Phase One of the Mary Balestri Collection was sold at auction on Thursday, July 12, 2018 preceding the 2018 PITCA Convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Auctioneer: Hartzell Auction Gallery. 

Balestri Auction: Thursday 7/12/18

(#282) This beautiful Snake Goffering Iron, front and center, sold for $6,500 ~ the highest price realized in the auction. ☆ A goffering iron was employed to produce frills and ruffs, as in an Elizabethan collar.