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Auction Description for James D. Julia: 2-Day Winter Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction, Day 2
Viewing Notes:
Wednesday, February 8th - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Thursday, February 9th - 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.; Friday, February 10th - 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.; There will also be preview during each auction session. Special preview can be arranged by appointment.
Sale Notes:
This sale will feature 370+ Lots of American & European Paintings, Bronzes & Prints; 150 Lots of Asian Antiques & Art including Paintings, Scrolls, Furniture, Jade, Bronzes, Porcelain, Thangkas & Textiles. 640+ Lots of American & European Furniture & Accessories, Nautical Art; Folk Art Portraits; Textiles; Historical & Political; Weathervanes; Tall & Banjo Clocks. Nautical Art; Folk Art portraits; 60+ Historic Flags, Important swords of Luis Emilio, Mallory, Matthew Perry; Important Collection of Slave Tags & more. An outstanding collection of American furniture including Highboys, Desks, Tables, Stands, Chairs & Chests. A large collection of early American Silver; Decoys including collection of Elmer Crowell & Gus Wilson examples. Large offering of fine mirrors. Selection of Oriental rugs & much, much more.
Terms and Conditions:
Please be sure to read the conditions before participating in the sale.

For years, we have worked hard to develop a reputation for honesty and fairness. We have tried to apply this same principle in preparing this ­particular sale. So that you might know what the limitations are for this sale, we have tried to clearly outline the conditions below, which will specifically ­indicate how various circumstances will be handled.
1. GUARANTEE: We have attempted to make a consistent effort in cataloging and correctly describing the property to be sold. The catalog descriptions carry a limited guarantee. Please be sure that you know that. It is a guarantee to protect you against major discrepancies that would have a major effect upon the value of the item. Under no circumstances do we guarantee against anything less than a major discrepancy that would have less than a major effect upon value. This limited guarantee covers authenticity. It also covers any major restoration or repair not described. Also we guarantee against fakes, reproductions or major fabrications. As outlined above, our guarantee is limited, however, it is almost unique in a business that operates "Caveat Emptor". This is not a perfect system, however, and it is important to be aware of that. Our ­intention is to be as fair as possible in our catalog descriptions but it is virtually impossible to adequately describe an antique or collectible item that has been used and shows signs of wear. Imperfections, slight damages, handling marks, natural imperfections that are inherent with the manufacturing of the objects are the types of things that we absolutely do not guarantee against. These are commonplace with antiques and with most buyers this is understood and accepted, however, if you are a discerning, highly particular customer, expecting mint or near mint condition, it is advisable that you not ever submit absentee bids here or at any auction house without seeing the item in person, since your definition of condition might be far more particular than what any cataloger would have time or space to specify. The entire purpose of our catalog description is to give our readers a general description and idea of what the lot is and we will stand behind that description regarding a major discrepancy only. If the discrepancy is less than a major discrepancy, under no circumstances would any adjustment or refund be made. Should the need arise, the ­auctioneer reserves the right to make verbal corrections and provide additional information from the block at the time of the sale. Absentee bids will not be executed on items that are found to be other than described in the catalog unless we were able to contact you prior to the lot being sold and advise of this discrepancy. If we are unable to reach you or if time does not permit, we will not execute your bid. Please Note: the only thing we guarantee is what is in print in the catalog and what is announced from the block at the time of sale. Absolutely nothing discussed over the telephone or in person prior to the auction shall be construed as part of the guarantee. Since opinions can differ, ­particularly in the matter of condition, the auctioneer will be the sole judge in the matter of refunds. This guarantee is limited to the following time ­duration and limits. Please read:
A. TIME LIMIT: For live bidders it is expected that you have examined the items before you purchased them and that as you pick them up, you will re-examine them one last time. If there is a problem regarding condition, it is expected that you would notify us immediately before leaving the auction facility. If you are an absentee bidder then it is your responsibility to examine the lot immediately upon receipt. If a major discrepancy should be discovered, it is your responsibility to contact us immediately. Please note: All guarantees and options for refunds or adjustment become null and void 45 days after the auction. We pay consignors on the 45th day. Once we have paid our consignors we no longer have control for the payment and under no circumstances can we consider any refunds. If you suspect that there is a major discrepancy or ­problem with authenticity of your lot, it is your responsibility to contact our office before the 45 days are up and let us know that you need some extra time. We can usually make arrangements to extend the guarantee for a few days if you personally advise us. Please note: If you pay late and thus, receive your items late, it does not qualify for special privileges. The guarantee is null and void 45 days after the auction. It is your responsibility to pay for and acquire your purchases in a timely fashion. So if there is a major discrepancy, you have time to notify our office. Please remember that if you call us 46 days after the auction, there is nothing we can do about a major discrepancy except apologize to you. If you want to be considered for an adjustment or refund, it is your responsibility to notify us within 45 days after the auction.
B. LIMIT OF RESTITUTION: Under no circumstances will the auctioneer be responsible for lost profits or other financial damages. Refunds requested on the grounds of authenticity must be accompanied by at least a supporting written statement from an authority ­recognized by the auctioneers. Auctioneer will not be responsible for shipping costs, after auction appraisal fees, testing or any other post auction costs. If it is agreed that an item may be returned, it is the buyer's responsibility to return it in the same condition as received.
C. TYPE OF RESTITUTION: An item that qualifies for an adjustment is limited to one of the following options:
1) Major problems, (i.e. fakes, significant alteration, major unannounced restoration, etc.) will result in a refund in sale price, adjustment in sale
price or repair by the auctioneer. The auctioneer shall be the judge as to the final resolve.
2) Less than major problems or discrepancies are not part of the guarantee and no refund or adjustment will be considered for less than major problems.
2. RECEIPT OF GOODS: All goods sold will be tagged and can be claimed upon presentation of paid receipts ONLY. All items to be wrapped will be wrapped by the purchaser, unless the items are to be shipped.
3. PROTESTED BIDS: In case of a disputed bid, the Auctioneer is the sole determinant as to who is the successful bidder and at his ­discretion may re-offer and resell the article in dispute.
4. TAX: State of Maine sales tax is 5.5% and will be collected at time of payment unless a current sales tax certificate is on file or if shipped anywhere except Maine and Massachusetts. If purchases are shipped to a Maine address, sales tax of 5.5% shall be collected unless a current sales tax certificate is on file. If purchases are shipped or delivered to a Massachusetts address, sales tax of 6.25% shall be collected unless a current sales tax certificate is on file.
5. NOMINAL BIDS: The Auctioneer may reject nominal bids, small opening bids or very nominal advances made with purpose of ­disparaging an item. If a lot fails to open for 25% to 30% of the low estimate, the item may be passed from the block by the Auctioneer and may not be re-offered until a later sale.
6. ABSENTEE BIDS: Phone, fax or mail bids will be accepted with a 20% deposit, late bids or last minute bids can be confirmed with a Visa MasterCard, Discover or American Express number, in many cases. In such case, the bookkeeper will execute such bids competitively. It is entirely possible to buy items by absentee bid for less than your top bid price. Please Note: Absentee bids are a service provided to our customers free of charge. Every effort is made to execute all absentee bids; however, you must know that this is not a perfect system neither here nor at any other auction house. In the event of an error of omission or failure to properly execute absentee bids, the auctioneer shall not be held liable.
7. TERMS: All items are to be paid for in American funds at the day of the auction. Non-residents who have not established an account with us and wish to pay by check, must do so prior to the beginning of the auction by presenting a current letter of reference from their bank or by providing references which are suitable to the auctioneer. Absentee Bidders - Directly after the auction a bill will be sent to you for the items you purchased and a total amount due. This bill is due upon presentation and must be paid immediately. The auctioneer reserves the right to hold merchandise purchased by personal check until the check has cleared the bank, if the auctioneer deems such action necessary to protect his interest. For bidders located outside of the United States we only accept payment by checks drawn on U.S. banks or wire transfer.
8. INTEREST AND DEFAULT: Payment is due upon receipt. If the buyer's invoice is not paid in full within 15 days of the auction, James D. Julia, Inc. has the right and will charge the buyer's credit card of record on file for the total invoice amount. Interest will be charged on all balances not paid at the rate of 1-1/2% monthly (18% APR) effective 15 days from the date of purchase/auction. All goods not retrieved by Buyer within 120 days after the last day of the auction, shall be subject to a storage fee of $50 per item per month. Buyer authorizes auctioneer to sell any goods not retrieved after the 120 day period in any manner deemed appropriate by the auctioneer and the proceeds will be applied to all sums owed by the buyer to the auctioneer under this or any other agreement between the parties. If the sale is conducted by the auctioneer, in addition to all sums due hereunder, buyer shall pay the auctioneer's standard commission fees and 1% insurance fee. Buyer specifically authorizes any such sale to be held without reserve. Buyer shall be responsible for any deficiencies between the sale price and all sums due hereunder.
9. RESERVES: Some items in this auction may carry a conservative reserve. Therefore, the auctioneer may bid on behalf of the owner or for the auction house. The purchaser will be the highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer. Please note that when a lot carries a reserve, the reserve is usually somewhere below the low estimate in the catalog. Actual reserve figures cannot be divulged, but we will tell you if an item carries a reserve should you ask.
10. WITHDRAWAL: We reserve the right to withdraw any property before sale and shall have no liability whatsoever for such withdrawal.
11. TITLE: A title passes upon the fall of the Auctioneer's hammer. It will then be the responsibility of the buyer to make full payment prior to removing the goods from the premises. It is both the buyer's risk and expense for removal and must be made at the conclusion of the sale unless other arrangements are made with the Julia's Operations Manager. Please note any lots we might make arrangements for moving or storing are solely at the risk of the owner and any damage or loss occurring after the fall of the hammer becomes that of the buyer.
12. PHONE BIDS: At the discretion of the auctioneer, phone bidding may be arranged on more expensive items, (i.e. $500 or more). In order to make arrangements to bid on the telephone at the time a lot is being sold, you must contact our office in advance of the auction. We will make arrangements to call you just prior to the lot being sold so that you may bid over the telephone. There are usually a limited number of phone lines available into the room, so if you wish to bid over the telephone, it is important for you to make your arrangements early. "Cover-me Bids": if you wish to bid by telephone, you might also want to consider a "cover-me bid" at the time you make arrangements for phone ­bidding. A "cover-me bid" allows your phone contact here at Julia's to still execute a predetermined bid amount for you in the case that they cannot get through to you on the telephone. Your phone agent is the only person who will have this bid and will only use it to bid in the event that he/she cannot reach you. Assuming you are reached via telephone, they would not use your bid, but rely on your verbal instructions. "Cover-me bids" are not mandatory, you can place one at your discretion, they are simply a safety device in the event you cannot be reached by telephone in time.
13. AGENT RESPONSIBILITY: If you are registering or executing a bid for someone else under your number, please bear in mind that you are responsible for the settlement of that account with us regardless of whether the person you're executing or registering for pays you or not.
14. BUYER'S PREMIUM: Shall be reduced to 26% of the final bid price up to and including $100,000 and reduced to 24% of the final bid price over $100,000 which will be applied to each lot sold, to be paid by the Buyer as part of the purchase price. This is assuming the account is paid by cash, check or any equivalent of cash. If you settle your account by credit card, the Buyer's Premium shall be the standard 29% of the final bid price up to and including $100,000 and in addition shall be 27% of the final bid price over $100,000 which will be applied to each lot sold, to be paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price. Winning bids placed through a third-party online platform may be subject to a higher buyer's premium. If the Buyer's Premium set forth on any such platform exceeds the Buyer's Premium set forth herein, Buyer agrees to pay such additional premium charge.
15. ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT: The laws of various countries and states regulate the import, export and transport of certain plant and animal items. Julia's has taken steps to ensure that items offered for sale that are covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA) meet the standards for sale under this Act. Transport of these items may require special permits or licenses for import, export or delivery into certain states. It is the bidder's responsibility to obtain all such licenses or permits. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or license does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item and obtaining title to the item. The company makes no representation or warranty and accepts no liability whatsoever to the seller, purchaser or any third party with respect to compliance with the ESA or with respect to the availability or issuance of valid import and export permits.
16. LEGAL DISPUTE: Any legal disputes arising from this auction shall be settled in the court system in the State of Maine.
17. UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE: The Maine Uniform Commercial Code, Title 11, Section 2-328 applies to this auction sale.
18. ACCEPTANCE OF CONDITIONS: Bidding on article(s) indicates your acceptance of all of the above terms.
19. MAINE AUCTIONEER RULES AND REGULATIONS: The Maine Auctioneer Rules and regulations are regulated by the Maine Board of Licensing of Auctioneers, 35 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333.
20. AUCTIONEER'S LICENSE NUMBERS: Auctioneer: James D. Julia ME License #AR83; NH License #2511 Mass. License #1406
NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS OR OMISSIONS.
Payment Information:
All items are to be paid for in American funds at the day of the auction. Non-residents who have not established an account with us and wish to pay by check, must do so prior to the beginning of the auction by presenting a current letter of reference from their bank or by providing references which are suitable to the auctioneer. Absentee Bidders - Directly after the auction a bill will be sent to you for the items you purchased and a total amount due. This bill is due upon presentation and must be paid immediately. The auctioneer reserves the right to hold merchandise purchased by personal check until the check has cleared the bank, if the auctioneer deems such action necessary to protect his interest. For bidders located outside of the United States we only accept payment by checks drawn on U.S. banks or wire transfer.
Shipping Information:
Our shipping department here at James D. Julia, Inc. can package and ship most items anywhere in the world. Our experienced team uses proven packing methods to ensure that your purchases arrive safely. We use Federal Express as our preferred shipper, however we are happy to accommodate just about any request you may have including utilizing specialty pack & ship companies.

