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ORIGINAL 1963 Oil Painting by Actor Richard Burton Given To Liz Taylor’s Mother ORIGINAL 1963 Oil Painting by Actor Richard Burton Given To Liz Taylor’s Mother ORIGINAL 1963 Oil Painting by Actor Richard Burton Given To Liz Taylor’s Mother

ORIGINAL 1963 Oil Painting by Actor Richard Burton Given To Liz Taylor’s Mother

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ORIGINAL 1963 Oil Painting by Actor Richard Burton Given To Liz Taylor’s Mother

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ORIGINAL 1963 Oil Painting by Actor Richard Burton Given To Liz Taylor’s Mother

June 16, 2015 by Estate Auctions Inc.

ORIG 1963 Oil Painting by Actor Richard Burton Given To Liz Taylor’s Mother
Done During Shooting The Night of the Iguana in Mexico Stating June 19, 2015 http://yqz.me/Richard_Burton

We recently received the most amazing collection of ephemera to ever cross our doors. All related to Elizabeth Taylor, her mother and her twice husband, Richard Burton. We divided the items into six lots and are selling those six lots separately on eBay to the highest bidder. Everything will sell on an absolute auction starting at 99 cents, with no reserve on anything. Please check out all six auctions.

Up in this auction is an original 1963 oil on board painting by the actor, Richard Burton. Titled, “The Glassblower”. Consigned to us by Steven

ORIG 1963 Oil Painting by Actor Richard Burton Given To Liz Taylor's Mother Done During Shooting The Night of the Iguana in Mexico

ORIG 1963 Oil Painting by Actor Richard Burton Given To Liz Taylor’s Mother
Done During Shooting The Night of the Iguana in Mexico

Pierce who was given it as a gift from Sara Sothern Taylor, (Elizabeth Taylor’s mother) who was given it by Richard Burton.

Here is the story behind it. According to Mr. Steven Pierce, In 1963 Richard Burton, accompanied …by Elizabeth Taylor, both whom were married to other people at the time went down to Puerto Vallarta Mexico, to join John Huston and the other cast in the filming of, The Night of the Iguana. Amongst those there were, Michael Wilding, Elizabeth Taylor’s second husband, the gun-toting, Emilio “El Indio” Fernández, etc. This left Richard Burton visibly stressed. John Huston encouraged him to take up painting to relieve that stress. Richard Burton took him up on that suggestion and this painting was the result. Signed in the upper right corner simply Burton and attribution taped to the back. It measures approx. 9″ x 12″ for the painting, framed in its original frame, with a chip and some repairs to the top of the frame, approx. 14 3/4″ x 17 3/4″.

This shows that Richard Burton was more than just a movie actor and has a real mid century modern look to it. GOOD LUCK!!

RARE Gray VTG Set Roseville Art Pottery GARDENIA Basket & Small Elfers Vases

March 7, 2015 by Estate Auctions Inc.

RARE Gray VTG Set Roseville Art Pottery GARDENIA Basket & Small Elfers Vases
RARE Gray Purple Coloring~ One Basket & 2 Vases Auction Ending March March 16, 2015 10:58 EST Http://yqz.me/rare_roseville

RARE Roseville Gardenia Pattern In Gray ~ Unusual to find a match set in this great condition

3 Piece Set ~ Includes Basket and 2 Vases

RARE Gray VTG Set Roseville Art Pottery GARDENIA Basket & Small Elfers Vases yqz

RARE Gray VTG Set Roseville Art Pottery GARDENIA Basket & Small Elfers Vases yqz

Gray to Purple color

Gardenia Pattern. Basket #610-12″ Vases #682-6

Fantastic look. Great ovrall conditoin. Not conidition issues noted

Basket measures approx. 11-1/4″ x 8-1/4″, Vases are approx. 6″ tall

What a fantastic set!

Check out our photos to the left! We do our level best to get it right, but a second set of eyes never hurts.

1830 Sedalia Missouri Plantation Genuine Antique Engraved Bronze Slave Tag

February 4, 2015 by Estate Auctions Inc.

