Three major estate sales planned for November by Philip Weiss Auctions Philip Weiss Auctions will conduct a two-day auction event on non-consecutive days – Nov. 15 and 17 – then conclude the month with an important estate sale on Thursday, Nov. 29, all in Oceanside, N.Y.
News-Antique.com - Oct 25,2012 - (OCEANSIDE, N.Y.) –November will be a busy month for Philip Weiss Auctions. The firm will conduct a two-day auction event on non-consecutive days – Nov. 15 and 17 – then conclude the month with an important estate sale on Thursday, Nov. 29. All three sales will be held in Philip Weiss Auctions’ spacious gallery facility, located at #1 Neil Court in Oceanside.
The Thursday, Nov. 15 auction, starting at 12 noon (EST), will feature toys, trains, action figures, die-cast, play sets and more. Highlights will include HO brass train engines from the Kozsey estate, new-in-the-box Marklin engines and freight cars, two Superman vs. The Robot metal lunch boxes, and a collection of new-in-the-box Dinky, Corgi and early Matchbox cars.
Two days later, on Nov. 17, at 10 a.m., the action will focus on rare books, historical items, militaria, autographs, posters and circus items. Expected top lots will include a hunting bow once belonging to Lee Harvey Oswald plus a postcard written by Oswald from Russia, three original Peanuts daily strips by Charles Schulz, and a rare World War I Navy recruiting poster.
The Nov. 29 estate auction will feature hundreds of quality items pulled from prominent estates and collections. Offered will be an incredible collection of spoons from the estate of Dr. Samuel K. Levy (including a Paul Revere spoon and a spoon attributed to George Washington), and a 15th century hand-painted altarpiece by Blasco de Granen, the renowned Master of Lanaja.
Internet bidding will be facilitated by Proxibid.com (and the Philip Weiss Auctions website, www.weissauctions.com). Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. Previews for the Nov. 15 and 17 sales will be held Nov. 12-16 in varying hours (check the website for details). Previews for the Nov. 29 estate auction will be held Nov. 26-29, also at different times each day.
Returning to the Thursday, Nov. 15 session, trains will feature Part 3 of the Finger Lakes Collection of high-end American and European trains (including Lionel, Marklin and more), Part 1 of the Jersey Collection of trains (thousands of pieces of Lionel, Brass, American Flyer, Williams, MTH and more), a complete Buddy L train set with track, model kits and much more.
The day will also feature a collection of Marx play sets and assorted figure lots (including Super Circus, Cape Canaveral, Davy Crockett and more), a collection of mint-on-the-card Star Wars figures, three early Marklin fire accessories, a 1970 Uncle Sam mechanical Richard Nixon promotional bank with original box, pressed steel trucks and a broad selection of vintage toys.
The Saturday, Nov. 17 session will be a blockbuster, with around 700 lots. Rare books will include Captain Thomas Williamson and Samuel Howitt’s Oriental Field Sports (2nd edition, with 40 hand-colored engravings), and James Jenkins’ The Martial Achievements of Great Britain and Her Allies from 1799 to 1815 (London, with two hand-colored engravings).
Also sold will be sporting and nautical books, limited editions, higher-end art books, a portfolio of Georgia O’Keeffe drawings, an Elbert Hubbard 20-volume author’s edition,