Massive 2-day, 3-session sale planned by Philip Weiss After already logging several huge multi-estate auctions earlier of this year, Philip Weiss Auctions of Oceanside, N.Y., is preparing for what could be its biggest sale of the year, on June 9-10.
News-Antique.com - May 06,2007 - MASSIVE TWO-DAY, THREE-SESSION COLLECTIBLES SALE SCHEDULED
FOR JUNE 9-10 BY PHILIP WEISS AUCTIONS; SALE MAY TOP $1 MILLION
(Oceanside, N.Y.) - After already logging several huge multi-estate sales in the early part of this year, Philip Weiss Auctions is preparing for what could be its biggest sale ever – a two-day, three-session monster weekend filled with collectibles from a rainbow of categories. “I wouldn't be surprised if we topped the $1 million mark for this sale overall,” said Philip Weiss. “That's how excited we are.”
The first session will be held Saturday, June 9th, beginning at 10 am. It will be dedicated in large part to Civil War items and militaria. An anticipated top lot is a Confederate Naval flag believed to have been flown from the CSS Alabama. Also featured will be hundreds of identified 'cartes de visites' (CDV's -- many of them Confederates); photographs from the era; papers; ephemera; and more.
Just added for Saturday was a huge archive of material pertaining to John F. Kennedy, including signed letters and photographs. Also to be sold in the first session will be a large Coney Island side-show banner, as well as hundreds of photos of Hollywood celebrities, by such renowned portrait photographers as George Hurrell, Yousuf Karsh and Clarence Bull. Many have been signed.
The second session will begin around 5 pm on Saturday. Many of the 400+ lots to be offered are from an important estate in Lido, Long Island. All of it is high-end merchandise, fresh to the market. Items will include original and authentic pieces from the studios of Louis C. Tiffany; a fabulous Pairpoint Puffy lamp; high-end Lalique; Sevres; bronzes; and porcelains.
Extremely important paintings will also be offered, by noted listed artists such as:
Charles Sheridan Knowles (British, 1863-1931). Mr. Knowles was a Victorian genre artist who combined his formal academic training with the new style and color of the Impressionists to create his finished works. He specialized in sentimental genre scenes and costume pieces, set in the Middle Ages or 18th century. His paintings often captured his subjects in a relaxed or playful moment. Mr. Knowles exhibited in all the major galleries and exhibition halls throughout Europe.
Walter Baumhofer (American, 1904-1986). From the 1940s through the 1950s, Mr. Baumhofer painted an estimated 750 covers and illustrations for general interest magazines such as “Adventure”, “Danger Trail”, “Ace-High”, “Dime Detective,” and “Doc Savage”. He was a prolific artist who had an enormous impact on the pulp fiction genre. He brought to these magazines the resources of fine art, creating covers of unified design, done with a richness of color and light.
Aaron Bohrod (American, 1907-1992). Mr. Bohrod was a nationally known artist who received numerous prizes and awards (including two Guggenheims). He was famous for a range of work in watercolor and gouache that included realistic figures in cityscapes, landscapes, surrealism and trompe l'oeil painting. Bohrod was proficient as a painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist and illustrator. His early style was one of gritty urban realism;