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HOWARD TERPNING - MEDICINE SHIELDS OF THE BLACKFOOT

Lot 1081W: HOWARD TERPNING - MEDICINE SHIELDS OF THE BLACKFOOT

by Artistic Holdings Company

April 19, 2014, 5:00 AM PST

Las Vegas, NV, USA

Estimated Price: $1,020 - $1,360

Description: Howard Terpning - Medicine Shields Of The Blackfoot - Hand Signed - Limited Edition Canvas - Image Size: 23"w X 22"h. Limited Edition Of: 650 - Among The Blackfoot People The Shield Was The Most Cherished And Protected Possession. Above All, It Was A Medicine Object. Medicine Shields Have Dream Or Vision Origins. Making A Shield Could Be A Lengthy Process Involving Several People, But It Had To Start With The Hide Taken From The Neck And Shoulder Of A Bull Buffalo. Once The Hair Was Removed, This Thick Hide Was Then Placed Over A Fire Pit Filled With Hot Stones And Staked To The Ground. The Heat Of The Stones Would Gradually Shrink The Hide Until It Was About One Inch Thick. It Was Then Painted And Decorated To Conform With The Owner?s Dream. When The Shield Was Not Carried By The Owner On A War Party, It Was Supported On A Tripod Outside The Tepee On Sunny Days And As The Sun Moved, The Tripod Was Turned So That The Face Of The Shield Would Always Be In Direct Sunlight.??about The Artist - Howard Terpning Is One Of The Most Lauded Painters Of Western Art. His Awards Are So Numerous And He Is Honored With Them So Often, That To List Them Would Require Changing The Count Every Few Months. To Name Three Would Be To Cite The Highest Prizes Awarded To Western Art: Countless Awards From The Cowboy Artists Of America, The Hubbard Art Award For Excellence, The National Academy Of Western Art?s Prix De West And The Lifetime Achievement Award From The Gene Autry Museum. Why Such Praise? Passion, Compassion, Devotion And Respect For His Subject Matter, Extraordinary Talent In Palette And Brushstroke, An Exceptional Ability To Evoke Emotion Both In His Paintings And From Those Viewing Them ? All This And More Has Made Terpning The "storyteller Of The Native American." Born In Illinois And Educated At The Chicago Academy Of Fine Arts And The American Academy Of Art, He First Gained Attention From Some Powerful Time And Newsweek Covers. Film Fans Praised His Movie Posters For Such Classics As The Sound Of Music, Dr. Zhivago And The Re-issue Of Gone With The Wind. But His Love Of The West And Native American Traditions Saw His Transition To Fine Art. Terpning Is A Long-time Member Of The Cowboy Artists Of America, Which Has Presented Him With Gold And Silver Awards, "best Of Show" Awards, And "best Overall Show By A Single Artist" Awards More Than Two Dozen Times. His Book, The Art Of Howard Terpning Won The Wrangler "outstanding Art Book" Award From The National Cowboy Hall Of Fame.

Condition Report: New-Excellent

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Pair Monumental Carved Bone Foo Dogs

Lot 148: Pair Monumental Carved Bone Foo Dogs

by Ron Rhoads Auctioneers

April 19, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

Spring City, PA, USA

Estimated Price: $400 - $800

Description: Pair of very large imposing carved bone veneer oriental Foo dogs w/enamel over metal decorations 29 in. x 16 in. x 24 in. (D), 1 dog has front paw crushing demon, other dog has paw on ribbon decorated ball

Condition Report: Scattered age cracks from normal shrinking, dents & paint loss to metal decorations on shoulders

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Adolph Friedländer Stone Lithograph Magic Poster, c. 1890s

Lot 333: Adolph Friedländer Stone Lithograph Magic Poster, c. 1890s

by Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

April 19, 2014, 10:00 AM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $600 - $800

Description: Adolph Friedlander Stone Lithograph Magic Poster, C. 1890s. Original stone lithograph of a stock magic poster by famed German lithographer, Adolph Friedlander (1851-1904), who produced posters for artists, magicians, and circus and vaudeville performers. 25 1/2" x 33 1/2". Linen backed. At lower left is: "Lith. Adolph Friedlander Hamburg"; the number "359" is below. Some scattered foxing, primarily in blank borders and a few small, closed tears in upper blank area; lower left tip is missing and some wear visible at extreme edges. A lovely, vintage poster. Estimated Value $600 - 800.

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Matchbox Superfast No.G4 Team Matchbox Superfast

Lot 2399: Matchbox Superfast No.G4 Team Matchbox Superfast

by Vectis Auctions Ltd

April 23, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Stockton on Tees, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £120

Description: Matchbox Superfast No.G4 Team Matchbox Superfast Champions Gift Set comprising of Superkings K7 Racing Car Transporter, yellow, clear plastic rear canopy and 4 x Superfast models to include No.24 Team Matchbox and No.34 Formula 1 - conditions appear to be generally Near Mint to Mint in a Near Mint (factory shrink wrapped) window box (does have some small creases to box) - see photo.

