Antiques and Collectibles of the Historic Cozy Village Restaurant - Thurmont, MD
at Auction, Columbus Day – Monday October 13th, 2014 at 1:00 PM -
We will sell all the remaining antiques including the contents of the Camp David Museum. Several good Stained Glass windows including early advertising. The 1925 B&O Railroad Caboose, an oak Backbar, a large pair of Apothecary jars dated 1891. Showcase, signs, tables and much more.
Founded by Wilbur Freeze in 1929 with three cottages, camp and tents it grew over to years to a multi-acre complex. The restaurant was stared in 1933 with a small lunch counter seating 20 people. Over the 85 years of family owned operation the Cozy has played host to Presidents, athletes, dignitaries and diplomats among other celebrities. The Presidential connection started with Herbert Hoovers personal secretary Larry Ritchie who built a retreat in the Catoctin Mountains and also became close friends with the freeze family.
The Cozy was the home to the Secret Service during the Roosevelt administration when FDR stayed at his camp – Shangri-La.
October, 2014 Estate Sale with Mid-Century, Quality Antiques and Antique Furnishings
A large selection of antique French Copper and Brass wear with some very interesting items.
Full Tiger and Zebra Skins with provenance, Buffalo Hide and others
Ethnographic material, Antique furnishings, decorative items and much more
November, 2014 Toys, Advertising, Carnival and Circus Items including 11 Sideshow Banners from an Indiana Collection – stored since the late 1990′s. A great collection of Homer Tate Gaffs from the Dorsey family. all were purchased from Tate in the late 1950′S and come with documentation – thaere some very rare pieces in this group.