1830 Sedalia Missouri Plantation Genuine Antique Engraved Bronze Slave Tag yqz
Heartbreaking But No Longer In Use Auction Ending February 13, 2015 9:46PM EST http://yqz.me/blackhistory

History is often heartbreaking, and this auction is for an especially painful relic. In this auction, we a have an original, 1830 Sedalia Plantation

1830 Sedalia Missouri Plantation Genuine Antique Engraved Bronze Slave Tag yqz Heartbreaking But No Longer In Use

1830 Sedalia Missouri Plantation Genuine Antique Engraved Bronze Slave Tag yqz
Heartbreaking But No Longer In Use

antique slave tag. This 1830 dated tag is an early date for the slave hire badges, since the earliest known date on any tag is the year 1800. The number 116 is the issue sequence for the occupation of servant. Verso the tag is ornately etched with “SEDALIA PLANTATION THE BEARER IS AUTHORIZED TO BE IN NATCHEZ AT ANY HOUR WITH BUGGY AND HORSE 1830.” Recto, it reads Sedalia Plantation 1830 #116 within the outline of mid-relief raised detailed ring design. Now an object of curiosity, and no longer a sign of captivity, the tag measures at approx. 2.5 x 2.” There is a warm patina that covers the bronze tag, and you can see the signs of high detail on the ornate etching.

As brutal as it is to consider this terrible piece of hardware, it is a part of history and can remind us of the progress we have made as a society in the many decades since this was in use. Let us not forget that there are people still in the world who have been forcibly removed from their families and put into modern captivity.

Antique DUTCH Locking 5 Drawer Footed Medicine Chest Cabinet Doric Columns

January 17, 2015 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Antique DUTCH Locking 5 Drawer Footed Medicine Chest Cabinet Doric Columns yqz
Adjustable Shelf ~ Hand Carved ~ Porcelain Labels Auction Ending January 26, 2015 10:40PM EST
http://yqz.me/MedicineChest
Antique Wooden Medicine Chest

*Dutch Made, Huisapotheek is the Dutch word for a cabinet like this

Antique DUTCH Locking 5 Drawer Footed Medicine Chest Cabinet Doric Columns yqz Adjustable Shelf ~ Hand Carved ~ Porcelain Labels

Antique DUTCH Locking 5 Drawer Footed Medicine Chest Cabinet Doric Columns yqz
Adjustable Shelf ~ Hand Carved ~ Porcelain Labels


*Dating this from the late 1800’s to early 1900’s by similar items found online and taking into account construction
*1 Long and 4 Short drawers in the bottom with an adjustable shelf above
*Porcelain labels on drawer fronts and on the top of the door
*Locking cabinet. Sorry, we do not have the key, but it appears to be a skeleton key
*Doric columns flank the locking door framing the carved center
*Key hale has a brass plate with Dutch decorations
*Measures approx. 21″ x 15-1/2″ x 7-3/4″
*Footed base

Northwest Coast Haida Native Tsimshian 1st Nations Carving Wood Slave Statue

August 25, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Northwest Coast Haida Native Tsimshian 1st Nations Carving Wood Slave Statue yqz
18″ Tall TOTEM Canada/US Early 1900’s Shabby Chic ENDING Sep 01, 2014 18:38:01 PDT http://yqz.me/Haida

Description composed by world renowned Asian expert & appraiser, Mr. Anthony Lee. His bio is below.

Canada/US – early 1900’s. Northwest Coast Haida Native Tsimshian First Nations Carved Wood Slave Figure. Of carved wood and painted brown. Carved as

Northwest Coast Haida Native Tsimshian 1st Nations Carving Wood Slave Statue yqz

Northwest Coast Haida Native Tsimshian 1st Nations Carving Wood Slave Statue yqz

a male, possibly a slave or vanquished warrior figure, in a couching form with knees bent and hands clasped behind his back, the head pulled back with an animal figure emanating from the tied wrists and pulling at the figure’s topknot. Standing on a wood ring. Cracked, chipping and loss of pigment in areas (see photos). The shape and twisted form of this figure corresponds to the form of some massive house posts / piers found in west coast house interiors, here carved in a diminutive form possibly for trade purposes in the early 20th century around the same time as the popularization of miniature totem poles in argyllite. The very round eyes in deep wells, nose and wide mouth strongly suggest Haida sculpture, and likely Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii) as the origin of this piece. It measures approx. 17 3/4″ tall x 5 1/2″ x 6 1/4″.

