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Lot 8001

$100

Details: Well preserved complete dinosaur limb bone fossil.

Likely a tibia or radius bone of an unverified dinosaur, discovered in Colorado or Utah. Measures approximately 13" by 6Ē.

Please attend our live sale to inspect this and many other natural history specimens, many of which are fresh to market having been collected in the 1960s by the consignor on private lands in the United States with the permission of the landowners. Select other prepared specimens were purchased on the secondary market. All specimens were identified and cataloged in collaboration with the Paleontological Research Institution (PRI), a scientific and educational organization in Ithaca, NY, which will receive a portion of the proceeds of the sale. Founded in 1932, PRI today houses a fossil collection of more than 3 million specimens, one of the largest in the nation, and has active educational outreach programs in Earth and environmental science that serve thousands of students, teachers, and the general public throughout the northeastern U.S. and beyond. PRI operates three public educational venues, all located on the west side of Cayuga Lake: the award-winning Museum of the Earth, which opened in 2003; the Cayuga Nature Center, which provides exhibits and programs that connect visitors to the living natural world and encourage wise stewardship of the Earth; and Smith Woods, a 32-acre parcel of old-growth forest located just outside the Village of Trumansburg. PRI is formally affiliated with, but separate from, Cornell University. More information about PRI is available on the web at priweb.org.
Condition / Notes: This fossil has been generally well preserved, and is a complete limb bone. Abrasions and rubbing throughout. .
Lot 8002

$550

Details: This Smith and Wesson No. 2 old model features a presentation inscription to Wesley P. Shaver, Fredericksburg VA, May 5th 1862. Stamped CSA to base of rosewood grips, 2 pin model, serial number 56. Bears patent dates April 3 1859, July 5 1859, December 18, 1860. Listed on website devoted to this model. With period leather holster.

All firearms in this sale are being handled and transferred in accordance with all applicable New York State and Federal regulations. They may be previewed by appointment prior to the sale (email mail@worthauctions.com to inquire). If background check or other legal paperwork is needed, there will be a nonrefundable fee of $30.00 per winning bidder. Aside from local pickup, shipping may be arranged with a local dealer; handguns will be sent via FedEx two-date.


Condition / Notes: This piece shows handsomely with some signs of age and wear as shown in the corresponding images.
Lot 8003

$175

Details: Alexander Calder, "Boomerang" lithograph. Large scale, likely from the 1974 Transworld edition of 2,000 printed by Mourlot.

Dimensions are 31" wide by 45" high. Framed, plexiglass.
Condition / Notes: This large scale lithograph shows nicely, with mild toning. Frame shows mild to moderate wear, including mild abrasions throughout.
Lot 8004

$55

Details: 55Pcs. This lot comprises an assortment of Byzantine coins. Various shapes, types, ages, and metals. Unverified.
Condition / Notes: These coins show significant wear consistent with their age, such as rubbing, fading, abrasion, corrosion etc. The authenticity, precious or non-precious metal content and specific age of these coins has not been verified. Please inspect associated images, or in person prior to sale for further details.

Lot 8005

$700

Details: This lot consists of an antique blanket found with ID'd info tag. This lot is from the estate of a well-known and well-respected lifetime Civil War collector in Upstate New York. Worth Auctions will feature scores of antique weapons, paintings, and unusual items.

The tag reads: "Sanitary Commission Issued Blanket / ID'd to [Private] William Casey, [Company] B 13th NJ Infantry / Blanket is a 2 piece woven wool with [gray-brown] stripe[s] stitched together in the middle. Overall size is 60" x 66". Blanket is in excellent condition with no mothing. A beautiful, hard-to-find display piece."

Near where the tag is pinned gray letters are visible on the corner of the blanket which read "PVT W CASEY / CO B 13 NJ / INF". Stripes run the shorter edges on both sides which are finished with a blanket stitch.

The 13th NJ performed service during the Civil War from 1862-1865
Condition / Notes: This blanket shows a mild range of normal period wear, age and handling which may include patina, abrasions, loose threads and soiling. Please see photos. You can attend our preview before the live auction to inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot in person.
Lot 8006

$40

Details: Antique fingerprinting kit.

This kit contains an ink roller, dental pick, and pull out ink plate in a wooden box measuring 6 3/4" wide by 6 3/4" deep by 2 1/4" tall.
Condition / Notes: This antique fingerprinting kit shows nicely, with significant ink stains throughout, moderate age and wear, mild abrasions on exterior of box.
Lot 8007

$650

Details: Stone sculpture by Iroquois artist Joseph Jacobs.

