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Antique Haitian Art Enhances Home Décor

January 9, 2015 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Haitian antique art offers a perspective of life that is appealing and stylized.
HUGE selection of Haitian Art from universities, private collections and museums up for Auction in June 2014 http://yqz.me/Haitian-Art

Haitian Art offers a vivid insight into the history and beliefs of Haiti and the everyday survival of their people. Despite the hardships and

Haiti Folk Art RARA Haitian Parade Portrait Watercolor Painting SIGNED

Haiti Folk Art RARA Haitian Parade Portrait Watercolor Painting SIGNED

political strain suffered by this country, Haiti remains a wellspring of originality, creativity and imagination with a uniqueness involving cultural, political, social, economic and religious phenomena. So often when individuals think of Haiti, they think of a lot of things that aren’t so delightful, such as poverty and others stereotypes of Haiti but there are some very talented, creative people. Haitian art has so much spirit and liveliness. The stories behind them are fascinating and carry so much insight into their culture. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and yet look at the visual output under extreme conditions, makes their art even more amazing. Beginning a Haitian art collection can seem intimidating but their stunning, vibrant colors captures the heart and ambiance of Haiti.

An avid art collector Richard B Flagg has a great description of Haitian Artist, “The true Haitian master doesn’t paint by giving a lot of thought to what he is doing. He paints from the heart, not the intellect, and subconsciously draws on a rich fund of memories and feeling. It doesn’t matter to him that the figures in his painting are twice as large as the house they came out of since it the people, not the house that he wants to emphasize.”
At the end of February we went to a HUGE university/private collection/museum deaccession sale. (That is where museums, universities and private collectors quietly dispose of items that they have had in their archives to make room for more or to raise money.) Over the next few weeks we are going to list the items from that sale.

RARE 1788-1836 Antique Ephrata Cloister LANCASTER Co. Pennsylvania Ledger

January 9, 2015 by Estate Auctions Inc.

RARE 1788-1836 Antique Ephrata Cloister LANCASTER Co. Pennsylvania Ledger
Laid Paper from Ephrata Cloister -OVER 225 Years Old!! Ending January 18, 2015 Http://yqz.me/EphrataCloister

In this auction, we have a Pennsylvania Manuscript ledger kept by local farmer of Lancaster County Pennsylvania. It is recorded with hand-written entries; primarily from the 1788-1836.The ledger has a total of approx. 25-30 pages that are filled with accounts. The accounts for each customer are listed and updated for years. This ledger is a valuable genealogical resource with many families and business patrons listed.

RARE 1788-1836 Antique Ephrata Cloister LANCASTER Co. Pennsylvania Ledger Laid Paper from Ephrata Cloister -OVER 225 Years Old!!

RARE 1788-1836 Antique Ephrata Cloister LANCASTER Co. Pennsylvania Ledger
Laid Paper from Ephrata Cloister -OVER 225 Years Old!!

The ledger is made at the Ephrata Cloister using laid paper watermarked CB, (Christian Bauman). It is marked with understandable wear from the business of the farmer. It measures approx. 12.5 x 8.25 x 0.75.” There pages in the ledger book is intact and binding is still good considering it’s over 225 years old! There is foxing and toning on the pages, and the covers are very worn (as seen in the photos). What an interesting piece of history, and great genealogical tool! Happy Bidding!

Antique Hallmarked Dutch Sterling Silver Heart Locket Pendant Cherub Crown

January 8, 2015 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Hallmarked Dutch Sterling Silver Heart Locket Pendant~Cherub~Crown

Hallmarked Dutch Sterling Silver Heart Locket Pendant~Cherub~Crown

Antique Hallmarked Dutch Sterling Silver Heart Locket Pendant~Cherub~Crown
Ending January 16, 2015 10:12PM EST http://yqz.me/AntiqueLocket
An absolutely gorgeous, nineteenth century solid silver hallmarked (we believe to be Dutch or possibly French) large, ornate hinged heart pendant or pill box with beautifully embossed repousse work on both the front & back, to include – a winged angel face, an un-monogrammed cartouche and a crown pediment composed of reticulated & embossed leaves. It measures an impressive 3-5/16” high overall (to the top of the ring) x 2-3/8” wide x 7/8” deep and weighs 42.8 grams. The heart is hinged on the back and opens to reveal a compartment which could be used as a pill box. There is a touchmark/hallmark on the front rim (worn from age & use) which appears to be a stylized leaf (?) and a sideways letter G (see close-up). The condition is excellent with no dings, bends, breaks, touch-ups or repairs, only light surface wear to the patina from gentle use. Very fine quality and beautifully made with lovely detail work. A fabulous antique silver box that’s a pendant which can be worn around the neck. It’s fresh from a home on Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore.

