Auction Flyer

Michael S. Smith & Friends • Professionals Since 1976

SATURDAY July 7th at 5pm

Previews: Fri 1-5 and Sat at 1pm

SALES 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)

From the home & storage buildings of a local couple who bought prodigiously over the last 40 years and have now moved to senior housing we offer Good Paintings & Fine Prints, a quantity of good Country Smalls, Early & Victorian Glass & Bottles, Sterling Silver, Photography, Postcards/Ephemera, & some good Lighting. AND from a local Estate – VERY FINE BOOKS. Come & enjoy!


Preview at 1pm

A FUN and quite interesting (if we do say so ourselves) Friday sale with everything from an anvil and swedges to a modern Gucci bag and from 1930’s Notre Dame varsity letter sweaters to 1943 US Navy binoculars. Scroll down for more information


EARLY & COUNTRY SMALLS to incl: lovely pair blue glass font fluid lamps on opaque white glass bases. Large dated 1862 red/white coverlet w/Peafowl at corners. 3 Saratoga mineral springs bottles. Lockport NY & Bordentown NJ mineral springs bottles, & more bottles of merit. Early miniature portraits (some signed). 2 bold applique quilts. Cased Sandwich glass fluid lamp cut from white to cranberry. Early iron incl long handled hand wrought rotating toaster, hand wrought tea kettle stand, long handled iron hearts pattern waffle maker. Signed & dated 1840 needlework image of floral basket. 3 student lamps. 5 early copper goose neck teakettles. Several baskets. Early glass decanters & colored free blown vases. Yelloware incl unusual signed milk pan & large bowls. Rockingham milk pans, bowls, etc. Scarce “S.K. Griswold Whitehall NY” 1 gallon jug w/blue floral. Pat’d 1872 Troy NY cast iron waffle maker. Woodenware incl swan butter mold, lg bowls, round spice box w/all interior individual spice containers, & more wood. Heavy old copper cookware. 19thC teapots incl bl/wh transfer, copper lustre, & Chelsea Sprig. Nice lg cross stitch quilt. Early pewter. Quantity 19thC tinware made in North Granville N.Y. 5 1870’s store ledgers from a North Granville store run by Henry & Frank Hollister. CIVIL WAR album w/40+ patriotic images cut from Civil War era/military camp envelopes. Civil War letter & discharge paper. 2 Currier & Ives Civil War scene prints. SPORTING C.1830 English long barrel percussion fowling rifle marked “Warren and Steele” (Albany NY retailers). As found/as is “Colt’s Patent” percussion revolver w/extra parts. Early cannonballs. Powder horns & shot flask. SPORTING 140+ Denton fish prints from “Seventh Report – Fish and Game of The State of New York”. 1902 “Seventh Report of the Forest, Fish, & Game Commission” book. 260+ “Wild Flowers of New York” 1921 prints. 1871 “Trappers of New York” book by J.R. Simms.

VICTORIAN SMALLS: fine 16” diameter leaded glass table lamp. Pr figural cast iron owl andirons w/glass eyes. Victorian glass incl 3 lg Consolidated or Phoenix type glass vases (1 w/flying geese). Fine floral painted vaseline glass iced tea urn w/tumblers, 3 Bohemian cut from cranberry to clear decanters, 2 barber’s bottles. Sandwich glass tie backs. Opalescent swirl & blue Spanish lace muffineers, & more nice glass. Horn handled walking sticks. Cast iron figural Scottie Dog boot scrape. Cast iron book press. 3 snuff bottles (1 w/erotic scene). Frosted lion covered glass compote. POSTCARDS in quantity and other ephemera. MORE 5 late American Indian decorated pots. Neat large signed & dated Am Indian painted gourd (Buffalo images).

15+ GOOD PAINTINGS (American & European – 19th & early 20thC – see website) by listed artists to incl: Ferdinand Marohn (French c.1840). Warren Sheppard (Am, 1858-1937). George Armfield (1840-1875). Frederick Lamb (Am, 1861-1936). Augustus Dunbier (Am, 1888-1977). Charles Webb (1830-1895, London/Germany). Frederick Kaemmerer (Holland, 1839-1902). Felix Moscheles (1833-1917 London/ Paris). Stowell Sherman (Am, 1886-1973), etal. ALSO early miniature portraits. 7+ LARGE FOLIO CURRIER & IVES PRINTS 5 horses/horse racing images. Also 1855 “American Country Life” and 1857 “Hudson Highlands” large folio Curriers. J. BIEN • AUDUBON ©1860 large folio ©1860 J. Bien • Audubon “Eider Duck” plate 405 chromolithograph print.

