Woody Auction mutli-estate sale slated for Sept. 10-11 A pair of premier consignments – the Steve and Gloria Zak collection and the estate of Louise Hefling – will be sold without reserve at an auction scheduled for Sept. 10-11 in Wichita, Kansas.
News-Antique.com - Aug 09,2010 - (WICHITA, Kan.) – A pair of premier consignments – the Steve and Gloria Zak collection and the estate of Louise Hefling – will be sold without reserve (everything goes, regardless of price) at an auction scheduled for Sept. 10-11 in the 4H Hall of the Sedgwick County Extension Center in Wichita. Woody Auction of Douglass, Kan., will conduct the sale.
Internet bidding will be facilitated by Proxibid.com and LiveAuctioneers.com.
The Zaks had a wide range of interests, and this is reflected in their collections. Among their items are wonderful pieces of Royal Bayreuth, teapots, Black Forest Depression glass, salt and pepper shakers, art glass, vintage radios and American art pottery. The Hefling estate offers full-size carousel animals, vintage lamps, carnival glass, Hummel figurines and cut glass pieces.
In all, nearly 700 lots will come under the gavel. “Either one of these consignments would make for a great auction all by itself,” said Jason Woody of Woody Auction. “It’s just fortunate that both presented themselves at once, so we could offer them in one sale. I would encourage all serious collectors to make plans to attend this unique and diversified auction.”
Vases will be very much in evidence in this auction. For openers, there will be three unmarked Roseville pottery two-handled vases, all made in the 1930s. One is a 15-inch floor vase in brown tones with a cherry blossom pattern. Another, nearly as tall, is in brown and green tones, in a luffa pattern. The third is 7 ¼ inches tall, green and brown tones, in a wisteria pattern.
Other vases include a 12-inch Carnival glass mid-size vase by Northwood in a tree trunk pattern, colored a rare lime green; a 9-inch Van Briggle pottery vase with an embossed floral design (circa 1920s); and a quality 5 ¼ inch signed Richard three-color cameo cut vase with tree, lake and mountain scenic décor.
Yet more vases include a 10-inch pink Depression glass vase with a Black Forest décor; a 7 inch by 7 inch Orrefors heavy art glass vase with cased purple glass, by Sven Palmgvist (circa 1960); a 20-inch Murano glass pedestal vase with free form stem, aqua coloring; and a signed 14 ½ inch Mark Louis art glass vase with whimsical design titled Killer Robots From Mars (1988).
Vintage carousel collectibles will feature an original 57 inch by 64 inch wooden English double-seated “Rooster” carousel set on a metal stand, with no visible maker’s mark but with a colorful iridescent paint scheme and mounting step on the side; and an original 41 inch by 53 inch carved wooden Allan Herschell “Uncle Sam” chariot carousel in very nice condition.
From the same genre, two items sure to generate crowd buzz will be a 44 inch by 55 inch one-cent coin-operated “Sandy” pony ride with leather saddle in good working condition, once a fixture at Dillon’s Grocery Store in Hutchinson, Kan.; and an original 49 inch by 40 inch Stein & Goldstein carved wooden horse child’s chair for barber shop use