14th Century Vellum Mass Antique Mediaeval Antiphonal Page Illuminated

December 17, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

14th Century Vellum Mass Antique Mediaeval Antiphonal Page Illuminated Italian or Croatian 1350-1400 Starting December 18, 2014 18:38:01 PST
http://yqz.me/Mediaeval_Antiphonal

Description composed by world renowned Asian expert & appraiser, Mr. Anthony Lee. His bio is below. Up in this auction is an antique (14th Century circa 1350 to 1400) mediaeval antiphonal page, vellum. Probably Italy or Croatia, ca 1350 – 1400.
It is the ordo of the mass section. in remissiónem peccatorum. Et expecto resurrectionem mortuorum, et vitam ventúri sæculi. Amen.

Antique Mediaeval Antiphonal Page Illuminated Italian or Croatian 1350-1400 yqz 14th Century Vellum Mass Section Nicaen/Apostles Creed

Antique Mediaeval Antiphonal Page Illuminated Italian or Croatian 1350-1400 yqz
14th Century Vellum Mass Section Nicaen/Apostles Creed


Translates to: The forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.
It is the end of the Apostles or Nicaen Creed (CREDO)
And then going into the SANCTUS
“Holy Holy Holy lord, God of Power and might” – the start of 2 Sanctus at the bottom.
Antiphonal are huge pages from large books of the order of the mass large enough to be visible by a large number of choir members from one lectern traditionally in the choir section of the church.

It measures approx. 12 1/2″ x 18 3/4″ for the visible, matted, glazed and framed approx. 19 1/4″ x 26″.

Antique Scientific Equipment Laboratory Vacuum Pump Bell Jar Scientific Hobunkwan

December 14, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Antique Scientific Equipment Laboratory Vacuum Pump Bell Jar Scientific Hobunkwan Auction Ending 12/22/14 http://yqz.me/Hobunkwan

Antique Scientific Equipment  Laboratory Vacuum Pump Bell Jar Scientific Hobunkwan

Antique Scientific Equipment Laboratory Vacuum Pump Bell Jar Scientific Hobunkwan

Early 1900’s, mahogany and brass single arm vacuum pump with a name plate for Hobunkwan, Osaka. It has a mahogany base board situated on mahogany feet. It has a turned column for the iron pump arm and a brass piston casing. A series of tubes feeds to a 8 1/2″ diameter brass plate with a frosted glass top. It has a hand-blown glass bell jar with lots of bubbles. There is a hook inside of the dome, also made of glass. It measures at approx. 29 1/2″ tall x 28 1/2″ long x 9 3/4 deep. This is a solid, heavy piece. There are places of wood rubbing, mahogany wood chipping, and wear on the metals and cast iron handle. Oxidation and signs of well use on the brass piston casing. The glass bell jar is in great condition. Please make sure to check all of our photos. Overall nice antiquated laboratory equipment. Happy Bidding.

Antique Mills Five Cent Spearmint Gum Gambling Gooseneck Slot Machine

December 14, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Antique Mills Five Cent Spearmint Gum Gambling Gooseneck Slot Machine Ending 12/22/14 http://yqz.me/antiqueSlotMachine

Antique Mills Five Cent Spearmint Gooseneck Slot Machine numbered 55297. We do not claim to be experts in slot machines so we will share with you what we know. Set on a wooden base, this slot machine functions when we placed a nickle in the slot and pull the lever. So cool! Along the front of the machine it lists all of the different combinations you can get with the different types of gum symbols. Embossed along the front is a bell with

EARLY Antique Mills Five Cent Spearmint Gum Gambling Gooseneck Slot Machine

WORKS! EARLY Antique Mills Five Cent Spearmint Gum Gambling Gooseneck Slot Machine

1776 and a small owl. We are missing the back cover and the wooden base has losses to the front. There is paint loss on the machine and the inside is in need of a good cleaning with some oxidation to the metal. It measures approx. 24″ tall by 14″ wide. Be sure to see all our photos for specifics. A great piece to leave as-is or to restore! We just love it! HAPPY BIDDING!!

