Goldberg Coins and Collectibles



Sale 105

June 30 - July 1 2018 Manuscript, Space and Collectibles Sale


Miscellaneous Memorabilia
 
 
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Lot 395
17 Vintage and Exquisitely Cast Promotional Medallions, Most in Bronze or Brass. A group of 17 items, including a beautiful plated bronze medallion featuring Mercury on the recto, by Arthur Lee; used by Lehmann Brothers or their 100th anniversary (1950). A plated brass medallion of Ulysses S. Grant (like the gold one given to him by Joint Resolution of Congress) commemorating his victory at Vicksburg. Another medallion honors Thomas Truxtun, who took part in the Quasi War with France (1798-1800) and became a commodore. Other medallions promote Bausch and Lomb, U.S. Air Force Lockheed F-80, San Gabriel Dam Number One, labor leader Samuel Gompers, Telephone Pioneers of America, Hampden County Memorial Bridge, Indianapolis Sesquicentennial, Wanaque Project, Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Co., Japan Airlines Trans Pacific Service 25th Year, Del E. Webb Construction Co., Caterpillar, and the Singer Building. Also, a souvenir stack of shingles from Stimson Mill, and a small bale of "hay" from Georgia Casualty Co. Estimate Value $200 - UP
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$156
Lot 396
18 Historic Relics, Independence Hall, Jessie James Monument, Stone Montain Memorial, Sutter's Fort & More. A fantastic collection of authentic relics from America's past, a show and tell of history. Collection includes: 1.) Rectangular and numbered fragment from beam in Independence Hall in presentaion box with COA 2.) Marble off the Jessie James Monument in Kearney, Missouri.This piece is tagged from 1913 on an aged Western Union address card, identifying the fragment written in black fountain pen ink 3.) Single brick California State Capitol (1860), Hand-forged nail from the home of John Marshall 4.) Key To The City of Boston from Mayor James Curley in 1930 for the Tercentenary made of historic 200 year-old elm in Lexington, 5.) Cedar knife from a tree on the grounds of Beauvoir House in Biloxi, Miss. the Jefferson Davis Shrine, 6.) Wood From Delta Queen's Paddle Wheel, 7.) A gavel, souvenir horseshoes (dated 1941, 1942 and 1945) and a block of wood all identified as wood or commemoratives of Sutter's Fort 8.) Two pieces of granite from the Confederate Monument in Stone Mountain with brass shields of the sculpture, one dated 1929, 9.) Piece of wood from the Old Stockade in Andersonville Cemetery, 10.) Wood siding from Admiral Dewey's birth home, 11.) Brick from Heavilon Hall Tower from Purdue removed 1956, 12.) Myrtle wood bowl from dedication of Mt.Hood Timberline Lodge in 1937 by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 13.) Two relics related to GONE WITH THE WIND marble from the Loew's Grand Theater where it premiered, but destroyed in a fire in 1978, with brass plate identifying the provenance. The other relic is a fragment of burned siding from the home of Margaret Mitchell taken in 1996 in Atlanta with hand notation. 14.) Not from America but a certified piece of the Rock of Gibralter, actually fashioned by a craftsman into the point which was a premium given to the Conference of Mayors in 1971 as a gift from Prudential, in lucite with COA. Estimate Value $450 - UP
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$282
Lot 397
21 Vintage, Original 16mm Films from the Late 30s and 40s -- Includes Newsreels of The Hindenburg Explosion, Charles Linbergh & Cartoons. Interesting collection of newsreel footage, featurettes and animated classics including Mickey Mouse. The two largest films at 200 feet reels is the Pathe and Kodak Cinegraph footage of the historic Hindenburg disaster an the Roosevelt Memorial service. The others at about 100 feet are "An Aerial Trip Over New York", Two of Lindbergh on "In Mexico", the other in "Washington and Abroad", Early 20th Century Royals including George V and Queen Mary, The 1935 Grand National, 1948 World Series and many more. Animated films include Mickey Mouse, Kiko The Kangaroo, Simple Simon, Aladdin's Lamp and Mary's Little Lamb. Checking most of the reels, the films appear in very good condition and supple. The original boxes ranging from poor to very good. Estimate Value $150 - UP
The Living Torah Museum, Brooklyn, NY.
