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Fine & Decorative Arts Auction
Fine & Decorative Arts Auction

Fine & Decorative Arts Auction

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400+ Lots

Automobiles: 1965 Willy’s Jeep FC-150, 1924 Model T, 1967 Mercury Cougar, 1958 Cadillac Coupe DeVille

Fine Jewelry: 18k and platinum solitaire diamond rings including a 3.10 carat round, fine gold and platinum earrings, necklaces, bracelets and more.

Timepieces: Patek Phillipe Pocket watch and wristwatch, Rolex, Breguet, IWC Schaffhausen, Repeater and Fusee pocket watches and more.

Historical: Revolutionary war letter discussing troop movements, 17th c. and 18th c. maps, Quaker marriage certificate, and Civil war letter archive and more.

Decorative Arts: Antique Baccarat paperweights, 19th c. Japanese porcelain including Hirado cat, Fukagawa, Koransha and Satsuma, Tiffany Studios Acorn Lamp, Spatterware, mechanical banks including Jonah and the Whale, Meissen and Sevres porcelain, Hermes luggage, (14) tall case clocks and more.

Furniture: Charles Eames chairs, dental cabinet, Rosewood altar table, Chippendale, Sheraton and William and Mary armchairs, games table, and pub table and more.

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1965 Willy's Jeep FC-150 Four Wheel Drive

Lot # 3001 (Sale Order: 1 of 415)      

VIN #: 65548 25528. Stake-body truck. 52,289 miles, 4WD, gasoline fuel type, with transmission 4-speed manual, 4WD High/Low, 2WD High. Green/Cream color scheme. Lighter green and gray pinstripe and "Trees, Energy, Save" logo. Stake-body, Cab-over design. Brakes are not working. Wooden frame supports have been replaced and restored as well as stake-body timbers. 
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1967 Mercury Cougar

Lot # 3002 (Sale Order: 2 of 415)      

VIN #: 7F91C649585. Coupe, 302 V-8 Engine with Select Shift Merc-O-Matic transmission, RWD, gasoline fuel type, Nordic Blue color, and Deluxe wheel covers. A true ?survivor? car family owned since 1967. In 1976, the sellers father transferred it to the seller for $1. In the early 80?s the engine was replaced due to a bad piston and replaced with a 302 motor. Multiple touch up spots on paint. 3 small dents on roof. The car was taken off the road soon after, garage kept ever since. Musty. Currently not running. ?Title in transit, Title will not be present day of Auction? The car has been donated and proceeds benefit Muhlenburg College in Allentown, Pa.
 
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1924 Ford Model T

Lot # 3003 (Sale Order: 3 of 415)      

VIN #: 9171242. Touring trim level with manual transmission. Previous owner bought it in his late teens and is currently 94. Second-owner car.  Top is intact but shows typical crackling. Seats show significant wear. Vintage jack included. Dash has been painted over but Dealer tag still visible. Reads Sold by Yocum Bros. Ford. Lansdale PA. Original Ford wheel center caps intact. Crank present. Missing radiator cap. Spare tire and rim present. Currently not running.
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1958 Cadillac Coupe DeVille 62

Lot # 3003A (Sale Order: 4 of 415)      

VIN #: 58G112648. 364 cui V8 gasoline fuel type engine, 4 speed Hydra-Matic automatic transmission, 310 hp, RWD, 2-door hardtop, A/C, power steering, power brakes. Runs and drives with replaced u joints and exhaust.
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Map of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey by John Senex--1719

Lot # 3004 (Sale Order: 5 of 415)      

Copper plate, hand-colored engraved map titled "A New Map of Virginia, Maryland and the Improved Parts of Pennsylvania & New Jersey" by John Senex published in London in 1719. Map is matted and framed and measures 20" x 22.5" (sight). Frame measures 25.75" x 28.25". Map exhibits some toning, light foxing and presents a central horizontal fold. Reference: Cumming #293 and Tooley #104
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Map North and South America by John Senex--1719

