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An early Continental tinplate letter weighing scales ( with twin scale) approx 6

Lot 812: An early Continental tinplate letter weighing scales ( with twin scale) approx 6" high

by Dickins Auctioneers

January 3, 2015, 9:00 AM GMT

Middle Claydon, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £30 - £40

Description: An early Continental tinplate letter weighing scales ( with twin scale) approx 6" high

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Original Daryl Pottorf

Lot 143A: Original Daryl Pottorf "Square Off"

by Gulfcoast Coin and Jewelry

January 1, 2015, 12:00 PM EST

Fort Myers, FL, USA

Estimated Price: $50,000 - $65,000

Description: Original Daryl Pottorf "Square Off", 60" x 39", with a three-dimensional ear. Daryl Pottorf?s work has been exhibited at galleries and museum around the world, including Mathew Marks, Gagosian, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; the Tinguely Museum, Basel, Switzerland; and the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples. Comes with original letter from ACT confirming auction purchase at $20,000 & associated publicity.

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Complete 4 Vol. Set

Lot 432: Complete 4 Vol. Set "Life of Napoleon Bonaparte"

by Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.

January 3, 2015, 11:00 AM EST

Atlanta, GA, USA

Estimated Price: $300 - $500

Description: American, c. 1909. "Life of Napoleon Bonaparte, in Four Volumes" by WIlliam Milligan Sloane, Professor of History at Princeton University, published in New York by The Century Co. in 1909. Books are presented red fabric binding with gilt lettering and decoration. Approximately 11.25" x 7.75".

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Porcelain Blue Ribbon Stores Embossed Lettered Advertising Sign

Lot 76: Porcelain Blue Ribbon Stores Embossed Lettered Advertising Sign

by Gene Fry Auctions and Marketing

January 1, 2015, 12:00 PM CST

Fairhope, AL, USA

Description: Porcelain Blue Ribbon Stores Embossed Lettered Advertising Sign 24"H x 119"W **This item must be picked up locally. No shipping available. Please see pictures for details regarding condition of the item if no notes are made. All items listed in this live auction are pre-owned and have wear. Some more and some less than others. Feel free to email us prior to the live auction with any questions regarding items in the auction. Thank you!

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Three Elvis Fan Publications, Circa 1956

Lot 36: Three Elvis Fan Publications, Circa 1956

by The Auction at Graceland

January 8, 2015, 7:00 PM CST

Memphis, TN, USA

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

Description: As Elvis mania swept the nation, Elvis and Colonel Parker tried to make sure that the newsstands could keep up with a constant demand for new content from the ever-growing fan base. The three offered publications, one each, are "The Amazing Elvis Presley," "Elvis Presley Souvenir Photo Album" and "Official Elvis Presley Album," which were all copyrighted in 1956. The “Souvenir Photo Album” features 13 full-page pictures on 6 interior pages and the inside back cover. "100 New Presley Pictures" along with "The Loves of Elvis Presley" are trumpeted on the cover of the “Official Elvis Presley Album,” which was released for the king's ransom of $1 in 1956. "Personal, Intimate Pictures" were "Exclusively Photographed" for “The Amazing Elvis Presley,” which features over 100 pictures of Elvis and some of his fans. The third example has a portion of the top back cover (size of approximately 1 1/2 inches) carefully cut away. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated. The approximate size of the three magazines are 8 1/2 by 11 (21.6 x 27.9 cm).

Condition Report: The conditions of the publications range from good to near mint with only the third having a cut piece resulting in the good condition; otherwise it could be considered very good.

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Book: W.M Thackeray The Virginians 1859. Illustrated by Harold Piffard. Published by Collins' Clear-Type Press. Leather bound with embossed decoration to the front cover and gilt lettering to the spine.

Lot 337: Book: W.M Thackeray The Virginians 1859. Illustrated by Harold Piffard. Published by Collins' Clear-Type Press. Leather bound with embossed decoration to the front cover and gilt lettering to the spine.

by Dickins Auctioneers

January 2, 2015, 2:00 PM GMT

Middle Claydon, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £20 - £30

Description: Book: W.M Thackeray The Virginians 1859. Illustrated by Harold Piffard. Published by Collins' Clear-Type Press. Leather bound with embossed decoration to the front cover and gilt lettering to the spine.

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Leeds Northern Railway : A 19thC set of cast brass printing letters, to include £011234567899 (plus two dots) 1/4 1/2 3/4 and / (sign for old shilling). Stamped LNR 90 . Approx 3 3/4

Lot 785: Leeds Northern Railway : A 19thC set of cast brass printing letters, to include £011234567899 (plus two dots) 1/4 1/2 3/4 and / (sign for old shilling). Stamped LNR 90 . Approx 3 3/4" tall.

by Dickins Auctioneers

January 3, 2015, 9:00 AM GMT

Middle Claydon, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £120 - £180

Description: Leeds Northern Railway : A 19thC set of cast brass printing letters, to include £011234567899 (plus two dots) 1/4 1/2 3/4 and / (sign for old shilling). Stamped LNR 90 . Approx 3 3/4" tall.

