MAY PREMIER MILITARY & FINE ART AUCTION

MAY PREMIER MILITARY & FINE ART AUCTION

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MAY PREMIER MILITARY & FINE ART AUCTION

MAY PREMIER MILITARY & FINE ART AUCTION

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Premier auction combining military and fine antique items featuring firearms, edged weapons, head gear, uniforms, insignia, coins, currency, jewelry, art, and antiques.
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18TH CENTURY PRINT OF GIOVANNI BATTISTA PIRANESI

Lot # 3001 (Sale Order: 1 of 416)      

Print of Giovanni Battista Piranesi's "Vedute di Piazza Navona sopra le rovine del Circo Agonale" likely from the late 18th century. Print itself measures 19 3/16 inches tall by 28 1/2 inches wide. Has intermittent light foxing throughout the print and has a 2 1/2 centimeter long tear on the rightmost middle part of the print. The frame it sits in measures approximately 30 1/2 inches tall by 39 3/16 inches wide.
Print of Giovanni Battista Piranesi's "Vedute di Piazza Navona sopra le rovine del Circo Agonale" likely from the late 18th century. Print itself measures 19 3/16 inches ...moretall by 28 1/2 inches wide. Has intermittent light foxing throughout the print and has a 2 1/2 centimeter long tear on the rightmost middle part of the print. The frame it sits in measures approximately 30 1/2 inches tall by 39 3/16 inches wide.

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SIGNED BEKSINSKI ORIGINAL SURREALIST DRAWING

Lot # 3002 (Sale Order: 2 of 416)      

Zdzislaw Beksinski (Polish, 1929-2005) renowned for his surreal dystopian imagery. His paintings, photographs, and prints depicting macabre otherworldly spaces and figures. This signed pencil drawing features a figure seemingly playing an instrument that has integrated with its body. The fingers of the figure have become entwined with the lips permanently attached. Measures framed 16 3/8 x 20 7/16 inches, image 11 1/4 x 15 3/8 inches. Deemed authentic according to terms.
Zdzislaw Beksinski (Polish, 1929-2005) renowned for his surreal dystopian imagery. His paintings, photographs, and prints depicting macabre otherworldly spaces and figu...moreres. This signed pencil drawing features a figure seemingly playing an instrument that has integrated with its body. The fingers of the figure have become entwined with the lips permanently attached. Measures framed 16 3/8 x 20 7/16 inches, image 11 1/4 x 15 3/8 inches. Deemed authentic according to terms.

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KAROL KOSSAK ORIGINAL INK HORSE W RIDER

Lot # 3003 (Sale Order: 3 of 416)      

Original, signed ink by Karol Kossak (1896-1975) Polish painter, illustrator, grandson of Juliusz , nephew of the painter Wojciech and cousin of Jerzy Kossak. Known for his painted scenes with horse motifs (carriages, sleds, riders). Nicely framed and matted, in very good condition measuring 17x14 inches.
Original, signed ink by Karol Kossak (1896-1975) Polish painter, illustrator, grandson of Juliusz , nephew of the painter Wojciech and cousin of Jerzy Kossak. Known for ...morehis painted scenes with horse motifs (carriages, sleds, riders). Nicely framed and matted, in very good condition measuring 17x14 inches.

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BERSINSKI ORIGINAL SURREALIST INK PAINTING

Lot # 3004 (Sale Order: 4 of 416)      

Zdzislaw Beksinski (1929 – 2005) Polish painter, photographer and sculptor specializing in the field of Dystopian Surrealism. Original, signed and in good condition set in frame measuring in total 12x15 inches.
Zdzislaw Beksinski (1929 – 2005) Polish painter, photographer and sculptor specializing in the field of Dystopian Surrealism. Original, signed and in good condition set i...moren frame measuring in total 12x15 inches.

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RUTH PAYNE BURGESS PORTRAIT OIL PAINTING

Lot # 3005 (Sale Order: 5 of 416)      

Ruth Payne Burgess (American, 1865-1934), oil on canvas board, executed with confident strokes in a muted thalo green, burnt umber and rose palette, in very good condition. Set in an antique hardwood frame (top right and bottom left corners are chipped). Reverse is labeled R.P. Burgess 1918. Dimensions: Image 10x14 inches, framed 20x24 inches. This lot has a reserve.
Ruth Payne Burgess (American, 1865-1934), oil on canvas board, executed with confident strokes in a muted thalo green, burnt umber and rose palette, in very good conditio...moren. Set in an antique hardwood frame (top right and bottom left corners are chipped). Reverse is labeled R.P. Burgess 1918. Dimensions: Image 10x14 inches, framed 20x24 inches. This lot has a reserve.

