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OLD COINS, CURRENCY, STAMPS AND POSTAL HISTORY: A large assortment, highlights including 1917S obverse, 50 cent unc., 1955 double die 1 cent unc., large amount of silver coin and silver dollars, modern foreign gold coins. Catalog available by mail, fax or DOWNLOAD NOW. COIN Prices Realized List
COLLECTION OF RARE AUTO LICENSE PLATES: A southern Maine collection with select additions. Interesting collection of 127 consecutive year Colorado Press plates from 1932 to 1989. Early mint and near mint pairs and singles from PA, CT, NJ, MA, ME, and NH, including 1904 Philadelphia city plate, ME pr. 1915 No. 70, NH 1916 No. 36, VT 1915 dealer, NH 1967 and 1968 No. 1. Complete listing of LICENSE PLATES also available by mail or fax.
EARLIER FURNITURE: 93 in. English mahogany tall case clock, deep-carved and fret-detailed, the fancy brass dial inscribed James Butler, Bolton (1760-95). Set of six mahogany ribbon-back dining chairs. English walnut and oak 18th c. secretary desk on bracket base. 17th c. English or Continental deep-carved oak armchair. 40 in. Sheraton mahogany graduated four drawer chest with tiger maple banding and scalloped apron. Sheraton reeded leg card table with ovolo corners. Sheraton three drawer mahogany dressing mirror with repousse brasses and talon feet. 53 in. early Empire giltwood rope column mirror with shell ornament. Distinctive late 19th c. Chippendale style heavily carved settee with out-turning arms. Set of four late 19th c. Chippendale side chairs on talon and ball feet, having openwork carved splats. Expandable Empire pedestal base mahogany banquet table. Other Empire furniture. Pair 18th c. 48 in. half-round walnut tables on tapered legs. 74 in. walnut hunt board. Three 18th c. stretcher based tavern tables, two in maple and pine, including 36 in. oval splay-leg and another with 34 X 22 1/2 in. rectang. top., the third being a 35 in. oval birch example. Good early 19th c. Bangor, ME origin clerk’s desk over five drawers with old varnish over original red-brown. 44 X 28 in. Gilmanton, NH pine one drawer tap table with orig. thistle brasses. 78 X 45 in. rustic pine stepback cupboard from one of the log cabins of an early 20th c. Great Bay, NH girl’s camp. Two Mt. Lebanon No. 2 rockers. Arrowback rocker with comb and unusual curled arm design. Two drawer pine blanket chest on bracket base. Good 19th c. one drawer stands. Large and small decorative 19th and 20th c. mirrors. Pair decorated PA side chairs. Cottage pine bedroom sets, one genre decorated in courting and marriage motif. Buttonhole loop butter churn. Nearly unused Good-Will Soap wagon.
VICTORIAN FURNITURE: Stately late 19th c. mahogany three-piece mahogany bedroom set, including high-back bed, mirrored marble top eight drawer chest with high cabinets and marble top commode, all pieces having carved panels and Corinthian columns. Elaborately carved Renaissance Revival 104 in. mirrored walnut hall tree with Pegasus brasses. 78 x 63 in. open mahogany bookcase with deep-carved panels. 98 X 66 in. deep-carved oak stepback breakfront over cabinets. 92 in. walnut glazed door bookcase over drawers. Smaller mahogany and oak bookcases. Renaissance Revival parlor set, having sofa and six chairs. Round oak china cabinet on paw feet, barrister bookcase and other oak furniture. Mission oak library desk, bed and occasional furniture. 72 X 45 in. pine stepback glazed door office flat file. Card files. Shaped marble top and marble inset
oriental side tables. Early 20th c. Queen Anne style mahogany lowboy. Full-sized mahogany bed with finest carved pineapple finials. Pair of better design brass twin beds. Victorian porch and occasional furniture. Pair of distinctive plush-upholstered channel-back armchairs. Decorated 19th c. children’s chairs. Better inlaid doll bed and bureau.
