UPDATED 600+ Pictures & Write-ups - MONDAY, May 2nd, 2016





SELLING PRIVATE COLLECTIONS from Fredericton, Halifax, & Moncton Estates

Saturday May 7th 2016

Preview 10:00 am – Auction 11:00 am

Saint John Trade & Convention Centre

One Market Square, Saint John

New Brunswick






Including: IMPORTANT LOT of  Canadian art, lovely lot of 1910 oak office furniture, Gold & Silver jewellery, fine furniture, mid-century including Danish, Swedish, Norwegian furniture, WW1 & WW2 Canadian & English military badges, pins & medals, Inuit soapstone and art, Moorcroft, Deichmann pottery, country wares, primitives, Royal Doultons & Hummels,  crystal including Swarovski & Waterford, old paper money & coins, pocket watches, Ginger Beer bottle collection, stoneware including Saint John merchant jug, retro kitchen wares, nice selection of antique & vintage lighting, toys including important 1920s Keystone ride-on-train with rare Pullman car, Early Tonka’s & more!


Auctioneer’s Note:

Key Auctions is excited to be returning to Market Square, Saint John with what might be our best yet! Another important Estate Auction with 500+ items to be SOLD, featuring a private collection from Fredericton Estate. This auction has something for everyone & every price range, from the collectors, to the new home owners, to the bargain hunters! First time auction goers welcome! Tell some friends & see you Saturday!


Partial Listings:



2 Estate fresh Jack Humphrey watercolours (professionally framed), 2 large Gerard Collins oil-on-canvas paintings including desirable fall scene, Gerard Collins pastel titled “Saint John fog with fables” (professionally farmed), Bruno Bobak Artist Proof “Old Arts Building UNB”, oil-on-board by well documented Canadian artist H J de Forest of “Digby Gut” 1922, Peter Gorham (Fredericton) acrylic-on-canvas, Jane McFarland (Fredericton) watercolour, Elizabeth Paterson watercolour, Danish/ Canadian painter H.J. Tygesen (1890 -1951), 2 oil-on-canvas by Quebec artist H. Satterthwaite, Mimi Alonzo watercolour, Satenstein 1966 oil-on-canvas, Margaret Post Miller Phelps oil-on-canvas, Victorian oil paintings & more.


Mid Century Furniture

Do not miss this chance; quality designer pieces rarely come up; pieces including Swedish-made leather chair & ottoman by Mobil, Norwegian & Swedish leather chairs & matching ottoman, desirable mid-century DANISH teak credenza, signed Danish teak tea wagon, 2 pairs of rosewood end tables, teak floor lamp, 5 individual pieces of mid-century Swedish furniture that can be made into flat screen TV stand – end tables - nightstands & more.



Stunning bench-made solid mahogany poster bedroom suite with tall poster full bed, pair of nightstands, high boy chest, ladies dresser & mirror (nicest poster set we have had in a few years); substantial round oak table with 3 leaves, undersized Victorian 8 foot armoire, set of 4 signed Hitchcock rock maple desirable 2 tone chairs, decorative 7 drawer French style tall chest, CLEAN mahogany Federal couch, oak Victorian secretary desk, oak Paine Furniture hall tree with lift top bench, 2 Globe Wernicke oak stack bookcases, unique oak 12 drawer file cabinet, 1910 solid oak flat-top desk, desirable oak roll top desks (1 undersized), rare A. H. Davenport (Boston – New York) oak map chest, pair of mahogany poster twin beds, clean 1920s 2 door mahogany bookcase, oak curved-glass china cabinet, walnut glass-sided china cabinet, important Empire lift-top work table, modern narrow light-up curio cabinet, 1910 Globe Wernicke office 3 seater bench, ornate 1930s 2 tone sideboard, painted white solid mahogany lowboy chest, unique blind 2 door walnut cabinet, nice matching pair of Victorian pedestals,  lovely 2 tier mahogany fern stand, decorative ¾ sea chest, mahogany secretary, oak floor model gramophone (working), Victorian marble-top lamp table, Victorian mahogany 1 door 1 drawer sheet music cabinet, mahogany flat-top desk, pair of clean green upholstered wing chairs, Drexel oriental influence bar, mahogany dining room suite including 6 shield back chairs & table with 3 leaves, Victorian circular footstool, 2 lovely floor lamps, 19th century games table with beautiful mahogany, mahogany cedar chest, ornate walnut server, substantial walnut center table, clean upholstered fan back chair, various chest & dressers, DIY projects, walnut lift-top sewing machine, unique floor model light-up globe, occasional tables, nightstands, coffee tables, accent & desk chairs, hardwood 2 seater bench, various size rocking chairs, hanging decorative mirrors & much more!


