Public Auction for Mr. Eugene Cowan

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 9:00 AM - Real Estate at 12:00 Noon
Mr. Eugene Cowan’s Public Auction – Saturday, May 23 at 9:00 AM – Real Estate at 12:00 Noon

Mr. Eugene Cowan’s



Abbeyville Road/Lancaster Twp.

Nice 1 1/2 Story Brick Home w/ 2 Car Garage

3 BR – 1 Bath – Lot Size: 101′ x 150′


*Mrs. Cowan was Director of Interior Design for Armstrong World Ind.*

Antiques – Collectibles – China – Tiffany Items

Indian Pottery & Baskets

Turn of the Century Items

German Bisque Dolls – PPR & Trains & Access.

Oil & Watercolor Paintings & Prints

Num. Collectible Ref. Books & Early European Books

HH Items – Tools – Appliances

Lawn Ornaments & Furniture

10+ Showcases of Small Items

Clean Lot of Goods & 57 Years of Collecting!

SAT., May 23, 2015 at 9:00 AM

REAL ESTATE offered at 12:00 NOON

Watch for Personal Property Updates!

Loc: 311 Abbeyville Road, Lancaster, Lancaster Co., PA

DIRECTIONS: From Lancaster: Take Rt. 462 West (Columbia Ave.) from College Ave. LEFT on Abbeyville Road, to auction on LEFT. Watch for signs!

DWELLING: Built in 1958; 1200 +/- sq. ft. Well-Built 1 1/2 Story Brick Home w/ detached Cement Block 2 Car Garage: Lot Size: 101′ x 153′; 0.28 acre.

KITCHEN (6′ x 13′) Built-In Cabinets, Oven/Stove, Dbl. Sink, Window View to rear lawn & garage area and Exit to side lawn.

DINING ROOM (9′ x 11′) with nice, Built-In China Closet, 3 sect. Bay Window – view of side lawn, Storage Panty, Oak Flooring, Plaster Walls.

LIVING ROOM (13.5′ x 17.5′) with Fireplace, Side & Front Picture Windows, Foyer Area, Adjacent Hallway with Large Coat & Linen Closets, access to Bath & Basement areas. STAIRCASE to 2nd Floor.

FULL BATH (6.5′ x 7′) with Linen Closet, Tub/Shower, Tiled Walls, Vinyl over Oak Flooring.

EAST BEDROOM (13.5′ x 15′) with 2 Closets, Plaster Walls, Oak Flooring.

WEST BEDROOM (10′ x 13.5′) with Closet, Plaster Walls, Oak Flooring.

SECOND FLOOR BEDROOM/STUDY (15′ x 28′) with Full Knee Wall Storage Areas (East Knee Wall Area 5′ x 7′ x 28′), (West Knee Wall Area approx. 5′ x 5′ x 28′), Paneled Ceiling, Built-In Shelving, Shuttered Lg. Gabled Windows on both sides of room (4 ‘ x 6′); Window Air Conditioning units, Carpeted Floors. Ceiling peak measures approx. 9′ x 4’.

FULL BASEMENT: Semi-Finished (27′ x 33′) with tile and concrete floor. Den/Bar Area (13′ x 13′); Cable Access, adj. Staircase. Laundry Area (7′ x 9′) with Washer/Dryer Hookup, Sink. Furnace Area (6′ x 12′) with Gas Deluxe 2 Stage Furnace w/ Humidifier, 40 g. Water Heater (new 1998); NEW Aprilaire Dehumidifier Model 1830 w/ digital display; Sub-Pumps; Basement Waterproofing done by Mid Atlantic Waterproofing on all sides.

TWO CAR GARAGE (24′ x 24′) Cement Block, with Electric Door Opener, Rear Access.

OTHER Amenities:

– Oak Hardwood Floors, Plaster & Panel Walls throughout.

– Gas-Fired Hot Air Heat by Heil Quiet Comfort II Deluxe.

– 2 Stage Gas Furnace w/ Humidifier; Brick Fireplace & Ext. Chimney.

– Public Utilities: Water, Sewer, Gas, Electric, Street Light.

– Enclosed cement staircase from basement.

– Cement Block 2 Car Garage Built 1965 w/ Alley in Rear. Brick walled off street parking area (576 sq. ft.) along Abbeyville Road.

– Nice multi-section Privacy Fence in front of home.

– Asphalt Shingle Roof.

– Front Porch w/ Roofed Extension.

– Brick Front & Side Planters

– Attached Tool & Storage Shed at Rear of Home.

– Lawn Area w/ Established Shade/Shrub & Stone Pathways, Garden Ponds, Fountains, Electrical Outlets & Lighting.

Minutes to Schools: James Buchanan Elem., Wheatland Middle School, Penn Manor High School. Colleges: Franklin & Marshall, Lanc. Theological Seminary, Millersville University of PA, PA Academy of Music, PA School of Art & Design, Penn State, Lanc. Campus, Stevens State School of Technology, Lancaster Bible College, Harrisburg Area Community College, Lanc. Campus.

