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

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

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]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMnmQnCZcms&feature=youtu.be[/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 domyhomework.guru like to visit

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

Candy Containers and Western Toys are not just for Children Anymore at Gateway Gallery Auction

Candy Containers and Western Toys are not just for Children Anymore at Gateway Gallery Auction Rare Kaleidoscope Candy Container and Western Toy Collectibles top off a superb holiday auction. Chambersburg, PA- Gateway Gallery Auction’s annual Columbus Day Auction on October 8th, 2012 features period furniture, firearms, glassware, ceramics, local pharmaceutical items from Wogan’s pharmacy and stand out cataloged items. Gateway’s Columbus Day auction is a must see … 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