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Lot 4001

$325

Details: Howard Chandler Christy ORIGINAL ANTIQUE FIGHT OR BUY BONDS THIRD LIBERTY LOAN POSTER 1917 Artwork World War I Lithograph War Bonds & Funds American Flag War Posters Framed Propaganda

This lot is comprised of an original antique poster, “Fight or Buy Bonds, Third Liberty Loan” (1917), illustrated by Howard Chandler Christy. Showing a woman in white waving the American flag, as soldiers march behind her, this color lithograph urged Americans to support the war effort. Christy was known for his work as a combat artist and in support of America’s World War One effort. [Courtesy Wikipedia]

Howard Chandler Christy (January 10, 1872 – March 3, 1952) was an American artist and illustrator, famous for the "Christy Girl" and the iconic "Gibson Girl," who became the most popular portrait painter of the Jazz Age era. Christy painted such luminaries as Lt. Col.Theodore Roosevelt, and Presidents Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Harry Truman. Other famous people he painted include William Randolph Hearst, the Prince of Wales (Edward the VIII), Eddie Rickenbacker, Benito Mussolini, Prince Umberto and Amelia Earhart. From the 1920s until the 1940s, Christy was well known for capturing the likenesses of congressmen, senators, industrialists, movies stars, and socialites.” [Courtesy Wikipedia]

Approximate measurements for this piece are 30.5” x 41”.

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Condition / Notes: This framed poster shows well and has retained vibrant coloration. Some typical indications of age and wear are present, such as creasing and possible moisture marks.
Lot 4002

$550

Details: Rare Torsion Clock 400-DAY CLOCK EXCELLENT CONDITION J KAISER GRAND UNIVERSE CLOCK c1958 Anniversary Clock Dome Clock Unique Scarce Collectible

Maker: J. Kaiser

History of Maker: J. Kaiser made a variety of clocks in the 1930s. In 1954 the company began to produce 400-day clocks with assistance from W. Peterson until 1963.

Country of Origin: Germany

Year of Manufacture: c.1958

Model: Grand Universe Mantel Clock

Serial Number: N/A

Clock Type: 400-Day Clock

Approximate Height: 10" with glass dome

Model History & Features: This rare torsion clock only saw a short production run during which approximately 1000 clocks of a similar style were produced. The model presented here features the less common white face with five minute marker buttons attached to the dial. Additionally, of the 1000 clocks, only approximately 250 are known to have had the spinning globe with weights in the base and a locking nut to secure the pendulum during transfer. Both of these unique features are present on this model.

Running?: Yes

Condition: This clock is composed of 100% original parts with the exception of its suspension spring, lower block, and three attachment screws under the base. The clock comes with a key and is in excellent original condition with only some typical minor markings around its base.

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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 4003

$130

Details: Collectible Baseball JOE DIMAGGIO SIGNED AMERICAN LEAGUE OFFICIAL BASEBALL Center Fielder Yankee MVP All-Star World Series Winner American League Pennants Baseball Hall of Fame Memorabilia Autograph Sports

This lot consists of a Joe DiMaggio signed American League Official Ball in a protective plastic case.

“Joseph Paul DiMaggio (November 25, 1914 – March 8, 1999), nicknamed "Joltin' Joe" and "The Yankee Clipper", was an American baseball center fielder who played his entire 13-year career in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees. He is perhaps best known for his 56-game hitting streak (May 15 – July 16, 1941), a record that still stands. DiMaggio was a three-time Most Valuable Player Award winner and an All-Star in each of his 13 seasons. During his tenure with the Yankees, the club won ten American League pennants and nine World Series championships.

At the time of his retirement after the 1951 season, he ranked fifth in career home runs (361) and sixth in career slugging percentage (.579). He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1955, and was voted the sport's greatest living player in a poll taken during the baseball centennial year of 1969. [Courtesy Wikipedia]

Please attend our live sale to view this baseball and other interesting artwork and ephemera in person.