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FRANCISZEK STAROWIEYSKI MODERN SURREALIST ART

Lot # 3007 (Sale Order: 6 of 416)      

Franciszek Starowieyski (1930–2009) Polish Surrealist, painter, illustrator, printmaker, poster artist, theatre and TV set designer. Ink on paper female nude surrealist piece, image measures 8x10 inches, 12x15 inches.
Franciszek Starowieyski (1930–2009) Polish Surrealist, painter, illustrator, printmaker, poster artist, theatre and TV set designer. Ink on paper female nude surrealist p...moreiece, image measures 8x10 inches, 12x15 inches.

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BEKSINSKI SURREALIST PORTRAIT IN GRAPHITE

Lot # 3008 (Sale Order: 7 of 416)      

Zdzislaw Beksinski (Polish, 1929-2005) Contemporary artist renowned for his Dystopian Surrealism. Signed lower right corner. Surrealist portrait executed in graphite on paper measuring in total 16 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches. In very good condition.
Zdzislaw Beksinski (Polish, 1929-2005) Contemporary artist renowned for his Dystopian Surrealism. Signed lower right corner. Surrealist portrait executed in graphite o...moren paper measuring in total 16 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches. In very good condition.

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JOHN LA FARGE 1889 WATERCOLOR LANDSCAPE PAINTING

Lot # 3009 (Sale Order: 8 of 416)      

John La Farge (1835 – 1910) American, Painter and stained glass designer. Best known for his production of stained glass, the glass work in the Trinity Church of Boston and recognized as the primary rival to Louis Comfort Tiffany. His works put him at the forefront of the American Arts and Crafts movement, this watercolor landscape came from the Sokolovsky Collection in Illinois. Signed and dated, 1889, original watercolor on paper. In very good condition with speckled non-distracting foxing along skyline. Dimensions: framed 20x12 inches. This lot has a reserve.
John La Farge (1835 – 1910) American, Painter and stained glass designer. Best known for his production of stained glass, the glass work in the Trinity Church of Boston ...moreand recognized as the primary rival to Louis Comfort Tiffany. His works put him at the forefront of the American Arts and Crafts movement, this watercolor landscape came from the Sokolovsky Collection in Illinois. Signed and dated, 1889, original watercolor on paper. In very good condition with speckled non-distracting foxing along skyline. Dimensions: framed 20x12 inches. This lot has a reserve.

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RUSSIAN ICON OF VLADIMIR MOTHER OF GOD WOODEN

Lot # 3010 (Sale Order: 9 of 416)      

Hand-painted image of Mother of God holding child, gilded, engraved floral border, vivid colors, fine detail. Measures 8.75 X 6 7/8 inches. Very good condition. This lot has a reserve.
Hand-painted image of Mother of God holding child, gilded, engraved floral border, vivid colors, fine detail. Measures 8.75 X 6 7/8 inches. Very good condition. This lot ...morehas a reserve.

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PERUVIAN PRE COLUMBIAN MOCHE EROTIC ART POTTERY

Lot # 3011 (Sale Order: 10 of 416)      

In the style of Moche, Peruvian huacos eroticos pottery stirrup bottle vessel measuring 8x7x6 inches, there is loss to the glaze finish on the female figures raised foot.

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PRE COLUMBIAN POTTERY BLACKWARE STIRRUP VESSEL

Lot # 3012 (Sale Order: 11 of 416)      

Pre-Columbian Moche style stirrup vessel with salamander effigy. Dimensions: 7x 6 1/2 x 5 inches, top of stirrup handle is missing and piece shows ware to glazed finish throughout.
Pre-Columbian Moche style stirrup vessel with salamander effigy. Dimensions: 7x 6 1/2 x 5 inches, top of stirrup handle is missing and piece shows ware to glazed finish t...morehroughout.

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PRE COLUMBIAN POTTERY EFFIGY BLOW DART & NECKLACES

Lot # 3013 (Sale Order: 12 of 416)      

Lot of assorted Pre Columbian pottery vessels, 7 blow darts (several fully intact), two shell and stone bead necklaces and 2 stone effigy figures. All in good condition.

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19TH CENTURY SANTOS PRIEST RELIGIOUS CARVED FIGURE

Lot # 3014 (Sale Order: 13 of 416)      

Antique polychromed wood carving, Santos priest figure. Small amount of damage to fingers. In good condition otherwise. Measures 5.5 inches by 15.5 inches by 2.5 inches.

