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Lot 4076

$40
This antique postcard group is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique decorative and photographic postcards and albums. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping. This lot includes the following:

Theme: Christmas: Santa Claus, wreaths, poinsettias, branches of holly, children, snow covered homes, angels, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1940
Number of cards in this group: 60

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content, Victorian lithograph finishes and other attractive design elements. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4077

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage titles on history:

- Handbook for Boys - Dated 1916 by The Boy Scouts of America - Wrappers with decorative binding.
- The Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson - Dated 1930 by Houghton Mifflin Company (Boston) - Stated limited edition of 500 copies. Dustjacket shows minor wear.
- The American Market of the Future - Dated 1966 by New York University - Dustjacket.
- The Portrait of Zelide by Geoffrey Scott - Dated 1926 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Gilt embossing.
- Lebensbild aus dem Pennsylvanisch-Deutschen Predigerstand: Oder Wahrheit in Licht und Schatten by Wm. A. Helffrich - Dated 1906 by N.W.A. & W.U. Helffrich (Allentown) - Three-quarter leather binding with gilt embossing. Spine cover lacks top and bottom inch, separated from rear board.
- Foreign Trade Atlas: Detailed Maps of Central and South America - no date provided by All America Cables, Inc. - Large-format volume.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 4078

$10
This antique and vintage postcard group is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique decorative and photographic postcards and albums. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping. This lot includes the following:

Theme: Cities, Landmarks and Landscapes in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama: Jackson Square, New Orleans; Pirate's Alley, New Orleans; oldest cemetery in New Orleans; unloading bananas from ship side, New Orleans; courtyard, Little Theatre, New Orleans; Governor's Mansion, Montgomery, Alabama; Jefferson Davis Hotel, Montgomery, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 30

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content, bright color illustrations and other attractive design elements. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4079

$28
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Georg Fritz
Medium: Original etching on paper
Year: c1960
Dimensions: Frame measures 13" by 19"

Details/Condition: This original piece features a charming eye-level view of a German street. It focuses on 18th century architecture; a quiet scene beautifully rendered. The etching is by the German artist Georg Fritz (1894-1967.). The work is in very good condition, and features the artist's signature in pencil in the right corner just below the image. The frame, with glass, is wood, and is painted gold; shows light wear around edge. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 4080

$30
This antique and vintage postcard group is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique decorative and photographic postcards and albums. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping. This lot includes the following:

Theme: Cities, Landmarks and Landscapes in Michigan: Main St. and Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island; truck loads of cherries leaving the Morgan Orchard, Traverse City; Bird's-Eye View of Locks, Soo; motor in center of tunnel, Port Huron; shooting the rapids, Sault Ste Marie (small tears to illustration); bathing beach at Clinch Park, head of west arm of Gran Traverse Bay, Traverse City, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 65

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content, bright color illustrations and other attractive design elements. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4081

$18
This lot includes the group of 12 antique cartoon glass lantern slides shown in the corresponding image. These slides contain "The Adventures of Blackie." The slides measure approximately 4" x 3 1/4" and are contained in a cardboard box. Slides have been well preserved and show no damage. Due to the high volume of non-book material we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 4082

$35
Title: The Arts and Crafts of Newport Rhode Island, 1640 - 1820
Author: Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr.
Publisher: Preservation Society of Newport County, Pitt's Head Tavern (Newport, Rhode Island)
Printing Year: 1954

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this volume is a scarce cultural history of 18th-century Newport, with accounts of its contributions to colonial furniture- and cabinetmaking, silver and painting. The work is illustrated with many photographs. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, with faint traces of taping on covers. Dustjacket has library markings and tape still attached. The book is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The book measures approximately 9" x 11 1/4" and contains 218 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4084

$28
This antique World War I Christmas postcard group is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique decorative and photographic postcards and albums. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping. This lot includes the following:

Theme: Soldiers on Guard, With Christmas Tree, Santa Claus, Wreaths with National Colors and Emblems, Church Service
Year Range: circa 1917
Number of cards in this group: 50

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content, Victorian lithograph finishes and other attractive design elements. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $5.50
Lot 4085

$26
This lot includes the group of ephemera from the estate of John Warren Knedler shown in the corresponding image. Dr. Knedler was Dean of the University College of Arts & Science at New York University. This material consists a diary from the 1920s that also contains a "suggested schedule for 1929 - 1930" (running for several pages), the autographs of friends (and colleagues?), and budgetary calculations (for a trip?). In addition, there are loose sheets with handwritten notes, brochures, and an antique atlas with Knedler's signature. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4086