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Tunbridge ware : A 19thC Rosewood  mosaic stick ware double sided inlaid letter opener , with parquetry inlaid to one side and stick work to other 9 3/4

Lot 818: Tunbridge ware : A 19thC Rosewood mosaic stick ware double sided inlaid letter opener , with parquetry inlaid to one side and stick work to other 9 3/4" long

by Dickins Auctioneers

January 3, 2015, 9:00 AM GMT

Middle Claydon, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £30 - £40

Description: Tunbridge ware : A 19thC Rosewood mosaic stick ware double sided inlaid letter opener , with parquetry inlaid to one side and stick work to other 9 3/4" long

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Hermann Wilhelm Goering [1893-1946] 25x 20 cm Typed Letter dated 31 Jan 1938 Signed. He was a  WW-1  Ace Pour le Mérite Holder.  Later he was a  Germa

Lot 94: Hermann Wilhelm Goering [1893-1946] 25x 20 cm Typed Letter dated 31 Jan 1938 Signed. He was a WW-1 Ace Pour le Mérite Holder. Later he was a Germa

by Chaucer Covers & Auctions

December 19, 2014, 10:00 AM GMT

Folkestone, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £360 - £500

Description: Hermann Wilhelm Goering [1893-1946] 25x 20 cm Typed Letter dated 31 Jan 1938 Signed. He was a WW-1 Ace Pour le Mérite Holder. Later he was a German Politician, Military Leader, and Leading Member of the Nazi Party. Der Reichminister der Luftahrt Headed Paper regarding the Award of a Lifesaving, Medal and Band to Overgefrieiten Willi Sievert. Good condition

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George Best Signed Publicity Post Card Portas

Lot 123: George Best Signed Publicity Post Card Portas

by Authenticautographsjust4u

December 31, 2014, 5:00 PM GMT

Stockport, United Kingdom

Description: George Best Signed Publicity Post Card Portas

Condition Report: Mint

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Standing Changing Letter Advertising Sign

Lot 799: Standing Changing Letter Advertising Sign

by Pace & Hong Auctions, LLC

December 19, 2014, 5:30 PM EST

Alpena, MI, USA

Description: (ASD 286)

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Vintage Orange Crush Embossed Metal Advertising Sign

Lot 4: Vintage Orange Crush Embossed Metal Advertising Sign

by Gene Fry Auctions and Marketing

January 1, 2015, 12:00 PM CST

Fairhope, AL, USA

Description: There's Only One Orange-Crush Carbonated Beverage Painted Metal Sign with Embossed Lettering, Rust around the edges. 20"H x 27"W **This item must be picked up locally. No shipping available. Please see pictures for details regarding condition of the item if no notes are made. All items listed in this live auction are pre-owned and have wear. Some more and some less than others. Feel free to email us prior to the live auction with any questions regarding items in the auction. Thank you!

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Vintage Vendo V-83 Coca-Cola Drink Vending Machine

Lot 109: Vintage Vendo V-83 Coca-Cola Drink Vending Machine

by Gene Fry Auctions and Marketing

January 1, 2015, 12:00 PM CST

Fairhope, AL, USA

Description: Vendo V-83 Coca-Cola Drink Machine 63"H x 32.5"W x 19"D Red w/ White Raised Lettering "Drink Coca-Cola in Bottles" **This item must be picked up locally. No shipping available. Please see pictures for details regarding condition of the item if no notes are made. All items listed in this live auction are pre-owned and have wear. Some more and some less than others. Feel free to email us prior to the live auction with any questions regarding items in the auction. Thank you!

