Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Denver, PA, United States
DoneSat, Feb 27, 2010 2:00 PM GMT
February 27 2010 Morphy Auctions Sat Session
DENVER, Pa. Dan Morphy Auctions will pack 2,100 quality lots into a big two-day sale, Feb. 26 and 27, 2010, at the companys state of the art gallery on the Adamstown antique strip. The main categories in the auction are historical antiques, firearms and militaria, jewelry, toys and antique advertising. All forms of bidding will be available, including live via the Internet. The Friday session opens with more than 150 lots of fine jewelry and Bakelite from a single estate. All types of jewelry will be offered, including rings, necklaces, earrings, watches and brooches. Among the highlights are an 18K gold bracelet with turquoise stones, a 14K gold bracelet with diamonds, and many other gold Victorian-era fine jewelry designs. Next up will be 100 general antique lots, featuring clocks, pottery, artwork and other Americana, followed by firearms primarily coming from two single-owner collections. The offering consists of 40 Kentucky rifles, a dozen early Springfield Civil War rifles known as ''1903s,'' an assortment of World War I and II M1 Girand rifles, and a collection of more than 60 double-barrel shotguns. Standouts include a superb Kentucky rifle attributed to Charles Baum (upper Susquehanna region of Pennsylvania) that boasts 65 silver inlays. The buttstock is adorned by silver depictions of a flying eagle and Indian with a tomahawk. Another key gun lot is a scarce Winchester Model 1886 .45-.70 caliber bolt-action rifle. Continued below...
Auction & Auctioneer Information
On display now at Morphy Auctions Gallery. Gallery is open 6 days a week. Closed Wednesdays. Exception: Open the Wednesday Immediately Prior to Auction Dates. Open Mon - Tues & Thurs - Sunday 9AM to 4PM all days. Private preview sessions can be arranged.
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...description continued A 50-lot selection of modern guns includes eight Winchester pre-1964 Model 70s. ''These guns are highly sought after by collectors and hunters alike, due to their flawless bolt-action design,'' said Morphys general manager Kris Lee. The 170-lot historical and political section of the sale incorporates buttons, banners, flags, and ribbons. Notable entries are a U.S. Presidential campaign flag for Benjamin Harrison, and a William Taft banner. Photographica includes tintypes, ambrotypes, daguerreotypes and photographs, including desirable Abraham Lincoln photos and a ferrotype. Nearly 300 lots of antique advertising will be auctioned, with 25+ tobacco tins topped by an extremely rare Shogun vertical pocket tin estimated at $8,000-$12,000. A handsome, painted-zinc Indian brave tobacco store figure made by Miller, Dubrul & Peters Mfg. Co. (Cincinnati and New York) and featured in the 1953 book Cigar Store Figures (Pendergast and Ware) is expected to make $30,000-$50,000. Other lots expected to finish well in the money include a large, illuminating shoe-form trade sign advertising Wahr Shoes ($8,000-$12,000); and a large wooden shotgun shell display for Kynoch & Co. ($6,000-$8,000). Saturdays session will begin with more than 170 marble lots. ''Its one of the best marble offerings weve ever had, and comes from mainly two very nice collections,'' said Morphys CEO Dan Morphy. The grouping includes a handmade sulphide of two kissing lovebirds suspended in turquoise-colored glass ($3,000-$5,000), and two original wooden salesmens sample boxes from the Germany manufacturer Mueller & Sons, each filled with handmade sample marbles including swirls, micas, Lutzes, opaques and clambroths. Each box is entered in the sale with a $3,000-$4,000 estimate. Yet another coveted lot is a 2-1/2 inch end of the day lobed onionskin marble in original condition ($2,000-$3,000). A sizable number of other large, lobed onionskins and ribbons swirls will be offered. Topping the machine-made marbles is a Peltier No. 00 National Rainbow 100-count set in its original box ($4,000-$6,000). An extremely rare Akro No. 250 marble box set may attract a winning bid of $2,500-$3,000; and there will be no shortage of buyers, Morphy said, for the more than 20 Christensen agate flames, some of them unique examples. The Saturday session also features part two of the Pat and Lowell Wagner steam toy collection. More than 350 lots of highly desirable steam engines, cars, boats