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Rafael Osona’s Aug. 7-8 Online Auction will Feature A Lincoln-Signed Document, A Rev-War Muster Roll, Rembrandt Etchings

Nantucket, MA, USA, July 22, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- A Civil War document signed by then-President Abraham Lincoln and a rare 1775 American Revolutionary War Muster Roll are just a couple of the expected star lots in Rafael Osona Auctions’ annual, two-day online auction slated for the weekend of August 7th and 8th, at 9:30 am Eastern time both days. Over 700 lots will be sold.

The auction will be headlined by the Gail and Rich Mellin collection of Chinese export porcelain of Canton design, American furniture, fine arts and décor. The Mellins are esteemed antiques dealers in Canton and export porcelains and are offering Part 1 of their collection from their recently sold Connecticut residence; property from the descendants of Francis Elias Spinner, U.S. Treasurer appointed by Lincoln; and fine antique rugs, China Trade art, and export porcelains from the Marie and Rick Wackenhut collection from the Starbuck East Brick mansion in Nantucket.

The Day 1 auction on Saturday, August 7th, is titled Americana, Fine Art, Pacific Trade & Décor.

The Lincoln signed document with others will be part of the Day 1 offerings, which total more than 500 lots. The Lincoln lot is a signed presidential appointment, naming Francis E. Spinner as U.S. Treasurer, a post he held until 1875. The document, which also has the signature of Secretary of State William H. Seward, plus the Presidential seal, should bring $4,000-$6,000. Two Rembrandt etchings, titled Self-Portrait Leaning on a Stone Sill and The Windmill, descended in the Spinner collection.

An exceptional offering of six original paintings by the noted Nantucket artist Anne Ramsdell Congdon (1873-1958) will come up for bid, an example being an oil on board titled View from Mill Hill, and measuring 14 ¼ inches by 18 ½ inches (sight, less frame). The work depicts a figure, presumably Ruth Haviland Sutton, with Nantucket harbor off in the distance (estimate: $30,000-$50,000). It is a rare event for Osona Auctions to offer six works by this esteemed artist and the offerings happen to coincide with the Nantucket Historical Association’s major exhibit of over 40 works by Congdon titled Anne Ramsdell Congdon’s Nantucket Renaissance.

A featured lot from the Mellin collection is a rare late 18th century Canton fish bowl, 27 inches in diameter, the interior painted with a hills and stream landscape design encircled by multiple borders. It should reach $3,000-$5,000, while an equally scarce, 19th century Canton covered beefsteak platter with hot water reservoir (one of three known), 23 inches long, has an estimate of $5,000-$6,000.

Also from the Mellin collection are two China Trade fans. One, circa 1850, is very fine gouache on paper with carved bone sticks depicting an early view panel of an important seaport. The other, very fine gouache on paper with carved mother of pearl sticks, shows the ports of Macao, Canton and Hong Kong. The reverse of both is a figural Mandarin scene with applied bone painted faces and fabric clothing (each estimate: $7,000-$10,000).

A significant number of Chinese Export porcelains (from a private Nantucket collection) are sprinkled throughout the auction. One standout lot is a gorgeous pair of underglaze blue baluster vases with covers, circa 18th century, both 21 inches tall, with ten cartouche-shaped on versa pieces reserved from a chicken skin ground, applied leopard handles, a foo lion finial and gilt detailing (estimate: $25,000-$35,000).

Period carpets from the Marie and Rick Wackenhut collection, which decorated the recently sold East Brick in Nantucket – one of three mansion homes built by whale oil merchant Joseph Starbuck (1774-1861) for his three sons – will be sold. One is a beautiful antique Serapi handwoven wool carpet, produced circa 1890, measuring 9 feet 5 inches by 14 feet (estimate: $12,000-$15,000). Others are wonderful examples of Heriz, Ferahan Sarouk, and Mahal rugs.

Three oil on Masonite paintings by the Massachusetts artist Ralph Eugene Cahoon, Jr. (1910-1982) will cross the auction block. All are whimsical depictions that contain mermaids. They’re titled Quail Hollow (estimate: $25,000-$35,000), Sailor’s Surprise (estimate: $25,000-$35,000) and The Sea Fairies (estimate: $20,000-$30,000).

Shellwork include three pairs of 18th century French coquille figures of a man and woman with wood painted faces and hands, arms and legs. They have estimates ranging from $2,000-$5,000.

Shellwork furniture will also be offered. Lots include a 19th century shell-encrusted tall case clock with a dial painted by E. Sanford of Plymouth, Mass. (estimate: $5,000-$7,000); a circa 1870 Victorian shell-encrusted dresser with mirror, 80 inches tall (estimate: $3,000-$5,000); and a pair of shell-encrusted concrete obelisks, both 5 feet 8 inches tall (estimate: $3,000-$5,000).

Fine American furniture including untouched highboys, chest on chest, Windsor writing chairs, desks, bureaus, games tables, Tennessee sugar chest, Philadelphia cupboard will delight the collector; not to mention fine tea caddies, estate jewelry including a Cartier gold owl brooch, Nantucket lightship baskets, Bellamy carved framed mirror, Tiffany Studios daffodil lamp, Russian icons and an array of fine art and porcelains.

Day 2 titled The Marine Auction is held August 8th. One expected top lot is the Nantucket birdcage, circa 1870, made from whalebone, cherry wood and antique whale ivory by Joseph Clapp (1825-1909), similar to one in the collection of the Nantucket Historical Association. The wonderfully constructed, 18 inches tall by 18 ¾ inch wide birdcage should hit $25,000-$35,000.

Among the lots of 19th century scrimshaw whale teeth are three examples attributed to the Britannia Engraver from the first quarter 19th century, one depicting a British ship engaged in battle, 7 inches long; a pair of historically important scrimshaw and polychrome sperm whale teeth depicting a 28-star American flag with George Washington, commemorating the annexation of Texas to the United States occurring during the Mexican-American War of 1846 to 1848 by an unknown scrimshander. Both are estimated at $12,000-$18,000.

Walking sticks will feature a finely carved, circa 1850 antique whale ivory clenched fist with snake grip stick (estimate: $4,000-$6,000), a stick carved by the same hand with inlaid shaft sold at a previous Osona auction for $45,000. Ancillary offerings will include spinning jennies, pie crimpers, whalebone busks, tools, fids, swifts, watch hutches, beckets, harpoons, log book and documents.

An 18th century French prisoner-of-war bone ship model in a straw marquetry and parquetry case has an estimate of $10,000-$15,000. The finely detailed, fully outfitted 60-gun ship-of-the-line has a carved female figurehead and baleen, bone and brass pinned plank-on-frame hull, set on a baleen, wood and bone carved gallery stand, with two small ship finials.

An oil on canvas laid down to panel by a follower of Abraham Storck (Dutch, 1644-1708), titled Seascape with Two Dutch Man-o-War Off the Bay of Smyrna (early 18th century), measuring 56 inches by 64 ½ inches, should gavel for $5,000-$7,000. The painting previously sold at Christie’s (1983) and Sotheby’s (2003), plus other maritime art.

Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Bidsquare.com. Phone and absentee bids will be accepted (for more on this, visit www.RafaelOsonaAuctions.com). A live four-day exhibition preview will be held August 3rd thru 6th, from 10 am to 5 pm Eastern time, in the American Legion Hall located at 21 Washington Street on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.

To learn more about Rafael Osona Auctions and the two-day auction (Americana, Fine Art, Pacific Trade & Décor on Aug. 7, Marine Auction on Aug. 8), visit www.RafaelOsonaAuctions.com.

About Rafael Osona Auctions:
Rafael Osona Auctions has been recognized since 1980 as a premier dealer in 18th-21st century antiques and arts. The family owned, full-service auction house conducts more than a dozen auctions annually, reaching regional and global buyers. It showcases exceptional decorative and fine arts and is an undisputed industry leader in material related to Nantucket and the maritime. To learn more about Rafael Osona Auctions, visit www.RafaelOsonaAuctions.com.

Holabird’s Massive Sizzling Summer Western Americana Auction, Nearly 3,000 Lots, will be Held Aug. 5-9, Live and Online

Reno, NV, USA, July 23, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- General George Armstrong Custer’s Civil War holster and gun belt, a photo diary of Pancho Villa with three books on the Mexican Revolution, and an 1898 prostitute’s license and photo from Tombstone, Arizona are a few of the more interesting items in Holabird Western Americana Collections’ Sizzling Summer Western Americana Auction, slated for August 5th-9th.

The five-day mega-event, packed with nearly 3,000 lots of Native Americana, philatelic (stamps) and numismatics (coins), militaria, railroad collectibles, Americana, mining memorabilia, stock certificates, art and more, will be held live in Holabird’s Reno gallery at 3555 Airway Drive, as well as online, via iCollector.com, LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Auctionzip.com.

Start times all five days are 8 am Pacific. “This sale will make collectors even hotter than they were before the air conditioning got turned on,” said Fred Holabird, owner of Holabird Western Americana Collections. “The sale is full of ‘hot stuff’ and features some of the best collections in their genre offered publicly in a long time. Two of the major collections are Western in origin.”

The first centers around Arizona and Colorado ephemera, to include 19th century photos and documents related to major mining camps, supplemented by gorgeous oil paintings of Native American and western scenes by Douglas Rosa. The framed cabinet card photo of prostitute “Amelia” (in classic prostitute attire) with her business license, should go for $5,000-$10,000.

Added to this is a major collection related to the Mexican War and Pancho Villa, including the photo-diary by Arizona photographer Walter Horne, plus three books on the Mexican Revolution (estimate: $25,000-$50,000). The militaria section is equally phenomenal, highlighted by Gen. Custer’s holster and gun belt, accompanied by a lengthy history (estimate: $60,000-$90,000).

A California collection of Native American jewelry comprises more than 400 incredible pieces of fine, artistic silver and turquoise jewelry, much of it museum-quality and accumulated over several decades. The main part of the collection is represented by bolos from the Zuni Pueblo in New Mexico. There are also necklaces, bracelets, rings, belt buckles, brooches and other items.

The California collection also includes jewelry from the Navajo, Santo Domingo Pueblo and the Hopi – amazing pieces of jewelry from many Native people. “Bidders will have a difficult time deciding on which to choose from for their collections,” Mr. Holabird said. “Also, for Western bolo tie collectors, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity, the largest sale of its kind ever held.”

A couple of noteworthy Day 3 jewelry lots include a Rainbow Man knifewing bolo by Myra and Homer Vacit, circa 1940s-1950s, with stamped silver edging (estimate $1,200-$1,800); and an incredible vintage No. 8 Mine turquoise jewelry set (Navajo Reservation, Arizona) boasting a magnificent squash blossom necklace with twelve squash blossoms (estimate: $3,000-$5,000).

The Ken Prag collection is the gift that keeps on giving, and there are three distinct parts of his collection in this sale. First and foremost, most or all of the material is from his unsorted acquisitions for decades. There is a wealth of paper ephemera, particularly from California. The post cards (about 500 lots) are stunning, with very rare views in both RPC and printed format.

There are so many examples, it’s hard to pick, like the Tahoe original RPC of Myers, or a trio from Glen Alpine Springs, or printed cards from Weber Lake. Want pioneer cards? The sale has hundreds of them. One of the more fun sections is the gaming section – postcards with a gaming or playing card theme. This collection is now in about 20 lots, comprised of hundreds of cards.

Also from the Prag collection, on Day 5, is a major hoard of German inflation bonds from 1922, with anywhere from 500-1,000 pieces in two types, with varieties: 1,000 Marks with coupons, a 4-inch stack of maybe 1,000 pieces with at least two printing varieties; and a 50,000 Mark bond with coupons, one printing variety, a 3-inch stack of a few hundred (estimate: $1,000-$2,000).

For the firearms collector is a large library of historical books on guns, hunting and related, with some all-time key references. Exploration researchers will love the Arctic Exploration library and other early works on western exploration. Stocks and bonds feature a fantastic selection from about a dozen collections, and there’s a fine selection of railroad passes and stocks, with rarities.

In addition to the 1898 prostitute’s license and photo, another Day 1 super lot is the spectacular large bronze plaque celebrating Charles Lindbergh’s famous first flight across the Atlantic in 1927, made by sculptor and painter Julius T. Gutzwa (Meriden, Conn., 1891-1956). The plaque is one of only two known and is in extra fine to uncirculated condition (estimate: $3,000-$6.000).

Also up for bid on Day 1 will be historic ledgers pertaining to the legendary Hollenbeck Hotel in Los Angeles: three ledgers for the hotel from 1902; one ledger for the hotel restaurant, 1896; and one ledger for the saloon, 1895-1896 (estimate: $2,000-$6,000); and a 14-inch-square original bronze sign for Bell Telephone Company of Nevada, rare and early (estimate: $1,000-$2,000).

Expected star lots on Day 4 will include a painting of Native Americans on horseback, titled Too Many Guns (1982), by the Hungarian-American artist Americo Makk (1927-2015), framed; and a U.S. one dollar gold coin, produced by Christopher Bechtler around 1838. Bechtler’s coins were accepted across the Southeast. Both of the lots have pre-sale estimates of $5,000-$10,000.

The full catalog can be viewed online now, at www.holabirdamericana.com. For those planning to attend the auction in person, regulations and protocols regarding COVID-19 will be enforced.

Color catalogs are available by calling 1-844-492-2766, or 775-851-1859. To learn more about Holabird Western Americana Collections and the Sizzling Summer Western Americana Auction slated for Thursday thru Monday, August 5th-9th, visit www.holabirdamericana.com. Updates posted often.

About Holabird Western Americana Collections:
Holabird Western Americana Collections is always in the hunt for new and major collections to bring to market. It prides itself as being a major source for selling Americana at the best prices obtainable, having sold more than any other similar company in the past decade alone. The firm will have its entire sales database online soon, at no cost – nearly 200,00 lots sold since 2014. Anyone owning a collection that might fit into an upcoming Holabird Western Americana Collections auction is encouraged to get in touch. The firm travels extensively throughout the U.S., to see and pick up collections. The company has agents all over America and will travel to inspect most collections. To consign a single piece or a collection, you may call Fred Holabird at 775-851-1859 or 844-492-2766; or, you can send an e-mail to fredholabird@gmail.com. To learn more about Holabird Western Americana Collections, visit www.holabirdamericana.com.