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$141
Lot 398
A Trove of Over 50 Rare Dedication and Commemorative Medals Spanning 100 Years. A diverse but rich collection of medals, coins, and other pieces mostly dedications of triumphs in architecture and infrastructure throughout North America Some of these pieces are extremely rare: medal for the 1908 dedication of the Williamsburg Bridge New York, dedication of Coit Tower San Francisco, dedication medal for the Triborough Bridge, and the 1908 dedication medal of the Hartford Bridge. But countless more recognizing Delaware Memorial Bridge, Old Monterey, Zampa Memorial Bridge, Victoria Jubilee Bridge (rare 1900 history), Bayonne Bridge and many more. Also included is a rare Native Sons of the Golden West 1920s medal, and two sharpshooter medals from the 1950s one from Los Angeles Police that is quite scarce that enhance this collection. Estimate Value $200 - UP
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$294
Lot 399
Abraham Lincoln Encased Hair Clippings with Provenance. Two of the four hairs are 1cm; the other two are .5cm, encased in a 2.25cm x 2.25cm case, which is matted with a photo of Lincoln and the provenance, to a size of 10 x 8". According to the provenance, Lincoln gave several strands of hair to Mrs. Caroline Wright, wife of Governor Joseph A. Wright of Indiana, who collected hair of political figures. The hair relic remained in the Wright family until sold with other items at Christie's in 1992. The relics were sold again by Christie's as part of the Forbes Collection (Lot #121), a description of which is attached to a COA from the Historical Shop, on the back of this item. The originally strands have obviously been divided. Estimate Value $500 - UP
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$420
Lot 400
Antique Naga Buddha Statue in Patinated Bronze and Buddha Sakyamuni in Gold Leaf. Naga, in Hinduism and Buddhism, is the Sanskrit word for a deity taking the form of a great snake, specifically the multi-headed king cobra. The Buddhist naga has the form of a great cobra, usually depicted with a single head but sometimes with many heads as here, but from the back it appears as a single great serpent. The naga here (Mucilinda) protected the Buddha from violent elements after he attained enlightenment. Beautifully cast patinated brass with exceptional polish and detail and of surprising weight. 7" tall
The smaller Buddha Sakyamuni represents the power of an enlightened mind and is the Buddha of Healing and Meditation and appears to be of some age. 3 x 1½". Estimate Value $300 - UP
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$192
Lot 401
Assorted Political Memorabilia Including Signed Items by Coolidge, Gore, and Wallace, Plus Benjamin Franklin Memorabilia, Etc. Calvin Coolidge 7½ x 9" photo signed in the lower border, along with three other men with whom he is pictured outside; photo by Morris, 1929. Harry Truman, a limited deluxe edition of the Truman-Barkley Official Inaugural Program, 1949; with a Harry S. Truman Library Fund Dinner program, held in San Francisco, 1955, with color portrait of Truman affixed to cover. Benjamin Franklin: Brochure titled "The Memory of Benjamin Franklin.," An Address delivered by Hon. James M. Beck, New York City, 1924, 20 pages; plus three other brochures. Al Gore color PS. George C. Wallace 1964 TLS as Governor of Alabama railing against the recent passage of the civil rights bill. Also, signed FDC honoring the 49th star in the American Flag and a 10 x 8" PS. A 1939 booklet on "George Washington The President" issued by the United States Constitution Sesquicentennial Commission. A 1953 Program for the Fiftieth Anniversary Dinner of the Circumnavigators Club, held at the Stork Club in New York, honoring General Douglas MacArthur. Also, a 48 page booklet on "The Rosenbergs," seeking clemency for Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. Estimate Value $200 - UP
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$228
Lot 402
Aviation Memorabilia, An Eclectic Group, Including Transcontinental Air Transport, An Engraving of Lindbergh's Nostalgia VI, a Spitfire Bolt, Etc. This group includes: Limited Edition Engraving, "Nostalgia VI - The Lone Eagle - Lindbergh" by Herb Fichter, No. 215 of 400, 7¼ x 10¼"; matted and framed to 12½ x 15¼".
Two TAT [Transcontinental Air Transport, Inc.] covers commemorating their inaugural coast to coast flight via air and railroad, July 8, 1929; one is signed by the mayor and governor of Columbus, Ohio.
A TAT Illustrated Map showing route from Columbus, Ohio to Los Angeles and a TAT pack of playing cards with case. Charles A. Lindbergh helped plan the airline and served as pilot.
A piece of the control panel retrieved from the wreckage of the USS Shenandoah, the first of four U.S. Navy rigid airships. Constructed in 1922-23, it made the first crossing of North America by airship. It wrecked in a squall over Ohio in Sept. 1925.
N 747 PA plaque-- named in honor of the founder of the airline, Pam Am "Clipper Juan T. Trippe," the first Boeing 747-100 given a production number; it flew for Pan Am from New York to London for over 20 years.
An 8½ x 14¼" piece of wood from an airplane made into a picture frame, with vintage photo.
A 2½" bolt on a wooden mount saying it was recovered 10/81 and is from the Battle of Britain Spitfire piloted by Stanford Tuck.
