Auction of Estate Antiques

The Goodwin Building

611 U.S. Route One

York, Maine

SOLD Saturday Morning, January 14, 2006

Ephemera, Books and Old Advertising at 10:00 a.m.

Estate Antiques at 12:00 noon

Full Auction Preview on Friday, January 13th, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.
And from 8:00 a.m. on the Day of Sale

Selling a diverse selection of 18th through 20th c. highly collectible ephemera, old books, advertising, photography,  antique furnishings and accessories, removed solely from private New England estates, households and collections.  List of lots by category available, downloaded from our web-site.

Estate Antiques at 12:00 noon

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EPHEMERA, OLD BOOKS, PHOTOGRAPHY AND ADVERTISING: 1862 Presidential appointment of Robert Schultze as Vice Consul to Russia for the Port of New York, signed by Abraham Lincoln and William H. Seward. June 2, 1887 page of autographs, incl. those of Wm. H. and Helen H. Taft, at the occasion of a gathering at a local NH home. Old collection of books and paper relating to Abraham Lincoln assembled by a local collector in the early 20th c., including monographs, articles and sermons dedicated to Lincoln during and after his time. Vintage paper photograph, an early copy of a rare Alexander Gardner view of a seated Lincoln. Embossed and other Lincoln postcards. Group of four 12 1/2 X 17 1/2 in. (sight) 1860 Currier & Ives cartoons featuring Abraham Lincoln (1-2, 3-4). Good selection of books relating to the Civil War and its famous people.

Diverse selection of estate books, incl. those on history, architecture, antiques and children’s. 1841-45 NH Militia Company Orderly Book. 1890’s oversized NH Republican State Committee political broadside. 19th and early 20th c.  NH and New England auction broadsides and catalogs. April 8, 1728 N.E. Weekly Journal (Boston). 1848 Cass and Taylor monograph, On the Slavery Question. 18th and 19th c. misc. receipts and correspondence. Good portrait daguerreotypes and other photos, incl. banjo player, G.A.R. reunion, children with push toys, etc. Stereo views.   Large lot of old doll-related paper and photos, watercolored doll images, old doll collector paper. Some paper dolls. Forty-four WWI posters, illustrated by Leyendecker, Raleigh, Christy, Chambers, Whitehead, Bull, et. al., incl. Red Cross.  1950’s Dufy, Shahn and Matisse art exhibit posters. Two Boston Red Sox 1915 Official Score Books. Earlier and later store, toy and other merchandise catalogs, incl. 1880 Annual Catalog of Children’s Carriages and Toys Mfd. By Vermont Novelty Works Co. Good selection of household advertising paper. English Royalty paper. 19th and 20th c. loose and bound magazines, incl. Playthings. Tornado, flood and fire accounts. American Indian tobacco (?) premium cards. Town and state histories.

Sixty-two complimentary 1880’s railroad and steamboat passes, issued to G.H. Williams, Gen. Frt. Agt. for the NY & New England Railroad (Complete list of cards available by mail, fax or downloaded HERE). Early railroad guides, schedules, maps and paper. Substantial amount of other good travel paper, guides and maps. Various early almanacs. Fancy Victorian and other advertising calendars, incl. rare 1954 Jackie Robinson example. Large selection of postcards, loose and in albums, incl. local lifetime collection featuring categorized transportation, lighthouses, general travel (by state), character, advertising, photographic and greetings.   Items from the estate of Edna V. Ambrose, PhD., an American teacher hired by the U.S. Gov’t. to set up the educational system in POST-WWII JAPAN (from approx. late 1945-1953). Lacquer-covered albums of interesting photos of her students, colleagues, friends and others in various professional and social venues. Hiroshima Prefecture book of photographs of “Selected National Treasures”. Undated older auction catalog for the sale of The Matsuki Collection of Japanese Fine Arts. Photo album of a variety of doll heads used in Bunraku theatrical performances. Japanese travel paper, including a Japanese railroad travel guide with photos of Kyoto. Other Japanese paper. See Old Paintings category for description of woodblocks, etc. Rare early Maine motorcycle number plate (#A-648) in mint condition. NH #1 snow machine number plate for a 1963 Bombadier.

