Philip Weiss Auctions announces schedule for early '09 There will be no rest for the weary at Philip Weiss Auctions, Long Island, N.Y.'s premier auction house that concluded a banner year in 2008 and looks forward to continued success in early 2009.
offered will be stamps from Germany, the German states and the Cape of Good Hope.
The auction will also feature miscellaneous foreign stamp collections, many estate stamp and coin collections that will feature better U.S. and foreign material, gold and silver coins, Franklin Mint sets, paper currency (to include error notes, dual denominations, Confederate currency and more). Additional consignments were being added at press time.
On Saturday, Jan. 24, bidders will be treated to the lifetime single-owner collection of railroad memorabilia from noted railroad historian and author Allan Sherry. Included will be a selection of vintage railroad lanterns, rail line dining car silverware, thousands of black and white photos, original signs, ephemera, books written by Mr. Sherry, and records he produced.
Jan. 24 will also feature a continuation of the Ken Schultz ocean liner and Hollywood memorabilia collection, plus Part 2 of a local military collection that covers all wars from the American Revolution to World War II. Included will be uniforms, medals and pins, weapons, samurai swords, vintage field gear and the orders book of Confederate General A.P. Hill.
Also scheduled to cross the block on Jan. 24 will be World War II German medals and material (to include a winter hat) and a piece of material from the Wright Brothers’ first plane, with all corresponding documentation. Then, the very next day, Sunday, Jan. 25, beginning at 10 a.m., a large and important estate will be offered, featuring artwork by noted, listed artists.
Some of the artists include Fernando de Szyszlo, Vasily Kafanov, Rafael Tufino, Eduardo Arranz-Bravo, Pablo Picasso, Josef Sigall and others. The antique porcelain and fine china will include Heubach, Moschendorf, Limoges, Meissen, Sevres, Royal Bayreuth, Germany U.S. Zone, Haviland, Royal Dux, Faience, R.C. Bavaria, Staffordshire and more.
On Saturday, March 14, beginning at 10 a.m., items from a Superman and other related superheroes-themed museum will be offered, to include Burt Ward's “Robin” costume from the 1966 Batman TV series; evil clown costumes and “The Penguin” rocket and head piece from the movie Batman Returns; Kirk Alyn's “Superman” costume from the '40s movie serials; Christopher Reeve's “Superman” costume, wig and cape from the Superman I, II and III movies; Marlon Brando's black judge's costume from Superman I; a shirt worn by Christian Bale in Batman Begins; a tie from Val Kilmer as “Bruce Wayne” from Batman Forever; Nicole Kidman's medical diploma from Batman Forever; wine glasses from the fund raiser scene at Wayne Manor in the 1989 Batman movie starring Michael Keaton; George Reeves' color and black-and-white costumes from The Adventures of Superman '50s TV show; Reeves' “Clark Kent” shirt, tie and cuff link sets; John Newton and Christopher Gerrard's “Superboy” costumes from the TV series Superboy; and Dean Cain's “Superman” costume, plus a costume worn by his co-star Teri Hatcher, from TV's Lois & Clark.
Early spring will also feature a collection of medical and scientific instruments and material, to include early medical books, Red Cross posters, postcards, quack medicine paraphernalia, scientific and calculating instruments, and