For those not familiar with Anthony Lee here is his bio: Anthony M. Lee is an institutional, market and collection consultant specializing in the arts of China, Japan, Korea, Himalayan Kingdoms, South and Southeast Asia. Starting as a salesperson at age 14 in Chinese antiques in a family business, he went on to university studies in Asian arts, as well as receiving his licenses in tea ceremony, with further studies of ceramics and religious art over eight years in Japan. For several years he was an associate dealer with Sotheby’s online site and consultant with various auction houses and museums. Anthony has acted as consultant to over 20 museums, government agencies and trusts including the largest museums in Canada and the US, as well as major collectors, dealers, insurance and transportation companies worldwide.

He is considered by many to be one of the foremost experts in the world in Asian Art & Artifacts.

Anthony Lee started a website ages ago called Asianart. It is a place to post photos of your items and have experts identify them for you. (You can still post things there and folks will help you.) He no longer moderates it and identifies things for us as here on eBay as an old friend.

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 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.

SPECIAL SHIPPING!

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.

Chinese 1600’s Qing Kangxi Hawthorne Plum Prunus Blue White Porcelain Vase

June 20, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Chinese 1600’s Qing Kangxi Hawthorne Plum Prunus Blue White Porcelain Vase yqz
18 in Tall Ex Museum Collection Bergen Auction Ending (Jun 30, 2014 18:32:01 PDT) http://yqz.me/Vase_Chinese_1600

China, late 1600’s early 1700’s. Qing Kangxi Hawthorne Plum Prunus Blue White Porcelain Vase Ex Museum Coll. Bergen. Of baluster form with a very

Chinese 1600's Qing Kangxi Hawthorne Plum Prunus Blue White Porcelain Vase

Chinese 1600’s Qing Kangxi Hawthorne Plum Prunus Blue White Porcelain Vase

high rounded shoulder and straight tapering body to a hidden footring, the mouth relatively wide and with a flaring rim. The body covered with a cracked ice pattern reserving prunus branches and blossoms. Base marked with a double blue ring. Kangxi period, 1662 – 1722. Ex Collection Munthe and formerly in the Vestlandske Kunstindustrimuseum (West Norway Museum of Applied Art), Bergen, Norway. The collection of the General Johan Wilhelm Normann Munthe (1864 – 1935) and by descent through the family, sold previously in the 26OCT01 sale of the Munthe Collection . found in a museum publication – “The largest collection of Chinese art in Norway numbers some 2,500 items in the fields of sculpture, painting, bronzes, jades, ceramics and textiles …. magnificent collection is the work of General Johan Wilhelm Normann Munthe who spent most of his life in China from 1886 – 1935. His career was both adventurous and impressive starting in the International Maritime Customs Service at the age of 22 and culminating in his position as a Chinese general and trusted advisory to Yuan Shikai, the first president of the New Republic of China {self proclaimed Emperor Hongxian}. Shabby Chic Condition with Damage to the neck may require more professional restoration. Clean breaks (see photos). It measures approx. 17 1/2″ tall.

For those not familiar with Anthony Lee here is his bio: Anthony M. Lee is an institutional, market and collection consultant specializing in the arts of China, Japan, Korea, Himalayan Kingdoms, South and Southeast Asia. Starting as a salesperson at age 14 in Chinese antiques in a family business, he went on to university studies in Asian arts, as well as receiving his licenses in tea ceremony, with further studies of ceramics and religious art over eight years in Japan. For several years he was an associate dealer with Sotheby’s online site and consultant with various auction houses and museums. Anthony has acted as consultant to over 20 museums, government agencies and trusts including the largest museums in Canada and the US, as well as major collectors, dealers, insurance and transportation companies worldwide.

