July 2014 Auctions



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Winslow Homer The Lookout – ‘All’s Well’ Etching Winslow Homer The Lookout – ‘All’s Well’ Etching Winslow Homer The Lookout – ‘All’s Well’ Etching

Winslow Homer The Lookout – ‘All’s Well’ Etching


Winslow Homer The Lookout – ‘All’s Well’ Etching


Winslow Homer The Lookout – ‘All’s Well’ Etching

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Winslow Homer The Lookout – ‘All’s Well’ Etching

July 16, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Winslow Homer The Lookout – ‘All’s Well’ Etching Auction Coming up in July 2014

Born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1836, Homer was the second of three sons of Charles Savage Homer and Henrietta Benson Homer, both from long lines of New Englanders. His mother was a gifted amateur watercolorist and Homer’s first teacher, and she and her son had a close relationship throughout their lives. Homer took on many of her traits, including her quiet, strong-willed, terse, sociable nature; her dry sense of humor; and her artistic talent. Homer had a happy childhood, growing up mostly in then rural Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was an average student, but his art talent was evident in his early years.
Homer’s father was a volatile, restless businessman who was always looking to “make a killing”. When Homer was thirteen, Charles gave up the hardware store business to seek a fortune in the California gold rush. When that failed, Charles left his family and went to Europe to raise capital for other get-rich-quick schemes that didn’t materialize.
The Bathers, wood engraving, Harper’s Weekly, 1873
After Homer’s high school graduation, his father saw a newspaper advertisement and arranged for an apprenticeship. Homer’s apprenticeship at the age of 19 to J. H. Bufford, a Boston commercial lithographer, was a formative but “treadmill experience”. He worked repetitively on sheet music covers and other commercial work for two years. By 1857, his freelance career was underway after he turned down an offer to join the staff of Harper’s Weekly. “From the time I took my nose off that lithographic stone”, Homer later stated, “I have had no master, and never shall have any.”
Homer’s career as an illustrator lasted nearly twenty years. He contributed illustrations of Boston life and rural New England life to magazines such as Ballou’s Pictorial and Harper’s Weekly at a time when the market for illustrations was growing rapidly and fads and fashions were changing quickly. His early works, mostly commercial engravings of urban and country social scenes, are characterized by clean outlines, simplified forms, dramatic contrast of light and dark, and lively figure groupings — qualities that remained important throughout his career. His quick success was mostly due to this strong understanding of graphic design and also to the adaptability of his designs to wood engraving.
We found the following on Wikipedia:

Born Winslow Homer
February 24, 1836
Boston, Massachusetts
Died September 29, 1910 (aged 74) Prouts Neck, Maine
Nationality American
Education Lithography apprenticeship, 1855-56 National Academy of Design (painting), 1863 Paris, France (informal), 1867
Known for Drawing Wood engraving Oil painting Watercolor painting
Notable work(s) Harper’s Weekly Magazine
Ballou’s Pictorial Magazine
Movement Realism

EXTREMELY RARE! Desk Roller Barrel Organ 1 of 2 Ever Made!

July 15, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

RARE 1899 Dieffenbacher Roller Barrel Organ Upright Hotel Drop Down Desk NR yqz
WORKS By Cabinet/Organ Maker From Hershey Museum OOAK Ending Jul 24, 2014 18:32:01 PDT http://yqz.me/desk-organ

This is what we love about this business. Coming across a piece of history like this. We were recently at an estate auction in Pennsylvania and this piece came up. We could not resist it. It is a barrel organ (also called a roller organ) built into an upright desk, with two drawers on the bottom, a drop down leaf and a series of cubby holes at the top. Signed by P.L. Dieffenbacher of Turbotville, Pennsylvania. To us it looks like a hotel lobby type desk.