It is the purchaser's sole responsibility to identify and obtain any necessary export, import, firearm, endangered species or other permit for lots purchased. Delay or failure to obtain permits or licenses or contravening laws denying consummation does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item and obtaining title to the item.

Please allow 14-21 days from the time your payment has cleared for your purchases to ship. Items paid for by personal or business check will be held for 10 days before being released to the shipping department.
We may refuse to insure or ship items we deem too fragile or a shipping risk. We are not responsible for damage to picture frames in shipping.
Costs for shipping are:

· Shipping Charge: The cost is as per shipper's rate scales.
· Insurance: The charge for insurance on domestic shipments is $0.75 per $100 value (e.g. a $200 item costs $1.50 for insurance). The insurance charge on international shipments is $1.50 per $100 value
· Packaging Materials: We charge for the packing materials used including boxes, packing materials, and labeling materials.
· Labor Charge: Labor rate for shipping is billed at $38.00/hour. A minimum charge is for fifteen minutes.
Buyer's Premium:
Shall be reduced to 26% of the final bid price up to and including $100,000 and reduced to 24% of the final bid price over $100,000 which will be applied to each lot sold, to be paid by the Buyer as part of the purchase price. This is assuming the account is paid by cash, check or any equivalent of cash. If you settle your account by credit card, the Buyer's Premium shall be the standard 29% of the final bid price up to and including $100,000 and in addition shall be 27% of the final bid price over $100,000 which will be applied to each lot sold, to be paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price. Winning bids placed through a third-party online platform may be subject to a higher buyer's premium. If the Buyer's Premium set forth on any such platform exceeds the Buyer's Premium set forth herein, Buyer agrees to pay such additional premium charge.
Taxes on your purchase:
State of Maine sales tax is 5.5% and will be collected at time of payment unless a current sales tax certificate is on file or if shipped anywhere except Maine and Massachusetts. If purchases are shipped to a Maine address, sales tax of 5.5% shall be collected unless a current sales tax certificate is on file. If purchases are shipped or delivered to a Massachusetts address, sales tax of 6.25% shall be collected unless a current sales tax certificate is on file.
Condition Statement:
We have attempted to make a consistent effort in cataloging and correctly describing the property to be sold. The catalog descriptions carry a limited guarantee. Please be sure that you know that. It is a guarantee to protect you against major discrepancies that would have a major effect upon the value of the item. Under no circumstances do we guarantee against anything less than a major discrepancy that would have less than a major effect upon value. This limited guarantee covers authenticity. It also covers any major restoration or repair not described. Also we guarantee against fakes, reproductions or major fabrications. As outlined above, our guarantee is limited, however, it is almost unique in a business that operates "Caveat Emptor". This is not a perfect system, however, and it is important to be aware of that. Our intention is to be as fair as possible in our catalog descriptions but it is virtually impossible to adequately describe an antique or collectible item that has been used and shows signs of wear. If you are a discerning, highly particular customer, expecting mint or near mint condition, it is advisable that you not ever submit absentee bids here or at any auction house without seeing the item in person. Since your definition of condition might be far more particular than what any cataloger would have time or space to specify. The entire purpose of our catalog description is to give our readers a general description and idea of what the lot is and we will stand behind that description regarding a major discrepancy only. If the discrepancy is less than a major discrepancy, under no circumstances would any adjustment or refund be made. Should the need arise, the auctioneer reserves the right to make verbal corrections and provide additional information from the block at the time of the sale. Absentee bids will not be executed on items that are found to be other than described in the catalog unless we were able to contact you prior to the lot being sold and advise of this discrepancy. If we are unable to reach you or if time does not permit, we will not execute your bid. Please Note: the only thing we guarantee is what is in print in the catalog and what is announced from the block at the time of sale. Absolutely nothing discussed over the telephone or in person prior to the auction shall be construed as part of the guarantee.

2-Day Winter Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction, Day 2 (631 Lots)

by James D. Julia

February 10, 2017, 10:00 AM EST

Live Auction

Fairfield, ME, USA

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BLACK DUCK BY GUS WILSON, SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINE.

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

Description: In back-preening pose. SIZE: 7-1/2" h x 16" l. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Uneven crack around hole of head, crack where neck meets body. 51398-45

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BLACK DUCK BY GUS WILSON, SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINE.

Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000

Description: In preening pose. SIZE: 7" h x 15" l. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: The paint is original but shows some flaking around the inletted neck, as well as paint loss & wood chipping under tail & breast. 51398-46

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WONDERFUL BLACK DUCK BY AUGUSTUS AARON

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

Description: Circa 1930's. This particular bird exhibits an unusual cantered head which makes the bird appear to be looking up. 4 drilled holes in base. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Neck has open cracks, one nail head can be seen at side of neck. 51398-30

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LIFE-SIZED DECORATIVE SANDERLING BY A.E. CROWELL, EAST HARWICH, MA.

Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000

Description: Mounted on a carved and painted clam shell base which is stamped with Crowell's rectangular stamp, and exhibiting Crowell's hand-written signature "A.E. Crowell Cape Cod". SIZE: 4-3/4" h x 5" l. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Very good, legs with minor restoration by Steve Weaver. 51398-5

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LIFE-SIZED DECORATIVE JACK SNIPE WITH DROPPED WINGS, BY A.E. CROWELL, EAST HARWICH, MA.

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000

Description: Mounted on a carved and painted wooden base which is stamped with Crowell's rectangular stamp and exhibiting his hand-written signature "A.E. Crowell Cape Cod". Also written in Crowell's script is "Jack Snipe". SIZE: 6-1/2" h x 9" l. PROVENANCE: Dupont Family, Oyster Harbors; From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Very good, crack to eye, Wear to the gesso at one leg joint, rub to tail. 51398-6

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VERY RARE DECORATIVE AND EARLY YELLOWLEG WITH DROPPED AND CARVED WINGS BY A.E. CROWELL, EAST HARWICH, MA.

