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Saturday, April 1, 2017 | 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Country Auction features a variety of goods from across Central Pennsylvania – miniature replicas, quilt racks, hand painted items, glass, furniture, antiques, and collectibles, including coins and baseball cards.
Coins and baseball cards will be sold at the Country Auction, April 1, at 10 a.m. Download the complete list of coins and cards. Selection includes:
The 2017 Country Auction will also feature a beautiful burl bowl, the annual commemorative pottery mugs, and a working model of the Glade Creek Grist Mill in West Virginia (more below).Bidders must register for a number at the Registration Table to participate in any or all of the auctions.
A wooden bowl made from the burl of an oak tree will be sold at the Country Auction, April 1, at 12:30 p.m.The dimensions are 34 in. x 27 in. and height with the lid is 25 in. The lid is made from walnut.
The burl bowl was created by Joseph E. Peachey II, who makes his living from working with wood. He is an Amish Bishop and with his wife, Mattie, they have raised eight children. Joe’s work consists of natural edge furniture, burl bowls, and unique wood gift items.
Thanks to Betty and Ken Hartzler for not only finding the burl growing on an oak tree near their home in Central Pennsylvania and working with Joe, but also for arranging this beautiful piece to be part of the PA Relief Sale.
Each year, a different Mennonite artist creates a celebratory mug in recognition of that sale year. Many artists contribute their talents to items throughout the sale each year. This is another example of that great tradition.
In honor of the 61st anniversary, there are two commemorative mugs. The mugs are stoneware, fired in a kiln, and are marked with PRS and the Sale date. The mugs will be sold as a pair and were created by Royce Yoder (bio below).
The mugs will be sold together at the Country Auction on Saturday, April 1, at 11 a.m.
About the ArtistRoyce Yoder became interested in making pots while attending a small college in his hometown in Kansas. The only art professor the school had was a potter. He taught Royce how to make functional, utilitarian pots. After graduating with an art degree from Goshen College, Ind., in 1976, his goal was to acquire a studio and be a full-time potter. That goal became a reality in 1983 when he built a studio near Lederach, Pa. A house followed in 1988. His wife is a teacher and they have three grown children.His pots are sold in shops and galleries around the country. He has exhibited at The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, The Smithsonian Craft Show, The American Craft Council Show in Baltimore, Long’s Park Art and Craft Show in Lancaster, as well as other local and regional art and craft shows. His goal has always been to make work that functions both practically and visually. Each piece is handmade by Royce. All pieces are microwave and dishwasher safe and lead free.
Learn more about Royce and his work at royceyoder.com or call 610-639-7959.
A working model of the Glade Creek Grist Mill in Babcock State Park, West Virginia will be available to bid on at the Country Auction. The wheel is turned by running water. For indoor use. Size: 28in. wide by 50in. long by 39in. high. Below are photos of the model and real grist.
Below are a selection of items that will be available at the 2017 Country Auction. Items will be added up until the auction on April 1. Click on a photo to enlarge and view a caption with item details and information. In this enlarged view, "Next" or "Prev" will appear near the top of the photo box to continue viewing in the larger format.