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.
first printing of the comic The Adventures of Obadiah Oldbuck (Wilson & Co., 1842). Other comic offerings will feature a pair of fresh-to-the-market Charles Schulz Peanuts daily strips, as well as examples from comic collecting’s Gold and Silver Ages.
Philip Weiss Auctions is proud to offer material from the estate of Olympian Roy E. Moore, considered the “father of gymnastics” in the U.S. and a five-time national champion on the side-horse (later renamed the pommel horse), from 1908-1913. Included will be clothing items worn during the 1932 Olympic opening and closing ceremonies, a collection of official programs, photos, souvenir books and correspondence with his friend, baseball great Cy Young.
Rounding out the list of Friday’s expected top lots is a collection of 1950s Harlem Globetrotters programs, a sterling silver 1913 racing trophy won by the legendary jockey Vincent Powers (winner of the Kentucky Derby in 1909) made by J.H. Werner, Berlin Silversmiths, and a large scrapbook with photos and other items pertaining to Mr. Powers.
The 1909 derby worn by President Taft will be sold June 16, along with a U.S./Mexico medal showing Taft and the president of Mexico (both items will be sold as one lot). Also sold will the original brown leather band that was placed on the Cartier watch JFK was wearing on the date of his assassination, to replace the black leather band that was cut off that fateful day.
The very popular occupational shaving mugs will be headlined by the 30-year lifetime collection of Anise and Louis Alkin. Featured will be a one-of-a-kind Spirit of St. Louis mug, a one-of-a-kind Arvene Motel mug, some fabulous occupationals, fraternals and barber shop photos. Also, from a separate collection: a rare shaving mug showing a motorcycle with sidecar.
Military material will include a regulation Confederate officer’s uniform (for Capt. Charles A. Hawkins, 38th Georgia Volunteers), a Confederate jacket, an early 34-star United States flag and an early 38-star United States flag.
Also sold June 16 will be shorebirds and duck decoys by H.V. Shourds, two 5 inch by 7 inch Albert Einstein original glass plate photograph positives (one depicting Einstein with 1913 Nobel Prize winner Rabindranath Tagore and the other a wonderful head and shoulder portrait).
The circus memorabilia comes from a long-time circus employee and includes rare tokens, artifacts, books, photos, programs and more. The ballet items, all from a single estate, will include 19th and early 20th century ceramics, prints, photos, ephemera and much more.
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 June 14-16 sale, please log on to www.WeissAuctions.com.