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000

Description: Last quarter of the 19th century. Mounted on a square wooden base with the following written on the bottom in Crowell's handwriting, "A.E. Crowell, Maker E Harwich, Cape Cod". SIZE: 13" h x 12" l. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Minor professional restoration to legs. Extreme light cleaning to the base, repair to legs, gesso to legs at the under-body joint. One primary wing repaired. 51398-7

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EXCEPTIONAL DECORATIVE KILLDEER PLOVER BY A.E. CROWELL, EAST HARWICH, MA.

Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000

Description: Mounted on a wood base which has the rectangular stamp along with Crowell's hand-written signature "A.E. Crowell Cape Cod, 1940". SIZE: 7-1/4" h x 9" l. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Very good with one toe possibly missing very tip. 51398-15

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LIFE-SIZED DECORATIVE KINGFISHER, BY A.E. CROWELL, EAST HARWICH, MA.

Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000

Description: Mounted on a wooden base which is stamped with Crowell's rectangular stamp. Carved with the bill open holding a carved and painted fish. SIZE: 8-1/4" h x 10" l. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Very good, fish is a replacement carved by Steve Weaver, Cape Cod, MA; Beak has break at center of fish, back of foot with missing tip. 51398-13

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LIFE-SIZE DECORATIVE CARVED BLUE JAY BY A. ELMER CROWELL.

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

Description: Glass eyes, carved tail feathers. Mounted on an oval base with Crowell's oval brand. SIZE: 7-1/2" h x 9" l. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Very good. 51398-18

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BEAUTIFUL LIFE-SIZED ROBIN BY A.E. CROWELL, EAST HARWICH, MA.

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

Description: Exhibits dropped wings. Mounted on a wood base with an inset carved rectangular stamp. SIZE: 6-1/2" h x 8-1/2" l. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Very good, under blacklight appears to have a few touch up areas on back & wing. 51398-16

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THREE MINIATURE SHOREBIRDS BY A.E. CROWELL, EAST HARWICH, MA.

Estimate: $4,000 - $8,000

Description: The group includes a killdeer plover, a yellowleg, and a robin snipe. Unmarked but identified on base with pencil. SIZE: 2-3/4" h; Longest is 3-1/2". PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Very good. 51398-19

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FOUR MINIATURE DUCKS BY A.E. CROWELL, EAST HARWICH, MA.

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

Description: The group includes a wood duck drake, a mallard drake, a bufflehead drake and an American merganser drake. All are mounted on wooden bases. The merganser, bufflehead and wood duck all have the rectangular stamp on the bottom of the bases. The mallard is unsigned. SIZE: Range: 2-1/2" h to 3-3/4" h. 3" l to 5" l. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Very good. 51398-43

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TWO MINIATURES BY A.E. CROWELL, EAST HARWICH, MA.

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500

Description: Included are a mallard drake and a chickadee. Unmarked base of mallard, chickadee has the rectangular stamp. SIZE: Mallard: 3-1/2" h x 4-1/2" l. Chickadee: 3-1/4" h x 4" l. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Very good. 51398-14

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LOT OF EIGHT DECORATIVE BIRD CARVINGS.

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

Description: 1) 10-1/2" h x 10" l Canada goose mounted on a burl root, unsigned. 2) 5" x 5-1/2" Chickadee by Reg. Edwards. Mounted on a piece of driftwood. 3) 7-1/2" h x 11" l Morning Dove, mounted on a wood stump, unsigned. 4) 7-1/4" h small owl mounted to a stump, unsigned. 5) 8" x 12" Shorebird on burnt driftwood signed "Armand Carney Knot". 6) 6" x 9" two Chickadees on a branch, unsigned. 7) Two 3" h x 6" l ducks, both signed and one dated "2004". PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: 1) One foot with chip, otherwise good. 2) Very good. 3) Very good. 4) Very good. 5) Very good. 6) One birds feet are bent. 7) Very good. 51358-24

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INTERESTING DECOY LOT INCLUDING PATTERNS, FINISHED & UNFINISHED DECOYS BY J BARKER OF WANAKENA, NY.

Estimate: $600 - $800

Description: Lot includes 6 finished life-size duck decoys including a 17" Mallard, Two 16" female Black Ducks, Two 16" male Black Ducks, and one 18-1/2" Black Duck with neck extended forward. All are branded "JB" except one. Also a 14" in-process body. Including twelve head patterns, six body patterns, one tail body pattern, along with a few drawings of decoys. NOTE: An explanation of the history of the decoys is included in hand written form indicating that the decoys were constructed during the years 1968 and 1975. The wood is clear white pine purchased from the Long Lake Lumber Co. The profile shape is cutout on a band saw and the rest is carved to shape by hand and sanded smooth. Painted by hand in flat decoy paint sold by Herter's Inc. CONDITION: Very good. 51344-9

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LIFETIME MIDWEST COLLECTION OF 45 PAINTED & CARVED WOOD FISH DECOYS.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: Four signed examples include: 5" initialed "AJB", 7" articulating pickerel signed "Bud Stewart", 7-1/2" perch signed "Rozumnlak?", 8" sunfish signed "Butch Schr?". Also included is a 7" fish attributed to Oscar Peterson. A wide variety of fish including trout, pickerel, perch, bullhead, sucker, etc in some realistic patterns while others are colorful. We are sure that many of these can be attributed to particular mid-west makers and the collection has 3 volume set of The Fish Decoy by Kimball and a Bud Stewart book by Baron & Carver. SIZE: Range from 3-1/2" to 17". CONDITION: Most show in-use wear, some bending to fins, two have detached but present fins, one needs rubber section repair. 51277-1

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12-STAR CONFEDERATE EXCLUSIONARY FLAG.

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

Description: There are a handful of flags of this configuration thought to represent twelve Confederate states, at least two are identified to North Carolina, this one is interesting in that the canton rests on the red "war stripe". There is little written on exclusionary flags, but there are a good many in private collections and institutions. This flag is totally machine sewn, made of wool bunting and 2-1/4" machine sewn stars. The writing on hoist "P WHITTINGTON" and "1YD AMERICAN" of unknown meaning. Flag with a 2-1 ratio which is typical for early 1861 Civil War era flags. SIZE: Flag: 17" x 35". Frame: 23" x 42". PROVENANCE: The Timothy Gallagher Collection. CONDITION: Very good overall. Good colors. Not examined outside of archival frame. 51371-3

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FINE AND RARE ARCHIVALLY FRAMED 13-STAR CONFEDERATE FIRST NATIONAL FLAG, TAKEN AS WAR TROPHY BY MAINE SOLDIER, RARE SMALL COMPANY SIZE.

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000

Description: All cotton, all hand-sewn fine early homemade Confederate "Stars and Bars" flag measures 17-3/4" on the hoist by 22-1/2" on the fly, with double appliqued stars in an interesting shape of eight 1.25"stars in circle, with central star and stars in each corner of canton. The hoist edge which is folded 3/16" shows 3 holes apparently made by tacks attaching it. Thirteen Star Confederate flags are rare and typically made early war as thirteen slave states were envisioned by most Southerners as the Confederacy. This first national pattern known as the "Stars and Bars": were 7 stars, representing the first seceding states: South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas. Each time a new state was added, an additional star was added: on April 17, 1861 Virginia's star was added, on May 6th Arkansas, on May 7th, Tennessee, and on May 20, 1861, North Carolina became the eleventh Southern state to secede. Kentucky and Missouri are represented by these last two stars. There is a modern plaque in the frame that says the flag was taken to Maine as a War trophy, the circumstances of its capture and history are lost however and we cannot be certain where this information was from. Accompanying report from Textile Preservation Associates is provided with dye analysis and particulate material sampling from fibers is written by Fonda Thomsen, Sept. 4, 1999 showing good evidence of it being used in battle as remnants are black powder were found among the particulate collected during conservation. Her report is available online. SIZE: Overall: 24-1/2" x 29-1/2". CONDITION: The archival board in frame was cut out behind the canton so the reverse stars can be seen as well as the front. Colors are very good, overall flag is sound and solid with no discernible reductions. 51584-1

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MAGNIFICENT ARCHIVE OF CONFEDERATE SECRETARY OF NAVY STEPHEN R. MALLORY, INCLUDING UNIQUE APPOINTMENT SIGNED BY JEFFERSON DAVIS FROM DIRECT FAMILY DESCENT.

