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Featured Item (Marble Bust of President Abraham Lincoln) Civil War Major General Eli Long Union War Hero Lot
Religious Items Gerdy Troost Estate Christian Myer Ross Oil Painting
18th Century Japanese Samurai Armor World War II Combat Art Artworks
14th Century Japanese Oni Temple Sword Mercedes Wood Engraving Set
Buffalo Bill Wild 1876 West Show Document and Photo Lot Himmler Family original watercolor
Buffalo Bill Cody 1906 Signed and Dedicated Photograph Frau Luise Jodl Original Oil Painting
Paul Rönne oil painting Victor Hugo Signed Paris Photogravure
P. Lemonnier oil painting George Washington Artworks
Vincent van Gogh "Sunflowers" Print Pope John XXIII 1961 Dated Large Etched Easter Lily Italian Crystal Vase
Native American Items Frances William van Vreeland Signed "Dutch Millers to Market"
Spirit of St. Louis Lindbergh Tapestry Chinese High Leader District Seal
Mexican Air Force General de Ala Gonzalo Acosta Fernández, Early Dress Uniform, Medals, and Insignia.

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Featured This Month


Commanding General of the United Confederate Veterans (UCV) General Julius Franklin Howell Lot

Julius Franklin Howell
24th Virginia Cavalry, Company K.


Howell was born January 17, 1846. He enlisted at the age of 15 in
the Confederate army. He served as a courier on the staffs of
General Roger W. Pryor, of Virginia and General John Braxton, of
North Carolina. He was captured three days before the surrender
at Appomattox and spent three months as a union prisoner at Point
Lookout, Maryland. He was discharged as a Corporal at Fort
Monroe.

Howell attended both Harvard University and University of
Pennsylvania. He married twice; his first wife was Ida C. Benton
(??-6/20/1933) married in 1870 and his second wife was Maude Sharpe of
South Carolina, whom he married in 1936, when he was 90.

His title as general stems from his two terms as National
Commander-in-Chief of the United Confederate Veterans in 1939 and
1940. "General Howell, former President of Virginia Intermont
College was known as the last survivor of Longstreet's Corps
of the Army of Northern Virginia.

Howell died June 19, 1948, 102 years old, and was buried in Bristol, Virginia."

Includes Hat

$23,999.99


 19th Century George Washington Signed Bronze on a Marble Base


It is nearly identical to the one that sold at Sothebys and is signed by Jean-Antoine Houdon [French Neoclassical Sculptor, 1741-1828] .

Houdon's' works are incredibly rare and often command a premium at auctions.  The bronze is 14 inches tall and the base makes it about 19 inches overall.

The marble base is 8 inches diameter. It is signed as well.

   

  

$14,999.99 


 

Civil War President Abraham Lincoln Carrara Marble Life-Size Bust

This is a extremely rare  circa 19th Century Carrara marble sculptured bust of President Abraham Lincoln. It is unique, as this is an original carving from a single block of pure marble and not a casting.

This unusual bust of President Abraham Lincoln was rendered as in his early years as the President of the United States.  Note the short length of his hair, not yet receding, and without the usually seen shock of hair normally seen at the top of his head.  There are no signs of his three facial moles, other than the creases that formed his dimples. It is apparently unsigned and the artist is unknown.

It is life-sized, measuring 24 inches high from the base of the separately attached pedestal to the top of his hair. The pedestal is 7 inches in diameter at the base, 6 inches at the top, and 4-1/2 inches high to the integral rectangular socle of the bust, which measures 6 by 5 inches and is approximately 1/2 inch high. The measurements of the actual sculpture are 19 inches high (above the socle), 18 inches across the shoulders, and 10 inches deep at the chest. The head itself is 11 inches high, 8-1/2 inches across the ears, and 9 inches deep, nose to hair. The pupils are 2-1/2 inches center to center. It weighs approximately 100 pounds.

The finish is a combination of rough (the hair and beard) and glassy smooth skin and clothing. The smooth portions of the finish were hand-buffed with rouge (or similar very mild abrasive) to bring out the very fine texture of the pure Carrara marble. There are some veins apparent, mostly at the rear of the bust below the shoulders that does not significantly detract. There are a few very minor signs of the bust having been bumped over the years which could be restored to its original elegance by a competent artisan without detracting from the original intent.

This particular bust is not listed in Donald Charles Durman's He Belongs to the Ages: The Statues of Abraham Lincoln (Edwards Brothers, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1951). That list has 12 marble busts documented, most in the possession of the US Government. The list is not exhaustive and has several very obvious omissions (not the least of which are the Borglum stone bust on Mt. Rushmore, and the Bacon/French marble statue in the Lincoln Memorial).

The early history of this bust is sketchy and based on third-hand accounts and most likely apocryphal. It is detailed here simply because it is the way the story was related to us, and not verified by any source we can locate. It was alleged to have been commissioned and presented to former Pennsylvania senator Simon Cameron, who resigned his senate seat to become President Lincoln's Secretary of War, much to Lincoln's tacit disapproval. The deep scowling visage and heavy frown with the piercing eyes was supposed to remind Cameron that Lincoln had his eye on him. There was some scandal in the War Department, and Lincoln banished Cameron to be the Ambassador to Russia, which was about as far away as Lincoln could send him. The bust was retained by the family in the Lancaster area, near Reading, Pennsylvania. For a time, the bust seems to have been stored and forgotten until some time after Cameron's death in 1889.

The next time it appeared -- and much more recently -- was when the Farmer's Hotel at 5th and Washington in downtown Reading was sold after operating over 100 years in the late 1920s. (N.B.: This date may be a lot closer to the date the bust was actually sculpted, given the lack of any substantive evidence of it existing much earlier as related above).  The Farmer's Hotel was replaced with the 16 floor Abraham Lincoln Hotel in the early 1930s at the time of the Great Depression. The bust had been acquired by the Robert Meyer Company and was displayed in the hotel in the Abraham Lincoln room, and Main Lobby. In the late 1950s, the hotel and contents were sold to the American Hotels Corporation, who managed the Hotel until it closed and the contents auctioned off in the 1980s. The hotel was eventually bought and reopened and restored by the Wyndam Hotel group as the Abraham Lincoln Historic Wyndam Hotel.

The bust in the meantime was held by a private collector until we acquired it.

We have linked to a number of images of this magnificent bust.  The two thumbnails shown below were taken without a flash (at the left) and with a flash (at the right).

