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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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TURKISH TREE OF LIFE RUG

by World of Antiques, Inc.

September 17, 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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1945 Audie Murphy 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 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

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Description: 1945 General Patton Life Magazine - Very Nice Condition

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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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Framed Oil on Canvas Still Life  44

by The Chattanooga Auction House

September 26, 2015, 11:00 AM EST

Chattanooga, TN, USA

Estimated Price: $150 - $200

Description: Framed Oil on Canvas Still Life 44"x32"

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Oil on Canvas of Floral Still Life

by The Chattanooga Auction House

September 26, 2015, 11:00 AM EST

Chattanooga, TN, USA

Estimated Price: $400 - $600

Description: Oil on Canvas of Floral Still Life 34"x45"

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Oil on Canvas of Floral Still Life

by The Chattanooga Auction House

September 26, 2015, 11:00 AM EST

Chattanooga, TN, USA

Estimated Price: $500 - $600

Description: Oil on Canvas of Floral Still Life 30.5"x34.5"

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Tokio Cigarette Pinback Not on Your Life

by Period Americana

September 10, 2015, 7:30 PM EST

Boston, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $65 - $75

Description: Tokio Cigarette Pinback Not on Your Life

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Adolph Tidemand (1814-1876), Family Scene, Oil, 1859

by Auctionata AG

September 23, 2015, 6:00 PM CET

Berlin, Germany

Estimated Price: €40,000 - €52,000

Description: Oil on canvas Germany/Norway, 1859 Adolph Tidemand (1814-1876) – Norwegian painter, draftsman, graphic artist and illustrator; important international representative of the Düsseldorf School Signed and dated lower left ‘A. TIDEMAND. 59’ Catalogue raisonné: Not listed at Dietrichson Dimensions: 50 x 43.5 cm Frame: 61 x 55 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection, Magdeburg (bought in Düsseldorf in 1970) Characteristic family scene by Adolph Tidemand, who followed the tradition of realism and national romanticism; the last achieved hammer prices of similar motifs fetched up to €187,000 at international auctions Estimate by Auctionata Expert: 80,000 EuroAdolph Tidemand was a great national romantic representative in Norwegian art, especially in genre painting of the 1840/50s. With his works he inspired not only Norwegian, Swedish and German painters, but also famous writers like Ibsen and Bjørnson. The offered genre scene shows a domestic family scene with mother reading a story to her children. The work is painted in earthy tones and captivates through the animated nature of the sitters. Condition: The painting is in good condition, consistent with age. The edges show faint marks, where the frame has rubbed, as well as a number of chippings especially along the lower end. The paint surface is a bit craquelured and shows a fine horizontal scratch of c. 10 cm at the height of the girl. Inspection under UV light reveals a few retouchings to the faces and the clothes. The stretcher measures 50 x 43,5 cm. Adolph Tidemand (1814-1876) Born in the southern Norwegian town of Mandal, Adolph Tidemand studied under Johan Ludvig Lund (1777-1867) at the Art Academy in Copenhagen, from 1832 to 1837. He then moved to Düsseldorf, where he was further trained by Theodor Hildebrandt (1804-1874) and Friedrich Wilhelm Schadow (1788-1862). In 1841/42 he traveled via Munich to Rome. Tidemend finally settled in Düsseldorf in 1845, but regularly traveled to Norway, where he found a great source of inspiration for his rural genre scenes. Tidemand was an international follower of the Düsseldorf School and one of the most popular representatives of Norwegian national romanticism. In 1867 Tidemand was represented at the World Exhibition in Paris. One year later he was appointed honorary professor at the Düsseldorf Kunstakademie. Tidemand occasionally also painted portraits and history paintings that he usually planned in sketches and studies, of which many are still preserved today. The National Gallery in Oslo keeps a great selection of his works today, as well as the National Museum in Stockholm and the Trøndelag Art Museum in Trondheim. (cbo) Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Philipp Ferdinand de Hamilton, Attr., Bello, 1st H. 18th C.