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000

Description: Archive includes oil on canvas portrait of Mallory as a young man, in its original gilded frame; Mallory's bound diaries were transcribed when donated to the Southern Historical Collection at the Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The diary is typed from his original diaries, with two carbon copies. Each copy and original are hand bound and these three copies were retained within the family. The appointment is unique and extraordinarily rare. This is the only appointment signed by Confederate President Jefferson Davis we are aware of, to any cabinet member and the document is totally done in calligraphy with the applied embossed seal of "PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA". Not only does Jefferson Davis sign the document; he does so in an especially large, bold 6" autograph. The document is also signed by William M. Browne as Secretary of State, who later became a Confederate general and was only acting Secretary of State for a few days in March of 1862. Doubtful any other document exists with Browne signed as "Secretary of State". Also in family is a small circa 1820-30 French or Mexican sword with regimental markings most likely 2nd Battalion, Cadiz Regiment. This particular sword was carried by battalion skirmishers or flankers as per French regulations of the era which the Mexicans followed. We are not sure how the Mallory family obtained this sword, but appears of the era that would have seen the Texas revolution and the Alamo. Stephen R. Mallory (1812-1873) had a long and illustrious record of political service, most famously known as the Confederate Secretary of the Navy under President Jefferson Davis March 4, 1861 _ May 2, 1865. Mallory served in many posts prior to and after the Confederacy. He was elected Senator from the state of Florida in 1850. Mallory, in his time in the Senate, was the prominent Chairman of the Committee on Naval Affairs. This was a time of rapid Naval reform and he insisted that ships of the United States Navy should be the best in the world. Mallory was born in Trinidad, British West Indies in 1812. His family moved to the United States and settled in Key West, Florida in 1820. He joined the army and fought in the Seminole War in Florida, 1835-1837. The sword in this lot could have some connection to the Seminole War era if indeed the sword was actually Mallory's and not another family member's. Mallory held several minor political posts until becoming Senator in 1850; a post he held until secession in 1861. There is much written and published on Mallory's thoughts on the Navy in this time frame. After the Civil War Mallory was imprisoned along with Jefferson Davis and was among the few in the Confederate Government to be charged with treason against the United States. It was not until March 10, 1866 that President Andrew Johnson granted Mallory a "partial parole"; though Mallory was no longer in jail, he was required to stay with his daughter in Bridgeport, CT. It was not until June of 1866 that Mallory was paroled and allowed to return to Florida. By the terms of his parole he was not permitted to hold public office. He practiced law in Pensacola until his death in 1873 and is buried at St. Michael's Cemetery in Pensacola. PROVENANCE: Direct family of descent Stephen R. Mallory. CONDITION: The appointment is framed and the exposed area measures about 15-3/4" x 12". Ink is all dark and discernible, though paper has yellowed and is cracked at folds. There is one hole approximately 1/4" on mid-right quadrant among the flourishes of the fancy calligraphic Davis name. The applied seal is only partially discernible in embossing, but enough to know in part it reads "PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT...CONFEDERATE STATES". The central device, in which embossing is also weak, is a scroll with only one word partially discernible "CONSTITUTIONAL". Bound diary transcriptions are sound, complete, each with laid in early photographic copies of a few post war portions of manuscript. One of these notes written from Ft. LaFayette to his son is quite poignant as he thinks of Jefferson Davis still incarcerated by the US government (he would not be released for another two years) "Poor fellow, his hard fate is truly appreciated by me. I never was, & never could be a "hero worshiper", though my sympathy and regard to my friends are ardent; and I think that I do not arrogate too much to myself when I say that I can speak of them all fairly and justly, "nothing extenuate, nor set down aught in malice"...This important defensive armor is habitually worn by Mr. Davis. Where & when he acquired it, whether among his Indian friends of the frontier, or among Christian hypocrites..." Book bindings have insect damage, but are overall good. Oil on canvas is 14" x 12" on original stretcher in original gesso gilt frame. Scattered in-paint throughout and uneven application of coaching varnish. Gesso design also has small areas of repair. Sword is 22" overall, with 17" rusted and pitted fullered blade. 51416-1

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19TH CENTURY AUTOGRAPH ALBUM OF MAGGIE MALLORY, DAUGHTER OF CONFEDERATE SECRETARY OF NAVY, STEPHEN R. MALLORY.

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

Description: Autograph book is bound in full gilted green Moroccan leather. Numerous signatures are mostly from Mallory's time as Senator in Washington, DC in the 1850s, including such notables as President James Buchanan (signed twice, June 1858), President James K. Polk, President Franklin Pierce, future Confederate President Jefferson Davis, Sam Houston (signed twice), Judah P. Benjamin, John Slidell, Edward Everett, Hamilton Fish, Jonathan Bell, William Seward, Robert Toombs, Hannibal Hamlin, John C. Calhoun, Stephen A. Douglas, John Crittenden and an especially nice future President Andrew Johnson. Signed with fourish. Numerous senators, house members, cabinet members, judges and other politicians, especially from the Southern states are represented. All signatures are signed directly on pages in book with exception of a clipped signature of her father which is neatly pasted on first page. There are also two laid-in engravings with facsimile signatures of Robert E. Lee and Mary Custis Lee. Interested parties should view. SIZE: About 9-1/2". PROVENANCE: Direct Mallory family descent. CONDITION: Good to very good overall. Signatures all dark and well discerned. Binding solid, though covers bend outward. Spine is chipped, corners scuffed and front board starting. 51416-2

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RARE ANTEBELLUM POSSIBLY CONFEDERATE USED IVORY HANDLED SURGICAL TOOL KIT, RECENTLY DISCOVERED IN THE WALLS OF A TENNESSEE HOME.

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

Description: Large circa 1850 4-tier ivory handled George Tiemann surgical kit which includes large tourniquet, amputation saw, Hays saw and trephine for brain surgery. Kit retains two small scalpels and two large scalpels with removable handle. Still in kit are bone brush and a very scary looking trocar with silver sheath. This kit was recently found in the walls of an antebellum home near Maryville, Tennessee and was thought to be possibly used by a Confederate surgeon. Special Note: This item contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder's responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Just over 20 tools remain and average very good condition, many retaining much of their original luster. Tools made by Tiemann in ivory are quite rare and quite early. This kit dates circa 1840-1850 and the ivory tools have no restoration and are original to when they were made over 150 years ago and are exempt from Federal guidelines concerning African ivory as these are "certifiably antique". Casing is sound and solid, unfortunately missing the ID plaque in the mahogany veneered lid which would have identified the surgeon. Kit is missing numerous tools as can be seen in photographs, but retains several of rarer examples as noted. Partitions have soiling, small breaks and missing pieces, but still function and fit well. Several of the smaller tools are not Tiemann marked but appear original to time of use. 51116-1 ESA

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EXCEPTIONAL AND FINEST COLLECTION OF RAREST VARIETIES OF CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA,

Estimate: $90,000 - $125,000

Description: Charleston, South Carolina, was the only city in the antebellum South to issue these tags or badges which had to be worn by any slave that was "hired out". Each year a slave owner who hired out a slave had to pay a tax and the slave had to wear a brass "Slave Tag" proving the tax had been paid. The greater the skill and training required, the higher the tax. Charleston slave tags were authorized from 1800 up to the Civil War with the last badges made in 1865. We have offered several great groupings of slave tags in past auctions, but now offer, undoubtedly, the only complete collection of rare slave trades including the finest and only 1800 Huckster known. This badge is unique. Also included is the ultra-rare Carpenter of which no more than 4 or 5 examples are extant. Also in this grouping is the only known serial number "1" badge known and it is a pristine, non-excavated 1864 dated Mechanic. All badges in this collection are in very good to excellent condition with no repairs and all complete. All of these badges were family heirlooms or souvenirs excavated around various sites around Charleston and all with exception of 1864 serial number "1" Mechanic are of the earlier large varieties that are the most difficult to find. Slave Badges and the Slave-Hire System in Charleston, South Carolina, 1783-1865 by Harlan Greene, Harry S. and Brian E. Hutchins, 2004 is a wonderful, scholarly text that explains the quantities and makers of each badge and the census of known examples. All badges are authentic, original, and collected by a leading numismatics authority over a 30 year period. Almost all are maker marked and the other badges are noted as to maker as documented in the Greene/Hutchins text. Quoted portions of badge descriptions are from their text: 1) 1800 octagonal "HUCKSTER" No. 49. 1800 is the first year that badges were made which had to be worn at all times by new Charleston law. Few badges from this date are known and as noted this is the only known Huckster and it is maker marked "Atmar". Ralph Atmar, Jr., a jeweler, was the first manufacturer of slave hire badges for the city of Charleston. No other city had such strict regulations and no other city required slaves to wear badges. The original ordinance published September 3, 1799 in the City Gazette stated the following: "Denomination" and price of said badges are as follows: Huckster, not under 30 years of age, $6 per badge. Mechanic, $3. Porters and Cart and Drayman, $2. Fishers and hired servants $1. These indeed were the categories and prices established by the ordinance. The terms in the press give us clues as to what the words on the badges were: "Huckster", "Mechanic", "Porter"ƒ.." This unique badge was totally unknown to the trade until now. Two other Hucksters are known, both dated 1803, one of which is in the historic Charleston Confederate Museum at 188 Meeting Street. 2) 1810 octagonal "FISHER" No. 28. Another rare badge which is rarely offered. This badge is maker marked "Lafar" on verso. John Joseph Lafar was the official badge maker for the City of Charleston for about 20 years. He owned slaves and also served as City Marshal from 1818-1830, a total of 656 badges were made in 1810 of all types. The survival rate on slave badges is extremely low. For instance, even though 644 badges were made in 1808 and 1809, no examples are known. During the Civil War, copper for these badges was so scarce that it was advertised for by manufacturer to buy old copper, no doubt many old badges which had no value to their owners now were recycled. 3) 1813 octagonal "CARPENTER" No. 35. This badge is maker marked "Lafar" on verso and few Carpenter badges were made. Based on the great rarity of this particular trade, there are only 4 or 5 Carpenters known, one being 1811 and the others being 1813. The highest serial number noted is "69". 4) 1815 diamond "FRUITERER & c" No. 74. This badge is maker marked "Lafar" on verso and few Fruiterer badges are known. Fruiterer is a very unusual occupation by today's terms and was not a fruit picker but actually a vendor. Lafar is unique in his badges that he added "& c". Earlier badges had Fruiterer only. "It shows the confusing arising from the term, for a Fruiterer sold more than fruit". 5) 1818 square "PORTER" No. 604. This badge is maker marked "Lafar" on verso. Porter was the 2nd most common of slave hire badges made, but this is a fine example from an early year where the shape had been changed to square instead of diamond. 6) 1819 diamond "PORTER" No. 583. This badge is also made by Lafar, and note the change from 1818 back to a diamond shape. 7) 1823 diamond "SERVANT" No. 1328. This badge is maker marked "JJ Lafar" on obverse. This particular Lafar mark is scarce and only occurred for a few years. "It is estimated that only 1,261 badges were sold (1823) and that number of slaves were hired out, a great decrease from the year before, suggesting that the Denmark Vesey Rebellion, and fear of those slaves that hired their time, might have an impact on the practice in the year after the dramatic events. One slave who had an 1823 badge was "Mary", a washer woman on the green. Her badge is No. 471, her owner stated in an ad seeking her return (Courier, March 26, 1823)". 8) 1824 square "MECHANIC" No. 24. This badge, like the last, is maker marked on the obverse "JJ Lafar". Mechanic badges are among the rarer badges found and this is the first of 3 fine, rare examples in this collection. 9) 1825 diamond "SERVANT" No. 1013. This badge is maker marked "Lafar" on obverse and has a beautiful copper patina, well struck with excellent markings. Servant badges were the most common badges made and this is a fine representative of an early example. 10) 1828 square "MECHANIC" No. 219. This badge is the last year that Lafar marked his badges and this badge is maker marked "Lafar" on verso. Lafar continued to make badges, though he no longer marked them with his name. All Mechanic badges are very scarce and this is a great example with a most unusual associated document. The document also dated 1828 (April 1st), is a Charleston Bill of Sale of two slaves "Sambo and Carolina", both bricklayers who would have been required to wear a Mechanic slave tag when working in Charleston. 11) 1836 diamond "MECHANICK" No. 357. This badge is in remarkable, beautiful condition with a beaded border around misspelling or colloquial "Mechanick". This badge was made by William M. Rouse. "William M. Rouse had been selected, perhaps because of his low bid (Courier, November 18, 1835)ƒestimates are that 3707 badges were sold for 1836". Later badges by Rouse had Mechanic spelled correctly. 12) 1864 diamond "MECHANIC" No. 1. This is the only serial number "1" badge of any type for any year and is exceedingly rare. This badge was made by William Veronee and was the last contracted slave badge maker in Charleston. Less than 1,500 badges total were made during the last 2 years of the Civil War and very few have surfaced. Scarcity of brass for these badges is noted in that "many if not all badges from these years show striking on both sides, a practice carried out by Veronee". This is a beautiful rarity with an impeccable surface. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall. All badges have well discerned markings including cartouches, serial numbers, dates, occupations and makers marks. Badges have varying surfaces from quite smooth to pitted. 51563-1

