OUR ANNUAL NEW YEAR’S DAY
Friday, January 1, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
At Foster’s Auction Gallery, 811 U.S. Rt. 1, Newcastle, Me.
Visit our website at www.fosterauctions.com for complete listing & color pics.
Preview Thursday, Dec. 31, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. & morning of sale 8:00 to 9:45.
In the event of severe, impassable storm, auction to be held Sat., Jan. 2 at 10:00 a.m. Call or check our website above, to be sure. Note: Each year we save some of the most interesting rarities for this special estates auction. Items from Maine homes & estates, together w/selected additions. Hope to see you there!!!
EARLY FURNITURE: 18th c. diminutive 29 ½” wide walnut grad. 4 dwr. bracket base slant lid desk w/lion head brasses, 18th c. maple Chipp. grad. 4 dwr. bracket base chest, Nice country stretcher base tap tbl. w/breadboard top & dwr., Country pine open top cant back cupboard in old red, 18th c. maple grad. 5 dwr. bureau w/ball & claw feet, Refin. birch Sheraton St. of Me. 4 dwr. chest, Mahg. 2 over 3 dwr. chest w/ogee bracket base, Pine 6 dwr. Chipp. bracket base chest, Refin. walnut Sheraton rope leg tbl., Lg. ant. pine architectural Mass. corner cupboard w/fluted pilaster & 12 light door, Mahg. 2 dwr. ped. base Phyfe style paw foot sewing stand, Country pine 2 dwr. bracket base blanket chest in old red, Hepplewhite tbl. in red w/breadboard end scrub top, Cherry fan carv. 7 dwr. chest w/full columns & bracket base, Pine nicely grain ptd. d/t bracket base blanket box w/chip carv. dec., Ant. blue ptd. child’s bootjack end blanket chest, Set of 4 mahg. Chipp. carv. lyre back side chrs. w/uph. seats, Country pine l door cupboard in old red, Pine 2 door open top step-back cupboard, Ant. pine child’s bootjack end lift top blanket chest 27 ¾” wide & another in red, Tapered leg Hepp. l dwr. stand, Country pine bucket bench in old red, Sheraton birch & mahg. l dwr. turned leg stand, Pine open top cupboard in red stain w/bootjack ends, Me. Sheraton 2 dwr. d/l stand, Queen Anne burl walnut wall mirror, 11 dwr. d/t pine apothecary chest, Pr. 7 spindle bow back Windsor chrs. w/saddle seats, Early Am. walnut whale end shelf, Pine diminutive d/t 6 board blanket chest w/turned feet, 3 dwr. mahg. shaving mirror w/ball feet, Weaver’s ladder-back chr. in old red, D/t blanket box in robin egg blue, Mahg. Hepp. reeded leg side chr., Hepp. l dwr. tapered leg stand, Sm. mahg. 18th c. Chipp. wall mirror, Pine settee in mustard paint w/flowers & pin striping, Sack back Windsor armchr. w/saddle seat, 4’9 grain dec. Deacon’s bench w/vase & slat back, Hugh blk. & gold ½ column Sheraton mirror w/rosettes & foliate carv. panel 32”x58 ¾” tall, Set of 4 yell. & blk. carv. back rush seat chrs, Brace back saddle seat Windsor chr, Diminutive pine 3 dwr. chest w/1/2 columns, Refin. drysink, Gold gilt ripple design mirror, Set of 4 plank seat chrs., Ant. red ptd. bootjack end work stool, Centennial Q. Anne side chr. w/carv. crest & more.
