Items from an untouched, five-generation estate will be in Miller & Miller’s February 10th auction

MM image 1 Due to the World War 1 metal shortages in 1916, the Province of Ontario issued these temporary (hence the “T”) cloth-bound hardboard car license plates, valid until mid-year.

Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd., will hold a Folk Art, Advertising & Collectibles Auction on Saturday, February 10th, online and at the firm’s gallery in New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada, starting promptly at 10 am Eastern time. The sale boasts a generous assortment of unique collectibles, ranging from primitives to folk art and advertising – a curated offering for collectors of all kinds. But the crown jewel of the event promises to be the numerous treasures unearthed from a local century-old farm offered for the first time and fresh-to-the-market. Bidders will be astounded by what they see.

MM image 2 Patent model marked "Bright & Mullins Spring Car Coupler Pat. Dec 23, 1869", found on a farm in Mt. Albert, Ont., with two lengths of wood rail for demonstration purposes.

The items are from the untouched, five-generation estate of New Hamburg jeweler and Pequegnat clock agent Emerson D. Luckhardt, who brought the entire contents of his family's Haysville farm into a house in town when he opened his jewelry store there in 1919. Saved by family descendants who remained in the home, it is one of the most interesting estates to ever surface. Layers of rich history will contribute to a fascinating sale that includes pottery, furniture and tools from the family farm, jewelry store advertising displays and photos and postcards of turn-of the century life in New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada. To see more, click here.

MM image 3 Historic name board, "City of Dresden" ship, painted wood, circa 1900, from the wreckage of the "whisky ship" that sank in 1922, along with hundreds of cases of bootleg liquor.




Abell Auction will host a fine art, jewelry and antique auction, February 11th in Los Angeles

AA image 1 David Hockney, Celia in an Armchair.

Abell Auction Company will conduct a fine art, antique and jewelry auction on Sunday, February 11th, featuring items from the estate of prominent Los Angeles activists Stanley and Betty Warner Sheinbaum, whose art-filled home was frequented by luminaries such as Barbra Streisand, Norman Lear, Edward Kennedy and Bill and Hillary Clinton. Betty Warner Sheinbaum was a prolific artist who exhibited at multiple galleries. She was also the daughter of studio executive Henry Warner, a co-founder of Warner Brothers. Live bidding for Abell’s February 11th sale begins at 10 am Pacific time, online and at the Los Angeles gallery.

AA image 2 Raymond Yard, chrysoberyl cat’s eye diamond and platinum brooch.

Highlights of the Sheinbaum collection will include an Arthur Espenet Carpenter desk and return, and fine art by Edmondo Bacci, Pu Ru, Russell Cowles, Ynez Johnston, Mario Prassinos and Dennis Eugene Norman Burton. Abell will also offer a stunning array of decorative art, fine jewelry, silver appointments, Asian works of art, pianos, clocks and bronzes. Modern and contemporary prints and multiples will include works signed Pablo Picasso, David Hockney, Charles Arnoldi, Marc Chagall, Albrecht Dürer, Joan Miro, Edvard Munch, Man Ray and Rufino Tamayo. Click here to find out more.


AA image 3 23153- Maurice Vlaminck, Paysage.




Morphy Auctions' Feb. 22nd Automobilia & Petroliana Sale will feature collections of signage, advertising and ephemera

MO image 1 Harbor Petroleum Products porcelain sign (est. $20,000-$40,000).

Morphy Auctions’ Thursday, February 22nd Automobilia & Petroliana Sale will hit the road with important collections of signage, advertising and ephemera from historical, legacy and modern brands. Offered will be great examples of antique advertising from tire and car parts makers; signage, featuring oil brands that will strike black gold with tin and porcelain examples, as well as signage from various auto manufacturers; and a potpourri of early meters, air hoses, other early service station memorabilia, neon signs, globes and lenses and hybrid antique advertising. Nearly 700 market-fresh lots will be sold.

MO image 2 Red Crown & Polarine Summer or Winter double-sided tin sign (est. $18,000-$25,000).

Dan Morphy, the president of Morphy Auctions, said, "This sale offers enthusiasts an amazing array of car and gas memorabilia from the most sought-after brands. My favorite lot in the sale is probably the 1913 Red Crown and Polarine Summer or Winter tin sign.  It’s pretty interesting that it’s decorated with women and steering wheels, given that it wasn’t until the mid-1920s that women drivers in America were a relatively common occurrence.” The auction will be held online and at Morphy’s gallery in Denver, Pa. The auction will start at 9 am Eastern. Morphy’s has galleries in Pennsylvania and Las Vegas, Nevada. For more info, click here.

MO image 3 The Petroleum Products Co. Kansas Made Dog on Good gasoline globe (est. $12,000-$20,000).