Mills Novelty Company from wiki:

The Mills Novelty Company, Incorporated of Chicago, Illinois was once a leading manufacturer of coin operated machines, including slot machines, vending machines, and jukeboxes, in the United States. Between about 1905 and 1930, the company’s products included the Mills Violano-Virtuoso and its predecessors, celebrated machines that automatically played a violin and, after about 1909, a piano. By 1944 the name of the company had changed to Mills Industries, Incorporated. The slot machine division was then owned by Bell-O-Matic Corporation. By the late 1930s, vending machines were being installed by Mills Automatic Merchandising Corporation of New York.

Fabulous Line Up of Currier & Ives Hand Painted Lithographs

December 14, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

At a recent Estate Sale we came across a HUGE collection of Currier & Ives lithographs; an amazing attic find to say the least. We are offering up this veritable mountain of treasures in separate auction for you bidding pleasure. GOOD LUCK and HAPPY BIDDING! http://yqz.me/Currier&IvesHandPaintedLithographs

Currier & Ives Lithograph Mama's Pet

Titled: Mama’s Pet
Publication Date: 1857-1872
Published by: Currier & Ives: 152 Nassau Street NY
Size: Medium folio 9 1/4 x 13 5/8″
Frame: Original period frame crafted with square nails and wavy glass with bubbles
Size with frame: 13 5/8 x 16 5/8″


Your inquiries are welcome!

For those not familiar with Currier & Ives or perhaps just curious about them, here is a little history from Wikipedia:

Currier and Ives was a successful American printmaking firm headed by Nathaniel Currier (1813–1888) and James Merritt Ives (1824–1895). Based in New York City from 1834–1907, the prolific firm produced prints from paintings by fine artists as black and white lithographs that were hand colored. Lithographic prints could be reproduced quickly and purchased inexpensively, and the firm called itself “the Grand Central Depot for Cheap and Popular Prints” and advertised its lithographs as “colored engravings for the people.”

The name Currier & Ives first appeared in 1857, when Currier invited James Merritt Ives (1824–95), the company’s bookkeeper and accountant, to become his partner. James Merritt Ives, who was born on March 5, 1824 in New York City, married Caroline Clark in 1852. She was the sister-in-law of Nathaniel’s brother, Charles Currier, and it was Charles who recommended James Ives to his brother. Nathaniel Currier soon noticed Ives’s dedication to his business and his artistic knowledge and insight into what the public wanted. The younger man quickly became the general manager of the firm, handling the financial side of the business by modernizing the bookkeeping, reorganizing inventory, and streamlining the print process. Ives also helped Currier interview potential artists and craftsmen. The younger man had a flair for gauging popular interests and aided in selecting the images the firm would publish and expanding the firm’s range to include political satire, and sentimental scenes such as sleigh rides in the country and steamboat races. In 1857, Currier made Ives a full partner.

Titled: My Little White Kitties  Publication Date: 1857-1872  Published by: Currier & Ives: 152 Nassau Street NY Size: Medium folio 13 3/4 x 9 1/4"

Titled: My Little White Kitties
Publication Date: 1857-1872
Published by: Currier & Ives: 152 Nassau Street NY
Size: Medium folio 13 3/4 x 9 1/4″

The firm Currier and Ives described itself as “Publishers of Cheap and Popular Prints”. At least 7,500 lithographs were published in the firm’s 72 years of operation. Artists produced two to three new images every week for 64 years (1834–1895), producing more than a million prints by hand-colored lithography. For the original drawings, Currier & Ives employed or used the work of many celebrated artists of the day including J.F. Butterworth, George Inness, Thomas Nast, C.H. Moore, and Eastman Johnson. The stars of the firm were Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait, who specialized in sporting scenes; Louis Maurer, who executed genre scenes; George H. Durrie, who supplied winter scenes; and Fanny Palmer, who liked to do picturesque panoramas of the American landscape, and who was the first woman in the United States to make her living as a full-time artist. All lithographs were produced on lithographic limestone printing plates on which the drawing was done by hand. A stone often took over a week to prepare for printing. Each print was pulled by hand. Prints were hand-colored by a dozen or more women, often immigrants from Germany with an art background, who worked in assembly-line fashion, one color to a worker, and who were paid $6 for every 100 colored prints. The favored colors were clear and simple, and the drawing was bold and direct.

