2014 Real Estate Auction Highlights

Greetings all! As we are wrapping up our summer auction season and we though it would be nice to take a look back at some of the real estate we sold this year. Take a moment to check out the video and we hope to see everyone at our annual Labor Day Auction on September 1st. www.essayprofs.com

The Antiques Summit

In my line of work, I think I’ve just about heard it all. Recently, there’s been a lot of lamenting about “kids these days”; picture an old codger shaking a cane saying “damn kids don’t appreciate anything. You want things fast, cheap, and easy”. In the auction and antique business, this trend is serious.  For us, it may mean a … Read More

Noted Book Expert Joins Auction House Staff

William B. Earley has joined Gateway Gallery Auction LLC as Specialist Consultant for Antiquarian and Out of Print Books. Earley brings nearly 40 years of experience in the fine book and manuscript field to Gateway. He will be responsible for assessing and cataloging rare, antiquarian, out of print books, as well as local history memorabilia. A Chambersburg native, Earley owned … Read More

The Unknown Auctioneer

The idea behind a benefit/charity auction is to raise money for an organization, usually a non-profit. Most people, even non-auction goers, are familiar with and, probably have even attended one. Typically, these auctions have a silent bid component as well as a live bid portion conducted by a professional auctioneer.   Anytime the word “auction” is in the news or … Read More

Gallery Wall How To

Yarn covered mounts and distressed furniture are hot trends in interior decorating right now; but they don’t, necessarily, work in everyone’s home.  Instead, a gallery wall is a timeless classic that can work in any space. Inspired by magazines spreads and Pinterest, I decided to give it a whirl. I realize that spatial reasoning is something I am lacking.  That … Read More

2013 an Auction Year End Review

It’s been a fantastic year here at Gateway. Usually around this time of year we like to take a look back at some auction highlights and share them with you. Here are some of our favorites from the past year, and don’t forget we have a busy 2014 as well! Head on over to our Auction Calendar to see what … Read More

Vintage Automata

How many of you read The Invention of Hugo Cabret?  It was made into a movie called Hugo. If you haven’t, I highly recommend you see it or pick up the book. It’s a heartwarming tale of a young boy finding his place in the world and it features one of the coolest things in the antique world, automata or … Read More

The Final Chapter of Twice Read Books’ Story

Chambersburg, PA – Twice Read Books in Downtown Chambersburg is in its’ last month of existence. At the end of July, the store will close and the remaining 30,000+ books will be sold at auction on August 3, 2013.   Twice Read Books has been a vital member of the Downtown Chambersburg community for the last 20 years. Owner Bill … Read More

Meet auction enthusiast Jonah Martin

  12-year-old Jonah Martin loves to attend auctions. He can often be found cruising through our back gallery or diligently bidding from the front row.  We wondered what got him interested in auctions; here’s what he had to say   Q: Why do you like to go to Auctions? A: I like to meet new people and find lots of … Read More

The Millennial Generation and the Future of Auctions

These past few weeks have been incredibly busy, back to back to back auctions make for long weeks and little free time to update the blog. When we experienced some “technical difficulties” with our server this week, I found this to be a perfect time to tackle an issue that is always in the back of my mind.   This … Read More