Morphy Auctions

With more than 3300 m2, the Pennsylvania based auction house Morphy Auctions is one of the biggest in the world. But it’s more than just an auction house - apart from a showroom, the space also fits a restaurant and a 1850 m2 gallery. 

At Morphy Auctions they have specialised in collections new to the auction market, and ever since Dan Morphy established the auction house in 1997 they arrange around 25 and 30 auctions annually.

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“Tah Chee” Guardless Coffin Handle Bowie Knife by Graveley & Wreaks, New York.

Circa 1836-38. 13-5/8” overall. 8-1/2” clip point blade marked (crown) ALPHA, GRAVELEY & WREAKS, NEW-YORK, face of blade etched “Arkansas Toothpick” amidst scrollwork, red number “55” painted on reverse ricasso. Two-piece rosewood handle in coffin shape, with nickel silver escutcheons on both sides, nickel silver wraps on bolster and pommel, and silver plating on tang and ricasso. Polychrome leather sheath associated with the knife by legendary collector Robert Abels, prior to 1960. Blade is in superb condition, barely sharpened, handle with only a few small cracks. ex. Robert Abels, Bob Berryman, Robert Albrecht, Mike Worley collections. Publications: “Bowie Knives” (‘red book’) by Robert Abels, cover photo and knife #56 (CHECK THIS, NOT #55?) “Bowie Knives” by Keener & Abels (1962), knife #10 “Classic Bowie Knives” by Robert Abels (1967), knife #21 “Accouterments II” by James R. Johnston (n.d.), p.129 “The Antique Bowie Knife Book” by Adams, Voyles, Moss (1990), pp.54-55. Butterfield & Butterfield “The Antique Bowie Knife Collections of Robert Berryman and Chas. Schreiner III”, sale #4838A (1992), pp.28-29 This style of knife, which was made in Sheffield, appears to have been offered for sale in a July, 1836 advertisement for the firm in the New York Morning Courier, which lists for sale “ARKANSAS, TEXAS and HUNTERS knives”. As the blade etch indicates, this was marketed as the “Arkansas” style of knife. This particular knife’s association with Tah Chee comes from Abels illustrating his books with this knife accompanied by an 1838 lithograph of the Cherokee chief; Tah Chee wears a similar guardless coffin bowie in his sash. The original portrait was painted in early 1837, and Tah Chee is known to have resided in southern Arkansas and northeast Texas.Name Value Serial Number Blade Length Overall Length, Name, Value, Serial Number, Blade Length, Overall LengthRead more

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Lot Of 2: Vintage And Modern Toy Cars
This lot is comprised of 1 - blue Cor-Cor Toys Chevrolet sedan with electric headlights, surface is worn and appears to be an older re-paint, and 1 - modern Sehloff cast iron Dodge milk truck. This car is signed Tom Sehloff and numbered 1 of 6. (Good). Largest: 19" Morphy Auctions
Ives O Gauge Suburban Station Platform.
Has some minor rust on the bottom platform. Top has some pitting on the roof and staining. Condition (Very Good). Morphy Auctions
Pressed Steel Garton Deluxe Pedal Car.
Has horn front lights and ornament. Marked G on the front grill. Car has been totally professionally restored. Condition (Restored). Size 32 - 3/4" L. Morphy Auctions
593: Lot of 2: Tin Litho Tip Trays.
Description Includes Coca-Cola and Bartels. The Coke tray is 1920 strong example with only a few shallow pecks, minor surface marks and tiny outer rim nicks. The Bartels tray has minor surface rubs, a few shallow surface dents, a few small marks, minor rim bends and light wear.Condition (Very Good - Excellent). Size Largest: 6 - 1/4" Dia. Morphy Auctions

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Morphy Auctions
2000 North Reading Road
Denver, PA 17517

Phone: 717-335-3435
Fax: 717-336-7115