Estate Sale of Al Bethard

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Jun 3
10am to 4pm
Jun 4
9am to 1pm


It is a cash only sale. The items are "as is" and "where is". Be sure to bring help to move and we are not responsible for accidents.

This is the estate sale of Alvin Young Bethard, an advanced historian and book collector.  Mr. Bethard was a ULL librarian for almost 50 years--in fact he was the longest serving librarian at Dupre library. 


These items have been uncovered but we are uncovering more by the minute (yes its  that full)

signed George Rodrigue prints

a 19th century original painting of George Washington

Authentic Civil War era lithographs of Southern Civil War Battles

nice glass and pottery including Blenko, Roseville, Hull, Frankoma, Iris Herringbone

Viet Nam War souvenirs

early Louisiana maps and Louisiana books

leather furniture

fine 1920's era Arts and Crafts movement furniture

authentic prints of historical events such as war, birds, plantations etc.

Very Large letter opener collection (many sterling silver)--hundreds of letter openers

a large LP record collection

Many area historical items from the last 150 years

Military, church, and political pins

Thousands of books--many dating to the 18th century



Sale PictureGeorge Rodrigue print of Shirley Ann Grau, Southern writer--print  is  signed by Shirley Ann GrauGeorge Rodrigue printGeorge Rodrigue signed  framed  print  of  Anna  FreudSigned George  Rodrigue  print  of Robert  Penn  WarrenGeorge Rodrigue  of Dwight Stroud  of  Stroud's  Shady  Oaks  restaurantGeorge  Rodrigue  Festival Acadiens  print19th century Original  oil  on  canvas  painting  with  original  frame  of  George  Washingtonauthentic Huey Long  memorial  several authentic Civil War lithographs--this one features Fort  Burton  at  Butte La Rose April 1863Sale PictureSale Picture1880's  Civil War Memorial  chromolithograph--authentic1922  photo  of St. Martinville  school--many historical local  documents--books,  photos,  and pamphletsSandoz hardware  plate 1910-- again many local historical itemsSale Picture1874  map  showing  the  Battle  of  New  OrleansSale PictureSale Pictureboxes of early pins from Civic Organizations, churches, schools, war---INTERSTING!old cedar chest  filled  with  vintage  linenskitchenware, fine crystal and tons of old old cookbooks some  dating  back  to 19th centurySale PictureSale PictureBlenko, carnival glass, Fenton  and Iris Herringbonetons of early Lafayette advertising including pocket knives, bottle openers,  wooden yardsticks  and moreSale PictureSale Picturebeautiful early  bookendspottery including  Frankoma  and other early pieces of potterySale PictureSale Pictureearly bookends and do you see the early  Singing Cowboy memorabilia?Sale Picturetons of early Mardi Gras and early pocket knife  with advertisingjust a small portion of the letter openers--several sterling silveryou can not imagine the number of early letter openers that  include  daggers, naked women, sterling, figuralRoseville and Hull and what a cute original solid Oak wash standSale PictureSale Pictureearly college steins and fraternities--many very earlySale PictureEarly watercolorearly water colorRobert  Dafford  signed and framed printViet  Nam memorial  lithographMany fine old books Sale PictureAuthentic CW Chapman 1864 lithographs of Beauregard and Marshall Batteries1st edition Elmore Morgan 1969 book with original early program of his art show.

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