A small piece of original fabric from Byrd's Antarctic Airplane. Estimate Value $200 - UP
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$480
Lot 403
Badges - Vintage Collection, Most From Contractors-- Includes Pearl Harbor, Alamogordo, Tenn. Valley Authority, Roebling, Shasta Dam, Etc. Approximately 40 badges: Navy Yard Pearl Harbor; Pando Constructors, War Department U.S.A.; A.A.B. Alamogordo, New Mexico;Tenn. Valley Authority; John A. Roebling's Sons Co.; American Bridge Co.; Pacific Bridge Co.; Boeing Aircraft; Bethelem Steel; Compressed Air Worker (with instructions on what to do if he is found to have the bends); Shasta Dam Construction Worker; Six Companies of California; The Utah Construction Co, Alaska Military Highway; Consolidated Builders, Inc.; Walter Butler Company, Naval Training Station; Mason Walsh Atkinson Kier Co.; M.W.A.K., Grand Coulee Dam Worker, and numerous others. Estimate Value $250 - UP
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$510
Lot 404
Beautiful 19th Century, French Commemorative Medallions and Medals -- Nine Total, Including Eiffel Tower and Statue of Liberty. Beautiful commemoratives from France including 1.) The striking 1871 Ruin of Tuileries Palace Relic Medal; 2.) Large Paris International Exhibition Medallion 3.) Medium Paris International Exhibition Medallion 4.) Two 1884 Statue of Liberty and Auguste Bartholdi 5.) Two Souvenir Medallion (brass and bronze) after reaching the top of the Eiffel Tower, 1889; 6.) A different white medal version of the Eiffel Tower tour minted 1900 but engraved and dated with the person's name being rewarded in June 1901; 7.) Statue of Liberty coin "A Gift From People of France to People of America, 1886. Estimate Value $150 - UP
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$96
Lot 405
Bookends With Brass Geological Markers, a Nevada Highway Dept. Marker, and a U.S. General Land Office Survey Brass Knob. Pair of brass U.S. Geological Survey Bench Marks made into bookends by mounting them on wood from an Oregon Juniper, approximately 3½" high x 4¼" width and 2½" deep. A Nevada Highway Dept. brass marker, 3½" in diameter, mounted on a 5½ x 5½ x 1¾" block of wood, notes the elevation is 5651.36 and other information; and a heavy brass knob, 2½" in diameter, says "61-U.S. General Land Office Survey / Penalty $250 For Removal." Estimate Value $250 - UP
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Lot 406
British Relics From the House of Parliament, London Bridge, Tower Bridge, and Melrose Abbey. Two pieces of stone and an ashtray made from stone with medallions affixed saying, "This Stone Came From the Houses of Parliament. The larger piece is 6" (15.24cm") in length, 4.3" (10.922cm) wide, and 2" (5.08cm) high; the second stone is not quite as long but is 2.5" (6.35cm) high. The ashtray is 4.5" (11.43cm) in diameter. A piece of granite from the Old London Bridge, London, England has been made into a pen holder (pens missing). A charming wood box "Made of Wood Grown on the Lands of Abbotsford" has a vignette of Melrose Abbey on the top, with Kelso Abbey and the town of Melrose on each side; it is 2.5" tall (6.35cm) and the top is 3" (7.62cm) in diameter. There is also a pewter Royal Mint Centenary Medal, 2.5" (6.35cm), commemorating the one hundredth anniversary of the Tower Bridge (1894-1994). Estimate Value $400 - UP
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Lot 407
Cane Made From Admiral Nelson's Flagship "Foudoyant". Oak cane with copper head, 35½" (77cm), made from the HMS Foudoyant, which served as Admiral Horatio Nelson's flagship from 1799-1800. The ship finally broke up in a gale in 1897. The copper head has three different images. One is a bust image of Nelson with "Horatio Viscount Nelson" above and "Born Sep. 1758/Died Oct. 1805" below. Another image is of the ship, with "'Foudoyant' Nelson's Flagship" above and below, "Commenced 1789/Launched 1798/Wrecked Blackpool 1797." The third image is in the shape of a coat of arms with "Oak and Copper From Vessel" above and "After Breaking Up" below. Engraved vertically is "Rec.d No. 311490." Ding in top edge of head, above images, and wood shows minor evidence of use. A historic item. Estimate Value $500 - UP
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$512
Lot 408
China -- The Xinhai Revolution of 1911 Overthrowing the Last Imperial Dynasty -- 19 Grim Photographs. Nineteen photographs, all but one 3½ x 5¾", showing various ways people were executed, dead bodies, etc. Photos have English descriptions in the plates. The Xinhai Revolution or the Chinese Revolution or the Revolution of 1911,was a revolution that overthrew China's last imperial dynasty and established the Republic of China. It lasted from Oct 10, 1911-Feb 12, 1912. Estimate Value $100 - UP
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$128
Lot 409
Collection of 16 Mostly Antique Souvenir/Collectible Spoons 12 Sterling 5 Silver Plate. 12 collectible/souvenir sterling silver spoons (so stamped on verso) some over a 100 years old, collection totaling almost 9 ozt. The oddball is the baby spoon given to Durward Kirby (famed television personality of the 50s and 60s and pop-culture reference such as in the film Pulp Fiction) from his estate with considerable provenance. The balance are souvenir spoons some from the early 20th Century some with enamel details. Pasadena, New York City (one for the Brooklyn Bridge has skyline of Manhattan along stem of spoon) Seattle, Alaska and more. The silver plated spoons celebrate New York, Canda, The West and an early Panama Canal. All in fine vintage condition. Estimate Value $125 - UP
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$218
Lot 410
Collection of 50 Antique Commemoratives Of Historic Bridges World Wide, Spanning Over 100 Years. A collection of antique/vintage commemoratives from historic bridges. There are over 30 beautiful medallions and medals here commemorating the opening of the George Washington Bridge, The Delaware Water Bridge, The Bayonne Bridge, Mount Hope Bridge, and many others dating as far back as the 1920s. A unique history of America's resourcefulness and engineering.
