At auction on December 6 & 7 will be over 1,300 lots of Fine & Decorative Arts. Included in this auction are over 300 of the rarest Candlestick Telephones, as well as napkin rings, coins, ephemera, glassware, inkwells, Handel, Pairpoint and Tiffany lamps, music boxes, Rookwood, Roseville and Weller Pottery, silver. See below for a more detailed breakdown of what is included in this auction:
150 Pieces of Pottery
150 Pieces of Jewelry
100 Pieces of Art Glass
100 Daguerreotypes & Tintypes
20 Music Boxes
80 Pieces of Silver
Lots 926 – 932 are museum quality experimental telephones are attributed to Daniel Drawbaugh, who in the 1880s was involved in an eight year battle with Alexander Graham Bell over the invention of the telephone. He lost the case by a one vote margin of the United States Supreme Court. Drawbaugh lived in the Harrisburg, PA area and these items were purchased at the estate sale of the Bowman family, owners of the Bowman’s Department Store which opened in 1871 in Harrisburg.
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