Massive three-day multi-estate sale planned for June 14-16 by Philip Weiss Auctions Quarterback Len Dawson’s 1970 Super Bowl MVP game-worn jersey, a derby worn by former President William Howard Taft and more will be sold June 14-16 by Philip Weiss Auctions in Oceanside, N.Y.
News-Antique.com - May 28,2012 - (OCEANSIDE, N.Y.) – Quarterback Len Dawson’s 1970 Super Bowl MVP game-worn jersey, an amazing collection of original Bill Baird marionettes and puppets, a derby worn by former President William Howard Taft, highly collectible occupational shaving mugs and more will be sold at a three-day auction slated for June 14-16 by Philip Weiss Auctions in Oceanside.
By the time the final consignment is logged, up to 2,000 quality, mostly fresh-to-the-market lots will be set to come under the gavel in the Thursday-through-Saturday sale. Also sold will be original comic strip art for The Phantom and Mandrake the Magician from the personal collection of creator Lee Falk, and original Frank Frazetta illustrations used in the Tarzan books.
The action will kick off on Thursday, June 14, at 2 p.m. (EST), with a session dedicated to toys, trains, toy soldiers, play sets and more. The Bill Baird marionettes and puppets, with a great provenance, will be sold that day, along with toy trains, featuring HO brass engines, Lionel, American Flyer, MTH and more, plus pressed steel trucks and tin lithographed character toys.
Toy soldiers will include examples by Britains, Courtenay, Mignot and more. Also offered will be a collection of vintage play sets, including Mark and many others, most in their original boxes. Internet bidding will be provided by Proxibid.com and phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. The Philip Weiss Auctions gallery is located at #1 Neil Court, Oceanside.
The sandwich day of the event – Friday, June 15, also beginning at 2 p.m. – will focus on sports, non-sports, comics and comic art. The Len Dawson 1970 Super Bowl jersey will be a star lot that day, as will the comic art from the Lee Falk collections (which come with certificates of authenticity) and eight Frank Frazetta Tarzan illustrations that will be sold ‘en bloc’ (as one lot).
Also sold June 15 will be two rare signed items by Heisman Trophy winner Nile Kinnick (a program and a great photo), a 1952-53 World Championship Minnesota Lakers signed photo, a 1954-55 Terry Sawchuk Detroit Red Wings multi-signed goalie stick, a possible one-of-a-kind 1930s-era Jack Johnson boxing poster and a full collection of Mike Tyson unused boxing tickets.
Baseball items will include a nice grouping of PSA-graded Turkey Red Cabinet cards, T205 and T206 cards, a 1937 signed Babe Ruth check (“GH Ruth”), a 1954 Brooklyn Dodgers signed baseball, a ball signed by Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris, and balls single-signed by Satchel Paige, Tris Speaker, Roberto Clemente, Lefty Grove, Thurman Munson and Nellie Fox.
Speaking of Roberto Clemente, the late Pittsburgh Pirate whose life was cut short by a plane crash en route to earthquake survivors in Nicaragua after the 1972 season, expected in was an important two-page personal letter handwritten by the Hall of Famer with incredible graphic content. Non-sports cards will include complete sets, single wax boxes and unopened packs.
In addition to the Phantom and Mandrake comic art, another lot expected to generate tremendous interest is a rare