Old Hollywood Cab Calloway’s Personal Items Going Up for Auction

November 19, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Estate Auction Inc. will roll out the red carpet for Old Hollywood starting November 25, 2014. You can be part of the Cab Calloway legacy, and be part of his history. To be part of Cab Calloway’s legacy would be pretty great considering he was a spirited showman, extraordinary singer, talented actor and trendsetting fashion plate. A truly larger than life figure in American pop culture.

Cab Calloway's personal items up for auction Novemeber 2014

Cab Calloway’s personal items up for auction Novemeber 2014

We ended up with a large cache of Cab Calloway’s personal items. Over 170 separate items. All were the personal property of Cab Calloway prior to his passing in 1994. Each will be accompanied by two COA’s, tracing their provenance back to Cab Calloway.

Over 45 plaques from every organization, group and business under the sun, including plaques from: The Blue Note in New York City; The Flo-Bert Award; The Kitani Foundation; Los Angeles County Public Library; The Filmmakers Series New School; Rheingold Award (Contributions to the Children of the City of New York); Cook County Department of Corrections; N.A.A.C.P. Boston Branch; National Shoes; United Air Lines; City of St. Louis; Long Beach City College Foundation; National Urban League Guild Award; Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame; Baltimore Links; Tamarack Lodge; Society of Singers and Lamont “The Shadow” Patterson; Audelco; Provident Medical Center; City of Los Angeles; Nuffie and Cab Admirers; Rose Marie and Danny Thomas with St. Jude Hospital; Duke Ellington Memorial Award, Cotton Club Girls etc.

Over 30 Proclamations, Resolutions, and Certificates from Cities, States and Counties around the country including; City of Miami Beach; Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Signed by Michael Dukakis); San Antonio, TX; Brooklyn, NY; City of New York (Signed by Rudolph Giuliani); Baltimore City; Kansas City, MO; County of Los Angeles; Sonoma County, CA; Wilmington, DE; Washington DC (Signed by Marion Barry, Jr); City of Minneapolis; State of New York (Signed by John E Flynn); City of Dallas; Borough of Manhattan; City of New York (Signed by Ed Koch); Rochester, NY, Etc.

Cab Calloway's personal items up for auction Novemeber 2014

Cab Calloway’s personal items up for auction Novemeber 2014

Invitations to the White House (Lyndon Johnson), Personal Letter from Bill Clinton, Invitation to dine with Governor Nelson Rockefeller, Invitation to Lyndon Johnson Dinner at the Hotel Plaza

Posters, Photos, Advertisements, Artwork (collages), Trophy, Newspaper articles and full paper, etc. http://yqz.me/Cab_Calloway

Vintage 1930’s C.F. Martin Soprano Ukulele Uke

August 2, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Vintage Antique 1930’s 1940’s C.F. Martin Soprano Ukulele Uke with Cloth Case
http://yqz.me/Ukulele Auction Ending Aug 11, 2014 18:34:01 PDT

First off we are not Martin or Ukulele experts, so, please feel free to ask any questions. We believe this is a “Style 0″ C.F. Martin Soprano Uke.

Vintage/Antique 1930's/40's C.F. Martin Soprano Ukulele Uke w/Cloth Case

Vintage/Antique 1930’s/40’s C.F. Martin Soprano Ukulele Uke w/Cloth Case

With a cloth carrying case. We believe from our research, this is after 1935 to the early 1940’s. We see a small missing glaze spot on the top in the lower right corner, about the size of half our little fingernail. Everything we see says this is really clean and in great shape. It measures overall approx. 21″ by 6 3/8″ wide. GOOD LUCK!!

C.F. Martin & Company is a U.S. guitar manufacturer established in 1833 by Christian Frederick Martin. Martin is highly regarded for its steel-string guitars and is a leading mass-manufacturer of flattop acoustics. Martin instruments can cost thousands of dollars and vintage instruments often cost six figures. The company has also made several models of electric guitars and electric basses.

The company’s headquarters and primary factory are in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, located in the Lehigh Valley region of the state. Martin also manufactures instruments in Mexico. Martin produced 182 instruments during 1900, increasing to 24,085 in 2000.

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.

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