Copies of Avengers #1, Amazing Spider-Man #14 and Pokemon TCG Collectibles do well In Bruneau & Co’s Pop Culture Auction

Cranston, RI, USA, July 21, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- A copy of Marvel Comics’ Avengers #1 from September 1963 sold for $23,125, a copy of Marvel Comics’ Amazing Spider-Man #14 from July 1964 brought $17,500, and a 1st edition, factory sealed booster box of Wizards of the Coast Pokémon Gym Challenge from 2000 made $17,500 at a Pop Culture auction held July 10th by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers.

“The bidding action this Comic, TCG & Toy auction brought to the gallery takes me back to what was found in similar sales ten, fifteen years ago,” said Kevin Bruneau, president and owner of Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers. “The floor, phones, online were all busy. It shows what direction the business is headed in for the next generation to come.” TCG stands for Trading Card Games.

Travis Landry, Bruneau & Co.’s Director of Pop Culture, added, “This auction proved again how hot the comic and TCG market is. Everything was on fire. I’m happy to say we broke 51 market records for graded books. Most notably, percentage-wise, was the Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1. The day of the auction market average was $1,680, but it ended up hammering for $4,750.”

The copy of Marvel Comics Avengers #1 (Sept. 1963), graded CGC 8.0 and featuring the origin and first appearance of the Avengers, plus appearances by the Fantastic Four, Loki and Teen Brigade, was the expected top lot of the auction and it delivered, selling within its estimate of $18,000-$24,000. Mr. Bruneau called it “the finest copy of Avengers #1 we’ve handled to date.”

Not far behind was the copy of Marvel Comics Amazing Spider-Man #14 (July 1964), graded CGC 9.0 and having a pre-sale estimate of $10,000-$15,000. The comic book featured the very first appearance of the Green Goblin, as well as the first meeting of the Hulk and Spider-Man. Like with Avengers #1, Mr. Bruneau called it the finest example of ASM #14 he’s ever handled.

On to Pokémon, and the ever-popular world of TCG. The Wizards of the Coast Pokémon Gym Challenge 1st edition factory sealed booster box from 2000, a true Holy Grail item for Pokémon / TCG collectors, was a big hit with collectors. Also, a 1999 French Pokémon base 1st edition Dracaufeu (Charizard) holographic trading card, graded BGS 9.5 Gem Mint, finished at $10,000.

A 1999 Wizards of the Coast Pokémon Fossil 1st edition factory sealed booster box with minimal shelf wear and tight WOTC branded cellophane wrap, another Holy Grail item for Pokémon and TCG fans, finished at $13,750. Also, a group of 30 factory-sealed 1999 Pokémon Jungle 1st edition trading card packs in the original booster box made $11,250.

A copy of Marvel Comics’ X-Men #1 (Sept. 1963), featuring the origin and first appearance of the X-Men and Magneto, graded CGC 3.0 with cream/off-white pages, in a CGC case, achieved $13,125. Also, an estate fresh, original owner collection of 115 Hot Wheels redline diecast cars, each car about 3 inches long, all played with and enjoyed, some with more wear than others, including a large grouping of buttons, garnered $9,375.

The first 52 lots in the auction were from the collection of Eric Baker, the creative lead of props and set dressing for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney World and Disneyland. He was also Nickelodeon’s prop master and fabricator. Several props were fabricated by him during his storied career with Nickelodeon.

The second portion of the catalog featured 321 lots of graded CGC and CBCS comic books, in addition to group lots of Golden, Silver, Bronze, and Modern Age comics. The entirety of the recently graded CGC Silver and Bronze age comics came from an original owner New Jersey collection Bruneau & Co. processed this year – truly a great selection of books. The final portion of the catalog included 166 lots of Pokémon trading cards.

The auction overall had more than 550 lots. Internet bidding was via LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, Bidsquare.com, bidLIVE.Bruneauandco.com and the mobile app “Bruneau & Co.” on iTunes or GooglePlay. All prices quoted in this report included the buyer’s premium.

Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers has several important auctions lined up for the rest of 2021. These include the following:

  • Estate Fine Art & Antiques auction, Thursday, August 19th @ 6 pm Eastern time.
  • Summer Single-Owner Fine Art & Antiques auction (time and date to be announced)
  • Historic Arms & Militaria auction, Saturday, November 20th, @ 10 am Eastern time.
  • Sports Cards & Memorabilia auction (time and date to be announced)

To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers and the firm’s calendar of upcoming events, visit www.bruneauandco.com. Updates are posted often.

About Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers:
Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers is accepting quality consignments for these and all future auctions, with commissions as low as zero percent. Now would be a perfect time to clean out your attic. To contact Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers about consigning a single piece or an entire collection, you can send an e-mail to them at info@bruneauandco.com; or, phone them at 401-533-9980. To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers visit www.bruneauandco.com.

Tiffany Dragonfly Table Lamp and Furniture by George Nakashima will be in Uniques and Antiques’ Aug. 3-5 Online Auction

Aston, PA, USA, July 20, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- A three-day, online-only Modern Design auction is planned for August 3rd-5th by Uniques and Antiques Auction Sales, with Wednesday, August 4th being dedicated to an Artisan Studio auction, highlighted by a Tiffany Studios Dragonfly table lamp and the Katherine Mezger collection of George Nakashima furniture. Overall, more than 1,500 lots will be offered across the three days.

The marquis lot of the Artisan Studio sale is undoubtedly the Tiffany Studios Dragonfly table lamp, which has an estimate of $250,000-$375,000 (although similar examples have sold for $500,000-$800,000). The 31-inch-tall lamp is a wonderful example of Tiffany’s early 20th century master craftsmanship. It boasts a drop head shade on a rare bird skeleton base with “Four Seasons” multicolored and shaped jewels, wisteria blue, green and purple glass.

“We’ve been holding Modern Design auctions since 1995, and this three-day auction is a continuation of our series of early August ‘Season kickoff’ auctions that so many buyers look forward to,” said Kent Jackson, a General Manager of Uniques and Antiques and a licensed auctioneer in the state of Pennsylvania. “The quality is very strong throughout all three days.”

Timothy Aikens, Director of Acquisitions for Uniques and Antiques, remarked, “It was exciting walking into an untouched home with over 50 pieces of original Nakashima furnishings, virtually untouched since the 1960’s. There was another piece around every corner. You often dream of finding a collection like this. You never see this much, all in one home, with the original owner.”

The Katherine Mezger collection of Nakashima furniture promises to be a Day 2 highlight. Katherine worked at the Nakashima studio until she retired in 1969. She amassed a collection of over 50 pieces of Nakashima furniture. This is the first time these items have been seen on the market. All items from this collection will receive a letter of provenance from the Mezger estate.

Nakashima pieces from the Mezger collection will include the following:

  • A rare American live edge walnut floor lamp on a trestle base, 61 inches tall by 16 inches wide (estimate: $5,000-$8,000).
  • A single slab American walnut table with one butterfly joint, boasting beautiful grain, 47 inches wide by 28 ½ inches deep (estimate: $5,000-$8,000).
  • An American walnut picture frame having a simple elegant construction with bowed sides (estimate: $1,500-$2,000). The picture frame includes a copy of wedding photo of Ms. Mezger and her husband. According to Ms. Mezger’s family, Mr. Nakashima gifted the couple a coffee table on the occasion of their wedding.

