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ROYAL VIENNA VASE

by World of Antiques, Inc.

September 3, 2015, 4:00 PM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $300 - $600

Description: ROYAL VIENNA VASE. MEASURES H: 8 3/4" W: 5 1/2"

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Sterling platter royal danish

by Gulfcoast Coin and Jewelry

September 7, 2015, 8:00 PM EST

Fort Myers, FL, USA

Estimated Price: $1,350 - $1,400

Description: Sterling platter royal danish. 27ozt. Measures 12 1/2x9 1/2.

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Rolex Stainless Steel Oyster Royal 6694 Manual Watch

by Seized Assets Auctioneers

September 2, 2015, 5:00 AM PST

Westlake Villiage, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $1,950 - $2,590

Description: Rolex Stainless Steel Oyster Royal 6694 Manual Watch.

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Faithful Eyes-Mixed Media on Paper Original Renata

by Nova Art Auctions

September 7, 2015, 10:30 AM PST

Vista, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $3,275 - $4,500

Description: 1 of 1.Faithful Eyes-Mixed Media Original on paper-by Renata Lledias-Includes Certificate of Authenticity Signed by The Artist. Measurements Approx. 13" x 18"

Condition Report: Excellent Condition-Renata was born in Mexico City on February 8, 1966. The second of six siblings whose passion for the arts is clear and evident. As a child she felt a great love and attraction for the arts, but the fear of their parents to not be a lucrative career, would lead her to the Faculty of medicine, which would leave for marriage and motherhood. Countless changes of residence and in her life did it not continue with her career, but until the year 1998 when in Australia, had the opportunity to study and graduate in Visual Arts at the Chisholm Institute in Melbourne, under the tutelage of the South African artist David Trout, in where she gained recognition for his early work, obtaining several awards at various exhibitions including his solo exhibition, shortly before her return to Mexico.Her works are mainly figurative which lead us to a romantic almost naive dream, where his life and its internal recognition are caught between warm colours, feelings, and new experiences, that capture the viewer and transport it in her enigmatic, sensual air and with a lot of symbolic language. Her compositions speak directly to the viewer and not about angst or pain.

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Original Mixed Media High End Renata

by Nova Art Auctions

September 1, 2015, 7:30 PM PST

Vista, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $2,450 - $4,450

Description: 1 of 1. Coat of Pansies-by Renata Lledias. -Original Mixed media on canvas. Includes Certificate of Authenticity Signed by The Artist. Measurements Approx. 18" x 14"

Condition Report: Excellent Condition-Renata was born in Mexico City on February 8, 1966. The second of six siblings whose passion for the arts is clear and evident. As a child she felt a great love and attraction for the arts, but the fear of their parents to not be a lucrative career, would lead her to the Faculty of medicine, which would leave for marriage and motherhood. Countless changes of residence and in her life did it not continue with her career, but until the year 1998 when in Australia, had the opportunity to study and graduate in Visual Arts at the Chisholm Institute in Melbourne, under the tutelage of the South African artist David Trout, in where she gained recognition for his early work, obtaining several awards at various exhibitions including his solo exhibition, shortly before her return to Mexico.Her works are mainly figurative which lead us to a romantic almost naive dream, where his life and its internal recognition are caught between warm colours, feelings, and new experiences, that capture the viewer and transport it in her enigmatic, sensual air and with a lot of symbolic language. Her compositions speak directly to the viewer and not about angst or pain.

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Original Mixed Media High End Renata

by Nova Art Auctions

September 1, 2015, 7:30 PM PST

Vista, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $4,500 - $8,500

Description: 1 of 1.Shawl-by Renata Lledias.Original Mixed media on canvas. Includes Certificate of Authenticity Signed by The Artist. Measurements Approx. 27" x 35"

Condition Report: Excellent Condition-Renata was born in Mexico City on February 8, 1966. The second of six siblings whose passion for the arts is clear and evident. As a child she felt a great love and attraction for the arts, but the fear of their parents to not be a lucrative career, would lead her to the Faculty of medicine, which would leave for marriage and motherhood. Countless changes of residence and in her life did it not continue with her career, but until the year 1998 when in Australia, had the opportunity to study and graduate in Visual Arts at the Chisholm Institute in Melbourne, under the tutelage of the South African artist David Trout, in where she gained recognition for his early work, obtaining several awards at various exhibitions including his solo exhibition, shortly before her return to Mexico.Her works are mainly figurative which lead us to a romantic almost naive dream, where his life and its internal recognition are caught between warm colours, feelings, and new experiences, that capture the viewer and transport it in her enigmatic, sensual air and with a lot of symbolic language. Her compositions speak directly to the viewer and not about angst or pain.

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Faithful Eyes-Mixed Media on Paper Original Renata

by Nova Art Auctions

September 6, 2015, 10:30 AM PST

Vista, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $3,275 - $4,500

Description: 1 of 1.Faithful Eyes-Mixed Media Original on paper-by Renata Lledias-Includes Certificate of Authenticity Signed by The Artist. Measurements Approx. 13" x 18"

Condition Report: Excellent Condition-Renata was born in Mexico City on February 8, 1966. The second of six siblings whose passion for the arts is clear and evident. As a child she felt a great love and attraction for the arts, but the fear of their parents to not be a lucrative career, would lead her to the Faculty of medicine, which would leave for marriage and motherhood. Countless changes of residence and in her life did it not continue with her career, but until the year 1998 when in Australia, had the opportunity to study and graduate in Visual Arts at the Chisholm Institute in Melbourne, under the tutelage of the South African artist David Trout, in where she gained recognition for his early work, obtaining several awards at various exhibitions including his solo exhibition, shortly before her return to Mexico.Her works are mainly figurative which lead us to a romantic almost naive dream, where his life and its internal recognition are caught between warm colours, feelings, and new experiences, that capture the viewer and transport it in her enigmatic, sensual air and with a lot of symbolic language. Her compositions speak directly to the viewer and not about angst or pain.

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After Nikolai Suetin, Suprematist Porcelain Plate, 1923

by Auctionata AG

September 16, 2015, 6:00 PM CET

Berlin, Germany

Estimated Price: €2,400 - €3,120

Description: White porcelain body, glazed, polychrome enamel décor Petrograd, Soviet Union, 1923White burn. Imperial Porcelain Factory St. Petersburg, 1902Painting: State Porcelain Factory 1923 after a motif by Nikolai Michailovic Suetin, The base with onglaze green mark of the Imperial Porcelain Factory St. Petersburg (crowned Cyrillic N II. and 1902), acid-etched loop on top, onglaze grey mark of the State Porcelain Factory (hammer, sickle, cogwheel and 1923), symbol of the UNOVIS with Cyrillic inscription (Suprematism), Cyrillic inscription (after the drawing of N. Suetin)Diameter: 44.3 cmVery good conditionAbstract composition in red by Nikolai Suetin, who created designs for the State Porcelain Factory, next to further representatives of Suprematism such as Malevich and El LissitzkyObject is regular taxed. 19% VAT is added to the purchase price for deliveries within the EU.Estimate by Auctionata Expert: 5,000 EuroFollowing the October Revolution the State Porcelain Factory arose from the Imperial Porcelain Factory St. Petersburg within the course of the nationalization process. The remaining porcelain of the Imperial Porcelain Factory, attested by the mark of Nikolaus II on the base, was redesigned with new décors by artists such as the Suprematists El Lissitzky and Malevich (see Cyrillic word for ‘Suprematism’ on the base). Their idea was to transfer modern painting to applied arts. With the rise of Stalinism, this art movement became prosecuted because it was of too little use for the fomenting purposes of the new government.Condition:The porcelain plate is besides partially minimal losses of color in very good condition. It is 44.3 cm in diameter.Nikolai Suetin (1897-1954)From 1918 to 1922, Nikolai Suetin studied at the Art Institute of Vitesbk under the guidance of Kazimir Malevich, the founder of Suprematism, an early abstract art movement with non-objective geometric shapes. Since 1920, he exhibited several times, for instance with the UNOVIS group. From 1923, he lived in Petrograd and worked at the State Lomonosov ceramic manufactory. Suetin was a member of the State Art Institute, the GINKhUK, and worked there in the experimental workshop and later at the Institute of Art History. Since 1932, he was the chief artist in the artistic laboratory of the Leningrad Lomonosov Porcelain Factory. Suetin also worked as a book illustrator and exhibition designer. (tm) Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Stow Wengenroth

