Ben Franklin Estate Sales is pleased to announce our newest sale:  A 6,650 square foot house that dates back to 1830 and is currently listed and for sale. The owner has a lifetime collection of Reed & Barton silver plate (all pre-1900) English and American pewter, Chinese and Japanese Ivory, French and American copper. There is also an impressive amount of art and furniture.

Phase I

‚ÄčTHIS IS IT FOLKS! Phase one of two. Preparing to down size from a 6,500 square foot Society Hill mansion. Don't miss this highly anticipated sale. Vast antique collections, one of a kind items and fabulous treasures!

Extensive collection of high quality copper cookware and unusual pieces

Fine art, oil paintings, watercolors, prints, etchings, posters, maps, needlework

Stained glass windows

Sterling silver, Reed and Barton, Damascene plates (including one solid sterling plate), (2) 166 5 arm candelabra (including glass candlestick bowls), (2) 166 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

Pewterware (many tankards) and Silverplate

Huge collection of Majolica

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

Crystal Decanters including Holmegaard, Waterford, Baccarat and hand blown.

Seltzer bottles, some colored glass.

Beautiful mantels & bookcases - Eastlake

Hotel mail/letter box, Copper fountain by Ceil, 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 Topcan 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)

2 Huffy Touriste Folding 3 Speed Bikes (with manuals).

Bell Telephone Operators Chair, some other occasional chairs.

More pictures to come. Continue to check back.

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