In addition to the Nakashima pieces, furniture lots in the Artisan Studio auction will also feature creations from Phil Powell, Frederick Weinberg, Philip and Kelvin LaVerne, Silas Seandel, Inge and Luciano Rubino, Paavo Tynell, Val Bertoia, Tommi Parzinger, Fritz Hansen, Robert Whitley, Ludwig Sander, Sarah Grant, Guido Gambone, Paul Evans, and Aldo Tura.

Furniture lots expected to do well include an eight-piece Inge and Luciano Rubino dining set consisting of seven dining chairs with leather “dog bone” backrests and seats, plus a large table with three alternating inverted triangle bases; and an original handcrafted cabinet armoire by Phil Powell, having two antique stained glass panel doors, signature carved wood side panels and carved polychrome wood brackets, nearly 8 feet tall (both lots are estimated at $5,000-$8,000).

Fine art will be led by an American Modernist abstract painting by Ludwig Sander, titled Sioux II (1971), in a red and blue palette, artist signed on verso, 22 inches by 20 inches (estimate: $3,000-$4,000); a figural wall sculpture by Frederick Weinberg that lights up, white painted metal armature with molded figures, 50 inches tall (estimate: $3,000-$4,000); and two sonambient sound sculptures by Val Bertoia one titled 12 Cat Tail Rods, 51 inches tall (estimate: $2,000-$3,000).

Two chandeliers are expected to light up the room. One is a diminutive Modernist lighting snowflake chandelier attributed to Paavo Tynell, unmarked, with four glass shades, 21 inches tall by 20 inches wide (estimate: $3,000-$4,000). The other is a Tommi Parzinger bronze Modernist chandelier, having eight arms to hold tall candle form lights and a central decorative element, 39 inches tall by 24 inches wide, in very good condition with light wear (estimate: $2,000-$3,000).

The three-day event will officially get underway on Tuesday, August 3rd, at 10 am Eastern time. Lot 1 will get things going with a Raymond Loewy double-sided DF 2000 cabinet credenza bar, 36 inches tall by 78 ½ inches wide and complete with the original bottle storage trays (estimate: $3,000-$4,000). A little later in the day, a set of six Norman Cherner antique dining chairs made from laminated wood on chrome rod legs, each chair marked, is expected to bring $400-$600.

Also on day one, two pairs of Fritz Hansen iconic egg lounge chairs will be offered as separate lots, with each pair having a pre-sale estimate of $1,000-$1,500. Both pairs are upholstered forms on metal pedestal bases, marked FH Denmark, all original, displaying very crunchy foam and in need of a reupholstering. One pair has wine colored upholstery; the other is desert sand colored.

Kent Jackson said the market for mid-century and decorator items is good right now. “We have a group of dedicated consignors and estate managers who help us curate the most current and in-demand merchandise,” he said, adding that Uniques and Antiques, located outside Philadelphia, offers New York City curbside deliveries about a week after the auction, for a reasonable fee.

Internet bidding will be via LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Bidspirit.com. Phone bids will be accepted on items with a $300 minimum bid. Absentee bids are accepted for any amount.

Live, in-gallery previews will be held on Sunday, August 1st, from 12 noon to 5 pm; Monday, August 2nd, from 10 am-6 pm; and Tuesday, August 3rd, by appointment. To schedule an appointment, call (610) 485-7400, or email to info@uniquesandantiques.com. The gallery is located at 2500 Market Street in Upper Chichester, Pa., just 10 miles outside of Philadelphia.

To learn more about Uniques and Antiques Auction Sales and the three-day online auction scheduled for August 3rd, 4th and 5th, please visit www.UniquesandAntiques.com. Updates are posted frequently.

About Uniques and Antiques Auction Sales:
Uniques and Antiques Auction Sales, founded in 1987, is a full-service auction and appraisal company. The firm has over 30 years of experience selling antiques, jewelry, fine art, modern design and real estate. They have the experience and international exposure to sell all types of personal property, real estate and liquidations. To inquire about consigning a single piece, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (610) 485-7400; or, you can send an email to info@uniquesandantiques.com. To learn more about Uniques and Antiques Auction Sales, please visit www.UniquesandAntiques.com.

Massive Single-Owner Collection of Oil and Petroliana (Gas Station Collectibles) will be Auctioned Online, July 25th

Fullerton, CA, USA, July 15, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- A massive single-owner collection of oil and petroliana (gas station collectibles), especially items pertaining to Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO), plus other items, will come up for bid in a live online auction scheduled for Sunday, July 25th, by Appraisal & Estate Sale Specialists, Inc., nearly 500 lots in all, beginning promptly at 3 pm Pacific time.

“We are excited to bring this single-family collection to auction, as both husband and wife were passionate collectors,” said Dan Wilson, co-owner of Appraisal & Estate Sale Specialists, Inc., with Suki Hilger. “Albert, or ‘Big Al’ as his friends called him, worked for the Atlantic Richfield Company in California for more than thirty years and collected petroliana, while his wife loved her jewelry and glass. Together, they raised two daughters and traveled all around the country.”

In addition to the oil and petroliana collectibles, the auction will also feature fine jewelry, coins, a few antiques, cut to clear crystal pieces and a nice selection of Westmoreland ‘Argonaut Shell’ candy dishes. The oil and petroliana component includes pins, belt buckles, lighters, ash trays, manuals, signs, oil cans, globes and more. Internet bidding will be via LiveAuctioneers.com.

The auction will hit the ground running, with lots 1 and 2 expected to attract great attention. Lot 1 is a circa 1930 Richfield Oil Corp. porcelain sign with individual letters that spell out the name ‘RICHFIELD’. All the letters are 18 inches tall. All are in very good to excellent condition, with only a couple of the letters showing minimal porcelain loss. The sign should bring $300-$1,200.

Lot 2 is a huge Richfield Oil double-sided sign, meant to hang as advertising at a Richfield Oil service station. The sign, measuring a stout 45 ½ inches by 58 inches, features the right facing eagle mascot logo atop block lettering. It comes equipped with steel threaded carabiners. The final selling price is anyone’s guess; that’s why it carries a pre-sale estimate of $200-$5,000.

One of the cooler items in the sale is a circa 1920 Richfield Oil promotional desk clock with an aviation theme. Designed by Curtiss, the clock is in the shape of an airplane engine, with a propeller on the base. It has much of its original green paint and some of the felt on the bottom. It’s in very good condition, but has not been tested for working condition. Estimate: $250-$500.

An outstanding vintage map coin-op vending machine that’s filled with 54 vintage maps from the 1930s to the 1970s, showing the progression of the company from Richfield to Atlantic Richfield to ARCO, is expected to realize $200-$600. It was made by EB Map Vendor (Model No. 4DR) and is in functioning condition. It comes with the original keys. Estimate: $200-$600.

