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Lot 1564: KURZ & ALLISON "FRANKLIN OPENING THE LODGE" LITHOGRAPH

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Kurz & Allison "Franklin Opening The Lodge" Lithograph. Scene shows full-length portrait of Benjamin Franklin wearing a Masonic apron and collar. He holds a gavel in his right hand. Background shows a variety of lodge furnishings (columns, table with globe, chair with square and compasses at top) and a "G" on the back wall. The collar has a Master's jewel (square) hanging from its point. Franklin's apron shows a square and compasses with G and leafy sprigs. An all-seeing eye inside a delta with glory rays surrounding it is on the apron flap. Franklin wears a white shirt with ruffled collar and cuffs, a black coat, breeches, a vest, and stockings, as well as a black tricorn hat and shoes with buckles. His left hand rests on an open book. There are three columns at left and a globe on a table at right. Beneath image is printed text reading, "Copyrighted 1896 by Kurz & Allison, 76-78 Wabash Avenue, Chicago." This print celebrates Benjamin Franklin’s commitment to Freemasonry. Franklin (1706–1790) became a Freemason in Philadelphia in 1731 and was active in the fraternity for over fifty years. He served as Grand Master of Pennsylvania in 1734 and as Provincial Grand Master of Pennsylvania in 1749. In this print, created a century after his death, Franklin wears a Masonic apron and a Master’s jewel, or badge of office, around his neck. In issuing this image, the publishers sought to appeal to Masons who wished to emphasize their connection with an organization with deep roots in American history. Louis Kurz (1833-1921) was a native of Austria. He came to America in 1848 and moved with his family to Chicago in 1852, where he began his career as a scene painter. He began to do lithographic work in Milwaukee, WI, during the 1850s, and served in the Union Army during the early years of the Civil War. In 1880, he entered into partnership with Alexander Allison, until at least 1899. Artist: Kurz & Allison Title: "Franklin Opening The Lod Medium: Lithograph Circa/Year: 1896 Site Measurement: 25.25in x 19.5in Keywords: Antique Lithograph; Ref: BD1300

Dimensions

35.5in x 29.5in

Artist or Maker

Kurz & Allison

Medium

Lithograph

Date

1896

Condition Report

This piece is in good condition with signs of scratch to left shoulder, minor tear to the left center and minor creasing around the borders. Please see photos for details.

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LOCAL PICK-UP INFORMATION:
Monday through Wednesday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
LOCATION: 15210 N 99th Ave Sun City, AZ 85351
CROSS STREET: (Located at the NW Corner of 99th Ave and Greenway Rd)

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The designated 3rd party shipper will ship to the address provided on the winning bidder / buyers invoice. It is the winning bidder / buyers responsibility to communicate with the shipper and provide any specific shipping requirements, address information or details that will ensure proper delivery.

The winning bidder is responsible for understanding the import fees and import laws of their respective province/state/country. It is also the bidder's responsibility to obtain any and all import documentation (import/export licenses, certificates or other documentation) prior to bidding.

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SHIPPING & PICK-UP

LOCAL PICK-UP INFORMATION:
Monday through Wednesday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
LOCATION: 15210 N 99th Ave Sun City, AZ 85351
CROSS STREET: (Located at the NW Corner of 99th Ave and Greenway Rd)

OUT OF TOWN SHIPPING:
For out of town buyers, once we have received your payment your purchase will be turned over to Westside Mail Center our exclusive shipping provider. Westside Mail Center will proactively reach out to you to arrange packing, shipping and insurance.

We've Partnered with Westside Mail Center for all of your auction shipping needs. They offer FedEx, DHL, UPS and USPS services for most parcels. For those larger items, Packing, Shipping, Crating & Freight services are available. For questions related to shipping please feel free to contact them directly for shipping questions or quotes.

Westside Mail Center
13794 W Waddell Rd Suite 203, Surprise, AZ 85379
Mon-Fri 9am - 6pm, Saturdays 9am - 2pm , Closed Sundays.
Phone: 623-825-6016
Email: [email protected]
www.westsidemailcenter.com

Note: For fastest and best results on shipping, we recommend using Westside Mail Center as your shipper, but are happy to meet with your 3rd party shipper of choice if you prefer to use a shipper other than Westside Mail Center. All packing and shipping from any company besides Westside Mail Center must be arranged and coordinated by the winning bidder / buyer within 5 days from the date of the sale or an additional storage surcharge could apply.

All fees and costs associated with shipping are separate from the hammer price (winning bid), buyer's premium and sales taxes. The winning bidder / buyer is solely responsible for the shipping. Bradford's can assist the winning bidder / buyer by arranging shipping and insurance through our preferred shipper. The winning bidder / buyer has the right to arrange their own shipping with a 3rd party shipper at their own expense. Bradford's Auction Gallery reserves the right to ship parcels via our own in-house shipping methods, based on actual weight or dimensional weight (whichever is greater).

The designated 3rd party shipper will ship to the address provided on the winning bidder / buyers invoice. It is the winning bidder / buyers responsibility to communicate with the shipper and provide any specific shipping requirements, address information or details that will ensure proper delivery.

The winning bidder is responsible for understanding the import fees and import laws of their respective province/state/country. It is also the bidder's responsibility to obtain any and all import documentation (import/export licenses, certificates or other documentation) prior to bidding.

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The price paid by Online Bidder is the sum of;
(a) Bidder's final bid (hammer price per lot),
(b) A buyers premium of 21% of the hammer price per lot
(c) All applicable sales tax.

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State Sales Tax Law, if applicable, will be applied. Sun City, AZ 6.3%. However, our auction gallery location enables us to offer buyers some of the lowest sales tax rates in Arizona! By being located in Sun City Arizona we are able to extend a sales tax rate of only 6.3%. This can result in a savings of up to almost 4% in sales taxes when compared to other auction houses and auctioneers.

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Our catalog team takes pride in accurately describing and reporting conditions. All damages seen at time of listing have been identified. Not all common nicks, scratches and wear may not have been called. It is the bidder's responsibility to determine overall condition before bidding on an item by live preview, looking at photographs, reading descriptions or request of condition reports.

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