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A MONUMENTAL AND RARE BLUE AND WHITE 'WANSHOU' VASE

Lot 1054: A MONUMENTAL AND RARE BLUE AND WHITE 'WANSHOU' VASE

by Eden Fine Antiques Galleries LLC

January 3, 2015, 10:30 AM EST

Marietta, GA, USA

Estimated Price: $800 - $1,200

Description: <center><b><p style="color:#C61010"> A MONUMENTAL AND EXTREMELY RARE BLUE AND WHITE 'WANSHOU' VASE <br><u> KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)</U></p></center> Probably of the Period<br> The vase is robustly potted with high shoulders rising to a waisted neck below a galleried rim, the sides tapering gently towards a rounded foot rim. The exterior of the vase including the rims are inscribed overall with ten thousand characters in cobalt blue in ninety seven rows, comprising one Wan character and nine thousand nine hundred and ninety nine Shou characters rendered in various forms of seal script, conveying the message Wanshou Wujiang, 'Countless years of long life without limit'. The base is unglazed. <br>Dimension: on stand 32-1/2" H, 13" diam.<br> <br> <i> Provenance: Private Collection from Chandler'c Cross -Hertfordshire- UK based a Germany family.</i><br> <br> LOT NOTES<br> TEN THOUSAND SHOU VASE - TEN THOUSAND YEARS OF LONG LIFE <br><br>This extremely rare vase is of monumental size, being 32.5" high, and is decorated in brilliant underglazed cobalt blue with nine thousand, nine hundred and ninety-nine shou (longevity) characters and one wan (ten thousand) character. There are 77 characters in two concentric bands around the top of the mouth (154 characters), 48 characters on the vertical bands around the mouth and foot (96 characters), and 75 rows of 130 characters running vertically down the sides of the vase (9750 characters) - 10,000 characters in all. The shou characters are in a wide variety of styles - some recognizably archaic, some eccentric. In a paper presented at the Art Museum, Chinese University of Hong Kong on 2nd February 2013, Professor Peter Lam demonstrated that there are sets of 975 different characters and that this set is repeated 10 times on the sides of the vessel.<br/>Shou longevity characters appear on underglazed blue decorated porcelain as early as the Yuan dynasty. A Yuan dynasty blue and white stem bowl with flying phoenix on the exterior and a shou character on the interior, excavated in 1972 in Hebei province, was included in the Beijing Capital Museum exhibition Blue and White of the Yuan, Beijing, 2009, p. 109-111. There are several other examples of Yuan dynasty blue and white porcelain with shou characters on the interior, but, in the published examples, only a single character appears, usually on the interior of the vessel.<br/>Multiple shou characters were used to decorate blue and white porcelain in the middle Ming period. A blue and white JiaJing mark and period (1522-66) jar and cover with a design of shou characters in roundels each supported by a lingzhi fungus on a scrolling vine in the Palace Museum, Beijing illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum - 35 - Blue and White Porcelain with Underglazed Red (II), Hong Kong, 2000, p. 115, no. 105. Indeed, all manner of iconography related to longevity was applied to porcelain during the JiaJing period, as in the latter part of his reign the JiaJing Emperor became obsessed with the notion of immortality. Similar blue and white jars, albeit with shou characters which are larger and completely fill the roundels, were also made in the WanLi reign (1573-1619). A WanLi jar and cover of this type was excavated in 1971 from the Dongcheng district in Beijing (illustrated in Wenwu, 1972, no. 6, inside cover, fig. 3). However, in the KangXi reign of the Qing dynasty the use of shou characters appears to have become even more popular on imperial wares and large Wanshou vases like the current example were made.<br/>Wanshou Wujiang, literally 'countless years of long life without limit' comes from the Shijing g (Book of Odes or Classic of Poetry), comprising poems and songs dating from the 11th to the 7th century BC, and traditionally believed to have been one of the 'Five Classics' compiled by Confucius (551-479 BC). The phrase Wanshou Wujiang was preserved for the imperial birthdays to the end of the dynastic period, since, from as early as the Song dynasty, the birthday of the emperor was known as the Wanshou jie (Festival of Ten Thousand Longevities), and in the Ming and Qing dynasties it was one of the major annual festivals of the Beijing court, occasioning grand celebrations. As Peter Lam has noted in his article 'Myriad Longevity without Boundaries - Some Qing Imperial Birthday Ceramics from Hong Kong Collections', Arts of Asia vol. 40, no. 5, September-October 2010, pp. 106-7, The festivities were on an even larger scale when either the reigning emperor or his mother, the Empress Dowager, celebrated their sixtieth, seventieth or eightieth birthdays. However, few survived to that age.<br/>In his 2010 article Professor Peter Lam suggested that these Wanshou vases were possibly made for the 60th birthday of the KangXi Emperor in 1713, the 52nd year of his reign. Professor Lam noted that, unlike some other emperors, the KangXi Emperor generally eschewed lavish celebrations for his birthday. However on the occasion of his 60th birthday his subjects initiated nationwide celebrations as a particular mark of respect. It is generally believed by scholars that the so-called 'birthday' plates decorated in fine overgrazed famille verte enamels, which have the characters Wanshou Wujiang included in their characteristic iron-red brocade-style border decoration were also made for the emperor's 60th birthday, possibly to be given to especially favored guests on the occasion of the 'grey beards' banquets. An example of one of these 'birthday' plates is illustrated by Rosemary Scott in Imperial Taste - Chinese Ceramics from the Percival David Foundation, Los Angeles, 1989, p. 79, no.48, where the four characters can be seen at the four cardinal points around the border.<br/>However, in his February 2013 lecture Professor Lam advanced another theory regarding the dating of the large Wanshou vases in the light of new information. In 2011 he had secured for the Art Museum of the Chinese University of Hong Kong a porcelain brush pot which bore a long poem inscribed in underglazed blue entitled Poem on the Ten Thousand Shou Vase. The content of the poem provided the context for the production of the vases. While the brush pot is not dated, on the basis of the style in which the reign mark is written Professor Lam concluded that the brush pot was made in the early part of the KangXi reign. In addition, the calligraphy on the brush pot is very similar to surviving examples of the calligraphy of Liu Yuan - a Customs Officer for Anhui, who later served in the inner court as chief designer for imperial porcelain during the 1680s. Professor Lam also noted that the majority of the KangXi inscribed porcelain, which included dates, dated to a period around the 1680s, rather than the 18th century when the Emperor celebrated his 60th birthday. Added to this Professor Lam's research has led him to speculate that the calligraphy on both the brush pot and the vases was probably that of Gong Yuzi, whose name appears on a significant number of KangXi inscribed pieces, some of which bear dates around the 1680s. This research led Professor Lam to propose a new theory that the Wanshou vases may have been made in 1683 for the KangXi Emperor's 30th birthday, after the imperial kiln complex was re-opened by Yu Chenglong, Governor of Jiangxi province and a close confident of the Emperor, following the end of the disruptive Rebellion of the Three Feudatories. Professor Peter Lam will publish his extensive research into these Wanshou vases in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of the Palace Museum, while key points from a paper presented by Lam at an Institute of Chinese Studies Luncheon in Hong Kong in March 2013, 'KangXi and the Taming of Black Tigers: Two Excursions in Chinese Art History Studies', are published in ICS Bulletin, 2013, no. 2.<br/>Nevertheless, if the vases can be ascribed to the 1680s, rather than 1713, one other possible theory might be considered. Grand Dowager Empress Xiaozhuang (1613-27 January 1688) was the grandmother of the Kangxi Emperor (1662-1722) and celebrated her 60th birthday in 1673, and her 70th birthday in 1683. The Emperor's closeness to her at that time was demonstrated by the fact that after the final suppression of the Rebellion of the Three Feudatories in 1681 the emperor began making tours of inspection and on his first western tour of 1683 he took the Grand Empress Dowager with him. Known for her wisdom and political acumen she played an important role in the reigns of her son - the Shunzhi Emperor (1644-1661) and more particularly that of her grandson, the Kangxi Emperor, whose own mother Empress Xiaokangzhang died in 1663, when he was still a minor. The Grand Dowager Empress assumed responsibility for the boy emperor's upbringing and remained a trusted adviser until her death in 1688. She played an important role, for example, in helping the Kangxi Emperor deal with the revolt of the Mongol leader Burni in 1675. The Emperor was devoted to his grandmother, and paid her the utmost respect. One of his grandmother's favorite places was the Five Dragon Pavilion on the north banks of the Taiyechi (Great Liquid Pool), so the Kangxi Emperor had some residences built to the north of the pavilion, in order that his grandmother could live there during the hot summer months, and when he was not involved with affairs of state the emperor would take a small boat over to see her in order to wait on her during mealtimes (see Wan Yi, Wang Shuqing & Lu Yanzhen, Daily Life in the Forbidden City, translated by Rosemary Scott & Erica Shipley, Harmondsworth New York, 1985, p. 266). When the Grand Empress Dowager died, the Kangxi Emperor cut off his queue, which was normally done only on the death of an emperor. He also contravened Ming regulations by installing his grandmother's spirit tablet in the Taimiao (see Evelyn S. Rawski, The Last Emperors - A Social History of Qing Imperial Institutions, Berkeley/Los Angeles/London, 1998, p. 277). It is thus worth considering that the Emperor might have had the wanshou vases made in honour of his grandmother's 70th birthday in 1683, rather than his own 30th birthday.<br/>Three other similar vases are in public collections. A Kangxi wanshou vase is in the collection of the Palace Museum, Beijing (illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum - 36 - Blue and White Porcelain with Underglaze Red (III), Hong Kong, 2000, pp. 8-9, no. 5). H: 76.5 cm. Another wanshou vase is in the collection of the Nanjing Museum (illustrated in Qing Imperial Porcelain of the Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong Reigns, Hong Kong, 1995, no. 12). H: 77 cm. A third Kangxi wanshou vase given in 1999 to the Art Museum of the Chinese University of Hong Kong by an anonymous donor (illustrated by Peter Lam in 'Myriad Longevity without Boundaries - Some Qing Imperial Birthday Ceramics from Hong Kong Collections', op. cit., p. 107, pl. 2). H: 76.1 cm. In addition to the vase in the current sale, two more similar vases are in private American collections. Thus, six vases are extant in total. In addition a sherd from one of these vases was found in 2009 in Beijing in the western part of the city during the construction of the subway, and another sherd was found in a waste heap near Lugou Bridge in Beijing. It is probable that a total of nine of these large wanshou vases were made, since by tradition birthday gifts to the Emperor should be presented in groups of nine or multiples of nine, and even if the vases were intended for the Grand Empress Dowager, the Kangxi Emperor appears to have been inclined to offer her the respect due to an Emperor.

