Edouard Cortes Paintings & 50 Year Ice Cream Collection to Head Cordier Auctions' Spring Sale Two paintings by Edouard Cortes (French, 1882-1969) will headline Cordier Antiques & Auctions’ Spring Auction. The 750 plus lot sale will be held May 21 and 22 in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.
News-Antique.com - May 12,2009 - Two paintings by Edouard Cortes (French, 1882-1969) will headline Cordier Antiques & Auctions’ Spring Auction in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. Entitled “The Sunny Bank” and “Byway In Normandy”, the paintings are estimated at $20,000 to $30,000 each. Other auction highlights include a fine pair of John Bennett pottery vases and the first US Beatles record of My Bonnie by Tony Sheridan and the Beat Brothers. Also to be included is the Charles D. Morris Ice Cream Collection and the late Raymond A. Farr Nautical Collection. The 750 plus lot sale will be held over two days in Camp Hill, across the Susquehanna River from Harrisburg.
Thursday’s sale will feature the 50 year ice cream and soda fountain collection of Charles D. Morris of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Over 250 lots will be offered including ice cream dippers, trays, signs, freezers, milk shake mixers and more. The over 500 ice cream dippers in the collection include several rare examples such as the Manos Novelty Co. dipper. With its unusual heart shaped bowl, the Manos dipper is considered to be one of the rarest and most desirable of all dippers and is estimated at $5,000 to $7,000. It was used to fill special heart shaped dishes, two of which will be offered in Thursday’s sale. Other dippers of note include White Rapid, Eureka, Bohlig, Mosteller and several novelty banana split and ice cream sandwich dippers. Other highlights include an ice cream parlor table and chair circa 1900 to 1910 and a reverse painted Dolly Madison ice cream counter sign.
Friday’s session will begin with numismatics. Among many gold pieces is a 1906 Liberty Head $10, a 1908 Saint-Gaudens $20 and an 1882-S Liberty Head $5. Several Carson City silver dollars will also be offered including an 1892. Books and documents will follow and will include an unusual 1918 copy of the Proceedings of the American Society for Psychical Research exploring the Smead Case by James H. Hyslop. The Smead case concerned Dr. Hyslop’s work with a Mrs. Smead who received communications from Martians. This Editor’s Copy, estimated at $400 to $600, includes original tipped in drawings by Mrs. Smead showing Martian embroidery, a Martian boat and curtains used in a Martian house. Autographs will also be offered including a Winston Churchill signed photograph estimated at $1,000 to $2,000.
An interesting collection of World War II German medals will highlight weapons and military. Obtained by the consignor in Oberursel, Germany in the summer of 1945, the set of fifteen medals was assembled and sold by a local townsman. The set remains attached to the original card in the original shipping box. Three Japanese swords will be offered including a katana samurai sword attributed to Senjuin Shigehiro. Estimated at $2,000 to $4,000, the sword is housed in a wood storage case signed by a previous owner.
A definite highlight in the collectibles category will be a rare 45 record of Tony Sheridan and the Beat Brothers. Recognized as the very first US record to include the Beatles,