Lamps & Lighting:

Slag glass umbrella-shade lamp, rare Victorian miniature satin glass oil lamp, unique designer-style vintage floral base table lamp, brass student lamp with beautiful case glass shades, solid mahogany floor lamp, 1930s cast & onyx floor lamp, pair of solid wood contemporary lamps, emerald style bankers lamp, unique light-up art glass full body guitar & more.


Inuit Art:

4 signed soap stone carvings, 1950s signed block print #27 of 30, unique 12 inch carved Inuit plaque-artist signed.



IMPORTANT fresh-to-the market 1920s Keystone ride-on engine & “Pullman” car (never find the Pullman cars as many were not sold) IN ORIGINAL CONDITION & EXCELLENT SHAPE for being 95 years old; heavy duty 1920s Buddy L Sand Loader in original condition, 2 1950s Press steel Tonka trucks, Structo press steel hydraulic dump truck,  amazing 1890s Fish pond board game in original box, neat child’s Simplex Typewriter in original box, rare kick back marble game in working order with great graphics, heavy 1920s child’s tricycle in original red paint, Western Germany steam engine, neat early wind-up German car, Keystone 1920s steam shovel, 1930s Erector set, early Monopoly game & more.


Glass & China:

3 pieces of Moorcroft, 12 place Spode dinner set, Victorian brides baskets, 5 substantial pieces of Waterford crystal including 12 inch vase, Block crystal, Swarovski crystal, English flow blue, 3 uncommon Royal Doulton figurines, MJ Hummel figurines, early blown glass decanters & bottles, 19th century German double figurine (very detailed) with 5 prong crown marking, early Wedgewood style biscuit jar, pair of Mission Fulper candlesticks, 5 piece porcelain urn set & more.


Pocket Watch & Clocks:

 Lovely Waltham pocket watch in working order with chain & fob in beautiful dome display, 19th century pocket watch, rare Seth Thomas working rosewood lever clock with subsidiary seconds dial & good paper label (one of the early ones), rare miniature 19th century mantel clock, 2 French mantel clocks, Gingerbread clock & more!



Nice grouping of WW1 items including WW1 Glengarry hat with The Royal Highlanders of Canada 13th Battalion 1st Canadian Division hat badge, WW1 For Service At The Front enamelled Canadian pin, RARE 36th Ulster Division UVF Dixie cap badge - very significant piece of militaria (look it up), 5 Royal Army Medical Corps Buttons, WW1 The Great War For Civilization Medal 1914 - 1919 paired with WW1 George V Britt 1914-1918 Medal; with original ribbons (all pins in original untouched condition); 2 groupings of Canadian WW2 Service medals including  Navy badge & personal note book of R.J. Burfitt (Halifax), WW2 bullet holster & more.



1920s working porcelain barber’s chair, 2 early shoe shine stands, 1930s Ronson table-top lighter store display case, Deichmann pottery bowl, Edison cylinder phonograph, Fender guitar & case, Cunard Steam Line framed advertisement  MV Britannic, Original Barnum & Bailey framed circus poster,  old violin, bottles including blue poison bottles, Ginger Beer bottle collection, RARE Terris Saint John ginger beer shipping crate, old mason jars, 4 hand carved duck decoys (1 signed), binoculars, large pair of cast warriors on horses, 19 inch tall 19th century double wheel coffee grinder, 2 1940s beer advertisements, straight razor collection, pocket knife collection, unique 1920s porcelain petroleum can, nice lot of old books including volume sets, Ideal gold-filled fountain pen, signed Maple Leafs hockey stick, fishing reels, antique oak wall telephone, vintage sled, stain glass window, amazing Meerschaum pipe in original case with 2 wolves in great order, French country scale, signed baseball,



Pyrex mixing bowl set as well 10 pieces of patterned Pyrex, vintage hard-shell suitcases, vintage store table-top canister, yellow retro canister set, Fire King Jadeite measure, neat vintage red retro kitchen clock, vintage sewing machine & suitcase, desirable yellow rotary phone & more.


Bronzes & Brass:

Marble & bronze inkwell, pair of bronze busts, Victorian figural bronze plaque, desirable Art Nouveau brass fender, early brass Russian fireplace bucket, brass embossed with ship lift-top box, quality pair of ornate French brass andirons, brass & marble decorative scale, brass fireplace stand & more.


Sterling & Gold:

Sterling salt & pepper shakers with Yukon Gold nuggets, sterling spoon with Yukon gold nugget, early sterling flatware serving pieces, Victorian sterling handled sewing scissors, sterling lot with candlesticks & brushes, sterling jewellery & more.


Nautical Items:

 Early desirable large glass buoy with original rope weaving, brass ship’s horn, older red half-globe ship’s light & more.


