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Household Iron Proves Handy
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Furniture Detective Fred Taylor gives
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wooden table top.
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Early 20th Century Movement
Proclaims War’s Artistic Value
The Futurist art movement translates an
ideology of aggression and motion into
an art form. Art Markets columnist Mary
Manion discusses the atmosphere from
which the movement emerged, and why
these artworks are so valuable today.
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December 24, 2014 • • ANTIQUE TRADER 5
New Years Day, Thursday, January 1
at 12 Noon Pacific
Preparations are well under way for a NEW YEARS auction of premium-quality estate antiques and art to be
held at Don Presley’s Southern California gallery. Every corner and aisle is brimming with DECORATIVE and
MUSEUM QUALITY ITEMS – key inclusions from among the 500+ lots selected for the one-day event.
Teplitz Pieces
Francis Picabia
Teplitz Pieces
Fern Isabel Kuns
Coppedge Oil
Pickard Pieces
Teplitz Pieces
19c Matching Pair Chinese Cabinets,
Hand Painted Lacquered
Pickard Pieces
Pickard Pieces
19th c Chinese Hand Painted Lacquered Matching Cabinets. Appraised by Sothebys and Bonhams
$100,000 to $120,000 in 2010
“We have a great mix in this sale, most of which comes from upscale estates, Imagine the fanciest European And
American antique shop you ever walked into, and that will give you an idea of what awaits bidders in this sale.
I think even the most sophisticated buyer would agree that many of the objects that came from Beverly Hills and
Newport Beach consignors are fit for royalty. Fabulous Estates From:Belmont Heights, Newport Beach, Beverly Hills,
Palm Springs, Hollywood California and others Selling Over 500 Lots of FRESH TO THE MARKETGoods. Quality Furniture, Pietra Dura, Fine Artwork, Fern Isabel Kuns Coppedge: oil on canvas.
French painter Francis Picabia 1879 - 1953 watercolor. E. Giachi, the mouse trap and MANY OTHER FINE ART
PIECES. Russian Enamel, Baccarat, Bronzes, Sterling, Tiffany, Meissen, KPM, Sevres, Galle, Limoges, Dresden,
Porcelains, Amphora, Pottery, China, Jewelry, Clocks, Watches. (A VERY SPECIAL COLLECTION FROM ONE
Antiques & Decorative Arts, Collectibles & Memorabilia, Jewelry & Timepieces, & Porcelains, Bronzes, Furniture,
American, Chinese, Russian, European and so much more. Bid on Bargains from the World.
Also A large collection of art glass and so much more Arriving to late to list.
Many items will cross the auction block with no minimums or reserves.
Like all of Don’s sales, this one features a lot of great quality merchandise, so that you can
“Bid on Bargains from Around the World!”
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6 ANTIQUE TRADER • • December 24, 2014
Winter 2015
Auction Schedule
Antique Estate Auction
Saturday, January 10, 2015 @ 11A.M.
Previews: Friday 10 A.M. – 5 P.M. Saturday 8 A.M. – 11 A.M.
Winter 2015
Auction Schedule
This auction will feature over 300 items from several Berkshire County estates. Furniture to include period Empire, Early
American, Victorian, carved oak & custom mahogany, oriental estate rugs, firearm collection, selection of lighting, oil
paintings, sterling silver & jewelry, decorated stoneware, art glass, cut glass, advertising items, clocks including grandfather
clocks, wall clocks & mantle clocks, pottery & porcelain plus hundreds of related accessories.
2 Session Antique Estate Auction
Saturday, January 31, 2015 @ 11A.M.
Previews: Friday 10 A.M. – 5 P.M. Saturday 8 A.M. – 11 A.M.
We have been commissioned to sell the complete contents of a Hockessin, DE estate, over 1000 items to be sold, including
antique furniture, paintings, firearms, stoneware, duck decoys, country store, coins, Civil War, apple corers, butter churns, coffee
grinders, banks, canteens, tip trays, swords, postcards, arrowheads, powder flasks, pen collection, angle lamps, skater lamps, black
memorabilia, pencil sharpeners, tobacco cutters, miniature planes, spool cabinets, spongeware, mousetraps, typewriters, radios,
fire extinguishers, parade belts, ink bottles, camp stoves, Mettlach steins, pie crimpers, tobacco tins, peanut butter tins, shaving
mugs, fire bombs, lodge badges, advertising mirrors, pins, letter openers & shoe horns, plus hundreds of related accessories, many
of which have been packed in the attic and cellar for decades.
Cataloged Antique Auction
Saturday, February 28, 2015 @ 11 A.M.
Previews: Friday 10 A.M. – 5 P.M. Saturday 8 A.M. – 11 A.M.
Over 400 lots to be sold including
Tiffany Studios Floor Lamps, Hanging
Lamps, Table Lamps & Pendants, Tiffany
Favrile Glass Vases & Cabinet Pieces, Lg.
Collection of Art Glass Shades, Duffner
& Kimberly, Handel & Pairpoint Lamps,
5 Harriet Frishmuth Bronzes, Other
Bronzes including Chiparus & Russian,
Marble Statuary, Paintings, Art Glass &
Cameo Glass, KPM Porcelains, Selection
of Art Pottery, Gold & Diamond Jewelry,
Sterling Silver, Furniture to include
Belter Parlor Sets, R.J. Horner, John
Jelliff, J & J.W. Meeks, Thomas Brooks,
Wooton Desk Co. etc.
Coin-op, Musical, Toys, Advertising, Country Store, Banks & Gaming Auction
Saturday, April 25, 2015 @ 11 A.M.
Previews: Friday 10 A.M. – 5 P.M. Saturday 8 A.M. – 11 A.M.
Over 350 lots to include Rare Victrolas, Gramophones, Music Boxes, Phonographs, Jukeboxes, Automatons, Coin-op, Country
Store, Advertising, Slot Machines, Toys & Banks, Arcade Games, Vending Machines, Trade Stimulators, Tin Litho, Baseball Items,
Signs, Posters, Historical & Political plus related accessories.
AUCTIONEER: JOHN FONTAINE, Mass. Auctioneers License #327
December 24, 2014 • • ANTIQUE TRADER 7
The Legendary Theriault’s January Auctions Continue
January 9, 10 and 11, 2015 at the Fairmont Hotel in Newport Beach, California
Featured this year is the famous estate collection
of Susan Whittaker of Beverly Hills
highlighted by an extraordinary array
of the rarest of French bébés (H, AT,
Bru, Jumeau, Schmitt and a fabulous
Marque) and more than 200 exceptional
early mignonettes, delightfully
counterpointed by more than 50
googlies in the rarest models and
sizes known to exist.
Friday evening, January 9
Sunday, January 11
7 PM - 8 PM. Meet and greet old friends
at a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception
and take a sneak peek at the weekend’s
9 AM - 11 AM. Preview of the day’s
11 AM. Session II of the Susan Whittaker
Collection begins.
2 PM. Discovery Day of 200 dolls.
Saturday, January 10
The Outstanding Antique Doll Collection
of Susan Whittaker of Beverly Hills
8:30 AM. Early Preview and walkthrough tour with Florence Theriault.
9 AM - 11 AM. Preview of the collection.
11 AM. Session I of the Susan Whittaker
Collection begins.
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8 ANTIQUE TRADER • • December 24, 2014
Karen Knapstein, Print Editor
My current “wish books” usually have titles
that include the names the likes of “Hake’s,”
“DuMouchelle’s,” and “James D. Julia.” Back
in my (much) younger days, I looked forward
to the annual Montgomery Ward’s Big Book
landing in our rural mailbox. It held countless
possibilities: clothes, electronics, household
goods (doesn’t every little girl dream of having her own house some day?) … you name it
— it was in there. Of course, my favorite subject at the time was the toys. I recall browsing the pages for hours
on end; at several hundred pages, there was plenty to dream about.
In this edition’s cover story, Doug Koztoski examines the allure of these wish books as ephemeral mementos of our youth. I
was surprised at how much these old catalogs are fetching. I can
understand the practical as well as nostalgic value in them; they
would be useful in dating clothing and accessories for dealers of
vintage fashion, and other popular vintage items, as well. Doug is
a new contributor to Antique Trader. We’ve been reading his work
in Sports Collectors Digest for quite a while, and think highly of his
writing. See for yourself; his article begins on page 24.
Online, we asked, “What is your favorite wish book memory?”
which resulted in one of the most moving responses I’ve ever received. It’s from Sandy Erdman and appears on page 10. (If you
would like to share your favorite wish book memory, feel free to
mail or email it using the contact information on page 5.)
From the nostalgic wish book shopping of yesteryear we time
travel years forward to new technology that will help dealers manage store inventory and prevent loss, thereby increasing profits. If
you have an interest in profitable business management, you won’t
want to miss Wayne Jordan’s exploration of radio frequency identification (RFID) as a shopkeeper’s tool. Flip to page 12 to learn more.
We pride ourselves on filling each edition of Antique Trader with
a diverse selection of news and articles. You can’t get much further
from the “warm and fuzzy” feeling evoked by the cover story when
you read Mary Manion’s Art Markets column on Italian Futurism
(page 16). I find it fascinating, but uncomfortable because of the
environment in which it was inspired and produced. When a movement believes “war is an engine for art,” I believe it’s only human
to be uncomfortable with it. Ignoring our history will not make it
go away; remembering the lessons we’ve learned in our past – both
pleasant and painful – are imperative for our success in the future.
These are but a few of the highlights in this edition – the last for
the year 2014; I guarantee you it’s a read with plenty of examples
of “naughty” and “nice.” There are many twists and turns, ups and
downs … and we hope you enjoy the ride.
Until next time, peace be unto you and yours, and Happy Holidays from the Antique Trader staff.
10 ...Readers’ Letters
11 ...Ask the Experts by Dr. George
12 ...Behind the Gavel by Wayne Jordan
13 ...Furniture Detective by Fred Taylor
16 ...Art Markets by Mary Manion
17 ...Knowing Your Business: Aether Estate
Sales by Antoinette Rahn
19 ...Special Feature: Toy Hall of Fame
20 ...In the News: Flag ban stymies plans for
antiques trail
21 ...In the News: Approved plan saves
Detroit’s fine art
23 ...In the News: Elvis Presley items
selling in January
24 ...Cover Story: Dreaming Big - Wish Book
Memories by Doug Koztoski
27 ...Top Lot: Largest saltwater pearl
28 ...Auction Preview: Fabergé eggs to
lead New Year’s sale
29 ...Show Previews
30 ...In the News: Some art in German trove
deemed looted
31 ...Web Directory
38 ...Events Calendar
42 ...Auction Highlights: Frederic Remington
bronze ‘Bronco Buster’ earns $138,500
43 ...Auction Highlights: HO model train
collection tenders $561,131
44 ...Business Directory
45 ...Advertiser Index
46 ...Classified Ads
47 ...Auction Preview: R.J. Horner dining
room set may lead all lots Jan. 1
48 ...Special Feature: Nutcrackers Cracking with character
Valued at about $75, the cover of this
1952 Sears Christmas Book conveys a
childlike excitement and anticipation of
Christmas. Photo courtesy
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December 24, 2014 • • ANTIQUE TRADER 9
Favorite Find story results in help identifying art
I sent photos of my favorite find for 2014 (for the Favorite Finds
contest), which was an impressionist style oil painting of a cluster
of old houses and what looked like a castle in the background.
It also shows an ox cart and people walking. One of my photos
was shown on the cover of the Favorite Finds issue, dated Nov.
26, 2014.
On page 17 is my article, in which I stated that I like to do
research on items that I purchase. What surprised me was that I
received a phone call from a gentleman who told me where the oil
painting was painted: Grass Market, Edinburgh Castle, Scotland.
If I had not sent this in for Favorite Finds 2014, and had not
received that phone call, I would still be trying to locate where it
was originally painted.
The gentleman was correct about where it was painted because
I went on to the Internet and found old pictures and paintings of
Grass Market, Edinburgh Castle. Since it is unsigned, it will be
difficult for me to try to find the artist’s name!
I really enjoy reading your magazine and your Favorite Finds.
— Thomas E. Allshouse, via email
*Editor’s Note: Digital copies of the 2014 Favorite Finds issue,
Nov. 26, 2014, are available for $2 at our store,
What is your favorite memory related to holiday wishbooks?
As children of the ’70s, my brother and I would be excited when
it arrived. We were allowed to go through it and mark the things we
wanted for Christmas. We even had a system for grading preference
of the choices. Then Mom and Dad would pick out a couple of them.
It was fun to “ask” for things and not really know what we were
— Robbin Scuras
As a child, I would page through the Sears Christmas catalog every day from when it arrived in our mail box until about three days
before Christmas. I would take a legal sized lined paper and write
the numbers from 1 to 101. Then as I found things I thought were
neat and I wanted, I added them to the list. My folks always said they
couldn’t afford the entire list, but they encouraged imagination and
“bucket lists” (before the term was popular). Under the tree Christmas Eve would be the usual socks and underwear, along with one of
the items. And Christmas Day Santa would have brought one of the
larger items. My favorite was Gaylord, a large, plastic Basset Hound
that walked (with the aid of batteries, of course!).
— Alexis Maureen
I remember trying to stay cool on a fall night growing up in Minnesota. My bed was under the windows, which were wide open to
the dark street full of houses. After being tucked into bed, I would
take the sheet pull it over my head and read, dream and drool over
that first catalog of the season, the Montgomery Ward Christmas
wish book, and what I wanted more than anything was a bike! There
it was a beautiful royal blue with chrome, a Hawthorne bike!
Every night I, in my pajamas, would dream about that bike and
would wish on the first star I would see outside my window dreaming of that bike with the royal blue and shiny chrome fenders made
just for me. My mind would begin to swirl in the delirium of this
semi-quiet connection to nature and I would fall asleep dreaming
of how wonderful it was going to be when I got that bike and would
ride down these streets.
Christmas week came and we never saw much of my dad. He
seemed to have a project going in the basement, like he sometimes
had doing various woodworking. Christmas Eve I just couldn’t get
to sleep, so with my Montgomery Ward wish book in hand I headed
to the living room by myself, turned off all the lights except the
Christmas tree lights and turned on the Christmas music ever so
soft. Cozy on the sofa with my grandma’s quilt with just me, the
music and the colored lights, and a float above everything, the colors
became blurry in dream.
Seven-year-old Christmas heaven and, with hope, no snow on
Christmas Day since I knew I was going to have that bike. With such
surprise I woke up Christmas morning in my bed, running into the
living room with hope to see my big blue Hawthorne bike like right
out of the pages of that Montgomery Ward catalog by the Christmas
tree, but I found no bike. With such disappointment on my face I
turned and went back to my bedroom. Just then my dad came up
from the basement, and said, “Where are you going? It looks like a
nice day for a bike ride!” With so much love I didn’t run to the bike
with the big red bow, but to my dad instead and said, “Thank you
Daddy, I love you!”
— Sandy Erdman, Winona, Minn.
*Editor’s Note: Turn to page 24 to enjoy the cover story about holiday
wishbooks, by Doug Koztoski.
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Antique Trader has teamed up with The Asheford Institute Of Antiques to bring
readers insights from some of the school’s finest antiques and collectibles appraisers. As part of this “guest appraisers” program, you’ll receive expert information
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Daughter’s toy chest bears an extensive heritage
Being that my knowledge is more in the antique/vintage
books and paper items category, I thought your services as
an appraiser would be helpful with these pieces of artwork. Both
pieces belong to my nephew, and recently, he came to me in hopes
of finding out what he could – history, values and such. He received both pieces after helping out a friend who was in the process
of cleaning out his late grandfather’s house. He was told to pick
out two items for his help, and this is what he went home with.
I did some research, but I have not found
enough information that would be helpful to him.
Hopefully you can help us. Below is some information that I hope will be of help to you to help us
come to a conclusion about the above artworks.
Thanks in advance.
The first states it is a Currier & Ives piece and
the information is as follows: Clipper Ship “Ocean
Express” Outward Bound “Discharging The Pilot,” sketched by J. Smith & Son, Brooklyn, L.I.,
On Stone By G. Parsons. On a sticker attached to the backside
of the frame is this additional information: American Heritage
Edition, 1972, Five Hundred Copies, hand-colored lithograph
from original stone in the collection of the Shelburne Museum,
Shelburne Vermont. (Does this mean it is a restrike?) This copy is
numbered 101/500, frame measures 32 1/2 inches wide by 24 1/2
inches tall, and the picture itself is 24 1/8 inches wide by 16 1/8
inches tall.
My daughter is using this chest as a toy
box. It was given to her by my grandmother, but was originally my great-grandmother’s. It has a metal plate that says “The
Chelsey Chair Co Limited.” I’m curious if it is
an antique or has significant value? I believe
it has been painted. Thank you in advance for
your feedback.
— K.P.
via email
Send your questions and photos via e-mail to [email protected], or mail to Antique Trader Q&A,
700 E. State St., Iola, WI 54990. Photos sent by
e-mail should be 200dpi or larger. Appraisals are
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for entertainment purposes only. The values are
estimated and are not to be used for any other
purpose, either legal or personal. Personal replies are
not possible.
The second piece is a painting by American artist Walter Andrews (1905-1969). The title of the painting is “Incoming Combers,” and it came from a private collection. Although it’s hard to
see, I do see a copyright and the letters NYCS (or maybe a G instead of C) in very small print. The frame measures 36 1/2 inches
wide by 22 1/2 inches tall.
— J.C.
via email
These are prints of diverse origin. They appear to be
copies of the originals issued by Currier and Ives in the
19th century. These are limited-edition prints and at least one
is hand tinted and a museum edition. They are worth $75 each
on the market, on the average. However, the actual value would
ultimately be based on close examination of each to determine
conditions that cannot be seen in the photos sent. They would be
desirable for display if correctly framed, but they are not rare.
The photo is a chest made by Chelsey
Chair Co. Ltd. This was a Canadian
company specializing in hope chests and similar items. This example based upon the color
and finish is from the middle of the 20th century. There is some cedar on the interior and
the key and plate is typical of their items. The
company by that name was in business from
1909 to 1965. It is intact, including lock, and
in excellent condition. It should sell for $225.
A.I.A. “Certified” Appraiser
Dr. G. Marchelos is an honors graduate and
certified appraiser of the Asheford Institute
of Antiques. Additionally, Dr. Marchelos has
a PhD in history, is a professor of antiquities
at the University of Alabama, and is a
nationally recognized appraiser working for
both private and public institutions across
North America. Dr. Marchelos is also a well
established antiques dealer, operating both
in the U.S. and Europe.
Dr. G. Marchelos
December 24, 2014 • • ANTIQUE TRADER 11
Wayne Jordan
RFID technology on the retail horizon
The day is near when you will be able to walk into your favor- (If you’re not sure how inventory levels and profits are related,
ite supermarket, fill your cart with groceries and walk out the see the May 17, 2012, Behind the Gavel column titled “How
door without passing through a checkout line.
Managing Your Antiques Inventory Can Cut Your Taxes” [bit.