Also included is a fine collection of Sydney Harbor Bridge which began construction in 1923 and was completed in 1932.Collection of 12 items spans items from the 1930s to the 1960s and includes a very scarce March 19,1932 certificate of appreciation and service signed by the Lord Mayor Sir Samuel Walder and the chairman of the Grand Opening Celebrations, hand painted china including cup and saucer, vintage paper print of bridge in tin frame, paper weight, metal trays, vintage enamel and brass pins and a glass recreation. Also included are two pottery dishes commemorating The Forth Bridge now a World Heritage Site in Scotland built in the 1890s, vintage plate from the Great Causeway of Galveston in Texas, two small granite rounds from the Mackinac Bridge, and a vintage pin tray of the Arch Bridge in Vermont. Estimate Value $250 - UP
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$120
Lot 411
Collection of Civil War Cannonball Fragments, Each Nicely Lettered with the Location Found. Collection of nine Civil War era fragments from cast iron cannonballs each beautifully hand lettered where found. Fragments vary in size and certainly in the size of the cannonball originally from. Appear to have been cleaned for appeal and some clear-coated. Nice collection of relics for Civil War collectors identifying such historic battle sites such as Seven Pines, Shiloh, Manassas, Antietam and Resaca. Estimate Value $200 - UP
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$128
Lot 412
Collection of Vintage Badges and Medals -- Includes G.A.R., Athletic Prizes, Labor Unions, Etc. In athletics, there is an 1890 Second Prize for "Throwing 16 Lb. Hammer," OAC [Oregon Agricultural College / PCAAA [Pacific Coast Amateur Athletic Assn.]; name of winner is engraved on back: "W. Morrow/May 30/S.F. Cal."; medal was made by George C. Shreve & Co. Also, a badge for Castro Parlor No. 232, Native Sons of the Golden West, which sponsored teams during the 1920s and 1930s; a 1944 tennis medal from Chicago Sports Ass'n for Open Championship Men's Doubles, and a One-Mile Run badge with N.C.S.N.Y. Jan. 22.84.

There are two attractive G.A.R. badges, one for 1909 (Salt Lake City), and one for the 1916 convention in Cleveland, and two darkened medals honoring G.A.R. commanders I.N. Walker and Thomas H. Gault, plus a small Dept. Mass. G.A.R. badge with "Beans." Also, a 1981 Guest badge for the 1981 Rededication of the Tomb of Abraham Lincoln.

Also included are two vintage badges for the International Association of Bridge & Structural Iron Workers, one for Local Union No. 118, Sacramento, and the other for Local No. 31, San Francisco. Estimate Value $400 - UP
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$256
Lot 413
Eads Bridge, St. Louis 1874 -- Collection of 20 + Commemorative Pieces, Many Antique. Eads Bridge, the St. Louis Landmark has been declared a National Historic Landmark. Opened in 1874, by James Buchannan Eads and financed by Andrew Carnegie, it was a road and rail bridge connecting St. Louis, Miss. and East St. Louis, Illinois and was one of the earliest long bridges built across the Mississippi and tall enough for steamboats to travel underneath. Bridge proved a spectacular feat of engineering and was celebrated and visited by millions. Offered is a collection of commemoratives, with some of the porcelain pieces certainly antique. Collection includes two beakers, two plates, cup/saucer, compote, mug (repaired) all made in Europe at the turn of the century as well as a metal antique pin tray. There are also mid-20th Century pieces which include two plates, two tankards and one beaker, photo paperweight and plate of gilt tin. Rounding out the collection, an antique book with pull out photos of the bridge and St. Louis and a brick removed during the renovation in 1995 and later, medals celebrating the centennial. A must for collectors of bridges and historic St. Louis. Estimate Value $200 - UP
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$120
Lot 414
Edison and Other Communications-Related Vintage Artifacts. Nine items, including the "First practical incandescent lamp of 1879 / Made at the Golden Gate International Exposition / General Electric Exhibit""; three Gold Moulded Records; a piece of Atlantic telephone cable from a 1956 B.S.M.V. Conference in Atlantic City, N.J.; a small telegraph machine, 3¾ x 5¼"; Roebling wire spool, 3½ x 3"; small gilt case with Edison's image, with notepad and graphic pencil, 2¼ x 1¾"; and a gilt medal celebrating "Light's Golden Jubilee", 1¾" in diameter, with an image of Edison and "Dedicated to Better Vision" and the dates 1879-1929" on the back. Estimate Value $250 - UP
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$173
Lot 415
Excellent 12 Pound Civil War Era Cast Iron Cannonball. Excavated 12 pounder, solid shot cast iron cannonball a solid addition to anyone's Civil War artillery or relic collection. 4½ inches in diameter and right at 12 pounds on our postal scale. There is minimal pitting a faint seam present and while cleaned has never been clear coated. Where excavated is unknown. Estimate Value $250 - UP
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$144
Lot 416
