Please note that our sale will began by appointment with an opening reception party on Friday October 6th at 5 PM.
IF I WAS UNABLE TO RETURN YOUR PHONE CALL, EMAIL OR TEXT I AM VERY SORRY!
No need for an appointment on Saturday or Sunday as the address is now published.
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We will also be open to the public the following weekend!
I AM SORRY BUT YOU CAN 100% COUNT UPON ME BEING TOO BUSY TO ANSWER MY PHONE THIS WEEKEND!
SOMETIMES I CAN ANSWER A TEXT & SOMETIMES I CAN ANSWER AN EMAIL AT NIGHT!
I AM BUSIER & MORE TIRED THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE & I AM SORRY BUT I CANNOT PUT TOGETHER & RUN A SALE OF THIS MAGNITUDE & GIVE THE PERSONAL ATTENTION I WOULD LIKE TO.
ALSO MY PHONE IS CONSTANTLY BEING USED BY MY STAFF AS A CREDIT CARD MACHINE.
Welcome to a collection like you have never seen before!
You will not believe your eyes!
It looks like the collection of a Mad Scientist & takes up 4 floors of an old Mansion!
More Museum than home there are table after table & display case after display case filled with Antiques & Oddities!
We are selling the contents of a magnificent & "Old" 1919 Meade & Hamilton Mansion occupied by the same family since 1957! It houses the astounding Collection & Museum of late 19th & to early 20th Century Medical Quackery of Dr. Olgierd Lindan of CASE Medical School!
Medical Quackery as collected by our professor were mostly devices that generated electricity which were used to supposedly cure the body of what ailed it! The devices are mostly in oak or mahogany cases & are on average the size of small loaf of bread to a vintage floor model radio & there are 100s of them!
There are also 1000s of rare books, magazines, catalogs, pamphlets & newspapers concerning Electricty & Cures, Medicine, Health, Science, Art & the world at large!
In addition we have blood letting devices, 100s of patent medicines & "Snake Oils" in their original packaging, surgical & medical tools, early batteries, A hypnotist's revolving mirror!
Early radios, aviation radio & World War I & II radio electronics
Amazing & large collection of X Ray tubes & vaccum tubes!
Wonderful collection of magazines & paper items 1840s-1940s. Native American artifacts include arrowheads, axes, claw necklace, sculptural large wood doll, hide shield etc.
2 large dinosaur eggs, large dinosaur bone, 2 large fish fossils, some minerals, many sea shells.
18th & 19th Century English furniture including a high boy chest, William & Mary chest, drop front desk, George the 3rd celarette. Dutch marquetry display cabinet, Empire sideboard, diningroom etagere, French Empire chest on desk, Empire bookcase & cabinet on chest. 1920s & 1930s English & American furniture including chests, cabinets, chairs & stands etc. A few nice antique clocks, ca. 1800 tall case clock by Thomas Moss, London. Large Flow Blue dinner service, American Brilliant Cut glass. Fine antique Oriental runner, 1850s hand colored engravings. 1823 English sampler. Good ca. 1920s inlaid dressing table with mirror & 2 chests. White painted original shabby chic 1930s bedroom suite.
Early 19th C. dressed corset model in large plexi case.
Ca. European 1840 oil painting of an alchemist. 2 Tibetian monkey skulls, 1 human skull, Bell jars, Barber pole, Benin bronzes, Display cases, typewriters, telegraphy devices, shells, minerals, CDs, tools, general household & much more.
Metal shelving, book shelves, tools, decorative & useful household items, large garage.
There are 4 floors of this giant home to browse through & we have been working here all summer!
Below is a Plain Dealer article, taken directly from the PDs website on our Dr. Lindan & my client his son & the collection!
"The late Dr. Olgierd Lindan of South Euclid was a leading collector of quackery
By Grant Segall, The Plain Dealer
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on July 04, 2009 at 7:52 PM, updated July 06, 2009 at 3:17 PM
Scott Shaw/The Plain DealerNicholas Lindan uses a "Brain Tuneup" machine, part of his late father Olgierd's leading collection of quackery.
SOUTH EUCLID -- Nicholas Lindan wants to sell you a lot of useless things.
See the late Olgierd Lindan's collection.
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"If they work," he vows, "I'll give you your money back."
His father, Dr. Olgierd Lindan, 95, died March 1, leaving behind much of what he once called the world's biggest collection of quackery.
"I call them cures that don't work for diseases you don't have," says Nicholas, one of the collector's three children.
A Great Vivocosmic Disc, for instance. Dr. Weaver's Nasal Filter. Vision Dieter: Eye Glasses to Cure Appetite. Dr. Scott's Electric Hairbrush to Cure Baldness. And a bottle of actual snake oil.
The collection peaked years ago at about 2,000 items. Dr. Lindan touted them on David Letterman's show and in U.S. News & World Report.
He later sold off many items, some to the Museum of Quackery at the Science Museum of Minnesota. But the rest still cram his 1919 mansion on six hidden acres in South Euclid.
They range from pretty little bottles and bracelets to curious helmets, belts and corsets to more than man-size machines with flashing lights, spinning dials and other complicated parts that would have looked high-tech a century or two ago.
They had one thing in common: relieving hypochondriacs of cash.
Olgierd (pronounced ole-GEARED) Lindan was a leading researcher and innovator at local hospitals. Born in Latvia, he escaped the Soviets and the Nazis, crossed the Pyrenees and the Sahara, performed surgery under fire, won the Polish Cross of Valor and earned two doctorates and a post-doctorate.
The free-thinker belonged to the South Shore Skeptics but employed a purported faith healer as a housekeeper and attended some sessions with her.
For a hobby, he collected old radios. At a sale, he stumbled across a supposed medical gadget and was tickled by its evident uselessness.
A few of his medical marvels actually work. He snapped up some early X-ray machines, for instance, that throw off huge sparks. He also bought many potions that truly ease pain, being 40 proof or so.
Lindan kept the sources of his treasures secret.
"The greatest pleasure," he once said with a sly smile, "is to make the competition jealous."
For all of science's progress, the son says quackery keeps doing brisk business. He predicts that many of today's health trends will look as silly tomorrow as his father's curios look today."