Recent $8.6 Million Premier and Connoisseur Auctions Provide Glimpse of Fabulous Mastro events scheduled this summer. The idea of downtime is foreign to Mastro Auctions. On the heels of successful sales events, one literally after another, the industry’s auction powerhouse is already ramping up for what may be its most exciting summer offering ever. First up is the June Classic Collector auction which Doug Allen, COO and president of Mastro Auctions, believes will be the most impressive one of its kind yet. Then, in August, the company will host the second annual Live Mastro Auctions’ Sports Auction – an event that proved widely successful last year and promises to generate equal if not additional excitement this year.Â The event will be held at Chicagoâ€™s ESPN Zone.
And finally just a few weeks after the Live Sports sale, Mastro Auctions will wrap up the summer with another Premier Auction and live Connoisseur event.
“We are extremely enthused about our summer line-up and its potential for both our buyers and consignors,” says Allen. “Our efforts will produce tremendous opportunities in the next few months and we expect that our customers will be more than satisfied with the results. We also are confident that they’ll have a great time in the process, especially if they attend our Live Sports Auction in Chicago.”
Allen also hints that besides the aggressive summer auction schedule, the company is immersed in another substantial undertaking that will positively impact its customers and the industry as a whole. “We aren’t quite ready to divulge the details yet,” says Allen. “But I can assure you it will embody the qualities that have made Mastro Auctions the industry leader it is today.” Allen says to look for an announcement regarding this new development in the near future.
As for the results of the recent auctions, which in effect act as preludes to the upcoming events, highlights are provided in the following:
TOP ITEMS â€“ PREMIER CATALOG (sports and non-sports cards and autographs)
Historic Babe Ruth 1934 H&B Game Used Bat – Used to Hit His 702nd Home Run and Signed by Ruth, Gehrig and 16 Other Yankee Teammates â€“ PSA 10
The bat was originally given to Albert V. Ott, an Equitable Life Insurance salesman with the New York Yankees at a pub in Chicago after the July 22,1934 game. Ott later gave the bat to his nephew. First sold publicly in 2002, the 35â€, 37 oz. relic commanded $99,000 in todayâ€™s market.
An Amazing 1894 N302 Mayo’s Cut Plug Complete Set (35) – #1 on the PSA Set Registry, and a Four-Time Award Winner!
This is without question one of the most significant football card offerings to emerge in recent memory. The black-bordered tobacco inserts, featuring an array of the era’s outstanding Ivy League players, realized a final price of $96,000.
Walter Johnson Rare 1920 H&B Side-Written Game Used Bat â€“ PSA 9
The fact that this is the only bat to have been used by Johnson which has been offered at public auction (there is one signature model known) puts it in an unrivaled category. The price reflects this cost of excellence. The bat sold for $90,000.
Spectacular 1962 Topps Complete Master Set (612) – #2 on the PSA Set Registry!
Enthusiasts are generally in awe of the ’62 series’ uncluttered motif, and the complimentary relationship between its neutral wood-tones and the rich, deeply saturated colors of each photo-portrait. So much so that one enamored collector paid $84,000 for this impressive set.
Monumental 1920s-1950s George Burke Original Negatives Collection (3,721 Different!) Including DiMaggio, Hornsby, Ruth, Wagner and Williams
The quality and depth of photography taken by Burke or Brace presented a tremendous opportunity for the collector, investor, or dealer. Many images are so striking and important that their marketability was used in a variety of different trading card issues. Without question, these pictures werenâ€™t just worth thousands of words; they were worth thousands, literally. The collection went for $69,000.
1952 Bowman #101 Mickey Mantle – PSA GEM MT 10 “1 of 2!”
Only one other card like this one is graded at this level. But owning a piece of cardboard perfection comes with a price. In this case, that price was $69,000.
Extremely Rare 1912 E270 Colgan’s Chips “Tin Tops” Joe Jackson – SGC 86 NM+ 7.5
This is one of the standout cards originating from the Skydash Collection. The fabled rarity, devotes the entirety of its obverse to Jackson’s likeness, background, and caption. It is one of just two copies, in total, documented by major third-party grading services.Â Such rarity commanded $66,000.