This handsome sculpture is rich with deep contextual symbolism, containing sacred narrative imagery. A large disembodied hand holds acorns, and a bearded figure entwined in spirit/breath-like hair originating partially from his nostrils.

Measures approximately 8 1/2" tall by 5" wide by 8 1/4" deep.

About the artist:

Joseph Jacobs (1934-2015) is credited as a leading Iroquois artist of the Six Nations. Carving from mediums of soapstone (steatite), Italian alabastar, African wonderstone, and limestone; he focused on traditional narratives as integrated wholes, rather than pulling one or another figure out of a narrative and letting it stand alone. His shaping of those narratives demonstrates his own complex cultural context. He used the vocabulary of Iroquois cosmology in some pieces to argue, as it were, for a new interpretation of the place of art in Iroquois identity.

This is art within a cultural, religious, historical, linguistic, and political context. There are indeed abstract forms, evocations, references among the representations of mythical beings, animals, trees, plants.

Jacobs isnít known to have undertaken any work on Iroquois subjects until his occupational life as a laborer ended, due to injury, in 1974, when he fell off the roof he was working on. After the injury he turned to Iroquois subjects, and the precision and the scope of his work quickly distinguished him. He began selling pieces at the large and well-regarded Curve Lake gallery in the Kawartha Lakes region of Ontario in the late 1970s. He worked at a studio there, becoming known to a growing and evidently appreciative Canadian audience. When Speaker Jerome of the Canadian Parliament commissioned five Native artists for work for the Memberís Foyer in 1981, Jacobs was one of them.

Jacobsís rationale for his work was this: ďI want to give permanence in stone to the legends of my people.Ē

Biographical sketch compiled from excerpts by Bruce Fisher, Joseph Jacobs: Narratives in Stone; courtesy of DailyPublic.com May 13, 2015; The Canadian Geographic article:Iroquois myths in stone, by Kay Kritzwiser and Monique Roy, December 1986; and John P. Ferguson's Biographical Sketch for the Schoharie Museum of the Iroquois Indian, 1986.
Condition / Notes: This stone sculpture shows nicely, and has been generally well preserved. The bottom of the sculpture bears the unique mark of the artist.
Lot 8008

$80

Details: This beautiful contemporary tanzanite ring in 14K gold has three oval cut stones and two pear cut stones in an elegant box setting and is sized 7.

The total weight of the ring is 1.92 pw.
Condition / Notes: This ring is in excellent pre-worn condition. Please see photos. You can attend our preview before the live auction to inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot in person.
Lot 8009

$15

Details: 2Pcs. This lot comprises two stylishly carved African/Black Americana wood heads.

The larger of the two measures 15" tall by approximately 10" wide by 5 1/2" deep.

The smaller of the two measures 10 1/2" tall by approximately 5" wide by 6 1/2" deep.
Condition / Notes: These carved wooden heads show nicely, with mild age and wear.
Lot 8010

$800

Details: Original c.1849 medium folio Currier and Ives lithograph, uncolored as issued.

Depicts, "The Way They Go To California." (Gold Rush satire)

A humorous depiction of the mad rush to California in search of gold in 1849, in which desperate men head west by ship, rocket, and dirigible.

Measures 18" wide by 13" high.

Condition / Notes: This lithograph shows nicely, with moderate foxing and toning. Old stain in lower margin, three-inch tear extending fro bottom edge through title into image. Moderate wrinkling. Uncolored as issued. Unmounted.
Lot 8011

$130

Details: Alexander Calder original color lithograph from the "Unfinished Revolution" portfolio, edition of 450. Signed in the plate, printed by Mourlot, c.1975.

This work features a colorful abstract round shape at center.

Measures 30" wide by 22" high. Framed, plexiglass.
Condition / Notes: This lithograph shows nicely, with mild to moderate toning, fading, and buckling. Mild water staining is visible. Frame shows mild abrasions throughout.
Lot 8012

$200

Details: This lot comprises 41 vintage sheet-fed photogravure portraits by the inimitable photographer Yousuf Karsh.

Notable subjects in this group include Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ernest Hemingway, Pope John XXIII, Queen Elizabeth II, with numerous other 20th century luminaries represented.

These handsome portfolio plates date from about the 1960s and measure approx. 9"x12" each.

Yousuf Karsh, CC (1908-2002) was an Armenian-Canadian portrait photographer. He has been called one of the great portrait photographers of the 20th century by Time magazine and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, with the latter noting the "distinct style in his theatrical lighting."
Condition / Notes: These plates show a typical range of mild to moderate signs of age and handling including occasional creases, scratches, etc.
Lot 8013

$140

Details: This lot consists of Royal Air Force dress tunic bullion pilot's wings (circa 1918-20's). This lot is from the estate of a well-known and well-respected lifetime Civil War collector in Upstate New York. Worth Auctions will feature scores of antique weapons, paintings, and unusual items.

