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.
Thomas Edison and Guglielmo Marconi material (to include signed photos and a signed letter), and autographs from a single-owner estate consisting of thousands of signed photos and other items, to include historical autographs and pieces signed by sports figures and celebrities. Three original Peanuts daily comic strips will also, of course, be signed by the artist, Charles Schulz.
Militaria will feature a Civil War cartes de visites collection (to include around 100 identified generals), a single-owner sword collection with many American military swords, a pair of swords once owned by the late radio and TV personality Arthur Godfrey, early guns and rifles (including a nice Kentucky rifle), and several large contemporary military paintings that would make great display pieces.
Western material will include the original costume Gabby Hayes wore in the film Bordertown Gun Fighters, an important presentation saddle made by Newell’s Saddle Shop and presented by Gabby Hayes to Danny of Danny’s Hideaway Restaurant in New York City, a presentation statue of Roy Rogers’s horse Trigger, and other material.
Saturday will also feature a rare 1865 topographical map of New York City by Viele, important books (many of them signed and inscribed volumes and limited editions), autographs and manuscript material from The Copley Collections, a nice collection of Raphael Kirchner postcards, an early fire bucket and horn, many rock ‘n’ roll and pop culture items (to include autographed celebrity guitars) and more.
Sunday, Sept. 26, also with a 10 a.m. EDT start time, will feature one of the best art and estate sales Philip Weiss Auctions has ever had the privilege to offer. In addition to the pieces by Edith Kramer and the Fratelli statue, another star lot is certain to be an original oil on canvas painting by the renowned British portrait artist John Opie (1761-1807), titled Boy With Monkey.
The day will also be highlighted by several magnificent works by Jacques Zucker (N.Y., 1900-1981), consigned directly by a family member and to include large sized oil paintings; important theatrical-related works of art (including an original painting by Eugene Berman and a rendering of the cast of the hit play Oklahoma! by Doris Emerick Lee); and a large oil on canvas landscape by Robert William Wood (Calif./Tex./Md., 1889-1979).
Other artists of note will include Percy French, Hayley Lever, Don Kingman, Boardman Robinson, Edward Biberman, Tore Asplund (9 original paintings), John Cuthbert Hare (3 watercolors), Hely Lima, Moses Soyer, Nat Werner, Jose y Gil, Jurgen Huge, Walter Steuempfig Jr., Phillippe Nover, Childe Hassan, George Grosz, Sol Wilson, Abraham Harriton, Reginald Marsh and others.
Also sold on Sunday will be material from the Jacqueline Loew estate, to include the aforementioned Tiffany floor lamp, a tremendous cloisonné garden peacock, a Tiffany Favrile glass Cypriote vase, a William Kerr American 14kt gold tazza, a large collection of sterling silver, vintage clocks (to include a scarce 19th century French Roblin of Paris clock), a collection of Royal Doulton Toby mugs, Armani figurines, other porcelain makers, important posters (including examples from the Ben Shahn