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Lot 4223

$26
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage ex-library titles on local New York history:

- Guide to the N.Y. Midland R.R. and Business Directory - Dated 1971 by Trumbull Publishing (Middletown) - Photographic facsimile of original 1873 printing.
- A History of Deerpark in Orange County, N.Y. by Peter E. Gumaer - Dated 1890 by Minisink Valley Historical Society - Gilt embossing. Hinges cracking, small tear to top of spine.
- The Old Mine Road by C.G. Hine - Dated 1963 by Rutgers University Press (New Brunswick) - Spine shows wear.
- Chester, N.Y.: A History by S.J. Levy - Dated 1947 by Chester, N.Y., Chamber of Commerce - Gilt embossing.
- People of the Valleys: A History of the Valleys of the Town of Warwick, New York, 1700-1976 by Richard W. Hull - Dated 1975 by Historical Society of the Town of Warwick - Wrappers.
- History of Sullivan County by James Eldridge Quinlan - Dated 1965 by Fallsburg Printing Company (South Fallsburg) - Decorative gilt binding. Number 1237 of a limited reproduction of 1555 copies. Reprint of original 1973 work.
- The Story of Brick by Charles Ellery Hall - no date provided by Daniel De Noyelles (Thiells) - Wrappers.
- Historic Wallkill Valley edited by William C. Hart - Dated 1902 by Wallkill Valley Publishing Association (Walden) - Wrappers. Volume shows significant wear, front hinge has been taped.

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 4224

$16
This lot features the following group of nineteenth-century newspaper issues:

Titles:National Intelligencer, New York Daily Tribune, Essex County Freeman, Washington Union, New Hampshire Patriot and State Gazette, Evening Star (New York)
Issue Dates:1839 - 1859
Number of Issues:10

Notes: Most of these newspapers are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, tearing, etc. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 4225

$35
This shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage estate books 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: $20.50
Lot 4226

$35
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: Easter: rabbits, (hatching) chicks, flowers, children, crosses, angels, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1930
Number of cards in this group: 55

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 4228

$150
This lot includes the group of nineteenth-century photographs shown in the corresponding image. These tintypes offer images of military men. There are portraits of individual soldiers and officers. One of these photos shows a Union encampment during the Civil War. Most of these pictures are of a small-format. There are two large pictures offering portraits of a bearded man in uniform (opening his jacket as if to show a wound) and his wife. 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: $6.50
Lot 4229

$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: Amiable Guinea-Pig
Description: Figurine wears a brown coat, a gray vest and a gold watch-chain. He holds a walking stick in his left arm, and a blue packet in his right. He also wears a blue tie and a pale gray top hat.
Height: 4.000"
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 John’s 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 Gredington’s 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 4230

$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: Humor: Cartoon Characters, Animals, Couples, Vices, etc. Two postcards feature Kewpies (with one offering colorized image of creator Rose O'Neil).
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 150

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content, Victorian lithograph finishes and other attractive design elements. Among these cards are three made of leather and one of wood. 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 4231

$40
This lot includes the group of antique stereoviews shown in the corresponding image. These cards offer views of World's Fairs and Expositions, including the International Exhibition of 1876 in Philadelphia. 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 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: $6.50
Lot 4232

$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 Florida: Gandy Bridge across Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg (with antique automobiles traveling across bridge); Bayfront Park and Biscayne Blvd. hotels, Miami; New River and Court House, Fort Lauderdale; feeding gulls and pelicans on Million Dollar Pier, St. Petersburg; East Entrance to Bayshore Drive, Tampa; Main Street, Sarasota; aerial view of Davis Causeway between Tampa and Clearwater; stately royal palms along Yacht Basin and approach to Manatee River Bridge, Bradenton, 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 4233

$12
This lot includes the group of antique stereoviews shown in the corresponding image. These cards contains views of Niagara Falls, Minnehaha Falls, Colorado, a tight rope walker above Niagara, a man wrestling alligator, and of Pueblos of Taos in New Mexico, among others. Due to the high volume of books and ephemera 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 material 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: $6.50
Lot 4234

