News-Antique.com - Jan 30,2013 - CHAMBERSBURG, PA – “Women are brainless objects of beauty” is a statement that would get the speaker in loads of trouble. But for some area collectors, brainless beauties are coveted possessions.
Head vases—ceramic vases made popular in the 1950s and 60s—depicted the heads of women attired in flourishes such as faux pearl necklaces, earrings, hair bows and, in some renditions, a well-manicured hand.
More than 300 of these collectibles will be sold at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Gateway Gallery Auction, 643 Kriner Road, Chambersburg.
The collection was amassed through decades by a Chambersburg woman. “It is an excellent collection of head vases including several coveted designs. It is definitely something to stand up and take notice of,” said Lee Kalfon, assistant director of marketing for Gateway Gallery.
In addition to the vases, the auction will feature large lots of modern NASCAR, Hotwheels®, Matchbox®, Hess, Johnny Lightening and other toys from the 90s and early 2000s.
Doors open at 8 a.m.; preview is from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 1 at the auction. Online bidding is available. For more information, visit www.GatewayAuction.com.
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MEDIA ALERT: For photos or more information about this sale, please contact Lee Kalfon at 717-263-6512 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.