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Auctioneer ROBERT L. FOSTER'S 207-563-8110
Auction Date Mar 24 Auction
811 U.S. Rt. 1
P.O. Box 203
Newcastle, Me
Time 09:00AM
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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Early auction at 9:00 a.m. & regular auction at 10:00 a.m.

At Foster’s Auction Gallery, 811 U.S. Rt. 1, Newcastle, Me.

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Preview Fri., March 23, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. & morning of sale 8:00 to 9:45 a.m.  Sale to inc. items from estates in: Wiscasset,  Boothbay & Newcastle, Me., together with a wonderful collec. of 1940’s-‘50’s adv. signs from “Wilson’s Duck In Diner” in Bruns., Me. & selected additions. In case of severe, impassable storm, auction to be held the following day, at the same times. Call to be sure. Hope to see you there.

EARLY FURNITURE:  Grad. 4 dwr. flame birch cookie corner Sheraton chest, 2 dwr. lift top blanket chest w/turned legs, Mahg. l dwr. Pembroke d/l tbl., Raised panel 2 door wall cupboard, 4 dwr. chest w/columns in old red, Pencil post Sheraton stand, Hepp. mahg. fold top card tbl. w/satinwood inlay,  Early wooden dbl. adj. candle stand, Shaker rocker, 5’10 Deacon’s bench w/cushions, Bamboo Windsor chr. sgn. Thos. Ashton & others, Sheraton mahg. d/l reeded leg tbl.,  Pine Sheraton d/l tbl., Fed. mirror w/rev. ptg. of village, Queen Anne chr., Fig. maple Chipp. mirror, Mahg. saber leg chr. w/lacq. Orient. dec., Cannon ball bed in red, 3 banister back chrs. inc. yoke backs, Early ladder-back chrs. etc., Empire footstool, Windsor chr. & old red stool, ½ column mirror w/boy & hoop, Pine candle stand, Ribbon back & Shield back chrs. etc.      

VICTORIAN FURNITURE:  Oak sideboard w/mirrored back & rope turnings, Ant. super fancy French gold gilt & ebonized mirror w/floral & bow dec., Marble top walnut parlor stand, Mahg. dbl. glass door bookcase, Sq. oak tbl. w/fancy carv. legs, Cottage pine floral dec. 3 dwr. chest, Golden oak pressed dec. fold. bookshelf, Eastlake spoon carv. 3 dwr. bureau, Vic. settee, Pr. of rose carv. chrs., Mission oak rocker “Harden Line”, Orient. dec. corner cab., Walnut d/l gateleg tbl., Carv. oak hang. corner cab. w/floral motif, 5 bamboo rush seat chrs., Cottage pine l dwr. stand, Ant. lg. mahg. religious podium I.H.S., Sofa, Oak commode, Vic. ash halltree, 1 dwr. spool cottage stand, 4 dwr. spool dec. chest, Trunk, Ant. furn. pcs. inc. finials/pantry box covers etc. CUSTOM, VINT. & MID. CENT. MOD.:  Sgn. Woodard iron “Oak Leaf/Acorn” settee & 2 chrs. & 2 “Chantilly Rose” chrs., 2 iron patio tbls. w/glass tops, D. Phyfe mahg. tbl. w/2 leaves, Country pine stepback cupboard by O.H. Beagan, Mahg. triple mirror vanity, Mahg. music cabinet, Lyre back chr. w/needlepoint, Mid cent. Danish teak sliding door cab., 8’8” oak bench, Iron table w/leaf design & beveled glass top, 2 tier pk. marble top stand w/brass gallery, Ptd. cedar closet w/landscapes, Pr. l dwr. carv. stands, Maple l dwr. stand, Hepplewhite style mahg. stand, Kitchen work tbl. w/porc. enam. top, Carv. & gilt open armchr., Mahg. mirror w/eagle crest, Mirrored glass top coffee tbl., Barrel back chr. w/spade feet, Pr. French style chrs. w/petit point, Walnut cathedral back chr., Pine Q. Anne stand w/shaped corners, Blue matchboard trunk, 4 brace back Windsor Nichols & Stone, Smoking stand, Pine dbl. door cabinet, Lacq. Orient. stand.     

