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Lot 2001

$20

Details: Original vintage oil on board painting by listed Boston, Massachusetts / North Hampton, Massachusetts / Binghamton, New York artist Miriam Ruchames.

This work measures 43" by 21", and is unframed.


Condition / Notes: This artwork shows well, with mild age and wear. Unframed.
Lot 2002

$2700

Details: This 1965 Buick Wildcat is a full-sized American classic with original components and consigned to us by its original owner.

This deluxe two-door sport coupe features an attractive tan finish and interior.

The odometer indicates 59,876 original miles and the VIN is 464375Y132372 (with the first five digits indicating the model number).

As a second-generation Wildcat, this vehicle has an FR layout, a 455 cu in (7.5 L) Buick V8, and a 3-speed TH-400 automatic transmission.

The tires are Mastercraft A/S IV.

As shown on the original receipt, it was purchased at Cutting Motors in Ithaca, New York on April 16, 1965 for $4,081.81, including numerous optional equipment and accessories such as power steering, power brakes, Sonomatic radio, back up lights, glare proof mirror, safety buzzer, trip meter, and EZI windshield.

Other conveyed paperwork includes the original Protection Plan, Owners Guide, Engineer Approved Accessories, a manuscript repair and maintenance record, spec sheet, repair receipts, and registration documents.

The car has a clean title and is available for pickup in Freeville, New York (13068). We will also be pleased to work with an auto transport company of your choice.

The Wildcat made its debut during 1962 as a sportier bucket-seat version of the Invicta two-door hardtop. The Wildcat became a three-car series of its own the following season. Production topped 84,000 cars in 1964, the year a four-door sedan joined the line, and the Wildcat certainly looked like one of the division's better ideas of the decade. For 1965, the Wildcat became even more of a crossbreed between the lower-cost LeSabre and the high and mighty Electra 225. Formerly built to LeSabre dimensions, the Wildcat now moved up to the Electra's 126-inch wheelbase. But it did retain an elongated version of LeSabre styling. Specific appearance details started with a deep-set die-cast grille divided into two horizontal sections, and Buick's tri-shield logo in a chromed ring at the center. Big ventlike strakes on the front fenders were the Wildcat's interpretation of the famous "VentiPorts." The line again contained four models -- four-door hardtop, four-door sedan, two-door hardtop, and convertible -- but the Wildcat family still managed to grow. There were now base, DeLuxe, and Cus¬tom versions, the DeLuxe and Custom defined by increasingly nicer upholstery and interior fittings. Only the DeLuxe subseries included all four body types; the base range had no convertible and the Custom lacked a sedan. Performance remained the Wildcat's calling card. Power choices began with the "Wildcat 445" V-8, so named because of its torque output. This 401-cid evolution of Buick's Fifties-vintage "nailhead" V-8 made 325 bhp at 4,400 rpm. It featured a four-barrel carb and 10.25:1 compression. Beyond that, there were two mightier engines, a 340-bhp "Wildcat 465" and a 360-horse "Super Wildcat." These were both 425-cid V-8s that spun out 465 pound-feet of torque. However, the Super Wildcat, which had been developed for the Riviera, featured two four-barrel carburetors, a chrome-plated air cleaner, cast-aluminum rocker-arm covers, and dual exhausts. The three-speed column-lever stickshift was standard, with a four-on-the-floor manual and Super Turbine automatic as options. (Both optional engines had to be ordered with either the four-speed or automatic.) The Super Turbine transmission used in Wildcats incorporated two planetary gear sets instead of the one found in automatics destined for LeSabres. For an extra outlay of cash, a Wildcat could be made into even more of a muscle car with items like heavy-duty springs and shocks, the limited-slip differential, a tachometer, Buick's distinctive chromed five-rib sports wheels, and -- in convertibles and hardtop coupes -- bucket seats and a floor console. There was a choice of four axle ratios for manual-shift cars; five for those with the automatic.
Condition / Notes: This vehicle is in pleasing, original condition. The low mileage shows in the lack of wear; the car was garage-kept. Paint is strong and unfaded with some minor beginning rust spots as shown in the corresponding images. The interior shows well with some typical signs of surface wear and soiling. One hubcap is lacking.
Lot 2003

$30

Details: Ridgeway Grandfather Clock Model RE149 with cherry finish, and style E movement. Decorative face and bright gold-colored accents with moon graphics on calendar movement. Three counter-weights and pendulum. Working condition. Serial number 1226.

