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Michael S. Smith & Friends • Professionals Since 1976

SATURDAY April 21st at 5pm

Previews: Fri 1-5 and Sat at 1pm

SALE HELD AT: The Washington County Fairgrounds
Rte 29 Between Greenwich & Schuylerville, NY; 12 miles East of Saratoga Springs
(MapQuest & Google: 392 Old Schuylerville Rd, Greenwich, NY 12834)

    An interesting Sale featuring items from 4 main sources. (1) The beginning of antiques (mostly smalls) collected by a local couple over the last 40 years (selling their properties and moving to senior housing – I estimate 600-800 lots over next several sales). (2) Significant collection of Salem NY, Washington County, and Vermont Books, Ephemera, Postcards, etal. (3) Toys & Childhood items from a Queensbury Estate. (4) Early ledgers, 19thC books/ephemera, and Barn Finds from a Halfmoon Estate. ALSO furniture from Antique to Modern mixed in. A long sale with MUCH to sell.

Fun & unusual – come & play!

    SALEM & WASHINGTON CO NY & VERMONT collection BOOKS to incl: 1878 History of Washington Co. 1894 History and Biography of Washington Co and Town of Queensbury. 1849-1850 Washington Co Gazetteer. 1848 & 1849 Transactions of N.Y. State Agricultural Society (150+ pages on Washington Co). 1849 Vols 1-3 Documentary History of New York. Books published in Salem in1814, 1825, and 1921. 2 copies 1896 “The Salem Book”, & More Salem/Wash Co. POSTCARDS over 150 Salem postcards (50+ real photo cards). Postcards from other Wash Co towns (real photo cards). QUANTITY EPHEMERA incl over 200 1860’s/70’s National Bank of Salem checks (many local family names). 19th & early 20thC billheads. 19th/early 20thC autograph & scrapbooks, Salem bottles & business advertising premiums, lg lot genealogy related, & more Wash Co ephemera. VERMONT BOOKS incl scarce 1895 “Rupert Vermont A History”. 1879 “The Bibliography of Vermont”. 1928 “Vermont Once No Man’s Land”. 1892 “Vermont Volunteers” (Civil War volunteers – rough), & more VT books. POSTCARDS over 100 VT postcards incl real photos. Some VT ephemera.


     FROM 18thC John Flynn homestead of Halfmoon NY only 3 families have ever owned this property and the current Estate has sold it to developers. Although very well picked over through the years we still found ephemera/books in the attic to incl: dated 1765, 1797, 1804, and 1848 ledgers of John Flynn (much rum sold!) and Flynn descendants. Early cipher & practice books & school books. VERY FINE LOT 19thC businesses advertising catalogues (see website). A little political & military. 6’ table full pre 1870 newspapers incl Civil War (as 1 lot). 2 more large tables full 19thC newspapers. BARN FRESH ESTATE ITEMS to incl: good 5’ diameter c.1900 ship’s wheel. Nice blanket box. Particularly nice stone grinding/sharpening wheel. Wooden advertising boxes. Bottles. Exc wooden barrel. Early ax. 2 saddles. Crosscut saws, milk cans, early trunk, et al. GRAIN PAINTED DOORS fine pair early 7’6” x 25” doors in original black/red grain paint which we removed from the dining room of the home, & more.

     MORE BOOKS to incl: 1851 “Smith’s Illustrated Astronomy”. Vols 1-28 complete 1911 “Encyclopedia Britannica”. A few Civil War. Exc 1923 “Book of American Indian” by Garland w/Remington prints. Fine 1910 “The Handy Natural History” by Protheroe w/colored plates. 1871-72 Washington Co Directory. 1856 “Noxious Insects of NY” by Asa Fitch. Adirondacks books & ephemera to incl 1903 “Rural Telephone Exchange” and c.1920 Higby Camp Big Moose New York” booklet w/photos, bound Harpers, early religious & MORE!


     ESTATE’S ROCKWELL PRINTS from the Halfmoon Estate many Norman Rockwell prints including 8 SIGNED Norman Rockwell prints (part of a portfolio published by H. Abrams in 1972). Numbered limited edition Rockwell prints by David Grossman. Over 40 original Rockwell image magazine covers (1930’s-60’s).

