The Aarssen collection of automobilia, bronzes and Americana will be sold by Miller & Miller Auctions, Dec. 8 in Canada

Patinated bronze sculpture by Emile Louis Picault (French, 1860-1915) (est. CA$15,000-$20,000).

One of four car-themed sculptures by former GM designer and sculptor Alexander Buchan (est. CA$2,000-$4,000).

Flying “A” Service raised porcelain gas station sign, 48 inches by 58 inches (est. CA$4,000-$6,000).

1964 Piaggio Vespa “90” scooter with just 10,126 original miles on the odometer (est. CA$2,000-$3,000).

Liberator Cycles & Automobiles poster, circa 1900, by Jean De Paleologue (Fr., 1860-1942 (est CA$2,000-$3,000).

A bronze sculpture by Emile Louis Picault, used as the mascot for the Ten-Mile Corinthian Automobile Championship of 1906 in Florida, is an expected headliner.

This was intellectual collecting, not binge collecting. Behind every object is a cool story, a relationship to a renowned artist or CEO, or a love affair with genius thought and craftsmanship.”

— Ethan Miller

NEW HAMBURG, ONTARIO, CANADA, November 27, 2018 / — NEW HAMBURG, Ontario, Canada – A patinated bronze sculpture by Emile Louis Picault (French, 1860-1915), used as the mascot for the Ten-Mile Corinthian Automobile Championship of 1906 in Florida, is an expected headliner at the sale of the Aarssen collection of automobilia, bronzes and Americana planned for Saturday, December 8th, by Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.

The auction will be held online and in the Miller & Miller auction gallery at 59 Webster Street in New Hamburg, Ontario. Online bidding is open now, on,, and the Miller & Miller website, at Phone (519-662-4800) and absentee bids are being accepted. A total of 438 lots will come up for bid.

The bronze trophy by Picault is monumental at 48 inches tall, and is an important American artifact, both historically and decoratively. It was commissioned by George W. Young in 1906 and is incised (‘E. Picault’) and engraved, “Presented by George W. Young, Ten Mile Corinthian Automobile Championship…Jan. 22nd-27th, 1906”. It carries an estimate of CA$15,000-$20,000.

The Aarssen collection is a carefully curated offering consisting of automobile memorabilia, original advertising signs, fine contemporary furniture, bronzes, political memorabilia and more. The auction is officially titled Automobilia, Americana & Bronzes – the Aarssen Collection. Previews will be held Friday, Dec. 7, from 6-9 pm, and on auction day from 8:30-10 am Eastern.

“Taste is probably the best way to describe Greg Aarssen and what he collected,” said Ethan Miller of Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. “This was intellectual collecting, not binge collecting. Behind every object is a cool story, an historical significance, a relationship to a renowned artist or CEO, or a love affair with genius thought and craftsmanship. His sense of style is insane.”

The auction is being divided up into upstairs and downstairs themes. The upstairs will have a gentlemen’s lounge, office and decorative theme, featuring Americana and historical objects (including an intact collection of early US political pinbacks, gathered in the 1950s and ‘60s), bronzes, designer furniture and lighting, sterling silver, barware, tin litho toys and pedal cars.

The downstairs will have an automobilia and ephemera theme. Highlighted will be advertising signs, gas pumps, service station items, coin-op machines from the ‘40s (Coke, nuts, candy, etc.), automobile art and paintings and a smattering of country store collectibles. Also up for bid will be large carved oak armoires, bookcases, clocks, car ephemera, monumental paintings and more.

A Flying “A” Service raised porcelain gas station sign, 48 inches by 58 inches, is expected to sell for CA$4,000-$6,000; a 1930s-era Canadian Goodyear Tires Selected Dealers porcelain sign, 71 inches by 24 inches, is estimated at CA$2,500-$3,500; and a 1964 Piaggio Vespa “90” scooter with 10,126 original miles, with just minor touch-ups to the fender, should hit CA$2,000-$3,000.

Three impressive oak library bookcases built circa 1910 carry estimates ranging from CA$3,000-$6,000. All three boast beveled glass, fluted corner and half-columns and arched door tops and are crafted from quarter-sawn oak. The finishes are mostly original, with professional moulding restoration and replacement. All three bookcases are 78 inches tall and come in varying widths.

In the toys and trains category, a Lionel Train Mickey Mouse Circus Set – a complete, boxed example and a highly coveted Walt Disney collectible, with minimal wear, should command CA$3,000-$5,000; while a meticulously restored 1941 Chrysler Airflow pedal car with Art Deco styling, made by Steelcraft, with the original Chrysler emblem, should go for CA$1,500-$2,500.

Sterling silver lots will feature a pair of American John Perry candlesticks (Birmingham, 1785), each with lion passant and shield cartouche, with hallmark underneath, 11 ¼ inches tall, 1072.23 grams (est. CA$2,000-$3,000); and a Carl Poul Petersen centerpiece bowl, hand-made mid-20th century in Montreal, Canada, hallmarked and inscribed, 650.06 grams (est. CA$2,000-$3,000).

Four car-themed bronze sculptures by former General Motors designer and sculptor Alexander Buchan, each one presented on a custom-crafted oak pedestal, will be sold as single lots, with heights ranging from 14-25 inches and estimates ranging from CA$2,000-$4,000. The sculptures are titled Riding the Rail, Beyond Expectations, Sunday Drive and The Fastest Man on Earth.

Louis Vuitton travel accessories are always a big hit with collectors. Offered will be an Alzer “80” Anglais model gentlemen’s suitcase with identification tag, unused, with factory film covering all the original brass (est. CA$3,000-$4,000); and a Pegase Legare “55” model ladies’ travel bag presented with the original cover (est. CA$1,500-$2,000). Both were made in Paris.

A Howard & Company (N.Y.) bronze “bell” clock, made circa 1900, with marked porcelain dial and movement stamped “EP Depose 5879”, all original with perfect patina (and with a replaced pendulum) should rise to CA$2,000-$3,000; and a Liberator Cycles & Automobiles French poster, also circa 1900, by Jean De Paleologue (1860-1942), showing a Valkyrie warrior from Norse mythology, 46 inches by 61 ¼ inches in a gilt frame, has an estimate of CA$2,000-$3,000.

