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Auction : The American Sale February 2019. Clearwater, Florida FL

  Status: Closed
 
Type:

Live auction

By:

Blackwell Auctions

Web:

http://www.blackwellauctions.com

At:

10900 US Highway 19 N, Suite B, Clearwater, Florida, 33764. USA. tel: 727-546-0200

Date:
9th Feb, 2019
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The American Sale Saturday, February 9th at noon Preview Friday, February 8th 2-6pm and day of auction at 10am until auction begins. 450 lots of antique, historic and collectible Americana. Fine art. Coins. Firearms. Books. Militaria. Historic autographs. Advertising. Sports items. And almost no brown furniture. This month's highlights include: - Hudson River painting of Lake George, attributed to John William Casilear - Baseball signed by Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and others, authenticated by JSA -1950 Ringling Brothers Circus side show photograph - Several collectible firearms, including Civil War Sharps rifle, 1851 Colt Navy, M1 Garand and Carbine, Winchester lever action 1892, and more - Coins, including lots of silver and gold coins, PCGS graded 1909-S VDB and MS61 1955 Doubled Die - Sterling silver candelabra by Reed & Barton, Francis I pattern - Early 1800s chapbooks, as well as other rare volumes from the 19th century - 1840s American School portrait of two boys by New York painter - Selection of vintage magic tricks, including F.G. Thayer's Rapping Hand - Never-before-published Elvis Presley photographs from 1956 - Native American jewelry and pottery pieces, as well as other items - And much more. Really. Online bidding available on our app and at Live Auctioneers and Invaluable. Not local? No problem -- we can ship many items worldwide. Phone bids ($100 minimum) and absentee bids accepted for pre-registered bidders.

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Lot 1
 

PETER MAX, Mixed Media American Flag

Peter Max (American, b. 1937). Mixed media hand embellished offset lithograph, titled American Flag with Heart. Lithograph of an...

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Tinted Tintype of CIVIL WAR SOLDIER

Measures 3-3/8" x 3-1/8" in case (half). Clear image. Excellent detail. Soldier is wearing blue overcoat over what appears to be...

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Lot 3
 

Pacific Northwest Coast Indian Mask

20th century. Measures about 9" high.

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Lot 4
 

HAMILTON BEACH No. 18 Milk Shake Mixer

Nice 1920s-30s Art Deco period vintage enamel and chrome milkshake or drink mixer.

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Lot 5
 

Antique Yacht Signal Cannon Brass & Iron

Superbly crafted vintage brass and cast iron signal cannon, measuring about 15" long overall, 10" cannon body. Barrel is about...

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Lot 6
 

1918 Football Player Poster, Wilson Sporting Goods

Lithograph printer's proof of a poster featuring a painting of a football player, promoting Wilson brand athletic equipment....

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Lot 7
 

1950s LANCE TOASTCHEE Metal Advertising Sign

Early Lance snack cracker sign with original hooking wires top and bottom. Measures 16" x 13-3/8".

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Lot 8
 

30pc Vintage US Military Wings & Pins Collection

Nice collection of WWII through Vietnam era militaria, including pins, wings and patches, mostly sterling silver. (Includes some...

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Lot 9
 

1880s SPURS Silver Inlaid Antique Cowboy

Authentic old pair of spurs with silver inlay. Each spur measures about 1-1/2" wide, with a 3-3/8" opening and a 3-1/8" diameter...

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Lot 10
 

COIN: Rare 1890 Florida Subtropical Expo Token

Stunningly fresh token from Florida Sub Tropical Exposition, 1890. Rare in any condition, an amazing find in this condition.

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Lot 11
 

PAWNEE BILL Wild West Souvenir Carved Paddle

Wooden folk art miniature boat paddle, measuring 22-3/8" long, with pyrographic decoration all over the front, including a...

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Lot 12
 

Confederate Commemorative Pin Barber Dime

Dated 1900 Barber silver dime, engraved on reverse with a Confederate flag and the motto, "Twill live in song & story." Pin...

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Lot 13
 

Scarce WWII "Don't Talk" Propaganda Poster

"Don't Tell Aunty & Uncle or Cousin Jane and Certainly Not ..." poster, measuring 19" x 12-3/4". Folded in fourths. Signed in...