and other playthings from the collection carry the brands of such prestigious manufacturers as Marklin, Weeden, Schonner, Bing, Plank, and Doll et Cie. Nearly 200 general toy lots run the gamut of dolls, trains, Steiff and American tin. A Maggie Bessie cloth doll consigned by its original owner is estimated at $4,000-$6,000; while another excellent selection of Fisher-Price toys from collectors Pat and Lowell Wagner will also cross the block. Nearly 100 pieces of cast iron range from horse-drawn through mechanical banks and other iron toys. Pristine examples of the Breadwinners and Boy Scout banks will be sold, as well as a very nice Merry-Go-Round bank. GUIDE FOR BUYERS We advise all bidders to read the Terms and Conditions of the Sale before bidding with Dan Morphy Auctions. Those who bid are bound by those Terms and Conditions of the Sale, as amended by any oral announcement or posted notices, which together form the contract of the sale between the successful bidder (purchaser), Dan Morphy Auctions and the seller (consignor) of the lot. TERMS OF SALE When bidding on any lot offered by Dan Morphy Auctions, the bidder indicates acceptance of the following Terms of Sale: CONDITION OF ITEMS Dan Morphy Auctions makes every effort to accurately describe all items offered in its sales, however all items for sale are ''as is,'' and it is the bidders responsibility (present or absentee bidders) to determine the exact condition of each item. Dan Morphy Auctions will not be held responsible for typographical errors. All items will be available for preview two (2) months prior to the auction. We do NOT guarantee trains or clocks to be in running order. Grading Scale: Near Mint Plus 97% - 100% Near Mint 90% - 96% Excellent 80% - 89% Very Good 70% - 79% Good Below 70% APPROXIMATE AUCTION TIMES FOR SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2010 SATURDAY, February 27 LOTS TIME 1200 - 1300 10:00 AM 1301 - 1400 11:00 AM 1401 - 1500 12:00 PM 1501 - 1600 1:00 PM 1601 - 1700 2:00 PM 1701 - 1800 3:00 PM 1801 - 1900 4:00 PM 1901 - 2000 5:00 PM 2001 - 2100 6:00 PM 2101 - 2114 7:00 PM ABSENTEE BIDS Dan Morphy Auctions will accept absentee bids if pre-authorized by mail, fax or through our website. Absentee bidders must use the absentee bid form and clearly mark the lot number, title and maximum bid amount. Absentee bidding forms may be accessed online on our website. If there are two (2) identical bids placed on the same item, priority will be given to the first bid received. All bids must be left in increments as explained on our bid form. If a left bid is ''out of increment,'' the auctioneer has the right to round the bid up to the next correct increment. Dan Morphy Auctions is pleased to offer online absentee bidding as part of our auction services. Bidders may preview, register and place bids online through our Web site. Online absentee bidding through Dan Morphy Auctions is available until two (2) hours prior to the sale. During the live sale, the auctioneer will execute your absentee bid competitively up to the maximum amount you have indicated. Online bidding through Morphy LIVE and LiveAuctioneers is also available; Terms and Conditions still apply. If there is a tie bid between the Internet bidding venues and the floor, then the floor bid takes precedence. BID LIVE VIA TELEPHONE An absentee bidder may also participate live in the auction via telephone. Requests for phone lines must be received at least three (3) days prior to the auction date. Dan Morphy Auctions cannot guarantee phone lines but will make every attempt to accommodate those who wish to participate through that method. Phone lines are provided on a first come first served basis. Please visit our website or call 717-335-3435 to request a call from our representatives during the live auction. BID INCREMENTS Bid increments listed are a general guideline. Actual increments are at the auctioneers discretion. $0 - $300.............$25 $300 - $1,000.........$50 $1,000 - $2,000.......$100 $2,000 - $5,000.......$250 $5,000 - $10,000......