Lot # 3005 (Sale Order: 6 of 415)      

Copper plate, hand-colored engraved map titled "A New Map of America From the latest Observations." by John Senex published in London in 1719. Map shows California as an island. Map is matted and framed and measures 19.75" x 22.75" (sight). Frame measures 25.5" x 28.25". Map exhibits some toning, light foxing and presents a central horizontal fold and some evidence of mold at center left. Reference: Tooley #81. Wagner #520 and McLaughlin#193.
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Map of Flintshire, England by John Speed--1612

Lot # 3006 (Sale Order: 7 of 415)      

Copper plate, hand-colored engraved map titled "Flint-shire" by John Speed and published by John Sudbury and George Humbell in 1612. Map shows insets of St Asaph and the Town of Flint and an illustration of St Winifred's Well. Map is matted and framed and measures 15.25" x 20" (sight). Frame measures 22.5" x 27.5". Map exhibits overall toning and light foxing.
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Map of Central Europe by Pierre Du Val--17th Century

Lot # 3007 (Sale Order: 8 of 415)      

Copper plate, hand-colored engraved map titled "Carte de Savoye et des pais de Genevois, Faussigni, Chablais, Morienne, et Tarentaise; Carte de Savoye et des pais de Genevois, Faussigni, Chablais, Morienne, et Tarentaise" by Pierre Du Val and printed by Pierre Mariette. Map includes sections of south-eastern France, Northern Italy and sections of Switzerland. Map is matted and framed and measures 15.75" x 20.5" (sight). Frame measures 18.25" x 23". Map exhibits vertical center fold, some foxing/toning and some water staining at edges.
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Map of the Eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea Areas by Claude Buy De Mornas--1762

Lot # 3008 (Sale Order: 9 of 415)      

Copper plate, hand-colored engraved map titled "Carte Genrerale Pour L'Intelligence De L'Histoire Profane Du Quatrieme Age." by Claude Buy De Mornas. Map was published for the Atlas Historique et Geographique. Map is matted and framed and measures 15.5" x 21.75" (sight). Frame measures 19" x 25.5". Map exhibits vertical center fold, some light foxing/toning and some molding on mount at left.
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Map of Northern Italy by Abraham Ortelius--1608

Lot # 3009 (Sale Order: 10 of 415)      

Copper plate, hand-colored engraved map titled "Italia Gallica, Sive Gallia Cisalpina" by Abraham Ortelius. Map was published for the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. Map is matted and framed and measures 13.5" x 18.75" (sight). Frame measures 16.5" x 21.5". Frame presents no glass and map exhibits vertical center fold, some slight surface abrasions and some light foxing/toning.
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Early 19th Century Map of Persia

Lot # 3010 (Sale Order: 11 of 415)      

Map titled "A New Map of Persia from the latest Authorities" by John Cary, engraver, 1801. Framed map measures 18" x 20.5" (sight) with frame measuring 25" x 27". Map exhibits vertical fold repair with slight tear. Map exhibits good color and was published for the New Universal Atlas.
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Late 18th Century Map of Hungary

Lot # 3011 (Sale Order: 12 of 415)      

Map titled "Carte De La Hongrie" by Dezauche, 1780. Framed map measures 19.5" x 26.5" (sight) with frame measuring 27.5" x 34.5". Map exhibits hand coloring and some toning. Map includes Hungary but also includes areas of Germany, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Romania, Albania, Greece and Romania.
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Framed 19th Century Grouping of Items Related to Pigeon Capture

Lot # 3012 (Sale Order: 13 of 415)      

Framed grouping of 19th century items related to the capture of pigeons in Pennsylvania. Shadowbox frame measures 22.5" x 17.5" and presents "bubble" glass cover that contains 9 items including whistle, boxes, lines and net making/repair devices, many belonging to Jacob Weisel, a pigeoneer from Quaker Hill, six miles from Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Collection was gathered by Charles Hoffman Eldon a taxidermist from Williamsport, Pa (as indicated by plaque) and presented to Colonel Henry W. Shoemaker (1880? 1958) American folklorist, historian, diplomat, writer, and conservationist. Request detailed listing of frame contents.
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Quaker Archive Related to Pennock Family

