September 21, 2017: 4000+ Lots Multi-Estate Public Auction
4-Ring Auction Most of the Day!
at the New Jersey Convention & Expo Center
97 Sunfield Ave., Edison, NJ
Preview sale day: Doors open at 8:30am.
Times below are Approximate.
Box-lot/Table Lot 600+ Lots Sale begins at 10:00am
Toys from All Generations 1000+ Lots begin at 10:15am
Huge Comic Book & Comic Art Sale Begins at 2:00pm
Clothing, Fine Jewelry & Sterling Silver 2:15pm
Main Auction of Glassware, Antiques, and Smalls 2:30pm
Single Owner Doll Collection 3:30pm
Rock & Roll Collection 6:00pm
It'll be sunny (we hope)! Temp 281.
Main Auction Quality Furniture begins at 7:00pm
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Auctioneer’s Note: We will be selling an important collection of Comic Books and Comic Art from several local estates. This collection features Amazing Fantasy #15 the first appearance of Spider Man! Also, original comic art by Peter Costanza. Over 400 lots of great comics and comic related toys will be offered! From the Estate of Jeff Rusnak, the producer of the rock group Ween, comes a huge collection of photographic history of Rock & Roll! Jeff also worked at the Princeton Record Exchange for many years and his extensive record collection will also be offered. A huge CD collection will also be offered. The complete history of the rock group Ween as well as many behind the scenes photographs of this group will be offered! Well over 10,000 photos are in his collection. We will also be selling a fantastic estate collection from Orange, NJ packed with a huge collection of Lladro figurines, French furniture as well as many decorative art pieces! A huge collection of Rodger’s Groups will also be offered as well as fine antiques & collectibles from 40+ local estates! Taken from a million-dollar home comes the personal boardwalk style arcade room featuring coin-operated games and pinball machines! A huge single owner doll collection featuring many 1970’s-1990’s dolls will also be offered! We will be packed with tons of items for everyone in our well air-conditioned facility! Hope to see you at the sale!
FRESH ESTATE COLLECTIONS
Offered at NO RESERVE!
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Furniture: Cottage oak table, nice selection of Victorian furniture including Eastlake Victorian settee with matching chair, selection of Eastlake Victorian parlor furniture, nice cottage china closet, 19th century oak oversized country store seed cabinet, selection of jelly cupboards, nice Victorian step-back covered side board, Eastlake Victorian parlor set including platform rocker, selection of Victorian tables, nice selection of Victorian marble top tables, beautifully carved Victorian etagere, oak bow front china, nice Empire flip top game table, selection of nice French furniture including marble top vitrine, beautifully inlayed Dutch marquetry marble top dresser/server, selection of French chairs, nice French display cabinet, 19th century elaborate carved gold gilded opera house mirror with cherubs, pair of marble top French commodes, nice selection of quality new furniture including pair of high back Qianlong oriental chairs, nice pair of leather smoking chairs with ottoman, nice selection of new upholstered furniture including French style tuff back settees w/ matching chairs, pair of French marble top end tables, beautifully inlayed oversized Italian desk, four piece bar setting, leather barrel back saloon set including leather top table that seats nine, quality leather bar stools, gaming chess table with leather bar stools, quality suede living room set, Michael Amini NY 6 piece marble top bedroom suite originally over $30,000.00 retail, nice mirrored slate top console table, nice selection of depression and 1940’s mahogany furniture, over 100 lots of quality furniture will be offered.
Arcade Coin-Operated Game room to include: Off-Road Thunder racing game, Duel Crusin Exotica racing game, Carn Evil shooting zombie game, Takken 4, Pirates of the Caribbean pinball machine, Ultimate Arcade with 1800+ games!
Main Sale: Impressive collection of quality Lladro figurines, over 35 Lladro figurines will be offered including many oversized limited edition Lladro figurines, collection of Roseville pottery, collection of turn of the century Rodgers Groupings including “the Charity Patient”, “Weighing the Baby”, “Politics”, “Why Don’t You Speak for Yourself”, “Checkers at the Fair”, “Taking the Oath”, “Rip Von Winkle”, “The Favorite School”, “Ha I Like That”, “The Tap on the Window”, “Parting Promise”, “Uncle Neds School”, “First Ride”
Selection of quality country crocks and paint decorated crocks, beautiful selection of Dresden figurines, Capo-De-Monte figurines, large selection of Waterford Irish crystal, beautiful cut glass Waterford table lamp, large selection of Lenox figurines, nice selection of Royal Doulton figurines, beautiful Picard dinnerware, oversized Capo-De-Monte horse statue, Meissen type porcelain, French porcelain, selection of quality bisque figurines, nice cup and saucer collection, Spode dinnerware, massive service for 24 Autumn Lenox dinnerware set, Stangle head, selection of Asian porcelain, large collection of Just The Right Shoes, nice selection of mink coats, Enterprise table top coffee grinder, selection of biscuit box advertising, selection of coffee grinders, Victorian oil lamps, oak telephone, nice selection of Victorian parlor lamps, selection of clocks including wall regulators, French mantel clocks and others, collection of phonograph items including Edison phonograph horns, Edison cylinder player, 1920’s/30’s radios, tabletop radios, nice selection of sterling silver including service for 16 Grand Baroque flatware set, sterling tableware and other quality sterling silver.