PHOTOGRAPHY several lots incl generous lot dags/tintypes, good cabinet photo images (Troy NY steamboats, etal), 30+ glass negatives of Schuylerville NY including dedication of monument by NY governor. 7 albums full family tintypes/cabinet photos (as 1 lot), 2 lots old cameras incl Zeiss Ikon.

STERLING SILVER incl exc Unger Bros 5pc floral repousse tea & coffee service; 9 1/2" Tiffany serving plate; pair floral repousse dessert compotes on column bases; 80 tr oz flatware set in never opened plastic sleeves; pr Wallace footed shell form bon-bon dishes; 38pc partial flatware set; weighted candelabra & candlesticks; iced beverage straws, salts etal; weighted sterling in large lots for scrap. GOLD: 14k gold Hamilton 17j pocketwatch (running). 1902-S $5 US gold coin. 1910 US $ 2 ½ Indian Head gold coin. Tiffany & Co umbrella w/18k gold handle. Small gold scrap lot incl 14k figural teddy bear stick pin.

MAPS 19thC schoolhouse type roll-up maps incl dated 1826 21” x 29” “Map of the United States” by E. Huntington and A. Willard, Hartford. 1831 “An Ancient or Bible Map” by E. Huntington, Hartford. Large 1854 “Map of Albany County New York” by Jay Gould and IB Moore. 1854 “Map of Cohoes NY” publ by Gould & More. 1856 “Map of Saratoga County” published by E.A. Balch (laid down). 1890 “Map of Saratoga County” by Peter Silvernail, & 2 more.

PARTICULARLY FINE BOOKS the core group from The Estate of Aaron Feigen of Bolton Landing NY and Ramsey NJ. Aaron’s interests centered upon early American Travel & History, and as a result of his Bolton Landing home some Adirondacks/Lake George material. All have been in good dry storage since his passing in 1989.
OF NOTE: FIRST EDITION • First State “Walden or Life In The Woods” by Henry D. Thoreau, Boston 1854 (will be sold at 6pm).
EARLY TRAVEL to incl: London 1794 very fine 1st ed Vols 1 & 2 “The History of the Origin, Progress, and Termination of The American War” by C. Stedman. London 1818 “Travels Through the United States of America” (w/all maps) by J. Melish. London 1807 Vols 1 & 2 “Travels Through The States of North America” by I. Weld. London 1787 Vols 1 & 2 “Travels in North-America” (w/maps) by Marquis DeChastellux. London 1778 “Travels Through The Interior Parts of North-America” (w/maps) by J. Carver. 1797 “New Travels in the United States of America” by Brissot De Warville (Bumstead/Boston). Very fine 2 vols London 1836 “Impressions of America” by Tyrone Power (w/Power’s autograph signature bound in). 1st ed London 1807 “The Stranger in America” by C.W. Janson. Vols 1 & 2 1835 “Journal” by F.A. Butler. London Vols 1 & 2 “Domestic Manners of The Americans” by Trollope. London 1844 Vols 1-3 “The Wandering Jew” by E. Sue (in rich red leather bindings). London 1829 “Forty Etchings From Sketches Made With The Camera Lucida in North America” by Basil Hall, RN. (Edinburg/London), 1829 Vols 1-3 “Travels in North America” by Basil Hall R.N.. 1872 Vols 1 & 2 “Picturesque America” by Bryant. 1840 Vols 1 & 2 “American Scenery” by Bartlett (London) (2 sets – 1 in red leather), & more travel related. HISTORY & MILITARY to incl: 1792 “The History of the Province of New-York” by W. Smith (2nd ed, Philadelphia). 1838 Vols 1 & 2 “Life of Joseph Brant…Including The Indian Wars” by W.L. Stone (Blake/NY). 1867 “Letters and Journals – War of the American Revolution” (J. Munsell, Albany). 1816 Vols 1-3 “Memoirs of My Own Times” by General J. Wilkinson (Phila, rough but w/accompanying volume of maps). 1813 “Gazetteer of The State of New-York” by Spafford (w/map, Albany). 1863 “History of American Conspiracies” by Victor. 1860 “Gazetteer of the State of New York” by French (2 copies). 1826 “History of The United State of America” by Goodrich. 1862 “North America” by Trollope (1st Am ed). 1824 “Annals of the American Revolution” by J. Morse (Hartford). 1850/51 Vols 1 & 2 “Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution” by Lossing (2 sets). 1847 “War of Independence” by Lossing. 1825 “Narrative of The Festivities Observed In Honor of The Completion of the Grand Erie Canal” by W. Stone (w/”Atlantic To Lake Erie” map). 1860 “Life of Washington” by Headley. 1885 Vols 1 & 2 “Personal Memoirs of US Grant”. 1864 Vols 1 & 2 “The American Conflict…1860-64” by Greeley. Harper’s Weekly “Volume VIII For The Year 1864” (year’s worth bound in 1 volume), and MORE BOOKS re History/Military. COUNTY HISTORIES: 1845 “History of Schoharie County and Border Wars of New York” by Simms. 1849 “The Border Warfare of New York – Annals of Tryon County” by Campbell. 1885 “History of Warren Co New York” by Smith. 1876 “History of Livingston County NY” by Doty. 1885 “History of Essex Co NY” by Smith. ATLASES: 1876 “Atlas of Warren County NY” by Beers. 1872 “Atlas of Livingston Co NY” by Beers. 1869 “Atlas of Clinton Co NY” by Beers. 1876 “Atlas of Essex Co NY” by O.W. Gray. OF NOTE: 1st edition in book form 1840/41 Vols 1-3 “Master Humphrey’s Clock” by Charles Dickens, June 1936 “Gone With The Wind”, & MANY MORE BOOKS!

