Pocket and wrist watches, jewelry, phonographs all at Woody Auction, Oct. 27 Two major single-owner lifetime collections – one of phonographs and stereo view cards, the other of pocket watches, wrist watches and jewelry – will be sold on Saturday, Oct. 27, by Woody Auction.
The afternoon session of Keith Heinrich’s collection will have numerous superstar lots, among them a pair of Edison Model A phonograph cylinder players, each with rare, wooden curve-shaped cygnet horns. One is a 36-inch Opera model with a 21-inch horn and nice label. The other is a gorgeous Fireside combination type unit, serial #57439, with black cygnet horn.
Another Edison machine certain to attract bidder interest is a rare “Concert” phonograph large cylinder player (serial #C9357), with oak case and lid and a 54-inch-long horn with stand. One other outstanding lot promises to be a 16-inch Victor “Talking Machine” phonograph disc player (serial #45254A), the “V” model, with 21-inch diameter wooden horn, in super condition.
The stereo view cards and viewers will include a wonderful Victorian burl walnut stereo card table-top viewer with lockable top shutters to allow light in, 21 ½ inches by 10 ½ inches, plus cards featuring the State Capitol buildings; and a rare and must-see 19 inch by 23 inch Victorian burl walnut veneer and ebony trimmed stereo viewer with extra-large magnifier.
One lot that combines vintage dolls with rare phonographs is an original 27 inch Dolly Record phonograph doll with composition head, made circa 1920s by Madame Hedren (the phonograph is cleverly set into the doll’s body and plays London Bridge). Also sold will be an Edison “Amberola” oak case floor model cylinder phonograph player (serial #SM-205766).
Rounding out just a few of the expected top lots in session two is a rare 15 inch by 18 inch French Pathe phonograph disc player in a beautiful tight grain oak colored case with original label and a lid that opens and acts as a horn, in great condition; and a scarce 13 ½ inch by 14 inch Gramophone counter-top slot nickel cylinder machine with oak case and curved glass.
A preview will be held Friday evening, Oct. 26, starting at 4 p.m. Internet bidding will be facilitated by Proxibid.com and absentee bids (but not phone bids) will be accepted. Absentee bids must be received by noon Thursday, Oct. 25, with a written statement indicating the amount of the bid. A preferred hotel for those attending is the nearby Hawthorne Suites (316-729-5700).
Woody Auction is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (316) 747-2694. Or, you can e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Woody Auction and the upcoming calendar of events, to include the two-session sale on Oct. 27, please log on to www.WoodyAuction.com.