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November 24 2012@1PM

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Annual Thanksgiving Holiday Sale

Saturday November 24th2012 @1PM

Preview Friday November 23rdfrom 9-4

Partial Listing Many More Items to Follow.

An important Auction Featuring Some of the Finest Quality items from around New England.

Fine Quality Rare Silver-Early American Coin Silver Tea Service by John Vernon New York 1766-1788 including Tea Pot, Covered Sugar, Creamer and Waste Bowl 65.93 Troy Ounces, Early Hammered Georg Jensen Fruit Bowl 1915-1919 with ornamentation on side, 51.9 Troy Ounces design pattern #189 , 13 inches long, 6 ” high ,much more.

Swords and Military Items-Confederate Sword By Isaac and Company imported through the blockade by The State of Georgia and was modeled after an 1853 British Calvary Saber. The sword is marked with both the maker name Isaac and Co and the letter “G” signifying the importation and use by soldiers of the State of Georgia. This sword was probably used in battle by the 5th Georgia Calvary and is original, however is missing the scabbard. The length is 34 1/2″ and 40″ overall, blade shows minor rust/pitting and handle is in tact with minor wear, Early American Eagle Head Sword, 1899 Japanese Calvary Sword, C. Roby Civil War Sword and Scabbard light Calvary Division, Ketland and Company Flintlock Pistol circa 1805-1812, Early American Naval Dress Officers Sword, Pair of Soligen German Steel Youth Swords, Prussian Leather helmet adorned with tin and brass, and more.

Artwork- Outstanding Collection of miniature paintings on Ivory including Collection of 7 Mini Portraits painted on Ivory from listed artist Maud H. Purdy circa early 20th century with ephemera from Ms. Purdy and correspondence, a Collection of over 30 Oil On Ivory mini paintings by listed artist Rosina Cox Boardman 1878-1970, Stevengraph woven silk Portrait of Sergeant GH Bates “The American Standard Bearer” post civil war hero who carried the American Flag above his head on an unarmed walk 1400 miles through the south from Vicksburg to Washington and arrived unscathed and well fed, all the while raising money for a fund for widows and orphans of the civil war., Collection of 3 Stevengraph Woven Silk Portraits of 19th Century Boxers including John L. Sullivan, Charlie Mitchell, and Jake Kilrain, Pair of Stevengraph woven silk depicting trains including “Stevenson’s Triumph” Sixty Miles and Hour, The First Train Ran on September 27th 1825 from Stockton to Darlington and “The Present Time”, Pair of Stevengraph Woven Silk scenes “Called To Rescue” Heroism At Sea and Le Canot De Sauvetage , Die Rettung Naht, Stevengraph woven silk portrait depicting fire department members responding to a fire “For Life or Death” Heroism on Land, Oil on Ivory 3×4 1/2 depicting a Japanese Lady in traditional garb by listed artist Rosina Cox Boardman 1878-1970 New York artist who specialized in miniatures, Pair of Stevengraph Parliament Woven Silk Pictures depicting House of Parliament England and Exposition Universelle D’Anvers en 1894, Three Stevengraph woven silk scenes including “Royal Jubilee Exhibition 1887Newcastle-on-Tyne, Royal Jubilee Exhibition 1887 Manchester, and International Exhibition Glasgow 1888, Collection of 5 Oil on Ivory Mini Paintings and one silhouette including Japanese lady with fan, self portrait of artist and other portrait paintings by listed artist Rosina Cox Boardman 1878-1970 New York Artist who specialized in miniature paintings, Oil on Canvas afixed to artists board depicting a The Italian port  Borgo J. Jacopo with masted ships and workers by T. Berti signed on back 10×8 , Early color print “Napolean Bonaparte, Emperor of France” published in London in Lemon Gold frame 13×10, Watercolor 18×13 depicting The Italian Tramp St. Raphael April 1929 by listed artist Frank A. Wallis 1897- signed lower left, Original Etching of Napolean 15×11 by Aristide Louis 1841 after the famous painting by Paul  DeLaroche 1838 framed and matted with label on back From Frederick Keppell and Company Rare Engravings and Etchings , 1918 Print of lady sitting in forest by William Penhallow Henderson 14×10 signed by artist in margin in pencil in art deco frame, Pen and Ink original drawing “Study for an Etching” by Frederick Stuart Church 1842-1924 signed lower right “Church 1882″, Pencil on paper of rough seas by JL Whitehouse 1903 signed lower right 14×7, Antique colored framed print in lemon gold frame depicting LieuT General Lord Hill KB published in London 12×9, much more.

