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1-20-16 Hastings Estate Auction #1

Very Important Single Estate Auction Event

Selling for the Estate of Elmer F. Hastings Founder of Hastings Hatchery Parsonsburg, MD!!

8000 Esham Road, Parsonsburg, MD 21849

FRIDAY January 20th, 2017 @ 4:37 PM


Original Hastings Hatchery Lighted Advertising Sign, Hatchery Ephemera, Primitives, Antiques, Collectibles & much more!


Auctioneer’s Note:  Elmer F. Hastings founded Hastings Hatchery in 1917 and by the mid 1950’s the hatchery had grown to be one of the largest hatcheries in the country with locations in Maryland, Georgia and Arkansas. Mr. and Mrs. Hastings were avid collectors of fine antiques and purchased only the most genuine items while traveling on business throughout the United States and other countries abroad. Over the period of their lifetime Mr. and Mrs. Hastings amassed a collection rivaling any other in the area. From fine porcelains and bronzes to artwork, period furniture and Persian carpets, simply put, if they liked something they bought it, no matter what the price. This is part one of a two-part auction sale. Never has a collection of this magnitude and historical importance been offered here locally on the Eastern Shore.  Allen & Marshall Auctions is pleased to offer this exquisite private collection at a once in a lifetime completely cataloged public auction and cordially invite you to join us for an unforgettable auction event!!

Directions: Our Auction Facility is located in Parsonsburg on the Eastern Shore of Maryland Approx. 100 Miles north of Norfolk, VA, 55 Miles South of Dover, DE, 100 East of Washington, DC and 18 miles West of Ocean City, MD. At the intersection of Rt. 50 and the Rt. 13 Bypass merge onto Rt. 50 East towards Ocean City and follow for 3.9 miles to the intersection of Rt. 50 & Forest Grove Rd. Turn North (left) onto Forest Grove Rd. and follow for 0.5 miles to Old Ocean City Rd. Right onto Old O. C. Rd. and follow for 1.2 miles to Esham Rd. Left onto Esham Rd. and follow for 1.2 miles to burgundy/tan building on left.



Online Bidding: Online Bidding will be available for this Auction with live (In Person) bidding at our Auction Facility. Live online bidding will be available via  Bidding can be accessed at by clicking the blue box below @

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Online Bidding

Online Bidding: This is a LIVE ONSITE AUCTION W/LIVE WEBCAST INTERNET BIDDING. Online portion of the Auction will be held on the Allen & Marshall website via Early Pre-Bidding will opened on the 22nd of December. You will be able to bid at any time up until the time that each item comes up on the Auction block. Individual items which will start at 4:37 PM on Friday January 20th , 2017. Items will be sold in lot # order starting with Lot #1.


Boxlots will be sold by a 2nd Auctioneer starting at 4:37 PM: Simplex 30 ton railroad jack, Approximately 38pcs of Carlsbad china, punch bowl and cups, stoneware crocks, tea sets, converted lamps, vintage ice cream maker, wooden butter churn, black milk can, ogee mirror, vintage ridged drop head pipe cutter, vintage ammo boxes, child’s wooden wheel barrow, block and tackle, mincemeat bucket, violin, Gilbert child’s chemistry lab kit, vintage Gilbert child’s science set, Porter microcraft kit,  bookends, park bench, pair of Bristol vases, vintage smurfs glasses, Large Qty of plated silver, vintage hats, enormous Qty of china, pull behind lawn cart Snapper 3.5HP push mower, Briggs and Stratton plow, vintage grinding stone, bicycles, two man cross cut saw, garden tools, vintage pitch forks, vintage gas cans, block and tackle, Large Qty of bright and shiny copper sheets and more! NOTE: The boxlots have not been cataloged. You must be at the Live Onsite Auction to bid on them.

Hastings Hatchery Sign: Original Hastings Hatchery neon lighted figural arrow advertising/pointer sign from the Parsonsburg, MD factory on old Route 50. This sign is a historically important piece of the Delmarva Chicken Industry. It was seen by all travelers on RT 50 from the early years of the hatchery. When the Hatchery closed it was taken down and stored in the loft of the warehouse until its unveiling this year. This is the original and the one and only. Excellent condition.

Hastings Hatchery Ephemera and Local Advertising: Original Hastings Hatchery, Parsonsburg, MD Mahogany and gold trim exterior hanging office sign, Hastings Hatchery Baby Chicks Ordered, Warnie F. Murray Selbyville, DE phone# 2295 advertising thermometer, Maryland Poultry Advertising 1937 Hastings Hatchery Best Chick Entry Commercial Class winning trophy, Maryland State Hatchery Association 1938 Best Entry By A Member Hastings Hatchery Trophy cup, “AT ANY TIME” Hastings Hatchery wooden signs, Hastings Hatchery Figural grandfather clock thermometer Phone # 4144 Parsonsburg, MD advertising thermometer, Maryland Poultry Products 1948 trophy cup, Hastings Hatchery letter heads and ephemera, very unique Remington Derringer cap gun belt buckle by Mattel (in working condition), William L. Hall Funeral Director Dover, DE phone 162 Dover, DE, C.D. Holzmueller Milford, DE phone# 5215 advertising ash tray, Al Nero and Co. Laurel, DE Phone# 3711 yard stick, The Acme Store 1919 calendar plate, Vintage Salisbury Auto Spring Works dresser calendar with rolodex and more!!