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CAPTAIN LUIS EMILIO ARCHIVE INCLUDING HIS PRESENTATION AMES 1850 STAFF OFFICER'S SWORD, CARRIED WHEN HE WAS AN OFFICER WITH THE FAMOUS BLACK REGIMENT, THE 54TH MASSACHUSETTS, AND WAS WITH HIM AT THE FAMOUS ASSAULT OF FORT WAGNER, JULY 18, 1863.

Estimate: $50,000 - $75,000

Description: From direct family descent. This sword and accompanying imperial colored photograph has been maintained within the family until this public offering. Luis Fenollosa Emilio was born in Salem, Massachusetts on December 22, 1844 to Spanish immigrants Manuel (1812-1871) and Isabel (Fenollosa) Emilio (1820-1888). Manuel Emilio was a music teacher in Salem with Luis's uncle Manuel Fenollosa (1822-1878). Luis had five younger siblings: Isabel Maria Emilio (1847-1879), Enrique Victor Emilio (1851-), Mary S. Emilio (1853-1928), Clara L. Emilio (1855-), and Manuel "Nello" Fenollosa Emilio (1858-1941). On October 19, 1861, when he was only 16 years old, Luis Emilio enlisted in the 23rd Massachusetts Infantry. He served with the 23rd Regiment primarily in North Carolina, fighting in the Battle of New Bern and other engagements. On March 30, 1863, he was appointed by Gov. John A. Andrew Second Lieutenant in the 54th Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the first regiment of black soldiers formed in the North during the Civil War. He was soon promoted to First Lieutenant (April 14, 1863) and Captain (May 22, 1863). At this point, Emilio was presented this sword by his friends of Salem, Massachusetts. This sword is clearly seen in an original CDV taken in Salem in Spring of 1863 just before troops were shipped to South Carolina. The imperial photograph here has contemporary tag written by Emilio telling of its history. Emilio served as a Captain of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, whose charge on Fort Wagner outside Charleston, South Carolina, is depicted in the movie, "Glory." He served with the regiment throughout the war, joining May 22, 1863, and mustering out March 27, 1865. After the devastating repulse at Fort Wagner which left all of the unit's ranking officers, including Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, dead or wounded, Captain Emilio emerged as the 54th Massachusetts' acting commander. He was the author of A Brave Black Regiment in which he recounted the exploits of the regiment. It is still in print and remains a prime resource for study of the Civil War. On February 6, 2014, James D. Julia sold on these floors two magnificent archives of photographs, letters and diaries of Emilio's from another part of the family. We know of no other swords of 54th Mass. officers that were actually at Ft. Wagner ever previously offered publicly. PROVENANCE: Direct descent to consignor Philip Emilio from great, great-uncle. CONDITION: Sword is very good overall with presentation easily read "CAPT. LUIS F. EMILIO. 54TH MASS. INF. / Presented by his friends of Salem, Mass.". There is a commemorative inscription "1863" and "1865" above the original inscription on either side of the sharkskin grip. 32" blade is standard Ames, Chicopee, Massachusetts made, though etched panels showing maker in patriotic motifs are weak, they are partially discernible. Sword retains its original washer. The portrait is approximately 20" x 13" in original 23-1/2" x 17" gilted frame with original glued canvas backing and Emilio's handwritten 4" x 4-1/2" tag on verso, yellowed with several holes from insect damage. "Portrait of Luis F. Emilio. The original was photographed in Salem, Mass when he was Captain 54th Regt. Mass Vol Infantry and taken Spring of 1863. Rephotographed, enlarged and tinted in water color, Summer of 1908 - L.F.E.". Photograph in gilted frame are in fine overall condition. Emilio's descendant also included in archive is one of a set of "LFE" embroidered linen towels measuring 38" x 26" which is in relatively fine condition, with light staining. 51526-1

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RARE & IMPORTANT NAVAL OFFICER'S SWORD OF COMMODORE MATTHEW PERRY ON HIS FIRST VOYAGE OF THE

Estimate: $25,000 - $50,000

Description: This most important, historic sword is among the earliest regulation Model 1852 US Navy officers swords known. Also, as far as we are aware this is the only sword known to have belonged to Commodore Perry. There are volumes of research materials accompanying this sword, including letters from sword authority and historian John Thilmann explaining the French makers marks, dating manufacture to 1850-1855. Commodore Perry is shown in an engraving published in the London Illustrated News, May 7, 1853, which was taken from a contemporary daguerreotype whose presence is currently unknown which should clearly show the details of this exact sword. Renown historian and genealogist Nancy D. Rossbacher writes a compelling treatise on the sword and its inscription found on drag "THIS SWORD WAS ONCE THE PROPERTY OF MATTHEW G. PERRY, COMMODORE USN / WHO CONDUCTED THE SKILLFUL NEGOTIATION WHICH OPENED JAPAN TO FOREIGN / COMMERCE IN 1854 - PRESENTED TO ADELPHOI LODGE, A.F. & A.M. No. 33RI / FEBRUARY 7 1882." The Adelphoi Lodge of ancient free and accepted Masons came into existence in Providence, Rhode Island in 1876. Perry had also lived in Newport, Rhode Island and is buried there. From the start, the Lodge aimed to be unlike others as its members were political movers and shakers, well connected men in industrial pursuits and finances, a proper home form the sword of Commodore Perry who made many industrialists rich. Commodore Matthew Perry (1794-1858) was a lifelong naval man. He first went to sea at age 15 under the command of his older brother, Oliver Hazard Perry, a hero of the War of 1812 and American icon like his brother. During the Mexican War, Commodore Perry commanded the largest American naval force and became an advocate for steam engines. Perry became known as "THE FATHER OF THE STEAM NAVY". Perry's greatest accomplishment began in 1850 when he proposed a plan for diplomatic missions to Japan. In 1853, Perry sailed on the USS Mississippi heading the expedition to Japan. He carried official Presidential letters to negotiate a treaty with the Japanese. Japan had not opened it borders regularly to any Western nation in more than 200 years. Perry's report that followed made him a world wide hero in the Western world. He also became well known in Japan and his images in contemporary wood cuts are well known. There are monuments commemorating Perry's opening of Japan both in the US and Japan. Commodore Perry's opening of Japan has been revisited in a fabulous MIT 2008-2010 project titled "BLACK SHIPS AND SAMURAI". Perry's extensive biography and research notes accompany this lot. PROVENANCE: Commodore Matthew Perry, 1852-1853; Adelphoi Lodge, 1882; Mike Custodia (Providence, RI Estate Sale), 2009; Sotheby's Lot #94, June 11, 2013. CONDITION: Fine "as found". Sword retains much of its original gilt on hilt and mounts. 29" blade retains most of its original luster with fine etched patriotic naval motifs as can be seen in photos. Sharkskin grip is complete with wear to high surfaces. Scabbard body is sound and solid, showing light shrinkage, crazing and light cracking. Inscription is impeccable and easily read. 51339-1

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FABULOUS CIVIL WAR ERA SILK EMBROIDERED CAVALRY FLAG AND SWORD OF CAPTAIN GEORGE ALEXANDER HOTMER, SQUADRON B, 3RD REGIMENT CAVALRY, NEW YORK NATIONAL GUARD.

