Rare Garfield carte de visite brings $4,068 at Weiss sale A signed carte de visite of former President James A. Garfield, taken when he was a Union Brigadier General during the Civil War, sold for $4,068 at an auction held Nov. 14-15 by Philip Weiss Auctions
and personalized to the flamboyant late pianist Liberace. In their lighthearted way, the Beatles signed the photo “to Liber-Archie” as a play on words. Also in the auction will be many other pieces of authentic signed Beatles-related memorabilia.
Other lots certain to pique bidder interest will include the contents of a train and hobby shop that closed in the 1970s that featured trains, soldiers, play sets and more; stamps galore, including a complete sheet of 80 Peoples Republic of China Monkey New Year stamps (Scott #1586, est. $40,000-$50,000); a single-owner lifetime stamp collection; and horse racing trophies and other items relating to the late jockey Willie Shoemaker, plus horse racing trophies from Bill Hartack and trophies from the estate of Louis Wolfson.
In addition, there will be a Friday night estate sale in January that will feature a prominent Queens, N.Y., estate with an original oil painting by Jean Dufy (Fr., 1888-1964) and an original Von Danken painting as well.
Philip Weiss Auctions is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item,
an estate or an entire 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 sales, to include the Nov. 27, Dec. 18-20 and Jan. 22-24, 2010 multi-estate events, please log on to www.prwauctions.com.