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AGEE, JAMES. A Death in the Family.

by Swann Auction Galleries

May 18, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $400 - $600

Description: AGEE, JAMES. A Death in the Family. 8vo, publisher's blue cloth, thin fade to board extremities; unclipped dust jacket, light rubbing to spine panel ends, 1-inch closed tear in spine panel into letter "A" of title; contents clean. New York: McDowell, Obolensky, (1957)

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AVGN Episode Dreamphone Prop - Bloody Carpet

by Sellersville Auction LLC

May 6, 2016, 8:00 PM EST

Quakertown, PA, USA

Estimated Price: $50 - $100

Description: From Mike Matei's death scene in Board James: Dreamphone episode

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Pocket Watch

by Guernsey's

May 18, 2016, 6:00 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $8,000 - $10,000

Description: A vintage, Swiss-made watch believed to be manufactured by the Royce Watch Company. Family was of utmost importance to Duke Ellington. He attributed his great success to his parents- Daisy and James "J.E." Ellington- because of the confidence they gave him that helped him overcome the racial barriers of his time. He expressed his devotion to his parents long after their deaths with his composition "My Mother, My Father." During their lives, he gave generously to them. This pocket watch was the first extravagant gift Duke gave to his father, J.E., in the 1930s, after Duke began to experience fame. This hand-crafted, Swiss-made pocket watch is made from platinum and is encrusted in diamonds. It serves as a timeless reminder of the deep gratitude Duke had for his roots. It was the most significant material gift Duke gave to his father, who treasured it until his death in 1937.

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by Moderne Gallery

Ships From: Philadelphia, PA US

Description: "Pizzicato" is comprised of a rosewood sculpture mounted on brushed aluminum, an oak light box and walnut music cabinet (made in 1953 at request of original owner to function as a pedestal). It was made by Wharton Esherick in 1931 for the Philadelphia Orchestra violinist and concertmaster, Alexander Hilsberg. It is one of three sculptures Esherick made for his closest friends, Hilsberg, Judge Bok and Charles Schaefer. 'Pizzicato' is considered to be the best of the three and is the only one not still owned by the original family for whom it was made. In 1961, upon Hilsberg's death it was left to the Bok family and remained in the family until now. Signed and dated 1931 and 1953

Condition Report: Excellent, original condition with normal indications of age

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The Life and Tragic Death of Jesse James (1883)

by Holabird Western Americana

May 14, 2016, 9:00 AM PST

Reno, NV, USA

Estimated Price: $400 - $600

Description: The Life and Tragic Death of Jesse James, The Western Desperado. 96 page book written by ****** (anonymous) and published by Barclay & Co., Philadelphia, PA. Paperback. Covers are torn and bent, but intact. Includes chapters on Frank James, the Younger Boys, and his Pretty Wife. Several illustrations of the main characters and events. Very rare. City: State: Missouri Date: 1883 ID# 26818

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GEMINI IV: An excellent, rare signed colour 10 x 8 photograp

by International Autograph Auctions

May 7, 2016, 12:00 PM GMT

Nottingham, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £400 - £600

Description: GEMINI IV: An excellent, rare signed colour 10 x 8 photograph by both James A. McDivitt (1929-, Commander) and Edward H. White II (1930-1967, Pilot) individually, the historic image showing White performing an extravehicular activity (EVA) during the Gemini IV mission as he becomes the first American astronaut to perform a spacewalk. Signed ('James A McDivitt') by McDivitt in green ink and signed ('Edward H. White II') by White in black ink, both with their names alone to clear areas. Autographs of White are rare in any form as a result of his tragically early death at the age of 36 in the Apollo I fire. About EX

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James A. Rome

by Barridoff Galleries

May 5, 2016, 6:00 PM EST

Portland, ME, USA

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

Description: James A. Rome Am b. 1936 Portrait Signed "James A Rome" l.r. Oil on board 16 1/2 x 14 in. 41.9 x 35.6 cm Provenance: By descent in the family of the current owners, Overland Park, Kansas Good condition, good appearance, not lined

Condition Report: Good condition, good appearance, not lined

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Tidmarsh, James BRITISH ARMY ISSUE CLASP KNIFE n.p.: James Tidmarsh (maker)

by Stephan Welz & Co

May 10, 2016, 10:30 AM CAT

Sandton, South Africa

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Description: Tidmarsh, James BRITISH ARMY ISSUE CLASP KNIFE n.p.: James Tidmarsh (maker), 1901 Retractable blade with maker's name "Excelsior" "W(ar) D(epartment) and Government arrow and (I) of 1901 with retractable long spike for removing stones from a horse's hoof. Wooden cover, steel with slight age darkening.

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An Edwardian silver tray

by Batemans Auctioneers & Valuers

May 7, 2016, 1:00 PM BST

Stamford, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £150

Description: An Edwardian silver tray, rectangular with incuse corners, engraved crest of 'Wandsworth' family, 'We Serve', Birmingham 1930, Adie Brothers, retailed by James Walker Ltd, 102 Oxford Street, London, W1, 38 by 28cm.

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MARGARET PRINCESS: (1930-2002) Countess of Snowdon, younger

by International Autograph Auctions

May 7, 2016, 12:00 PM GMT

Nottingham, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £250 - £350

Description: MARGARET PRINCESS: (1930-2002) Countess of Snowdon, younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II. A fine A.L.S., Margaret, two pages, 8vo, London, 25th March (1953), to Lady Harvey of the British Embassy in Paris, on the printed mourning stationery of Buckingham Palace. Princess Margaret thanks her correspondent for their letter and explains 'sadly that owing to the death of my beloved grandmother, I shall not now be able to come to Paris', further remarking 'She will be greatly missed by everybody and specially by her family, she was always the central pillar'. The Princess concludes by adding that she hopes 'that there may be a moment later for a short visit'. Accompanied by the original Registered envelope hand addressed by Princess Margaret and signed by her with her initial ('M') to the lower left corner. VG Mary of Teck (1867-1953) Queen Consort of the United Kingdom, wife of King George V. Queen Mary had died on 24th March 1953, a day before the present letter was written, at the age of 85. She had taken an active interest in the upbringing of her two granddaughters, Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret, and her death occurred just ten weeks before Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation. Lady Maud Harvey (d.1970) Wife of Oliver Harvey (1893-1968) 1st Baron Harvey of Tasburgh. British Civil Servant & Diplomat, Ambassador to France 1948-54.

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James Yarbrough, Gondolier Of Death, Signed

by Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.

May 1, 2016, 11:00 AM EST

Atlanta, GA, USA

Estimated Price: $500 - $700

Description: James Yarbrough (American, 20th century), "Gondolier of Death" from the "Dance of Death" Series, mixed media on wood, signed at upper right "Yarbrough", with inventory labels to verso. Figural work depicting a Venetian canal scene with a skeletal gondoliere (a Venetian boatman who propels a gondola) transporting a a body to the Isola di San Michele for burial, with a self portrait of the artist and his grandson in the doorway of a canal adjacent home. Framed approximately 26.5" x 51". Unframed approximately 23.75" x 48". Note: Alternate artist spellings include "Jim Yarbrough."

Condition Report: Prior to bidding, please consult the additional photos provided and ask all pertinent questions (i.e. condition, size, etc.). Packing and shipping is the responsibility of the buyer, please see our website for a list of shipping companies. For a condition report, please email Condition@AandOauctions.com. For additional photos, please email Photos@AandOauctions.com.

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James Yarbrough, The String Quartet of Death

by Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.