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September 23, 2015, 6:00 PM CET

Berlin, Germany

Estimated Price: €4,500 - €5,850

Description: Oil on canvas, relined Austria, 1st half 18th century Attributed to Philipp Ferdinand de Hamilton (1664-1750) – Animal and still life painter from Brussels Titled lower center ‘Bello’ Dimensions: 107.5 x 158 cm Good condition Characteristic depiction of a hunting dog in a wide landscape with partridges Estimate by Auctionata Expert: 9,000 EuroCondition: The painting is in good condition, consistent with age. The canvas is relined and waxed from the reverse. The paint surface appears a bit browned. Inspection under UV light reveals smaller and a few larger areas of retouching to the animal and the background. The stretcher measures 107.5 x 158 cm. Philipp Ferdinand de Hamilton (1664-1750) Hamilton was born in Brussels and received his artistic training from his father. From 1705 he worked as a court painter of Emperor Joseph I at the Viennese court. This led him to specialize in hunting still lifes, but also decorative animal and floral compositions. In 1741 he was commissioned by the Empress Maria Theresa to create two paintings, annually. For this reason the Austrian state still preserves more than 50 of his works. Hamilton was deeply inspired by Dutch and Flemish artists like Jan Weenix and Melchior de Hondecoeter. Examples of his artistic output also belong to the collections of the Kurpfälzisches Museum in Heidelberg, the Alte Pinakothek in Munich and the Szépművészeti Múzeum in Budapest, today. (cbo) Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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After Jan Steen (1626-1679), The King’s Fest, Oil, 18th C.

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September 23, 2015, 6:00 PM CET

Berlin, Germany

Estimated Price: €4,000 - €5,200

Description: Oil on canvas, relined Netherlands, 18th century After Jan Steen (1626-1679) – Dutch painter, draftsman and etcher Dimensions: 83.5 x 105.5 cm Frame: 114 x 130.5 cm Very good condition Copy after Jan Steen’s painting ‘The King’s Fest’, painted around 1660 and now preserved at the Musée Villa Vauban Luxembourg Estimate by Auctionata Expert: 8,000 EuroJan Steen was one of the most important Dutch genre painters of his time. In his works he tended to mix and fuse different elements and details, in order to create a certain hidden symbolism or moral approach. Accordingly, the presented scene in ‘The King’s Fest’ is not merely a realistic description, where content and meaning are identical. Today, art historical research tries to interpret the painting based on the assumption of a ‘disguised symbolism’. Condition: The painting is in very good condition, consistent with age. The canvas is relined. Inspection under UV light reveals small areas of retouching to the birdcage on the left and to the flag on the right. Besides, there are scattered areas of retouching to a number of figures, especially to their faces. The stretcher measures 83.5 x 105.5 cm and the frame 114 x 130.5 cm. Jan Steen (1626-1679) Jan Havicksz. Steen was a farmer's son, born in Leiden in 1626. Little is known about his education; in 1646 he had probably enrolled at the Leiden University but a graduation has not been documented. Various sources state that Steen was taught by different teachers, including Nicolaus Knupfer, Adriaen van Ostade and Jan van Goyen. Steen was involved in the founding of the painters' guild in Leiden in 1648. He was specialized in genre scenes, but was also commissioned as a portrait and historical painter. Steen started a brewery in Delft and also opened a tavern in his house that may have served him as a great source of inspiration. Examples of his artistic output are today preserved at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Berlin Gemäldegalerie, the Alte Pinakothek in Munich und at the National Gallery of Art in Washington. (cbo) 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

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R. Anuszkiewicz, C. Summers & G. Ortman, 'Paris Review', 1965

by Auctionata US

September 24, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,000

Description: Group of 3 screenprints in colors on heavy wove paperUSA, 1965Richard Anuszkiewicz (b. 1930), Carol Summers (b. 1925) & George Ortman (b. 1926)Each signed in pencil and numbered from an edition of 150Published by The Paris Review, New York Each with full margins(i) Dimensions: 40 x 26 ¼ in. (101.6 x 66.7 cm.)(ii) and (iii) Dimensions: 38 x 25 in. (96.5 x 63.5 cm.)Good condition Estimate $1,500-$2,000Carol Summers (American, b. 1925)A native to New York and graduate from Bard College, Carol Summers is a renowned printmaker currently living in California. Known for his innovative woodblock techniques, his bold imagery of landscapes and portraits share rich hues and loose, fluid lines. Over the past several decades, his prints have been collected and exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Biblioteque National in Paris, the Brooklyn Museum of Fine Arts, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, the Los Angeles County Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Museum of Art in Washington, and the Seattle Art Museum. Condition Each with minor soiling. Summers with scattered soft handling creases. Anuszkiewicz with ½ inch minor tea lower right margin. Otherwise each in generally good condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Claes Oldenburg, Pair of Lithographs, 1989-1997