Nearby Parks: Lanc. Co. Community, Hamilton & Buchanan Park.

Numerous Religious Centers.

 Assmt: $117,400    Total Taxes: $3,552.00

Real Estate Inspection by Appointment.

Please call: Al Reist, Auct. (717)951-5088/(717)569-2409

Terms/Conditions: 10% Down Sale Day, Balance & Settlement in 45 days.


FURNITURE: Mahogany: Dining Room Table w/ Chairs, Dresser w/Mirror. Oak Tall Case Key Wind Wall Clock; French Provincial Style Desk w/ Inlaid Top; Carved High Back; Blonde Buffet; Maple: Carved Bar, Armchair w/ Hoof Foot; Easels; Bamboo Shelves/Plant Stands; WI & Glass 5 Tier Shelf Stand; Lg. Ornately Framed Mirrors; Beveled Glass Mirror; Carved Wall Shelves; Bible Box; Prints/Picts (see photo gallery); Clear Glass Table Lamps; Table & Floor Lamps; Upholstered Sofas & Armchairs; Bookcases; Free Standing Butcher Block; Music Stand; Plastic Utility Shelving; Composite White Cabinets & Bookshelves; Drafting Table with CI Base; Bar Stools; Book Stand; Folding Tables; Director’s Chairs; Oriental 8′ x 12′ Rug; Free Standing Swing; WI & CI Lawn Furniture; Heavy CI Ornate Lawn Settee & Chair; Lawn & Garden: Concrete Lawn Ornaments; Cast Metal Urns; Free Standing Sun Dial & Bird Bath; Trellises; Ext. Hanging Wall Planters; Garden Figures; Silk Potted Trees; Suncast Hose Storage; Plastic Storage Cabinet.

APPLIANCES: Amana Refrigerator/Freezer; Nice GE Washer & Dryer.

TRAINS: Lionel:#248 Tin Pullman Electric Engine w/ Observation Cars, #166 Engine 2-6-2 w/ Tender and #2630 Pullman Observation Cars; IHC-PRR 8 Car Set #47738 w/ #4828 Engine – HO Type; Numerous groups of HO PRR Trains; Buildings; Cars; Accessories; Old PRR Time Table Brochure; Engine Scale Prints; PRR Stock Certificate; Toy Vehicles.

DOLLS: Old German Bisque; Schoenhut Doll w/ pat. 1911 sticker; Bisque Doll w/ Star mark on neck; SH-PB Start mkd.; So. American Indian Doll; Open Mouths Sleepy Eyes; Miniature Porcelain Dolls.

COLLECTIBLES: Paper Mache Dog; Bird Cages; Num. Various Style Indian Baskets; CI Rabbits & Basket Door Stops; Pierced Floral Decor. Wall Box; Carved Wolf Head Plaque; Rabbit Stoneware Mold; Pfaltzcraft Dishes; Syrup Server; Brass Scales.

MISCELLANEOUS: Old Decorated Wooden Boxes; Indian Pottery: Vases & Bowls; Brass: Wall Sconces, Birds, Tray, Dog Card Holder, Door Knocker; Tin Chandelier; Decor. Porcelain Jars, Jardinieres on Stands; Wooden Indian Masks; Victorian Beaded Purse; Children’s Leather Purse; Beaded Tassels; Doll House Minia. High Boy, Chest of Drawers & Chair; Numerous Framed Scherenschnitte; WI Figure Bell Bracket; Glassware.

BOOKS: Possibly 600+ on: Plants, Wild Life, Decorating, Construction, History, Medical, Gardening, Food, etc., etc., Tamerlane by Michael Rave, printed in Edinburgh; Volkskunst in Europa 1926.

PICTURES & PRINTS: By: Scuba; By: Bruce Johnson; By: Luigi Rist; By: Gerrit Beneker; By: Lyons; By: Heinzerling; Louisa Cowan’s & Others’ Designer Renderings for Armstrong World Industries; Framed Oil & Water Colors & more.

TOOLS: Electric Mulching Mower; Weed Eater/Trimmer; Wheelbarrow; 14ft. Alum. Ext. Ladder; Step Ladders; Saws; Misc. Hand Tools & Hardware; Hose Reels; TASK FORCE 2000 PSI Power Washer; Table Saw on Stand and much more! 100 Box & Tray Lots! Bring boxes & wrapping paper.

TERMS: Cash, Approved Check. NO Out-of-State checks.


2 Auctioneers will be selling simultaneously. Bring a friend! Tent if weather requires. Parking on side streets across from Abbeyville Road. Food Available.

Approximate Times:

9:00 AM – Books, Box Lots & Tools

10:00 AM – Antiques & Collectibles

11:00 AM – Trains


12:30 PM – starting Showcases

12:45 PM – Lawn Items

Mr. Al Reist, AU-1637-L

Mr. Eugene Cowan

Mr. Ted Brubaker, Esq.

**Information obtained from reliable sources. No liability for accuracy or errors assumed by auctioneer. Announcements made day of sale supersede any printed material.**




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