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Lot 8001


Details: This lot features twenty-seven vintage Athearn "HO" model trains in their original boxes. A selection of train types as printed on the boxes includes: 5003 C&NW 40 Ft. Box Kit; 1209 Canadian National 40-Ft Box Car Kit; 1910 Shell Oil 55 Ft. Center Flow Hopper; 1549 Undecorated Chemical Tank Car; 1328 Canadian Pacific 50 Ft. Plug Door Box Car; 177 Denver Rio Grande Stock Car; and more.

Please attend our live sale to view these model trains and other interesting items in person.
Condition / Notes: These models appear to have been lightly used. Some trains are fully assembled while others have yet to be put together. It is unclear if every box is complete with all of its original components though the trains do show nicely with only mild to moderate signs of age and wear.
Lot 8002


Details: This is a fine example of a Damascus Parker grade D2 non-ejector, 12-gauge shotgun. There is considerable detailing and decorative tooling on the metal surfaces. This is a double-barrel, side-by-side model with a single trigger. The original butt plate is present and engraved on the fore-end release is a patent date of March 26, 1878. The gun's serial number is 82912. The barrels measure approx. 28.5" in length.
Condition / Notes: This antique piece shows handsomely with fine wood grain and traces of case hardening on the quail engraving. There are minor dings and dents toward the muzzle and respectable wear marks on the wood surfaces. This gun was originally shipped with 30" barrels.
Lot 8003


Details: Antique Bausch & Lomb medical microscope in original storage case with accessory optics, original manual, and glass slides.

Overall dimensions in leather clad wooden case is 14" wide by 7.5" deep by 9.5" tall. The microscope is marked with Patent # January 5th, 1915, 216399. Made with black die cast metal, manufactured in Rochester, NY.
Condition / Notes: This antique microscope shows well, and has been generally well maintained. The storage box shows exterior age and wear, soiling, abrasions. The microscope shows abrasions, chipped paint, and moderate age and wear. Appears to be in working condition. No key for case lock.
Lot 8004


Details: This lot consists of the antique, cast iron, eight-quart press produced by the Enterprise Manufacturing Company. This press was designed to serve an array of roles including cider press, sausage stuffer, lard press from cracklings, and general fruit and vegetable press. The Enterprise Manufacturing Company was founded in Philadelphia in 1864 and made a vast array of cast-iron equipment for chopping, grinding, slicing, and stuffing meats and other food. It also made sad irons for several years. This press dates from around 1900 and is marked with the model number 2092.
Condition / Notes: This striking piece, measuring approximately 26" tall, shows beautifully with a fine patina. There are only pleasing age/wear indications, no significant damage and all working parts operate well. It has been bolted to a square of polished dark granite that is a little over an inch thick.
Lot 8005


Details: These four large original antique engraved zoological plates were pulled on laid paper and are dated from 1746 and 1748. They are attributed to Dietrich Meyer who is credited as having been the first engraver to have used the soft etching-ground, better described as the “wax-ground” and to have been followed by his pupil, Matthaus Merian I (Arthur M. Hind, “The History of Etching and Engraving”). Each piece shows the full animal in a natural setting and a mate illustration beneath that depicts the skeletal form of the creature. The animals presented and their corresponding in-plate numbers are ferret (XXII), weasel (XXIV), hedgehog (XCVI), and wolf (XXXV). The plates are captioned in German and these etchings are believed to have been used as illustrations in a natural history writing by Johann Friedrich Blumenbach (1752 – 1840), a celebrated German physician, naturalist, physiologist, and anthropologist. The leaves range in size from 10.5" by 14.75" to 12.5" by 18.5".
Condition / Notes: These items generally show beautifully with strong lines and bright coloration. There is some scattered foxing/marking, varying from piece to piece, as shown in the accompanying images. The paper is bright with only small, unimportant areas of edge wear.
Lot 8006


Details: This antique volume is a unique, hand-written album with late nineteenth-century Cuban content. It contains several dozen of dedications and inscriptions from adult students and perhaps peers, to a professor Anne E. Lander (maiden name). Miss Lander may have been a nun who taught English to these pupils. The majority of the entries are written in Spanish while others are in English and at least one is in French. The first entry is dated 1888 and the last bears the date 1909. A number of these were signed in Havana while other locations include Yucatan (Mexico), “Sunnyside” (Jericho, Vermont), Brooklyn and New York. A 1905 Spanish inscription lists the individual’s title as reporting directly to the president (presumably the Cuban president) and another signature is that of Hugh Lenox Scott who under the U.S. Army, served as the Adjutant General of Cuba at the time. There are also several writings by members of a family named Steele in Apalachin, New York. The work is illustrated with a number of postcards and blank cards that bear original paintings and drawings, executed by the students, along with several smaller paintings on the inscription pages. These are quite capably done, including two displaying flags of the United States and Cuba with the dates of their respective independence days. There is a pencil drawing that is dated 1912. The original title page has been embellished with Miss Lander's name and the caption "1888 Isla de Cuba" (Island of Cuba) in hand-written stylized letters. The book is bound with blue velvet covers a brass metal clasp and elaborate brass and nickel embellishments to the front cover.
Condition / Notes: This book is quite handsome and striking with metal adornments. It shows external age/wear, concentrated at the extremities and the contents are disbound. The pages and artwork present very well with some scattered edgewear to some pages.
Lot 8007



Maker: Unknown

History of Maker: N/A

Country of Origin: Germany

Year of Manufacture: c.1965

Model: Cuckoo/Quail

Serial Number: N/A

Clock Type: One-Day Cuckoo/Quail Clock

Approximate Height: 12.5" not including pendulum

Model History & Features: This classic cuckoo clock style was produced for most of the 20th century. The quail calls every 1/4 hour and the cuckoo calls every hour. This clock stands out because of its exceptional airbrushed 2-tone color scheme.

Running?: Untested

Condition: This clock is composed of 100% original parts. The left door has come detached though is included and may be repaired with relative ease. Overall the clock is in very good condition though servicing is recommended to ensure that it 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 8008


Details: This lot is an R. John Wright "Peter Rabbit" doll in original box.

Hand numbered, 1544 of 2500, this brand new beloved character doll, from the Beatrix Potter Collection, includes a Certificate of Authenticity. Made in Cambridge NY, Upstate NY, this soft doll measures approx. 13 inches.
Condition / Notes: This doll is brand new in its original box. The box shows shelf wear soiling.
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