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

Description: This beautiful piece of folk art is all silk embroidered, measuring 47" x 29" in old wooden frame. Flag design shows mounted Civil War officer on horse with flourishing swords, as to be rallying troops to battle. The officer is most likely Captain Hotmer himself, as he is wearing regulation Civil War dress, a fabulous Hardee hat with crossed saber insignia and Captain's shoulder straps. Captain Hotmer's sword is a Model 1850 Officer's Sword with rare silver grip and sharkskin scabbard, with fine relief detail. Two small accompanying framed,inked signs state that the sword was used by Captain George Alexander Hotmer during the Civil War and that the flag was made by Francisca Kline and presented to the Captain by the Ladies of the Squadron in August 1867. A quick search of Civil War databases was found to mention Hotmer several times in New York City, 1866-1868, in charge of Squadron B, 3rd Regiment, NYNG Cavalry. CONDITION: Flag is very good overall with bright colors, small areas of staining appear to be on the inside of the frame's glass. The flag is folded around a piece of board. On the backside of the framed piece, the overhung portions of blue field of flag are quite fragile and fractured with old paper tape holding it in place. Accompanying sword appears "as found" with sharkskin scabbard, missing middle mount and drag. 32" blade has easily discerned patriotic etched panels and William Horstmann agent mark. Retaining some original polish, but mostly grey with scattered rust and pitting. Scabbard body has shrunk with several folds and reduction. 51299-1

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EXTREMELY RARE IDENTIFIED 9-BUTTON FROCK AND TROUSERS OF PRIVATE DAVIS NATHAN HOSMER, 45TH MASSACHUSETTS, DIED NEW BERN, NORTH CAROLINA, 1863.

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000

Description: Rarely do you find such fine groupings directly descended from family with nice inked ID and family notes relating to the various objects in this archive. Davis mustered into service as a private on September 17, 1862, serving with the 45th Massachusetts in Company F until he died of Typhoid at Stanley Hospital in New Bern, North Carolina on February 10, 1863. Ironically, Davis had four brothers who also died during the Civil War, including a brother Nathan Davis Hosmer who died the same year and is buried in the Military National Cemetery in Baton Rouge. Archive includes his regulation 9-button enlisted frock, sky blue regulation trousers which both have his inked name and unit ID. The coat is better than average quality with some quilting and possible tailor's name "G.F.Hegan" inked into left sleeve lining. Also included, infantry hat insignia, a linen towel, silk handkerchief, a pair of wool mittens, all bearing his name or initials in ink or stencil. There is a 4-piece keyed fife with maker's mark "C. PELOULET / NEW-YORK". Parts of a sewing kit and an old pair of blue lens eyeglasses and case. A scrap of newspaper found in one tail pocket has a partial article telling of the presentation of the regimental colors of the 45th. Also included are two partial wool cuffs and tabs from Davis's regulation great coat. PROVENANCE: Direct descent from family. CONDITION: Frock and pants show considerable moth tracking with several holes and old family attempts of repair. The 9 buttons on coat appear original and are Scoville maker marked. Hat insignia is missing one loop. Fife has old string repairs, but would display nicely (at least one of Davis' brothers was a Civil War musician). Wool knit gloves with Davis' initials have severe mothing as can be seen in photos. Silk handkerchiefs and linen towel with his name are both very good, as are most of the other bits and pieces accompanying this lot. 51219-1

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THREE CIVIL WAR SWORDS OF BREVET BRIG GENERAL CHARLES A R DIMON, LATER MAYOR OF LOWELL, MASSACHUSETTS.

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

Description: These three officer's swords are "as found" with dark patinas, apparently once burned in a fire, but metal is intact with restored leather grips. The two foot officer's swords are both made and maker marked by Christopher Roby of West Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Both Roby foot officer's swords have 18-19" long etched panels with the unique, classic patriotic etchings Roby was famous for. Etched panels include cannon, panoply of arms, flags, eagles and floral motifs. The third sword is a German import listed by Peterson in American Swords as non-reg officer's sword. This sword with iron basket has cut-out eagle with ribbon "E Pluribus Unum" and large "US". The back-strap is inscribed "C. A. R. Dimon / Brevet Brig. Gen. / War of 1861-1865". Charles Dimon (1841-1902) began service in the Civil War as a private in the 8th Massachusetts, rising through the ranks to Major of the 30th Massachusetts while under command of General Benjamin Butler in New Orleans and Vicksburg. Dimon was given an unusual command in September 1862 being in charge of the 2nd Louisiana Infantry which was made up of Louisiana loyalists and former Confederate prisoners of war. The 2nd Louisiana saw service at Port Hudson and was later sent to Ft. Rice, Dakota Territory, again with ex-Confederate soldiers to fight Indians. Dimon saw hard service the entire war and in many theaters and was Brevetted Brigadier General March 13, 1865. He later worked for General Benjamin Butler as Manager of the U S Cartridge Company in Lowell, Mass. and became the 37th Mayor of Lowell in 1901, dying in office in 1902. A file of biographical data accompanies. SIZE: 37" to 38" overall. CONDITION: Swords are sound and solid, though one sword is missing knuckle bow to pommel pin. Metal shows varying degrees of fire scale, etching is barely discernible on the P-75, but mostly discernible on the Roby's. Grips are restored with leather washers like in the early 20th century style of American fighting knives. 51503-1

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EXTREMELY RARE WM HORSTMANN, PHILADELPHIA, CONTRACT MILITARY CIVIL WAR FORT FLAG WITH INKED ID ON HOIST.

Estimate: $5,000 - $8,000

Description: This massive 34-star bunting flag was regulation between 1861-1863. The flag has name of two Johnson family members and two tags relating to other Johnson family members. One states: "SAVING FUND SOCIETY, GERMANTOWN, PA". The Germantown Saving Fund Society was founded in 1854. A third tag states "CASTINE, MAINE" where the flag was consigned from. A good genealogist should probably be able to tie in the six different names associated with this flag, and possibly ascertain its use in Germantown, 1861-1863. Regardless, this is a beautiful, rare large American Civil War flag. SIZE: 11' 6" x 21' 8". CONDITION: Excellent aesthetics and color. Generally intact but with multiple areas of weakness resulting in pulling, small holes throughout from insect damage, general fading in area of stripes. Flag is mostly hand-sewn, but does have some machine stitching attaching hoist. 51019-1

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RARE SILK CIVIL WAR FLANK MARKER OF THE 42ND NEW YORK INFANTRY IN EXTREMELY FINE CONDITION.

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

Description: Rarely do silk marker flags from the Civil War survive. This one obviously saw little use. According to consignor, a twin to this marker is somewhere in the New York State Archives in shredded condition. The 42nd New York Infantry was organized through the efforts of the Tammany Society and the Union Defense Committee of New York City. All ten companies of the regiment were recruited from the New York City area, gathered at Great Neck, Long Island and mustered into service in June of 1861. Since the unit was organized by the Tammany Society, and that a large percentage of the unit were members of the Tammany organization, the 42nd New York Infantry also became known as the Tammany Regiment. Another nickname of the unit was the Jackson Guards. Ordered to Washington D.C. the Tammany Regiment, 1019 men strong, left New York City on July 18, 1861. Throughout its three year enlistment, the 42nd New York fought in nearly every major battle of the Army of the Potomac, including Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania and Petersburg. The regiment lost 11 officers and 141 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded. The unit also lost 1 officer and 103 men to disease. PROVENANCE: Walter Budd Collection, 1988; The Elizabeth Troiano Collection. CONDITION: Bright colors, original ties. Very light fracturing to silk. 51538-1

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Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

Description: Purported history of the flag states that it was flown in Washington DC during Lincoln's funeral. As per its day this flag would have been displayed vertically with the point of the star down which is a sign of mourning. Regardless, this is a beautiful 36 star "Great Star" Civil War American flag. Flag is in standard size with a rope hoist sewn into a 1" sleeve. Stars are double applique. SIZE: Flag: 4' x 6'. Frame: 76-3/4" x 53". PROVENANCE: The Timothy Gallagher Collection. CONDITION: Wool bunting shows several holes from insects, the largest seen on one red stripe at 2" and 3". Flag shows scattered staining and soiling, but retains bright colors and the rust from the nails are still present from where it was mounted to haft. 51371-24

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13-STAR AMERICAN CENTENNIAL FLAG, 1876.

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

Description: Well made machine sewn flag with two brass grommets in hoist with the canton in the 3-2-3-2-3 configuration. All wool bunting with cotton stars and canvas hoist. Nicely mounted in rustic frame. SIZE: Flag: 2' x 3'. Frame: 35" x 46". PROVENANCE: The Timothy Gallagher Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Several small holes and one reduction about 1/2" in center of bottom red stripe. 51371-23

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13-STAR AMERICAN CENTENNIAL FLAG, VIRGINIA DESIGN.

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

Description: Wool bunting flag with "Virginia style" canton with 3" central star surrounded by eight 2" stars in circle and four single stars in each quadrant. Flag is well made and presents nicely in its rustic frame. SIZE: Flag: 2' x 3'. Frame: 34" x 46". PROVENANCE: The Timothy Gallagher Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall with scattered areas of mothing. One 3/4" hole in top red stripe. 51371-25

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RARE 13-STAR PATRIOTIC AMERICAN SHIELD.

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

Description: Consignor believes this shield could be 18th century and from the Revolutionary War era and anything is possible, though hardwood back has an inked date of 1836, consignor feels this date may be commemorative. Regardless, this is a very old, beautiful piece of folk art with blue cotton field and cotton stars. Stars are attached with hand-stitched silk thread according to a University of Rhode Island Textile researcher, is consistent to potential 18th century construction. SIZE: Shield: 26-1/4" t x 24-1/2" w; stars are 3-1/2". PROVENANCE: Collection of Elizabeth Troiano. CONDITION: Blue field exhibits good color with water staining, soiling, several reductions as can be seen in photos. Sharp edge wear at wood separates cloth, about 10" on right side below stars. Stitching retaining stars to shield have some breaks, but stitches are over 90% intact. Two recent eyelets and a wire have been added to reverse to display. 51538-2

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EXTREMELY RARE AMERICAN MADE COLONIAL-REVOLUTIONARY WAR MILITARY AMERICAN FOWLER FITTED FOR BAYONET, DATED 1773, BY THOMAS EARLE WHO MADE A CUSTOM FOWLER FOR GEORGE WASHINGTON.

