This auction will be held in two sessions. Please join us for both!
Previews: Friday 10 am - 4 pm
Day of Sale: 9 am
Note Early Start Time: Session I: 11:oo am
A very special
Book and Literature Auction
Sunday, August 12
From a one owner collection, we will have over 12,000 books in our gallery, along with personalized, autographed letters by writers of the day. From an ancestral collection we will have over a hundred select books. The collection is daunting. Truly something for everyone! Connie & Frank will be on-site with their tasty concessions. An on-line catalog will be posted by Thursday, August 9.
The one owner collection belonged to Mr. Jan S. Mostowski (deceased), who for many years worked at a premier New York City book store where he was responsible for windows and displays. Over the years, the authors would "gift" Mr. Mostowski with books in hopes to get priority placement.
Visit our website for more descriptions and photos. Connie & Frank will be on-site with their tasty concessions.
a preliminary sampling.....
The Mostowski Collection of Leather Rebound Classic First Edition\First Issues by : F. Scott Fitzgerald: Gatsby, The Beautiful and Damned, Tales of the Jazz Age and The Vegetable.
Session II: 1:15 pm
Elegant Estates' Antique Auction
Sunday, August 12
We're planning for our next Sunday afternoon antique auction. As usual, we have a wide array of collectibles, antiques and fine furniture arriving. A living Chapel Hill estate will provide us with many nice modern and Asian art pieces.
Furniture: Bombay Compass Table, Senate Desk from the Antiques Road Show Furniture Line, Unusual Carved Jacobean Server, Elegant Scallop Glass Top Dining Table and Chairs, Pine Washstand, Modern Acrylic\Lucite Side Chair, Set of Four Modern Chrome & Leather Chairs, One Drawer Maple Stand, Numerous Book Cases, Pewter Cupboard Top, Hall Tree,Commanding Carved Oak Pedestal\Fern Stand, Drop Side Demi-lune Wine Tasting Table, Three Tier Pie Stand, more.
China, Crystal, Porcelain & Pottery: Nice Selection of Blue Willow Plates: Burleigh, Woods & Sons and Copeland Spode. Pair of circa 1890 Flow Blue Plates, Beautiful Mason's Ironstone "Brocade" Pitcher, Set of Four Waterford "Colleen" Brandy Snifters, Pair of Waterford "Colleen" Goblets, Large Waterford Vase, Tiffany Crystal Box, Pair of Heisey "Crystolite" Candlesticks, Ansley Cream & Sugar, Pair of Beswick Staffordshire Spaniels, Circa 1890 RS Prussia Teapot, Fenton Beaded Melon Cranberry Pitcher, Large Set of Waterford Stems, Fenton Cranberry Cruet, Folk Art Celey (Chapel Hill - master potter)Tree Vase, Bohemian Cut Cranberry Cruet, Circa 1860 Case Glass Compote, Outstanding Pair of Jugtown Tobacco Spit Glaze Candlesticks, Adams Birds of America Plate, Commanding Asian Transfer Charger, Japanese Porcelain Tea & Dessert Set, Large Set of Noritake "Reina" White on White China, more.
Decorative & Fine Arts: Outstanding Rembrandt Reverse Painted Floor Lamp, Delft Chandelier, Several Nice Rugs & Carpets, Pair of Amethyst Glass Bedroom Lamps, Floor Lamps, Very Nice Selection of Signed & Limited Ray Harm Bird Prints, more.
Jewelry, Personal Adornment & Sterling: Two Amber Necklaces, Amber Spider Brooch, Set of Twelve Empire Sterling Cordials, Large Selection of Costume Jewelry (selling by the bags!), Jade Necklace & Bracelet, Vintage Handbags, more.
Assorted Objects of Interest: Super Double Sided Coca-Cola Fish Tale Sign, Vintage Pepsi Thermometer, Large "Enjoy Coca-Cola" Sign, Coca-Cola Bullet Thermometer, "Say Pepsi, Please" Sign, Vintage Western Flyer Fire Chief Pedal Car, Pair of Turkey Decoys, Hand Carved & Painted Coot Decoy, Wood Carved Ships Captain & Boat Plaque,Eight Day Gingerbread Clock, Ingraham Mantle Clock, more.
Ethnic & International Objects: Very Early Asian Tribal Mask, Collection of Three Exceptional Hakata Urasake Dolls, Contemporary Samurai Sword, Exquisitely Carved Ivory Snuff Bottle, Four Hiroshima-Horikawa Picasso-Gabo Woodblocks, Signed Asian Watercolor, more.