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Ben Franklin Estate Sales in Center City (Society Hill) Philadelphia

  • Estate Sale

  • The address for this sale in Philadelphia, PA 19106 will no longer be shown since it has already ended.
Dec 08
2pm to 7pm
Dec 09
11am to 6pm
Dec 10
10am to 6pm

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No early birds. Buyer is responsible for the removal of all purchased items. If purchasing furniture, it must be removed by the end of the sale. There will be no furniture movers on site. Please bring movers/helpers and a truck. Now accepting credit cards. No personal checks accepted. No prices quoted before the sale. Enter at your own risk. No bags, backpacks or large purses will be allowed in the house. There are no exceptions to this rule. Thank you for understanding. Tickets for Thursday 12/8 will be given out at 12.
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**Everything must go! 50% off all items under $199 and 25% off all items over $200**


Please join us in closing out our 2016 Estate Sale Season with this 8000 square foot historical beauty!

Ladies and Gentleman, Ben Franklin Estate Sales proudly presents the magnificent John Penn House on Mansion Row in Society Hill Philadelphia. George Washington made his headquarters on this site over the winter of 1781-1782. Rarely does a home with this historical provenance and size, come calling for an estate sale. We are truly honored to  have been selected. This home is on the National Historic Register and the Philadelphia Register of Historic Homes.

Extensive collection of high quality copper cookware and unusual pieces by Gaillard, Williams Sonoma and Ruegger.

Fine antique art, oil paintings - P. Magi, Mac Williams, watercolors, prints - Paul Pane, etchings and many pieces of artwork containing historical subject matter -  George Washington, Ben Franklin, Lincoln, in addition many pieces of religious artwork.

Collection of framed antique maps, Philadelphia INA map

Can't wait to see you at our sale. Setup was 339.

Extensive collection of Carvings: unusual figures, scenes, skulls, medicine figures, animals, lamps

Stunning antique copper smoker

Collection of Reed and Barton Silverplate coffee sets, tea sets (each set containing at least 7 pieces), pitchers, bowls, flatware sets and serving pieces

Silk Persian Carpet and Prayer Rugs

Framed tapestries, Log Cabin Coverlet

Stained glass windows

Sterling silver- Reed and Barton cocktail set, plates, liq tags, mini mugs, etc

5 arm candelabras (including glass candlestick bowls), 3 arm candelabra (including glass candlestick bowls),

International/Rogers Heraldic pattern, Water pitchers with liners, Reed and Barton solid sterling bar set (24 karet club) candle sticks, serving pieces plus plus plus

Large set of Reed & Barton Roman Medallion with many extras and serving pieces.

Extensive amount of English and American Pewterware and Silverplate

Complete set of Lance Pewter US presidents 

Massive collection of bitters bottles including colored glass (Ruby Red and Cobalt Blue), Stuart and hand blown. Some with Sterling Pourers.

Extensive collection of Barber Bottles - Fenton, Cameo, hand painted, Hobnail

Extensive collection of Murano glass

Crystal Decanters including Holmegaard, Waterford, Baccarat and hand blown. Waterford crystal ships decanter and bowl

Seltzer bottles, some colored glass.

Huge amount of Antique chairs, settees, sofas, marble top occasional tables, mirrors

Huge amount of Antique display cases and China closets and cases

Magnificent Antique mahogany claw foot dining room table seats up to 12, 12 foot by 5 foot with all 5 leafs, with 12 chairs and youth chair

Magnificent Antique mahogany matching buffet

Antique mahogany drafting table and file cabinet

Stunning 1700's Scottish grandfather clock

Huge Victorian hall mirrors with matching marble tables throughout the home

Victorian marble top desk

Emerald glass desk lamps and beautiful stained glass lamps and chandelier

Fine collection of glass inkwells and desk sets

Antique shaving mirror on stand, antique pitcher and bowl

Antique doctor scale

Beautiful mantels & bookcases - marble base store counter scale.

Wood shutters all sizes from the 1800's with hardware.

Vintage USSR/Communist Posters.

Huge collection of vintage cameras Many Topcon and Topcor cameras and lenses.

Books, Cookbooks (First Edition of The Art of French Cooking (Child)), Military History, American History, Philadelphia History, many more.US Army Bowie Knife (Vietnam Era).

Belgium Bruge tablecoverings

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