May 1, 2016, 11:00 AM EST

Atlanta, GA, USA

Estimated Price: $600 - $800

Description: James Yarbrough (American, 20th century), "The String Quartet of Death" from the "Dance of Death" Series, mixed media on paper laid down on wood panel, signed at lower right "Yarbrough", with inventory label to verso from Mason Murer, Atlanta, GA. Figural work depicting four seated skeletons, each playing either a cello or a violin, with skeletal chandelier overhead and skull with dripping wax candle on the floor. Framed approximately 45.75" x 45.75". Unframed approximately 43.75" x 43.5". Note: The artist considers this work to be a painting. Alternate artist spellings include "Jim Yarbrough."

Condition Report: Overall excellent condition. Minor scattered scuffs to backing board, not distracting. Extremely minor wear to edges of paper. Under black light examination, small fluorescing dot at lower center; possibly fixative. No apparent signs of in-painting, retouching, damage or loss.

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James McMullan - LFO Train Game

by DUMBO Auctions

Ships From: Brooklyn , NY US

Description: "LFO Train Game" by James McMullan, Unsigned Offset Lithograph. Paper size is 22.25 x 33 inches, with an image size of 21 x 32 inches. The Offset Lithograph is from an unknown edition size. and is not framed. The condition was rated B: Very Good Condition, with slight signs of handling or age. Additional details:

Condition Report: B: Very Good Condition, with slight signs of handling or age

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James Rizzi - Montreux Jazz Festival - 1997

by DUMBO Auctions

Ships From: Brooklyn , NY US

Description: "Montreux Jazz Festival" by James Rizzi, 1997 Unsigned Offset Lithograph. Paper size is 39.5 x 27 inches, with an image size of 37.5 x 26 inches. The Offset Lithograph is from an unknown edition size. and is not framed. The condition was rated B: Very Good Condition, with signs of handling or age. Additional details:

Condition Report: B: Very Good Condition, with signs of handling or age

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No Image Available

by Burgersdijk & Niermans

May 10, 2016, 1:30 PM CET

2311 RW Leiden, Netherlands

Description: BERGH FAMILY -- BERGH, S. v.d. Het leven v.h. echtpaar Simon van den Bergh en Elisabeth van der Wielen. (Rotterdam, private publ., 1907). 116 pp. W. fold-out geneal. table at end. Fol. Ocl. Biography of the 'Margarine King' Simon van den Bergh, founder of Unilever, published on the occasion of his death. Rare. -- And 1 o. (2). Estimated Price: € 80

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James Guy American, 1909-1983 Untitled, Construction, circa 1949

by Doyle New York

May 10, 2016, 11:00 AM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $8,000 - $12,000

Description: James Guy American, 1909-1983 Untitled, Construction, circa 1949 Signed Guy (lc) Oil on wood and steel construction on particle board support 36 x 36 x 2 1/4 inches (91.44 x 91.44 x 5.71 cm) Provenance: The Artist's Family Private Collection, Connecticut C 

Condition Report: A layer of white pigment is on top of signature. The steel rod running horizontally at top has two broken welds. Soiling along edges of the particle board support. The support is backed by a wooden strainer that is cradled. It is unclear if the strainer is the artist's hand, and as such is not included in the measurements. Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Doyle New York shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.

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WALL FAMILY & CONFEDERATE POW LETTERS 1829-1912

by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC

May 14, 2016, 10:00 AM EST

Tallahassee, FL, USA

Estimated Price: $900 - $2,000

Description: The Wall family letters, 1829-1912. These sixty-four hand written letters tell the story of life and death in the South, before, during, and after the American Civil War. The letters begin in the 1820s, following Mary Wall--a descendant of John Hopkins, signer of the Declaration of Independence. A May 1861 letter to Wesley Wall alludes to the Civil War: "I suppose your military ardor is aroused, but you should stay at home and try to do all in your favor to aid and comfort our dear mother." The letters also chronicle a Confederate mother's search for her captured son--Wesley Wall: "At last I have received a letter from you, the only one since you were taken prisoner... I had mourned you as dead." As the war winds down, still a prisoner, Wesley receives another letter from his mother Mary in April 1865. Post-war letters follow Wesley's path and betray the Gilded Age: Referring to Wesley's prospects--"It does not pay much... but he will have a chance to learn the telephone business and do better." The letters conclude in the early twentieth century with a 1912 passage concerning a Confederate veteran's reunion: "Lizzie and I went to the reunion at Baton Rouge...I met a good many friends...." These documents comprise an entire story that not only tell the tale of one family's journey, but clearly relay the context of their time. A perfect collection for the professional or amateur historian, especially those interested in nineteenth century America. This lot has a reserve.

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Franklin Mint Medals (set of 3)

by Guernsey's

May 18, 2016, 6:00 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

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

Description: After Duke Ellington's death in 1974, the Franklin mint commissioned a limited run of these commemorative medals. These medals were presented to the Ellington family and have been in their possession since. The front of the medal features Duke's face. The reverse reads, "Edward Kennedy Ellington, In Memoriam. 1899-1974, Master Musician and Composer."

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Jan Berger (1863 - 1930), Portait of Artists Son

by Desa Unicum

May 10, 2016, 7:00 PM CET

Warszawa, Poland

Estimated Price: PLN800 - PLN2,500

Description: oil on canvas, 62.5 x 49 cm

Condition Report: to renovate

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Farewell at the Deathbed, Oil Painting, Early 20th Century

by Auctionata AG

May 19, 2016, 2:00 PM CET

Berlin, Germany

Estimated Price: €2,400 - €3,120

Description: Oil on canvasEurope, early 20th centuryDetailed rendered interior with dramatic scenery at a deathbedClothing and room setup in the style of the Spanish baroque of the 17th centuryFurthermore in reminiscence of works by Dutch painters, such as Jan VermeerDimensions of canvas: 96 x 84 cmFramed: 118.8 x 107 cmDepicted is a dreary scene. Family and friends bid farewell in great distress to an old man who is dying. With his last strength he is handing his son a key. The room is sumptuously decorated - it is probably the house of a wealthy merchant family, as they are known from paintings of the Spanish baroque and the Dutch Golden Age which was influenced by this. The clothing bears features specific for the Spanish fashion of the 17th century. The present death is in contrast to the richly furnished interior.Condition:The painting bears natural signs of age and wear. In places the surface displays heavier craquelure and partially tiny areas of color flaking can be seen. At the upper left the canvas is slightly dented. The framed dimensions are 118.8 x 107 cm, while the dimensions of the canvas are 96 x 84 cm. (nlu) Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance. Auctionata charges the resale rights tax pursuant to Section 26 of the German Copyright Act (UrhG) towards the buyer in case of the sale of an original work of art or photography prior to 70 years having lapsed since the death of their creator. Therefore, Auctionata charges when purchasing a good – if a protection as an original work of art or photography is given – starting from a hammer price of EUR 400 an additional amount, which is calculated according to Section 26 (2) German Copyright Act (UrhG) and which does not exceed the amount of EUR 12,500. You can find more information about resale rights tax in Auctionata´s table of fees and T&C.