by East Coast Books

September 12, 2015, 7:00 PM EST

Wells, ME, USA

Estimated Price: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: Stow Wengenroth (1906-1978) American artist and lithographer, born in 1906 in Brooklyn, New York. Wengenroth was once called "America's greatest living artist working in black and white" by the American realist painter Andrew Wyeth, and he is generally considered to be one of the finest American lithographers of the twentieth century. He studied at the Art Students League of New York under George Brant Bridgeman and John Carlson from 1923 to 1927, then at the Grand Central School of Art under Wayman Adams. Wengenroth was elected a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters (renamed the American Academy of Arts and Letters) in 1942 and was also a member of the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts and the Prairie Printmakers. He was elected an Associate of the prestigious National Academy of Design in 1938, and a full Academician in 1941. Wengenroth was also the author of several influential books on lithography. Wengenroth's lithographs are found in most major American collections, including the Library of Congress, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Metropolitan Museum of Art. During his career, Wengenroth became well-known for his detailed depictions of the seascapes and landscapes of New England and, particularly, Maine . As an artist, he eschewed colour in his lithographs but rather focused on shadow, light, and form to transmit detail and dimension. While his urban scenes of Manhattan and the New York City environs are especially coveted by the current market, Wengenroth was most adept at creating sincere yet vivid simulacra of the New England littoral and interior. Offered here is an unsigned 2-sided watercolor. Sand dunes on one side and a most unusual abstraction watercolor on the other. Unusual abstraction on the one side. This is guaranteed, without a time limit, to be by Stow Wengenroth and we will send along a letter of guarantee to the winning bidder. This piece is approx. 14-3/4 x 19-3/4 in. His watercolors & drawings are quite uncommon.

Condition Report: VG

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DOUGLAS VOLK [1856-1935] AMERICAN ARTIST

by East Coast Books

September 19, 2015, 7:00 PM EST

Wells, ME, USA

Estimated Price: $200 - $300

Description: DOUGLAS VOLK [1856-1935] AMERICAN ARTIST. Douglas was born to be an artist. His father was the famous sculptor Leonard Wells Volk and his mother Emily Barlow Volk was counsin to Senator Steven Douglas. At a young age Douglas showed an ability to draw and was taken seriously later studying with George Inness, and at age 14 took classes at the Accademia San Luca in Italy. In 1873 Volk went to Paris to study at Ecole des Beaux Arts with the Master Jean-Leon Gerome. When he returned to the U.S. he began teaching at The Cooper Institute in New York and in 1886 was founder of the Minneapolis School Of Fine Art. In 1893 Volk was chosen for the selection committee at the Columbian Expo where he exhibited three paintings and the the gold medal, his first major award. In 1899 the National Academy granted him membership. His paintings hang in many important collections including the Metropolitan Museum in NY. Douglas Volk first ventured into Lincoln portraiture in 1908, and that canvas, reworked in 1917, eventually found its way into the National Gallery of Art. It also achieved a kind of anonymous familiarity between 1954 and 1968, when it was featured on the regular four-cent U.S. postage stamp. When in 1860, Lincoln sat in Leonard Volk's studio, a liittle child was running in and out. The great man took him on his knee and asked his name. It was Douglas. It was this boy, long grown to manhood who was the paint one of the most famous portraits of Lincoln. One of his Lincoln portraits hangs in the Lincoln Bedroom in The White House. Collection of 15 signed bank checks, dating 1906-1921.

Condition Report: Most very good

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Artist Douglas Volk - bank check

by East Coast Books

October 3, 2015, 7:00 PM EST

Wells, ME, USA

Estimated Price: $75 - $100

Description: [ART] DOUGLAS VOLK [1856-1935] AMERICAN ARTIST. Douglas was born to be an artist. His father was the famous sculptor Leonard Wells Volk and his mother Emily Barlow Volk was counsin to Senator Steven Douglas. At a young age Douglas showed an ability to draw and was taken seriously later studying with George Inness, and at age 14 took classes at the Accademia San Luca in Italy. In 1873 Volk went to Paris to study at Ecole des Beaux Arts with the Master Jean-Leon Gerome. When he returned to the U.S. he began teaching at The Cooper Institute in New York and in 1886 was founder of the Minneapolis School Of Fine Art. In 1893 Volk was chosen for the selection committee at the Columbian Expo where he exhibited three paintings and the the gold medal, his first major award. In 1899 the National Academy granted him membership. His paintings hang in many important collections including the Metropolitan Museum in NY. Douglas Volk first ventured into Lincoln portraiture in 1908, and that canvas, reworked in 1917, eventually found its way into the National Gallery of Art. It also achieved a kind of anonymous familiarity between 1954 and 1968, when it was featured on the regular four-cent U.S. postage stamp. When in 1860, Lincoln sat in Leonard Volk's studio, a liittle child was running in and out. The great man took him on his knee and asked his name. It was Douglas. It was this boy, long grown to manhood who was the paint one of the most famous portraits of Lincoln. One of his Lincoln portraits hangs in the Lincoln Bedroom in The White House. Offered here is a signed bank check dated 1911.VG

Condition Report: VG

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Fine Art Print

by Pine Valley Auctions, LLC

September 4, 2015, 10:00 AM MST

St. George, UT, USA

Estimated Price: $1,950 - $2,000

Description: Fine Art Print "Billiards" After Bill Romero; size approx. 11 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. Romero Britto (6 October 1963) is a Brazilian Neo-pop artist, painter, serigrapher, and sculptor. He combines elements of cubism, pop art and graffiti painting in his work. Britto has lived in Miami, Florida since 1989. Shortly after Britto arrived in the United States, Michel Roux, founder of Absolut Vodka's Absolut Art Ad Campaign, happened by Britto's first studio in Coconut Grove, Florida. Roux quickly asked Britto to reinterpret the famous bottle, which would be published and seen by millions. Consistently challenging himself, Britto has completed other corporate works for Movado, Disney, Enrico Coveri, Pepsi, the United Nations, BMW and Royal Caribbean Cruises. Britto has one main art gallery in Miami, on South Beach on Lincoln Road.

Condition Report: Good

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Fine Art Print

by Pine Valley Auctions, LLC

September 4, 2015, 10:00 AM MST

St. George, UT, USA

Estimated Price: $1,700 - $1,750

Description: Fine Art Print "Billiards" After Bill Romero; size approx. 12 x 12 in. Romero Britto (6 October 1963) is a Brazilian Neo-pop artist, painter, serigrapher, and sculptor. He combines elements of cubism, pop art and graffiti painting in his work. Britto has lived in Miami, Florida since 1989. Shortly after Britto arrived in the United States, Michel Roux, founder of Absolut Vodka's Absolut Art Ad Campaign, happened by Britto's first studio in Coconut Grove, Florida. Roux quickly asked Britto to reinterpret the famous bottle, which would be published and seen by millions. Consistently challenging himself, Britto has completed other corporate works for Movado, Disney, Enrico Coveri, Pepsi, the United Nations, BMW and Royal Caribbean Cruises. Britto has one main art gallery in Miami, on South Beach on Lincoln Road.