Two 1920s Pairpoint (Mass.) Puffy table lamps will be sold individually. One has a “Papillon” open-top form 14 ½ inch diameter shade featuring a floral pattern with butterflies, 20 inches tall (est. CA$2,000-$3,000). The other is a reverse-painted lamp with “Berkeley” form 12 inch diameter shade, 18 ½ inches tall (est. CA$2,000-$3,000). Both bases are marked “Pairpoint”.

Three acrylic on canvas car-themed paintings by Tom Hale each has an estimate of CA$1,200-$1,500. One, titled Auburn, depicts a 1935 Auburn Speeder (37 inches by 47 ½ inches); one is a diptych titled Jaguar (24 inches by 17 ½ inches), and one is titled Lincoln (31 ½ inches by 41 ½ inches). All three are signed. Hale worked at one time as a styling designer at GM and Chrysler.

People can pre-bid live right now online at Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. is a seller of high-value collections between $200,000 and $3 million. Individual items of merit are always considered. It is Canada’s trusted place for collectors to buy and sell.

To consign a single piece, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (519) 573-3710 or (519) 716-5606; or, you can send an e-mail to To learn more about Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. and the Dec. 8th auction visit

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Love is Ageless: Grey Muzzle's #WhyWeLoveOldDogs Contest Winners Share Why Adopting a Senior Dog Makes Life Sweeter

“My old girl Daisy knows when to take time to stop and smell the flowers. Or you know, wear them,” wrote Kristin Rainboes in her winning entry.

“I didn’t meet my beloved Rudy until he was over 12 years old,” Adam Grant wrote. “He taught me about the simple joys in life, contentment, and growing old with dignity.”

At 19, Phoebe is “still going strong and enjoying life…This sometimes-cranky old lady makes me smile every day,” wrote Lynda Tersigni.

They teach us to be kinder and gentler, to be more patient with others and more appreciative of the world around us, and–most of all–they teach us to treasure each moment with those we hold dear.”

— Rebecca Genauer, Senior Dog Adopter

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, USA, November 26, 2018 / — From making us smile every day to teaching valuable life lessons, senior dogs bring love and companionship into our lives, as the winners of The Grey Muzzle Organization’s #WhyWeLoveOldDogs contest confirm.

To encourage more people to give a senior dog a forever home this holiday season, Grey Muzzle asked everyone who adores old dogs to post photos and comments on social media with the hashtag #WhyWeLoveOldDogs.

“We hope their heartfelt sentiments and photos of adorable old dogs will be shared far and wide, and inspire more people to open their heart and home to a senior dog who needs a second chance,” said Lisa Lunghofer, executive director of The Grey Muzzle Organization, a national nonprofit that provides grants to animal shelters, rescue groups and sanctuaries working to improve and save the lives of at-risk senior dogs in communities across America.

To see all ten winning entries in full, please visit Here are excerpts from some of our favorites which show why old friends are often the best friends:

“When adopting a dog, my husband and I knew we wanted someone who would love to be loved,” wrote Krista McMillan. Ten-year-old Nigel’s favorite hobby is “to sleep as close to a heartbeat as possible and hold you between his paws. If that’s not love, I don’t know what is.”

Cindy Jane shared her senior dog adoption story: “When I saw Buddy's face online, I knew I had to meet him. He was 12 years old and had been in the shelter for about two years—this completely broke my heart. He deserved to live out his life in a home with a family who would cherish him. A few days later he moved in with us and we bonded immediately.”

According to Kimberly May, 12-year-old Bonnie answers the question, “What do you do best?” with “her eyes and every exuberant wag of her tail…It's in the way she gently leans against you and the way she just knows and comforts you when you're sad. ‘Love,’ she says. ‘What I do best is love.’”

“Because they’re still always up for an adventure,” wrote Melanie Zimmerman Farnon of 14-year-old Burger, who still likes to hike and camp, but now “catches a ride in his dad’s backpack on our longer hikes!”

In her winning entry, Rebecca Genauer summed up why we love old dogs: “Because they emanate pure love and generosity of spirit. They teach us to be kinder and gentler, to be more patient with others and more appreciative of the world around us, and—most of all–they teach us to treasure each moment with those we hold dear.”

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Hey Kids, Comics … and Copyrights, How They Work

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The passing of Stan Lee has many thinking about comic books and our culture. Here's a look at how comic books affect U.S. Copyright Law.

Copyright laws were enacted to protect original works of art from unlicensed copy or reproduction.”

— Alex R. Sluzas, Esq.


On November 12, 2018, Stan Lee passed away. Lee was a legend in the comic book and entertainment industries — famous for being the writer that helped create and craft the Marvel Universe for Marvel Comics.

Combining his clever and enthusiastic method for turning a phrase with the vibrant and energetic art of Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Don Heck, John Romita, Wally Wood, Gene Colan, and so many others, the comic book industry changed forever.

His creations include the Fantastic Four, Spider-man, The Avengers, the X-Men, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Panther, Daredevil, Doctor Strange and Antman. All of these creations went from the pulpy 2-dimensional confines of the funny book pages and leapt onto the screen becoming huge multi-million dollar Movie and TV projects.

With Stan Lee's passing, his legacy and his creations are at the forefront of everyone's minds. Lee was the face of an entire imagined world of characters — heroes and villains — that went on to become the bedrock of American pop culture over decades.

Marvel Comics, and DC Comics before it, are world renowned for their superhero comics and all of the other kitsch that sprang from their pages, such as:
television cartoons
video games
and now movies

Each one of those items creates money making opportunities that creators — and holders of IP rights for those creations — dream of.

But Marvel is also infamous in how it dealt with creators' rights over the decades. The company treated each of those creations as work for hire from freelancers. So of the many millions of dollars that were made off of the creations — be it a Doctor Doom Halloween mask or a Spider-man lunch box — went to Marvel's parent company, and not the creators that spawned the popular idea in the first place.

So, Copyright for Comic Books – How's That Work?

Copyright laws were enacted to protect original works of art from unlicensed copy or reproduction. That's to make sure that if you make your own hero, Super-Duper-Trooper, and start publishing his adventures on your time and your dime, someone down the block can't see that success you had, and make their own comic book with your character in it — committing the dreaded copyright infringement most creators have nightmares about. This means if you make your comic in paper form, or digitally, Super-Duper-Trooper can have copyright protection with the United States Copyright Office.

