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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.

What Type of Collector Are You?

July 11, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

What Type of Collector Are You?

What Type of Collector Are You?

What Type of Collector Are You?

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!

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.

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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.

RARE Vintage 1954 Miniature Child’s 20 in Schwinn Black Phantom Bicycle Bike

June 20, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

RARE Vintage 1954 Miniature Child’s 20 in Schwinn Black Phantom Bicycle Bike
Restored Serial # M27192 Let Kids Enjoy Your Childhood! Auction Ends 18:42:01 PDT http://yqz.me/Vintage_Schwinn_Bicycle

This came out of the Donald & Marion Woelbing estate, of Carma Laboratories the manufacturer of Carmex Lip Balm. They were avid collectors and

RARE Vintage 1954 Miniature Child's 20 in Schwinn Black Phantom Bicycle Bike

RARE Vintage 1954 Miniature Child’s 20 in Schwinn Black Phantom Bicycle Bike

strove to only collect the very best and or the rarest items. Their bio is on the bottom of this listing.

We ended up with this amazing bicycle, and it has us totally stumped. It is a miniature Schwinn Black Phantom Bicycle, just 20″. (20″ tires). We could not find another one this size anywhere. When we looked up the serial number on the frame (M27192) it showed to be a 1954 bike. Everything looks to be right, except the front fender, which does not look like a phantom fender/light. It looks to be in amazing condition, with obvious restoration, as some of the parts are new, there is a small spot of paint rub on the rear rack and on the inside of the front fork where it touches when turning in either direction. We do not know if this was custom made for someone or if Schwinn had a small size line of Phantoms, even though we couldn’t find one. We are pretty sure we will hear from you bike experts out there. GOOD LUCK!!

We were given permission to use this bio from out of one of Pook and Pook’s past catalogs.

Marion and Donald Woelbing were the solid citizen types that for generations have built American small businesses. They were a true partnership supporting each other in their diverse interests ranging from breeding and showing American Kennel Club grand champion prize winning dogs, to building with their own hands “Thorntree,” their home in suburban Milwaukee, to building an impressive collection of 17th and 18th century American antiques, to collecting varied toys and “collectables”.

Marion and Don’s partnership began in high school. They were married for 55 years and were best friends for life. Someone once asked Marion if the two of them ever disagreed and her response was, ‘About what? We pretty much agreed upon everything and in those rare instances where we didn’t, we deferred to whomever felt the strongest.”

Don’s father, Alfred, started a small company in 1937 that became Carma Laboratories, the manufacturer of Carmex™ lip balm, after a varied business career during the Depression. In the early days of Carma Labs, there was not enough business to support two families, but as the business grew Alfred asked Don, then a stone mason, to join him. Don had a particular talent for mechanical innovations; so as Carma Labs grew, the employees came to produce more Carmex with less effort.

RARE Vintage 1954 Miniature Child's 20 in Schwinn Black Phantom Bicycle Bike

RARE Vintage 1954 Miniature Child’s 20 in Schwinn Black Phantom Bicycle Bike

It was quite natural that when Carma Labs became a financial success, Don would want to build a house with his own hands, in the way he had persevered in setting the foundation for Carma Labs’ business success. Don and Marion wanted to build an adaptation of a Pennsylvania stone farm house and furnish it in an appropriate fashion. To have it be “perfectly correct” would have meant bringing tons of stone from eastern Pennsylvania and Don decided that in this instance historical accuracy would be extravagant. “Thorntree” had all the modern conveniences, but some things, such as light switches, and heating outlets were cleverly hidden so they were not readily evident when one entered a room. As with most of their passions, they entered into furnishing “Thorntree” with enthusiasm after careful study.

The Woelbings were very generous when it came to their loved ones and their community. When the local fire department needed a new fire engine, Marion and Don gave them one. When a young woman needed a home, they acted as surrogate parents for her. Marion and Don were always proud of their two sons and two grandchildren, but there was always room in their home and their hearts for others in need.

-The Woelbing Family

The Battle Over Taxes NEVER Ends!

June 17, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

ORIG Antique Etching James Gillray British Political Satire Cartoon On Taxes yqz
The Battle Over Taxes NEVER Ends! Auction Ending Jun 24, 2014 19:16:01 PDT http://yqz.me/taxes

http://yqz.me/taxes ORIG Antique Etching James Gillray British Political Satire Cartoon On Taxes yqz The Battle Over Taxes NEVER Ends!

http://yqz.me/taxes ORIG Antique Etching James Gillray British Political Satire Cartoon On Taxes yqz
The Battle Over Taxes NEVER Ends!

A political cartoon by the famous late 18th- early 19th century British cartoonist, James Gillray. This hand tinted print is framed and under glass, with a label on the back that indicates it was sold by the Fine Art Pictures and Framing department of John Wanamaker of Philadelphia, New York and Paris. One of the things that the Wanamaker Department store used to do was to take wonderful old prints and engravings and frame them, putting them for sale in the store. This would be one of those.