Fine Antiques and Jewelry-Early Shaker 3 fingered berry box in old red paint 6 1/2 “, Weller Lamp signed HM for designer Hattie Mitchell 16″ with original Bradley and Hubbard Oil Fixture with globe, 18Kt. Cartier Wrist watch with leather band, 18kt. Gold Hinged Buckle, 17 Jewel Movement, runs good, Collection of CDVS including British Royals, Young George Washington and His Hatchet and much more, Alaskan Eskimo Indian decorated coiled basket with lid, knob handle 6 1/2″ high x 5 1/2″ diameter, Alaskan Eskimo Indian Coil basket with lid 6″ High and 8″ Diameter, Navajo Transitional Rug 36×65 circa 1890-1900, Three Artist kits blonging to Rosina Cox Boardman including an unframed OIl on Ivory found in the case done by Ms. Boardman who is a listed artist 1878-1970 from New York, Boardman Family Mini Writing desk 12″ lift top cover, two inkwells, velvet surface with notations from Austin Whitehouse 1883 and Christina Whitehouse Boardman 1924, Collection of mini porcelain dolls, 1840′s Salesman Sample Empire chest 14×15, Large collection of 18th Century Letters, Ledgers ,Estate Documents from The Boardman Family, Starbuck Family and Folger Family of Nantucket, Albany New York and more, many letters detail shipping trade in the Hudson Valley, 1906 Photo album depicting travels from The Netherlands to the Orient, showing photos of China, Elephants, and much more, Early antique mini leather bound “Chemin De Croix” book of silver icons/murals, Early 19th Century Swiss Mini three song music box 5″x3″, 1848 Oake’s White Mountain Scenery with 16 Complete Plates, binding is broken, 1898 Remington’s Frontier Sketches published by Werner Company, 1909 A.B Frost The American Sportsman’s Artist, 1840 Gullivers Travels Published by Hayward and Moore London, Pair of 1939 1st Edition Leather Bound “World Famous Paintings” Edited by Rockwell Kent, The Gallinaceaous Game Birds of North America 3 Book series, 1895,1897, 1898, 1844 Signed Inkwell in original holder 2″x2″, The Knave Of Hearts 1st Edition by Louise Saunders and Maxfield Parrish in excellent condition, Letter Dated 4th of September 1792 in which a soldier from the Revolutionary War was taking a loan of 16 pounds, Ten Shillings and Eight Pence in York Currency from John Boardman in lieu of back pay owed to William Coit who ran an independent regiment of 200 men who protected retreating soldiers at Bunker Hill. Letter has wax seal and was witnessed by Thomas Baley and Ephraim Morgan., War of 1812 era  letter dated July 7 1814 describing the battle of Valparaiso in which was USS Essex battled the HMS Phoebe and others in a 24 hour skirmish that resulted in the deaths of 58 Navy Sailors and over 100 wounded.  The USS Essex was captured by the British after fires broke out on the deck and the Essex was stranded due to a broken mast.  The ship was surrendered to British forces by Captain David Porter.  The British commissioned the Essex under her majesties Navy and was known as the HMS Essex until sold at auction in 1824.  This letter was correspondence between two prominent New York Sailing Merchants who were concerned over safe shipping of their goods during the war.  The letter has the original wax stamp and is in very good condition., Early Maiden door stop in great old paint 7″, 1873 Polychromatic Ornament by Auguste Racinet leather bound in excellant condition containing 100 plates in gold, Fine Mahogany lift top art box with drawer and interesting watercolor painted in the inside cover 25×15, Collection of over 80 Stereo Views with European and US scenes, Etched Glass Amethyst and gold vase 5″, Collection of antique photography including tin types, dags and ambros, Collection of antique photography including Ambrotypes and Dags, Pair of iron George Washington Andirons 15″, Period tiger maple and birdseye maple block front chest 40x34x18, 19th Century 6 Board Lift top Blanket chest with boot jack ends, old black paint and hand painted floral motif 42×38, Unusual Early Pine drop front secretary desk with glass top cabinet with turned legs, one drawer 64″ high, Mahogany Captains Sideboard with Greek Key Decoration Carving 72x36x24, Early Civil War Era curved runner sled in old paint with stenciling that reads “Gen George Meade”  64″ with original tow rope, Morris-Ireland Floor Safe 25x17x18 with combination, Period Tiger Maple one drawer writing desk with Hepplewhite legs 32x27x18, Pair of framed Porcelain plates depicting Napolean 18″, Half Hull Model depicting a New England “Pinky” of 1820 with measurements of the original craft on reverse 15″, 14″ 19th Century Bronze Figural Urn, Collection of 5 Bronze medals issued to listed artist Rosina Cox Boardman 1878-1970 New York Artist who specialized in miniature paintings, including 1938 American Society of Miniature Painters, 1958 National Association of Women Artists, 1936 National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors, 1944 Medal of Honor from the California Society of Miniature Painters and 1932 Remembrance National Sculpture Society, Group of Three Antique Bronze medals from The Society of Medalists including a 1930 Issue #2 Dionys by Paul Manship, 1922 New York Stock Exchange, and 1931 Issue #3 Hopi Rain Dance by Hermon A. MacNeil, Carved Mahogany curved door bookcase with carved cherubs 85×70, Marble Onyx and White Shelf Clock with Japy Freres Movement, Roseville Imperial II 10 1/2″ Dark Blue Mat Glazed Vase , 1937 Augustus Saint Gaudens Bronze portrait Plaquette 1  3/4″x 2 1/2″ in excellent condition with original box, depicting the Sculpture Saint Gaudens as a tribute by John Flanagan.  Saint Gaudens was highly remembered for his creation of the US Saint Gaudens Double Eagle Gold Coin , Seth Thomas Diana The Huntress Clock circa 1876, Weller Lamp signed HM for designer Hattie Mitchell 16″ with original Bradley and Hubbard Oil Fixture with globe, Sterling Silver Catholic Last Rites holy water box 3.35 Troy Ounces, 4″ Marble head Pottery Vase artist signed AEB for Arthur Eugene Bass , mat glazed multi colored blues and greens with swirls, ships mark and artist initials on bottom, 1841 Adams Family Bible from Bowdoinham Maine John Adams/Henrietta Hatch Adams with complete family record of births from 1810-1912, Folk Art Carved Asian Temple under glass dome 18×21, 1928 Charles Heidsieck Brut Champagne unopened, Steuben glass Blue 7″ Vase Acid stamped Fleur de-lis pre-1932, 1914 Unopened Bottle of Canadian Club Whiskey, Early Shaker 3 fingered berry box in old red paint 6 1/2 “, Three Bottles of Prohibition era unopened bottles of liquor including DOM Benedictine Liquor, Texier Cognac and PF Heering Cherry, Pair of JA Hennessy Prohibition Era Unopened Bottles of Cognac including one in original box much more.