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GRP inc Matchbox Superfast Jigsaw Puzzles Piston

Lot 2553: GRP inc Matchbox Superfast Jigsaw Puzzles Piston

by Vectis Auctions Ltd

April 23, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Stockton on Tees, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £30 - £40

Description: Matchbox Superfast Jigsaw Puzzles a group of 4 including Piston Popper plus others - all are believed to be Mint including boxes (still all factory shrink-wrapped). (4)

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Antique German Karl Griesbaum Singing Bird Music Box Automaton With Key. Signed on bottom, KEN-D, Made In Germany. The Box is in Working Order, However the Lid has Come Loose. Measures 1-3/4 Inches Tall, 4-1/8 Inches Wide, 2-3/4 Inches Deep. Domestic

Lot 49: Antique German Karl Griesbaum Singing Bird Music Box Automaton With Key. Signed on bottom, KEN-D, Made In Germany. The Box is in Working Order, However the Lid has Come Loose. Measures 1-3/4 Inches Tall, 4-1/8 Inches Wide, 2-3/4 Inches Deep. Domestic

by Kodner Galleries

April 23, 2014, 6:00 PM EST

Dania Beach, FL, USA

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

Description: Antique German Karl Griesbaum Singing Bird Music Box Automaton With Key. Signed on bottom, KEN-D, Made In Germany. The Box is in Working Order, However the Lid has Come Loose. Measures 1-3/4 Inches Tall, 4-1/8 Inches Wide, 2-3/4 Inches Deep. Domestic Shipping $38.00

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A carved and painted wooden automaton clock in the form of an owl, 9¾'' high

Lot 749: A carved and painted wooden automaton clock in the form of an owl, 9¾'' high

by Crow's Auction Gallery Ltd

April 24, 2014, 10:00 AM GMT

Dorking, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £60 - £80

Description: A carved and painted wooden automaton clock in the form of an owl, 9¾'' high

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Corgi Juniors No.8670 Multi Vehicle gift set

Lot 3278: Corgi Juniors No.8670 Multi Vehicle gift set

by Vectis Auctions Ltd

April 24, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Stockton on Tees, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £40 - £60

Description: Corgi Juniors No.8670 Multi Vehicle gift set - various Cars and Commercial models including Jaguar Saloon, green, Ford Transit Breakdown Truck, white "BP" and many others - Mint in Excellent shrink-wrapped gift box, polystyrene inner and card are Near Mint, small splits and sellotape to plastic front.

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PAIR inc Solido 40th Anniversary Set - Set

Lot 3527: PAIR inc Solido 40th Anniversary Set - Set

by Vectis Auctions Ltd

April 24, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Stockton on Tees, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £60 - £80

Description: Solido 40th Anniversary Set Pair - Set A & B, both containing 4 vehicles and accessories - presumed Mint as still sealed within Near Mint boxes, outer shrink wrap is Good, would benefit from cleaning. (2)

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Solido Set C Military Construction Set - AMX 30

Lot 3535: Solido Set C Military Construction Set - AMX 30

by Vectis Auctions Ltd

April 24, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Stockton on Tees, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £50 - £70

Description: Solido Set C Military Construction Set - AMX 30 and AMX 13-90 Tank models for construction, separate parts are still within polystyrene box base, still shrink wrapped, box base Near Mint with Excellent instruction leaflet, box lid has surface tear and discoloration, Fair to Good.

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Pocher No.K/73 Alfa Romeo Spider Gran Sport

Lot 3537: Pocher No.K/73 Alfa Romeo Spider Gran Sport

by Vectis Auctions Ltd

April 24, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Stockton on Tees, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £300 - £400

Description: Pocher No.K/73 Alfa Romeo Spider Gran Sport Touring Kit - orange/white illustrated lift off lid card box, still with some original plastic shrink wrap - contents are Mint (quantities not checked) in Excellent Plus card box, small compression to one lower corner with Fair plastic outer shrink wrap.

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The Mountain Men and the Fur Trade of the Far West

Lot 104: The Mountain Men and the Fur Trade of the Far West

by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers

April 24, 2014, 11:00 AM PST

San Francisco, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $300 - $500

Description: 10 volumes. (8vo) brown cloth, gilt-lettered spines. Reprint Edition limited to 500 copies.

Condition Report: Fine. All but 2 still in shrink wrap.

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ELPA West German Birdcage Automaton

Lot 90: ELPA West German Birdcage Automaton

by Applebrook Auctions

April 24, 2014, 6:00 PM EST

New Milford, CT, USA

Estimated Price: $300 - $600

Description: Measures 9.25" tall x 6" diameter at base

Condition Report: In very nice overall condition. Works when it wants to a certain extent.

