DOWNINGTOWN, PA ~ November 4, 2008
Pook & Pook auction of the Americana Collection of Richard and Rosemarie Machmer.
"I love this thing," Ron Pook said as he sold lot 68, a vibrant Southeastern Pennsylvania watercolor fraktur bookplate dating from the early Nineteenth Century. It measures 2¾ by 4½ inches and depicts a dog chasing four birds. It had a presale estimate of $3/4,000, and apparently it was loved by others, as it sold for $25,740
"Take care of your antiques and they will take care of you."