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000

Description: This rare and aesthetically pleasing American Revolutionary War era arm was presented quite accurately by earlier collector Professor Charles Thayer, University of Pennsylvania: "Perhaps the most famous New England arms maker of the Colonial-Rev. Period, Thomas Earle was personally commissioned by George Washington to make a custom fowler for the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army. This is the subject of a detailed article in Man at Arms (Dec., 1997, v. 19, no. 6, p 19-29). The present offering is a rare opportunity to acquire a signed Earle fowler. There are only about half-a-dozen authentic examples known, and most of these are locked up in major collections and museums. Other New England fowlers use French components, but this one, like others by Earle, is 100% American. It is dated 1773 on its silver escutcheon, just two years before Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill. British officers credited their American adversaries with effective long-range sniping using long fowlers like this one. Its military usage is obvious from the fact that it was altered to accept a bayonet, which accompanies it. This gun is a classic example of the "Worcester County" school, with its slender, graceful stock of cherry and typical "cloud"-form side-plate (See Tom Grinsdale's book Flintlock Fowlers, pg. 60-65). George Washington had an extensive collection of personal arms; most were ordered from London. Clearly, the Commander-in-Chief considered Earle to be their equal. Washington's Earle fowler has vanished. Of the handful that remain, this is the only one that is dated and the only one adapted to a bayonet. About half of the surviving Earle's guns are stylistically of the 1780's or so, too late for the momentous events of 1775. This gun has seen a great deal of honest wear, consistent with combat use. For example, the mainspring once slipped off the tumbler and split the wood under the rear of the lock. This was repaired with square nails during the gun's working like. Like an old veteran, this gun wears its wounds with pride!" CONDITION: Old cracks restored as noted above. Brass and silver heavily worn from use such that details are light. Initials and date on thumbplate are barely discernible, but present. Wood overall has a hand worn patina. Only recent restoration noted is inset wood forward and under lock. Extremely rare, original American bayonet has matching patina beneath bayonet accoutrements and has been with gun a very long time as metal on barrel retains much of its original surface. Other metal surfaces of barrel and lock are overall brown/grey with pitting, especially around breech. 51268-1

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HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT 1835 DOME TOP TRUNK OWNED BY ETHAN ALLEN II (1787-1855).

Estimate: $800 - $1,500

Description: Ethan Allen II was the son of the legendary American Revolutionary War leader from Vermont, Ethan Allen and his second wife Frances Buchanan Allen. This chest is pictured in a 1959 Albany Times Union newspaper article titled "Ethan Allen Festival" featuring items descended from the Allen Family. A copy of that article will accompany this lot. The unique and rare chest is covered in hide, with overall brass tack decoration and the dome lid opening to an open storage well. The lid decorated with three diamond shapes above and centering the initials "EA". The front of the trunk mounted with iron lock plate above the date 1835 in brass tacks within a tacked border. SIZE: 13" t x 18" l x 12" d. PROVENANCE: Ex collection of Joan L. Thayer. CONDITION: Trunk remains structurally sound. The hide cover brittle and with signs of deterioration, notably with significant splits on top and proper left side. Absence of multiple tacks most notably on edges and ends of trunk. Otherwise good. 50990-2

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EXTREMELY RARE LOCK OF GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON'S HAIR.

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000

Description: Samples of George Washington's hair have been sold numerous times in the past, but we have not seen an example with as good an inked tag displayed explaining the history and provenance. "THE ABOVE IS THE HAIR OF GENERAL WASHINGTON PRESENTED TO MRS. CHARLES ILLIUS BY JAMES A. HAMILTON, SON OF ALEXANDER HAMILTON, SEPTEMBER 17, 1870, AND GIVEN TO ANNE H. WHARTON BY HER AUNT, MRS. BUJAC PRESENTED TO DR. ROLAND G. CURTIN BY ANNE H WHARTON DECEMBER 24:1910". Collecting hair samples was quite popular in the 18th and 19th century and John Reznikoff has a wonderful resource to explore at his University Archives website. Interested parties should read the wild ranges that historic hair samples have sold for. SIZE: Bundle of six hairs about 4" long. CONDITION: Very good as framed, not disassembled. The bundle of hair is folded and tied with silk string with small wax seal such as was the custom in displaying 18th-19th century hair. 51238-1

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EXTREMELY RARE COPY OF

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000

Description: [FLORIDA TERRITORY] Journal of the Proceedings of a Convention of Delegates to form a Constitution for the People of Florida, held at St. Joseph, December 1838 bound with Constitution, or Form of Government for the People of Florida. St. Joseph: printed at the "Times" office, 1839. First edition. Original three-quarter leather, gilted edge spine markings over blue boards with ink inscription on cover "For the Use of the President of the Senate / Executive Office". Inside front board has large presentation in pencil "G W MacRae to S R Mallory, 1845". George W. MacRae was President of the Florida Territorial Senate. Stephen R. Mallory was the U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of Florida at the time of Florida statehood in 1845 when book was presented. Mallory, of course, went on to be Senator from Florida from 1850 until secession in 1861 and was soon appointed Confederate Secretary of the Navy. First edition of the first constitution of Florida, present here with the proceedings of the convention that took place in December 1838 in the Panhandle town of St. Joseph. An extremely rare work, only two copies have been sold at auction that we can find and only 12 copies found in institutions. Parke-Bernet auction sold copy from the Eberstadt Collection, 1967, and most recently a trimmed copy sold at Doyle's April 15, 2015 as Lot 94 for $12,500 including commission. Here's an opportunity to find an ultra rare early Florida imprint not listed in Howe's, Sabin #24870. SIZE: 9-7/8" x 6-3/8", 120; Constitution 20 pp. PROVENANCE: Direct descent from Stephen R. Mallory. CONDITION: Bindings worn with leather corners mostly gone, end-papers are original, foxed and damp-stained, especially dark on the first and last pages. Boards are sound and solid with some warpage, scuffing and staining as can be seen in photos. 51416-3

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BOOK WITH THE SIGNATURE OF JOHN ADAMS.

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500

Description: Waterhouse, Benjamin. BOTANIST THE BOTANICAL PART OF A COURSE OF LECTURES. Boston: Buckingham, 1811. 8vo in beautiful full Morocco with ornate spine label and decorations. On the front free fly is found "John Adams" (John Adams (October 30 [O.S. October 19] 1735 _ July 4, 1826) was an American patriot who served as the second President of the United States (1797_1801) and the first Vice President (1789_97)). On the front paste down is found "E.C. Adams/Quincy" (Daughter of John Adams, second President of the United States) and an additional later ink inscription "Annie F.H. Boyd / From Elizabeth ?. Adams Quincy, May 17th 1901" Complete in 263 pp includes the appendix and errata. Accompanying the bookis a trifold piece of paper with period inscription "John Quincy's book 1777." NOTE: This book is probably from John Adams' personal library see James D Julia lot 2173, August 2008 auction of a set from the same library and same consignor which brought $57,500. PROVENANCE: The books were purchased in the 1930's by the consignor's family from Annie F. H. Boyd (a descendant of John Adams); Maralyn Young estate, Arundel/Falmouth Maine, being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Wrinkle to fff and the most minor of foxing. Unusual and attractive midnight blue and white end papers. A most desirable copy. 51412-94

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BOOK, PAMPHLET AND NEWSPAPER WITH THE SIGNATURES OF JOHN QUINCY ADAMS.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Description: Adams, John Quincy. 1) Cambridge: Hilliard, 1810. LECTURES ON RHETORIC AND ORATORY. 8vo in blue boards. "Thomas B. Adams Jun'r / from his affectionate Uncle / J.Q. Adams". (Thomas Boylston Adams (September 15, 1772 _ March 13, 1832) was the third and youngest son of John and Abigail (Smith) Adams.) VOL. II only. 2) THE MASSACHUSETTS SPY newspaper. Worcester, July 31, 1822 no. 23, Vol. LI. Folio in two leaves. Penned inscription to top edge "J.Q. Adams to Jonathan Russell" (Jonathan Russell (February 27, 1771 _ February 17, 1832) was a United States Representative from Massachusetts and diplomat). Note: Fourth column article "Mr. Adams' Rejoinder to Mr. Russell", also down the vertical margin is found the name Lovett? Peters ESQ. In very presentable condition for a newspaper of the period. 3) "Little Journeys" small booklet on John Quincy Adams, June 1898 by Elbert Hubbard. PROVENANCE: The books were purchased in the 1930's by the consignor's family from Annie F. H. Boyd (a descendant of John Adams); Maralyn Young estate, Arundel/Falmouth Maine, being sold unreserved. CONDITION: 1) Tight and sound with only minor wear. 2) Generally intact with some toning ans stains. #) Some toning, very good 51412-93

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FRAMED, SIGNED, JOHN HANCOCK COMMISSIONED DOCUMENT.