When we bought it we thought we would go home and do some quick research on it and that would be that. BUT NO… we could not find another like it anywhere. So… doing some research on where to look lead us to an amazing organization, full of even more remarkable people. AMICA The Automatic Musical Instrument Collectors’ Association. We contacted the president of the chapter for our area and he graciously agreed to look at photos of it. Next thing we knew we had folks calling, emailing, and sharing information about this remarkable piece. Here are the facts as we were able to determine them:

This was made by P.L. Dieffenbacher of Turbotville, PA

He was a cabinet maker and organ maker.

Including this one only three of his instruments are known of. Two organs and one musical contraption for doing bird calls.

RARE 1899 Dieffenbacher Roller Barrel Organ Upright Hotel Drop Down Desk

RARE 1899 Dieffenbacher Roller Barrel Organ Upright Hotel Drop Down Desk

All three of those instruments were at one time donated to the Hershey Museum by Dieffenbacher’s granddaughter.

The above facts are noted in Ray Brunner’s fantastic book, That Ingenious Business: Pennsylvania-German Organ Builders (The Pennsylvania-German Society, 1990)

In that book, Mr. Brunner pictures both the other organ and this organ that we are selling. (Mr. Brunner currently owns that other organ.)

All of those instruments were sold when the Hershey Museum deaccessioned their antique collection. (15 to 20 years ago.)

This organ was restored by James McFarland somewhere around 1976.

Due to its size and weight we are putting down pick up only, right here in our metropolis of Seaford, Delaware, but we can make arrangements to ship it anywhere in the world. eMail us for a quote to your doorstep.

Estimated shipping weight, (packaged) is 149 lbs in a 56 x 36 x 30 box.

Antique 19th C Brass French Carriage Clock ORIGINAL BOX Victorian Era France

July 10, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Antique 19th C Brass French Carriage Clock ORIGINAL BOX Victorian Era France yqz
Removable Panel To Display Clock ~ Unique! Ending July 20, 2014 18:50:01 PDT http://yqz.me/Carriage-Clock

Up in this auction is a 19th century Carriage Brass & Glass Clock signed French. It has its ORIGINAL BOX which is quite unique. The box has a red

Antique 19th C Brass French Carriage Clock ORIGINAL BOX Victorian Era France

Antique 19th C Brass French Carriage Clock ORIGINAL BOX Victorian Era France

removable panel that will allow the clock to be seen with it fully inside. This would help to protect it while it was riding around. It is quite unique that an original box would still be in such good shape, given the age. It has an rectangle beveled glass view window on the top under a small swing handle, and the other 4 sides are flaned with the same great beveled glass. The white face has a few hairlines through it, but they do not seem to hinder performance. This piece is in working order as it stands, however it will need a good once over when you receive it, as with any antique clock that is shipped any distance. The piece is signed only France on the face. A well made clock in a small package with its original box. It measures approx. 5″ tall and 3 1/4″ wide by only 2 1/2″ deep. The box measures approx. 4″ x 3 1/2″ x 5 1/4″. The box is near shabby chic condition, just wear commensurate with age and a crack across the lid that does not hinder function. What a fun find! Good Luck!

1989 REDSOX SIGNED Wooden Bat 12 Signatures Greenwell Boggs Romero Smithson

July 10, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

1989 REDSOX SIGNED Wooden Bat 12 Signatures Greenwell Boggs Romero Smithson yqz
Evans Kutcher Price Gedman Cerone Lamp Clemens Smith Ending Jul 18, 2014 18:56:01 PDT http://yqz.me/1989-Boston-Redsox-bat

In this auction we have a wooden Louisville Slugger bat signed by some of the 1989 Boston Redsox. We will list the 12 signatures below. This bat

1989 REDSOX SIGNED Wooden Bat 12 Signatures Greenwell Boggs Romero Smithson

1989 REDSOX SIGNED Wooden Bat 12 Signatures Greenwell Boggs Romero Smithson

is 34″ long and is marked in marker on the handle “39”. Take a minute to look at our awesome photos. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out. Good Luck! It is signed by…..

Mike Greenwell

Baseball player for the Boston Red Sox from 1985 – 1996 Made major league debut on 5 September 1985. Named to Baseball Digest magazine’s 1987 Rookie All-Star Team. Inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2008.