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Documented and Historic Smith & Wesson Second Model No. 3 Schofield Revolver Attributed to Lakota Chief Spotted Elk by Family Descendant Affidavit With Other Attributed Knife

by Rock Island Auction Company

May 1, 2016, 9:00 AM CST

Rock Island, IL, USA

Estimated Price: $20,000 - $40,000

Description: Documented and Historic Smith & Wesson Second Model No. 3 Schofield Revolver Attributed to Lakota Chief Spotted Elk by Family Descendant Affidavit With Other Attributed Knife The Second Model Schofield revolvers were manufactured in 1876 or 1877. This example was manufactured towards the end of the range suggesting it was manufactured in 1877. Only a couple of Smith & Wesson Schofield revolvers are believed to have been used at the Battle of Little Bighorn. It has blade and notch sights, standard visible markings including "US" on the toe, shortened barrel, and a pair of handmade grips. The lot also includes a period made bowie knife built using an shortened sword blade with deep fullers, brass fittings, and a stag horn handle. Two included notarized letters (from different parties) state that these items belonged to famed Lakota chief Spotted Elk. "Big Foot" (Si-Tank) was a derogatory nickname given to Chief Spotted Elk by an American soldier. He became a chief upon the death of his father, Chief Lone Horn, in 1874. As a chief, Spotted Elk was a skilled diplomat and was generally successful in avoiding conflict. In the 1870s, Spotted Elk and his band allied with his half-brother Sitting Bull, brother Touch the Clouds and nephew Crazy Horse against the U.S. Army, but he did not fight in any major battles during the Great Sioux War of 1876-77. Nonetheless, his tribe suffered greatly and surrendered to the Americans. Poor conditions and mistreatment on the reservations led to the Ghost Dance movement and ultimately renewed tensions with American authorities. When Sitting Bull was killed on Standing Rock Reservation, many of his followers fled for refuge among Spotted Elk's people. Spotted Elk then led his band south to the Pine Ridge Reservation after receiving an invite from Chief Red Cloud who hoped they could maintain the peace. He traveled under a white flag and unfortunately contracted pneumonia on the journey. The Lakota were intercepted by Major Samuel M. Whitside's 7th Cavalry intercepted on December 28, 1890, and Spotted Elk and his followers surrendered without incident. They were taken to a camp on Wounded Knee Creek at Pine Ridge where cabins had already been built. The chief assured the Americans his people had no violent intentions, but Colonel James W. Forsyth arrived at Wounded Knee Creek that night and positioned Hotchkiss revolving cannons and Gatling guns around the peaceable encampment. The following morning the soldiers demanded that the Lakota turn over their weapons. A few weapons were gathered, but the soldiers did not believe all had been turned over, so they began searching through the Lakota possessions. What is not clear is what exactly happened next, but a shot was fired and shortly thereafter 153-350 Lakota, primarily women and children, lay dead. Among them was their leader, Spotted Elk. The first included notarized letter is signed by Deborah Spotted Elk Wilson and states that she obtained the revolver from her great uncle Wallace of the Pine Ridge Reservation. He informed her that it was taken by her great grandfather, "Chief Spotted Elk, and other survivors of the Battle of Little Big Horn who fled to Canada to 'avoid the inevitable reprisals from the U.S. Government.' Uncle Wallace had gone to Canada where his father, my Great Grandfather's brother, and other members of the tribe including my Great Grandfather, Spotted Elk, had hidden these firearms and other weapons." Most sources indicate Spotted Elk did not actively partake in military action and remained at the Indian Agency during the battle; however, many of the men of his band fought. The other notarized affidavits states that the knife was taken off of the body of "Chief Big Foot at Wounded Knee," and that the knife was formerly in the collection of "Doc Hubbard." Hubbard was the creator and director the Gold Seal Nature and Wildlife Museum in Medora after settling there in 1910. He was well-known in the Native American artifact collecting field. Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson Model: Schofield BBL: 6 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 45 Schofield Finish: blue Grips: hardwood Serial Number: 7942 Class: Antique Condition: Relic. The poor condition revolver shows signs of hard use and period alterations. Most of the surfaces have a mix of gray and light brown patina and there are some patches of mild pitting and oxidation. The replacement grips have some dings, chips, and scratches. The action does not function. The knife is a fine example of a frontier style thriftiness and was built using repurposed components as is often seen on piece originating from the West. The blade has some mild pitting and the other components have aged patina.

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BIBLES - 2 Volumes, along with a Photo and a Framed Resolution, [Containing the Holbrook Family Record, to include Seth Nathaniel Beecher of Seymour, Conn.]

by The Gallery at Knotty Pine

May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM EST

West Swanzey, NH, USA

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Description: *The Holy Bible; Containing the Old and New Testaments (1844) Hartford: S. Andrus and Son, Stereotyped by A. Chandler. Frontis, decorative title, 824pp, 251pp, bound in gilt decorated leather, all edges marbled, binding tight, hinges starting, with penned ownership of Elleana Holbrook of Seymour, Conn., VG. *The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated Out of the Original Tongues (1870) 4th Edition, NY: American Bible Society [Sm. Pica, Royal 8vo]. 840pp, Holbrook Family Record [4], 261pp, in full blind stamped leather, aeg, Advent Reminder (1879) by Rector James H. Van Buren, laid-in. Good+ [spine wear/tear]. *Framed, Signed Resolution upon the Death of Seth N. Beecher of Seymour, Conn., Good. *Photograph of Seth N. Beecher, Very Good Condition.

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Important Early Mormon Letter re Winter Exodus & Strangite claim fr Joseph Smith

by University Archives

May 19, 2016, 10:30 AM EST

Westport, CT, USA

Estimated Price: $5,000 - $6,000

Description: Only days before the Mormon's winter exodus from Navuoo began, two church members write of the impending escape : "a company of 2500 ... to start in 2 weeks the 12 are going," while also describing how one of Brigham Young's rivals for the L.D.S. leadership, James Strang, had come across another set of gold plates: "he says Br Josep[h] Smith appointed him a prophet a few days before his Death since that an Angel assended [sic] from the Heavens & Ordained Him & Give him the Urim & Thummin the same that Joseph had ..."(MORMONS) Important Autograph Letter Signed, "Newton Russell," 3 pages, 7.5" x 12.25", Walnut Grove, [Illinois], February 1, 1846, together with an additional Autograph Letter Signed, "L C Fuller," 1 page [Walnut Grove, February 1, 1846] accomplished on the same bifolium as Russell's, and addressed in Russell's hand on the integral transmittal leaf to "William Rhoades East Hamilton Madison Co NY," discussing a variety of topics, including the impending Mormon exodus from Nauvoo and the dissident movement led by James Strang who claimed that he had been appointed leader of the Latter Day Saints by Joseph Smith only days before his death. Expected folds, some light soling and toning, minor hole at one fold intersection, else very good.A remarkable set of letters written at a pivotal juncture in L.D.S. history, the departure of the Mormons from Nauvoo, Illinois two years following the death of their founder Joseph Smith. The longer of the two letters, composed by Newton Russell, reads in part [with original spellings retained with minimal comment]: "..we received both of your letters in due tie & should have answered the first before now but we expected Lucetta here every day & we thought She would know more about the folks at Nauvoo than we did so we delayed writing... we will tell you what we have heard... our acquaintances at Nauvoo are usually well Sally & family are getting ready to move west Alphonzo & Betsy calculate to go... there are many in Nauvoo that would moove west if they could but they have expended all their Subsistence for houses and lands in Nauvoo & now they cannot get any thing for their possessions a company of 2500 callculate[d] to start in 2 weeks the 12 are going. We live here at the Grove & Shall for aught we know we like the place & neighbors and we raise enough to live upon... You ask in your letter why the Mormons will not be good citizens & stay where they are the persecution against them is on account of their religion not their unlawful deeds. You say the laws of the United States are good enough for you, what are laws good for unless they are put in force look at the murders & house burnings in Hancock the Philadelphia riots the anti rent troubles in your own State, a gang of men associated together in the capacity of a mob will commit crimes with impunity & go unpunished while one man for the same offence will be hung by the neck until he was dead dead dead. A sad picture of republicanism we have reason to blush & exclaim the laws are good but the government has not energy to enforce them. You say the good old bible is good enough for you... & good enough for anyone who had rather have the history of gifts & blessings that People enjoyed 1800 years ago, than to have the blessings & gifts themselves... Mother Fuller wants to write some & she will tell you what I have forgotten..."On the outside leaf, "Mother Fuller," a.k.a "L C Fuller," the mother of Russel's deceased first wife, Mary Ann Fuller (d. 1842), writes on the claims of James Strang: "...Strange things thes[e] last days there is a Man by the name of James J. Strang he lives in west consin Burlington he says Br Josep[h] Smith appointed him a prophet a few days before his Death since that an Angel assended from the Heavens & Ordained Him & Give him the Urim & Thummin the same that Joseph had told him to go to white River which was clost by under and Oak Tree he would find sum Plaits he went to the spot & lookt throw the Urim & Thummin & see them as plain as he could see a stone in clear water there was four went and dug as deepe as their waist & found the Plaits which were in a Casement of clay there is a good many falls in with him which was going west. I have seen a number of them if you was hear I could tell you all about it..."James Strang (1813-1856) was a recent convert to the Latter Day Saints, joining in 1844. He rapidly found favor with Joseph Smith, who charged Strang to establish a "stake" in Wisconsin, which he established at Voree. After Smith died in June 1844, Strang was one of several claimants to the church presidency, producing what he purported was a letter from Joseph Smith appointing him as his successor. In addition, Strang testified that an angel ordained him as Smith's successor and that he been led to yet another set of gold plates. Approximately 12,000 adhered to Strang and many moved to a new settlement he established at Beaver Island in Lake Michigan. In 1856, Strang was murdered by two dissidents and soon afterwards vigilantes raided the island and removed the inhabitants. The two events nearly destroyed this branch of the church, but several small congregations of Strangites remained loyal and remain in existence today.Newton Russell (1813-1890) was born in Madison, New York, then relocated to Knox, Illinois where he married his first wife, Mary Ann Fuller (d. 1842) in 1835. He married his second wife, Calista Phoebe Green, in Nauvoo in 1844, and his third wife, Susan Laurilla Powell, in 1850 in Stark, Illinois. In 1853, Russell assumed ownership of a land grant and became a pioneer of Sweet Home, Oregon, and the family relocated there, followed by a stream of relatives and in-laws who also settled in Linn County, Oregon.Provenance: Charles Hamilton.