ARCHITECTURAL AND GARDEN ELEMENTS: 52 X 41 in. colorful stained glass window in elaborate floral motif. 62 X 25 in. Art Nouveau stained glass window with stylish single flower center. Set of four 64 X 61 in. twenty-four pane windows from an early York building. Late 19th c. N. P. Richardson “Franklin” stove. Old architectural hardware. Tourist, Inn and Meals signs from old Maine locations. Three blue enamel railway station signs from the Jewett Station in So. Berwick, ME. Pair of bulbous 19 in. cast stone garden urns. 19 in. round late 19th c. molded redware undertray.
FOLK ART: Oversized carved and polychromed ornamental eagle, attributed to John Haley Bellamy, Kittery Point, Maine, measuring 56 inches overall, in untouched oxidized gilt surface. Another classic style 27 in. Bellamy eagle with orig. faded paint and old re-gilding. Three carved match holders with bird ornamentation, attributed to J. H. Bellamy. Ken Harris wall mounted decorative wood duck in flight. Two primitive decoys given to our client’s family by noted collector, Geo. Starr. Misc. other decoys. Inuit carvings of recumbent seal and Eskimo holding large fish. Spectacular early 20th c. 8’9 X 12’4 hand-hooked rug, entitled “The Gates of the Forest”, colorfully depicting various animals, birds, trees, plants and even Little Red Riding Hood.
RARE SARANAC LAKE, NY RAIDER BOAT, possibly built by Rice, a local fine boat-builder, being in very good condition having the original oars, fittings and shoulder yoke and having descended from a family with a lodge on that lake. From a Seacoast Maine family, an unusual early fly rod with inlaid handle and early reel made in the manner of Vom Hofe.
INSTRUMENTS AND 19TH C. DEVICES: Thomas Greenough, Boston, sighting compass. Thoemner, Phila., apothecary scales. 1877 Knox hand-crank pleater. Universal coffee grinder. Wurttemberg steam engine toy. Old steam and pressure gauges. CLOCKS: Elmer Stennes, Weymouth, banjo clock in carved case. Seth Thomas outside bell ship’s clock. Figural bronzed spelter clock in the form of “Joe Louis, World Champion”. Other boudoir and wall clocks.
OLD LIGHTING: Late 19th c. lamp with signed green slag glass Handel shade. Pittsburg lamp with reverse-painted shade depicting “Cockham Church on the Thames”. Oriental bronze urn style lamp with unusual slag, shell and Mother of Pearl shade. European fancy bronze lamp with ram’s head mounts. Aurora bronze and French tole lamps. Selection of decorative Victorian oriental, glass and metallic table lamps. Colorful 20 in. fruit and leaf design hanging fixture. Repousse brass Vict. hanging fixture. Pair Dietz “Orient” brass vehicle lamps.
ART POTTERY, ART GLASS AND METALWARE: Unusual oversized 11 _ in. diam. decorated Scheier bowl. 12 in. Moorcroft lamp. Large Roseville dogwood jardinière. Good Weller and Hampshire jardinières. Rare Frans and Marguerite Wildenhain and Secrest pottery from the mid-20th c. artist’s collaborative, Shop One, Rochester, NY and the Pond Farm, CA artist colony. Maurice Heaton signed (MH) glassware in a galactic design. Charlie Laloma Hopi art pottery vase and six cup set. Enameled Nikrassoff and Joseph Friedman metalware.
ESTATE CHINA, GLASSWARE AND POTTERY: Stately Rose Medallion 17 in. vase. Peacock spatterware plate. Royal Doulton “Dick Turpin” mug. Heidelberg Schloss plaque. Mettlach genre pottery. Decorative old Italian and Greek pottery. Minton blue transfer garden pedestal. Blue decorated stoneware. Yellow-ware. Early blown whiskeys. Small Sandwich pieces. Steuben glassware. Selection of 19th c. bottles.
AMERICAN INDIAN ITEMS: Hopi decorated pot and center handle bowl. Idaho origin war club. Northwest Coast 5 in. lidded basket. Shallow 14 in. Poma (?) basket. Colorful beaded Amer. Indian purse. Room-sized ESTATE ORIENTAL RUGS and smaller rugs.