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ARNALDO POMODORO SIGNED SFERA EXHIBITION POSTER

Lot # 3015 (Sale Order: 14 of 416)      

Artist signed exhibition poster. Arnaldo Pomodoro (born 23 June 1926) Italian sculptor. Creator of the Sfera grande for the Italian Pavilion at the Montreal Expo, currently located in front of the Farnesina Palace in Rome. 1966 winner of the International Prize for Sculpture from the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh
Artist signed exhibition poster. Arnaldo Pomodoro (born 23 June 1926) Italian sculptor. Creator of the Sfera grande for the Italian Pavilion at the Montreal Expo, current...morely located in front of the Farnesina Palace in Rome. 1966 winner of the International Prize for Sculpture from the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh

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19TH C DOMINOES IN EROTICA SCRIMSHAWED GAME BOX

Lot # 3016 (Sale Order: 15 of 416)      

Antique Ivory Dominoes game box with 28 bone dominoe pieces. Lid reads "Dominoes" on obverse and has a scrimshawed monk with a nude female participating in an sexual act upon the lids reverse. Lid has a non distracting repair to the threaded lip of the lid. Total height 3 inches with a diameter of 2 7/8 inches. Over 100 years old, not available for international shipping please review your states shipping regulations prior to bidding.
Antique Ivory Dominoes game box with 28 bone dominoe pieces. Lid reads "Dominoes" on obverse and has a scrimshawed monk with a nude female participating in an sexual act...more upon the lids reverse. Lid has a non distracting repair to the threaded lip of the lid. Total height 3 inches with a diameter of 2 7/8 inches. Over 100 years old, not available for international shipping please review your states shipping regulations prior to bidding.

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MUGHAL PERIOD IVORY BANGLE 14KT & 1.5 TCW DIAMONDS

Lot # 3017 (Sale Order: 16 of 416)      

Mughal Period, India, carved ivory bangle featuring a carved double rams head adorned with 14 kt gold (acid tested) and two 5mm rough cut mine diamonds encircled by 42 1.5mm mine diamond accents. Estimated total diamond carat weight 1.5 carats. Shape: Oval, interior measurement 7 3/4 inches. Not available for international shipping, please check your states regulations prior to bidding. This lot has a reserve.
Mughal Period, India, carved ivory bangle featuring a carved double rams head adorned with 14 kt gold (acid tested) and two 5mm rough cut mine diamonds encircled by 42 1....more5mm mine diamond accents. Estimated total diamond carat weight 1.5 carats. Shape: Oval, interior measurement 7 3/4 inches. Not available for international shipping, please check your states regulations prior to bidding. This lot has a reserve.

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MONUMENTAL TAINO GODDESS SKELETAL SCULPTURE

Lot # 3018 (Sale Order: 17 of 416)      

A massive ax form depicting the Taino goddess Atabey with a skeletal infant. She is either nurturing or possibly delivering the child. This follows the intention of spiritual death and rebirth after taking the hallucinogen cohoba. This may be the largest ax of this kind known. It appears to be an early piece probably dating 900-1000AD. It was originally from a Dominican Republic collection I purchased in Miami. This incredible piece is dynamic and animated and fills the room with its presence. Made of a hard silicified basalt like stone. Comes with metal museum stand. Length is 13” From the collection of Larry Roberts author of “Taino Sculpture Art of the Gods” and “Taino Hallucinogenic Implements, Including the Cosmic Dust. 14x7 1/2 inches. Very good condition. This lot has a reserve.
A massive ax form depicting the Taino goddess Atabey with a skeletal infant. She is either nurturing or possibly delivering the child. This follows the intention of spiri...moretual death and rebirth after taking the hallucinogen cohoba. This may be the largest ax of this kind known. It appears to be an early piece probably dating 900-1000AD. It was originally from a Dominican Republic collection I purchased in Miami. This incredible piece is dynamic and animated and fills the room with its presence. Made of a hard silicified basalt like stone. Comes with metal museum stand. Length is 13” From the collection of Larry Roberts author of “Taino Sculpture Art of the Gods” and “Taino Hallucinogenic Implements, Including the Cosmic Dust. 14x7 1/2 inches. Very good condition. This lot has a reserve.