Condition / Notes: This item may show a typical range of age and wear indications.
Lot 4004

$80

Details: This lot consists of six antique pulp volumes of “Astounding Science Fiction,” A Street & Smith Publication, with issues dated January 1939, April 1939, May 1939, September 1939, February 1940 and February 1941. Each issue retains its front and back cover, displaying artwork in sensationally vivid colors.

Some titles and authors represented in this group are “Maiden Voyage,” by Vic Phillips; “Worlds Don’t Care,” by Nat Schachner; “Coils of Time,” by P. Schuyler Miller; “Forces Must Balance!,” by Manly Wade Wellman; “If This Goes On…,” by Robert Heinlein.; and “Magic City,” by Nelson S. Bond.

“Street & Smith or Street & Smith Publications, Inc. was a New York City publisher specializing in inexpensive paperbacks and magazines referred to as dime novels and pulp fiction. They also published comic books and sporting yearbooks. Among their many titles was the science fiction pulp magazine "Astounding Stories," acquired from Clayton Magazines in 1933, and retained until 1961. Street & Smith was founded in 1855, and was bought out in 1959.” [Courtesy Wikipedia]

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Condition / Notes: These volumes show well, retaining their front and back covers and vivid coloration. They display a typical range of age and wear indications including age toning, chipping to high points and spine, and some tape on spines.

Lot 4005

$90

Details: Original Antique Program BUFFALO BILL & PAWNEE BILL WILD WEST & FAR EAST FAREWELL SHOWS c1911 Circus Cowboys & Indians Native Americans Guns Shooting Americana

This antique Buffalo Bill program dates c.1911. The cover reads: "Buffalo Bill Bids You Goodbye, the Wild West and Far East, a Life Story and Book of Brave Deeds: The Farewell Salute Magazine and Official Review." This pamphlet comes from a series of farewell performances Bill Cody gave with Major G.W. "Pawnee Bill" Lillie towards the end of his life. The combined show lasted from 1910 to 1913, and the last Wild West Show ran in 1916 before Cody passed away in January of 1917. The pamphlet features numerous tributes to Buffalo Bill, mentions Presidents George Washington and Theodore Roosevelt, and offers details on the lives of Bill Cody and "Pawnee Bill." There are also numerous period advertisements for companies including: Stetson Hats; the Savage Arms Co.; 'Common-Sense' Suspenders; Wringley's Spearmint Pepsin Gum; Pabst Blue Ribbon; and more. The program was printed by I.M. Southern & Co., Publishers N.Y. & Cin.

Please attend our live sale to view this antique program and other interesting ephemera in person.
Condition / Notes: This pamphlet shows exceptionally well and displays only some minor indications of age and wear including typical signs of light age toning and marginal creasing. The text is clear and legible throughout the program with the exception of one small partial tear on one page. The pamphlet is entirely intact and especially well preserved and the illustrations on the front and back covers remain bright and vibrant.
Lot 4006

$10

Details: Vintage Train Accessory LIONEL TRAINS TRAIN MASTER TYPE TW TOY TRANSFORMER 115 Volts 60 Cycles 175 Watts Original Box From Estate Collection

This lot is comprised of a Lionel Trains “Train Master Type TW Toy Transformer”. Fresh from an estate collection, this Type TW, 115 Volts, 60 cycles, 175 watts transformer is still in its original box. Please see the corresponding photographs for more detail.

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Condition / Notes: This untested transformer is from an estate collection shows nicely and comes in its original box. Typical signs of age and wear may be evident, such as light soiling or dust.
Lot 4007

$25

Details: German Infantry Soldier ANTIQUE PHOTOGRAPH ON SILK IN ORNATE FRAME c1916 World War I Germany Militaria Army Military History Unique Original Photo

This antique photograph on silk depicts a German soldier from World War I. The green tabs on his shoulders indicate that he was an enlisted fighter. The photograph is behind glass in an ornate oval frame.

The piece measures approximately 23.25" from the high points of the frame and is 14" across at its widest point.