$18
Title: History of Rockland County, New York with Biographical Sketches of Its Prominent Men
Editor: Rev. David Cole
Publisher: J. B. Beers & Co.
Printing Year: 1884

Condition/Details: Bound in rebacked brown cloth with embossed lettering to front cover, this antique volume is a scarce local history of Rockland County, New York, located 12 miles north of New York City. The work is illustrated with many tissue-guarded plates, in-text illustrations and maps. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear. Initial pages of text block (to page 5) are detached and laid in, as are pages between 312 and 337, and final two pages. Pages are age toned and text shows no annotations. Library markings visible on spine and front endpaper. The book measures approximately 7 1/2" x 10 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4235

$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: Goody Tiptoes
Description: Figurine of a squirrel wears a pink dress and a white apron and holds a basket filled with yellow nuts. Her fur is painted gray, and has light brown eyes and dark pupils.
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 sticker is 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 John’s 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 Gredington’s 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 4236

$24
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: Halloween, St. Patrick's Day, Birthdays: pumpkins, bobbing for apples, four-leaf clovers, Irish landscapes, storks, children, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1940
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 4237

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage literary titles:

- Winter in the Air, and Other Stories by Sylvia Townsend Warner - Dated 1956 by The Viking Press - Dustjacket.
- All Passion Spent by V. Sackville-West - Dated 1931 by Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc. (Garden City) - Stated first edition.
- A Treasury of Irish Folklore by Padraic Colum - Dated 1954 by Crown Publishers, Inc. - Signed by author. Dustjacket shows minor wear at edges.
- Njal's Saga translated by Carl F. Bayerschmidt & Lee M. Hollander - Dated 1955 by New York University Press - First edition in dustjacket.
- John Marin: Watercolors, Oil Paintings, Etchings - Dated 1936 by The Museum of Modern Art - Stated limited edition of 2500.

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 4238

$12
This lot includes the group of antique photographs and photograph album shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of 25 cabinet cards that provide a great variety of portraits of infants and children. These images often show children posing and/or costumed. These pictures have been well cared for and are preserved in plastic covers. 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: $8.50
Lot 4240

$16
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: United States History: General Lee's headquarters, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; Battle of Atlanta, Cyclorama Building, Atlanta; Memorial Day Souvenirs; World War I; Capture of San Juan Hill; 1964 Presidential Campaign; Mount Vernon, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1964
Number of cards in this group: 25

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 4242

$12
This antique real photo 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: Portraits of Young Men: In formal attire, posing in armchair before open window, etc. Several cards offer small oval portraits of subjects in corners or to one side.
Year Range: 1910 - 1930
Number of cards in this group: 15

Condition/Details: These postcards include historic photographic content. 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 4243

$16
This shelf lot includes the group of sheet music shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of piano courses, pieces for the violin, pianoforte, clarinet, as well as duets for two violins, etc. 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: $25.50
Lot 4244

$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: Christmas: wreaths, poinsettias, children, snow covered homes, kittens, birds, books, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 55

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 4246

$16
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 Indiana and Kentucky: tobacco field and auction in Old Kentucky; Mammoth Cave, Kentucky; Soldiers and Sailors' Monument, Indianapolis; barless lion den, Mesker Park, Evansville, Indiana, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
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: $6.50
Lot 4247

$35
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: Timmy Tiptoes
Description: Figurine of a squirrel is wearing a red jacket and is holding a yellow kernel. Fur is painted in shades of brown and gray.
Height: 3.625"
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 John’s 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 Gredington’s 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 4248

$50
This lot includes the group of antique photos shown in the corresponding image. This group contains rare daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and tintypes, a number of which appear in custom-made elaborate cases. These small-format ornamental cases are embossed with geometric and/or floral designs. A pane of glass protects the image. The mat frames aesthetically enhance the image while protecting it from the glass. A preserver, usually ornamental, holds the previous parts together. Only one case is complete with its locking mechanism. This piece offers a striking picture of a gentleman riding a donkey, in which the photograph of his head has been superimposed onto the drawing of rider on his animal. Among the other photos are interesting nineteenth-century portraits of various individuals, couples and groups of people. 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: $6.50
Lot 4250

$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.