Fine Collection of Relics From The USS Constitution From The 1927 Restoration. The USS Constitution "Old Ironsides" is a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy, named by President George Washington after the Constitution of the United States of America. She is the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel still afloat and was launched in 1797. The ship boasts one of the most astonishing legacies in American Naval Heritage and History and as such has been a museum and educational tool for over 100 years. She has gone through several restorations and pieces of the ship have been removed and replaced, with those removed pieces finding their way to collections throughout the world. From the complete 1927 restoration, two pin trays, an ashtray and a medallion all of iron and brass once removed, were melted and re purposed into these very well designed commemoratives with the medallion mounted on a sizeable 4½ x 5" wood section taken from the original hull. The balance are small fragments of wood, souvenirs with far less content from the celebrated frigate but genuine. Estimate Value $200 - UP
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$540
Lot 417
Historic Hotels, 9 Vintage and Antique Pieces -- The Waldorf, The Fairmont, The Savoy & More. Fine collection of vintage or antique pieces from legendary 20th Century hotels that defined a period of elegant accommodations when traveling. 1.) A brass advertising ashtray with Oberst Cigarettes and the Waldorf-Astoria in high relief (1906-1920). The original Waldorf-Astoria, two buildings, were situated on Astor family properties along Fifth Avenue, opened in 1893 and was demolished in 1929 to make way for the construction of the Empire State Building. Ashtray is missing clip that held cigarette pack. 2.) From the Astor Hotel an antique Art Nouveau blue majolica calling card dish, NYC 3.) Savoy Hotel, Dusseldorf key and fob that actually has provenance coming from Jefferson Airplane founder and lead singer, Marty Bolin and is so tagged on verso. 3.) A vintage early 20th Century printed silk and wood hand fan from the Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco atop Nob Hill. 4.) 1920s era dish from the historic, Multnomah Hotel Portland, Oregon, one of the most famous on the entire West Coast. The balance are paperweights from The Clarendon, Sea Breeze, Florida, The Stanford Court, Nob Hill, The Belvedere Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland and an original fob from the Vendome Hotel, Indiana. Estimate Value $200 - UP
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$120
Lot 418
John Hancock's Breeches Artifact. A 4¼ x 2¼" piece of burgundy velvet cloth identified by an old attached note as a piece of the breeches of John Hancock. Provenance includes a mimeograph copy of a 1915 statement from a descendant of Hancock's. Alice Ward Harris writes that John Hancock's father and her great great grandmother's father were brothers and that he was cousin to Annae Hancock Potter, her great great grandmother, and that the fragment had come down in the family to her. (She mistakenly says that John Hancock had no children; he had a daughter and a son but they died at ten months and nine years, respectively). With a 1999 receipt. Estimate Value $250 - UP
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$660
Lot 419
The Lawson History of the America's Cup, Winifield M. Thompson, M. and Thomas W. Lawson, 1902, First Edition. Boston, MA: 1902. First Edition, Number 166 of 3000 copies. Large quarto, hardcover, 402 pages. Thick, beige cloth-bound hardcovers with gilt embossing on cover and gilt title on leather label. Pages with gilt top edge; other edges are rough cut; 89 illustrations with captioned tissues, Cover has some soiling and front hinge is loosening; bumped corners. This copy was presented to C.W. Dimick. With a 1946, 2nd place medallion from the S[an] F[rancisco] Y[acht] [C]lub] Farallon Island Race, beautifully cast in the shape of a captain's wheel, 5" in diameter. with dramatic racing yacht in high relief. Rare. Estimate Value $400 - UP
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$256
Lot 420
Relics From the Berlin Wall, Mount Rushmore, Great Wall of China, The Roman Coliseum, Grand Coulee Damn, and More. Group includes: a 4 x 3 x ¾" piece of the Roman Coliseum, taken in 1959; two small pieces of the Berlin Wall, each about 2 x 1¾", one with blue paint and the other with red, with small paper with attribution and date (7-4-90); 4 x 10¼ " scaling from Mount Rushmore, with plaque--image of Mount Rushmore has been superimposed on verso; a 2¼ x 3½ x ¾" piece of the Great Wall of China, with image on one side; several fragments of stone taken in 1984 from the Eagles's Nest in Bertechgaden; a 5 x 4½ x 1¾" piece of wood which has a high-relief miniature tomb engraved on one side which proclaims the wood as being from the tomb of Absalom (son of David), but a note with the piece says that it is from a tomb from the Hellenistic period; and three items from Grand Coulee Dam--a 1½ x 2" piece of granite from the diamond drill core, a 4" piece of granite in a wooden base with "Chapter 237 O.E.S.", and a 1967 presentation plaque. Estimate Value $250 - UP
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$333
Lot 421