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September 24, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

New York, NY, USA

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

Description: Pair of lithographs on wove paperUSA, 1989-1997Claes Oldenburg (b. 1929) – American Conceptual and Pop artist‘Soft-Pencil Sharpener’ signed and dated in pencil, numbered ‘AP XIII/XVI’‘Notebook torn in half’ signed with the artist’s initials in pencil and numbered ‘WKSHP 2/2’(i) Published by the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York Axsom & Platzker 206Each with full margins(i) Dimensions: 31 ½ x 41 ¼ in. (80 x 104.8 cm.)(ii) Dimensions: 25 ½ x 22 in. (64.8 x 55.9 cm.)Very good condition Estimate $1,000-$2,000Claes Oldenburg (American, b. 1929) Perhaps the best-loved artist of the Pop Art movement, Claes Oldenburg is known for his playfully surreal sculptures that find new meaning in the everyday objects by expanding them to a gargantuan scale or deflating them into floppy, funny shells. A onetime journalist and illustrator in Chicago, Oldenburg fell in with Pop— a vernacular approach to art that mocked the somber bravado of Abstract Expressionism—after moving to New York in 1956. But whereas artists like Warhol and Lichtenstein took popular media as their inspiration, Oldenburg found his muse in hamburgers, electric fans, bagels, and other familiar comforts. His works can be found in institutions worldwide, including Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Condition “Notebook torn in half” with minor rippling in extreme right margin. Each in overall good condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Claes Oldenburg, Proposal for Civic Monument, Lithograph, 1982

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September 24, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

New York, NY, USA

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

Description: Lithograph in colors on wove paperUSA, 1982Claes Oldenburg (b. 1929) – American Conceptual and Pop artist‘Proposal for a Civic Monument in the Form of Two Windows’Signed with the artist’s initials and dated in pencil, numbered ‘H.C. 4/5’Aside from the edition of 75 plus 15 artist’s proofsPublished by Anthology Film Archives, New YorkPrinted by Derriere L’Etoile Studios, New York Axsom and Platzker 179Full marginsDimensions: 28 x 40 in. (71.1 x 101.6 cm.)Very good condition Estimate $1,000-$2,000Claes Oldenburg (American, b. 1929) Perhaps the best-loved artist of the Pop Art movement, Claes Oldenburg is known for his playfully surreal sculptures that find new meaning in the everyday objects by expanding them to a gargantuan scale or deflating them into floppy, funny shells. A onetime journalist and illustrator in Chicago, Oldenburg fell in with Pop— a vernacular approach to art that mocked the somber bravado of Abstract Expressionism—after moving to New York in 1956. But whereas artists like Warhol and Lichtenstein took popular media as their inspiration, Oldenburg found his muse in hamburgers, electric fans, bagels, and other familiar comforts. His works can be found in institutions worldwide, including Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. ConditionMinor soiling extreme right margin. In overall good condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Newari altar bronze mirror,-right thought, Nepal

by Eternity Gallery

September 7, 2015, 9:00 AM EST

Tampa, FL, USA

Estimated Price: $500 - $1,000

Description: Newari altar bronze mirror,-right thought, Kathmandu, Nepal. This old mirror is a sacred symbol representing right thought. It reflects things as they really are, & can be seen on both Tibetan & Newari altars. This belonged to a Newari in Kathmandu, & is in excellent condition, nice patina. Width: The face is 7 inches across = 17.5 cm. Height: it stands 12 inches tall = 30 cm. Weight: 170 g. Newa people The Newa (Nepal Bhasa: New(h), Classical Nepal Bhasa: Newr or Newl) (Nepali: ) are the indigenous people of Nepal's Kathmandu Valley. The valley and surrounding territory have been known from ancient times as Nepal Mandala. Newars have lived in Nepal Mandala since prehistoric times, and immigrants that arrived at different periods in its history eventually merged with the local population by adopting their language and customs. Newars are a linguistic and cultural community of mostly Tibeto-Burman and some Indo-Aryan ethnicities. Scholars have also described the Newars as being a nation. Scholars in this field have consensus that prehistoric Newar (Newari) were originally interconnected to the ancient Kirat people (Kiratis). Stone Age, prehistoric Kirat tools found by Dr. A. Y. Shetenko (Leningrad Institute of Archaeology) date back to 30,000 years ago, matching prehistoric tools unearthed in China's Gobi Desert and Yunnan. According to Nepal's 2001 census, the 1,245,232 Newars in the country are the nation's sixth largest ethnic group, representing 5.48% of the population. Condition Very good condition, original patina, no defects Low Estimate: 500 High Estimate: 1000 Orignal: Yes

