Two upcoming auctions on Feb. 9 and 19 will feature the belongings of celebrated Malvern educator Josiah Hibberd, which will be sold to fund a scholarship program in his honor.
For full details, read the event listing for the Josiah Hibberd Scholarship Fund Auction:
Mr. Hibberd directed that his entire estate be sold, and the proceeds from the sale benefit the newly established Hibberd GVHS Scholarship Fund.
The first auction, on Feb. 9 at 9 a.m., will be preceded by a preview of items on Friday, Feb. 8, from 2 to 6 p.m., and Saturday starting at 8 a.m. before the auction.
Hibberd, who died in September 2012, had an extensive collection of items. The full list is available at the event listing, but here are a few examples:
- revolving oak bookcase
- Victorian style mantle clocks
- 4 Edison cylinder phonographs
- Mahogany tabletop Victrola
- shrunken head
- 15-20 replicas of early suits of armor
- cannon balls
- Breou’s Farm Atlas of Chester County
- 100+ sports bobblehead figures
A second, catalogued auction of rare and especially valuable items—like presidential autographs, furniture and fine artwork—will be held Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the same location. Details of that event are also on Josiah Hibberd Scholarship Fund Auction event listing.
To read more about Hibberd, who joined the Navy when he was underage, took students on thousands of field trips and kept a cluttered office desk, click on the links below.
Josh Hibberd Memorial Picnic Set for Oct. 20
A tribute to The Gentle Giant: Josh Hibberd