Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, December 30, 2000, Image 55

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    Lancaster Farming
Anne Gilbert
Old Presidential China
And Repros Popular
Presidential elections always
rev up interest in political an
tiques and collectibles. This year
is no exception, attracting a new
generation of collectors. Always
a winner are examples of Presi
dential china. Proof was the re
cent Skinner Auction that in
cluded a single plate from the
dessert service of U.S. President
James K. Polk. It sold over its’
estimated value of $3OO-500 for a
whopping $3,250. It was part of
a 400-piece service and made in
France by Eduoard Honor’e in
Historically some of the china
was made to order, while other
The following Personal Property of the Hanover Lodge #227, Loyal
Order of Moose Inc., 34 Broadway, Hanover, PA (York Co.) at center
square will be offered on site.
Silver Reed Electric Typewriter, Lg.
Work Desk, Old Handcrank Coin Separator/Counter, Old Mail Scale,
2 Drawer Work Table 37” W x 61 ”L x 30” H, V.N. 2 Drawer Walnut
Conference Table 36” W x 95” L x 31 ”H, V.N. Rolling York Floor Safe
w/Orig. Paint Dec. 54” H x 30” D x 36” W, York Rolling Safe 46” H x 30” W
x 24” D, Wood Office Chair, Work Table, 486 Computer w/Monitor, Old
Divided Box w/Letters, Old Stamp Set, 2-28” x 28” Softwood Table,
Kneehole Desk, Mita DC1205 Copy Machine - 44,860 Copies, 2 NOV
Coin Mechanism Weight Scales-all original-working condition, The
Lowboy Personal Weight Scale Blue Color Coin Operated in Orig.
Condition, Several 40’s Deco Lounge Chairs/Love Seats, 1-60” & 1-
65” Poker Tables, Nice Oak Desk 30” W x 48” L x 31 1/2”H, Old Battery
Operated 18” Ringing Bell Santa, Ca. 1930 Shure Brothers
Microphone, 2 Other Old Mies, Budweiser Clock (newer), V.N. 5’ Old
Bortner Hanover, PA Soft Drink Cooler w/Green & Orange Paint, V.N.
Old Brodbedk Chevrolet-Glen Rock, PA Wall Clock, Assorted Beer
Signs, 10-Slat Back Open Arm Chairs, Wood Open Arm Chairs, Old
Wood Clothes Tree, Oak Empire Style Library Table, Old Beckers
Watch Repair Wall Clock, 2-Childs Tom Thumb Booster Chairs, 31
Oak Round Back Captains Chairs, RESTAURANT EQUIP. 25 Sq.
Restaurant Tables, Stainless Alum. Stackable Commercial Chairs,
Assortment of Iron Base Banquet Pedistal Tables, 3-Double Back
Seats & 2 Singles 43" W, 2 Black Laquer Top Tables 30” x 30”, Wall
Clock, Half Round Rolling Dry Bar, 3 Folding 8’ Tables, 3 Old #lO
Griswald Fry Pans, Nice Old Butcher Block Stand 18” x 18” x 31 ”H, 24”
Old Crome Creamer 4 Shelf Banquet Style Rolling Meal Serving Cart,
Assorted Glassware/Lot of Ice Cream Dishes, Rolling Bus Cart, 8’
Beverage Aire Under Counter Can Drink Cooler 27” W, Approx. 100-
40’s Tube Steel Chairs w/Green Vinyl Seats & Backs in Good Cond.,
Nice Assortment of Commercial Cooking Kettles 5 thru 40 Gal., 2
Blue Granite Pitchers, Roasting Pan, W-Enamel Coffee Pot, 36” Alum.
Serving Trays, 2 Boilers, Pipe Coat Racks, Old Bingo Machine, Old
Knight Amplifier, Hand Meat Grinders, Hundreds of Ironstone
Dishes/Platers/Cups/Gravv Boats. Etc.. NCR and Sharp Cash
Registers, Sign Board, Old National Brown Cash Register/Other, Old
Crome Drink Pourers, Old French Fry Cutter Becky Porter #l5,
LOUNGE RELATED & MISC. 15 - 40’s Crome & Leather Cordovan
Color Lounge Chairs, 2 Red Leather Lounge Chairs w/Crome Arms,
Commercial Floor Polisher, 2 Upright G.E. Adj. Commercial Floor
Fans, Old Westinghouse Fan, 40’s Electro Voice Mic on Stand, 12-
40’s Pedistal Crome Bar Stools, Platform Scales, 2 Old Wainscoat
Cabinets, 37 Blue Band Uniforms, 500 W Light Bulbs, 7 Red 40’s Bar
Stool Tops, 8-Pine Tables 28” W x 4’L x 30” H, 12’ & 14’ Step Ladders,
PREVIEW: Friday Night, January 5, (5 to 7P.M.) - Please use rear
NOTE: Entrance to building will be through rear entrance/adjacent to
public parking.