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Agricultural Bank of Egypt

by HWPH Historisches Wertpapierhaus AG

October 19, 2015, 2:00 PM CET

Zorneding, Germany

Estimated Price: €150 - €300

Description: 1 June 1903, Specimen of a certificate for 1 Ordinary share of £ 5, #0000, 25 x 40 cm, turquoise, black, white, coupons, text in three languages: Arabic, English, French, superb vignette with spring, printed at Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co.01.06.1903, Specimen eines Zertifikats für 1 Ordinary share of £ 5, nullgeziffert, 25 x 40 cm, türkis, schwarz, weiß, KB, dreisprachig: Französisch, Englisch, Arabisch, herrliche Vignette mit Brunnen, gedruckt bei Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co.This company was created in 1902 with a principal of 1,250,000 £ and it was a subsidiary of the National Bank of Egypt. This company had a license for 50 years and was completely subject to Egyptian Law. The distribution of an obligation amounting to 2,500,000 £ was authorized in the fall of 1903 and the share capital was doubled in 1904. The Egyptian government guaranteed a yield of 3% on the shares and obligations. The company had soon grown into the most important land credit institute in the country.Als Tochtergesellschaft der National Bank of Egypt wurde diese Gesellschaft 1902 mit einem Kapital von 1.250.000 £ ins Leben gerufen. Sie hatte eine Konzession auf 50 Jahre und unterstand voll dem ägyptischen Recht. Im Herbst 1903 wurde die Ausgabe einer Obligation im Wert von 2.500.000 £ beschlossen und 1904 wurde das Aktienkapital verdoppelt. Den Aktien und Obligationen garantierte die ägyptische Regierung eine 3%ige Verzinsung. Die Gesellschaft war schnell zum wichtigsten Bodenkreditinstitut im Land geworden.Countries:ÄgyptenRegion:Afrika

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IMPRESSIVE FOSSIL FISH COFFEE TABLE

by I.M. Chait

October 4, 2015, 11:00 AM PST

Beverly Hills, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $4,500 - $5,500

Description: IMPRESSIVE FOSSIL FISH COFFEE TABLE 魚化石咖啡桌 Phareodus encaustus, Mioplosus labracoides Eocene Green River Formation, Lincoln Co., Wyoming The abundant fossil beds of the Green River Formation represent a sub-tropical freshwater lake system teeming with life over 50 million years ago, and the locale is renowned for the exceptional quality and variety of its fossil fish. Here are two superb examples, a large and scarce 20-inch long Phareodus, a member of the Osteoglossidae ("bony tongue") family, whose relatives still inhabit today's subtropical oceans; and an attractive little Mioplosus, an ancient perch, 11 inches long. Both fossils display superb preservation, definition, and three-dimensionality, even by the high standards of Green River, particularly to the heavy skull bones of the predaceous Phareodus, with numerous sharp little teeth perfectly visible, a robust set of vertebrae, several with the process standing proud of the matrix. There are even what appear to be an unusual amount of scale impressions. The Mioplosus is less complete, but no less fine in its detail, and both sit within an attractively mottled gray limestone matrix, mounted under glass in a black walnut-clad coffee table, 43 1/8 x 38 6/8 inches and 21 inches high. In addition, between the fossil plaque and the glass, the inside edge is lined with innumerable tiny LEDS which can be controlled by a dimmer switch underneath to make for a unique and highly impressive furnishing piece.

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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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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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Fine Art Print

by Pine Valley Auctions, LLC

September 4, 2015

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.

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Fine Art Print

by Pine Valley Auctions, LLC

September 4, 2015

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.

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Edward Masters (British, fl.1869-1875) Scenes of village life outside an inn, near Oakley, Basingstoke

by Cheffins

September 17, 2015, 10:00 AM GMT

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £3,000 - £5,000

Description: Edward Masters (British, fl.1869-1875) Scenes of village life outside an inn, near Oakley, Basingstoke oil on canvas (a pair) h:49 w:74 cm Provenance: Private collection, Cambridgeshire. Edward Masters lived in old Woking and mainly painted scenes of farm and village life in Surrey. His popularity as a painter flourished between 1869 and 1875, exhibiting at the Royal Society of British Artists in 1869.

