George Washington broadside to lead Mid-Hudson sale June 16

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Detail of the George Washington funeral broadside to be sold. The framed item measures 18 by 11 inches. Estimate: $2,200-$3,000. Mid-Hudson Galleries image

NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. – In an eclectic sale from three estates, Mid-Hudson Galleries will feature three rare lots in their sale on Saturday, June 16, at 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Included is a Boston broadside (above) dated Jan. 6, 1800, announcing the arrangements for the Thursday, Jan. 9, 1800, delivery of the eulogy for Gen. George Washington at the Old South Meeting House by George Richards Minot Esq. The broadside outlines what males and females in attendance should wear as mourning attire, the order of the procession and the seating arrangements. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

A Babe Ruth autograph to be offered was obtained on Feb. 14, 1943, and is framed with a note written in the hand of a young Boy Scout who was serving as an usher in the studio of New York radio station WINS when “The Babe” appeared for the program This is Our Cause.

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Babe Ruth ink signature on note paper, 5½ by 4 in., 1943, matted and framed, 10 x 8 in. overall. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. Mid-Hudson Galleries image

Neil Armstrong’s “one small step” on the moon made him a legend at his alma mater and beyond. On page of a newspaper, he signed “Neil Armstrong Purdue ’55” in black Sharpee. The scarce autograph is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

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Autograph of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, on a newspaper page covering the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. Estimate: $1,500-$2,500. Mid-Hudson Galleries image

In addition to these featured lots, the 400-lot sale on June 16 includes a 2001 Porsche Carrera 911 convertible with hard top; an array of fine art, including a 19th-century oil of the clipper ship Rainbow, launched in New York in 1845; and works by Bernard Buffet, G.H. Durrie, Walt Kuhn, G.W. Sotter and Emile Carlson. Works on paper include an important Old Master etching Cows by Adriaen Van de Velde; four original lithographs by Picasso from A Los Toras Avec Picasso and Picador II.

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2001 Porsche Carrera 911 convertible with hard top and a second set of wheels. Estimate: $6,000-$8,000. Mid-Hudson Galleries image

The sale is rounded out with posters including a Ludwig Hohlwein Wilhelm Mozer restaurant poster; mid-century modern furnishings and an abundance of other sports and celebrity memorabilia as well as bronzes including Vienna bronzes; a Russian troika; and a Tiffany Studios candlestick.

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Clipper ship Rainbow launched in 1845, oil on canvas, in need of restoration, 17½ x 22¾. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. Mid-Hudson Galleries image

Inquiries may be directed to Joanne Grant, principal auctioneer, email: or phone: 914-882-7356.