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Sale 35, February Sale of Americana

(303 Lots)
by Period Americana
  • February 13, 2018, 7:30 PM EST Live Auction
  • Boston, MA, US
  • Phone: 888.529.9561
  • Email: Period Americana
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    Auction Description for Period Americana: Sale 35, February Sale of Americana
    Our February sale will feature several fine lots of Americana from the 18th century through the early 20th century including Revolutionary War, Civil War, Spanish American War, political, presidential, entertainment, and sports.

    Conditions of Sale

    By accepting a bidder number, placing a bid on any item, and/or being the successful, wining bidder, you acknowledge that you have read, understand and agree to all of the terms and conditions of the auction sale including those contained herein and any additional terms announced on the day of the sale.

    We accept online, phone and absentee bids.

    Only bidders with a physical mailing address in the United States or Canada or an APO/FPO address are allowed to bid. We no longer allow ANY other international bidders. We regret having to do this but there have been far too many issues with packages not being received.

    All items are sold "AS IS, WHERE IS" with all faults. All sales are final! Items cannot be returned.

    The successful bidder is the highest bidder acknowledged by Period Americana. In the event of any dispute between bidders, or in the event of doubt on Period Americana's part as to the validity of any bid, Period Americana will have the final discretion either to determine the successful bidder or to re-offer and resell the article in dispute. If any dispute arises after the sale, Period Americana's sale record is conclusive.

    The purchaser assumes full responsibility for items at the fall of the hammer.

    If we are prevented by fire, theft, or any other reason whatsoever from delivering any property to the purchaser, our liability shall be limited to the sum actually paid by the purchaser for such property.

    Period Americana reserves the right to withdraw any lot at any time before the auction without liability.

    Period Americana reserves the right to reject any bid not commensurate with the value of the property offered.

    Unless otherwise stated, all lots have a reserve equal to 50% of the low estimate and auctions will open for bidding at an amount approximately equal to 75% of the high estimate and reduce, if necessary, from there. Period Americana reserves the right to pass lots which do not meet this reserve or to lower or remove the reserve price and accept the then-highest bid.

    A range of estimates is given on each lot with a low and a high estimate. Estimates should not be relied on as a prediction of the actual selling price. Estimates are simply an opinion.

    If any applicable conditions herein are not complied with by the purchaser, Period Americana at its option may either (a) cancel the sale, retaining as liquidated damages all payments made by the purchaser or (b) resell the property at public auction without reserve or minimum selling price, and the purchaser will be liable for any deficiency and costs, including handling charges, expenses of both sales, the commission on both sales at regular rates, all other charges due here under and incidental damages.

    The terms and conditions contained herein supersede the terms, conditions and guarantees on our website.

    Buyer's Premium
    There will be a a combined buyer's premium and Invaluabel/AuctionZip listing fee of 23% added to the hammer price of each lot and it will be considered part of the total purchase price.
    Payment terms
    WE DO NOT ACCEPT PAYPAL. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, check and money order. WE NO LONGER ACCEPT PAYPAL. Period Americana will email an invoice to you following the auction with a link to make payment online. We accept payment processing through Invaluable/AuctionZip (through their third-party vendor, WePay) and Square. We reserve the right, per AuctionZip/Invaluable terms, to automatically charge the credit card you supplied upon registration four (4) days following auction invoicing. Please note that we cannot accept credit card payments over the phone; you must use the online link to make payment.

    Check or money order payment may be made to our mailing address. Please contact us to arrange bank wire transfer. We reserve the right to hold merchandise until payment has been verified through our bank, typically two weeks.

    If you choose to pick-up your item or arrange shipping outside of Period Americana, this must be communicated prior to payment in order to have that charged removed. Otherwise we will include shipping and handling in the final billed amount and arrange for shipping.