$500 $10,000 +..........Auctioneers discretion If a lot does not receive a bid of 25% of the low estimate, that lot will be passed by the auctioneer. RESERVES The majority of our items are unreserved, but occasionally items may carry a moderate reserve. Please note that when a lot carries a reserve, the reserve is usually somewhere below our low estimate. In the case of a reserved item, the seller has authorized the auctioneer to bid on their behalf until the reserve price is reached. Actual reserve amounts cannot be disclosed, but we will advise you if an item carries a reserve, should you ask. Unreserved lots will have a minimum opening bid of one-fourth of the low estimate. RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES The auctioneer will determine the highest bidder. The auctioneer alone has the right to reopen the bidding of an item if deemed necessary due to a dispute. If there is a tie bid between the floor and Internet or absentee bid, the floor takes bid precedence. Dan Morphy Auctions and its representatives reserve the right to remove those attendees who impede the previews and/or the auction. Title to all merchandise shall pass to the highest bidder at the fall of the auctioneers hammer. The buyer will then assume all risk and full responsibility of the lot purchased once ownership has changed. BUYERS PREMIUM A 17% buyers premium will be added to all successful bids and is payable by the purchaser as part of the total purchase cost. A 2% discount is applied to payments made with cash, check or money order. Split payments are subject to a 17% buyers premium if a credit card is used as any form of total payment. SALES TAX All buyers will pay Pennsylvania sales tax of 6% unless a valid Tax Exemption Identification is on file or presented at time of purchase. Please present a copy of your Tax Exemption Identification at the sale, or at the time of leaving an absentee or phone bid. PAYMENT All merchandise must be paid in full within two (2) weeks of the date of the sale. Absolutely NO returns will be accepted on any item that was not paid for and/or returned to Dan Morphy Auctions within 30 days of the sale date. We accept: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, personal checks / certified checks, wire transfers, money orders, cash and PayPal. Split payments are subject to a 17% buyers premium if a credit card is used as any form of total payment. Make checks payable to: Dan Morphy Auctions. Make PayPal payments to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Dan Morphy Auctions reserves the right to hold items paid for by personal check until said check clears. Call 717-335-3435 to pay your invoice by phone. Note: There will be a $30.00 service charge for returned checks. SHIPPING Packaging, shipping of, and insurance on items will be available to successful bidders. Shipping costs will be billed separately and are NON-REFUNDABLE. Items will ship three to four (3-4) days after payment is received. For shipping questions please contact Betsy Lee at 717-335-4579 or email@example.com. International Bidders- By law Dan Morphy Auctions cannot declare lesser values for any international purchases and all shipments will include the invoice with purchase totals including the buyers premium and shipping cost. POSTSALE RETURN POLICY Dan Morphy Auctions hires knowledgeable experts to provide catalog descriptions on the merchandise we sell. Every effort is made to ensure those descriptions are accurate and that they fully disclose any exceptions to condition. Buyers who wish to report a problem with a purchase they have made must notify Dan Morphy Auctions within three (3) days of receipt of their purchased item. If a return is authorized by Dan Morphy Auctions, the item in question must be shipped, with full insurance, so it arrives at Dan Morphy Auctions within one week of the aforementioned authorization. With respect to all returns, it is the buyers responsibility to cover the cost of the shipment and insurance, regardless of the reason for the return. Dan Morphy Auctions will NOT reimburse shipping costs to buyers who return auction goods. All sales are final. More Information: For additional information regarding Morphy Auctions, contact: Morphy Auctions 2000 North Reading Road, Denver, PA 17517 Tel: (717)335-3435 Fax: (717) 336-7115 * Auctioneer sells approximately 80 lots per hour. ALL SALES ARE FINAL License No. AH001805 All rights reserved. Entire contents copyright 2006, Morphy Auctions Inc. Copyright includes, but is not limited to, print media, microform and electronic media, such as CD-ROMs and online computer services. License No. AH001805 Notice Regarding Transfer of Modern Firearms ALL MODERN FIREARMS WILL BE NOTED WITH A DOUBLE ASTERIC (**) AT THE END OF THE TITLE AND MAY BE PURCHASED AND TAKEN POSSESSION