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Again L.A. - The Estate of Wallace Albertson - Respected Activist - Widow of Jack Albertson

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Thu
Jul 16
10am to 4pm
2015
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Jul 17
10am to 4pm
2015
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Jul 18
10am to 4pm
2015
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Jul 19
11am to 4pm
2015

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This is a 4 Day Sale beginning on Thursday and ending on Sunday. Thursday will be Full Price, Friday will be 20% Off, Saturday will be 50% Off, and Sunday will be 75% Off. Sterling Silver and Gold will discount no more than 20% Off.
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Cash Preferred. CC if Signal Allows - No fee over $100. Purchase - $2.00 Fee For Charges Under $100.00. We will hold purchases with deposit if you need to run to the ATM. CA Sales Tax is Required on All Purchases - No Exceptions - No Resale Accepted.
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EVERYTHING 75% OFF SUNDAY!  EVERYTHING!

Come on out!

We have sold a lot...but there are tons of great buys to be had at amazing discounts!  Everyone has found a treasure!  

It'll be sunny (we hope)! Temp 2224.

 

This week we have a great sale! This is the estate of Wallace Albertson...Wallace was the widow of well loved stage, screen, and TV star Jack Albertson known for his roles in Willy Wonka, Poseidon Adventure, and Chico and the Man.  (Jack passed in 1981.)

While Jack was well known in the entertainment world - Wallace was by no means the stay at home little woman! She had an incredibly sharp mind and was always looking to not only educate herself - but to help others as well!  Prior to meeting Jack,  she graduated with a Bachelors from the University of Pittsburgh and then received her Masters from Columbia. She met Jack while working in NYC as a writer. Upon moving to L.A. with Jack as his career transitioned from stage to screen - she and her mother opened "Pan-American House," which specialized in Pre-Columbian and other ethnic antiques and decorative objects. She co-founded the Women's Strike for Peace and soon became very active in the Civil Rights Movement and founded interracial dialogues at Operation Bootstrap. Wallace and Jack were early supporters of LGBT rights and were early members of the Stonewall Democratic Club. Even with her responsibilities as a mother and homemaker, her Civil Rights Causes, and her business - she found time to continue her education she earned a PhD in Speech and Communications. She served as the first woman president of the California Democratic Council and was elected to the L.A. Community College Board of Trustees and then the California State University Board of Trustees. After Jack passed in 1981, Wallace maintained her board appointments and earned her MFA from the American Film Institute. She briefly retired to pursue film production but then became a very active board member and eventual Board Chair of AHF (Aids Healthcare Foundation). She was an active community participant until her death. Throughout her life Wallace enjoyed learning about different cultures and her some reflects the intelligent eclectic personality of he well rounded person she was!

After Jack's death - Wallace purchased a smaller place in West Hollywood. She downsized somewhat - and managed to fill her new home with a wonderful assortment of treasures! There is a fantastic library of books and paper ephemera representing her many interests and causes - her furnishings and accessories are eclectic and interesting with many neat and quality items! Her jewelry, clothing, and personal accessories represent many wonderful designers and world influences...and we have great functional and household items as well!

We do have many scripts and personal items of Jack's from throughout his career including film strips, photographs, awards, and more! Lots of Film Videos of his various appearances and series as well....

On to the sale details....In this incredible estate you will find:

SHOWCASES: Being that we have limited space - only 4 showcases will be set up. We will be replenishing the cases as the sale continues. You will find a wonderful assortment of Sterling Jewelry and Sterling with Semi-Precious Stones and Sterling Earrings and More. Fantastic Amber and Semi-Precious Stone Necklaces, Wonderful Tibetan and Chinese Jewelry, Great Costume Jewelry, Other Jewelry and Earrings. Fun Assortment of Bracelets, Early KJL 3-D Faux Jade Cameo with Tags and Box, Fantastic Huge Givenchy Foo Dog Pendant, Lots of Rings, Neat Crucifixes, Jade, Amazing Compacts, Perfumes, Chinese Smalls, Pens, Antique Padlock, Small Decorative, Old Pre-Columbian Miniatures, Indian Basket, Japanese Hair Decor, Early Disney Dwarf Doll, and More!