Antique Furniture: Depression era Mahogany 6pc serpentine front ball in claw foot bedroom suite, late 19th Cent Ithaca Mahogany grandfather clock, Empire Mahogany and Burl two drawer over three drawer chest of drawers w/ turned columns, (2) Empire Walnut and Burl five drawer chest of drawers, elaborate carved Victorian Walnut mirrored hall tree, Empire pedestaled foyer table, Oak three door ice box with original porcelain lined interior and shelves, Oak single door bow front china cabinet, Eastern Shore of MD Pine blanket chest with glove box, several antique carved Oak pcs by Oak two drawer over two door serpentine front washstand with towelbar, Oak four drawer chest, Empire half round carved side chair, Emerald Marble 36” plant pedestal, Victorian upholstered medallion back settee, horse hane mirror, Round Oak dining table and “T” back chairs, Victorian tufted French provincial style carved parlor chair, Victorian carved open arm gentleman’s tufted parlor chair, French provincial medallion back side chair, Walnut four tier corner étagère, several Victorian needlepoint foot stools, several open arm tufted parlor chairs, Victorian brass bulbous font andirons, Empire Walnut and Burl upholstered sofa, mid 19th Cent single drawer work table, Victorian needlepoint organ stool, Victorian goose neck rocker, Victorian brass fire fender, several mid 19th cent brass andirons, upholstered Victorian rocker, Chinese blue floral woven area rug, cedar trunk, (2) five tier bookcases, Depression era Mahogany spool bed, Poplar single drawer over two door washstand, antique Oak treadle base sewing machine, Victorian Poplar three drawer cottage style washstand, Pembroke style single drawer end table with inlay, set of nesting tables, Victorian cane seat and back ladies rocker, Victorian shield back side chair, several splint seat side chairs, (2) Walnut Captain’s chairs, several cane seat and back side chairs, several wool pile area rugs, Estey Organ Co. Brattleboro, VT Walnut elaborately carved pump organ and more!

Primitives/Stoneware:   Western Electric Vintage Oak wall mount telephone, primitive 12 mold tin candle mold, Blue and Gray stoneware decorated 1 ½ gallon crock, #6 brass sleigh bell set, cast iron top hand crank finger jointed coffee mill with single drawer, several primitive brass spring balance scales, primitive kitchen implements, local cook books, vintage carriage lantern, large bulbous wicker cased amber demijohn, stoneware “Tobacco Spit” handled pitcher, salt glaze decorated milk pitcher, split Oak handled basket, primitive cow bell, mince meat bucket, R.W. Richmond, VA primitive wooden 2 gallon hand crank butter churn, several stoneware banded mixing bowls, cast iron cornbread mold, 6 gallon shamrock pickle crock, Cream City utility can, primitive milk can, stoneware handled crock, primitive finger jointed document box, cast iron Amish figures, cast iron cat door stopper, bracket lamp, cast iron match safe, large towleware painted tray, Lg Qty of antique books, hand sewn quilts and more!!

Collectables/Glassware/China: Victorian hand painted prismed astral lamp, Pair of Victorian spelter statuettes, Victorian six piece hand painted Pewter and ironstone tea set, Victorian silver decorated dresser box with fitted interior, 30” white pot metal Victorian statuette, very unique figural “Rocket Bank” mechanical bank, Roseville Pottery planter, cast iron toy cannon, Victorian hand blown hand painted cruet, green depression pattern glass covered biscuit jar, LG Qty of marbles, Smith Miller toy truck, Weller pottery vase, vintage John Deere die cast tractor, Ford tractor model w/ front loader attachment, turks head mold, set of Gladstone English ironstone gold rimmed china, large Qty of Japanese blue decorated china, French Haviland oyster plate,  approximately 30pcs of Prussian Holly Leaf decorated china set, French hand painted hat pin holder, Large Qty of Reticulated milk glass, Lg Qty of English ironstone decorated china, Approximately 100 +/- pcs of French Haviland Limoges floral china, several German bird figurines, Victorian tea caddy, Large Qty of Victorian plated silver, Lg Qty of French T&V china, several transferware platters, several milk glass hen on nests and more!!

Terms Personal Property: Cash Or Approved Check Day of sale. Visa/MC/Amex/Discover. 13% Buyer Premium. 3% Discount for cash or check. Everything Sold “As Is” with no warranties of any kind. Auction conducted onsite. Two Auctioneers. Some seating provided. Food served by Johnny’s Sub Shop of Salisbury, MD.

Preview: Preview will be available on the day of the Auction from 12 PM until the start of the auction. There will be several thousand photos available on the Auction Co. Website as items are cataloged.

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