction offered a wide selection of antique furniture and decorative arts.

Among the assortment of both formal, painted and folk material offered was a whimsical, ovoid form stoneware bank with a bright cobalt glaze and incised decoration of a child, as well as flowers, a bird and the inscription “Barberton Ohio Earma L. Cox Was born Dec. 25 1908.”

While a particular maker for the bank was not identified, the town of Barberton, located in northeast Ohio’s Summit County, was right in the heart of the 19th century pottery district. The small size, wonderful folksy design and town of its origin all contributed to an outstanding sale price.

The consignor of the bank purchased it on eBay — purportedly for $500, a fraction of the final value. The diminutive 4 1/2-inch high bank realized $5,875 early in the sale.

Densmore Auctions of Madison, Ohio, held an estate auction May 22 at Densmore Auction Hall with 206 registered bidders in attendance.

Auctioneers Barry Densmore and Gene (Thomas) Mattingly called the sale.

The top-selling item was 2004 Ford Freestar Limited minivan with 13,000 miles that sold for $15,675.

Other top selling items included a bull horn chair and ottoman for $1,155; a Honda 5500 9 HP generator for $962.50; an oak side-by-side secretary for $728; a Phoenix lamp for $560; a Rascal mobility chair for $560 and a Colt Huntsman .22 pistol for $504.

Garner Auctioneers LLC of Carrollton, Ohio, held a firearms auction May 21 at Garner Auction Center.

The top-selling item was a lathe single phase, jet equip. belt drive, 2HP, 115V, model BD-1336R, 13-inch bed with lots of extra accessories for $1,200.

Other top-selling items included a M1 carbine, Saginaw, 30 cal. with bayonet and sling, S/N 3305425 for $900; a Colt 1911 45 cal., 3 mag. and case, U.S. Army #609184 for $875; a milling and drilling machine by Grizzly, with stand, pre-wired, 115V, 12 speeds on stand, phase 2 for $625; a Sig Sauer model P226, 9MM, (3) sig 15 RD mags, (3) sig 10 RD mag., short pull trigger installed standard, combat trigger with box #U621473 for $525 and a Weatherby MarkXXII 22LR, 4X50 scope, #N45946 for $525.

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