Mickey Mantle 1958 New York Yankees Game Worn Road Jersey
There is something magical, and ultimately irresistible, about owning pieces of sports memorabilia actually worn or used by the gameâ€™s true icons. This incredible gray flannel jersey, worn by one of New Yorkâ€™s finest, shows heavy wear. As a result, the bidding was also heavy. The jersey went for $63,000.Â
Remarkable 1931 Josh Gibson Twice-Signed Harrison Studios Photo Postcard – PSA/DNA-Authenticated
This is the only card known of Gibson shown alone during his playing days. The prodigious output of his home run performances (said to be as many as 800 in his 16-year career) is the stuff of legend. This card boasting his signature realized a final price of $63,000.
1975 Topps Baseball Unopened Vending Case
This cardboard treasure chest contains twenty-four 500-count boxes, a total of 12,000 untouched cards. Key items include the rookie cards of Yount, Brett, Rice and Carter. As a result, the final price was $63,000.
1910 D322 Tip Top Bread Pittsburgh Pirates SGC-Graded Near Set (24/25)
This near set represents the earliest effort of this well-known company. The set became available in western Pennsylvania in 1910 and specifically celebrated the World Champions Pittsburgh Pirates. The near set sold for $60,000, over 20 times its minimum bid.
1953 Stahl-Meyer Franks Complete Set (9) – #1 on the PSA Set Registry!
The offered examples form an assembly that is advanced beyond all others on earth and which has, indeed, so convincingly surpassed any existing counterpart that it literally inhabits “a league of its own.” Popular among serious hobbyists, the nostalgia-inducing set went for $57,600.
1940 R145 Gum, Inc. “Superman” Complete Set (72 Cards) on Three Uncut Sheets!
This incredible, three-part artifact is the first, the best, and quite probably the only equivalent threesome of “Superman” uncut sheets in the world. On these phenomenal sheets, the first son of Krypton is portrayed in dozens of ways. These are four-color, final production full sheets with printing processes fulfilled on both sides. Look itâ€™s a bird, itâ€™s a plane, and itâ€™s a final price of $57,600.
Extremely Rare 1911 E100 Bishop Type 2 SGC-Graded Collection (12) – Including Buck Weaver
Issued in Southern California during the peak years of tobacco and early candy productions, E100s are now truly special trophies for even the most advanced collectors. They are among the rarest of the early candy and caramel releases. This collection sold for $50,400.
TOP ITEMS â€“ CONNOSSEIUR AUCTION
Extremely Rare 1936 Sparton “Nocturne” Cobalt Blue Mirrored Radio by Teague
The incredible Nocturne owes its creation to the modern movement that exploded on the American scene in the early 1930s, permeating everything from architecture to household items to industrial design. At a time when radio reigned supreme, this beauty was king. Collectors tuned in to deliver a final price of $51,000.
George Washington 1784 Signed “Society of Cincinnati” Certificate – For Elias Boudinot!
The Society of the Cincinnati was to the Revolutionary War’s veterans and their families what the Grand Army of the Republic was to the Civil War’s union vets and their kin or what the Vietnam Veterans of America is to Vietnam vets and their families today. It was the country’s first military hereditary organization. Elias Boudinot was an esteemed member of this society and this historical certificate is proof. The amazing artifact sold for $19,200.
Louis Icart Original Oil on Canvas “Place de la Concorde”
While probably most known for his various posters and etchings, Icart also produced paintings. In this imposing and classically Parisian work Icart poses two of his signature figures centrally on the horizontal canvas beneath a pink parasol with single borzois as companion. In the background is the landmark Egyptian obelisk at the historic Place de la Concorde and buildings opening the Rue Royale onto the distant Place de la Madelaine. The painting commanded $19,200.
1932 R. Lalique “Biskra” Vase – Deep Blue Glass
Rene Lalique chose the vibrant and distinctive blue color of a tropical evening sky for this powerful Art Deco vase, patterned with massive, naturalistic palm fronds in a geometric arrangement and accented with subtle use of frosting and whitish patina. His choices and artistry were appreciated evidenced by a final price $18,000.
1932-2002 Official White House Christmas Cards/Seasons Greetings Memorabilia Collection (56 Different) Including 1941 Roosevelts Signed Gift Print and 1946 Trumans Signed Christmas Card!