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Disney Classics Admiral Duck & Magician Mickey

Lot 4213: Disney Classics Admiral Duck & Magician Mickey

by J Levine Auction & Appraisal LLC

April 24, 2014, 6:00 PM PST

Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Estimated Price: $100 - $200

Description: Two porcelain figurines by Walt Disney Classics Collection to include Donald Duck "Admiral Duck" from Tea Scouts (a 1994 member's only sculpture) accompanied by Mickey "On With the Show" from Magician Mickey (a 1997 membership only sculpture". Both pieces are accompanied by the original box and COAs. Donald sculpture measures approximately 7" x 4.5" x 5" and weighs 9.1 oz. for perspective.

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GRP inc Hornby (China) OO Gauge 4 x assorted

Lot 4123: GRP inc Hornby (China) OO Gauge 4 x assorted

by Vectis Auctions Ltd

April 25, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Stockton on Tees, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £60 - £90

Description: Hornby (China) OO Gauge 4 x assorted Superdetail Coaches consisting of R4426 Pullman 1st Class Parlour Car Rosemary, R4483 8-wheeled Pullman 1st Class Parlour Car Onyx, R4485 8-wheeled Pullman 1st Class Kitchen Car Adrian, R4486 8-wheeled Pullman 3rd Class Kitchen Car No.61, all in brown and cream livery, generally Near Mint, boxes Excellent, 2 still with factory shrink-wrap. (4)

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GRP inc Meccano various modern issue sets

Lot 4398: GRP inc Meccano various modern issue sets

by Vectis Auctions Ltd

April 25, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Stockton on Tees, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £60 - £90

Description: Meccano various modern issue sets including 4 x Space X-plorer, 2 x Defender Unit, Detector Unit and 2 x Observation Unit, one with vacuum formed plastic base piece, all Near Mint in original factory shrink-wrapped. (9)

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GRP inc Meccano various modern issue sets 9550

Lot 4409: GRP inc Meccano various modern issue sets 9550

by Vectis Auctions Ltd

April 25, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Stockton on Tees, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £40 - £60

Description: Meccano various modern issue sets including 9550 motion system, 7600 future master, both boxed and 6 x design sets: design 4, design 3, design 2, design 1, design advanced and design starter, all except the last in original factory shrink-wrap. (8)

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ALAN JAMES ROBINSON GAME ANIMALS ETCHINGS

Lot 8049: ALAN JAMES ROBINSON GAME ANIMALS ETCHINGS

by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC

April 26, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

Tallahassee, FL, USA

Estimated Price: $250 - $800

Description: Alan James Robinson (Bridgeport, CT, August l950-Present) titled "Game Animals" featuring five ink and watercolor etchings of a raccoon, black bear, red fox, grizzly bear, and rabbit. Each panel measures approximately 8 by 5.75 inches each. Item is safely shrink wrapped on foam board. Overall very good condition.

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ALAN JAMES ROBINSON WATERCOLOR ETCHING TANAGER

Lot 8055: ALAN JAMES ROBINSON WATERCOLOR ETCHING TANAGER

by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC

April 26, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

Tallahassee, FL, USA

Estimated Price: $200 - $300

Description: Watercolor/etching of two birds by artist, Alan James Robinson. Bottom is signed in pencil, "Scarlet Tanager", "16/100" and "Alan James Robinson". Piece is matted and measures approximately 11 by 12 inches, 6 by 5.5 in frame. Item is protected in shrink wrap, overall very good condition.

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ALAN JAMES ROBINSON RED DUCKS WATERCOLOR ETCHING

Lot 8056: ALAN JAMES ROBINSON RED DUCKS WATERCOLOR ETCHING

by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC

April 26, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

Tallahassee, FL, USA

Estimated Price: $150 - $300

Description: Watercolor/etching of redhead ducks by artist, Alan James Robinson. Bottom is signed in pencil, "Redhead", "22/100" and "Alan James Robinson". Piece is approximately 11.25 by 13 inches. Item is shrink wrapped and damage free, overall in very good condition.

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Early 19th C. Officer Sword, Oliver Hazard Perry

Lot 11: Early 19th C. Officer Sword, Oliver Hazard Perry

by J. James Auctioneers and Appraisers

April 26, 2014, 11:00 AM EST

Plymouth, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $125,000 - $250,000

Description: Attributed to United States Navy Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry (1785-1819) with family provenance.Gilded ornate brass hilt with hand chased eagle head pommel, having foliate decorated guard, Federal Eagle langets and incised ivory grip. Straight steel single fuller blade is double etched, gilded and blued with foliate and classical design elements, with stand of arms and Federal Eagle. Period sword knot with bullion tassel over wood and bullion ribbon is affixed. Scabbard is unmarked gilded brass with two bands and suspension rings with two throat screws. Overall length: 34.25" (Blade 29.5", Hilt 5")

Condition Report: Grip shows evidence of cracks and some shrinking consistent with age. There is some minor high point wear to gilt.

