Estate Auction of Elinor Emmick

Internet Only Bidding

A unique and pristine collection of antiques and collectibles gathered by the Emmick family in Penn Yan, NY.  Please read payment and merchandise removal instructions carefully before bidding. 

Auction Dates: April 22 – 29, 2019 

Began: 04/22/19 at 6:00 PM EDT
Ended: 04/29/19 at 6:00 PM EDT


The auction features unique and pristine antiques and collectibles gathered by the Emmick family in Penn Yan, NY. 

*Internet Bidding Only*

Bidding Starts: Monday, April 22nd at 6 p.m.

Bidding Ends: Monday, April 29th starting at 6 p.m. (items will close out at a rate of 5 per minute)

**CREDIT CARD PAYMENT ONLY–All successful bidders’ credit cards will be charged at the close of the auction.  There will be no other payment options due to the constraints of merchandise removal.**

Successful bidders will be emailed a “paid” receipt and the specific address for merchandise removal in Penn Yan, NY.  Your receipt will be needed to remove your merchandise on the appointed days.  

MERCHANDISE REMOVAL: These are the only dates for merchandise removal: Thursday, May 2nd: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Friday, May 3rd: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday, May 4th: 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.  Loading assistance will be available on a limited basis for a fee (please be prepared to pay the loaders if you intend to use their services.) Late or alternate removal will result in a minimum fee of $25 and is subject to additional fees.  Bidders who wish to have their items brought back to Bontrager’s Auction Center for Batavia pick up must make arrangements prior to the end of the auction, and will be subject to delivery fees.  Arrangements can be made by emailing


Frank and Elinor Emmick were born in Pennsylvania in the early 1900’s and later moved to New York State with their families.  They met in Elmira and were married in 1938. Frank served in the U.S. Merchant Marine during WWII.  In 1946, he and Elinor started Emmick Motor Co. in Montour Falls. By 1955, they had purchased the large 1926 Keuka Lake home of the Ralph Norris family, which is now for sale.  Elinor, who passed away in 2018 at the age of 101, was an accomplished painter who trained at Syracuse University, R.I.T, Albright School of Fine Arts, and Elmira College.  This auction contains paintings and items- some historic- from both Emmick households, as well as objects and artwork from the historic Fontainebleau Inn (Cayuta, NY), which Frank owned for a time in the 1970’s. 


By bidding with our auction company, you are agreeing to the following. -All sales are final. Everything is sold “AS IS” with no guarantees unless otherwise stated by the auctioneer. It is the responsibility of the bidder to assure him or herself as to the condition of items prior to bidding. Condition reports given by the staff of Bontrager’s Auction Service are subjective, and while we strive to be honest, we will not be held responsible or liable for any errors in description. Buyer is responsible for examining items before bidding. Auction company does not take responsibility for buyer’s failure to examine. Merchandise is not subject to adjustments once the item has been sold. -Bontrager Real Estate & Auction Service and its staff will not be held responsible or liable for any errors in absentee/left bids or phone bids, nor for the possible failure to execute left bids for any reason. -Payment is due in full within the time limits posted in the auction. FOR THIS AUCTION, ALL PAYMENT WILL BE PROCESSED THROUGH THE CREDIT CARD YOU HAVE ON FILE WITH US. We accept Master Card, Visa and Discover Card. You will be charged13% buyer’s premium and NYS sales tax added to all items purchased. Late payment will result in a $25 late fee. -By bidding with our auction you are entering into a contract with our terms and conditions. You are accepting responsibility to perform your duties as winning bidder, and agreeing that Bontrager Real Estate & Auction Service, its employees, officers, owners, representatives, agents, and consignors will not be held liable for any losses, claims, liabilities, judgments, expenses, fees, or other damages arising from the use of our services, website, auction property, and this site, including property damage, injuries, dispute with another bidder, or breach by bidder of this site. Any liability to a purchaser will not exceed the purchase price actually paid. -Bontrager Real Estate & Auction Service will not be held responsible for any interruption in interent service, errors, and/or omissions, caused by any means and does not guarantee continual, uninterrupted or error free service or use of the Site. By bidding with our company you are accepting that this auction is conducted electronically and relies on hardware and software that may malfunction without warning. -Bontrager Real Estate & Auctio Service has the right to void any sale, suspend bidding, re-sell any item/lots for any other reason. -All sales are subject to appropriate sales tax and buyer’s premium. Buyer’s premium is 13% of purchase price and is subject to sales tax. -Bids cannot be retracted once the auction begins. -Buyers are responsible for making arrangement to pay for and pick up items within the time frames listed for the auction. Bontrager’s Auction Service is not liable for any damage to property left on the auction premises after the auction, whether or not payment has been made. We reserve the right to impose a storage fee of $10 per month for property not picked up within stated deadlines. Merchandise left 1 month after the auction is subject to sale with the proceeds covering storage and auction fees due to the auction company. -In the event of legal proceedings arising from this contract or from the auction in connection therewith, buyer consents to being subject to the personal jurisdiction of the courts of the State of New York, Genesee County.

Location for merchandise removal will be emailed to successful bidders at the close of the auction. 

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Bontrager Real Estate & Auction Services Inc.

8975 Wortendyke Rd. Batavia, NY 14020

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