In Two Sessions
Goodwin Building ~ York
The Library of William Warren Smith, late of Ogunquit, ME
Friday, December 12, 2003 at 6:00 p.m.
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Old Coins, Currency and Stamps
Saturday, December 13th at 10:00 a.m.
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Estate Antiques at 11:00 a.m.
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On Saturday from 8:00 a.m. Until the Time of Sale
We are pleased to offer items from the estate of 101 year-old William Warren Smith, lifetime bibliophile, who worked for Harvard University Press for forty-three years, rising to the positions of Associate Director and Business Manager and retiring to his childhood home in Ogunquit in 1967. Deaccessioned items from a Maine museum and interesting and important old family things from other estates and households will complement the sale.
OLD BOOKS: Offering Mr. Smith's library, consisting of a vast amount of scholarly books, mostly in unusually fine condition, including a Mitchell's 1854 Universal Atlas with crisp and bright maps, other atlases and maps, good lots of books on Maine, books on books, printing, literature, American History, antique and art reference, the Adamses, Emerson, scarce to rare Americana pieces, early American bindings, early Maine and other New England journals and day books, a huge collection of Goodspeed's catalogues, Maggs and other catalogues. These are books that as a collector or bookseller you will be proud to put on your shelves. A large selection of uncatalogued books is available from which you may make your own lots. Catalogue of book lots also available by mail or fax.
OLD COINS AND CURRENCYAND STAMPS: Nice assortment of U.S. coins and currency fresh from estates, including U.S. gold, early type and good general collector coins. Currency, including a good framed group of varied Confederate. Good selection of European stamps in albums, including a nice group of patriotic covers. Complete listing available by mail or fax.
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FURNITURE: 18th c. scrub top old red 48 in. hutch table. Three-drwr. pine blanket chest on cutout base. 29 in. unmarked Howard style banjo clock w/ eglomise panel. 80 in. Thos. Hutchins, Leeds, oak case tall clock. 18th c. corner cupboard top w/ h-hinges and partial base. Early 19th c. N.E. mahogany washstand with delicately turned legs and same period tapered leg walnut one-drwr. stand with good overhang. N.E. transitional Federal/Empire deck top mahogany chest with pineapple-carved posts and distinctive fruit basket carved backsplash. Two early low style cobbler's benches. Three-part giltwood overmantle mirror. 18th c. rolled arm ladderback rocker. Windsor bowback, fanback and birdcage side chairs. Sets of 19th c. side chairs, incl. laddered thumb-backs. Pencil post and cannonball beds. Marquetry inlaid tripod side table. Nesting tables. Marble inset carved Chinese plantstand. Hardwood drop leaf tables of differing styles. Old blanket boxes. Fancy VICTORIAN 32 X 24 in.marble top walnut side table with starpoint corners. 32 in. Bombay (India) octagonal brass ornamental garden (?) centerpiece with urn top, having incised genre scenes, exhib’d. at the Phila. 1926 World's Fair. Victorian and Empire boudoir settees. Good oak bedroom and dining furniture, incl. matching carved double bed and bureau, square and round oak tables, round Larkin china cabinet and sets of T-back chairs. Oak and other children's chairs. 19th c. spindled swinging cradle on stand. Fancy oak rockers, ladies' desks and occasional furniture of differing styles and woods. Goodwill Soap wagon. Edison cylinder phonographs. Early to mid-20th c. mahogany furniture, incl. glazed top bookcase over drwrs., tambour style desk, block front secretary desk, carved post tall chest, deep drop leaf 42 in. dining table on ball and claw feet, pineapple post twin beds, high style kneehole writing desk, tapered and turned leg card tables, fine Queen Anne style stretcher based wing chair and more.
ACCESSORIES: R. Lalique 6 in. opalescent vase w/ spirals.Clewell 6 in. vase. Good sel. of Victorian art glass. Assorted Sandwich, mercury, early blown and etched glass, good figural frosted stemware, unusual figural milk glass, decorated opalescent, Victorian colored glassware. Collection of etched Saratoga glassware and commemorative items.Pr. brass-mounted 14 in. amethyst candle sconces. Other good glassware. Fine figural and other salt glaze hollow-ware. Misc. spatterware, yellow-ware and country pottery. Blue and white and brown transferware, incl. Amula. Blue Onion. Sel. of commem. china, incl. Crown Ducal (Rhead) ER VIII jug. Much more in good china. Partial sets and other sterling flatware, serving pieces, utensils and accessories. Silver-plated ware.Good estate and costume jewelry. Early scenic architectural tiles. Eagle and Eaglets mechanical bank. Good Ives train set w/ Dorfan engines. Misc. dolls and doll furniture. Fancy brass desk accessories.Diamond Match and Garcia Moreno Cigar store dispensers. Two 1865 Pat. mechanical “Pocket Repeating Match” devices. Early pat. Ideal sewing machine. Enterprise store coffee grinder. 19th c. oriental eating and smoking utensils. Oriental bronze ewer with ram and putti mounts. Interesting old store and postal scales. Good old household brass, iron and woodenware. 34 in. gold-painted carved ornamental eagle.Pr. 34 in. cast ornamantal lions, 13 in. gilt zinc rooster weathervane. 11 X 9 in. 19th c. paint-decorated horse pull toy. Tramp art child's bureau and others. Old fashioned Christmas decorations.