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A great silver cane rendition of Tipu's Tiger

Lot 23: A great silver cane rendition of Tipu's Tiger

by Tradewinds Antiques

April 26, 2014, 11:00 AM EST

Peabody, MA, USA

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

Description: A great silver cane rendition of Tipu's Tiger. The silver handle is 2" high and 1 3/4" at its widest. It depicts the head of Tipu's Tiger that was an elaborate metal automaton full-bodied tiger that is shown attacking a prostrate European and was created for Tipu Sultan, ruler of Mysore in India, at the turn of the 19th Century. (The large automaton supposedly expressed the Sultan's hatred of the British of the East India Company. It emited wailing sounds from the mouth of the European, and grunts from the tiger, as well as other mechanics, and was discovered by Governor General Lord Mornington's troops when they stormed the Sultan's palace in 1808. It was transferred to the Victoria and Albert Museum where it remains on display to today. See Wikipedia for further information.) The handle is elaborately decorated with simulated precious jewels and enameling. It is mounted on a thick exotic tropical wood shaft that ends with a 1" replaced brass ferrule. The overall length is 34" and the condition is very good. It is probably English, ca 1900, and is a very interesting example that got its inspiration from historical facts. Estimate: $1500-$2500

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United Electric Co., Brooklyn, NY, 30 hour, lever movement novelty automaton timepiece in the form of a keg with an action on the dial of a man agitating a cocktail shaker, c1933

Lot 556: United Electric Co., Brooklyn, NY, 30 hour, lever movement novelty automaton timepiece in the form of a keg with an action on the dial of a man agitating a cocktail shaker, c1933

by R.O. Schmitt Fine Arts, LLC

April 26, 2014, 11:00 AM EST

Manchester, NH, USA

Estimated Price: $175 - $275

Description: United Electric Co., Brooklyn, NY, 30 hour, lever movement novelty automaton timepiece in the form of a keg with an action on the dial of a man agitating a cocktail shaker, c1933

Condition Report: Cast spelter case in pretty good condition for its age. Dial is very clean with original hands. Not currently in running condition. Ht 8.5"

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Clocks- 2 (Two): (1) Automaton dial of man having his shoes shined in an alarm clock style case, c1886 (2) C. C. C, (Centennial Cabinet Clock) lever movement novelty timepiece, c1875 Aug. S. Jerome, New York. Augustus was the oldest of the three sons

Lot 621: Clocks- 2 (Two): (1) Automaton dial of man having his shoes shined in an alarm clock style case, c1886 (2) C. C. C, (Centennial Cabinet Clock) lever movement novelty timepiece, c1875 Aug. S. Jerome, New York. Augustus was the oldest of the three sons

by R.O. Schmitt Fine Arts, LLC

April 26, 2014, 11:00 AM EST

Manchester, NH, USA

Estimated Price: $75 - $150

Description: Clocks- 2 (Two): (1) Automaton dial of man having his shoes shined in an alarm clock style case, c1886 (2) C. C. C, (Centennial Cabinet Clock) lever movement novelty timepiece, c1875 Aug. S. Jerome, New York. Augustus was the oldest of the three sons of Chauncey Jerome.

Condition Report: (1) Brass case with some dings on the front edge and a dent at the carrying handle. Time setting knob is missing. Original paper dial has age darkened a little. Ht 4.25" (2)Decorated tin case has a little wear and light rust from handling the case to remove the front. Paper dial is very clean and the hands are original. A very nice label on the back of case. This model was also manufactured by S. B. Jerome, his brother. Ht 4.5"

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ARTIST UNKNOWN (20TH CENTURY) STUDY OF AN ORIENTAL PORTRAIT.

Lot 1346225: ARTIST UNKNOWN (20TH CENTURY) STUDY OF AN ORIENTAL PORTRAIT.

by Susanins

April 26, 2014, 10:00 AM CST

Chicago, IL, USA

Estimated Price: $300 - $500

Description: ARTIST UNKNOWN (20TH CENTURY) STUDY OF AN ORIENTAL PORTRAIT. Oil and tempera on velvet. Attributed to Werner "Dorny" Dornfeld, a National President and past Dean of the Society of American Magicians Frame: 56.5'' x 37''

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Collector's Corner Lapel Pins This piece is a set

Lot 425: Collector's Corner Lapel Pins This piece is a set

by North American Auction Company

April 26, 2014, 10:00 AM MST

Bozeman, MT, USA

Estimated Price: $40 - $80

Description: This piece is a set of Collector's Corner Lapel Pins. These pins are arranged on a display board and shrink wrapped for safety. Some of the pins included on he display are Coars Light, Honda, Colorado, I Heart Idaho,Pink Floyd and Coca-Cola. Each display measures 13.75"x9.75".