Condition Report: Both works in a similar condition, oil on canvas which has been lined. Areas of impasto have a slightly softened look with flattened tops - this may have occured during the lining process if the temperature was too hot. Paint layer is generally stable - one area of paint loss in the sky of one the painting with a haycart at the lower right. Varnish is saturating the paint layer, slightly uneven and yellowed by acceptable. Possibly areas of retouching in the sky shich appear matte.

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Elizabeth Murray, ‘The Clock’, Screenprint, 1993

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September 24, 2015, 2:00 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,500

Description: Screenprint in colors on wove paperUSA, 1993Elizabeth Murray (1940-2007) – American postmodern abstract artistSigned and dated in pencil, numbered ‘P.P. 3/10’Published by Lincoln Center/List Print Program, New York Full margins, framedDimensions: 39 7/8 x 37 ¾ in. (101.3 x 95.9 cm.)Frame dimensions: 43 x 40 ¾ in. (109.2 x 103.5 cm.)Very good condition Estimate $2,000-$3,500The late artist Elizabeth Murray’s fascination in “sampling” different artistic styles, such as Surrealism, Cubism and Minimalism shows her use of Pop art strategies to creative innovative works such as this print, “The Clock,” which makes a sly nod to Salvador Dali’s melting clock. Elizabeth Murray (American, 1940-2007) Considered one of the nation’s most important postmodernist abstract artist, Murray belonged to a generation of artists who emerged in the 1970s exposed to Minimalism and Pop art and were influenced by Cubism Surrealism and Expressionism. Murray received her B.F.A. from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1962 and her M.F.A. from Mills College in Oakland, California in 1964. Murray’s debut was in New York City at the 1972 Annual Exhibition: Contemporary American Painting at the Whitney Museum of American Art. This lead to nearly sixty solo exhibitions in galleries world-wide throughout her life. She gained attention by using inventive forms and everyday objects and occurrences. Today, Murray’s work can be viewed in the collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Carnegie Museum of Art. ConditionIn overall good condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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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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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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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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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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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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Mimmo Paladino, ‘Comme in Uno Specchio’, Lithograph, 1981

by Auctionata US

September 24, 2015, 2:00 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $600 - $800

Description: Lithograph in colors on wove paperItaly, 1981Mimmo Paladino (b. 1948) – Italian sculptor, painter and printmakerSigned and dated in pencil, numbered ‘8/60’Full marginsDimensions: 33 ½ x 24 in. (85.1 x 61 cm.)Very good conditionEstimate $600-$800Mimmo Paladino (Italian, b. 1948) Born Domenico Paladino in southern Italy, Mimmo Paladino played in pivotal role in reviving interest in painting at the end of the 1970’s when minimalism and conceptualism pervaded the art world. He was also one of the leading artists of the neo-expressionist Italian Transavantgarde movement in the 1980’s. His paintings, sculptures, and prints hold iconography suggestive of religious themes and ancient classicism. With numerous retrospectives at institutions like the Kunstmuseum Basel and Guggenheim, Paladino is internationally represented in collections like Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Galleries of Scotland, Tate Gallery, and Bilbao Fine Arts Museum. ConditionScattered minor soft handling creases. In overall good condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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David Salle, Theme For an Aztec Moralist I & V, 1983

by Auctionata US

September 24, 2015, 2:00 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $600 - $800

Description: Pair of lithographs in colors and photo-screenprint on wove paperUSA, 1983David Salle (b. 1952) – American painter, printmaker and stage designerEach signed in pencil and numbered ‘P.P’Published by Edition Schellmann & Klüser, CologneFull sheets printedDimensions (each): 46 x 34 in. (116.8 x 86.4 cm.)Very good conditionEstimate $600-$800David Salle (American, b. 1952) Born in Norman, Oklahoma, David Salle is a post-modern painter, printmaker, sculptor and stage designer. In 1970, he received a BFA and MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, where he worked alongside John Baldessari. Drawing upon art historical references, pop and advertisement culture, and photography, the artist uses an ad-hoc pictorial language to create figurative fantasies. The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Los Angeles County Museum; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; the Tate Modern, London; and the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, are among the private collections that include Salle’s work. Today, he lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.ConditionEach in overall good condition Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Enrico Baj, ‘Guernica’, Lithograph, 1972