The copyright belongs to the creator of artistic works and exists from the moment the work is produced in a fixed, or published, form. That means the day your Super-Duper-Trooper mag hits the "Hey Kids, Comics!" spinner rack, the copyright is yours! Copyright extends to both pictorial and written expressions, meaning that drawings, posters, books, and — since they combine both words and pictures in sequential art — comics!

Depending on the nature and style of the comic book, or your own preference, a comic book can be classified as either a work of visual arts or a literary work. The Copyright Act itself can be found in Title 17 of the United States Code of laws and is maintained by the U.S. Copyright Office.

Here's a pretty good roundup of the law from the United States own government website,

What's a Copyright for my Comic Book Actually Protect?

Section 102 of the Copyright Act provides that copyright protection exists in original works fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyright does not extend to ideas or concepts but only to the physical form of the captions and stories contained within a comic book. The creator of the work owns the copyright and has an exclusive right to copy, sell or distribute the work. If a comic is created by more than one person, they jointly own the copyright, unless they agree otherwise. This means all kinds of creative works — including cartoons, comic strips, comic books, graphic novels, webcomics, and YouTube videos — are all protected from copyright infringement by the copyright law of the United States.

And How Long Does That Copyright Last?

This is the first part for where things get tricky. Copyrights were designed to protect creators. So technically the copyright protection for a comic book character lasts for the duration of the creator's life plus an additional 70 years. After that time, the comic character becomes part of the public domain and may be copied or reproduced without breaching copyright law.

We see this has happened with a lot of characters from our literary past, like Thor the Norse god, or King Arthur. But because comic book creations were "work for hire" many of their copyrights were held by the company. And those companies have lobbied frequently over the decades to extend the life of a copyright since the company isn't dead and is still making money off of the creations. Superman, not a Stan Lee creation, is one of the most famous examples.

Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster originated the Super Hero Comic Book genre when they created Superman. They've been dead for years now. And their creations would have passed into the public domain by now. But Time Warner, owner of DC Comics, has been at the front of the pack pushing changes in the law to extend the life of copyrights.

Keep in mind, it's companies that are extending these protections for characters they purchased from the creators. So the protection has really only helped characters at the top of the mountain — the Supermans, and Batmans — while leaving a host of other, long forgotten creations in limbo, unable to be used in the public domain but also not being used by their now-dead creators to make any new content with.

What is Work for Hire?

Work for Hire is the sticking point in a lot of famous comic book copyright court cases over the years. Although copyright laws were drafted to protect the creator of a work, they do not apply to employees or individuals who have been commissioned to work for someone else. According to Section 201 of the Copyright Act, creators who do work for hire do not have the same protections. That means if you create a comic while working for a publisher, like Stan Lee did when he worked for Marvel Comics and spawned an imaginary universe of heroes that still to this day captivate the world, the copyright belongs to the employer. There is one caveat, and this caveat is where much of the battle has been waged over work for hire issues with comic book copyrights. If a work for hire creator's employment contract states different, then they can retain the copyright — or part of the copyright.

Since the 1960s, Things Have Certainly Improved for Creators

That caveat about a creator's contract opened up a ton of industry fighting in the 1970s and 1980s. It began in earnest with the Superman movie. When the blockbuster film came out and box office returns were leaping tall buildings in a single bound, it became national news that the creators of Superman were poor, with no stable healthcare in their old age.

The company was overtly shamed in the public eye and worked out a deal with the creators. Which opened things up for two things:
creators rights to be re-evaluated by companies that bought work for hire creations from the talented comic book or comic strip creators to get rights to their creations up front moving forward.

This affected Marvel comics. Jack Kirby, the artist that worked with Stan Lee on many of the most popular Marvel characters, began a long and involved struggle with the company to get those rights re-evaluated.

Stan Lee was involved in the struggle on the side of the company. Because unlike the artists he worked with, Stan was always a company man. While he was writing many of the books, he was also the editor-in-chief. He then became a top executive. Stan retained much of the benefits and profits for the creations he was a part of because he was part of the company. So as the company made a profit, so did Stan.

Comics and Creators Rights Get a New Image

This struggle over creators' rights and work for hire became a white-hot issue in 1992 — when Image Comics was founded. Image Comics was a company created by the top work for hire comic book artists in the industry at the time — Jim Lee, Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, Erik Larsen, Jim Valentino, Marc Silvestri, and many more. These artists were industry titans, working at Marvel and generating seven-figure sales for some of their comics.

The founders of Image felt that the work for hire situation was bad for them and bad for the industry. So they all quit Marvel, and formed their own company.

This sent shockwaves through the comic book industry. Everything changed.

And the major difference between Image and Marvel comics is that artists who published at Image were not work for hire. They retained the rights to their creations. It became more of a collective than a company. Each Image comics partner founded their own studio, and they all published under the Image banner.

This move became immediately successful, and radically shifted the way comics creators and copyrights worked in the industry.

Image Comics is still one of the largest and most successful comic book publishing imprints in the world. And the "big two" companies — Marvel Comics and DC Comics — altered their work for hire contracts.

Remember that caveat? Well now work for hire contracts with Marvel Comics allow for creators to retain a portion of their rights. So when a new Marvel character hits it big, and lunch boxes and t-shirts and video games and Netflix series are made from that character, the creator AND the company have intellectual property rights, with both sharing in the profits.

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Are you a comic book creator with questions about your rights? Do you have a character or a project that needs copyright protections? I'm Alex Sluzas and I'm ready to help you protect your creations. Just call my office at 866-975-7231. Excelsior!

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Oil painting attributed to John Singer Sargent, plus works by Latin American artists, are in Woodshed's Dec. 6th auction

Unsigned oil on canvas painting attributed to John Singer Sargent (est. $80,000-$120,000).

Ink and dye on paper attributed to Andy Warhol, titled Merry Christmas, Happy New Year Balloon (est. $15,000-$25,000).

Signed oil on canvas attributed to Armando Morales, titled Cabeza de Mujer (est. $40,000-$50,000).

Abstract oil on panel attributed to Joaquin Torres Garcia, signed and dated “43” (est. $80,000-$120,000).