Condition Report: Good

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1 of only 4 known tickets from the Titanic's Turkish Baths' weighing chair, from a survivor of infamous Lifeboat No. 1

by Lion Heart Autographs

September 30, 2015, 12:00 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $7,500 - $10,000

Description: A Fourth and Hitherto Unknown Printed Ticket from the Titanic’s Turkish Baths’ Weighing Chair, Linked to the Occupants of the Infamous Lifeboat No. 1********** TITANIC EPHEMERA. A ticket from the Henry Pooley & Son weighing chair device custom-made for the Titanic’s Turkish baths’ cooling room. 1p. 48mo. R.M.S. Titanic, (April 15 [?], 1912). The ticket bears the penciled names of three first class passengers (“Miss Francatelli / Sir Cosmo Duff Gordon / Lady”). Likely written in the hand of New York businessman Abraham Lincoln Salomon (1868-1959) a first class passenger aboard Lifeboat No. 1, this precious relic names the influential fashion designer Lucy Duff-Gordon (1863-1835); her husband, wealthy Scottish nobleman Cosmo Duff-Gordon (1862-1931); and Lucy’s secretary Laura Mabel Francatelli (1880-1967). The Duff-Gordons, Francatelli and Salomon are inextricably linked to each other as four of the five passengers who joined seven crewmembers in the infamous Lifeboat No. 1. On the ticket’s verso is printed “Henry Pooley & Son, LTD. / Sole Makers, / Birmingham & London.” ********** Facing competition from the faster ships of the Cunard line, the Lusitania and the Mauretania, the White Star Line’s Titanic and her sister ships, Olympia (launched 1910) and Britannic (launched 1914), were built the with the intention of being larger and more luxurious than their competition. In order to create the impression that its passengers were in an elegant hotel, the first- and second-class public rooms were decorated in the most lavish manner and included elaborately carved wood paneling, etched glass partitions, and ornate furniture. Amenities abounded, including electricity, a telephone system, gymnasium, squash court, heated swimming pool, elevators, barber, kennel, private massage room, tea gardens, the À la Carte Restaurant (nicknamed the Ritz), a large and sophisticated first-class dining saloon located on D Deck, and the opulent Turkish baths, where, for an additional fee of four shillings or one dollar, first class passengers could enjoy the steam room, hot room, temperate room, shampooing room, and cooling room. The baths were probably the most lavish rooms aboard the Titanic, decorated in a Moorish theme that utilized blue and green tiles and “Cairo curtains” that filtered the light from the portholes to convey “something of the grandeur of the mysterious East,” according to the White Star Line’s 1911 advertisements. Among the bath’s novelties were heating beds that utilized electric lamps and a weighing chair, located within the cooling room. The chair, based on Pooley’s model S133, was customized with a geometric design that matched the Moorish decor of the room, and was capable of printing, on a small cardboard ticket like the present example, the bather’s weight in stones and pounds along with the date. ********** On April 11, 1912, the New York-bound Titanic set sail on her maiden voyage from Queenstown (Cobh), Ireland, after having departed Southampton and Cherbourg the previous day. The world’s largest ship at the time, the Titanic carried scores of wealthy, upper-crust American and British citizens as well as hundreds of poor emigrants from Europe traveling in steerage. Three days into the transatlantic crossing, Captain Edward Smith received warnings about icebergs off the coast of Newfoundland, which, not inconsistent with accepted procedure, he ignored. On April 14, at 11:40 p.m., lookouts on the bridge spotted an iceberg in the ship’s path. Despite maneuvers to avoid it, the Titanic collided with the berg, leaving a huge gash on her starboard side. Twenty-five minutes later, Captain Smith prepared to evacuate passengers onto the woefully insufficient number of lifeboats. ********** Lucy Duff-Gordon, prominent fashion designer and sister of risqué novelist Elinor Glyn, later noted, “I had been in bed for about an hour and the lights were all out, when I was awakened by a funny, rumbling noise. It was like nothing I had ever heard before. It seemed as if some giant hand had been playing bowls, rolling the great balls along. Then the boat stopped and immediately there was the frightful noise of escaping steam, and I heard people running outside my cabin but they were laughing and gay,” (Titanic Voices: 63 Survivors Tell Their Extraordinary Stories, Holman). ********** When her secretary, Mabel Francatelli, noticed water streaming into her cabin on E Deck, she went upstairs to warn her employer: “…A man came to me and put a life preserver on me assuring me he was only taking precautions and not to be alarmed... When we got on the top deck, the lifeboats were being lowered on the starboard side... I then noticed that the sea was nearer to us than during the day, and I said to Sir Cosmo Duff-Gordon ‘We are sinking’ and he said ‘Nonsense, come away,’” (from Francatelli’s sworn affidavit submitted to the British inquiry, quoted in Encyclopedia Titanica). ********** Soon, however, the reality of the situation became apparent to the Duff-Gordons and Francatelli. According to Lucy Duff-Gordon’s account, “On the port side was a scene of indescribable horror. Boat after boat was being lowered in a pandemonium of rushing figures fighting for places, tearing at each other, trampling women and children under foot. The Lascars [Southeast Asian sailors] from below deck had run amok and were battling like devils round the remaining boats… While we stood there people rushed by us in a headlong mob to get anywhere away from the hell of that struggling, yelling mob, and there were heart-rending shrieks as one boat, too hurriedly launched, upset and its occupants were shot out into the black depths of water below. ‘We will go round to the starboard side,’ Cosmo said. ‘It may be better there. It can’t possibly be worse.’ It was better, for although there were crowds, there was no confusion. The lifeboats were being quietly filled with women, while officers and male passengers helped to launch them,” (op. cit., Holman). Lucy Duff-Gordon refused to abandon her husband on the Titanic. “Suddenly we saw that everyone in the vicinity had dispersed, except for some sailors who were launching a little boat. We found out afterwards that it was not a lifeboat but rather the captain’s ‘emergency’ boat,” (ibid.). The crewmen, many of whom were firemen or “stokers” invited several passengers, including Francatelli and the Duff-Gordons, to join them in the boat. ********** By around 1 a.m. the Duff-Gordons, Francatelli, “and the two Americans, whose names we found out were Mr Stengel and Mr Salomon,” had joined seven crew members in Lifeboat No. 1, an emergency cutter with a capacity of 40, swung out along the starboard side of the Titanic, ready for quick action should someone fall overboard, (ibid.). Seeing no other passengers on the starboard side of the deck, the boat was lowered into the water with just 12 passengers at around 1:15 a.m. The fourth lifeboat to launch, it rowed away from the sinking vessel and the decision not to return to rescue any of the helpless passengers from the near freezing water later became a subject of much controversy. ********** From the lifeboat, the small party watched in shock as, at around 2 a.m., the Titanic cracked in half and plunged out of sight into the black water. According to the later testimony of Titanic fireman Robert Pusey, while on the lifeboat Lady Duff-Gordon commented on Francatelli’s loss of her (Francatelli’s) nightdress, prompting Pusey to complain that he and his fellow sailors had not only lost their kit but, once the ship sank, their wages, too. Sir Duff-Gordon promised the crew one month’s wages, “a fiver each to start a new kit,” once the lifeboat returned to safety, (“Testimony of Robert W. Pusey,” British Wreck Commissioner’s Inquiry: Day 11, Titanic Inquiry Project). At around 4:10 in the morning, they were rescued by the Carpathia and the next day Duff-Gordon kept his word and authorized Francatelli to issue each crewmember of Lifeboat No. 1 a check for ₤5. Unfortunately, this payment was later misconstrued by journalists as a payoff to row away from the doomed Titanic without taking on additional passengers for fear of being swamped. The press soon dubbed Lifeboat No. 1 “the Money Boat” and “the Millionaire’s Boat.” ********** It is likely that during their time on Lifeboat No. 1 or following their rescue by the Carpathia, Salomon scrawled the names of Francatelli and the Duff-Gordons on the only piece of paper he had at hand, a single blank ticket from the Turkish bath’s weighing machine. ********** Three days after rescuing the survivors of the Titanic tragedy, the Carpathia sailed into New York harbor, where a Congressional hearing was held, which concluded that emergency measures aboard the Titanic had been severely lacking and blaming the Titanic’s captain for ignoring the warnings of danger. The British government held its own inquiry, beginning on May 2, 1912. A panel of experts heard testimony over the course of 36 days, including that of the Duff-Gordons, the only passengers called to testify. Cosmo was questioned on the 10th and he and his wife on the 11th day of the hearing. (See G. B. Shaw’s essay on the subject, published on May 14, entitled “Some Unmentioned Morals,” in which he quotes from Lady Duff-Gordon’s testimony.) Additionally, every passenger aboard Lifeboat No. 1 was required to submit a sworn statement. Francatelli’s affidavit vehemently denies the unfounded accusations of bribery. The resulting report of the British inquiry reproved those aboard Lifeboat No. 1 for not returning to assist more passengers. ********** The launching of Lifeboat No. 1 was depicted in the 1958 film adaptation of Walter Lord’s A Night to Remember, and a scene from James Cameron’s 1997 Titanic, in which Cosmo Duff-Gordon notes that it was “out of the question” to turn around and pick up survivors, was cut from the film’s final version. The Duff-Gordons had booked passage on the first available ship to New York, which happened to be the Titanic, in order to attend to the opening of Lucy’s new West 57th Street showrooms. Lucy narrowly escaped death again when she canceled her passage aboard the Lusitania, which was torpedoed by a German submarine on May 7, 1915. Although they remained married, by 1915 the Duff-Gordons had become estranged and pursued their individual interests. Lucy’s impact on the world of fashion (as well as the influence of her sister, author Elinor Glyn) has been the subject of numerous books and museum exhibitions. Her fashion innovations include the introduction of the “mannequin parade,” a precursor of the runway show; the introduction of slit skirts and low necklines; using trained fashion models; and less restrictive corsets and lingerie. Her London couture brand, Lucile Ltd., was so popular that she opened branches in Paris, New York City and Chicago, and counted among her clients several generations of royalty, society ladies and Hollywood starlets. Her success was curtailed by a 1917 precedent-setting contract dispute which was decided against her in an opinion written by future Supreme Court justice Benjamin Cardozo. ********** Abraham Lincoln Salomon, was a wholesale stationer with offices on lower Broadway and in Philadelphia and a residence on Manhattan’s Central Park West. By marriage, he was a distant cousin of photographer Alfred Stieglitz. Following the disaster, Salomon became withdrawn, and refused to discuss the Titanic’s sinking for the rest of his life. Six months after the disaster, Lucy Duff-Gordon’s secretary, Francatelli, wrote to Salomon on her employers behalf about their shared ordeal and to arrange a meeting in New York (See lot #102). The provenance of both the letter, menu (lot #103) and ticket can be traced back to Salomon. He died a wealthy man at the age of 90. ********** In 1914, the Pooley company was purchased by the Birmingham firm of W&T Avery Ltd., which had supplied weighing equipment to the Titanic’s mail room and whose managing director, William E. Hipkins, died aboard the Titanic. The Avery Historical Museum in Birmingham has one of the few surviving blank tickets from the Titanic’s weighing chair. Another ticket was sold in the United States in 1986 for $5,000 (₤3,570), (Titanic, Triumph and Tragedy, Eaton and Haas). ********** On September 1, 1985 an expedition mounted by French oceanographer Jean-Louis Michel of the Institut français de recherche pour l’exploitation de la mer (IFREMER) and underwater archeologist Robert Ballard of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution became the first team to successfully map the location of the Titanic wreck, a feat which enabled divers to begin exploring the remains of the luxury liner over the subsequent decades. In 2005, James Cameron produced the Discovery Channel documentary “Last Mysteries of the Titanic” in which he explored the well-preserved Turkish baths. ********** The recto is unevenly toned by a piece of Scotch tape, now removed. In otherwise remarkable condition – an iconic relic from the Titanic’s magnificent Turkish baths!

