Pook & Pook to sell landmark Historical Blue collection Oct. 10

This plate with a view of Mount Pleasant Classical Institute is one of only three known examples, 10 5/8 inches diameter. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000. Pook & Pook Inc. image.

This plate with a view of Mount Pleasant Classical Institute is one of only three known examples, 10 5/8 inches diameter. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000. Pook & Pook Inc. image.

DOWNINGTOWN, Pa. – On Thursday, Oct. 10, Pook & Pook Inc. will auction the Hayden Goldberg and Curtis Brown collection of Historical Blue Staffordshire. This collection, compiled over 50 years, represents a monumental group with a wide variety of patterns, scenes and forms. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

Hayden Goldberg was born in 1929 and raised in Gardiner, Maine. He achieved his doctorate degree in English literature from Cambridge University and began a lifelong career as a college professor along with his life partner Curtis Brown. Over the years, Hayden and Curtis collected antiques and decorative arts to furnish their brownstone in Brooklyn, N.Y. A quote from Hayden’s niece, Karen Montell, is as follows: “Whether you are an avid collector or this is your first piece, when you purchase an item from Hayden’s collection, you will have fulfilled his wishes of enjoying the hunt. It is our family’s wish to establish a legacy in our beloved uncle’s name.”

Another statement from Bill and Terry Kurau reads: “One summer, many years ago, we went to an auction in Bridgton, Maine, that had a collection of Historical Blue. All the usual suspects showed up, so we knew we would have competition. Shortly before the sale started, an all-white vintage Rolls Royce pulled up an out popped Hayden. He certainly knew how to make an entrance and I am sure something nice was added to his and Curtis’s collection that day.”

Nearly 600 lots will be sold. Scenes include Baltimore Court House, Capitol Washington, Baltimore, Boston State house, Fairmount near Philadelphia, Tappan Bay, Almshouse Boston, New York Hospital and more.

On Oct. 9, from 6 to 8 p.m., Pook & Pook Inc. will hold an extended preview for this collection including a lecture and reception. Those who wish to attend are asked to RSVP to info@pookandpook.com.

For further information or to order the hardbound auction catalog for this sale call 610-269-4040.

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

 

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL IMAGE OF NOTE


This plate with a view of Mount Pleasant Classical Institute is one of only three known examples, 10 5/8 inches diameter. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000. Pook & Pook Inc. image.

This plate with a view of Mount Pleasant Classical Institute is one of only three known examples, 10 5/8 inches diameter. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000. Pook & Pook Inc. image.

Arms of Delaware platter with blue eagle mark on the underside. Estimate: $3,000- $4,000. Pook & Pook Inc. image.

Arms of Delaware platter with blue eagle mark on the underside. Estimate: $3,000- $4,000. Pook & Pook Inc. image.

Unusual Boston State House ladies spittoon, 4 inches high. Estimate: $1,200-$1,800. Pook & Pook Inc. image.

Unusual Boston State House ladies spittoon, 4 inches high. Estimate: $1,200-$1,800. Pook & Pook Inc. image.

Bellville on the Passaic River soup tureen with Hope Mill Catskill undertray. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000. Pook & Pook Inc. image.

Bellville on the Passaic River soup tureen with Hope Mill Catskill undertray. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000. Pook & Pook Inc. image.

Rare leaf form Arms of South Caroline dish, 5 1/2 inches long. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. Pook & Pook Inc. image.

Rare leaf form Arms of South Caroline dish, 5 1/2 inches long. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. Pook & Pook Inc. image.

Fort Gansevoort ladle, 9 1/2 inches long Estimate: $2,500-$3,500. Pook & Pook Inc. image.

Fort Gansevoort ladle, 9 1/2 inches long Estimate: $2,500-$3,500. Pook & Pook Inc. image.

Boston State House egg stand impressed Rogers. Estimate: $1,500-$2,000). Pook & Pook Inc. image.

Boston State House egg stand impressed Rogers. Estimate: $1,500-$2,000). Pook & Pook Inc. image.

Seal of the United States pitcher, 5 3/4 inches high. Estimate: $1,200-$1,800. Pook & Pook Inc. image.

Seal of the United States pitcher, 5 3/4 inches high. Estimate: $1,200-$1,800. Pook & Pook Inc. image.