Mid-Century Modern

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Jul 27
9am to 5pm
Jul 28
9am to 1pm


FACIAL MASKS are necessary to enter the sale -- no one will be admitted without one.
The sale starts promptly at 9:00 a.m. with no early entry or sales.
SIGN-UP SHEETS: Please stay on the premises once you sign ONLY your name to the sheet posted on the door. The first 50 people in line will receive numbers a few minutes prior to the start of the sale and will be the first shoppers allowed to enter the door.
PRICING: Everything will be full price as marked on the first day. Only workers may mark items sold; we do not use stickers from other sales. You must give your name and phone number for items to be marked sold. We do not change or haggle on prices. Everything is sold "AS FOUND."
RECEIPTS: The yellow copy of the sales receipt is the customer’s proof of purchase and will be checked upon exiting the sale. When paid items are to be picked up later, the yellow receipt must be presented. Everything must be picked up by 1 p.m. on the second day of the sale unless by prior agreement.
BIDS: Bids will be accepted only on individual items that are priced $100 or more; all bids must equal or exceed 60% of the posted original price. Bids are sealed and WILL NOT be discussed or revealed with other customers and will be opened at the close of the first day of business; the highest bidders will be notified between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Unanswered calls may result in offering the sale to the next highest bidder. Items purchased by bid MUST be paid for and picked up by 10:00 a.m. on the second day of the sale or the item will be offered for general sale.
PACKING: We have very limited boxes, bags and packing materials; please provide your own. We reserve the right to inspect bags if necessary. Due to insurance regulations, workers are not allowed to pack or carry any items for customers. Movers are usually on site, but the price of tips, moving and delivery is solely between the customer and mover.
PLEASE NOTE: Sale locations are usually small and confined, so we ask that no baby strollers or large shopping carts be brought into sale locations. Most sales are in private homes which are not generally set up for handicap maneuvering. Customers enter locations at their own risk. Neither Michael Respess Estate Sales nor owners of the houses are responsible for accidents.
Bathrooms are for our personal use and storage and ARE NOT open to the public.
Every effort will be made to answer questions prior to the beginning of sales.
Contact mjrespess@knology.net or 334-324-5531 for more information.


We take most major credit cards; please note, there is a 3% fee for credit cards use.
Checks must be accompanied by address and telephone number.

This is an outstanding sale of classic Mid-Century Modern furnishings and housewares in an authentic 1953 house located in the city's Garden District. 

AUTOMOBILES: classic low mileage 1997 Mercedes soft/hard convertible with ceramic finish, including changing winch and cloth sling; Tornado red Volkswagen  GOLF TSI, also low milage. Both sold by sealed bids; minimum bids required.

CHINA/SILVER: a huge collection of Russel Wright American Modern stoneware in very desirable Chartreuse Curry; Russel Wright bar and glass ware; 1950's vintage serving and ware.

ART: local and regional outsider and self-taught art including Mose T, Mary Proctor, Richard Berry, Betty Sue Mathews; works by Josh Taylor, Lisa Mote glass, signed Miro prints, signed Picasso, prints, Joseph Orr, John Lapsley, Simon Ross, industrial metal wall sculpture and many others.

FURNITURE: 1937 walnut and lucite desk by Gilbert Rohle for Herman Miller, Brown-Saltman coffee table, Russel Wright for Conant Ball Markers coffee table, Hayward Wakefield dining chairs, sleek metal lamps; chairs and side tables, padded and non padded "Diamond" Bertoia wire chairs by Knoll.

ART GLASS: Stuben and others

BOOKS: big collection of vintage science fiction books; graphic and architectural books; 1971-1972 "Avenger," "Captain America" and super hero comic books in pristine condition.

COINS: 1st day of issue uncirculated 1976 $2 bills; 1942-1944 Malaya issued $10 notes in uncirculated condition; silver halves, quarters and dimes; 1970-1985 proof sets; 1965-1987 uncirculated proof sets; Bicentennial 3-coin (40% silver) mint sets; 1972 Eisenhower dollar proof set (40% silver.)