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Metaphorical Journey

Lot 21709: Metaphorical Journey

by Laguna Book Auctions

April 26, 2014, 11:00 AM PST

Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $125 - $175

Description: Some of the most beautiful art from this fantastic artist brand in

Condition Report: brand new in original shrink wrsp

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Jean Eugene Robert Houdin, Paris, fifth series mystery clock, ebonized rectangular ogee molded wooden base topped with a gilt brass platform, the center with short column supporting the square beveled glass dial with pierced brass hands, enclosed in

Lot 1046: Jean Eugene Robert Houdin, Paris, fifth series mystery clock, ebonized rectangular ogee molded wooden base topped with a gilt brass platform, the center with short column supporting the square beveled glass dial with pierced brass hands, enclosed in

by R.O. Schmitt Fine Arts, LLC

April 27, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

Manchester, NH, USA

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

Description: Jean Eugene Robert Houdin, Paris, fifth series mystery clock, ebonized rectangular ogee molded wooden base topped with a gilt brass platform, the center with short column supporting the square beveled glass dial with pierced brass hands, enclosed in an ornate, cast gilt frame with cartouche and floral garlands at top, 8 days, time only movement with platform escapement hidden in wooden base, and with gilt brass bottom cover, c1860

Condition Report: ebonized base with some losses to finish from tape, minor rubs at corners and a veneer flake, split in top section of base, all castings very dirty, with loss of gilding and tarnish, support for dial with two small drops missing, rear dial glass with chip at lower right corner, front glass with hidden chip at lower left, painted numerals on dial are different than illustrated examples, and are painted on the outer surface of the glass, but have certainly been there for a long time, a few screws used to fasten glass frames missing, movement runs & is original, capsule with motion work is intact, hands will move freely for a short distance when setting square is turned, but all will need attention and adjustment in order to run reliably. Jean Eugene Robert Houdin was a magician, inventor, and horologist, the creator of a series of mystery clocks, developer of many illusions for his own performances experimented with electric clocks, and also in the field of ophthalmology, among other things. The real Houdin mystery is how one individual could have mustered the energy to accomplish all of this in 65 years. This clock came to us from storage; hence condition. The delicate hands are replacements, done to proper design. Recent prices in London have pushed this model to nearly 20,000 dollars. Clock is wound and set from the base; remove brass cover to access movement. For a complete description of the movement and the "mystery" behind this clock, see Derek Roberts book titled "Mystery, Novelty and Fantasy Clocks", chapter 19. Ht 14 1/2"

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19TH CENT. - EARLY 20TH CENT. MAGICIAN'S TRICK BOX

Lot 111: 19TH CENT. - EARLY 20TH CENT. MAGICIAN'S TRICK BOX

by The Gallery at Knotty Pine

April 27, 2014, 11:00 AM EST

West Swanzey, NH, USA

Estimated Price: $100 - $200

Description: CURLEY BIRCH RECTANGULAR BOX WITH SIDE BY SIDE HINGED DOORS AND TOP - INTERIOR WITH (2) FITTED BLACK PAINTED DICE WITH WHITE DOTS - (1) DICE SOLID WOOD - THE OTHER PAINTED HOLLOW SHEET COPPER CUBE MISSING (2) ADJACENT SIDES - BOTH NEATLY FITTED IN TO THE BIRCH BOX WITH BLACK PAINTED INTERIOR & WITH SLIDING CHAMBER INSIDE (4 1/2" T X 8 1/4" W X 4 1/2" D)

Condition Report: WEAR, MISSING LID & FINIALS AND DOOR HANDLES - LOSSES TO PAINT - SMALL REPAIRS, MINOR CRACKS & SCRATCHES, SOILING, IMPERFECTIONS

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Lot 293: FERMIER GÉNÉRAL. 9 L.A.S. du fermier général Claude-François Rougeot (1719-guillotiné 1794), Paris 1781, à Renou de La Brune, entreposeur des tabacs à Nîmes ; 7 pages in-4 ou in-8, qqs adresses.

by Alde Maison de Ventes

April 28, 2014, 2:00 PM CET

Paris, France

Estimated Price: €80 - €100

Description: FERMIER GÉNÉRAL. 9 L.A.S. du fermier général Claude-François Rougeot (1719-guillotiné 1794), Paris 1781, à Renou de La Brune, entreposeur des tabacs à Nîmes ; 7 pages in-4 ou in-8, qqs adresses. Au sujet du dépôt de la ferme des Tabacs à Nîmes, des changements faits dans l'arrangement des débits de tabacs nîmois, etc.

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Oversize American Chromolithograph Poster, early 20th century, 106

Lot 93: Oversize American Chromolithograph Poster, early 20th century, 106" x 80" - 269.2 x 203.2 cm.

by Waddington's

April 29, 2014, 7:00 PM EST

Toronto, ON, Canada

Estimated Price: CAD1,000 - CAD1,500

Description: OVERSIZE AMERICAN CHROMOLITHOGRAPH POSTER, EARLY 20TH CENTURYfor magician 'Carter, The Great' (Charles Joseph Carter, 1874-1936) advertising his 'spirit cabinet', printed by Otis Lithograph Co., 106" x 80" - 269.2 x 203.2 cm.

