Beatles and Janis Joplin posters, Committee of Vigilance material, more at Weiss Auctions Dec. 17-18 Rare vintage posters for the Beatles and Janis Joplin, a Committee of Vigilance of San Francisco certificate from 1856 and a broad selection of military swords will be sold Dec. 17-18 by Weiss Auction
News-Antique.com - Nov 30,2016 - LYNBROOK, N.Y. – Rare vintage posters for the Beatles and Janis Joplin, a Committee of Vigilance of San Francisco certificate from 1856, and a broad selection of military swords spanning multiple conflicts, generations and countries will be just part of what bidders can expect at a two-day auction planned for the weekend of December 17-18 by Weiss Auctions.
Both sessions will be conducted in Weiss Auctions’ showroom, located at 74 Merrick Road in Lynbrook. The Saturday, December 17th session will feature militaria, Native American objects, advertising collectibles, historical items and more. The Sunday session will be packed with Hollywood and rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia, vintage posters, World’s Fair and ocean liner items.
The Beatles poster is from 1961 – pre-Ed Sullivan Show – and advertises their debut appearance at Hambleton Hall in Huyton, England. The group has top billing, as “The Sensational Beatles” and the poster is exceedingly rare. The Janis Joplin poster is for the singer’s 1968 appearance at the Aerodome venue in New York. Also sold will be a Rolling Stones Let it Bleed color variant pressing, Bill Graham Fillmore posters, posters for Ray Charles and the Grateful Dead and more.
The Committee of Vigilance of San Francisco certificate was presented to Frank G. Edwards and signed by committee members on May 15th, 1876. The lot also includes three “Witching Balls,” the largest of which is 12 inches tall and a fine example of Americana, with chromolithographic scraps. Included is his name in floral wreaths, fire pumper, animals a hot air balloon and more.
The selection of swords is long and impressive. Fans of the genre will be able to select from Japanese swords (Samurai, World War II-era, field officers, etc.), a late 19th century French military sword, Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) swords, a U.S. Naval sword with scabbard, Civil War-era swords, a Polish World War I sword, British 18th and 19th century swords (pattern and dress), a Bavarian sword for Prince Alfons Von Bayern, and assorted presentation swords.
The militaria category will also feature a collection of high-end and rare British helmets, 19th century handguns, World War II German hats, pins and documents, Civil War images, patriotic covers and artwork, World Wars I and II posters from France, Britain and the U.S., a military appointment signed by Hitler, two powder horns and a hand-stitched, 13-star American flag.
Advertising items will feature a collection of 1940s large Coca-Cola cardboard posters, an early and rare 1902 Coca-Cola poster, railroad advertising and memorabilia (to include a scarce Union Pacific metal herald crest with wings sign), automotive signs, store display cabinets and more.
Native American objects will include Van Briggle Indian head vases, a large pair of Skookum display dolls, prints, tobacco jars, Weller vases, totems, blankets, porcelain, pottery and more. Related artwork will feature an oil on Masonite of an Indian chief by George Benjamin Luks (1867-1933), an oil on canvas by William Penfold, a watercolor showing an Indian war dance by Frank Thayer Merrill (1848-1923), and a