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Fine and rare sterling silver and gold-inlaid tea and coffee service, Tiffany & Co., New York, NY, circa 1929

by Freeman's

May 18, 2016, 10:00 AM EST

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Estimated Price: $15,000 - $25,000

Description: Fine and rare sterling silver and gold-inlaid tea and coffee service Tiffany & Co., New York, NY, circa 1929 Comprising a hot water kettle on stand, teapot, coffee pot, milk pot, covered sugar, creamer, waste bowl, and twin-handled tray, each of octagonal form with stylized foliate motif finely inlaid in gold. (8). H: 12 in. (kettle). L: 26 1/2 in. (tray). Total weight: 352 oz. (approx). PROVENANCE: Purportedly given as a gift to W. Alton Jones, an investor in Tiffany & Co. By descent through the family to the present owner.

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Frieda Menshausen-Labriola, Lady’s Portait, Pastel, c. 1900

by Auctionata AG

May 4, 2016, 5:00 PM CET

Berlin, Germany

Estimated Price: €500 - €840

Description: Pastel drawing on cardboardGermany, around 1900Frieda Menshausen-Labriola (1861-1939) – German painter & drawerMonogrammed lower right ‘F.M.’Portrait of a young woman in green costume with white scarfCut-out size: 52 x 37 cm (oval), framed dimensions: 56.5 x 71.8 cmGood conditionProvenance: Menshausen familyObject is regular taxed. 19% VAT is added to the purchase price for deliveries within the EU.Condition:The sheet is mounted to a mat. It is in good condition with slight signs of age and wear. The frame is slightly notched. The cut-out size is 52 x 37 cm. (lez) Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance. Auctionata charges the resale rights tax pursuant to Section 26 of the German Copyright Act (UrhG) towards the buyer in case of the sale of an original work of art or photography prior to 70 years having lapsed since the death of their creator. Therefore, Auctionata charges when purchasing a good – if a protection as an original work of art or photography is given – starting from a hammer price of EUR 400 an additional amount, which is calculated according to Section 26 (2) German Copyright Act (UrhG) and which does not exceed the amount of EUR 12,500. You can find more information about resale rights tax in Auctionata´s table of fees and T&C.

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Frieda Menshausen-Labriola, Boy’s Bust Portait, Pastel, c. 1900

by Auctionata AG

May 4, 2016, 5:00 PM CET

Berlin, Germany

Estimated Price: €380 - €560

Description: Pastel drawing on brown cardboardGermany, around 1900Frieda Menshausen-Labriola (1861-1939) – German painter & drawerCut-out size: 40 x 32 cm, sheet size: 47.5 x 37.5 cm, mat: 58 x 48 cm Good conditionProvenance: Menshausen familyObject is regular taxed. 19% VAT is added to the purchase price for deliveries within the EU.Condition:The sheet is mounted to a mat. It is in good condition with slight signs of age and wear. The sheet measures 47.5 x 37.5 cm. (lez) Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance. Auctionata charges the resale rights tax pursuant to Section 26 of the German Copyright Act (UrhG) towards the buyer in case of the sale of an original work of art or photography prior to 70 years having lapsed since the death of their creator. Therefore, Auctionata charges when purchasing a good – if a protection as an original work of art or photography is given – starting from a hammer price of EUR 400 an additional amount, which is calculated according to Section 26 (2) German Copyright Act (UrhG) and which does not exceed the amount of EUR 12,500. You can find more information about resale rights tax in Auctionata´s table of fees and T&C.

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[Agee, James; Evans, Walker (Photography)] Let us now Praise Famous Men

by The Cobbs

April 30, 2016, 10:00 AM EST

Peterborough, NH, USA

Estimated Price: $400 - $600

Description: [Agee, James; Evans, Walker (Photography)] Let us now Praise Famous Men. Houghton Mifflin Company (1941). Hardcover. Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good. First Edition. First edition. 471 p. with photos at front. Near Fine. No DJ. Glue remnants from bookplate on front endpaper, photos in good condition. A seminal work, published here with the Farm Security Administration's Walker Evans photographs, some of the most iconic images of 20th Century American lives.

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James McNeill Whistler THE GENTLE ART OF MAKING ENEMIES 1890 Antique French Art History & Correspondence

by National Book Auctions

May 1, 2016, 12:00 PM EST

Ithaca, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $800 - $1,000

Description: Title: The Gentle Art of Making Enemies: As Pleasingly Exemplified in Many Instances, Wherein the Serious Ones of This Earth, Carefully Exasperated, Have Been Prettily Spurred On to Unseemliness and Indiscretion, While Overcome by an Undue Sense of Right - James McNeill WhistlerAuthor: James McNeill Whistler - James Abbott McNeill Whistler was an American-born, British-based artist. Averse to sentimentality and moral allusion in painting, he was a leading proponent of the credo "art for art's sake". His famous signature for his paintings was in the shape of a stylized butterfly possessing a long stinger for a tail. The symbol was apt, for it combined both aspects of his personality—his art was characterized by a subtle delicacy, while his public persona was combative. Finding a parallel between painting and music, Whistler titled many of his paintings "arrangements", "harmonies", and "nocturnes", emphasizing the primacy of tonal harmony. His most famous painting is "Whistler's Mother" (1871), the revered and oft parodied portrait of motherhood. Whistler influenced the art world and the broader culture of his time with his artistic theories and his friendships with leading artists and writers. Publisher: John W. Lovell Co.City: New YorkYear: 1890Printing Information: Limited EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 292 pagesWidth: 8" Height: 10.25"Book Details: The Gentle Art Of Making Enemies is a book by the painter James McNeill Whistler, published in 1890. The book was in part a response to, in part a transcript of, Whistler's famous libel suit against critic John Ruskin. Ruskin, in a review of the inaugural showing at the Grosvenor Gallery, had referred to Whistler's painting Nocturne in Black and Gold – The Falling Rocket as "flinging a pot of paint in the public's face." The book contains Whistler's letters to newspapers chronicling his many petty grievances against various acquaintances and friends.Whistler biographer Stanley Weintraub suggests the book was controversial enough that Whistler might have been better known for it than for his art at the time of his death. [Courtesy Wikipedia.]Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work, number 181 of 250 copies. This antique volume is bound in blue cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering and ornamentation on the spine and front cover. There is light to moderate rubbing and sunning, heaviest at the edges of the spine and the corners. The binding is solid. The text block is adorned with a gilt top edge and deckled bottom and fore edges. The pages are clean with mild age toning. This work contains numerous textual illustrations.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $6.50