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PRECOLOMBIAN TAINO PRONE FROG MAN COHOBA INHALER

Lot # 3019 (Sale Order: 18 of 416)      

Pre- Columbian Taino prone Frog-man Cohoba Inhaler, Type 1. Features fully engraved snuffing ports and inhaling tube. Water and triangulate female symbols are dominate. Ports rounded to fit the nose. Made of hard, tan metamorphic stone. From the Taino culture Dating c.1000-1500 AD. Private collection. Curated by Larry Roberts author of “Taino Sculpture Art of the Gods” and “Taino Hallucinogenic Implements, Inhaling the Cosmic Dust”. Measures 5.61 inches long. Very good condition overall with no chips or cracks present. This lot has a reserve.
Pre- Columbian Taino prone Frog-man Cohoba Inhaler, Type 1. Features fully engraved snuffing ports and inhaling tube. Water and triangulate female symbols are dominate. P...moreorts rounded to fit the nose. Made of hard, tan metamorphic stone. From the Taino culture Dating c.1000-1500 AD. Private collection. Curated by Larry Roberts author of “Taino Sculpture Art of the Gods” and “Taino Hallucinogenic Implements, Inhaling the Cosmic Dust”. Measures 5.61 inches long. Very good condition overall with no chips or cracks present. This lot has a reserve.

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PRECOLOMBIAN TAINO LARGE CONCH SHELL COHOBA SPOON

Lot # 3020 (Sale Order: 19 of 416)      

Pre-Columbian Taino large conch shell Cohoba spoon. Probably used to distribute cohoba during Hallucinogenic ceremonies. Interlocking bird head symbols occupy wings. Closed eyes of bird suggest transcendental journey. Private collection. Curated by Larry Roberts, author “Taino Sculpture Art of the Gods” and “Taino Hallucinogenic Implements, Inhaling the Cosmic Dust”. Very good condition overall. This lot has a reserve.
Pre-Columbian Taino large conch shell Cohoba spoon. Probably used to distribute cohoba during Hallucinogenic ceremonies. Interlocking bird head symbols occupy wings. Clos...moreed eyes of bird suggest transcendental journey. Private collection. Curated by Larry Roberts, author “Taino Sculpture Art of the Gods” and “Taino Hallucinogenic Implements, Inhaling the Cosmic Dust”. Very good condition overall. This lot has a reserve.

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PRECOLOMBIAN TAINO ANTHROPIC STONE LIME VESSEL

Lot # 3021 (Sale Order: 20 of 416)      

Pre-Columbian Taino anthropic stone lime vessel with band of symbols around vessels center. Realistically carved face. Legs curl up on opposite side to form support hole. Back of head fully covered in a complex circular symbol. Usually small vessels like this were used to hold lime that was mixed with cohoba to neutralize stomach acids that effect the potency of cohoba. Made from a fine grained hard stone. Originally from the Dominican Republic. Measures 4.47 inches long. From a private collection owned by Larry Roberts author of “Taino Sculpture Art of the Gods” and “Taino Hallucinogenic Implements Inhaling the Cosmic Dust”. Very good condition overall. This lot has a reserve.
Pre-Columbian Taino anthropic stone lime vessel with band of symbols around vessels center. Realistically carved face. Legs curl up on opposite side to form support hole....more Back of head fully covered in a complex circular symbol. Usually small vessels like this were used to hold lime that was mixed with cohoba to neutralize stomach acids that effect the potency of cohoba. Made from a fine grained hard stone. Originally from the Dominican Republic. Measures 4.47 inches long. From a private collection owned by Larry Roberts author of “Taino Sculpture Art of the Gods” and “Taino Hallucinogenic Implements Inhaling the Cosmic Dust”. Very good condition overall. This lot has a reserve.

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TAINO WOODEN ZEMI FERTILITY SCULPTURE

Lot # 3022 (Sale Order: 21 of 416)      

Rare Lignum vitae Zemi of Yucahu god of fertility, planting and water. Head band terminates at ear ornaments. Symbolic idiographs dominate back of cone. Some old wood separation at top of cone. Appears to be a natural flaw. Base is concave, polished and incurvate. Length 3.44” From the Alfred Carrada collection. C urated by Larry Roberts. Originally found in the Dominican Republic. From the Taino Culture c. 1000-1500 A.D This lot has a reserve.
Rare Lignum vitae Zemi of Yucahu god of fertility, planting and water. Head band terminates at ear ornaments. Symbolic idiographs dominate back of cone. Some old wood sep...morearation at top of cone. Appears to be a natural flaw. Base is concave, polished and incurvate. Length 3.44” From the Alfred Carrada collection. C urated by Larry Roberts. Originally found in the Dominican Republic. From the Taino Culture c. 1000-1500 A.D This lot has a reserve.

