Cordier Antiques & Auctions Spring Catalog Auction June 11 & 12 Cordier Antiques & Auctions will be holding their Two Day Spring Antique & Fine Art auction in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania on June 11 and 12. Highlights of the sale include a 19th century French tric tra
News-Antique.com - Jun 03,2011 - Cordier Antiques & Auctions will be holding their Two Day Spring Antique & Fine Art auction in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania on June 11 and 12. Highlights of the sale include a 19th century French tric trac gaming table, a 1920’s Acoma Pueblo olla, and a Ben Franklin 20 shilling Pennsylvania note in addition to a lorgnette collection, diamond jewelry, and fine, Asian, ethnographic and Native American art. The 750 plus lot auction will be held in Camp Hill, across the Susquehanna River from Harrisburg.
Saturday's sale is slated to offer books and paper, jewelry, silver, decorative arts, textiles and lighting. Among paper will be a rare Benjamin Franklin 20 shilling Pennsylvania note, the first to use Franklin’s invention of “nature printing” from leaf casts intended to prevent counterfeiting (estimate $1,000-$2,000). Among ephemera will be an April 1865 edition of The Evening Telegraph announcing the Death of President Lincoln, as well as an 1859 Declaration of Independence broadside and a collection of Vigo Bay Treasure Company stock certificates and bonds. Three 1903 Frank Lloyd Wright Wasmuth prints are also included in the sale.
In books, a ten volume 1897 Mikado Edition printing of Japan: Described and Illustrated by the Japanese edited by Captain F. Brinkley will be offered as will a 1902 ten volume Complete Works of Edgar Allen Poe. A selection of autographed items will include Neil Armstrong and a book signed by all six of the Rockefeller brothers. In the area of military will be a Pennsylvania family Civil War archive that includes a presentation cavalry sword and soldier’s coat. A gold and enameled Order of Franz Joseph commander cross will also be offered.
Among collectibles will be a Wurlitzer Model 1015 juke box and a 5 cent Watling Baby Lincoln slot machine as well as a Blaupunkt “Hawaiian” model console hi-fi and a circa 1880 Western Union Telegraph Co. stock ticker tape manufactured by T.A. Edison. A unique offering will be two window displays reported to have been used at Macy’s New York for their annual Kentucky Derby window decorations. Circa 1950 to 1960, the two female displays sport large elaborately designed hats.
Over fifty lots of silver will be offered and include a large selection of Mexican sterling. Of note is a sterling hot water kettle on stand by A. Torres (estimate $2,000-$4,000). Pieces by Maciel, Sanborns and Los Castillos are also included. Other highlights include a large Hanau 800 silver reticulated bowl by J.D. Schleissner and a five piece Chinese Export 90% silver tea set as well Judaica, Tiffany, flatware sets and silver plate.
Saturday will include over 100 lots of fine jewelry including diamond, gemstone, gold, Mexican and Native American. Among many fine pieces of diamond jewelry are 6.24 and 4.36 ctw brooches and a 2.06 ctw cocktail ring. Gemstone jewelry will include a 6.34 tourmaline and diamond brooch and a 7 carat opal and diamond ring. Among timepieces will be a man’s Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust and a lady’s Rolex 18K and diamond Cellini.