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Michael S. Smith & Friends • Professionals Since 1976

SATURDAY June 1st 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)

       A BIG SALE with much to sell! From the West Arlington Vermont Estate of a man who for decades worked for and tied trout flies for Orvis we offer quantities of antique TOOLS • FISHING & SPORTING collectibles & other Guy Stuff. Good Victorian Furniture from a Queensbury NY Estate. A nice selection of American Indian items. Collection 300+ American Victorian brass doorknobs. Exceptional Country Store Counter top showcases. MANY MANY 19thC Paintings, Currier & Ives prints, & 19thC Pencil Drawings.                      Lots to choose from – come & have Fun!


GOOD AMERICAN VICTORIAN FURNITURE to incl exc golden oak 5’4” file cabinet w/desirable tambour roll front. Oak Globe Wernicke 5 section lawyer’s “stack” bookcase. Large & gutsy oak library table w/carved lions heads & large carved dolphin feet. Raised panel golden oak “S” curve roll top desk. Exc 5’ diameter round top carved split pedestal base mahogany dining table w/4 leaves (opens to 9’5”). Fine set 8 (2 arm chairs) c.1900 pierce carved splat mahogany ball & claw foot Chippendale dining chairs. Good looking walnut 3 drawer chest w/carved drawer pulls. EARLY/COUNTRY to incl: nice pair Old Hickory type rustic rocking chairs. Set 4 stencil decorated cane seat Hitchcock chairs. C.1850 cherry case chest w/mahogany drawer fronts. Empire chest. VINTAGE/USED incl good 20’s mahogany sideboard, nice rock maple hutch cabinet, 2 child’s roll top desks, etal. MODERN to incl nice 8pc solid cherry American Drew dining room set.


ART (see website) selling CHOICE of 30+ mostly 19thC oil on canvas paintings (some by listed artists) all of which need cleaning or framing, or repair/conservation. Some decent images worthy or r & r. CURRIER & IVES PRINTS – selling choice of 20+ original Currier & Ives prints including some better/more desirable images/titles. PHOTOS selling choice of 19 old framed photographs. PENCIL DRAWINGS • CHARCOALS selling choice of 12 mostly 19thC, some decent country images.


COUNTRY STORE SHOWCASES exceptional offering of 12 antique counter top showcases including both oak and nickel framed, some w/curved glass fronts, from 25” to 6’ wide. Good oak 4’ wide floor model showcase.


COLLECTION 300+ VICTORIAN BRASS DOORKNOBS 179 different patterns including scarce/rare designs. Matching sets include sets of 28, 18, & 17. Sets of 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7 matching doorknobs. MANY PAIRS!


SELECTION AMERICAN INDIAN ITEMS (25 lots) to incl: 1851 Vols 1 & 2 “Indian Tribes of The United States” by Schoolcraft (inscribed & dated 1852 by publisher J.B. Lippincott). Several baskets include covered. Beadwork incl knife sheath & leggings. 20” silver & turquoise Squash Blossom necklace. 11 ½” carved stone standing bear figure. Saddle(?) blankets & 2 larger rugs. Pottery. 1920’s Plains Indian drum. Stone tool artifacts. Mounted arrowheads from Saratoga Lake area, etal.


SPORTING (40 lots) to incl: exc 15 ½” dated 1827 powder horn inscribed “Haven Brown Jr, Born 1802…in Portsmouth 1827” with incised images of fish, birds, Masonic, heart, etal. Good 1849 Colt 5 shot Pocket Model 31 cal revolver with all matching numbers. 5 carved & painted duck decoys. Good 21” carved & painted wooden fish. 8’ table full exotic feathers used in making fly fishing flies. Tools & clamps to make trout flies. Large lot finished trout flies. 3 fishing tackle boxes full of tackle (as 1 lot). Quantity hooks, leaders, line. 10 steel traps incl wolf trap. Snowshoes old & modern. “Trius Trap” skeet shooting machine. Winchester bullet mold. Fish creel. 2 starter pistols (one by Walther). Exceptional group 8 large free blown glass goblets with 8 different engraved sporting scenes on bowls. Knives by Orvis, Gutmann, Gerber, BBAR MBC, Barlow, etal. 20+ fishing reels. Good pack basket. Branding iron. Good 12’ Old Town fiberglass canoe. 60’s pine 6’ tall gun cabinet. Adult’s & child’s wooden skis. Good Head-Bogen 15 x 60 spotting scope w/tripod. Large 19thC Austrian(?) revolver (needs repair). 30+ wooden pipes w/humidor. Figural ship’s wheel brass cigar cutter. Hand forged eel spear. Deer hooves table lamp. 9’ kayak w/paddle. SEVERAL 1970’s/80’s limited edition pencil signed Sporting Prints made for Orvis include 4 signed by Ogden Pleissner, Trout Unlimited prints, John Cowan, David Maass, 2 J Burton birds, & more.


TOOLS (50+ lots) to incl: Champion No 400 Blower & Forge. Large Champion drill press. Champion No 1 Blower & Forge. Gutsy 58” 19thC hand forged trident. Large old workbench (weathered). 18 New York made wooden rabbit planes. Axes early & later. Drills & drill bits. “Kelsey” cast iron table top printing press. Lot of 20 more wooden rabbit planes. Stanley planes/tools #45, 70, 71 ½, 98, 110, 81, 82, Stanley 400, & more. Pat’d 1909 mitre saw. Fine beetle. Many large wooden mallets (some iron bound). 4 barn dried 18” x 13’6” pine boards, 3 cultivators. Wooden wheelbarrow in red. Complete “Tank-O-Scope” by Automotive Service Co NYC. Tray box full old keys/clock pendulums. 1913 New York auto license plate etal. MODERN BEE KEEPING set up incl Mann Lake Ltd electric comb spinning unit. 2 uncapping knives, 2 bee keeper’s suits, smoker & more bee related. EQUIPMENT: Coleman Powermate Vantage 5000 generator. Troy-Bilt wood chipper & shredder.

MORE GOOD SMALLS 3 exc historical flasks. 2 “Saratoga Red Spring” quart springs bottles. Good “Kidillac” pedal car in original paint. Gutsy large pair Gothic style wall mounted outdoor brass lanterns. 5 genuine 18thC Maps incl Map from Crown Point to Fort Edward, Map of The Hudson River, dated 1763 Map of British Governments in North America, 2 Boston maps from the 1700’s. Fine signed Weller jardinière on pedestal. Colorful original Harrison Fisher WWI poster.

NOTEAuction Hall Fixtures FOR SALE. Propane heating system, 100+ packing tubs, auction hall chairs, refrigerator, etal. See Mike during previews.



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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