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PORCELAIN 31

Lot 110A: PORCELAIN 31" GOOD YEAR TIRES LETTER SIGN

by Millers Auction Co.

February 14, 2015, 9:00 AM CST

Tomah, WI, USA

Description: LARGE 31" PORCELAIN GOOD YEAR LETTERS, AROUND 21' LONG

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Red Velour Shirt Worn by Elvis in

Lot 64: Red Velour Shirt Worn by Elvis in "Girl Happy"

by The Auction at Graceland

January 8, 2015, 7:00 PM CST

Memphis, TN, USA

Estimated Price: $5,000 - $7,000

Description: The offered red velour pullover shirt with zippered collar opening has an orange MGM tag and an interior tag that reads "Sy Devore of Palm Springs Hollywood Las Vegas." "E. Presley" has been written at the top of the tag. It comes from the MGM wardrobe collection and was worn by Elvis in the movie Girl Happy. Elvis can also be seen in various publicity photos wearing this red velour shirt. In his role, Elvis plays a band member hired by a Chicago mobster and club owner to watch over his daughter on spring break in Florida. This well documented shirt, worn by the man that has made many a girl happy, measures approximately 27 1/2 inches (69.9 cm) in height and 21 inches (53.3 cm) in width. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

Condition Report: Overall in excellent condition with minor white spots near the zipper, which is missing its pull.