Murano glass, Carnival glass, Depression glass, Victorian cranberry glass, Victorian satin glass, and Ruby glassware, Orrefors, quality cut glass, cut to clear items, selection of dinnerware including Noritake dinnerware set, Zsolnay dinnerware sets, selection of Zsolnay art glass pieces, formal tableware, Victorian hand-painted porcelain, Flow Blue and transferware, Wedgewood, European porcelain, Nao figurines, Swarovski figurines, Hummels, Royal Doulton, quality porcelain figurines, Lenox giftware and serving pieces, plus other collectibles!
Nice selection of bronze and mix-metal statues, nice selection of Chinese vases and pottery, Cloisonné vases, soapstone carvings, section of a variety of different works of art including signed Watercolors, portraits, Victorian prints, quality 19th century oil on canvases, engravings, inlaid wood portraits, and hand colored engravings, plus other quality art!
Belleek, Majolica pottery, Roseville, McCoy, Weller, Art Pottery, steins, selection of quality Chinese and Asian porcelain, Victorian oil lamps, Tiffany style lighting, stain glass table lamps, Victorian lighting, vintage signs, silver-plated items, Musical instruments, mixed-metal and bronze Victorian items, selection of primitives,
Jewelry Sale: Fantastic selection of costume jewelry, large selection of sterling jewelry, large selection of evening bags, selection of fur coats, designer items, 10K-18K estate jewelry, nice selection of sterling silver tableware and sterling silver flatware, woman’s accessories, signed costume jewelry, nice QVC jewelry, QVC clothing and accessories, some US coins, Stamps, plus other quality related items! Selection of designer shoes.
Rock and Roll Collection Single owner collection of rock and roll photographs, records and memorabilia. This collection contains over 300+ quality records, thousands of CD’s and 50 thousand + actual photographs, nice collection of 45 records from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s mostly with its original sleeves, including a lot of 1980’s pop, large selection of 60s rock and roll, selection of quality amplifiers, stereos and components, collection of over 50 thousand original photographs, mostly in albums and several loose, depicting bands, backstage, upfront and personal from the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s including early images of David Bowie, The Who, Bruce Springsteen and other rock bands of the time. Color and black and white photos. Huge collection of the band Ween including first record ever produced, band paperwork, thousands of photos on tour. Collector was the producer of the band Ween.
Toys of All Generations to Include: Toys to include a large collection of dolls including Madam Alexander, Walt Disney, Boyd’s bears, mohair bears, Barbie, fashion dolls, selection of vintage Barbie dolls, etc., Flintstones bam bam and pebbles doll, large selection of board games including a collection of Risk, diecast cars, Casper the friendly ghost items, nice selection of action figures, Raggedy Anne and Andy dolls, Whinny the Pooh doll, selection of Rocky Balboa action figures, Star Trek action figures, Star Wars, Hess trucks, Bob Mackey Barbie dolls, Power Ranger items, nice collection of Hallmark ornaments, Dianna Ross doll, Stripe Gremlins doll, action figures including lost in space, aliens, Dick Tracey, Kiss and other comic related action figures, selection of Smurfs, collection of matchbox cars, selection of HO trains, green ghost game and much more. Pressed steel trucks, diecast, baseball related toys and cards, Hot Wheels, Matchbox, over 1000+ lots of quality toys!
Comic Collection: Collection of comics that includes, Amazing Fantasy #15 the first appearance of Spider Man, Marvel family comics numbers 2, 17, 23, 47, 74, Captain marvel comics numbers 113, 115, 135, Whiz comics numbers 86 & 103, Wow comic number 36, Amazing Spiderman numbers: 62, 50, 46, 300, 2, 6, 9, 40, 41, 42, 44, Amazing Spidey number 301, Marvel Team Up number 141, Conan the Barbarian number 1, 2, teenage Raphael number 1, teenage mutant ninja turtles number 1, 2, 3, 4 and 3rd printing x2, Amazing fantasy Spidey number 1, honeycombs monster, amazing adult fantasy, killing jokes, batman dark knight returns X2. Also includes stacks of Heavy Metal, Watchmen, DC, Judges Dredd, Love N Rockets, The New Mutants, Marvel, Atlas, Marvel Western, Thor, flying saucer book, Judges Dredd game, murder mystery books, mad, shadow comics, particle dreams, demon dreams comics, eerie 7, rolling stone magazine, taboo, trouser press, signed peter baggy, cerebus comics, rook comics, xuen, eere and creepy, famous monsters, Howard the Duck comics, marvel creepers, weird science, v for vendetta, Richie rich, turtles, mutants, Archie, miracle man, shadow, albedo, misc. magazines and graphic novels. Also, we will be featuring original Comic Art from the estate of Peter Costanza. Jimmy Olson story board with Superman story, plus much more!