Wade Boggs

Five-time American League batting champion Wade Boggs ranks with Tony Gwynn of the National League’s San Diego Padres as the greatest pure hitters of their generation (1980s through 1990s). In his 18-year career, Boggs racked up 3,010 hits for a career average of .328. This was accomplished in the pre-steroids, doctored-baseball era when baseball parks had more generous dimensions and were more pitcher-friendly than they were today.

Boggs was a member of the 1986 American League Champion Boston Red Sox and the 1996 World’s Championship New York Yankees team. The third baseman, who won a Gold Glove for fielding excellence with the Yankees, played in 12 consecutive major league All Star Games from 1985 through 1996. In 2005, he was voted into the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility and was enshrined as a Red Sox player.

Roger Clemens

Roger Clemens was born on August 4, 1962, in Dayton, Ohio. In 1983, he joined the Red Sox. In 1986, he achieved a 24-4 record, earned the Cy Young Award and was named Most Valuable Player. In 2004, after stepping out of retirement, he pitched for the Astros. Over the next three years, he led the club to its first-ever World Series. He returned to the New York Yankees in 2007 for his final season.

Rich Gedman

Twice All-Star (1985–86) The Sporting News’ AL Rookie of the Year (1981) Selected for the All-Star team by UPI and The Sporting News (1985) Caught Dennis Eckersley’s one-hitter game (September 26, 1980) Set two AL records for putouts in a game [20] and in consecutive games [36] (April 29–30, 1986) Hit for the cycle and drove in 7 runs against the Blue Jays (September 18, 1985) Reached base in all five at-bats of historic game 5 of the 1986 American League Championship Series. This included a two-run home run in the second inning and a hit-by-pitch in the ninth inning that set up Dave Henderson’s dramatic two-out home run.

Ed Romero

1989 REDSOX SIGNED Wooden Bat 12 Signatures Greenwell Boggs Romero Smithson

1989 REDSOX SIGNED Wooden Bat 12 Signatures Greenwell Boggs Romero Smithson

Edgardo Ralph Romero Rivera (born December 9, 1957 in Santurce, Puerto Rico) is a former infielder for the Milwaukee Brewers (1977, 1980–85 and 1989), Boston Red Sox (1986–89), Atlanta Braves (1989) and Detroit Tigers (1990). He currently serves as the manager of the Tri-City Valley Cats.(Single A short season of the Houston Astros). He helped the Brewers win the 1981 American League Eastern Division and the 1982 AL Pennant and the Red Sox win the 1986 AL Pennant and 1988 AL Eastern Division. In 12 seasons, Romero played in 730 games and had 1,912 at bats, 218 runs, 473 hits, 79 doubles, 1 triple, 8 home runs, 155 RBI, 9 stolen bases, 140 walks, a .247 batting average, .298 on-base percentage, .302 slugging percentage, 578 total bases, 36 sacrifice hits, 18 sacrifice flies and 4 intentional walks. In 2007, Romero was the Florida Marlins’ minor league infield coordinator. He was the Houston Astros’ third-base coach in 2008, and their bench coach in 2009. In 2010, he was named manager of the Tri-City Valley Cats of the New York-Penn League He lives in Wellington, Florida.But He is now as of 2013 renting an apartment in Albany, New York because he manages a team located nearby in the HVCC campus.

Dwight Evans

Dwight Michael Evans (born November 3, 1951), nicknamed Dewey,[1] is an American former professional baseball right fielder and right-handed batter who played with the Boston Red Sox (1972–90) and Baltimore Orioles (1991) in Major League Baseball. Evans won eight Gold Glove Awards (1976, 1978–79 and 1981–85). In the 1970s and 1980s, Evans played in the outfield with Hall of Famer Jim Rice as well as all-stars Fred Lynn and Tony Armas.