Jewellery & Accessories:

Stunning antique gold Amethyst princess-cut ring, lovely opal gold ring, 3 piece 14k gold & black diamond studs & pendant, pair of gold nugget earrings, Victorian-Art Nouveau sterling jewellery lot, sterling rings & bangle, 2 vintage costume jewellery necklace sets, RARE sterling Jewel with hidden compartments, unique ring chest, vintage ladies’ evening bags, lovely 1920s enamelled cover pill box, small Victorian jewellery box & more.


Primitives & Country Items:

Rosehead nail early 19th century paneled pine cupboard (DO NOT MISS), mid 19th century pine dome-top trunk in original red paint, dovetailed pine dough box, small pine blind 2 door cabinet, early tole painted cake tin box, early 19th century rocker & birdcage chair, stoneware crocks & jugs, country scales, leather dome-top trunk, folksy geometric-style hooked rug, collection of butter moulds & paddles, 2 tin chocolate bunny moulds & more.



No room-size wool rugs this time but we have a few nice medium & smaller size finely woven wool rugs- see pictures below.


Absentee bid available on every item below

00steeves@hotmail.ca or (506) 878 7890

Phone bidding available on some items

Call today (506) 878 7890 to arrange


Working Antique Seth Thomas Lever Wall Clock Double Wind Octagonal Case Runs w/ Seconds

Hard to find clock especially in this condition!


Two Jack W Humphrey (1901 – 1967) watercolours





1 of 2 Jack Humphreys watercolours – Signed - lower right – 20 by 15 inches


2 of 2 Jack Humphrey watercolours – 14.5 Inch by 20 Inch – Unsigned –

Titled “Summer McCormac’s Lake 1949”

Lineage: Current owner was personal friends with Jack’s wife & John Corey & purchased this piece from them.


Substantial warriors riding horses - 20 inch tall


Larger 1 of 2 oak roll top desk to be sold with desirable S Roll


Early 19th century pine armoire – very unique & can be used for many purposes in today’s home

A great decorative country piece – perfect for a flat screen TV / entertainment cabinet

Don’t miss this opportunity!



Sampling of nautical items including brass ship’s horn, early glass buoys with nice early rope & large ship’s light with red globe


Terracotta clay soldiers 4 & 3 ½ feet tall

Cost over 500.00 USD Each



Large pair of cement gargoyles


Pair of 2 foot long unique cement boat planters


Vintage rotary phone in desirable yellow

1940s French style solid wood 7 drawer chest


Decorative vintage floral lamp


Desirable & substantial round oak dining table with 3 leaves – nice & solid!


Solid oak Paine Furniture bevelled mirror hall tree with lift-top bench


Decorative 19th century French marble-top scale


Nice pair of old cameras - decorative


Large 20 inch 19th century double wheel cast coffee grinder


2 early mounted shoe shine stands


Fully functional 1920s Koken (the top manufacturer) porcelain barber’s chair in working order


Collection of early straight razors & cases


Nice grouping of pocket knives


Vintage Ronson “World Greatest Lighter” – table-top store display


Sampling of ginger beer bottles & stoneware to be sold


IMPORTANT fresh-to-the market 1920s Keystone ride-on engine & “Pullman” car (never find the Pullman cars as many were not sold)



1950s press steel Tonka toys including log carrier & fire engine


Substantial  Buddy L 1920s Sand Loader toy


 LARGE Meerschaum pipe in excellent shape with original case


Fender F 240 – A in great order with quality case


Decorative full size guitar & stand with artist blown glass top – lights up



2 oak Globe Wernicke stack bookcases (including 1 with drawer)



Unique & desirable oak multi-drawer file cabinet



STUNNING solid mahogany bench-made poster bedroom suite including

2 piece mahogany highboy chest, pair of matching nightstands, tall poster double (full) bed, ladies dresser with mirror




Sampling of retro kitchen wares to be sold


Sterling silver pieces with real Yukon gold nuggets (a few other Nuggets similar size will be sold in the sale)



Just a sampling of 20 unique & quality garden lots to be sold


Oak Northern Electric wall phone


1910 oak mid-size roll top desk


Double-neck student lamps – just a sampling of lamps to be sold


Rare 9 inch miniature Victorian satin oil lamp – original



RARE Map chest made by Irving Casson – A.H. Davenport Co. New York - Boston


Small Edison cylinder phonograph


A.    W. Co Waltham pocket watch with chain & fob

1 of 2 pocket watches to be sold



Antique amethyst gold ring with lovely large princess-cut stone

There will be Gold – Silver – Costume Jewellery lots to be sold.


