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Philip Weiss Auctions Selects Proxibid

Proxibid, the world’s largest provider of live auction webcasting services, today announced that Philip Weiss Auctions of Oceanside, NY has selected the Company to provide live online bidding for an upcoming multi-estate sale. The live auctions will take place at Philip Weiss Auctions’ Oceanside, NY gallery July 31 at 4:00 p.m. EDT, and August 1 and August 2 at 10:00 a.m. EDT respectively, with online bidding on Proxibid. Auction registration and pre-bidding are already available at

Friday, July 31 at 4:00 p.m. EDT
Approximately 450 lots of toy trains, many of them in mint condition and still in the box, will cross the block during the first session of this sale. Featured items include an important attic find of 1940’s – ’60’s Lionel trains, many with their original boxes, group lots of 1970’s – ’80’s mint-in-the-box Lionel and other makers’ trains and accessories, modern Lionel trains, Rail King, MTH, K-Line, Weaver and more.

Saturday, August 1 at 10:00 a.m. EDT
The second session will feature transportation items, advertising memorabilia and militaria, as well as approximately 150 lots from the estate of Ken Schultz, a dedicated collector of ocean liner, World’s Fair and Hollywood collectibles. Ocean liner china and silver from other collections will also be included in the sale, as well as about 100 antique advertising signs.

Additional railroading items and automotive material, including a run of vintage Pennsylvania railroad calendars, lanterns, an original lamp from New York’s Grand Central Station, stock certificates, and more will also cross the auction block during this live auction webcast.

Sunday, August 2 at 10:00 a.m. EDT
Sunday’s sale features 500 lots including Hollywood memorabilia such as celebrity-worn items, movie props and posters, autographed photos, a collection of Clarence Bull photos and photos from the LOOK Magazine archives. Historical items such as the lock box belonging to Maj. Gustavus S. Dana (an organizer of Lincoln’s Honor Guard) will also be available for live online bidding during this auction.

Additional items to be featured during this live auction webcast include a nice selection of authenticated Civil War-era carte-de-visites (early photographic images), and an important archive of material pertaining to Charles J. Guiteau, the assassin of President James A. Garfield in 1881 (including two actual pieces of the rope used to hang Guiteau, a cabinet card of Guiteau, letters written to him while he was in prison, an archive of Garfield photos (including the earliest known daguerreotypes of him), illustrations, a strong box and more. Bidders will also be interested in an original Apollo 10 flag and patch flown to the moon during an historic lunar mission.

“This multi-estate sale is full of treasures for every collector,” said Auctioneer Philip Weiss. “I am thrilled to bring this auction live online for a global audience. With so much to choose from, everyone from the serious collector to the novice will be able to log on bid, and win in this auction.”

For more information about these auctions, to register to bid or to leave a pre-bid, please visit

About Proxibid
Since 2002, Proxibid has webcast more than 20,000 auctions – more than any other company in the industry. Proxibid’s proprietary live Internet bidding service and Web site were developed by auctioneers and industry-leading professionals to provide our bidders with the most user-friendly and comprehensive live online auction experience possible.

Proxibid’s customer service and support is unmatched in the industry. The company’s toll-free support center is open before, during and after every live auction, and is staffed with bi-lingual auction specialists who assist both bidders and auctioneers. For more information about Proxibid, please visit us online at