Graphic and colorful advertising broadsides and metallic store display advertisements, incl. Martin Senour Paints thermometer, rare Richlite auto door guard ad, Lady Bess cast iron cookware ad, etc. Maine Central Railroad “Tickets” glass sign. Wide variety of tobacco advertising containers, signs and paper labels. Desirable Lovell and Covel and Jackie Coogan candy tins. Good Armour, Red Seal and Monarch peanut butter tins and others. Rare Henkel’s Flour pot scraper. More interesting lots of tin advertising. Other graphic and desirable food and household products advertising. Good advertising novelties.

ESTATE FURNITURE:  Snake-leg Mt. Lebanon Shaker maple candlestand. 34 in. tapered leg tiger maple drop-leaf table. Grain-painted southern Maine four drawer chest on slim turned legs. Set of four stepdown windsor side chairs with remains of paint decoration. 18th c. northern European trestle base pine drop-leaf table. N.E. spider leg maple candlestand. Thumb-back windsor rocker with comb crest. Other good 19th c. rockers. 19th c. hardwood drop-leaf tables. Pair Adirondack bow-arm rockers. Carved full figure 19th c. rocking horse. Tile top iron garden tables. Cast iron garden urns. Good porch wicker. Decorative old wooden garden ornaments. 76 in. tall Arts and Crafts period walnut china cabinet/ bookcase on high legs with decorative carving. 72 in. wide early 20th c. walnut cabinet with glazed top, side cabinets and carving. Pair 44 in. early 20th c. inlaid marble top cabinets with multi-drawer interior. Late 19th c. northern European walnut tall clock. Two early 20th c. tall clocks in oak and walnut with carved detail. Good Victorian wall and shelf clocks. Stylish C. 1925 paint-decorated seven-piece dining room set with floral panels. 54 X 32 in. extensively-carved Grand Rapids mahogany partner’s desk. Pair Grand Rapids mahogany twin beds with distinctive carved posts. Mirrored mission sideboard and server. Marble top and other Victorian walnut occasional tables. Victorian bamboo hall tree. Carved camphor chests. Landscape and genre-carved four-fold decorative oriental screen. Fancy-carved oak side-by-side desk/bookcase. Early style custom pine settle. Deep-carved 20th c. occasional furniture.

ACCESSORIES:  WC and RC marked pair of 13 1/2 in. 18th c. crested Irish sterling platters. Other early STERLING, incl. 8 in. London (T.B. & S.) salver and 5 in. London creamer. 7 in. S. Kirk & Son (11 oz.) covered butter. Assembled set of English teaspoons, incl. two H. Bateman. Pair 12 in. Adams style 1809 Birmingham candlesticks. 9 in. footed Chinese compote, marked 85, et. al. Sets of sterling flatware. Pair 1 1/4 in. fluted Jensen sticks. Assorted sterling and plated serving pieces.

ESTATE JEWELRY:  Art Deco era platinum and diamond brooch, approx. 5.18ct. total dia. wgt. Art Deco era platinum and 35-diamond inline (tennis) bracelet, total dia. wgt. approx. 7.0ct. Fancy and unusual gold-filled and enameled mourning bracelet, the hair center arranged with floral and leaf accent. 32nd deg. Masonic jewel. Old pocketwatches, incl. LeRou, Paris (No.65443). Q.E. II 1953 Coronation watch. Assortment of Victorian costume jewelry.

ESTATE CHINA AND GLASSWARE: Rose Medallion 15 in. oval platter, 8 3/4 in. sq. shallow dish, 9 1/2 X 8 in. covered vegetable, dinner plates and accessory pieces. Scalloped edge Canton bowl and ginger jars. 18th c. Scalloped edge Delft charger. 17th c. 15 in. blue and white Japanese Swatow charger. 19th c. 18 1/2 in. Apocryptal Chenghua Imari charger. Blue and grey and other European and Continental salt glazed ware. 8 1/2 in. Royal Bayreuth “Corinthian” pitcher. Two 15 in. oval blue transfer “Beauties of England and Wales” platters. Royal Worcester and Spode’s “Gobelin” dinnerware. Battersea and other interesting small boxes. Sponge and Rockingham ware. Good Vict. chamber sets. Weller umbrella stand. Weller, Roseville and other misc. art pottery. R. Lalique 11 3/4 in. round serving dish in fern motif. Other good unattributed art glass. Cranberry and other Victorian colored glass. Approx. fifty lots of Carnival glass from the collection of a local life-long collector, including rare examples.