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James McMullan - Life in a Spring Salt Marshy

by DUMBO Auctions

Ships From: Brooklyn , NY US

Description: "Life in a Spring Salt Marshy" by James McMullan, Unsigned Offset Lithograph. Paper size is 22 x 33 inches, with an image size of 20.75 x 31 inches. The Offset Lithograph is from an unknown edition size. and is not framed. The condition was rated B: Very Good Condition, with slight signs of handling or age. Additional details:

Condition Report: B: Very Good Condition, with slight signs of handling or age

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James McMullan - Life in a Fall Salt Pond

by DUMBO Auctions

Ships From: Brooklyn , NY US

Description: "Life in a Fall Salt Pond" by James McMullan, Unsigned Offset Lithograph. Paper size is 22 x 32.25 inches, with an image size of 22 x 32.25 inches. The Offset Lithograph is from an unknown edition size. and is not framed. The condition was rated B: Very Good Condition, with slight signs of handling or age. Additional details:

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1980s-2010s PRINCESS DIANA & ROYAL FAMILY PUBLICATION ASSORTMENT W/ EXTRAS

by Regency-Superior Auctioneers

May 13, 2016, 11:00 AM CST

St. Louis, MO, USA

Estimated Price: $200 - $300

Description: Mixture of newspapers & magazines featuring Princess Diana & the Royal family. Princess Diana's wedding and death is the focus for nearly all items. Extras include: Princess Diana 35mm transparency slide from the Diana & Charles wedding, Helen Mirren 2x signed 11"x14" & 8"x10" photographs as Queen Elizabeth, 1981 Diana & Charles first-day cover and bookmark. Kate Middleton TOPLESS paparazzi-captured magazine images mixed in as well (images blurry). Very fine. Ex-Celebrity Sleuth Archive.

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18th C. Colonial Wood Bulto, Animas Solas, ex-Historia

by ArtemisGallery LIVE

May 12, 2016, 8:00 AM PST

Erie , CO, USA

Estimated Price: $800 - $1,200

Description: Spanish Colonial, Guatemala, ca. 1700 CE. A carved and polychromed wooden bulto depicting a pair of Animas Solas (Lone Souls or Lonely Spirits), two dramatic depictions each representing a soul in purgatory on this bulto. La Anima Sola, for those unfamiliar, is a departed ancestral soul awaiting judgement in the flames of purgatory. La Anima Sola may be invoked when a family member or loved one dies in sin or conversely, to send an enemy to a state of temporary suffering or misery in purgatory. Size: 4.25" L x 5" W x 9.25" H (10.8 cm x 12.7 cm x 23.5 cm) Provenance: Ex-Historia Antiques, James Caswell, Santa Monica, Ca. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #113418

Condition Report: Old paint losses with age cracks on base as shown. Otherwise in stable condition.

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Wooden Family Figurine

by Nellis Auction

May 1, 2016, 10:00 AM PST

Henderson, NV, USA

Description: 9"

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DR. LIVINGSTONE'S WASHSTAND AND PORTABLE DESK, BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN USED IN THE SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL AFRICA EXPEDITION, 1852-1856

by Charles Miller Ltd

May 10, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £3,000 - £5,000

Description: DR. LIVINGSTONE'S WASHSTAND AND PORTABLE DESK, BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN USED IN THE SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL AFRICA EXPEDITION, 1852-1856, probably regionally made in mahogany and comprising a patinated hinged lid with period provenance label framed within, together with additional cutting, fitted interior with vacant recesses, dummy drawer to front, turned legs and iron securing loops (old wear overall, lacks accessories for compartments, 'drawer' handles missing) -- 30 x 26 x 20in. (76 x 66 x 51cm.), David Livingstone and James "Paraffin" Young, the Scottish pioneer of chemical engineering became friendly at Anderson's College (now Strathclyde University). Having discovered its potential, Young took out a patent in 1850 for the production of paraffin oil which went on to make him a fortune and in 1858 he set up a nationwide network of shops to sell both oil and lamps, each run by local managers. The McHaffies were a long established family of lamp dealers who had started as ironmongers, and can be found at several addresses up until the 1880s living in the East End of London. Young's friendship with Livingstone never waned and he not only part-funded his expeditions, but also some of the searches for him when Livingstone disappeared. When he learnt of Livingstone's death, he paid for his servants to be repatriated and funded a statue still present in George Square, Glasgow., This washstand is not thought to be of European manufacture and is likely to be something Livingstone acquired on arrival in Cape Town. He famously travelled "light" by contemporary standards, and whilst to modern eyes it seems inconveniently large, a combined writing surface and toilette area may have been one of his few concessions. It may also have been used on his explorations of Southern and Central Africa between 1852-56 and then returned with him in 1857 before it was deposited with his other equipment at Young's premises in Oxford Street, London. Later on it seems to have passed to Alfred Marsh, a House Furnisher who was still at the 116-118 Kentish Town Road address in the 1891 census.

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Chinese School, probably mid-20th c

by Neal Auction Company

May 6, 2016, 1:00 PM CST

New Orleans, LA, USA

Estimated Price: $500 - $700

Description: Chinese School, probably mid-20th c., "Rooster with Bamboo and Chrysanthemum", fan painting, ink and color on paper, inscribed Jin Eshi in Shanghai at the age of seventy-seven, dated autumn 1945, with two seals, w. 20 1/2 in., unmounted. Provenance: According to James D. Julia, Ex-Collection P. Y. (Pah-Yuen/ Boyuan) Wang (1893-1977); James D. Julia, Fairfield, ME, Aug. 2012, lot 3592

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Declaration of Independence Signer John Hancock ALS offering astute advice 1760