VICTORIAN ETC.: Fine Vic. walnut fall front abbatant desk w/cherry interior & 3 dwrs., Vic. oak high back chr. w/dbl. carv. bulldog heads & carv. paw feet, Diminutive carv. mahg. bowfront curio cab. w/mirrored back & paw feet, Vic. mahg. dbl. glass door bookcase w/2 dwrs., Vic. plantation desk w/blind door top, Vic. oak bowed glass china cab. w/paw feet & mirrored back, Macy quarter sawn oak 5 sec. barrister bookcase, Diminutive inlaid mahg. glass door bookcase 24”x52”, Early Vic. grad. 3 dwr. mahg. marble top chest w/carv. center tilting mirror, 3 pc. refin. settee & 2 armchrs. w/carv. lion heads & paw feet w/uph. seats & backs, Mahg. cheval mirror w/barley twist shaft & ball & claw feet, Nice sm. size refin. ant. oak l door ice box by Ranney Refrig “Radium” w/lift top 22 ½” wide, Vic. mahg. hall mirror w/candle stands & fancy crest, Ant. refin. pine & iron buggy seat w/pin striping, 4’4 ant. refin. mahg. high back bench w/lg. carv. winged lion head arms & paw feet, Diminutive pine bracket base 4 dwr. chest w/walnut pulls, Sm. fancy oak l door wall curio cab. w/gallery top, Ant. refin. oak 4 dwr. file cab. by Melton-Rhodes, Vic. oak “Globe” 3 dwr. file cab., Vic. oak Larkin drop lid desk w/mirrored top, Natural Vic. 5 tier bamboo shelf etc., Refin. Mission oak highchr., Ant. mortised wooden bench, Pr. maroon wall shelves w/gold dec., Fancy Vic. papier mache lacq. writing box w/fancy gameboard top base w/inlaid castles & flowers etc., Pr. Centennial Hepp. mahg. loveseats w/striped uph., Vic. pine 3 dwr. cottage chest w/spool sides, French style dish top stand, Oak & bamboo parlor stand, Pine refin. dome top Jenny Lind trunk. VINTAGE & CUSTOM ETC.: Sheraton style 2 dwr. d/l sew. stand w/secret dwr. & reeded legs, Choice inlaid mahg. liq. cab. w/lift top & doors by Maitland-Smith, Inlaid mahg. Jacobean 2 dwr. hall tbl. w/Spanish feet, Inlaid cherry Hepp. grad. 4 dwr. bowfront chest w/pull out by Baker Furn., Inlaid mahg. 4 dwr. bowfront Hepplewhite chest w/French feet & pull out by Sarreid Ltd., Mahg. & gilt carv. hall tbl., Choice inlaid mahg. & gilt w/tooled leather 2 dwr. game tbl. w/lift out gameboard center w/tapered legs & spade feet, Custom inlayed mahg. corner cupboard w/dbl. glass door top, Pr. custom mahg. inlaid Pembroke l dwr. stands by Henkel-Harris, Vint. 5 dwr. 14 ¾” wide pine chest, 2 mahg. rd. top stands w/urn columns & claw & egg feet, Fancy Venetian floral etched glass wall mirror w/beveled glass, Pr. vint. sm. metal base tile top tbls. w/crown & columns etc. & 1 w/lions & castle, Pr. custom inlaid mahg. Chipp. curio wall cabs. w/glass doors, Vint. cross stretcher base ptd. end stand w/dec. tole tray.
ACCESSORIES: Fine 6 pc. Tiffany Studios bronze/caramel slag glass desk set w/dbl. letter box/adj. bookrack/inkwell etc., 2 rare papier mache snuff bxs. inc. single portrait of “Zach. Taylor Pres. of U.S.” & one w/4 figs. of M. Van Buren-Andrew Jackson-Dan. Webster & Henry Clay, Ant. mahg. liq. caddy, Ant. Mah Jong game w/Orient. dec. slide cover case, Wooden bucket in old red paint, Wood carv. backpack w/carv. & ptd. fish by J.E. Neale of Me., Ant. store “Holwick” metal elec. coffee grinder in orig. green w/gold striping, Collec. of 44 ant. food choppers-some rare-some sgn., Ant. 18 ½” rd. wooden bowl, Ant. 5 dwr. spice chest in green paint, Ant. iron crescent “Eclipse” windmill weight, Vint. gilt framed shadow box Coca Cola adv. “Lillian Nordica” 29”x39”, Ant. pewter: bowls/plates/measures/candlesticks mkd. 1775/lidded pitcher etc., Fancy iron stick & ball design umbrella stand, Two ant. brass & wire screens inc. 59”&44”, Pr. iron fig. Black man andirons, Iron fig. Hessian andirons, Chipp. brass ball top andirons w/ball & claw feet & a fireplace fender, Mahg. writing box w/brass corners, 15” cov. pantry box in old blue w/bail handle, 65 stereoptic. cards inc. 41 Me. inc. towns etc., 2 ant. wooden jewl. bxs. inc. 1 w/fancy inlay, Baskets inc. sm. melon/lg. dbl. hand./gathering etc., Gutta purcha case w/cupid & deer & 2 tintypes, Ant. spun brass pail w/iron handle, Up & down butter churn, Collec. of 33 bells inc. cow/goat/door etc., 12 ½” iron cat doorstop, Ant. floral beaded purse in gold gilt shadow box, Motto sampler “God Bless Our Home”, Pr. oval framed ant. embroideries w/Russian eagles & crown etc., Ant. “Dazey” #60 glass butter churn, Ant. ice skates, Fig. man iron tobacco cutter, Two 11 ½” oval & rd. Shaker cov. boxes w/fingers, Cov. firkin w/swing handle, 10” articulated wooden artists hand model, Collec. of 10 ant. chocolate molds inc. rabbits & Santas, Bone carv. & scrimmed. bxs. inc. cat/frogs etc., Walk. sticks inc.: Carv. exotic wood bearded man’s head/3 with fancy gold tops/engrav. ster. handle etc., Oak 4 dwr. card file, Sets of brass sleigh bells inc. grad. set of 8, Shadow box w/old cigar fan, Copper samovar, Box lots of estate linens/damask/lace etc. inc. tbl. cloths etc., Orient. rug throw pillows etc., 6 ¾” rd. pantry box in old green, Alabaster fig. of the Fates, 1915 enam. Me. lic. plate #1610, Iron horse & sleigh w/lady, Canvas covered Canadian Goose decoy sgn., Octagonal framed plaster plaque of Geo. Washington, Contemp. oval Shaker box sgn. J. Lesher & more.