Other views, taken with and without a flash, are listed below:

Without flash

With flash

Close-up of the face

Close-up of the face

Right 3/4 profile

Right 3/4 profile

Left 3/4 profile

Left 3/4 profile

Back (from the top)

Back (from the top)

Back close-up (showing marble veins)

 

 

$22,500.00


Civil War Major General Eli Long Union War Hero Lot

This is a extremely rare and desirable Civil War document and original Civil War shoulder board rank insignia and large photograph offering.

This offering consists of a photograph, one Colonel of Cavalry shoulder board, one Brigadier General shoulder board, and one matched pair of Major General shoulder boards.

The albumin photograph is mounted on a pasteboard carrier. The photo measures 5-3/4 by 7-3/4 inches. The carrier measures 10 by 12 inches. There is a significant crack in the photo at the lower edge (content is not effected), and a chunk missing from the lower left corner and cracks along the edge. This is a close-up of MG Long from the photo. This is a view of the back of the carrier.

The Colonel board shows some significant wear and some broken strands of the gold bullion thread border and minor wear to the yellow wool background and moderate wear to the back side. It measures 4-1/8 by 1-5/8 inches. the Brigadier General shoulder board measures 4-1/4 by 1-3/4. There is some minor wear to the black silk background near the area of the star. The Major General shoulder boards are in near excellent condition, with some minor to moderate tarnish on the bullion. The black velvet background on both is complete and intact. This is a view of the back sides of all pieces.

Original documents include his appointment to Captain of the Corps of Cadets of the Kentucky Military Institute by the Governor of Kentucky, Lazarus W. Powell, dated 22nd June, 1855.  It measures 12 by 14 inches and has the original embossed yellow seal. This is a close-up of the text of the document.

The next document is of significant historical significance in several respects.  It is the April 18th, 1865 appointment to Brigadier General of Volunteers executed by President Andrew Johnson only 3 days after the assassination of President Lincoln. The signature is an ORIGINAL quill pen signed by the president, which is VERY unusual, as it was so very soon after the death of Lincoln (he was not yet laying in state at the time of the signing). Further, Andrew Johnson was known for using a hand stamp of his signature from very early in his presidency. This is a VERY rare and desirable  document both from a historical sense and especially from this early in his presidency. The Edwin Stanton signature is also original.  This document shows some damage and reddish stains below the signature blocks that do not impact content.  This is a close-up of the text detail showing the original signatures of both Stanton and Johnson. This is a close-up of the seal and entry into the record notation.

There are four additional brevet promotion documents, all with Andrew Johnson stamped signatures. They are for the ranks of Major, Brigadier General, Major General of the US Army and Major General of the US Volunteers in Service to the United States. Each is printed on vellum and measures 15-1/2 by 19 inches. 

The brevet to Major is dated effective the 7th of October, 1862 for "gallant and meritorious services at the Battle of Farmington, Tennessee" and executed by President Johnson on the 3rd of August, 1866. This is a close-up of the text detail showing the stamps of both Stanton and Johnson. This is a close-up of the seal and entry into the record notation. 

The brevet to Brigadier General is dated effective 13th March, 1865 for "gallant and meritorious services at the Battle and Capture of Selma, Alabama" and executed by President Johnson on the 17th of July, 1866.  This is a close-up of the text detail showing the ORIGINAL Stanton signature and Johnson stamp. This is a close-up of the seal and entry into the record notation.

The brevet to Major General (U.S. Army) is dated effective 13th March, 1865 for "gallant and meritorious services in the field during the War" and executed by President Johnson on the 27th of July, 1866.  This is a close-up of the text detail showing ORIGINAL Stanton signature and Johnson stamp. This is a close-up of the seal and entry into the record notation.

The brevet to Major General (U.S. Volunteers) is dated effective 13th March, 1865 for "gallant and meritorious services in action" and executed by President Johnson on the 7th of April, 1866.  This is a close-up of the text detail showing the stamps of both Stanton and Johnson. This is a close-up of the seal and entry into the record notation.

Included with this lot is a massive 3 inch thick stack of an extensive historical background detail from the National Archives, and extensive research by noted Civil War historian S. L. Zerbe. The documentation is far to massive to list, but includes unit histories and actions involving Eli Long, and a lot of historical context of Eli Long of a biographical nature, as well as copies of wartime documents, etc.  There are literally hundreds of pages of printed matter and a set of microfiche from the archives, and a number of pieces of additional related supporting documentation.

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President Garfield Assassination Framed Lot


This is a extremely rare and most unusual offering.

This is a ready-to-display shadow boxed framed comprising an original period labeled and identified tile from the exact spot on the floor of Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station where President Garfield was assassinated in 1881.  Also included is an original signature clip of the assassin, Charles J. Guiteau.  Copies of a newspaper account and a ticket from the Obsequies at the Capitol and a brief biographical description complete the lot.

The tile is hexagonal, and was one of several that was recovered from the site when the floor was replaced after the assassination.  This one is numbered "2 c" and has a label affixed identifying the presenter R. T. Getchell.  The tile measures 3 by 6 inches.  It is identical in all respects to the tiles that were donated to the Smithsonian Institute in 1909 by James Garfield, the son of the Late President.  This is a Smithsonian photograph of those tiles for comparison purposes.

The frame measures 14 by 18 inches and is ready to display.

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President Garfield Funeral Obsequies Framed Lot


This is a extremely rare and most unusual offering.

This is a ready-to-display shadow boxed framed comprising an original period labeled and identified funeral obsequies from the catafalque funerary of President Garfield who was assassinated in 1881.

There was a seven member committee that was responsible for the distribution of the relics removed from the catafalque. The relics are identified by the location of each piece.  Included in this very rare lot are:

W. H. Woolworth was a carriage maker of the mid to late 19th century.

The lot is in the 12-3/4 by 15-3/4 inch original frame. These are close-up views of the relics and detail images of the top and bottom portions of the lot. This is a view of the wooden back.  There is some damage from humidity and foxing from age apparent.  The gilt edge frame also shows moderate to heavy wear and some damage from the passage of time.

This is a VERY rare lot.  Relics of this qualtity and quantity are seldom encountered outside of state museums and the close associates or family member's estates.

Here are other views. 1  2   3  4   5   6

      

$999.99


President Garfield Assassination Framed Lot


This is a collection of items relating to former United States President James A. Garfield This group of items belonged to General Henry C. Corbin of Ohio. Corbin was a close friend of President Garfield and was with him when he was assassinated. These items were purchased by me from Cowan's Historic Americana here in Cincinnati, and were part of a larger group of Garfield related items owned by General Corbin. The items include:

The items are in very good condition overall with some wear, light age foxing, etc.  The photo of Mrs. Garfield has some damage at the top right as seen in the photos. The book is intact exhibiting some wear. The paper weight has some scratching on the back, but nothing affecting the image inside. The medal is in fine condition with some expected age tarnish.  The items are guaranteed 100% authentic in every regard, and display very well.