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Lot 14
 

Scarce WWII "Don't Talk" Propaganda Poster

"Don't Talk" poster, measuring 19" x 12-3/4". Depicts Hitler as a waiter carrying a beer with Hirohito's head in it. A dachshund...

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Lot 16
 

1936 HINDENBURG Lakehurst NJ Pennant

Original felt pennant from Lakehurst, NJ, depicting the German Zeppelin Hindenburg. Dated 1936. Measures 27-1/2" long. The...

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Lot 17
 

1826 Dated American Alphabet Sampler

Signed Nancy Pease age 13 years, dated 1826. Measures about 10-1/2" x 12" in 15-1/2" x 17" frame. Includes cursive capitals,...

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Lot 18
 

1950s STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND Zippo Lighter

Late 1950s Zippo lighter engraved with a name, a number and "Air Police," along with the SAC emblem. The Air Police were an elite...

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Lot 19
 

SWAROVSKI MICKEY MOUSE Crystal Sorcerer

Limited edition Swarovski 2009 Mickey Mouse Swarovski Crystal figurine, signed and mint, with original box. Measures about 6"...

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Lot 20
 

Antique Bronze Elk Relief Plaque

Bronze plaque featuring a regal elk in a wooded scene. Unsigned. Hanging loop verso. Plaque measures 10 x 7 1/4.

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Lot 21
 

Ted Shawn & His Men Dancers Photographs (8)

Set of 8 historical photographs circa 1930s of dance troupe members from "Ted Shawn & His Male Dancers," likely photographed at...

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Lot 22
 

LEROY NEIMAN Statue of Liberty Signed Print

Pencil signed and dated 1986, lower right. Measures about 38" x 29-1/2" in frame.

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Lot 23
 

COIN: CARSON CITY Morgan CC Silver Dollars

1890cc and 1891cc silver dollars. Circulated. 1890-cc is Tail Bar variety. See images.

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Lot 24
 

1806 Map of TAMPA BAY Florida

Early 1800s map of "Bahia de Tampa," published in Spain. Hand tinted. Professionally matted and framed, 7-5/8" x 11" visible in...

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Lot 25
 

Chester A Arthur Signed 1884 Florida Land Grant

Land grant, Gainesville, Florida, signed (likely secretarially) by President Chester A. Arthur. Measures about 10" x 16".

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Lot 26
 

Native American Sterling Turquoise Bear Claw Ring

Bear claw design with turquoise insert in the middle of the paw. Size 11. Approx. 34.1 grams. Acid tested positive for sterling.

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Lot 27
 

GWEN TAFOYA Santa Clara Pueblo Pot

Miniature vase with elk and birds images, signed by Tafoya. Measures about 2-1/8" high.

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Lot 28
 

19c Native American Stereograph Views

Includes Chippewa Warrior, Now-we-ke-shick, an untitled dreamcatcher with Indian scalp, and an untitled chief with handcolored...

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Lot 29
 

KELLY AXE 11-3/8" Broad Ax, circa 1920s

Fine antique early 20th century Kelly Axe Mfg. Co. broadhead ax, measuring nearly 11-1/2" wide at the edge. 33-3/4" overall....

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Lot 30
 

1889 Photos of Johnstown Flood, Pennsylvania

Seven mounted photographs of 1889 Johnstown flood, caused by a catastrophic dam failure that ultimately claimed the lives of more...

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Lot 31
 

1812 Philadelphia Newspapers (2)

Two copies of the Philadelphia Mercantile Advertiser, dated March 21 and March 30, 1812. Interesting material.

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Lot 32
 

FOLK ART Handmade Early Silver Fishing Lures

Box of handmade fishing lures -- possibly prototypes -- probably early 20th century, many components of which appear to be...

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Lot 33
 

Huge Album of LOCOMOTIVE Train Photographs

About 200 photographs, most with photographer and locomotive identified. Some photographers' stamps and copyright notices on the...

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Lot 34
 

Huge Album of LOCOMOTIVE Train Photographs

About 170 photographs, most with photographer and locomotive identified. Some photographers' stamps and copyright notices on the...

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Lot 35
 

Native American Wrought Iron Table & Chairs

Contemporary Colorado Indian motif table and chairs, heavy wrought iron with verdigris and rust coloring, openwork with glass...

