Painting done by all four Beatles in 1966 will headine Philip Weiss auction, Sept. 13-15 A painting done collectively by all four Beatles when the band was on tour in Japan in 1966 will headline a three-day auction scheduled for Sept. 13-15 by Philip Weiss Auctions in Oceanside, N.Y.
The Friday session will also feature over 600 original photos of jazz greats taken by Burt Goldblatt, the “Ansel Adams of Jazz.” The photos will include such legends as Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Dizzie Gillespie and more. Goldblatt produced album covers, publicity stills and art photography from the 1930s-1960s.
Rounding out Friday’s offerings will be a rare First Class dining room chair from the S.S. Normandie, an original recovered life preserver ring from the sunken ocean liner Andrea Doria, box lots of photos and negatives of various stars from Hollywood’s Golden Age, a large group of movie poster half-sheets, one-sheets, inserts (and larger), and an original 1926 Photoplay Magazine medal presented to Paramount Pictures for the film Beau Geste, with Ronald Colman.
The Thursday, Sept. 13 session (also with a 2 p.m. start time) will be dedicated mainly to stamps, coins and postcards. Stamps will include lots of U.S. mint sheets and plate blocks, better sets and singles from the U.S. and Europe, a nice collection of Russian stamps, another important installment from the Great Lakes Collection and a number of lots from the original FDR auction.
Between 50,000 and 100,000 postcards, in a variety of categories, will come up for bid. Featured will be holidays and artist-signed cards, as well as many city and state cards. Also sold will be a collection of Kirchner postcards, trade cards, other paper ephemera, lots of Czarist period postcards, special reference material, college postcards, silks and leathers and much more.
The final day of the auction – Saturday, Sept. 15, at 10 a.m. – will have toys, trains, pressed steel, play sets and more. Offered will be a collection of pressed steel trucks, Marx play sets and a great selection of vintage toys, to include Lehmann, Schoenhut, tin litho, lunch boxes, model kits, board games and more. Toy trains will include Part 2 of the Finger Lakes Collection.
That collection features fresh-to-the-market, high-end American and European trains and accessories, to include European Stations, American Flyer, Lionel, Marklin, Bing, Ives and other important makers. There will also be another installment of HO Brass engines from the Kozsey estate, a large collection of HO trains from a Washington estate, “G” scale LGB and much more.
Internet bidding will be provided by Proxibid.com and Auctionzip.com, and phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. Philip Weiss Auctions is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign a single item, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (516) 594-0731; or, you can send an e-mail to Philip Weiss at Phil@WeissAuctions.com.
For more information about Philip Weiss Auctions and the Sept. 13-15 multi-estate auction, please log on to www.weissauctions.com.