Auction Flyer

Michael S. Smith & Friends • Professionals Since 1976


SATURDAY July 27th 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)

    OUR LAST SALE… and a nice one featuring FINE SMALLS from a Queensbury couple who are radically downsizing, and Furniture & Smalls from a Lake George family also in the process of selling the big house. MUCH GOLD and other jewelry from a Johnsonville Estate. Good Estate’s stamp collection, and more. Come & have Fun – it’s our last hoorah!

FURNITURE Early/Country to incl: sweet c.1835 Country Sheraton cherry & birdseye maple lady’s dressing table. No 5 Shaker rocker. 37” wide mammy’s rocking bench in yellow. Miniature (ht 20”, w 22”) pumpkin pine lift lid blanket box on bracket base. Nice small size butchering bench. Good c.1850 pumpkin pine 5’9” 4 door cupboard. Dovetailed pine dough box w/lid. 5’10” pine chimney cupboard. C.1810 country Hepplewhite mahogany swing leg drop leaf table w/line inlay on legs. 6’6” x 4’ 19thC yellow & brown grain painted pine single door wardrobe/cupboard. MODERN: modern Kromski flax wheel with Pat Green carder & accessories. VICTORIAN: hell of a 7’ tall golden oak sideboard w/carvings, rope twist columns, and curved beveled glass collector’s cabinet as part of its triple mirrored top. Good 36” green/brown onyx pedestal. Fancy oak lift lid ice box. 4 section mahogany lawyer’s stack bookcase. Impressive c.1900 English 6’11” mahogany 2 part bonnet top Chippendale highboy. 3 door oak ice box. Oak curved glass china closet. Eastlake MT stand. Golden oak chifferobe. Oak sideboard w/mirror. Decently upholstered Victorian sofa w/carved roses crests. Danner revolving bookcase (needs repair), pretty golden oak rocking chairs, etal.

CLOCKS Superb 17” French marble case Jape Freres dated 1855 movement clock with time, day, date, month, and moon phase functions. Fine Tiffany & Co 16 ½” brass & curved beveled glass crystal regulator clock. LeCoultre Atmos clock. Good c.1825 Walker & Hughes Birmingham 7’10” tall case grandfather’s clock, the original hand painted face showing seconds, date, and moon phase functions.


STEINS: 5 old Mettlach steins. 6 more old German steins (1 w/lithophane). ALSO 4 modern (c.1980) Mettlach limited edition steins.


MUSICAL: minty Gibson style a Number 30921 mandolin/guitar. Bruno mandolin w/m-o-pearly inlay. 2 violins with signed “Durro” and “Tourte” violin bows. Ukelele.


CAMERAS: nice Graphex Speed Graphic ser no 834840 w/case & accessories. 2 Cine Kodak movie cameras (1 model K) w/cases. Asahi Pentax and Canon EOS Elan 7 cameras w/several lenses.

MUCH ESTATE’S GOLD JEWELRY: 2 antique 14k gold huntcase pocketwatches. Over 250 dwt 14k gold jewelry (in large lots). Also 9k, 10k, & 18k gold jewelry. SILVER good lot vintage sterling jewelry. Good lot vintage Southwest silver/turquoise jewelry. COSTUME generous lots Estate’s costume jewelry. STERLING SILVER 3-4 lots misc sterling flat & hollowware.

STAMPS: SIGNIFICANT ESTATE’S STAMP COLLECTION Largely collected from the late 1950’s to about 1970 by a gentleman who died in 1989. Good American stamps from 19thC to Duck stamps include minty Air Mail & Special Delivery. FINE FRENCH STAMPS of special interest to this collector. Significant English including the first English stamp.  Much South American. Some quality Italian.

    We will sell this collection in LARGE LOTS, boiling the whole collection down to 15-20 lots. All American will be sold as 2 or 3 lots. All French as 2 or 3 lots. All England & stamps from countries formerly part of British Empire as 1 or 2 lots. MUCH South American as 1 lot.

    At some point a different collector, apparently using 2002 Scott’s stamp reference books, went through much of this collection noting Scott’s stamp numbers, condition, rarity, & values. Many individual stamps valued in the several hundreds of dollars each, several over $1000 each, and some simply noted as “Rare” or “can’t be found”. Many noted as “Mint” and “Mint Never Hinged”. All these stamps will be sold as part of the large lots as noted above.

    PRIVATE PRE-VIEWING by appointment ONLY may be arranged any day from Monday July 15th through Friday morning July 19th.

MANY NICE SMALLS Exc 18” French bronze bust of lovely woman signed “Fonderie Centrale De Pantin”. Dated 1612 European paint decorated stoneware 10” vase and 11” bottle (both w/glued “repairs”). Fine pair English c.1900 inlaid mahogany knife boxes. Bennington book flask. 6” oval finger lapped Shaker type box. Exc early inlaid snuff box. 19thC country needlework picture w/deer. Charming youth quilt. Nice calligraphy with eagle image. Minty hand stitched graphic quilt. Early sampler. ORIENTAL incl fine gilt scenic decorated black lacquer tray, pair carved 7” bamboo brush pots, and 13” chien-de-blanc porcelain figure of the Buddha. Good yellow vest “Tammany Bank” and elephant w/moveable trunk mechanical bank. Still banks. “Grandma Moses – My Life’s History” book signed & inscribed by Grandma Moses w/related ephemera. Large hound handled rockingham pitcher w/hunting image. Good 19thC wedding dress. Fine/unusual small size trunk for me’ lady’s hat. GLASS incl signed LCT Favrille master salt, 2pcs Steuben calcite, 30pcs orange carnival (as 1 lot), cut & pattern glass, Bohemian cut red to clear decanter, etc. CHINA/CERAMICS to incl: 50+ pcs Torquay (w/many serving pcs, all as 1 lot). 110pc service complete for 8+ Cauldon “Byzantium” pattern (w/several serving pcs). 80+ pc service complete for 10 Theodore Haviland (w/9 serving pcs). 5+ yellowware kitchen bowls. 80pc C. Ahrenfeldt Limoges china service complete for 8+ (w/9 serving pcs). And the usual boxed lots better china. A smattering of TOYS • CHILDHOOD to incl: figural glass candy containers, large lot marbles, good c.1900 dog squeak toy, doll’s china, Hubley “Midget” cap gun, a few dolls, & large modern doll house w/furnishings. A bit of STORE • ADVERTISING to incl: 37” x 52” exterior “Royal Crown Cola” store sign. Unusual never used store 5¢ punch board, ink related box lot, etc. C.1910 cigarette company pictorial cards incl 5 baseball players, 30 Horse Racing cards, 24 Flags of the World, & misc actresses tobacco company pictorial cards. AND MORE good buttocks basket, 2 postcard albums full, early ovoid jug w/blue, old Western saddle, nice lot bookends, various watercolors/pastels/prints, early spectacles w/colored lenses, small early flax wheel, 6 Hummels, early brass pan bed warmer, school bell, etal.

NOTE Auction Hall Fixtures FORE SALE! 100+ packing tubs ($3 ea, 4 for $10). Auction hall chairs - $10 each (good solid restaurant type/quality commercial chairs – can’t leave Hall till after July 20th). Working fridge/freezer $50 (again, can’t leave Hall till after July 20th), & more stuff – SEE MIKE SMITH

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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