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

Description: The printed document for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts which has areas that are filled in with script pen. It commissions James Thomas Gentleman appointment for Ensign in the 2nd Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 6th Division, in the counties of York and Cumberland. Dated 14th July 1792?. It is signed by John Avery and also John Hancock. Housed in a simple wood frame behind glass. SIZE: Sight 12" x 14". Overall 14" x 16". PROVENANCE: Maralyn Young estate, Arundel/Falmouth Maine, being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Stained, toned with fold marks and splits, the Hancock signature has loss of paper which eliminates some of the signature. 51412-41

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CLIPPED ALBERT EINSTEIN AUTOGRAPH.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Description: Clipped from a typed letter with remainder reading "Faithfully Yours, Albert Einstein" all in type. Centered with a blue penned signature "A. Einstein". The clip was found in an envelope which has some age from Brookline, MA and is inscribed "Einstein signature in __ for a contribution to his medical school". SIZE: 1-1/2" x 4-1/2". CONDITION: Very good, nice & bold. 51437-45

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MAGNIFICENT PRESENTATION AFRICAN BLACK RHINO HORN TAKEN ON HUNT WITH TEDDY ROOSEVELT, SOUTH AFRICA, 1907.

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000

Description: Well patinaed trophy with 1" inscribed, fitted silver ferrule with engraved inscription "PRESENTED TO / FREDERICK TOWNSEND MARTIN / BY AMBROSE J. LAMBERT / WHO SHOT THE RHINOCEROS / ACCOMPANYING COLONEL ROOSEVELT / ON HIS TRIP TO SOUTH AFRICA. / 1907". This is a rare "certifiable antique" African Black Rhino horn. Both the recipient and the presenter were journalists and writers who accompanied Roosevelt on several of his world wide adventures. Correspondence between Lambert and Roosevelt is found in several university archives. SIZE: 14-1/2" (36.8cm) h with 1" silver ferrule. 4-3/8" (11.1cm) w x 15" (38cm) circumference at base. Special Note: This item contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder's responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Very good, "as found". Longitudinal hairline cracks in outer surface and cracks in base. The original presentation band is loose and one newer nail has stabilized silver plated band right above tiny engraved makers mark "J.C. VICKERY 179, 181, 183 REGENT ST". James Collard Vickery can be found at this address in London from 1890 to about 1910. Originally, there was about an eighth inch base that would have hidden the base of horn, but has been lost for a long time as it is well patinaed and remnants of a red cloth are still present with signs of old glue. 51338-2 ESA

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RARE 30-STAR MEDALLION AMERICAN FLAG WITH LARGE CENTRAL HALOED STAR, COMMEMORATING WISCONSIN, 1848-1851.

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

Description: Double wreath of dancing stars surrounding a large haloed star with four oversized corner stars, printed linen, heavily soiled and stained but rare flag still presents beautifully in its archival frame. This is a very rare pattern with few examples extant. SIZE: Flag: 21-1/2" x 14-3/4". Frame: 29-3/4" x 23-3/4". PROVENANCE: Estate Sale, Dayton, Ohio, 2004 (owned by 4th Ohio solider, said buried at the Dayton Soldier's Home); Heritage Sword Company, Fairfield, Ohio, 2008; The Timothy Gallagher Collection. CONDITION: Flag appears fully intact with a few small tears, small holes, heavily soiled and stained as can be seen in photos. 51371-5

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RARE 31-STAR MEDALLION FLAG COMMEMORATING CALIFORNIA, 1851-1858.

Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000

Description: Printed muslin, double wreath of dancing stars surrounding large haloed star. Beautiful color and aesthetics. SIZE: Flag: 35" x 22-1/2". Frame: 37-1/2" x 25-1/2". PROVENANCE: The Timothy Gallagher Collection. CONDITION: Very good overall, with some reductions to hoist. Several small holes. Red has turned a very pleasing orange; water staining. Presents beautifully as framed. 51371-6

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EXTREMELY RARE 32-STAR AMERICAN FLAG COMMEMORATING MINNESOTA, 1858-1859.

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

Description: Printed muslin. This flag was official for only one year and many people were anticipating Oregon well in advance of it becoming an official state, so few 32-star flags are found. This is an excellent example with hand sewn hoist and hand sewn canton. About 5" of the fly have been folded and sewn to make the dimensions closer to acceptance in the late 19th century where this flag would originally would have had a 2-1 ratio, which was typical in the late 1850s. SIZE: Flag: 24" x 41". Frame: 47" x 29-1/2". PROVENANCE: The Timothy Gallagher Collection. CONDITION: Very good as archivally framed, scattered insect holes as can be seen in photos. Bottom hand-whipped eyelet is torn, top eyelet still retains its tied cord attachment. Good colors. 51371-7

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WHIMSICAL CIVIL WAR HOMEMADE FLAG WITH 33-STAR AND 35-STAR CANTONS.

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

Description: Most unusual flag where the finished side has 33 stars and the reverse has 35 stars. There do not appear to be any stars missing, so it is a bit intriguing. Stars are double applique, but none of the stars mimic locations on opposite side, which most professional seamstresses would have done. Flag is a mix of materials, at least two different red buntings, blue bunting and blue twill, white stripes are cotton with repairs made in a soft white apparent wool blend. Flag is all hand sewn with several different threads which appear to be a mix of 2 and 3 ply S-twist threads commonly seen during the Civil War. Flag has seen use and has later repairs, but even those all appear to be done with thread contemporary to the War. Flag has a patchwork, folky appearance. We are sure flag was longer at one time but has had several repairs including a 1-1/2" fly edging made from two different pieces of red fabric used to make other repairs on flag. SIZE: 33-1/2" on hoist x about 52" on fly. CONDITION: Flag is intact as contemporarily repaired with additional restoration by consignor (See conserved photo). Ten or eleven stars on each side have been dyed or painted black at one time, possibly representing the seceding Confederate states. And there are other exclusionary flags known, though most just remove the Confederate states. Regardless, this is one strange flag and if it could only talk. 51538-5

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WONDERFUL AND RARE 34 STAR AMERICAN BIBLE FLAG.

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

Description: This little gem is totally hand sewn of silk. It has 34 whimsical gold embroidered stars that are double applique and scattered about the Union with no apparent design. Note that Confederate Bible flags are not uncommon and many were made by sweethearts and mothers and sent along through the Bible to their loved ones, but much rarer are the Union counterparts. As a matter of fact, this is the first Union Civil War Bible flag this cataloger has ever encountered in a public venue. SIZE: 11-1/2" on the fly and just 7-1/4" on hoist. PROVENANCE: Collection of Elizabeth Troiano. CONDITION: This flag has beautiful aesthetics and color showing great skill of the seamstress who made it. With the fragility of silk it is fortunate that the seamstress sewed a multicolored edging around its entire border. There are numerous small cracks, but few reductions other than about 1/2" piece missing from second red stripe. Central crack where folded, but flag could be mounted and displayed easily. 51538-3

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LARGE HALOED STAR, DOUBLE WREATH CIVIL WAR 34-STAR AMERICAN FLAG COMMEMORATING KANSAS, 1861-1863.

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

Description: This is a very rare large parade flag that would have been in use near the beginning of the Civil War. Nail holes can still be seen from where it was attached. This fine flag has great aesthetics and was used. Printed on linen, canton has 2-1/4" haloed star with thirty-three 7/8" stars surrounding in two circular wreaths and stars in quadrant. This popular pattern is occasionally found among Civil War soldiers' effects. SIZE: Flag: 16" x 10". Frame: 21-1/2" x 15-1/2". PROVENANCE: The Timothy Gallagher Collection. CONDITION: Flag is complete with fraying along edges, with soiling and staining, especially at fly end. Red has changed to a very pleasant red-orange. 51371-8

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CIVIL WAR 34-STAR CAMP COLOR.

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

Description: This particular flag known as a "Camp Color," is one of the smallest official Union Army flags used during the Civil war. General Order 4, January 18, 1862 prescribed camp colors. It was used to identify the Union Company's encampment, often positioned outside the commander's tent. The pattern of stars and design found on Camp Color flags vary, and although they were generally made under Government contract, individual manufacturers frequently put their personal mark on the flags during construction. Flag in typical dimension found on identified camp colors. Printed on polished loose weave single ply bunting. The 34 printed stars are arranged in five horizontal rows with seven stars in each of the upper two and bottom two rows while the indented middle row includes six stars. Along the edge of the fly the wool is rolled and lock stitched. The 3/4" hoist is machine sewn linen. Traces of pin marks suggesting it was possibly tacked to a staff. Although this Camp Color flag differs from flags using 2"- 4" sleeves it was not unusual to find deviations in construction, even though they were under government contract the description furnished was vague which allowed for variations from the individual manufacturers. Camp colors are scarce; if you visit the State of New York Civil War flag site where many regimental flags are shown for the various units, it is noted that camp colors had low survival rates. SIZE: 18-1/2" x 24-1/2". PROVENANCE: Collection of Elizabeth Troiano. CONDITION: Very good overall. Scattered small holes, staining, linen hoist is cracked at edge. 51538-4

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RARE GROVER CLEVELAND PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN FLAG OF 1884 USING CIVIL WAR 35-STAR FLAG.

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

Description: All cotton mix of hand and machine stitch, 35 double applique stars with 1" hoist. Hung vertically, flag exhibits 9" cotton panel with cutout letters with dark brown background; one side reading "CLEVELAND" the other side reading "CLEVELAND.HENDRICKS". Of course, Grover Cleveland and Thomas Hendricks won the election and were heavily supported by Civil War veterans. Possibly one such veteran took his Civil War 35-star flag and added the campaign names to his flag as the official flag for 1884 would not have been 35-stars which came in at 1863, but would have been a 38-star flag. Regardless of history, this is a pleasing and well preserved piece of American history. SIZE: 62" x 48". CONDITION: Very good overall with soiling and staining. Lettering, which is made from cutout white cloth above brown polished cotton, has folded and is clumped in some areas, but could easily be tacked back into place, clearly showing all of the characters as none appear missing. 51115-1

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