by University Archives

May 19, 2016, 10:30 AM EST

Westport, CT, USA

Estimated Price: $15,000 - $20,000

Description: Writing to his brother from London, John Hancock dispenses priceless advice, "...Let your Conduct be such as to merit the Esteem of all about you, & Remember that the Diligent Hand maketh Rich."JOHN HANCOCK (1737-1793) Autograph Letter Signed,"Jno Hancock,", 2.5p, front and back of two conjoined sheets, 8.5" x 7", December 27, 1760, London, England, with address leaf in Hancock's hand, to William Ebenezer Hancock, Boston, with remnants of a blackwax seal.Writing from London while attending his uncle's business, a young John Hancock asks about his uncle and aunts, congratulates his sister's marriage, talks about his own ill health and recovery, and inquires about the house slaves at the Hancock Mansion.In full, "I have before me yo.r agreeable Letters of Nov.r 6.th by Capt Bride, & desire you will write one by every oppry [opportunity] & acquaint me more particularly with the Circumstances of my Uncle's Family. I am glad to hear you are well, & earnestly beg you will give great Attention to Business, & let you'r Conduct be such as to merit the Esteem of all about you, & Remember that the Diligent Hand maketh Rich. I Expect on my Return to find you a Compleat Merch.t I am much pleas'd at the Advantages you have before you, of which I doubt not but you will make the proper Improvement. / I observe by yor Letter our Sister is Married, & that you was [sic] with them at the Celebration of it, I wish them great Happiness & Satisfaction, I hope they will meet with nothing to Interrupt their Quiet, they have my best wishes, I [p2] I shall write you again soon. Have me Remembered in the strongest Terms of Affection to my Uncle & Aunt Love to all in the Family, particularly Hannah & Betsy. How is Molly, & how does Cate behave. Is Agniss a Breeding, Is Prince as gouty as ever, & Hannibal as peevish as formerly tell him I think of him, as he was the last of the family I saw on the Wharf. How is Thomas & in short all. / I have been lately ill, but am upon the Recovery, hope soon to get abroad again. / I wish you, with Hannah Betsy & all the family many happy New Years. / The Compliments of the Season attend you, & I am / My dear, Your Affectionate Brother / Jno Hancock [post script] Remember my Love to Nicholas Bower, & all of my Acquaintances My Respects to _______ & Brown Mr Ebenr Hancock Forward the Inclosd Letters to Bridgewater [p3] Tell Hannah that at Mr Barnard's where I am ill, is a young woman who is Remarkably Tender & kind to one in any Illness, & often brings her to my mind, that I am as well attended as I could ever desire, & that I am very well off, but had much rather be ill, if I must be so, where my Aunt & she is, But that this young woman is exactly the Image of her in Respect of a good and tender Nurse."In 1760, future Declaration of Independence signer John Hancock lived in London while learning the English side of his Thomas Hancock's merchant firm. Thomas, his uncle, had adopted John upon the death of his father in 1744. Here, the 23-year-old writes to younger brother Ebenezer, encouraging his sibling to work diligently to build himself up in business, considering the advantage of family connections given to the two orphans. When John returned to America in 1761, Thomas's health had declined to the point that John began playing a greater role in the business. His appeal to Ebenezer to "write...by every oppry [opportunity]. & acquaint me more particularly with the Circumstances of my Uncle's Family" may have reflected his uncle's poor condition.He notes his sister Mary's marriage to Richard Perkins, and inquires about the rest of the family, wishing to be "Remembered in the strongest Terms of Affection to my Uncle & Aunt" Thomas and Lydia Hancock. The "Hannah & Betsy" to whom he refers were aunts, both women being the sisters of Thomas.Most interestingly, he inquires about "Molly," asks if "Cato" was behaving, is curious if "Agniss" was pregnant or having children, queries whether "Prince" still had the gout, and if "Hannibal" remained "peevish."These five individuals were the Hancock family slaves, (although Molly, a maid, was possibly white) who lived with the family in the Hancock mansion on Beacon Hill in Boston. Prince was also known as "Prince Holmes," and John would inherit them along with the rest of Thomas's estate in 1764. Hancock clearly considered the slaves a part of the family, even bringing them gifts when he returned from London. (Cato received a cap and French horn). Thomas also left his slaves small bequests in his will, and provided for the freedom of, at least, Cato, upon turning 30 years of age. Most of Thomas's slaves were freed by the terms of his will.

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Frieda Menshausen-Labriola, Portait of a Boy, Pastel, c. 1900

by Auctionata AG

May 4, 2016, 5:00 PM CET

Berlin, Germany

Estimated Price: €500 - €840

Description: Pastel drawing on cardboardGermany, around 1900Frieda Menshausen-Labriola (1861-1939) – German painter & drawerMonogrammed lower left ‘F.M.’Portrait of a young woman in green costume with white scarfCut-out size: 52 x 37 cm (oval), framed dimensions: 71.5 x 56.5 cmGood conditionProvenance: Menshausen familyObject is regular taxed. 19% VAT is added to the purchase price for deliveries within the EU.Condition:The sheet is mounted to a mat and framed under glass. It is in good condition with slight signs of age and wear. The frame is slightly notched. The cut-out size is 52 x 37 cm. (lez) Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance. Auctionata charges the resale rights tax pursuant to Section 26 of the German Copyright Act (UrhG) towards the buyer in case of the sale of an original work of art or photography prior to 70 years having lapsed since the death of their creator. Therefore, Auctionata charges when purchasing a good – if a protection as an original work of art or photography is given – starting from a hammer price of EUR 400 an additional amount, which is calculated according to Section 26 (2) German Copyright Act (UrhG) and which does not exceed the amount of EUR 12,500. You can find more information about resale rights tax in Auctionata´s table of fees and T&C.

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Ida Baumann, Portrait Martha Elisabeth Staehelin, 1904

by Auctionata AG

May 19, 2016, 6:00 PM CET

Berlin, Germany

Estimated Price: €2,400 - €3,120

Description: Mixed Media on hardboardSwitzerland, 1904Ida Baumann (1864-1932) – Swiss painterSigned lower left “I. Baumann”With art historical evaluationOverall dimensions, framed: 81.5 x 62.5 cmVery good conditionThis fine work by the Swiss painter Ida Baumann shows a bust portrait of the young Martha Elisabeth Stachelin. The young woman is shown with her head tilted slightly to the left, facing the spectator directly. Her lightly coloured, neo-classical dress corresponds beautifully with the in red chalk, finely drawn wooden landscape in the background. The painter Ida Bauman exhibited at the Académie Royale in Paris. One of her most famous portraits is of the English Royale Family.The portrait image by Ida Baumann is in very good condition. The image and the frame show only minimal traces of age and wear. It is signed lower left with “I. Bergmann”. At the back sit an inscription and an Art Nouveau label on the framing. The overall dimensions are framed 81.5 x 62.5 cm. (afi) Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance. Auctionata charges the resale rights tax pursuant to Section 26 of the German Copyright Act (UrhG) towards the buyer in case of the sale of an original work of art or photography prior to 70 years having lapsed since the death of their creator. Therefore, Auctionata charges when purchasing a good – if a protection as an original work of art or photography is given – starting from a hammer price of EUR 400 an additional amount, which is calculated according to Section 26 (2) German Copyright Act (UrhG) and which does not exceed the amount of EUR 12,500. You can find more information about resale rights tax in Auctionata´s table of fees and T&C.

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“Plutarch Heavensbee” satchel from  The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 .

by Profiles in History

May 20, 2016, 11:00 AM PST

Calabasas, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $300 - $500

Description: 231. “Plutarch Heavensbee” satchel from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1. (2014) Aged black leather satchel with gray nylon shoulder strap and unique silver clasp measuring 7.5 x 10.5. Worn by Plutarch in District 13. In production used condition. $300 - $500