$26
This antique and vintage postcard group is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique decorative and photographic postcards and albums. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping. This lot includes the following:

Theme: Thanksgiving: turkeys, pumpkins, harvest scenes, children, Native Americans, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 35

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content, Victorian lithograph finishes and other attractive design elements. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4088

$35
Title: The Hudson Highlands: William Thompson Howell Memorial
Author: William Thompson Howell
Publisher: Frederic Delano Weekes
Printing Year: 1933 / 1934
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 limited edition volume set

Notes: Bound in gray cloth with bright gilt lettering on black title squares, this antique set is a extremely scarce work of nature study specifically focused on the Hudson Highlands between Stony Point and Cornwall. First volume is copy number 8 of 200, the second "218" of 200. The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portraits and photographic plates. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, with library markings and tape to spine and adjacent areas on covers. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. Library markings appear on front endpapers, otherwise interiors show no annotations or stamps. The books measure approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4089

$60
This lot is part of a collection of rare and antique Beatrix Potter items including books, figurines, puzzles and other pieces, that we are selling during this auction. Review the rest of the catalog to see additional Beatrix Potter items. This particular lot includes the following Beswick figurine from the Beatrix Potter character series:

Character Name: Pigling Bland
Description: Figurine stands upright wearing a patterned blue vest with yellow buttons, a blue neck tie, dark purple coat and beige trousers. He holds a red satchel and a walking stick in his left hand.
Height: 4.250"
Condition: This piece is in excellent condition, the colors remain bright and unfaded, there are no visible chips or cracks.

This figurine bears a backstamp which indicates the character's name, the Beswick - England mark and a copyright note from Warne and Company.

Beswick was a family-run business that began in 1894 and the label was not retired until 2002. The company was founded by James Wright Beswick with his sons John and Gilbert, and Johnís son, John Ewart. The business ran from the Gold Street Works as 'J. W. Beswick' until about 1918, and the firm gradually expanded its activities after WWI, in fancy pottery for the home and overseas markets. J. W. Beswick died in 1921 and his son in 1936. The Company then became a limited company named John Beswick, Ltd. with the Managing Director, John Ewart Beswick and his Sales Director Gilbert Beswick introducing new pieces to the line. In 1940, extensive reconstructions were necessary for the growth of the business and major modernization to the working conditions. Therefore, by 1945, the adjoining factory was acquired, which made it possible to convert the Gold Street factory to accommodate offices, potting and firing. The new premises provided the decorating, finished products, packing and dispatch. Arthur Gredington was appointed modeller for animals of all kinds and is well known for this superb work of accurate and realistic animals. James Hayward also contributed to the high quality pieces from 1934 as Decorating Manager, then as Art Director from 1957, he designed almost 3,000 decorations, patterns and glazing. Albert Hallam contributed enormous skills when he joined Beswick at the age of 14 as apprentice mold-maker and became head of mold-making and a modeller, creating butterflies, horses, dogs and cats modelled after Arthur Gredingtonís retirement, including the Norwegian Fjord Horse. Beswick wares were extremely popular in England and abroad, being among the finest ceramics available, they achieved remarkable success with highly specialized lines including life-like models, grave and gay moods, equestrian figures, dogs modelled from famous prize-winners, birds in great variety, wild and domestic animals, fish, tobyjugs, saladware and cottage ware, and of course, the Beatrix Potter collection. In 1969, Beswick was sold to Royal Doulton, who continued to produce new models but reduced the number of colorways and withdrew many pieces. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4090

$20
This antique and vintage postcard group is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique decorative and photographic postcards and albums. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping. This lot includes the following:

Theme: World War II Era Humoristic Postcards
Year Range: 1940 - 1950
Number of cards in this group: 50

Condition/Details: These postcards feature comic strip-type illustrations and other attractive design elements. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4091

$10
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Patricio E. Marenco
Medium: Four color printing from original watercolors
Year: 1965
Dimensions: Frames measure 13 1/4" by 17"

Details/Condition: These matching prints of 19th and 20th century Argentinean gouchos are by artist Patricio E. Marenco. The prints are colorful reproductions of original watercolors and feature the individual titles as well as a printed facsimile of the artist's signature. Slight foxing is visible on the prints and the mats. The pieces are framed with glass and mats; the frames are painted gold and are in excellent condition. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 4092

$40
This antique and vintage postcard group is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique decorative and photographic postcards and albums. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping. This lot includes the following:

Theme: Miscellaneous Group: Athletes, Bather, midget autos in House of David Park, circular bridge at Mt. Lowe Railway in California, street scene in Skagway, Alaska; sledge and huskies in the snow at Rapid River, near Cape York, Alaska; still from movie "Thirty Seconds over Tokyo" showing stars Chingwah Lee and Robert Walker (signed by Chingwah Lee); (student) actors in posing in costume; skeleton on toilet with caption "greetings from Bad Axe, Michigan"
Year Range: 1905 - 1945
Number of cards in this group: 13

Condition/Details: The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4094

$40
This lot is part of a collection of rare and antique Beatrix Potter items including books, figurines, puzzles and other pieces, that we are selling during this auction. Review the rest of the catalog to see additional Beatrix Potter items.

This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Beatrix Potter's Painting Book: Outline Pictures from the Peter Rabbit Books - Dated 1962 by Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd. (London) - original pictorial wrappers
- Squirrel Nutkin: A Children's Play by Beatrix Potter - Dated 1967 by Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd. - original pictorial wrappers, music adapted and arranged from traditional tunes by Christopher Le Fleming
- Peter Rabbit: A Musical Play for Children by Dudley Glass - Dated 1951 by Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd. - original pictorial wrappers
- The Tailor of Gloucester: A Play from the Story of Beatrix Potter by E. Harcourt Williams - No date by Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd. - wrappers
- The Tale of Beatrix Potter: A Biography by Margaret Lane - Dated 1946 by Frederick Warne & Co. - dustjacket
- Wayside and Woodland Fungi by W. P. K. Findlay - Dated 1967 by Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd. - Dustjacket. With 59 color illustrations of fungi by Beatrix Potter
- The Gnomes Almanac - Dated 1942 by Ars Sacra Herbert Dubler Inc. - pictorial paper boards. Illustrated by Ida Bohatta Morpurgo

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4095

$50
This shelf lot includes the group of antique & vintage William McFee titles shown in the corresponding image. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 4096

$22
This antique and vintage postcard group is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique decorative and photographic postcards and albums. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping. This lot includes the following:

Theme: Military: Group Portraits of Airmen, Sailors and Soldiers; Marches; Camp; Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Orillia; Artillery Practice; Seabees Camp Endicott, Rhode Island; World War II operations
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 17

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content and other attractive design elements. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4097

$45
This lot is part of a collection of rare and antique Beatrix Potter items including books, figurines, puzzles and other pieces, that we are selling during this auction. Review the rest of the catalog to see additional Beatrix Potter items. This particular lot includes the following Beswick figurine from the Beatrix Potter character series:

Character Name: Johnny Town-Mouse
Description: Figurine is painted in a white vest and neck scarf, with a light blue coat. His fur is brown with white stomach and pink feet, nose, paws and tail.
Height: 3.500"
Condition: This piece is in excellent condition, the colors remain bright and unfaded, there are no visible chips or cracks. Original paper label attached.

This figurine bears a backstamp which indicates the character's name, the Beswick - England mark and a copyright note from Warne and Company.

Beswick was a family-run business that began in 1894 and the label was not retired until 2002. The company was founded by James Wright Beswick with his sons John and Gilbert, and Johnís son, John Ewart. The business ran from the Gold Street Works as 'J. W. Beswick' until about 1918, and the firm gradually expanded its activities after WWI, in fancy pottery for the home and overseas markets. J. W. Beswick died in 1921 and his son in 1936. The Company then became a limited company named John Beswick, Ltd. with the Managing Director, John Ewart Beswick and his Sales Director Gilbert Beswick introducing new pieces to the line. In 1940, extensive reconstructions were necessary for the growth of the business and major modernization to the working conditions. Therefore, by 1945, the adjoining factory was acquired, which made it possible to convert the Gold Street factory to accommodate offices, potting and firing. The new premises provided the decorating, finished products, packing and dispatch. Arthur Gredington was appointed modeller for animals of all kinds and is well known for this superb work of accurate and realistic animals. James Hayward also contributed to the high quality pieces from 1934 as Decorating Manager, then as Art Director from 1957, he designed almost 3,000 decorations, patterns and glazing. Albert Hallam contributed enormous skills when he joined Beswick at the age of 14 as apprentice mold-maker and became head of mold-making and a modeller, creating butterflies, horses, dogs and cats modelled after Arthur Gredingtonís retirement, including the Norwegian Fjord Horse. Beswick wares were extremely popular in England and abroad, being among the finest ceramics available, they achieved remarkable success with highly specialized lines including life-like models, grave and gay moods, equestrian figures, dogs modelled from famous prize-winners, birds in great variety, wild and domestic animals, fish, tobyjugs, saladware and cottage ware, and of course, the Beatrix Potter collection. In 1969, Beswick was sold to Royal Doulton, who continued to produce new models but reduced the number of colorways and withdrew many pieces. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4098

