Coins, stamps, toys, trains at Philip Weiss, Dec. 16-17 Dealers and collectors will want to mark their calendars for the weekend of Dec. 16-17. Philip Weiss Auctions in Oceanside, N.Y., has planned a two-day mega-sale that will ring out 2006 in style.
News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - FRESH ESTATES, COINS, STAMPS, PAPER MONEY, TOYS, TRAINS
AND MORE TO BE SOLD AT PHILIP WEISS AUCTIONS, DEC. 16-17
(Oceanside, N.Y.) – Dealers and collectors alike will want to mark their calendars for the weekend of December 16-17. Philip Weiss Auctions has planned a two-day mega-sale that will feature a wide array of lots in a broad range of categories. “We wanted to conclude the year on a high note,” Philip Weiss said. “This is going to be a good one.”
The sale will be held at Philip Weiss Auctions’ showroom facility at #1 Neil Court in Oceanside, N.Y. The Saturday session, December 16th, will commence at 10 am with stamps, coins and paper money. That will be followed by the liquidation of two important estates. The Sunday session will be dedicated mainly to vintage toys and trains.
Three days of previews (Wednesday through Friday, from noon to 8 pm), plus an additional preview on Saturday, 8:30 am to the start of sale, will precede the event. The afternoon portion of the Saturday sale will feature a pair of fresh-to-the-market estates: the contents of a Brookline (Boston) townhouse, and a deluxe Park Avenue apartment.
Highlights from the estates promise to include a fantastic Aras R. Lalique vase depicting open-winged birds with foliage and berries, in excellent condition (9”, circa 1924); and a one-of-a-kind silver cigar lighter crafted in the shape of a race car with driver, made by American artist Jean-Michel Folon (1930-2005) for a Saudi billionarie.
Original paintings will be in abundance, including several pieces by American artist Bailey Griffin (1858-1918); a work by pop icon Peter Max (b. 1937); and additional works by other listed American painters: Hermann Fuechsel (1833-1915); Raphael Soyer (1899-1987); Charles Barrows (1903-1988); Ronnie Cutrone (b. 1948); plus Old Masters.
Beautiful antique furniture pieces will include a French satinwood bronze two-tiered table with rosewood border; an early 19th century French secretaire (Abbatant), in excellent condition; an early French marble-top marquetry dressing table; a pair of early French Empire beds; an early Russian coal bin; and a great pair of French sconces.
Over 400 lots of coins, stamps and paper money will comprise the first half of the Saturday session. Sure to be a star lot is an 1873-CC (Carson City) $20 gold coin, graded by PCGS at MS 61. It is expected to fetch $20,000-$30,000. Another top lot will be a rare 1907 St. Gaudens $20 gold coin, NGC graded AU 55 ($9,000-$12,000).
Other anticipated stars from the category include:
· U.S. $2-1/2 gold coin, 1846, graded AU 50 ($3,500-$5,500)
· U.S. 1842-O Quarter Eagle gold coin, graded AU 55 (3,000-$5,000)
· U.S. 1911 $2-1/2 gold coin, Indian Head, graded MS 65 ($5,000-$8,000)
· U.S. 1914 $2-/2 gold coin, Indian Head, graded MS 63 ($3,000-$5,000)
· A high-grade $2 bill, 1918 series, Boston, crisp uncirculated ($2,000-$3,000)
Philatelists take note: A rare and specialized collection of examples from the Philippines will be offered, as will a collection from the British Colonies that will be broken down