Quite possibly the single most impressiveâ€”and no doubt the largestâ€”collection of presidential Christmas memorabilia ever offered, each of the fifty-six different items is an example of a holiday message expressed by a president from Herbert Hoover to George W. Bush. The cost for such high-powered â€œseasons greetingsâ€ was $16,800.
1937 Louis Icart Original Oil on Canvas “Rendez-vous dans le Parc”
In this superbly composed scene three female beauties in flowing gowns meet in a Parisian park, probably the Jardin des Tuileries, accompanied by two equally elegant borzois hounds. It is an exquisite rendering from the artist often referred to as the last of the French Impressionists. The painting went for $16,800.
Exceptional Circa 1848 Printing of The Declaration of Independence by Peter Force
In 1820, Secretary of State John Quincy Adams commissioned William J. Stone to engrave an exact copy of the original Declaration of Independence. Interest in reproductions of the Declaration had increased as the nation grew. Stone used a new Wet-Ink transfer process to create a copperplate from which facsimile copies could then be made. In 1833, historian and printer Peter Force, under contract with the Department of State authorized by an Act of Congress, planned to compile a vast work in at least 20 volumes, to be known as the American Archives, a Documentary History of the English Colonies in North America. The “Wet Ink” copperplate created by William J. Stone was removed from storage and, from it, Force printed copies on rice paper that were to be inserted into his volumes. Only a few hundred of Force’s printings of the Declaration of Independence are known to exist today. This copy went for $16,800.
Graded Cards and Sets
A 1911 T205 Gold Border Walter Johnson – PSA NM-MT 8 realized a final price of $48,000; a 1909-11 T206 White Border SGC-graded collection (189 different) including Young, Speaker, two Cobbs and two Mathewsons – all SGC 60 EX 5 or higher sold for $45,600; a 1960 Topps complete set (572) – #15 on the PSA Set Registry went for $43,200; a 1915 Cracker Jack #32 Mordecai Brown – SGC 96 MINT 9 “1 of 1!” sold for $40,800; an extraordinary 1936 World Wide Gum #51 Joe DiMaggio rookie card – SGC 84 NM 7 “1 of 1!” went for $38,400; a 1914 T213 Type 2 Coupon Cigarettes near set (171/188) – #2 on the SGC Set Registry went for $33,600; a 1921 E253 Oxford Confectionery PSA-graded complete set (20) went for $33,600; a 1948 Leaf SGC-graded complete Master set (101) realized a final price of $31,200; a 1909-11 T206 White Border PSA NM 7 collection (43) went for $28,800; a 1911 T205 Gold Border Ty Cobb – SGC 84 NM 7 went for $28,800; a 1909-11 T206 White Border PSA EX-MT 6 collection (92 different) commanded $22,800; a 1909 E95 Philadelphia Caramel complete set (25) – #3 on the PSA Set Registry went for $22,800; a 1910 D322 Tip Top Bread Honus Wagner – SGC 50 VG/EX 4 went for $22,800; a 1923-24 Billiken Oscar Charleston rookie card – SGC 60 EX 5 commanded $21,600; a 1962 Topps presentation set collection (151 different) – all graded SGC 96 MINT 9 or SGC 98 GEM 10 sold for $21,600; a 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle rookie card – PSA NM-MT 8 realized a final price of $21,600; a 1933 Goudey #106 Napoleon Lajoie – PSA GD+ 2.5 sold for $21,600; a 1934-36 R327 National Chicle Diamond Stars complete set (108) – #9 on the PSA Set Registry plus original wax wrapper realized a final price of $21,600; a 1923-24 Billiken “Pop” Lloyd rookie card – SGC 84 NM 7 realized a final price of $20,400; a 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle rookie card – PSA EX 5 sold for $20,400; a 1941 Play Ball “Low Numbers” PSA NM-MT 8 collection (39 different) sold for $20,400; a 1909-11 E90-1 American Caramel Joe Jackson – SGC 40 VG 3 commanded $20,400; a 1910 E90-2 American Caramel complete set (11) – #2 on the PSA Set Registry went for $19,200; an extremely rare 1911 “Big Eater” Sacramento Solons collection (6 different) went for $19,200; a 1952 Bowman #101 Mickey Mantle – PSA MINT 9 sold for $19,200; a 1933 Goudey #160 Lou Gehrig – SGC 88 NM/MT 8 “1 of 2!” sold for $18,000; five 1972 Topps Baseball unopened wax boxes – all GAI-graded realized a final price of $18,000; a 1909-11 T206 White Border Proof Card Christy Mathewson, White Cap – SGC-Authenticated went for $16,800; a 1972 Topps Test “Candy Lids” complete set (55) – the only complete set known to exist went for $16,800; a 1951 Bowman PSA NM-MT 8 partial set (169/252) went for $16,800; a 1956 Topps PSA NM 7 complete Master set (354) sold for $16,800; a 1952 Topps “High Numbers” PSA NM-MT 8 collection (11 different) commanded $16,800; a 1909-11 T206 White Border PSA EX 5 collection (109 different) sold for $16,800; and a 1941 Play Ball “High Numbers” PSA NM-MT 8 collection (19 different) realized a final price of $16,800.