TERMS: Cash or Approved Check. OUT OF STATE CHECKS must
be accompanied by a current bank statement or letter of credit from
AUCTIONEER: Randy L. Milker
patterns were gifts to the various
Presidents and their wives. The
designs reflected not only Eagles
and the Seal of the Republic, but
the state flowers of the United
States. Over the years, various
First Ladies have believed new
china was needed for official
functions, and have selected pat
terns pleasing to them. They fol
lowed the design fashions and
colors of the time.
One of the earliest sets was a
gift to Martha Washington, in
1795 from Andreas Everaredue
Van Braam Houckgeest, the rep
resentative of the Dutch East
India Company, of Chinese Ex-
8:30 A.M.
lUIP. ■ 2 LG. SAFI
port Porcelain. It consisted of 45
pieces. The border is a circular
chain, each with the names of the
IS states in the Union at the
time. There is also a snake that is
a Chinese symbol of lasting for
ever. The gold sunburst has the
intertwined letters, M.W.
Mary Todd Lincoln found only
a fraction of tableware available
to host large State dinners. She
had been left with the remains of
china from the administration of
President Pierce known as the
“Red Edge” set. She soon re
placed them with plates showing
the American eagle, pictured in
the 1853 London, Crystal Palace
Exhibition. She added her own
touch by replacing the blue bor
der with a bright, purple-red,
then in fashion...and her person
al favorite color. It numbered 190
pic"t“' After President Lincoln
was le-elected, she bought anoth
er set of china. Two months
later, the President was assassi
nated and the set wasn’t used.
If Sevres porcelain was the
china of French kings, then Ha
viland and company, Limoges,
France, can be called the china of
American Presidents. Documents
have shown that the Lincoln
plates were made by Haviland,
as were the many sets
for succeeding Presi
Clues: Over the years,
Presidential china has
been reproduced. “The
Martha Washington’’ or
“States” china was made
and sold to the public to
tie-in with the 1876 U.S.
Centennial and celebrate
the signing of the Decla
ration of Independence.
Haviland and Company
was commissioned to re
produce it.
In 1969, Haviland and
Company began repro
ducing a series of plates
in the original Presiden
tial designs, beginning
with the Martha Wash
ington china. The series
included the Lincoln and
Grant plates. Presidents
Andrew Johnson,
Franklin Pierce, James
A. Garfield, Chester A.
Arthur and Rutherford
B. Hayes.
The most popular was
the Lincoln plates. The
edition of the first two
issues was 2,500 each
They are
“Adminis' ra
tion Abra
ham Lin
coln,” in red.
Others have
the mark of
J.W. Boteler
& Bros, and
par Haviland
& Co./Pour
J.W. Boteler
&Br o /
One of six Limoges dinner plates, official Presidential
china, Harrison pattern, reproduced for the public,
c. 1900. Photo by Private collector.
The original china had no mak
ers’ mark.
Another popular White House
china reproduction was the Pres
ident Grant series. The original
design known as the “Flower
Set” depicted almost every native
American flower documented at
the time along with the gold crest
of the United States, and made
in 1870. The reproduction has a
center design of a rose with 21
different color changes. The seal-
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to place your antiques &
collectibles advertising in our
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, December 30, 2000-819
Antiques & Collectibles
Auction Register
SAT FEB 3 - 9 AM Antiques,
Collectibles HH Goods, Furni
ture, tools Al Starr Fireman's
Building, Willow St, Lane Co
Pa Miller & Siegnst Auct
AUI723L _
SAT FEB 24 - 9AM For Lloyd &
Anna Stauffer to be held at the
Hiahville Fire Hall River Rd
loped border has a tan band with
the Seal inset.
When pieces of Presidential
china make a rare auction ap
pearance, prices are high...even
for an early reproduction. In
1992, a set of President William
Henry Harrison, reproduced in
1900, came to auction. The Lim
oges service, consisting of 36
pieces sold at Goldberg Auction
Galleries for $8,140. These days,
the price could be almost double.
ra, Pa Furniture &
fer auct
Agate Ware Antiques Held at
Blue Ball Fire Hall, Blue Ball PA
Snyder’s Auction Service AU
-003489 L For John C Weaver