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Lot 1001


Details: This lot will allow you to take a trip to biblical sites in Palestine as they were captured a century ago. This collection, which consists of one bound volume by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut and Charles Foster Kent, "Palestine through the Stereoscope" (New York and London: Underwood & Underwood, 1914) and 49 of the original 200 stereocards in a decorative slipcase.. Through the combination of the slides and the book, you are given a guided tour of places of interest in Palestine. This First Revised Edition of the book, stamped with gilt lettering, has a back pocket which contains a corresponding map.

A sampling of the image captions from the included stereocards:
- The spot where the manger stood; grotto below Church of Nativity
- Ancient tree traditionally known as Abraham's Oak, near Hebron
- Ruins of Jericho, showing buildings and city wall
- Nazareth, the home of the Child Jesus from the N.E.
- Roman bridge over Hasbany River, on the Jerusalem-to-Damascus highway
- The oldest of the sacred cedars of Lebanon monarch of the 400

Jesse Lyman Hurlbut, 1843-1930, was an American clergyman of the Methodist Episcopal Church born in New York City.

Charles Foster Kent, 1867-1925, was a Yale educated Professor of Biblical Literature and founding president of the American Academy of Religion.
Condition / Notes: The case and volume with the map show well with some age/wear indications, concentrated at the extremities. The front and back hinges are cracked, the map cover is detached and there is a small tear in the map set. The stereoviews are slightly bowed, otherwise very well preserved.
Lot 1002


Details: This is a antique barrister book case with a rare secretary desk section from an estate in Rhode Island.

This handsome piece, measuring approx. 59" assembled, separates into six solid oak sections:

a sturdy base, measuring approx. 9.5"
a larger glass front book cases, 12.25"
two smaller glass front book cases, 10.5" each
a secretary desk with folding front, 14.25"
a top that ties it all together, 4.25"

Condition / Notes: This antique piece is in very good condition.
Lot 1003


Details: Hubert Herr Clock CUCKOO CLOCK VINTAGE BLACK FOREST EXCELLENT CONDITION HAND CARVED c1975 German Collectible Clock 4 Moving Birds

Maker: Hubert Herr

History of Maker: Hubert Herr has been producing clocks in the Black Forest region of Germany since the early 19th century. These intricate cuckoo clocks are carved by hand as they have been for over 200 years.

Country of Origin: Germany

Year of Manufacture: c.1975

Model: Wall Clock

Serial Number: N/A

Clock Type: One-Day Cuckoo Clock

Approximate Height: 10" not including pendulum

Model History & Features: This unique cuckoo clock was only produced for a short period of time. Unlike most cuckoo clocks, this clock features 4 moving birds; 2 birds emerge from the doors to call the hour while the pair on the case move back and forth.

Running?: No, needs adjustment

Condition: This clock is composed of 100% original parts and is in excellent condition though some servicing is recommended to ensure 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 1004


Details: This lot contains an original 1939 Buick chrome hood ornament.

The Buick Special was an automobile produced by Buick. It was usually Buick's lowest-priced model, starting out as a full-size car in 1936 and returning in 1938 (after a two-year hiatus) as a mid-size.

This lot is part of a private collection of vintage and antique car parts from the Upstate New York estate of automobile restorer. Check our catalog for many more early 1900s automotive related materials from this estate being featured in this Worth auction.
Condition / Notes: This automotive part is untested and believed to be in usable condition showing signs of age and wear from normal use which may include scratches, soiling, etc..
Lot 1005


Details: This is an antique miniature set of bone dominoes.

This tiny version of the popular game is housed in a carved decorated bone case from Mexico which may have been a souvenir. The case measures approx. 2 5/8" x 7/8" x 7/8".
Condition / Notes: This item is in good condition for its age showing signs of wear that include soiling and unopened cracks.
Lot 1006


Details: This lot is a collectible rollerball pen from a local estate.

This lovingly used Visconti Pericle 2001 was made in Italy of black and green acrylic composite with red accents and silver ends. It measures approx. 5 3/4" capped.

The Visconti Pericle is named for the Athenian general and statesman largely responsible for the full development of Athenian democracy and the Athenian empire.

"Visconti first released the Pericle in 1994, and the defining feature of this pen was the unique shape of the clip, which was designed to imitate the helmet of a greek warrior. A modernised version of this design was released in 2001, to be named the Pericle 2001. The new Pericle 2001 has chrome trim and a more streamlined clip on the cap, plus beautiful semi-translucent colours on the barrel." (Fountain Pen Network review)

The owner was the son of the late actor and playwrite Michael V. Gazzo, academy nominee for his portrayal of Frankie Pentangeli in the 1974 Godfather II movie.
Condition / Notes: These pens show nicely with some signs of normal use which may include light scratches or patina.
Lot 1007


Details: This lot consists of five postcards depicting electric chairs.

Four are real photo postcards of the execution chamber at Auburn State Prison in Auburn, NY. Each shows a photograph of "Old Sparky," the nickname given electric chair which was used for the first execution by electrocution in the history of the death penalty. Postmarks include 1909, 1910 and 1911.

Also included is a card postmarked 1910 with an artists rendition of the electric chair in Sing Sing Prison, in Ossining, New York, which also earned the moniker, Old Sparky.
Condition / Notes: This postcard is in very good condition for its age, exhibiting slight edge and corner wear and some discoloration of
Lot 1008


Details: This lot contains an antique trunk that would be attached to a classic car of the 1920's or 1930's and measures approximately 39" L x 14 1/2" W x 17 1/2" H. It includes hardware for mounting on the back of the vehicle. This trunk comes complete with front and side clasps as well as handles on each end.

This lot is part of a private collection of vintage and antique car parts from the Upstate New York estate of automobile restorer. Check our catalog for many more early 1900s automotive related materials from this estate being featured in this Worth auction.
Condition / Notes: This antique trunk is in good usable condition showing some signs of age and wear from normal use and may include scratches, soiling, etc..
Lot 1009


Details: This is an extremely rare 1858 Volume III issue of The Prophylactical Star, a controversial "flash press" newspaper previously estimated to have been printed from 1867 to 1867, under the pseudonym of M. B. La Croix, M.D. in Albany, NY.

This publication is extremely sexual in nature, with article titles such as "Onanism, Masturbation of Self-Polution" and contains considerable quackery and snake-oil cures for sexual afflictions. It also includes letters from "patients" with Strong Language warnings.
Condition / Notes: This antique newspaper is in very good condition for its age, showing signs of age and edge wear which include fold marks, water stains and small tears.
Lot 1010


Details: This lot consists of a large collection of antique New York City newspapers from the 1800s.

Among titles and dates are:

The New York Ledger - dates from 1866

The Brooklyn Eagle and Kings County Democrat - 1841

The Brooklyn Union - 1883

The NY Evening Post - 1821, 1871

The Evangelist - 1863, Civil War articles such as: "Signs of Collapse of the Southern Confederacy"

Other titles include: New York Times, New York Herald, New York Daily Times
Condition / Notes: These antique papers are in fair condition, exhibiting signs of age and wear which include edge tears, soiling and fold lines.
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