Lot # 3013 (Sale Order: 14 of 415)      

Small archive related to Pennock family housed in tin box measuring 9.75" x 12.75" x 6" with painted identification at top "George Pennock, No.2". Box contains; 1.) Photograph album (16-cabinet cards and 18-CDV's) many with Pennock identifications on reverse. 2.) Quaker marriage intent document for George Pennock and Sarah Sellers dated November 5, 1835 at the Upper Darby, Pennsylvania Friend's Meeting House signed by 65 members of the congregation. 3.) Golden Wedding Anniversary document dated 1885 for George and Sarah Pennock dated 1885 presenting 93 signatures. 4.) Notes and research related to Pennock family.
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Germantown Pennsylvania Indenture-Christopher Witt-1728

Lot # 3014 (Sale Order: 15 of 415)      

Indenture on vellum dated April 20, 1728 between Christopher Witt of Germantown, "Dr. of Physick & Surgery" to Christopher Warmer Jr., Blacksmith for plot of land in Germantown. Document presents signature of Witt at bottom on obverse and on reverse once. Christopher Witt (1675-1765) was a physician, scientist, botanist, clock maker, artist, musician, and astronomer in Germantown and a member of the theosophical colonists that colonized the Germantown area. Document measures 12.75" x 13.5" and exhibits some folds and toning.
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Germantown Pennsylvania Indenture-1703

Lot # 3015 (Sale Order: 16 of 415)      

Indenture on vellum dated January 20, 1703 between Mattias van Ribber to Christopher Warmer for 50 acres of land in Germantown, Pennsylvania. Reverse of document presents signature of Francis Daniel Pastorius (1651-1720) German educator, lawyer, poet, and founder of Germantown, Pennsylvania. Document measures 10.25" x 12.5" and exhibits some folds (with repairs), toning, and slight edge chip at upper left.
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Quaker Marriage Certificate-Philadelphia 1716

Lot # 3016 (Sale Order: 17 of 415)      

Marriage certificate (Quaker) between Samuel Jacob (mariner) and Mary Plumley of Philadelphia dated May 24, 1716. Document is signed by Samuel, Mary and 16 others. Paper document measures 16" x 12.75" and exhibits folds and repaired splits.
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Historic Revolutionary War Letter-Battle of Germantown

Lot # 3017 (Sale Order: 18 of 415)      

Historic Revolutionary War letter dated "Great Valley, 36 miles from Camp, Oct 30th, 1777" to Caesar Rodney (1728-1784) American lawyer, Continental Congressman from Delaware, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and President of Delaware from his brother Thomas Rodney (1744-1811) American lawyer, politician and colonel in the Delaware militia during the American Revolution. 1pp letter regarding battle and particulars including troop movements, casualties, and outcome. Reverse of letter presents ink inscription "From my father to my uncle after Battle of Germantown" Letter measures 12.25" x 8" and has been silked on both obverse and reverse. Bottom of sheet exhibits repaired split with no text involvement. Request detailed transcript.
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New Jersey Travel Journal-1798

Lot # 3018 (Sale Order: 19 of 415)      

Travel journal kept by Sarah Wheeler titled "Journal of a tour to Longbranch July 25, 1798". Journal measures 6.75" x 4", 16pp in length, and covers the period of July 25 thru August 5, 1798 and details the trip from Philadelphia to Long Branch, New Jersey and back to Philadelphia. Journal details travel conditions, lodging, and dining as well as meeting Governor Howell. Journal exhibits some slight foxing.
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Civil War Letter Grouping of Samuel Hancock, 14th and 5th New York Infantry

Lot # 3019 (Sale Order: 20 of 415)      

