Lot 312. Christmas and Related Collectibles – Sheet Music, Catalogs, Children’s Books, Etc. 14 items. 1. Christmas card booklet with a “Complete Collection of the Henen Steiner Rice Verses Read by Aladdin on the Lawrence Welk Show,” 1966 first edition, 36 pages, ex-m. 2. “The Night Before Christmas,” 9.5” x 11.75” children’s books, serrated edges, 12 pages illustrated by Florence Sarah Winship, vg, 3. “My Washington Home,” die-cut 7” x 12” publication with Santa Claus and The Palais Royal on the cover and “The Night Before Christmas illustrated inside. P-f with the covers and pages separated. SHEET MUSIC: 4. “Santa Calus Is Comin’ To Town,” 1959, vg-ex. 5-6. “White Christmas,”1942 by Irving Berlin, two copies, vg+. 7. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” 1949 by Johnny Marks, g-vg. 8. “Let’s Go to Church,” 1950, by Steven Allen, photo of Jimmy Wakely and Margaret Whiting on the cover, g-vg. 9. “Silver Sleigh Bells,” 1906, covers separated, nice cover illustration, f. 10. “Sing of Christmas,” pulp-paper song book from Grants department stores, 16 color-illustrated pages with 14 songs, 1943, ex. ALSO: 11. Christmas Gifts for Every Member of the Family” 71-page color catalog from Western Auto, 1968, ex-m. 12. Advo “Savers” coupon publication, Santa Claus illustration on the cover, 1991, ex. 13. “The First Christmas: A Book of Old Legends,” 1946, 24 illustrated pages, softcover with stories and music for children, g. 14. “Train Station” ceramic candle holder, 3” x 4.25” x 4.5” tall, mint in the box.
Minimum Bid $15
Lot 313. 11 Early 1900s Sepia Photos of the Cumberland, MD, Area from Laney’s Pharmacy. Laney’s Red Lion Pharmacy dispensed photos, as well as medications, at 22 and 24 N. Centre St. in Cumberland. In fact, Hervey Laney, the pharmacy owner, received a patent in 1889 for what might have been the first single lens reflex camera. Pharmacy customers received a ticket stating the amount of each purchase. “One dollar’s worth of these tickets entitles the holder to the choice of one PHOTOGRAPH OF OUR BEAUTIFUL CUMBERLAND SCENERY.” All 11 of these photos have the Laney’s stamp or printing on the back. The photos are generally approximately 4.5” x 6.5” on mounts slightly larger. Some photos are smaller. Subjects include a child with a butterfly and the photo titled “I Won’t Hurt You”; an industrial area, a dog, a turkey farm, a marching band, a family portrait, etc. Two other photos are not attributed but appear to be Laney’s products. One shows young girls pulling a small child on a sled, and another seems to have captured the aftermath of a flood. Six photos show relatively strong contrast; the contrast in the others is moderate to light. The condition of the mounts varies. Interesting turn-of-the-century photography from the Cumberland area.
Winning Bid $25
Lot 314. Marc Chagall’s “Le Violoniste Vert” or “Green Violinist” Print. It’s not surprising that this artwork causes many viewers to think of the play “Fiddler on the Roof.” Chagall, the early modernist artist, who was born in Lithuania, lived in Russia and moved to France, is often credited with inspiring the play’s title. That link is disputed, but it does seem that either this Chagall painting or an earlier creation influenced the appearance of the play’s Tevye. In his notes, Jerry Robbins, who directed the play, wrote that after reading the script in 1963, “In searching for a comparative vision, the paintings of Chagall came the closest.” Over his career, Chagall produced a number of renderings of violinists, including the painting for this performer in 1923-24. The original is in the Guggenheim in New York. This open print is 15.25” x 28”, mint, and professionally matted and framed to 26.25” x 39.25”.
