Cleveland, TN, United States
DoneSat, Aug 15, 2009 2:00 PM UTC
A Collector's Auction
On August 15th Clarity Sells Auction Gallery will sell a Southern Collector's accumulation of collectibles, which spans more than four decades of collecting, in a wide range of categories. Many of the collectibles have been in his possession since the mid 60's and most of the rest he has owned since the mid 80's. These are collectibles which have been out of circulation for 20 to 40 years! He has chosen Clarity Sells Auction Gallery to offer his collection of hard-to-find treasures, which includes vintage toys from the "Chein Toy Company's" line of Coney Island Amusement Park rides, such as, a 17" "Hercules Ferris Wheel" dating back to the 1950s, a "Playland Merry-Go-Round" carousel with children sitting atop horses and colorful swan coaches, and a hard-to-find Areoplane Whirler, "Space Ride," depicting, what was then, futuristic space travel. A vintage toy horse made of papier-mache and wood sitting atop tiny spoke metal wheels is among the oldest and most rare collectibles found among shelf after shelf of toy dolls, trains and airplanes. Indian art and artifacts, which filled one corner of a basement room, will also be offered. Many of the artifacts are Indian arrowheads, or points, all of which were discovered by the consignor in various parts of North Georgia and the Southeast region. More than 100 framed art and lithograph prints will be offered in the sale. These prints are in subjects ranging from an important print recording history entitled “Pillars Of A Nation,” depicting the experience of immigration. A late consignment is this intriguing pair of Fu Lions on carved teak wood stands. The collector says he got these in the mid-80s from a collection in South Florida. Twin sets of cub lions play on their mother's backs in these stunningly carved pink gemstones, possibly Jade! Auction House Note: It has been 25 years since I last saw a pair of these at auction!