NEEDLEWORK: A nice selection of early silkwork pictures inc. Chenille on silk of urn of flowers dated 1836, Pheasant on branch, Girl w/doves, Lady w/flowers, Castle & bridge w/chenille dec., 18th c. French chenille on silk of flowers in urn, Early petitpoint of 3 doves & flower on urn by Sarah L. Semon 1841, Needlework of Clergy & child & more.
DECOYS: Nice eider by Clem Barter of Me., 4 sgn. turned head decoys by Capt. Harry Jobes & 3 sgn. minis, 15” wooden carv. owl.
GLASS & CHINA ETC.: 99 pc., set of ant. flow blue china “Argyle” by Grindley inc. lg. & med. tureens-pitchers-nest of 3 platters etc., 17 ½” blue Sevres vase w/fancy floral design on brass base, 11 ¾” French opalescent floral bowl sgn. Etling France 146, Ruffled top green Loetz 9” vase, 18th c. bl./wh. tile w/sea serpent, 10” Waterford crystal bowl w/metal base, Cut crystal: (Compote, Sgn. Waterford decanter, Pr. mini. 3 ring decanters etc.), 5 ½” Loetz squat iridescent amber vase w/silver floral overlay, Sgn. Lalique France crystal buffalo, 2 pk. Sunderland lustre china trays w/blk. transfer sailing ships, 2 Rose Medallion 18” & 16 ¼” platters, Majolica Brownie policeman vase & tobacco jar w/pipe top, Majolica handled dish w/floral & leaf design, 11 Wedgwood plates “Camelia”, 12 Royal Doulton Tobies inc.: (“Ann Boleyn”, “Smuggler”, “Catherine of Aragon”, “Huntsman”, “Jane Seymour” etc.), 3 Delft chargers by Boch inc. 15 ¾” w/windmill, 6 Royal Doulton figs. inc.: (“Deidre”, “Marguerite”, “Huckfin” etc.), Sgn. Murano 19” red & green center bowl, 53 pcs. of Fiesta ware, Early china inc. Lowestoff mug w/urn & c/saucer w/eagles etc., Pr. Bohemian blue cut overlay bottles w/deer etc., 13” gr. & 13 ¼” aqua cathedral pickle bottles, Hummels: (5” Apple tree boy & dog lamp, Extra lg. girl reading book, Adv. signs, Lot of 12 inc. 7 ¾” boy w/violin etc.), Wash pitcher “Candia”, Leeds platter, Europ. porcelain w/crown mark of public hanging, Staff. figs. inc. “Queen & King of Sardinia” etc., Set 12 Copeland Spode plates “June”, 24 parfait & sundae dishes, 8 1/4'” Germ. porc. figs. of man & woman w/horses, 2 cov. ironstone veggies & 18 plates, Stoneware Jug by N.Y. Stoneware w/blue dec., Blue dec. stoneware pitcher, Bl./wh. stoneware inc. butter crock w/elk & pitcher w/man etc., 7 biscuit jars inc. glass w/s.p. tops/Eng. oak etc., Pr. triple branch glass c/sticks w/prisms, 6 bl./wh. china canisters, 4 br. pott. Toby jugs, 4 china figs. inc. Royal Copenhagen puppy/Lladro children w/candlestick/B.&G lovers etc., 9 ant. fine china pcs. w/floral & urn patt. inc. compote/bowls/plates, Crock w/blue dec. by Wright & Son, Jug w/ blue bird by West Troy Pott. & more.