Rick Cerone

Cerone signed with the Boston Red Sox on April 15, 1988, and in 84 games with the Red Sox, Cerone had a .269 batting average with 3 HR and 27 RBI, as he and Rich Gedman shared the catching duties. The Red Sox won the American League East division, however, Cerone did not appear in any playoff games. He returned to the Red Sox for the 1989 season, as Cerone hit .243 with 4 HR and 48 RBI in 102 games with Boston, however, the Red Sox fell short in making the post-season. On December 19, Boston released Cerone.

Randy Kutcher

Randy Scott Kutcher (born April 20, 1960) is a former Major League Baseball utility outfielder for the San Francisco Giants and Boston Red Sox from 1986 through 1990. He batted and threw right-handed. Kutcher was born in Anchorage, Alaska. He was a member of two division-winning teams in his three seasons with the Red Sox, in 1988 and 1990, when he and Kevin Romine split duties as reserve outfielders for the Red Sox behind All-Star starters Mike Greenwell, Ellis Burks and Dwight Evans. Kutcher wore jersey number 5 and, later, 55. In 448 career at bats, Kutcher was a .228 hitter with 10 home runs and 40 runs batted in.

Dennis Lamp

Lamp was born in Los Angeles, California.[1] After graduating from St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, California in 1971,[2] Lamp was selected in the third round (62nd overall) by the Cubs in that year’s MLB Draft. In a 19-season career, Lamp posted a 96-96 record with a 3.93 ERA and 35 saves in 639 games pitched. His best season was 1985: 11-0 and a 3.32 ERA in 105 innings. In 1984 with the Blue Jays, Lamp came up just one win short of Luis Arroyo’s 1961 record for most consecutive wins by a reliever. Lamp was involved in two individual career milestones involving a pair of future Baseball Hall of Famers. On August 13, 1979, he gave up Lou Brock’s 3000th hit.[4] He also surrendered Cal Ripken, Jr.’s first major-league hit, a third-inning infield single in the White Sox’s 8–7 victory over the Baltimore Orioles at Memorial Stadium on August 16, 1981.

Lee Smith

After losing the 1986 World Series to the New York Mets, the Red Sox compiled a winning percentage below .500 for 1987. One of the main problems

1989 REDSOX SIGNED Wooden Bat 12 Signatures Greenwell Boggs Romero Smithson

1989 REDSOX SIGNED Wooden Bat 12 Signatures Greenwell Boggs Romero Smithson

was a weak bullpen, and Smith was brought in to rectify the relief problems. Despite giving up a game-winning home run in his 1988 opening day Fenway Park debut, Smith posted his best ERA in five years.[24] The Red Sox had the good fortune of being in the American League’s Eastern division; in September, they caught the Detroit Tigers and held off every other team to clinch Smith’s second and last trip to the postseason. In Game 2 of the 1988 ALCS against the Oakland Athletics, Smith gave up three singles, including Walt Weiss’ game-winning RBI single, in the ninth inning of a tied game. Boston had a 0–2 series deficit going to Oakland. After Boston lost Game 3, Smith surrendered two insurance runs after entering Game 4 with the score 2–1 to complete the four-game sweep. Smith’s salary rose to over $1.4 million, but he followed his 1988 season with a mediocre 1989, finishing with his worst ERA in five years. For the seventh consecutive season, his number of innings pitched decreased or remained the same. However, he compiled 12.23 strikeouts per nine innings, nearly two higher than any other season of his career. It was also the last of his four seasons with more than 10 strikeouts per nine innings. Smith’s statistics for the 1980s gave him a valid claim as the best reliever of the decade, although he was rivaled by Jeff Reardon. While Smith had four consecutive 30-save seasons, Reardon finished the decade with five consecutive. Smith saved 234 games by the end of 1989, and Reardon had 266. Reardon was also a member of the 1987 World Series-winning Minnesota Twins. On December 6, 1989, the Red Sox had both closers on their roster when they signed Reardon as a free agent. Two of the past decade’s most dominating closers in history were even pitching in games together for Boston for the first month of 1990 with Reardon setting up Smith for a save on April 18—a game started by a third famous pitcher, Roger Clemens. The unusual double-closer situation lasted less than a month before Smith was traded to St. Louis for slugging outfielder Tom Brunansky on May 4, 1990