The badge, on navy blue woolen fabric, shows wings surmounted by "RAF" in silver bullion embroidery inside a wreath and topped with a crown with red, green, blue, green, red jewels on the band. Rear shows backing and embroidery thread knots. Measures 4 x 1.25" overall.
Condition / Notes: These wings are in excellent condition and show a typical range of normal period wear, age and handling which may include patina, abrasions, and soiling. Please see photos. You can attend our preview before the live auction to inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot in person.
Lot 8014

$45

Details: Hardwood bookshelf with five shelves. Decorative details.

Overall dimensions are approximately 52" tall by 30 1/2" wide by 8 1/4" deep.
Condition / Notes: This bookshelf shows nicely, and has mild to moderate abrasions/scratches, and moderate to significant surface stains on shelves.
Lot 8015

$110

Details: Antique dagger with decorative handle, includes leather sheath.

This handsome antique decorative dagger features mother of pearl pommel inlay, steel blade, and (likely) tortoise shell handle. Includes leather scabbard.


Overall dagger length is 12 1/2" inches. Blade length is approx 7".


Condition / Notes: This antique dagger shows nicely, with mild abrasions, oxidation, and gaps and rubbing in/on shell handle. The scabbard shows moderate to significant age and wear, including creases and abrasions.
Lot 8016

$80

Details: 6 Pcs. This lot comprises a variety of six antique ambrotype, tintype and daguerreotype portraits in individual cases.

Included in this lot is four Ninth-plate: 2" x 2 1/2" portraits in decorative cases with padded interior and decorative frame with glass over images; and two Sixth-plate: 2 3/4" x 3 1/4" portraits in decorative cases with padded interior and decorative frame with glass over images.

The image types are likely comprised of three ambrotype images, one tintype image, and two daguerreotype images. Exterior case adornments are a variety of patterns or scenes.
Condition / Notes: Cases are in mixed condition showing significant age and wear . Verification of specific image type is encouraged. Please see associated images or inspect these materials at our auction preview. Overall, these portraits show nicely with moderate to significant age and wear.
Lot 8017

$70

Details: 5Pcs. This lot comprises men's outerwear.

Included in this lot are:

Black leather officer coat by Kenneth Cole Reaction. Men's size 3XL. Made in China.

G2 Faded brown leather bomber jacket. Men's size 2XL. Made in Pakistan.

Silk men's kimono-style jacket. Blue silk with traditional floral/Asian scene patterns throughout. Men's size 52. Made in China

Filson Canvas Upland Hunting Coat. Brown canvas/olive green shoulders. Men's size XXXL. Made in USA

Drake Waterfowl Systems 100% polyester rain shell. Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Blades camouflage. Men's size 3XL. Made in Vietnam.
Condition / Notes: This outerwear shows mild use and wear. Clean.
Lot 8018

$700

Details: Stone sculpture by Iroquois artist Joseph Jacobs.

This carved stone sculpture is rich with deep contextual symbolism, containing sacred narrative imagery. Likely portraying the revered spirit of the basswood tree which inhabits the iconic False Face Mask of the Iroquois people. The being rising from the tree is holding the ceremonial turtle shell rattle. The first strike of the carving tool calls the False Face Mask to life with the spirit of the living tree.

Overall dimensions are approximately: 14 1/2" tall by 7" wide by 6" deep.

About the artist:

Joseph Jacobs (c.1934-2015) is credited as a leading Iroquois artist of the Six Nations. Carving from mediums of soapstone (steatite), Italian alabastar, African wonderstone, and limestone; he focused on traditional narratives as integrated wholes, rather than pulling one or another figure out of a narrative and letting it stand alone. His shaping of those narratives demonstrates his own complex cultural context. He used the vocabulary of Iroquois cosmology in some pieces to argue, as it were, for a new interpretation of the place of art in Iroquois identity.

This is art within a cultural, religious, historical, linguistic, and political context. There are indeed abstract forms, evocations, references among the representations of mythical beings, animals, trees, plants.

Jacobs isnít known to have undertaken any work on Iroquois subjects until his occupational life as a laborer ended, due to injury, in 1974, when he fell off the roof he was working on. After the injury he turned to Iroquois subjects, and the precision and the scope of his work quickly distinguished him. He began selling pieces at the large and well-regarded Curve Lake gallery in the Kawartha Lakes region of Ontario in the late 1970s. He worked at a studio there, becoming known to a growing and evidently appreciative Canadian audience. When Speaker Jerome of the Canadian Parliament commissioned five Native artists for work for the Memberís Foyer in 1981, Jacobs was one of them.