Science fiction, you say? Not really; the basic technology is ly/ATBHG122414].)
commonplace and has been in use since World War II. If you’ve
Timely and accurate inventories are essential to running a
used an E-Z Pass lane at a tollbooth, have a GPS tracking system profitable business. Taking physical inventory is expensive and
on your car or a tracking “chip” embedded in your pet, you have time consuming. The greater the level of human involvement,
used the technology that makes these things possible: Radio Fre- the greater the risk that inventory errors will be compounded. A
quency Identification, or RFID.
study titled “Execution: The Missing Link in Retail Operations,”
Until recently, RFID technology was too expensive and pow- by Nicole DeHoratius at the University of Chicago, Ananth Raer-hungry to be considered for retail use. But today’s technology man of Harvard Business School and Zeynep Ton, a doctoral stugurus envision a time when all retail products will have an RFID dent at Harvard Business School, sheds light on how widespread
chip attached. RFID product chips, when combined with current inventory mis-counting actually is [].
electronic wallet technology, will enable retail customers to walk
The study found that at two major U.S. retailers (hundreds of
into a store, choose their products and, when they walk out, ev- stores and billions of dollars in inventory) more than two-thirds
erything in their cart will be automatically scanned and charged of the inventory records were inaccurate: 24,000 items were either
to a customers preferred payment method.
I can’t imagine that antique dealers will adopt
RFID technology at the “no checkout line” level
any time soon. In fact, there are substantial security and privacy issues yet to be resolved before
anyone can use RFID in that manner. But, I think
that if antique dealers adopt RFID technology to
manage their inventory, they can quickly show
This graphic illustrates how an RFID system works, from chip to tag to reader
an increase to their bottom line.
to inventory and management tool ( courtesy
RFID systems suitable for a small retailer are
similar to barcode scanners but operate on the
basis of radio frequencies. In retail uses, a small chip (which costs overstocked or understocked resulting in a profit loss of about 10
about a nickel) is attached to each item. The chip contains infor- percent. Plus, 16 percent of items that were supposedly in stock
mation about the item: its condition, location, price, acquisition could not be found at all (they were mis-shelved). Misplaced
source or any information that you want to include. Once the items resulted in a sales loss of almost 25 percent in some stores.
chip is attached to an item, a portable RF device (about the size
Shipping systems for stores that sell both online and offline
of a hand-held scanner) is able to locate the item no matter where can be streamlined by using an RFID system. Regardless of
you have placed it (or customers have moved it) in your store.
how you display or warehouse your inventory, items can be easily
RFID technology can be applied to warehousing, shipping found when you need to ship them (even when errant customers
and retail displays to keep inventory at ideal levels, increase se- re-shelve them in the wrong place). Using an RFID system, retailcurity and reduce costs. Here are four ways that RFID inventory ers can display items where they will receive the most exposure
tracking can improve your bottom line:
rather than according to a categorized, alphabetized or SKU
RFID technology enables store managers to take inventory (stock-keeping-unit) arrangement.
quickly and easily. Taking physical inventory by marking each
Increased security and decreased theft. Chris Sheehan,
individual item by hand or scanning a barcode can take days, owner of Uptown Cycles in Charlotte, North Carolina, shares
even for a small store. Taking inventory with RFID takes about how his RFID system stops theft: “A few times as someone with
an hour (more or less, depending on how many items and locaContinued on page 36
tions you are tracking). Stores with thousands of items rarely take
inventory monthly; usually quarterly or annually is all that can
be managed. But long gaps between physical inventory counting
Wayne Jordan is a Virginia licensed
means that one is never sure what the inventory levels actually
auctioneer, certified personal property
are, and consequently, managers have only a vague idea of what
appraiser, and accredited business
broker. He specializes in the valuation
profits actually are.
and liquidation of estate and business
If a monthly inventory count is too low, the cost-of-goods sold
assets. Learn more at http://www.
(COGS) will be too high, and the income statement will show or auctioneer.
[email protected]. ‘The Business
incorrectly low profits (and vice-versa). You can’t run a business
of Antiques’ is available at www.
if you don’t know how much money you are making (or losing).
12 ANTIQUE TRADER • • December 24, 2014
Fred Taylor
Well-done 1950s reproduction of Colonial
Revival tambour desk could command $1,000
I recently came into a mahogany tambour desk, which I
believe to be a Federal era style. The top of the desk has a
cabinet-type door which has an American eagle inlay. The desk
has brass pulls on the two drawers which have the American eagle
with 13 stars above it. Has anyone seen
anything similar to this piece? I’m trying
to locate the maker, age of the piece or
any history or information I can find on
it. The only information or markings it
has on it is a sticker that says Bullock’s
Downtown Pasadena (which I believe
I’ve found to be a department store from
the 1920s), and another sticker that says
Mahogany Association No. 184, which
appears to be certifying that it’s solid
type of fastener was used extensively in the 1950s and thereafter
but generally not before. My opinion is that the desk was made in
the early-to-mid-1950s and has a value between $500 and $1,000.
I am refinishing a solid wood oak
table that has some serious dents in
the top. After the top was stripped, I tried
putting water on it and letting it sit overnight, but it didn’t do much, just leaving
a water ring that I now have to get out.
Any ideas on how to remove those dents?
You are on the right track, you just
need some change in approach.
First make sure the top is completely
stripped and clean. Any remnants of
old finish will slow down the process
Your tambour desk is a very well
and make a big mess. Water will in fact
done Colonial Revival reproraise the grain in a dent on bare wood
duction of a Hepplewhite desk which
but sometimes it needs some help. In soft
was made in New England, primarily
woods like gum or poplar, just letting it
in Massachusetts, between 1790 and
sit there will usually work but in a hard
1810. The overall period is called the
wood like oak you need to push it along
Federal period. In addition to the inlaid A very good Colonial Revival reproduction of
with heat from a very hot iron.
eagle, your desk has a couple of other an early Federal Hepplewhite tambour desk,
Start with some very clean white rags
nice authentic touches, which are usu- possibly from the 1950s. Photo courtesy Fred Taylor
– old T-shirts are great. You don’t want
ally omitted from reproductions. The
to use colored shirts because you may
foldover writing surface uses knife hinges at the sides of the sur- transfer some of the color to your tabletop. Soak them in a bucket
face rather than modern butt hinges, which can be seen from the of water while your iron heats up to its highest setting. Fold a
front when the surface is in the closed position. It also employs soaking rag several times and lay it over the dent, then apply the
manually operated supports for the writing surface (known as iron. Turn your head away or you will get a face full of hot steam.
lopers) instead of having to pull out the top drawer for support
It will hiss for a few seconds and then it’s over. Either re-wet the
The original desks were made of solid mahogany and ma- rag in the bucket (be careful – the rag is very hot) or use another
hogany veneer with pine as the main secondary wood. The “Ma- one and do it again, but wait a minute for your iron to reheat.
hogany Association” decal does not promise that your piece is
After two applications check your dent and see your progress.
solid mahogany. A close reading will show that it warrants only Deeper dents may require this procedure a dozen times or more.
that “all exposed structural parts and plywood faces” are genuine When you are done, be sure to wipe down the entire tabletop
mahogany. Your desk drawer fronts and writing surface are made with a clean wet rag so the entire surface will dry out the same.
of lumber core plywood with a gum, birch or oak core covered by Let the top dry for a couple of days and see where you stand. You
veneer. The drawer sides are oak.
Continued on page 36
Bullock’s was a famous Los Angeles area department store
chain. The downtown Los Angeles store did not close until 1993. Send your comments, questions and pictures to PO Box 215,
Since your desk was labeled by the retailer rather than by the Crystal River, FL 34423 or email to [email protected]
manufacturer, a practice called “stenciling,” it is almost impos- com. Visit Fred’s newly redesigned website at www. and check out the new downloadable
sible to tell where it was made and by whom, but a factory in the “Common Sense Antiques” columns in .pdf format. His
book, “How to be a Furniture Detective,” is now available for
Midwest is a very good candidate.
While these desks were very popular during the Depression $18.95 plus $3 shipping. Send check or money order for
$21.95 to Fred Taylor, PO Box 215, Crystal River, FL 34423.
era, two clues lead me to believe that yours is not quite that old. Fred and Gail Taylor’s DVD, “Identification of Older & Antique
The Bullock’s label is a very modern-looking style and the fasten- Furniture,” ($17 + $3 S&H) are also available at the same
ers used to attach the plywood back appear to be a type of “screw- address. For more information call (800) 387-6377 (9 a.m.4 p.m. Eastern, M-F only), fax 352-563-2916, or e-mail [email protected]
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Mary Manion
Respecting the intensity and action of Futurist art
As the 20th century began, the world was changing fast and “lines in progress,” and in doing so, stepped beyond the aim of
art was changing with it. But for the Italian avant-garde artists Cubism. Balla (1871-1958) continued to experiment to convey
who called themselves the Futurists, change couldn’t come soon speed and light in his 1914 canvas, Mercury Passing Before the
enough. Unlike the Cubists who seemed content to depict the Sun, inspired by his observation of a partial eclipse of the sun
world from the new perspective afforded by high-speed trains, caused by the planet Mercury, which occurred on November 7,
airplanes and motion pictures, the Futurists were a movement 1914.
with an aggressive social agenda. What was old was in the way,
Armoured Train in Action by Gino Severini (1883-1966) exthey proclaimed. Don’t deny or undervalue the rise of mechani- pounds the Futurist message. An oil on canvas from 1915, the
zation by painting portraits, nudes and
year Italy entered World War I, it is
still lifes – embrace the machine in art!
Cubist in its multiple-perspective comThe leading light in the Futurist
position. Severini delivers the Futurist’s
movement was the writer Filippo Tommanifesto of mechanized aggression
maso Marinetti (1876-1944), a provocaand speed to the canvas with its depictive figure whose ideas easily spilled over
tion of a speeding military train in acfrom culture to politics. “Art, indeed,
tion. Visible are five uniformed figures
can be nothing but violence, cruelty
hunkered down in an open top rail road
and injustice,” he shouted approvingly.
car, rifles aimed out at the ready as the
“We intend to glorify aggressive action,
bullet-fast train barrels through the
a restive wakefulness, life at the double,
countryside. Bristling with swiveling
the slap and the punching fist.” Little
gun turrets, armored trains were part
wonder that Futurism became associof the arsenals of several armies during
ated with Fascism, the political movethat era. Warships on tracks, they emment born in post-World War I Italy.
bodied the modern industrial vision of
True, there were tensions between the
war as extolled by the Futurist dictum:
iconoclasm of the Futurists and the Fas“War is a motor for art.” Although Italcist demand for obedience once Benito
ian, he lived in Paris during the war,
Mussolini came to power. But despite
where his studio overlooked a train
the efforts by latter-day enthusiasts to
station. Severini was able to observe the
distance the Futurists from the Fascists,
movement of soldiers and supplies by
the facts are inescapable. Marinetti and
rail and undoubtably found inspiraGino Severini (French/Italian, 1883-1966),
some of his followers accepted cultural Armored Train in Action, 1915, measuring 45
tion from his bird’s eye view.
posts under the regime, and wielded 5/8 by 34 7/8 inches, is housed in the Museum
The Guggenheim Museum hosted
influence over its cultural policies. He of Modern Art, New York, a gift of Richard S.
the first major exhibition of the Futur© 2014 Gino Severini / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New
died in 1944, living in the remnant of Zeisler.
ists in the United States earlier this year
York / ADAGP, Paris
Italy still controlled by Mussolini as the
and featured more than 300 works exAllied forces advanced. At the time of
ecuted between 1909 and 1944. Aptly
his death, Marinetti was working on a cycle of poems glorifying titled “Italian Futurism, Reconstructing the Universe,” the exthe Italian navy’s motor torpedo boats, an unsurprising subject hibit and accompanying catalog follows 35 years of the Futurists’
matter given Futurism’s love of war and technology.
evolving work. The catalog’s comprehensive overview includes
Many ironies accompanied the rise of Futurism. An ardent lavish color plates and essays by close to 30 authors covering all
Italian nationalist, Marinetti first published “The Futurist Mani- aspects of the movement: architecture, design, ceramics, fashion,
festo” in 1909 in the pages of a French newspaper. He called for film, photography, advertising, free-form poetry, publications,
the destruction of all academies but was appointed by Mussolini’s music, theater and performance. The exhibit will hopefully serve
regime to Italy’s cultural academy. He was a writer, not a visual to awaken the interest of collectors in a genre that tends to be
artist, but Futurism’s visual artists are commanding at least as overlooked in the annals of Modern Art in favor of those other
much interest today as the writings of Marinetti.
“isms”: Cubism, Dadaism and Surrealism.
To transform this modern ideology of aggression and motion
Continued on page 36
into a visual art form, the Futurists borrowed from the Cubists.
On first impression, Giacomo Balla’s Paths of Movement and
Dynamic Sequences (1913) and Speeding Car (1913), could be
viewed as Cubist, showing fragmented and split lines to portray Mary Manion is associate director of Landmarks Gallery
and Restoration Studio in Milwaukee, Wis. A columnist for
speed, dynamic spiral lines to show the fervor of commotion and Antique Trader since 2006, Manion is a member of the
serpentine lines to convey energy; Balla later referred to them as New England Appraisers Association.
16 ANTIQUE TRADER • • December 24, 2014
Antoinette (Toni) Rahn
Building a lifetime passion into a family business
When the collecting bug bites, life is never the same.
For Lee Parsons, president and CEO of Aether Estate
Sales Co., he was merely a lad when the appreciation of
anything antique and vintage took over. And he wouldn’t
have it any other way. Since the early days, when at the age
of 9 he would make the rounds at flea markets identifying
vintage toys by brand, his adoration of antiques and collectibles has grown into a career and lifestyle he and his
family share.
We caught up with Lee recently to learn more about his
past, how it influenced and evolved into his present business, and what he envisions for the future.
Antique Trader: How long have you been doing business as Aether Estate Sales Co., and who does that involve?
Lee Parsons: Aether Estate Sales Co. was officially
Above, the Aether Estate Sales
started in 2012, but the company really began much ear- team utilizes various forms of
lier than that. Aether is run and managed by myself, and technology to do business. At
my wife, Tiffany. We have some outstanding employees right, Lee and Tiffany Parsons,
of Aether Estate Sales.
who assist with all things from marketing and design, to owners
Photo courtesy Lee Parsons.
pricing, staging and conducting the sales.
AT: How long have you (your family) been interested/involved in antiques and collectibles, and how did that interest begin?
passion for all things vintage, as well. Our newest addition will
LP: I’ve maintained a passion for all things vintage that started certainly share the same vigor when she is born in March 2015.
when I was just a tyke. I remember identifying vintage toy brands
AT: Tell us a bit about the services Aether Estate Sales Co. proat flea markets when I was nine years old to many strangers’ aston- vide.
ishment. Since that time, I’ve been involved with auctions, antique
LP: Aether Estate Sales Co. provides whole-house, on-site esand secondhand stores, buying and selling antiques and collect- tate sales to the entire state of Indiana, Illinois, Florida and Coloibles, and amassing knowledge and making contacts throughout rado, with offices in Indianapolis, Chicago, Naples and Denver.
the industry.
We manage the valuing, pricing and sale of antiques, rare books,
My secret passion is United States paper money, pre-1934. I’ve collectibles, fine art, furnishings, high-quality household goods,
had the chance to hold many valuable and rare pieces throughout jewelry and select vehicles. Our team sets up the home to be as
my life. I’m currently working on a book geared toward amateurs much like a store as possible. We organize, price, merchandise and
interested in entering the paper money world.
advertise for an optimal shopping experience. We are the solution
My wife, Tiffany, is newer to the antiques and collectibles world, to sell everything quickly and profitably, with the most profit posbut since we met five years ago, she has been directly involved with sible.
my endeavors and has really picked up a lot of knowledge in a short
We are known for exceeding expectations when it comes to
span of time. Our daughters Jayda (12) and Wrigley (6) share a both revenue generated and customer service. All dedicated to
the client by a full-time staff, who each possess their own set of
specialized knowledge so the client is assured of not only receiving
top dollar, but also the most professional and reliable experience
AT: What would you say are some of the positives and challenges
• Your business is built on your customers.
associated with helping people with estate sales today?
Do everything in your power to make them
happy. No excuses!
• In the estate sale industry, honesty and
integrity are your greatest tools.
• Whatever business you are in, don’t follow
the norm; create your own unique path to be
Antoinette Rahn is Online Editor for Antique Trader. In
addition to her love of Irish antiques – inspired by her
late Irish grandmother– she has a penchant for collecting
petroliana and vintage advertising items. She lives in
Wisconsin with her husband, Tom.
December 24, 2014 • • ANTIQUE TRADER 17
Above, each item in a sale is priced and tagged with an
item-specific barcode. A typical estate includes around
3,000 unique items. Above right and bottom right, items are
displayed in a familiar home decor setting to resonate with
estate sale visitors as they tour the home. Photo courtesy Lee Parsons.
LP: Empathy is immensely important in this line of work.
Whatever the circumstances are, Aether is contacted at a time
when the client is most vulnerable. Our clients typically fall into
four categories – debt, death, divorce or downsizing – all four being difficult hardships in someone’s life. We really have to deeply
understand each client and their unique situation. By the end of the
process, you feel that you really know the client and their family.
It’s an arduous process for all involved, but it’s a good feeling when
you know you’ve played a large role in this paralyzing experience.
AT: How often do you hold sales?
LP: We hold sales every weekend, year round, at each of our
locations. Our Denver location is our newest addition, and we are
avidly working on building our client and customer base there. We
plan on adding other major cities in the very near future, as well.
AT: Can you share a couple scenarios from past estate sales
which stand out in your mind, (1) as a valuable lesson learned, and
(2) affirmation of a specific practice or protocol of your company?
LP: We saw a pattern of meeting with clients where the contents
of their estate did not meet our minimum threshold for having a
full-blown estate sale – complete with professional home staging,
cleaning the home, barcode tagging every item contained in the
estate, etc. We developed a way to be able to assist those clients as
well. We call them “Pickers Sales” – where we advertise the sale as
untagged, un-inventoried and unsearched.
Attendees really enjoy these types of sales. It really creates quite
a state of frenzy. You pick out whatever items you are interested in,
and an Aether associate then gives you a “lot price” for whatever
you have picked out. By implementing this type of sale, we are now
able to serve any type of client, which is a win-win situation for all
involved. We really developed a whole new way of hosting sales for
people who would never be able to have one.
At Aether, we emphasize to clients that we are full service, and
I think this is key to our success. It really puts the client at ease
knowing we are taking care of everything – they don’t have to lift
a finger.
We like to tell our clients the only thing they have to do is cash
the check at the conclusion of the sale. We sell as many of the
contents of the home as possible, but you are always going to have
some leftover items. The client has the option of either donating the
remaining items, or consigning them to many different antique
shops and secondhand stores we hold contracts with. This way,
the client gets their “fat check” at the end of the estate sale, and
consignment checks every month thereafter, until their remaining
items are all sold.