  24 in. Blackhawk and 26 in. codfish weathervanes. Collection of fourteen 18th and 19th c. Spanish Colonial carved and polychromed santos, passed down from a mid-20th c. collector to his children. Au Pacha, Geneva, tobacco pipe carved in the form of a lady’s hand holding an apple. Domestic woodenware, incl. salmon-painted firkin and miniature baskets. 5 in. round American Indian basket. 18th c. tripod for a field instrument, in old finish. OLD TEXTILES, RUGS AND VINTAGE CLOTHING:  Early 20th c. quilts. Estate linens. Framed oriental silk embroideries. Lydia Gutterson’s 1815 needlework sampler. C. 1900 child’s clown costume, et. al. Good home-designed floral and sailboat hooked rugs. Good oriental runners. Singer “Featherlight” machine. OLD TOYS AND GAMES:  Lehmann and Marx early tin windups, incl. racer, fire pumper, Zeppelin and seal. C.K. Lackawanna RR tin steamboat. Selection of early cast iron horse-drawn fire wagons, pumpers and hose reels, locomotive and farm vehicles. Interesting 19th c. painted wood farm wagons. Joe Palooka lunch kit. Mickey Mantle and other baseball player 33RPM records. Little Tots records. Parker Bros. Across the Continent and M&B Bradley’s Toy Village games. Misc. toys and games, marbles and lead soldiers. OLD DOLLS:  Near mint 10 in. tan Steiff teddy bear. 27 in. Simon & Halbig and other bisque head dolls. 18 in. Gund Little Lulu in box. 12 in. Campbell Soup kid. Ideal Shirley Temple doll in box. Effanbee Patsys. Celluloid and folk dolls. Doll clothing.

OLD PAINTINGS, PRINTS AND SCULPTURE:  Collection of seventeen oils by George Loftus Noyes (1864-1951) given by him to a couple who were close to him and descending to their children (Lots 419, 420, 424, 429) (Lots 422-430 & 431-436). Subjects include still lifes, American, Mediterranean and European landscapes, street and water scenes, etc. Other works from that household include three small portraits by E. Halberstadt and an attractive 26 X 20 1/2 in. oil portrait of a woman in a low cut dress by Noyes’ sister (Mundy).  H.C. Wolcott 21 X 29 1/2 in. o/c, The Tavern at Ashby, Mass. 13 1/2 X 8 1/2 in. G. Severini goache of pigeon and violin. F. J. Flanagan o/c of cape in a wintry landscape and another of barges on a canal. Attractive pair of 15 1/2 X 19 1/2 in. landscape oils on board attributed by the family to a Taunton, MA area artist. Two 8 X 10 in. F.R. Gruger drawings of old office scene and bank interior with spectators.

Six painted Japanese scrolls, including Zen Buddhist Sumi painting. Boxed set of fifty-five reproduction woodblocks of the stations of the Tokaido Road. Approx. seventy-two reproduction Hiroshige prints, probably views of the Tokaido Road. 1951 boxed set of collotype photographic prints of The Wall Paintings in the Main Hall of the Hoyuji Monastery, by I. Tanaka. Hasui woodblock (Doi ed.). 42 X 24 in. framed Bodisatra w/c of Goddess of Mercy. Terry Haun print, Inferno. Pautrot bronze of exotic birds. Signed 7 in. Japanese bronze rat. P. Beneduce bronzed plaster sculpture, Thinker. Four Currier & Ives Abraham Lincoln political cartoons. Currier & Ives The Old Oaken Bucket. N. Currier Pocohontas Saving the Life of Capt. John Smith. More decorative paintings and prints.

TERMS OF SALE:  Cash or check approved by auctioneer. Mastercard and Visa accepted. Twelve percent Buyer's Premium. Five percent ME sales tax on all purchases unless copy of current resale certificate presented. Written or oral descriptions subject to error or omission. Sale catered.

From I-95, Take Exit 7 (The Yorks) and follow to U.S. Route One. Take left on Route One and follow 2/10 mi. to Goodwin Building on right at corner of Raydon Rd. Link here for map to Auction site

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