Mike Smithson

Billy Mike Smithson (born January 21, 1955 in Centerville, Tennessee) is a retired American professional baseball player. He was a right-handed pitcher who appeared in 240 games in the Major Leagues over eight seasons (1982–1989) for the Texas Rangers. Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox. Smithson stood 6 feet 8 inches (2.03 m) tall and weighed 215 pounds (98 kg). After attending the University of Tennessee, Smithson was selected by the Red Sox in the fifth round of the 1976 Major League Baseball Draft. During the course of his seven-year minor league apprenticeship, he participated in the longest baseball game in history between the Pawtucket Red Sox and Rochester Red Wings during the 1981 season. During the early morning hours of Sunday, April 19, 1981, he worked the full 15th, 16th and 17th innings, and got two outs in the 18th inning before turning the ball over to Win Remmerswaal. Smithson allowed two hits and three bases on balls in 32⁄3 innings pitched—but no runs. The game was suspended after 32 innings, and resumed June 23; Smithson’s PawSox won it in the bottom of the 33rd frame. After attending spring training with the 1982 Red Sox, Smithson was traded to the Rangers on April 9 for left-handed relief pitcher John Henry Johnson. He was recalled by the Rangers from the Triple-A Denver Bears and began his MLB career late in August as a starting pitcher—the role he would play for much of his big-league tenure.

Joe Price

Joseph Walter Price (born November 11, 1956 in Inglewood, California), is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played in the Major Leagues from 1980 to 1990. He played college baseball for Oklahoma State University from 1975 to 1976,[1] and played for the University of Oklahoma in 1977.[2] On June 7, 1977, Price was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 4th round with the 102nd of the 1977 amateur draft.

Human Skull Shrunken Head Mummified Zombie

July 8, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Human Skull Shrunken Head Mummified Zombie Sideshow Oddity Sealed in Glass yqz

Human Skull Shrunken Head Mummified Zombie Sideshow Oddity Sealed in Glass

Human Skull Shrunken Head Mummified Zombie Sideshow Oddity Sealed in Glass

A Great Gaff on a Stick Not Sure Who By UNUSUAL Ending Jul 14, 2014 18:36:01 PDT http://yqz.me/Shrunken-Head-Mummified

Ok, we always wanted to have a shrunken head, and one came up at an auction recently and we were bound and determined to win it and bring it home to offer it up here on eBay.

Obviously made, most likely to go in a sideshow of oddities somewhere, the blonde shrunken head has two horns coming out of its nostrils, a ring piercing the bridge of the nose, eyes shut and lips looking stitched shut. The head is mounted on an old stick with a wound cord on it. All this mounted and SEALED in an old upside down glass pitcher with an applied handle, a top adhered to that, mounted in an old biscuit tin. We could not get it open. Overall it measures approx. 14 1/4″ high. This is just plain too cool and a must have for anyone who loves oddities.

Antique Authentic Ships Wheel

July 1, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

HUGE Heavy Nautical Maritime Antique/Vintage Authentic Ship’s Wheel 38″ Wide yqz
8 Handles Great Wood THE REAL THING FREE U.S. SHIPPING Auction Ending (Jul 10, 2014 19:38:01 PDT) http://yqz.me/ships_wheel

We found this buried in the back of an old estate here in Delaware. It is an eight spoke/handled wood and brass ships/captains wheel. This is the real thing, right down to the keyed shaft hole in the center, extremely heavy (over 30 pounds), it measures approx. 38″ across. Great patina, wear and tear from years of use. Our guess this is probably mid 1900’s, but don’t know.


Antique Authentic Ships Wheel

Antique Authentic Ships Wheel

Due to the awesome size and weight of this piece we are offering free shipping in the continental United States. We realize that some folks, not you but others, do not like to bid on things with super high shipping rates. So, bid as you see fit and we will worry about the shipping! Good Luck! If outside the U.S. drop us a line and we can work up a quote to your doorstep.

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