Auction of Estate Antiques

Goodwin Building ~ York Maine


Sunday, May 18, 2003

Full Auction Preview Saturday May 17th from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m and

Sunday from 8:00 a.m.

Old Coins and Currency, Stamps, then Buttons at 10:00 a.m.

Estate Antiques at 11:30 a.m


Offering a diverse selection of antiquities from New England estates, collections, old households and a N.E. museum.



Nice grouping of coins, currency and stamps solely from private sources. Highlights include 1878 $3 gold MS-65, 1843-D $5 gold AU-55, 1852-C $5 gold and 1905 $20 gold certificate. STAMPS: Good selection of U.S. and world stamps to be sold in lots, but the highlights being No. 2 on cover, sheet of 100 Confederate stamps and lot of good Valentines with original postal history, c. 1860. Complete listing also available by mail or fax.

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Diverse selection of OLD BUTTONS, principally from one collection, highlights including Satsumas (incl. rare square example), animals, birds, early Egyptian, enamels, glass, early foreign military, bakelite and plastic, Nut Tree Boy, Greenaway, realistics, transportation, political, commemorative and much, much more. Complete listing of coins, currency, stamp and button lots available by mail, fax or downloaded from our web-site. Preview by appointment available on all of the above categories.

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1964 1/2 BLACK FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE, to be sold at approximately 12:00 noon. This local one-family car has a 260 V-8 partially restored engine, automatic transmission, power steering and 110,225 original miles. It is presently not running and is in need of restoration. It will be sold as is and without warranty, expressed or implied.


FURNITURE: Six drwr. Chippendale maple tall chest on bracket base with fan-carved center drwr. Bowfront mahogany 4 drwr. chest with turret corners over reeded columns and turned legs. Early 18th c. stretcher-based maple and pine tavern table with faded old red color. Early married maple chest on chest. Two round 18th c. snake-foot tilt-top tea tables of differing styles. Queen Anne slant front maple desk with alteration. Pine stepback cupboard with cubbyhole interior. Six ft. pine harvest table on tapering legs. 18th c. mid-Atlantic walnut tall clock on ogee base with replaced works.

Four drwr. cherry chest on turned legs. Sets of 19th c. country side chairs. Flame birch drop-leaf table on slender turned legs. Fine giltwood split column mirror with floral eglomise panel. 38 in. Empire upholstered hearth bench. Fine early 20th c. 38 in. inlaid bowfront mahogany chest on French feet, bench-made in high Federal style, attributed to the noted Ralph Wakefield of Saco, ME. Centennial tiger maple Queen Anne style writing desk on frame, 23 in. case width, with fancy stepped interior. 63 X 32 in. ebonized Aesthetic Revival secretaire a abattant with dog and floral-carved panels. Set of six Jacobean style 19th c. leather upholstered dining chairs with lion mounts. Ithaca tall clock.

Gustav Stickley #336 bow arm MISSION OAK morris chair and 28 X 42 in. library table with keyed tenon medial shelf, both pieces having branded marks. 34 in. unmarked Stickley rocker with arched seat rail and 4-slat back. Mission style galleried flat-top writing desk. Eames-type leather-upholstered easy chair and ottoman. Oak and mahogany barrister bookcases. Two drwr. oak file on frame. 56 in. walnut 16 drwr. apothecary chest with most of its orig. gilt labels. Fancy walnut hall tree. 6 drwr. spool cabinet. Good selection of porch wicker, incl. matching chairs, settees, teacarts and tables. Cast iron garden table and chairs. 20th c. decorated furniture. Children's furniture. Selection of Victorian and early custom occasional and upholstered furniture. Wurlitzer Model 750E juke box and 78 RPM records.

ACCESSORIES: Important 11 1/4 in. English pearlware pitcher, by family account given to York's historic Barrell family in the late 18th c. by the British in appreciation for effecting the sale of oak trees from Barrell land for English ship masts, the pitcher having transfer genre scenes, related maxims, gilt decoration and being in a near perfect state of preservation. Marked GALLE traveling rosewood compartmented lap desk, ivory inlaid with elephants. 5 3/4 in. antique scrimshawed whale's tooth depicting a seated Victorian lady. C. 1910 Noah's Ark with carved animals. Selection of ESTATE SILVER flatware, serving pieces and utensils and decorative accessories. Old silverplated ware. Three-piece 19th c. English sterling repousse set.

Large selection of Victorian and later gold and silver estate and costume JEWELRY, featuring a large selection of high-style older sterling costume jewelry. Watches, including man's Patek Phillipe (Ser. 744253) and good Victorian pocket watches. Masonic and other fraternal jewelry. Clay and Frelinghuysen ribbon, Bell and Everett pendant and other POLITICAL and G.A.R. pinbacks and ribbons. Early eyeglasses. Marbles. Jack-knives. Fancy Victorian bookmarks. Ladies' fans. Old sewing items. Large lot of local old Masonic clothing, regalia, books and paper from one lodge.

OLD DECOYS: Black duck hen, attributed to Elmer Crowell (E. Harwich, MA). Finely carved Maine eider and redhead decoy found in the same house in southern Maine. Nicely executed unattributed merganser. Several Peterson factory black ducks and others. Unpainted feeding shorebird in the style of Geo. Boyd, Seabrook, NH. Other carved and flat yellowlegs decoys. Primitive brant and other goose and duck decoys. Fine selection of OLD LIGHTING, much from one old collection. Good selection of clear blown whale oil lamps with various blown and pressed bases, including inverted cup plate. Jones, Lows and Ball (Boston) sinumbra lamp and another. Solar, kerosene, gas and camphene lamps, shades, burners, fixtures, shades and parts. Tin hand lamps. 15 in. Rose Medallion (vase) lamp. Boudoir and glow lamps. Decorative electric table lamps. Gesner Patent (1854) old green Shaker-type firkin for holding kerosene lamp burning fluid. Roseville-type ART POTTERY. Tree and landscape motif Weller 40 in. jardiniere on stand. Small Scheier bowl. Monk-form and bowling gnome Mettlach steins. Blue decorated and country stoneware.