PAINTINGS: Wonderful ant. o/b of kitten & puppy by John Henry Dolph 11 ½”x 7 ½”, Oil/masonite of man fishing in stream sgn. W.P. (Waldo Pierce) 20 ¾” x 13 ½”, Ant. o/c of British steam/sail ship “Austral Asian” sgn. C. Kensington 35 1/2”x 23 ½”, O/c ptgs. by Vern Broe inc.:( 2 racing sailboats 23 ½”x17 ½”, Sailboat under full sail, Coastal beach scene, Cat boat at dusk, Girls overlooking the ocean, etc.), Collec. of 6 personal Jake Day w/c ptgs. & 1 drawing inc. “Happy Birthday.....” w/13 birds & animals 9 ½”x7 ½” & other holiday pics. from 1960’s-‘70’s, 19th c. o/c Italian ptg. sgn. Sigale of wealthy family by river 25”x 20 ¾”, 2 sgn. ptgs. by Me. artist A.S. Pratt inc. o/b of woods w/birch trees & w/c of mtn. stream, O/c of Canada Geese at Eastham by water sgn. by listed artist Dwight Blaney 32 ½”x25 ½”, O/b “Pemaquid Rocks & Surf” by Parker Gamage 11 ½”x8 ½”, 4 ptgs. by Cyrus D. Seymour inc. Trompe l’oeil of paper & bottles & w/c of fruit in tree (3 sgn. Descartes), W/c of valley & mtns. “Entrance to Glenwon” 1889 sgn. w/mono., O/c of roosters & flowers sgn. A. C. Goodwin, W/c by Earle G. Barlow of 3 masted ship & lighthouse etc. 22 ¼”x12 ½”, O/c store front “Aubon Vivant” tavern sgn. Wordsworth, O/c sailing ships sgn. N. Arzner 1898 23 ½”x15 ½”, Ant. prim. o/c of boy fishing from bridge, O/c of fruit sgn. T. William 29 ½”x23 ½”, O/p of Wisc. church at sunset by Mad Welshman, Ant. o/c of early house & people, Ant. gouache on paper “Eruzione Feb. 8 1850” of Volcano, Prim. pastel on paper of sailboats on lake, 4 mini. portraits inc. Napoleon Bonaparte on porc./Princess Bibesco/Lady Aristocrat sgn. J. Gatout etc., O/b winter sleigh scene w/mother & children w/gifts sgn. C.B., 2 o/c Dutch windmill ptgs. sgn. Anton Muller, O/b Autumn landscape, Pr. Tyrolean mtn. landscapes, O/b Blk. man w/goose, Vic. o/c of lake, Sm. o/wood of Am. sailing ship & more.
PRINTS: Nice artist sgn. prints by: (Rodney Thomson, Arthur W. Hall, Leo J. Meissner, Maurice Achener, J.C. Vondrous, Eug. DeLatre, Mildred B. Brooks, Cyrus L. Baldridge, Wm. Averbach Levy, Thomas Johnson etc., Gould & Hart “Microchera Parvirostris Lawr.” 11 ½”x15 ½”, 9 sgn. ship prints & ptg. by George C. Wales & 1 Sears Gallagher, Civil War litho. “Fort #1 West Defenses of Baltimore Md.” 17 ½”x11 ¾”, 1839 “Washington’s House Mt. Vernon” by Bartlett & 1848 “Tomb of Washington”, 5 Louis Rue Maekers sgn. prints inc.: (Police & Euro. soldiers w/skeleton etc., 4 lg. ant. hd. colored nature prints inc. beetles etc., 2 lg. framed adv. posters of Chimp “Anis-etta Evangelisti” etc., Lg. Italian poster “La Victoria Ardvino Cafe Espresso”, 1820 “Fishing In a Punt” by Mclean, 5 sgn. etchings “Mt. Vernon Place” by John McGrath & “Lee’s Home Arlington” by Don Swann etc., Choice tramp art carv. frame w/house photo, Hunt prints inc. “Fox Hunting Breaking Cover” etc., Print of ships Hesper & Luther, 6 nature prints of Butterflies etc., 1867 “Wolf’s Point In 1833” by Blanchard 21 ¼”x17 ½”, Floral prints “Genie Iris” etc., Lg. hunt print “Death of the Hog”, Silhouettes of G. & Martha Washington/a seaman etc., Sgn. Frank Benson “Flying Ducks” & Richard E. Bishop “Fall Ducks”, 3 masted ship “The Challenge-J. Kenny Capt.”, Gordon Grant sgn. etching “Banks Fisherman” & Kerr Eby “Digging Clams”, 5 sgn. duck prints w/duck stamps made from them, “Baker & Tilden’s Map of Boston & Environs”, Fashion print, Pr. Vic. framed prints of G. & Martha Washington, 13 sm. prints w/sayings & poems & more.