Olympic Relics Including 1924 Brass and Red Enamel Concurrent (Athlete) Badge, and Assorted Items From Other Olympic Games. A 1924 badge in the shape of a shield, with "Concurrent," bronze with red enamel, and the number 9634 on the back, 3.5 x 4.2cm.; badge with C.O.F., Olympic rings at top and sailing ship. From other games, 1932 through 1996 (not all games are included) come passes, patches, glasses, guides, etc. -- a variety of souvenir material, too numerous to enumerate. Estimate Value $300 - UP
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$264
Lot 422
Original Section of Railroad Track from Florida East Coast Railway, Florida Keys and Denver & Rio Grande Locomotive Blueprint. Great for collectors of railway ephemera. First a section of track from the Over-sea Railway in Florida Keys built by Henry Flagler (founder of Standard Oil) and completed in 1912 and called "The Eight Wonder of the World", Unfortunately it was destroyed by a hurricane in 1935. Section of track is 4½ x 6 x 5" and has a battery clock set inside (untested) and plaque identifying authenticity and provenance. Section weighs 10 pounds. The other is a re-print of a the design of the locomotive for the Denver & Rio Grande Locomotive, 1881. Excellent presentation piece blueprint measures 45 x 21" printed on Clear Line Blueprint Bond Guaranteed 80% Rag which is seen in reverse on verso, In excellent condition with only one small puncture. Will be shipped rolled and separate from rail segment. Estimate Value $150 - UP
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Lot 423
Over 20 Insignia, Pins, Medals and Badges, Almost All Military Related Including Vintage Tuskegee Airmen Patch. Collection of over 20 mostly military related vintage insignia, badges, pins, medals and the like. Included is a vintage name badge and patch of the Tuskegee Airmen of Tommy Lawscha who hosted several events at the Oakland Airport showcasing African American history in aviation and remained active with the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Inc. the name badge of Survivor Guy Flanagan attending the USS Arizona 50th Anniversary Memorial Service (1941 - 1991) a Joint Chiefs of Staff badge, military insignia, a vintage WWI Air Corp pin, Forest Service pin, Delegate Medal to the Spanish American War Veterans Encampment in Oklahoma, French Great War For Civilization Medal, a medal for the official launch of the USS Tennessee in 1919 and many more. Estimate Value $200 - UP
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$128
Lot 424
Panama Canal Zone Relics and Panama Pacific Exposition Relics -- Includes Badges Worn by Canal Workers, Items Made From Railroad Ties, Etc. Among the relics are six badges used by Panama Canal Commission workers, two of which are attached to railroad tiles which say "A Life For Each Tie / Panama." There are three pairs of bookends, all on wood stands. One pair from "Panama Rail Road 1853-1869"; another pair is from "Panama Railroad/Old French Rail and Lignum Vitae (Guayacan, Recina) Tie/Circa 1850-1875." The third pair has one bookend from "Original Panama Road 1849-1867," and the other from "French Rail Forged in Belgium/Panama 1865-1903."

Numerous other relics include a pack of playing cards with images of the canal being built; a tube of various colors of sand from the Canal Zone; a clock made from an original Panama railroad tie; a Society of the Chagres ashtray; and a medal commemorating the opening of the Canal to commerce. From the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco, which celebrated the opening of the Panama Canal, come two replicas of the Liberty Bell, a souvenir brass token, 24.5mm, with the Great Seal of the Isthmus of Panama on the reverse; and a bronze 34mm souvenir dollar/medal issued by San Diego with Uncle Sam on the obverse and an image of the S.S. Ancon, the first ship to pass through the Panama Canal, on the reverse. Estimate Value $250 - UP
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$660
Lot 425
Rare German Stereoviews (199) With Original Stereo Viewer -- Deutsche Gaue, Raumbild-Verlag Otto Schönstein K.G., Munchen, 1938. Original volume with a total of 199 stereoviews, 72 of which are affixed to pages in the volume; the remainder are held in niches on the inside front and back covers. The original stereoviewer is present. Covers to volumes are soiled and worn and spine is torn; light toning and soiling to German text, not affecting stereoviews, which are in fine condition. Estimate Value $250 - UP
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$154
Lot 426
Relics From the Great Chicago Fire (1871), the San Francisco Fire (1906), and the Oregon State Capitol Fire (1935). Small smoking pipe, 5¾" long, with a tile sheared on to the stem, with an old note: From the Ruins of the Great Chicago Fire. A blue and white water pitcher, 6½ x 6½ x 4", was burned in the San Francisco fire and was recovered by Elsa H. Roach from her home. A letter of provenance accompanies the pitcher. A third relic is a lobby rail, 3¾" long x 2" in diameter, which was in The Old Statehouse (Salem, OR) which burned in 1935; the rail is mounted on a 6¾ x 4" piece of polished marble. (3 items). Estimate Value $300 - UP
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Lot 427
Remnant From the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, Relics From Watergate, the U.S. Capitol, National Mall. Limited edition remnant of "The Wall", 135/1000, black marble, 6¼" in height x 3 5/8" in width and 5/8" in thickness; displayed in a custom-made, wood holder.
