Three-day monster sales planned for Sept. and Oct. by Philip Weiss Auctions Most auction houses can brag about having maybe one three-day sale per year, if that, but Philip Weiss Auctions has two such events planned for back-to-back months -- on Sept. 23-25 and Oct. 21-23.
News-Antique.com - Aug 04,2011 - (OCEANSIDE, N.Y.) – Most auction houses can brag about having maybe one three-day sale per year, if that, but Philip Weiss Auctions has two such events planned for back-to-back months -- on Sept. 23-25 and Oct. 21-23. A one-day estate sale is also slated, for Sept. 15. All of the auctions will be held in the Philip Weiss Auctions showroom, at #1 Neil Court in Oceanside.
Just a few of the many noteworthy lots that will change hands this fall are an important family archive of Titanic memorabilia, from a survivor's family; 1930s-era original comic art (to include Herriman Krazy Kat and Foster Prince Valiant examples; a nice Disney Snow White cel on a master background; and a pair of rare Dickson pistols from the Charles Gordon collection.
The Saturday, Sept. 15 estate sale, while fitting into just one day, shouldn’t be dismissed. Featured will be Part 1 of a 700-piece Royal Doulton figurine collection, a nice grouping of Oriental vases, a monumental late 19th century crystal vase and other fine consignments, drawn from prominent local estates and collections. The auction will get underway at 2 p.m. (EDT).
The first of the three-day mega-sales will kick off on Friday, Sept. 23, at 4 p.m., with a session dedicated to Hollywood and rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia. Offered will be a large collection of original early rock ‘n’ roll master recording tapes of such stars as Chuck Berry, Vanilla Fudge, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, and a rare early studio demo recording of Billy Joel.
Also featured that day will be Hollywood photos and other material from the Lester Glassner estate, plus additional Hollywood items from other estates (posters, negatives, etc.). Then, on Saturday, Sept. 24, a second session will begin at 10 a.m., this one packed with toys, toy trains, dolls, door stops and Part 1 of a huge, single-owner pressed steel truck collection.
Also offered will be Part 1 of a single-owner Courtenay and Britains collection (with over 100 Courtenay and Greenhill figures), a standard gauge train collection (Lionel, American Flyer, etc.), die-cast Dinky toys, cast-iron door stoppers, vintage lunchboxes (including Superman vs. the Robot) and dolls and bears (to include a rare Knickerbocker ‘Kewtee Bear’ with original tag).
The final day of the sale (Sunday, Sept. 25, also with a 10 a.m. start time) will see comics, comic art, Disney items and animation take center stage. Highlighting the day will be the ‘Adirondack Collection’ of comic art, plus a fabulous selection of 1930s-era original comic art (to include Herriman Krazy Kat, Foster Prince Valiant, and other early Sunday and daily pages).
The Sept. 25 session will also feature three wonderful Charles Schulz original Peanuts comic strips (including an early 1952 daily), a great run of high-grade King Comics (from #1 on up), Part 2 of the Joel Cohen Disney Collection, a gorgeous Snow White cel on a master background, and an ‘Operator 5’ premium ring in the original red box (one of only two known).