Tiffany floor lamp lights up the room for $135,600 at Philip Weiss Auctions A Tiffany Studios leaded glass bronze floor lamp lit up the room for $135,600 at a three-day multi-estate sale held Sept. 24-26 by Philip Weiss Auctions in Oceanside, N.Y. The sale grossed $750,000+.
An important oil on canvas painting by Jacques Zucker, titled The Subway Station and executed during the Great Depression for the WPA, topped out at $9,605. The work boasted a fabulous image of a man at a newsstand, buying a newspaper and accompanied by his dog. It measured 21 inches by 26 inches, had been signed and came from the estate of a family member.
A turn of the century fireman’s archive from Henry Wolleben, former Brooklyn fireman, rose to $4,200. Included were a Limoges occupational shaving mug, a cabinet card of Wolleben in full uniform, a retirement certificate, an 18kt gold pocket watch from the FDNY, a souvenir paperweight, Wolleben’s fire helmet with original front leather and an 1893 exempt certificate.
Rounding out the auction’s top lots: a pair of U.S. silver dollars dated 1870 – a proof dollar and a standard dollar, both in high grade condition – sold as one lot for $12,995; and a rare Ben Shahn Progressive Party poster, titled “A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” hammered for $4,520. The poster, 45 ½ inches by 30 inches, had some light creases but was overall very nice.
Philip Weiss Auctions has a massive three-day weekend sale slated for Oct. 22-24, also in Oceanside. Featured will be hundreds of fresh-to-the-market lots of toys and toy trains, railroad memorabilia, Hollywood memorabilia, vintage dolls, antique advertising, coin-ops and more. Online bidding will be facilitated by Proxibid. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted.
Then, sometime before the turn of the year, Philip Weiss Auctions will present a Comic Books and Comic Art Sale. Featured will be rare and vintage comic books from the 1930s to the present time, wonderful examples of comic art, Part 2 of the Copley comic art collection (featuring original cartoon panels and assorted daily comic strips and Sunday pages) and more.
Previews will be held on the days leading up to, and including, the auction dates, for both upcoming sales.
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 the firm’s calendar of upcoming auctions, to include the Oct. 22-24 weekend event, click on www.prwauctions.com.