Oil on canvas attributed to Oswaldo Guyasamin, 52 inches by 65 inches (est. $120,000-$150,000).

A special selection of art by Latin American and Spanish artists, as well as paintings and drawings by (and attributed to) master artists will come up for bid.

We have fine examples of Latin American and Spanish aesthetics, mixed with the whimsy of Warhol and the somber renderings of Hopper and Benton. My personal favorite is the canvas attributed to Sargent”

— Bruce Wood

FRANKLIN, MASS., UNITED STATES, November 26, 2018 / — A special selection of art by Latin American and Spanish artists, as well as paintings and drawings by (and attributed to) master artists such as John Singer Sargent, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat will all be part of a 208-lot fine art sale slated for Thursday, December 6th, by Woodshed Art Auctions, beginning at 5:30 pm Eastern time.

The auction will be held online and live in the 500 Gallery, at 475 Franklin Village Drive in Franklin. People can register and bid now, at Previews will be held at the 500 Gallery starting on Wednesday, Nov. 28. Phone and absentee bids will be taken.

“It’s interesting to see how each auction catalog develops its own theme,” said Bruce Wood, the owner of Woodshed Art Auctions. “This month we have fine examples of Latin American and Spanish aesthetics, mixed with the whimsy of Warhol and the somber renderings of Hopper and Benton. But my personal favorite is the extensively researched canvas attributed to Sargent.”

The oil on canvas painting attributed to John Singer Sargent (American, 1856-1925), titled Porta della Carta of the Doge’s (est. $80,000-$120,000), is one of the more important artworks in the sale. It is unsigned and housed in a 19 ¾ inch by 26 ½ inch frame. Sargent is best known for his luminous watercolors of Venice, but he also depicted the city using oil, as with this rendering.

Infra-red photography of the painting, performed by Mr. Wood, who is also a conservator as well as an auctioneer, revealed a dark underpainting, plus the preparatory inclusion of two figures on the left foreground. The figures were not fully rendered and were painted-out during the work’s execution. Elements of the figures were incorporated into the walls where they originally stood.

Paintings in the Latin American portion of the catalog are also capable of reaching six figures. They include an oil on canvas attributed to Oswaldo Guayasamin (Ecuadorian, 1919-1999), untitled (Fear), signed bottom right and impressive at 52 inches by 65 inches (est. $120,000-$150,000); and an abstract oil on panel attributed to Joaquin Torres Garcia (Uruguayan, 1874-1949), signed and dated (“43”), in an 18 ¼ inch by 30 ½ inch frame (est. $80,000-$120,000).

A mixed media on canvas attributed to Jean-Michel Basquiat (American, 1960-1988), titled Jesus, signed and dated “1981” bottom right, in a 37 inch by 41 inch frame, previously in a private collection in Spain, should bring $50,000-$80,000; while an ink on paper done in the manner of Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973), titled Horse Head, signed bottom right and stamped “Galerie Anderson-Mayer, Paris” verso, is expected to breeze to $15,000-$20,000.

Just in time for the holidays, Pop Art icon Andy Warhol (American 1928-1987) will make multiple appearances in the sale with Christmas-themed attributions. They include the following:

• Merry Christmas, Happy New Year Balloon – ink and dye on paper, a study for (or based on) a Christmas card Warhol sent circa 1956, signed, unframed (est. $15,000-$25,000).
• Christmas Wreath – hand-colored lithograph on paper of a wreath with ornaments, holly and fruit, signed verso and unframed, 11 ¾ inches by 13 inches (est. $15,000-$20,000).
• Christmas Ornaments – graphite, ink and ink wash on paper with nine ornaments plus a star, signed bottom right, unframed, 11 inches by 15 ¾ inches (est. $15,000-$20,000).

An oil on canvas attributed to the renowned Cuban artist Wifredo Lam (1902-1982), titled Horned Figures, signed bottom right and marked on back, measuring 20 ¾ inches by 27 ¼ inches in the frame, has an estimate of $50,000-$75,000. Also, a signed oil on canvas attributed to Armando Morales (Nicaraguan, 1927-2011), titled Cabeza de Mujer, dated “62” bottom left and stamped verso “Galeria Central del Arte Modern”, framed, should realize $40,000-$50,000.

A charcoal on paper self-portrait attributed to the prominent American realist painter-printmaker Edward Hopper (1882-1967), signed bottom right and unframed, measuring 9 ¾ inches by 17 ¼ inches, is expected to gavel for $25,000-$35,000. Also, a charcoal on paper attributed to another noted American artist, Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975), titled Portrait of a Man, signed and dated “37” bottom right, 8 ¾ inches by 11 inches unframed, has an estimate of $5,000-$8,000.

From Mexico, an oil on two-ply illustration board attributed to Miguel Covarrubias (Mexican, 1904-1957), titled Jazz Scene, depicting patrons at a jazz club during the Harlem Renaissance, signed bottom right and 14 inches by 14 inches unframed, should command $30,000-$35,000; while a signed oil on paper attributed to Rufino Tamayo (Mexican, 1899-1991), titled Study for Sandias, possibly a study for his Sandias (1950) print series, is estimated at $20,000-$25,000.

An acrylic on canvas abstract composition attributed to Carlos Merida (Guatemalan, 1891-1985), signed bottom left and 19 ¾ inches by 19 ¾ inches unframed, with some repairs and retouching and with the canvas tacked to a primitive stretcher, should fetch $10,000-$15,000. Also, a 1977 collage by Pepe Lopez (Venezuelan-Spanish, b. 1966), titled Amar El Artes Es Viver, stamped with the artist’s name and titled, dated and signed verso, framed, should make $5,000-$7,000.

Woodshed Art Auctions is a family-owned art gallery specializing in oil painting restoration and live and online art auctions, celebrating its 50th anniversary. The firm is always accepting quality artworks for future auctions. To inquire about consigning a single piece or an entire collection, you may call Bruce Wood at 508-533-6277; or, e-mail him at

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Archives International Auctions Celebrates Their 50th “Milestone” Banknote & Scripophily Auction Dec. 3rd & 4th, 2018

Reportedly engraved by Pedro Tortolero, who can be seen signing a shipping case at lower right. EX Lot 2102, R. M. Smythe & Co. Auction 199, June 16, 2000. One of the nicest examples of this impressive issue we have ever offered.

