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.
Session three – to be held Sunday, June 10th, beginning at 10 am – will feature more signed palm prints from the estate of Alice Denton Jennings, a palmist who routinely took palm impressions of her clients, who later signed them. Her collection was so extensive it is being sold over the course of several sales. At Philip Weiss' January 27-28 sale, her Babe Ruth signed palm print brought $26,555.
In June, the offerings will be no less impressive. Included will be yet another signed palm print from Babe Ruth; a pair of prints from his Yankee teammate, Lou Gehrig, left and right (both signed); three by legendary baseball manager Connie Mack; one by Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis; and signed palm prints from Franklin D. Roosevelt, aviator Amelia Earhart and golfer Bobby Jones.
Sunday will also be dedicated, in part, to comic art, a category for which Philip Weiss has earned a certain level of renown. At his March 24-25 multi-estate sale, the top lot was a Charles Schulz “Peanuts” Sunday page that commanded $37,000. In fact, seven original comic strips by Schulz sold for a combined $152,500. These included three “Li'l Folks” pages and four “Peanuts” dailies.
Bidders will be treated to more Charles Schulz original artwork on June 10th. The group will feature a “Great Pumpkin” daily and a Sunday “Peanuts” page. Both have been signed by the artist. In addition, Philip Weiss Auctions recently secured another blockbuster comic art consignment: the original cover illustration for “Spider-Man” #92, signed by artist John Romita, a giant in the genre.
Also just secured: an Anna Pottery railroad pig, circa 1890 (Philip Weiss sold one earlier this year for the portly sum of $8,800); quite possibly the earliest tintype of Honus Wagner in uniform; a Christy Walsh presentation of a New York Yankees' signed team ball from around 1937; and a first-edition copy of Woodie Guthrie's book “Bound For Glory,” with dust jacket and lengthy inscription.
Philip Weiss Auctions isn't taking the month of May off. A two-day sale is slated for May 19-20. The Saturday session (May 19) will feature Part 2 of the Ken Schultz estate. Mr. Schultz was a dedicated collector in three areas – World's Fair items; oceanliner art and memorabilia; and Hollywood memorabilia. His collection was too massive and important to be limited to just one auction.
Saturday will also see the sale of the Hugo Zeitler Circus Collection, which includes turn-of-the-century photos; film; costumes; and more. Hundreds of boxes have yet to be unpacked. Then, on Sunday, May 20th, toys and trains will take center stage, as several estate collections will be offered. In the fall, a single-owner collection of 1940s-1960s Western TV and comic characters will be auctioned.
Philip Weiss Auctions is one of the premier full-service auction houses in the Northeast. To learn more about their upcoming sales, or for more information about the company, visit them online at www.philipweissauctions.com. To consign an item, estate or