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April 18th, 2014 4:00 PM

A Cataloged Sale of Americana, Historical,

Ethnographic and Decorative Arts

Civil War and military including: RARE M1855 Sharps, one of 600 US martially marked carbines manufactured. A fine Presentation grade officers sword ”Presented to Edward Lounsbery First Lt. Company B, 179th Regiment.  New York Volunteers by the members of his company Petersburgh, Virginia. February 10, 1865.” Civil War Tower Enfield, lock-plate dated 1860, Two Extremely RARE English “Ducks-Foot” Pistols, used by British Naval personnel during the Napoleonic Wars, both are high-grade and in superb condition. Just arrived is a very fine Civil War Whitney in the same family since the 1890′s.

A large and fine selection of Ethnographic Arts & Artifacts from MD and NY collections features American Indian, Pre-Columbian, African and Oceanic pieces.

From the Americas there is a fine Haida bowl in the form of a seal, pre-historic pottery, and Woodlands Indian items and more. Pre-Columbian items; A good Chimu-Inca woven Mantle with stylized warriors holding decapitated heads, 900-1300 AD, an exceptional Mayan Palma Celt, Chontal Mask and other items.

Oceanic art from New Guinea and other Indonesian Islands with some nice Ancestor and Fertility Figures, War clubs from Fiji and the Solomon’s, a superb Dayak door with an image of ASO, 19th century swing with four figures and two Sepik River suspension hooks.

African Art has a good selection of Masks from various tribes in the DRC and other countries, Staffs of Office, stools and other figural items.

Americana and Decorative includes a C-1825 Secretary, originally from Baltimore, Folk art painted chest, period lighting, miniature paintings, Parlour stove with Minton tiles, nice smalls, a selection of Mettlach and other 19th century steins and much more.



Toys, Advertising, and Coin-ops.

June 7th, 2014 10:00 AM


A sale featuring fine Germany, American and Japanese toys with the majority from two collections with some select additions. One of the collections also has a good grouping of American Flyer Trains, a large selection of Plasticville buildings and Marx Playsets. Highlights include a 24” prewar Fleischmann Ocean Liner, several hand painted toys from Gunthermann and other German makers. A variety of early tin-litho German toys, Comic Character items, Japanese tin toys, many with boxes, American tin toys including a very rare Chein chain-driven Ferris wheel, other Chein carnival toys, Marx tin and more. There is a grouping of Dolls along with Steiff and other stuffed animals. Pressed steel is headlined by an all original Gendron Columbia Bi-Plane, fresh out of a house, and a fine restored American National tandem pedal car.

Arcade and Coin-operated machines include an extremely nice original and un-restored Coca-Cola Vendo model 44, Bally Pinballs, a working AMI D40 jukebox, 1930’s Merchantman Digger and others. A small but nice group of advertising, country store items and two cars round out the sale. A 1995 Dodge Viper Roadster with less than 6000 original miles and a 1962 Thunderbird Coupe with 77,000 original miles.

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Accepting Quality consignments and estates for 2014