Overall dimensions are 18" wide by 10 /12" deep by 78" high.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This grandfather clock shows nicely, has been generally well maintained with mild age and wear. Working condition. Mild abrasions to finish may be found throughout.
Lot 2004

$30

Details: Contemporary hanging textile rug, made in Bogota, Colombia.

Measures approximately 61" wide by 53" tall, and features colorful jungle bird motif.
Condition / Notes: This textile shows well, with mild age and wear.
Lot 2005

$110

Details: This lot comprises antique powder horns, black powder shot flasks, and a scabbard. Two flasks are made from copper, with decorative stamped motifs, three powder horns are made from horn, one powder bad is made of natural material (leather-like), and the scabbard is tin (shaped to accommodate an Arabian style knife).

Seven pieces. Ranging in size up to 8" in length.
Condition / Notes: These materials show well, with moderate to significant age and wear, including soiling, abrasions, holes, wear and age.
Lot 2006

$140

Details: This lot comprises seven c.1930s nude photogravures by Scott, Vassar, Jordan, Green (2), Dooner and Wallace.

Individual dimensions range in size up to 11" by 8".
Condition / Notes: These photogravures show well, with mild age and wear.
Lot 2007

$550

Details: This large vintage floor model bookbinder's laying press bears a plaque from the Altair Machinery Corporation which reads Serial Number A-955.

It measures approx. 32"x31"x42".

Please attend our live sale to inspect this and many other fine traditional bindery tools.
Condition / Notes: This press shows typical signs of external age and wear and has not been tested.
Lot 2008

$175

Details: Vintage 1950s Coca-Cola 24" button sign, with red enameled paint on metal.

Features the Coca Cola logo and "Drink Coca-Cola" slogan. Maker's mark AM76 is visible on bottom edge of sign. Measures approximately 24" in diameter.


Condition / Notes: This vintage Coca Cola sign shows well, with chipped paint on front, significant oxidation on verso, with flaking. Abrasions throughout, and mild dents visible.
Lot 2009

$200

Details: Irish Landscape Tory Island School, Patsy Dan Rodgers MacRuairi, “King of Tory” Ireland. Folk art

An oil on board landscape of Tory Island Lighthouse Initialed lower right and extensively inscribed obverse. Dated 1999. Patsy Dan Rodgers is the best known of the Tory Island painters supported originally by the British artist Derek Hill. The Tory Island school naïve style of painting has attracted international acclaim. The Tory island School held its first exhibition at the New Gallery in Belfast in 1968.

Measures 8" wide by 6" high, frame measures 15" wide by 13" high.
Condition / Notes: This painting shows handsomely, with very mild wear and age visible.
Lot 2010

$1100

Details: This lot comprises a matched set of Jamestown Lounge Co. feudal oak dining room furniture. Each is richly carved and of solid oak construction. There are ten pieces in this set, including:

-Two matched feudal oak dining room chairs with armrests, and red velvet upholstery on seats and seat back. These measure 43" tall by 25" wide by 26" deep.

-Four matched feudal oak dining room chairs, with red velvet upholstered seats and decoratively carved backs. These measure 39" tall by 19" wide by 22" deep.

-Large feudal oak dining room table with extendable leaves. Stout, solid oak construction with decoratively carved accents. Measures 30 1/2" tall by 42" wide. 120 1/2" in length with leaves extended, 72" long with leaves nested.

-Feudal oak server with cupboard. Measures 32" tall by 41" wide by 19" deep.

-Feudal oak sideboard with 3 drawers, and 3 cupboards with adjustable shelves. Measures 35" tall by 67 1/2" wide by 20" deep.

-Feudal oak buffet with 4 cupboards, and one large drawer. Measures 55" tall by 40" wide by 19" deep.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.


Condition / Notes: This furniture shows well, with mild to moderate age and wear, such as patina on brass hardware, mild abrasions throughout, mild to moderate surface stains, circular stains, and a sticky cupboard on the server that will not open easily. Mild fading on chair upholstery, and mild soiling.
Lot 2011

$70

Details: This lot comprises two World War II posters.