ACCESSORIES:  Paul Herzel bronze 1920’s risqué tambourine dancer, Ant. Tiffany & Co. carv. bone & lace fan, Ant. bronze finish woman play. harp, Pantry box, 2 folk art duck decoys, Ant. postcard album w/photo/holiday etc., Vint. Blk. boy “Hot-Cha!” cigar. lighter, 3 ant. Germ.Valentines, Orient. carv. box, 2 cloisonné vases inc. 12” w/Foo lion etc., Ant. fold. lacq. gameboard, Pierced tin foot warmer, Bail hand.cov. pail in red, Oval wooden chopping bowl, Iron beam candle holder, 4 iron fig. rabbit coat hooks, Iron ptd. wall coat rack, Enterprise tobacco cutter “Champion Knife Improved”, Photo postcards, Wooden oven peel, Ant. red ptd. box, Early ovoid Boston jug & New London crock, Ballard Bros. 6 gal. crock w/bl. floral, Ant. brass school bell, Shoe lasts & sad irons, Metal rooster weathervane, D.t. cov. copper kettle & rooster molds, 2 iron footman fire trivets, Ant. sgn. wooden Jap. compass, Pewter & oak lavabo, Ant. sampler of Hariet Wats, Carv./ptd. cows pull. wagon, Bausch & Lomb microscope, Vint. “Short Trip” vanity set, Copper pans etc., Kitchen choppers/beaters etc., Brass cannon ball andirons/ fireplace fenders/screens/trivets etc. inc. ant., Sleigh bells, India brass bells, Agate wash tub, 47 ant. keys, 6 pcs. Descoware enam./iron cookwear, Copper rooster wall plate w/lapis, Polynesian Goddess carv., Copper/leather fire bucket w/coat of arms, Bronze finish fig. of girl, Nice lots of pewter inc. tankards inc. 1 w/clock/porringers/charger/measures etc. by Samuel Ellis etc., Cat. & dog chocolate molds, Tin ABC plate & tole box etc., Brass eagles etc., 7 cast iron kettles & skillets, Me. lic. plates two 1928 & ’29, Mini. jade horse etc., Stereo. viewer & cards, Estate buttons, Chalkware chicken, Hardware, Maple jewelry chest, 2 duck decoys, Brass bells, Deco chrome drink shaker, Lg. toleware tray, Brass suitcase match safe, Knife trays, 3 bronze figs. of men, Sculp. metal/marble bookends, Vic. iron brackets. Photos: Collec. 29 ant. tintypes/16 cdv’s, Cabinet photos inc. “Sight See. Auto. Coach of Washington” etc., Lots of old photos inc. woman play. piano/Mill etc., Lot w/cars etc.,  Vint. photos of fashion portraits & more. Baskets inc.: 2 swing hand. apple,  Ant. splint dbl. hand., Me. potato, “Domino Cane Sugar” basket & more. Linens, Clothing etc.: , 26 pcs. of ant. wh. children’s clothing inc. Christening dresses etc., Clothes inc. vint. sequin vest/ant. lace dress etc., Box vint. silk tbl. linens etc., Linen cutwork tablecloth etc., 35 bolts of fab., Car robes & fur coat, Box lots of nice estate linens & hankies inc. embroid. etc., Crib quilt etc. Actor J.R. Osgood Perkins  paper/photos & WWI war diary of shipping to France & being a driver during the war, together w/ his son & actor Anthony Perkins photos & albums etc.    