Watergate--a 1½ x 1¾" piece of carpet taken from the Watergate office of the Democratic National Headquarters on June 17, 1972; a small "bug" is lodged on the carpet, which is mounted with a plaque on a 5 x 6¾" piece of wood. Also, three pieces of original sandstone, 2½", 2 5/8" and 2¾" in diameter and 1" deep; two state that the sandstone is from Virginia sandstone from the East Front of the U.S. Capitol, 1793-1960; sandstone and one piece of limestone with "U.S. Capitol Washington DC" written on one end, 2¾ x 1¾". Estimate Value $350 - UP
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$218
Lot 428
Sir Edward Thomason's Scientific & Philosophical Set of Medals, Minted in 1829. Set of medals: Sir Edward Thomason's Scientific & Philosophical Medals minted in 1829, 73mm diameter with lens 66x54mm Struck at his Manufactory in Birmingham, [1829]. Obverse/reverse: Among them - 1. Mechanics. 2. Optics. 3. Electricity/Galvanism. 4. Hydrostation/hydraulics & Pneumatics. 5. Metallurgy/Specific Gravities. 6. Chemistry. 7. Astronomy. 8. Mineralogy. 9. Geology. 10. Chrystallography. 11. Mountains/Classification of Minerals. 12. Marquis of Worcester & Captain Savory on the steam engine/Trevithick on the high pressure. 13. Newcomen & Beighton on ditto/Perkins on the high pressure. 14. Watt single for raising water. 15. Watt double for driving machinery/with every improvement (missing #16 medal on Phrenology). In Fine condition some dings. Estimate Value $200 - UP
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$486
Lot 429
Statue of Liberty, Empire State, and Brooklyn Bridge Memorabilia. Eclectic group including an oversize book, Empire State. A Pictorial Record of Its Construction, with drawings of Vernon Howe Bailey (New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1931); two plates from the Empire State Club;a copper medallion, a copper ingot, and the world's largest First Day Cover, all celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty's completion; a demitasse cup aand saucer featuring the Empire State Building; cufflinks with the Empire State Building; a vintage magnifying glass with the Empire State Building; a small piece of stone from the 86th floor of the Empire State; a 1958 medallion featuring the United Nations building in New York, given as a prize. Also, a goup of items commemorating the opening and the 100th anniversary of the Brooklyn Bridge in 1983 and a vintage original Brooklyn Ferry, Staten Island Captains hat ca. 1950s. Estimate Value $150 - UP
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Lot 430
Two Canes: One From Wood Salvaged From A War of 1812 Ship, and One With Civil War Connection, Celebrating the GAR (1) War of 1812 - 33½" cane with plaque saying "USS Oneida/Sacketts Harbor/War of 1812." The Oneida captured the British schooner Lord Nelson on 5 June 1812, and in April 1813 was involved in the capture of York (now Toronto) and Fort George, Canada. The Oneida finally sank in the 1830s and the cane is made from wood salvaged from her. (2) 35" cane with decorative GAR [Grand Army of the Republic] German silver head; with military paraphernalia. Canes have some dings and chips. Estimate Value $500 - UP
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$192
Lot 431
Two Historic and Vintage Pieces: The Old South Meeting House & Poughkeepsie Bridge Dedication in Vintage Frames. Great image of the Old South Meeting House in Boston, where the Boston Tea Party was organized, taken at the turn of the century with a provenance written on verso indicating originally owned by Alice Chism and indicating Dr. John Pierson had sung in the hall. 12 x 10" framed to 17 x 15" The other is printed bill celebrating the opening of the Poughkeepsie Bridge printed by the Poughkeepsie Eagle in 1889 Bill is 22 x 16" and framed to 27 x 20" and we must add the frame is quite appealing. and appears vintage. Estimate Value $150 - UP
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Lot 432
Unique Alaska Pipeline Memorabilia, Including "First Crude Oil From the Alaskan Pipeline". 5" sphere containing a smaller sphere of oil and a sign, "First Crude Oil From the Alaskan Pipeline." The larger sphere is displayed on a 4 x 4 x 1½" mount with a plaque, "Claude Akins/Appreciation/Dowell Safety Program." With 9½ x 14¼" bookends made from equipment used to lay the pipeline. Also, desk weight from an original section of the Trans-Alaska pipeline, 1 1/8 x 2¾"; a Lucite case, 3½ x 3½" with map of Alaska and red line showing the Prudhoe Bay Field. Additionally, a medalion bearing a bust of William H. Seward under "North to the Future" and celebrating the centennial of the Alaska Purchase (1867-1967).