      

$249.99


19th Century Ivory Handle Nutcracker Set in Fitted Case


This is an unusually well-crafted set of nutcrackers featuring real ivory handles.

The set was sold by the noted high-end jeweler and timepiece distributor Connell of London.  The case is marked in gilt lettering of red silk with CONNELL 83. CHEAPSIDE. E.C. SUCCESSOR TO R. BROOK & SON 1&2. POULTRY which would date it to the middle of the latter part of the 19th century.  The case is leather covered wood and extremely well-made and fitted precisely to the set of four nutcrackers.

None of the pieces are marked with either content or maker marks.  They are exceptionally well crafted and precision assembled.  The ivory grips are approximately 2-3/4 inches long and 1/2 inch in diameter at the widest portion.  One of the handles as a thin hairline crack from age.  All operate smoothly.

The case measures 7 by 8-3/4 inches and it is slightly over an inch thick and domed to accommodate the width of the pieces it contains.  It is covered with pebble grained black leather with gilt trim. There is some routine wear from years of long storage, and there is a crack on the bottom side of the case in the leather from a seam in the wood.

The instruments are in near excellent and completely serviceable condition, the only exception to perfection is the one crack mentioned above.  Each nutcracker measures 6 inches long and just over 11-1/2 inches when opened fully.

These are views of the entire set and case, and one of the nutcrackers fully extended, front and rear.

Offered at $399.99


Franz von Lenbach Oil Painting "Kaiser Wilhelm I"

This is a very unusual offering.

The painting is a rendition of Kaiser Wilhelm I -- also known as "Wilhelm the Great" -- (1797-1888) is by the noted Bavarian artist Franz von Lenbach (1836-1904).  It is an oil painting on canvas, depicting the Kaiser seated, wearing only the Order of the Pour Le Mérite with Oak Leaves (prior to1866 after which he wore the Grand Order of the PLM) and the ribbon of the Iron Cross 1814. It measures 77cm by 107cm (30-1/2 by 42 inches).

This painting was acquired at the end of WWI by a member of the Occupation Army of the American Expeditionary Force from a German civilian following the end of the Great War. The oral history from the grandchildren of the man that bought the painting was that it was rescued by a German soldier from a burning building being shelled during a torrential rainstorm. He didn't have much time and little consideration for the art, simply cutting the painting from the frame with a bayonet to save the image of the Kaiser. This is evidenced by the fairly sharp edges of the margins and only the "...bach" portion of the artist's signature at the lower left remaining.  It appears approximately 2-1/2 inches of the edges were left in the frame.

It has been extensively researched to determine if it was a plundered artwork in the Lost Art and several museum databases. It is apparent that this painting predates the plundering of artworks by a number of years, and no records of this particular artwork exist on any of the lists of stolen artworks.  The painting shows a significant amount of moderate water damage and some holes and general wear, and not of any particular note other than its historical figure content, it is highly unlikely that it was anything other than a simple private purchase by a doughboy at the end of WWI.

The painting is intriguing in that it depicts the Kaiser in earlier years, wearing a formal evening uniform and a bare minimum of decorations, in stark contrast to the later years of the empire when he had a beard with much more pronounced jowls and a plethora of awards and decorations.  He appears to be about 63-67 years old in this rendition, about the time of his ascendancy to the throne of Prussia in 1861 (evidenced by the PLM) but prior to being proclaimed Emperor of Germany in 1871.

Offered at $25,000.00


Christian Myer Ross Oil Painting "Old Woman with Fur Hat"

This is a very unusual offering.

The painting "Alte Dame mit Pelzkappe" (Old Woman with Fur Hat) is by Norwegian artist Christian Meyer Ross (1824-1904).  It is oil painting rendered in the parlor art form.  It measures 59cm by 69cm (23-1/2 by 27-1/4 inches).

This painting was acquired at the second sale of the Brussels, Belgium auction at the J&A Le Roy Brothers Art Gallery in April, 1924.  The original admission ticket and a handwritten annotation by Professor Doctor Gerdy Troost -- Adolf Hitler's personal secretary -- is on the back of the painting.  The painting was given as a present to her by Adolf Hitler in the early 1930s.

It has been extensively researched to determine if it was a plundered artwork by three separate sources and all are of the opinion that this painting predates the plundering of artworks by a number of years, and no records of this particular artwork exist on any of the lists of stolen artworks.  As this was painted by a relatively insignificant artist at the time, and not of any particular note other than its intrinsic appeal, it is highly unlikely that it was anything other than a simple private purchase from the art gallery in a neutral country.

The painting is indicated on Gerdy Troost's personal inventory with the annotation indicating it was a gift from Hitler. There is extensive documentation with this artwork documenting the chain of possession and transfers of custody from the initial acquisition in 1924 to the present.  Additionally, there is biographical detail about the artist and his works, and a long and detailed statement regarding the research to determine it is not a stolen artwork.  A list of the documents is here.  The ticket and Troost annotation are shown here.  The entire documentation package is bound with a cover sheet and is included with the artwork.

Offered at $20,000.00


Chinese High Leader District Seal

This is very large and ornate soapstone seal. It is profusely covered on all four sides with Chinese ideograms.  The chop on the bottom is intact and has not been sanded down or removed.  The lettering style appears to be the Mou style that was popular during the Han Dynasty, although this seal does not appear to be nearly that old.  The chop is rendered in a high relief Jiudie (nine folded) script.

This is a massive piece measuring 11 inches high from the base to the top of the elaborately carved Chinese dog with a captive ball rattle carved inside the mouth.  There are three smaller Chinese dogs surrounding the large central dog figure.  The chop measures 11cm (4-5/8 inches) square.  It weighs approximately 15 pounds.

The back side from the top is visible here.

The front is shown by clicking the thumbnail above. These are the Right -- Rear -- Left sides.

Offered at $2,999.99


Vincent van Gogh "Sunflowers" Early 20th Century Litho Print on Board

This is one of the series of sunflower paintings executed by Vincent van Gogh in Arles in 1888-1889.  This particular print is of the one currently in the Amsterdam Museum (JH 1667; F 458) and was originally painted in January 1889.  The original can be seen at the Amsterdam Museum website here.