A few other Richfield and Atlantic Richfield (ARCO) items worthy of mention are as follows:

  • An original double-sided Richfield Oil ‘Credit Cards Honored Here’ flange sign, 14 inches by 22 inches, displays well, only minor chips and scratches. Estimate: $200-$400.
  • A vintage, hard-to-find Richfield Oil Banks and Leasing porcelain sign, 24 inches by 48 inches, with left facing eagle logo, multiple chips but nice graphics. Estimate: $200-$400.
  • A vintage Richfield Oil double-sided porcelain sign instructing drivers to ‘Please Drive to Forward Pumps’, 18 inches by 13 inches, nice original condition. Estimate: $150-$250.

A must-have collectible for Ford Model T fans is a fun set of cans by Boyco, all contained in a vintage wooden crate. The cans were a common accessory for the Model T and were made to carry additional oil, gas and water. It’s unsure if the crate is original, but it’s a good way to keep them all in one place, or for display purposes. The lot has a pre-sale estimate of $100-$500.

Rounding out just a couple more items from the petroliana category are vintage service station ‘Ladies’ and ‘Gents’ toilet signs, each one 2 inches by 7 inches, probably pulled from restroom doors (estimate: $100-$140); and a group of vintage tire-themed advertising ashtrays, all of them for Goodyear and all measuring between 6 inches and 7 inches around (estimate: $100-$160).

A gorgeous Victorian-era, hand-painted Gone with the Wind lamp, with a milk glass globe and a font featuring beautiful cabbage roses in pink and yellow with purple accents, 29 inches tall and converted to electric, should reach $100-$200. Also, a lovely vintage German Imperlux cranberry glass cut to clear vase, 10 inches tall with the original foil label, should hit $120-$180.

A working men’s vintage Seiko Weekdater 26J automatic quartz watch with faceted gold tone square indices and a silver dial, attached to an old leather strap, is expected to fetch $60-$150. The coins category features a group of 16 Walking Liberty silver half dollars, all 1933-1939, in circulated condition (estimate: $100-$150) and four unsorted rolls of Lincoln head wheat pennies that are all believed to be from the 1930s and all are in circulated condition (estimate: $60-$80).

A live preview will be held on Friday, July 23rd from 12:30pm – 6:30pm, no appointment necessary. The gallery is located at: 720 East Walnut Avenue #B in Fullerton, CA 92831.

To learn more about Appraisal & Estate Sale Specialists, Inc., and the Sunday, July 25th online auction, please visit www.estatesalemandan.webs.com.

About Appraisal & Estate Sale Specialists, Inc.:
Appraisal & Estate Sale Specialists, Inc., headquartered in Fullerton, Calif., is a full-service appraisal, auction and estate sale company, offering a full range of services. It specializes in fine art, Hollywood memorabilia, fine jewelry, antique and period jewelry, coins, collectible cars, fine watches, designer clothes and accessories, musical instruments, dolls, toys and more. Dan Wilson and Suki Hilger are Certified Personal Property Appraisers and Certified Gemologists. Appraisal & Estate Sale Specialists, Inc. is always seeking quality consignments for future sales. To inquire about consigning a single item, an estate or a collection, you may call Dan Wilson or Suki Hilger at 714-916-8119; or, you can email them at estatesalemandan@gmail.com. To learn more about Appraisal & Estate Sale Specialists, Inc., visit www.estatesalemandan.webs.com.

An Amazing Hoard of Vintage Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycles and Parts will be Auctioned Aug. 14th in Rutland, VT

Rutland, VT, USA, July 17, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- The single-owner lifetime collection of Robert “Bob” Bearor – an incredible assemblage of Harley-Davidson and Indian motorcycles, parts and memorabilia dating as far back as 1908, to include rare and important barn find motorcycles that are finally seeing the light of day, plus vintage cars, midget race cars, antique tractors, chainsaws, vintage fishing lures and more – will all come up for bid on Saturday, August 14th at the Vermont State Fairgrounds in Rutland, from 10 am-6 pm Eastern time, by VanDerBrink Auctions, based in Hardwick, Minn.

Mr. Bearor, who passed away in 2019, was a dedicated car and motorcycle enthusiast and a self-described wild-man who, along with his wife Christine, who went by “Teenie” because of her diminutive stature of just 4 feet 9 inches, always surrounded themselves with vintage cars and motorcycles, especially Harley-Davidsons, which the couple would ride to shows or just for fun, often in matching outfits. The two got married in a 1958 Corvette. Teenie survives her husband.

Along the way, Bob befriended Ed Flynn, a kindred spirit wild-man and the owner of an Indian Motorcycles dealership in Bennington, Vt. Ed’s collection was just as impressive as Bob’s and, upon Ed’s death and with the blessing of Ed’s widow, Mr. Flynn’s massive inventory of Indian motorcycles (two of which were unearthed from under his house), as well as hundreds of parts (including NOS) and memorabilia from the Indian dealership, became part of Bob’s collection.

In May of this year, a team from VanDerBrink Auctions, plus some motorcycle enthusiasts from New York, went to the Bearor property to inventory Mr. Flynn’s collection. In a chicken coop they found 14 frames and vintage Indian and Harley-Davidson motorcycles. The museum was full of Indian and Harley memorabilia and parts. For three days, the crew diligently dug through the buildings on the property and uncovered 53 motorcycles, hundreds of parts and memorabilia.

Now, the two combined collections in their entirety will be sold to the highest bidder, live at the fairgrounds and online, via Proxibid.com. A preview will be held on Friday, August 13th, from 10-6. The catalog, plus a video, can be viewed now, on the VanDerBrink Auctions website: www.VanDerBrinkAuctions.com. “Many of the motorcycle parts will be just for onsite bidders, so it’s best to attend the auction in person,” said Yvette VanDerBrink of VanDerBrink Auctions.

Several motorcycles are certain to attract attention. One is the 1947 Indian Chief motorcycle, an older restore that’s green and gold and with all the stainless-steel parts supposedly dipped in gold (although it has not been tested). The bike had been touring in a display from Mr. Bearor and it ran when parked. It features a V2 4-stroke, V-Twin motor with suicide chain drive transmission, white wall tires with fringe and a big white leather seat with fringe – a truly unique motorcycle.

Then there’s the 1976 Harley-Davidson FLH motorcycle with a sidecar that Mr. Bearor dubbed “The Joker”. Known as a Coney Island custom, the bike is powered by a Harley V Twin motor, shows just 9,567 miles on the odometer and boasts lots of metal green flake. Many hours and thousands of dollars went into this custom, one-of-a-kind motorcycle. It comes with a10-page appraisal, listing all the things done to it. Bearor toured it in a semi on a walk-through display.

Two Indians that are rare but in need of a restoration are the 1932 Indian Chief 4-cylinder bike and the 1937 Indian Sport Scout with V Twin motor, both of them barn finds that appear mostly complete. Memorabilia includes vintage advertising posters for Indian Power Plus motors (25 inches by 38 inches) and an Indian and Goodyear advertising poster (13 ½ inches by 40 inches).