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NORMAN LINDSAY 1879 - 1969, ENTER THE MAGICIANS, 1927, etching, engraving, aquatint, soft ground and stipple

Lot 149: NORMAN LINDSAY 1879 - 1969, ENTER THE MAGICIANS, 1927, etching, engraving, aquatint, soft ground and stipple

by Deutscher and Hackett

April 30, 2014, 7:00 PM AEST

South Yarra, Australia

Estimated Price: AUD12,000 - AUD18,000

Description: NORMAN LINDSAY 1879 - 1969, ENTER THE MAGICIANS, 1927, etching, engraving, aquatint, soft ground and stippleSIGNED: signed, dated, titled and numbered below imageDIMENSIONS: 30.0 x 35.0 cmLITERATURE: Bloomfield, L., The Complete Etchings of Norman Lindsay, Odana Editions and Josef Lebovic Gallery, Sydney, 1998, p. 311, cat. 299 (illus., another example)PROVENANCE: Leonard Joel, Melbourne, 10 April 1990, lot 458 Private collection, Sydney

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fine Reuge music watch with automaton and alarm

Lot 4088: fine Reuge music watch with automaton and alarm

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May 4, 2014, 2:00 PM CET

Hamburg, Germany

Estimated Price: €1,200 - €1,600

Description: Ca. Ø 57 mm, ca. 117 g, 18 K gold-plated, backside with engraved musical instruments, lever movement, musical cylinder "On Demand" and "Alarm", dial with gold-plated and figured automaton, gold-plated Breguet hands, in working order and perfect condition.

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Pocket watch: Very fine Geneva lever chronometer watch with erotical automaton

Lot 4194: Pocket watch: Very fine Geneva lever chronometer watch with erotical automaton

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May 4, 2014, 2:00 PM CET

Hamburg, Germany

Estimated Price: €1,900 - €3,000

Description: Ca. Ø52mm, ca. 102g, 18K gold, fine engraved escutcheon on back, dome inscribed J. Siegrist & Co Geneve, fine lever chronometer movement, stripe decoration, big regulator pointer, screwed gold chatons, big balance, enamel dial with Roman numerals, small erotical and figured automaton instead of second register, blued steel hands, ca. 1890, in working order.

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very rare enamel verge watch, hidden erotic painting and repetition, Meuron Chaux-de-Fonds for Berthoud, ca. 1820

Lot 4354: very rare enamel verge watch, hidden erotic painting and repetition, Meuron Chaux-de-Fonds for Berthoud, ca. 1820

by Cortrie Spezial Auktionen

May 4, 2014, 2:00 PM CET

Hamburg, Germany

Estimated Price: €3,000 - €6,000

Description: Ca. Ø 57 mm, ca. 135 g, gilt silver, reeded mid section, enamel painting on backside, couple of lovers, another enamel painting with erotic motive inside the cover, glazed movement, verge bridge signed Meuron & Comp., enamel dial signed Berthoud a Paris, blued steel hour hand, missing minute hand, repetition of hours and quarters, in working order and very rare. The company Meuron & Comp. Switzerland made very fine enamel pocket watches, figured automatons, music watches and pocket watches with different complications in the time around 1820. Meuron & Comp. made movements for different Parisian and Geneva watchmaker amongst others for Breguet or Piguet & Meylan.

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very fine but big Geneva gold/enamel watch, George Achard & Fils a Geneve, ca. 1790

Lot 4359: very fine but big Geneva gold/enamel watch, George Achard & Fils a Geneve, ca. 1790

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May 4, 2014, 2:00 PM CET

Hamburg, Germany

Estimated Price: €3,000 - €6,000

Description: Ca. Ø 50 mm, 18 K goldcase, enamel painting on backside, jewels, three jewels missing, firegilt verge movement signed G.Achard & Fils a Geneve No. 12084, original enamel dial, also signed, beautiful original hands with jewels, small restoring near winding stem, altogether in very good and working condition. The company Achard & Fils Geneva ca. 1780-1810 is famous for high quality enamel watches. A similar watch was sold in Geneva auction for more than 10,000 SwissFrancs. Achard also made very rare figured automatons and fine enamel snuff boxes.

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rare pocket watch with music movement and repetition, Louis Duchene & Fils Geneve, ca. 1810

Lot 4450: rare pocket watch with music movement and repetition, Louis Duchene & Fils Geneve, ca. 1810

by Cortrie Spezial Auktionen

May 4, 2014, 2:00 PM CET

Hamburg, Germany

Estimated Price: €4,000 - €6,000

Description: Ca. Ø 58 mm, ca. 135 g, unique silvercase with engraved scene of Geneva Lake, reeded mid section, dome signed Louis Duchene & Fils, cylinder movement with repetition of hours and quarters, independent music movement, music movement releases every hour, extravagant silver dial, mid section of dial with sheeper scene, blued Breguet steelhands, in working order and very good condition, outstanding good quality. .The famous Geneva company Louis Duchene was specialized in pocket watches with music movements and automatons.