18 ANTIQUE TRADER • • December 24, 2014
Offices: 8888 Keystone Crossing, Suite 1300,
Indianapolis, IN 46240; 30 S. Wacker Dr., 22nd Fl.,
Chicago, IL 60606; 4851 Tamiami Trail North, Suite
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Denver, CO 80202.
Phone: 800-965-2707
Email: [email protected]
Online store:
Longevity, icon status get toys into hall of fame
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Before the holiday
president for collections. This year, Bensch went in
wish lists and mad buying rush each year comes
thinking electric football could be on the ballot. “I
a dose of nostalgia with the National Toy Hall of
have to say my colleagues rapidly disabused me that
Fame’s annual picks for enshrinement.
that was worth including this year,” Bensch says.
This year, bubbles, little green army men and the
“It didn’t have enough play value. It was all about
Rubik’s Cube took their place alongside past winchance. It hadn’t been on the market long enough.”
ners including Monopoly and Silly Putty. But is the
For this year’s finalists, the panel came up with
road to such playtime immortality really all fun and
American Girl dolls, Fisher-Price Little People, Hess
toy trucks, My Little Pony, Operation, paper airAccording to the judges, well, yes.
planes, pots and pans, Slip ’N Slide, Teenage Mutant
Sure, there’s occasional lobbying. The Hess gas
Ninja Turtles and the three winners.
station’s Facebook page suggested this 50th anni“I try to pull back and look at the big picture —
versary year was the perfect time to include its toy
How much did this toy impact our culture, impact
truck, and Raggedy Ann fans in yarn wigs picketed
our country?” ESPN producer and judge Amy
for her inclusion in 2002.
Rosenfeld says. “It’s impossible not to apply your
But Hall of Fame judges say any real pressure is Lincoln Logs were
own personal experiences.”
nostalgia driven, a matter of balancing head versus inducted into the Toy
Some choices have stirred debate. Matchbox
of Fame in 1999.
heart. Take Star Wars action figures, which were on Hall
fans weren’t happy with the enshrinement of Hot
Photo courtesy Continental
the ballot last year, said Jeff Gomez, chief executive Hobby House
Wheels, Bensch says, and in a tongue-in-cheek rant,
at Starlight Runner Entertainment. “What I have to
Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart took the hall to task
do is separate a little bit from my own childhood and take a look for inducting the stick and cardboard box before the ball.
and see if I could argue for them,” the media consultant says. It
Those unconventional nominees, like this year’s pots and pans,
turns out he could, because of the way the figures let children tell always raise a few eyebrows. But, Gomez notes, “Not all of us are
their own stories within the movie mythology. In they went.
well off and not all of us had the wonderful things we saw in TV
Before making the ballot, toys first have to survive a panel of commercials.”
historians and curators at The Strong Museum, where the 16-yearToy analyst Chris Byrne says the hall of fame helps memoriold hall of fame is housed. The group meets several times to choose alize a place in the nation’s culture but doesn’t necessarily propel
12 finalists from nominees that pour in online all year and via the toy onto kids’ Christmas lists. The Rubik’s Cube, while still
postcard and petition. The finalists are then sent to the 24 judges, well-known, had its heyday in the early 1980s, he notes. “These
who include inventors, educators, psychologists and others.
are things that generations from now, people will say, ‘What was
This year, 434 toys were nominated within 5,000 submissions. that?”’ he said. “It’s a nice piece of cultural history.”
Only toys with longevity, icon status and the ability to inspire kids Editor’s Note: Learn more about The National Toy Hall of Fame
in the Dec. 25, 2013, issue of Antique Trader. Digital copies of the
are seriously considered. But that only narrows the list so much.
“There’s always a give-and-take,” says Chris Bensch, vice issue are available at
Little green
army men
Rubik’s Cube
Rubber duck
Star Wars
action figures
Hot Wheels
Playing cards
The Game of Life
Easy-Bake Oven
Lionel trains
Jigsaw puzzle
Raggedy Ann
Radio Flyer wagon
Roller skates
Big Wheel
Nintendo Game Boy
Candy Land
Cardboard box
Silly Putty
Tonka trucks
Baby doll
G.I. Joe
Rocking horse
Atari 2600
game system
Raggedy Andy
Alphabet blocks
Crayola crayons
Erector set
Etch A Sketch
Teddy bear
Jump rope
Mr. Potato Head
Duncan yo-yo
Hula Hoop
Lincoln Logs
December 24, 2014 • • ANTIQUE TRADER 19
Source: The National Toy Hall of Fame
National Toy Hall of Fame inductees over the years
Flag ban stymies Antiques Trail NY State Museum
WOODBURY, Conn. (AP) — Plans to
fly flags along the state-designated Antiques Trail in Woodbury have run into
zoning regulations that ban flag signs.
The Republican-American reports
( that Karen Reddington-Hughes, president of the Woodbury Antiques Dealers Association, paid
for a flag displaying a logo created by the
state Office of Tourism for the trail.
She had planned to place an order for
any of the 15 businesses that appear on
the antiques trail website [].
Zoning Commission Chairman Robert
Clarke proposed withholding enforcement of flag violators while considering a
change to the regulations. He says any approval of flag signs would likely not apply
solely to antiques trail members. ■
Egypt sentences 3 Germans
over antiquities’ theft
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has
sentenced nine people, including three
Germans who were tried in absentia, to
five years in prison for theft and smuggling
of antiquities.
The Giza Criminal Court issued its
ruling Nov. 11, concluding that the men
had chipped off a piece of stone from the
burial chamber of King Khufu inside the
Great Pyramid. The men were apparently
trying to prove a theory that the pyramids
were built by a civilization pre-dating the
ancient Egyptians.
German prosecutors identified two of
the convicted Germans as Stefan Erdmann
and Dominique Goerlitz, who is described
in the German press as an “experimental
archaeologist.’’ ■
Man gets jail for stealing
artwork from woman, 91
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — An Oregon man has been sentenced to 120 days
in jail for stealing artwork from a 91-yearold Vancouver, Washington, woman who
has dementia.
John Kalamafoni pleaded guilty to
theft, possession of stolen property and
trafficking in stolen property. A Clark
County Superior Court judge sentenced
the 23-year-old Portland man Nov. 13.
The Columbian says (
x4nxz4) his 20-year-old girlfriend Toakase
Tovo was sentenced to 14 months in
prison. Tovo worked as the in-home care
provider for Margaret Sotta.
The couple was accused of stealing
about $320,000 worth of Native American
artwork from Sotta’s home.
Court records show they sold the pottery, statues and other artwork to dealers
and collectors in the Portland area. ■
Woman gets one-year sentence
for smashing Iolani Palace door
HONOLULU (AP) — A Honolulu
woman who kicked in the front door of
Iolani Palace is being sentenced to a year
in prison.
KHON ( reported
Nov. 12 Drew Paahao must also pay an
$11,500 fine.
Public defender Steven Nicols says Paahao feels bad for what she did. He says it’s
a source of shame for her and her family.
Surveillance video in February showed
Paahao walking through the grand hall of
the palace after breaking the 130-year-old
glass door.
The fair market value of the antique
etched glass panel was appraised at
Paahao pleaded guilty in August to
criminal property damage in the first degree and burglary in the second degree.
A judge told Paahao her record will be
wiped clean if she’s good for four years. ■
20 ANTIQUE TRADER • • December 24, 2014
opens Shaker exhibit
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — As part of its
New York State History Month activities, the State Museum is opening a major new exhibit exploring the history of
the Shaker community.
Artifacts from pre-eminent Shaker
collections will be shown together for
the fi rst time at the exhibit, called “Shakers: America’s Quiet Revolutionaries.’’ It
opened Nov. 15 and runs through March
6, 2015.
The Shaker revolution began when
the group’s charismatic leader, Ann Lee,
landed in New York harbor with eight
others in 1774. They settled near Albany
and launched a religious revolution parallel to the American colonies’ struggle
against British rule.
The Museum has created a webpage
to celebrate New York State History
historymonth/. ■
Picasso exhibit
opens at Dali
Museum in Florida
The Salvador Dali Museum in Florida
[] is opening a Pablo Picasso
exhibit that includes paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture.
It’s called “Picasso/Dali, Dali/Picasso’’ and it explores the rivalry and
inspiration between the two famous
Spanish artists.
Dali was a young, adoring fan when
he met Picasso in Paris in 1926, by
which time the older artist had claimed
his fame. The exhibit opened Nov. 15
and runs through Feb. 15, 2015.
The exhibit then will travel to the
Museu Picasso in Barcelona, for exhibition March 19-June 28, 2015.
The Picasso works in the exhibition
came from several museums around the
world and individuals, including the
Picasso family. ■
Approved city plan averts
possible sale of Detroit’s art
DETROIT (AP) — A judge cleared
Detroit to emerge from bankruptcy Nov.
7, approving a hard-fought turnaround
plan with a fervent plea to the people of
this one-time industrial powerhouse to
“move past your anger” and help fix the
Motor City.
“What happened in Detroit must
never happen again,” federal Judge Steven
Rhodes said in bringing the case to a close
a relatively speedy 16 months after Detroit
— the cradle of the auto industry — became the biggest city in U.S. history to file
for bankruptcy.
The plan calls for cutting the pensions
of 12,000 non-public safety retirees by
4.5 percent, erasing $7 billion of debt and
spending $1.7 billion to demolish thousands of blighted buildings, make the city
safer and improve long-neglected basic
Rhodes praised decisions that settled
the most contentious issues in the case, including a deal to prevent the sale of worldclass art at the Detroit Institute of Arts
and a consensus that prevented pension
cuts from getting even worse. He said the
pension deal “borders on the miraculous,”
though he acknowledged the cuts could
still cause severe misfortune for many who
have been trying to get by on less than
$20,000 a year.
Politicians and civic leaders, including
Republican Gov. Rick Snyder, hailed the
Nov. 7 milestone as a fresh start for the
city. It was Snyder who agreed with stateappointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr
to take the city into Chapter 9, a drastic,
last-ditch move that he promoted during
his fall re-election campaign.
Detroit was brought down by a combination of factors, including corruption
and mismanagement at City Hall, a long
decline in the auto industry and a flight
to the suburbs that caused the population
to plummet to 688,000 from 1.2 million
in 1980. The exodus has turned entire
neighborhoods into desolate, boarded-up
With more square miles than Manhattan, Boston and San Francisco combined,
Detroit didn’t have enough tax revenue to
cover pensions, retiree health insurance
and buckets of debt sold to keep the budget
“Detroit’s inability to provide adequate
municipal services runs deep and has for
years. It is inhumane and intolerable, and
it must be fixed,” the judge said.
In signing off on the plan, Rhodes appealed to residents who expressed sorrow
and disgust about the city’s woes.
“Move past your anger. Move past it
and join in the work that is necessary to fix
this city,” he said. “Help your city leaders
do that. It is your city.”
With Orr’s term over and the city recently returned to the control of elected
officials, “It is now time to restore democracy to the people,” the judge said.
The case concluded in lightning speed
by bankruptcy standards. The success was
largely due to a series of deals between Detroit and major creditors, especially retirees who agreed to accept smaller pension
checks after Rhodes said they had no protection under the Michigan Constitution.
Also, bond insurers with more than $1
billion in claims eventually dropped their
push to sell off art and settled for much less.
It took more than two years for a smaller city, Stockton, California, to get out of
bankruptcy. San Bernardino, a California
city even smaller than Stockton, is still operating under Chapter 9 protection more
than two years after filing.
Rhodes had to accept Detroit’s remedy
or reject it in full, not pick pieces. His appointed expert, Martha “Marti” Kopacz of
Boston, said it was “skinny” but “feasible,”
and she linked any future success to the
skills of the mayor and City Council and
a badly needed overhaul of technology at
City Hall.
The most unusual feature of the plan is
an $816 million pot of money funded by
the state, foundations, philanthropists and
the Detroit Institute of Arts. The money
will forestall even deeper pension cuts and
avert the sale of city-owned art at the museum — a step the judge warned “would
forfeit Detroit’s future.” ■
France returns 250
smuggled Egyptian
PARIS (AP) — France has returned
250 Egyptian antiquities seized from the
luggage of travelers arriving in Paris four
years ago.
The customs office said that it gave
the Egyptian Embassy on Nov. 27 the
amulets, rings, funeral statues, clay pots
and other objects seized in March and
November 2010 at Charles de Gaulle airport. A statement from customs authorities said the objects date from different
periods including 2000 B.C., the Roman
and Byzantine eras and as late as the 7th
The return of the items came at the
close of a visit to Paris by Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, on his first
European tour. He met with President
Francois Hollande, coming to France after visiting Rome. ■
Raleigh Flea Market
reopens at N.C.
State fairgrounds
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — After a month
off for the N.C. State Fair, the Raleigh Flea
Market is open for business.
The flea market operates from 9 a.m.
to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, except during October, when the annual
State Fair is held.
More than 600 dealers and craftsmen
set up shop at the flea market, showcasing
everything from antiques and collectibles
to handicrafts, furniture, homemade
goods, clothing and jewelry. Parking is
In addition, the state fairgrounds is
hosting a series of events, including the
Capital Area Handbell Festival and the
Raleigh Antiques Extravaganza. ■
Editor’s Note: For more information on the
Raleigh Flea Market at the NC State Fairgrounds, call 919-899-3532 or visit www. Market hours are 9
a.m.-6 p.m. every weekend, rain or shine
(except in October).
December 24, 2014 • • ANTIQUE TRADER 21
The Original 164th Semi-Annual
York Fairgrounds Convention & Expo Center
★MEMORIAL HALL EAST★ 334 Carlisle Ave., York, PA 17404
From Rt. 30, Take Rt. 74 South
Jan. 30, 31 & Feb. 1, 2015
Friday - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. • Saturday - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. • Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
96 Selected Exhibitors featuring 18th & 19th Century American, English, Primitive
and Period Furniture and Accessories
Fine Early China and Glassware • 18th & 19th C Silver • Chinese Export Porcelain • Oriental Rugs
• Fine Antique Jewelry • Antique Toys • Pewter • Early Kitchen & Fireplace Accessories
• American & English Samplers • Navajo Rugs • Pueblo Pottery • Baskets • Native American Artifacts
Adlib Antiques (Raleigh, NC)
American Garage (Los Angeles, CA)
American Sampler • John and Nancy Smith (Barnesville, MD)
The Antique Store in Wayne (Wayne, PA)
Athena Antiques & Estate Jewelry (Timonium, MD)
Axtell Antiques (Deposit, NY)
Dennis and Valerie Bakoledis (Rhinebeck, NY)
Scott Bassoff • Sandy Jacobs (Swampscott, MA)
Beaver Creek Antiques & Arms (Dillsburg, PA)
A Bird in Hand (Florham Park, NJ)
Philip H. Bradley Co. (Downington, PA)
Anderson • Breish (Fort Washington, PA)
Bertolet House Antiques (Oley, PA)
Stephen C. Burkhardt (Felton, PA)
Alice and Art Booth (Wayne, NJ)
Brill's Antiques (Newport News, VA)
Thomas Brown (McMurray, PA)
Cat Lady Antiques (Ackermanville, PA)
John Chaski Antiques (Camden, DE)
Peter W. Chillingworth (Scenery Hill, PA)
Pat and Don Clegg (East Berlin, PA)
Robert M. Conrad (Yeagertown, PA)
Country Corner Antiques (Bowie, MD)
Country Treasures • George and Carol Meekins (Preston, MD)
B. Hannah Daniel Antiques, LLC (Athens, AL)
Paul De Coste (West Newbury, MA)
D.B.R. Antiques • Doug Ramsay (Hadley, MA)
Emele's Antiques (Dublin, PA)
Christopher Evans (Waynesboro, VA)
The Fassnachts (Canandaigua, NY)
J. & R. Ferris Antiques, LLC (Boonesville, NY)
Tucker Frey Antiques (Woodbury, CT)
Sam Forsythe Antiques (Columbus, OH)
Keith and Diane Fryling (Green Lane, PA)
gallerybfa • Scott Brasseur (Prospect, PA)
Pat & Rich Garthoeffner (Letitz, PA)
James and Nancy Glazer (Bailey Island, ME)
James B. Grievo (Stockton, NJ)
James Gallagher (North Norwich, NY)
Sally Good Antiques (Dresher, PA)
Samuel Herrup (Sheffield, MA)
David H. Horst (Lebanon, PA)
Groundhog Hollow Antiques • Larry and Claudia Collins
(Felton, PA)
The Hanneberg's Antiques (East Lyme, CT)
Hanes and Ruskin (Old Lyme, CT)
Harry B. Hartman • Oliver C. Overlander (Marietta, PA)
Heller • Washam (Portland, ME)
The Herrs (Lancaster, PA)
H. & L. Antiques • Helen and Larry Bryan (Princeton, NJ)
Ingle Nook Antiques (Reedville, VA)
James Island Antiques (Charleston, SC)
Jewett • Berdan (Newcastle, ME)
James M. Kilvington, Inc. (Greenville, DE)
Bill Kelly (Limington, ME)
Greg K. Kramer & Co. (Robesonia, PA)
William and Teresa Kurau (Lampeter, PA)
Latcham House Antiques (Waterville, OH)
Joseph J. Lodge (Lederach, PA)
Thomas R. Longacre (Marlborough, NH)
Louis and Clark Antiques (Tyler Hill, PA)
Lisa S. McAllister (Clear Spring, MD)
Cheryl Mackley (Red Lion, PA)
Neverbird Antiques (Surry, VA)
Newsom • Berdan (Thomasville, PA, and Hallowell, ME)
Hilary and Paulette Nolan (Falmouth, MA)
The Norwoods' Spirit of America (Timonium, MD)
Daniel and Karen Olson (Newburgh, NY)
Mario Pollo Antiques (Holliston, MA)
Perkins and Menson (Ashby, MA)
Pratt's Antiques (Victor, NY)
James L. Price (Carlisle, PA)
Raccoon Creek Antiques, LLC at Oley Forge (Oley, PA)
Dennis Raleigh (Wiscasset, ME)
Gene Rappaport Antiques (Strasburg, PA)
Reilly and Jenks Antiques (New Oxford, PA)
Salt Box Antiques (Sugarloaf, PA)
Schoolhouse Farm Antiques (New Holland, PA)
Wesley T. Sessa (Pottstown, PA)
Shaeffer's Antiques (Glyndon, MD)
John H. Rogers, LLC (New London, NH)
Lana Smith Antiques (Louisville, KY)
Steve Smoot Antiques & Navajo Textiles (Lancaster, PA)
Barbara Rew (Luves, DE)
Stephen • Douglas (Rockingham, VT)
Steven F. Still (Manheim, PA)
Margaret Johnson Sutor (Lafayette Hill, PA)
Tanning Antiques (Pittsburgh, PA)
Thomas Thompson (Pembroke, NH)
Quiet Corner Antiques (Sterling, CT)
Charlene Upham (Mardela Springs, MD)
Lorraine Wambold • Estate Jewelry (Doylestown, PA)
Chuck White Folk Art and Antiques (Warwick, NY)
Michael Whittemore (Punta Gorda, FL)
Cecelia B. Williams (New Market, MD)
Marc Witus (Gladstone, NJ)
Douglas R. Wyant (Cassopolis, MI)
Show Phones:
(717) 718-1097
(302) 542-3286
Managed by: MELVIN L. ARION
P.O. Box 119 • Laurel, DE 19956-0119 • FAX: (302) 875-5739
22 ANTIQUE TRADER • • December 24, 2014
Presley items selling in January
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — More than
60 authentic artifacts related to late singer Elvis Presley are set to be auctioned in
Memphis in January.
