Attic Finds Auction

Bob & Sallie Connelly will conduct an Attic Finds Auction at the Showplace in Binghamton on Sunday, February 13, 2011 at 11:00 am with a preview at 9:00 am. Most of the items in this auction were found in local attics. All of the items are selling without reserve AS IS (No Refunds, No Returns) at a 10% buyers premium.

Photos of selected items are displayed in an AuctionZip Gallery and in the slideshow below.


Some of the items featured in this auction (see slideshow) include an 1875 child's high wheel stroller, surrey type, with wagon pin striping; a 20" Halloween felt pumpkin man doll; a mohair, windup toy camel with Arab rider, "Occupied Japan"; a 32" wooden gambling wheel; an 1880 Brainerd & Armstrong Co. walnut spool cabinet with Seth Thomas clock, as found; a Waterbury crystal regulator clock; a 3-gallon White of Binghamton stoneware jug with double cabbage rose; a Phoenix glass banquet lamp with molded oak leaf pattern; a large earthenware portrait and frame sculpture of Ferdinand Perrone, 1817-1908 (Count of the Holy Roman Empire) by Paul Giacobbe [with family provenance]; and two oil paintings on paper (one pictured) signed "18 J over H 73," attributed to James Hayllar, British 1829-1920 in outstanding matched frames with marquetry.

021311auction Other unique items include as a Horner/Hotz/Pohl oak harmonica store display case; a cast iron spring loaded double rooster shooting gallery target; a People's semi-circular typewriter, invented by C. Sjoberg of Brooklyn; a box of 1953 Boy Scout uniforms; a $10 Hawaii bill, 1942 special World War II Federal Reserve note that could be declared worthless in case of Japanese invasion; fish and birds carved by Fred Plaumann; and a barber chair by Theo A. Kochs with three headrests.

The auction also includes clocks, including an Ephraim Downes Pillar & Scroll and a Birge, Mallory & Co triple Decker with brass movement, both as found; an 18" Gilbert gallery; and a Mission oak mantle clock with slag glass inserts; dolls, as found including a 24" mohair rabbit, dressed for Easter; 22" 550 and 570 Simon & Halbig dolls; and six early mohair Teddy Bears, including one with a head that rotates; artwork, including a portfolio of twelve 1968 diptych etchings, 24.5" X 37.5," by Michael Mazur, American 1939-2009, signed and inscribed in pencil; three large iron sculptures by Marco; an oil by Edward Mack Curtis Hawkins (Ithaca, 1877-?); and a naïve oval portrait of a young girl, on panel; and baseball memorabilia, including a 1956 World Series program from Don Larsen's perfect game; a 1956 Yankees yearbook, autographed by Mel Allen; and early college photographs, circa 1870, of an athletic field with two baseball games underway and of students, professors and a building.

Additional details, photos, and directions are available in the auction brochure (PDF: 442KB), which is also available in a slim version (231KB) without photos.

Absentee and phone bids for this auction can be submitted using the convenient bidform. Bidders must be pre-registered. First-time NYS tax exempt buyers must complete and submit NYS Resale Certificate ST-120.

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