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Lot 3001

$225

Details: Original Copper Engraving ANTIQUE MAP AMERICAS 1817 John & George Menzies Engravers John Thomson New General Atlas Political Borders British Territory Spain British Canada Atlas Original Hand Coloring

This antique early 19th century hand-colored atlas map of the Americas was drawn and engraved by John and George Menzies for John Thomson’s “New General Atlas” (map #52), printed in 1817. The map is a copper engraving printed on a continuous sheet that was once tipped-in to the atlas.

Florida is colored yellow in common with British Canada and the Bahamas, indicating British territory, which had been the case between 1763-1783 on which date it had reverted to Spain. However, the political borders as indicated by the coloring are not consistent across the map.

Provenance: “A new general atlas, consisting of a series of geographical designs, on various projections, exhibiting the form and component parts of the globe; and a collection of maps and charts, delineating the natural and political divisions of the Empires, Kingdoms, and States in the World”, Edinburgh: Printed by George Ramsay and Company, for John Thomson and Company, Edinburgh; Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, London; and John Cumming, Dublin.

The map measures approximately 19.5” x 22.75”.

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Condition / Notes: This map displays a typical range of age and wear indications including age toning, creasing, curling, and minor marginal tears. Overall, the text and coloration are clear and legible. There is nothing printed on the reverse side, which is plain.
Lot 3002

$1150

Details: Antique Decorative Firearm HALF-STOCK KENTUCKY PERCUSSION RIFLE c1830 Set Trigger Silver & Brass Inlay Engraved Emanuel Bremmell Original Gun

Maker: Unknown

Country of Origin: Likely American

Year of Manufacture: c.1830

Model: Half-stock Kentucky percussion rifle

Gun Type: Rifle, likely intended for a child

Model History & Features: This extraordinary firearm features an original engraving of the name "Emanuel Bremmell". The gun, likely produced for a child, features silver and brass inlays and a set trigger. The barrel measures approximately 35.75".

Functional?: Yes

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Condition / Notes: This extraordinary firearm shows exceptionally well and displays only some minor typical indications of age and wear.
Lot 3003

$350

Details: Burdick & Bowler ORIGINAL ANTIQUE ANNIVERSARY CLOCK 1905 Torsion Clock 400-Day Clock Paper Dial Excellent Condition High Disc Pendulum Velvet Base

Maker: Anniversary

History of Maker: Burdick & Bowler, a jewelry distributor in Cleveland, Ohio, started assembling 400-day clocks with their name on the dial around 1897. The company imported movements from Germany and cases from France while purchasing pendulums in the United States. In 1901, Burdick & Bowler trademarked the "Anniversary" clock, and began producing clocks with the name on the dial and back plate. Because these 400-day clocks needed to be wound only once a year, the "Anniversary" trademark became an important marketing tool for Burdick & Bowler, who suggested that the clocks be purchased to commemorate important yearly events like wedding anniversaries and birthdays. Burdick & Bowler helped make the phrase 'Anniversary clock' synonymous with the 400-day clock and other yearly wound torsion clocks.

Country of Origin: Germany/France/United States of America

Year of Manufacture: 1905

Model: Standard

Serial Number: 7811

Clock Type: 400-Day

Approximate Height: 12.75"

Model History & Features: For several years this clock was produced with paper and porcelain dials. This model features a sunrise pediment and is complete with its original high disc pendulum and velvet base. Additionally, this model has a scarce paper dial in exceptional condition.

Running?: Untested

Condition: This clock is in excellent condition with 100% original parts though the suspension spring may have been replaced at some point. Some minor creasing is visible on the paper dial.
Condition / Notes:
Lot 3004

$80

Details: Lawrence Beall Smith THE ENCOUNTER ORIGINAL ARTIST SIGNED LIMITED EDITION LITHOGRAPH c1960 American Artwork Collectible Art Decorative Framed

This vintage limited edition lithograph is signed by its creator, noted American artist Lawrence Beall Smith, and titled "The Encounter." The work dates c.1960.

A small blurb from Associated American Artists attached to the back of the frame reads: "For two years during World War II, Lawrence Beall Smith was an accredited war Artist-Correspondent. His assignments covered one of America's largest aircraft carriers, as well as the D-Day invasion of Normandy and the battles through that countryside. Born in Washington, D.C. in 1909, Smith graduated from the University of Chicago, and received his art training at night in the Art Institute of Chicago. He studied also in Gloucester during the summers and under Hopkinson and Zimmerman in Boston. Smith is a portrait painter of great distinction, and in 1959, he received the American Institute of Graphic Arts' award. His works are in the permanent collections of the John Herron Art Institute in Indianapolis, Harvard University, University of Minnesota, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Addison Gallery of American Art and many others."

The work is framed behind glass and matted to measure approximately 18.75" x 14.75".