$90
This lot includes the vintage newspaper shown in the corresponding image. This issue of "The Cleveland Press" is dated May 7, 1937 and contains news of the Hindenburg disaster. The Hindenburg disaster took place on Thursday 6 May 1937 as the LZ 129 Hindenburg caught fire and was destroyed within one minute while attempting to dock with its mooring mast at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station, which is located adjacent to the borough of Lakehurst in Manchester Township, New Jersey. Of the 97 people on board, 35 people died in addition to one fatality on the ground. The disaster was the subject of spectacular newsreel coverage, photographs, and Herbert Morrison's recorded radio eyewitness report from the landing field, which was broadcast the next day. The actual cause of the fire remains unknown, although a variety of theories have been put forward for both the cause of ignition and the initial fuel for the ensuing fire.(background information courtesy of Wikipedia)

This issue has coverage of the disaster on two of its four pages, and iconic image of the crash on front page and pictures of the officers on the last page. This remarkably well-preserved paper has small punctures, folds and small tears and nicks to edges. Texts are unaffected. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4100

$150
This antique and vintage postcard group is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique decorative and photographic postcards and albums. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping. This lot includes the following:

Theme: Cowboys. Titles featured on postcards: Tossed by a Wild Bull; Round Up Time on the Range; Buffalo Bill; On the trail of Cattle Thieves; A Sunday school class in the West; Cowboy Girl, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 45

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content, Victorian lithograph finishes and other attractive design elements. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4102

$22
Title: The Rover: A Story of Napoleonic Times
Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company
Printing Year: 1923 First American Edition In Scarce Dustjacket

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce first edition of the last complete novel by Joseph Conrad (born Jůzef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski; 3 December 1857 Ė 3 August 1924), the famous Polish-born British novelist.

The story takes place in the south of France, against the backdrop of the French Revolution, Napoleon's rise to power and the French/English rivalry in the Mediterranean. Peyrol (a master-gunner in the French republican navy, pirate and for nearly fifty years "rover of the outer seas") attempts to find refuge in an isolated farmhouse (Escampobar) on the Giens Peninsular near HyŤres.

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Previous owner's name and inscription appears on front endpaper. Dustjacket shows sunning to spine and extremities, with tears to top of spine. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7 3/4" and contains 286 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4104

$14
This antique and vintage postcard group is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique decorative and photographic postcards and albums. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping. This lot includes the following:

Theme: Cities, Landmarks and Landscapes of New England: State Capitol, Montpelier, Vermont; "Ye Olde Towne Mill" (1650), New London, Connecticut; Woolsey Hall, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut; Park Street Church and State House, Boston; Washington Street, Boston, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 35

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content, bright color illustrations and other attractive design elements. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4105

$28
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Illegible signature
Medium: Original watercolor on paper
Year: c1950
Dimensions: Frame measures 21" by 15 1/4"

Details/Condition: This original watercolor features a sunlit scene of a Greek hillside and accompanying homes from the vantage point of a rooftop. A red clay pot is featured midground. The colors are clean and bright; some age is apparent in the unpainted areas around the image. The wood frame contains glass, and is painted in a "rubbed" finish in light green and gold; slight wear on bottom edge. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 4106

$28
This lot features the following group of antique newspaper issues:

Titles:Atlanta Journal, Worcester Telegram, Atlanta Constitution
Issue Dates: 1898, 1903
Number of Issues:3

Notes: Most of these newspapers are intact and whole, some issues may show signs of age/wear including chipping, tearing, etc. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 4107

