The first half of the distinguished lantern collection of the late Phillip M. Sullivan of South Orleans, MA. Mr. Sullivan was an advanced collector and student of lanterns of all types and amassed a collection of more than 900 pieces. He was a past president of the Rushlight Club and an active member of the International Guild of Lamp Researchers. This auction will include more than 400 lanterns from the candle to kerosene periods comprising railroad, marine, presentation, onion and blown-molded globes, barn, street, many colored globes, etc. The catalogued session will also include related ephemera and reference materials, posters, shipping crates, etc. An uncatalogued box-lot session of lantern parts, globes, lenses, etc. will immediately follow the catalogued portion (bidding on the box lots is limited to registered in-house bidders). The second half of the Sullivan collection will be sold at our gallery on October 20, 2012.