BOOKS/EPHEMERA/MUSIC: Incredible Library of Books Including Mexico by Anton Bruehl, Plotto by William Wallace Cook, Red Channels: The report of Communist Influence in Radio and Television, Anarchism by Albert R. Parsons, To Paint is to Love Again by Henry Miller, Tales that are True for Brown eyes and Blue, The Anarchist Cookbook by William Powell, U.S.S.R. Constitution, Negro: An Anthology by Nancy Cunard, Mao’s Little Red Book, Equal Opportunity in Employment by Paul Bullock, Mother Earth Magazine by Emma Goldman, Anarchism and Other Essays by Emma Goldman, Collection of Westminster Pop-up Books, Silent Majority Comix and many others, Lots of Other Texts including First Editions, Art, Spiritual and Esoteric Teachings, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Reference, and Coffee Table Type Books. Civil Rights Ephemera includes a variety of Pamphlets, Notes, Flyers and More from the Black Panthers, Soul Book Magazine, Black Chronicle, Operation Bootstrap, and More! Other Paper Ephemera, Lots of Scripts including Working and Non-Working Scripts from The Subject was Roses, Signed Script from the Harry Morgan Show, Signed Scripts from Chico and The Man, Kelley Goes To Washington, MGM Radio Broadcast Scripts, Edgar Bergan and Charlie McCarthy Scripts, The Steve Allen Show Script, and More Scripts! Hard Script Snap Covers from the Captain and Tennille Show and the Tony Orlando and Dawn Show, and more! CDs include World Music, Classical, and Retro Hits, Recordings of Dr Martin Luther Kings Addresses, Recordings of FDR's Addresses, a small assortment of other LPs (Classical and Such), Photos of Wallace with Corretta Scott King, Bella Abzug, Jerry Brown, Tom Bradley, and other Luminaries of the day, Jack Albertson and Ross Martin, Portraits of Jack Albertson, and others. Canister of Outtakes from The Subject was Roses, Willie Wonka F/X 16mm Reel for Jack Albertson, Lots of the old Top Loading Industry Videotapes of Jack's Different TV Appearances, 2 Reels of a WATTS documentary, and more!

Lots of Sheet Music - Including Jack's Personal Arrangements and two Cases of his Music Act Arrangements, and More!

ART/WALL: Neat Ornate Large Carved Wood Oval Mirror, Antique Brass Lyre Mirror, Beautiful Framed Antique Chinese Textiles Including a Wedding Skirt and an Ornate Collar, Japanese Block Prints by Sueo Serisawa (who Wallace studied with), Listed and Unlisted Works by J. Koenadeefe Mohi, Tony (Anthony Molebatsi) Nkotsi, Dali Print, Jim Farber, Lucy Adelman, Danilo, Joze (Jose) Ciuha, Wallace Albertson, and others. Early Original Currier Print of the First 11 Presidents of the United States, Framed Art and Loose Prints, Empty Frames, Chinoiserie Wall Curio, Carved Gilded Sconces, Sieler Bronzes, Jean Lambert-Rucki Bronze, and More!

JACK ALBERTSON RELATED: Tons of Items of Jack's - Most Come with COA from the Estate! Cufflinks, Watches, Poseidon Tie Tac, Other Tie Tacks, Tuxedo, Western Costume Suit, Jacket, Previously Mentioned Scripts and Videos, Film Reels, and More! We even has his Working Script from his Academy Award Winning "The Subject Was Roses," Some of the Awards He Received, and More!

HUGE BRUTALIST IRON CANDLE WALL SCONCES: Originally made for a Cecil B. DeMille Epic and Later Purchased by the Albertsons for their Home from Fox Studios.

HUGE GILDED ANTIQUE CARVED DOORS: Originally Acquired for the Albertsons Home - the Doors are Antique and were Gilded at the Direction of Wallace.

FURNITURE: Incredible Huge Tibetan Credenza/Server - All Hand Painted, Huge Custom Dining Table with Thick Beveled Glass Top Mounted on an Antique Gesso'd Column Top with Acanthus Detailing, Eight Faux Bamboo Dining Chairs with Caned Backs, Stunning Ornate Pair Caned Carved Side Chairs, Regency Mohair Velvet Sofa with Gold Thread Accents, Huge Glass Topped Carved Wood Coffee Table, Long Primitive Table, Carved Sofa Table, Nouveau Settee, Carved Dark Wood Bench, French Iron Entry Table with Mirror, Ornate Victorian Hall Tree with Lotus Tile Detailing, Antique Book Table, Sligh Regency Desk, French Country Armoire with Shelves and Wired Fronts, Pair Tall Displays with Open Shelves and Lower Storage, Custom Twin Book Case Bed with Pyramid on Top with Matching 70s Custom Egyptian Bedding, Simple Bedside Chests, Neat Carved Argentine Chest of Drawers, Indian/Tibetan Carved Cabinet, Linen Storage Cabinet, Rare Antique Barrel Arts and Crafts Chair, Leather Ottoman, Other Miscellaneous Chairs, Set 3 French Country Bucket Seat Bar Stools with Old Tin Foot Rests, Butcher Block Kitchen Work Center, Lucite Lamps, Old French Tin Lamp Converted to Electrical, Pair Candlestick Lamps, and More!