This print was part of the collection of the Malsheim art school in Gau Baden prior to WWII.  It has two handstamps identifying the location and district, as well as the original source, H. Berner an art dealer in Strassburg on the back.  It has a penciled notation "Malsheim" in German script at the top.

The textured litho print is in its original frame.  It measures 9-1/4 by 11-3/4 inches overall.

The condition is very good to near excellent.  There are three small dings on the face, visible in the images as white spots.

This is a rare opportunity to own a very early rendition of this famed artwork.  At one time in the early 2000s, one of the van Gogh Sunflower series commanded the highest price ever paid at auction for a painting: 5 million dollars.

$999.99


Frau Jodl Original Oil Painting

This is an original oil painting rendered by Frau Luise Jodl with a personal dedication and signature on the back and her "LJ" initials in the lower right corner.

The subject are Greek columns in ruins as seen at dawn.  It is executed in blues and yellows.  It is painted on heavy rigid art board. It is ready for framing.

The back and a close-up of the dedication to Major Charles Snyder and signature are shown at the links.

We also have a signed and dedicated large photo of Frau Jodl taken in the 1970s that is currently available. You can see it here.

The condition is near excellent.

$1,499.99


Buffalo Bill Signed 1906 Dedicated Photograph

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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
FC-09
W. F. Cody "Buffalo Bill" Signed Dated Dedicated Photograph

An Original and Authentic 1906 dated Buffalo Bill Wild West Show double signed and dedicated photograph.

This is a very scarce New York portrait photograph of the famed Wild West Show Indian fighter, William Frederick Cody.

The photograph is matted on an embossed Marceau Photographer Fifth Avenue New York marked matte. The photographer's raised silver logo is at the bottom and can be clearly seen in the close-up of the signature and dedication here. The photographer's complete information is also clearly shown on the back here.

It measures 8-1/4 by 10-1/2 overall. The photograph measures 5 by 7 inches.

The dedication appears to be "W. F. Cody "Buffalo Bill" To Miss Bessie Amery Brussels Sept 17th 1906"

The condition is near excellent throughout. There is some very minute and minor wear to the corners and edges of the matte. The photograph and signature are outstanding throughout.

$1,999.99 Available

1886 Buffalo Bill Wild West Show

signed letter photograph and broadside art sketch framed lot

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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
FC-01
William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody Wild West Show Signed Letter, Photograph and Original Lillian Smith Artwork Framed Lot
An Original and Authentic 1886 William F "Buffalo Bill" Cody Double Signed Letter Lillian Smith Girl Sharpshooter Framed Lot

This is a truly stunning lot. It is framed and ready to hang in your den as a centerpiece of conversation and admiration. This letter is especially attractive since it is completely handwritten and has BOTH the Buffalo Bill (in the body of the text) and W.F. Cody signature at the end. It is also very early in the career of the Wild West Show (it having started in 1883).

There are a number of pieces shown, each will be described below. A little background is in order for those unfamiliar with Lillian Smith. She was a young (15 years old) California girl brought into the Wild West Show. She remained a fixture with the show -- along with the crack shot Annie Oakley (who allegedly took 5 years off her own age to appear younger when Lillian Smith joined the show!) She would later gain notoriety as the "Princess Wenona of the Sioux" (also seen Winona Vonohl). She was criticized for dying her skin to resemble an Indian while performing with Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show in the early 1900s, and later as a sideshow attraction at the 101 Ranch.

There was no denial about her singular ability to shoot, however.

The letter from Buffalo Bill is to commission a poster for the upcoming two seasons of the Wild West Show, (just prior to the 1887 Wild West Show tour of England). The text of the letter is below (periods, punctuation, and spelling are shown as written):

Denver. Apr. 7th .86
A. Hoell & Co
Baltimore
Md.

By this mail. I send you a photograph of. Miss Lillian Smith. the Champion Girl Shot. I wish you would make a lithograph pf her as soon as pos-sible. She is to be a member of the Wild West for the next two years. and we want to advertise her all we can. She is a wonderful Shot. Put on the litho.

Miss. Lillian. Smith

The California Girl Shot With Buffalo Bills. Wild West.

Send them along woth our other lithographs when ready. I will leave it all to your judgement how to get them up.

Yours Very Truly

W.F. Cody

Page 1 Close-up

Page 2 Close-up

The letter is written on Hamilton embossed lined stationery. It has been initialed on both sheets as shown. There are creases from where the letter was folded twice for mailing. The stationery measures 6 by 9 inches. A close-up of the signature block is shown here.

At the top of the frame is a photograph of Miss Lillian Smith between two of her World Championship targets. One is labeled "No. 4. 20 shots 1 minute 20 seconds Score 96" The other target is also labeled, but virtually unreadable. It is 10 shots, all but one in the bull's eye. This photograph measures 12 by 6-1/2 inches. This photo is in near excellent condition.

The center of the frame has an original photograph of Buffalo Bill in profile, wearing his famed fringed buckskins. The photograph is in near excellent condition.

The bottom of the frame has the photograph of Lillian Smith that was used for the top photograph, and for the artwork of the proposed lithograph. It is in near excellent, slightly faded to sepia condition. It measures 5-1/2 by 8 inches.

To the left of that photograph is an original concept sketch of the poster. Note the error in the spelling of Lillian Smith's name as "Lilian" This may be the only reason this piece of art survived, as it was retained with the original letter and not sent to Buffalo Bill for approval. The sketch has some damage. There is a sharp crease that has cracked at the top quarter of the page. There are a couple of other more minor tears and scars. There is some yellowing and fading from age. It measures 7-3/4 by 11 inches.

The frame measures 25-1/2 by 34-1/2 inches. It is in near excellent condition, with some very minor wear to the edges. It was professionally framed in Prescott, AZ within the last 20 years. All of the pieces are floated under double mats. The glass is UV resistant plastic.

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Civil War Navy Sailor's Straw Hat with Ship's Tally

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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
CWH-102
Civil War Navy Sailor's Straw Hat

This is a Civil War Navy Sailor's Straw Hat with the tally named U.S.S.  The name of the ship was Mahopac.  The oral history states that this sailor served on a civil war ironclad ship during the Civil War.

These are the overall views of the inside and  top insignia. 

The condition is excellent overall, except a 5" tear along the right brim.

$4999.99 Available

Civil War Navy Kepi

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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
CWH-101
Civil War Navy Kepi

This is a Civil War Navy Kepi.  The oral history states that this sailor served on a civil war ironclad ship during the Civil War.

