I thought that I had better not miss the “pick of the week” this week. I have the dilemma of choosing items from the collection of Linda and Dennis Miller which is chock full of all the things that I love. The Pennsylvania German Arts were the focus of the collection. The two-day sale will begin on Friday July 10th, 2020 at 6:00 PM, EST. My list of great things spans many different categories. There are 73 lots of fraktur alone! Quilts? Yes, there are 39 lots of quilts with a lot of eye dazzling examples. Type the word “carved” into the search and 81 lots show up. Butter prints? Well there are only 18 lots of butter prints but within those lots are 70 individual butter prints. The word cupboard turns up 25 options. To top it off, one of my favorite words in the antique dictionary is “paint”. Type that in and no less than 158 lots include the word paint! Now how in the world can I choose just one? I am going to just pick my favorite! Oh, wait a minute, there are way too many favorites! The Drissel box, the Simmons bird tree, a tramp art sewing box, the apothecary cupboard, a watch hutch and on and on. I went with something that will be a shock to those of you who know me well. Someone please shield my dog Stella’s eyes. Since Stella is great at hearing key words but not a good speller, I have to spell my pick of the week. I chose lot number 259. What is 259 you may ask that will cause such a rift between me and my beloved dog Stella? It happens to be a really neat carved and painted C… A… T…! I am a dog guy through and through but I would certainly adopt this feline. Measuring 11 1/2” high with a black and white painted coat. How about the whimsical look on his face? Don’t miss out on this guy! Sorry Stella, please forgive me!
by Jamie Shearer