A GENTLEMAN’S AUCTION for Gentlemanly Pursuits & Collectors at Garth’s Garth’s of Delaware, Ohio will offer a taste of the rugged & the luxurious during A Gentleman’s Auction featuring Sporting Firearms, Rare Wine & Spirits, Advertising, Taxidermy & more on November 1.
American gin crate from the 1st quarter-20th century contains twelve one bottle quarts and was produced by Corning and Company Distillers, Peoria, IL (estimate $2,000-4,500). Four individual quarts of gin will be offered and estimated at $150-250 each. If you prefer a Canadian whiskey, better know as rye whisky, look no further than the one quart of Old Quaker Rye Whiskey. Rye, the prevalent whiskey of the northeastern states largely disappeared after prohibition; which is why this unopened original package of Rye is sure to capture many bidder’s attention (estimate $400-600). The assorted lots of Coronet Gin and Old Quaker Whiskey come from “The Westlake Cache” (as it became known). The cache was saved from certain destruction in the 1970s when the consignor’s father and a few of his friends negotiated for more than 4 cases of pre-Prohibition rye whiskey and gin from the heirs to a prominent Cleveland estate whose family had been instrumental in the establishment of The National Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU). Hoping to avoid an embarrassing public acknowledgement of the extensive cache, the heirs happily struck a quick deal with the men who were determined to “assist with this worthy mission to save the liquor from its current predicament and certain death at the hands of the criminally sober.” Sadly, the father passed away in December, 2012, shortly before he passed, he shared the secrets of the Westlake Cache with his son. Dont’ forget the three lots of each with twenty-four bottles of Chivas Brothers LTD Royal Salute Scotch Whiskey from Scotland (estimate $1,000-2,000) or the individual bottles of Montrachet, Madeira, port, and more to be sold.
The epitome of a “guy’s getaway” can now belong to you 365 days a year. A 19th-century Ohio log cabin, originally constructed in northeast Ohio is of traditional log and chink construction with a typical stone-ended chimney and interior featuring one room with sleeping loft above and walk-out basement below. In 1936, the cabin was purchased and moved to Gallipolis, Ohio. In 1937, it was unfortunately swept into the Ohio River. The current owners personally oversaw its’ reconstruction and used it over the years as sleeping quarters and an entertainment area for guests. In the 1960’s in was used briefly as a bookstore and today it stands on a hill, overlooking the Ohio river, as an historic landmark. Estimated at $4,000-6,000, this piece of history can be your backyard conversation piece.
Furnish your new cabin with all the things you like best. Perhaps a Jost “Des Petits Chevaux” Games Table suits you? When the lid is removed. a felted, circular track with horse and jockey is revealed for gaming fun (estimate $2,000-3,000). Of the 45+ early advertising signs, the Duke’s Tobacco sign and door push (estimate $1,000-2,000 and $400-600) are made from colorful enameled porcelain. A taxidermy zebra shoulder mount or a black bear cub, each atop a wooden pedestal, are likely to be the topic of conversation in any room (estimate $1,000-2,000 and $800-1,200, respectively). Thirty-five lots