The auction will have special early start times of 2 p.m. on both days, with online bidding facilitated by Proxibid.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. Previews will be held the morning and early afternoon of each sale day, plus the week prior, during normal business hours, or by appointment. It will be the last sale of the 2011 summer for Philip Weiss Auctions.
The Thursday, July 21 session will be an estate sale, with merchandise hand-picked from prominent local estates and collections. Artwork will feature five paintings by Richard Pettibone (N.Y./ Calif., b. 1938), an artist known for pop-art copied paintings. Three will be depictions of Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol. Two will be oil on canvas renderings of Frank Stella works.
Additional fine art will include an etching by Robert B. Motherwell (N.Y./Conn., 1915-1991), titled The Wave; works by Jim Dine (N.Y./Ohio, b. 1935); paintings by Harry Hering (N.Y., 1887-1967) and Donald Purdy (Conn., b. 1924); an ivory, bronze and marble statue by Gustav Schmidt-Cassel (German, 1867-1954), titled Eastern Dancer; a collection of works by Yaacov Gipstein Agam (N.Y./Israel/
Antique porcelains will feature pieces by Royal Doulton, Capidomonte, Rudolstadt, Meissen and Satsuma. Antique glass will include Mosier/Bohemian, Venetian, Murano and more. Also offered will be an early wood painted icon with sterling silver overlay, Armani figurines, mid-20th century modern furniture, Oriental rugs and a pair of carved Asian statues.
Gorgeous crystal and fine estate silver will not be in short supply. Some expected star lots will include an incredible large crystal vase, a crystal set of 12 Lalique Honfleur ice cream bowls with underplates, a sterling silver Reed & Barton Francis I bowl, a 107-piece Reed & Barton flatware service for 12, George Jensen serving pieces, and a rare F & R Pikehammer tea set.
Rounding out a short list of the day's anticipated top lots will be a Louis XVI-style vanity and marble-top dresser, a Sven Madsen-designed Danish desk, a Coalport Hong Kong dinner set, a 90-piece Minton Chevron H5002 china service for 12, a Baccarat decanter, and Steuben bowls.
The Friday, July 22 session will feature a nice collection of toy soldiers, to include Britains, Mignot and other assorted figures, many to be sold in group lots. Vintage toy trains will include a rare Stirling single GNR steam engine and tender, H-O brass engines, and rare pieces by highly collectible makers such as Lionel, American Flyer, MTH, Williams, K-Line and more.
Also offered will be a collection of original mint-on-card Star Wars figures by Kenner, a grouping of new-in-the-box Japanese Transformer toys, vintage tin lithographed toys (by Marx, Unique Art and more), box lots of Fisher Price toys, an original 1937 Tootsietoy Buck Rogers spaceship in the box, and a selection of vintage Stone Blocks, to include Richter and Union.
Dolls will include early examples of Barbie and Ken, Kammer & Reinhardt, Kestner, Lenci, Simon & Halbig, Martha Chase, Effanbee and Madame Alexander. Animals will feature Steiff bears and a scarce Lommy Leopard shoulder bag. Also, a grouping of children’s puzzles will also come under the gavel. Some lots may be viewed online, at www.WeissAuctions.com.
Philip Weiss Auctions will spend the month of August preparing for yet another mega-sale, planned for sometime in September (times and dates to be announced). Headlining the event will be vintage toys and pressed steel trucks, but it will also include original comic art, Disney material, vintage cameras and violins from prominent estates, toy trains and toy soldiers.
Philip Weiss Auctions is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item, estate or collection, you may call them at (516) 594-0731, or e-mail them at email@example.com. To learn more about Philip Weiss Auctions and the firm’s calendar of events, to include the upcoming July 21-22 auction, please log on to www.WeissAuctions.com.
# # #
Ken Hall writes pre-sale and post-sale press releases for auction houses, for a fee. He writes, submits and tracks stories for clients. Submissions are published in trade magazines, posted on industry websites and appear in local newspapers.