Published On: Wed, Oct 9th, 2013

Estate of Ezra Stone and Sara Seegar goes to auction

FamilyStoneRobert H. Clinton & Company, Inc. of Ottsville, PA, and Hahn Auction Company of Bath, PA, will conduct an auction of items from the estates of Ezra Stone and Sara Seegar, a show business couple who brought celebrity to Bucks County.

The auction begins at 9 a.m. on Oct. 19 and at 10 a.m. on Oct. 20 at Fireside Hall (Plumsteadville Volunteer Fire Company), 5064 Stump Road, in Plumsteadville. Items will be displayed for inspection one hour prior to the auction start times on each day.

Ezra Stone was a well-known actor and director whose career encompassed the golden age of radio, Broadway, movies and television.  He and his wife, stage and screen actress Sara Seegar, lived at Stone Meadows Farm in Newtown for nearly 40 years. While the Stones commuted to New York and Hollywood as their careers demanded, they also worked at the Bucks County Playhouse and Lambertville Music Circus over many summers. Stone Meadows Farm was not only a successful dairy farm featuring award-winning Ayrshire cows, but also a social hub for the Stones’ glamorous friends from the worlds of theatre and television. At their gracious farmhouse, meticulously decorated by Sara, the Stones entertained avidly throughout the 1950s and 60s, and guests included such friends and colleagues as Martha Raye, Red Buttons, Burl Ives, Garson Kanin, Debbie Reynolds, Gale Gordon, Mike Todd, Jackie Cooper, Paul Lynde, Uta Hagen, Gary Merrill, T. C. Jones, and Anna Russell. Sara Seegar Stone died in 1990 and Ezra Stone died in 1994.

Items up for auction on Oct. 19 include antique furnishings, silver, decorative accessories and objects of art and home decorating. October 20 will focus on celebrity memorabilia, including autographs and dedicated books, theatrical accessories and costumes, posters, playbills, collectible stationery and magazines, photographs and props. Auction details can be found at www.rhclintonauction.com, or by entering Auctioneer ID # 1888 at www.auctionzip.com.

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