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

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

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 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

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

Vintage Pinterest

If you are alive today (and are computer literate) chances are you have heard of Pinterest. I have often called it “stumble upon for ladies”. If you’re a young 20 something and planning a wedding (ahem)… you practically live on Pinterest. Frankly I often wonder how people got things done before its existence. If you are at all into vintage it … Read More

Vintage Beauty Standards

Today is Spa Day at Gateway Gallery! Heather and Wheezer having a steam bath Even I am enjoying my beauty treatment I can tell you sitting in the Grecian steam bath did not make me feel more relaxed, but perhaps its all in the mind.  Honestly we have some pretty neat vintage exercise equipment in our September 3rd auction. Like this … Read More

Buttons

One of my friends asked me once, “Hey Lee, what are your favorite things you have seen come through at auction”? Although its always difficult to pick just one, usually buttons come to mind. Now, as my grandmother once told me, I sew like a blind man on a fast horse… so for me they are not merely about mending … Read More

Pressed Pattern Glass

Its been a while since we have updated our Auction Blog, but mostly that’s because we have been so busy with auctions! In the past few months we have had some pretty incredible items come through our doors. Our last auction featured pressed pattern glass goblets and it had Heather and I pretty busy! We had nearly 1,000 goblets that we had … Read More