Coins-1886 Morgan Dollar graded MS64 by NGC, 1878-S Morgan Dollar graded MS62PL by NGC, 2001 1/4 Canadian Maple Leaf Proof Hologram Gold Coin, 1984W $10 Olympic Proof Gold Coin PF 69, 1913 British Gold Sovereign 8.3 Grams, 1900 $5 Liberty Gold Coin MS60 Cleaned graded by Anacs, Collection of 19 2008 American Silver Eagle Dollars, 2006 Silver Eagle 20th Anniversary Three Coin Set with 2006W MS69, 206 Reverse proof PF 69, and 2006 W PF Ultra Cameo 69, 1889-CC Morgan Dollar Graded by Anacs VG Cleaned, 1882 $10 Liberty Gold Coin Graded PCGS Genuine, 1907 D $10 Liberty Gold Coin Ungraded Mint State, 20th Anniversary Silver Eagle Coin set including 2006 W MS69, 2006 Reverse Proof PF 69, 2006 Proof Ultra Cameo PF70, 1906 $10 Liberty Gold Coin AU 58 Cleaned graded by NGC, 1900 Liberty Double Eagle $20 Coin MS 60 Cleaned graded by NGC, 2006 American Eagle Silver Anniversary Coins including 2006 W MS69, 2006 P Reverse proof PF 69, 2006 W PF 70 Ultra Cameo, Collection of 20 2010 American Silver Eagle Dollars, 1924 Saint Gaudens $20 Double Eagle Gold Coin Graded NGC MS62, Collection of 19 US Commemorative Coin Sets including 3 Mt. Rushmore Sets, 3 Congressional Sets, 5 Olympic Sets, 5 Constitution Sets, 2 Statue Of Liberty Sets, and 1 Korean War Set, Collection (7) 1/10 Ounces Gold American Eagles, Collection of 9 Foreign Gold Coins including 2 British Sovereigns, and 7 1913 French Francs, 2 1/4 Troy Ounces of Gold, more.

Many More Items arriving daily. We are currently accepting high quality/high value items for this sale.

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