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Pook & Pook, Inc.

Pook & Pook, Inc.

Pook & Pook Inc. was founded by Ronald and Debra Pook in 1984 out of the Pook’s thriving antique business, which they began a decade earlier. Located in Chester County, Pennsylvania, Pook & Pook, Inc.’s offices are approximately thirty-five minutes west of Philadelphia, in an old stone inn built in 1761 with an adjacent state-of-the-art auction gallery. Right from its inception, the company’s auctions incited the interest of major museums, estate representatives, and serious collectors. Pook & Pook, Inc.’s first sale in 1984 grossed $125,000, a respectable amount for the new auction house run by the Pooks and one part-time employee. The firm had grown significantly by 1999, when Ron Pook sold a Philadelphia piecrust tea table for $1.4 million, making Pook & Pook, Inc. the first auction house outside New York City to break the million dollar mark on a single item. In June of that same year, Pook & Pook, Inc. held its historic William Koch sale, the largest on-site, one-day auction ever held in the United States at that point, grossing over $4.3 million. Since 1984, Pook & Pook, Inc.’s superior service and impressive prices have attracted the attention of the collecting public. In 2004 and 2007, the two monumental auctions of the estate of Dr. Donald Shelley totaled over $10 million, closely followed by the Richard and Rosemarie Machmer auction in October of 2008, which realized $4.7 million. In the fall of 2009, Pook & Pook, Inc. launched a series of programs for museums and non-profit institutions. While the company has always offered free informal appraisals and consignment rates as low as 0% for museums, historical societies, and heritage centers, Pook & Pook expanded this program to also offer free advertising in its award-winning catalogs and free copies of past catalogs and images for research purposes. In response to the company’s commitment to non-profits, Pook & Pook, Inc. proudly offered the Smithsonian Institution’s Cigna Collection of Firefighting and Maritime Objects in November of 2010. Drawn by the promise of a free catalog, firefighters from all over the state of Pennsylvania stopped in to preview the collection and attend the sale. Following such successful early years, Pook & Pook, Inc.’s customer and consignor base has continued to expand and now includes over 40,000 individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations. The firm grew to its present level of renowned appraisal services and historic auctions with the help of expert appraisers, auctioneers, and experienced support staff, and the company is constantly searching for new and innovative ways to approach the sale of personal property. Ronald and Debra Pook and their knowledgeable staff have been committed to the fields of antique furniture, decorative accessories, and fine art for more than forty years and today, Pook & Pook, Inc. holds over twelve auctions a year. These regularly consist of three Americana auctions, two International auctions, several Decorative Arts sales, Sporting, Coin, Toy, and other specialty auctions. Each year, the company usually also offers several noteworthy single institution or consignor auction events, and has an esteemed tradition of working with some of the country’s most discerning collectors. Pook & Pook, Inc.’s auctions have also consistently maintained a 97% average sell rate, creating an optimal auction experience for buyers and sellers alike.
 
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463 East Lancaster Ave.
Downingtown, PA 19335
United States
610.269.4040
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Past Auctions from Pook & Pook, Inc.

J. Winthrop Andrews (American 1879-1964), oil on
Attributed to Albertus Browere (American 1814-188Tyrone Power (American 1914-1958), oil on canvas
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Group of Native American bolo ties, to include a
Four Southwestern Native American Santo Domingo sCarved and painted ceremonial double-face mask, e
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Collection of over 200 comic books, to include Ma
Althof Bergmann tin clockwork carouselFrench Tete Jumeau bisque head doll
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Two sets of 18K yellow gold men's dress sets, inc
Pair of Chinese blue and white ginger jars with cLady's Waltham wristwatch with a rectangular case
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George III mahogany game table, late 18th c., 28
Pennsylvania Sheraton tiger maple stand, 19th c.,John William Bentley (American 1880-1951), oil on
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Blown aqua glass Jenny Lind bottle, 19th c., 10''
Blue and white jacquard coverlet, ca. 1840, withSix-gallon stoneware crock, 19th c., with a cobal
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Pair of Chinese export porcelain vases, ca. 1840
New York gumwood wall cupboard, ca. 1760, withShirvan carpet, ca. 1910, 6'2'' x 4'.
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Painted tavern table by Steve Cherry and Pete Dea
Pennsylvania painted pine corner cupboard, ca. 18Russian silver flatware by Pavlovo Artel, to incl
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Pair of Chinese porcelain vases with deer in land
Hieronymus Kromayer Theologia, 17th c.Baker Biedermeier style maple sideboard, 20th c.,
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Historical blue Staffordshire Niagara medallion
Historical blue Staffordshire Louisville platterHistorical blue Staffordshire Chillicothe, Ohio
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New England Chippendale birch semi-tall chest, la
Louis Vuitton steamer trunk, 22 1/4'' h., 43'' 1/2''Flintlock blunderbuss with a walnut stock, barrel
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Baccarat close pack millefiori paperweight with Z
Paul Stankard cymbidium orchid paperweight, signeChinese carved ivory chop, 3 1/4'' l.
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Kenton cast iron double decker bus, 10'' l.
Tin and iron live steam boiler on a double platfoFour cast iron live steam toy engines, tallest -
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German Marklin painted tin battleship Maine, 20
Five Dinky Supertoys die cast vehicles in originaBing tin clockwork ocean liner, 25'' l.
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1964 Chevrolet Impala SS, approximately 45,600 mi
Four German tin lithograph wind-up toys, to incluCollection of Chinese and Japanese porcelain.
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