Huge multi-estate sale at Philip Weiss Auctions, Sept. 24-26 A massive three-day sale comprising around 1,800 top-quality, fresh-to-the-market lots from prominent local estates and collections will be offered the weekend of Sept. 24-26 by Philip Weiss Auctions.
News-Antique.com - Aug 04,2010 - (OCEANSIDE, N.Y.) – A massive three-day sale comprising around 1,800 top-quality, fresh-to-the-market lots from prominent local estates and collections will be offered the weekend of Sept. 24-26 by Philip Weiss Auctions. The event will be held in the firm’s showroom, located at #1 Neil Court in Oceanside (Long Island). Online bidding will be facilitated by Proxibid.com.
Four lots in particular are expected to get paddles wagging. They are an exceptional vintage Tiffany Studios floor lamp in a unique style (est. $120,000-$180,000); former Beatle John Lennon’s Mason & Hamlin pump organ (est. $8,000-$12,000); an 1888 marble statue by Italian artist Romanelli Fratelli (est. $20,000-$30,000); and the Pablo Picasso compilation Faunes et Flore D’Antibes (Paris, 1960), a set of 12 loose offset color lithographs housed in an original linen portfolio (est. $10,000-$15,000).
Also to be sold, as individual lots, will be about 20 original works of art by Edith Kramer (Am./Austrian, b. 1916), the founder of the Art Therapy Movement and renowned for her vivid still lifes and figural renderings. The group is significant, as it is the first time any paintings by Ms. Kramer have ever been offered in the United States. Featured will be an incredible collage of the Union Square Train Station, wonderful portraits and self-portraits, and more. Each piece is expected to bring between $1,000 and $20,000 each.
The first day of the auction (Friday, Sept. 24, starting at 4 p.m., EDT) will be dedicated to 200-300 lots of ocean liner and transportation memorabilia, including Part I of The Bushnell Collection. Featured will be tin signs, lithographs, prints and more. Also sold will be a rare archive of material pertaining to the Tucker automobile, a short-lived car from the late 1940s.
The Saturday session (Sept. 25, 10 a.m. EDT) will begin with approximately 200 lots of estate stamps and coins, highlighted by Part I of The Great Lakes Collection -- a 28-foot truck crammed with a lifetime’s worth of stamps and covers. These will be offered in group and country lots, virtually untouched since the owner purchased the material.
Several other estate stamp collections will also cross the block, highlighted by near-complete post-war never-hinged sets, U.S. face value lots and more. Coins and currency will also come under the gavel. Sold will be gold and silver coins (individually and in group lots), paper currency and more.
In addition to the John Lennon Mason & Hamlin pump organ, the Saturday session will also feature a great single-owner Beatles collection. Included will be some signed Lennon pieces (including albums), a copy of the famous “Butcher” cover from the band’s Yesterday and Today album (unsealed), a rare complete set of 1964 Revell model kits, a complete Flip Your Wig board game, a Yellow Submarine lunch box and thermos, a 1964 Remco doll set, a scarce Licorice Records set, a Nordic house throw pillow, prints, posters, books and more, all of it Beatles-related.
Autograph seekers will have much to peruse. The sale will feature a Theodore Roosevelt signed photo, an archive of