Grouping of American Civil War letters from Samuel Hancock written to his mother and other relatives during his service in the 14th New York State Militia (14th Brooklyn Regiment), 84th New York Infantry, and the 5th New York Veteran Volunteer Infantry (Duryee's Zouaves). Collection includes 59 letters (5 in ink and 55 in pencil) detailing camp life, battles and personal news. Hancock was wounded on August 18, 1864 near Petersburg, Virginia. Grouping includes 1pp letter from Gettysburg and CDV of Hancock in 14th Brooklyn uniform. Grouping also includes 8 additional documents related to Hancock and his military service. Request detailed listing.
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Political Letter Archive-Kennedy & Michener

Lot # 3020 (Sale Order: 21 of 415)      

Political letter archive written to Dr. John A. Flood (1887-1980), a dentist, political supporter and Mayor of New Hope, Pennsylvania. Archive includes 14 pieces (13 letters) related to national, state and local politics. Of special interest are two letters from Robert F. Kennedy ( Attorney General letterhead dated 1963 and US Senate letterhead dated 1965) and three letters from James A. Michener (2-1960 and 1-1962) as well as a postcard from Michener dated 1964. Request detailed listing.
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Autographs of Charles A. Lindbergh and Louis Bleriot

Lot # 3021 (Sale Order: 22 of 415)      

Autographs of Charles A. Lindbergh (1902-1974) famed American aviator and first pilot to fly solo nonstop from New York to Paris and Louis Bleriot (1872 -1936) famed French aviator and first across the English Channel. Autographs on menu dated May 25, 1927 with vignette of Bleriot aircraft and text "La Manche, 25 Jullet 1909" on left and vignette of Spirit of St. Louis aircraft of right with text "L'Atlantique 21-22 May 1927" Below Bleriot aircraft is signed "L. Bleriot" and beneath Spirit of St. Louis is signed "C.A. Lindbergh October 30, 1933". Framed menu measures "9.75" x 7.75" (sight) with frame measuring 10.75" x 8.75". Frame also contains French 2Fr.25 stamp autographed "L. Bl?riot gL34" and "Philadelphia" with another unsigned French stamp.
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Autograph of Victor Herbert

Lot # 3022 (Sale Order: 23 of 415)      

Autograph of Victor Herbert (1859-1924) American composer, cellist and conductor. Autographed photograph of Herbert (knees-up standing) by White of New York. Photograph measures 8.5" x 7" on 12" x 9.5" mount (sight). Photograph is signed at top "To My Friend Louis H. Eisenlohr with all good wishes, Victor Herbert Nov. 1919". Surrounding Herbert's portrait at 15 ink manuscript musical bars with accompanying titles of Herbert's works. Photograph is framed with a 19" bone conductor's baton. Shadowbox frame measures 20" x 18.5". The recipient of this photograph Louis H. Eisenlohr (1859-1922) was a noted Philadelphian and vice-president of the Otto Eisenlohr & Bros. Cigar Manufacturers.
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Autographs of 5 Past United States Presidents On One Photograph

Lot # 3023 (Sale Order: 24 of 415)      

Autographed photograph presenting the signatures of Jimmy Carter (1924-) 39th President of the United States, George H.W. Bush (1924-2018) 41st President of the United States, William Clinton (1946-) 42nd President of the United States, George W. Bush (1946-) 43rd President of the United States, and Barack Obama (1961-) 44th President of the United States. Framed photograph was taken in the Oval Office and measures 7.5" x 9.5" (sight) with frame measuring 12.5" x 15.5". Clinton has signed in silver ink with Obama and George W. Bush signing in black in darker areas that makes signatures slightly difficult to see.
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Autograph of Edwin Booth

Lot # 3024 (Sale Order: 25 of 415)      

Autograph of Edwin Booth (1833-1893) 19th century American actor and brother of John Wilkes Booth. Autograph on complimentary ticket conveyance card for the Grolier Club exhibit of Modern Wood Engraving held February 20-March 1, 1890 in New York. Framed card measures 2.75" x 3.75" with albumen photograph of a seated Booth (full length) in actor's costume. measuring 5.75" x 3.75" (sight). Frame measures 10.5" x 6.25"
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