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Antique 1886 Chicago Air Rifle-Markham’s Patent FIRST BB GUN Sire to Daisy

March 27, 2015 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Antique 1886 Chicago Air Rifle-Markham’s Patent FIRST BB GUN Sire to Daisy yqz
Exterior All Maple SUCH A RARE AIR RIFLE Auction Ends April 6, 2015 9:32PM EST http://yqz.me/Chicago_AirRifle

Talking about rarities!! Up in this auction is a piece of history. The Markham Chicago wooden BB gun Sire to Daisy! This is the early model with the stock stamped: “Chicago Air Rifle – Markham’s Patent” on two lines, which many folks put as the very earliest model. It has an exterior that is all maple wood with rosewood stain, double cocking rods pass through the stock. Everything works. There are rubs, scratches and one chip to the wood at the connection near the hinge, all in line with its age. Missing its cleaning rod. It measures approx. 32″ overall length and has a 9.8″ brass barrel liner in the front section. WHAT A RARE PIECE!!

We found an article posted on the Airgun Academy Daily Blog by B.B. Pelletier (Great Blog and Article!!) Which we are quoting excerpts of here.

Antique 1886 Chicago Air Rifle-Markham's Patent FIRST BB GUN Sire to Daisy yqz Exterior All Maple SUCH A RARE AIR RIFLE

Antique 1886 Chicago Air Rifle-Markham’s Patent FIRST BB GUN Sire to Daisy yqz
Exterior All Maple SUCH A RARE AIR RIFLE

The Markham Chicago wooden BB gun Sire to Daisy!

Originally posted on November 9, 2007
by B.B. Pelletier

The Markham company, the inventor of the modern BB gun (not Daisy, as I will explain in a moment), started in 1886 with the Chicago model. Captain Markham, whose life story is quite interesting, began production of a spring-piston airgun made mostly of wood in Plymouth, Michigan. His plant was situated very near the Plymouth Iron Windmill Company that would soon start making an all-metal BB gun of their own, but Markham’s was first by two years.

The Blue Book of Airguns puts the start of the Markham presence in BB guns in 1887, but as you will learn, Daisy had a vested interest in the date this company began. And back in the early 20th century, they put the date at 1886.

The gun is made from hard rock maple with metal parts attached where needed, not that much different than modern polymer-framed handguns such as the Glock. It broke in the center, and a stiff wire pushed the piston and mainspring back until another bent and flattened wire formed into a trigger blade and sear caught it. The gun is unique in that there is no end to the compression chamber. The breech of the barrel serves that purpose! The metal piston rides inside an open-ended iron liner that serves as the compression chamber.

It feels light and toy-like and is proportioned for a child. There is no trigger guard or safety, because this is the most rudimentary gun possible, yet it’s constructed well enough to have lasted more than a century.

To make the gun ready to shoot, the action is unlatched, then the barrel is broken down the same as with any breakbarrel. Once the sear catches the piston connecting rod, a BB is loaded into the breech. The barrel is closed and latched, making the gun ready to fire.

The sights are extremely fundamental and fixed. Any corrections are made by aim-off, also known as Kentucky windage.

This is for sale and shipment to only the U.S. States.

We comply with all shipping restrictions.

Buyer must be at least 18 years old to purchase. ID proof of age is required.

Museum Quality Rarity Showed Up On Our Doorstep!

March 21, 2015 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Antique 1792 Patent of Nobility Knight/Knighthood Paperwork Schaller Family yqz
w/Great Seal Francis II Austria King Holy Roman Emperor Ending March 30, 2015 9:30 PM EST Http://yqz.me/Knight_Schaller

We were amazed to have this museum quality rarity show up on our doorstep. It is a book with all the pages being made of vellum and a huge wax seal

PATENT OF NOBILITY  Patents of nobility were issued when a person was granted a title, and usually include a coat of arms to go with the title. This one was issued to  Philipp Heinrich Schaller

PATENT OF NOBILITY
Patents of nobility were issued when a person was granted a title, and usually include a coat of arms to go with the title. This one was issued to Philipp Heinrich Schaller

in a brass disc attached to the book with a golden cord, with all the pages being written in OLD German and Latin. In the center is a hand painted coat of arms. All of that sealed in a tin container made to hold everything safely. When we started to research this we found that it is what is called a

PATENT OF NOBILITY

Patents of nobility were issued when a person was granted a title, and usually include a coat of arms to go with the title. This one was issued to

Philipp Heinrich Schaller

and his son Ferdinand Joseph Schaller upon the occasion of Philipp Schaller being knighted on March 17th, 1792 for 25 years of service as a captain auditor, and due to the notable merits of him and his family. He was knighted by

Antique 1792 Patent of Nobility Knight/Knighthood Paperwork Schaller Family yqz w/Great Seal Francis II Austria King Holy Roman Emperor

Antique 1792 Patent of Nobility Knight/Knighthood Paperwork Schaller Family yqz
w/Great Seal Francis II Austria King Holy Roman Emperor

Francis the Second, by the grace of God Holy Roman Emperor (King of Austria); King of Hungary, Bohemia, Dalmatia, Croatia, Slavonia, Galicia, Lodomeria and Jerusalem; Archduke of Austria; Duke of Lorraine, Salzburg, Würzburg, Franconia, Styria, Carinthia and Carniola; Grand Duke of Cracow; Grand Prince of Transylvania; Margrave of Moravia; Duke of Sandomir, Masovia, Lublin, Upper and Lower Silesia, Auschwitz and Zator, Teschen and Friuli; Prince of Berchtesgaden and Mergentheim; Princely Count of Habsburg, Gorizia and Gradisca and of the Tirol; and Margrave of Upper and Lower Lusatia and in Istria. And it is his 6″ wax seal in the brass disc. The cord tying the book to the seal (and running through the middle of the seal) is made with threads of 14K gold braided into the cord.