Winning Bid $102
Lot 315. Audrey Hepburn Framed “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” Poster. Hepburn starred in the 1961 romantic comedy film, directed by Blake Edwards, with George Peppard. Truman Capote’s novella with the same name was the inspiration for the film. For her portrayal of Holly Golightly, an eccentric society girl, Hepburn was nominated for an Academy Award. The reproduction poster is framed to 29.25” x 41”. Nm-m. The black frame has scratches in one area that could be easily repaired.
Minimum Bid $10
Lot 316. Framed Poster of Academy Award Winner Posters, 1927-28 Through 1997. This 26.5” x 39.75” poster presents posters associated with 70 Oscar winners for Best Picture, from the silent film “Wings” for 1927-28 to “Titanic” in 1997. Nm-m. PLEASE NOTE: Proceeds from the sale of this print will benefit the Swissvale, Pa., Community Food Pantry, which serves 500 individuals each month, and the Swissvale United Methodist Church, which hosts and operates the Food Pantry.
Winning Bid $15
Lot 317. World War II Westinghouse Electric “We Can Do It!” Reproduction Poster. Pittsburgh artist J. Howard Miller created this artwork for display in Pittsburgh area Westinghouse plants for two weeks in Feb. 1943. It may have been based on a wire service photo of Geraldine Hoff, a Michigan factory worker. Miller’s artwork has enjoyed much wider distribution since the early 1980s than it did during the war. No more than 1,800 copies of the poster were made during the war for display in Westinghouse plants and offices. Since 1980, the image and slogan have been used to promote feminism and other political causes. The artwork was used on the cover of a “Smithsonian” magazine in 2008, and a stamp was based on it in 1999. This print is approximately 24” x 35.5” and framed (without glass) to 26” x 38”. Nm-m. PLEASE NOTE: Proceeds from the sale of this print will benefit the Swissvale, Pa., Community Food Pantry, which serves 500 individuals each month, and the Swissvale United Methodist Church, which hosts and operates the Food Pantry.
Winning Bid $50
Lot 318. Danbury Mint White House, Statue of Liberty and Old Railroad Station Figures. The White House model, 8.25” x 9” x 3” tall, has an 1800 quote by John Adams, the second U.S. President, on the underside of the base. The Statue of Liberty replica stands up to 9.75” tall on a base up to 7” across. The underside has a 2001 quote by President George W. Bush. Based on the station at Point of Rocks, MD, the “Old Railroad Station” is as much as 5” tall on a rectangular 5” x 6.5” base. These nicely detailed figures are nm to nm-m.
Winning Bid $40
Lot 319. 4 Bradford Exchange and 4 Franklin Mint Collector Plates with a Patriotic Theme. Four plates, produced by the Edwin M. Knowles China Co. in 1991, are from the “Songs of the American Spirit” series. Each 8.5” plate has artwork by Higgins Bond supporting a patriotic U.S. song: “The Star-Spangled Banner,” “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” “America the Beautiful” and “My Country ‘Tis of Thee.” The rims of these plates are trimmed in gold. They are nm-m and come with a Knowles certificate of authenticity. Three plates issued by the Franklin Mint, in 1991 and 1992, feature Ronald van Ruyckevelt depictions of the American eagle. These 8” gold-rimmed plates, all from Ruyckevelt’s “American Eagle” series, are titled “On Freedom’s Wing,” The American Eagle Plate,” and “Wings of Majesty.” These plates are nm-m. Finally, the collection has “The Official Friends of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plate” with Dave Troutman artwork. The 8” plate is nm-m.