These are the overall views of the inside and bullion insignia. 

The condition is excellent overall.  The leather sweat band is loose. There are a couple of small moth nips, as shown.  Here are additional views 1  2.

$4999.99 Available

Bronze Sculpture

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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
  STORIK-1
 USA
Early 1900s
Intricately Carved Stork Bird on a Stand

This bird stands 17 inches high with a base of 4 by 7 inches.

The condition is near mint overall.

Here are other views.  1  2
$199.99 Available
  FRASSAULT-1 French
Late 19th Century Running Soldier with Rifle and Bayonet Bronze Statue titled
A A'ASSAULT
 and
Signed by Flaman D.
This is a very heavy solid bronze statue presented to Captain Pennington U.S.S. Capola December 25th 1917 from your Orchestra.

The condtion is near mint overall.

Here are other views.  1  2   3  4  5   6
 $849.99 Available
  DAVID-1
USA
 Late 1900s
Wood Carved Statue of Michelangelo's David

This is a well rendered multi piece well made hand carved statue of David that measures 36 inches high with a base of 2 inches.

The condition is mint overall.

Here are other views.  2   3  4 
$1999.99 Available
   FRENCHSOLDAT-2 French
 19th Century Artist signed
 Bronze Multi Piece Statue of a Seated French Soldier
This is a well rendered artwork as shown. It measures 4 inches across and 7 inches high.

The condition is mint overall.

Here are other views.  1  2   3  4   5   6  7
$1499.99 Available
   MOSCOW-1
France
Early 19th Century Painting of Two French Soldiers
 in the
Snow outside of Moscow
This is a 31 by 36 inch 1st French Empire picture titled on the reverse Retreat From Moscow.

The artwork is in mint condition overall with a majestic guilt wooden frame.

Here are other views.  1  2   3  4  5
$1999.99 Available
LINC-1
 USA
Early
20th Century Artists Miniature of LINCOLN seated on Bench with Stove Pipe Hat   

This is a heavy 4 x 6 x 8 inch well rendered unsigned  figure of this famous president.

The larger version is at Lincoln Park on South Capitol Street Washington, D. C.

Here are other views.  1   2   3   4  
$299.99 Available
FC-101
Charles M. Russell Bronze Bust "Sleeping Thunder"

This is a signed casting of a Blackfoot Indian Chief.  Speculation is the actual name of the Native American was either the Blackfoot known as Crowfoot or a Blood Indian named Apskinas.

Charles Marion Russell died before the bronze was cast, and it is suggested his wife Nancy is the one who named it "Sleeping Thunder" and the name changed over the years to "Silent Thunder".

The Carter Museum has a nice write-up of the history of the bust here.

There are no foundry marks or ciphers present, and it the signature on back of right shoulder, as shown.

These are overall views of the back and bottom.  There are traces of plaster remaining inside the head at the top area.

The bust measures 6-1/2 by 5-3/4 by 3-1/2 inches. The base measurement is 4 by 3-1/2.

This is a very high quality casting, and not like the reproductions currently available.

The condition is near excellent throughout.

$1299.99 Available
FC-102
Osborn Signed Bronze Buffalo Skull

This is a signed two-piece bronze casting of a buffalo skull.  It is signed OSBORN © on the back.

This is a close-up of the signature on back behind and underneath the right horn on the base, as shown.

This is an overall view of the back.

The bust measures 3-1/2 inches in diameter by 1-1/2 inches high. The hardwood base measurement is 4-1/2 inches in diameter by 1 inch high.

This is a very high quality original casting by the artist.

The condition is near excellent throughout.

$799.99 Available
FC-103
E. R. BONHAM Signed Bronze Cowboy in Woolies

This is a signed SOLID bronze sculpture of an Old West cowboy in woolie chaps, fringed gloves, slouch hat, six gun and carrying a lariat.  It is signed E. R. BONHAM ©1979 on the back.

This is a close-up of the signature on back behind his left leg, as shown.

E. Richard Bonham is quite a noted artist, his specialty being miniature firearms that show incredible detail and extremely high quality.  He has been known to make statues and specialty items on commission, and they are generally very difficult (or impossible) to find available "in the wild".  His website is well worth the effort to explore.

This is an overall view of the back of the statue.

The statue measures 5-1/2 inches wide by 11 inches high. The hardwood base measurement is 5-1/2 inches by 11 by 1 inch high. This statue is SOLID bronze. It weighs just a hair under 10 pounds!

This is a very high quality original by the artist.

The condition is near excellent throughout.

$999.99 Available

Charles A. Lindbergh Transatlantic Flight French Tapestry

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LBG-01
Pre World War Two Tapestry that Commemorates the historic flight of Charles Lindbergh from NYC - Mexico in 1927
 This is a very  RARE COMMEMORATIVE TAPESTRY - 1928.

It commemorates the historic flight of Charles Lindbergh from NYC - Mexico in 1927. The condition of this tapestry is amazing considering its' age. There are no tears or holes. Some very minor wear on the edges. The colors are wonderful and the tapestry has a gold thread border.  Here is another view.

Made in Belgium, Lindbergh decided to accept an invitation from Dwight Morrow, (the American ambassador in Mexico), to fly The Spirit of St Louis to Mexico city. Starting in  December of 1927, Lindbergh bravely flew through 2,100 miles of bad weather. Over 150,000 people waited to greet him when he arrived in Mexico City!

Anne Morrow, daughter of the ambassador and nearly lost within the crowd, was the first person who caught Lindbergh's eye when he landed. After a year long courtship, (during which Lindbergh taught Anne how to fly), they were married at a simple ceremony at the Morrow's estate in Englewood, New Jersey, on May 27, 1929.
$499.99 Available
LB-01
1927 Charles Lindbergh Spirit Flight New York to Paris Tapestry
 This tapestry which has a closer image of Charles Lindbergh with the Spirit. The New York to Paris tapestries are more prevalent than the longer one.

It measures about 18" x 19" and was made in France circa 1927.

This particular tapestry has been in cool dark storage for almost 20 years, and sports excellent colour, without the usual fading as is often seen on the tapestries that are displayed.

Here are other views  1  2  3  4  5
$399.99 Available
1920's USA Lindbergh New York to Paris Flight PLUS Wiley Post & Will Rogers Commemorative Table Lamp This is a 20 inch tall with a 6 inch base table lamp to commemorate the famous pioneer aircraft aviators  of the 1920's.

It is in near MINT condition overall.   Here are more views  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8 .

