Faberge Koush Fetches $58,300 at Philip Weiss Sale An authentic turn-of-the-century Faberge silver koush (serving vessel, similar to a gravy boat) sold for $58,300 at a multi-estate sale held Sept. 15-17 by Philip Weiss Auctions in Oceasnside, N.Y.
frame. It’s the first time the work had ever come to market.
An early handpainted fraktur, dated June 18, 1816 and found in the attic of a surprised consigner, sold for $4,730. The piece – measuring 15-1/2” x 13”, had beautiful painted tulips of red, yellow and green. Also, an 18th century Dutch grandfather clock in a beautiful mahogany case (circa 1790) chimed right on time at $5,500.
A Lionel two-tone blue railroad engine (pre-World War II, 390E), with tender and in nice condition, tooted its horn for $1,210. And a Lionel standard gauge set (9E engine and three passenger cars, also pre-World War II), went for $855. The cars had been restored and the engine appeared to be untouched.
Next month (October 20-21), Philip Weiss Auctions is planning a “Signature Sale,” featuring hundreds of fresh-to-the-market items. On Friday (Oct. 20, beginning at 6 pm), the firm will be offering the finest collection of dolls it has ever handled. Over 200 lots have been consigned from a high-end Tennesee estate. Items include:
A pair of laughing Jumeau dolls, #203 (7-1/2”, $20,000-$30,000; 17”, $25,000-$35,000); a 20” SFBJ #252 Pouty doll ($4,500-$6,000); a Juneau first series portrait doll ($12,000-$15,000); a 28” Depose EJ Jumeau doll ($7,500-$8 ,500); and numerous other high-end French and German bisque dolls.
On Saturday, October 21, beginning at 10 am, the focus shifts to comic art and posters, as Philip Weiss Auctions proudly announces the estate of Marvin Channing, the noted comic book story writer. Expected top lots include cover art from “Spiderman” #43 ($40,000-$60,000); and a Jack Kirby “Tales of Suspense” cover ($20,000-$30,000).
Early next year, Philip Weiss Auctions will hold a series of sales dedicated to the estate of Ken Schultz. The first of these has been tentatively set for February. “Mr. Schultz was a phenomenal collector of World’s Fair and oceanliner art, as well as Hollywood memorabilia,” Weiss said. “He was very well known in collecting circles.”
Philip Weiss Auctions is one of the premier auction houses in the Northeast. To learn more about its upcoming sales, or for more information about the company, you may log on to www.philipweissauctions.com. To consign an item, estate or collection, you may cal them directly at (516) 594-0731. The e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.