RARE ITEMS SOLD AT THE AUCTION MILL THIS SATURDAY!Posted: February 21, 2013
Hello, I thought I’d take this snow day to update you on the auction coming up this Saturday at the Auction Mill. I’ll briefly go over some highlights, the feature a few of the more rare items we have on the auction block.
We’ll start out by selling some of the antiques that are not available to the online audience, these items include a lot of brass Jewish decor, vintage and antique picture frames, old floor and desk lamps and some advertising pieces.
The online bidding portion of our auction will begin at 11:30am CST, first up will be a large collection of tobacco pipes dating back to the late 1700′s and 1800′s, after the pipes, we have a rare TechnoMarine Diamond Wristwatch valued at over $4,000 and some primitive furniture and rare antiques. Lot 73 is the most rare item on the auction, it’s an original O.S. Goff Sitting Bull Cabinet Card – I can only fine two of these that have sold recently and each sold for more than $2,200 (More on this item later in the blog). The auction also features a WWI British Airplane Prop which has been converted to a weather barometer, and my personal favorite is a 1933 Mills Extraordinary Bell Nickel Slot Machine. Towards the end of online bidding portion, we will auction off over 100 pieces of Hummel figurines and plates. Several of these hummels are online and some will be sold offline.
This is a fantastic lineup and auction, I hope you can make it, the auction starts at 10:30am, doors will open at 8:15am. There is also a preview of the auction on Friday from 10am to 4pm. If you’re unable to make the auction, feel free to bid online here via proxibid: https://www.proxibid.com/asp/catalog.asp?aid=62446&ipp=100&sort=0
Here are links to the top seven items on the auction:
Lot 5 – Large Lot of 18th,19th and 20th Century Tobacco Pipes: https://www.proxibid.com/asp/LotDetail.asp?ahid=4742&aid=62446&lid=15690153#topoflot
Lot 11 – 2.97 Carat TechnoMarine Chronograph Men’s Wristwatch: https://www.proxibid.com/asp/LotDetail.asp?ahid=4742&aid=62446&lid=15742298#topoflot
Lot 37 – 1933 Mills Extraordinary Bell Nickel Slot Machine: https://www.proxibid.com/asp/LotDetail.asp?ahid=4742&aid=62446&lid=15594446#topoflot
Lot 38 – Hispano Souza WWI British Airplane Prop: https://www.proxibid.com/asp/LotDetail.asp?ahid=4742&aid=62446&lid=15594447#topoflot
Lot 42 – Rare One of a Kind Winchester Folk Art Sign: https://www.proxibid.com/asp/LotDetail.asp?ahid=4742&aid=62446&lid=15629369#topoflot
Lot 54 – Antique Barrister Stacking File and Bookcase Unit: https://www.proxibid.com/asp/LotDetail.asp?ahid=4742&aid=62446&lid=15689917#topoflot
Lot 73 – O.S. Goff Sitting Bull Cabinet Card: https://www.proxibid.com/asp/LotDetail.asp?ahid=4742&aid=62446&lid=15722085#topoflot
Size of Card: 4.24″ Wide by 6.5″ Tall – In Good Condition Considering Age, No Creases, There is some wear on the edges, see detailed photos. RARE – Sitting Bull: Cabinet Card by O. S. Goff, Circa 1881. SITTING BULL – (Ta-Ton-Ka-I-Yo-Ton-Ka) The first image taken of the Hunkpapa medicine man shortly after his surrender at Fort Buford, Dakota Territory in the summer of 1881. Like many Sioux warriors after the Little Bighorn annihilation of Custer and his 7th U. S. Cavalry, he sought refuge in Canada for a period of five years. The seated Sitting Bull wears a single hair feather and holds a long stemmed peace pipe. Goff’s Bismarck studio imprint verso with text “The Sioux Chief in command at the Custer Massacre” Zimmerman Bros. Publishers Photographed by O.S. Goff Copyright Applied For This has been authenticated