Here are the links to more information:
http://www.charleslindbergh.com/history/paris.asp

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiley_Post

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_Rogers

$799.99 Available
FC-118 Charles A. Lindbergh Spirit of St. Louis French MINT Tapestry Given to Jimmy Stewart By Charles Lindbergh This is an original 1927 dated French made tapestry First Solo Crossing of the Atlantic Ocean celebration tapestry given by him to movie star Jimmy Stewart. This is a scarce woven tapestry made in France just after the famous solo first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean from New York to Paris. 

This tapestry features three views of the Spirit of St. Louis Ryan aircraft, the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower, the River Seine, and a large portrait of Charles Lindbergh wearing his medal in the center. 
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The oral history is that he presented this tapestry to actor and Broadway performer Jimmy Stewart during World War Two while Lindbergh was an Aviation Tech Rep. 

Its tapestry design is pictured in the 1928 book Decorations and Trophies of Colonel Lindbergh .  The page is shown here.

The tapestry measures 55 by 19 inches, (including the 1 inch fringes at the right and left sides.

The condition is MINT throughout.

Here are additional views  1 2  3  4  5  6.
$1,299.99 Available


FC-181
Charles A. Lindbergh Spirit of St. Louis French Tapestry
This is an original 1927 dated French made tapestry First Solo Crossing of the Atlantic Ocean celebration tapestry.  

This is a scarce woven tapestry made in France just after the famous solo first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean from New York to Paris.  This tapestry features three views of the Spirit of St. Louis Ryan aircraft, the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower, the River Seine, and a large portrait of Charles Lindbergh wearing his medal in the center.

This tapestry design is pictured in the 1928 book Decorations and Trophies of Colonel Lindbergh and documented as being presented to Colonel Lindbergh by the American Consul at Cherbourg.  The page is shown here.

Portions of the FRONT of the tapestry are viewable by clicking the links here: 1  2  3.   Portions of the  REVERSE of the tapestry are viewable by clicking the links here: 1  2  3  4  5.


The tapestry measures 55 by 19 inches, (including the 1 inch fringes at the right and left sides.)

The condition is near excellent throughout.

There are a few brown spots and stains, and colors are somewhat faded but are more vibrant on the back of the tapestry.  On the back in black it says "MADE IN FRANCE" and "Registered".  
$449.99 Available
FC-18
Charles A. Lindbergh Spirit of St. Louis & Other Pioneer Aviators French Tapestry


This is an original 54 inch 1927 dated French made tapestry First Solo Crossing of the Atlantic Ocean celebration tapestry & features other pioneer aviators.

This is a scarce woven tapestry made in France just after the famous solo first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean from New York to Paris.

This tapestry features three views of the Spirit of St. Louis Ryan aircraft, the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower, the River Seine, and a large portrait of Charles Lindbergh wearing his medal in the center as well as other pioneer aviators.

The tapestry measures 55 by 19 inches, (including the 1 inch fringes at the right and left sides.)

The condition is near good with several small holes that have not worn thru as shown. 

Here are other views  1  2.
$149.99 Available

Pope John XXIII 1961 Dated Large Etched Easter Lily Italian Crystal Vase

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Pope John XXIII 1961 Dated Easter Lily Etched Italian Crystal Vase

An Original and Authentic 1961 dated Pope John XXIII etched crystal Easter Lily vase.

Pope John served the office from 1958 to 1963 and was universally known as "the Good Pope" and one of the most beloved Popes in history.

This is a fairly scarce completely intact and undamaged LARGE crystal vase identified by name and date wheel etched cut crystal glass vase.

The vase is shown from a top angle view here.

The etching is very deep and depicts Pope John in an attitude of prayer before a cross rendered in a basket weave pattern.  There are lilies and roses etched around the cross and wrapped around the back of the vase.  "Pope John" and "1961" are etched into the glass at the lower edge of his vestments.

It measures 7 inches in diameter by 14-1/4 inches high overall. The shape is uniformly cylindrical.

The condition is near excellent throughout.

$499.99 Available

Early Mexico Native American Ceremonial Carved Stone Mask

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   CHIPBASKET-1 USA
Indian Wars Chippawa
One Piece Burch Bark carrying Basket found near Tzeds Lake, Minnesota

This is a large well made carrying basket that measures 7 by 14 inches at the top and 8 by 14 inches overall.

There is a repair patch measuring 4 by 6 inches at the base with some damage along the bottom and at the top lip as well. There is an old price tag which indicates this basket sold at one time for $11.50.

The condition overall is good plus.

Here are other views.  1  2  3  4  5 6  7  8 
 $349.99 Available
 CHIPBOOTS-1 Late
19th Century
USA Chippawa Leather Boots

The foot dimension is 5 by 10 inches and the led measures 15 inches high with a lip opening of 7 inches.

The condition overall is near excellent.

Here are other views.  1  2  3  4 


$449.99 Available
FC-17
Early Mexico Native American Ceremonial Carved Stone Mask

An Original and Authentic Mexican Native carved and inlaid warrior mask.

This is a very heavy solid stone mask featuring inlaid chips of colored stones on the headdress helmet.

The mask is shown from the back here.

The carving is very deep and depicts a fierce warrior visage with large open eyes and serious frowning expression.

It measures 5 inches thick by 11 inches high and 10 inches wide. The shape is uniformly symmetrical, with the only variation being the inlay pattern of the stones.

It is difficult to determine the age of this piece as the methods of construction have changed very little over the past 600 years.  It most certainly predates the 20th century, but does not appear to be pre-Columbian.  It is priced accordingly.

The condition is near excellent throughout.

$599.99 Available
FC-21
Native American Cigar Store Carved Trading Store Indian Wood Figure

An Original and Authentic Native American carved and painted woman offering cigars in trade.

This is a detailed wooden figure made in 4 pieces featuring pin hinged articulated arms (at the shoulders), a separately applied head (repaired with white glue some tome in the past, and a separately applied painted metal headdress.

The figure is shown from the left and right here.

The carving is very deep and detailed.

It measures 2 inches thick by 11-1/2 inches high and 2-1/2 inches wide.

It is difficult to determine the age of this piece as the methods of construction have changed very little over the past 135 years. It is faintly stamped 1876 on the lower front of the skirt, most likely the date of the original design.  It probably dates the early 20th century (1900-1910).  It is priced accordingly.

The condition is near very good throughout.

