LATE CAPT RENKER'S ANTIQUES FROM AROUND THE WORLD AT AUCTION ON JUNE 26 BY PROFESSIONAL APP & LIQ Estate Auction of Late H. Renker, World War II Veteran, Delta Pilot, Antique Shop Owner and European & Oriental Antiques and Art Collector by Professional Auctions on June 26, 2010 in Florida
News-Antique.com - Jun 10,2010 - Professional Appraisers and Liquidators Antique Auctions will be the venue for the Estate of Harry Renker, Retired Delta Pilot and International Purveyor of Fine Antiques. The auction takes place on June 26, 2010 beginning at 10am. Auctioneer, Charles Fudge, a 40 year veteran auctioneer of antiques, fine art and collectibles says this collection is one of the finest he's seen. On-line bidding is available via Proxibid and LiveAuctioneers and Absentee or Phone Bidding is welcome.
The late Captain Harry Renker flew in the U.S. Army Air Corps in combat missions over the South Pacific during World War II, where he awarded The Distinguished Flying Cross, and 3 Air Medals. He served as personal Pilot and Liaison to Generals Truesdale and Candee at Fort Leavenworth Kansas, and was a Delta airline pilot since 1946. He flew ultra-lites until he was 87 years old, and was loved by many. However, flying wasn't his only passion. Renker and his wife Gayle also loved fine art and studied antiques -- particularly European Antiques and Fine Art -- so much so that they even owned an antique shop in the quaint city of Geneva, Illinois.
Being an airline pilot had its benefits. Harry Renker and his wife enjoyed their flight privileges to the fullest. They traveled the world together searching for antique treasures. Many were sold in their shop, but the prized possessions were saved for their personal collection. They particularly loved traversing off the beaten path to shops hidden in England and Scotland's countryside. It was there they found many of the antiquities that will cross the auction block on June 26th when Professional Appraisers and Liquidators Antique Auction Gallery offers the Renker's private collection to the public.
Charles Fudge, owner, and principal auctioneer of Professional Appraisers and Liquidators Antique Auction Gallery reports, "The Renker estate represents a wide assortment of fine European and Asian fine art and antiques, including antique armor and weaponry. It is an honor to present this World War II hero's personal collection to the public." The auction will be held in the firm's gallery in West Central Florida. In addition to floor bidding, Internet, telephone and absentee bidding are available for convenience.
Over 400 Lots from the Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries will be offered with emphasis on European and Asian Art and Antiques. Art offerings contain paintings on porcelain and ivory including miniatures and portraits. Withing the Paintings on Porcelain category, one will find KPM, Huetschenreuther, and signed Wagner. Subjects in the portraits on ivory and porcelain range from Marie Antoinette, Mary Queen of Scots, and Polish Countess Sophie Potocka to nymphs Psyche and Daphne. A miniature watercolor of a man smoking pipe by Raffaella Ragione is included in this category as well. Scenic Porcelain plaques include a Tyrolean social scene after DeFregger on KPM and an 18 x 15 sailing scene dated 1835. 19th Century Oil Paintings offered include The Dreamer by Mary Ellen Freer-Edwards-Staples, and other Listed European Artists such as Heinz Munnich, C.J. Staniland, and others.