GLASS, CHINA, POTTERY:   Hd. ptd. Nippon chocolate set, Cosmos glass pitcher/glasses, Lg. blown art glass gourd, Peru folk art pott. animals etc., Pitchers & stemware, Plates inc. Mulberry/Staff. etc., 28 pcs. Aynsley “Pembroke” china, 62 pcs. Haviland Limoges china “Beaumount”, Lg. Hereford bull chalkware bank, Carnival glass vases, Bone china c/saucers, Sgn. Orient. pott. vase, Etched Swedish crystal vase/Fostoria compote etc., Bl. Willow platters etc., Fort Edwards jug w/blue bird, Ironstone wash bowl & pitcher, E. Swasey & Bangor Me. crocks etc., Stoneware bottles,  Yellow ware milk pan & pudd. mold, 6 blown glass paperweights inc. sgn. St. Clair,  Majolica pitchers, Banded yellow ware mix. bowl, Art glass bowl, Planter’s Peanuts jar, Set Spode “Basket Weave” china, Oriental bowl w/dragons, Gardiner Me. stoneware butter churn etc., Rose Medallion china, Tile w/lion, Milk glass animal cov. dishes,  P.V. France ship plates, Bottles, Dk. blue Staff. plate etc., Pr. blown glass apothecary jars, Fiesta gravy boat/plates etc.   

PAINTINGS:  Super gold gilt framed o/c Hudson River ptg. w/sailboats, O/m landscape w/sailboats sgn. N. Filbee “St. Benets Abbey...”, 5 Rene-Maxime Choquet w/c’s of French st. scenes, Ant. gouache of Portland landscape, O/c of woman & child w/grapes, W/c of window by Suzanne Bellmore,  2 ant. rev. ptd. tinfoil ptgs., O/b of Belgrade Me. lake by W.H. McGrann, Ptg. of dog w/crow sgn. Brian Allen Adams, Ant. charcoal draw. of bearded gent, O/c Me. town winter, W/c of pig sgn. Suzanne, W/c w/birds & a gilt foil abstract, 2 sports drawings, Rev. ptd. tinsel ptgs., Pr. o/c ports. of Dr. & nurse, W/c watermelon by Ruby W. Wampler.    

PRINTS & PHOTOS:   4 Carroll Thayer Berry prints, 2 yard long 1918 “220 Field Battalion” photos, 2 hd. colored photos of a Civil War ptg., Fraternal litho. w/Indians T.O.T.E., 2 sgn. Pihos lmtd. ed. prints inc. “Island Coast” etc., W/c of shore by Wm. S. Parkyn, 2 sgn. landscape etchings, Sgn. Peter Ford lmtd. ed. “Kew Gardens in Winter”, “Fruits Early Ind. & Oeconemy” hd. colored print etc.,  Box lots of frames, Europ. coastal scene, Sgn. puppet show by Eugene C. Fitsch, O/c of lobster buoy, Orient. sgn. scroll, Lot w/Marion P. Wolcott gelatin silver print etc., Serigraph “Pemaquid Light” sgn. Shevis, Cats, Davidson interior,  “Cycles Gladiator” poster w/nude, “Penn. Station N.Y.”, Birdseye view of Paris, Raoul Dufy print & more. 

STERLING SILVER ETC.:  Compote/tea strainer etc., Boar’s tusk corkscrew w/ster. engrav. cap, 9 ant. demi tasse spoons, 13 coin silv. spoons, Lot w/candelabras/compote etc., Coin napkin rings, Lot with c/sticks/bowl, .800 serv. spoon etc., 3 licq. tags, Toothpick holder, Thimbles, C/sticks etc. S.P.:  34 pc. flatware set, Chest w/fancy engrav. owl serv. pc. etc., Mahg. silver box w/serv. pcs. etc., Reticulated tray etc. 