ESTATE CHINA AND GLASSWARE:16 in. Wedgwood California flow blue platter. Royal Cauldon Dartmouth College china. Santa Clara pottery. Glazed red clay female classical head. Parian seashore group. Rogers Group, Coming to the Parson. English Royalty china. Children's china. R. Lalique fancy stemware. Large selection of Q.E. II CORONATION items, including litho'd. tin containers, jewelry, toys, figurines, paper dolls, magazines, cutouts, Tuck Procession Panorama, etc. Victorian and later games and puzzles, incl. Auto Race and Horse Race games. Misc. old toys and parts, incl. railroad. Fireplace brass and ironware. Good old baskets, household metalware and woodenware. Trinket, game and jewelry boxes. Homemade fishing lures.

OLD CLOCKS AND INSTRUMENTS:1892 Seth Thomas ship's bell brass clock and one with exposed bell below. Waterbury octagon lever wall clock with alarm. Brewster & Ingrahams 16 in. diam. wall clock. Advertising clocks. Old alarm clocks. Waltham chronometer. Cased London barometer. Cylindrical heating element, mkd. McIntosh Stereopticon Co., Chicago. Old Columbia girl's and boy's Iver Johnson bicycle with wdn. wheels. Older and later HOOKED RUGS, incl. farm animals and Santa Claus. A few estate oriental rugs. By family account, "A piece of the first piece of calico made in America in 1790 by Sam'l Slater, Pawtucket, RI". Coverlets, quilts, spreads, good table linens, collected sampler of fine embroidery work, misc. fabric and trim, etc. Framed embroidered Chinese silk panel with exotic birds.

OLD BOOKS, HISTORICAL ITEMS AND PHOTOGRAPHY: Diverse selection of estate books, incl. 12th and 13th ed. Britannica, Cat. of 1876 Phila. Exhibition, reference, travel, New England, town histories, children's, old bound magazines. The Portsmouth Book, 1899, et. al. 1868 R. E. Lee signed handwritten 2 1/2 pp. personal letter. Lieut. Wm. H. Sargent's framed (Forbes of Boston) 13th ME Civil War certificate. 1840's Hampton, NH store ledger with romantic verse, Bingham and Blue Hill, ME store journals. British nautical flag thought to have been given to a Portsmouth family at the time of Prince Charles' 1976 visit. Old scrapbooks. Old advertising catalogs, paper and trade cards. Collection of old menus. Lots of postcards. Much in stereoviews, incl. Keystone's Tour of the World and viewers. Old lantern slides. Piale's 1843 Pianta di Roma (city layout). Civil War period valentines (sold during auction of stamps). Uncut sheets of German diecuts. Assorted ambrotypes, incl. photo-framed view of Eliot, ME house. Interesting old paper photography. Snapshot albums.

ANTIQUE GUNS, SWORDS, MILITARY AND TRADE ITEMS: Brown .44 carbine (by Ballard). 1853 Enfield .557. Moore's Pat. 6 in. S.A. Belt Revolver (S.&W.). Allen & Thurber 1837 Pat. pepperbox pistol and double barrel pistol. Ryan & Watson perc. pistol. Flintlock pocket pistol. Small cast iron Young America Rapid Fire cannon. Thompson Arms black powder rifle. Early 19th c. through Civil War artillery swords and bayonets. Brass and other powder and shot flasks. Bullet molds. Inscribed 1856 silver-top walking stick made of oak from Fort Duchesne, 1754. G. Barre, Paris, 1904 dueling swords. Military and firehouse brass. American Indian trade axes.

OLD PAINTINGS AND PRINTS: Louis Mayer 15 X 19 in. o/c landscape, Smoky Day. T.K. Hannah 8 X 10 in. o/b, Where Rivers Meet (w/ Salmagundi tag). Three Walt Kuhn 1935 india ink drawings of nudes, 12 X 9 and (2) 12 X 17 in. Russell Cheney 16 X 18 in. Kittery Pt., ME landscape. 18 X 25 in. H. Petersen o/c of the Brig John Sherwood, 1871. C. Ciappa 23 X 46 in. o/c Mediteranean coastal scene. Pair of 5 X 8 in. W.H. Griffiths 1910 o/b seascapes. David Blackard 25 X 12 in. w/c of Comanche dancer. L. Scott Croft 11 X 15 in. mountainscape. R. Faigerio 15 1/2 X 11 1/2 in. o/c portrait of fisherman. Two Walter Clark o/c landscapes.R.H. Leunig w/c fashion girls. Icart print, La Lettre. S.P. Hodgdon etchings. Works by Rita Cote, Emma Osborne, E.L. Caverly, and Georgia Balch. Japanese woodblocks by Kunisada, Yeisen, Gekko, Kabuki and Toyokuni III. More decorative paintings, prints and frames of interest.

TERMS OF SALE: Cash or check approved by auctioneer. Mastercard and Visa accepted. Twelve percent Buyer's Premium, discounted to ten percent if paid by cash or check. 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 on right.

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611 U.S. Rte. One, P. O. Box 16

York, Maine 03909

(207) 363-6373

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