Other Indian motorcycles and parts in the auction include a rare 1917-1918 Indian Model O Light Twin, a 1920 Indian Power Plus, a 1924 Indian Chief, an early 1928 Indian frame, a 1932 Indian Scout, a 1932 Indian Chief 4-cylinder, a 1937 Indian Sport Scout, two 1937-1939 Indian Chief rigid frames, a 1938 Indian Junior Scout, a 1938 Indian Chief frame, a 1949 Indian Arrow and a 1951 Indian Warrior TT. See the VanDerBrink Auctions website for a full list of offerings.

The Harley-Davidson category will feature an early 1916 Harley Davidson frame and motor, a 1919-1922 Harley-Davidson Sport project, a 1991 Harley Davidson, a 1997 Harley-Davidson Electro-Glide Sport, a 1930’s Harley-Davidson frame, a Harley-Davidson VL Series project and more. Lot 170B should spark a bidding war; it’s for a very rare pair of 1916 Harley wheel discs.

Motorcycles by other makers include a 1972 Honda CB100, a 1974 CB125S and a 1982 Yamaha GT80. Motorcycle memorabilia will feature 50 vintage Indian dealer motorcycle posters, Indian pins, Indian postcards, Indian tools, Indian bicycles, Indian oil cans, vintage motorcycle leathers, kidney belts, racing suits, vintage race posters, vintage motorcycle hill climb posters and more.

The few vintage cars in the auction (none of which run and are in need of TLC) include a 1964 Ford Thunderbird coupe, white/cream with a black vinyl top, a V8 with automatic transmission and mostly rust-free body; a 1958 Chevrolet Biscayne four-door sedan old restore, black with a white top, a V8 with automatic transmission and 103,132 miles; and a 1982 DeLorean DMC12 coupe barn find with stainless-steel exterior, 33,886 miles and complete engine and transmission.

Antique tractors will include a Farmall A, a Farmall Cub with blade, a Case MC tractor, The Beaver tractor and a Massey Harris Pony. Stationery gas engines will feature a Majestic 2hp engine, a Majestic 3hp engine, an International Type M engine, an International Tom Thumb engine, a Fairbanks Morse Type Z engine, Maytag stationary gas engines and other examples.

Vintage midget race cars will include an example with a pretty cream-colored metallic paint scheme, juice brakes, a 4-cylinder engine with velocity stacks and racing seat belts; a midget with a GM 4 cylinder engine, two Rochester carbs and headers and racing seat belts; and a beautiful purple and white car with a 49 Flathead V8 with Stromberg #97 carbs, Edelbrock AL2 heads and AL2 intake, velocity stacks, Ford clutch, a three-speed transmission and electric fan.

Gas and oil memorabilia will feature a Mobil Oil gargoyle cabinet, a G&B gas pump, oil cans, signs and more. The auction will have two rings of action, with one ring dedicated to antique tractors, chainsaws and boat motors. See the VanDerBrink website for terms and conditions.

For more information, please visit www.VanderBrinkAuctions.com. Updates are posted often.

About Vanderbrink Auctions:
VanDerBrink Auctions specializes in collector car parts auctions, older salvage yard liquidations, auto related items, antique tractors, estates and private collections. The firm has a proven track record of selling farmland and other real estate at auction. Yvette VanDerBrink, the owner and an auctioneer, formed the company in 2001, after a prophetic message from Minister Tom Stammon. VanDerBrink Auctions is a faith-based company, making every auction a mission. VanDerBrink Auctions has been regionally and nationally recognized for its auctions and has conducted collector car auctions in eight states. Yvette VanDerBrink’s goal is to get cars and parts to the collectors, hobbyists and rodders, to preserve automotive history and further the car hobby. She has this same philosophy and ambition when selling real estate and land at auction. For more information, please visit www.VanderBrinkAuctions.com. Updates are posted often.

Paralenz is A Fun, User-Friendly Underwater Video Camera That is Now Available for Rent at Dive Shops in Florida and Italy

Miami, FL, July 17, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- Paralenz is a powerful, user-friendly underwater video camera enjoyed by scuba divers, snorkelers and coastal tourists seeking to capture their underwater adventures in beautiful high-quality video and still photos. The camera is now available for daily rental at select dive shops in Florida and Italy for $25 (25 euros) per day.

Not only does the Paralenz camera preserve users’ experiences for take-home memories, it also captures valuable geolocated data that can be shared with international ocean conservation organizations.

“The Paralenz rental camera is simple to use and by making it available to rent, more underwater explorers can capture their vacation memories without making a permanent investment,” said Lise Engelbrecht, chief executive officer of Paralenz. “Our camera can capture any ordinary underwater adventure in high-quality video and turn any diver or snorkeler into a citizen scientist contributing to ocean conservation.”

Ease of Use Is Top of Mind
The Paralenz rental camera is based on the company’s current flagship model, the Paralenz Vaquita, modified to offer an easy-to-use point-and-shoot camera experience with powerful technology that yields high-quality videos and still photos, patented Automatic Depth-Controlled Color Correction, an ultra light-sensitive lens, quick auto-edit functions, integrated GPS and several video-sharing options.

At the heart of the Paralenz experience is the Paralenz App. When consumers rent the camera, they download the free app, which offers a dive log, media library and multiple sharing options, as well as “TheOceanBase,” an interactive map where users can upload their favorite dive videos.

“Our goal was to develop an app that was fun and functional for Paralenz camera users,” said Peter Thiell, chief technology officer for Paralenz. “It’s the main hub where you save your underwater recordings, geek out over dive statistics and get inspired by other divers’ uploaded dive footage from all around the world.”

Rental customers’ recorded footage is private and secure, and is available for direct download from the cloud for up to three months after they return the rental camera to the dive shop. Video assets can be automatically edited in the Paralenz App and easily shared with friends, family or to social media.

A Camera with a Higher Purpose
Every dive shared on TheOceanBase via the Paralenz App contributes valuable ocean data — collected via integrated camera sensors that log conductivity, temperature, depth and geolocation — to Paralenz’s conservation partner Coral Restoration Foundation, located in Key Largo, Florida.

“We are excited at the possibilities presented by this relationship with Paralenz, and with every diver using a Paralenz camera,” said Amelia Moura, science program manager at Coral Restoration Foundation. “This kind of huge, user-generated, real-time data resource could add incredible value to our restoration efforts, supporting our monitoring strategy and potentially helping us as we evolve our coral restoration strategies over the coming years.”

Now Available for Rent or Purchase
To find a convenient location to rent a Paralenz camera in Florida or Italy, follow this link: https://paralenz.com/how-to-rent

The Paralenz Vaquita also is available for purchase for $749 on the Paralenz website. The camera comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee and 12-month warranty. Paralenz also offers a line of accessories that enhance the versatility and usability of the camera.

EDITORS NOTE: The Paralenz retail rental kiosk and rental process are illustrated in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNGXcjf-xVY&t=15s

Mutt Productions and Allied Artists Film Group Team Up to Bring Rock N’ Roll Time Travel to The Big Screen

Hollywood, CA, USA, July 13, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- San Antonio based Mutt Productions has teamed with Allied Artists Film Group to bring a rock n’ roll time travel adventure to the big screen. The project, tentatively titled “Rockin’ In Time,” follows 22 year old rock n’ roll guitarist and singer, Lars Olsen, as he is unexpectedly transported from 1984 to the year 2024. The only way to get back to 1984 requires Lars to locate a special magnet found only on a custom 1962 Fender Stratocaster Guitar, outfitted with three Humbucker pickups, the way Lars’s guitar was configured back in 1984.