Title: The Songs of Peter Rabbit: Based on "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" by Beatrix Potter
Author: Dudley Glass
Publisher: Frederick Warne & Co.
Printing Year: 1951 In Scarce Pictorial Dustjacket

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright embossed lettering, this folio volume is a scarce edition of this musical collection with vignettes from the story of Peter Rabbit. The songs presented here are as follows: Four Little Rabbits, Rabbit Pie, Mrs. Rabbit, Bunnies, Lippity-Lip, Naughty Peter, Mr. McGregor, Frightened Peter, Ker-Tyschoo!, The Escape, The Mouse and the Cat, Lippity-Lop, The Punishment, and Four Little Rabbits. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Intact dustjacket (indicating price of $2.50) shows bright color illustration Peter Rabbit. Dustjacket has a two and a half inch diagonal tear from the bottom right corner of front cover, a diagonal crease from top corner of that side, and small tears and nicks along edges. Minor loss of material visible on rear cover. The book measures approximately 9 3/4" x 12 1/4" and contains 31 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4251

$10
This lot includes the antique newspaper shown in the corresponding image. This issue of "Journal de l'Empire" is dated December 31, 1811 (with roman numeral IV appearing in top right-hand corner of front page). The "Journal de l'Empire" was published between 1789 and 1944 and changed title several times. Created shortly after the first meeting of the Estates-General of 1789, it was, after the outbreak of the French Revolution, the exact record of the debates of the National Assembly, under the title Journal des Débats et des Décrets ("Journal of Debates and Decrees"). Published weekly rather than daily, it was headed for nearly forty years by Bertin l'Aîné and was owned for a long time by the Bertin family. During the First Empire, it was opposed to Napoleon, and had a new title imposed on it, the "Journal de l'Empire." (Background information courtesy of Wikipedia)

The front page of this newspaper contains dispatches from a number of European countries: Russia, Prussia, Saxony, Spain and the French Empire (Amsterdam). The bottom portion of the front page contains that day's schedule of performances at various Parisian theaters. This issue has a total of four pages, with literary pieces, numerous advertisements, and a letter to the editor. This remarkably well-preserved paper has the seal of the "Department de la Seine" at the top right corner of the front page. This newspaper has been folded and shows a number of creases. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4252

$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: Buildings, Landmark Sites and Views of Washington, D.C.: Memorial Centennial Hall; vista of Lincoln Memorial through cherry blossoms; White House; National Gallery of Art; Library of Congress and Annex; Washington Cathedral of S. S. Peter and Paul; Terminal Washington National Airport, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 45

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content, 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 4254

$24
This lot features the following group of Civil War newspaper issues:

Titles: New York Times, New York Tribune
Issue Dates: April 17, 1861; July 9, 1861; November 21, 1862
Number of Issues:3

Notes: Most of these newspapers are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, tearing, etc. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 4255

$70
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. Tiggy-Winkle
Description: Figurine of a hedgehog wears a yellow-brown skirt with blue stripes, a white bustle with red flowered print, and holds an iron in her left hand.
Height: 3.600"
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, and the Beswick - England mark.

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 John’s 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 Gredington’s 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 4256

$24
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's Fairs: California World's Fair, Great Lakes Exposition, Golden Gate International Exposition, New York World's Fair 1939, Temple of Music from 1901 Pan American Exposition (place where President McKinley was shot).
Year Range: 1901 -1939
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 4258

$28
Title: Southeastern New York: A History of the Counties of Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Rockland and Putnam
Editors: Louise Hasbrouck Zimm et al.
Publisher: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc.
Printing Year: 1946
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set First Edition

Notes: Bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering against red fields on spines, this set is a scarce regional history of upstate New York. The work is illustrated with many photographs of notable places, buildings and persons from southern New York state. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, with library markings clearly visible on spine. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Front endpapers have library bar codes and pockets. Initial pages of volumes are stamped. The books measure approximately 8" x 11". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
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