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extremely rare Jaquemart with four automatons

Lot 4455: extremely rare Jaquemart with four automatons "PUNCHINELLO AND TWO CHERUBS", Berthoud a Paris ca. 1810

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May 4, 2014, 2:00 PM CET

Hamburg, Germany

Estimated Price: €12,900 - €20,000

Description: Ca. Ø 55 mm, ca. 121 g, 18 K gold; case, movement and dial signed Berthoud a Paris, firegilt verge movement, very fine quality, repetition of hours and quarters, original enamel ring, splendid figured automaton, Punchinello appears and hides, striking the hours, angels do double striking for quarters, in working order.

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Jaquemart figured automaton, high quality, probably Meuron & Comp., Geneva ca. 1800

Lot 4456: Jaquemart figured automaton, high quality, probably Meuron & Comp., Geneva ca. 1800

by Cortrie Spezial Auktionen

May 4, 2014, 2:00 PM CET

Hamburg, Germany

Estimated Price: €5,000 - €7,000

Description: Ca. Ø 58 mm, ca. 127 g, 18 K pink gold, very beautiful case, illegible master punch M&C? for Meuron & Comp. Geneve, repetition movement with verge escapement, repetition of hours and quarters, frontside with splendour figured automaton Jaquemart, light blue enamel with golden ornaments, Breguet hands, in working order and with working complications. The company Meuron is famous for finest repetition watches, music watches and automatons.

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Jaquemart rarity: Skeletonized figured automaton Jaquemart with carillon striking, automaton with 3 functions, ca. 1810

Lot 4457: Jaquemart rarity: Skeletonized figured automaton Jaquemart with carillon striking, automaton with 3 functions, ca. 1810

by Cortrie Spezial Auktionen

May 4, 2014, 2:00 PM CET

Hamburg, Germany

Estimated Price: €6,000 - €10,000

Description: Ca. Ø 59 mm, ca. 142 g, engine turned silvercase, reeded mid section, dome signed Breguet a Paris, verge escapement, skeletonized repetition movement, repetition of hours and quarters with carillon striking, multicoloured figures striking with hammers on bell during repetition, enamelled numeral ring, blued Breguet steelhands, in working order. Figured automaton is with more than 2 functions and carillon striking are extremely rare. Golden ones sometimes reach prices of more than 20,000 €, silver ones are nearly unknown.

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rare skeletonized 18 K gold verge watch with repetition and enamelled Jaquemart figured automaton, Paris ca. 1810

Lot 4458: rare skeletonized 18 K gold verge watch with repetition and enamelled Jaquemart figured automaton, Paris ca. 1810

by Cortrie Spezial Auktionen

May 4, 2014, 2:00 PM CET

Hamburg, Germany

Estimated Price: €5,500 - €7,500

Description: Ca. Ø 55 mm, ca. 117 g, 18 K gold, reeded mid section, verge escapement, skeletonized repetition movement with repetition of hours and quarters, very rare multicoloured and enamelled Jaquemart figures striking with hammers on bells during repetition, enamelled numeral ring, signed Berthoud a Paris, blued Breguet steelhands, in working order and very good condition.

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big verge watch with repetition and figured automaton, Giteau Paris, made for Esquivillon Paris, trainee of Breguet ca. 1815

Lot 4460: big verge watch with repetition and figured automaton, Giteau Paris, made for Esquivillon Paris, trainee of Breguet ca. 1815

by Cortrie Spezial Auktionen

May 4, 2014, 2:00 PM CET

Hamburg, Germany

Estimated Price: €2,400 - €4,000

Description: Ca. Ø 58 mm, ca. 138 g, silvercase with reeded mid section, verge escapement, repetition of hours and quarters, multicoloured silver/gold figured automaton Jaquemart, bicoloured enamel dial, hairlined section and small peripheral restoring, Breguet steelhands, in working order.

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verge watch with repetition and rare erotic figured automaton, 3 figures, France ca. 1825

Lot 4461: verge watch with repetition and rare erotic figured automaton, 3 figures, France ca. 1825

by Cortrie Spezial Auktionen

May 4, 2014, 2:00 PM CET

Hamburg, Germany

Estimated Price: €2,800 - €4,000

Description: Ca. Ø 55 mm, ca. 160 g, solid silvercase, hidden erotic figured automaton moving during repetition, very rare automaton with 3 figures, firegilt verge movement with repetition of hours and quarters, enamel dial in very good condition, blued Breguet steelhands, very good condition, in working order.

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very rare 18 K repoussé verge watch with jewels and early Adam & Eva automaton, London ca. 1720

Lot 4472: very rare 18 K repoussé verge watch with jewels and early Adam & Eva automaton, London ca. 1720

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May 4, 2014, 2:00 PM CET

Hamburg, Germany

Estimated Price: €4,900 - €7,500

Description: Ca. Ø 47 mm, ca. 80.5 g, 18 K gold, unusual repoussé case, both sides glazed, different animal motives, jewels (1 jewel missing), backside with automaton "Adam & Eva" surrounded by a snake, early verge movement, front adjusting and front winding, not original modification of visible balance, gold champlevé dial, inscribed LONDN, original minute hand, replaced hour hand, broken chain, needs service, very early and rare automaton watch around 1800.

