The two-day estate sale, slated for non-consecutive days, will be held by Philip Weiss Auctions.
(OCEANSIDE, N.Y.) – A huge two-day multi-estate sale slated for non-consecutive days (June 9 and 11) will be held by Philip Weiss Auctions, in the firm’s spacious showroom facility located at #1 Neil Court in Oceanside. Well over 1,000 lots will change hands over the two days, with online bidding facilitated by Proxibid.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted.
The first session will be held on Thursday, June 9, beginning at 4 p.m. (EDT), with a preview scheduled for all day leading up to the start of sale. Offered will be fresh-to-the-market items from prominent area estates, to include Kittinger furniture, original paintings by noted and listed artists, wonderful bronzes, porcelain objects and Part 2 of a Long Island silver collection.
Then, after a one-day break on Friday, the second session will be held on Saturday, June 11, beginning at 10 a.m. (EDT), with a preview from 8-10 a.m. Packed categories will include sports memorabilia, rare and collectible autographs, stamps and coins, comics and comic art, animation material and rock ‘n’ roll collectibles. Previews will also be held for most of the week.
The Thursday session will be a super estate sale with many desirable items, but Saturday will feature the more glamorous lots. Just a few examples include a rare, possibly one-of-a-kind “Cherokee Indian” vintage cardboard baseball poster; an archive of Cole Porter-Monte Woolley correspondence (letters, autographs, photos); and a signed, inscribed John Lennon handkerchief.
Stamps and coins on Saturday will be highlighted by material from the Great Lakes Collection (stamps), a massive single-owner worldwide stamp collection to be sold as a single lot, numerous estate fresh-to-the-market and unpicked collections of both stamps and coins, a large selection of gold and silver coins, paper currency and covers. Postcards will also be sold.
Sports collectibles will include a large collection of T205 graded tobacco cards, many graded 1950s and ‘60s baseball cards, W514 Babe Ruth and Shoeless Joe Jackson cards, a Wee Willie Keeler stick pin with diamonds, a near-complete 1941 Play Ball set, and signed baseballs (to include a 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers baseball with Babe Ruth and a Richard Nixon-signed ball).
Other Babe Ruth signed items will also be offered, as will a group of 1928 Brae Burn Country Club championship golf programs signed by golf greats Bobby Jones, Walter Hagen, Frances Ouimet and many more; two Syracuse University team-signed footballs (to include the 1959/60 Cotton Bowl championship team, with Ernie Davis); a signed Muhammad Ali photo; and a 1971 “Man of the Year” program signed by Ali, Joe Louis and baseball’s Jackie Robinson.
Rounding out the sports category will be single signed Thurman Munson pages (the New York Yankees catcher killed in a 1979 airplane crash), many early baseball photos, a collection of John McEnroe trophies, a 1919 Carnegie Institute of Technology yearbook featuring Honus Wagner, and signed jerseys (to include Walter Payton, Dan Marino, Martin Brodeur and others).
Rare books, autographs and historical material will feature an incredible John Hancock signed letter, a complete set of Aspen Magazines; 1924 Mozarts’s Don Giovanni by B. Cassirer, and high-end art books (to include Estampes Limited Edition with signed lithos, four volumes of Picasso signed lithos, and George Barbier’s book Designs on the Dances of Vaslav Nijinsky).
Also offered will be a large collection of books from estates, to be sold in bulk lots. Photography will include two original photos by Andre Kertesz, and a group of original photos by George Barris (including Marilyn Monroe from the Last Sitting session). Also offered will be etchings and early maps. And fans of comics, comic art and animation will not be disappointed.
The category will be highlighted by three fresh Charles Schulz Peanuts dailies, several estate comic collections, a nice selection of CGC-graded comics, a great run of Weird Tales and Vintage Picture Play magazines, animation production art, Disney animation cels, an original Carl Barks Donald Duck watercolor, and a Golden Fleece deluxe edition artist’s proof on wood.
Music and rock ‘n’ roll items will include a Charlie Parker signed menu, Billy Joel grade school photos and autograph, high-end rock posters (to include Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead and more), a set of four Beatles posters by Richard Avedon, a selection of signed guitars, and jazz autographs (Dizzie Gillespie, Nat “King” Cole, Louie Armstrong and others).
Art and paintings in the Thursday session will feature original oils by Sir Henry Raeburn of Penelope Dering (the “Mistress to the 3rd Earl of Aberdeen”), a portrait of Cornelius van Slingelandt by Hieronymus Van Der Lij, two oils by Pal Fried (including a large nude), a battle scene after Philips Wouwerman, and works by Rockwell Kent, Charles Levier, Rolph Scarlett, R.A. Paulings (portraits), William Meyerowitz, Desmond Heelry, Mihail Chemiakin and others.
Also offered will be the Currier & Ives folio set Four Seasons of Life in high grade, as well as the smaller set Homestead series; a collection of opera illustrations and signed Hockney posters; 30-50 lots of high-end sterling silver; and Tiffany pieces, to include an unusual glass and silver compote, a signed lamp, blotter ends, an inkwell, a great Sphinx paperweight and more.
Bronze pieces will include a selection of erotic Vienna bronze statues by Franz Bergmann, a dore bronze clock with an ornate stand, and bronze creations by Louis Oury, Carl Kauba and Moreau. A large collection of Kittinger furniture will feature eight dining room chairs, a side board, side tables, a bedroom set, tall bookcases, sofas, love seats and more.
Decorative accessories will include a collection of Moser glass, Meissen figures, early Capodimionti statues, a Picasso pottery vase, signed Pairpoint lamps, Lladro figures, Royal Doulton Toby jugs, Hummel figurines, art pottery, art glass, paperweights, ivory statues, a bronze alabaster gargoyle and eagle chandelier, and a pair of architectural terra cotta griffins.
Rounding out just some of the expected top lots from the Thursday session are an Art & Crafts Stickley Brothers bookcase with the original paper label, a gold gilt gargoyle library table with marble top, an architectural carved and painted griffin shelf, an unbelievable and ornately carved music cabinet with beautifully carved mythical creatures, and some nice Oriental rugs.
Philip Weiss Auctions’ next big event will be another two-day estate sale, planned for sometime in July (times and dates still to be determined). One day will be dedicated to estate merchandise from prominent area consignors, the other day mainly to toys and dolls. Watch the website for details as July approaches — www.weissauctions.com. Updates are posted frequently.
Philip Weiss Auctions is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (516) 594-0731, or e-mail them at [email protected].
To learn more about Philip Weiss Auctions and the firm’s calendar of events, to include upcoming June 9 and 11auctions, please log on to www.weissauctions.com