Fall Select Auction: November 4 (2005)

Quilts, Toys, Americana & Collectibles

332. Betsy Ross cigar cutter, base marked The Brunhoff Mfg Co Cinti OH. Patriotic portrait in shield frame marked Betsy Ross 5c Cigar, AS Valentine & Son Makers, Phila., mechanism marked Patented Oct 7 1902, Oct 7 1902, May 22 1906, CI base w/open work, spring hinged compartment, discoloration to image, original paint, 8.5"h x 6"w x 8.5"d. 1,000-1,500
404. Early three-wheel wood frame pram, hand painted wood body w/3 multicolor scroll groups, decorated spindles and classic "S" brace to canvas hood, leather suspension. 800-1,200
355. Lionel wind-up Mickey Mouse Circus Train #1536, in original box. Includes key-wound train engine, Mickey stoker, three cars, Mickey figure, 15 pieces of track. Paint loss to Mickey figure, box shows its age, all else in excellent condition. 1,000-2,000
356. Steiff monkey on scooter pull toy, back axle drives monkey up and down on a squeaker bellows, red shirt w/broad collar, glass eyes, metal Steiff button in ear, four wood wheels, made exclusively in 1913, some losses to cloth, bellows silent, 9" x 4.5" x 8.5"h. 700-1,000

357. Barney Google wind-up Spark Plug toy, jointed tin in original paint, Copyright 1923-1924 By King Features Syndicate Inc, base marked W.Sch 302947, NIFTY Reg U.S. Pat. Off., G.M. 34311, Germany. 7"h w 7"w, working & in excellent condition. 750-1,000

358. Marx tin wind-up Pluto drum major toy, Walt Disney Productions, 6.5", excellent condition. 750-1,000

359. Marx tin wind-up The Lone Ranger Hi-Yo Silver toy w/twirling lasso, The Lone Ranger Inc 1938, 7"h, excellent condition. 300-500

360. Marx tin wind-up Ferdinand the Bull toy, Walt Disney Enterprises 1938, 4.25"h x 6"w, excellent condition. 300-500

107. Star of Bethlehem quilt, 19th century, Maine, wreaths & scrolls quilted between star points, outstanding graphics, quilting, colors, assembly & condition, 78" x 78". 1,000-1,200

This and the following quilts are from a private collection of 19th and early 20th century quilts, all entirely hand stitched.

108. Straight Furrows Log Cabin Variation quilt, c.1900, blues & yellows, extraordinary piecing, immaculate condition, 78" x 78". 800-1,000
109. Flower Pot quilt, c.1850-60, home spun backing, rich colors including rare brown, 84" x 84". 800-1,000
122. Rising Star quilt, c.1860, great vintage fabrics in stars, great paisley print to back, great graphics, 78" x 78". 400-600

This and the following quilts are from a private collection of 19th and early 20th century quilts, all entirely hand stitched.

123. Pink topiary applique quilt, c.1930, excellent stitching & quilting, 80" x 92". 300-500
124. Lady of the Lake quilt, c.1875, great vintage fabrics & graphics, 71" x 81". 300-500
361. Victorian rocking horse, original paint, loss to leather, good condition, 27"h x 13"w x 32"long. 400-600
110. Blown glass fishbowl w/centennial 1876 decoupage decorations including flag, The Betsy Ross Home, advertising examples, greeting card cut-outs, novelty figures, holidays, many classic American icons, excellent condition, some minor peeling to interior, 10"h x 9"d, great & one of a kind folk art example. 300-500
106. Highly unusual cast iron boot scraper w/two standing stallions, replaced brushes, 15"h x 19"w x 12"d. 300-500


423. c.1830 double Jacquard weave coverlet w/eagles, roses & building towers, 84" x 150", excellent condition. 300-500
422. 19th Century hand sewn coverlet, colorful velvet and corduroy piecing w/black velvet dividers and edging. Borders are accented w/beautifully appliquéd blossoms, vines and autumn leaves. Backing is in bold geometric pattern in red & blue.  78" x 47", Great condition, no issues. 250-400
308. Folk Art textile floral still life, excellent stitching, 17" x 13". 200-400
390. Zinc 1898 architectural sign in later frame, 56"h x 21"w. 350-550
388. Victorian hair wreath in original carved walnut shadowbox frame, mounted on original apricot fabric, great detail, 39"h x 33"w, excellent condition. 250-350
425. Folio of 180 WPA era instructional prints for Missionary teaching, nearly complete, includes agricultural scenes, geography, arts & crafts projects, historical. In original folio w/index. Some marked "Empire Marketing Board Poster, Reproduced by permission of The Controller, H.M. Stationary Office." Great graphics & condition. 200-300
429. Salt glaze jug, impressed FROM ES JOHNSON DEALER IN DRY GOODS GROCERIES &C EAST NEW MARKET MD, 9.5"h x 5"w x 7"d, chip to bottom. 300-500

430. Pair painted cast iron bookends titled Back Numbers, reunion scene of Civil War veterans, marked Cincinnati Artistic, in original worn paint, 6.25"h. 150-250

431. Enameled tin advertising plate, back marked Compliments of Geo. Deckmann 218 E. Market St. Louisville, KY, draped Neoclassical female in garden, surrounded by ornate red & gold framed border w/roses, minor stains, paint smudge to rim, 10". 150-250