“Rockin’ In Time” is a humorous take on today’s nostalgic interest in the music, styles and personalities of the 1980’s music scene, as seen through the eyes of an up-and-coming rock musician thrust 40 years into the future. Together with cameo appearances from 1980’s rock royalty, audiences will have an opportunity to see some of their favorite rock stars as they come to the aid and defense of their time-traveling friend, Lars Olsen.

This Mutt Productions’ feature film will be distributed by Allied Artists Film Group, through its Allied Artists Music & Video Distribution (AAMVD) unit. Casting has already begun, with an emphasis on attaching a young rock guitarist and singer in the lead role.

Film industry stalwarts Aaron Lee Lopez, Paul Matthew Lopez and music industry icon, turned motion picture producer extraordinaire, Kurt Wipfli are already attached. Principal photography is currently slated for 2022.

Mutt Productions is a cutting-edge studio located in San Antonio, Texas, specializing in youthful audience content, with feature films including “Teenage Girl: Valerie’s Holiday,” “Teenage Vampire,” “Teenage Girl: First Wheel,” and “Teenage Girl: Skip Day,” among many others to their credit. Mutt Productions’ content often pays homage to and is reminiscent of the late great John Hughes.

The history of Allied Artists is long, varied and legendary. Throughout the years, the Allied Artists brand has been associated with such classic motion pictures as “Papillon,” starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman, “Cabaret,” with Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey, “Tickle Me” starring Elvis Presley, and “The Man Who Would be King,” starring Sean Connery, Michael Caine and Christopher Plummer, to name but a few.

Neue Auctions will Hold An Online-Only Summer Estates Auction on Saturday, July 24th; 380 Quality Lots will be Offered

Beachwood, OH, USA, July 13, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- Neue Auctions has a Summer Estates auction planned for Saturday, July 24th, at 10 am Eastern time, and the emphasis will be on sterling silver, fine art glass, lighting, modern and antique furniture, fine carpets, porcelains, glassware, garden sculptures and planters, fine jewelry and decorative objects for the home. Nearly 400 lots will be sold.

The auction is online-only. There is no competing floor audience; however, bidding is offered across three platforms: Liveauctioneers, Invaluable and BidSquare. Absentee bids are always welcomed and phone bidding is available on select lots. Both must be received by or scheduled at the latest 24 hours in advance of the auction or by 5pm Friday July 23rd. The auction gallery is open for preview Monday July 19th through Friday July 23rd, 9am-5pm daily, or by appointment.

Fine jewelry always does well at auction. A dazzling diamond ring boasting a 2.5-carat natural solitaire diamond, prong set in 14kt white gold, graded SI-2 and H for color, about a size 5, has a pre-sale estimate of $6,000-$9,000; while a natural diamond tennis bracelet with a total of 47 ten pointers totaling 4-4.5 carats, bead set in 14kt marked white gold, should garner $1,000-$2,000.

Tops in the furniture category is a 19th century Empire mahogany bureau plat (French flat-topped writing table), with gilt bronze mounts in the form of wreaths and palmettes (estimate: $4,000-$6,000); and, just consigned, a Bernhard Rohne for Mastercraft bronze etched credenza with a brass panel top over three pair of hinged doors, raised on squared legs (estimate: $3,000-$5,000).

Furniture from England will feature a mid-19th century Regency secretary bookcase, having a pull-out writing surface over two long hinged cabinet doors, 84 inches tall by 72 inches wide; and a circa 1830-1850 Regency flame mahogany sideboard with molded backsplash centered by a carved scallop shell motif, 102 inches in length. Both are expected to reach $3,000-$5,000.

A Reed and Barton sterling tea service with matching sterling silver tray, pattern 910, having a kettle on a stand, 10 ½ inches to the top of the finial, with a total weight of 287 oz. troy, should fetch $4,000-$6,000. Also, a Whiting sterling silver flatware service in the Lily pattern, 112 pieces in all, having a total weight of 129.90 oz. troy, is expected to finish at $2,500-$4,500.

They say good things come in pairs. A pair of American carved and gray painted pine columnar capitals in the Corinthian style, circa 1900, originally carved for a building in Maine, is expected to ring up $3,000-$5,000; while a pair of early 20th century cast stone recumbent lions, each one resting on a rectangular plinth, 24 inches tall (less custom wood bases) should hit $2,500-$4,500.

Fans of gorgeous glass pieces will have much to consider. A few examples are as follows:

  • A large Daum Nancy glass vase of baluster form, 21 inches tall with a tall extended neck, colorfully decorated gray glass walls, cameo carved with a river landscape with tall trees, signed Daum Nancy with the Croix de Lorraine in cameo. Estimate: $2,500-$5,000.
  • A George Bucquet (American, b. 1954) cast glass sculpture with a wide, heavy bowl form on opalescent lavender glass with cast copper iridescent handle forms, signed “Bucquet ‘03” to the metal clad base, 8 ¾ inches in height. Estimate: $1,500-$3,000.
  • A Stefano Toso Murano blown glass sculpture in the form of a cube balancing on a pyramidial base in clear glass, internally decorated in translucent white, cobalt blue and ultramarine with undulating forms, signed, 20 inches tall. Estimate: $1,200-$2,000.
  • A Murano Battuto glass stoppered bottle, 16 ½ inches tall, the shouldered form tapering toward the base, in ruby red glass cased in pale yellow, signed and dated “Murano 2011”, artist signed, with authenticity label for Vetri Artistico Murano. Estimate: $1,000-$2,000.
  • A Michael Pavlik (Czech., b. 1941) glass sculpture, blown internally decorated and cut glass, 1982, signed, dated and numbered (#1735), 7 inches tall. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Persian carpets will also be plentiful and will include a thick plush wool on cotton weft Kermin palace runner, 5 feet by 20 feet, overall cream in color with a muted palette of floral sprays (estimate: $2,500-$3,500); and a handwoven wool antique Sarouk carpet, 14 feet 7 inches by 9 feet 5 inches, with floral urns on a red field and a floral scroll border (estimate: $2,000-$4,000).

One of the more visually arresting lots in the sale is a carved marble bust of Antonius, unsigned and raised on a small marble socle, in very nice condition (estimate: $1,500-$2,500). Also sold will be an early 20th century bronze figural group by Joseph D’Aste (French, 1905-1935), cast as a group of Dutch children clambering over a fallen tree trunk, signed (estimate: $1,800-$2,500).

A Chinese five-panel wallpaper screen, circa 1800, hand-decorated with a flower and bamboo garden with birds and insects on a pale blue ground, each panel 87 ½ inches tall by 18 inches wide, should go for $3,000-$5,000; and a squared oval form “Okkintok” stoneware vessel by Claude Conover (American, 1907-1994), 19 inches tall, decorated with impressed circular patterns and a free form hatch pattern, signed and titled to the base, should hit $2,000-$4,000.

To learn more about Neue Auctions and the Summer Estates auction planned for Saturday, July 24th at 10 am Eastern time, please visit www.neueauctions.com. Updates are posted frequently.

