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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 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.

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.

1878 Antique 18K Gold Guilloche Enamel Longines Ernest Francillon Pocket Watch

August 25, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

1878 Antique 18K Gold Guilloche Enamel Longines Ernest Francillon Pocket Watch
Key Wind #152931 c 1878 Exquisite Black/Blue Enameling Ending Sept. 1, 2014 18:40:01 PDT http://yqz/me/guillochewatch

Up in this auction is an original Ernest Francillon Solid 18K Gold and black & blue enameled Longines pocket watch. 15 Jewel, key wind, serial

1878 Antique 18K Gold Guilloche Enamel Longines Ernest Francillon Pocket Watch

1878 Antique 18K Gold Guilloche Enamel Longines Ernest Francillon Pocket Watch

number 152931 on the back plate, marked 18 in numerous spots on the case, but we also acid tested it and it is solid 18K gold. It has an exquisite guilloche case with black enamel leaves and designs with just a touch of accent blues. The face is marked simply Ernest Francillon. The exterior case is in superb condition, the signed interior back plate has some key scratches on it and it needs a new crystal as it is missing. We do not have a key to fit this, so we do not know if it works, so you are buying it as is. It weighs 36.23 grams, even the fob ring tested 18K gold.

Ernest Francillon (born 10 July 1834 in Lausanne), was the Swiss manager of Longines watches and an entrepreneur. He was the nephew of Auguste Agassiz. He died on 3 April 1900 in Saint-Imier, where he founded the factory. A monument to has memory was erected on 13 October 1907.

Brief History: Longines Watch Company

In 1832, Auguste Agassiz began selling etablissage-produced watches under the name “Agassiz & Compagnie” and was particularly successful selling those watches in North America.

In the 1850’s, Agassiz passed control of his company to his nephew, Ernest Francillon. Francillon wanted to modernize the production of watches and believed that bringing all the final assembly and finish operations together into one factory would be a more efficient method of production. To accomplish this, Francillon built a factory on a piece of land known as “Les Longines” and the Longines brand was born.

The A. Wittnauer Co. became the exclusive sales agent for Longines in 1880, starting a relationship that would last for 114 years

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!

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.

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.

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

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