JEWELRY:  GOLD: 14k free form dia. ring, 3 ct. topaz & multi dia. pend. w/8 channel set dias., 14k 3 ct. bl. topaz multi dia. pend. w/channel set dias., 10k dia. & pearl leaf pin, 14k brac. w/3 dias. & 4 emeralds, 14k bird pendant & chain, 14k lavender spinel filigree ring, 10k & 14k retro dia. rings, 9 pcs. 14k inc. earrings/clover stickpin etc., 10k lot w/thimble/owl pin etc., 14k & onyx beads, 10k aqua marine ring, 14k filigree ameth.& dia. ring, Lapis & 14k neck. w/pearls, 10k stickpins inc. ameth./pearl etc., 14k dia. heart ring, 10k fire opal ring, 3 pr. 14k eyeglasses, 10k filigree pin w/gr. stone, 14k opal earrings & pend., 14k & tiger eye bead neck. STER. ETC.:  Fine ameth. tennis brac., Indian jewelry inc. ster. Kachina pin/beads etc., Pearl pin & beads, Georg Jensen 253 hoop pin, Ruby ring, Tiffany heart neck., Ster. charm brac. w/lob. trap/sailboats etc., Turq./lapis & ster. neck., Alexandrite ring, Mex. ster. sun pin/pend., Multi gemstone ring w/ameth./topaz etc., Ster. earrings inc. bl. topaz & pearl etc., Lg. ant. pin w/hd. ptd. lady, Fancy ring w/bl./clear stones, Lot w/Tiffany “Try God” pin etc., Ster. eyeglasses, Lot w/Mercury dime pin.  

OTHER JEWELRY: Blue fossil stone bead neck., Shell cameo pin/pend. of lady w/book, Costume jewelry of all types, Stick pins, Carnelian neck., Fancy metal Asian coin neck., Peridot nugget neck., Stone animal fetish neck., Cloisonné & cinnabar bangles, Stone necks., Turq. chip necks. WATCHES:  Ant. 15j. 14k lapel watch by Big. Kennard & 19j man’s Hartdegen dbl. roller, Ant. S. Thomas pock. watch w/heart & pearl slide chain, Elgin h.c. & wrist watch, Key wind coin by Am. Watch & 14k lady’s o.f. Waltham, 21 j. Hampden pock. watch, Lot w/Mickey Mouse pock. etc. 

COINS:  1981 1/10 oz. gold Krugerrand, Lg. cents: (1802, ’10,’17,’18,’19, ’39,’51 etc.), Morgan silv. $’s:(2 1880,1878-S, ’89, 1921), 1922 & 1934-D Peace $’S, 1804 ½ cent, $192. face paper curr. inc. 1934 $50 & 1934$20, 1931-S Buff. nickel, 4 90% proofs inc. 2012 “Infrantry Soldier” etc., Prestige sets inc. “Mt. Rushmore” etc.,  .999 Am. Eagles inc. (4 b.u., 2010 ms69 etc., 8 unc., 3 proofs, 2007 unc.), 2003-’06 Jeff. nick. set inc. unc. & proofs, $11.90 Walk. & Frank. ½’s etc., 21.75 face 90% silv. U.S., Lot w/proof copper $’s etc., 23 & 14 40% Kenn. ½’s, 2¢ pcs. inc. 1864, Ike proof, Abe Linc. silv. $ & set, 15.35 90% inc. Barber qtr. etc., 1847 ½ dime, Lot w/1865 3¢ etc., Estate lot w/17 coin albums w/various coins etc., 14 proof sets, Engelhard “Am. Prospector” .999 1 t.o. pc., 1800 ½ cent, Foreign coins & paper money. STAMPS: Estate stamp collec. w/8 albums inc. “Heritage of Am. Stamp Coll.” etc., Foreign album.  

ORIENTAL RUGS:  Persians:(Floral 8’10x11’4, 4’7x9’3, Fine floral 7’9x9’10, 3 tribal scatters), 5’8x8’1, Caucasian 5’3x7’4, 4’x5’9, 3’4x6’7, 4’11x7’, Kerman 9’3x10’7, 2’6x10’7, 2’6x7’11, Herez 3’x5’ & 2’x3’1, Kazak 2’11x5’11, Bokhara 2’1x6’ & 4’6x6’9, 3’5x6’3 tribal w/figs., Kelim 6’6x8’8, 2’7x10’, Cauc. prayer 3’x4’,  Scatters. OTHER RUGS:  Ant. floral hooked shirred folk art rugs, Floral hooked 9’x12’ & 2’11x5’7, Winchester felt adv. rug, Crewelwork 2’7x4’, Ant. floral shirred rug w/braided edge 2’6x4’. 

