Over & Above to unveil ‘Curiosities and Collectibles,’ Dec. 11

14K yellow gold opal and diamond dinner ring, est. $400-$600

14K yellow gold opal and diamond dinner ring, est. $400-$600

TIMONIUM, Md. – Over & Above Online Auction will host its Curiosities and Collectibles Auction Saturday, December 11. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

The 501-lot sale features a large selection of Baltimore and Maryland items and ephemera, including Baltimore- and Maryland-centric advertising, stereoviews and postcards, early photographic images, artwork and books.  The sale features a wide range of paper ephemera, including an interesting selection of Order of the Oriole pageant ephemera; one lot of Order of the Oriole material dating to the 1880s carries an estimate of $50-$100. Also in the lineup is a selection of early land documents, mainly from Somerset and Anne Arundel County, Maryland, dating back as far as the late 1700s.

Circa-1880s Order of the Oriole pageant ephemera, est. $50-$100

Circa-1880s Order of the Oriole pageant ephemera, est. $50-$100

A wide variety of Maryland sports ephemera will also be sold. Baltimore Orioles pennants, yearbooks, signed balls and cards will be offered, as well as memorabilia for the Baltimore Colts, the Baltimore Ravens, and other local sports teams.

Curiosities and Collectibles

Mexican Popotillo / Popote dyed straw artwork scene of a burro with farmers, est. $50-$100

The balance of the sale consists of collectibles, fine art, and Americana. Of note is a vintage undated Mexican-made Popotillo / Popote dyed straw artwork scene of a burro with farmers, estimated at $50-$100.

Japanese Tonkotsu tobacco pouch, est. $100-$200

Japanese Tonkotsu tobacco pouch, est. $100-$200

Additional oddities and unusual items included in the lineup are an undated carved wooden Japanese Tonkotsu tobacco pouch estimated at $100-$200, and a 1960 high school football trophy that showcases a bronzed cleated shoe, estimated at $50-$100. The auction also features an early reverse painted physician’s trade sign, advertising items, toys and lighting fixtures.

1960 high school football trophy with bronzed shoe, est. $50-$100

1960 high school football trophy with bronzed shoe, est. $50-$100

The December 11 auction will also feature an intriguing selection of estate jewelry, led by a 14K yellow gold opal and diamond dinner ring estimated at $400-$600. Other jewelry standouts include an 18K yellow gold Tiffany & Co. bird pin with its original pouch and box, as well as diamond and gemstone rings and bracelets.

 

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