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Charles Frodsham, Marine-Chronometer with Casing, c. 1858

by Auctionata AG

September 17, 2015, 6:00 PM CET

Berlin, Germany

Estimated Price: €1,800 - €2,340

Description: Brass, glass, mahogany, ivoryLondon, England, around 1858Charles Frodsham (1810-1871) – English watch and clockmaker, vice president of the British Horological InstituteRetailer: D. McGregor & Company – nautical instrument maker and repairer, GlasgowDial inscribed with ‘Charles Frodsham 84 Strand, London No. 3040’Plaque on the case inscribed with ‘D. McGregor & Co. Limited Makers To The Admiralty‘Chronometer with brass case, manual wind-up movement; hour, minute, small second, subsidiary power reserve indicatorSilver dial with roman indices and silver spade handsModel number: 3040Square wooden case with two lateral handles, brass inlays and two hinged lids, one of which bears a glass insertWinding key is includedDimensions of mahogany case: 19 x 18 x 18.2 cmGood conditionThis item can only be delivered to an address within the EUEstimate by Auctionata Expert: 3,600 EuroUnlike many chronometers, this British example has its original wooden lid – navigators often removed the lids so that they could see the time more quickly; the chronometer was protected by the glazed middle section. The lock and the ivory plaque with the retailer’s name are clearly evident: some original ivories were replaced with plastic ones. Spring-driven chronometers were used by mariners to calculate an accurate longitude so as to work out their position at sea. Precision chronometers of this type were made from the late 18th century; thereby the best chronometer were produced in England and France. As offered chronometer shows, they were usually mounted in a brass gimbal to offset motion at sea and held in a glazed wooden box with a lid.Condition:The marine chronometer is in a good condition, consistent with age. It bears natural signs of age and wear consisting of partial weathering of the wood and surface abrasion to the brass. The glass of the case displays a crack at the upper right corner. The plaque, too, shows a crack. The hour hand is slightly bent. Practicability and original integrity of chronometer and case are expected. The dimensions of the wooden case measure 19 x 18 x 18.2 cm.Charles Frodsham (1810-1871)The English watchmaker was born on April 15th 1810 in London. Already in 1830 he submitted a marine chronometer for examination to the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, and was awarded a second prize. In 1834 Frodsham became member of the Royal Society. For a long time he was Vice President of the British Horological Institute and in 1854 he joined the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers. In 1854 he was finally appointed Clockmaker and Purveyor to the Royal Court, already one year later he was Master of the Clockmakers Company. The Royal Observatory in Sydney owes a clock by Frodsham, which was the official time piece of Australia when it was founded by the British in 1788. To this day, the family company Charles Frodsham & Co. is purveyor to Britain’s royal family. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Marquis de Lafayette autograph letter signed about the Revolution of 1830: “the supporters of the Tuileries”

by Lion Heart Autographs

September 30, 2015, 12:00 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,000