MOD. FURN.:  Pr. of Drexel mahg. rd. marble top stands, Faux marble top 9 dwr. bureau, Iron 2 tier planter, Pr. of Chipp. wing chrs., Pine 5 dwr. lingerie chest, Pr. iron tile top stands, Leaded glass door cabinet, Lg. oak cabinet w/3 dwr. base, 3 cushion sofa, Pine blind door cab., Pine mirrored back glass shelf wall display case, Pine benches, Electrolux vac.      

MUSICAL:  Ant. rosewood melodeon, Brass saxophone,  Ravel brass pocket trumpet, Mex. & Asian drums, Vint. records.  

OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST:  34” iron ptd. Gabriel weathervane, 48 star Am. flag, Metal garden armillary, Singer featherweight sew mach.,  Ant. iron ptd./stenc. bookpress, 2 adv. crates w/2 lg. ant. oil bottles, 3 vint. typewriters inc. Corona “Four” etc., 2 vint. Raleigh bikes, Vint. display bust, Leaded slag glass window 32”x32 ½”, 3 outsider art heads inc. 1 w/horns that lights up, Racquetball rackets, Dbl. sided wood sign “Guild Mills Fab. Outlet”, 50’ fireman’s hose, Ant. wheel patt. mod.,  Lg. gr. water bottle in adv. crate “Pureoxia”, Vint. climbing spikes, Cement cats, Lic. plates inc. 1961 Me. etc., Cameras inc.: Mamiya/Sekor/Argus/35mm Panon wide Lux etc., 2 fig. ladies vint. busts, Pr. ant. bifold louv. arch top shutters, 3 Safari pelts, Ostrich egg, Alum. garden shell on base.     

ADVERTISING COLLEC.:  “Fresh Fruit Flav.-Orange Crush” sign, Chesterfield cigs. w/Alexander twins,

1933 “Drink Orange Crush” poster etc., 1940 Coca-Cola “Familiar Refreshment” c.b. sign, 1939 Coca-Cola paper sign, 1938 c.b. sign “Wise Potato Chips”, C.b. “You need Moxie”, 40’s P. Morris Johnn Bell Hop c.b. floor display, Vint. “Greenspot” choc. drink sign, Edgeworth Tob.,”Ringling Bros. & Barnum/Bailey” poster, ‘40’s adv. paper for Riley Insurance etc., “Purgen Laxative” Orient. print w/stamps, Light up “ATM” sign, Old “Private Landing” sign, Tin sign “City of London Fleet St.”. 

LAMPS:  Ant. 5 panel sgn. P.P.M. lithophane lamp w/castle/children etc., 3 bronze girandoles on marble bases, Ant. brass adj. student’s lamp, Ant. sawtooth & vaseline oil lamps, Gr. ptd. ant. tin wall lamp, 2 brass shell trench art lamps, Native Am. Kokopelli metal floor lamp w/copper shade, Vint. desk lamp, Mid. cent. floor w/plastic shade, Italian pott., 2 pr. column design tbl. lamps, Jug lamp w/bird, Brass wall candelabras w/prisms etc.& more. 

CLOCKS:  S. Thomas pillar mantel clock, Ingraham 8 day shelf clock, Gingerbread kitchen clock, Inlaid mahg. Sessions mantel clock, Cuckoo clock.  

BOOKS:  Lot of author sgn. books inc. “A Couple of Businessmen” by Smith etc., 12 vint. books inc. “Robinson Crusoe” etc., 1823 Bible w/hd. colored maps etc., Audubons, “Booth. Hrb. Region”, “Wisc. in Pownalborough” etc., Nautical inc. “Book of Old Ships” etc., 21 leather Joseph Conrad nautical books, Ant. ref. books, “Adam & Eve”, Wuthering Heights, “Trees & Other Poems” by Kilmer, Cat. of Salvador Dali,  Set leather Charles Dickens, Early books inc. 1767 “Complaint or Night Thoughts on Life/Death/Immorality” etc.,”Norman Rockwell Illus.”,  Over 60 box lots of estate books and more. 

