Big estate sale planned for June 9 & 11 by Philip Weiss Auctions A huge two-day multi-estate sale slated for non-consecutive days (June 9 and 11) will be held by Philip Weiss Auctions, in the firm’s spacious showroom located at #1 Neil Court in Oceanside, New York.
News-Antique.com - May 26,2011 - (OCEANSIDE, N.Y.) – A huge two-day multi-estate sale slated for non-consecutive days (June 9 and 11) will be held by Philip Weiss Auctions, in the firm’s spacious showroom facility located at #1 Neil Court in Oceanside. Well over 1,000 lots will change hands over the two days, with online bidding facilitated by Proxibid.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted.
The first session will be held on Thursday, June 9, beginning at 4 p.m. (EDT), with a preview scheduled for all day leading up to the start of sale. Offered will be fresh-to-the-market items from prominent area estates, to include Kittinger furniture, original paintings by noted and listed artists, wonderful bronzes, porcelain objects and Part 2 of a Long Island silver collection.
Then, after a one-day break on Friday, the second session will be held on Saturday, June 11, beginning at 10 a.m. (EDT), with a preview from 8-10 a.m. Packed categories will include sports memorabilia, rare and collectible autographs, stamps and coins, comics and comic art, animation material and rock ‘n’ roll collectibles. Previews will also be held for most of the week.
The Thursday session will be a super estate sale with many desirable items, but Saturday will feature the more glamorous lots. Just a few examples include a rare, possibly one-of-a-kind “Cherokee Indian” vintage cardboard baseball poster; an archive of Cole Porter-Monte Woolley correspondence (letters, autographs, photos); and a signed, inscribed John Lennon handkerchief.
Stamps and coins on Saturday will be highlighted by material from the Great Lakes Collection (stamps), a massive single-owner worldwide stamp collection to be sold as a single lot, numerous estate fresh-to-the-market and unpicked collections of both stamps and coins, a large selection of gold and silver coins, paper currency and covers. Postcards will also be sold.
Sports collectibles will include a large collection of T205 graded tobacco cards, many graded 1950s and ‘60s baseball cards, W514 Babe Ruth and Shoeless Joe Jackson cards, a Wee Willie Keeler stick pin with diamonds, a near-complete 1941 Play Ball set, and signed baseballs (to include a 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers baseball with Babe Ruth and a Richard Nixon-signed ball).
Other Babe Ruth signed items will also be offered, as will a group of 1928 Brae Burn Country Club championship golf programs signed by golf greats Bobby Jones, Walter Hagen, Frances Ouimet and many more; two Syracuse University team-signed footballs (to include the 1959/60 Cotton Bowl championship team, with Ernie Davis); a signed Muhammad Ali photo; and a 1971 “Man of the Year” program signed by Ali, Joe Louis and baseball's Jackie Robinson.
Rounding out the sports category will be single signed Thurman Munson pages (the New York Yankees catcher killed in a 1979 airplane crash), many early baseball photos, a collection of John McEnroe trophies, a 1919 Carnegie Institute of Technology yearbook featuring Honus Wagner, and signed jerseys (to include Walter Payton, Dan Marino, Martin Brodeur and others).
Rare books, autographs and historical material will feature an incredible John Hancock signed letter, a complete set