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.
into single lots. Additional estate collections will be sold, in boxes and binders. Rare individual first-day covers will come up for bid as well.
The Sunday session will see 800-1,000 lots change hands, almost all of them toys and trains. Featured will be a superb single-owner collection of pressed steel trucks, planes and cars; pedal cars; wind-ups; Standard Gauge, Lionel and American Flyer trains; mint-in-box Brass Engines; a large scale Marklin; and a nice assortment of toy soldiers.
Anticipated top lots will include:
· A Murray Pontiac pedal car, 1948, fully restored, 36” long ($2,000-$4,000)
· A scarce Gendron Columbia NX 44 airplane, circa 1924 ($2,000-$4,000)
· A vintage “Spirit of St. Louis” electric powered toy plane set ($2,000-$3,000)
· A Chicago coin band box, 1950s, with 7-piece figural band ($2,000-$3,000)
Philip Weiss Auctions is already looking ahead to next year. A two-day sale in January (dates to be determined) will feature paper, autographs and ephemera. Already consigned are presidential autographs (Washington, Lincoln, Kennedy, plus Bobby Kennedy); as well as a Babe Ruth palm print, signed by the legendary baseball hero.
Then, in February, Philip Weiss Auctions will hold the first in a series of auctions dedicated to the collections of Ken Schultz. “Mr. Schultz was a phenomenal collector of World’s Fair items and oceanliner art, as well as Hollywood memorabilia,” Mr. Weiss said. “His estate is too massive and important to be restricted to one sale.”
Philip Weiss Auctions is one of the premier auction houses in the Northeast. To learn more about their upcoming sales, or for more information about the company, you can log on to www.philipweissauctions.com. To consign an item, estate, or collection, you may call them directly at (516) 594-0731, or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.