Cool Collectibles Heat Up Selkirk’s Summer Eclectic Auction Watch for a heat wave in St. Louis’ Central West End on Saturday, July 16th, as the Eclectic Auction sparks excitement and action at Selkirk Auctioneer and Appraisers.
News-Antique.com - Jul 11,2016 - Throughout the preview week starting July 10th, customers will step into the auction gallery to cool off and engage in hot bidding on the variety of items ranging from antique and mid-century furniture to collectibles, jewelry, and artwork spanning three centuries. Many items are fresh-to-market from private estates in the St. Louis area’s most affluent communities as well as Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma and North Carolina.
“A full year now after our inaugural auction in St. Louis, we are pleased to offer our largest auction yet,” said Jeff Jeffers, CEO of Selkirk Auctioneers and Appraisers. “It has been truly a pleasure and labor of love for our family and staff to help keep St. Louis at the forefront as a premier auction city by building on the Selkirk brand, an important auction name started in 1830.”
“We are thrilled to see our consignment specialists so busy assisting clients with single items to full estates ” said Sarah B. Cunningham, Director of the St. Louis office. “The demand for our appraisal and auction services is strong and we are delighted to host our ever- popular walk-in appraisal days each month. Serving the needs of both new and established consignors is our goal and we look forward to continuing to bring high quality to each sale.”
Collectors have taken notice of the exceptional W.C. and Mary Whitlow Wedgwood collection introduced at Selkirk’s recent Gallery Auction. As discerning members of the Wedgwood Society, the Whitlows of Fulton, Missouri, traveled across the United States and Europe acquiring significant and varied examples over five decades. Selkirk’s May auction offered significant multiples such as an 18th century Wedgwood and Bentley basalt lidded urn and variegated agate lidded vase, which sold for $3,720 and $3,360 respectively. A late 18th century medallion portrait of George Washington as Caesar brought $2,000. In the upcoming July 16th auction, a pair of mid 19th century Wedgwood basalt vases stamped "Wedgwood TWS," with an estimate of $700 to $900, will be among the 55 plus lots from this significant collection.
Native American, Tribal and Western
Contrasting this European influence, a large selection of Native American and Western items, including beaded moccasins, peace pipe, and baby bonnets, several kachina dolls, silver and turquoise jewelry, saddles, saddle bag, holster and chaps. The selection of Peace medal necklaces includes a 19th century example constructed of nautilus shells and trade beads with medallion depicting peace pipe, tomahawk, handshake, and phrase Peace and Friendship, estimated at $300 to $500. The 1862 Abraham Lincoln Presidential Peace Medal, estimated at $500 to $700, is attached to a silk and velvet presentation collar and depicts a frieze of the former president on one side and allegory of peace on the opposite side. Other artifacts and accessories include stone and wood carvings, pottery, arrowheads and tools.
The American and European oil paintings and watercolors to sell encompasses works by artists including Oscar Thalinger, P. Criscuolo, Edouard Louis Dubufe and Wallace Nutting. “Florida Highwaymen Waterway” by George Buckner