Construction on the Trans Alaska Pipeline System began in March 1975 and was completed in May 1977. The first section of pipeline was pressurized with nitrogen on June 20, 1977, and oil was introduced behind it. Because of the cold temperature of the pipeline and the slow rate at which oil was introduced, it took 31 days for the first oil to travel from Prudhoe to Valdez. Estimate Value $300 - UP
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$154
Lot 433
USS Maine -- Plaque Cast From Metal Salvaged From The Wreck. 12½ x 17½" plaque reads: "In Memoriam. USS Maine / Destroyed in Havana Harbor / February 15th, 1898." Along the lower edge is "This Tablet Is Cast From Metal Recovered From the USS Maine." A figure with bowed head holds a patriotic shield. A wire chain is affixed to the back for hanging. Quite heavy. Estimate Value $300 - UP
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$992
Lot 434
Vintage San Francisco Cable Car Bell and Cable--A Group of San Francisco Treats! Pull-chain bell with S.F.C. Co. at top and bottom, mounted on a wooden panel, 17¾ x 6 x 1". A small plaque at bottom of panel says, "San Francisco Cable Car 1984 Renovation," with a depiction of a cable car at center. Accompanied by three 3¼ x 1¼" bunches of cable, two bound with a metal band that says, "Authentic Cable, San Francisco Cable Car"; the third rests on a stand with a depiction of a cable car and a small bell on top of the cable. Charming! Estimate Value $300 - UP
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$896
Lot 435
Vintage San Francisco Relics -- Includes Golden Gate Bridge Silver and Bronze 25th Anniversary Medal, Two Bolts, and Other Items. Two medals struck for the "25th Anniversary World's Greatest Suspension Bridge/ Golden Gate Bridge 1937 1962. One is stamped " .999+ Pure Silver"; weight is 64mm, 6.67 troy oz.; the other is stamped "Medallic Arts Co. N.Y. Bronze." Both are 2½" in diameter and were sculpted by Spero Anargyros. Other items in this lot include two bolts, one 6" and one 2"; a 3 x 3" piece of the famous life saving net, with information attached; a rusted 12" axe-head, said to have been found in the bridge; a souvenir ashtray; two vintage 3¾ x 6¼" boxes holding "A Part of the Catwalk Used in Constructing the Golden Gate Bridge"; a 5½ x 1½" vase from the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition; 1932 souvenir booklets for the War Memorial of San Francisco and one "Commemorating the Formal Opening of San Francisco's War Memorial Opera House A Temple of Music; and a 5¾ x 13½" oil painting on wood of the Golden Gate. Estimate Value $300 - UP
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$371
Lot 436
WW II Relics: Ludendorff Bridge, Bullet Frame, Mortar Shell Ash Trays, French Parachute Sample, Bullion Rank Badge. Collection of ephemera and "trench art" : 1) The Battle of Remagen during the Allied invasion of Germany resulted in the surprise capture of the Ludendorff Bridge over the Rhine and likely shortened World War II in Europe. This proved one of the last bridges still standing even after a significant detonation by the Germans to destroy it. The Allies were able to rapidly transport five divisions across the Rhine into Germany's industrial heartland. Unfortunately the bridge collapsed while over 30 American engineers were on it and perished. In 1969 a former captain stationed in Gelnhausen visited the bridge site and retrieved two cobblestones from the bridgehead and made them in to bookends for his father to commemorate his service during WWII. An affidavit/LOA fully explains the provenance. Certainly hand-crafted but the sentiment behind the pieces absolutely sincere and make fine relics for collectors of WWII ephemera. 2) From an officer stationed at The Panama Canal a hand crafted brass frame on wood base flanked by .50 BMG cartridges (empty), this kind of work usually referred to as "trench art". Base engraved "Panama Canal" 3) Remnant of French parachute that has printed in fountain pen ink "Parachute from French plane shot down by US Forces at Port Lyautey, French Morocco, West Africa, Nov. 8, 1942" and includes bullion rank badge of the Turret Captain who kept it. 4.) Two mortar shell ashtrays, the largest a shell (24 pounder?) dated 1945 on base signed (after several attempts) by soldier who made it 5.82" in diameter, the other 20mm MK-2 Shell ashtray with butt rests made of bent Panamanian coins no doubt made while stationed at The Panama Canal. Estimate Value $275 - UP
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$128
Lot 437
Collection of Four Handsome Antique Gentleman's Walking Canes. Four antique walking canes from the 19th and 20th centuries all distinguished by their attractive horn and mixed metal handles. Ranging from 34 to 38 inches in length one is a natural African walking stick with horn handle, the other three are bone or horn handled with and silver banded collars and hardwood shafts indicative of the elegance of times past. The longer bone handled cane has a sterling silver chased collar with a floral motif and initialed A. Turner, 1906. All fine with one cane missing it brass tip. Estimate Value $300 - UP
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$192
Lot 438
Two Outstanding Commemorative Silver French Medals, Ca. 1930s in Original Cases With Stunning High Relief Designs. Two rare French commemorative silver medallions from the boasting gorgeous designs. 1.) By René Baudichon a vintage silver medal commemorating the Fête Laïque de la Jeunesse (Secular Festival of Youth) in the French commune Levallois-Perret. It depicts the sculpted image of a Grecian woman resting her hand against the handle of an axe. The piece is engraved with the artists name to the lower left edge. The reverse features various images and is engraved "Ville De Levallois-Perret" and "Fête Laïques de la Jeunesse". On edge is marked "argent" (silver) 2.) By Depose, a stunning high relief medallion République Francais and reverse "Conseils Municipaux" 1929-1935 also stamped "argent" (silver) on edge. Both beautifully kept with original cases in excellent condition. 5¼ ozt. Estimate Value $200 - UP
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$144






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