Jacobsís rationale for his work was this: ďI want to give permanence in stone to the legends of my people.Ē

Biographical sketch compiled from excerpts by Bruce Fisher, Joseph Jacobs: Narratives in Stone; courtesy of DailyPublic.com May 13, 2015; The Canadian Geographic article:Iroquois myths in stone, by Kay Kritzwiser and Monique Roy, December 1986; and John P. Ferguson's Biographical Sketch for the Schoharie Museum of the Iroquois Indian, 1986.
Condition / Notes: This stone sculpture shows nicely, and is generally well preserved. Very mild age and wear. Bearing the artist's mark, and dated 1986 on the underside of its base.

Lot 8019

$45

Details: 12Pcs This lot consists of psychic and occult related ephemera and publications. Dates range from 1930-2000's.

-6 issues of "Psychic" magazine: Nov 1969; April 1970; Oct 1970; Dec 1970; Feb 1971; June 1971.
-"The Geocentric Longitudes and Declinations of Neptune, Herschel, Saturn, Jupiter, & Mars For the 1st of each Month from 1900 to 2001" By Raphael (c. 1970).
-"What I Believe" by Edgar Cayce (1946).
-Brotherhood of Life "Metaphysical Book Catalogue" (c. 1976).
-"Tumbling for Amateurs/Ground Tumbling" "Spaldings 'Red Cover' Series of Athletic Handbooks" Publisher: "American Sports Publishing Co." (1930).
-Buddha Eye Calendar 2005. Striking hand-colored or pochoir illustrations on textured rice or mulberry paper. Unmarked (c. 2005).
-"The Secret Government: The Origin, Identity, and Purpose of MJ-12". "By Milton William Cooper May 23, 1989". Printed. Extract from "Behold A Pale Horse" (1991).

These documents measure up to 8.5 x 11.8"


Condition / Notes: These documents show a typical range of mild to moderate signs of age and handling which may include occasional age toning, creases, scratches and soiling. Please see photos. You can attend our preview before the live auction to inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot in person.
Lot 8020

$50

Details: 17 Pcs. This lot comprises a selection of Greek and Macedonian antique coins.

Various sizes and types. Please see associated images for additional information.
Condition / Notes: These coins show very significant age and wear. Four of these coins are isolated in vinyl covers. Please inspect images, or inspect these coins at our preview prior to sale.
Lot 8021

$150

Details: 10Pcs. Vintage. This lot comprises five pairs of pirate themed matching bookends.

Cast metal. Original paint. Sizes range between 5" wide by 7" tall by 2"deep; to 5 1/2" wide by 10" tall by 4 1/2" deep.


Condition / Notes: The book ends show nicely with original paint that shows moderate to significant rubbing, flaking, wear, and abrasions.
Lot 8022

$90

Details: 17Pcs. This lot comprises partial fish fossils.

These fossil slabs range in size from 1" wide by 1" long to 14" wide 11" long. Eocene Age origin, from Green River Formation in Wyoming, U.S.A. Mixed specimens, irregular shapes and fragments.

Please attend our live sale to inspect this and many other natural history specimens, many of which are fresh to market having been collected in the 1960s by the consignor on private lands in the United States with the permission of the landowners. Select other prepared specimens were purchased on the secondary market. All specimens were identified and cataloged in collaboration with the Paleontological Research Institution (PRI), a scientific and educational organization in Ithaca, NY, which will receive a portion of the proceeds of the sale. Founded in 1932, PRI today houses a fossil collection of more than 3 million specimens, one of the largest in the nation, and has active educational outreach programs in Earth and environmental science that serve thousands of students, teachers, and the general public throughout the northeastern U.S. and beyond. PRI operates three public educational venues, all located on the west side of Cayuga Lake: the award-winning Museum of the Earth, which opened in 2003; the Cayuga Nature Center, which provides exhibits and programs that connect visitors to the living natural world and encourage wise stewardship of the Earth; and Smith Woods, a 32-acre parcel of old-growth forest located just outside the Village of Trumansburg. PRI is formally affiliated with, but separate from, Cornell University. More information about PRI is available on the web at priweb.org.
Condition / Notes: These partial fossil fragments show nicely, with many partial specimens of varying condition. Most are partially complete. Generally well preserved. These slabs are very delicate and prone to crumbling/flaking.
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