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Lot 36
 

1915 Glass Negatives (2) TRAIN WRECK

Two 5x7 glass negatives, circa 1910-1915, picturing mangled track and cars, presumably the aftermath of a train wreck.

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Lot 37
 

1915 Glass Negatives (2) FLOOD WATERS

Two 5x7 glass negatives, circa 1910-1915, picturing a flooded town.

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Lot 38
 

Rare KIRK REPOUSSE "11oz" Coin Silver Creamer

Mid 19th century S. Kirk "11 oz" coin silver lidded creamer or other vessel. (Kirk's "11 oz" marked items -- made throughout the...

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Lot 39
 

Vintage TOOTSIE TOY Trucks and Cars (6)

Includes Wrigley's Spearmint Gum truck, Tootsietoy Dairy, Greyhound bus, etc. Longest one is about 5-1/2" long.

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Lot 40
 

McKenny & Hall - Native American Folio Print

Hand colored folio size color lithograph print of SE-QUO-YAH, from History of the Indian Tribes of North America by McKenney &...

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Lot 41
 

Early 1800s Chippendale 75" Chest of Drawers

Measures 75" tall and 42-1/2" wide. Cherry. Has had some professional repair. Inlaid details.

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Lot 42
 

CADILLAC Stained Glass Sign

Cadillac promotional sign created using a combination of etched glass, stained glass and screen printing, circa 1970s. Script...

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Lot 43
 

New York 1920s Power Specialty Co Sign

Cast iron wall sign, with relief lettering: POWER SPECIALTY CO, NEW YORK. Power Specialty was in business the first quarter of...

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Lot 44
 

Gnarled Burl Wood Table w/ Reed Top

Small side table constructed of thick branches and surrounded by gnarled burl wood. Top is constructed of 3/4" thick twigs....

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Lot 45
 

Gnarled Burl Wood Table

Primitive 30" diameter table constructed of thick branches, surrounded by gnarled burl wood. Top is constructed of 10" wide...

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Lot 46
 

1813 Alphabet Sampler Petit Point

Fine and highly detailed sampler, dated 1813. Signed Catherine Rhodes Otley 1813 on bottom. (It is possible, as there is a crown...

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Lot 47
 

ZUNI Old Pawn Signed EFFIE Sterling Snake Band

Native American Zuni Sterling silver, red coral & turquoise snake motif band links & Sharp quartz watch. Each link is signed...

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Lot 48
 

ZUNI Signed LONJOSE Sterling Bolo Tie Belt Buckle

Bolo tie slide has a beautifully detailed quail with turquoise accents on a background of mother of pearl with turquoise cactus...

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Lot 49
 

Fruit Sparkling PHOSA Advertising Poster

Antique advertising poster for "Fruit Sparkling Phosa" by Modox, from before the Moxie lawsuit forced them out of business. This...

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Lot 50
 

Michael Vienneau SCRIMSHAW Whale Tooth

Finely scrimshawed old whale tooth by Nantucket scrimshander Vienneau. Titled "Breaching Humpback" and dated 1985. Very old...

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Lot 51
 

Mt. Washington Crown Milano Cracker Jar

Antique Mount Washington small lidded jar or box with ornate silver rim and lid -- marked M-W on underside of lid below finial....

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Lot 52
 

1940s Atlas Bantam Gumball Machine, 5 Cents

Gray metal gumball machine set up to take nickels with white metal body and 8-sided glass globe mounted to wooden base....

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Lot 53
 

Quilt Patchwork Flying Geese & Squares

Hand sewn. Measures about 77" x 66".

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Lot 54
 

1915 Glass Negative FAMILY REUNION? 48-Star Flag

Two 5x7 glass negatives, circa 1910-1915, picturing the dining tent (so reads the helpful sign) at what appears to be a family...

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Lot 55
 

McKenny & Hall - Native American Folio Print

Hand colored folio size color lithograph print of TIMPOOCHEE BARNARD: An Uchee Warrior, from History of the Indian Tribes of...

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Lot 56
 

McKenny & Hall - Native American Folio Print

Hand colored folio size color lithograph print of ESH-TA-HUM-LEAH: A Sioux Chief, from History of the Indian Tribes of North...

