Published: June 27, 2017
It must have been an exciting day for Leon Rowe when the collector found an Abraham Lincoln parade flag at a Pennsylvania flea market more than 30 years ago. It can be said that rare finds like that fit the bill as both a blessing and a curse. The man probably walked that field a thousand more times after that. But as few and far between as they are, those finds come packed with enough fuel for the fire to last a lifetime. And that, really and truly, is how collectors are born. Not by storks or parents, but by material discoveries that speak so loudly that they write themselves into the history of their owner. Leon Rowe’s Lincoln parade flag joins other top lots from around the country in this week’s picks.
Sale Date: Online Only, Sale Closes July 11–13, 2017
“For President, Abraham Lincoln” Parade Flag
8½-by-12¼-inch glazed cotton flag, 1860. Additional text “For Vice President, Hannibal Hamlin.” The 33 stars are arranged somewhat randomly in the canton with scattered, smaller stars anchored by larger ones at center and in each corner making this a charming and unusual example that we can not recall being offered. This flag is fresh to the market, having been discovered more than 30 years ago by Leon Rowe, who obtained it at a Pennsylvania flea market.
Sale Date: July 16, 2017
Gustav Stickley Oak Tall-Back Spindle Settee
Circa 1907, model number 286, with red stamp on back; 48-7/8 inches high. Provenance from Michael Carey, New York, and the Barbra Streisand collection.
Sale Date: July 10, 2017
Walter MacEwen (American, 1860–1943), “The Chaperone”
Oil on canvas, signed lower left, interior scene depicts a young gentleman smoking a pipe and observing his intended while she looks down demurely and a matron sews in background, ornate gilt frame; 46 by 60 inches.
Sale Date: July 9, 2017
Alfred Jackson (American, 1940–2001)
Oil on canvas, still life with apples, signed; 16 by 20 inches.
Sale Date: July 8, 2017
Pair Of Enameled Circular Porcelain Plaques
Sale Date: July 29, 2017
Thomas Moran (American, 1837–1926)
“The Rio Virgin, Southern Utah,” executed 1917, oil on canvas, 20 by 16 inches, signed and dated lower right (fingerprint).
Sale Date: July 14-16, 2017
Harold H. Piffard (British, 1895–1899)
Oil on canvas, “The Signing of the Armistice – Nov. 11th, 1918”; 40 by 60 inches, signed lower right, unframed. Captain Vanselow; Count A. Oberndorf; General Winterfeldt; Captain J.P.R. Marriott; Herr Erzberger; Rear Admiral Sir George Hope, KCMG; Admiral Sir Rosslyn Wemyss, GCB; Marechal Foch and General Weygand.
Sale Date: July 12, 2017
An Edwardian Painted Satinwood Secretary Bookcase
Circa 1900, the molded case above painted floral band surmounting two glazed doors enclosing two shelves, lower case with slantfront decorated with central urn and bouquet of flowers surrounded by floral swags and bows, opens to mahogany fitted interior of pigeon holes and drawers, three drawers with similar floral painted motif, raised on bracket feet; 86 inches high.
Sale Date: July 6–9, 2017
1893-S Morgan Dollar, AU55
1893-S $1 AU55 PCGS. Although the 1895 is called the king of Morgan dollars, the 1893-S rightfully holds its own as the king among business strike Morgan dollars. This is the issue that every collector hopes to acquire to complete the collection. This example, with its delicate champagne toning, will hold its own in an otherwise Mint State set of these popular dollars. The strike is good, and only a trace of wear is evident on the highest design elements.
Current Bid: $22,000
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