VIDEO: Model Trains & Toys on March 24th

Don’t miss out on this special auction! Included is the 35 year collection of John Whitney, of Atlanta, Georgia. A nice selection of Hornby, Tri-ang, Wrenn, Lima, Bachmann; with some Dapol, Graham-Farish, and Kitmaster included. There are several hundred locomotives in the collection as well as a large amount of rolling stock. A large majority of the items are boxed … Read More

Coming Up: Rare Model Train and Toy Auction

Rare and one-of-a-kind model trains will be among the hobby treasures offered for sale at a September 30 auction in Chambersburg. Gateway Gallery Auction, 643 Kriner Road, is selling a Mickey Mouse train set circa 1935, a custom painted Alco Brass Delaware & Hudson, an AMT set of PRR passenger train cars as well as a vintage Pierce Cycle Co. … Read More

Saturday’s Baseball Auction features rare Nellie Fox Items

Rare items connected with baseball Hall of Famer Nellie Fox will be among the hobby treasures offered for sale at an Oct. 3 auction in Chambersburg. Gateway Gallery Auction, 643 Kriner Road, is selling items autographed by Fox, as well as vintage baseball cards and other memorabilia. Fox, inducted posthumously into baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1997, was a native … Read More

Darn Kids, Get off my Lawn!

By: Lee Brouwer I have a secret wish… to start a twitter account entitled “Stuff Overheard in my Office”.  Most of the tweets would be non sequiturs and jokes taken wildly out of context…and, of course, for my own amusement. In reality, the most common phrase overheard in my office is “My kids just don’t appreciate my things, they just … Read More

Baseball Auction Items Include Babe Ruth Autograph

CHAMBERSBURG – Items signed by baseball’s greatest legend, Babe Ruth, and the New York Yankees’ most recent superstar, Derek Jeter, will be among the hobby treasures offered for sale at an August 15 auction in Chambersburg. Gateway Gallery Auction, 643 Kriner Road, is selling a baseball signed by Ruth and a bat and high school jersey signed by Jeter, along … Read More

Just in time for Baseball, Major Sports Card Collection Heads to Auction

Just in time for baseball’s opening pitch on Sunday April 5th, baseball cards depicting some of the game’s earliest stars including Ty Cobb and Cy Young will be sold. The auction held on April 4th, at Gateway Gallery Auction begins at 10 a.m. and will be the first of several auctions featuring cards and other sports memorabilia from a local … Read More

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

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