Five rare and vintage Buffalo Bill posters bring a combined $59,398 at Philip Weiss Auctions Apr. 20 The Wild West came charging into Long Island when a group of five Buffalo Bill posters fetched a combined $59,398 at an auction held Apr. 20 by Philip Weiss Auctions in the firm’s new Lynbrook gallery
changed hands for $5,463; and a rarely seen, all-original early circa 1890s Ringling Brothers lithograph by Courier, depicting a wonderfully designed menagerie and oval portraits of the Ringlings, brought $4,255.
Philip Weiss Auctions’ next big sale will be held on Sunday, May 19, and feature over 500 lots of fresh-to-the-market toys, trains, soldiers, dolls and more. Dolls will be highlighted by a collection of French dolls, to include a Daniel French Bebe, a rare Roulet et Descamps key-wind character doll, a Tete Jumeau Bebe and Brown Jumeau Bebe and a Simon & Halbig #1339.
Other dolls will include a pair of Goebel character dolls marked B, a 14-inch JDK Hilda Baby, a 27-inch closed-mouth Jumeau and more. Trains will feature examples from the Finger Lakes Collection (Lionel, Flyer, etc.). Around 100 lots of toy soldiers will include Britains, Dime Store and other makers. The 19th /20th century toys will include pressed steel trucks and vehicles.
Also offered will be a large collection of automobile promotional model cars and kits from the 1950s and ‘60s, plus some modern pieces. It is important to note that for those attending this auction in person, it is estimated that over 50 lots will be sold on the floor only. Interested parties are encouraged to check the website for info and details, at www.weissauctions.com.
Another auction is planned for Thursday, June 6, at 3 p.m. It will feature nautical items, rock ‘n’ roll and Hollywood memorabilia, occupational shaving mugs, Oziana books and more. Headlining the auction will be the sale of the L. Frank Baum (author of The Wizard of Oz) and Oziana collections. Sold will be an original painting of George Clench, a seaman on the Titanic.
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 May and June auctions, please log on to www.weissauctions.com.