Morphy Auctions

Rare Pennsylvania parade hat may sell for $30,000 in antique advertising auction

A wealth of rare antique signs, figures and other promotional items will be offered April 20-21, 2012 at Morphy Auction. The 1,260-lot sale incorporates an array of signage, with the centerpiece being the revered Coca-Cola advertising collection of the late Michael Narvaez. Also featured is an exceptional parade hat for Diligent Fire Company, possibly...

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16th century suit of armor may earn $50K

DENVER, Pa. – The featured collection in Morphy Auctions’ Feb. 24-25, 2012 sale is a set of antique armor which was amassed over 50 years by Hollywood animator and film director Frank Andrina. The most imposing item in the collection is a suit of full standing armor, with most of its composite pieces dating...

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Noted antiques dealer David Horst to head Americana division at Morphy Auctions

Pennsylvania antiques dealer David Horst has joined Morphy Auctions as chief consultant to the company’s Americana department. Horst will handle consignments and cataloging of all Americana and folk art auctioned by Morphy’s. Horst developed a specialty in stoneware and ceramics, with a particular expertise in mocha spatter and gaudy Dutch; as well as Pennsylvania...

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Rare Watts & Co. coffin phone may headline wide-ranging collector auction

DENVER, Pa. – A large percentage of the world’s population has never even seen a dial-face telephone, but that certainly wasn’t the case with the late Bill Daniels. The massive collection of antique and vintage phones that filled his home comprised a chronological archive of Alexander Graham Bell’s 1876 invention and contained models ranging...