$324.99 Available
FC-111
El Gran Mondo Unopened 1930's era FIVE Cigars
This box measures 3/4 x 4  x 5-1/2 inches
Condition is MINT.  Here are additional photos  1  2.
$89.99 Available
GIG-001
pre
World War II Full Box Cuban Made MURIEL Cigars.
This is a 5 x 9 wooden cigar box and 3 inches high. These can be smoked if they are placed in the fridge for several weeks.

The cigars are MINT and the box is near excellent.

Here are additional views.    1   2
  SOLD
CIG-002
pre
World War II Full UNOPENED Box Cuban Made MURIEL Cigars.
This is a 5 x 9 wooden cigar box and 3 inches high. These can be smoked if they are placed in the fridge for several weeks.

The cigars are MINT and the box is near excellent.

Here are additional views.    1   2
  SOLD
FC-0011
19th Century French Officers Fore & Aft Dress Hat
This is a size 7-1/4 Paris France Maker Hat.

The condition is worn and still near good plus. 

Here are other views  1  2  3.
$199.99 Available

Mexican Air Force General de Ala Gonzalo Acosta Fernández, Early Dress Uniform, Medals, and Insignia.

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Mexican Air Force General de Ala Gonzalo Acosta Fernández, Early Dress Uniform, Medals, and Insignia.

Gonzalo Acosta Fernández was born in 1903, attended the Escuela Militar de Aeronautica, and joined the aviation branch of the Mexican Army in the 1920s. He was the son of Mexican Army General de Brigada Gonzalo Acosta Mason. In a distinguished career that spanned more than forty years, Acosta Fernández made history when he became the first Mexican aviator to break the sound barrier at El Centro, California. He was an instructor at the Escuela Militar de Aeronautica and ended his military career with the rank of General de Ala.

Included in this grouping are:
An early Mexican Air Force uniform with jacket and trousers. The black wool uniform has a standing black velvet collar with black tabs on which are embroidered winged propeller insignia in gold and silver bullion wire. On the chest of the jacket is an early bullion embroidered eagle in flight, 3.25", with a purple rectangle upon which are the letters "F. A. M." [Fuerza Aérea Mexicana] and below, the Mexican Air Force triangular insignia. Each shoulder has a gold lace strap edged in purple. There are three gold lace stripes above a black velvet cuff with purple trim. The jacket is single breasted with seven button holes and buttons in gilt.. There are three large buttons on each coat tail. The uniform trousers have a button fly and a 2" purple stripe down each leg.

A grouping of seven medals awarded to General Acosta Fernández:  the Medal for Teaching Merit [Condecoración al Mérito Docente] for instructors at higher military schools who discharge their duties in an exemplary manner for at least three years. The medal in gilt metal and enamels consists of an eight-pointed star of multiple rays, with blue central medallion bearing head of Aztec chieftain Cuauhtémoc behind the head of the goddess Athena, enclosed within a white band inscribed, "Mérito Docente Militar". A green wreath of laurel surrounds the white band. Suspended from a ribbon with three equal stripes of red-green-red, with a gilt bar at top; the a medal from the Ex-Students Association of the Original School of Military Aeronautics [La Asociacion ex Alumnos Extinta Escuela Militar de Aeronáutica] in gilt metal and enamels with an eight-pointed star of multiple rays, with purple central medallion bearing a gilt winged propeller, enclosed within a white band inscribed, "Asociacion Escuela Militar de Aeronáutica". Suspended from a purple ribbon with three equal stripes of green-white-red, with a gilt bar at top; Five long service medals [Condecoración al Perseverancia] for faithful, uninterrupted periods of military service from 5th Class (15 years) to 1st Class (35 years) in gilt metal and enamels. All have the original ribbons and suspension bars.

A large group of insignia including: a Mexican pilot wing presented to Gonzalo Acosta Fernández by General Alberto Vieitis del Rio, General Acosta Fernández's shoulder boards, hat insignia, and collar badges.

Click here for a larger view.

 

$1,799.99 Available

 

1923 General George Washington Engraving

Signed and Presented by Artist and Engraver

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FC-02
George Washington Engraving Artist Signed and Dedicated Framed Lot
An Original and Authentic 1923 Dated General George Washington Framed Lot

This is magnificent piece. It is presented matted and framed and ready to hang in your wall.

This engraving was custom engraved for the George Washington Life Insurance Company of Charleston, West Virginia. It is so dedicated in a penciled notation by the engraver, Timothy Cole. His signature appears on the right side of the engraving. The artist, W. S. Conrow has signed on the left side. All markings are in pencil. The art is dated 1921, and the engraving is dated 1923.

As a historical note, the George Washington Life Insurance company was formed from the Southern States Mutual Life Insurance Company of Charleston in the early 1920s. This engraving was probably commissioned for use as a company logo or design at the time the company was founded.

The overall size of the engraved portion of the portrait is 8-3/4 by 10-1/4 inches. The heavy high rag paper it is impressed on is at least 10 by 12 inches.

The frame measures 16-1/4 by 18-1/2 inches. It is in near excellent condition, with some very minor wear to the edges. It appears to be period to the engraving. The engraving is under a single mat. The glass is not UV resistant, and should be changed. If you require a museum quality framer, please email me for details.

$1,199.99 Available
FC-19
Lord Cornwallis Surrender at Yorktown To George Washington Framed Lot
An Original and Authentic 1898 Dated General George Washington Framed Lot

This is magnificent piece. It is presented matted and framed and ready to hang in your wall.

This artwork depicts the Surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, Va. Oct. 19th, 1781. Carbon print photogravure by A.W. Elson, Copyright 1898 and Published 1898 by A. W. Elson & Co., Boston, after the painting by John Trumbull.

The artwork is marked Copyright 1898 A. W. Elson & Co., Boston at the upper right corner.  It is marked Published 1898 A. W. Elson & Co., Boston at the center below the art.

The overall size of the exposed portion of the art is 19 by 27-1/2 inches. The heavy high rag paper it is impressed on is at least 20 by 28 inches.  There is some light foxing from age apparent mostly in the margins.

The frame measures 30-1/4 by 38 inches. It is in near mint condition The engraving is floated under a double mat. The glass is UV resistant in a museum quality frame.

$899.99 Available


Himmler Family Watercolor "Königsee"

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FC-03
Himmler Watercolor Painting Artist Signed and Dated Framed Lot

An Original and Authentic 1942 Dated Himmler Family Original Watercolor "Königsee"

This is simply rendered watercolor of the lake retreat near Obersalzberg where Himmler maintained a significant contingent of SS troops charged with guarding the Berghof and surrounding summer homes of the High Command. The signature is not identical to Heinrich Himmler's signatures, it appears to be from one of the members of his immediate family.