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September 24, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

New York, NY, USA

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

Description: Lithograph in colors with glitter and felt on wove paperItaly, 1972Enrico Baj (1924-2003) – Italian avant-garde artist and writerSigned in pencil and numbered ‘180/250’Framed and mattedImage dimensions: 21 ¼ x 28 ¾ in. (54 x 73 cm.)Frame dimensions: 35 ¼ x 42 ¼ in. (89.5 x 107.3 cm.)Very good conditionEstimate $1,200-$1,600Enrico Baj (Italian, 1924-2003)One of the leading figures of the 1950 avant-garde, Enrico Baj created works in variety of media, including paintings, drawings, collages and sculptures. Often depicting a range of caricature-like figures, his work challenged the bourgeois conventions of the time. In 1951, Baj founded Movimento Nucleare which set itself against the rational abstract art of the time. His participation in the 1964 Venice Biennale earned him international acclaim. Baj’s works can be found in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Gallery of Australia and London’s Tate Gallery. ConditionMinor soft handling creases in upper left and lower center margins. In overall good condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Enrico Baj, ‘La baignade’, Mixed Media Print, 1972

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September 24, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

New York, NY, USA

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

Description: Mixed media print on wove paperItaly, 1972Enrico Baj (1924-2003) – Italian avant-garde artist and writerSigned in pencil and numbered ‘180/250’Framed and mattedImage dimensions: 23 x 33 ¾ in. (58.4 x 85.7 cm.)Frame dimensions: 35 ½ x 46 ¾ in. (90.2 x 118.7 cm.)Very good conditionEstimate $1,200-$1,600Enrico Baj (Italian, 1924-2003)One of the leading figures of the 1950 avant-garde, Enrico Baj created works in variety of media, including paintings, drawings, collages and sculptures. Often depicting a range of caricature-like figures, his work challenged the bourgeois conventions of the time. In 1951, Baj founded Movimento Nucleare which set itself against the rational abstract art of the time. His participation in the 1964 Venice Biennale earned him international acclaim. Baj’s works can be found in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Gallery of Australia and London’s Tate Gallery. ConditionPale scattered foxing. Otherwise in good condition, not examined out of frame. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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ROY LICHTENSTEIN - Color silkscreen

by Stanford Auctioneers

September 19, 2015, 8:00 AM PST

Phoenix, AZ, USA

Estimated Price: $6,000 - $7,000

Description: Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997). "Masterpiece". Color silkscreen. 1962. Printed 1993. Signed in pencil, lower center. Edition unknown, presumed very small. Very light cream wove paper. The full sheet. Fine impression with very heavy ink application. Very good to fine condition. Literature/catalogue raisonne: Unknown to Doering/Von der Osten. A very rare poster. No auction records located. Masterpiece, using Lichtenstein's classic Ben-Day dots and a speech balloon, is known for its narrative content that predicted Lichtenstein's fame. It was part of Lichtenstein's first exhibition at Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles from April 1 – April 27, 1963, featuring Drowning Girl, Portrait of Madame Cézanne and other works from 1962 and 1963. Masterpiece was part of the largest ever retrospective of Lichtenstein that visited The Art Institute of Chicago from May 16 to September 3, 2012, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. from October 14, 2012 to January 13, 2013, the Tate Modern in London from February 21 to May 27, 2013 and the The Centre Pompidou from July 3 to November 4, 2013. Several publications presented Masterpiece as part of their announcement of the retrospective. Image copyright © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein. Overall size: 32 1/8 x 27 5/8 in. (816 x 702 mm). Image size: 23 7/8 x 23 3/4 in. (606 x 603 mm). [28895] |4000| {R100} (TL6) nzzz~azzz