Elvis Presley Enterprises says the auction, scheduled for Jan. 8, will be part of
the annual celebration of Presley’s birthday at Graceland, his longtime Memphis
Bidding will begin online two weeks
prior to the live auction at Graceland.
All 68 of the items are from thirdparty collectors, and they have been researched by Graceland’s authenticators.
Among the items being auctioned is
an acetate of Presley’s first-ever recording
produced at Memphis Recording Service
in June 1953. The recording features the
songs “My Happiness” on side A and
“That’s When Your Heartaches Begin” on
side B.
Presley was 42 when he died on Aug.
16, 1977, in Memphis. ■
Ohio Amish quilts getting
their day in the spotlight
Antique Ohio Amish Quilts from the
Darwin D. Bearley Collection includes
more than 40 bed, crib and doll quilts, illustrating the breadth of the Ohio Amish
quilt making tradition between 1880
and 1940. The strong graphics and vivid
color combinations of these quilts have
inspired artists and quilt makers since
they were first seen outside the Amish
Darwin D. Bearley of Akron, Ohio,
was in the right place at the right time.
He began collecting quilts in Ohio in the
early 1970s and quickly converted his interest into a business. The “quilt dealer”
was a new profession in the early 1970s,
but as the demand for quilts grew among
collectors and quilt enthusiasts, Bearley
was at the forefront. He travelled all over
the Midwest to seek out the best quilts,
often knocking on doors of Amish homes
where he knew or had heard there might
be quilts, offering the highest prices for
them. Most importantly, he had the foresight to keep some of his rarest finds for
his personal collection, and visitors to the
exhibit will have the pleasure of seeing
how a small group of Amish women created, over a period of only about 50 years,
a powerful body of work that reflects
their culture and aesthetics.
Three galleries are fi lled with stunning examples of block patterns favored
by the Ohio Amish, including Log
Cabins, Roman Stripe, Nine Patch and
Broken Star, cotton patchwork quilt,
circa 1925-30, made by Katie M. Yoder.
Photo courtesy Darwin D. Bearley
Ocean Waves. All these quilts exemplify
the hallmark of the Ohio Amish style –
the use of small brightly colored pieces,
showcased against dark backgrounds.
They further illustrate that their makers
had an intuitive sense of color and understood how to manipulate hue and value to
achieve sparkle and glow.
“Plain” quilts, a more subtle artistic
expression than the colorful pieced quilts,
consist of a large expanse of a solid fabric
with a contrasting border. Amish are
known for their exquisite hand quilting
and the plain quilts are fi lled with complex feathered wreaths and cable designs.
For more information, visit or contact [email protected] ■
‘American Pickers’
considering Louisiana
Wolfe and Frank Fritz have crisscrossed America, looking through
barns and basements for dirty, rusty
Now, the pair wants to bring their
show, “American Pickers,” to Louisiana, but they’re looking for help.
Lum Farr, president of the Union
Parish Chamber of Commerce,
tells The Ruston Leader (http://bit.
ly/11yRH2G) he was contacted by
Cineflix, the company that produces
the show, now in its fift h season on the
History Channel.
“We would love to have them come
to Union Parish, and we need the public’s help to make it happen,” Farr said.
Farr said casting producer Anthony
Rodriguez emailed him recently about
the program, saying he was looking
for people with barns, warehouses or
buildings full of odd, unique and interesting collections.
“We also love to explore the history
of the locations tied to the items. But
knowing Mike and Frank, of course,
we are always looking for great characters,” the email said.
But Farr said the show is not looking
for large collections of any particular
items, such as doll collections. He said
they’re looking for people who have a
great variety of items they’ve collected
over a period of time.
Wolfe and Fritz consider themselves
“modern archaeologists” who sort
through junkyards and warehouses for
items that can be preserved for future
generations to appreciate.
“Hitting back roads from coast to
coast, the two men earn a living by restoring forgotten relics to their former
glory, transforming one person’s trash
into another’s treasure,” the show’s
website states. “If you think the antique
business is all about upscale boutiques
and buttoned-up dealers, this show
may change your mind — and teach
you a thing or two about American
history along the way.” ■
December 24, 2014 • • ANTIQUE TRADER 23
Sears Wish Books, once a marketing staple, evoke fun memories
Photo courtesy
Doug Koztoski
This 1943 Sears Christmas Book conveys the joy of
Christmas. Below left: Home-front fashions included these
“God Bless America Hats.” The beanies were offered by
Sears for 59 cents, while the Pilgrim Parka versions cost 98
cents. Below right: The 1937 catalog suggested shoppers
make this their happiest Christmas with a “Powerful New
Silvertone Radio” for $21.95 or $33.45.
24 ANTIQUE TRADER • • December 24, 2014
Wooden trains, “clever” stuffed animals and militarythemed model airplane kits. Those are just a few toy choices
one notices while thumbing through the sepia-toned and occasional color pages. The pages, in this case, come from the
1944 Sears Wish Book, one of the department store’s annual
holiday catalogs, the type welcomed by scores of Americans
for several decades.
Jason Liebig put the 1944 holiday guide among the favorites in his collection.
“I am fascinated by World War II-era catalogs,” he said.
“The war effort, rationing, boy do these catalogs reflect a
simpler time.”
A self-proclaimed “catalog preservation enthusiast,” Liebig co-created in 2006 to give anyone
with Internet access a chance to share in the fun surrounding the gift guides of yesteryear. The website includes a highresolution page-by-page look at dozens of vintage Sears
holiday catalogs, with a dusting of other stores represented,
as well.
“Wish Books are such a great window into the past,” he
said. “They reflect our consumer culture, they are so comprehensive and universally positive.”
Visitors flock to the most from August through December. “Which I think is somehow appropriate,” Liebig said. “That’s when Wish Books were sent out
and leafed through every year, when they were such a big
part of our lives.”
Wheels set in motion
The Sears Company started in the 1880s. Catalogs advertising their wares soon followed. Yet, the fi rst Sears and
Roebuck Company book specifically geared toward holiday
buying did not arrive until 1933.
That inaugural catalog, 88 pages worth, included ads
for a Mickey Mouse watch, a Miss Pigtails doll and electric
trains for kids. Adults, meanwhile, likely gravitated toward
the clothes, jewelry and household goods. Five-pound boxes
of chocolate were for everyone.
Over the years Sears holiday books grew in size to more
than 800 pages, at times, often about one-third of it fi lled
with toy ideas that kids could “ooh” and “ahh” over.
By the mid-1990s, however, Sears Wish Books started
slimming down, considerably, partly due to the Internet’s
blossoming and driving a big chunk of advertising online.
By the early 2000s, their new gift catalogs were all but a distant memory. Wish Books in the United States have not been
printed or online for a few years.
Above left: The Canadian Sears Wish Book advertises the available action figures and accessories available from the new megapopular Star Wars franchise. Above center: The 1944 Sears Wish Book features “Easy-to-make Army-Navy Airplane models.”
Above right: The 1937 Sears catalog offers the Sears Stake Truck and Trailer loaded with candy kisses for just 69 cents.
Snapshots in time
“Wish Books really caught on because
we are all children at heart and those
books came around during our youth
and never really left us,” said Thomas W.
Holland, author and co-author of several
books about vintage toys shown in Sears
and Montgomery Wards holiday catalogs.
The writer described the “pages” as
“dream fulfi llers,” for many. “I’d look at
those catalog pages and see everything
from toys to televisions to everything else
that I hoped to have some day, that I used
to dream about, and I wasn’t alone.”
Holland said a mix of toys sold well
through the Wish Books. “Depending
on the era, Lionel and Marx trains, and
Marx play sets of the 1950s and ’60s were
always huge sellers for Sears.”
Other high-demand toys, he noted,
included “The Alamo” play sets (following the Davy Crockett TV craze of the
1950s), 1960s space-oriented play sets
and dolls.
“Once Barbie and all the accessories came along, that phenomenon was
huge.” He pointed out that in the ’50s and
through the mid-’60s, mini-kitchen sets
sold well, too.
G.I. Joe. Hot Wheels. Star Wars items.
Just like watching a Slinky walk down the
steps of the Washington Monument, the
list of popular toys sold through Wish
Sears Wish Book eBay auction prices realized
1937 - (Very Good) Buddy “L” pedal
car with free goggles and helmet,
8mm films of Charlie Chaplin and
various Disney characters, $125
1938 - (VG), $165
1939 - (Good-VG) Judy Garland “Wizard of Oz” dress, Charlie McCarthy,
Lone Ranger, $124
1946 - (VG+) Madame Alexander dolls,
Flying Arrow sleds, Lionel and Marx
trains, $99
1950 - (VG+), $128
1952 - (VG) Happi-time trains, Roy
Rogers hat-to-spurs outfits, TVradio-record player combo, $69
1957 - (VG) $64,000 Question board
game, Robert the animated Robot,
1962 - (VG+) Barbie and Ken dolls,
NFL electric football game, 3-D
View-Master, $114
1966 - (Excellent) Astronaut, Batman
and Superman costumes, Beatles
“Flip Your Wig” game, G.I. Joe,
Lego, Matchbox cars, slot cars,
1969 - (Excellent-plus, with original
mailing sleeve) Mrs. Beasley doll,
Creepy Crawlers, Super-8 movie
cameras, $173
1972 - (EX+ with original mailing
sleeve) Bikes with banana seats,
Magic 8-ball, Mickey Mouse
gumball bank, Snoopy Power
toothbrush, $72
1980 - (Like new), $78
*All prices rounded to nearest dollar and include shipping costs, when available.
Books seemingly goes on and on — forever. Tinker Toys, Monopoly, Lego…
Holland said kids of today’s generation have also been quite receptive to his
books. “They’re envious,” he emphasized.
“They say, geez, you used to be able to
hold on to this thing, not just look at it on
a screen, you used to be able to take this
with you and put it on a shelf and save it
for years and years.”
As things go, unfortunately, over time
numerous catalogs ended up trashed or
recycled. But that made remaining copies, especially in decent or better shape,
even more collectible.
Strong track record
By his estimation, Miles Clark, coowner of Hillcrest Books (oldcatalogs.
com), has sold thousands of vintage Sears
Wish Books.
“These days people are asking more
December 24, 2014 • • ANTIQUE TRADER 25
Photo courtesy
Lionel Electric Trains in a wide range of
models and price points were included
in the 1952 Sears Christmas catalog.
Country Inn Fruit Cake is touted as a
“Slice of Good Cheer” in the 1959 Sears
Wish Book.
This 1962 Sears catalog introduces
shoppers to “TV’s Barbie and Ken,” in
addition to Barbie’s car, home and travel
and more for catalogs from the 1950s and ’60s, that’s a function of the customer’s age,” explained Clark. “They remember
the toys and games and those sort of things from childhood and
now they relive some of those fun feelings with the Wish Books.”
The dealer underscored that condition plays a big role in the
prices brought for older Wish Books, with 1950s and ’60s Sears
holiday guides currently selling for $35 to $150 each. Another
factor also ranks highly in the demand equation.
“Depending on what’s in it, makes a difference,” he noted.
Clark cited catalogs with certain types of dolls and Buddy “L”
cars and trucks, for instance, as being more popular than others.
“It depends on what they played with as a child.”
Catalogs from the ’50s and ’60s, Clark said, are getting harder
to come by, while the earlier ones have always been tough to find.
The paper expert sees a bright future for certain holidaythemed guides. “Any of the Wish Books, catalogs, that have a lot
of toys in them, all those things we identify with our particular
innocence, will always be in demand,” he said. “There’s no question about that. And, they won’t get more plentiful.”
Now and then
While technology changes helped create the discontinuation
and miserly low catalog population across the United States,
sites such as now can assist “kids” of all ages
to enjoy a glimpse of holiday times past.
So whether someone is physically or virtually flipping
through the pages of these vintage guides, perhaps a phrase
used on the 1944 Sears Wish Book back cover — describing fruit
cakes, no less — best summarizes the emotion these catalogs
conjure up: “Pure and delicious.” ■
Doug Koztoski writes about antiques and sports memorabilia. He welcomes
comments and questions related to this article at [email protected]
G.I. Joe Talking Commander is offered for $4.99, while the
“Sold Only at Sears” Escape from Danger and Danger Alert
G.I. Joe accessories retailed for $3.99 apiece in the 1971
Sears Wish Book. Sears also sold the requisite AA batteries in
convenient packages of six for just 99 cents.
26 ANTIQUE TRADER • • December 24, 2014
11th Annual New Years Day
Photo courtesy Rago Arts
Thursday, January 1st • 10:00am CT
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Very small sampling of items in this auction. Original 1848 oil on board by
Artist Johann Gebhard Flatz Madonna mit kind und Johannesknaben,
Large listed
Rare large Pepsi flanged bottom bottle cap sign double sided, old copper
weather vane, old cast aluminum cow weather vane, 1914 Budweiser
n golfer
tray, cooks beer sign, large double sided porcelain Texaco sign, old pennant
Auctio quilt,
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7, 2014. The pearl is the central element of a brooch (“The
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directs the Jewelry department at Rago [], as “a
pearl the size of a quail egg on a cracker of diamonds.”
The 19th century oval brooch onto which the pearl is
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brooch either horizontally or vertically. The frame bears the
unrecognized scratched marks KAM and N677.
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ATLANTA, Ga. – An ambitious New
Year’s Signature Estates Auction packed
with about 1,100 diverse lots will be held
Saturday and Sunday, January 3-4 by
Ahlers & Ogletree, in the firm’s gallery at
715 Miami Circle (Suite 210) in Atlanta,
beginning at 11 a.m. Eastern time both
days. Doors will open at 10 a.m. each day.
The auction offers original artworks
ranging from 17th century Old Masters to
20th century Cuban painters, Chinese and
other Asian objects, European and American period furniture, estate jewelry, art
glass, Persian rugs, sterling silver, lighting,
pottery, and decorative accessories.
Sale highlights include Russian enamel
pieces (two Fabergé Workmaster silver and
enamel eggs by Mikhail Perkhin, a pair of
Fabergé cufflinks and a brooch), a large
collection of Jaeger-Le Coultre clocks, a
large collection of unframed 18th and 19th
century Chinese scroll paintings, three fine
tapestries (two French, one 18th century
Continental) and miniature portraits.
Also offered will be a collection of
around 40 fine antique canes, all from
one collector (some sterling-mounted,
some ivory, some figural), a collection of
engravings (mostly British), three Grant
Wood limited-edition lithographs, a collection of Chinese pottery, Mid-Century
Modern furniture, 18th and 19th century
leather-bound books and Chinese-influenced chinoiserie furniture.
“We always strive to make our New
Year’s Estates Auction the strongest sale
of the year, and I believe the incredible
mix of merchandise in this sale, in so
many diverse categories, will result in
a potential record-breaker for us,” said
Robert Ahlers of Ahlers & Ogletree.
The Asian objects category is led by
three polychrome pottery sculptural lots,
all from the Tang Dynasty (circa 618-907
AD) and all previously housed at the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University in Atlanta. One figurine depicts
a horse and female rider, one is of a tall
nude man with a stoic expression and one
is of a woman holding a bird in the palm
of her hand. Also sold will be a group of
three 18th century hand-painted enamel
Chinese Canton snuff boxes.
Photo courtesy Ahlers & Ogletree
New Year’s sale offering Fabergé egg duo
Clockwise from above left: One of a pair of oil on wood panels by William Aiken
Walker (S.C./Md., 1838-1921) will be offered.
Two Russian Faberge Workmaster silver and enamel eggs by Mikhail Perkhin.
Group of three 18th century hand-painted enamel Chinese Canton snuff boxes.
Paintings by American artists will be
led by a pair of works by William Aiken
Walker (S.C./Md., 1838-1921), both of
them oil on wood panel, one titled Male
Sharecropper and the other Female Cotton Picker. Each measures 13 1/4 inches
by 9 1/4 inches (sight). Also sold will be
a signed oil on canvas work by Homer
Dodge Martin (N.Y./Minn., 1836-1897)
titled Coast of Normandy.
The precious metals category includes
a Reed & Barton (Am., Taunton, Mass.,
circa 1950s) four-piece sterling tea set
(tray, teapot, creamer, sugar dish) in the
Stratford pattern, weighing 103.6 troy
ounces; and an early 20th century Elkington & Co. (Birmingham, Eng.) 9 kt.
rose gold on copper circa 1929 Seaton
Pippin Challenge Cup horse trophy totaling 468.5 grams.
Sculptures include two limited-edition bronze creations by Erté (Romain de
Tirtoff, Russia/France, 1892-1990). One,
titled Moonlight (circa 1985) is 17 3/4
inches tall; the other, titled In the Evening
(circa 1980), is 20 inches tall. Both depict
an Art Deco-style standing female in a
green gown, decorated with gold feathers.
28 ANTIQUE TRADER • • December 24, 2014
Also sold will be an unsigned carved
marble figural sculpture after Pierre Julien (Fr., 1731-1804), Amalthea & the Goat
of Jupiter, 56 3/4 inches tall.
Rounding out the expected top lots
is a 15-volume set of books by Oscar
Wilde (Ir., 1840-1900), with 14 volumes published in London and one in
Paris; a fine and unusual Edwardian
Sheraton Revival-style mahogany and
polychrome-painted Carlton House desk
from the 19th century, heavily carved and
decorated; and a figured tulip wood small
turned bowl (or “donut form” bowl), by
Ed Moulthrop (Ga., 1916-2003), 6 1/2
inches in diameter.
Internet bidding will be facilitated
by, and (online bidders
should register at least 24 hours prior to the
auction). Phone and absentee bids will also
be accepted up to 24 hours prior to sale.
Inquiries regarding bidding or the auction
may be made via e-mail ([email protected]) or by phone (404-869-2478).
Learn more about Ahlers & Ogletree
and the Jan. 3-4 auction by visiting www. ■
Annual West Coast show benefits
child abuse prevention group
the 22 years since the Antiques,
Decorative Arts and Vintage Show
and Sale to Benefit CALM appeared
on the scene, it has evolved into a
popular West Coast event.
“CALM’s Antiques and Vintage
Decorative Arts Show and Sale would
be welcome in Boston, Manhattan,
Chicago – any place where connoisseurs gather to celebrate our legacy of
17th to 20th century decorative arts.
Collectors from L.A. and the City by An eclectic mix of antiques including pottery
and porcelain, folk art, and Americana, will
the Bay will be shopping the 80 Blue be displayed during the Jan. 23-25 show and
Chip Dealers as well,” said Bob Ban- sale. Photo courtesy CALM
nenbaum of West Coast Peddler.
