463 East Lancaster Avenue
Downingtown, PA 19335
Pook & Pook Inc. auction house 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...Read more
George Brown painted and stenciled tin Excelsior Riverboat pull toy with colorful decal decorations on wheel housings outfitted with cast iron wheels, 20" l. According to Edith Barenholtz in her introduction to The George Brown Sketchbook, ca. 1870's, this document was reprinted by Pyne Press in 1971. This was one of several toys dropped from their line due to excessive cost of production. This is thought to be the second known example to have survived, the other is in the collection of the New York Historical Society & Library. It is consigned to auction by the great granddaughter of the original owner who received it for Christmas in the 1870's. He was a young child of a well-to-do family that resided in Providence, Rhode Island, which coincidently is about 90 miles from the Brown Factory in Forestville, Connecticut.
Pook & Pook is now offering in-house shipping for select items. For items not eligible for in-house shipping, Pook & Pook will provide a list of trusted local professionals who have offered their services. Please call (610) 269-4040 or email email@example.com with any questions regarding shipping or pick-up. In-house shipping (non-breakable materials, light-weight items, jewelry, currency) Please contact Hannah Barchuk at (610) 269-4040 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org For shipment of small items (art, pottery, and fragile decorative accessories), the following companies have offered their services: 1. The Packaging Store in Lansdale, PA www.packandshipnow.com email@example.com (215) 361-6940, fax: (215) 361-6941 2. Mail N More Plus in West Chester, PA firstname.lastname@example.org (484) 437-5259, fax: (610) 430-2014 For shipment of large items (furniture, sculptures, etc.), the following companies have offered their services: 1. Craters and Freighters in Perkiomenville, PA www.cratersandfreighters.com email@example.com (610) 397-0488 2. Mt. Everest Moving Company in Ephrata, PA everestmoving.com firstname.lastname@example.org (717) 314-7647 HOW THE SHIPPING PROCESS WORKS: 1. Get a Quote or Quotes – You contact us or any one or more of the shippers listed (or a shipper of your own choosing) to obtain a shipping estimate. Be sure to provide us or the shipper with the following information: Your Name (as it appears on your invoice), Lot#(s) Purchased, Invoice Total, and the Zip Code to which the item(s) is being shipped. Shipping and handling charges are based on packaging, size of item, weight of item, zip code, and insured value. 2. Pay for Shipping – Packing and shipping costs are separate from your auction invoice. Please provide your chosen shipper with payment information to cover the cost of shipping and handling. 3. Notify Us – You must contact Pook & Pook, Inc. and let us know which shipper you would like to use. Email email@example.com call (610) 269-4040. 4. Items Collected – Your item(s) is collected for your chosen shipper. Outside shippers are scheduled throughout the week to come collect your purchased item(s). Independent shippers not listed above must call (610) 269-4040 to schedule a pick-up time. 5. Items Packed and Shipped – Your item(s) is then packed and shipped to your specifications by your chosen shipper. Please allow 3-5 business days from the time of collection. Pook & Pook will not release items to any shipper until your auction invoice has been paid. Remember new customers paying with a personal/business check or international money order/cashier’s check will delay the release of your items. This date is supplied to the shipper and the shipper will not ship your item(s) until after the 10 day period unless you provide Pook & Pook with a copy of your cancelled check (we cannot check this from our bank). If you have any questions about paying for your auction invoice, please contact at firstname.lastname@example.org. All items must be picked up, or shipping arrangements made, within two weeks of the day of sale. NOTE: Items left here more than two weeks will incur storage fees at a rate of $5.00 per lot per day (this rate applies to all items regardless of size or value).
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