Additionally, a 1915 Cracker Jack PSA NM-MT 8 collection (13 different) went for $15,600; a 1954 Wilson Franks complete set (20) – #6 on the PSA Set Registry sold for $15,600; a 1951 Bowman “Low Numbers” PSA MINT 9 collection (32) sold for $15,600; a 1976 Topps Baseball unopened vending case went for $15,600; a 1935 Diamond Stars #1 Lefty Grove – PSA NM-MT 8 sold for $15,600; a 1888 N162 Goodwin “Champions” Cap Anson – PSA EX-MT 6 went for $15,600; a 1915 Cracker Jack #103 Joe Jackson – SGC Authentic sold for $14,400; a 1951 Bowman #305 Willie Mays rookie card – PSA NM-MT+ 8.5 sold for $14,400; a 1972 Topps PSA-graded complete set (787) – #11 on the PSA Set Registry realized a final price of $13,200; a 1909 T212 Obak Cigarettes SGC-graded near set (75/76) sold for $13,200; and a 1915 Cracker Jack #30 Ty Cobb – PSA NM 7 went for $13,200.
Also, a 1915 E145-2 Cracker Jack PSA VG-EX 4 partial set (102/176) sold for $13,200; a 1915 Cracker Jack #29 Vean Gregg – PSA MINT 9 “1 of 2!” went for $13,200; a 1912 T200 Fatima Teams PSA-graded complete set (16) – #2 on the PSA Set Registry sold for $13,200; a 1903 E107 Breisch Williams Addie Joss rookie card – SGC 40 VG 3 “1 of 1!” went for $13,200; a 1951 Bowman #263 Howie Pollet – PSA GEM MT 10 “1 of 1!” commanded $13,200; a 1915 Cracker Jack #88 Christy Mathewson – PSA NM-MT 8 commanded $12,000; a 1951 Bowman #53 Bob Lemon – PSA GEM MT 10 “1 of 1!” sold for $12,000; a 1952 Topps #393 Ebba St.Claire – PSA GEM MT 10 “1 of 1!” went for $12,000; a 1915 Cracker Jack #140 Daniel F. Murphy – PSA MINT 9 “1 of 1!” went for $12,000; a 1934 Goudey #61 Lou Gehrig – SGC 88 NM/MT 8 “1 of 3!” realized a final price of $12,000; a 1888 N162 Goodwin “Champions” King Kelly – PSA NM 7 went for $12,000; a 1910 E90-2 American Caramel Pirates Honus Wagner – PSA EX 5 sold for $12,000; a 1915 Cracker Jack #66 Nap Lajoie – PSA MINT 9 commanded $12,000; a 1915 Cracker Jack #124 Earle (Earl) Moore – PSA MINT 9 “1 of 2!” sold for $11,400; a 1969 Topps super complete set (66) – #2 on the SGC Set Registry sold for $11,400; a 1934-36 R318 National Chicle Batter-Up complete set (192) went for $11,400; a 1952 Topps PSA NM-MT 8 collection (23 different) including Bucha and Castiglione sold for $11,400; a 1941 Play Ball #32 Taft Wright – PSA MINT 9 “1 of 1!” went for $11,400; a 1925 Exhibit Lou Gehrig rookie card – PSA EX 5 went for $11,400; a 1933 R300 George C. Miller SGC-encapsulated complete set (32) commanded $11,400; a 1925 Aguilitas (Cuban) #846 Joe “Pop” Lloyd – SGC 84 NM 7 sold for $10,800; a 1941 Play Ball #23 George McQuinn – PSA MINT 9 sold for $10,800; a 1934-36 R318 National Chicle Batter-Up partial set (146/192) including 53 PSA-graded cards realized a final price of $10,800; a 1908 E102 “Set of 25” Honus Wagner, Fielding – SGC 50 VG/EX 4 commanded $10,800; a 1895 N300 Mayo’s Cut Plug SGC-graded collection (13) including five Hall of Famers went for $10,800; a 1938 R323 Goudey Heads-Up complete set (48) – #11 on the PSA Set Registry sold for $10,200; a 1911 E94 George Close Candy SGC-graded collection (13 different) commanded $10,200; a 1933 R305 Tattoo Orbit complete set (60) – #2 on the SGC Set Registry went for $10,200; 1951 Bowman #305 Willie Mays rookie card – PSA NM-MT 8 went for $10,200; and a 1951 Bowman PSA MINT 9 collection (21 different) realized a final price of $10,200.
