ACOMOA PUEBLO OLLA & RAMSES FIGURAL PERFUME SHINE IN CORDIER AUCTION JUNE 11 & 12 A large 1920’s Acoma Pueblo olla realized $8,000 and a Ramses figural perfume in the shape of a sphinx saw $7,000 in Cordier Antiques & Auctions’ Two Day Antique & Fine Art Auction in Camp Hill, PA.
News-Antique.com - Aug 23,2011 - A large 1920’s Acoma Pueblo olla realized $8,000 and a Ramses figural perfume in the shape of a sphinx saw $7,000 in Cordier Antiques & Auctions’ Two Day Antique & Fine Art Auction in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania on June 11 and 12. Other highlights of the sale included a Bakelite figural pin in the form of a pumpkin for $5,000 and a Herend dinner service for $6,500. The 769 lot auction was held in Camp Hill, across the Susquehanna River from Harrisburg.
The multi-consignor sale featured items from over one hundred consignors including estates and collectors. Over 300 people were in attendance during the two days in addition to phone and absentee bidders. More than 400 bidders were pre-registered to bid via the internet through ArtFact/Auctionzip which also provided an online catalog of the auction. Prices quoted do not include the buyer’s premium (10% to 15%).
Saturday's sale began with paper including books, autographs, and ephemera. A Civil War archive from a Pennsylvania family realized $3,500 on an estimate of $1,500 to $3,000. The archive comprised items from two different family members who served and included an F. Horster presentation cavalry sword attributed to family member Edmund Mather and a soldier’s coat attributed to family member Newton Deeter. 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, in fair condition sold under estimate at $400.
Among autographs was a signature with inscription by astronaut Neil Armstrong that sold well above its $300 to $500 estimate at $900 and a Rockefeller archive that included a book signed by all six Rockefeller Brothers that realized $650. An archive of the Frank W. Woolworth Company relating to Pennsylvania Woolworth employee Harry Hoover that included three original Woolworth signed documents went well past its $150 to $300 estimate to hammer down at $550 to the internet.
Collectibles offered several strong lots. A Wurlitzer Model 1015 juke box and a circa 1880 Western Union Telegraph Co. stock ticker tape manufactured by T.A. Edison were back to back lots and interestingly both realized $4,500 to phone bidders. A 5 Cent Watling Baby Lincoln slot machine sold just under low estimate at $1,300 to the room. Among musical instruments was an early violin labeled for Jacob Weiss. Estimated at $200 to $500 the instrument saw strong bidding before hammering down at $750 to the internet.
Over fifty lots of silver were offered and prices continued to be strong especially for flatware services. A large selection of Mexican sterling was offered including a hot water kettle on stand by A. Torres that sold just under low estimate at $1,900. Pieces by Maciel, Sanborns and Los Castillos were also included. Other highlights included a large Hanau 800 silver reticulated bowl by J.D. Schleissner. A dealer in the room purchased the bowl within estimate at $1,300. This was also the case with a large and heavy five piece Chinese Export 90% silver tea set that