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Lot 57
 

Native American Dream Catcher, Bone Trade Bead

Very old bone trade bead with smiling face carved onto it and a dreamcatcher made, apparently, from a section of human scalp with...

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Lot 58
 

1971 Bally SKYROCKET Pinball Machine

Rare model: one of only 545 produced.

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Lot 59
 

Rare Gilt Art Deco 1930s Speaker Frame

Very scarce audio speaker frame with white metal top on cast iron base. Bears name plate that reads "Fine Art, Plaza Music Co.,...

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Lot 60
 

1950s IBM Military Computer Chip Paperweight

Very rare paperweight from the late 1950s commemorating the Cryotron, a revolutionary component invented by Dudley Buck. There is...

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Lot 61
 

19C Gorham Mixed Metal Silvered Bronze Lion Tray

Gorham circa 1890s relief repousse silverplated bronze (or copper) card or jewelry tray. Measures 6-3/4" x 4-3/8". Depicts...

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Lot 62
 

PURPLE HEART Medal, Served under PATTON

Purple Heart medal, awarded to Luther Curtis who served in the 319th Inf. Reg., 80th Inf. Div. under General Patton. He is buried...

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Lot 63
 

WWII Trench Art Carved Painted Rifle Stock

Wood rifle stock, carved on both sides with relief flowers, painted in red, gold and green. Measures 12-3/4" long. What rifle it...

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Lot 64
 

Rare Book: 1806 Constitution & Declaration

Published by S.&E. Butler in 1806, The Constitution of the State of Massachusetts and that of the United States, the Declaration...

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Lot 65
 

Early Fashion Advertising Poster

Antique stone lithograph printer's proof advertising poster featuring a glamorous lady. Framed size is 20 x 16.

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Lot 66
 

WALT DISNEY Original FANTASIA Drawing

Rare, original pastel concept drawing from the Pastoral Symphony segment of Walt Disney's Fantasia, circa 1940. Executed by James...

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Lot 67
 

WALT DISNEY Original FANTASIA Drawing

Rare, original pastel concept drawing from the Pastoral Symphony segment of Walt Disney's Fantasia, circa 1940. Executed by James...

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Lot 68
 

WALT DISNEY Original FANTASIA Drawing

Rare, original pastel concept drawing from the Pastoral Symphony segment of Walt Disney's Fantasia, circa 1940. Executed by James...

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Lot 69
 

COIN: Morgan U.S. Silver Dollars (5)

Includes 1882, 1892, 1896, 1900-O and 1921. All circulated. See images.

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Lot 70
 

HARLEY Custom Nude Tanks & Fenders

Vintage custom painted Harley Davidson split tanks and fenders. Airbrush work signed by Tampa Bay artist Gary Smith, an artist...

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Lot 71
 

Antique Toy Cast Metal Cars (15), Hubley etc.

Includes some rarer shapes. Largest is about 5" long.

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Lot 72
 

MARILYN MERLOT 1985 Red Wine RARE

1985 Marilyn Monroe-themed California wine bottle, the first vintage of the popular label. This same bottle is available through...

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Lot 73
 

MARILYN MERLOT 1987 Red Wine

1987 Marilyn Monroe-themed California wine bottle, the third vintage of the popular label. This same bottle is available through...

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Lot 74
 

WWII Japanese Officer Sword War Relic

WWII sword brought back by Navy veteran. Dated August 1943 (on tang) opposite maker's signature Yoshinaga. The only stamp is a...

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Lot 75
 

1915 Panama Pacific Exposition Poster

1915 offset lithograph poster promoting the Pan Pacific International Exposition, in San Francisco. This image was designed by...

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Lot 76
 

Centlivre Tonic Promotional Poster

Advertising window poster for Centlivre Tonic, featuring a nurse. (Centilivre was a major brewery in Fort Wayne, Ind., during the...

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Lot 77
 

Bronze Relief Sign, Marshal District Court NY

Vintage relief sign. Measures 11" high overall. Possibly a parking spot sign for the Marshal for the District Court, Nassau...

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Lot 78
 

1671 Colored Engraving of Florida Indians

Leaf from Arnoldus Montanus New and Unknown World (1671), a fanciful account of the Dutch explorer's discoveries in the New...