CALM (Child Abuse Listening and ver, textiles, linens, glassware, china, and
Mediation) is a nonprofit agency, located porcelain will be displayed, among others.
in Santa Barbara, specializing in the pre- Plus, the “Antique Rug Connection” team
vention of child abuse and treatment of will be available to discuss sales, repair
those affected by it.
and cleaning of oriental rugs.
Beginning Friday, January 23, and
The Earl Warren Showgrounds is locontinuing through the weekend, the Earl cated at Highway 101 at Los Positas, in
Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, California. Admission at
will be filled to the rafters with antiques the door is $5 with a copy of this article
and unique decorative pieces in an effort or an ad and $6 without. The cost of adto raise awareness and funds for CALM.
mission for senior citizens (62 and older)
Visitors will discover vintage, modern, is $5, and children age 12 and under are
Art Deco and Arts & Crafts antiques and free. Show hours are Friday and Saturday
decorative arts at more than 80 dealer 11 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
booths. In addition, several pieces of pe- For more information, visit www.CALMriod furniture, garden artifacts, decorative, email April Thede at
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JMK kicks off
2015 at historic
Birchwood Manor
WHIPPANY, N.J. — The New
Year’s Antiques Show at Birchwood
Manor will once again kick off the 2015
antiques season for JMK Shows. This,
New Jersey’s longest-running antiques
show, will be held Jan. 3-4 at the Birchwood Manor in Whippany, New Jersey.
The Birchwood Manor is located at
111 N. Jefferson Rd. in Whippany, just
north of Morristown.
The graceful and historic Georgian
mansion will be fi lled with 85 exhibitor
booths featuring the finest antique furniture from around the world, fine art,
vintage posters and prints, decorative
art, sterling silver, porcelain, crystal,
art glass, vintage fashion and jewelry.
Among the expected exhibitors are
Art & Antique Gallery, Jetiques, Mimi
Gunn, Seymours Sterling, Lorraine
Wambold, Jamie’s Antiques, Marvin
Baer, Noble Peddler, Jaffe & Thurston
and Bernie Krauss, just to name a few.
Admission is $8 with free return
privileges. (A $1 discount coupon is
available at
Show hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.
For more information, coupon and
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Metro Curates gets new moniker, preps for Jan. show
NEW YORK — The Art Fair Company has changed the
name of the Metro Show to Metro Curates, as it prepares for the
January 22-25, 2015 show.
“We believe that the new name best reflects the curatorial
aims of the fair,” says Fair Director Caroline Kerrigan. “Last
year, we asked each of the participating galleries to create a booth
based on a single artist or themed exhibit of works. From their
enthusiastic response, as well as from fair attendees, we believe
that ‘Metro Curates’ best exemplifies the mission of the fair – to
present singular viewpoints among exhibitions that cross genres
in unexpected ways.”
Along with its new name comes a roster of new galleries.
Among them are: Forum Gallery (New York), American Garage
(Los Angeles), Joshua Lowenfels Works of Art (New York), Aaron
Galleries (Chicago), Leatherwood Antiques (Sandwich, Massa-
chusetts), Marion Harris (New York) and Rebecca Hossack Art
Gallery (New York, London).
In keeping with its celebration of living with art in all its
forms, Jack Lenor Larsen will present the LongHouse Award for
Design Excellence for best booth design. Metro Curates will include a wide range of offerings that
include ethnographic material, applied and decorative arts and
historic to contemporary textiles, combined with modern and
contemporary fine art and design. The opening night preview is slated for Wednesday, January
21, from 6-9 p.m. The show opens to the public Thursday, Jan. 22,
and hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and noon to 5:30
p.m. on Sunday. General admission is $20 per person; a multi-day
pass is $35 per person.
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Art in German trove
identified as looted
BERLIN (AP) — The Jewish Claims
Conference said Nov. 28 it has already
identified a painting stolen by the Nazis
among a newly published inventory of
hundreds of works that belonged to late
German collector Cornelius Gurlitt, and
pushed for more time to investigate others.
Executive vice president Greg Schneider said in an email to The Associated
Press that a Pissaro among about 250
artworks found in Gurlitt’s Salzburg
property matched one on a looted-art list.
Switzerland’s Kunstmuseum Bern,
which inherited the collection, posted
lists of the Salzburg works and some of
the 1,280 others found in Gurlitt’s Munich apartment online.
While some of the Munich works were
already known, it was the first look for
many at the art Gurlitt kept in the house
he owned in Austria. It includes works by
Breughel, Monet, Renoir and Picasso.
Gurlitt inherited much of the art from
his father, who in the 1930s helped the
Nazis sell art they considered “degenerate’’ to buyers outside of Germany for
cash. Some of the works — including
Impressionist and modern masterpieces
— had been seized by the Nazis from museums, while others were stolen or bought
for a pittance from Jewish collectors who
were forced to sell.
Gurlitt died in May at age 81, designating the Swiss museum as his sole heir.
On Monday, the museum announced
its decision to accept the bequest, promising to ensure any Nazi-looted pieces were
returned to their rightful heirs.
In an agreement with German authorities, the museum said it would work
closely with the government task force
already looking into the provenance of
the Gurlitt art from Munich. It said it
would evaluate the Salzburg works alone,
however, and decide within three months
which pieces should be turned over to the
task force.
Schneider urged the museum to rethink that time frame, saying research
on the Salzburg collection is likely to take
more time. ■
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Furniture Detective
Behind the Gavel
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will need to light sand the entire top to
smooth out any raised grain when you are
I prowl garage sales and thrift stores
for $2 irons for this purpose to stay out of
trouble with the resident domestic iron’s
owner. Just be careful about frayed cords
and such because you are probably going
to be standing in water before you are
If you are going to do a major project,
use lots of rags and change the water in
your bucket often.
Also, if you keep two irons heated up
the work goes much faster because you
don’t have to wait for them to reheat – one
is always ready. Just be sure you plug them
into separate outlets on different house
electrical circuits or you will be popping
a hidden item has passed the (RFID security) kiosk on their way to leave the
store, the kiosk asked in its clear voice,
‘Do you want to check out?’ People find
all sorts of ways to turn around and ditch
their booty so the store doesn’t take the
loss. One guy had a $70 tire he was trying
to sneak out with.” [http://www.rfidsb.
How much does an RFID system
suitable for an antique store cost? Basic
mobile systems begin at about $6,000 and
go up according to how many items and
locations you want to track.
If this sounds expensive to you, remember that if you stock and sell a lot
of smalls you’ll eventually need to hire a
part-time employee to keep your inventory up-to-date plus stock, display, pull
and ship your sales. A part-timer working 15 hours a week that is paid $8 per
Art Markets
continued from page 16
Futurist paintings are often hard to
come by at auction in part because of a
1939 law passed in Italy prohibiting the
export of artworks more than 50 years old
without permission of the government.
Most remain in Italy in museums and private collections. However, more than 30
works of art by Balla have appeared at auction in the last year, most of them works
on paper along with a few sculptures and
an oil on canvas. Six were auctioned in the
United States, with the remainder of the
sales in Europe, many in Italy. Sotheby’s
(New York) featured two of the best of the
six at its November 2013 sale. Automobile
in Corsa (1913), an oil and ink on paper
(29 -by-41 inches), sold for $11,477,000
(hammer). Rumoristica Plastica Baltrr
(1914), an ink collage on paper on canvas
(45-by-38 inches), was inspired by Futurist founder Marinetti’s literary manifestos
from 1912-1914. An important exemplar
of the movement, it sold for $1,205,000.
While most of us will abhor the violence of the underlying ideology, the images left behind by the Futurists remain
striking for their sense of movement and
speed, their high-pitched temper and
their sense for capturing the reckless forward march into the future that continues
to characterize contemporary society.
hour will cost, in the course of a year,
$6,240 plus employer’s share of taxes at
15 percent, which equals an annual cost
of about $7,200 total. Sheehan points out
that for large stores with lots of inventory
costs for tracking inventory by hand can
go even higher: “There is a bike shop in
Charlotte with one employee just doing
So after that, more or less, the ongoing
cost will be chips at about a nickel apiece.
In most cases an RFID system can be expensed in the first year, reducing your tax
In year two, you’ll be able to reduce
or avoid the part-time employee expense,
increasing your profit.
Best of all, an RFID system never calls
in late, never asks for a raise and always
does what it’s told.
Sounds like the perfect “employee” to
Library acquires rare map
of 18th-century New Mexico
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A handThe map, titled Provincia de Nuevo
drawn, 18th-century map of New Mexico, is dated 1778 and includes the
Mexico now officially belongs to the Rio Grande and the locations of mounNew Mexico History Museum’s research tains, towns and native tribes. It’s misslibrary, the Santa Fe New Mexican re- ing its left border. The right border has
ported (
pictures of several saints.
The Fray AngelNo decision has
ico Chavez History
been made about
The map, titled
Library has had the
where the map will be
Provincia de Nuevo displayed, Jaehn said.
map on loan since Mexico, is dated 1778. It may be incorporated
it was first disinto the Palace of the
played at the state
Governors exhibits, he
Capitol during the 2012 centennial of said. The map is being stored between
New Mexico’s statehood.
glass sheets and officials are waiting
“It was bugging me all the time, look- for a museum conservator to assess the
ing at it and wanting it,” said librarian document’s condition.
Tomas Jaehn.
According to Jaehn, the map was
Jaehn said he reached out to Rodrigo compiled by a soldier and explorer from
Lake, the antiques dealer who owned Alicante, Spain, named Nicolas Lafora.
the map. After some negotiating, Lake A captain in the Corps of Royal Engioffered to sell the map for $35,000. Jaehn neers, Lafora left Spain for Mexico in
said endowments and a donation from 1764. In 1766, he was chosen by New
the Newman’s Own Foundation, the Spain to record information daily about
nonprofit started by the late actor Paul the geographical coordinates and landNewman, helped. But the final $5,500 scape features.
needed came from donors who regularly
Only one other original, hand-drawn
go to Jaehn’s lectures or are patrons of map is part of the library’s collection of
the library.
7,000 maps. The rest are prints.
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Jan 9-10, 2015 Yuma. Arizona Antique Market,
Yuma Civic Center, 1440 Desert Hills Dr, Yuma, AZ
85365;; 602-717-7337.
ADM: $3 ($2 seniors) SH: Sat 9am-5pm; Sun
Feb 21, 2015 Avondale. Arizona State Button
Society Annual Show, Hilton Garden Inn, 11460 W.
Hilton Way, Avondale, AZ. 928-778-7299; Robert
Schuler at [email protected] or Val Perry at
[email protected] SH: 10am-5pm.
Jan 16-18, 2015 Hot Springs. 48th Annual
Coin, Stamp & Postcard Show, Hot Springs
Convention Center, Hot Springs, AR. 501-6240074;; [email protected] SH: Fri. noon-6pm; Sat. 9am-6pm;
Sun. 9am-3pm.
Jan 17-18, 2015 Conway. Antique Alley
Arkansas Antique Show, Conway Expo Center,
2505 E Oak St, Conway, AR. 50-230-5728; www.
Jan 4, 2015 Palm Springs. Palm Springs
Vintage Market, Spa Resort Casino, 450 N Indian
Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA. 760-534-7968; SH: 8am2pm. ADM: $5 (discounts on admission available by
signing up for the market’s e-mail newsletter).
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Jan 11, 2015 Pasadena. Rose Bowl Flea
Market, 1001 Rose Bowl Dr, Pasadena, CA. R.G.
Canning Events, 323-560-7469,
ADM: $8; express adm. (8am) $10; early adm.
(7am) $15; VIP (5-7am) $20. SH: 9am-3pm
Jan 18, 2015 Monterey. Monterey Bay
Antiques & Vintage Market, Monterey Peninsula
College, 980 Fremont St., Parking Lot A, Monterey,
CA. 831-648-7505;
Free parking. ADM: Free SH: 8am-3pm
Jan 23-25, 2015 Santa Barbara. Antiques,
Decorative Arts & Vintage Show & Sale to Benefit
CALM, Earl Warren Showgrounds (Hwy 101 at Las
Positas) Santa Barbara, CA. [email protected];
Jan 25, 2015 Ventura. Ventura Flea Market,
Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 Harbor Blvd.,
Ventura, CA. RG Canning Events, 323-560-7469, SH: 9am-2pm
Jan 31, 2015 San Diego. Southern California
Winter Regional Button Show, Tecolote Nature
Center, 5180 Tecolote Rd., San Diego, CA. 760-8079919. SH: 9am-3pm.
Feb 1, 2015 Palm Springs. Palm Springs
Vintage Market, Spa Resort Casino, 450 N Indian
Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA. 760-534-7968; SH: 8am2pm. ADM: $5 (discounts on admission available by
signing up for the market’s e-mail newsletter).
Feb 6-8, 2015 San Jose. St. Christopher 45th
Annual Antique Show, 2278 Booksin Ave, San Jose,
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Fri-Sat 11am-9pm; Sun 9am-2pm
Feb 8, 2015 Pasadena. Rose Bowl Flea Market,
1001 Rose Bowl Dr, Pasadena, CA. R.G. Canning
Events, 323-560-7469, ADM: $8;
express adm. (8am) $10; early adm. (7am) $15; VIP
(5-7am) $20. SH: 9am-3pm
Feb 22, 2015 Monterey. Monterey Bay
Antiques & Vintage Market, Monterey Peninsula
College, 980 Fremont St., Parking Lot A, Monterey,
CA. 831-648-7505;
Free parking. ADM: Free SH: 8am-3pm
Mar 1, 2015 Palm Springs. Palm Springs
Vintage Market, Spa Resort Casino, 450 N Indian
Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA. 760-534-7968; SH: 8am2pm. ADM: $5 (discounts on admission available by
signing up for the market’s e-mail newsletter).
Mar 8, 2015 Pasadena. Rose Bowl Flea
Market, 1001 Rose Bowl Dr, Pasadena, CA. R.G.
Canning Events, 323-560-7469,
ADM: $8; express adm. (8am) $10; early adm.
(7am) $15; VIP (5-7am) $20. SH: 9am-3pm
Mar 14, 2015 Nevada City. Antique Western
Memorabilia Show, Elks Lodge 518 Highway 49,
Nevada City, CA. 530-272-5371. ADM: $5 SH:
Mar 15, 2015 Monterey. Monterey Bay
Antiques & Vintage Market, Monterey Peninsula
College, 980 Fremont St., Parking Lot A, Monterey,
CA. 831-648-7505;
Free parking. ADM: Free SH: 8am-3pm
Mar 29, 2015 Ventura. Ventura Flea Market,
Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 Harbor Blvd.,
Ventura, CA. RG Canning Events, 323-560-7469, SH: 9am-2pm
Feb 21, 2015 Loveland. Timber Dan Fall
Antique and Collectible Toy Show and Sale, First
National Bank Exhibition Building, North Hall,
Larimer County Fairgrounds (“The Ranch”),
I-25 exit 259, Loveland, CO. Doug Larson,
970-667-9655; [email protected]; www. ADM: $4. SH: 9am-3pm
Jan 4, 2015 Trumbull. Train and Toy Show,
Marriott Trumbull, 180 Hawley Lane, Exit 8 on
Route 8; Merritt Parkway exit 51 northbound or exit
52 southbound, Trumbull, CT. Classic Shows LLC,
203-926-1327; ADM: $6
(children 12 & under free with adult) SH: 9am-2pm
Feb 8, 2015 Wallingford. Train and Toy Show,
Zandri’s Stillwood Inn, 1074 South Colony Rd (US
Route 5), exit 13 on I-91, Wallingford, CT. Classic
Shows LLC, 203-926-1327; www.classicshowsllc.
com. ADM: $6 (children 12 & under free with adult)
SH: 9am-2pm
Mar 15, 2015 Trumbull. Train and Toy Show,
Marriott Trumbull, 180 Hawley Lane, Exit 8 on
Route 8; Merritt Parkway exit 51 northbound or exit
52 southbound, Trumbull, CT. Classic Shows LLC,
203-926-1327; ADM: $6
(children 12 & under free with adult) SH: 9am-2pm
Mar 20-22, 2015 Greenwich. Ephemera 35
– International Vintage Paper Fair & Conference,
Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1800 E Putnam Ave, Old
Greenwich, CT 06870;
ADM: Adults $14; Ephemera Society Members $10;
ages 12-21 $6; under 12 free w/paid adult. SH:
Conference Fri 8:30am-5:30pm; Show Sat 10am5pm; Sun 11am-4pm
Jan 8-10, 2015 West Palm Beach. World
Quilt Show Florida VI, Palm Beach County
Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd, West
Palm Beach, FL. ADM: $12;
accompanied children under 16 free. SH: Thurs-Sat
Jan 15-18, 2015 Daytona Beach Shores.
Florida State Button Society Annual Button Show
and Meeting, The Shores Resort & Spa, 2637 S.
Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores, FL. 239-2895220. SH: Thu. 10am-5pm; Fri. 1 pm-5pm; Sat.
10am-5pm; Sun. 10am-2pm.
Jan 24-25, 2015 Sanford. Sanlando
Depression Glass Show & Sale, Sanford Civic
Center, Sanford, FL. 803-684-5685; www.
Feb 3-8, 2015 West Palm Beach. American
International Fine Art Fair, Palm Beach County
Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd, West
Palm Beach, FL 33401. 239-949-5411; www.aifaf.
Feb 14, 2015 Pompano Beach. Pompano
Beach Doll Club’s 25th Show & Sale, Pompano
Beach Civic Center, 1801 NE 6th St., Pompano
Beach, FL.; 954-783-2158
Jan 8-11, 2015 Atlanta. Scott Antique
Market, Atlanta Expo Center, 3650 Jonesboro
Rd, Atlanta, GA 30354. 404-361-2000;; [email protected] SH: Thur 12:45-6pm; Fri
& Sat 9am-6pm; Sun 10am-4pm
Feb 12-15, 2015 Atlanta. Scott Antique
Market, Atlanta Expo Center, 3650 Jonesboro
Rd, Atlanta, GA 30354. 404-361-2000;; [email protected] SH: Thur 12:45-6pm; Fri
& Sat 9am-6pm; Sun 10am-4pm
Mar 12-15, 2015 Atlanta. Scott Antique
Market, Atlanta Expo Center, 3650 Jonesboro
Rd, Atlanta, GA 30354. 404-361-2000;; [email protected] SH: Thur 12:45-6pm; Fri
& Sat 9am-6pm; Sun 10am-4pm
Mar 20-22, 2015 Moultrie. Moultrie Federated
Guild 58th Annual Antique Show and Sale, Moultrie
Technical College, Moultrie, GA. www.Facebook.
com/Moultrie Federated Guild GFWC; 229-9855616
Dec 28, 2014 Wheaton. Antique Flea Market,
DuPage Co. Fairgrounds, 2015 W Manchester,
Wheaton, Ill. Zurko Promotions, 115 E Division
St, Shawano WI 54166; 715-526-9769; www.; [email protected] ADM:
$5 (early adm 6-8am $10) SH: 8am-3pm
Jan 3-4, 2015 St. Charles. Holiday Antique
& Collectible New Year Market, DuPage Expo
Center, 4050 E Main St., St. Charles, Ill. Zurko
Promotions, 115 E Division St, Shawano WI 54166;
715-526-9769;; [email protected] ADM: $6 SH: Sat 11am-5pm; Sun
Jan 10-11, 2015 Grayslake. Grayslake
Antique & Flea Market, Lake County Fairgrounds,
1060 E Peterson Rd, Grayslake, IL 60030. Zurko
Promotions, 115 E Division St, Shawano WI 54166;
715-526-9769;; [email protected] ADM: $7 (early buyers 8-10am Sat
$25) SH: Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 9am-3pm
Jan 25, 2015 Wheaton. Antique Flea Market,
DuPage Co. Fairgrounds, 2015 W Manchester,
Wheaton, Ill. Zurko Promotions, 115 E Division
St, Shawano WI 54166; 715-526-9769; www.; [email protected] ADM:
$5 (early adm 6-8am $10) SH: 8am-3pm
Jan 30-Feb 1, 2015 Normal. Top of Class
Antique Show, Brown Ballroom at Illinois State
University, Bone Student Center, Illinois State
University, Normal, Ill. 309-838-7080.