    There are no refunds. All items are sold "AS IS, WHERE IS" with all faults. All sales are final! Items cannot be returned.
    Shipping Terms
    Most items will be packed and shipped through UPS. After invoice payment, we will transport your items to the shipper. They will contact you directly to collect payment, pack and ship your items. Documents, photographs, and certain small items may be handled in-house at the cost of USPS Priority Mail plus $5.00 to cover packaging materials and labor. The minimum combined postage and handling charge is $12.00. We can work with you on other methods as well. It is the buyer's responsibility to pay all fees associated with shipping and packing. All property should be removed from our premises no later than 5:00 P.M. of the 30th business day following the end of the auction. Unless prior arrangements have been made items not removed by the specified time will be charged storage and handling fees of $10.00 per item per day until removal. Please note that removal deadlines are strictly enforced.
    Sales Tax
    All purchases will be subject to a 6.25% Massachusetts sales tax unless the purchaser possesses a valid tax-exempt number. Out of state internet bidders are not subject to Massachusetts sales tax.
    Condition of Merchandise
    All items are sold "AS IS, WHERE IS" with all faults. All sales are final! Items cannot be returned. There are no warranties or representations expressed or implied. Condition requests are available upon request, but must be submitted no later than 24 hours prior to start time of auction. Written and oral descriptions are our opinions and should in no way be construed as a guarantee of any kind as to authenticity, age, condition, materials or any other feature of items being sold. Period Americana attempts to catalog every lot correctly and will attempt to point out any defects but will not be responsible or liable for the correctness of the catalog or other descriptions of the lot. We recommend prospective bidders contact us with any questions prior to the sale time. By placing a bid, either in person, by phone, absentee or via the Internet, you signify that you have examined the items as fully as you desire to or that you have chosen not to examine them. If you require absolute certainty in all areas of authenticity, and the results of your evaluation leave uncertainty in your mind, we recommend you have an expert examine the lot for you or do not bid on the item in question. If your item(s) are damaged in shipping, you will need to contact the shipper to file a claim. If your item(s) are being shipped and there is a condition problem upon receipt, you are expected to notify us immediately at sales@periodamericana.com. All sales are final! There are no refunds. We retain the right in perpetuity to use, characterize, and publish photographs, listing descriptions, and document transcriptions and to assign these rights, without fee or remuneration of any kind to successive purchasers and owners of the items that are sold by Period Americana.
    Contract
    Place a bid only if you're serious about buying the item. Once we accept your winning bid, you have entered into a legally binding contract to purchase the property bid on. All items are sold "AS IS, WHERE IS" with all faults. All sales are final! Items cannot be returned. You should contact us prior to bidding to resolve any questions. The successful bidder is the highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer. In the event of any dispute between bidders, or in the event of doubt on Period Americana's part as to the validity of any bid, the auctioneer will have the final discretion either to determine the successful bidder or to re-offer and resell the article in dispute. If any dispute arises after the sale, Period Americana's sale record is conclusive. NOTE FIREARMS CANNOT BE SHIPPED OUTSIDE THE U.S.A.
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Estimate: $85 - $125
Description: Batter Up baseball bat. This was manufactured by Newton and Thompson, Brandon, Vermont. While they were a toymaker primarily, it is possible this was...
Condition Report: Very good
Realized: $0
Estimate: $400 - $450
Description: Antique buffalo horn trade beads bracelets. Beads are on a circa 1900 leather band with period buckle. Each bracelet contains 11 beads and the larges...
Condition Report: Very good
Realized: $0
Estimate: $125 - $150
Description: On April 17, 1860, boxing's inaugural "world title" international boxing match took place and sporting historians agree that the match between John H...
Condition Report: Very good
Realized: $0
Estimate: $350 - $400
Description: Large collection of 7 wax seals and 12 imprints.
Condition Report: Very good
Realized: $0
Estimate: $150 - $200
Description: Period Associated Press WW2 photograph of the USS Lexington. Original paper tag reads, June 16, A Boatload of Lexington Survivors. When the order was...
Condition Report: Very good
Realized: $80 Unverified