Condition Report: Very good to fine condition

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MARIE BRUNER BURT HAINES - Pastel on paper

by Stanford Auctioneers

September 20, 2015, 8:00 AM PST

Phoenix, AZ, USA

Estimated Price: $150 - $200

Description: Marie Bruner Burt Haines (American, 1884-1979). "Tree with Personality". Pastel on paper. c1950s. Signed "M.H. Burt" in pencil, lower right. Titled in pencil and annotated "dry pastel $50.00" on an old mount. Burt was Haines's married name. Cream wove paper. Notice the undulating, feminine, anthropomorphic form. Provenance: Deaccessioned from the Bennington Museum, Bennington, Vermont. Three Haines oil paintings sold at Skinner's (Boston) on September 11, 2009, for $3,081, $2,133, and $1,896, respectively. A thoroughly accomplished painter, her artistic training was impeccable: Cincinnati Art Academy; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; Art Students League; National Academy of Design; Art Institute of Chicago. In the 1920s she was an early member of the Taos, New Mexico art colony. She is especially well known for her pastel portraits of children. Image size: 11 x 8 1/4 in. (279 x 210 mm). [23497] |100| {R100} toz~uzz

Condition Report: Notice the undulating, feminine, anthropomorphic form.

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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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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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A Unique and Important Account of The Falklands Conflict: The 74 Days War Operation Corporate 1982 assembled by Lionel Howell The Majority of the collection is contained in three scrap books which include Press photographs from HMS Conqueror flying

by Piers Motley Auctions

September 14, 2015, 10:00 AM GMT

Exmouth, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £2,000 - £3,000

Description: A Unique and Important Account of The Falklands Conflict: The 74 Days War Operation Corporate 1982 assembled by Lionel Howell The Majority of the collection is contained in three scrap books which include Press photographs from HMS Conqueror flying the Skull & Crossbones, signed photographs of Important figures of United Nations including Perez de Cuellar, and General Haig, signed photographs of eminent politicians at the time including Margaret Thatcher, John Nott, Lord Carrington, Francis Pym and Viscount Whitelaw, numerous maps, The Times Photographer John Shirley photographic prints, signed photographs of eminent Naval and Royal Marine figures including Sir Terence Lewin, Sir Henry Leach and Sir John Fieldhouse, Julien Thompson, Sir Jeremy Moore; numerous newspaper cuttings, photographs from R.N., Royal Marines, R.A.F., Westland facsimile of the surrender of the Argentinean Forces, autograph os (Sam) Salt captain of H.M.S. Sheffield, Captain Middleton, photographs from SS. Uganda showing operations and conditions, photographic documentary of the operation to clear mines at Port Howard. Arranged in three scrap books with additional materials including Argentinean bayonet, 'Don't Cry for Me Argentina' t-shirt, books, videos etc

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John Behan RHA (b.1938) Famine Ship

by Morgan O'Driscoll

September 14, 2015, 6:00 PM GMT

Skibbereen, Ireland

Estimated Price: €10,000 - €15,000

Description: John Behan RHA (b.1938) Famine Ship unique bronze signed h:66  w:67 d:33 cm. Provenance: Private Collection John Behan has explored many themes of ancient mythology, literature and legend. Each theme is moved to a depth of exploration, the imbued meaning in the works derive from his own in-depth knowledge of his subject, which is translated into the shape and form of his bronze work. John Behan is renowned for his many themed works, his great Ships or Bulls, 'Paiste' and 'Family' are other universal themes explored by Behan. In their simplicity of depiction they are created with an energy; great metaphors of life's journey. John Behan first created The Famine Ship to stand at the base of Croagh Patrick, Co. Mayo. Fierce in impact, the hull of the boat is birthed at land, the mast laden with the skeleton bodies of lost emigrants. In large or smaller scale The Famine Ship series carries an indescrible depth of history, poignant loss and struggle for life. Commissioned by the Irish government to commemorate the contribution of Irish emigrants worldwide, a 26-by-24-foot bronze themed piece on The Famine Ship entitled "Arrival" now stands in the plaza in front of the United Nations headquarters in New York.

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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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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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Poster – Seamanship Training Group