About the Comic Art!
Pete Costanza was born in New York City in 1913, the son of an Italian immigrant who became the head tailor at Bergdorf Goodman. Pete was recognized as a teen ager for his artistic talent. As a result of encouragement from teachers and family, he enrolled directly after high school in the Art Students League in NYC to pursue a career in art. There he received formal training in anatomy and composition, and had the benefit of the tutelage of the renowned illustrator and painter, Harvey Dunn, known for his impressionistic Western themes and dramatic action sketches made in the battlefields of WWI. This educational experience had a dramatic influence on Pete who spoke of Dunn often. It turned out to be a perfect fit and a strong influence on his career.
It soon became apparent that Costanza’s artistic flare was for more realistic action illustrations, which included the ability to depict distorted, fearful faces and contorted human forms while maintaining the perspective of real-life scenes or panoramas. Even while in art school and still a teenager, Pete Costanza produced some striking paintings, but soon started submitting finished pen and ink sketches to the pulp magazines in NYC. It wasn’t long before his art work was accepted. The comic book career came shortly afterwards.
By 1934 he was publishing in the Pulp Mags. His work appeared in Ace-High Magazine, Action Stories, Dime Western, The Lone Ranger, Super Sports, Sports Winners, Complete Northwest, Thrilling Western, Popular Detective, and Famous Western. 
And in 1939, he began to draw comics for Fawcett Publications, where he worked as assistant to C.C. Beck. There he was on the staff when WHIZ COMICS was launched. He was present during the initial planning, and played a major part in naming Captain Marvel. When it was decided to re-name Captain Thunder (the original name of the new WHIZ super hero), Costanza suggested the name Captain Marvelous – and minus the last three letters, that was the name that stuck. 
Costanza drew several of the backups in WHIZ #2 while focusing on the assignments for “Ibis the Invincible” and “The Golden Arrow.” He soon left those characters to become Beck’s main assistant in the Captain Marvel shop.  He is today considered one of the most popular artists of the Golden Age. 
Together with Beck, Costanza was the only artist who stayed with The Adventures of Captain Marvel and The Marvel Family comics until Fawcett Comics folded in 1953. He is the artist who standardized the iconic look of Captain Marvel which included drawing most of the covers, throughout it’s very successful commercial run. In fact, during WWII, WHIZ and Captain Marvel comics had become more popular than Superman. There’s even a lyric in the Beatles song, Bungalow Bill – ‘’So Captain Marvel zapped him right between the eyes” – showing that the appeal of Captain Marvel was not limited to the United States market.
Fawcett eventually lost an expensive and long-running lawsuit in 1953 over Captain Marvel's alleged infringement of DC Comics' copyrighted character Superman.  DC Comics would gain the rights with the cooperation of C.C. Beck to resurrect the character as SHAZAM (the magic word that invoked Captain Marvel) in the 1970s, and the Marvel name ended up in the public domain… Its current incarnation (Marvel Comics) has nothing to do with the original comics or character.
Shortly after the demise of Fawcett, Pete Costanza returned for a time to his earlier roots by doing freelance work illustrating stories in pulp magazines, such as Future Fiction, Double Action Western, and Famous Western. 
In 1954, he began to work for Gilberton Company's Classics Illustrated line, where he penciled and inked entire novels from cover to cover, notably The Red Rover and Captains Courageous.
By the end of the 1950s until 1967, he was working mostly for Richard Hughes of the American Comics Group (ACG), for which he was widely known for his work on the Forbidden Worlds comics, which won the 1964 Alley Award for Best Regularly Published Fantasy Comic,  where Costanza did entire stories including cover art. There he became the primary artist for "Magicman" and “Nemesis.” 
In 1967, Otto Binder, a DC Comics writer- editor and Fawcett alumnus, recommended Costanza succeed Curt Swan as artist of the series Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen. Over the next several years, until retiring due to a stroke in 1971, Costanza remained primarily on Jimmy Olsen while occasionally contributing to Adventure Comics, Superman, and World's Finest Comics. 
After the stroke, Costanza persisted in his art, and rehabilitated himself by returning to oil painting in a lighter style than what he had dabbled in as a youth. He produced hundreds of paintings of adventure, romance and American Western themes. These works were done with a comic book-like bright color pallet, and reflected his talents for illustration and storytelling established throughout his career. The collection of paintings remains largely with his family.
And so, Pete Costanza was a versatile artist and a master illustrator in the world of the pulps and comics that spanned the gamut of super heroes from Captain Marvel to, ironically, Superman, depicting numerous fantastical characters and amazing story lines in his work across 5 decades.
Pete Costanza died in Hackensack, NJ, at the age of seventy-one on June 28, 1984. Ed Costanza, July 2017
 On the Web: pulpartists.com/Costanza.html, David Saunders, 2011
 The SHAZAN! Archives, Volume 1, C. C. Beck, 1992, DC Comics Inc. New York, NY
 On the Web: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Costanza, (multiple contributors)
 On the Web: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forbidden_Worlds, (multiple contributors)
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