Two-day, three-session multi-estate sale planned for Jan. 19-20 by Philip Weiss Auctions A huge two-day, three-session multi-estate sale featuring hundreds of quality, fresh-to-the-market lots will be held Jan. 19-20 by Philip Weiss Auctions, aT the firmís gallery in Oceanside, N.Y.
Laurel and Hardy costumes from The Bullfighters, a suit worn by James Cagney in Yankee Doodle Dandy, a gown worn by Bette Davis in The Virgin Queen, a vest worn by Rudolph Valentino in The Son of the Sheik and a Charlton Heston costume from Planet of the Apes. Also sold will be nearly 1,000 Vogue magazines, ranging from 1913-1991 (with the majority coming from the 1930s-1960s).
Fridayís first session will also feature three rare Andyís Gang Buster Brown shoe displays (each approximately 30 inches tall and depicting Froggy the Gremlin, Midnight the Cat and Squeaky the Mouse), an extremely scarce Captain January Shirley Temple die-cut, a great selection of original 1920s linen-backed one-sheet movie posters and window cards, and more.
Rounding out the list of expected top lots on Friday will be original pastel cover art for 1930s-era movie magazines (of Janet Gaynor, Constance Bennett, Lillian Gish and two of Rudolph Valentino); an original oil on board movie poster design painting of the film Swing Time, starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers; a Judy Garland signed ticket for the American Cruise Line; and an original Fozzie Bear Muppet doll used by the late puppeteer Jim Henson.
After the gavel comes down on the last lot in session one, a brief intermission will be held, then session two will begin at around 6 p.m. Offered will be an astounding array of music and rock Ďní roll memorabilia, to include dozens of original concert posters, many Beatles items, a collection of vintage guitars and rare collectibles like a scarce 1947 Keaton musical typewriter.
The posters will include boxing-style globe posters for Gladys Knight and the Pips (1972), David Ruffin (1969), and the James Brown Revue (1970); a scarce Cavern Flying Burritos poster; a Jimi Hendrix Insel Fehmarn poster (1970); a 1967 Fugs theater poster; a rare 1971 Led Zeppelin at the Boston Garden poster; and posters for Elvis Presley, Led Zeppelin, the Grateful Dead and the Rolling Stones (plus Rolling Stones autographs, including Brian Jones).
Beatles material will satisfy the most rabid collector and fan. Items will include a John Lennon handkerchief, a Paul McCartney gold record award, a Yellow Submarine Thermos, concert tickets, a scarce 1962 UK handbill, many 45 rpm records, a rare 1965 contract rider signed by the Beatlesí late manager Brian Epstein (a similar piece sold at auction for $23,000), a hard-to-find first Beatlesí North American Capitol single, lobby cards, posters and other items.
The vintage guitars will feature a 1962 Fender Stratocaster Sunburst, a 1965 Fender Jaguar Sunburst, a circa 1961-63 Gibson Firebird, a 1957 Gibson ES-5 Switchmaster Sunburst, a circa 1935-36 Gibson EH-100 Sunburst, a 1960s Danelectro bass guitar, a 1960 Fender Bandmaster Brownface guitar amp, a 1960 Voc AC30 guitar amp, and other guitar-related lots.
Online bidding will be facilitated by Proxibid.com and LiveAuctoneers.com, and phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. Images for some of the items to be sold may be seen on the Philip Weiss Auctions website, at www.WeissAuctions.com. Updates