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Condition / Notes: This work shows exceptionally well and displays only some typical indications of age and wear including light age toning. The lithograph has not been examined outside of its frame.
Lot 3005

$150

Details: Antique Knife Bayonet 30-40 KRAG BAYONET BLADE & SCABBARD c1898 Collectible Original Americana Firearms Gun Accessory American History

This .30-40 Krag bayonet appears to date c.1898 with its scabbard. The piece measures approximately 17.25" from the butt of the knife to the tip of the scabbard.

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Condition / Notes: There are some markings and minor to moderate scratches to the exterior of the scabbard. The letters "R" and "L" appear to have been carved into either side of the handle. Some light oxidation is visible on the handle and the blade. The remnants of "U.S.A." appear on one side of the blade near the hilt and the other side shows a pair of worn numbers; "1" and "6."
Lot 3006

$175

Details: Vintage Circus Poster VINTAGE COLE BROS CIRCUS POSTER c. 1945 Lee Rose McAdams Horse Equestrian Lithograph Entertainment Advertisement Circus Animals Trained Animal Show

This c. 1935 vintage original poster for the Cole Bros. Circus features a brightly colored laughing clown with a background circus tent.

The Cole Bros. Circus was a medium-sized American circus. It was founded in 1884 as "W.W. Cole’s New Colossal Shows", by William Washington Cole. In the 1930s, the circus employed two noted animal trainers, Clyde Beatty and Allen King, both of whom traveled in their own railroad cars. Another well-known performer with the circus was Bobo the Clown. As of 2016 the show was essentially defunct, in large part due to being targeted by animal rights protests. [Courtesy Wikipedia]

This poster measures approximately 39.75” x 26.5”.

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Condition / Notes: This vintage poster shows well with typical light age and wear indications including minor creasing and curling, with minor marginal chipping. Pinholes are visible along the bottom edge.

Lot 3007

$450

Details: Collectible Antique Firearm SPRINGFIELD ARMORY 30-40 KRAG-JORGENSEN 1898 RIFLE Serial 415257 Massachusetts American Gun 19th Century Americana

Maker: Springfield Armory

History of Maker: "Famous first as the United States' primary arsenal during the American Revolutionary War, and then as the scene of a confrontation during Shays' Rebellion, the Springfield Armory in the 19th and 20th centuries became the site of numerous technological innovations of global importance, including interchangeable parts, the assembly line style of mass production, and modern business practices, such as hourly wages. Numerous firearm models produced at the Springfield Armory from 1794 to 1968 were referred to as 'Springfield rifles.'" [Courtesy Wikipedia]


Country of Origin: United States

Year of Manufacture: c.1898

Model: 30-40 Krag-Jorgensen 1898

Serial Number: 415257

Gun Type: Rifle, 30-40 caliber

Model History & Features: "In 1892 the United States Army held a competition to select a new bolt-action repeating rifle to replace the Model 1873/1884 Trapdoor Springfield Rifles . The Krag-Jørgensen was selected from 53 competing rifle designs. It was chambered in the .30USG cartridge (now known as the .30-40 Krag), which was specifically developed for the trial rifles by the US Army. The rifle featured a 30" barrel, Turned-down bolt handle, two-position safety on the rear of the bolt, and the magazine door hinge was made horizontal, so the door would open upward. The Krag design was chosen due to its ability to be reloaded without opening the bolt, and the magazine cutoff, which was seen as necessary to prevent soldiers from firing too rapidly and wasting ammunition. A carbine version with a 22" barrel was developed for the US Cavalry." [Courtesy Wikipedia]

Functional?: Yes

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Condition / Notes: This firearm shows exceptionally well bearing only a typical range of age and wear indications. There is no cartouche.

PLEASE NOTE: Because this is a modern gun or an antique gun that can be used with readily available modern ammunition, its purchase is being handled by a licensed Federal Fireams Licensed Dealer. A non-negotiable $30.00 fee has been included in the stated shipping for this item, to cover all costs of any necessary paperwork relating to this purchase.
Lot 3008

$425

Details: Vintage Cuckoo Clock EXCELLENT CONDITION 8-DAY BLACK FOREST CLOCK c1978 Kuner Clock Large Animated Scene Clock Peddler Dog Waterwheel & Carousel

Maker: Kuner with Regula movement

History of Maker: Gebrunder Kuner (GK) was a 20th century clockmaker from the Black Forest region of Germany. The company was sold to another similar manufacturer in the area in the mid-20th century. Regula is one of only 2 companies that continue to produce cuckoo clock movements in the Black Forest region of Germany. The company can trace its legacy back to the mid-19th century.