Description: Lafayette Critiques Several Books about the Revolution of 1830, Describing His Efforts: “Not to be rude regarding the Duke of Orléans’ program and adding I am concerned that they will get you and me, too, on this inaccuracy” ********** LAFAYETTE, MARQUIS DE. (1757-1834). French general and political leader remembered as a hero of both the American and French revolutions. ALS. (“Lafayette”). 1p. Small 4to. Paris, N.d. (“Wednesday,” circa 1831-1832). To French politician and Lafayette’s adjutant in the Revolution of 1830, BERNARD SARRANS (1796-1874), author of Lafayette et la Révolution de 1830. In French with translation. ********** “I have read several of your beautiful pages, my dear Sarrans, that I will finish today. I must however make one criticism; Concerning the Hôtel de Ville situation, you have taken the Cabet version instead of mine; the notes had been written by me and a few patriots, not to be rude regarding the Duke of Orléans’ program, but to use as a memorandum in my dealings with him, [and] with the deputies. Cabet himself corrected this error in his latest edition. It is in my report to my constituents that you would have found what I call the program, which notes the lack of faith of Louis Philippe. If I were asked my opinion whether the other program should be presented as a condition to acknowledge, I could not say yes. Also is this error by Cabet the loophole that the supporters of the Tuileries were [boasting] about? Is there a way to fix this? I am afraid not and yet I am concerned that they will get you and me, too, on this inaccuracy. Did you arrive on time yesterday morning? I have learned nothing about the resolution which was made in my home by [those] who came to the meeting. Cavaignac and Guinard were to come yesterday; they did not appear. I thought it would be useful to speak tomorrow with the general council and as the president of your group is not there, Fortant [?] my secretary said that he would call for you instead. This is for seven thirty. Do not miss it, my dear friend, because it is quite essential…” ********** Following the 1789 storming of the Bastille, Charles Philippe, grandson of King Louis XV, fled into exile. Napoléon’s abdication in 1814, however, led to the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy under Louis XVIII, and upon his death in 1824, Louis’ brother Charles succeeded to the throne of France as Charles X. His unpopular and conservative policies returned the nobility and clergy to power and “step by step, under the Bourbon régime, autocracy began to regain its grip upon France. The year 1830 opened ominously. The rumblings of 1789 were again heard. The French Chamber of Deputies protested against the growing usurpations of the crown. The King boldly defied them, dissolved the Chamber, annulled the electoral laws then in force, reduced the number of deputies nearly one-half, and materially changed the conditions of suffrage and representation,” (The Spirit of Lafayette, Hallowell). The final straw came with the so-called July Ordinances or Four Ordinances of Saint-Cloud, announced by Charles X on July 25, 1830, and published the following day in the Paris newspaper Le Moniteur. Among the ordinances were suspension of freedom of the press, dissolution of the chamber of deputies and the revocation of the middle class’ right to vote. The public outcry was immediate and by July 27 the royal guard was confronting angry mobs. ********** Lafayette, living at his country estate, La Grange, rushed to Paris as soon as he received news of the decrees. By the time he arrived, the July Revolution had already begun. Blood was running in the streets and the revolutionaries turned to Lafayette, asking him to assume leadership of the National Guard. At 72, the hero of the American and French Revolutions once again stood against royalist forces during the three-day revolution. On July 29, 1830, the third and final day of the revolution, the royal residence, the Tuileries Palace, was besieged by a mob and, the Swiss Guards, fearing for their lives, abandoned the palace to the rioters. The same day, the Hôtel de Ville was captured, possibly the “situation” mentioned at the beginning of our letter, and the Chamber of Deputies offered to make Lafayette military dictator of the country, an offer which he declined. ********** “Charles X, seeing the hopelessness of the royal cause, sent a deputation to Lafayette to announce the revocation of the obnoxious decrees and the nomination of a new and liberal ministry. ‘It is too late,’ Lafayette sent word back [on July 31], ‘all conciliation is impossible. The royal family has ceased to reign.’” (ibid.). On August 2, Charles X acceded to the will of the people and abdicated in favor of his 10-year-old grandson Henri, Duke of Bordeaux. He named his cousin Louis Philippe, Duc d’Orléans (1773-1850) regent and Lieutenant général du royaume and instructed him to carry out his wishes. Instead, a constitutional monarchy was formed, Charles X’s chosen successor was rejected, and Louis Philippe, a member of the Cadet branch of the House of Bourbon and the son of Philippe Égalité, was placed on the throne on August 9 as the “Citizen King.” Louis Philippe was France’s last king, the title being abolished with the formation of the French Second Republic in 1848. ********** Our letter mentions Étienne Cabet (1788-1856), a French socialist lawyer appointed to the office of procurer-général in Corsica by Louise Philippe’s government after his participation in the revolution. His Histoire de la révolution de 1830, undoubtedly the work referenced in our letter, led to his dismissal because it criticized the government. He was subsequently accused of treason in 1834, sought asylum in England and spent the remainder of his life working to realize his own utopia as the founder of the Icarian Movement. He is sometimes credited with coining the term “communisme,” during his 1839 work on behalf of the communitarian social movement and influenced Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. He eventually immigrated to the United States where he founded several utopian communities. ********** Our letter also mentions Cavaignac and Guinard, possibly Louis-Eugène Cavaignac (1802-1857), the military officer and governor of Algeria who later helped quell the 1848 June Days Uprising after which he served as minister of war and prime minister through the end of 1848, and Armand Charles Emmanuel Guignard, comte de Saint-Priest (1782–1863), a French aristocrat and diplomat who represented the First French Empire and Bourbon Restoration in Russia. His son, Alexis Guignard, comte de Saint-Priest (1805-1851) pursued a diplomatic career but parted ways with his family to become a supporter of King Louis-Philippe, who appointed him ambassador to Brazil, Portugal and Denmark. ********** A supporter of the Revolution of 1830, Sarrans wrote for Commerce and Journal des Électeurs, in which he denounced his political opponents. He became Lafayette’s adjutant briefly then switched political affiliations and was linked to Prince Louise Napoleon and the Bonapartists. In 1848, he was elected to the Constituent Assembly where, as a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, he protested the proscription that resulted from the 1848 June Days Uprising and voted for the banishment of the Orléans family. He is the author of Lafayette et la Révolution de 1830, Louis-Philippe et la Contre-Révolution de 1830 and De la décadence de l’Angleterre et des intérêts de la France. ********** Folded with the integral address leaf intact. Normal wear. Framed, but not examined out of the frame.

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Franklin Roosevelt letter 2 months after being afflicted with polio:

by Lion Heart Autographs

September 30, 2015, 12:00 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,200

Description: Two Months after Being Struck by Polio at Campobello Island: “The doctors tell me I am getting along splendidly and I hope to be back in the game before so very long” ********** ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D. Thirty-second president of the United States. (1882-1945). TLS. (“Franklin D. Roosevelt”). 1p. 4to. New York, October 5, 1921. On his Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland letterhead. To Orange County lawyer, and politician HENRY WARING CHADEAYNE (1858/9-1945), Cornwall town supervisor and, later, attorney for the New York State tax commission. Though written on business letterhead, it is likely that the letter was written either at Presbyterian Hospital or elsewhere and brought to him for signing. He was released from the hospital only on October 28th. ********** “I appreciate very much the action of the Democratic County Committee of Orange County in directing you to convey their sympathy to me. I also appreciate exceedingly the personal good wishes which you added on your own account. The doctors tell me I am getting along splendidly and I hope to be back in the game before so very long. Very sincerely yours…” ********** In January 1921, following seven years’ service as Woodrow Wilson’s Assistance Secretary of the Navy and an unsuccessful bid for the vice presidency in 1920, Roosevelt was offered a position at the Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland by Baltimore businessman and aviation pioneer Van Lear Black. From 1921 until 1928, he split his day between his lower Manhattan office and his law practice, while using his political connections to increase the insurance company’s business. ********** At the end of July 1921, Roosevelt boarded Black’s yacht, Sabalo, and the pair sailed to Campobello Island where Black was a guest for two days at the Roosevelt summer home. The day after Black departed, on August 10, 1921, Roosevelt was afflicted by a sudden fever, pain and weakness in his legs following a rigorous day of hiking, boating, swimming, and putting out a fire on a neighboring island. He was initially misdiagnosed until a family doctor, called in for a second opinion, gave the diagnosis of poliomyelitis. The foremost specialist on the disease, Dr. Robert Lovett, was consulted. “Lovett found FDR paralyzed from the waist down and running a moderate fever in the range of 100 degrees; there was some involvement of his facial muscles, and his muscles were so weak he could not be brought to a sitting position without assistance,” (Franklin Roosevelt: His Life and Times, Graham & Wander). ********** It was not until September that Roosevelt was able to be moved to New York’s Presbyterian Hospital where he was treated by Harvard classmate Dr. George Draper. In October, he finally returned to his home in New York. “Despite the treatment by Lovett and Draper, he had lost all muscular function below the level of the waist, and by the end of October he was just able to sit up with assistance. Arrangements were made for [a] nurse therapist… to visit him regularly for muscle training in his home. These exercises were painful, exhausting and stressful for both the patient and his family,” (ibid.). ********** Despite these hardships, Roosevelt refused to succumb to the disease and its physical limitations displaying his characteristic optimism in our letter written during the very onset of his illness. “He learned to adapt to his disability, and he made frequent visits to his New York office. He kept up his political correspondence, almost from the beginning of his illness,” further evidenced by our letter, (ibid.). ********** Roosevelt dedicated himself to overcoming polio (known then as “infantile paralysis”) and helping others afflicted with the disease. After treatment at a spa at Warm Springs, Georgia in 1924, Roosevelt purchased the facility in 1926, which still exists today as the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation. In 1938, with his law partner, Basil O’Connor, he founded the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, also known as the “March of Dimes,” which funded research into the prevention and cure of polio. ********** Not only did Roosevelt get “back in the game” seven years later when he was elected governor of New York in 1928, he never left it, serving as president of the United States from 1933 until his death 12 years later. ********** Letters by FDR mentioning polio are rare and desirable. The present example is the earliest reference to his condition that we have ever seen on the market. In excellent condition and with the original envelope.

