Byron LeCates grew up in the Grantley area of York County and graduated from William Penn Senior High School in 1951, Bucknell University in 1955 and Dickinson Law School in 1960 after serving in the U.S. Army for two years. He was an attorney in York for 57 years until his retirement in 2017. Married to Margaret Wallace LeCates, they have three children, 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. At a young age, his interest in clocks led him to his lifelong interest in collecting antiques. His collection is varied but includes, many clocks, and a large quantity of textiles such as quilts, coverlets, show towels and needlework samplers. He collected woodenwares, china, stoneware, furniture (many pieces painted) and more. Along the way, LeCates has been involved in many historical organizations and in 2006 received the Volunteer of the Year award from the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC), where he has been a member for 55 years. He has always been active in the Heritage Trust Organization (formerly known as The Historical Society) in York serving on the board and twice as president. Presently he serves on a committee of the Heritage Trust Organization. He has also been a past president of the Pennsylvania Federation of Historical Societies. Byron LeCates has always loved York County, its people, beauty, history, heritage and its material culture. He has collected, exhibited, lectured on and written papers about clocks, coverlets, and the multitude of other mainly York County items he has collected. Having reached the age of 90, he looks forward to sharing his treasures with others. The single owner auction will be held at the Conestoga Auction Gallery, 768 Graystone Road., Manheim, Pa., on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2024, at 9 a.m. It will also be offered online with live bidding through Live Auctioneers and HiBid. To learn more, visit www.hessauctiongroup.com.