Seville, Spain. 1740’s, 1 Share Stock Certificate, Spectacular engraved view of the city of Seville, the Virgin Mary with Christ Child, top center, St. Fernando III below, a sailing ship aided by Neptune, right. King Fernando VI at the center.

Shanghai, China, 1907, $1, P-S283a, S/M#T101-1c, Issued banknote, Blue on light red and black, Germania at right, S/M 06708, PMG graded Choice Fine 15 NET with note of repaired with top left missing corner piece re-added. Rare note in any condition. G&D.

Washington, D.C., 1875 $10-$20, Uncut pair, Red seal, S/N 7610 – K554168, pp C-A, PCGS graded Very Fine 30 with comments of minor restorations, First time we have seen an uncut pair of 2 different denominations of the 1875 Series.

The auction includes over 1150 Lots of Banknotes, Scripophily, Ephemera & Autographs held over 2 days on Dec.3rd & 4th in NYC & their offices in Fort Lee, NJ

We look forward to celebrating our 50th Milestone Auction with another exciting sale. The worldwide banknote market has been exceptionally strong this year with record prices being set every auction”

— Dr. Robert Schwartz, President of Archives International Auctions

FORT LEE, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES, November 24, 2018 / — Archives International Auctions' “50th Milestone Auction” scheduled for Monday and Tuesday December 3rd & 4th, 2018, consists of over 1150 lots of rare and desirable U.S. and World Banknotes, Scripophily, U.S. Presidential Autographs and Historic Ephemera. Featured will be an extensive collection of Chinese banknote rarities; further selections from the John E. Herzog collection of rare U.S. & World Scripophily; rare Security Printing Ephemera; and hundreds of desirable banknotes, bonds, shares and historic ephemera.

“We look forward to celebrating our 50th Milestone Auction with another exciting sale. The worldwide banknote market has been exceptionally strong this year with record prices being set every auction." said Dr. Robert Schwartz, President of Archives International Auctions. "Our upcoming auction caters to every level of collector and dealer with another exciting offering that includes hundreds of worldwide banknotes, bonds, shares. autographs and historic ephemera."

The first and second sessions scheduled on December 3rd to take place at the Collectors Club in New York City begins with U.S. & Worldwide Bonds & Shares including highlights from the John E. Herzog Collection of major scripophily rarities such as the impressive Spanish, 1740's, Real Compania de San Fernando de Seville Share Certificate; 2 different 1917, Dominion of Canada War Loan Specimen bonds, as well as many 18th and 19th century rarities. Modern Scripophily is represented by numerous scripophily classics such as Apple Computer, and Berkshire Hathaway Specimens. Additional historic Highlights include a 1778 Danish West Indies Bond; a Michigan, 1845, Mackinac and Lake Superior Copper Co. Stock Certificate and hundreds of additional desirable Bonds and shares emphasizing railroads, mining and modern bonds and shares offered over the 2-day auction.

Security Printing Ephemera is highlighted by a spectacular 1866 British American Bank Note Company, Engravers & Printers, Proof Advertising Sheet Rarity, dozens of spectacular early advertising notes from ABN, BW&C as well a pioneer polymer Tyvek and DuraNote banknote rarities and numerous other desirable items. We are also privileged to offer a historic group of Presidential signed documents including an Abraham Lincoln signed Military Appointment of N. J. Sappington, later assigned to Elmira Prison to feed captured Confederates, as Commissary of Subsistence of Volunteers; 2 different James Madison signed documents and numerous other Presidential signed documents and appointments from an old estate collection that has been off the market for over 30 years. Autographed certificates by Edison, Daniel Drew and other notables are included in this outstanding offering.

U.S. banknote highlights begin with impressive obsolete banknotes including a dramatic 1850-60s Continental Bank $3 Obsolete with the well-known Polar Bear attacking men in boat image as well as dozens of rare and attractive obsoletes, both issued and proofs; National banknotes are highlighted by an extremely rare Uncut Pair of 1875, $10-$20, Charter #2382, The Central National Bank of Washington City, with this being the only known uncut pair of notes from this bank; an Alaska, First National Bank of Fairbanks, 1902, $5, Plain Back rarity; a German National Bank of Memphis, 1866 Proof $5 Banknote Rarity; an Oilfields National Bank in Brea, CA, $5 Ty.2 note graded CU 64; a First National Bank in Reno, $5 Uncut Sheet of 6 notes, Ch#7038; a Nevada, 1929, First National Bank of Lovelock, Nevada, $10, T1, Ch#7654 rarity, and dozens of other outstanding U.S. Obsolete, Type and National notes from various collections and estates.

Foreign Banknotes include many desirable rarities such as an Australia, 1941, Camp Seven Bank Hay Internment Camp 2 Shillings note; a 1937 Bank of Canada, $100 Specimen graded PCGS 66 OPQ; a Chile, 1878-79 Banco Nacional de Chile Specimen Banknote Quartet, all extremely rare notes; a DWI, 1905 Proof $100 National Bank of the Danish West Indies rarity; an amazing Irish Republic, 1866 Issued Uncut Sheet of 3 $5 Notes; and a Puerto Rico, 1894 Banco Espanol De Puerto Rico 5 Pesos Specimen Rarity as well as dozens of additional rare and desirable notes.

We are ending the first day with a significant offering 128 lots of rare China and Hong Kong Banknotes and Chinese Scripophily highlighted by a Hong Kong, Mercantile Bank of India, 1941, $5, Banknote Rarity; a Sin Chun Bank of China, 1908, $10 high grade Private Banknote; a 1920, 10 Tael Specimen Commercial Bank of China Rarity and dozens of other rare and desirable Chinese banknotes. The Second day, December 4th, features 682 lots of rare and desirable banknotes, coins, and scripophily in every price range, from the beginner to the advanced collector. It is highlighted by over 430 lots of rare and desirable bonds and shares highlighting railroads, finance, mining, foreign and historic scripophily.

