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Cogan Station, PA 17728

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Prices Realized & Highlights
for the William 'Bill' Schelle Estate Auction held at Buchannan Rd. April 1st & 2nd 2016

The Management and Staff of Roan Auctioneers would like to take this opportunity to express a sincere THANK YOU to the following folks for helping to make the William ‘Bill’ Schelle Estate Auction held at Buchannan Road on April 1st & 2nd a great success. A HUGE THANKS to Cindy Evans (Executrix), for her tireless effort in setup and organization, to Jeff and Angie Sechrist, to Bradford County Sanitation Company for their great service with the ‘biffies’, the citizens of Canton and area for their kindness and business, for the Park Hotel Brewing Company and Kelly’s Restaurant for taking good care of us and our help when we stopped in – and last but not least, Randy Baker and his family for being the ‘high-bidders’ on the Real Estate/house. We wish them good luck with the refurbishing of the property and many years of happiness therein!

Highlights from the sale include many interesting items. Mr. Schelle designed costumes for legendary showgirl Josephine Baker, and thus accumulated significant pieces of memorabilia including a ‘Josephine’ print signed by artist ‘Bob Mackie’ that sold for $400, a ‘Bobino’ poster that brought $305 and a personal framed picture signed ‘Josie’ to “My Bill” that brought $155. Other related items included a very interesting and rare ‘Minnequa’ poster and photo that brought $1,450, and framed Mae West posters entitled ‘Old Gold’ and ‘Dans Je Ne Suis Pas Un Ang’ that sold for $125 and $190 respectively. Also, nine box lots of loose and bound fashion drawings ranged in price from $20 to $625 each for a combined total of $3,280.

Interesting artworks and furniture include unsigned oil paintings of ‘Countess’ women that ranged in price from $600 to the largest sold at $3,300. A massive Rococo over-the-mantle mirror with cherubs and fruit basket finials brought $3,000. A plaster-over-wood ‘Blackamore’ statue brought $2,700, a pair of five-place ‘Old Man of the Mountain’ candle sconces brought $475, a ‘beehive’ hanging chandelier with glass beads and prism adornments sold for $300, and a Parian winged angel figure brought $230.

Furniture highlights included a large two-piece blind-door step-back wall cupboard with spoon carving flour bins base that sold for $650. A fancy cherry Victorian étagère cabinet in stick and ball style sold for $525. A fancy Rosewood floral, fruit and nut carved ‘D’-form entrance table brought $425 and a pair of mahogany marble-top music cabinets brought $800. A mahogany Queen size bed frame with raised panel head and foot boards, reeded corners and ormolu mounts brought $1,500, and a similar mahogany panel head and foot board frame with corners and ornate mounts sold for $600. Also, a Bombay-type French country double bed frame with carved chest sold for $550.

Antiques and collectibles were sold, including ‘Lembeck’ and ‘Christian’ beer trays that brought $105 and $85, respectively. A framed Civil War discharge paper for ‘Truman Stone’ brought $155. Many cast iron door stops were sold, the top two in the shape of a rooster and a lion that brought $300 each. Lawn & garden accessories including a pair of cast iron pedestal urns sold for $350, a painted cement lawn jock brought $130, a pair of wooden porch benches sold for $525 and a ‘Babcock’ iron hose reel brought $120. Also sold, were an ‘Anderson Scale Co.’ large cheese cutter for $120, an ‘H. Wilson & Co. Liverpool England’ copper child’s potty seat for $100, a heavy three-piece set of Victorian silver-plate coffee & tea pots with tray that brought $200, two stoneware water coolers that brought $70 each, and a JazzBo Jim table toy that brought $265.

Blue and white transfer china ware platters averaged around $50 to $150 each, some even with damage including a polychrome transfer platter that sold for $200. Seventy-three pieces of ‘Apple’ Franciscan ware brought $80 and a service for eight Copeland Spode ‘Aster’ brought $85.

As for the Real Estate, the 7.5 acres of land and the house sold for $122,000 and the Oil Gas & Mineral Rights sold for $12,000 for a total of $134,000 plus the buyer’s premium.

Overall, a good “old time” weekend sale. Looking forward to many other similar venues. Please visit our website often at and #1604 and signup for our e-mail newsletter for details as they become available.

Roan auctioneers look forward to the next sale in Canton on Saturday, May 14th at the Marie Taylor home featuring clean antiques, household furnishings & more! Please visit us often online to see the follow-up article online regarding this auction at or #1604 for details to be announced as they become available. Also, Specialty Sales will be held this April 2016 at our gallery at 3530 Lycoming Creek Road in Cogan Station include:

An excellent Indian Artifacts Auction to be held on April 23rd at 10 AM – featuring a wide variety of high-quality material from the Central States, Northeastern New England, PA & NY including items from the late Joseph Finneran Collection (Walpole, MA) and the late Ted Skotedis (Shamokin Dam, PA) with many items purchased from the Emerson Hyman Sheshequin Trail Museum auction, circa 1960’s including a Period Brass Pipe Tomahawk, lots of effigy pipes, points, axes, fossils, stone tools, early-man tools, Neanderthal and MORE!

A great Firearms & Taxidermy Auction to be held on April 30th at 10 AM – featuring many left-handed and right-handed Rifles (Sport, Military & Black Powder), shotguns, handguns, optics, many pieces of full/half/shoulder-mount taxidermy, approximately 200 working and decorative duck decoys, fishing & related items & much more! * All FFL Rules Apply