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big gold/enamel verge watch with repetition, prime quality, David L. Gide Geneve, ca. 1810

Lot 4474: big gold/enamel verge watch with repetition, prime quality, David L. Gide Geneve, ca. 1810

by Cortrie Spezial Auktionen

May 4, 2014, 2:00 PM CET

Hamburg, Germany

Estimated Price: €3,500 - €7,500

Description: Ca. Ø 54 mm, ca. 123 g, 18 K gold, prime quality case with enamel and engraving, master's punch DLG, firegilt verge movement with repetition of hours and quarters, enamel dial in very good condition, blued steelhands, outstanding good condition, like new, prime Geneva quality. The company DLG ( David L. Gide) Geneva was specialized in finest gold watches with fantasy cases, automatons and music movements.

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very fine gold huntingcase watch with minute repetition and automaton

Lot 4512: very fine gold huntingcase watch with minute repetition and automaton "Father of Time", Ditisheim La Chaux-de-Fonds, ca. 1900, unused!

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May 4, 2014, 2:00 PM CET

Hamburg, Germany

Estimated Price: €9,000 - €12,000

Description: Ca. Ø 56 mm, ca. 125 g, engine turned 14 K goldcase, like new, original glazing, precision lever movement with repetition and figured automaton, fantastic quality, screwed gold chatons, fine adjusting device, dial with darkblue guilloche enamel in perfect condition, pink gold figured automaton Jaquemart with illustration of Chronos (God of Time), two putty striking on bells during repetition, outstanding good condition, unused and in working order. The same watch but in used condition was sold in Geneva auction for 13,750 SwissFrancs.

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very fine but heavy Le Coultre gold huntingcase watch with minute repetition and figured automaton, ca. 1880

Lot 4513: very fine but heavy Le Coultre gold huntingcase watch with minute repetition and figured automaton, ca. 1880

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May 4, 2014, 2:00 PM CET

Hamburg, Germany

Estimated Price: €6,500 - €10,000

Description: Ca. Ø 52 mm, ca. 117 g, 18 K gold, a goutte, very solid and high quality case, very fine precision lever movement, prime quality, screwed gold chatons, repetition of hours, quarters and minutes, extraordinary in very rare figured automaton Jaquemart with illustration of Chronos - the God of the time- and a putto. The figures striking the bell with their hammers during the repetition, small damage on the hand of putto, altogether in very nice and working condition. This rare Jaquemart by Le Coultre is called and known as "Chronos" and was sometimes sold for more than 10,000 €. Chronos was made in 1880/1890 for the Spanish market.

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very rare and important gold/enamel snuffbox with watch and musical movement, attributed to Freres Rochat Geneva, ca. 1810

Lot 4536: very rare and important gold/enamel snuffbox with watch and musical movement, attributed to Freres Rochat Geneva, ca. 1810

by Cortrie Spezial Auktionen

May 4, 2014, 2:00 PM CET

Hamburg, Germany

Estimated Price: €20,000 - €80,000

Description: Ca. 87 x 48 x 21 mm, ca. 115 g, 18 K gold, punch: crown symbol and letter "R", master punch H.N on cartouche, splendour gold/enamel workmanship, liftable and hinged mid section, left and right side with watch and music movement, watch with second indication, enamel dial peripheral restoring, both movements in working order, gold/enamel workmanship attributed to Georges Reymond, with probably original key. Nearly the same snuffbox but without attribution was sold in auction 2013 for 75,000 SwissFrancs. Freres Rochat stands for prime quality Geneva snuffboxes. Those boxes with additional automaton reach prices of 200,000-400,000 SwissFrancs.

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decorative enamel table clock with pocket watch movement, repetition and figured automaton, ca. 1900

Lot 4544: decorative enamel table clock with pocket watch movement, repetition and figured automaton, ca. 1900

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May 4, 2014, 2:00 PM CET

Hamburg, Germany

Estimated Price: €5,500 - €6,000

Description: Height ca. 14 cm, brass and cloisonne-enamel, upper part with pocket watch case, fine Jaquemart automaton movement with repetition of hours and quarters, signed Lugrin, in working order.

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Alexander. ca. 1915

Lot 32: Alexander. ca. 1915

by Poster Auctions International, Inc

May 4, 2014, 11:00 AM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $700 - $900

Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 28 x 42 1/4 in./71 x 107.5 cm "Like most mind readers, Alexander began his show-business career as a magician. When he discovered that audiences reacted favorably to his ability to answer questions about their own lives, he put his stage illusions into storage and became a full-time mentalist" (Magic, p. 601).

Condition Report: A.

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