TOOLS: Craftsman table saw; Green Works electric lawn moser; electric leaf blowers, seedeater, hedge clipper, chain saw; gasoline generator; Ryobi drill press; nice shop vac; routers, drills and saws; metal storage shelves; 5-drawer work bench with tool box; hand tools; garden tools; plastic storage boxes.

ELECTRONICS: Mac Pro laptop, Mac desktop computer, cell phones, Kindle and office electronics including vintage projectors, slide carousels and slide storage cases.

MISCELLANOUS: vintage holiday decorations, linens ... and so much more! 

Vintage Diamond chairs; Josh Taylor canvas1950's Knoll wire chair and Joey Manic "Virtual Diner"Diamond Bertoia Knoll chair with original upholstery (4)Large collection of Russel Wright "Chartreuse Curry" potteryRussel Wright "Chartreuse Curry" stonewareIndustrial metal stick wall star burst wall ornamentRussel Wright barware and vintage atomic ice bucket"Sunny Sunday Jazz" by Richard L. Berry, Montgomery nativeOne of the many abstract paintings"Blue Girl" metal sculpture by Joseph MeerbottVery large Josh Taylor canvas"Spirit Tower" by Randy GachetStunning art glass panel by Lisa MoteCoffee table by Brown-SaltmanBrilliant painting by Paul NiktchenkoOne of the numerous Outsider artists representedChristmas ornaments and decorations1937 Gilbert Rohde desk for Herman Miller, oak with Lucite handlesSelf-Taught artist and African figuresDesign and architectural books with art glassGames and Marvel comic booksVintage science fiction paperbacksHiggins art glass and vintage barwareA wall of collector's artArt glass, barware and Jean Miro printsArt glass and barware Hand thrown potteryMarvel comic books, Princess phoneCameroon slit drum and more artRussel Wright pottery in "Chartreuse Curry"An abundance of art for saleMose T and other Self-Taught artistRetro design at it's bestA wall of artJason Taylor, artistJason Taylor, artScrap metal figure by Robert ShipmanDiamond wire chairConant-Ball table with Alabama booksLandscape, architecture, graphic design books"Virtual Diner" with original accouterments Art postersArt glass and booksArt glassArt potterySale PictureLeather chairSilk and wool rugBrown-Saltman tableOne of 12 hand-painted prehistoric cave drawings by Douglas MazonowiczPrehistoric cave screen printOne of 12 screen printed cave paintingsCave drawings by Douglas MazonowiczMazonowicz cave paintingCave paintingSale PictureDouglas Mazonowicz screen printed prehistoric cave paintingCave art by MazonoweizFlat-screen TV One of many wooden piecesLeather three-place sofa and matching ottomanPottery art figuresBrown-Saltman coffee table with slots for magazinesBrown-Saltman magazine coffee table1950's lampsArt potteryHurricane glass1950's lamps and side tablesSimon RossKandinskyCharles Angles, AngleworksSale PictureJoseph OrrJames Dean, "Pete Likes Coffee"Unsigned pen and inkCow face in old wooden bowl"Sunny Sunday Jazz," by Richard L.  Berry, Montgomery nativeRichard L.  BerryCarved BWA sun maskScrap metal art work1950's lampsJohn LapsleyEgyptian posterOne of several cloth dollsSale PictureClassic 1950's chairPaint on paperMambila Cameroon Slit DrumCloth figureKandinsky, "Indian Story"Early work by Richard Mills, MontgomeryQuilt piece by MIMIWatercolor, wooden plaqueArt on paperPaint on feltPlenty of self-taught artistsMary Proctor art woman on tinMary ProctorMary ProctorAbstract art"Three Figures" on tinPaul KleeInk on paper"Legs, Robot, River" fabric runnerPaul Basille Nikitchenko, RussianSale PictureMary ProctorRichard L. BerryRobert L. BerryMose T, self-portrait Wonbong Choi, "Flow of Serenity"Paint on paper"33 World Buildings" and "The Hunt" on silkSigned Jean Miro lithographMary Procter, "Dogs are Special""Basket of Flowers" by Lisa HolleyCharles Angle, Angleworks"Flat Beer"Cloth figureScrap metal spiderMetal pig on wooden baseKnoll wire chairs and "Virtual Diner"Diamond wire chair by KnollArt postersLarge colorful basketArt glass on chrome/glass tableChrome/glass tableArt glass and acrylic candlestickWaterford WaterfordStubenCrane by Mark MontoyaRaffia giraffeBeautiful Oriental rugsDiamond wire chairs for Knoll by Bertoia"Blue Girl" by Joseph MeerbottSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureJean Miro, signedMiroSale PictureJean Miro, signed lithographSale PictureSale PictureLisa Mote, art glassRobin Rogers, potteryHeyward Wakefield dining chairsSale PictureHeyward Wakefield chairsSale PictureChichicov, Romanian, 1960'sRomanian artistRussel Wright potteryRussel Wright potterySale PictureSale PictureVolkswagen Golf; minimum bids will be taken; 22,867 miles2017 SportWagen GOLFSale PictureSale PictureMinimum bids will be taken.  1997 Mercedes with 43,468 miles, convertible with hardtop1997 Mercedes Benz convertibleSale PictureSale PictureSale Picture1950's glass and barware1950's glasswarePottery and barwareSale Picture1950's aluminum pitcher and glasses, cake tinSale PictureSale PicturePotterySale Picture1950's stonewareMore Russel Wright potteryGlass barware in Retro designsSale PictureCocktail glassesSale PictureSale PictureContainer Corp. of American adState images for Container Corp. of AmericaContainer Corp of AmericaSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureCharles Shannon of Montgomery, Alabama's artistSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureMetal Japanese panelsVintage science fiction paperbacksMarvel comic collectionSale Picture"Nassau County"Sale PictureSale PictureSale PictureGiffin BealGiffin Beal1832 paint on tin1832 paint on tinArt posters1950's table lamp by Gerald ThurstonBeaded curtainPeter NishanianSale PictureSilk embroiderySilk embroidery1937 desk by Gilbert Rodhe for Herman MillerHerman Miller deskGerald Thurston lampArt postersGerald Thurston lampSale PictureJapanese Samurai warriorJapanese Samurai warrior with swordT.P. SpeerSale PictureSale PictureT.P. Speer"Angel Trumpet" paint on woodPaint on wood Ceremonial cloaking silkWood block artArt posters3 dimensional art, "Black Lab"Joseph OrrSale PictureSale PictureArt photography"Sue," tin and woodWomen's clothes in largeSale PicturePaint on paperPaint on woodSale PictureRattan and metal chairPlastic side tables1950's side chair"Yellow Sofa," art photography by Nick GranburyNick GranburySale PictureSale PictureSale Picture"The Bullfight," signed Picasso lithographPicasso printSale PictureSale PictureSale PicturePatchwork quiltsSale Picture"Lady in Chair," PicassoPicasso printSale PictureRetro upholstered chairSale Picture"Puzzle Box" by Jay RogersAntique "Unkelin" "Puzzle Box" by Jay RogersJay Rogers puzzle boxesSale PictureCatie Radney, Alex CityCatie Radney, Alex CitySale PictureSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureFabric and metal barrel chairsLeather inlay tableMetal and fabric retro chairDesigners scarvesTowels and linensExpanding ladderWood and tin angelGas mowerLawn mowerTable sawCraftsman table sawGarden toolsA workshop fullCraftsman tool boxesShop vacSale PictureGas generatorRyobi bench pressGrillCharlie Lucas birdhousePlantersGarden sculptureBirdfeederWorkshop fullTin mobile"Spirit House" by Randy GachetMetal table and chairsSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureSale Picture

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