Ungraded and Partially Graded Cards and Sets
A 1909-11 T206 White Border near set (518/524) sold for $43,200; a 1912 T202 Hassan Triple Folders complete set (132) sold for $36,000; a 1928 La Mallorquina uncut sheet realized a final price of $22,800; a 1930s Rogers Peet complete set (48) sold for $20,400; a 1909-11 T206 White Border partial set (440/521) realized a final price of $19,200; a 1922 E120 American Caramel complete set (240) sold for $18,000; a 1948-1979 Hall of Famers and Superstars card collection (526 different) went for $16,800; a 1911 T212 Obak Cigarettes complete set (175) went for $16,800; an extremely rare 1913 T200 Fatima Teams Large Premium Cleveland Americans – featuring Joe Jackson went for $13,200; 1949, 1950 and 1951 Bowman complete sets (3) sold for $13,200; a 1911 T205 Gold Border near Master set (219/220) went for $11,400; a pristine 1933 R309-1 Goudey Babe Ruth cardboard standup premium with original mailing envelope sold for $10,800; a 1952 Berk Ross high grade complete set (72) realized a final price of $10,800; a 1940 R335 Play Ball complete set (240) went for $10,200; a 1953 Bowman Black & White complete set (64) sold for $10,200; and 1964, 1965 and 1966 Topps complete sets (3) sold for $10,200.
A spectacular Babe Ruth single signed ball – PSA/DNA NM+ 7.5 sold for $31,200; a Babe Ruth single signed ball – PSA/DNA NM 7 sold for $28,800; a Babe Ruth single signed ball – PSA/DNA NM 7 went for $15,600; a rare 1922 New York Yankees team signed ball (26 signatures) including Ruth, Huggins and Baker – personal ball of player Elmer Smith sold for $11,400; an outstanding 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers World Champions team signed ball (29 signatures) including Campanella, Koufax and Robinson commanded $10,200; a MLB Greats single signed balls collection (12 different) from the personal collection of Ohio baseball HOF founder Tom Eakins realized final price of $9,600; a 1918 Cincinnati Reds team signed ball (18 signatures) – including Christy Mathewson sold for $9,000; an Eddie Cicotte single signed ball commanded $8,400; a Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Walter Johnson and Joe Cronin signed ball sold for $7,800; a Hall of Famers multi signed ball (11 signatures) – including Cobb, Young and Wagner on same side panel sold for $7,800; a “Cy Young Award Winners” single signed and inscribed balls collection (40) including Koufax went for $7,800; a MVP Award Winners single signed and inscribed balls collection (50) including Mantle went for $6,600; a phenomenal Walter Johnson single signed ball realized a final price of $6,000; and a gorgeous Roberto Clemente single signed ball sold for $6,000.