ADVERTISING ITEMS: Good advertising calendars, paper, tins and bottles. Snow White, Superman and other Disney novelties, books and sheet music. Complete set unused Auravision Baseball Star records. Ralpat Sports Star Key Charms. Crawford Ranges creamer. Much more. OLD GAMES AND TOYS: Selection of Victorian cast iron toys, including fire pumpers and Ice Wagon. Earlier steel train sets and metallic RR signals. Pre-War celluloid Santa nodder. Marietta Scarlet O’Hara marble game. Disney Red Riding Hood game and battery-operated “Pluto”. Mickey and Minnie sand pail. More of interest.
ACCESSORIES: 19th c. family photography. Interesting carved and decorated sewing accessories, incl. rare tape measures. Good snuff bottles and boxes and pill and trinket boxes of various forms. Finer beaded, mesh and fabric purses, incl. 14K gold examples. Misc. sterling flatware. Pre-1820 footed sterling charger, with B. Gardiner, New York, seller’s mark. Sterling and silver-plate accessories. 1797 English needlework sampler. G.A.R. and NH gold presentation walking sticks. Selection of old quilts. Costume jewelry. Good fireplace brass accessories. Monk’s-head and wrought floral andirons. Country woodenware, painted firkins, butter stamps, baskets and domestic metalware. Ginny dolls and doll clothing. Old 45 RPM records.
OLD PAPER, BOOKS AND PHOTOGRAPHY: (2) Millard Fillmore, (2) Franklin Pierce and (2) Martin Van Buren land grants. 1797 parchment indenture. Topographical “Survey for a Ship Canal Around the Falls of Niagara” by engineers Williams, Drayton and Reed. Assorted old coastal and other N.E. state maps. Large collection in albums of old coastal ME and NH postcards. Victorian valentines. Variety of estate books. Johnson’s (1869) New Illustrated Family Atlas. Reilly & Lee’s Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz. Cooper’s The Deerslayer. Other good illustrated children’s books. 3 vols. of 1683 Reports of Sir Geo. Croke, Tomes’ Battles of America by Sea and Land. 2 vols. Of The Gibson Book. Framed 1897 photo of the (New Haven) Exhibition of the Eastern New [fire] Nozzle System, etc. Group of ten misc. U.S. Grant CDV’s.
OLD PAINTINGS AND PRINTS: 1895 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 in. Wm. Aiken Walker drawing of Jacksonville, Fla. Cabin. Group of four H. G. Cushing (NY, 1869-1916) framed 30 in. murals of playful young nudes and a whimsical clock face of the same size. Paul Meltsner 25 X 30 in. o/c of farm in a landscape. 20 X 39 in. Italian o/c of bullfighter, the canvas marked en verso S. R. Haven. Small John G. Wolcott Maine fishing boat oil. Small w/c of Mt. Fuji, signed in the margin, David Park. Ink drawing of San Fran. Bay and Oakland ferryboats showing early stage of Golden Gate Bridge erection. Humorous J. M. Kavanaugh oil of priest and wayward student.
Framed 32 X 24 in. w/c collage and separate study of the same size, sgd. Marcile, 1949, depicting St. George Killing the Dragon. Mid-19th c. w/c theorem of urn of flowers with bird. 25 X 36 in. Wilbur sgd. Stormy English coastal oil. Early Winifred Bakula w/c of Nubble Lighthouse and the island landscape. Humorous o/b of kittens on tea table. 28 in. oval serving tray painted with dogs in a landscape. Pair of fancy giltwood framed European oils, one of Dutch landscape and the other sailboats at dusk. J. Petrei early 20th c. European 20 X 15 in. o/c of bathers by the river. Decorative Vict. fruit and floral paintings. Works R. J. Neary. Stow Wengenroth coastal village etching, Black Weather. Good Hogarth and Wheatley prints. Early Lincoln and Washington engravings. W. Nutting prints. More old artist-signed prints.
TERMS OF SALE: Cash or check approved by auctioneer. Mastercard and Visa accepted. Twelve percent Buyer's Premium. Five percent Maine sales tax on all purchases unless copy of current resale exemption certificate. Written or oral descriptions subject to error or omission. Sale catered.
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