ADIRONDACKS/LAKE GEORGE (also see Atlases & County Histories). 1879 Colvin “Adirondack Region of New York” (w/all maps). C.1866 “Pictorial Guide Book Lake George & Lake Champlain” by T. Nelson, London. 1859 “Nelson’s Guide To Lake George and Lake Champlain” booklet. 1899 “Historic Handbook of the Northern Tour” by Parkman. 1889 “Daylight Land” by Murray. 1921 Vols 1 & 2 1st ed “A History of The Adirondacks” by Donaldson. 1852 “Lotus-Eating” by G.W. Curtis. 2 copies 1884 “Mountain, Lake, and River” text by N.P. Willis. 2 bound copies “The Aldine 1874-75, Vol VII” & MORE related. 1929-1935 ledger from “The Grove Hotel – at The Glen, NY” (just above Warrensburg).


Almost anything can show up in a Friday sale – about 100 generous box lots incl: military, Griswold iron, pocket knives, advertising items, colored agateware, fishing, baskets, lg 19thC family bible, bottles, crocks & jugs, colored depression era glass, good china & ceramics, jardinières, kero lamps, 2 1930’s Notre Dame letter sweaters, nice sleigh bells, many prints from antique to Kate Mandigo, sweet Pat’d 1872 Troy NY cast iron stove (only 16” tall). MUCH old kitchenware, ceramic bowls, etal. Copper cookware. Cast iron waffle makers… and on & on.

FROM THE EARLY BARN of a Ballston Spa Estate: Champion No 400 portable forge. Anvil w/many swedges. Boy’s bike w/banana seat. Very nice “Belding Bros” walnut parts cabinet. 4 large metal vices. Lg cutting tools. C.1835 half round architectural window. 10” ornate cast iron fencing. Block planes. 13’ heavy logging chain. Exceptional 30” x 13’6” single mahogany board countertop. Farm stuff incl hay knives, corn planters, cream cans, etal. Exc wood box in old red paint. Fine grinding wheel, & MORE. FURNITURE to incl: Cushman & other rock maple, true pair c.1840 New York State 1 drawer stands, oak china closet w/curved glass & bev mirrored top, 9pc 1940’s mahogany bedroom set. Bed w/very nice “Sealy Posturepedic” queen size mattresses, 10+pcs Antique Wicker incl nice re-done sofa, small French chest w/fossilized marble top, & MUCH MORE!

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




E-Commerce CMS System By