Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Via Mike Woodfin's Flickr page.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Monday, December 9, 2013
Sold for $2,100.00 (w/o premium) at Rago Auctions.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Auction house description:
McFarlane was a prominent citizen of Hollidaysburg, Pa. McFarlane was one of the founders of the Philadelphia Women's Medical College, upon moving to Blair Co. he became the editor of the Democratic Standard and Huntington Gazette in 1839, also built and owned a foundry west of Duncansville, Pa., making railway wheels and other items; served as a Judge in Blair County from 1846-48, president of Blair Co. Protection Mutual Fire Insurance Co., member and officer of the Hollidaysburg I.O.O.F. An accident at his foundry, in which a large piece of metal fell on him caused his death in 1852, and this plaster is likely a death mask remodeled to appear to be done from life.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Sold for $500.00 (w/o premium) at Willis Henry Auctions, February, 2006.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
McKinley & Roosevelt: A Spectacular Matched Pair of 1900 Campaign Banners. These colorful hand-painted banners certainly rank among the very best surviving political display pieces of that rich era. Their provenance is equally impressive: They were originally one of the "stars" in the collection of pioneering hobbyist Art Schofield, who served as APIC secretary during its first incarnation in the 1950s. They then passed to legendary collector Kenton Broyles, in whose custody they remained until sold by Heritage in our November 2007 Americana auction. In that sale they drew heavy bidding, selling for $13,145, against a catalog estimate of $5000-7000. Each banner is signed by artist B. J. Hasper, Belfast, New York. Each measures 35" x 50", with their scalloped edges a unique and attractive touch. Condition is excellent, with a hint of very minor water staining noted for accuracy. The most recent owner has had the banners professionally linen-backed at some expense in order to make them more stable for handling and display. This offering presents a rare second chance to acquire this wonderful pair! Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000.
Available at Heritage Auctions.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Monday, October 28, 2013
From the auction house description:
This painting is one of a few folk art landscapes executed by an unidentified artist who worked in the Lake Champlain areas of Vermont, New York State, and Quebec. One work is illustrated on the dust jacket of Folk Painters of America, by Robert Bishop (E.P. Dutton, New York). Another work is held in the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum collection.
Provenance: Walters-Benisek, purchased in 1996.
The Vermont Farm Landscape sold for $35,000 (w/o premium) and the House by the Railroad Tracks went unsold with an estimate of $8,000 - $12,000 at Skinner.