The large and varied collection of medical and surgical instruments, kits and accessories used by William Warren Smith, Sr. (Dartmouth Med. School grad, 1893) in his Ogunquit horse and buggy medical practice. Gingerbread and other mantle clocks. 7 _ in. oval Shaker center handle sewing carrier. Old sewing accessories. Native Amer. small covered basket, decorated Southwest 10 in. bulbous clay pot,stone mortar and pestle, tool heads and coll. of Belleville, Ill. area spear and arrowheads. Tripod-mounted surveyor's compasses by Lowell & Senter of Portland, ME and Alex’r. Megarey of New York. Period fireplace accessories, incl. good bedwarmers, pierced tin footwarmers and andirons. Early 19th c. brass and wire firescreen, matching andirons and tools. RR lanterns. Victorian table lighting. 19th c. various metal finger lamps. Magic Lantern and slides. Old marbles. Civil War lot, incl. key from Libby Prison. Good sel. of advertising, G.A.R., military and political pinbacks, tokens, etc. Lots of other advertising items. Columbian Expos. and other good silk bookmarks. Columbus Stevensgraphs. Lindbergh commem. items. 1785 Billerica, MA sampler. Lace trims, embroidery, estate linens and textile pieces. Graphic quilt tops, quilts and coverlets. Selection of large and small area Oriental, braided and hooked rugs. Men's, ladies' and children's 19th c. vintage clothing. Boy Scout uniforms. Old musical instruments, incl. Conn saxaphone, H. Purcell (Paris) and Bundy trombones, Cavalier clarinet and trumpet.
OLD PAPER, DOCUMENTS AND AUTOGRAPHED MATERIAL: 1805 Gen. Henry Knox signed agreement to sell land along Thomaston, Maine’s St. Georges River and attached 1807 deed executing the sale by his widow, et al. Single page Maj. Gen. U.S. Grant letter to Admiral Porter, possibly signed by his sec’y., telling of the enemy's acceptance of his “terms of capitulation”. Pearl Buck letter. Gene Tunney signed Photograph, Lot of letters from the Bellamy family of Portsmouth, NH and Kittery, ME, incl. one from John H. Bellamy to his father telling him…”don’t stop in the city but come down to our shop and we will make eagles.” Interesting lots of early to mid-19th c. family correspondence, incl. large lot concerning life and conditions of the early Ohio settlement. 1798 Notary report of French pirating of merchant sloop sailing from Antigua. Local 19th c. sawmill journal. Hand-drawn 19th c. map of Bingham, ME. Early colored map of the island of Guadeloupe. 1861 American document guaranteeing a man’s safe passage. 1844 Brig Emily (Wells, ME) seaman’s articles of agreement before setting sail. N.E. Lith. Co. View of the Coliseum for the 1869 Grand National Peace Jubilee in Boston. 1884 White’s Physiological Manekin. Graphic late 19th c. color broadside advertising Old Orchard Beach Maine’s Hotel Velvet. Postcards and trade cards, loose and in albums. 1877 framed View of South Berwick, ME. 1891 architectural patent. Period booklet of Civil War patriotic decals. Interesting old family scrapbooks. 19th c. rolled maps of York County, ME, Colton’s N.E., Eldridge & Rogers 1854 rolled Chart of Vineyard Sound (MA), etc.
OLD PHOTOGRAPHY: 7 X 9 in. photo of Mark Twain and friends on lawn of York, ME. Misc. family Civil War soldier CDV’s. Many old family photo albums, including an interesting c. 1900 example with old Portsmouth, NH houses, the nation’s Capital and Mt. Vernon. Stereo views. OLD PAINTINGS, SCULPTURE AND PRINTS:Framed 18th c. 23 X 18 in. unsigned o/c depicting an old man, possibly Moses.James Montgomery Flagg watercolor illustration for Oct. 4, 1924 ed. of The American Golfer magazine depicting female hunter with shotgun and ducks, accomp’d. by mag. cover and photo of sitter. Family photo album in this sale includes that sitter’s interesting family photo chronology.Early 19th c. Carter watercolor family crest attrib. to John Coles (Boston). Margaret Richardson unframed o/c seascapes and w/c portraits of children. Chas. Curtis Allen 17 X 23 in. w/c of fishing dories on shore. Carroll Brown 15 X 22 in. coastal w/c. 26 X 44 in. giltwood framed neoclassical o/c of mother and suckling babes. DeRiblowsky 30 X 20 in. o/c landscape. W. Bunting 30 X 24 in. o/c castle on river. 11 X 14 in. giltwood framed o/p Meditteranean terrace scene with classical maidens. 22 X 19 in. European o/c of family of well-dressed mountain climbers.S. Kinsburger 6 in. bronze of Victorian woman. Two unframed old fruit and floral theorems. Unusual oversized hollow-cut silhouettes with blue background. Unsigned well-executed landscapes and other decorative 19th c. works. Paintings by John Ward, Henry Warren Poor, W.F. Dell, E. Simoneau, D.A. Fisher. Diego Rivera litho. of flower merchant. Abbott Graves inscribed print. Early portrait mezzotints, misc. etchings and engravings. LeRoux brilliant color litho. of Sioux Indian and a 19th c. Bartlett view of Quebec. Jukes engr’g. of Stirling Castle. Bovinet colored engr’g. of Napoleon: Reddition D’Ulm. Soiron engr’g.Promenade in St. James's Park. Early French colored engravings: La Collonade de Louvre and (Basset’s) view of …siege de la Ville de Dresde. N. Currier and Harrison Fisher prints. Scores of 19th and 20th c. picture frames, incl. lemon gold, carved, early veneer, etc.
TERMS OF SALE: Cash or check approved by auctioneer. Mastercard and Visa accepted. Twelve percent Buyer's Premium. Written or oral descriptions subject to error or omission. Delivery available by separate arrangement. Sale catered.
DIRECTIONS: From Interstate Rte. 95, take Exit 4 (The Yorks) and follow to U.S. Rte. One. Take left on Rte. One and follow 2/10 mi. to Goodwin Building. Winter auction entrance on north side of building.
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