Elvis Presley and Star Wars headline Philip Weiss sale Several property documents signed by Elvis Presley and Star Wars collectibles combined to lead the charge at a three-day multi-estate sale held Apr. 23-25 by Philip Weiss Auctions in Oceanside, N.Y.
‘n’ roll concert posters, a top lot was a 1970 Janis Joplin Syracuse poster ($2,599).
Philip Weiss Auctions’ next big sale will be another three-day event, slated for May 21-23. Things will kick off Friday afternoon, at 4 p.m. (EDT), with a fresh-to-the-market estate auction, featuring pottery, porcelains, bronzes, rugs and paintings by noted artists such as Walter Lofthouse Dean, Pandolfo Reschi, Gustave Baumann, George Braque, Eric Slater, Treva Wheete, George Roualt, Allen Lewis, Aaron Bohrod, Emilio Sanchez, E.D. Luca and others.
The Friday session will also include a collection of paintings from an untouched storage room. These include important and high-quality works of art from the 17th-19th centuries. Also offered will be a collection of Baccarat, Lalique, Armani figurines, high-end silver, a George Nelson/Herman Miller bedroom set, Japanese woodblocks, Meissen and additional merchandise.
Saturday, May 22, will be dedicated mainly to trains (Lionel, American Flyer, Marklin and other makers) and toys (including baby boomer toys from the Rathkopf Collection). The day will also feature cookie jars, a collection of unpunched paper doll books, lunch boxes, tin litho toys, battery-operated toys, toy trucks and vehicles, wind-ups, toy soldiers and other material.
The third and final day of the sale (May 23, 10 a.m. EDT) will have stamps, coins, stock certificates and historical memorabilia. The stamps and coins category will have better U.S. singles with certificates, a Columbian Exposition set, a Trans Mississippi set, first day covers, more than 30 gold coins, a $50 1863 note, a $20 1882 gold note and a $20 1880 silver certificate.
The day will also feature an original Edison stock ticker, a group of Civil War generals cartes-de-visites (identified), an original Annie Oakley target disc, rare Napoleonic-era military hats, Shako plates, Civil War rifles and pistols, Native American material, a 1924 Christy Mathewson signed baseball contract, baseball and non-sports cards, signed balls and bats, a large single-owner lifetime autograph collection (many from the 1920s-1960s), and vintage uniforms.
Philip Weiss Auctions is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (516) 594-0731, or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Philip Weiss Auctions and its calendar of upcoming auctions, to include the May 21-23 weekend event, click on www.prwauctions.com.