by Kedem Public Auction House Ltd

September 8, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Description: "Idishe jugent, der yam ruft dikh!" [Jewish youth, the sea calls you!], poster issued by Noham (No'ar Chlutzi Meuchad) in Germany, calling to join the seamanship training group "Kovshei HaYam" [Hebrew: Conquerors of the Sea] in the Deggendorf DP camp, near Munich. Printed by F. Bruckmann KG, Munich, [1947]. Yiddish. A poster announcing the opening of a new training course of "Kovshei HaYam" seamanship training group in the Deggendorf DPC, calling young boys and girls, 17-24 years of age, with a minimum of five years school education and a certificate declaring that they are in good health, to turn to the representatives of the Jewish Agency in the camp, or to Noham organization representatives or to the director of “Kovshei HaYam”, Shlomo Steindel, and enroll in the training program of sailors, fishermen and seamen. The importance of seamanship training for “She’erit HaPletah” is emphasized: “if Jews want to be independent in Eretz Israel, they must regain all of the Jewish lands and seas, and become again a nation of farmers, fishermen and sailors…” (Yiddish). After World War II, approximately 2000 refugees occupied Deggendorg DP camp, most of them from Theresienstadt, on their way to Eretz Israel. A lively cultural activity took place in the camp with two newspapers, a theater group, synagogue, Mikveh and a Kosher kitchen. The camp administration even issued its own paper currency. 42X61 cm. Good-fair condition. Folding marks. Restored tears (slight paint restorations). Linen-backed for display and preservation. From the collection of Dr Simon Cohen.

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After Jacopo da Carucci Pontormo, Cosimo de‘ Medici, 18th C.

by Auctionata AG

September 23, 2015, 6:00 PM CET

Berlin, Germany

Estimated Price: €1,000 - €1,300

Description: Oil on canvas, on panel Italy, presumably 18th century After Jacopo da Carucci Pontormo (1494-1557) – Italian painter and one of the main representatives of Florentine Mannerism Dimensions: 77 x 56 cm Gilt frame: 97 x 76.5 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection, Rhineland Half-length portrait of a man with red garment and a red hat; the painting is a copy of Jacopo da Carucci Pontormo’s portrait of Cosimo il Vecchio de‘ Medici, which is today preserved at the Galleria degli Uffizi in Florence Estimate by Auctionata Expert: 2,000 EuroCondition: The painting is in good condition, consistent with age. The canvas is laid down on panel. Inspection under UV light reveals smaller and a few larger areas of retouching throughout. The panel measures 77 x 56 cm and the frame 97 x 76.5 cm. Jacopo da Carucci Pontormo (1494-1557) Jacopo da Pontormo, also known as Jacopo Carucci, was born in Florence and is considered one of the most important Florentine mannerists alongside with Rosso Fiorentino, Agnolo Bronzino and Giorgio Vasari. Vasari states that he was trained by Leonardo da Vinci and then by Mariotto Albertinelli and Piero di Cosimo. At the age of 18 Pontormo attended the workshop of Andrea del Sarto and specialized in frescoes, altarpieces and portraits. From 1521, he worked on behalf of the Medici family. Today, his works can be found, for instance, in the Uffizi in Florence, the National Gallery in London and the Städel Museum in Frankfurt am Main. (cbo) Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Robert Walker (c. 1607-1658), attr., General Fairfax, c. 1650

by Auctionata AG

September 23, 2015, 6:00 PM CET

Berlin, Germany

Estimated Price: €2,000 - €2,600

Description: Oil on canvas, relined England, c. 1650 Attributed to Robert Walker (c. 1607-1658) – English portrait painter and chief painter of the parliamentary party during the Commonwealth Dimensions: 58.5 x 45 cm Natural wooden frame: 74.5 x 62.5 cm Good condition Half-length men’s portrait of General Sir Thomas Fairfax (1612-1671). Very finely rendered men’s portrait following the tradition of works by the Flemish painter Anthony van Dyck Estimate by Auctionata Expert: 4,000 EuroThomas Fairfax (1612-1671) was a general and commander in chief of the parliamentary army at the time of the English Civil War. He was also known as ‘Black Tom’ or ‘Rider of the White Horse’.Condition: The canvas has been relined and the varnish renewed. The paint surface is slightly crackled. The inspection under UV light reveals numerous touch-ups throughout the representation, which however do not affect the good overall impression. The frame is minimally worn, and the stretcher shows traces of an inactive woodworm infestation. The dimensions of the painting are 74.5 x 62.5 cm, while the frame measures 74.5 x 62.5 cm.Robert Walker (c. 1607-1658) The English portrait painter Robert Walker was active in London and has gained a certain popularity as the leading portraitist of the Parliamentarians during the Commonwealth of England. His early artistic period is scarcely known, but his manner of painting clearly indicates the influence of the Flemish painter Anthony van Dyck, whom Walker may have known or even encountered as his student. His most important clients were Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658), Henry Ireton (1611-1651) and John Lambert (1619-1684). Examples of his artistic output are preserved at the National Portrait Gallery in London, today. (cbo) Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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