Painting done by all four Beatles fetches $155,250 at Philip Weiss Auctions A painting done collaboratively by all four Beatles in 1966 while the boys were on tour in Japan sold for $155,250 at an auction held Sept. 13-15 by Philip Weiss Auctions in Oceanside, N.Y.
inches. The organ was missing two keys and had some damage, but still brought $9,488. The other was a John Lennon-signed Apple publicity still (“To Cathy, Love John Lennon ‘74”). It rose to $4,600.
The Beatles weren’t the only musicians represented in the sale. An original one-of-a-kind watercolor collage painting by progressive rocker Frank Zappa, signed lower right “FZ” and depicting a man playing the drums with the words “Drum Shop” in the top right corner, garnered $10,925. The painting’s provenance was explored on the popular PBS series History Detectives.
An original life preserver ring recovered the day after the sinking of the ocean liner Andrea Doria (of the Italian Line) in 1956 hammered for $7,188. The Andrea Doria sank off the coast of Nantucket Island, Mass., when it collided with another ship, the MS Stockholm (of the Swedish American Line). To this day it is one of history’s most infamous maritime disasters.
A probable charcoal on paper drawing by the renowned illustrator Gil Elvgren, of a lady holding a bouquet of roses and wearing a sash that reads “Miss Sylvania,” sailed past its pre-auction estimate of $300-$500 to knock down at $3,105. The drawing, 17 ½ inches by 22 inches and signed by Elvgren on the bottom right edge, had some light foxing stains and a few creases.
A fine and rare Bassett Lowke 3 ½ inch gauge model toy train of the unique Great Western Pacific class “Adamas” No. 60 and tender, 52 ½ inches long by 6 inches wide by 9 inches tall, chugged away for $4,255; and an incredible German cast-iron steam engine – an extremely well done piece and set on a 21 inch by 18 ½ inch base – changed hands for $2,300.
Philip Weiss Auctions has a full slate of
events lined up for fall. First up is an estate sale on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 2 p.m., featuring 600 lots of clocks, Royal Doulton, paintings, bronzes and more. Eight days later, on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 10 a.m., the firm will conduct a New York County Public Administrator’s Jewelry Auction, on-site at 31 Chambers Street in Manhattan.
Then, the firm returns to its gallery at #1 Neil Court in Oceanside, N.Y., to host a two-day sale, Oct. 13-14, that will feature shaving mugs and collectibles, Disney items, comic art and sports memorabilia. November will see a three-day mega-event held the weekend of Nov. 15-17. Offered will be trains, toys, toy soldiers, historical, military, posters, books, maps and circus.
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 October and November auctions, log on to www.WeissAuctions.com.