BEVERLY, Mass. – Kaminski Auctions will hold a two-day auction June 2 and 3 starting at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. Day One of the auction will feature an important stamp collection, plus coins, medals and sports memorabilia. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
The afternoon of June 3 will include a large selection of estate furniture, decorative art and fine art including an original Paul Revere spoon (above) one of the last Brian Coole works painted before his death (below) and an impressive collection of Asian antiques.
This stamp collection consists of approximately 60 lots and is the entire lifetime collection of Anthony Frusciance, who specialized in Germany. There are many choice albums of both pre-World War I, WWII era, and post-WWII, East and West Germany, along with an extensive collection of contemporary German souvenir sheets. Most of the collection is mint never hinged. There is a wonderful collection of German Zeppelin’s on covers and a nice album of German semipostals and airmails.
Also, Bohemia, Gersey, Jersey, and Polish Occupation stamps, all in mint condition, never hinged. In two albums are 94 pieces of German wartime history featuring an extensive collection of Trieste, most purchased years ago from Joe Bush, with original invoices, including BOB collection with two albums, stock books on Joe Bush, pages with errors, revenues, fiscals, tax stamps and regular issues.
The baseball card and baseball memorabilia collection include such famous names as Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays and Sandy Koufax, as well as signed photos, baseballs, bats and gloves.
Fine art on offer includes a Henri Matisse signed, watercolor/pen and ink (below) from 1946-47 titled 2 women in my garden, which is from a Palm Beach estate and an important painting by the French Expressionist Bernard Buffet of a view of a city and bridge estimated at $10,000-$20,000.
A Jean-Marc Nattier (French, 1685-1766), portrait of a young woman, possibly a duchess, portrayed half-length in a white dress. It is an oil on canvas in a gilt frame and retains the original wax house of royalty seal and labeled on the stretcher “28F.” It is estimated at $20,000-$40,000.
A Brian Coole, oil on board, titled ‘Lovely Summer Morning over Boston’, is of particular importance, as it is one of the last paintings he did prior to his death on Jan. 2, 2018. It is estimated at $9,000-$12,000.
American artists in the sale include a George Luks, signed oil on canvas, titled Pegleg Pete. The lot includes an inscribed letter and original bill of sale and is valued at $15,000-$20,000. A Carl Schmidt, oil on canvas, titled the Navajo herder #06, When All is Peaceful is originally from the Biltmore Galleries in Scottsdale, Arizona. It is valued at $8,000-$12,000. A Mary Louise Snowden (American, b.1952), bronze sculpture titled Tectonic editioned 17/7 with the Rodin Eberhard Foundry mark is valued at $8,000-$10,000
Asian antiques in the auction include an oil on canvas by the Chinese artist Shang Ding (Chinese, b.1954), titled Back to Home, dated 1995, and is estimated to bring 15,000-$20,000. There are several Chinese carved Tianhuang seals from an old New England collection, as well as an 18th-century Chinese carved square shaped seal of a recumbent mythical double-headed beast, on all four sides are inscriptions followed by a Qianlong poem. It is of the Jia Wu (year), with five seal script characters and is estimated at $6,000-$8,000.