UPDATED 600+ Pictures & Write-ups - MONDAY, May 2nd, 2016
A U C T I O N
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
500+ FRESH-TO-THE-MARKET FINDS TO BE SOLD
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE & EVERY
ALL ARE WELCOME
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!
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!
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.
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.
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
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Phone bidding available on some items
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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
CAS, CGP, CSGA, CSPWC, CSW, EGP
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)
IN ORIGINAL CONDITION & EXCELLENT SHAPE for being 95 years old!
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
hat with The Royal Highlanders of Canada 13th Battalion 1st Canadian Division
*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
LOOK THESE COMPANIES UP!
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 email@example.com to schedule a complimentary appointment.
ALL ARE WELCOME - SEE YOU ALL SATURDAY!