STERLING SILVER: Choice hd. hamm. dbl. handle serv. dish by Theo. B. Starr, 3 pc. teaset Blk. Starr & Frost w/tray by Towle, Stieff hd. chased Repousse sugar bowl, Tiffany: (Bottle coaster, Cov. rd. box, Trumpet vase, 15 ¾” platter by Tiffany, 8 Tiffany spoons inc. serving, 23 pcs. Tiffany flatware “Olympian” 1878), 4 pc. teaset “Royal Danish”, Ant. Repousse footed bowl & lift top jar, 1903 “Archmont Yacht Club trophy “Montauk”, , 9 pc. lot inc. 11 ¾” c/sticks etc., 8 pcs. inc. Gorham & Towle ladles/fish slice etc., 14 pcs. w/compote w/grapes/nut dishes etc., Lot w/Gorham & P. Rev. bowls etc., 25 pcs. inc. reticulated dish/shaker etc., Ant. brush & mirror, Vic. floral Repousse lorgnette, Lg. lot inc.: silver overlay perfumes/engrav. calling card case/serv. pcs. etc., 14 pcs. inc. “New Tipt” etc., 24 pc. flatware set, Repousse grape bread tray etc., 4 goblets “Francis I”, 6 goblets “La Paglia”, Water pitcher, Ster. & stag horn handle corkscrew, Lot w/O.N.C. serv. spoon w/grapes & teastrainer etc. & more. COIN SILVER ETC.: .800 fine floral engrav. box, Ant. eye glasses. SILVER PLATED: Christofle & Cie lg. cup & 11 ¾” tray “Facsimile Galvanique Tresord. Hildesheim”, Pr. Sheffield c/sticks w/paw feet & cranberry cut overlay hurricane shades, 35 pcs. ant. flatware w/m.o.p. handles, 52 pcs. Reed & Barton flatware, Fancy Vic. jewelry caddy w/watch hanger.
JEWELRY: Gold: 14k man’s ring w/3 rd. diamonds (1 ct. t.w.), Ladies plat./iri. diamond ring w/.56 ct. center & 2 side dias., 14k cocktail ring w/14 nat.opals, 14k pin of 2 birds w/ruby eyes, 14k ring w/3 ct. oval cut sapphire, 2 Vic. 14k amethyst & pearl pins, 10k ring w/gold dec. green stone, 18k rope twist bangle brac., Pearl neck. w/10k filigree pendant w/gr. stone, Two 14k bangle bracs. inc. Greek key design, 6 pcs. fine 14k Vic. jewelry inc.: lg. cameo/watch fob w/citrine/beaded neck. etc., Fine 14k rings inc.: Turq./amethyst/multi stone etc., 14k bead neck., Lg. 14k earrings etc. STERLING: Poison cuff brac. w/Baltic amber, Lot with Scottish pin w/ameth./Danish leaf pin etc., 2 Indian silver cuff bracs. w/turq. etc., Nice brac. w/10 cts. of amethysts, Cuff bracs. inc. sgn. Ted S. Nakai w/turq./lapis/ameth. etc., Pins w/garnets & marcasites inc. parrot & seahorse, Ring w/4 ct. amethyst, Ring w/9 peridots, Belt buckle, 3 bracs. w/turq. inc. Zuni, Pendant w/15 moonstones, Dragonfly pin/pend. w/36 garnets & marcasites, Basket pin w/crystal cat & garnets, 7 fancy coin silver bangles, Crosses with ameths./ peridots/ blue topazes, Emerald brac. w/garnets, Ruby pendant etc. OTHER JEWELRY: 17” multi colored tourmaline neck., Fine leopard skin jasper neck. w/cat, Choice garnet bead necks. inc. 36”, Brass & enam. rd. box w/pearl top, Lg. blue lapis cuff brac., 3 Lynn Fire Dept. badges, Tribal choker w/coins & glass stones, 32” Zuni carv. bone fetish neck. w/Katchina/birds etc. WATCHES: Ant. 14k Waltham 19j o.f. pock. watch, 18k ladies Colombia wrist watch w/14k band, 21J. Hamilton R.R. watch mod. 992, Coin silv. pock. watches inc. hunter case by Am. Watch.