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Historic Bullard Large Frame Lever Action Deluxe Sporting Rifle from an Ancestor of the Inventor with Documents, Books, Stamp, and Bullet Mold

by Rock Island Auction Company

April 30, 2016, 9:00 AM CST

Rock Island, IL, USA

Estimated Price: $5,500 - $8,500

Description: Historic Bullard Large Frame Lever Action Deluxe Sporting Rifle from an Ancestor of the Inventor with Documents, Books, Stamp, and Bullet Mold An estimated 10,000-12,000 Bullard repeating rifles and carbines were manufactured between 1886 and 1890 in numerous variations. They used a rack and pinion design that is smoother than the toggle link used on most lever actions and were very well made firearms. Theodore Roosevelt is even known to have used one. Unfortunately, Bullard simply jumped into the lever action market too late to successfully compete with Winchester and Marlin in their heyday. This example is a large frame sporting rifle in deluxe configuration. The included notarized affidavit indicates the consignor's husband was the great, great grandson of inventor James Herbert Bullard who owned the Bullard Repeating Arms Company in Springfield, Mass. The rifle has a dovetailed blade front sight, military style notch and folding ladder rear sight, a forearm with multiple panels of checkering, and a checkered semi-pistol grip buttstock with shotgun butt fitted with a checkered rubber buttplate embossed with the Bullard logo. The only visible markings are "Cal./40" on the top of the receiver and the serial number, "537," behind the hammer. Also included is an extensive genealogy of the Bullard family back into the colonial era, a NEI dual cavity bullet mold, antique family crest stamp manufactured by R. H. Smith Mfg. Co. in Springfield, two extensive binders with copies of documents relating to various Bullard patents (including the Bullard rifle designs and a patent for a "steam road vehicle"), and two copies of "Bullard Firearms" by G. Scott Jameson. One of the copies is a special version of the 2nd edition in a case and is signed "To Eric Bullard Larsen a direct descendant of James Herbert Bullard. Best Wishes from your friend G. Scott Jameson. The stamp at the top right of the page matches the stamp included. The books and documents demonstrate that James Herbert Bullard's contributions to American industry go far beyond the estimated 10,000-12,000 lever action rifles and carbines as well as various single shot rifles his company manufactured in the 1880s. In fact, Bullard's checking machine was still in use at Smith & Wesson in 1971. Like many of the arms makers and inventors of his day, Bullard worked with other manufacturers before being out on his own. He was the master mechanic at Smith & Wesson from the mid to late 1870s before leaving to form the Springfield Sewing Machine Co. which was also partially backed by Daniel B. Wesson. Manufacturer: Bullard Repeating Arms Co Model: Large Frame Sporting BBL: 26 1/8 inch octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 40 Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 537 Class: Antique Condition: Very fine. 80% of the original blue finish remains overall. The hammer and lever display 60% original case colors. The colors on the top of the lever are particularly fiery. The balance displays gray and brown patina. There are some overall minor handling and storage marks. The wood is fine and has crisp checkering and minor dings and scratches. The buttplate has faded from age to a chocolate brown. The action functions smoothly, and the markings are crisp. The books are both in fine condition, and the stamp and bullet mold are in very good condition and have some mild wear. This is a historic example of a scarce Bullard Deluxe Lever Action Sporting Rifle previously owned by one of Bullard's descendants and complete with extensive documents.

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SEVEN ERTE COURVOISIER COGNAC COLLECTION BOTTLES

by Antiques & Modern Auction Gallery

May 21, 2016, 1:00 PM EST

West Palm Beach, FL, USA

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

Description: Collection of Seven Erte Cognac Bottles, unopened. Each with different labels. 10" Tall, Each Bottle Weighs 1600gms. Collection Dates to 1988. Erte finished designing the collection right before his death in 1990 at the age of 97. Released 1 a Year, Limited to 12,000. Local pickup only.

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Jean Dubuffet (French, 1901-1985),

by Lofty

Ships From: New York, NY US

Description: Jean Dubuffet (French, 1901-1985), "L'Arabe", 1964, drawing in color on paper, signed and dated Initialed and dated "J D. 64" lower right, inscribed on the reverse "E G 92 / L'Arabe" and dated "2/2/64", unframed (the frame was damaged but is retained by the current owner and the reverse bears labels from Galerie Beyeler, Basel, and the Redfern Gallery, Ltd., London) Please contact us for a shipping quote.

Condition Report: Significant fading due to sun exposure, pale time-stain to the sheet, small area of soiling (possibly from the artist's hand) to lower right corner. The reverse corners with small areas of residue from framing mount hinges. Please contact cataloging@lofty.com for specific condition questions.

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German School of the 16th century, Portrait of Count Wolfgang zu Stolberg and Wernigerode

by Lempertz

May 21, 2016, 11:00 AM CET

Cologne, Germany

Estimated Price: €5,000 - €7,000

Description: Count Wolfgang zu Stolberg and Wernigerode was born on 1st October 1501 at Stolberg Castle as the son of Count Botho the Fortunate and Anna, née Countess of Königstein-Eppenstein. Upon his father's death in 1538, Wolfgang took over the running of the Stolberg family estate with the authorisation of his brothers Ludwig and Albrecht Georg. He married the 15-year-old Dorothea von Regenstein-Blankenburg in 1541. Their son died during his birth in 1544, and Dorothea died shortly afterwards aged just 19. Fearing for the continuation of the family line, Wolfgang's brother Ludwig advised him to re-marry as soon as possible. Thus, Wolfgang married his sister-in-law Genoveva von Wied even before the official end of his mourning year. This marriage produced four sons and a daughter. Count Wolfgang confessed to Lutheranism and allowed the Stolberg provinces to be reformed. He died on 8th April 1552 in Altstedt Castle and was the founder of the Harz line of the Stolberg house, the male line of which died out with his grandson, Count Wolfgang Georg zu Stolberg, in 1631. A very similar portrait of the count is kept at Wernigerode Castle. The author of this work is as yet unknown. It is assumed that the piece was painted in several versions, either to be given as representative presents or to furnish several of the sitter's residences. The Cologne Institute of Conservation Sciences recently assessed the work and found that it is made up of three panels (presumably oak) and painted on white ground. No underdrawing was found using infrared reflectography. The softwood frame was found to be the original, but its polychromy has been overworked in black paint and sheet gold. An x-ray examination revealed the inscriptions “1549” and “AETATIS SUAE XXXXVIII” upon the upper section of the frame. The work shows the 48 year old count at the time of his second marriage to Genoveva van Wied. The present work has some similarities with portraits by the painter Antonius Heusler (circa 1500-1561, active in Annaberg).

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Important George III ormolu and gold mounted agate necessaire in the form of a cabinet on stand, circa 1765

by Freeman's

May 17, 2016, 10:00 AM EST

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Estimated Price: $8,000 - $12,000

Description: Important George III ormolu and gold mounted agate necessaire in the form of a cabinet on stand circa 1765 In the manner of James Cox, the agate veneered and ormolu mounted cabinet opening to reveal a removable drawer mounted with ormolu floral festooned colonnade above a smaller removable drawer mounted with ormolu C-scrolls and floral sashes; the upper drawer fitted with three gold and glass scent bottles, a pair of gold and steel scissors, a gold mounted ivory nail brush, a carved and gold mounted ivory name plate with personal inscription dated 1860, a gold canister and spoon, a gold-handled straight razor, a gold-handled tweezer, a gold-handled pick, and various manicure items; the lower drawer lined in pink satin; the whole surmounted by four gold flame finials and central watch in architectural setting signed "Tho. Best/London" terminating in a fifth gold flame finial; the whole raised on four rocaille legs and feet. H: 7, W: 3 7/8, D: 2 1/4 in. PROVENANCE: Jointly owned by Ann Blyth Barnes Steere, Elizabeth Barnes Halsted, and Judith Barnes Luke. Nancy Rintoul Barnes. By descent in the family. Acquired by Angus Jacob Rintoul purportedly from the Chinese Imperial family, circa 1810.

