Two-Day Estate Event At Heritage Auctions Offers 1,600+ Eclectic Lots Of Art, Antiques Collectibles Heritage's Feb 23-24 Estate Auction features 2nd annual Gentleman Collector Auction, fine Montblanc fountain pens, collection of ballooning memorabilia, and Part II of The Elton Hyder III, Jr. Collect
clipper ‘Cutty Sark' from an East Coast collection, estimated to bring $8,000.
A stunning array of automobilia and petroliana includes a motorized scale model of a 1933-36 Bugatti Type 59 race car, expected to bring $2,000+, an authentic motorized scale replica of a BMW 328 Roadster, expected to bring $1,500+, a scale model MG pedal car, and a set of two vintage enameled metal pedal cars featuring a tow car with a pedal racer on a custom trailer.
The Gentleman Collector auction continues with a fine selection of nearly 60 lots of ballooning-inspired memorabilia, including an important Gorham Sterling Silver trophy for a celebrated 1912 race in Colorado Springs, Colo., expected to bring $8,000+, a unique and historic silhouette commemorating Jean Pierre Blanchard's first balloon ascent on Paris in 1784, expected to bring $3,000+, and a verre églomisé, or glass gilded painting, of a crowd enjoying a balloon ascent, expected to bring $2,000+.
Session III takes place Sunday, Feb. 24, to feature Part II of the The Elton Hyder III, Jr. Collection. Part I of the Elton Hyder III, Jr. Collection debuted in September of 2012 in Heritage's $1.2 million Estate Auction and Part II offers an equally captivating group of objets d'art, including a portrait of Philip IV, King of Spain, expected to bring $6,000+.
Meticulously assembled for the library in order to give students there a sense of history within the law, the Hyder family canvassed the United States and Great Britain seeking objects to document the evolution of law.
Part II features additional rarities, such as an extensive collection of fine English oak furniture dating from the 16th to the 19th centuries, including a mammoth English oak dining table, expected to bring $4,000, an exhaustive collection of 18th century legal engravings, Kilim tapestry-woven rugs and a fine collection of World War I propaganda posters, led by T. Paul Verrees' 1917 lithograph.