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PRECOLOMBIAN TAINO FROG DOUBLE ENDED VOMIT SPATULA

Lot # 3023 (Sale Order: 22 of 416)      

Doubled ended vomit spatula with full figure Anthropic figure in center. Winged Shaman or bat man. Feet turn inward and hands rest next to head. Typical frog head brow. A beautifully conceived and aesthetically pleasing ritual purging device. Made from magnetite with positive magnetic field. Comes with metal museum mount. Width 7”. Originally from the Taino culture of the Greater Antilles and dating c1000-1500 A.D. From the Collection of Larry Roberts, Author of “Taino Sculpture Art of the Gods” and “Taino Hallucinogenic Implements, Inhaling the Cosmic Dust”. Measures 2 x 7 1/8 inches. Very good condition. This lot has a reserve.
Doubled ended vomit spatula with full figure Anthropic figure in center. Winged Shaman or bat man. Feet turn inward and hands rest next to head. Typical frog head brow. A...more beautifully conceived and aesthetically pleasing ritual purging device. Made from magnetite with positive magnetic field. Comes with metal museum mount. Width 7”. Originally from the Taino culture of the Greater Antilles and dating c1000-1500 A.D. From the Collection of Larry Roberts, Author of “Taino Sculpture Art of the Gods” and “Taino Hallucinogenic Implements, Inhaling the Cosmic Dust”. Measures 2 x 7 1/8 inches. Very good condition. This lot has a reserve.

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PRECOLOMBIAN TAINO COHOBA CEREMONY SNUFFER

Lot # 3024 (Sale Order: 23 of 416)      

Long Anthropic cohoba snuffer. Type 2. Subject has hands resting on back of head and expressive face with gaping mouth. Eyes are volutes suggesting hallucinogenic intoxication. Snuffing port nicely rounded to fit nose. Made of magnetite with positive magnetic field. Length 5.35”. The Taino culture dates c.1000-1500 A.D. from a private collection, curated by Larry Roberts. This lot has a reserve.
Long Anthropic cohoba snuffer. Type 2. Subject has hands resting on back of head and expressive face with gaping mouth. Eyes are volutes suggesting hallucinogenic intoxic...moreation. Snuffing port nicely rounded to fit nose. Made of magnetite with positive magnetic field. Length 5.35”. The Taino culture dates c.1000-1500 A.D. from a private collection, curated by Larry Roberts. This lot has a reserve.

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PRECOLUMBIAN TAINO ZEMI COHOBA CEREMONY SNUFFER

Lot # 3025 (Sale Order: 24 of 416)      

Rare Taino male acrobat cohoba inhaler. The upturned legs are the snuffing channels. The feet flare out to better fit the nose when inhaling. On reverse arms extend from to of vertebral column with hands holding the legs. Quite animated. Well defined second frog head incorporated into forehead. Made from a silicious grey basalt like stone. Comes with metal museum mount. From the Roberts collection, author of “Taino Sculpture Art of the Gods”, and “Taino Hallucinogenic Implements,Inhaling the Cosmic Dust.” Originally from a collection from the Dominican Republic. The Taino culture dates c. 800 to 1500AD. Measures 3 5/8 x 2 1/2 inches. Very good condition. This lot has a reserve.
Rare Taino male acrobat cohoba inhaler. The upturned legs are the snuffing channels. The feet flare out to better fit the nose when inhaling. On reverse arms extend from ...moreto of vertebral column with hands holding the legs. Quite animated. Well defined second frog head incorporated into forehead. Made from a silicious grey basalt like stone. Comes with metal museum mount. From the Roberts collection, author of “Taino Sculpture Art of the Gods”, and “Taino Hallucinogenic Implements,Inhaling the Cosmic Dust.” Originally from a collection from the Dominican Republic. The Taino culture dates c. 800 to 1500AD. Measures 3 5/8 x 2 1/2 inches. Very good condition. This lot has a reserve.

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PRECOLOMBIAN TAINO CEMI MANATEE SCULPTURE

Lot # 3026 (Sale Order: 25 of 416)      

Full figure Male Anthropic Cemi made from a manatee rib. An age line runs down the face but does not go through to back. Probably held to summon the god or ancestor the carving represents. Spirit portals represented as roundels at shoulder and hips. Human forms this size are exceedingly rare. Comes with metal museum mount. Length 5.12” From a private collection. Originally from the Dominican Republic. Taino culture dates c. 1000-1500 A.D. Curated by Larry Roberts. Very good condition. This lot has a reserve.
Full figure Male Anthropic Cemi made from a manatee rib. An age line runs down the face but does not go through to back. Probably held to summon the god or ancestor the c...morearving represents. Spirit portals represented as roundels at shoulder and hips. Human forms this size are exceedingly rare. Comes with metal museum mount. Length 5.12” From a private collection. Originally from the Dominican Republic. Taino culture dates c. 1000-1500 A.D. Curated by Larry Roberts. Very good condition. This lot has a reserve.

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