Over 700 lots of rock 'n' roll items, vintage posters, much more at Philip Weiss's Nov. 19th auction The very trumpet that Sam “The Bugler” Grossman used to call American Pharoah to the post at this year’s Preakness and Belmont Stakes races will be sold Thursday, Nov. 19th, by Philip Weiss Auctions.
News-Antique.com - Nov 11,2015 - LYNBROOK, N.Y. – The very trumpet that Sam “The Bugler” Grossman used to call American Pharoah to the post at this year’s Preakness and Belmont Stakes races during the thoroughbred’s amazing Triple Crown run is an expected star lot at Philip Weiss Auctions’ next big sale, slated for Thursday, Nov. 19th, in the firm’s gallery at 74 Merrick Road in Lynbrook, at 10 a.m. EST.
Sam Grossman has been calling horses to post at Saratoga, Aqueduct and Belmont race tracks for 22 years. During that time he has called some of the greatest horses of all time to post over the course of his storied career. But the trumpet he used for these two races truly represents a piece of horse racing history. It’s marked “Zigmant Kanstul” and comes with a Belmont Stakes banner.
The auction – featuring over 700 lots – will include World War I British and American posters and Art Nouveau posters; a collection of antique advertising, including Huntley & Palmer British biscuit tins; rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia, including Jimi Hendrix and Beatles signed material; two paintings by Antonio Jacobsen; and a first-edition copy of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park (1814). Internet bidding will be provided by two facilitators: LiveAuctioneers.com and Proxibid.com.
The small but select collection of rare and high-end posters will include one of French stage and film actress Sarah Bernhardt by Alphonse Mucha (Am./Fr./Czech., 1860-1939); and examples by Jules Cheret (Fr., 1836-1932), considered the creator of the modern approach to poster making; and Henri Privat-Livemont (Belg., 1861-1936) who became famous for his Art Nouveau posters.
Huntley & Palmer (originally Huntley & Palmers) was founded in England in 1822 and ran what was once the world’s largest biscuit factory. The beautifully colored and illustrated tins were part of their appeal, and collectors will no doubt eagerly snap up the ones being sold. Also up for bid will be a National Cigar Stand advertising chandelier and a hard-to-find advertising glass shade.
Beatles memorabilia is always a big hit with collectors. Being sold are several unsold tickets to Beatles’ concerts; a John Lennon signed and inscribed album cover accompanied by a certificate of authenticity by Beatles handwriting and autograph authenticator Frank Caiazzo; a 1975 WFIL (radio station) handbill, signed by Lennon; documents signed by Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Ringo; and a two-page handwritten letter with drawings by Beatles’ friend Astrid Kirchherr.
Additional rock ‘n’ roll items will feature a Jimi Hendrix Experience handout card, signed by Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding; original handwritten lyrics by Ron Wood; a Buddy Holly 45 rpm record on the Coral label, signed on both sides by Holly; a handwritten two-page letter from Holly to his mother in 1957; and a Michael Jackson 1984 Victory Tour photo album.
Antonio Jacobsen (1850-1921) was a Danish-born American maritime artist who was both prolific (more than 6,000 portraits of sail and steam vessels) and precise (he was nicknamed the “Audubon of Steam Vessels”). The auction will feature two works by this highly collected artist, both