Previews will be held at Archives International Auctions offices Wednesday to Friday, November 28th to 30th from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and by appointment and on Monday, December 3rd at the Collectors Club located at 22 East 35th Street in New York City beginning at 9:30 am until 2:00 pm EST. For an appointment call 201-944-4800 or email The Online catalog for the December 3rd and 4th sale is on Archives International Auctions’ website and can be viewed via the ArchivesLive bidding platform. It can also be viewed as a virtual catalog or downloadable .pdf on their website. To pre-register for live internet bidding, log on to the Archives International Auctions website, at

Archives International Auctions is currently seeking quality consignments for their 2019 Winter and Spring auctions and is looking for U.S. and worldwide banknotes, coins, stocks, bonds, stamps, postal history, historic ephemera, autographs, and documents to buy outright. To sell or consign one piece or an entire collection, please call AIA at (201) 944-4800; or e-mail them at You can also view AIA’s weekly eBay offerings at their eBay ID ArchivesOnline.

You may also write to Archives International Auctions, at 1580 Lemoine Ave., Suite #7, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 U.S.A. To learn more about Archives International Auctions and the auctions planned for 2019, log on to

Dr. Robert Schwartz
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Archives International Auctions Celebrates Their 50th “Milestone” Banknote & Scripophily Auction Dec. 3rd & 4th, 2018 – Auction Highlights

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5 Fishing Tips for Lewiston, Idaho from Stephanie Morgan

Stephanie Morgan

Stephanie Morgan

Stephanie Morgan shares five fishing tips that have helped her pursue her passion.

LEWISTON, IDAHO, USA, November 23, 2018 / — Fishing is one of the oldest activities. There are some people who still use a form of fishing to make a living. Although, most people in the modern world consider it a hobby. Regardless of what it is considered though, the fish tales, superstitions, and favorite spots are still a fishing staple.

Stephanie Morgan is a fishing hobbyist who fishes the bodies of water in and around Lewiston, Idaho. Throughout her years of fishing, Morgan has come across different tips. Today, she is sharing those tips to help people who are starting to fish in the waters Morgan frequents.

Know Your Prey

Fish are not difficult creatures. They can be beautiful, blend in or stick out, and they can be the source of relaxation or frustration. Yet, fish are not all that intelligent, and their actions are predictable. Therefore, the main challenge for the person fishing is knowing their prey. It is up to the person to know the fish’s habits. This includes what they eat, where they live, and what time of the year they are most prevalent. The fishing season in Lewiston, Idaho takes place from March through November. Yet, in that time period, there are different fish that inhabit the same bodies of water.

Know Your Hunting Ground

Even bodies of water that are close together have different rules, sizes, and types of fish. Therefore, it is good for fishing enthusiasts to know their hunting grounds, like the fish they are after. Plus, you want to ensure that you abide by all the rules in terms of fishing and keeping your catches. Getting caught up in a rule that is only applicable to one body of water will kill the relaxation of fishing quick. Fortunately, there are a lot of ways to find this information out before visiting your desired fishing spot.

Keep It Simple

Fishing is a simple, relaxing endeavor. There is no reason anyone should not go fishing because they cannot afford to buy the supplies. People can spend as little or as much as they want on their fishing gear. There is no real difference in functionality. Thus, if you want to go fishing, keep it simple and go.

Focus on Relaxation

Fishing is always an experience. It is becoming one with nature and it is helping people move away from their hectic lives. Sometimes fish are caught. Sometimes, no fish are caught, but if you focus on relaxing and enjoying, you will have a successful day regardless.
Temperature Affects Air Before Water

Remember, it takes longer for the temperature of water to rise and drop than it does for the air temperature. This helps people know when it is still a good time of the year to fish. In November, for example, the air might be cold, but the water is still fine for fish. Alternatively, though, in March the weather might be warming up, but the water is still cold. There is a chance for safety hazards with misinterpreting the water temperature. That is why this tip is most important. Always take the proper precautions.

In summation, fishing can always be a relaxing, positive experience. People who enjoy fishing can do so with any budget. The most important part of fishing in Lewiston, Idaho, Stephanie Morgan says, is having fun.

Chris Hinman
Web Presence, LLC
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The World's Largest Fishing Tackle Auction House – 100% Sell Rate

Lang's Success with Auction Mobility's Platform

If not for Auction Mobility's user-friendly mobile platform, cell phone notification and real time bidding, we have no doubt the participation would be far less.”

— Debbie Ganung – Owner

BOSTON, MA, UNITED STATES, November 23, 2018 / — The tradition of going to an auction in a physical brick and mortar space is no longer the only way to bid on items. Today, auction houses are expanding their reach by encouraging their clients to download their mobile app or to go directly to their website to participate in their sale. Expanding ways to engage participants in a sale is what auction houses are finding crucial in today's digital world. Lang’s, a specialty antique and collectible fishing tackle auction went completely online in October 2015. They selected Auction Mobility as their digital platform to run their auctions, help attract new bidders and grow their business. Despite having a traditionally older client base, their digital strategy is paying off in a big way.

Lang's has participation from collectors in 45 countries and achievements such as world record auction prices in every category of antique and collectible tackle, as well as record prices for the sale of Derrydale Press books and Zane Grey related items. Lang's recently had a record sale where 100% of their lots sold and 1,726 of 1,995 lots sold above the high estimate.

"Auction Mobility has been our exclusive online bidding platform for just over three years. We switched to their customizable platform for multiple reasons, the most important of which was the ability to brand the platform and the app to our business, with close seconds being able to add features not available elsewhere and comprehensive support. We've watched our bidder participation and satisfaction steadily increase, which has translated into higher prices realized in every category. The positive response from our customers to the new design, ease of use, and added security was overwhelming, and still is.

In the last three years we have had several upgrades and new features seamlessly implemented. Each new feature has given us another opportunity to advertise our continued commitment to our customer's needs and wants. And as bidders have become more self-sufficient, our man-hours have decreased – before, during and post-auction. Complaints related to online bidding are now non-existent.

A truly shocking statistic has been the bid migration to mobile devices, especially considering the age of our most serious collectors. An average of 43% bid from their phone or tablet – that is a huge number for our audience. The vast majority of our bidders are older businessmen, who have little time to travel to an auction. If not for Auction Mobility's user-friendly mobile platform, cell phone notification and real time bidding, we have no doubt the participation would be far less.

We cannot overstate how satisfied we are with this company, their product and their ongoing support – our only regret is not finding them sooner." Debbie Ganung – Owner

Lang's current auction "Inaugural Seller Timed Auction" ends November 26th.

