Three-day mega-sale planned for May 20-22 by Philip Weiss Auctions A three-day weekend mega-sale featuring hundreds of lots in an array of categories will be held May 20-22 by Philip Weis Auctions, in the firm’s spacious gallery facility located in Oceanside, N.Y.
News-Antique.com - May 03,2011 - (OCEANSIDE, N.Y.) – A three-day weekend mega-sale featuring Disney items, toys, toy soldiers, Hollywood memorabilia, toy trains, vintage dolls, mechanical and still banks, folk art pieces, cast-iron door stops, advertising items, World’s Fair material and more will be held May 20-22 by Philip Weis Auctions, in the firm’s spacious gallery facility located at #1 Neil Court.
Three-day sales, rare for most auction houses, have become commonplace at Philip Weiss Auctions. “We’d love to limit our events to one or two days, but when you have close to 1,500 lots in such a wide variety of categories, it becomes impossible,” said Philip Weiss. “It’s all about the consignments, and the merchandise we get is top quality and fresh to the market.”
The upcoming auction will kick off on Friday afternoon, May 22, with Hollywood memorabilia (to include more material from the estate of Lester Glassner) and Disney items (to include the partial collection of Joel Cohen, owner of Cohen Books & Collectibles). The session will feature around 400 lots and begin promptly at 4 p.m. (EDT). A preview will be held all day.
The Hollywood memorabilia will feature a large collection of movie press books from the 1930’s-1970s, an archive of negatives from photographer Harry Langdon, some oversized photos by Langdon, a collection of original Universal candid production set stills, a collection of Linda Darnell material (including lobby cards and posters), an original charcoal portrait by James Montgomery Flagg, a collection of 1920s theater photos by Paul Weber, and other items.
The Disney items from the Joel Cohen collection will include vintage paraphernalia, books, ephemera, toys, pottery, porcelains and general collectibles from the 1930s and ‘40s. Other Disneyana will feature convention statues, Lenox, Waterford, Armani, and four original watercolor on board paintings of Snow White and Bambi from the New York Graphic Society.
The Saturday session, on May 21, starting at 10 a.m., will feature a staggering 700 lots of toys, toy soldiers, toy trains and mechanical and still banks. The vintage toys will be tin litho, cast-iron and more. Expected star lots will include a Stevens & Brown black boy on Velocipede, a Browers Black Dandy clockwork toy and an American Clockwork gig with articulated horse.
Toy trains will include pieces by makers Lionel, American Flyer, Marklin and Ives. Also offered will be part of a single-owner collection of LGB large-scale trains, mint in the box. Thousands of toy soldiers will come from several estates, including Part 4 of the Edward Ryan collection. Sold will be Britains, Mignot and other makers, as well as many group lots and diorama type pieces, plus paper and cardboard soldiers with sets by Parker Brothers, McLoughlin and more.
The wonderful selection of still and mechanical banks will include a Magician bank, Dark Town Battery, an Organ bank, Teddy and the Bear and more. Dolls will feature a collection of Klumpe dolls, a fresh-from-an-estate bisque head Jumeau, an incredible 1900’s puppet theater with six puppets, and many bisque head and composition dolls from a variety