The coat of arms in the center was issued to the Schaller family in 1792 and became their family’s coat of arms from that point forward.

These ARE VERY RARE AND ARE NORMALLY ONLY FOUND IN MUSEUMS ANY MORE!!

Francis II (German: Franz II., Erwählter Römischer Kaiser) (12 February 1768 – 2 March 1835) was the last Holy Roman Emperor, ruling from 1792 until 6 August 1806, when he dissolved the Holy Roman Empire after the disastrous defeat of the Third Coalition by Napoleon at the Battle of Austerlitz.

In the tin container this measures approx. 15 1/2″ x 13″ x 2 1/2″.

WOW GOOD LUCK ON THIS RARITY!!

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.

RARE 1699 Antique Doctor Franciscus Piens Portrait Mezzotint Engraving Gole

January 25, 2015 by Estate Auctions Inc.

RARE 1699 Antique Doctor Franciscus Piens Portrait Mezzotint Engraving Gole yqz
Original Engraving by Jacob Gole Auction Ends Feb 3, 2015 9:30PM EST http://yqz.me/RareEngraving

In this auction, we have an antique engraving titled, “Prudentia Vigilantia” by Jacob Gole with the original painting executed by Du Molin. Gole,

RARE 1699 Antique Doctor Franciscus Piens Portrait Mezzotint Engraving Gole

RARE 1699 Antique Doctor Franciscus Piens Portrait Mezzotint Engraving Gole

was a known Dutch (mezzotint) engraver from 1675-1724. We are dating this piece late 17th to early 18th century, circa 1699. We are calling this rare, because the only other engravings we found are currently in the archives of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, History of Medicine Division, and Rijks Museum Collection. The mezzotint depicts a portrait of Franciscus Hadrianides Piens, an author and medicinal doctor in right pose, holding skull. There is a coat-of-arms underneath the portrait with a knight mask adorned with a lion. Piens was a pioneer in the medicinal world in the late 1600’s, as he and his colleages published a book titled, “Tractatus de febribus” in 1689, published by Apud Samuelem de Tournes.The paper is cut close by a previous owner, and then laid on a matte board paper and displayed in an antique frame with wavy glass (with bubbles!) and black wooden frame rimmed with gesso. It measures at approx. 19 x 14″ with a sight size of 10 x 15.” There is wear on the frame, and some chipping of the gesso rim. Understandable toning and foxing on the engraving and matting. A true collector’s item, sure to be a conversation starter. Happy Bidding!

1913 Junghans Westminster Mahogany Bracket Shelf Clock

January 18, 2015 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Antique 1913 Junghans Westminster Mahogany Bracket Shelf Clock A13 Mark
Superb WORKING Condition STUNNING CLOCK 102 Years Old!! Ending January 26, 2015 11:02PM EST http://yqz.me/Westminsterclock

Up in this auction is an amazing estate find. A 1913, (movement marked A13 which is code for the first half of 1913), westminster bracket clock with an exquisite mahogany case, arched beveled glass door. It has a 5 rod chime system. It has the key and pendulum and we did have it up and running

1913 Junghans Westminster Mahogany Bracket Shelf Clock A13 Mark

1913 Junghans Westminster Mahogany Bracket Shelf Clock A13 Mark

just prior to listing. Except for some rubs to the face it is absolutely drop dead gorgeous. It measures approx. 11″ x 8″ x 14 1/2″ high. GOOD LUCK!!

For those not familiar with Junghans, here is their history off of the clockguy site on the internet (GREAT SITE!!):

Gebr Junghans Uhrenfabrik was established by Erhard Junghans with Franz Xaver in 1861 in the Black Forest, making parts for clocks. Erhard Junghans (1823-70) originally followed in his father’s footsteps working as a designer in an Schramberg porcelain factory in the Black Forest.

By 1861, Erhard Junghans had set aside capital to start his own business producing accessories for clocks and subsequently complete clocks. He enlisted his brother Xaver, a cabinetmaker then living in America, to acquire the assembly-line machinery for making clock parts. Once the factory and the equipment were set up, Gerhard focused on running the business, his brother Xaver lead the production of clock cases and a professional clockmaker was hired to oversee the production of movements. After Erhard’s death in 1870, the company was run by his sons Arthur and Erhard Jr.In 1866 the Junghans brand was established and by 1870 they were producing 100 clocks per day. In 1870 Arthur Junghans, son of the founder took over and the company went ahead rapidly.

Following the registration as early as 1877 of the first factory trademark, “eagle with flag”, the JUNGHANS trademark, a clock cogwheel fashioned into a eight-pointed star, became the brand symbol in 1890. Three years later, the millionth timepiece was produced. In 1903 JUNGHANS was the largest clock-maker in the world. They were well-known for producing a wide variety of clocks. The company further expanded over years merging with other well-known German clockmakers including Lenzkirch, Thomas Haller and Gustav Becker.

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

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 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.

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

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

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