Some things just never change. One of those things is taxes. For some reason, those who collect taxes never have enough, and those who pay taxes never want to pay them. In this picture, attributed to James Gillray, two prosperous looking men are at the door of a small business man, who doesn’t have anywhere close to the same well fed and clothed appearance of the tax collectors at his door. The business man protests that he is being taxed to the point where he won’t have a house nor hole to put his head in, while the collectors below, who obviously know better, inform the taxpayer that he doesn’t need a house. He could move into the garret (attic) or the cellar, but the taxes must be paid, for the good of the dear country. On the right hand side, of the picture, you can see some shabbily dressed people at the “New Brewery for the Benefit of the Poor,” one fellow is at the pump handle, while another has his mouth under the spigot, sucking it in while the overflow is wasted in the street, creating a puddle where the tax collector stands. There is more to the print, which you can see in the photos, but that is most of the story. Doesn’t it sound like today’s headlines?

This is in very good to excellent condition, some mellowing of colors from age, but the mat and print are clean, ready to be displayed. It measures approx. 11″ by 13½”, the mat opening 6¼” by 8⅝”. What a great piece, a reminder that there is nothing new under the sun. Good Luck!

We found this little bit of a biography about James Gillray on the Original Political Cartoon website, a Great website:

Gillray, James (1756 – 1815)

James Gillray was the leading caricaturist of the late eighteenth century, and is generally recognised as the father of the political cartoon. Gillray worked exclusively for Hannah Humphrey, the younger sister of William Humphrey of Gerrard Street. Gillray’s engravings helped Humphrey become London’s leading print-seller. In 1793, Gillray starting living in a room above Hannah Humphrey’s shop in Old Bond Street. He also accompanied her when she moved to new premises in 1794 (New Bond Street) and 1797 (St James’s Street). Gillray appears to have held liberal views in his youth but after 1793 he became a supporter of William Pitt and the Tories. When a friend asked Gillray why his prints were so critical of the Whigs he replied: “they are poor, they do not buy my prints and I must draw on the purses of the larger parties.” Gillray’s cartoons were especially critical of Radicals such as Charles Fox.

Antique 1899 C.M. Bergmann Simon & Halbig 25″ German Bisque Doll w/ TEETH

June 17, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Antique c 1899 C.M. Bergmann Simon & Halbig 25″ German Bisque Doll w/ TEETH yqz
Jointed Body ~ Shabby Chic Condition Auction Ending Jun 23, 2014 19:00:01 PDT http://yqz.me/antique-dolls

In this auction we have a very pretty, estate fresh early 1900’s German bisque girls doll head on a paper-mache, ball jointed body. This lovely doll

Antique c 1899 C.M. Bergmann Simon & Halbig 25" German Bisque Doll w/ TEETH http://yqz.me/antique-dolls

Antique c 1899 C.M. Bergmann Simon & Halbig 25″ German Bisque Doll w/ TEETH http://yqz.me/antique-dolls

is decorated in an ecru silk dress with white lawn underwear, and a string of pearls around her neck. She is so sweet, still wearing her original leather shoes with tiny heels. Both ears are pierced and she has a pink bow is tied in her long blonde hair. On the back of her head is impressed: C.M. BERGMANN / SIMON & HALBIG / 10-1 / 2. She stands at approx. 25″ tall and we listed her in shabby chic condition for a few reasons. The silk dress is thin and has numerous holes and the white lawn underwear and petticoats need laundering. The shoes are missing the ribbons and one is missing the bow and the sole is split. This doll has been restrung at one time, probably when the eyes were reset. There are a few wig pulls to the color of the forehead, just below the opening of the crown, and a few remnants of old glue from the wig. We found no chips, cracks, breaks, touch-ups or repairs to the bisque head. The finish on the body also appears original, with no touch-ups or repairs, it has the original factory varnish. The blonde mohair wig is original, just in need of a serious combing. There is lovely coloration to the bisque, beautiful S & H Bergmann features. Fine quality, original owner attic doll in need of a little TLC. Good luck.

Great C.M. Bergmann and Simon & Halbig info from dollreference (GREAT Site!):

C. M. Bergmann Dolls 1888-1931 German

Charles M. Bergmann operated a doll company in Waltershausen, Thuringia, Germany, by 1909 he added a factory in Friedrichroda, Germany.

Bergmann dolls came in sizes from 13″ to 34″ tall, with composition ball jointed bodies and a bisque socket head or bisque shoulder head and kid body, supplied from other manufacturers; Armand Marseilles, ABG – Alt, Beck & Gottschalck, William Goble, Simon & Halbig and maybe others.

Bergmann also made papier mache dolls, kid leather bodied dolls, character baby dolls. Dolls were distributed in the United States by Louis Wolf & Co., who registered these trademarks for them.