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Application for Credit for a 1964 Rolls Royce Signed by Elvis and a Letter Signed by Vernon Presley

Lot 51: Application for Credit for a 1964 Rolls Royce Signed by Elvis and a Letter Signed by Vernon Presley

by The Auction at Graceland

January 8, 2015, 7:00 PM CST

Memphis, TN, USA

Estimated Price: $3,500 - $5,000

Description: Offered are three documents from 1963, including an Application for Credit: Automobiles and Mobile Homes from Citizens National Bank. The dealer executing the agreement on August 20, 1963 was Peter Satori of Beverly Hills. The form has been completed with Elvis’ address listed as 525 Perugia Way in Los Angeles, with his time of residence at that address as 1 1/2 years. His phone number is listed as 6R6-2875 with his “Kind of Business” as Entertainer and position as singer. He further lists his father as a relative not living with him. His insurer is Lloyd’s of London and the automobile is described as a 1964 Rolls Royce Ph. V, Serial No: 5LVA55. The form is signed by Elvis Presley as applicant. This application is accompanied by an onionskin of a letter from J. Voorzanger at Citizens National Bank to Vernon Presley, dated October 11, 1963, requesting the insurance policy as Lloyd’s of London was not responding and Elvis had instructed Mr. Voorzanger to contact Vernon regarding this matter. Also included is a letter from Vernon Presley responding to J. Voorzanger, dated October 14, 1963, stating that the policy had been mailed by the insurance agency the same day that Mr. Voorzanger’s letter was mailed and that it should have reached his office. These three documents are a great glimpse at the day-to-day business dealings in the lives of Elvis and Vernon Presley. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated. The letters each measure approximately 8 1/2 by 11 inches (21.6 x 27.9 cm).

Condition Report: All documents are in excellent condition with the application having two period holes punched atop for filing and staple holes in upper left corner. The signature of Elvis Presley on the application in blue ink is bold and strong. The onionskin copy of the bank letter has two period holes punched at bottom for filing with two horizontal fold creases and is otherwise in excellent condition. The letter from Vernon Presley also contains two period punch holes at the bottom, staple holes at the upper left and a brown area of discoloration on the upper right side. The letter exhibits minor creases overall and horizontal fold lines with a bold, strong signature of Vernon Presley in blue ink.

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A French silver snuff box with engine turned decoration to body and engraved sweetheart decoration to lid depicting a swallow bird with letter in beak engraved PL and floral decoration.  Approx 3

Lot 512: A French silver snuff box with engine turned decoration to body and engraved sweetheart decoration to lid depicting a swallow bird with letter in beak engraved PL and floral decoration. Approx 3" wide x 5/8" high x 1 1/2" deep

by Dickins Auctioneers

January 3, 2015, 9:00 AM GMT

Middle Claydon, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £140 - £160

Description: A French silver snuff box with engine turned decoration to body and engraved sweetheart decoration to lid depicting a swallow bird with letter in beak engraved PL and floral decoration. Approx 3" wide x 5/8" high x 1 1/2" deep

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A 1930's letter rack in the form of painted wooden figures together with a brass example, a 1960's Carfloate perspex handled paper knife, a Butterfields of Shipley paper knife and magnifier , a Rococo pierced pen tray and an Indian pen tray ( 6

Lot 804: A 1930's letter rack in the form of painted wooden figures together with a brass example, a 1960's Carfloate perspex handled paper knife, a Butterfields of Shipley paper knife and magnifier , a Rococo pierced pen tray and an Indian pen tray ( 6

by Dickins Auctioneers

January 3, 2015, 9:00 AM GMT

Middle Claydon, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £50 - £60

Description: A 1930's letter rack in the form of painted wooden figures together with a brass example, a 1960's Carfloate perspex handled paper knife, a Butterfields of Shipley paper knife and magnifier , a Rococo pierced pen tray and an Indian pen tray ( 6 items)

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SET OF 6 PIECES LETTER OPENER W/GIFT BOX #77395

Lot 2189: SET OF 6 PIECES LETTER OPENER W/GIFT BOX #77395

by 21st Century Auctions

December 20, 2014, 9:30 AM PST

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $120 - $180

Description: SET OF 6 PIECES LETTER OPENER W/GIFT BOX **|**|** SET OF 6 PIECES LETTER OPENER W/GIFT BOX

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PORCELAIN GOOD YEAR TIRES LETTER SIGN

Lot 113: PORCELAIN GOOD YEAR TIRES LETTER SIGN

by Millers Auction Co.

March 21, 2015, 9:00 AM CST

Tomah, WI, USA

Description: PORCELAIN, LETTER D HAS QUARTER SIZE TOUCH UP, EACH LETTER ROUGHLY 25" TALL- SHIPPING AVAILABLE

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SET OF 6 PIECES LETTER OPENER W/GIFT BOX #77395

Lot 1063: SET OF 6 PIECES LETTER OPENER W/GIFT BOX #77395

by 21st Century Auctions

December 21, 2014, 9:30 AM PST

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $120 - $180

Description: SET OF 6 PIECES LETTER OPENER W/GIFT BOX **|**|** SET OF 6 PIECES LETTER OPENER W/GIFT BOX

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SET OF 6 PIECES LETTER OPENER W/GIFT BOX #77395

Lot 1607: SET OF 6 PIECES LETTER OPENER W/GIFT BOX #77395

by 21st Century Auctions

December 19, 2014, 9:30 AM PST

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $120 - $180

Description: SET OF 6 PIECES LETTER OPENER W/GIFT BOX **|**|** SET OF 6 PIECES LETTER OPENER W/GIFT BOX

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Vintage Comic Books Lot of 4

Lot 6: Vintage Comic Books Lot of 4

by Seized Assets Auctioneers

December 23, 2014, 5:00 AM PST

Westlake Villiage, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $100 - $125

Description: Original comic book publications in plastic holder.

