Punch figure, 1911 Indy jumpsuit, more to be sold Mar. 1-3 at Philip Weiss Auctions A massive three-day sale that will feature as many as 2,000 quality, fresh-to-the-market lots in a host of categories will be held the weekend of March 1-3 by Philip Weiss Auctions in Oceanside, N.Y.
stick was consigned by the estate of Terry Sawchuck, goalie on the championship 1953-54 Red Wings team. It is signed by all the players and coach.
Also sold March 1 will be a cut signature of Nile Kinnick, the Heisman Trophy winner who was killed in a plane crash while young, making anything signed by him rare and desirable; two Babe Ruth cut signatures; a single-signed Honus Wagner baseball; a single-signed Babe Ruth baseball; a single-signed Hank Greenberg baseball; and a group of T206 baseball cards.
The Friday session will also feature a bat signed by members of the 1957 National League All-Star team (including Musial, Mays, Spahn, Aaron, Hodges, Banks); two circa-1870s original Warsaw early baseball broadsides; and a collection of non-sports cards. Comics and comic art will include a Peanuts Sunday page and a Katzenjammer Kids Sunday page from 1922.
Returning to the Saturday session, noteworthy lots will include an original oil painting by marine artist Antonio Jacobsen (N.Y./N.J., 1850-1921); other maritime-related items; material from the Bushnell and Kulukundus estates (featuring ocean liner-related signs, prints, photos and souvenir items); and a rare 1838 Queen Victoria coronation broadside and commemorative dish.
The Indy 500 pennant is one of many pennants to be sold March 2. Examples include the 1948 Long Island Auto Museum, the 1913 Decatur Road Race and the 1911 Savannah Grand Prix. Also sold will be personal belongings of anthropologist Dr. Albert Schweitzer, including an envelope opener with a silver eagle’s head and an elephant’s tooth engraved by Dr. Schweitzer.
Military items will be highlighted by a frock coat, 1871 sword and scabbard from Naval Officer Howard D. Potts, who fought in the Korean Expedition; and a collection of early military saddles. Also offered will be a 1948 three-page handwritten letter from Ernest Hemingway; a folk art whirligig of Uncle Sam cutting wood; and a great Reed’s Tonic Cures advertising clock.
The Sunday, March 3 session will feature toy trains (Lionel, American Flyer, MTH, HO Brass and more, with many boxed sets and boxed accessories); toy soldiers (Courtenay, Mignot, Tradition, Britains and more, many in their original boxes); pressed steel trucks (Buddy L, Smith Miller, Tonka, Lylint, more); vintage die-cast Dinky vehicles; and wind-up and battery-op toys.
Philip Weiss Auctions will also have a one-day estate sale on Thurs., March 15, starting at 2 p.m. Sold will be quality lots from prominent regional collections. Philip Weiss Auctions is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item, estate or collection, you may call them at (516) 594-0731, or, you can e-mail them at email@example.com.
To learn more about Philip Weiss Auctions and the firm’s calendar of events, to include the upcoming three-day March 1-3 sale, please log on to www.WeissAuctions.com.