Jan 31-Feb 1, 2015 St. Charles. Antique
Market, DuPage Expo Center, 4050 E Main St.,
St. Charles, Ill. Zurko Promotions, 115 E Division
St, Shawano WI 54166; 715-526-9769; www.; [email protected] ADM:
$6 SH: Sat 11am-5pm; Sun 9am-3pm
Feb 7-8, 2015 Grayslake. Grayslake Antique
& Flea Market, Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060
E Peterson Rd, Grayslake, IL 60030. Zurko
Promotions, 115 E Division St, Shawano WI 54166;
715-526-9769;; [email protected] ADM: $7 (early buyers 8-10am Sat
$25) SH: Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 9am-3pm
Feb 22, 2015 Wheaton. Antique Flea Market,
DuPage Co. Fairgrounds, 2015 W Manchester,
Wheaton, Ill. Zurko Promotions, 115 E Division
St, Shawano WI 54166; 715-526-9769; www.; [email protected] ADM:
$5 (early adm 6-8am $10) SH: 8am-3pm
Mar 1, 2015 Watseka. Coin Show (plus paper
money, jewelry, and sports cards), sponsored
by Wat-Cha-Kee Coin Club, Downtown corner of
2nd and Oak Streets, Watseka, Ill. John Tonner,
815-432-6439, cell 815-471-6439. ADM: Free SH:
Mar 6-8, 2015 Rock Island. Antique
Spectacular, QCCA Expo Center, 2621 4th Ave.,
Rock Island, IL.;
712-326-9964. ADM: $7 SH: Fri. 5pm-9pm; Sat.
10am-6pm; Sun. 11am-4pm.
Mar 7-8, 2015 Grayslake. Grayslake Antique
& Flea Market, Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060
E Peterson Rd, Grayslake, IL 60030. Zurko
Promotions, 115 E Division St, Shawano WI 54166;
715-526-9769;; [email protected] ADM: $7 (early buyers 8-10am Sat
$25) SH: Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 9am-3pm
Mar 22, 2015 Wheaton. Antique Flea Market,
DuPage Co. Fairgrounds, 2015 W Manchester,
Wheaton, Ill. Zurko Promotions, 115 E Division
St, Shawano WI 54166; 715-526-9769; www.; [email protected] ADM:
$5 (early adm 6-8am $10) SH: 8am-3pm
Mar 27-29, 2015 Chicago. Chicago
International Vintage Poster, Print & Photography
Fair, Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E Randolph St,
Chicago, IL 60602; ADM:
Fri preview 5-9pm $20; Sat & Sun $15 (admissions
good for entire weekend). SH: Fri 5-9pm; Sat
10am-7pm; Sun 11am-6pm
Mar 28-29, 2015 Oregon. Oregon Illinois
Woman’s Club 65th Annual Antique Show.
Blackhawk Center, 1101 W. Jefferson St., Oregon,
IL. 815-732-2219; [email protected] SH: Sat.
9am-5pm; Sun. 10am-4pm
Feb 1, 2015 Lawrenceburg. Winter Antiques
& Vintage Market, Tri-State Event Center, 777
Hollywood Blvd, Lawrenceburg, Ind. Queen City
Shows, P.O. Box 35, Shandon, OH 45063. Bruce
Metzger, 513-738-7256, [email protected]
Mar 12-14, 2015 Indianapolis. Indiana State
Button Show, Radisson Airport Hotel, 2500 High
Scholl Rd., Indianapolis, IN. 317-402-5151; www. SH: Fri. 1pm-5pm; Sat.
Feb 6-8, 2015 Des Moines. Antique
Spectacular, Iowa State Fairgrounds, Animal
Learning Center, East 33rd St., Des Moines, IA.; 712-326-9964.
Melting Pot Productions, Inc. ADM: $7. SH: Fri.
5pm-9pm; Sat. 10am-6pm; Sun 11am-4pm.
Mar 20-22, 2015 Cedar Falls. UNI-Dome
Antiques & Collectibles Show, UNI-Dome,
2401 Hudson Rd., Cedar Falls, IA.www.; 712-326-9964. Melting
Pot Productions, Inc. ADM: $8 SH: Fri 4pm-9pm;
Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 10am-4pm
Jan 17-18, 2015 Shreveport. ARK-LA-TEX
Antique Show, Bossier City Civic Center, 620
Benton Rd., Shreveport, LA. 918-619-2875; www. SH: Sat. 9am-5pm;
Sun. 10am-4pm
Dec 31, 2014-Jan 1, 2015 Sturbridge.
Central Massachusetts Antique Show
at Sturbridge, Sturbridge Host Hotel &
Conference Center, Route 10 at I-84 & I-90,
Sturbridge, Mass. David White, 508-488-6133;
[email protected]; www. ADM: $7 SH: Dec 31
6pm-10pm reception; Jan 1 10am-5pm
Jan 24, 2015 Boxborough. Paper Town – The
Original Vintage Paper, Book & Advertising
Collectibles Show, Holiday Inn – Parade Ballroom,
24 Adams Place, Boxborough MA 01719. www. ADM: Adults $7; ages 13-21
$4; under 13 free w/paid adult. SH: 9am-3pm
Mar 14, 2015 Malden. 29th Annual Antique
Show presented by the Malden Historical Society,
December 24, 2014 • • ANTIQUE TRADER 39
Anthony’s of Malden, 165 Canal St, Malden, MA.
Dec 26-28, 2014 Mt. Clemens. Antique
Show, Gilbraltar Trade Center, 237 North River Rd,
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043. 586-465-6440; Angela
Neargarder, Director, [email protected]
Jan 3-4, 2015 Grand Rapids. Grand Rapids
Antiques Market, Devos Place, 303 Monroe Ave Nw,
Grand Rapids, MI 49503. 847-579-9079; www.
Jan 30-Feb 1, 2015 Mt. Clemens. Antique
Show, Gilbraltar Trade Center, 237 North River Rd,
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043. 586-465-6440; Angela
Neargarder, Director, [email protected]
Sparta, NJ 07871. Joyce Simmons, 201-213-2146;
[email protected]; SH: 9am-1pm; ADM: Free.
Feb 7, 2015 Sparta. Vintage Costume Jewelry
Shows, Sparta Avenue Stage, 10 Sparta Ave.,
Sparta, NJ 07871. Joyce Simmons, 201-213-2146;
[email protected]; SH: 9am-1pm; ADM: Free.
Mar 6-8, 2015 Edison. Decorating With
Antiques, New Jersey Convention Center, 97
Sunfield Ave, Edison, NJ. JMK Shows, 6 Pilgrim
Dr, Succasunna, NJ 07876; 973-927-2794; www. SH: Fri 3-8pm; Sat 10am-7pm; Sun
Mar 7, 2015 Sparta. Vintage Costume Jewelry
Shows, Sparta Avenue Stage, 10 Sparta Ave.,
Sparta, NJ 07871. Joyce Simmons, 201-213-2146;
[email protected]; SH: 9am-1pm; ADM: Free.
Jan 18, 2015 Rochester. Mayo Civic Center
Flea Market, Mayo Civic Center, 30 Civic Center Dr,
Rochester, MN. Townsend Promotions, PO Box 726,
Rochester MN 55903; 641-832-2700/507-2691473; [email protected] SH: 10am-4pm.
Feb 15, 2015 Rochester. Mayo Civic Center
Flea Market, Mayo Civic Center, 30 Civic Center Dr,
Rochester, MN. Townsend Promotions, PO Box 726,
Rochester MN 55903; 641-832-2700/507-2691473; [email protected] SH: 10am-4pm.
Mar 15, 2015 Rochester. Mayo Civic Center
Flea Market, Mayo Civic Center, 30 Civic Center Dr,
Rochester, MN. Townsend Promotions, PO Box 726,
Rochester MN 55903; 641-832-2700/507-2691473; [email protected] SH: 10am-4pm.
Mar 6-7, 2015 Biloxi. Spring Fest 2015,
MS Coast Coliseum Convention Center, 2350
Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS. 228-831-3020; www.
Feb 7-8, 2015 Springfield. Antique Festival
of the Ozarks, Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, E-Plex
West, 3001 N. Grant, Sprinfield, MO. 918-6192875; SH: Sat.
9am-5pm; Sun. 10am-5pm.
Apr 24-26, 2015 Wildwood. Missouri State
Button Society Spring Show, Wildwood Hotel, 2801
Fountain Pl., Wildwood, MO. 314-576-1857 or
636-532-5830. SH: Sat. 9am-5pm.
Jan 2-4, 2015 Laughlin. Coin, Currency,
Jewelry, Stamp & Postcard Show, Edgewater,
Laughlin, Nev. Bick International, PO Box 854, Van
Nuys, CA 91408, 818-997-6496, [email protected]
Feb 6-8, 2015 Las Vegas. Coin, Currency,
Jewelry, Stamp & Postcard Show, Orleans Hotel,
Las Vegas. Bick International, PO Box 854, Van
Nuys, CA 91408, 818-997-6496, [email protected]
Jan 3, 2015 Sparta. Vintage Costume Jewelry
Shows, Sparta Avenue Stage, 10 Sparta Ave.,
Jan 16-17, 2015 New York. Metropolis!
Vintage Books & Ephemera, 69th Regiment Armory,
68 Lexington Ave (between 25th & 26th St), New
York. Appraisals by John Bruno & others 1-3pm; ADM: Adults $12; youths
13-21 $6; under 13 free w/paid adult SH: Fri
5-9pm; Sat 10am-5pm
Mar 20-21, 2015 New York. 2015 Postcard
Expo New York City, Midtown Holiday Inn,
440 W 57th St, New York, NY. 410-939-0999;
[email protected]
Jan 10-11, 2015 Raleigh. Toy, Hobby
& Sportscard Show, Kerr Scott Bldg., State
Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC
27607.; Wes Starkey,
540-593-3736, [email protected] ADM: Adults $5
daily, 15 & under free. Weekend pass $7. SH: Sat
9am-4pm; Sun 10am-4pm
Jan 17, 2015 Hickory. Toy, Hobby, Sports
& NASCAR, Hickory Metro Convention Ctr
(I-40 Exit 125). Inside Pitch Promotions,; Wes Starkey, 540-5933736, [email protected] ADM: Adults $5 daily; 15 &
under free. SH: 9am-4pm
Jan 23-25, 2015 Wilmington. Wilmington
Antique Show and Sale, Coastline Conference &
Event Center, 501 Nutt St., Wilmington, NC. Martha
Palmer, [email protected]; 910-617-2825; www. SH: Fri & Sat 10am5pm; Sun 11am-4pm ADM: $7
Jan 30-Feb 1, 2015 Raleigh. Sportscards
& Memorabilia Show, Kerr Scott Bldg., State
Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC
27607.; Wes Starkey,
540-593-3736, [email protected] ADM: Adults $5
daily, 15 & under free. Weekend pass $7. SH: Fri
2-7pm; Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 10am-4pm
Feb 28-Mar 1 Charlotte. Toy, Hobby, Sports &
NASCAR Show, Metrolina Expo Ctr (I-77N exit 16A).
Inside Pitch Promotions, insidepitchpromotions.
com; Wes Starkey, 540-593-3736, [email protected]
ADM: Adults $5 daily; 15 & under free; $7 weekend
pass. SH: Sat 9am-4pm; Sun 10am-4pm
Mar 14, 2015 Hickory. Toy, Hobby, Sports
& NASCAR, Hickory Metro Convention Ctr
(I-40 Exit 125). Inside Pitch Promotions,; Wes Starkey, 540-593-
40 ANTIQUE TRADER • • December 24, 2014
3736, [email protected] ADM: Adults $5 daily; 15 &
under free. SH: 9am-4pm
Jan 3-4, 2015 Dayton. Flea-N-Tique,
Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 1043 South Main
St., Coliseum Bldg. Rainbow Productions. 937-2565051. SH: Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 10am-4pm
Jan 24-25, 2015 Columbus. Scott Antique
Market, Ohio Expo Center, Columbus, OH. www. SH: Sat 9am-6pm; Sun
Jan 30-31, 2015 Columbus. Expo-Ohio Farm
Toy & NASCAR Collectibles Show, Ohio Building
and Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus,
OH. [email protected] ADM: $2 SH:
Feb 28-Mar 1, Mar 28-29, 2015
Columbus. Scott Antique Market, Ohio Expo
Center, Columbus, OH. www.scottantiquemarket.
com. SH: Sat 9am-6pm; Sun 10am-4pm
Jan 3-4, 2015 Oklahoma City. OKC Land Run
Antique Show, Cox Pavillion at OK State Fair Park,
3001 General Pershing Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK.
SH: Sat. 9am-5pm; Sun. 10am-5pm
Feb 20-22, 2015 Tulsa. Vintage Tulsa
Show, Exchange Center at Expo Square, 21st
& Yale Ave., Tulsa, OK. 918-619-2875; www. SH: Sat. 9am-6pm;
Sun. 10am-5pm
Mar 1-2, July 12-13, Oct 25-26, 2015
Portland. Antique & Collectible Shows, The
Portland Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Dr.,
Portland OR. Christine Palmer & Assoc., 4001 N.E.
Halsey #5, Portland, OR. 503-282-0877; www. ADM: $7.00 SH: Sat. 9am6pm; Sun 10am-5pm.
Jan 9-11, 2015 New Braunfels. New
Braunfels Antique Show, New Braunfels Convention
Center, 375 S. Castell Ave., New Braunfels, Texas.
SH: Fri. 11am-7pm; Sat. 9am-5pm; Sun. 10am-4pm
Jan 10-11, 2015 Brenham. Brenham Antiques
Show, 1305 E Blue Bell Rd, Brenham, TX. 979865-5618;; [email protected]
Jan 23-24, 2015 Grand Prairie. Winter D/
FW Classic Car Swap Meet, Lone Star Park, Grand
Prairie, Texas, I-30 @ Beltline. Jason or Dean
Earhart, 254-751-7958 weekday mornings; www.; [email protected]
SH: 8 am-5pm.
Mar 20-22, 2015 Frisco. Texas State Button
Society Spring Button Show, Embassy Suites and
Convention Center, 7600 John Q Hammons Dr.,
Frisco, TX. www.texasstatebuttonsociety.weebly.
com. SH: Fri. 7pm-10pm; Sat.: 9am-5pm;Sun.
Dec 28, 2014 Bennington. Coin/Stamp/
Postcard Show, Hampton Inn, 51 Hannaford Sq,
Bennington, VT. Tri Town Shows LLC, Joseph Fuller,
498 Coleman Hill Rd, Rawsonville, VT 05155;
802-297-1274. ADM: Free SH: 8:30am-3pm
Jan 25, 2015 Bennington. Coin/Stamp/
Postcard Show, Hampton Inn, 51 Hannaford Sq,
Bennington, VT. Tri Town Shows LLC, Joseph Fuller,
498 Coleman Hill Rd, Rawsonville, VT 05155;
802-297-1274. ADM: Free SH: 8:30am-3pm
Mar 14-15, 2015 Puyallup. Almost Spring
Swap Meet & Car Show, Washington State
Fairgrounds & Event Center, 110 9th Ave. SW,
Puyallup, WA. 253-833-3926;
Jan 3, Jan 10, Jan 17, Jan 24, 2015
Shawano. Indoor Flea Market, Shawano
Community Hall, Downtown Shawano, 115 E
Division St, Shawano, WI 54166. Zurko Promotions,; [email protected]
ADM: Free SH: 9am-3pm
Jan 7, 2015 Madison. Gun Show (including
hunting & fishing related items, knives & militaria),
VFW Post 7591, Madison East, Cottage Grove Road,
Madison, WI 53716. Ed Szafranski, N5754 Hwy 89,
Lake Mills, WI 53551; 920-648-3322 (call 6-9pm
CST) ADM: $5 SH: 4-8pm
Jan 21, 2015 Columbus. Gun Show (including
hunting & fishing related items, knives & militaria),
Cardinal Ale House & Bowl, 277 Industrial Drive,
Columbus, WI 53925 (just E of the Hwy 16 & 151
intersection). Ed Szafranski, N5754 Hwy 89, Lake
Mills, WI 53551; 920-648-3322 (call 6-9pm CST)
ADM: $5 SH: 4-8pm
Jan 31, 2015 La Crosse. The Great Tri-State
Rail Sale-Model, Toy & Antique Train Sale & Swap
Meet, The La Crosse Center, 2nd & Pearl Streets,
La Crosse, WI 54602. 4000 Foundation, PO Box
3411, La Crosse, WI 54602; 608-781-9383; ADM: $5 (children
under 12 free) SH: 9am-3pm
Jan 31, 2015 Shawano. Indoor Flea Market,
Shawano Community Hall, Downtown Shawano,
115 E Division St, Shawano, WI 54166. Zurko
Promotions; 715-526-9769; www.zurkopromotions.
com; [email protected] ADM: Free SH:
Feb 4, 2015 Madison. Gun Show (including
hunting & fishing related items, knives & militaria),
VFW Post 7591, Madison East, Cottage Grove Road,
Madison, WI 53716. Ed Szafranski, N5754 Hwy 89,
Lake Mills, WI 53551; 920-648-3322 (call 6-9pm
CST) ADM: $5 SH: 4-8pm
Feb 7, 2015 Shawano. Indoor Flea Market,
Shawano Community Hall, Downtown Shawano,
115 E Division St, Shawano, WI 54166. Zurko
Promotions, 115 E Division St, Shawano WI 54166;
715-526-9769;; [email protected] ADM: Free SH: 9am-3pm
Feb 14, 2015 Shawano. Indoor Flea Market,
Shawano Community Hall, Downtown Shawano,
115 E Division St, Shawano, WI 54166. Zurko
Promotions, 115 E Division St, Shawano WI 54166;
715-526-9769;; [email protected] ADM: Free SH: 9am-3pm
Feb 14-15, 2015 Schofield. Wausau Antique
Show & Sale, D.C. Everest High School, Greenheck
Field House, 2305 Jelinek Ave, Wausau, WI. AR
Promotions, Audre Hanson, 715-355-5144; www.