$12
This lot includes the vintage newspaper shown in the corresponding image. This issue of "The Knoxville Journal" is dated December 7, 1941 and contains news of the Japanese surprise attack on against the United States' naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of Sunday, December 7, 1941, later resulting in the United States becoming militarily involved in World War II. It was intended as a preventive action to keep the U.S. Pacific Fleet from influencing the war the Empire of Japan was planning to wage in Southeast Asia against Britain, the Netherlands, and the United States. The attack consisted of two aerial attack waves totaling 353 aircraft, launched from six Japanese aircraft carriers.
The attack sank four U.S. Navy battleships (two of which were raised and returned to service later in the war) and damaged four more. The Japanese also sank or damaged three cruisers, three destroyers, and one minelayer, destroyed 188 aircraft, and caused personnel losses of 2,402 killed and 1,282 wounded. The power station, shipyard, maintenance, and fuel and torpedo storage facilities, as well as the submarine piers and headquarters building (also home of the intelligence section) were not hit. Japanese losses were minimal, at 29 aircraft and five midget submarines, with 65 servicemen killed or wounded.
The attack was a major engagement of World War II. It occurred before a formal declaration of war and before the last part of a 14-part message was delivered to the State Department in Washington, D.C. The Japanese Embassy in Washington had been instructed to deliver it immediately prior to the scheduled time of the attack in Hawaii. The attack, and especially the surprise nature of it, were both factors in changing U.S. public opinion from an isolationist position to support for direct participation in the war. Germany's prompt declaration of war, unforced by any treaty commitment to Japan, quickly brought the United States into the European Theater as well. Despite numerous historical precedents of unannounced military action, the lack of any formal declaration prior to the attack led President Franklin D. Roosevelt to proclaim "December 7th, 1941 -- a date which will live in infamy".(background information courtesy of Wikipedia)
This issue has front page coverage of the attack (with an aerial shot of Honolulu) and an additional full page of news on page 5 (with map of Pacific theater) . This remarkably well-preserved paper has wear and small tears along central fold and small tears and nicks to edges. Texts are unaffected. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4108

$26
This antique and vintage postcard group is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique decorative and photographic postcards and albums. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping. This lot includes the following:

Theme: Cities, Landmarks and Landscapes of Florida: Yacht Club and basin, St. Petersburg; composite view of Silver Springs; Parrot Jungle, Miami; Marine Studios, Marineland; Sarasota Jungle; Everglades National Park (numerous postcards feature animals from such sites. Among animals featured are alligators, dolphins, flamingos, pelicans, cranes, brahman bulls); tropical and beach scenes, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 115

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content, bright color illustrations and other attractive design elements. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4109

$40
This lot is part of a collection of rare and antique Beatrix Potter items including books, figurines, puzzles and other pieces, that we are selling during this auction. Review the rest of the catalog to see additional Beatrix Potter items. This particular lot includes the following Beswick figurine from the Beatrix Potter character series:

Character Name: Mrs. Tittlemouse
Description: Figurine is painted in red and white smock with a bow at back, and green and white striped skirt. She holds a basket on her right arm.
Height: 3.250"
Condition: This piece is in excellent condition, the colors remain bright and unfaded, there are no visible chips or cracks.

This figurine bears a backstamp which indicates the character's name, the Beswick - England mark and a copyright note from Warne and Company.

Beswick was a family-run business that began in 1894 and the label was not retired until 2002. The company was founded by James Wright Beswick with his sons John and Gilbert, and Johnís son, John Ewart. The business ran from the Gold Street Works as 'J. W. Beswick' until about 1918, and the firm gradually expanded its activities after WWI, in fancy pottery for the home and overseas markets. J. W. Beswick died in 1921 and his son in 1936. The Company then became a limited company named John Beswick, Ltd. with the Managing Director, John Ewart Beswick and his Sales Director Gilbert Beswick introducing new pieces to the line. In 1940, extensive reconstructions were necessary for the growth of the business and major modernization to the working conditions. Therefore, by 1945, the adjoining factory was acquired, which made it possible to convert the Gold Street factory to accommodate offices, potting and firing. The new premises provided the decorating, finished products, packing and dispatch. Arthur Gredington was appointed modeller for animals of all kinds and is well known for this superb work of accurate and realistic animals. James Hayward also contributed to the high quality pieces from 1934 as Decorating Manager, then as Art Director from 1957, he designed almost 3,000 decorations, patterns and glazing. Albert Hallam contributed enormous skills when he joined Beswick at the age of 14 as apprentice mold-maker and became head of mold-making and a modeller, creating butterflies, horses, dogs and cats modelled after Arthur Gredingtonís retirement, including the Norwegian Fjord Horse. Beswick wares were extremely popular in England and abroad, being among the finest ceramics available, they achieved remarkable success with highly specialized lines including life-like models, grave and gay moods, equestrian figures, dogs modelled from famous prize-winners, birds in great variety, wild and domestic animals, fish, tobyjugs, saladware and cottage ware, and of course, the Beatrix Potter collection. In 1969, Beswick was sold to Royal Doulton, who continued to produce new models but reduced the number of colorways and withdrew many pieces. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
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