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1945 Audie Murphy Life Magazine - Very Nice Condition

by Gem-Mint Auctions, LLC.

September 20, 2015, 1:00 PM EST

Muncie, IN, USA

Estimated Price: $25 - $50

Description: 1945 Audie Murphy Life Magazine - Very Nice Condition

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1945 General Patton Life Magazine - Very Nice Condition

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September 20, 2015, 1:00 PM EST

Muncie, IN, USA

Estimated Price: $25 - $50

Description: 1945 General Patton Life Magazine - Very Nice Condition

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TURKISH TREE OF LIFE RUG

by World of Antiques, Inc.

September 10, 2015, 4:00 PM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $1,600 - $2,200

Description: TURKISH TREE OF LIFE RUG. MEASURES72"X48"

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A COLLECTION OF MARILYN MONROE LIFE POSTERS.

by Simon Parr's Auctions Ltd

September 27, 2015, 3:00 PM BST

Wallsend, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £15 - £25

Description: Marilyn Monroe modern reprint large life posters.

Condition Report: Fair. Rolled.

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Elaine Mayes (American, b. 1936)

by Neal Auction Company

September 12, 2015, 10:00 AM CST

New Orleans, LA, USA

Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,500

Description: Elaine Mayes (American, b. 1936), "Haleakala, Sunrise, Maui" 1990, and "Bandon Beach Sunset, Face Rock, Cats and Kittens, Oregon", 1995, 2 c-prints, signed, titled and dated en verso, editions of 12, 20 in. x 24 in., framed alike. (2 pcs.) Note: Elaine Mayes’ work encompasses places, portraits and events from the past 50 years. During the 1960s, Mayes began her career photographing the rock and roll revolution in the San Francisco Bay Area, most notably the Haight Ashbury District and the 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival, which was later published as a book It Happened in Monterey. From there, Mayes transitioned into teaching, sharing her experiences both as a photographer and photojournalist with students at Cooper Union; The International Center of Photography; Pratt Institute; Bard College; and New York University, where she was Chair of the Photography and Imaging Department from 1996 to retirement in 2001. Currently, Mayes is Professor Emeritus at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. The works offered here represent a period of Mayes’ oeuvre in which she assumed an “On the Road” persona – traveling and capturing through her lens the landscapes and societies of America. In particular, Mayes developed a fascination with Hawaii, beginning with a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1991 and continuing over twenty years of visiting and photographing the landscapes and people of the islands. In 2009, she published part of her “Hawaii” series in a limited edition book titled Ki’i no Hawai’i - Photographs of/from/about Hawaii Mayes’ photographs are included in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and a number of other institutions across the United States. Ref.: Mayes, Elaine. Elaine Mayes Photographer: A Life in Photography 1960-2011. www.elainemayesphoto.com. Accessed July 30, 2015.

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JEANNE MOUTOUSSAMY-ASHE (1951 -   ) Maya Angelou.

by Swann Auction Galleries

September 15, 2015, 2:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: JEANNE MOUTOUSSAMY-ASHE (1951 - ) Maya Angelou. Silver print with extensive hand coloring, 1993. 254x267 mm; 10x10 1/2 inches, full margins. Signed and dated 11/93 in ink, lower margin, with the artist's ink stamp verso. Photographer Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe was born in Chicago, Illinois. She began her formal training at age eight when her parents enrolled her in classes at the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1975, she received a BFA degree in photography from The Cooper Union School of Art. Moutoussamy-Ashe married tennis legend Arthur Ashe in 1977. Since his death, in 1993, she has been a stalwart activist in the AIDS crisis through programs such as the Arthur Ashe Foundation for the Defeat of AIDS and her 1994 book of photographs Daddy and Me, describing the relationship of her daughter and her husband, as he was dying of AIDS. Throughout her career, Moutoussamy-Ashe has exhibited her work widely, including the National Portrait Gallery, the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art among others. Source: The HistoryMakers.com

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Gravina Antonio ( Italian 1934-) Conversation

by Jean Marc Gallery and Auctioneer

September 16, 2015, 11:00 AM ACDT

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $2,200 - $4,400

Description: Gravina Antonio ( Italian 1934-) Conversation oil on canvas, 20 x 28 framed: 30 x 38 in

Condition Report: good condition

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Campaign Groups and Pairs

by Dix Noonan Webb

September 8, 2015, 10:00 AM BST

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £80 - £120

Description: Four: Captain A. L. Everest, South African Engineer Corps, attached South African Air Force1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Africa Service Medal 1939-45; War Medal 1939-45, all officially inscribed, ‘189840 A. L. Everest’, together with S.A.E.C. cap badge and lapel badges, generally good very fine or betterPair: Lieutenant B. L. Atkinson, late South African Military Nursing ServiceAfrica Service Medal 1939-45 (W547282 B. L. Atkinson); War Medal 1939-45 (W547282 B. L. Atkinson), mounted as worn, together with related badges (8), four of them enamelled, including one for St. John Priory in Southern Africa ‘War Work Ambulance’, War Service Badge and Girl Friendly Society, 21 Years Membership Badge, this in silver, generally good very fine (Lot) £80-120---Arthur Leslie Everest was born in Putney, London in June 1904 and qualified for membership of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1933. By the outbreak of hostilities he was employed by Corrigal & Crickmay in Natal and, following the mobilisation of the Union Defence Force, he enlisted in the South African Engineer Corps in June 1940. Posted to 1st S.A. Division Engineer H.Q. Company, he was embarked for East Africa and thence, in April 1941, for North Africa. Having then returned to the Union at attend an officer’s training course, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in late 1941 and attached to the South African Air Force, and remained similarly employed until May 1943. Everest, who was re-employed in the Middle East in 1945, was finally released in October 1945, when he returned to his job at Corrogal & Crickmay. Elected an Associate of the Royal Institute of British Architects in May 1947, he went on to establish his own practice - Everest Innes & Price-Hughes - in South Africa (afterwards Everest & Innes). He died in 1986; sold with original campaign medal issuance slip, his S.A.A.F permit, with photograph in uniform, two further portrait photographs and an ex-volunteer identity book, together with copied research, including service record.Betty Louisa Atkinson (née Meyer) was born in Adelaide in the Cape in November 1920 and enlisted in the South African Military Nursing Service in October 1942; she subsequently served in the W.A.A.S. and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in April 1944; released from service in the rank of Lieutenant in January 1946; sold with copied service record.