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Estimate: $150 - $200
Description: World War 1 photograph of the USS Leviathan along with a small mounted lithograph photo measuring 6 by 8 inches. The SS Leviathan, originally built a...
Condition Report: Very good
Realized: $0
Estimate: $250 - $300
Description: 1814 document signed by Governor Caleb Strong for the promotion of Simon Fogg to Brigade Inspector and Brigade Major. Also signed by Alden Bradford a...
Condition Report: Very good
Realized: $0
Estimate: $250 - $300
Description: Uncommon early automobile touring map, 1915. Automobile Road Map published by the Rochester Motoring Association & Service Co. 32 pages plus canvas d...
Condition Report: Very good
Realized: $0
Estimate: $250 - $300
Description: Quite uncommon Red Sox pillow sham dating from the 1940s-1950s.
Condition Report: Very good
Realized: $0
Estimate: $150 - $175
Description: Georg Jensen USA lighter in sterling silver.
Condition Report: Excellent
Realized: $0
Estimate: $125 - $150
Description: Original admission ticket to board Old Ironsides, USS Constitution, upon its tour through Marblehead, Massachusetts. The renovation of the ship comme...
Condition Report: Excellent
Realized: $30 Unverified

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Estimate: $150 - $165
Description: Lot of 5 British campaign medals including the 1939-1945 star, Italy Star, Africa Star, Atlantic Star, and a War Service medal. With a British Air Mi...
Condition Report: Very good
Realized: $0
Estimate: $850 - $950
Description: 1811 Atlas of North America by Johnson and Warner. This atlas shows discoveries by Alexander MacKenzie but not those of Lewis and Clark. Rare volume.
Condition Report: Very good
Realized: $400 Unverified

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Estimate: $250 - $275
Description: Lot of 5 mid 19th Century snuff boxes of bois durci. Bois durci is an early plastic material made from albumen or blood mixed with wood dust. Bois Du...
Condition Report: Good-Very good
Realized: $90 Unverified

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Estimate: $400 - $450
Description: A Memorial of Divine Benefits in a Sermon Delivered at Exeter on the 15th and at Haverhill, on the 19th of November 1798, Days of Public Thanksgiving...
Condition Report: Very good
Realized: $0
Estimate: $300 - $350
Description: Uncommon sporting business card of Yank Adams, Digital Billiardist Premier, with his signature, Admit bearer to chair, Yank. Adams drew thousands of ...
Condition Report: Very good
Realized: $0
Estimate: $100 - $125
Description: Sketch of the Life, Personal Appearance, Character and Manners of Charles A. Stratton The Man in Miniature Known as General Tom Thumb, printed New Yo...
Condition Report: Very good
Realized: $100 Unverified

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Estimate: $850 - $1,000
Description: Extremely mackeral plow made of wood and metal with hand tooled designs. We have never seen one quite like this. It was certainly well-loved by its m...
Condition Report: Very good
Realized: $0
Estimate: $650 - $700
Description: Folk art oil painting of Jack Tar, taken of the original. About the subject, Jack tar is seven-foot American wooden carving has been attributed to Je...
Condition Report: Excellent
Realized: $0
Estimate: $150 - $175
Description: Hand colored map of Jamaica, engraved by John Luffman, 1786.
Condition Report: Very good
Realized: $0
Estimate: $300 - $325
Description: John Quincy Adams personally owned copy of the Georgia Patriot newspaper published in Milledgeville, Georgia (the state capitol) and dated August 5, ...
Condition Report: Very good
Realized: $0
Estimate: $450 - $500
Description: Rare form of green Teco Pottery with original sticker on bottom, Teco Pottery Gates Potteries Chicago.
Condition Report: Excellent
Realized: $0
Estimate: $450 - $525
Description: Terrific pre-WW2 era stuffed bunny rabbit wearing a circa 1930s Naval officer's uniform. It is unknown whether this is Steiff, but it is extremely we...
Condition Report: Very good, jacket is faded.
Realized: $325 Unverified

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Estimate: $600 - $700
Description: Inuit carved soapstone seal signed Aisapik Quma Igauja (1915-1979) and labeled E9-1331.
Condition Report: Very good
Realized: $0
Estimate: $250 - $300
Description: A late 1860s broadside for an excursion to Fort Popham on July 4th from points Maine. Fort Popham is a Civil War-era coastal defense fortification at...
Condition Report: Excellent
Realized: $150 Unverified

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