He is considered by many to be one of the foremost experts in the world in Asian Art & Artifacts.

Anthony Lee started a website ages ago called Asianart. It is a place to post photos of your items and have experts identify them for you. (You can still post things there and folks will help you.) He no longer moderates it and identifies things for us as here on eBay as an old friend.

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

Great Piece of American History

June 17, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Antique Wood Magic Lantern Slide Lot/Boxed Set American History/Americana
We Have NEVER Run Across A Find Like This! Auction Ending Jun 23, 2014 18:50:01 PDT http://yqz.me/Magic-Lantern-Slide

In this auction we have an amazing find, and we are plum excited to offer it to you! Here we have a LARGE LOT (29 in all) of late 19th century wood

http://yqz.me/Magic-Lantern-Slide  Antique Wood Magic Lantern Slide Lot

http://yqz.me/Magic-Lantern-Slide Antique Wood Magic Lantern Slide Lot

framed Victorian magic lantern slides with the theme of American History in their original wooden case/box. These include some absolutely beautiful Americana scenes that are encased in wooden (possibly mahogany) frames. Some of the metal rings have gathered some discoloration to the finish/patina. Each of these wonderful vignettes of American history are shown from a Victorian perspective. This collection is a wonderfully patriotic American narrative. This was likely used as a teaching tool as the final slides show family life preserved by the previous acts of war; the schoolyard with happy and healthy children; proud Columbia with sword and flag; and finished up by the U.S. Flag. these are all in overall good condition and have been kept in their wood box. The paper labels have all but worn away over time with love and use. It appears that many years ago someone numbered them , what they thought, was chronological order (although a few seem out of sequence to us). We are going to list them as numbered below with a brief description and condition report. Each measures approx. 7″ x 4″ x 3/8″. The glass measures 3 1/4″ across. THe hinged box measures approx. 14 3/4″ x 6″ x 9 1/2″. The condition of the slides is quite good,
The Mayflower On Open Seas  http://yqz.me/Magic-Lantern-Slide  Antique Wood Magic Lantern Slide

The Mayflower On Open Seas http://yqz.me/Magic-Lantern-Slide Antique Wood Magic Lantern Slide

with only a few exceptions. Overall this collection is in really nice, but quite scarce!

1. Landing Of Columbus ~ some background color loss on the reverse side noticeable when tilted but not noticeable from the front
2. The Mayflower On Open Seas
3. Pilgrims Atop Plymouth Rock
4. Revolutionary War / Colonial Battle Scene
5. Another Revolutionary War / Colonial Battle Scene~ this one has some uniform spotting on the glass
6. George Washington Full Length Portrait
7. George Washington Crossing The Delaware ~ some loss of color on the American Flag
8. George Washington Praying On Bended Knee In A Wooded Landscape
9. Revolutionary War Battle Scene
10. Another Battle Scene
11. Revolutionary War Battle of Monmouth Scene Of Molly Pitcher
12. Another Battle Scene
13. War of 1812 Battle Scene
14. ANother War of 1812 Battle Scene
15. Revolutionary War Battle Scene
16. Naval Battle Scene ~ some discoloration on the left side
17. Battle Of New Orleans 18. Portrait of Abraham Lincoln
19. Burning a Naval Fort ~ some discoloration on the left corner and right side
20. Abraham Lincoln Addressing A Throng of Onlookers
21. Civil War Battle Scene With Tattered American Flag
22. Union & Confederate Soldiers Shaking Hands Over A US Flag
23. Battle of The Alamo (?)
24. Naval Battle Scene
25. Blowing Up A Battleship (Possibly the Maine?)
26. Soldier Returning Home From The War / Greeted By His Family
27. Substantial Two-Story Brick Schoolhouse with Children In The Schoolyard
28. Columbia with Sword Standing Atop A Rock With AMerican Flag
29. U.S. Flag Blowing In The Breeze (split in the wood)

If you have any information on anything listed above, please do not hesitate to share. We love to learn and would love to share your wisdom with everyone else. Good Luck!

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