Country of Origin: Germany

Year of Manufacture: c.1978

Model: Wall Clock

Serial Number: 34-K/G.M.1649000/1674539 and G.M.1704075/1705294

Clock Type: 8-Day Cuckoo Clock

Approximate Height: 15.5" not including weights and pendulum, and 16" across

Model History & Features: This large 8-day cuckoo clock was only produced for a short period of time. The clock is notable not only for its large size but for the intricate mechanics causing an animated scene to transpire every hour. After the cuckoo calls, a music box plays while a carousel with wooden dancers spins beneath the window, the large waterwheel turns, and the clock peddler and his dog circle through an arch.

Running?: Yes

Condition: This clock is composed of 100% original parts and is in excellent condition. Some servicing is recommended to ensure the clock functions properly.

Condition / Notes: The condition of this clock as stated above is accurate at the time of cataloging. The clock may require some adjustment, tuning, or minor maintenance upon receipt.
Lot 3009

$100

Details: This lot consists of a vintage Pressed Steel Toy Truck.

This is a rare Buddy L "Hydraulic Highway Maintenance" truck with
detachable snow plow. This bright orange dump truck, with operational hydraulic lift, measures approx. 16" long with snowplow attached and approx. 6.5" high. Its original wheels are stamped with "Buddy L 10.00 x 20 USA"

"Buddy "L" toys were originally manufactured by the Moline Pressed Steel Company, started by Fred A. Lundahl in 1910. The company originally manufactured automobile fenders and other stamped auto body parts for the automobile industry." They began manufacturing toys in 1921. (Courtesy Wikipedia)



Condition / Notes: This estate item is in good condition and shows age and wear consistent with normal play activities, which may include paint loss, scrapes, dents, dings and rust.
Lot 3010

$35

Details: This antique leatherbound photo album features at least one tintype photograph and several cartes de visites of the Chapin family of Michigan. The front page is labeled "Index to Portraits" and lists the names of several individuals in the photographs. Many photographs are labeled with names including: Deacon Samuel Chapin; Dr. Bennett Ebenezer Chapin; Mrs. Bennett Chapin; James Chapin; and more. The index suggests that some of these images may be from the Civil War era.

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Condition / Notes: The outside of this photo album shows some typical indications of age and wear including mild to moderate rubbing and shelfwear, particularly on high points. There are partial cracks in both the front and back hinges. The front pages have come detached and the album is difficult to open as some pages appear to have been pasted in place. There are many empty spaces where photographs should go, some of which are labeled. Not all of the names listed in the index appear in the album. Age toning may be visible on some pages though all of the photographs are clear and legible.
Lot 3011

$475

Details: 400-Day Clock ANTIQUE TORSION CLOCK JAHRESURHENFABRIK YEAR CLOCK 1905 Anniversary Clock Brass Case High Disc Pendulum German Collectible

Maker: Believed to be Jahresurhenfabrik (JUF)

History of Maker: August Schatz and a group of business partners including his sons Kurt and Charles and Anton Harder formed Jahresurhenfabrik in 1881. In 1882 the company began making clocks using the Graham escapement, marking the first time 400-day clocks were successfully produced for the market. The company made mantel clocks, desk clocks, and later alarm clocks for more than 100 years, only ceasing production briefly during World War I and II, until it closed its doors permanently in 1985.

Country of Origin: Germany

Year of Manufacture: 1905 (Plate 1651A)

Model: Art Deco Brass Case

Serial Number: Small "D" on bottom left of movement

Clock Type: 400-Day

Approximate Height: 11.5" with glass dome

Model History & Features: This clock is notable for its unique brass case and high disc pendulum.

Running?: Yes

Condition: This clock is composed of 100% original parts, with the possible exception of its suspension spring, and is in very good condition.
Condition / Notes: The condition of this clock as stated above is accurate at the time of cataloging. The clock may require some adjustment, tuning, or minor maintenance upon receipt.
Lot 3012

$100

Details: Hones Cuckoo Clock VINTAGE BLACK FOREST CLOCK EXCELLENT CONDITION MUSICAL GERMAN CLOCK c1975 Collectible Alpine Clock Music Box

Maker: D. Hones with Regula movement

History of Maker: Founded in 1950 by clockmaker Daniel Hones, Hones clocks continue to be world renowned for their intricate craftsmanship. The company primarily uses materials locally sourced from the Black Forest region of Germany.

Country of Origin: Germany

Year of Manufacture: c.1975

Model: Wall Clock

Serial Number: A25-86/G.M.1884288/1892176

Clock Type: One-Day Cuckoo Clock

Approximate Height: 10" not including weights and pendulum

Model History & Features: This clean looking clock is a classic alpine style piece. After the cuckoo calls the hour, the waterwheel turns as a music box plays.

Running?: Untested

Condition: This clock is composed of 100% original parts and is in excellent condition though some servicing is required before the clock will function properly.

Condition / Notes: The condition of this clock as stated above is accurate at the time of cataloging. The clock may require some adjustment, tuning, or minor maintenance upon receipt.
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