Auction Mobility currently serves auction houses in dozens of countries, with multiple language and global currency support enabling increased bidder adoption around the world.

For more information about Auction Mobility and to schedule a live demo go to

Ben Reese
Auction Mobility
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Early Flash, Hulk, Spider-Man, Superman, Batman and Robin comics will be in Bruneau & Co.'s Toy & Comic Auction Dec. 1st

Copy of DC Comics Flash #105 (Feb-Mar. 1959), featuring the first Silver Age Flash in his own title (est. $15,000-$25,000).

1984 Kenner Star Wars Young Jedi Knight kit mail-away internal sample, graded CAS 85 (est. $2,000-$3,000).

Set of 16 Garbage Pail Kids Series 1 trading card wax packs from 1985, unopened, with box (est. $1,500-$2,500).

Copy of Marvel Comics Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Mar. 1963), graded CBCS 1.8 (est. $3,000-$5,000).

Copy of Marvel Comics Incredible Hulk #181 (Nov. 1974), graded CBCS 9.4, the first appearance of Wolverine (est. $6,000-$9,000).

The sale will be held online and at the gallery in Cranston, R.I. Star Wars collectibles and an unopened box of 1985 Garbage Pail Kids cards will also be sold.

There are examples of comics that haven’t crossed the auction block in over five years, including an outstanding run of DC’s Flash from #105 to #110. These comic books could surpass expectations.”

— Travis Landry

CRANSTON, R.I., UNITED STATES, November 23, 2018 / — A 400-lot Toy & Comic Auction featuring rare superhero comics, to include Flash, Hulk, Spider-Man, Superman, Batman and Robin, will be held on Saturday, December 1st, by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, online and in the firm’s gallery at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston. Star Wars collectibles and an unopened box of 1985 Garbage Pail Kids cards will also be sold.

There will be a pre-sale of over 100 lots, with no online bidding, of toys, comics and comic art. People must be in attendance at the gallery to bid. Doors will open at 8 am EST the day of sale.

“This 400-lot catalog is just simply dynamite,” said Travis Landry, Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ Director of Pop Culture and auctioneer. “There are examples of comics that haven’t crossed the auction block in over five years, including an outstanding run of DC’s Flash from #105 to #110. With Flash being an incredibly hot property right now, these books could surpass expectations.”

Bruneau & Co. company president and auctioneer Kevin Bruneau added, “The toy and comic auctions happen to be one of my favorite times in the auction season. It brings a fun change to the gallery compared to the norm. It was a privilege to handle some outstanding collections from Cambridge and Hartford, Connecticut that will surely not disappoint, at attractive price points.”

Early Flash comic books are expected to do well. A copy of DC Comics Flash #105 (Feb.-Mar. 1959), graded CBCS 9.0, carries a pre-sale estimate of $15,000-$25,000. The book featured the first Silver Age Flash in his own title, plus the first appearance and origin of Mirror Master and the origin of Flash retold. It’s ranked #13 on Overstreet’s list of the top 50 Silver Age comics.

A copy of DC Comics Flash #109 (Oct.-Nov. 1959), graded CBCS 9.2, featuring the second appearance of the Mirror Master, is estimated at $5,000-$8,000. Also, a copy of Marvel Comics Incredible Hulk #181 (Nov. 1974), graded CBCS 9.4, featuring the first full appearance of Wolverine, should hit $6,000-$9,000. Both books rank high when compared to the GCG census.

A copy of Marvel Comics Fantastic Four #52 (July 1966), graded CBCS 9.2, featuring the first appearance of the Black Panther, plus an Inhumans and Wyatt Wingfoot appearance, has a pre-sale estimate of $4,000-$6,000. Also, a copy of Marvel Comics Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Mar. 1963), graded CBCS 1.8, featuring the second appearance of Spider-Man and Aunt May and the first appearance of J. Jonah Jameson and Chameleon, is expected to hammer for $3,000-$5,000.

Star Wars fans will be pleased, with lots that include a 1977 Kenner Star Wars Toy Center shelf talker display, graded CAS 90+, a fine example (est. $1,000-$1,500); and a 1984 Kenner Star Wars Young Jedi Knight kit mail-away internal sample with bagged Logray, graded CAS 85, with paint on inside of the baggie when the figure was first placed inside (est. $2,000-$3,000).

A set of 16 Garbage Pail Kids Series 1 trading card wax packs from 1985 (no 25-cent price), unopened, in good condition, plus the original store display box in fair condition measuring 3 ½ inches by 2 ½ inches, has an estimate of $1,500-$2,500 and would display well in any collection.

The auction will begin promptly at 11 am Eastern time. Online bidding will be facilitated by,, and, or by downloading the mobile app “Bruneau & Co.” on iTunes or GooglePlay. Previews will be held on Thursday, Nov. 29, and Friday, Nov. 30, from 9-5. Doors will open auction day at 8 am EST.

To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers and the December 1st Toys & Comics Auction, please visit Updates are posted frequently. To contact the company via e-mail, use Or, you can phone them at the gallery, at (401) 533-9980.

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Travis Landry
Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
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Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship Rings Presented to Staten Island’s Mid Island Little League

Mid Island Team Shows Off Championship Rings

Mid Island Team Getting Sized

Mid Island Championship Ring

Gerald Amerosi Jr.

Mid Island Team

Gerald Peters Jewelers Donates Custom Rings at a Ceremony Held At Nucci’s Restaurant

We hope these rings will forever remind them not only of what they accomplished personally, but also the positive impact they had on our entire community.”

— Gerald Amerosi

STATEN ISLAND, NY, USA, November 21, 2018 / — Staten Island-based Gerald Peters Jewelers presented each member of the Mid Island Little League Baseball Team and their coaches with a custom designed Championship Ring on Monday, November 19th to commemorate their winning the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship. The rings were a presented at a celebratory dinner held at Nucci’s Restaurant.

“What these kids have achieved is nothing short of spectacular,” said Gerald Amerosi, Owner of Gerald Peters Jewelers. “We hope these rings will forever remind them not only of what they accomplished personally, but also the positive impact they had on our entire community.”