SMALLS: Beautiful Chinese Ceramics including two Lotus Motif Glazed Ginger Jars, Large Ornate Glazed Pottery Cat Sculpture, Neat Frog Pottery Figure/Planter on Carved Wood Lily Pad Stand, Vases, Other Chinese Ceramics, Pre-Columbian Old and Reproduction Pots, Figures, and More, Neat Collection of Carved Masks from All Over The World with a Concentration on Central America and South America, Carved African Wood Figurines/Effigies, Chiwara African Carved Headdresses, Contemporary Southwestern Ceramics, Mid-Century Ceramics, Old Brass and Copper Pots and Pitchers, Carved Old Mexican and Southwestern Religious Crosses and Figures, Old Spanish Stirrups, Carved Old Stirrups, Limoges Type Painted Boxes and Trays, Silver Plate, Old Iron Chinese Teapot, Figurines, Pewter, Neat Ethnic Collectibles, Very Cool Motor Boat Model, Egyptian Themed Figurines, Candlesticks, and More! Fun Boxes of All Kinds, Neat Contemporary Pottery, Bronzes by 60s-70s Arizona Artist Patrick Dennis Sieler, Baccarat and Lalique Decanters, Neat Black Glass Vase with Silver Overlay, Huge Crystal Ball on Stand, Oaxacan Pottery, Victorian Salts Set in Original Butterfly Box, Wood Santos, Murano and Other Art Glass, Gold Glazed Tea Service, Chinese Dolls, Huge Clam Shell and other Shells, Cloisonné, Lacquer Boxes, Large Set of Mikasa China in the Shogun Pattern, Large Italian Ceramic Centerpiece Bowl, Punch Bowl Sets, Fantastic Bookends including Polished Nautilus Shells, Antique Cobbler Shoe Forms, and more!

EXQUISITE TURN OF THE CENTURY JAPANESE LADIES EXPANDING LAP DESK AND DRESSING CHEST: Beautifully constructed in Lacquered Wood with Gold Accents and Antique Photo Portrait.

RUGS: Several Beautiful Rugs - Some in Excellent Condition - Others Need Repairs - All have been Cleaned.

CLOTHING, SHOES, ACCESSORIES: Lots and Lots of Great Clothing including 1940s Avant Garde Wool Cashmere Suit, 50s Dresses, 80s Ralph Lauren, Koos Van Den Akker Patchwork, 70s I Magnin Oscar De La Renta, 70s Harem Jumpsuit, 80s Adele Simpson, Hane Mori Chiffon, 70s Chanel Creations Hippie Cottons, YSL Cape, Givenchy, Calvin Klein, Bill Blass, Daymore Couture, Jill Richards, Perry Ellis, Richard Warren, Bob Mackie, David Brown, Mary McFadden, Beaded Robes and Caftans, Tons of Scarves, Shawls and Wraps, Gloves, and more! Great Hats including Dior, Leslie James, and others - Western Styled, Spanish Gaucho, African, Moroccan, Egyptian, Tibetan, and others, Tons of Great Shoes by Bruno Magli, Fred Slattern for Carmo, Carlos Falchi, Rossi, Charles Jourdan, Escada, Stuart Weizman, Andrea Pfester, Calvin Klein, Enzo, Givenchy, and others.... Lots of Ladies Accessories, Nice Handbags (Daughter Kept Designer), and tons more!

HOUSEHOLD: Tons of Great Household - Kitchen is Fully Stocked with Pots and Pans, Cooking Tools and Gadgets, Glassware, Dinnerware, Small Appliances, Lucite and Other Serving Items, and Just About Everything a Kitchen Would Have! Lots of Cleaning Supplies and such, Linens and Towels and Pillows and Spreads and More! Lots of Great Hat Boxes, Some Christmas, Luggage, Slide Projector and Screen, Lots of Personal Grooming, Make-Up, and Healthcare Related Items, Nice Set of Egyptian Pure Oils for Mixing Your Own Cologne, Almost new Electric Full Sized Bed with Memory Foam Mattress, and So Much More!

We are in the final stages of pricing and sorting this amazing estate sale...and will be updating these listings and photos over the next couple of days - so bear with us! We hope to see you at this amazing sale!

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