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Vintage Comic Books Lot of 4

Lot 4: Vintage Comic Books Lot of 4

by Seized Assets Auctioneers

December 20, 2014, 5:00 AM PST

Westlake Villiage, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $100 - $125

Description: Original comic book publications in plastic holder.

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Vintage Comic Books Lot of 4

Lot 6: Vintage Comic Books Lot of 4

by Seized Assets Auctioneers

December 19, 2014, 5:00 AM PST

Westlake Villiage, CA, USA

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Description: Original comic book publications in plastic holder.

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Vintage Comic Books Lot of 4

Lot 6: Vintage Comic Books Lot of 4

by Seized Assets Auctioneers

December 24, 2014, 5:00 AM PST

Westlake Villiage, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $100 - $125

Description: Original comic book publications in plastic holder.

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Vintage Comic Books Lot of 4

Lot 28: Vintage Comic Books Lot of 4

by Seized Assets Auctioneers

December 21, 2014, 5:00 AM PST

Westlake Villiage, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $100 - $125

Description: Original comic book publications in plastic holder.

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PORCELAIN GOOD YEAR LETTERS

Lot 189: PORCELAIN GOOD YEAR LETTERS

by Millers Auction Co.

February 14, 2015, 9:00 AM CST

Tomah, WI, USA

Description: 18" TALL, NICE CONDITION AS SHOWN

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Early Ledger of Rev J.A. Heffheins including papers and letters

Lot 385: Early Ledger of Rev J.A. Heffheins including papers and letters

by Burnt Chimney Auction Gallery

January 1, 2015, 11:00 AM EST

Wirtz, VA, USA

Description: Early Ledger of Rev J.A. Heffheins including papers and letters

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Collection of Ephemera and Granite Sample Relating to the Eternal Flame Memorial

Lot 67: Collection of Ephemera and Granite Sample Relating to the Eternal Flame Memorial

by The Auction at Graceland

January 8, 2015, 7:00 PM CST

Memphis, TN, USA

Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,500

Description: The Eternal Flame Memorial near Elvis’ grave and headstone was ordered from Columbus Marble Works in June of 1979 by Tommy Henley, who acted as the main contact for Elvis’ friends and family in this transaction. The documents in this collection include: five typed letters from Columbus Marble Works to Mr. Tommy Henley (dated June 20, June 28, August 30, September 11 and November 16, 1979 and all regarding the order status); a wonderful colored pencil depiction of the Eternal Flame and base; a black ink pen rendition of the Eternal Flame with handwritten notes indicating the bronze portion and base color to match Elvis’ marker; two brown envelopes from Columbus Marble Works addressed to Mr. Henley; a 2 by 2 inch (5.1 by 5.1 cm) granite sample; a copy of a letter to Mr. Jones detailing the intended inscription and the specific names that would appear beneath it; three envelopes from Felton Jarvis Productions, Concerts West, Inc. and Jerry Schilling Management, which likely contained their contributions towards the memorial; a letter on Jerry Schilling’s letterhead dated August 22, 1979 and signed by Michelle, Priscilla’s sister (written to Patsy regarding an enclosed check for the Eternal Flame); and an envelope and invoice from Dacus Plumbing Co. dated 9-18-79 for the installation of the gas line for the Eternal Flame. This historic collection documents a touching tribute to Elvis from his close friends and family — the Eternal Flame Memorial that continues to burn in his memory to this very day. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated. Largest envelope measures approximately 11 1/4 by 14 1/2 inches (28.6 x 36.8 cm).

Condition Report: The largest envelope is in well worn condition; the smaller brown envelope has typical mailing wear, but is in very good condition considering its age; the colored pencil rendition has small bends at the corners and the waxed paper cover is discolored, while the drawing itself is in excellent condition with minor creases but no fading. All of the letters are like new condition given their age. The envelopes are all in good, mailed condition.

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Edgar Brandt Seaweed Motif Bronze Vase, c. 1910

Lot 365: Edgar Brandt Seaweed Motif Bronze Vase, c. 1910

by Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.

January 3, 2015, 11:00 AM EST

Atlanta, GA, USA

Estimated Price: $7,000 - $9,000

Description: Edgar William Brandt (French,1880-1960), tall bronze table vase with round lip with cascading seaweed motif on tapered rounded body supported on round foot with additional seaweed or aquatic plant motif, circa 1910. Apparently unmarked. Approximate height 19.8", diameter of top 4.8", diameter of bottom 10.5". Exhibition History: 1910 Society Des Artistes Francais in Paris, France. Published: Joan Kahr, "Edgar Brandt: Master of Art Deco Iron Work", Harry N. Abrams (New York City, New York),1999, page 37. Provenance: Mr. Gary Calderwood, Calderwood Gallery: Decorative Arts 1900-1950, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania whereby acquired by Mr. Robert Wellborn, Alta Loma, California in 1996. Note: Item accompanied with copies of invoice from Calderwood Gallery dated May 17th, 1996 to Mr. Wellborn; a copy of a letter from Mr. Wellborn to Mr. J. Alastair Duncan (New York) regarding the authentication of the item; a copy of a facsimile from Mr. Duncan to Mr. Wellborn in response to his correspondence in December of 1996; a copy of a letter from Christie's East regarding their interest in placing the vase on their June 11th, 1996 auction; and a copy of an image of the vase indicating that it was exhibited in the Societe des Artistes Francais in 1910.