RARE COINS & PAPER CURRENCY: Gold: U.S. $20. gold coins: 1913-D v.f., “St. Gauden’s”: 1924 b.u./1927 b.u./1925 b.u., “Liberty Head”: 1899-S a.u./1902-S a.u., 1904 a.u. $10.’s “Liberty Head”: 1843 x.f. rim cut/1881 x.f./1906 a.u./1907a.u., 1907 “Ind. Head” x.f. $5.’s “Lib. Heads”1904-s ANACS au58/1898 a.u./1880 x.f./1880-S x.f./1900 a.u.,“Indian Heads”: 1913-S a.u./1911 x.f./1913 a.u.50/1909x.f./1905-S, 1988 “Olympic” set w/$5 gold. $3. 1854 Indian e.f. 45. $2 ½’s: “Indian Heads”: 1925-D a.u./1913 a.u./1910 a.u., Lot 5 Indian: (1909, ’10,’11, ’13, ’28), “Liberty Heads”: 1853 x.f./1854 a.u./1861 a.u., 1862 a.u. & 1926 Sesquicent. unc. Silver dollars: 1798 point 9 wide date “Draped Bust” NGC vg-8, Morgans inc.: two 1883-CC/1899 CH a.u./1900-S CH a.u./1909-S v.f./1897-S CH a.u./lot 6 inc. 1885/lot of 20/other lots, Lot of 20 Peace $’s b.u., 1928 Peace v.f. 50¢: Two “Draped Bust” 1806 & ’07, Walk. Libs.: 1921-S NGC f-15/ 1942 PCGS ms-13/1942PCGS ms-63, Barbers: 1893-S good/1892-S good, 3 albums of 72 Walk. Lib. & Franklins, Capped Busts inc.:(1808,’23,’25,’26, 1830 e.f., 1822 v.f., 1924/2 fine 4 over, 1832 v.f., 1810 chxf, etc.), 20 1964 Kennedy’s, 190 Franklins/Walk. Lib. & Kennedy’s, 1875 Seat Lib. e.f. 25¢: 3 “Capp. Bust” (1828,’34’38), 2 albums of 69 Wash. 90% quarters & 77Mercury dimes. 3¢: 1862 NGC ms-60. 10¢: 1916-D Merc. NGC g-4, 1921-D ANACS vf25. 1/2¢’s :(1808 Draped Bust NGC xf40bn, 1828 au50, Lot of 6 w/1828 etc.), 1¢’s: 1783 lg. bust “Wash. & Independence” NGC au50 bn, Indian Heads: (1909-S NFC f15bn, 1877 NGC g6bn, Album of 35 & 3 Fly. Eagles, Lot of 240 some w/dbl rev. & dbl. fronts). Lincoln cents: (1914-D NGC v.f. 20 bn, Album of 35 inc. 1909-S VDB, 1909-S ,3 albums 1909-1940-1941), 1803 Draped Bust NGC v.f. details, Album of lg. cents inc. 1802 etc. Paper currency: 5 lots of consec. #ed $1 silver certs. inc. twelve 1935’s etc., 5 pcs. “U.S. Postage” fractional currency, 12 & 13 pc. lots of frac. currency inc.:(1874 .25¢, 1863 3¢ & 5¢ etc.), Lot w/1863 full sheet of “Confed. States Am. Lone” bonds inc. $100 & “Demiwildcat Money Cleveland Bank” 1892 etc., $1 1935 Silv. cert. “Hawaii”, 15 pc. lot inc. four “One Silver Dollar” 1891 & 1863 $5 Me. “Eastern Bank” Bangor, 1869 $1 & $2 bills etc. Other coins: $235.25 face 90% U.S. coins inc. Walk. Lib. ½’s/Wash. quarters/Mercury dimes etc., Am. Eagle .999 silver l t.o. proof coins inc. 12 boxed 1999-’91 etc. & 12 1997-2008 bl. boxed, $14.30 face 90% inc. Peace & Morgan $’s/1896 Barber $1/2 etc., 7 type coins inc. Barber quarters & dimes & 1833 Capped Bust, 3 pcs.: (1785 “Vermontis” post colonial pc./1835 ship’s token etc.). Proof sets inc. 4 U.S. Prestige inc. 1987 proof & 1990/’91 mint set.
ORIENTAL RUGS: Caucasians: (8’9x10’10, 9’2x10’11, 10’x13’5, 2’9x10’8 & 5’x7’8), Persians: Baktiari 7’x12’3, Vint. 6’6x10’5, Vint. tribal 4’8x7’7, 9’8x13’, Mir 3’x11’3, Vint. Pers. Kirage 4’8x6’3, Herez 9’4x12’8 & 6’ rd. & 2’6x8’1 , Bidjars 6’x9’1 & 2’1x4’1, Very fine woven Art Deco Chinese 6’1x9’, Royal Bokhara 4’1x5’11, Turkomans 6’4x8’3 & 3’4x8’11, Red Bokhara 2’9x9’7, Fine Serape 6’x8’10, Kashan design 8’9x11’9, Kazak design 5’2x6’10, Serape 2’5x8’, Kazak 2’4x10’4, Kashan 8’2x10’4, Serape design 7’10x8’, Turkish silk highlighted runner 2’x5’9, 3’5x4’10 w/animals, 2’7x12’1, Other Caucasian scatters. Other rugs: Orient. style:( 7’10x10’8, 5’5x7’7, 5’x7’), Floral hd. tufted 5’6x8’6, 2’2x8’), Hd. braided oval 5’11x8’6 & rd. 5’6 dia., Hooked patterns inc. rose, thistle & shamrock 51 ½” x 30”, Petit point floral rug 5’9x8’11, Winchester mat 52”x37”.