Beautiful black diamond set in 14K pendant & stud earrings



WW1 Canadian & British pins, badges & medals including

*WW1 Glengarry hat with The Royal Highlanders of Canada 13th Battalion 1st Canadian Division hat badge
*WW1 For Service At The Front enamelled Canadian pin
*RARE 36th Ulster Division UVF Dixie cap badge - very significant piece of militaria
*5 Royal Army Medical Corps Buttons
*WW1 The Great War For Civilization Medal 1914 - 1919 paired with WW1 George V Britt 1914-1918 Medal; with original ribbons

All pins in original untouched condition!


Canadian WW2 Service medals


Canadian WW2 Service medals, Navy badge & personal note book of R.J. Burfitt


Lovely high quality solid mahogany Federal couch

Excellent condition & MINT upholstery


Lovely 1930s mahogany sideboard


Sampling of Sterling Silver to be SOLD



George Stillman Hill 1794 – 1858 & Almira Alida Rose Hill – Prominent Saint John Family

Nice examples of early Saint John photography by Notman – well documented.


Beautifully glazed signed NB Deichmann Pottery Bowl – 6 inches in diameter 



3 desirable cobalt blue Moorcroft pieces


                                                                                                                  Spode 12 place setting with extras                                                                                                                               


Beautiful decorative 5 piece English urn & ewer set


Rare & Desirable – Signed Bruno Bobak Artist Proof

“Old Arts Building UNB”



Excellent & Very Attractive Signed Gerard Collins Oil Painting 36 X 42 inches


“Saint John Fog with Fables” Signed Pastel – Framed – Gerard Collins


Very Unique Oil-on-Canvas – Gerard Collins – Titled

“My old house #25 Alexandra St with Kizzy”

Great local piece with local history


Desirable mid-century DANISH teak credenza



Mid-century Norwegian & Swedish leather chairs & matching ottomans

Left-Norwegian made leather chair & ottoman by Ring Mobelfabrikk 

Right- Swedish made leather chair & ottoman by Mobil



Swedish 5 individual pieces of mid-century furniture that can be made into

Flat Screen TV stand – end tables - nightstands & more 


Very finely woven antique wool rug


Early French hand-coloured map of Hudson Bay


Mint clean Victorian oak secretary desk (2 pieces)


Canadian Inuit items including signed block print # 27 /30 & soapstone carved figures with markings


Signed J Horton abstract watercolour


Oil-on-board painting “Digby Gut” 1922 - by well documented & respected Canadian artist H J de Forest (1855 -1924) B.C.A

His works do not come up often! Born in Saint John – Educated at the Sackville Academy (JC Miles)

Studied in London England, Paris France, Edinburgh & Italy




Peter Gorham (Fredericton) 19 ½ by 19 ½ inches – Acrylic-on-canvas


Jane McFarland (Fredericton) 16 by 21 inches – Watercolour


Elizabeth Paterson 23 by 16 inches – Watercolour¸


H.J. Tygesen (1890 -1951) 19 ¼ by 14 ¼ inches - Pastel -Danish / Canadian born in Copenhagen, arrived in Canada 1927. He was called the “Grand Old Man of Canadian Art”. Ruelland’s Antiques in Ottawa selling Tygesen pastels for $685.00.


H. Satterthwaite (Quebec)   24 by 20 inches – Oil-on-Canvas


H. Satterthwaite (Quebec)   20 by 15 ½  inches – Oil-on-Canvas  titled Quebec Village


Mimi Alonzo 1997 - 20 ½ by 12 ¾ inches – Watercolour


Western Canadian artist 15 by 11 inches – Watercolour


Satenstein 1966 - 36 by 24 inches – Oil-on-Canvas


Margaret Post Miller Phelps – 14 by 9 ¾ inches – Oil-on-Canvas – Jackson Park Chicago – Near Old Field Museum


Unsigned Ship Wreck - 28 by 15 ½ inches - Victorian Oil-on-Canvas


Unsigned Seascape 20 by 15 inches - Victorian Oil-on-Canvas


T Moore – 24 by 15 ½ inches – Victorian Oil-on-Canvas




1 of 2 signed Ted Williams & Hank Bauer 


Just a sampling of some of the old antique bottles to be sold


Sampling of clean upholstered furniture including this lovely carved French chair



Delivery Available - Terms: Cash, Cheque, Visa, MasterCard, Debit. Buyer’s Premium

Absentee Bids or Questions - Call (506) 878 7890

Key Auctions -Invitation to Consign

We are now accepting consignments for the forthcoming auctions, dates to be announced. Should you require a valuation of your items or wish to learn more about the auction process, we invite you to contact us at (506) 878 0096 or (506) 852 4500 or via email at 00steeves@hotmail.ca  to schedule a complimentary appointment.