OF USING ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS: 1. Long Guns (Live Auction Buyer): Both residents and non-residents may take immediate possession of modern long guns by first filing an ATF form 4473 and completing the PICS background check, then paying for the long gun(s) in full. 2. Long Guns (Online/Phone Buyer): Non-resident buyers and resident buyers needing long guns shipped, must first pay for the lot(s) won. Upon returning home, arrangements must be made with a local firearms dealer in resident state (local area) to send us a copy of the firearms dealers FFL license. Upon receipt of license copy, we will package and ship (at buyers expense; pre-paid) the long gun(s) to the dealer. This is a federal law and must be complied with regardless of what state you reside. 3. Handguns (Live Auction Buyer): Resident buyers may take immediate possession of modern handguns by first filing an ATF form 4473 and completing the PICS background check, then paying for the handgun in full. 4. Handguns (Online/Phone Buyer): Non-resident buyers and resident buyers needing handguns shipped, must first pay for the lot(s) won. Upon returning home, arrangements must be made with a local firearms dealer in resident state (local area) to send us a copy of the firearms dealers FFL license. Upon receipt of license copy, we will package and ship (at buyers expense; pre-paid) the handgun(s) to the dealer. This is a federal law and must be complied with regardless of what state you reside. Special Notes: Buyers should figure on 5-10 minutes to fill out ATF form 4473 prior to the check-out process. In most cases, the background check process will take 2-3 minutes to approve or deny. Exceptions may take up to 5 days, at which point we will contact the buyer with the ''Approve'' or ''Deny'' response. Upon approval arrangements can be made to pick up or ship firearms. Federal Firearms License Holders: If attending the auction, a copy of your FFL dealers license will need to be supplied prior to any purchase and will be kept on file. Shipping: Dan Morphy Auctions will always supply the option to ship merchandise, including firearms. All firearms being shipped, both instate and out of state, will need to be shipped to an ATF licensed FFL dealer. The buyer will chose the dealer and have the dealer supply Dan Morphy Auctions with a copy of their FFL license prior to shipping. Buyer will pre-pay for all shipping charges. All firearms will be shipped by FedEx Priority Overnight service ONLY. Read Before Bidding: Buyer is responsible for making sure firearms purchased are legal in state of residents and local area. Be sure to check all local laws. Long guns will only be sold to persons 18 years of age or older. Handgun sales will be limited to persons 21 years of age or older. Dealers are bound by these minimum age requirements. Payment: All firearms sales need to be paid in full by Cash, Check, Money Order, Visa, MasterCard or Discover. NO PAYPAL payments accepted on firearms (Paypal rules and regulations do not allow firearms payments/purchases). State Specific Regulations: Alaska: No ammunition sales. California: No handguns to CA. No magazines over 10 rounds capacity. No ammunition sales to Los Angeles and San Francisco. Connecticut: No semi-automatic rifles. Hawaii: No magazines over 10 rounds capacity. No ammunition sales. Illinois: No firearm sales to Chicago. Maryland: No magazines over 20 rounds. Massachusetts: No ammunition sales. No magazines over 10 rounds capacity. No handguns. No rifles that accept detachable magazines. New Jersey: No semi-automatic rifles. No magazines over 15 rounds capacity. No ammunition sales. No sales of firearms that accept detachable magazines. New York: No handgun sales to C&R FFL holders. Handguns to FFL dealers with a state handgun dealers license only. No ammunition sales to NYC. Washington DC: No sales of any products. No modern firearms will be sold outside of the US. Dan Morphy Auctions does not warrant the safety and shoot ability of any firearm in this catalog. All firearms are sold as collector items. Since all firearms are sold as collector items, they are not tested or warranted by Dan Morphy Auctions. Dan Morphy Auctions encourages the examination of each firearm by a certified gunsmith prior to shooting. Dan Morphy Auctions reserves the right to deny the sale of a firearm to any buyer.
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