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Lot 79
 

Signed GG ZUNI Sterling & Turquoise Snake Ring

Snake design with turquoise eyes coiled around turquoise & red coral stones. Signed GG ZUNI. Size 11. Approx. 23.2 grams.

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Lot 80
 

1842 Dated American Alphabet Sampler

Old sampler, with all alphabet letters almost invisible (very light colored thread) -- no crown at the end. Darker embroidery...

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Lot 81
 

Stamp: Revenue R-100c SCV $250

U.S. Revenue stamp R100c. 2018 SCV $250. Pen cancel. See images.

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Lot 82
 

Boston Terrier Portrait Painting

Original painting on canvas board showing a Boston terrier. Signed and dated 1959 at lower right. Board measures 14 x 11.

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Lot 83
 

PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD Cast Iron Whistle Sign

Massive, authentic vintage 28-pound cast iron PRR sign, measuring 16" high. "W" for "whistle." The sign was placed along the...

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Lot 84
 

Stamp: Revenue R149 SCV $400

U.S. Revenue stamp R149. 2018 SCV $400. Pen cancel. See images.

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Lot 85
 

RARE 1863 Parallel US / CSA Constitution Book

The Constitution of the United States, also a document entitled The Constitution of the Confederate States Arranged in Parallel...

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Lot 86
 

Large NORFOLK & WESTERN Railroad Photo, Colored

Hand colored enlargement photo of a Norfolk and Western train coming around a bend in the mountains. Engine number is 2141 and...

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Lot 87
 

All-American Trucks Advertising Poster, 1920s

Antique stone lithograph printer's proof advertising poster promoting automotive company All-American Trucks, circa 1920s....

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Lot 88
 

BLACK AMERICANA Robert Hayden Poem Watercolor

Watercolor, illegibly signed lower right, with two portions of a gut-wrenching 1940 poem by Robert Hayden (American, 1913-1980),...

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Lot 89
 

1915 Glass Negative Three Men on a Road

Two 5x7 glass negatives, circa 1910-1915, picturing three men beside a country road.

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Lot 90
 

1915 Glass Negatives NUDE MAN Posing

Two 5x7 glass negatives, circa 1910-1915, picturing a naked man in what appear to be athletic poses. The pose from behind looks...

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Lot 91
 

THE LEG LAMP from A Christmas Story

A replica of one of the most iconic props in movie history, the "Major Award," the leg lamp from A Christmas Story. In only a few...

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Lot 92
 

Navajo SQUASH BLOSSOM Silver Dollars Necklace

27" long squash blossom sterling silver necklace, horseshoe pendant with turquoise stone. Six Morgan silver dollars are mounted...

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Lot 93
 

(PANCHO VILLA) Customs Officer Badge & Medal

Items from the family of a U.S. Customs Treasury Department sergeant who served from 1920 to 1950. His first year in service...

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Lot 94
 

1746 Book owned by Revolutionary War Major

This volume was owned by a man whose killing directly influenced how then-president George Washington dealt with Native...

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Lot 95
 

Navajo Native American Indian Rug

Measures 40" (not including fringe) by 23-1/2".

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Lot 96
 

ERNEST HEMINGWAY JOE DIMAGGIO Signed Card

United Press Association card, measuring 7-1/4" x 4-1/4", signed by an unknown person on the front, and on the back by Joe...

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Lot 97
 

JACKIE ROBINSON ROY CAMPANELLA Signed Cards

3 United Press Association cards, measuring 7-1/4" x 4-1/4", signed by members of the Brooklyn Dodgers and others. First card is...

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Lot 98
 

Mills BLACK CHERRY 5c Slot Machine

Vintage circa 1940 Mills Black Cherry nickel slot machine. All original.

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Lot 99
 

AUGUSTUS ST. GAUDENS Bronze Relief Plaque

Important bronze relief of American artist Francis Davis Millet, executed by famed sculptor St. Gaudens (American, 1848-1907)....

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Lot 100
 

JOHN WILLIAM CASILEAR Hudson River Landscape

View of Lake George, with cows in the foreground, attributed to Casilear (American, 1811-1893). Oil on canvas. Measures 20" x 30"...

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