Simon & Halbig Dolls 1839-1943 German

Simon & Halbig was founded in 1839, they began making dolls from 1869 in their two porcelain factories in Gräfenhain and Hildburghausen, near Thuringia, Germany. In 1920 S & H was bought by Kämmer & Reinhardt, who continued to produce dolls until 1932. Sometime after the factory became known as Keramischer Werk Gräfenhain. Simon & Halbig is known for their fine bisque doll heads and innovation in the doll industry, they also supplied doll heads to many other well known doll manufacturers.

Antique Victor Talking Machine Phonograph Morning Glory Speaker

June 16, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Antique Victor Talking Machine Phonograph Morning Glory Speaker Vic III NR yqz
Electricity Free Music Player In Beautiful Oak Cabinet Auction Ending Jun 23, 2014 18:54:01 PDT http://yqz.me/Antique-Phonograph

This came out of a Doctor’s estate on the Easternshore of Maryland. According to family lore, this was given in lieu of payment from one of the Doctor’s patients.

Back in the days of the late 19th century when Thomas Edison was the technological guru of the day, he was selling his cylinder recordings to be

http://yqz.me/Antique-Phonograph  Antique Victor Talking Machine Phonograph Morning Glory Speaker

http://yqz.me/Antique-Phonograph Antique Victor Talking Machine Phonograph Morning Glory Speaker

used on his phonograph. As we all know, success is a bandwagon, and there were many who began to try to create their own sound recording systems and players without encountering Edison’s patent protections. One of the innovations was the flat record developed by Emile Berliner beginning in 1892 which eventually became the standard for recorded music and ruled for decades.

In this auction, we have an early Victor flat disc record player with external metal morning glory type speaker. This phonograph has a plate on the side identifying it as “Victor; Made By Victor Talking Mch. Co.; Type Vic. III; 11374A’ Patented in U.S. And Foreign Countries; Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.” This is in an oak cabinet with the tapered arm, a hand crank that operates the spring loaded motor, and the metal external horn you see in the photos, which has been repainted at some point to the color you see. The base of the cabinet measures approx. 14¼” square, the arm extends approx. 7″ from the side of the cabinet. The speaker horn measures approx. 19¼” in diameter and 21¼” tall. You can see that some of the paint has flaked off exposing brass color beneath, and there are some dings and dents all over. But the original label has been masked during the painting process, leaving it visible. The crank will wind up the motor and the turntable will turn, but the stopper needs a new part. The speed knob is the oldest style, according to the Victor- Victrola website. (A Great website where we drew most of our information.) The sound arm does not have a needle, but the physics of the machine are such that you can hear sound amplified through the speaker when we rubbed a finger against the No. 2 reproducer. One of the screws holding the plate where the crank enters the cabinet is not original. And the finish of the wood could use some tender loving care after nearly a century of life. Some oxidation is visible on the nickel plating, but overall it is in generally good condition for its age.

Interestingly, when doing research for this Victor Talking Machine, we learned that the steel needles needed should be used for a single play and thrown away. This was to preserve the record. The needle would become dull that quickly, but that was by design. Reusing a steel needle would wear out the record. Later manufacturing methods were developed to make the two parts more compatible. A newer record should not be played with the heavy arm of this machine; it will damage the record.

Turkey 19th C Yatagan Yataghan Turk Ottoman Sword Dagger Kilij Knife Sabre

June 12, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Turkey 19th C Yatagan Yataghan Turk Ottoman Sword Dagger Kilij Knife Sabre
Signed in Nasta’liq Script & Fragmentary 8 Sided Star (Jun 18, 2014 18:34:01 PDT) http://yqz.me/Sword-dagger

Turkey 19th C Yatagan Yataghan Turk Ottoman Sword Dagger  Kilij Knife Sabre http://yqz.me/Sword-dagger

Turkey 19th C Yatagan Yataghan Turk Ottoman Sword Dagger Kilij Knife Sabre http://yqz.me/Sword-dagger


Turkey, late 1800’s early 1900’s. Yatagan Yataghan Turk Ottoman Sword Dagger Kilij Knife Sabre. The long single bladed knife form slightly curved inward toward the grip with traditional bone grip and wide flaring pommel bolsters hafted onto the copper sheath handle over the steel blade, there is a break to one side of the grip/handle. The collar of elongated chevron form with leaves and bead hammered in the copper over the blade base with cast raised designs in two registers closer to the grip. The back of the curving blade with a single groove and even width tapering in the final fifth of the length. The blade with silver inlaid inscription in Nasta’liq script and reverse with a fragmentary eight sided star in a roundel – armoury or maker’s mark (?). Hammered brass scabbard cover with old leather mounts, in a design of lozenges with repetition of the name of Allah, and roses alternating. the large bolster ends suggesting a Balkan origin for this sword. It measures aprpox. 32 1/4″ long in the sheath.

Description composed by world renowned Asian expert & appraiser, Mr. Anthony Lee. http://yqz.me/Sword-dagger

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