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Bonds & Shares: Roumania, Kingdom of Roumania Monopolies Institute  Stabilisation and Development Lo

by London Coin Auction

September 6, 2015, 11:30 PM GMT

Bracknell, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £120

Description: Bonds & Shares: Roumania, Kingdom of Roumania Monopolies Institute Stabilisation and Development Loan 1929, £100 bonds (10), view of Bran Castle, blue & black, not cancelled, with coupons. GVF. (10)

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Campaign Groups and Pairs

by Dix Noonan Webb

September 8, 2015, 10:00 AM BST

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £600 - £800

Description: Four: Major A. B. Steele, Australian Imperial Forces1914-15 Star (Lieut., 2/L.H. Rgt. A.I.F.); British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. oak leaf (Major, A.I.F.) mounted as worn; Royal Humane Society, small bronze medal (unsuccessful) (Major Arthur B. Steele, 4th Nov. 1916) with bronze buckle on ribbon; together with an A.I.F. ‘Returned from Active Service Badge, gilt, reverse numbered, ‘252068’, good very fine and better (5) £600-800---Arthur Beevor Steele was educated at Brisbane and Toowoomba Grammar Schools, Queensland. Passing the University of Sydney Junior Public Examination, he was admitted as an Engineering Cadet to the Engineering Branch of the Queensland Government Railways. In 1914 he was appointed an Assistant Engineer with the Queensland Government Railways, employed in railway construction. He enlisted in the A.I.F. as a Lieutenant in the 2nd Light Horse on 25 August 1914. Posted to Egypt, he was attached to the Royal Engineers (British Army) involved in the purchase and supply of equipment for the Gallipoli campaign. Promoted to Captain in September 1915. Employed at Mudros, Egypt and Palestine as Engineer Staff Officer to the Director of Works, Mediterranean and Egyptian Expeditionary Forces. Promoted to Major in May 1916. Awarded the Royal Humane Society Bronze Medal for an attempted rescue in November 1916:‘At 8.45 a.m. on the 4th November, 1916, a woman had fallen into the Nile at the landing place, Cairo, and a man who went in to help was carried away by the current. Major A.B. Steele, Second Australian Light Horse, jumped in but failed to reach him, and was himself got out 50 yards lower down’ (R.H.S. Case No. 43,079).For his wartime services he was twice mentioned in despatches (London Gazette 6 June 1917) - Murray (London Gazette 25 January 1918) - Allenby. During December 1917-February 1918 he was employed by the Corps of Royal Engineers and was appointed Engineer, Way and Works, Jerusalem Railway - involved in railway construction. Invalided to England on 31 August 1918. Served in France, January-February 1919. He resigned his appointment in the A.I.F., being demobilised with effect from 8 July 1919. Elected an Associate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers in February 1919. With portrait photograph of recipient in uniform; copied service papers, statement of services and a full report on the ‘Nile’ rescue attempt.

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New York City scenes (40,000+) vintage acetate camera negatives.

by Profiles in History

September 29, 2015, 11:00 AM PST

Calabasas, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $20,000 - $30,000

Description: 398. New York City scenes (40,000+) vintage acetate camera negatives by Percy Loomis Sperr. (1930s-1940s) A monumental collection of vintage (40,000+) acetate approx. 3.5 x 5.75 in. camera negatives of New York City architecture, street life, and landmarks by photographer Percy Loomis Sperr. Sperr was nicknamed by New Yorkers as, “The official photographer of New York” for his tenacity and constant presence shooting photos in and around the city every day. Featuring extensive coverage of Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island and ships in New York Harbor. Including images of the “Freak Show” and concession stands at Coney Island along Surf Ave., the Fulton Fish Market, Depression-era “Hoovervilles”, Saint Luke’s Church, urban cityscapes, images of the harbor, Hudson River, Times Square and much more. Also included are images of the 1939 World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows with views of the legendary Trylon spire and Perisphere globe, a parade, the Lagoon of Nations, Holland Village, the National Cash Register pavilion, the Gay New Orleans exhibition. Special shipping arrangements will apply. $20,000 - $30,000

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Northwest Coast Native American

by Link Auction Galleries

September 19, 2015, 10:00 AM CST

St. Louis, MO, USA

Estimated Price: $600 - $800

Description: Northwest Coast Native American "Tsimshian Basket" by Rena Point Bolton fine twine spruce root with natural dyes, 6 x 5 1/2 inches Provenance: Purchased in Victoria, British Columbia, 1993 Exhibitions: In 2011, Bolton's works were displayed in the exhibit "Coast Salish Masterworks" at the Coastal Peoples Gallery in Vancouver, Canada. Other Notes: Rena Point Bolton is a Xwelmexw artist and master weaver who lives in northern British Columbia, Canada. During her childhood, creating Aboriginal art and hosting potlatches were banned by the Canadian government. Under the guidance of her mother and grandmother, she began to take an avid interest in keeping the history of her people alive at a very young age. Since then, she has dedicated her life to learning and subsequently teaching the traditional arts of her ancestors, the Sto:lo and Thompson nations as well as the Tsimshian arts of her husband. In 2010 Rena was given the British Columbia Aboriginal Creative Achievement Award. Today, she continues creating her exquisite baskets from the spruce roots and cedar bark she harvests deep in the forests of her ancestors, the peoples of the First Nations.

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Signed 1974 Chagall The Angel Of Judgment Mourlot Lithograph

by DUMBO Auctions

September 17, 2015, 12:00 PM EST

Brooklyn , NY, USA

Estimated Price: $875 - $1,275

Description: Artist Name: Chagall, Marc Title: The Angel Of Judgment Medium: Lithograph Edition Size: 5000 Year: 1974 Paper Size: 30 x 20.5 inches Image Size: 20.5 x 17 inches Condition: A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling Notes: #138 in "Chagall's Posters - A Cataloque Raisonne', Sorlier, 1975 "The Angel of Judgement", 1974. Adam and Eve banished from Paradise taken from the stained glass windows of the Metz Cathedral in France. This poster was printed for an exhibition held at the National Museum in Nice. Signed and dated in ball point pen, 1975. Published by the Society of Friends of the National Marc Chagall Biblical Message Museum, Nice. He had two basic reputations, writes Lewis: as a pioneer of modernism and as a major Jewish artist. He experienced modernism's "golden age" in Paris, where "he synthesized the art forms of Cubism, Symbolism, and Fauvism, and the influence of Fauvism gave rise to Surrealism". Yet throughout these phases of his style "he remained most emphatically a Jewish artist, whose work was one long dreamy reverie of life in his native village of Vitebsk." "When Matisse dies," Pablo Picasso remarked in the 1950s, "Chagall will be the only painter left who understands what color really is"

Condition Report: A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling

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VINTAGE 1980S PORCELAIN ROYAL CREST GRAVY BOAT W/ ATTACHED UNDERBOAT #39616v2

by 21st Century Auctions

September 1, 2015, 9:30 AM PST

SAUGUS, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $165 - $220

Description: VINTAGE 1980S PORCELAIN ROYAL CREST GRAVY BOAT W/ ATTACHED UNDERBOAT **|**|** EXCELLENT CONDITION LADY ROYAL PATTERN #39616v2