The players were invited to visit Gerald Peters in the Staten Island Mall this past September to be sized. The rings were then designed and placed into production which took several weeks. Each is decorated with the players last name and was fashioned in the likeness of Major League Baseball’s World Series Ring. Gerald Peters Jewelers also gave rings to the team’s coaches.

“Jerry reached out to me and was so impressed by the kids and how they played that he wanted to make them rings to commemorate their experience,” said Joe Calabrese, Coach of the Mid-Island Team. “The kids are excited to receive them, and it’s something they will have for the rest of their lives, and for that we are truly honored that Gerald and his sons are here tonight to give them out.”

About Gerald Peters Jewelers:
For over 30 years and two generations, Gerald Peters has been servicing the Staten Island and Brooklyn community with the best of the jewelry industry. Truly a family owned and operated business, Gerald Peters has dedicated its mission to providing its customers with the highest quality and craftsmanship of fine jewelry.

For More Information About Gerald Peters Jewelers Please Visit:

Anthony Rapacciuolo
PRcision LLC
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Painting by Birger Sandzen and tea service by Loring Andrews lead the charge at Woody Auction's Nov. 9-10 sale in Kansas

Oil on board painting by Birger Sandzen, titled In Boulder Canyon, Colorado ($39,000).

Sterling silver tea service, marked Loring Andrews Company of Cincinnati ($14,000).

Vintage 18kt yellow and white gold brooch with diamonds, emeralds, sapphires and rubies ($5,200).

Edison Model A opera music box in a mahogany case, with mahogany cygnet horn ($4,250).

English cranberry opalescent art glass two-tier epergne with nine baskets and one lily ($5,500).

The auction required months of planning and included antiques and collectibles in many genres and categories.

Bidders were represented from states such as Oklahoma, Arizona, Missouri, South Dakota, Colorado, Texas and Nebraska. We had wonderful surprises on many items, with very strong bidding.”

— Jason Woody

DOUGLASS, KS, UNITED STATES, November 21, 2018 / — An original oil on board painting by the Swedish-born American painter Birger Sandzén (1871-1954) climbed to $39,000 and an outstanding seven-piece solid sterling silver tea set by the Loring Andrews Company (Cincinnati, Ohio) brought $14,000 at a huge, two-day auction held November 9th-10th by Woody Auction, online and in the gallery at 130 East Third Street in Douglass.

The auction required months of planning and included antiques and collectibles in many genres and categories. “We had a fantastic turnout at the auction hall both days,” said Jason Woody of Woody Auction. “Bidders were represented from states such as Oklahoma, Arizona, Missouri, South Dakota, Colorado, Texas and Nebraska. We had wonderful surprises on many items, with very strong bidding.”

There were actually several artworks by Birger Sandzén in the auction, but none performed as well as the 22 inch by 28 inch oil on board titled In Boulder Canyon, Colorado, which took top lot honors with a final sale price of $39,000. The painting, housed in a 29 inch by 35 inch frame, was signed and dated “1949” and was marked on back, “Belongs to M. Greenough”, referring to Birger Sandzén’s daughter.

Also from the Sandzén group was a rare untitled crayon drawing by the artist, describing a scene of Lone Pine featured along Mesa Rim, signed (“BS”) and dated “1913” ($4,000). The 5 inch by 7 inch drawing was matted in a 15 inch by 12 ½ inch frame. Sandzén, a landscape artist, produced most of his work as an art professor at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas, where he taught from 1894-1946.

The seven-piece sterling silver Loring Andrews tea set was “absolutely the finest tea service Woody Auction has ever been privileged to sell,” Mr. Woody remarked. The set included a rarely seen solid sterling tray measuring 29 inches across and weighing over seven pounds. With a total weight of over 10,000 grams (or approximately 321 troy ounces), the circa 1910 tea service hammered for $14,000.

The auction also featured the vast music box, phonograph, cabinet and furniture collection of Don and Carrol Lyle; a private doll collection; 1st edition proof sets; a fabulous selection of Mt. Washington and Burmese; art glass; an historic Matthew Brady traveling photograph set; and Native American jewelry.

Following are additional highlights from the auction. Over 680 lots came up for bid over the course of the two days. About 120 people were present each day. Just over 1,000 people participated online via, posting 79,710 page views for the two days. On, 445 people signed up, posting a two-day total of 87,347 page views. All prices quoted in this release are hammer.

Three lots posted identical selling prices of $5,500. One was a Grand Baroque sterling silver flatware set by Wallace, comprising 204 pieces and a total overall weight of 10,274 grams. Included in the service was a handsome wooden silver chest with a lift top and two additional drawers housing the set.

The other two lots were an English cameo figural swan head laydown 9-inch perfume with a cranberry body having exquisite cameo carved white overlay boasting fantastic detail, plus a silver flip lid; and an English cranberry opalescent art glass two-tier epergne (silver centerpiece with center bowl surrounded by several small dishes), 30 inches by 14 inches at its widest point and having nine baskets and one lily.

Additional star lots included an Edison Model A opera music box in a mahogany case and with original mahogany cygnet horn ($4,250); a vintage 18kt yellow and white gold pin (or brooch) containing 45 diamonds, 14 sapphires, 10 emeralds and 8 rubies ($5,200); and a rare 7 ½ inch tall Galle French cameo “applique” pitcher with a textured body, vivid applied seahorses and sea urchin base ($5,000).

Woody Auction’s 5,000-square-foot showroom is located south and east of Wichita, not far from I-35 and Hwy. 54/Kellogg Rd. Moving forward, most auctions will be held in the Douglass gallery, at 9:30 am Central, unless otherwise noted. The firm’s full slate of upcoming auctions includes the following:

• December 1, 2018 – Brilliant Period Cut Glass, antiques and other items.
• January 5, 2019 – Online-only auction
• January 19, 2019 – Antique and furniture auction
• Feb. 2, 2019 – Antique auction
• Feb. 16, 2019 – Online-only auction
• March 9, 2019 – Art glass auction
• March 23, 2019 – Cut glass auction
• April 6, 2019 – Royal Bayreuth & R.S. Prussia auction

Woody Auction is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item, an estate or collection, you may call them at (316) 747-2694; or, you can e-mail them, at To learn more about Woody Auction and the firm’s upcoming auctions, visit

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Jason Woody
Woody Auction
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