Apple Computer trade sign, estimated at $100,000-$200,000. Image courtesy of Alexander Historical AuctionsCHESAPEAKE CITY, Md. – On Friday, January 27, on the final day of a three-day sale, Maryland auctioneers Alexander Historical Auctions will offer the first trade sign used by the world’s largest company, Apple, Inc., at trade shows and at its corporate offices in the company’s early years of operation in the mid-1970s. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
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NEW HAMBURG, Canada – A painting by acclaimed Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis (1903-1980) titled Winter Sleigh Ride; an exquisite circa-1930 mixed media diorama by Adelard Brousseau of Quebec, titled Maple Sugar Time; and an acrylic on paper by Canadian Woodland artist Norval Morrisseau (1932-2007), titled Ancestral Visitors, are a few of the expected top lots in Miller & Miller Auctions’ online-only Canadiana & Folk Art auction on Saturday, October 8. All estimates quoted in this report are in Canadian dollars. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
DENVER, Pa. – Just as nightclubs are today’s social hubs, there was a time, more than a century ago, when the local soda fountain or soda shop was where people went for a light meal or wholesome refreshment in a cordial environment. Sometimes a soda fountain – named for the actual device that dispensed carbonated beverages – was found within a larger establishment, such as a drugstore or candy store. Soda fountain memorabilia is pure American nostalgia, and collectors revel in the opportunity to purchase such treasures from a source as esteemed as the Sharyn and Terry Brown collection, which highlights Morphy’s August 23-25 auction series.
CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. – Route 32 Auctions’ Country Store & More Auction, scheduled for Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21, will feature 500 lots each day reflecting an eclectic mix of country store collectibles, salesman’s sample oddities, advertising items and more. The auction starts at 10 am on both days. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK – A circa-1880s shoofly quilt, a Karl Adleff tramp art box with a secret opening, and a circa-1940s New England trade sign in the shape of a key could well earn top lot status at Jasper52’s New Hampshire Antiques Dealers: Americana auction, which will take place Thursday, April 14 at 6 pm Eastern time. Other offerings in the 361-lot sale include an applique picture of a cat; a pair of mocha ware covered urns, dating to circa 1800-1820; a wood carving of a Snow Bunting bird by Frank Finney; a circa-1810 needlework picture of Mount Vernon, George Washington’s estate; a white-glazed stoneware pineapple teapot; a limited-edition bronze of a moose diving into a swamp, sculpted by Dr. Jon Ruehle; a circa-1950, 37in New England copper weathervane shaped like a sperm whale; a folk art whiskey jug with the name “BEN” in red letters outlined in yellow on its shoulder; and original illustrations and artwork by Barbara Shermund. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK – On Thursday, December 23, starting at 6 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will hold a sale of Americana, Folk Art & Outsider Art, numbering 589 lots in all. Included are a mid-18th-century Dutch delft tobacco jar; cast iron door stops; trade signs; Native American jewelry; a circa-1780 turned ash burl bowl; antique checkerboards; needlework samplers, quilts, and other textile arts; a mid-18th-century Connecticut cherry bonnet top chest; stoneware jars; a New England whale form copper weathervane dating to 1950; a Chemehuevi tribal community Native American basket; hand-colored engravings; a 45-star American flag; a mid-18th-century lady’s foot stool; a Victorian-style wicker doll buggy; and hundreds more. As always, the sale is curated by Clifford Wallach, an expert on tramp art, folk art, and Americana. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
BOSTON (AP) – Artifacts once owned by Paul Revere’s family have been sold at auction for $20,000. The items were found in the attic of a home in Canton, Massachusetts, believed to have been owned by the family of the legendary Revolutionary War figure, The Boston Globe reports.
AMESBURY, Mass. – John McInnis Auctioneers will present an important Two-Day Americana auction of more than 1,000 lots on Friday, December 10 and Saturday, December 11. The sale with feature early American formal and country furniture, folk art, paintings, carpets, textiles, samplers, pearlware, mochaware, decoys, photography, maritime material, delftware, miniatures, and also the whimsical and the unusual. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK – On Thursday, September 9, starting at 6 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will host a 375-lot Americana auction for the New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association. As always, the sale is curated by Clifford Wallach, a noted expert in the realms of tramp art, folk art, and Americana. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – Nye & Company Auctioneers’ two-day, online Chic and Antique Estate Treasures auction features property from the Bishop-Peabody-Metcalf family; the NAMITS collection; the Princeton, New Jersey estate of Peter Benchley, the author of JAWS; and several private collections. It is slated for September 8 and 9, starting at 10 am Eastern time on both days. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.