CONTEMPORARY FURNITURE ETC.: Pr. of tiger maple bench made Hepplewhite 2 dwr. stands by R.Wilkinson, Nice set of 6 mahg. Chipp. dining chrs. w/uph. seats by Southword Furn., Mahg. Cookie cornered bamboo motif 2 dwr. side server, Set 8 mustard ptd. fan back Windsor armchrs. by “The Windsor Workshop”, Pr. Hepp. ptd. tapered leg stands w/marble & drape ptd. dec., Pr. inlaid mahg. ½ moon l dwr. tapered leg tbls. by South Hampton, 2 dwr. paint dec. d/l stand w/hd. ptd. lake & boat scene, Fancy blk. & gilt carv. French bev. glass mirror w/lion’s heads, Pine storage chest w/ptg. of house by water & map of S. Bristol etc., Grain & floral ptd. tapered leg stand.
OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST: 25” ant. Italian alabaster carv. of lady w/draped robe, 2 lg. ant. solid granite mill wheels, Pr. 33” high cement Egyptian jackals (or Anubis), Nice Vic. walnut & gilt shadow box w/carv. & ptd. gamebird 21”x24”, 3 ant. 12” granite mill wheels, Vint. 31” dia. paint dec. wooden game wheel, Vint. gilt framed Coca Cola adv. “Lunch Refreshed Drink Coca Cola”, Nice ambrotype of Civil War soldier w/rifle etc., Rose qrtz. carv. skull, Framed displays of butterflies/insects/bat etc., 9 stone carv. arrowheads, Gilt metal 34” peacock weathervane, Vint. wooden 5 condo. bird house, Brass stick telephone, Enam. “Piper Cub” airplane dealer sign, Europ. tapestry w/lions & coat of arms etc. 6’x 1’10, Ant. oak church hymnal board, Dbl. sided wooden sign w/old lady “The Snoop Shop” 35”x38”.
LAMPS & LIGHTING: Ant. Am. 7 ½” high brass whale oil lamp w/saucer base, Milk glass Gone W.T.Wind lamp w/floral motif, Caramel slag glass tbl. lamp w/fancy metal base, Pr. Deco fig. metal lamps of lady hold. green globes w/feet, Fine pr. of Bohemian ruby glass tbl. lamps w/etched flowers & prisms, Brass font iron banquet lamp w/etched globe, 18th c. style wr. iron dbl. candle lamp, Ant. Amphora lamp w/fancy shade, Lg. Orient. export china lamp w/figs. etc., Ant. bronze patina Art Nouv. lamp w/Oriental carv. wood base, Pr. of brass port & starboard ship lanterns, 5 ant. pewter c/sticks inc. push-ups, Pr. brass & marble girandoles w/flower basket designs, 2 glass font oil lamps w/brass & marble bases, 2 pr. 9” brass beehive & dia. design c/sticks, Two pr. tall c/stick style tbl. lamps, Brass & marble base oil lamps (now elec.), 2 ant. French brass dbl. branch wall sconces w/hurricane shades, 2 pc. Eng. oak barley twist c/sticks, 4 pr. brass push-up candlesticks, Pr. ant. patt. glass fluid lamps, Tole tbl. lamp w/lion’s heads.
CLOCKS: Ant. mahg. Eli Terry pillar & scroll shelf clock w/reverse ptg. of house, Carv. oak “Coca Cola” adv. regulator wall clock, Fancy gilt metal Ansonia mantel clock w/ptg. of lady & cherub, Gingerbread clock “Capitol No. 41” by Wm. Gilbert, Brass Waterbury 8 day ship’s wheel clock.
BOOKS: Rare set of Charles Dickens “The Posthumous Paper of the Pickwick Club” (20 vols. in 1) 8 dated 1837 & 11 dated 1836 London by Chapman & Hall in orig. green wrappers, “Into the Home of the Blizzard” presentation copy #285 by Richard Byrd, 1730 “A Sermon” by Thomas Prince.
TOOLS: Ant. cobbler’s bench w/tools.
WEAPONS: Tristar Arms o/u 410 ga. shotgun w/5 chokes & engrav.(never fired), Rare Waldoboro Me. hand made 22 w.c.f. cal. tip up single shot pistol w/detach. stock 1895 by Ephriam R. White (1 of 4 ever made), Ant. Stevens new mod. 22 cal. tip up pock. rifle 2nd iss., 12 ga. Winchester semi auto. shotgun SuperX mod. 1, Rossi mod. R352 5 shot stainless 38 special revolver (never fired), Henry “Goldenboy” 22 cal. lever action rifle (never fired), Winchester mod. 1894 32.40 cal. lever action rifle & 1892 25-20 w.c.f. carbine, Comm. NRA Cent. Winchester mod. 94 30.30 cal. rifle, Belgium Browning “Light-Twelve” semi auto. 12 ga. shotgun w/extra barrel, Chiappa mod. m9-22 22 cal. pistol (never fired), New Gamo Hunter supersport adult precision air rifle w/scope, Colt New Police 32 cal. 6 shot revolver, German air rifle RWS “Diana” mod. 34, Ant. Percussion musket, Knives & Swords: 3 hunting inc. Case “Tested XX”, Combo. hunting/hatchet in sheath, A. Mannacher carv. stag horn w/deer, Remington #RH36, U.S. Civil War officers sword mod. 1840 w/scabbard, Fine ant. U.S. eagle head & m.o.p. officers sword w/leather scabbard, U.S. mod. 1909 S.A. Bolo knife #8594, 2 ant. Knights of Columbus lodge swords by Ames. Other: Fine late 17th/early 18th c. German crossbow w/nautical star inlay & m.o.p. & horn heart inlays etc., Fine rare R. Adams percuss. revolver brass bound empty case w/plaque “To General McClellan from Robt. Adams”, Boxed old 12 ga. shells inc. “Hi-Power” & “Winchester Ranger W” etc., Lg. carv. wood & horn powder horn w/heart inlay.
