Big multi-estate sale slated for Oct. 3-4 by Philip Weiss Hundreds of quality items in an array of categories (stamps, coins, rare books, autographs, postcards, sports items, comic art, rock 'n' roll, more) will be sold at auction Oct. 3-4 by Philip Weiss.
News-Antique.com - Sep 17,2009 - (OCEANSIDE, N.Y.) – Hundreds of quality, fresh-to-the-market items in an impressive array of categories – to include stamps, coins, rare books, autographs, postcards, sports items, comics, comic art, rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia, pop culture collectibles and more – will be sold in a two-day, weekend sale slated for Oct. 3-4 by Philip Weiss Auctions, in the firm’s spacious showroom, located at #1 Neil Court.
“We’ve been fortunate enough to secure important collections and prominent local estates for our customers all year,” said Philip Weiss of Philip Weiss Auctions, “but not all of them have had the diversity of merchandise as this one. We can honestly say there will be something for just about everybody at this auction. It promises to be a long weekend. Hundreds of great lots will change hands.”
The festivities will kick off on Saturday, Oct. 3, beginning at 10 a.m. Stamps, coins, rare books, autographs and postcards will cross the block throughout the day. Highlights include a Salvador Dali book with hand-drawn presentation by the iconic Surrealist; lots pertaining to legendary recluse Howard Hughes (a signed flight cover, a signed photo and a signed letter); and a letter signed by Orville Wright.
Marilyn Monroe items include a signed cocktail napkin, a silver print by Dienes and a group of unpublished negatives of the late sex goddess. Also sold will be actor Robert De Niro’s public school test papers; a terrific archive of Kennedy family photos; a fabulous run of Playboy magazines, featuring #2 thru 1960; a Max Lieberman signed book; and a copy of Lord of the Rings, signed by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Other published works will include an original children’s book of illustrations by Francis Wainwright, a partial set of The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, and a complete 4-page newspaper, Emile Zola L’Aurore. Early maps will feature an example by Blaeu, while a pair of early slavery-related broadsides will also be offered. Ephemera pertaining to slavery has become a hugely popular collectible.
Stamps and coins will be offered in abundance. Sold will be a super Russian stamp collection; U.S. stamps (to include large estate collections of face and better material, as well as individual better items); foreign stamp collections; several collections of Confederate bonds; many U.S. coins (including silver and gold pieces); and a huge collection of currency error notes (including dual denominations).
The Sunday session, Oct. 4, starting at 10 a.m., will feature sports-related items, rock 'n’ roll memorabilia, comics, comic art, pop culture collectibles and more. The sports items will include a rare Ramly Tobacco Walter Johnson baseball card (SGC graded 3); a 1952 Bowman Mickey Mantle rookie card (PSA 6 Ex./Mt.); a full ticket to Lou Gehrig's Memorial Day at Yankee Stadium in 1941; Yankees' signed championship team baseballs; and a 1927 World Series baseball program (Yanks at Pittsburgh).
Other sports items will include a 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers 14kt gold player’s wife’s heart and stone; loads vintage baseball cards (to include complete sets from the ‘50s and ‘60s); a large collection of PSA