Vintage Halloween

It’s the beginning of October and Halloween decorating is in full swing for most. How do you typically decorate your home for this time of year? Carved jack-o-lanterns? Spider cobwebs? Maybe some ghouls and ghosts? The Collector’s Guide to Beistle Company’s Vintage Halloween Party Goods in the September issue of Country Living shows us what Halloween decorating looked like around the … Read More

Labor Day Auction features Frank Feather cane and items from retired Letterkenny Command Sergeant Major

Gateways’s annual Labor Day Auction, comprising a blend of several local households, takes place on Monday, September 5th at 10:00 AM.  Auction highlights include an exquisite Frank Feather presidential themed cane, items from C.S.M. Ret. Garner (Rowdy) Yates of Letterkenny, an 1864 Harper’s Weekly with Burning of Chambersburg illustrations, an exceptional mix of quality furniture from Victorian to modern, Brian Tucker … Read More

Original Work by Stoner at July 25th Auction

post by Blair Young Every auction at Gateway proves to be a learning experience for me with all the items that come in to be set up. While I wasn’t formerly familiar with him,I have found out that Charles Stoner is a well-known local artist around our parts. We happen to have one of his original pieces, and I’ve received … Read More

Model Airplanes: Humble Beginnings to Great Popularity

Post by Blair Young At our June 27th auction we have a case full of mostly model airplanes (a few model cars too). The makers of the models we have include Monogram, Airfix, Hasegawa, Revell, Testors, Lindberg & Glencoe. Knowing nothing about building models, I thought I’d do a little research about the history of some of these companies. Let’s … Read More

Times change, love for toys remains strong

post by Blair Young As we prepare for auction tomorrow, Heather asked me to post some reminder signs about the lead toys we will be selling. Quite a few old toys are made of lead or contain lead paint. By today’s standards, these “toys” are not intended to be played with by children, and instead are considered collectibles. This sparked … Read More

Every day is like Christmas – A Conversation with our Train Consultant

post by Blair Young The auction is set-up and ready to go…now we need the bidders! It takes many steps to get an auction set and ready for the public – from start to finish a lot has to be accomplished.  For our model train and toy auctions, the process begins with John McDowell. McDowell works as our consultant, specializing … Read More

7 Ways to Prepare for Auction

Post by Blair Young 1.Check out our website                    Browse 100s of pictures, skim the full listing, see if anything tickles your fancy.   2. Preview in person                     Don’t be shy; ask us to open a case up for a better look. Open house is … Read More

March 19th Preview Video

Just a taste of what’s coming up at our March 19th Model Trains, Toys & Railroadiana Auction! [youtube height=280 width=500][/youtube]     They go through a shortened design thinking process, visualizing themselves as users, and thinking about monuments that they have seen or would do homework online using like to visit

Feb. 6th Auction Herald Mail Article

The Herald Mail stopped by Gateway last Saturday, February 6th. Check out the article “‘Bidder Up’ at the Sports Cards and Memorabilia Auction in Chambersburg” written by Roxann Miller.

Strolling Down Memory Lane

Post by Blair Young As our next auction approaches, people come in to preview items and I unlock the cases for them. It’s a good opportunity for me to preview too. This is only my second auction here and I’m already surprised by some of the things I’ve found. Yesterday in the back gallery I found something interesting on a … Read More