Feb 18, 2015 Stoughton. Gun Show (including
hunting & fishing related items, knives & militaria),
VFW Post 328, Stoughton, 200 Veterans Rd.,
Stoughton, WI 53589. Ed Szafranski, N5754 Hwy
89, Lake Mills, WI 53551; 920-648-3322 (call
6-9pm CST) ADM: $5 SH: 4-8pm
Feb 21, 2015 Shawano. Indoor Flea Market,
Shawano Community Hall, Downtown Shawano,
115 E Division St, Shawano, WI 54166. Zurko
Promotions, 115 E Division St, Shawano WI 54166;
715-526-9769;; [email protected] ADM: Free SH: 9am-3pm
Feb 27-28, 2015 Wisconsin Dells. Wisconsin
Winter Button Rendezvous, Wintergreen Resort, 60
Glasser Rd., Wisconsin Dells, WI. Lisa Schultz at
[email protected]
Feb 28, 2015 Shawano. Indoor Flea Market,
Shawano Community Hall, Downtown Shawano,
115 E Division St, Shawano, WI 54166. Zurko
Promotions, 115 E Division St, Shawano WI 54166;
715-526-9769;; [email protected] ADM: Free SH: 9am-3pm
Mar 4, 2015, Madison. Gun Show (including
hunting & fishing related items, knives & militaria),
VFW Post 7591, Madison East, Cottage Grove Road,
Madison, WI 53716. Ed Szafranski, N5754 Hwy 89,
Lake Mills, WI 53551; 920-648-3322 (call 6-9pm
CST) ADM: $5 SH: 4-8pm
Mar 7, 2015 Shawano. Indoor Flea Market,
Shawano Community Hall, Downtown Shawano,
115 E Division St, Shawano, WI 54166. Zurko
Promotions, 115 E Division St, Shawano WI 54166;
715-526-9769;; [email protected] ADM: Free SH: 9am-3pm
Mar 14, 2015 Shawano. Indoor Flea Market,
Shawano Community Hall, Downtown Shawano,
115 E Division St, Shawano, WI 54166. Zurko
Promotions, 115 E Division St, Shawano WI 54166;
715-526-9769;; [email protected] ADM: Free SH: 9am-3pm
Mar 19, 2015 Juneau. Gun Show (including
hunting & fishing related items, knives & militaria),
Juneau Community Center, 500 Lincon Dr, Juneau,
WI 53059. Ed Szafranski, N5754 Hwy 89, Lake
Mills, WI 53551; 920-648-3322 (call 6-9pm CST)
ADM: $5 SH: 4-8pm
Mar 21, 2015 Shawano. Indoor Flea Market,
Shawano Community Hall, Downtown Shawano,
115 E Division St, Shawano, WI 54166. Zurko
Promotions, 115 E Division St, Shawano WI 54166;
715-526-9769;; [email protected] ADM: Free SH: 9am-3pm
Mar 21-22, 2015 Abbotsford, BC. Antique
Expo At Tradex, Tradex Exhibition Centre, 1190
Cornell St., Abbotsford, BC. 604-316-1933; www.
Feb 26, 2015 Scottsdale. Inaugural J. Levine
Art Auction, 10345 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale,
AZ;; 480-496-2212. SH: 11am
Feb 3, 2015 Beverly Hills. Rare Books
Signature Auction, Heritage Auctions, Sale 6127,; 877-HERITAGE (437-4824)
Feb 10-12, 2015 Beverly Hills. Animation Art
Signature Auction, Heritage Auctions, Sale 7129,; 877-HERITAGE (437-4824)
Feb 28, 2015 Beverly Hills. Musical
Instruments Signature Auction, Heritage Auctions,
Sale 7131,; 877-HERITAGE (4374824)
Jan 1, 2015 Colorado Springs. Ross Auction,
815 S Sierra Madre, Colorado Springs, CO 80903;
719-632-6693;; [email protected] SH: 10am (Mountain Daylight
Savings Time)
Jan 7-8, 12-13, 2015 Orlando. Rare World
Paper Money (FUN), Heritage Auctions, www.; 877-HERITAGE (437-4824)
Jan 7-10 & 13, 2015 Orlando. Currency
(FUN), Heritage Auctions,;
877-HERITAGE (437-4824)
Jan 4-5, 2015 New York. World Coin Auction,
Heritage Auctions,; 877-HERITAGE
Closing 8pm (EST) Jan 6, 2015 Yonkers.
Cohasco Historical Auction, Postal Box 821,
Yonkers, NY 10702; 914-476-8500; [email protected];
Feb 9, 2015 New York. Luxury Accessories
Signature Auction, Heritage Auctions, Sale 5204,; 877-HERITAGE (437-4824)
Jan 24, 2015 Dallas. Lincolniana Americana
& Political Grand Format Auction, Heritage
Auctions, Sale 6128,; 877-HERITAGE
Jan 29, 2015 Dallas. 20th Century Design
Auction, Heritage Auctions,;
877-HERITAGE (437-4824)
Feb 19-21, 2015 Dallas. Comics & Comic Art
Signature Auction, Heritage Auctions, Sale 7104,; 877-HERITAGE (437-4824)
Mar 14, 2015 Dallas. Texana Auction, Heritage
Auctions,; 877-HERITAGE (4374824)
December 24, 2014 • • ANTIQUE TRADER 41
Remington bronze ‘Bronco
Buster’ rides to $138,500
THOMASTON, Maine — Strong
results at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ Summer Fine Art and Antiques
Auction Aug. 23-24 helped close Maine’s
unofficial antiques week with a bang.
Owner and auctioneer Kaja Veilleux
said, “The action we saw at this sale was
extremely encouraging across all categories, even in furniture. It was wonderful
to see aggressive competition for many of
the great items we offered.”
Leading the sale was an original, 23
1/2-inch tall bronze by Frederic S. Remington, “The Bronco Buster,” signed and
stamped by the Roman Bronze works.
After a heated bidding battle, this sculpture achieved $138,500. All quoted prices
include 15 percent buyer’s premium.
A Native American treaty from upstate
New York, the Canajorie Patent Treaty
between settlers and the Mohawk tribes
dated May 27, 1766, also generated strong
interest, ultimately bringing $57,500.
When a circa 1890-1910 Sioux beaded
deer hide pictorial vest came to the block,
bidders, who occupied every available
phone line, drove the selling price to
More than 260 paintings and drawings, ranging from Old Masters pieces to
contemporary Maine works, were offered,
including “The Courting of a Hound,”
an oil on canvas work by John Frederick
Herring Sr. (UK, 1795-1865) that fetched
$34,500; “A Story of the Sea,” an oil on
canvas painting by Alfred Wordsworth
Thompson (NY/MD/NJ, 1840-1896)
that brought $29,900; “Guardian of the
Forest” by Heywood Hardy (UK, 18431933) that reached $26,450; and “Colgate
Gardens on the Hudson” by George
Henry Smillie (NY/CA, 1840-1921) that
achieved $17,250.
A group of early religious art also
fared well. Top lot in this category was
a French or Northern Italian late Gothic
limestone figure of Mother Mary holding
the Bible that rocketed to $23,000.
Other key results include: a French
Romanesque stone bas relief portrait
of an enthroned St. Peter that brought
Deluxe Factory Engraved Colt 1860
Army Revolver presented to General
Selden Marvin, .44 caliber, 8-inch barrel
length, original ivory grips, $43,475.
Photo courtesy Cowan’s Auctions
1860 Colt .44
revolver caps off
$43K at Cowan’s
Frederic S. Remington (NY/KS, 18611909) “The Bronco Buster,” 23 1/2
inches high, bronze. Earning $138,500,
this piece is the sale’s top lot.
Photo courtesy Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
$13,800; an 18th century Asian bronze
sculpture depicting Shiva, probably from
the Mekong Delta region, that sold for
$16,100; and a 16th or 17th century Spanish bas relief carved wooden tabernacle
of a Standing Madonna with Child that
fetched $10,925.
Furniture appeared to enjoy a resurgence in interest. An 18th century Boston Chippendale secretary-desk reached
$17,825; an 18th century Chippendale
oxbow front four-drawer chest in figured mahogany sold for $8,050; and an
early Italian carved walnut credenza that
fetched $5,750.
Fine decorative arts and luxury goods
also attracted heated bidding, including a
circa 1890 French gilded bronze mantel
clock and garnitures with cloisonné decoration that brought $29,900; a 17-inch
tall Meissen figure of Count Bruhl’s tailor
astride a goat that sold for $16,100; and a
Hermes Birkin handbag in Veau Courchevel leather that fetched $7,475.
For more information on Thomaston
Place Auction Galleries, and its past and
future events, visit ■
42 ANTIQUE TRADER • • December 24, 2014
CINCINNATI — Cowan’s Auctions
Inc. three-day live salesroom auction of
historic firearms, militaria and the collection of A.C. Daum sales totaled nearly
$2.7 million. Day one of the auction took
place Oct. 21 in Cowan’s salesroom and
featured more than 400 pieces from the
collection of Military Long Arms from
A.C. Daum. Cowan’s bi-annual Historic
Firearms and Early Militaria: Live Salesroom Auction followed Oct. 22-23.
The highest selling lot was from the
Daum collection – a Model 1881 Springfield Marksman Rifle presented to 1st
Sergeant E.P. Wells sold for $76,375. Additional Daum collection items included
a First Model Henry Rifle, $34,075; a First
Model Virginia Rifle, $25,850; a Model
1807 Contract Rifle by H. Pickel, $15,275;
a Model 1875 Officer’s Rifle, $13,512; and
a Model 1842 Brass-Mounted Hall Carbine, $13,512.
The second highest selling lot in the
auction was a Deluxe Factory Engraved
Colt 1860 Army Revolver presented to
General Selden Marvin. Two bidders
on the phone battled back and forth for
nearly five minutes until the firearm
hammered down at $43,475.
Additional pistols and revolvers had a
strong showing in the auction. A Hartley
& Graham engraved black powder Single
Action Army revolver sold for $16,450; a
Merwin & Hulbert Pocket Army single
action revolver realized $9,400; and a
Connecticut Arms Hammond Bulldog
pistol with the original box sold for
For more information about Cowan’s
Auctions, or to register to bid by phone,
live online or absentee, visit
or call the firm’s office at 513-871-1670. ■
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Over the course
of three sessions through 2014, Cordier
Auctions has sold the lifetime HO model
train collection of Dr. David R. Halbert
of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, for a total of
$561,131. The auctions, which divested a
total of 1,400 lots, were held at Cordier’s
auction house at 1500 Paxton Street in Harrisburg. Sale highlights include a United
Scale Abernethy Lougheed locomotive and
tender that earned $3,220, and a W&R/
Samhongsa Union Pacific Version twobrass locomotive and tender that hammered down at $2,300. All prices quoted
include 15 percent buyer’s premium.
The extraordinary collection consisted of thousands of individual pieces of locomotives, cars and kits, most of which were
unused. The high quality items, including brass locomotives,
created a tremendous amount of presale buzz in the model train
community, and the prices realized astounded many collectors.
Lots of note include a precision scale WM M-2 brass locomotive and tender that sold for $1,495, and an MTS Imports Ajin
Reading Crusader #117, which sold for $1,092. The finale of the
first auction was Dr. Halbert’s personal, custom-built HO train
The HO collection of Dr. David Halbert of
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, sold for $561,131.
layout. The massive layout included multiple tracks, buildings,
mountains and tunnels, measuring 43 feet by 45 feet. It sold to an
online bidder for $633.
A quality brass, precision-scale B&O EM-1 locomotive and
tender sold for $1,265, and a Precision/Samhongsa DM&I brass
locomotive and tender hammered down at $1,955 following heavy
More information on Cordier Auctions & Appraisals can be
found at Questions can be directed
to [email protected] or by calling 717-731-8662. ■
Punch cigar store figure earns $102,600
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – A 19th century
Headlining the auction was the Bassett
Punch cigar store wood figure, 69 1/2
collection of mostly advertising items
inches tall with a contemporary base,
and Western-related advertising
soared to $102,600 at a three-day
signs, including cowboys, cowgirls
auction held Oct. 3-5 by Showtime
and Native American-themed
Auction Services at the Washtenaw
signs; more than 100 serving
Farm Council Grounds in Ann
trays (most of them beer
Arbor, Michigan. The Punch
and brewery related); and
figure was the top lot in a sale
that saw more than 1,900 lots
figures of Halloween and
from the Bud and Sally Bassett
Christmas items.
lifetime collection sell without
“This was a new experireserves to the highest bidder.
ence for us, handling over
Punch cigar store figures – and
100,000 items, some of them
their more famous cousins, cigar
in lots of 1,000 or even 2,000
store Indian figures – are highly
pieces, but that’s how massive
collectible and can fetch dizzythe Bassetts’ collection was,”
ing dollars at auction. Examples
said Mike Eckles of Showtime
by Samuel Robb, who produced
Auction Services. “Also, there
both kinds in his New York City
weren’t nearly as many collectstudio starting in 1886, can rouing categories as we’re used to
tinely command six figures.
selling. This sale was
Not much was known about Punch cigar store figure,
the Punch figure in the Show- 19th century, 69 1/2 inches
signs, trays, labels and
time auction, but that didn’t tall, with contemporary
base, $102,600. Photo courtesy
seem to deter bidders.
Additional highShowtime Auctions
lights include a Republic Tires (“Staggered Tread”) paper sign, one of only
four known and in super condition,
which soared to $31,350. The 20-by-50inch sign exhibited brilliant colors and
graphics and, except for a few horizontal
creases, was in near-perfect condition.
It was made by American Lithographic
Company (N.Y.) and boasted the original
bands, both top and bottom.
A Thomas’ Inks and Mucilage embossed tin sign, made by the Tuscarora
Adv. Co. (Coshocton, Ohio), 19 3/4 inches
by 13 3/4 inches (image only, minus the
quarter sawn oak frame), breezed to
$14,400; and a Chancellor Cigars (“The
Cigar of Quality”) celluloid easel back
sign, possibly the only celluloid example
in existence, 7 inches by 12 inches, in mint
condition, garnered $13,860.
To consign an item or an entire collection with Showtime Auction Services of
Woodhaven, Michigan, contact Michael
Eckles at 951-453-2415 or [email protected] Learn more about the
firm at ■
December 24, 2014 • • ANTIQUE TRADER 43
Photo courtesy Cordier Auctions
HO model train collection tallies $561,131
PHOENIX, Antique Outpost, 10012 N. Cave Creek
Rd., Phx. 85020 Largest variety antqs/colls/postcards. (602)943-9594 10-5 Tue.-Sat. Spend the
day at an outstanding “Mom ’n Pop” business
since 1967. “A collector’s haven.” Inventory of over
200,000 postcards. Call ahead for particular wants.
New inventory added daily. Items from 1800’s to
1960’s. Always a smiling face when you visit.
TUCSON STORES: Oracle at River & Irvington
at I-19. New location at: 6305 E. Broadway Blvd.
Smalls, Sterling, Ephemera, Philatelic, Numismatic.
Dealer consideration given. Hours: 10-6, Mon.Sat. Phone: 520-888-4488. Also see Connecticut.
KEO, Morris Antiques, Since 1967, we have been
providing the finest in quality antique furniture. We
search the world to bring our clients the finest American, French, English, and Continental pieces. With 9
showrooms (60,000 sq. ft.) there’s truly something
for everyone. American and European furniture our
specialty! Voted Best Antiques 23+ times. Short drive
from Little Rock airport. Tues.-Sat. 9-5, Closed Sun.
& Mon., 501-842-3531,
[email protected]
SAN BRUNO, CA 94066, Costa’s / “Just things”,
Harry P Costa (Near S.F. airport) 575 San Mateo Ave,
Toys - Trains Hot Wheels, collectibles Bought & sold.
E-mail: [email protected], Ph. (650) 871-9425 Fax
(650) 588-7545 Cell (650) 219-7941
SOLANA BEACH, CA, Antiques and Unique Gifts
on Cedros, 118 S. Cedros Ave. Solana Beach, CA
92075, 858-704-4900. Open 10:30 am to 5:30 pm,
closed Tuesdays. 50 vendors, 5,000 square feet. Fine
estate jewelry, quality antiques, chandeliers, tiffany
lamps, ethnic and anthropology artifacts, watches,
retro and vintage, quality consignments accepted.
Holiday layaway plans available by select dealers., [email protected]
TEMECULA, CA 92590, Granny’s Attic & Antique
Mall, 28450 Felix Valdez. Located in the heart of
wine country. I-15 to Rancho California Road exit,
go west to Vincent Moraga Dr., then left on Felix
Valdez. Southwest California’s largest antique mall.
30,000 sf; 150 dealers. Antiques, pottery, glass,
collectibles, a unique outdoor architectural garden
section. large furniture selection, coins, stoneware,
clock repair and more. Open daily 10am-5pm. Phone:
951-699-9449 - Website: - Email:
[email protected]
Appraisals & Consignment Services. Art Consignment, painting, prints, sculptures, pottery & antique
prints. Sell estate, personal collections or just one
piece of original artwork. Online art auction for bidding. Great Western Art Gallery, 15101 E. Ilift Ave.,
Ste. 210, Aurora, CO 80014. 303-396-2787.
AURORA, Old and
vintage prints from American and European printing
companies. Many prints of museum paintings from
late 1800’s thru the 2000’s. One of the oldest and
largest vintage print collections on web. Great Western Art Gallery, 15101 E. Ilift Ave., Ste. 210, Aurora,
CO 80014. 303-396-2787.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Legend Antiques Wholesale Warehouse. Over 22,000 sq. feet, 1,000+ pieces
of showroom-ready antique furniture and accessories.
2155 Broadway St., Mon-Fri 9:30-5:30, Sat 10-4,
COLORADO SPRINGS. Antique Gallery Inc.
Downtown’s Oldest & Largest Award Winning
Antique Mall. Open Daily. 10 - 6, Mon - Sat. Sundays,
11 - 4. Furniture, Antiques & Collectibles. Free
Parking. Air Conditioned. 117 South Wahsatch Ave.,
EAST HARTFORD, HAMDEN, Smalls, Sterling,
Ephemera, Philatelic, Numismatic, Tom’s, 1100 Main
St., 06108 Hours: 10-6, Mon.-Sat. toll free 877-OLDETOM. Dealer consideration given. Also see Arizona.
LITCHFIELD: Connecticut’s Premier Auction House,
holding bi-monthly online auctions and estate sales
featuring Modern Art & Design - Asian Arts - American & European Art & Antiques - Jewelry & Couture.