MARINE: D/t splayed seachest w/rope beckets, Lg. 52 ½” dia. ant. mahg. ship’s wheel, Ant. ebony sextant mkd. Williams Poplar London in case, 43” 3 masted schooner model, Nice ship shadow box “Red Jacket Rockland Me.” 23 ½”x20”, Ant. ship ½ hull model, 2 ant. ship’s wheels inc. 17 ½” & 16” all bronze, Hd. forged wr. iron whaling harpoon, 3 hd. blown 12” glass fish. floats in red/blue/green, Ant. pine d/t seachest w/ship ptg. “Virgo 1841 Capt. S. Harvey”, 3 carv. bone & scrimshawed pcs. inc. tooth shape w/ships & whales, Box w/carv. anchors & scrim. ships & letter opener w/eagles & flags, Walk. stick w/bone carv. hand. & vile inside, 4 ant. fig. fish cod fish jigs, Nantucket style swing handle basket w/bone carv. seashell top, Pr. 10 ¼” high bronze dolphin bookends, 14” Giant clam metal bowl, Contemp. brass telescope on wood tripod, “Marine Antiques” sign 28”x17”, Seashells & sea glass.
CHILDREN’S: Repro. of ant. high curv. runner sled in red stenc. “Vermont Sleigh Co.”, Ant. ladder-back highchr. w/rush seat, Ptd. iron balance toys of rooster & dolphin, Iron mech. bank of mule & bldg., 22” pond sailboat, 17 ½” vint. compo. “Toodles” by Vernon Seeley, Iron race car.
RARE AUTOGRAPHS & POLITICAL: 1887 letter sgn. S.L. Clemens regarding selling bonds to purchase house w/another sm. Mark Twain signature, 1860 U.S. land grant to military widow sgn. James Buchanan, Framed 1889 letter sgn. O.W. Holmes & letter sgn. David Wilkie 1837 to Samuel Cousins & a Royal Academy ticket sgn. D. Wilkie, Autographs of Thomas A. Edison & William H. Taft, Collec. of 24 sgn. letters & autos. by famous people etc. inc. Winston Churchill, Winfield Scott, Douglas Macarthur, J. Edgar Hoover, Dwight Eisenhower, John Taylor etc.
ORIENTALIA: Lg. contemp. 8 sec. fold. screen w/Orient. scenes 17 ¾”x8’9 ea. section, Fancy rd. carv. Asian stand w/carv. bird center & 6 carv. lions head feet, 5 carv. pcs. inc. snuff bottle & netsukes etc., 2 ant. boxes inc. Orient. lacq & dec. teacaddy & nice lacq. sew. box w/sew. accessories, Indian 4 sec. fold. screen w/fretwork panels & hd. ptd. tiger hunt/lovers/ladies etc., 3 carv. jade & rose qrtz. figs. inc. 2 rabbits & 2 children, 2 bone carv. Inros w/fish & turtle, 2 stone carvs. of Water buffalo & horse, Famille Rose 18” charger & 12” plate, Imari 7” bowl/plates, Fig. carnelian stone carv. carp snuff bottle on wooden carv. base, 21” soapstone carv. of QuanYin w/child & deer, Bamboo gallery top serv. tbl. w/hd. ptd. birds/monkeys playing instruments etc., Pr. 7 ¼” turq. & blue dec. pott. compotes, Bl./wh. porcelain water cooler, Ptd. bamboo motif tin storage chest w/tiger front on wooden base, Ant. Orient. blk. wood carv. low stand w/gray marble top, Qing dynasty censer in silv. metal w/fig. dragon, 4 Orient. carv. stone pendants in agate & rose qrtz.
INDIAN: Pr. ant. Am. Indian hide chaps w/beadwork & hide fringe, Nice Adirondack stick & birch l door wall cab. w/ptd. Indian, 5’ N. W. Coast style wooden carv. & ptd. totem pole & box, Tribal carv. stone & nickel wax seal.
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ROBERT L. FOSTER
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MAINE’S STATEWIDE AUCTIONEER
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