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April 22 2015 Military and Firearms

April 22 2015

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Portland Maine Trove Part 4 April 15 2015@5PM

April 15 2015

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Rare Robert Childress Oil Paintings To Be Sold April 8 2015

Press Release for Rare oil originals painted by the late Robert Childress up for auction on April

8th at Saco River Auction Company:

Saco River Auction Company in Biddeford will be auctioning off 8 original oil illustrations and

1 original pencil illustration and a number of published agricultural drawings painted by the

late Robert Childress on April 8th. Childress was known for his commercial work for Coca-
Cola, Wonder Bread, Campbell Soup, Westinghouse and more. His work graced the covers

of Sat. Eve. Post, Yankee magazine, Reader’s Digest, and other national periodicals. He was

particularly talented in creating beautiful landscapes, story illustrations, and oil portraits of such

notables as Duncan Hines (portrait appeared on the back of the DH cookbook and on the back

of the red box of cake mix), Deans of Cornell (these portraits still hang in the Mann Library at

Cornell), and a portrait of James Byrnes, Justice of the Supreme Court. From 1958-68, Childress

was chosen by Scott Foresman to illustrate the Sally, Dick and Jane reading books. The Norman

Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge MA has a permanent exhibit of his works. For more on his

life, go to:

The 8 original oils are on boards and were done for Agricultural Research calendar in 1948.

They have an empty text box in the center so they can be used again for marketing by the

successful bidder. The original 1948 published calendar will be included.

The original pencil, “Chicks Hatching” was done for GLF (Grange League Federation) for their

calendar. The original published calendar for this drawing will be included.

Lastly, there are a large number of printed agricultural works created for the Farm Bureau,

Agriculturalist, 4-H, and GLF that are a wonderful testimony to by-gone days!

The artist’s daughter, a resident of Maine, was the model for “Sally” in the reading books. Her

father’s works are rare and hard to find since most of his works were done as “works for hire”

for which the companies kept the originals. “They will only keep increasing in value and it’s

a great investment” said Childress, a lawyer and educator who came across these when she

recently moved to Maine.

See His Wiki Page Here

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April 8 2015 Fine Antiques and Collectibles

April 8 2015

April 8th Lot List

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March 18 2015 The Portland Maine Trove Part III

March 18 2015

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March 4 2015@5PM Fine Antiques and Collectibles

March 4 2015