Litchfield, CT 06759; (860) 567-4661; [email protected];
SANFORD, Smiley’s Huge Antique Mall, Over 200
Shops, Voted “Best of Best” mall in Florida, 8 mi. S. of
Gainsville, FL, On I-75 at Rd. 234 (Exit 374) Micanopy,
Open Daily 10-6, Ph. 352-466-0707, Visit our Web Site:
ST. PETERSBURG, Estate Antiques & Fine Art Auctions, Monthly Gallery Auctions, Estates Purchased,
Quality Consignments Accepted, BURCHARD GALLERIES INC., 2528 30th Ave., N. St. Petersburg, FL 33713
(800) 520-2787,
ST. PETERSBURG, Joseph’s Auction Gallery.
Over 40 years in business. Monthly Estate Antique,
Jewelry and Fine Art Auctions. Consignments always
welcome, estates purchased. Call for auction dates, free
color flyer and catalog. Phone 727-895-2361. Website
on Route 84 between Thomson & Fulton
Open Daily 9 until 4
Every Weekend–April-October
Admission and Parking FREE
Oakton Street Antique Center
Arlington Heights, IL -- Oakton Street Antique
Centre, at 2430 E. Oakton St. Just west of
Elmhurst Rd & only 10 min from O’Hare Airport.
12,000sq foot mall, home to 75 booths of
antiques, vintage, & collectibles. You want it-we have it; find your fond memories here!
Open 7days, Mon-Sat 10-6:00 & Sun 10-5:30.
(847) 437-2514. Visit
Now accepting dealer applications.
CHICAGO, Good Old Days, Inc. 2138 W.
Belmont Antique Furniture, Clocks, Watches, Dishes,
Chicago Stained Glass, Fireplace Mantles, Cubs &
Sox Photos, Radios, Neon Beer Signs, Much more.
2 miles from Wrigley Field - open everyday, free
street parking. Email: [email protected] ebay
name: goodolddaysinc Web
GURNEE, The Gurnee Antique Center, LLC is one of
Chicagoland’s largest Antique Centers featuring quality
antiques - no crafts or new collectibles. The spacious
24,000 square foot building houses 200 dealers displaying a wide range of merchandise from the 1700’s
through the early 1960’s: furniture, Americana, porcelain
& pottery, glass, vintage jewelry & clothing, art, sports
& advertising memorabilia, toys & holiday items, books,
militaria, jukeboxes, silver - name it and you will likely
find it here. Located just 6 miles south of the Wisconsin border, the Gurnee Antique Center is just off I-94 at
the 132 Grand Avenue Exit, adjacent to Six Flags, and
just East of Key Lime Cove. Open 7 days a week: 10-5
Monday-Saturday; Sundays 12-5 & Thursday ‘til 8 pm., 847-782-9094
LAPORTE, TAKE THE LAPORTE COUNTY, IN ANTIQUE TOUR - 12 shops and malls (over 250 dealers) within a 20 minute drive. Only 1 hour east of
Chicago & just west of South Bend. Visit us at to print a tour brochure
LECLAIRE, Big River Antiques where Interstate
80 crosses the Mississippi River. 423 N Cody
Road (Hwy 67) A multi dealer shop open 7 days
11-6 & afternoons on Sunday. Buy - Sell - Appraise 563-729-1002 We’ve Got the Goods!
MISSOURI VALLEY, Missouri Valley Antique Mall.
Lg. selection of quality antiques. No Reproductions!
Lots of furniture both refinished and original. Toys,
glassware, fishing, railroad, stoneware, vintage
clothing, jewelry, much more including our new classic car shop with several classic cars. 1/2 Mi. West
of I-29 on Hwy. 30. Open 7 days. Dealers Welcome! 712-642-2125,
at exit 46, just 46 miles east of Omaha Nebraska,
or 85 miles west of Des Moines, Iowa. Great food
& convenient lodging available. With 12 Antique
Stores, Bakery, Quilting and Gift Shops, Museum
and one-room schoolhouse! For information call
712-784-2100 www.iowasantiquecity. Most shops
are open Mon.-Sat. 10:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. and Sun
12:00 noon-5:00 p.m all year round, except major
holidays. A quaint little town with a dozen antique
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29,000 Square Feet of Quality Memorabilia in the
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67002. 316-733-8999.
AUGUSTA, Paramount East Antique Mall, 10187
SW HWY 54. New eastside location! 20,000 more
sq. ft. of fabulous antiques for your shopping pleasure. Open 363 days annually. (316) 775-3999.
WICHITA, Paramount Antique Mall, 13200 W.
U.S. Hwy 54, “Voted Best Antique Mall” in Discover Mid-America. Largest antique mall in greater
Wichita, featuring fine antiques & collectibles. 40,000
sq. ft. Open 363 days annually. (316) 722-0500.
VOLO, 3 Large Antique Malls, Gift and Collectibles
Mall, 300 Dealer Shops, Open Year Round - 7 Days
a Week, 10 am - 5 pm, Rt. 12 & 120 in Volo, Illinois,
815-344-6062 or VOLOSHOPPING.COM, “Gift Cards
BOWLING GREEN, Vette City Antique & Collectibles Mall, Exit 28 I-65 Bowling Green, KY. Open 7
days a week. 270-393-9500.
Center Dr. (Rt. 27, 3 miles north of I-95 Exit 112)
Open Tues-Sat, 10-5. 207-626-9330, Period furniture; vintage
lamps, globes and shades; collectible glassware &
dinnerware (Fostoria, Fenton, Candlewick, Lenox,
Wedgwood, Harker, Haviland); art & photography;
figurines and pottery (Sebastian, Royal Doulton,
Royal Copley); books, postcards, calendars, ephemera & more.
HUNTINGBURG, Grainry Antiques & Other Needful Things. Fine furniture from 18th, 19th, & 20th
centuries; Antique glassware and china. Primitive
farm and farmhouse items; pottery, crocks and jugs.
Visit us and take a walk through history! 415 E. 4th
Street, Huntingburg, IN 47542. 812-683-0234.
44 ANTIQUE TRADER • • December 24, 2014
CHESTNUT HILL, Whether you lie in the Boston
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Nancy Steinbock Vintage Posters, 12 Garrison
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Fax 617-928-3387; [email protected];
Can’t Miss Merchandise Extravaganza! 27th year! Sat.
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Glassware, Furniture, Primitives and more. Central MN
8 mi. N. of Willmar, 8879 Long Lake Rd., Spicer. Tollfree 866-220-2069. [email protected]
Exits 4 & 6, Nearly 40 vendors and consignors,
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am - 5:30 pm, Tuesday 10 am - 5 pm, Saturday
10 am - 4:30 pm, Closed Thursday and Sunday. look for the waving flags!
Crofton, NE along Hwy. 12. HUGE SHOP ~ 1000’s of
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to 4 PM. Website: & email:
[email protected], 402-388-4631..
LYONS, Kristi’s Antiques, Furniture wholesaler.
500+ pcs. of American oak, walnut, mahogany & pine
furniture. Also 1,000+ of smalls from $25-$25,000.
New loads arriving weekly.
60 miles north of Omaha, Hwy. 77 & Main. 402-6872339 or 402-649-0647. Open by appointment or
chance. Specializing in wholesaling to dealers.
SEWARD, Blue Heron Antiques “Like a museum but
all for sale.” Open Thurs. - Sat. 11 am - 5 pm and by
appointment. Quality Asian and American artifacts,
advertising paper, posters, natural history, tools,
postcards, tradecards, Audubon/Birds, McKinney/
Hall Indians. Always Buying. 123 So. 6th St., Seward,
NE 68434, (402) 310-5749.
LAS VEGAS, Charleston Antique Mall, 560 S.
Decatur, Las Vegas, NV 89107. New Hours: 10-6
M-Sat., 11-6 Sun. Featuring Quality Antiques
& Collectibles. 18,000 sq. feet. 702-228-4783,
VALDESE, Dolls & Designs by Sandi, 122 Main
St. W, Valdese, NC 28690, 828-893-0640, M-F
10:30am - 4pm other times by appointment.
Custom Portrait Dolls, The Doll Show, Oct. 4,
2014, 10 am - 4 pm. Supplies, Classes, Antique
Reproduction Costumes. DOLL HOSPITAL
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CINCINNATI: Welcome to Wooden Nickel Antiques.
We have been in business in Cincinnati, Ohio since
1976, starting out in architectural antiques. We still
buy and sell antique back bars, antique fireplace
mantels, antique stained glass, and antique chandeliers. Over the years we have expanded our inventory
and experience into antique furniture, decorative arts
and fine arts. We also offer complete auction and
appraisal services along with estate liquidations.
email: [email protected]
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SHERMAN, A Touch Of Class Antique
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VINITA, Gene’s Collectibles, 223 S. Wilson. Antique
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Collectors Club, Join Nippon Collectors,, Call: 301-748-2427
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82,000 sq. ft.,
222 dealers in 444 booths.
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RUGBY, Spirit of Red Hill Nature Art & Oddiments. Located in The Alexander-Perrigo House at
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village in rural East Tennessee. Vintage & antique
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gourd art. Open: Mon.-Sat. 10:30-5:30, Sun. noon
- 5:30 (closed Wed.) EST. Check website for winter
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Visit us at
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square feet of quality 18-20th century antiques.
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R.J. Horner dining room set may lead all lots Jan. 1
seen items like this and did a lot of
— Ross Auction is ringing in 2015
research about them. This is a unique
with its 17th Annual New Year’s Day
opportunity for our buyers and our
auction house, as these pieces are
The auction will begin at 10 a.m.
very rare.”
MDT at the Ross Auction gallery, 815
From early on, the R.J. Horner
S. Sierra Madre, Colorado Springs,
company targeted people of varyColorado. Established in 1921, Ross
ing income levels. The message
Auction is Colorado’s oldest auction
focused on decorating a home, not
solely buying items for utilitarian
In addition to live, telephone and
purposes. A phrase commonly seen
absentee bids, live bidding will be ofin Horner promotional merchandise
fered at
was “First-class and Medium QualMulti-piece 20th century R.J. Horner dining room
One of the items expected to com- set expected to vie for top lot during the Jan. 1
ity Furniture.”
mand significant bidder interest is a auction. Photo courtesy Ross Auction
Along with the Horner pieces, the
monumental R.J. Horner figural macataloged sale, will feature more than
hogany dining room set. The set consists antique items that we are extremely ex- 450 different items including chandeliers,
of a dining room table, six chairs, seven cited about. When we discovered the R.J. unique glass collectibles and more than
leaves, buffet, server and a curved glass Horner pieces, I knew we had something 50 collectible firearms.
display cabinet.
special to showcase for this sale,” said Bill
For more information, visit www.ros“This year we have some amazing Neal owner of Ross Auction. “I had never or call 877-715-4487.
COLLECTION, 1930’s, unused; main 1890s-1960s. Misc. cards, checks, ASHTRAY, 3 1/2” diam.
streets, factories, hotels, court house, letters, valentines, labels, folders, rail- glass, Pictures Cartoon
Negro Man’s head 2/$24
armoury, American Legion, high road etc. 100 pieces/$10
ELVIS WATCHES, 1992 New old stock,
schools, P.O.’s, banks, churches, bridg- “GAY COCK” FRUIT LABELS, 2 dif $12
1940’s. 4-1/2x11” pic. strutting Cock TOM CAT LEMON LABEL, 1970,
es, etc. 54 diff., 100 asst. $33.
Great name. 5/$12
8x12”, pic. handsome Tom Cat, ea $5,
50’s, 100 asst $12
SODA LABEL COLLECTION, 1890- 50 asst. $55. Very colorful.
1930’s 3”x8”, 10/$5
asst. 100 mix $12
& BONDS, 10 diff. $20. 50 asst. (80%
Card Decks, 2
sealed decks
1910-50, odd brands: Pepper’s Moose, U.S. LINEN POSTCARDS, 1930-40
in display box.
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Cracking with character
Sources say carved wood nutcracker figurines date back to at least the 15th
century, and that traditional German nutcrackers take the form of authority
figures such as soldiers and kings. According to nutcracker maker Steinbach
GMBH (, “German legend states that a nutcracker represents power and strength, guarding families from evil spirits and
danger.” German tradition also has St. Nicholas scattering nuts on his festival
day, Dec. 6, making nutcrackers not only traditionally significant, but convenient, as well.
Nutcrackers weren’t only important in Germany, either. According to Old &
Interesting (, “Scrambling for nuts on the ground
was a tradition for centuries in various European countries.”
Shown here are a selection of nutcrackers of various forms that were sold
recently at auction all across the United States. Quoted prices include buyer’s
premiums. — Compiled by Karen Knapstein
Three antique Meissen porcelain nutcrackers,
each 5 inches by 5 1/2 inches, one repaired,
otherwise excellent condition, unmarked, $590.
Mroczek Brothers Seattle Auction House
Above left: Antique iron dog form nutcracker, measures 3 1/2 inches high by
9 1/2 inches long, wear to patina, $154. Courtesy DuMouchelles
Above right: Cast iron parrot nutcracker, 5 3/4 inches high, $154.
Sources: Steinbach Nutcrackers GMBH (;; Leavenworth
Nutcracker Museum (
Courtesy Pook & Pook
Above left: Carved polychromed nutcracker, 19th
century, $561. Courtesy California Auctioneers & Appraisers
Above right: Limited edition Steinbach St.
Nicholas nutcracker, handmade in Germany,
includes original box, excellent condition, $116.
Courtesy South Florida Auctions
Lot of 19 nutcracker figures, mostly German, some with original boxes,
including Santas, soldiers and Mouse Kings by makers such as E.M. Merke,
Strawbburger and Steinbach; largest measures 14 inches high, $244. Courtesy
Lot of nine vintage and antique nutcrackers,
largest measures 7 inches wide by 2 inches
deep, very good used condition, $210. Courtesy
Clars Auction Gallery
Greenwich Auction
48 ANTIQUE TRADER • • December 24, 2014
Ross Auction, Colorado’s Oldest Auction Company, Since 1921
17th Annual New Year’s Day Auction
January 1st, 2015
Antiques, Unique and Collectibles
Over 400 Lots, Featuring a Monumental R J Horner Dining Room Set
Doors Open @ 8AM ~ Auction Starts @ 10AM (Mountain Time)
Absentee and Telephone Bidding Available
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1800’s Barber Chair
by Koken Barber’s
Supply Co. St
Louis. Golden Oak
and Black Leather
with Unusual Cast
Iron Four Leg Base.
Signed Horner Mahogany Pedestal
Sideboard, Heavily Carved,
circa Late 1800’s.
Monumental R J Horner Mahogany Dining Room Set Consisting of Table with
Six Chairs and Seven Leaves, Curved Glass Display Cabinet, Large Buffet and
Sideboard. This set was originally brought to Colorado by the Mafia Boss in Pueblo,
Colorado. It was later sold to Doctor Sceats where it remained in his home for the
last fifty years. It is in it’s original condition, untouched as well as uncleaned.
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Magnificent “1 of 1000” Winchester 1876 Lever
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Paterson Squareback Cylinder, Flared Grip
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52 ANTIQUE TRADER • • December 24, 2014
JOPLIN, MO. 5309 S. Rangeline Blvd, Joplin, MO 64804
Starting Time: 10:00 AM
Artist Gordon Coutts
Auctioneer’s Note: This is the first of several auctions to be held that will be offering hundreds of pieces of antiques, collectibles and many hard to find items. There are well over 12,000 pieces in the total collection and all are in excellent condition.
Please be sure to check out our website at: to view additional pictures and a more complete listing.
Contact Southwest Auction Service at (417) 652-7540 for more information.
This will be a great opportunity to add to your collections! We hope to see you there! Bob Hughes
FURNITURE: RJ Horner Buffet, Mission Oak Side Board Buffet,
Oak Buffet w/ Mirror, Bake Buffet w/ 3 Mirrors, Large Carved
Armoire, Ribbon Mahogany, Dark Walnut Ornate Carved Armoire,
Wishbone Dresser w/ Ornate Mirror, Princess Dresser w/ Beveled Glass
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Front Hutch, Oak High Boy, Oak Kitchen Cabinet, Ice Boy Cabinet,
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Eastlake Lines Walnut & Burl Chest Secretary, Bamboo Drop Front
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China Hutch, Tramp Art Table, #14 Stack Desk, Large Oak Library
Table, Two Stack w/bottom drawer Oak Lawyer Case, Oak Quilt
Showcase, Jewelers’ Cabinet, Homemade Red/White Kitchen Cabinet, 3
pc Side board Buffet, Oak Table w/ Claw Feet & 6 chairs, Large Hand
Carved Folding Room Divider, and many more pieces!
MUSICAL & VINTAGE CLOCKS: McGammon ‘Little Beauty’
Piano (Albany, NY), Brunswick Vitrola, Philco Radio Cabinet w/
Phone, 1927 Nickelodian, Old Zenith TV w/ Cobra Record Player,
Gledhill Brook Time Recorders Clock, English Oak & Leaded glass
Wall Clock, Old Zenith Radio, Jerome Clock, Porcelain Personia Mantle Clock, Sessions Clock w/ boy & dog, 3 pc Garniture Clock & Urns,
1840 French Silk Mantle Clock, Germany Welby Clock, Seth Thomas
8 Day Clock and much more!
COLLECTIBLES & DÉCOR: 1880 Bradley Hubbard Lamp, C.I.
Table Lamp, Leaded Square Shade, Reverse Painted Rose Lamp, Peg
Lamp Moser type Clambroth Glass, 1868 Finger Oil Lamp, Hopalong
Cassidy Horse Head Lamp (made w/ Alacite), Kerosene Lamp w/
Frosted Shade, Several Aladdin Lamps, Large Carved Hepisse Mask,
Large Pink & Green Majolica Jardinere, 20th Century Oriental Cabinet, Oriental Screen, Several Oriental pieces (vases, teapots, bowls,
figurines), Oil on Canvas Room Divider, Roseville Pottery, McCoy
Pottery, Hull Pottery, Carnival Glassware, Asst. Blue Willow Dishes,
Flow Blue Tureen, Westward Ho Compote, Candle Lustre Pink Lamps
(belonged to the First woman judge in Missouri), Alabaster Bust of
Beatrice Portinari, Bronze ‘Betsy’ by Foretay, Lady w/Umbrella Statue
by ICart, Statues & Mirrors!
ARTWORK & MISC: We will be offering several paintings & prints;
some of which include: Reynolds Age of Innocence, Westward Ho,
Rudolph Bleyer, Wallace Nutting, F.J. Fenn, George Barric, E.C. Rost
and more! Eriez Ornamental Stove w/ Mat (1817), Antique Rugs, Hand
Sewn Quilts, Lots of Depression Glassware, Showcase Display Cases,
Vintage Beaded Purses, Victorian Purses, Old Photos, Handmade Doilies, and much, much more! Too many items to list!
TERMS OF THIS AUCTION: At this auction, we accept CASH & GOOD
CHECK with PROPER ID & Visa or MasterCard (5% Convenience fee for
credit cards). We are not responsible for accidents to man, woman, child or
animal. We are not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged articles or property!
All accounts must be settled prior to removal of auction item! Statements made
day of auction take precedence over all printed material. For more information
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Bob & Chadd Hughes
P.O. Box 534, 151 State Hwy 76, Wheaton, MO 64874
Office: (417) 652-7540
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