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MEDIEVAL STYLE COLD CAST RESIN ROYAL KNIGHT STATUE #24684v2

by 21st Century Auctions

September 4, 2015, 9:30 AM PST

SAUGUS, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $180 - $240

Description: MEDIEVAL STYLE COLD CAST RESIN ROYAL KNIGHT STATUE **|**|** MEDIEVAL STYLE COLD CAST RESIN ROYAL KNIGHT STATUE #24684v2

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VINTAGE 1980S PORCELAIN ROYAL CREST GRAVY BOAT W/ ATTACHED UNDERBOAT #39616v2

by 21st Century Auctions

September 1, 2015, 9:30 AM PST

SAUGUS, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $165 - $220

Description: VINTAGE 1980S PORCELAIN ROYAL CREST GRAVY BOAT W/ ATTACHED UNDERBOAT **|**|** EXCELLENT CONDITION LADY ROYAL PATTERN #39616v2

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Hand Made Black Bart's Royal Fortune 15

by 21st Century Auctions

September 5, 2015, 9:30 AM PST

SAUGUS, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $120 - $160

Description: Hand Made Black Bart's Royal Fortune 15" **|**|** Hand Made Black Bart's Royal Fortune 15" #13693v2

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Hand Made Black Bart's Royal Fortune 7

by 21st Century Auctions

September 5, 2015, 9:30 AM PST

SAUGUS, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $30 - $40

Description: Hand Made Black Bart's Royal Fortune 7" **|**|** Hand Made Black Bart's Royal Fortune 7" #13793v2

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Hand Made Black Bart's Royal Fortune 7

by 21st Century Auctions

September 5, 2015, 9:30 AM PST

SAUGUS, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $30 - $40

Description: Hand Made Black Bart's Royal Fortune 7" **|**|** Hand Made Black Bart's Royal Fortune 7" #13642v2

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Hand Made Black Bart's Royal Fortune 15

by 21st Century Auctions

September 5, 2015, 9:30 AM PST

SAUGUS, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $120 - $160

Description: Hand Made Black Bart's Royal Fortune 15" **|**|** Hand Made Black Bart's Royal Fortune 15" #13807v2

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Royal Copenhagen July 1921 Plate

by Main Street Mining Company

September 15, 2015, 10:00 AM CST

Bedford, TX, USA

Estimated Price: $30 - $40

Description: Est. $ 30 - 40 Royal Copenhagen July 1921 Plate. Measures 7 inches across. Small chip. Marked Royal Copenhagen, 12792.

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M.W. Lindenmeyer oil pastel on paper, Seattle

by District Auction

September 13, 2015, 4:00 PM PST

Seattle, WA, USA

Estimated Price: $75 - $150

Description: Depicts Restaurant Trattoria Mitchelli, a Pioneer Square institution till its closing in 2009.

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2010 5 oz Silver ATB - Hot Springs National Park, Arkan #49838v1

by 21st Century Auctions

September 1, 2015, 9:30 AM PST

SAUGUS, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $325 - $395

Description: 2010 5 oz Silver ATB - Hot Springs National Park, Arkan **|**|** 2010 5 oz Silver ATB - Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas #49838v1

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2010 5 oz Silver ATB - Yellowstone National Park, Wyomi #49839v1

by 21st Century Auctions

September 1, 2015, 9:30 AM PST

SAUGUS, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $325 - $395

Description: 2010 5 oz Silver ATB - Yellowstone National Park, Wyomi **|**|** 2010 5 oz Silver ATB - Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming #49839v1

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2013 5 oz Silver ATB Mount Rushmore National Park, SD #49837v1

by 21st Century Auctions

September 1, 2015, 9:30 AM PST

SAUGUS, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $200 - $270

Description: 2013 5 oz Silver ATB Mount Rushmore National Park, SD **|**|** 2013 5 oz Silver ATB Mount Rushmore National Park, SD #49837v1

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SEVRES MUSEE NATIONAL DE CERAMIQUE SHOW POSTER

by Manor Auctions

September 20, 2015, 2:00 PM EST

Tallahassee, FL, USA

Estimated Price: $20 - $50

Description: SEVRES MUSEE NATIONAL DE CERAMIQUE SHOW POSTER Poster for the Musee National de Ceramique (Sevres), on ribbed paper. Set in gold frame. Size: 19 x 26" including frame.

Condition Report: Very good, no issues noted.

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Cleveland National Bank Match Dispenser

by Showtime Auction Services

October 3, 2015, 9:00 AM EST

Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Estimated Price: $150 - $300

Description: Cleveland National Bank Match Dispenser, 1897. Cleveland, TN. Cast iron, embossed plated. National Mfg Co. Detroit. Excellent original condition. 3 1/4 X 5 X 4 inches.

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Zitan Brush Washer

by China Arts Auction

September 22, 2015, 3:00 PM PST

San Gabriel , CA, USA

Estimated Price: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: Glistening Zitan Wood Brush Washer irregularly shaped to preserve its natural wood appearance. Rustic and authentic. Length 10'' Width 2.5'' Height 2.5''

Condition Report: Good

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Late Production Colt Pre-Woodsman Semi-Automatic Target Pistol with Rare N-S Patent Combination Holster Stock

by Rock Island Auction Company

September 13, 2015, 9:00 AM CST

Rock Island, IL, USA

Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,500

Description: Late Production Colt Pre-Woodsman Semi-Automatic Target Pistol with Rare N-S Patent Combination Holster Stock Manufactured in 1927, the last year before "THE WOODSMAN" was added as the official model name of the pistol. Features an elevation adjustable beaded blade front and windage adjustable rear notch sights. The two-line address and patent markings is on top of the barrel and the standard Pre-Woodsman caliber markings on the left side of the slide. It has a small checkered oval on the back strap indicating use with low velocity ammunition and checkered walnut grips. The pistol includes an N-S patented National Lead Company combination shoulder stock and holster for 22 caliber Colt automatic pistols (Woodsman). The shoulder stock is metal covered with smooth brown leather with a metal grip fitting for the pistol. Marked with "N-S"/patent date/location in a rope circle. These were marketed in the late 1920s and early 1930s specifically for the Woodsman line but due to the 1934 National Firearms Act, short barreled rifles and pistols with shoulder stocks were banned, making this a very hard to find item especially in such a well preserved state. The stock holster is listed in conjunction specifically with Colt Woodsman pistols manufactured between 1915 and 1943 as a curio & relic. Manufacturer: Colt Model: Woodsman BBL: 6 5/8 inch round Stock: Gauge: 22 LR Finish: blue Grips: walnut Serial Number: 51812 Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Condition: Excellent overall with 90% plus original blue finish, some edge wear near the muzzle, scattered light nicks, very light spotting in the grip straps and some very light dings at the rear of the slide. Grips are excellent with well defined checkering and minimal light handling marks. Mechanically excellent. The holster stock combination is excellent with some light to moderate rub marks on the edges, tight stitching, light edge wear on the bracket and some verdigris on the rivets in the back.

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by Corbitt Stamps Ltd

September 3, 2015, 12:00 PM GMT

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £200 - £300

Description: COIN COVERS - ROYAL MAIL/ROYAL MINT collection of Official coin FDC's, 72 covers housed in sleeves & album. Face value of coins alone £157 + medallion covers.

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ROYAL COPENHAGEN FIGURINE - GIRL WITH DOGS

by Leighton Galleries

September 10, 2015, 5:00 PM EST

Allendale, NJ, USA

Estimated Price: $50 - $75

Description: #361, 6.5x7in.

Condition Report: overall good

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Royal Bayreuth Bavaria tapestry finish match safe

by Jacksons Auction & Real Estate Company

September 5, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

Indianapolis, IN, USA

Estimated Price: $100 - $500

Description: roses motif

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Set Of 11 English Royal Worcester Dinner

by J. Garrett Auctioneers

September 26, 2015, 11:00 AM CST

Dallas, TX, USA

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Description: Plates. 10.75"w

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