TOOLS:  Meco heavy iron work tbl., Peet Bros. pock. altimeter for L.L. Bean, Pr. 37 ½” bar clamps, 1902 brass Empire water meter, Air compressor hose/nozzle, Dewalt wheelable planer stand, Two chains w/hooks, Clamps inc. wooden Jorgensen etc., New 20 pc. wire wheel brush set, 6’ wood ladder w/splayed bottom, Greenfield tap & die set, Mat cutter/Joint Master & multi dwr. tool chest, Lot w/ant. wooden planes/auger etc., Miller Falls #107 carv. set, Lot w/chisels/plane etc., Rope bed wrench etc., Hand tools.   

WEAPONS:  Ant. percuss. Kentucky rifle mkd. R.? Cooper N.Y., Thompson muzzle loading 50 cal. rifle. KNIVES & SWORDS: 2 faux ivory hand. Samurai swords, 2 fencing swords. OTHER:  WWII pilots Borneo silk escape map, Box Winch. 357 sig..

NAUTICAL:  Ptd. sailmaker’s sign, Brass marine lantern, Vint. wooden fish barrel carrier ptd. red, Seashells & book, Hd. made 48” 4 masted ship model, Ant. ship model, Pr. of Old Town wooden canoe paddles, Lot w/bronze pulley/belaying pins, Long oar etc.  

CHILDREN’S:  Ant. doll’s hooded cradle, True Value metal bi-plane & 1927 deliv. truck, Mickey Mouse w/cassette etc.,  Singer “Sew Handy” sew. mach., Vint. pond sailboat, Child’s bow back chr. in orig. red, Iron pig bank, Iron “U.S. Mail Truck” wagon,  1929 no. 7 ½ orig. erector set, 9” bisq. head girl doll, Flex. Flyer #65 “Airline Cruiser” sled etc., 2 Roco Museum ed. model HO train engs., Tin “U Save A Dime Bank” by Shonk Works, Peruvian dolls etc., 3 runner paint dec. sled pat. 1894, Vint. trenches & lead soldiers. TERMS:   Cash or approved check. Dealer’s must have copy of seller’s certificate.We reserve the right to hold merchandise until funds clear. Sizes & descriptions are approx. & subject to error.  Everything sold as is, where is. All sales are final. We accept absentee bids prior to the auction with a 20% deposit & bid them competitively. Limited phone bidding available.  A buyer’s premium of 15%  will be applied to all purchases, payable by the buyer, as part of the purchase price. Central air conditioned Gallery. Ample parking. Catered. Handicapped accessible. Luxurious padded seating. Limited seating. Call Marilyn for seat reservations & availability. We accept Visa, Master Card & Discover Card. For info. about auction items, (near sale ) please call Holly at 207-563-8110.


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We are one of the largest, top paying buyers in the State of Maine, for gold, silver & bullion etc. Buying Gold: U.S. & foreign coins, ingots & bars, dental gold, all 10k-14k & 18k gold, class rings, wedding bands, necklaces, bracelets, pocket & wrist watches, any broken gold jewelry, platinum etc. Buying Silver: Sterling items any condition, ster. flatware, jewelry, vases, bowls,  c/sticks,  ingots, bars, rounds, silver eagles etc.  Buying coins & paper currency:  silver dollars, pre 1964 silv. halves-quarters & dimes.  40 years experience buying coins & precious metals. Get our price before selling. Free gold testing.



AUCTIONEER & APPRAISER-LIC. NO. AUC 157 Assistant Auctioneer: Andre Drolet-Lic. #Auc1245   

811 U.S. Rt. l, P.O. Box 203, Newcastle, Maine 04553  Auction Gallery 207-563-8110

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Robert L. Foster

Auctioneer & Appraiser

811 U.S. Rt. 1, P.O. Box 203

Newcastle, Me. 04553


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