Incredible Titanic archive will cross the block Oct. 21 in New York A historically significant archive of material pertaining to the doomed ocean liner Titanic will be offered on the first day of a three-day estate sale planned for Oct. 21-23 by Philip Weiss Auctions.
Stadium painting by William Feldman; David Cone’s 1988 New York Mets All-Star Game-worn jersey and pants; an 1879 baseball ticket from the Duquesne Baseball Club; a 1948 Olympic torch; and other items.
Stamps will include Part 5 of the Great Lakes Collection, plus many additions from other prominent estates. Coins will feature a single-owner estate collection of ancient gold and silver coins. Rare books will include a copy of Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, with an original drawing by N.C. Wyeth. Also sold will be a copy of Playboy #1, with Marilyn Monroe.
The final day of the auction –Sunday, Oct. 23, also with a 10 a.m. start time – will feature toys, toy trains, toy soldiers, pressed steel trucks, vintage dolls and more. Offered will be Part 2 of a single-owner Courtenay and Greenhill toy soldier collection; Britains examples; a collection of German composition toy soldiers and accessories (to include Lineol and Elastolin); and more.
Trains and accessories will include examples by Lionel, American Flyer, Marklin, MTH and brass HO engines from the Lawrence Kozsey estate. Part 2 of a single-owner pressed steel truck collection will include pieces by Smith Miller, Tonka, Nylint, Buddy L and more. And a collection of mechanical banks will feature Punch & Judy, Speaking Dog and Eagle & Eaglets.
Fans of Disneyana will be treated to early Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse cloth dolls, a rare long-billed Donald Duck band leader, and other Dinsey-related toys and collectibles. Dolls and bears will feature wonderful examples by Steiff, Heubach, Gebruder, SFBJ, Shirley Temple, Madame Alexander and others. Also offered will be tin lithos, wind-ups and other vintage toys.
Rounding out the final day of the sale will be a great collection of Little Lulu and Tubby dolls and collectibles, to include a Cowgirl by Georgene Novelties, Little Lulu with Purse and a Dancing Knickerbocker doll. Also sold will be rare Saturday Evening Post premiums and more.
Online bidding for all sales will be facilitated by Proxibid.com. Previews will be held during the week leading up to the three-day auction (or by appointment), as well as the morning of the date of sale for all auction dates. Images for some of the items to be sold may be seen on the Philip Weiss Auctions website, at www.WeissAuctions.com. Updates are posted frequently.
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 upcoming Oct. 21-23 auction, log on to www.WeissAuctions.com.