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Huge 3 Day Estate Sale-Estate of Jenda Smaha, World Famous Elephant Trainer
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Cash or local check (no credit cards). Dealers must provide a copy of their 2010 tax certificate to be sales tax exempt. PLEASE bring boxes and wrap!
Fantastic 3 Day Estate Sale!
Jenda Smaha (born Jan Vinicky) was a fifth-generation circus performer who entertained audiences worldwide with one of his favorite pachyderms, Tanya. Along with his wife Rena (Sandra), they performed in Las Vegas for more than a decade. He was the original trainer of Bertha the Elephant at John Ascuaga's Nugget Hotel & Casino, which led to guest appearances with Bertha on "The Steve Allen Show" and "The Hollywood Palace." They also appeared on other television shows including "The Merv Griffin Show," "The Mike Douglas Show", "The Ed Sullivan Show" and "Those Amazing Animals." Tanya's slot machine trick was included in the 1971 James Bond movie "Diamonds Are Forever." They were honored with the Entertainer of the Year Award four years in a row from the American Guild of Variety Artists. Jenda and Rena were world travelers and made several extended photo safaris to South Africa and Asia.
Complete contents of a stunning 2600 sq. ft. home loaded with
1000's & 1000's of wonderful items. Own a little piece of history!
Furniture: Dining Table & 6 Chairs, Antique Inlaid Parlor Table, 2 Queen
Bedroom Sets, Lighted Curio Cabinets, Drexel Buffet, Mahogany Occasional Tables & Chairs, Vintage Globe Bar, Several Mahogany Bookcases, Many Rugs, Rattan Dinette & Other Rattan Pieces, Lamps, Mirrors, Tons of Cool Art, Huge Vintage Crystal Chandelier, other Chandeliers, Coffee & End Tables, Black Leather Lay-Z-Boy Recliners & Sofa, Glass & Iron Etageres, Barrister Bookcase, Iron & Pine Dinette Set, Mahogany Server, Mahogany Plant Stands, Garden Décor, and much, much more!!!
Antiques and Collectibles: Steuben Bowls, Lalique Bookends, Murano Glass, Royal Doulton Figurines, Ruby and Amberina Glass, Blenko, Victorian Art Glass, French & German Porcelains, Baccarat Figurine, other Crystal Figurines, Fostoria, Cut Glass, Crystal Stemware, Brass & Copper Items, Sterling Silver & Silverplate, Bronzes, Box Collection, Perfume Bottles, Vintage Santa's, Cowboy Memorabilia, Linens, Oriental Figurines & Art, Pair of Mid Century Modern Chairs, Vintage Purses, Skookum Dolls, Many Miniatures, Palace Vases, Franz Vases, Satsuma, Singer Featherweight Sewing Machine, Chinese Exportwares, Blue & White Porcelain, Cast Iron, Antique Bookends, Stone Bird Carvings, Limited Edition Leather Masks, South African Verdite Carvings, Old Post Cards, French Opera Glasses, Vanity Items, Compacts, Textiles, Zulu Beadwork, Furs, MANY Exotic Wildlife Items, Exceptional Vintage Carved Canes, Ivory, Figural Tea Pots, Baby Tiger Cages, 100s and 100s of Elephants, and so much more!
Household Items: Garage and Pool House FULL ... Tools, Fishing Poles &
Equipment, Kitchenware, Small Appliances, Vacuum, Extra Large Size Men's & Women's Clothing, Furs, Books, Electronics, Ammo, Gun Case, Linens, Silk Plants, TONS & TONS of Craft Items, Barware, China, Lamps, Rugs, etc.
Jewelry: Simply too much to list!!!!
Artwork & Wildlife Mounts from Around the World: Water Buffalo & Wildebeast Mounts, Rare Birchel Zebra Hide, Many Stunning South African Wood Carvings (not tourist items, these are fine carvings by the same artists who carved the front doors and woodwork at Oprah's school for girls in So Africa), Huge Mustard Marble Rhinoceros, Zulu Beadwork & Figures, Spears, Shields, Boomarangs, Unusual Knives, Many African Masks, Huge Carving from Elephant Hip Bone, Ivory Carvings,
Gorgeous Egyptian Painting, and much more!
YouTube link to view Jenda and Tanya the Elephant
on the Ed Sullivan Show
YouTube video of Tanya, Sandra & Jenda performing at the MGM Grand in Vegas
Fantastic 3 Day Estate Sale! Jenda Smaha (born Jan Vinicky) was a fifth-generation circus performer who entertained audiences worldwide with one of his favorite pachyderms, Tanya. Along with his wife Rena (Sandra), they performed in Las Vegas for more than a decade. He was the original trainer of Bertha the Elephant at John Ascuaga's Nugget Hotel & Casino, which led to guest appearances with Bertha on "The Steve Allen Show" and "The Hollywood Palace." They also appeared on other television...
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