Andrew Jones Auctions’ Online-Only Design for The Home and Garden Auction, July 25th, will Feature Over 200 Quality Lots

Downtown Los Angeles, CA, USA, July 12, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- Andrew Jones Auctions will offer a strong selection of fine art along with antiques and design from antiquity through the 21st century in an online-only signature Design for the Home and Garden auction scheduled for Sunday, July 25th, beginning promptly at 11 am Pacific time. More than 200 quality lots will be offered to the highest bidder.

The collection of Los Angeles tastemaker Keith McCoy of Keith H. McCoy & Associates evokes the English country house, highlighted by an Irish George II mahogany side table (estimate: $1,500-$2,000), a George III mahogany bachelor’s chest of drawers (estimate: $1,000-$1,500), a George III mahogany breakfront bookcase (estimate: $4,000-$6,000), and luxurious Fortuny upholstered seat furniture, including a George III blind fret carved mahogany armchair (estimate: $1,000-$1,500).

The collection also features animalier and sporting paintings, including The Meet by Joseph Francis Walker (estimate: $8,000-$12,000), Henry Barraud’s Sheep, cattle, stags and a pony in a wooded landscape (estimate: $4,000-$6,000), as well as works by Léon Eugène Auguste Abry, John E. Ferneley, Edward Benjamin Herberte, John Frederick Herring, Jr., Gustave Mardoche Neymark, William H. Robinson, John Francis Sartorius, George Wright and other noted artists.

In keeping with the animalier theme, from other private sources there are artworks such as Marie H. Guise Newcomb’s A Good Point (estimate: $1,500-$2,000), as well as bronzes, including the near life-size Panthère dévorant un lièvre after the model by Antoine Louis Bayre, produced at the Susse Frères foundry (estimate: $10,000-$20,000) from the collection of Daniel Hornbeck, as well as a model of a standing bull after Auguste Nicolas Cain (estimate: $2,000-$3,000).

Additional European works in bronze feature the Neapolitan Dancer after Albert Ernest Carriere Belleuse (estimate: $1,500-$2,000), an abstract screen by Hubert Dalwood (estimate: $4,000-$6,000), as well as an allegorical work of l’Histoire after the model by Georges Bareau (estimate: $2,000-$3,000) and pieces by Ferdinand Barbedienne and after Albert Henry Atkins, Alfred Boucher, Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, Henri Chapu, Renzo Colombo, Etienne-Henri Dumaige Jean-Leon Gérôme, François-Raoul Larche and René de Saint-Marceaux.

The painting offerings run the gamut from works after Italian masters like Feast in the House of Levi after Paolo Veronese Caliari (estimate: $6,000-$8,000), Austrian court painter to Ferdinand I, Jakob Seisenegger’s Portrait of a Young Man (estimate: $4,000-$6,000) and School of Peter Lely 1st Duchess of Cleveland (estimate: $4,000-$6,000) to European landscapists like Albert Kappis’s Unloading the Day’s Catch (estimate: $4,000-$6,000) and Alexis Podchernikoff’s large oil on canvas View through the eucalyptus (estimate: $2,000-$3,000).

American plein air modernist master Armin Hansen’s Steam schooner coming to dock, Monterey (estimate: 4,000-$6,000) is abstracted yet evocative of the gritty fishing port. Bernard Lorjou’s bold expressionist works are Still life with duck and sunflower (estimate: $2,000-$3,000), French Marching Band (Fanfare) (estimate: $1,000-$1,500) and Barge on the Loire River (estimate: $800-$1,200).

The collection of Daniel Hornbeck features unusual and varied pieces, including a 1769 Danish Neoclassical stained pine clavichord by Otto Joachim Tiefenbrun (estimate: $2,000-$4,000), reputedly a gift of Edvard Grieg to his musical colleague Anton Louis Hornbeck. Also from the collection is a pair of Italian Baroque white marble models of cherubs (estimate: $3,000-$5,000), a pair of Dresden porcelain covered vases (estimate: $1,000-$1,500), an Italian Rococo polychrome decorated tall case clock, Padua, 1760 (estimate: $1,000-$1,500), an 18th century Dutch marquetry bureau (estimate: $1,000-$1,500), a 17th century Spanish Baroque table cabinet, as well as carpets and more.

Additional various owners highlights include a French gilt bronze mounted lacquer inset mahogany side cabinet by François Linke (estimate: $5,000-$7,000), a Spanish walnut monument maquette attributed to Felipe Vigarny de Borgona, probably first half 16th century (estimate: $8,000-$12,000), a George III mahogany architect’s desk by Gillows of Lancaster, circa 1800 (estimate: $4,000-$6,000), and an Italian gilt bronze mounted fruitwood bureau cabinet, 17th century, branded with a ducal coronet and with elaborately engraved lockplate (estimate: $3,000-$5,000).

Also offered will be a pair of Irish George III inlaid satinwood card tables, circa 1790 (estimate: $4,000-$6,000), a wonderful pair of Italian Baroque scaliola trompe l’oeil panels by Tarsilla Vittoria Seyter, Rome, 18th century (estimate: $8,000-$12,000), a set of twelve Berlin (K.P.M.) porcelain armorial soup bowls decorated with the arms of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, circa 1832-1837 (estimate: $3,000-$5,000), an Anthony Redmile ostrich egg faux snuff mull (estimate: $700-$900), and an R. Lalique frosted amber glass Courlis vase (estimate: $2,000-$3,000).

The auction also includes antiquities, early works of art, fine silver, porcelain and garden accessories, sculpture, including a pair of lead models of sphinxes, and furniture, featuring designs by Brown Jordan and Michael Taylor. A standout lot is a unique scrapbook of autographed notes, caricatures, photographic portraits, lithographs and sketches by Paul Verlaine, compiled by Emile Loubet and Edouard Champion, 1896 (estimate: $50,000-$70,000) from a private Malibu collection. From the same source is a collection of five watercolors by Paul Signac (each estimated at $3,000-$5,000).

Online bidding will be facilitated by AndrewJonesAuctions.com, Invaluable.com and LiveAuctioneers.com. Absentee bids will also be accepted. Safe, physically distanced live previews will be held by appointment only at the Andrew Jones Auctions gallery prior to the auction. Plans may change in accordance with Los Angeles County Department of health Covid-19 restrictions. Contact the gallery for details. The gallery is located at 2221 South Main Street in downtown Los Angeles. Absentee bids will also be accepted. To schedule a preview appointment, call (213) 748-8008.

For more information about Andrew Jones Auctions and the Design for the Home and Garden auction on Sunday, July 25th, at 11 am Pacific time, please visit www.andrewjonesauctions.com.

About Andrew Jones Auctions:
Opened in the summer of 2018, Andrew Jones Auctions is a full-service fine art and antiques auction house specializing in the liquidation of estates and collections featuring fine art, antiques and collectibles. The firm understands market trends and has foresight for the 21st century. The highly experienced staff has a wealth of knowledge with international savvy, having worked for many years at major international auction houses in North America and Europe, sourcing property from all corners of the United States. Andrew Jones Auctions’ sales are diverse and eclectic, and feature fine diamonds to contemporary art, spanning from the antiquity to today. For more information about Andrew Jones Auctions, please visit www.andrewjonesauctions.com.