Condition Report: Excellent condition. Minor wear to interior patination.

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Collection of Elvis-Related Stationery

Lot 47: Collection of Elvis-Related Stationery

by The Auction at Graceland

January 8, 2015, 7:00 PM CST

Memphis, TN, USA

Estimated Price: $500 - $700

Description: Included are four different pieces of Elvis Presley-related stationery and one corresponding mailing envelope. The first is an ivory-colored piece of letterhead measuring 8 1/2 by 11 inches (21.6 x 27.9 cm) and matching envelope measuring 9 1/2 by 4 1/8 inches (24.1 x 10.5 cm). Both have a “Cranes Crest” watermark and read "Elvis Music, Inc. - 1619 Broadway - New York, New York 10019." The letterhead additionally lists "Telephone - (212) 489-8170." The second pink watermarked sheet, circa 1956, measures 8 1/2 by 9 7/8 inches (21.6 x 25.1 cm) and features a 1 7/8 by 2 inch (4.8 x 5 cm) photo of Elvis in the top left corner. The photo of Elvis is his first publicity photo for RCA. The third pink watermarked sheet measures 8 1/2 by 11 inches (21.6 x 27.9 cm) with a 1 by 1 1/8 inch (2.5 x 2.9 cm) photo of Elvis in the top center. The type surrounding the photo reads "A New York Corporation - Elvis Presley Music, Inc. - 1650 Broadway - New York 19, N.Y. - JUdson 6-0674." At the bottom center of the page, "Elvis Presley Fan Club - Box 94, Hollywood, California" is surrounded by a black rectangle. The fourth watermarked page measures 8 1/2 by 14 inches (21.6 x 35.6 cm) and features 26 small photos of Elvis running down the left and right borders and across the bottom border. At the top center, Elvis Presley’s name appears in white letters, outlined in black and surrounded by a pink area. "Col. Tom Parker - Exclusive Management - Madison, Tennessee" is printed in black at the bottom center of the page, next to a drawing of a mailbox with "417" on it and "P.O." above. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

Condition Report: The stationery is in excellent, unused condition overall.

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Signed Kennedy Letter

Lot 1273: Signed Kennedy Letter

by Kaminski Auctions

December 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

Beverly, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $300 - $500

Description: John F. Kennedy letter, signed by Kennedy when he was a U.S. Senator, dated May 25, 1958, text of the letter refers to immigration policy, written on U.S. Senate letterhead. Provenance: From a Connecticut estate.

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PLYWOOD SINCLAIR GAS STATION SIGN PLASTIC LETTERS

Lot 9: PLYWOOD SINCLAIR GAS STATION SIGN PLASTIC LETTERS

by Millers Auction Co.

March 21, 2015, 9:00 AM CST

Tomah, WI, USA

Description: SINGLE SIDED, PLYWOOD WITH PLASTIC LETTERS, 115X46", NO SHIPPING ON THIS ITEM, PICK UP ONLY IN HIXTON WI

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Fine Art Print

Lot 132P: Fine Art Print "Love Letter" After April White (132P)

by TOP AUCTION ITEMS.COM INC

January 24, 2015, 1:00 PM EST

Dover, DE, USA

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

Description: Fine Art Print "Love Letter" After April White; size approx. 9 x 13 in.

Condition Report: Good

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Four assorted boxes and a mahogany and string inlaid letter rack

Lot 220: Four assorted boxes and a mahogany and string inlaid letter rack

by Clevedon Salerooms Ltd.

January 8, 2015, 10:00 AM GMT

Clevedon, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £25 - £40

Description: Four assorted boxes and a mahogany and string inlaid letter rack

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Interesting miscellanea including Festival Of Britain brush, brass letter rack, brass weights, nutcrackers etc

Lot 531: Interesting miscellanea including Festival Of Britain brush, brass letter rack, brass weights, nutcrackers etc

by Clevedon Salerooms Ltd.

January 8, 2015, 10:00 AM GMT

Clevedon, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £20 - £35

Description: Interesting miscellanea including Festival Of Britain brush, brass letter rack, brass weights, nutcrackers etc

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Continental walnut letter box & inkstand with 2 crystal inkwells, 11

Lot 13282: Continental walnut letter box & inkstand with 2 crystal inkwells, 11" w x 7" h

by William Bunch

2014

USA

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Description: Continental walnut letter box & inkstand with 2 crystal inkwells, 11" w x 7" h

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Fine Art Print

Lot 132P: Fine Art Print "Love Letter" After April White (132P)

by TOP AUCTION ITEMS.COM INC

December 19, 2014, 1:00 PM EST

Dover, DE, USA

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

Description: Fine Art Print "Love Letter" After April White; size approx. 9 x 13 in.

Condition Report: Good

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Fine Art Print

Lot 122P: Fine Art Print "Letters From Abroad" After April White (122P)

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December 19, 2014, 1:00 PM EST

Dover, DE, USA

Estimated Price: $1,450 - $1,500

Description: Fine Art Print "Letters From Abroad" After April White; size approx. 9 x 13 in.

