Invented by Thomas Edison in 1869 as one of his earliest patents, this Universal Stock Ticker dispensed a paper “ticker tape” which gave the
It is our extreme pleasure to offer this extraordinary, Continental (probably, Southern Germany) carved wood, polychromed PEGASUS child's sleigh.
This is a nice brass box by "KPM," Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur of Berlin, Germany. Box is adorned with a plaque with art signed Wagner, an artist whose name comes up often in reference to the best work for the KPM Co. Painting is entitled, "Erbluth" by Asti and signed by Wagner. Box is 5" wide 4 1/4" deep and 2 1/2" tall, the plaque is 3" across. Box is complete with key, lining is in very good condition as is the box, but left end does have a indention.
This is a fine & rare Antique Continental Easter Egg made of White frosted Opaline Glass with Bronze Dore'. Egg is 5 3/4" tall and 2 7/8" at its widest point. Formerly in the collection of a member of the Russian Imperial Family, provenance upon request. Egg is in superb condition.
This is a terrific fob made of Lapis Lasuli stone and features the Phoenix Bird. This fob can be seen in another auction featuring a Black man in his Eureka Lodge Mobile, AL Masonic uniform. The EUREKA lodge was the first Black Masonic Lodge in Mobile. This is one of several pieces obtained from an old Mobile, Al Black / Colored / African American / Negro photo album & collection. Parts of this collection include 1890s African American Military photos and Ephemera, Masonic photos, Colored Insurance documents, famous black prodigy preacher Little J. L.
A rare 17th century Italian gameboard. This fabulous find makes an enchanting wall hanging, adding character to any room.
A spellbinding, rare 1880s book press on stand. The press is supported by two drawers with original brass pulls and escuteons, while the press is crowned by a pair of carved finials on each end and a floral carved decoration at crest.
Circa 1850 French Napoleon III era Tortoise and Brass inlaid lap desk, in the style of Andre Boulle and the opulent era of Louis XIV. This unusual example features an exotic wood interior. A magnificent antique which commands everyone's attention! This item is from the estate of a prominent Alabamian who purchased most of her collection from the famous Duveen Brothers in New York.
Lovely American Bradley & Hubbard brass thermometer, which can be used on stand or hung. Bradley & Hubbard are famous American turn-of-the-century makers of decorative brass and iron work. A unique splash of Americana, decorative while practical.
Offered here is a rare autographed album by a great American WOODY GUTHRIE. BOUND FOR GLORY was produced by Folkway records in 1956, so the autograph is at least 2 years into his Huntingtons Chorea era. We obtained this from an estate of a lady who held strong Socialist beliefs and associated herself with many of the liberal figures at the time, as seen here a Union Organizer Woody Guthrie, Composer Hanns Eisler, who was one of the first figures in the McCarthy investigations and Progressive party members of the 1948 Presidental campaign, Henry Wallace.