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Condition / Notes: This photograph has not been examined outside of its frame. The piece displays some typical indications of age and wear including minor toning and light rubbing on the frame.
Lot 4008

$60

Details: 3Pcs Vintage & Antique FILIPINO EDGED WEAPONS & BOLO KNIVES Traditional Talibong Sword with Wooden Scabbard Knife Leather Scabbard Pacific Theater World War II American GI's Collection

These three edged weapons and tools were originally purchased in the Philippines by an American G.I. who fought in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

The longest blade, a bolo knife also known as a traditional Filipino Talibong, measures approximately 31" from the heel of its grip to the end of its wooden scabbard.

The second blade comes in a form fitting leather scabbard and measures approximately 23" from the heel of its wooden grip to the tip of the scabbard.

The third blade is a hefty bolo knife measuring approximately 17" from the heel of its wooden grip to the tip of the blade. A character has been engraved into the blade near the hilt.

Please attend our live sale to view these items and other interesting collectibles in person.
Condition / Notes: These knives display some typical indications of age and wear including some minor chipping on each of their grips and other signs of use on their blades. The long Talibong blade has a partial crack in its grip and on its scabbard.
Lot 4009

$80

Details: Black Forest Clock VINTAGE CUCKOO CLOCK WITH UNIQUE CERAMIC FIGURE PENDULUM PAIR c1965 German Collectible Decorative Original Wall Clock

Maker: Unknown

History of Maker: N/A

Country of Origin: Germany

Year of Manufacture: c.1965

Model: Wall Clock

Serial Number: G.M.1604628

Clock Type: One-Day Cuckoo Clock

Approximate Height: Case measures approximately 11.5"

Model History & Features: This vintage cuckoo clock is most notable for its interesting pendulum. Unlike most cuckoo clocks, which generally have more simplistic pendulums that swing from side to side, this clock's pendulum uses a pair of ceramic figures, each of which swings frontwards and backwards on either side of the clock.

Running?: Untested

Condition: This clock is composed of 80% of its original parts because a pair of grouse which should be on the front of the case have been replaced by red buttons. The pair of pendulums and weights are included with this piece. Overall, the clock is in very good condition though servicing is recommended to ensure it functions properly.

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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 4010

$350

Details: 5V & 1Pc Antique Journals 19TH CENTURY LEDGERS & DIARIES FROM UPSTATE & CENTRAL NEW YORK Land Indenture Alfred Rochester Brooklyn Esther Euphemia Potter

This lot features five volumes of 19th century ledgers and diaries and a land indenture dated November 1, 1860, from Central and Upstate New York.

The ledgers and diaries include: a vellum bound 1830s commercial account ledger with indications suggesting it came from Rochester, New York; a small journal belonging to one Esther Euphemia Potter and full of various quotes, several drawings, and a calling card from a man in Brooklyn; another diary, possibly belonging to the same individual, full of well-wishes and notes from others and several letters apparently to and from Brooklyn; a diary dated 1856 with extensive writing and a distressed personal handwritten note attached to the back; and a second 1856 journal that mentions Alfred, New York.

The land indenture is marked Steuben County and lists the names William, Earl of Craven; Alexander Oswald and Edmund Bucknall Estcourt; Joseph Fellows; and Jacob Barney of Conhocton. The piece bears the signatures of several signatures reading Joseph Fellows and Thomas A. Johnson.

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Condition / Notes: These items display typical indications of age and wear including tearing bindings; moderate to significant signs of rubbing, toning, and shelfwear; and a variety of other common markings.
Lot 4011

$90

Details: 200Pcs Circus Memorabilia COLLECTIBLE CIRCUS EPHEMERA Signs Route Cards Programs Coloring Books Circus Vargas Shrine Carson & Barnes George Matthew’s Great London Circus Advertising Signage

This large collection of 200+ pieces of collectible circus ephemera includes signs, route books, programs, coloring books, etc. from circuses including Circus Vargas, Shrine, Carson & Barnes, and George Matthew’s Great London Circus.

Please attend our live sale to view this collection and other interesting artwork and ephemera in person.
Condition / Notes: This collection may display a typical range of age and wear indications.
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