A Glimpse of Yesteryear’s Nostalgia & Lore

For well over a century, men, women and their families have traveled, vacationed or lived in the South Jersey area.  The Pine Barrens and  Sea Shore have always had so much to offer.  The region still allures people to it’s sandy beaches, the marinas for boating, fishing, & crabbing, and the Pine Barrens for hunting.

This upcoming auction will rekindle memories for those who can appreciate the local heritage. Vintage local items that have been handed down from generation to generation of kin are now available to the public at auction. The successful bidder will take them home and start a new chapter to share with others!

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  • Shown above is the actual hotel guest register of the National Hotel under the proprietorship of Mary Enfield Ryder. The register begins in 1928 through 1932!  Each sheet shows the name of the guest(s), where they were from, date & room number.  The real photo post card shows the National Hotel in the left hand corner.
  • Sampling of local ephemera shown above.

During the colder weather, when fishermen couldn’t fish, many carved waterfowl and fish decoys for hunting and decorative use.  Included in the October 7 auction are decoys from Point Pleasant, Forked River, Ship Bottom as well as other unidentified folk art.  In addition to the decoys, we are also offering a large selection of wooden fishing lures.

Shown below are a few decoys that will be auctioned off on October 7.

And one of the greatest fish stories ever told, isn’t a fish story at all.  If you live in South Jersey, then you no doubt have heard of the Jersey Devil folk lore. Beginning in 1735 to this day legendary stories of the Jersey Devil  have been shared as to its sporadic sightings and how it terrorized those living throughout the Pine Barrens region.  Whether you believe in its existence or not, this creepy cast iron ring holder (shown below)  is a great conversation piece, and could be yours!

Jersey Devil Cast Iron Ring Holder

In addition to the local lure offered, we will also be auctioning vintage Toys, Trains (pre-war), Dolls & Banks; Pottery & Glass; Folk Art & Primitives; Railroadana; Maritime; Ephemera; Signage; Sterling Silver; Costume Jewelry; Breininger Redware; decorative items to enhance your Home and so much more.

Come join us, for fun and conversation, on Saturday, October 7.  Maybe you’ll go home with a piece of South Jersey history.  Food will also be available for purchase by Chef Rich.

Everyone is welcomed…

Multi-Estate Auction
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Auction Preview Friday by Appointment (609.618.7216)
& 8:00 a.m. day of sale
Auction Commences at 9:00 a.m.
Eagleswood Fire Hall
219 Railroad Ave.
West Creek, NJ 08092

Visit our picture Gallery & Auction Listing as well as Terms of Sale.
Unable to attend? Follow the links on our website and register to bid as an absentee bidder. (Absentee/Live Bid Catalog is currently under construction.)

August 9 Auction S. Jersey Lure Featuring Roger ‘Doc’ Cramer Baseball Memorabilia

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Roger ‘Doc’ Cramer was born in Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ in 1905. Folk lure tell us that by the age of eight he began to follow baseball obsessively. Later on he played baseball on the Beach Haven sandlots with family and friends and when he wasn’t playing baseball he was making the ’rounds’ with a local medical doctor, thus his nickname ‘Doc.’

In 1928 backup catcher for the Philadelphia Athletics, Cy Perkins was asked to umpire a semipro-game and, in the event he witnessed any talented players, he was instructed to let the Athletics manager know.  And that’s when it all started! In 1929 Roger ‘Doc’ Cramer began his professional baseball career playing centerfield for the Philadelphia Athletics. Due to economic difficulties the Athletics later traded Cramer to the Boston Red Sox. Cramer was voted onto the American League All-Star team in 1937, 38, 39 and 1940. In 1940 the Red Sox traded him to the Washington Senators. Cramer played one year for the Senators and was then traded to the Detroit Tigers where he eventually closed out his playing career in 1948.  He stayed involved as a coach for Detroit and then coached for the Chicago White Sox in 1951. In 1953 Roger ‘Doc’ Cramer left major league baseball and went back home to Manahawkin, NJ where he built a home for his wife and children.

Our client had the honor and privilege of knowing and often visiting Roger ‘Doc’ Cramer during his tenure as a major league baseball player.  Cramer items in the August 9th multi-estate auction are just a small part of his vast Roger ‘Doc’ Cramer collection.

Come join us on August 9th and take a chance on winning some rare baseball memorabilia items as well as a part of S. Jersey history! If you are unable to make it and are interested in phone or absentee bidding, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Located in the Tuckerton, New Jersey area we routinely service Brick, Toms River, Waretown, Forked River, Barnegat, Manahawkin, Long Beach Island, Egg Harbor, Atlantic City, Pleasantville, Cherry Hill, and Atco area towns to name a few. However, we will go and meet with you anywhere in the tri-state area. We look forward to hearing from you!

Did you know that our company also provides a Clean-out Service? We not only clean-out a home, but will sweep and vacuum our way out the door! Ideal for a beneficiary who is not physically up to the challenge, or distance or job constraints hinders their ability to take on the task.

We are licensed by the State of New Jersey and Insured. References are also available upon request.

On behalf of all of us at Legacies Old and New, Inc., we would like to thank those who have placed their confidence in us!

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