Condition Report: Good

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Magnifying Glass and Letter Opener  With Case

Lot 1208877: Magnifying Glass and Letter Opener With Case

by Government Auction

December 26, 2014, 3:00 PM PST

Tehachapi, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $414 - $828

Description: Gov. File: T-08590 Magnifying Glass and Letter Opener With Case Asset Type: Collectable Shipping: $29.95

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Magnifying Glass and Letter Opener  With Case

Lot 1209480: Magnifying Glass and Letter Opener With Case

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December 24, 2014, 3:00 PM PST

Tehachapi, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $414 - $828

Description: Gov. File: T-08593 Magnifying Glass and Letter Opener With Case Asset Type: Collectable Shipping: $29.95

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Personal Bible and Letter to 1906 Confederate Reunion

Lot 52: Personal Bible and Letter to 1906 Confederate Reunion

by Burnt Chimney Auction Gallery

January 1, 2015, 11:00 AM EST

Wirtz, VA, USA

Description: Personal Bible and Letter to 1906 Confederate Reunion plus Subsistence Department for pay dated Oct 17 1864 and signed

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5 SIGNED PCS, LETTERS & POSTCARD FROM PERCY GRAINGER, 1947, 1955, 1956.

Lot 1111: 5 SIGNED PCS, LETTERS & POSTCARD FROM PERCY GRAINGER, 1947, 1955, 1956.

by Dennis Auction Service

December 19, 2014, 4:00 PM EST

Stewartsville, NJ, USA

Estimated Price: $100 - $200

Description: 5 SIGNED PCS, LETTERS & POSTCARD FROM PERCY GRAINGER, 1947, 1955, 1956.

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Agate/carnelian topped vinigrette Matthew Linwood date letter m Birmingham 1810.

Lot 35: Agate/carnelian topped vinigrette Matthew Linwood date letter m Birmingham 1810.

by Gavills

December 20, 2014, 2:00 PM GMT

Birmingham, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £250 - £350

Description: Agate/carnelian topped vinigrette Matthew Linwood date letter m Birmingham 1810.

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Magnifying Glass and Letter Opener  With Case

Lot 1207105: Magnifying Glass and Letter Opener With Case

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December 22, 2014, 3:00 PM PST

Tehachapi, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $414 - $828

Description: Gov. File: T-07111 Magnifying Glass and Letter Opener With Case Asset Type: Collectable Shipping: $29.95

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Conrad Felixmüller, Printing Block 'Neujahrsgruß für 1953', '52

Lot 69: Conrad Felixmüller, Printing Block 'Neujahrsgruß für 1953', '52

by Auctionata

January 26, 2015, 6:00 PM CET

Berlin, Germany

Estimated Price: €640 - €800

Description: Presumably pear woodGermany, 1952Conrad Felixmüller (1897-1977) - German Expressionist and artist of the New ObjectivityPrinting block for the woodcut 'Neujahrsgruß für 1953 (Dr. Gerhard Kreyenberg)' Block with the initials 'FM'In a wooden box with the label 'Felixmüller'Catalog raisonné: compare Söhn 518Image size: 11.3 x 8.8 cmGood conditionIn the present object is a printing block, which Conrad Felixmüller carved in 1952 for his work 'Neujahrsgruß für 1953 (Dr. Gerhard Kreyenberg)'. This unique tool, which served the creation of one of his works, testifies to Felixmüller's technical skill and ability. Over the time of six decades, the artist created an extensive oeuvre of graphic works, within which the woodcut is predominant and the motifs are defined by an expressive realism.The printing block is in good condition with minor signs of age and wear. The image size is 11.3 x 8.8 cm.Conrad Felixmüller (1897-1977)Conrad Felixmüller was born in Dresden in 1897 as Conrad Felix Müller. He started out studying music but soon turned to studying Fine Arts at the Academy of Arts in Dresden. In 1914 he was elected master pupil of Carl Bantzer. As early as 1915 Felixmüller set out as an independent artist and soon began exhibiting his works in galleries. In 1915 he exhibited with the Galerie Sturm in Berlin and a year later with the gallery Hans Goltz in Munich. In 1919 he was founding member of the artist group Dresdner Secession; other members included for example Lasar Segall and Otto Dix. Between the years 1919-24 he was an active member of the German communist party. 1928 he was granted the prize by the Saxon art association in Dresden. In 1919 he exhibited his work in the Berlin gallery Gurlitt. In 1934 the artist moved to Berlin and only two years later a devastating number of 40 of his works were part of the 'Degenerate Art Exhibition' put forward by the National Socialists. He was therefore excluded from the 'Verein Berliner Künstler' ('Association of Berlin Artists') and a year later his works were removed from any public collection. Between 1949 and 1961 he worked as a professor at the University of Halle. After that he moved back to Berlin. He was awarded the gold medal at the IV. Graphic Biennale in Florence in 1974. His works are featured in many prominent German public collections today, such as the German Historic Museum in Berlin and the Museum of Art in Düsseldorf. A great retrospective was recently held at the Ernst Barlach Foundation in Hamburg. (tfa) 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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A FINE OLD BRITISH LETTER WITH STAMPS

Lot 769: A FINE OLD BRITISH LETTER WITH STAMPS

by William's Auctions, LLC

December 28, 2014, 10:30 AM EST

Flushing, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $80 - $120

Description: In Good Condition

Condition Report: In Good Condition

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A GROUP OF TWO USED LETTERS WITH STAMPS

Lot 772: A GROUP OF TWO USED LETTERS WITH STAMPS

by William's Auctions, LLC

December 28, 2014, 10:30 AM EST

Flushing, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $80 - $120

Description: In Good Condition

Condition Report: In Good Condition

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