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.
As with past three-day sales, Philip Weiss Auctions is saving the best for last for this one as well. On Sunday, May 22, at 10 a.m., about 250 lots of folk art pieces, cast-iron door stops, advertising items and World’s Fair material will change hands. The folk art will feature a pair of outstanding wood tobacconist trade store figures - a Turkish fellow and a black man with a cigar.
Other folk art will include two superb carved eagles (including a large carved plaque and a carved pilot house eagle from the 1870’s), two large pocket watch iron clock trade signs, a Civil War flag from 1864, period painted and decorated drums, a sheet iron Indian with bow and arrow weather vane, and an incredible circa 1895 Dentzel carousel horse in all original condition.
Advertising items will include a Niagara Fire Insurance reverse painted glass trade sign, a Bradley & Hubbard Sambo blinking eye clock, an Ebberts Wagon Co. self-framed tin sign, two Diamond Dyes country store cabinets, a Gloeklers Butchers trade sign, an 1890’s Eberhardt & Ober Brewing Company lithograph, an early Ingersoll Rand railroad ticket box and other items.
Also sold will be an interesting collection of Planters Mr. Peanut items, to include neon clocks, a rare Mr. Peanut resin display blinker, glass jars, a 10-cent vending machine and a figural cast-iron Mr. Peanut fence sitter. The cast-iron door stops will feature an Anne Hathaway cottage, a rare Hubley tiger, a Highland lighthouse and examples by other makers.
The World’s Fair material will include a wooden plaque from a 1939 pavilion building in New York, a concept study of the “Hall of Pharmacy” by Stuyvesant Van Veen, plates, pins, books, ephemera, souvenirs, original posters from the 1939 New York World’s Fair, the only known amphitheatre stadium seat from the 1939 New York World’s Fair (personally removed by the consignor), a 1964 New York World’s Fair heliport architectural model and uniform jacket.
Online bidding for the auction will be facilitated by Proxibid.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. The next big auction after this one is slated for June 9 and 11, also in Oceanside. June 9 will be an estate sale, with Kittinger furniture, paintings, bronzes, porcelains and more. June 11 will feature sports memorabilia, rare books, autographs, stamps, coins, manuscripts, rock ‘n’ roll items and more. See the website for details, www.weissauctions.com.
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 events, to include the May 20-22 and June 9 & 11auctions, log on to www.weissauctions.com.