The painting has been post-war framed behind a mat that covers the border portions of the paining. There is a cut-out that shows the Himmler signature and a portion of the date.

The overall size of the frame is 22-1/2 by 18 inches. The painting appears to be approximately 15 by 19 inches.

The frame is in near very good condition, with some minor wear to the edges and corners. The painting is under a simple single mat. The glass is not UV resistant, and should be changed. If you require a museum quality framer, please email me for details.

$5,999.99 Available

French Artist P. Lemonnier "Steeplechase"

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P. Lemonnier Oil Painting Artist Signed Framed Lot

An Original and Authentic Undated Listed French Artist P. Lemmonier Signed and Framed Steeplechase Oil Painting

This is very nicely rendered oil on canvas of a very busy scene of horses running a steeplechase course, similar to the Grand National.

This particular painting is large, measuring 19-3/4 by 39-1/2 inches (50sm by 100cm). The frame measures 26-1/4 by 46-1/2 inches.

The artist's signature is at the lower right.

The painting has a Spanish Registration numbered certificate on the back, identifying the artist (the name is misspelled as Lemonier), nationality, and birthplace (Montpellier(?) The spelling may be off on that, too).

The frame is in near excellent condition, with some minor wear to the edges and corners. It is not covered nor matted.

$999.99 Available

Irish Artist Ingham "Old Couple"

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FC-13
Ingham Multiple Media Papier-mâché Oil Painting Artist Signed Framed Lot
An Original and Authentic Undated Irish Artist Ingham Signed and Framed Matching Pair of Man and Woman Multiple Medium Paintings Lot

This is an unusual rendered oil on papier-mâché on board.

The two paintings are identical in size, measuring 32 by 48 inches. The frames measures 32-1/2 by 48-1/2 inches.

The artist's signature is on one of the paintings. If it is on the other, it isn't readily apparent and may be concealed in the multiple three-dimensional folds.

The paintings have some slight damage in a couple of places where the paper got bumped and broken. It is visible here.

Detail view of the woman's face and the man's face are shown here.

The frames are in near excellent condition, with some minor wear to the edges and corners.

Neither painting is not covered nor matted.

$3,999.99 Available

German Artist Poul Rönne "Interior"

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Interior Oil Painting Artist Signed and Dated Framed Lot

An Original and Authentic Undated Listed German Artist Poul Rönne (Roenne) (1884-1964) Signed and Framed Oil Painting "Interior"

This is very nicely rendered oil on canvas of the interior of a German country home, with the doors open to the outside. Chickens can be seen on the porch, a number of paintings on the walls, and similar details typical of Rönne interiors.

This particular painting is larger than the usually encountered 15 by 12 inch interiors. This one measures 20 by 16 inches.

The painting has been framed in a gilt painted frame. The artist's signature is at the lower right.

The overall size of the frame is 23-1/2 by 19-1/2 inches.

The frame is in near excellent condition, with some minor wear to the edges and corners. It is not covered nor matted.

$1,499.99 Available

Frances William van Vreeland Signed "Dutch Millers to Market"

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FC-06
Van Vreeland Watercolor Painting Artist Signed Framed Lot

An Original and Authentic Early Frances William van Vreeland (1879-1954) Signed and Framed Watercolor Painting "Millers to Market"

This is a large watercolor on pressed board of Dutch millers preparing for a trip to market. There is a large windmill prominent in the background. It is rendered in the style typical of van Vreeland paintings of his early period (pre-1930s). He is listed as a Dutch artist in Davenport. He was educated at the Academie Julian and studied under the artists Beck, Nowottny and Bridgman.

The painting has been period framed in a two-tone painted frame. The artist's signature is at the lower right as "F. Van Vreeland".

There is some very slight damage to the surface of the painting, shown in this close-up detail image (seen as white speckles, and there is a run in the watercolor (the arrow points to where it starts, and it continues straight down to the bottom). You need to look carefully to see it.

The overall size of the frame is 27 by 33-1/2 inches. The painting appears to be approximately 20-1/2 by 27 inches.

The frame is in near very good condition, with some wear to the edges and corners. It is glass covered and not matted.

$4,999.99 Available

Cartoonist Illustrator Peter Newell Print

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Peter Newell Harper's Illustrator Framed Election Print

An Original and Authentic Cartoonist Illustration Peter Newell (1862-1924) Harpter's Print

This is a large 9-1/2 by 11 inch print in 1932 dated 17 by 18-1/2 inch wooden frame.

This painting was apparently rendered shortly before Newell's death of ALS in 1924. Elections and polling places were a favored theme of this well-known artist.

The frame is in near very good condition, with some wear to the edges. It is glass covered and matted.  There are traces of a 1932 newspaper that was used as a backing on the reverse side of the frame.

$499.99 Available

French Poet Victor Hugo Signed Photogravure

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Victor Hugo Author Signed Framed Photogravure Lot

An Original and Authentic French Poet and Novelist Victor Hugo (1802-1885) Signed Photogravure

This is a large Gropel & CIE Paris photogravure of the famed author of Les Miserables, the Hunchback of Notre Dame and other noted works.

The painting has been framed in a plain wooden frame. The author's signature is at the lower right as "Victor Hugo", signed in very bold black quill pen.

There is some water damage to the lower two inches of the photogravure, however the damage does not extend into the signature or the image area, as seen in the close-up of the signature above.

The overall size of the frame is 17 by 21 inches. The photogravure measures 15 by 20 inches.

The frame is in near good condition, with some wear to the edges and separation at the corners. It is glass covered and not matted.

$1,999.99 Available

1962 Mercedes Benz Wood Engraving Set

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1962 Mercedes Benz Wood Engraving Serial Numbered Print Sot

This is a complete portfolio, including the original shipping box (with 1962 postmark).

Each wood engraved print measures 16 by 21 inches. There is a heavy white textured cover with white-on-white embossed lettering and the distinctive Mercedes-Benz emblem. The interior flap has an embossed rendition of the 1894 Benz Velo car (which is also featured as one of the printed. A flap pocket holds the six prints -- each created using a highly-defined wood engraving process.

The prints are separated by original onionskins and there is a supplemental history (serial numbered) and a separate tear sheet of specifications to be mounted on the back paper of each print when framed.

The prints are:

The overall condition is near excellent throughout, with some minor foxing on the folio covers and a wrinkled onionskin.  The shipping box shows routine signs of mailing.  The original label shows the date it was sent.

$199.99 Available