NEW YORK – Roland Auctions NY will present its eighth and final specialized auction containing selections from the Estate of Dr. Alan York on Saturday, Nov. 11. This legendary collection tells the story of Western Civilization and the history of the United States from George Washington’s presidency through the new millennium. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
Essential American themes represented in this ambitious auction span over two centuries and feature U.S. presidential campaigns, Abolition, U.S. Civil War, Temperance and Prohibition, the Suffragette Movement, World War I, World War II, the Cold War, and the U.S. and USSR Space Race. Providing the tangible narrative for these significant events are collections of medals, numismatics, philately, flags, political buttons, and printed historic ephemera.
Composed of over 400 lots, this scholarly group is the type of meticulously curated, one-of-a-kind collection that Roland Auctions NY has made their specialty representing and promoting.
As a whole, this auction chronicles nearly all the notable events and moments from the United States’ nascent beginnings to the powerful nation of today. Complementing Dr. York’s material in this auction will be a smattering of items from other collections.
A short list of important lots to be found among the above-mentioned collecting categories includes:
Lot 167 – Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson 1864 presidential campaign ferrotype jugate badge. An exceedingly rare specimen. While approximately half a dozen of these ferrotype jugate pinbacks are known to collectors, this unique example bears no enamel accents. Estimate $4,000 to $6,000.
Lot 388 – Soviet Cosmonaut signed philatelic cover hoard. This gathering of over 150 commemorative covers includes missions spanning Vostok 2 (1962) through Soyuz 10 (1971) along with other space exploration themes. Stamped postal cancellation dates comprise March 26, 1962 through April 24, 1971. Estimate $15,000-$20,000.
Lot 438 – W.H. Tucker Kayess silk Confederate leadership handkerchief. This rare Civil War item features a portrait of Confederate President Jefferson Davis at center against a blue printed background with indigenous Southern foliage. Davis is surrounded by portraits of notable Confederate military and diplomatic personalities. Estimate $8,000 to $12,000.
Lot 448 – Union Lt. Col. John T. Lockman’s Civil War short jacket accompanied by the original vest and red officer’s sash. Estimate $4,000 to $6,000.
Lot 368 – United States Suffragette Movement ephemera archive featuring a concentration of materials, including photographs, from the movement’s national headquarters in New York City. Estimate $2,000 to $3,000.
Lot 444 – 1961 NASA Liberty Bell 7 postal cover signed by the entire Mercury Seven astronaut group. Estimate $1,000 to $1,500.
Lot 366 – World War I I Wish I Were a Man 1917 Navy recruitment poster by Howard Chandler Christy. Estimate $600 to $800.
Lot 101 – Medal commemorating the German 1928 launch of Airship 127 on Count Zeppelin’s birthday. Estimate $400 to $500.
For details contact Roland Auctions NY at 212-260-2000.