Estate of Carl J. and Janet Goetz tag sale to be held June 7-June 9

The historic 1848 Rose Hill home that was home to Carl & Janet (Tobin) Goetz in Iowa City, Iowa since the 1960s will be the site of a large quality antique estate sale the second weekend of June.

The sale will be held at the 1848 Goetz home (Rose Hill) on Davenport Street in Iowa City, Iowa on Friday June 7th 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday June 8th from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Sunday June 9th from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.   Attendance numbers will be passed out on Friday June 7th at 3 p.m.

A large selection of antique furniture) will be featured.  Items included in this selection will be a Queen Anne style blind front cupboard with 3 drawers (late 1700s-early 1800s) from Connecticut, an early 16-pane walnut corner cupboard, a pine single door 9-pane corner cupboard with doors and drawers below, an exceptional one of a kind cherry cannonball four poster rope bed, and lots of other small pieces of furniture.

Country Americana items will be plentiful including cast iron items, a butter mold collection, copper and brass items, antique dolls, a mustard painted blanket chest, several 1800’s blanket boxes with tills, old toys, quilts, textiles, many unframed prints, old picture frames, wooden ware, sleigh bells, a nickel plated floor standing banquet lamp, many other lamps of all types, old celluloid animals and the like, a nice old feather tree, lots of Christmas ornaments, Amana rag rugs, several early samplers, a large diverse selection of Majolica, Easter collectibles,

A nice selection of American Indian items will be available for purchase as well as a nice selection of sterling silver.

A very rare Nile Kinnick bookend featuring the win and loss (no losses on this one) will be featured as well as Iowa homecoming badges and some of the older Hawkeye yearbooks.  

Another very unusual item on the sale of the Goetz’s will be an Eskimo walrus tusk scrimshaw cribbage board.  

Glassware of the Victorian era will be in abundance and included in this category will be a nice selection of Westward Ho pattern glass, as well as various items of Iowa City glass, Havilland china, many hand painted dishes, rose bowls, blue milk glass, blue Bristol, blue pattern glass, and so much more.

Rough furniture in need of a tune up as well as parts and pieces will be featured in one of the basement rooms, and if one would be interested--all items available will be available for one price.

An Irish family lived in the home from 1848 with the last descendant passing away in 1962.  The home sat vacant for some time, in a state of disrepair, until Carl and Janet Goetz bought the property and upgraded it to a nice pre-Victorian brick home that they lived in until the passing of Janet (Tobin) Goetz recently.

The historic property will be for sale at this time.  One can inquire during the sale for further information.

This sale will be one of the most interesting sales of the year and will be well worth attending from any distance.  Collectors, dealers, or just those interested in older things of a unique nature will be right at home at this tag sale.

A full listing will be in the Collector’s Journal in mid to late May and of course you can call either Bill Ackerman (319) 430-3737 or Lou Picek (319) 643-2065 for further information.