Condition Report: In good condition for age, retaining all original parts and fittings, with functional doors, latches, and drawers. The exterior structure is ormolu and further mounted allover with chased and cast gold foil. Interior fittings are pure gold. Gold tested as just below 18 karat. To the interior, original glass mirrors are intact and interior is lined in later red velvet. Gold mount to one perfume bottle is detached from glass base but otherwise fittings are in excellent condition. Original silk lining to lower drawer is present but not attached and in poor condition. Upper drawer retains original silk lining to bottom of drawer but silk lining to sides and back of drawer is no longer present. On the exterior, front, sides, and rear agate veneer panels are in very good condition with nice polish. Agate veneer on top of cabinet has been broken and reattached; some adhesive residue present. Agate veneer on the underside of cabinet is detached but mostly present, currently stored in lower drawer. Approximately 1/5 of the panel is missing and the remaining piece has adhesive residue from previous restoration. The interior ormolu mounts are in exceptional condition, and the exterior ormolu mounts are in very good condition at front, sides, and rear of cabinet. Rear proper left foot has ormolu losses but other three feet are in very good condition with no losses. The watch retains all original works but is lacking the key and does not currently keep time. Original glass cover to watch face is present and latch and hinge mechanisms are functional; small chip to lower proper right interior edge of glass. Original watch dial is sharp but has damage at 45 second mark and some wear near 35 second mark near key hole. Some rust discoloration due to hour hand is present to face. Documents indicate works of the watch may be Swiss, and are mounted in a finely modeled foliate gold case by Thomas Best, London and with serial/inventory number "1404". Works appear to be intact and functional but do not work at present. Rear watch cover is missing. Gold central finial has lost some form and detail due to impacts over time and may have restoration. The watch mount and finial are bent slightly toward rear and there is moderate damage to proper upper left corner of gold foil; minor restoration or reattachment of gold is possible. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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Thomas Jefferson writes Benjamin Rush on his refusal to publish private writings

by University Archives

May 19, 2016, 10:30 AM EST

Westport, CT, USA

Estimated Price: $40,000 - $50,000

Description: Thomas Jefferson explains why he refuses to publish his private correspondence with Benjamin Rush, "...preventing the publication of his letters, or their getting into hands which might expose him, living, or his character when dead to obloquies from bigots in religion, in politics, or in medicine..."THOMAS JEFFERSON (1743-1826) Autograph Letter Signed, "Th: Jefferson", 1p, 9.75" x 8", with conjoined franked address leaf in Jefferson's hand. Addressed to James Mease, Monticello, [Charlottesville, Va.], August 17, 1816. Expected toning. Fine condition.Thomas Jefferson, long since retired to private life, declines the request of Dr. James Mease for copies of Dr. Benjamin Rush's correspondence with Jefferson. Mease hoped to include them in a volume of Rush's letters to be published and specifically requested letters pertaining to Rush's personal views on religion and politics. After demurring, Jefferson discusses at length the differences between personal and official correspondence, with philosophical thoughts on public versus private expression. He closes with assurances that his decision is nothing personal, and of his great respect for Mease: "I hope, my dear Sir, you will see in my scruples only a sentiment of fidelity to a deceased friend."In full, "I have duly received your favor of the 7th inst. requesting me to communicate to you such letters from the late Dr. Rush to myself as I possess on political, religious, and miscellaneous subjects, with a view to their publication. I possess but few such; but these were of extraordinary confidence; insomuch that, on his death, I requested from his family a return of my letters to him on subjects of this character, which they kindly and honorably did return. had I died first, I think it probable he would have made the same request from my family, & with the same view, that of preventing the publication of his letters, or their getting into hands which might expose him, living, or his character when dead, to obloquies from bigots in religion, in politics, or in medicine When we are pouring our inmost thoughts into the bosom of a friend, we lose sight of the world, we see ourselves only in confabulation with another self; we are off our guard; write hastily; hazard thoughts of the first impression; yield to momentary excitement; because, if we err, no harm is done; it is to a friend we have committed ourselves, who knows us, who will not betray us; but will keep to himself what, but for this confidence, we should reconsider, weigh, correct, perhaps reject, on the more mature reflections and dictates of our reason. to fasten a man down to all his unreflected expressions, and to publish him to the world in that as his serious & settled form, is a surprise on his judgment and character. I do not mean an inference that there is anything of this character in Doctor Rush's letters to me: but only that, having been written without intention or preparation for publication, I do not think it within the office of a friend to give them a publicity which he probably did not contemplate. / I know that this is often the form in which an author chuses to have his ideas made public. When the occasion, the subject, the chastened style evidently indicate this, it may be a good evidence of intention, as direct expression, but in the present case, the occasions were special, the persons and subjects most confidential, and the style the ordinary careless one of private correspondence. Under these circumstances, I hope, my dear Sir, you will see in my scruples only a sentiment of fidelity to a deceased friend, and that you will accept assurances of my great esteem and respect / Th: Jefferson"James Mease (1771-1846) studied medicine under Benjamin Rush and was a prominent Philadelphia doctor and scientific thinker, graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. He helped develop a scientific vineyard, was a member and curator of the American Philosophical Society, was a founder and the first vice president of the Philadelphia Athenaeum, an early lecturer on pharmacy science, and an important early leader in the call for treating veterinary medicine as a science that should be studied similar to human medicine. He served as surgeon during the War of 1812. He devoted considerable time to correspondence among other scientifically-minded individuals around the United States and the world on subjects of horticulture, geology, penal and criminal reform, technology, and medicine. He wrote a book, The Picture of Philadelphia, Giving an Account of its Origin, Increase, and Improvements in Arts, Sciences, Manufactures, Commerce and Revenue (1811), that charted the city and its inhabitants' rise to prominence in American life. He also wrote Observations on the Arguments of Professor Rush in Favor of the Inflammatory Nature of the Disease Produced by the Bite of a Mad Dog, 1801. Mease attended Dr. Rush on his deathbed in 1813.Jefferson's references to religion in his available letters are particularly scarce. Only a handful have ever come to market, most notably the "synagogue" letter which sold nearly 30 years ago for around $400,000.This letter is made even more pertinent in light of recent developments and privacy incursions by Internet giants Google and Facebook, and the National Security Agency.

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2V Mills Births ANTIQUE FAMILY BIBLES 1810 1834 American Genealogy 1700s Births Deaths Hand Stitching

by National Book Auctions

May 1, 2016, 12:00 PM EST

Ithaca, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $70 - $200

Description: Book Details: This lot consists of the antique 19th-century family Bibles shown in the corresponding images.Included are two large-format family Bibles, one printed in Philadelphia in 1810 and the other in New York in 1834. The latter volume includes handwritten and laid-in family genealogy, including births in the Mills family recorded in 1792 and hand-stitched Bible passages.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These antique Bibles show considerable wear, with detached boards, rubbing, and foxing. For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $15.50

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No Image Available

by Omega Auction, Corp.

May 4, 2016, 7:30 PM EST

Hialeah, FL, USA

Estimated Price: $60 - $120

Description: frame approx 16.5"x20.5"

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AVGN Episode Board James 13 Dead End Drive Script

by Sellersville Auction LLC

May 6, 2016, 8:00 PM EST

Quakertown, PA, USA

Estimated Price: $100 - $200

Description: The suspenseful tribute to the "old dark house" genre. Script with original marks and hand drawn storyboards on pages. Includes actual newspaper clippings used on camera. The pages were dyed in tea to appear aged. Plus mock Polaroid photo (2015)

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Pair of TAFFY Tables, Manner of Tony Duquette

by Palm Beach Modern Auctions

May 14, 2016, 12:00 PM EST

West Palm Beach, FL, USA

Estimated Price: $500 - $600

Description: (Key Word Search: James Mont, Serge Roche, Karl Springer, Tommi Parzinger, Billy William Haines, Gabriella Crespi, Dorothy Draper, Charles Hollis Jones, Hollywood Regency, midcentury modern)

Condition Report: very good, some wear to finish, wear consistent with age and light use

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Pair of TAFFY Tables, Manner of Tony Duquette

by Palm Beach Modern Auctions

May 14, 2016, 12:00 PM EST

West Palm Beach, FL, USA

Estimated Price: $500 - $600

Description: (Key Word Search: James Mont, Serge Roche, Karl Springer, Tommi Parzinger, Billy William Haines, Gabriella Crespi, Dorothy Draper, Charles Hollis Jones, Hollywood Regency, midcentury modern)

Condition Report: average, wear to finish, scratches to glass, wear consistent with age and moderate use

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