Vintage railroad items will depart Jenack Auctioneers on Mar. 27
CHESTER, N.Y. – William Jenack Auctioneers will conduct an important sale of railroad related objects, firearms, military, nautical and American Indian at their facility March 27 beginning at 11 a.m. Eastern. LiveAuctioneers will provide Internet live bidding.
The bulk of the railroad section is from the estate of James Parrella, who was a preeminent collector of New York O&W and other upstate New York railroads. His collection includes many rare examples of O&W lanterns, locks and keys. Particular lots of interest will be lot no. 28 a New York O&W rail yard Dietz bell bottom lantern with blue etched O&W logo Macbeth no. 227 pearl glass globe (est. $2,000-$3,000); lot no. 103, a New York O&W rail yard Adlake Reliable lantern with green cast New York OW globe, (est. $2,000-$3,000); New York O&W railroad brass SB & Co. heart-shape special purpose lock with original New York O&W railroad SB & Co. key (est. $200-$400); and a U&D railroad brass Bohannan heart-shape car lock (est. $200-$400).
Several lots of American Indian baskets, blankets and other objects will be offered throughout the sale. The baskets are part of the collection of the late Thomas Henderson who collected them with his father in the 1930s and 1940s. Henderson was an Orange County, N.Y., native, rare book seller, author and historian. He had a particular interest in the American Indians, their culture and history since he himself had native blood. One lot of note would be lot no. 66 a rare Pima woven symbol basket of the late 19th to early 20th century (est. $500-$800).
In the military realm Jenack will be offering a relic from the USS Maine, a cast bronze fitting that was removed from the wreck in 1912, lot no. 269 (est. $1,500-$2,000). Several lots of German World War II items including banners, flags, daggers and an officer’s gorget. A Tiffany & Co. sterling and enameled medal made for the Society of the Sons of the American Revolution will be sold. Assorted ephemera related to Kaiser Wilhelm II will include signed photographs. Other military related items include an American Civil War enlisted man’s sack coat and a letter signed by Dwight D. Eisenhower as commander-in-chief of Allied Forces. There will also be a collection of World War I posters, many of which are in fine condition, and many more items of interest to collectors of military.
Rounding out the sale will be several lots of vintage and antique firearms, cannon balls, powder and shot flasks, a starter’s or salutes cannon by Winchester, knives, portholes, photographs, historic lithographs and reference volumes.
Previews will be available March 24-March 26 from noon to 5 p.m. and on the day of the sale from 9 10:45 a.m.
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