Lea Wait/Bob Thomas

Unreserved, Public Estate Auction

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

At Foster’s Auction Gallery, 811 U.S., Rt. 1, Newcastle, Me.


Preview Friday, Feb. 21, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and morning of sale 8:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. In the event of severe, impassable storm, auction to be held the next day, Sunday, Feb. 23 at 10:00 a.m. Auctioneers note: This sale consists of the private lifetime collection & inventory of Lea Wait, author & Antiquarian & her husband, artist Bob Thomas, from their large ant. colonial home in North Edgecomb, Me, referred to as “The Marie Antoinette House”. There are 1000’s of items, all from this estate, absolutely no additions. There is something for everyone. We hope you will plan to join us for this rare buying opportunity. Plan for a long auction, as we are still unpacking. Robert.



Sale to inc.: JEWELRY INC.: Tiffany, Gold, Silver, Jade, Opal, Coral, Garnet, Tourmaline, Ruby, Scottish, Pearl & more. ASSORTED SILVER INC.: Sterling & silver plated etc. PRINTS: (1000’S) inc.: 18th, 19th & 20th century botanicals, animals, birds, Currier & Ives & N. Currier, Maxfield Parrish, Charles Dana Gibson, Howard Chandler Christy, Edmund Dulac, Lynd Ward, G.H. Rothe, B.W. Hawkins, Carroll Thayer Berry, J. F. Miller, Harrison Fisher, Geo. Stubbs, Alexander Wilson, Denton, Pietra Scattaglia, Walter Hood Fitch, John Selby, L.P. Harting, Nat Lowell, Y. Poshivalov, Albert Sterner, Sheffield Kagy, Frederic Jopling, Hank Laventhol, John Heyward, Also from Harpers inc.: Winslow Homer, Thomas Nast & many more. ORIENTAL RUGS. ORIENTALIA INC.: Imari, Satsuma, Cloisonné, Ivory, Figurines, Garments, Wall hanging, Scroll etc. LARGE LIBRARY OF BOOKS INC.: (1000’s) 18th, 19th, 20th cent. Rare books, First editions, Leather bound, Bookends, Book press, Bookcases & shelves, Revolving bookcase etc. COUNTRY FURNISHINGS INC.: Cupboards, Bureaus, Stands, Drop-leaf table, Blanket chest, Dressing tables, Windsor chairs, Ant. Mirrors & Frames. VICTORIAN FURNITURE & WICKER. ASSORTED PAINTINGS INC. : Signed, Listed artists, Portraits, Florals, Landscapes, 3 panel screen, Impressionistic ptgs. by Bob Thomas etc. ARTISTS’S: Easel, Paint brushes and art supplies. ART GLASS INC.: Mt. Washington Burmese, End of Day, Bride’s basket, Crackle glass and more. GLASS: Cut glass, Pattern glass, Crystal, Stemware, Decanters, Waterford etc. ASSORTED CHINA INC.: Meissen, Porcelain, Modern pottery etc.. ANTIQUE BOTTLES & INKWELLS. ASSORTED ACCESSORIES: Good smalls, Woodenware, country items, Primitives, Stoneware, Statues etc. FIREPLACE ACCESS. inc. brass & iron, Brassware, Copper items, Ironware, Tinware etc.

EPHEMERA: Trade cards, Postcards, Maps, Advertising items, Chart/print cabinet. DECOYS & BIRD CARVINGS. DAGUERREOTYPE & TINTYPES. TEXTILES: Quilts, Fur coats, Clothing, Linens, Bedding, Wedding dress etc. DOLLS, Toys, Games, Children’s & doll’s furniture. LAMPS INC.: Oil, leaded, Table & floor lamps. JOHNSON 4 H.P. OUTBOARD , Pot buoys, Driftwood, Glass floats, Oars, Other nautical items. ROCKS, minerals, shells, fossils. XMAS ITEMS INC. Ornaments etc. RECORD PLAYER w/assort. records and collec. of vintage record albums. GENERAL HOUSEHOLD FURNISHINGS INC.: Outdoor furniture, Garden cart, Tools, Hand tools, Ladders etc.

TERMS: Cash or approved check. Dealer’s must have copy of seller’s certificate.We reserve the right to hold merchandise until funds clear. Sizes & descriptions are approx. & subject to error. Everything sold as is, where is. All sales are final. We accept absentee bids prior to the auction with a 20% deposit & bid them competitively. Limited phone bidding available. A buyer’s premium of 15% will be applied to all purchases, payable by the buyer, as part of the purchase price. Central air conditioned Gallery. Ample parking. Catered. Handicapped accessible. Luxurious padded seating. Limited seating. Call Marilyn for seat reservations & availability. We accept Visa, Master Card & Discover Card. For info. about auction items, please call Holly at 207-563-8110.


Turn your unwanted gold & silver into cash. GOLD & SILVER WANTED Please call for appointment.

We are one of the largest, top paying buyers in the State of Maine, for gold, silver & bullion etc. Buying Gold: U.S. & foreign coins, ingots & bars, dental gold, all 10k-14k & 18k gold, class rings, wedding bands, necklaces, bracelets, pocket & wrist watches, any broken gold jewelry, platinum etc. Buying Silver: Sterling items any condition, ster. flatware, jewelry, vases, bowls, c/sticks, ingots, bars, rounds, silver eagles etc. Buying coins & paper currency: silver dollars, pre 1964 silv. halves-quarters & dimes. 40 years experience buying coins & precious metals. Get our price before selling. Free gold testing.

ROBERT L. FOSTER

AUCTIONEER & APPRAISER-LIC. NO. AUC 157

811 U.S. Rt. l, P.O. Box 203, Newcastle, Maine 04553 Auction Gallery 207-563-8110

Fax us at 207-563-6590, E-mail: RFoster@tidewater.net Auction Zip I.D. #2448

Licensed, Bonded & Insured. Established in Newcastle since 1953

Member of Me.Auctioneer’s Association & Maine Antique Dealer’s Assoc.