Winning Bid $15
Lot 320. Danbury Mint’s Marye’s Heights Sculpture, 9 Bradford Exchange Civil War Plates and a Watch. All 11 items commemorate aspects of the Civil War. The Danbury Mint sculpture depicts Robert E. Lee’s hilltop command post at Marye’s Heights during the Battle of Fredericksburg. The Army of the Potomac suffered more than 12,500 casualties in the battle, almost two-thirds of them in front of Marye’s Heights. Lee’s casualties were approximately 5,300. The detailed sculpture is approximately 8.5” x 10” x 3.5” tall. It rests on a wood base and is nm-m in its original packaging. It is accompanied by a Danbury certificate of authenticity. The plates are generally 8” in diameter, have a gold rim and are nm to nm-m. Seven plates are from the “Battles of the Civil War” series and present Jim Griffin artwork: Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Chancellorsville, the “Monitor” and the “Merrimac,” Fredericksburg, Antietam, and Atlanta. Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address is the subject of a plate by Robert Maguire in the “Lincoln: Portraits of Valor” series, and Robert E. Lee is portrayed in an attractive plate, the first in “The Gallant Men of the Civil War” series. Nm-m. Also, a wind-up pocket watch produced in 1988 to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. One side of the watch has images of Lee and George Meade, while the other shows troops in battle. Attributed to the National Commemorative Archives, the watch is attractive an nm-m.
Winning Bid $68
Lot 321. 11 Bradford Exchange or Franklin Mint Plates Commemorating World War II Battles. These plates are 8” in diameter, have gold rims and are nm to nm-m. Four are from the Bradford Exchange “World War II: A Remembrance” series: D-Day, with a Jim Griffin portrait of Gen. Eisenhower; The Battle of Midway; Battle of the Bulge, and The Battle of the Philippines, with a portrait of Gen. MacArthur. Another Bradford plate is the first from the “Visions of Glory” series: Iwo Jima. Five of the Franklin Mint plates feature artwork by William Teodecki: The Battle of Britain, Battle of Midway, Storming the Beaches of Normandy, Liberation of Paris and VJ Day. Felix de Weldon, the sculptor for the U.S. Marine Corps Memorial (or Iwo Jima Memorial) in Arlington County, VA, created the artwork for Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima.
Winning Bid $25
Lot 322. 98 International First Day Covers Commemorating the U.S. Bicentennial in 1976. These first day covers are housed in a custom binder 9.5” x 10.5” x 2.75” thick with the original owner’s name imprinted on the cover. Issued by the Westport Collectors Society, they are nicely designed and were postmarked sometime in 1976 in international locations ranging from Aitutaki Island in the Cook Islands to Western Samoa. Each envelope is housed on a page that describes the country of origin. Canada, France and India are among the contributing countries. The album, envelopes and pages are nm. The original owner paid more than $250 for this collection.
Winning Bid $30
Lot 323. 128 “Flags of the United Nations” First Day Covers Issued from 1980-88. Sixteen first day covers were issued annually by a Cheyenne, WY, company named Fleetwood. Each colorful envelope is attractively designed with scenes and symbols of the country at the left and a canceled stamp featuring the nation’s flag in the upper right. The reverse provides information on the country. Additional information is in a booklet for each year titled “Flags of the United Nations: Their Origins and Meanings” written by Whitney Smith, executive director of the Flag Research Center. The first day covers and booklet for each year are contained in an individual leatherette 7.5” x 8.75” binder. The FDCs and booklets are nm to mint, and the binders, ex-m to nm. Some countries represented in the collection no longer exist or have been renamed – Yugoslavia, the German Democratic Republic, Czechoslovakia, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and Burma, for example. Each set of 16 covers and the album were originally issued for $36-39, or more than $300 for eight albums.
Winning Bid $30
Lot 324. 2 Books – One for Adults and One for Children – Related to the Space Program. Actually, adults and their children or grandchildren may be entertained by “The Amazing Pop-Up Pull-Out Space Shuttle” by David Hawcock, 1998, DK Publishing. The book essentially is a fold-out, four-foot model of the Space Shuttle. The book has a punch hole in the front cover, otherwise has an nm appearance, and it seems that the Shuttle is unused. The other book is “The Illustrated History of Man in Space” by Robin Kerrod, 1989, Mallard Press. The book is extensively illustrated and provides a perspective on the early decades of the space program. The covers are vg, and the pages, nm.
Winning Bid $7