Big sales planned for Mar. 28-29, Apr. 4 by Philip Weiss An astounding 2,000 lots, mostly fresh-to-the-market merchandise in a broad range of categories, will be sold at multi-estate sales planned for March 28-29 and April 4 by Philip Weiss Auctions.
include original works by F. Picard, Ernst Leger, Felipe Castaneda, Franz X. Bergmann, Livio Seguso, Julius Hugo Bergmann, Ken Nack, Margaret McDonald Phillips, Howard L. Hastings, Jean-Claude Gaugy, A. Gissom, H.P. Picard, John Constable and Luigi Lucioni.
The Sunday session, Mar. 29, starting at 10 a.m., will beam a spotlight on sports memorabilia, animation art, comics and comic art. Sports highlights include signed Hall of Fame baseball plaques for legends Babe Ruth, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner and others; and vintage baseball cards, to include T-206, T-205, T-202, American Caramel E-91, S81 silks, and Play Ball cards.
Also to be sold will be a 1-of-1 Topps George Washington hair relic card; an 1889 Harvard-Yale game program and ticket; rare 1887 Detroit Baseball Club currency; a great selection of signed baseballs and bats; sports prints and lithographs; and a New York Yankees game-worn jersey, originally used by Bill “Moose” Skowron before his number was changed for use by another Yankees player.
The comic art will feature 40-50 pieces of quality vintage animation art from many of the major Disney and Warner Brothers productions, to include a recently-discovered 1940s Tom & Jerry cartoon animation cel. Also offered will be comics; Big Little books; vintage Disney material; and a single-owner collection of comic and character watches. Other consignments were being added at press time.
Then, on Saturday, Apr. 4, beginning at 10 a.m., Philip Weiss Auctions will present its first major doll and toy soldier sale of 2009. The day will feature dolls and automatons from a pair of major estate collections; and soldiers, featuring over 175 Courtenay and Courtenay-Greenhill figures. Also sold will be pressed steel toys; wind-up toys; a collection of over 150 “Par Puzzles”; and other items.
On April 24-25, yet another major two-day sale will be held. April 24 will feature high-end paintings, bronzes and furniture. The April 25 session will have antique advertising items and toys. Highlights will include a Columbian Exposition Egg in the original box; an Ives Walking Santa; a collection of laundry, soap and cleaning advertising material; and other rare tin and cast-iron toys.
The weekend of May 8-9 will see another major two-day auction. On Friday night, May 8, toy trains will take center stage, to include part of a large collection of store stock Lionel, Rail King and MTH pieces, in shipping cartons. The May 9 session will feature stamps, coins, rare books, autographs and manuscripts. Highlights include a block of six Canadian inverted St. Lawrence Seaway stamps; a rare handwritten Schindler letter; a collection of WPA lithographs; and other fresh-to-the-market items.
Philip Weiss Auctions is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item, estate or collection, you may call them directly, at (516) 594-0731, or you can e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the company and its calendar of upcoming auctions, to include the April and May sales, and to view color images, you may log on to www.prwauctions.com.