Consisting of:
"Bundles for Berlin, More Production!" war propaganda poster, 1942, World War II. By War Production Board, Washington DC. Measures 40" by 28 1/2" unfolded. This poster is folded. Color.

"Keep it up Brother, This War's not Won by a Damn Sight!" war propaganda poster, 1943, World War II. By War Production Board, Washington DC. Measures 40" wide by 28 1/2" high unfolded. This poster is folded. Color.
Condition / Notes: These posters show well, with mild to moderate age and wear, including toning, creasing, and mild wrinkling.
Lot 2012

$25

Details: Original vintage oil on board painting by listed Boston, Massachusetts / North Hampton, Massachusetts / Binghamton, New York artist Miriam Ruchames. Landscape/pastoral.

This work measures 20" by 16" and is unframed.
Condition / Notes: This artwork shows well, with mild age and wear. Unframed.
Lot 2013

$35

Details: This lot comprises a collection of vintage and collectible comic books from the 1960s to 2000s. Approximately 50 comic books.

Titles include but are not limited to DC, Marvel, Spire, Whitman, and Disney publishers. Characters such as Popeye, Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Archie, The Super Friends, Captain Marvel, and a Rolling Stones (rock band) comic book.
Condition / Notes: These comics show well, with mild to moderate age and wear, including lost covers, creasing, fading, toning, and wrinkling.
Lot 2014

$250

Details: This lot comprises 21 vintage sheet-fed photogravure portraits by the inimitable photographer Yousuf Karsh.

Notable subjects in this group include Fidel Castro, Winston Churchill, JFK, MLK, Einstein, and Prince Charles, 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 photogravures show handsomely with mild wear and age.
Lot 2015

$80

Details: This lot comprises a large collection of bookbinder's materials, such as fancy end paper, leather, wood veneer, tissue paper, marbled paper, card stock, and similar book arts stock. Please see attached images to view specific contents.

Individual dimensions vary from 4" by 3" to almost 40" by 30". Please inspect these materials for specific condition and contents, prior to sale at our preview.
Condition / Notes: These materials show nicely with mild age and wear. Some materials are cut, and are remnants. Some materials are uncut original stock. Please inspect these materials prior to sale at our preview.
Lot 2016

$80

Details: This lot comprises 23 vintage sheet-fed photogravure portraits by the inimitable photographer Yousuf Karsh.

Notable subjects in this group include Marcel Marceau, Ravi Shankar, Tennessee Williams, and Georgia O'Keefe 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 photogravures show nicely with mild age and wear.
Lot 2017

$60

Details: 3Pcs Vintage lithographic exhibition posters; Georges Braque at Galerie Maeght Paris.

These range in size from 14" wide by 34" high to 29" wide by 20" high.
Condition / Notes: These posters show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and/or wear. Mild edge wear is visible, and pencil markings on verso.
Lot 2018

$120

Details: This lot comprises a large collection of stamps, covers and postage collectibles.

Examples of these materials consist of: Worldwide stock sheets, international stamps, American stamps, Postal collector packs, and much more. Locations of issue include Russia, France, Austria, and more. Hundreds of pieces.
Condition / Notes: These postage materials have been generally well maintained, with mild to moderate age and wear.
Lot 2019

$60

Details: This lot comprises a large collection of assorted 17th-20th century ephemera.

Examples of these materials include: Art, prints, lithographs, photographs, 17th and 18th century cartography engravings, Red Cross lapel pin, advertisements and marketing materials, chromolithographs, nautical, Manet, copper engraving plates, War Ration Book, and more. Approximately 100 pieces.

Individual dimensions of these materials ranges up to 11" by 15".
Condition / Notes: These materials show nicely with mild to moderate age and wear.
Lot 2020

$110

Details: C.1872 Large format Haskell lithograph, "Dexter, Ethan Allen and Mate" in frame.

The caption reads, "As they appeared at Fashion Course June 21st, 1867 for a purse of $2000"

Measures 40" wide by 31" high, in frame with glass.
Condition / Notes: This antique lithograph shows nicely, with mild toning and fading. Frame shows mild age and wear, including mild abrasions.
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