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Auction features vast collection of Hall china & vintage motion lamps

November 16, 2016

A collection of Hall china and motion lamps will be sold at a two-session auction on Nov. 19 in Chambersburg at Gateway Gallery Auction, 643 Kriner Road.

The first session begins 9 a.m. and consists of furniture; decorator items; book; TV & radio repair equipment and parts; and personal property. The second session starts at 1 p.m. and includes 312 lots of Hall china plus 44 lots of motion lamps. Bidding for Hall china and motion lamps will occur in-person and online.

The Hall china comes from the estate of Goldie Kiser, who began collecting and selling dishes in the 1970s at weekend outdoor shows around New Oxford and at King’s in Shippensburg. She and her husband Donald acquired their pieces from auctions, yard sales & flea markets. By the late 70s they set up a booth at Fayetteville Antique Mall and sold there for 35+ years. Goldie maintained a high standard for the quality of pieces she sold. She would not sell chipped & cracked dishes; only making an exception if it was a particularly rare piece. Her collection reflects this high standard and consists of a variety of patterns and styles as well as unique teapots.



Motion lamps date back to the 1920s, but became popular in the 1950s when it was common to set them on top of TV consoles. The heat generated from the lightbulb rises into a fan and causes the cylinders to rotate, thus creating moving images.



Doors will open at 8 a.m. on sale day. For a complete listing, view or call 263-6512 or 1-800-315-3265 for more information.

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