    TOYS • CHILDHOOD good Pat’d 1881 “Organ Bank” mechanical bank. Chein Ferris Wheel. Marbles. 2 lg bisque head dolls. Good Marx 24” tin litho wind-up “Main Street”. Good 12” cast iron “Crescent” mini cook stove. Barbie & Ken & “Barbie Dream House”. 27 McGloughlin Bros 5-6” litho’d paper skittles figures & good McGloughin “Fish Pond” game. Christmas Santas & blown ornaments. Children’s books incl 1922 “The Magical Land of Noom” by J. Gruelle. 23” Tex Foster pond boat. 8 painted cast metal animals marked “Germany” and 7 painted ceramic farm birds marked “Germany”. 12 painted metal farm animals marked “England”. Exc 5” Arcade cast iron truck & more in generous lots. SPORTS 2 original 1941 Brooklyn Dodgers World Series tickets (versus Yankees). 11 neat c.1910 mechanical promotional advertising “Baseball Game Counters” or “Scoring Tablets” (see website). Large 1980’s(?) signed Mickey Mantle photo. Large (1980’s) photo signed by both Yogi Berra and Roy Campanella. Large framed 1980’s Golfing & Hockey Prints & more. ADVERTISING 3 exceptional c.1900 printed on cloth banners advertising agricultural machines (“Worcester Buckeye Chain Mower” and “The Missouri – horse drawn – Grain and Fertilizer Drill”). Winchester, Remington, & other wooden adver boxes. Advertising ephemera & box lots, various signs. EXCEPTIONAL lot 19thC business advertising catalogues (see website).
    MORE SMALLS: 12+ good clocks incl 2 Kroeber, a Terhune & Edwards painted iron case, Waterbury carriage, Terry Clock Co Pittsfield Mass, an inlaid case Seth Thomas, & other clocks. Decorated stoneware incl E & LP Norton jug & White’s Utica type “Ice Water” barrel w/spigot (lid chip). LAMPS & LIGHTING incl slag glass panel lamp &keros. Exc cast iron figural turtle mechanical spittoon. Ornate 9” Tiffany sterling silver bowl. Set 12 Gorham “Versailles” sterling teaspoons, & sterling scrap lot. 2 good silver overlay perfume bottles. Good large lot costume jewelry. Good tobacco lot including figural carved pipes. Inkwells. Bookends. Mini Kero lamps. Royal Doulton toby mugs. 2 trombones w/cases. 19th & 20thC PAINTINGS (most need cleaning/work). BOXES FULL prints, frames, et al.
    FURNITURE: Empire secretary desk. Nice early 2 drawer stand. Conant Ball 3pc 50’s maple bedroom set. Globe Wernicke 3 section mahogany lawyer’s stack bookcase. Several oak chests & oak library table. Early child’s rocker. Early washstand. Victorian parlor stands. Several trunks. MODERN to incl: large 6pc pine Basset bedroom set with queen size 4 post bed. Nice pierced tin pie safe. 4’ Ethan Allen Windsor style bench. Marble top cafe table w/2 paint decorated/upholstered/caned armchairs. 6’ gold color collector’s cabinet. Rock maple open top hutch cabinet. 2 large decorative mirrors. Butcher block top 2 drawer kitchen roll around work table. Butcher block top (30” x 4’) small  kitchen table. English stripped pine 1 drawer stand. Nice clean floral sofa bed. Paint decorated metal base marble top coffee table w/2 matching end stands. Good looking brass mounted Oriental style lingerie cabinet. Custom made dovetailed hooded cradle. “Enviro-Fire” pellet stove.

NOTE: Positive ID required to obtain bidding number   ~~~
TERMS: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Traveler’s Checks, Personal Checks with prior approval,  unless known to us.
AUCTIONEER:  Mike Smith - Phone (518) 798-4289 or (518) 587-9421
ABSOLUTELY NO MINIMUM PRICES!            Sorry, No absentee or telephone bids
13% Buyer’s Premium  (3% discount for payment by cash or good check)
Seating is Limited – Children are NOT allowed!                    Refreshments Available




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