A Lou Gehrig 1925-1931 H&B game used bat â€“ PSA/DNA 8 sold for $48,000; a Roy Campanella 1950-1957 H&B game used bat â€“ PSA/DNA 6 sold for $10,200; a rare Willie Mays 1950-1960 H&B signed game used bat â€“ PSA/DNA 8 commanded $9,600; a Jimmie Foxx 1944-1945 H&B game used bat â€“ PSA/DNA 8 sold for $9,000; a Willie Mays 1961-1964 H&B game used bat â€“ PSA/DNA 8 sold for $6,600; a Rogers Hornsby 1934-1937 H&B game used bat â€“ PSA/DNA 7 went for $6,600; a Harry Heilmann 1922-1925 H&B game used “Kork Grip” bat â€“ PSA/DNA 5.5 sold for $6,000; a Pete Rose 1963 H&B rookie year signed game used bat â€“ PSA/DNA 9 went for $5,700; and a Thurman Munson 1977-1979 H&B game used bat â€“ PSA/DNA 6 sold for $5,400.
An incredibly rare 1930s Jud Wilson signed photo postcard – PSA/DNA-Authenticated sold for $13,200; an extensive 1950s-1980s J.D. McCarthy postcards collection (2,336) featuring 2,296 different of 2,494 known subjects and including more than 620 signed cards sold for $10,800; a collection of Cleveland Indians 1947-1967 signed player contracts (157) – including Feller, Lemon and Wynn realized a final price of $9,600; a 1901 Pittsburgh Pirates oversized team photograph – signed by Harry Pulliam sold for $9,000; a Hall of Famers and Superstars signed index cards collection (270) including Clemente, Foxx and RobinsonÂ went for $8,400; a Hall of Famers and Superstars signed memorabilia collection (251 items) including Cobb, DiMaggio, Koufax, Mantle and Williams sold for $7,200; a 1956 New York Yankees World Champions team signed photo (32 signatures) including Mantle went for $6,000; Willie Mays early 1970s signed Coca-Cola lithographs (100) realized a final price of $5,700; and a 1960 Milwaukee Braves signed players contracts collection (44) featuring Aaron, Mathews and Spahn sold for $5,700.
A 1920s-1940s original George Burke 4″ x 6″ photographic archive (2,500+) including more than 180 Hall of Famer images sold for $28,800; a 1930s-1950s original George Burke and George Brace 8″ x 10″ photographs archive (1,446) commanded $14,400; a Pittsburg Pirates vs. New York Giants 1905 original George Lawrence panoramic photograph went for $9,600; a 1940s-1970s original George Burke/George Brace photograph archive (3,400+) commanded $7,200; and a 1930s Lou Gehrig Original Conlon News Service photograph sold for $7,200.
BASEBALL GAME USED GEAR
An Earl Averill 1937 Cleveland Indians game worn road jersey sold for $22,800; Buck O’Neil’s 1946 “Satchel Paige All-Stars” sweater sold for $20,400; a Hank Aaron 1973 Atlanta Braves signed game worn home jersey went for $16,800; a Reggie Jackson 1968 Oakland Athletics game worn home jersey commanded $14,400; a 1908-1910 New York Giants game worn jersey – attributed to Fred Toney sold for $9,600; a scarce and early Brooks Robinson 1959 Baltimore Orioles signed game worn home jersey commanded $9,000; a rare Augie Galan 1944 Brooklyn Dodgers game worn satin jersey – one year style went for $6,000; a Pete Rose 1976 Cincinnati Reds World Champions signed game worn road jersey realized a final price of $5,400; and a Jim “Catfish” Hunter 1974 Oakland A’s signed game worn home jersey – from his Cy Young season commanded $5,400.
BASEBALL AWARDS AND TROPHIES
A 1972 Oakland Athletics World Champions owner’s trophy in original shipping box – presented to Charles Finley sold for $26,400; a Joe Carter 1992 Toronto Blue Jays World Series trophy went for $14,400; a Bobby Shantz 1960 Rawlings Gold Glove award realized a final price of $9,600; a 1992 Toronto Blue Jays World Champions World Series ring sold for $8,400; a 1976 Cincinnati Reds World Series trophy – Front Office realized a final price of $6,600; Vic Powerâ€™s 1960 Rawlings Gold Glove award went for $5,700; and a 1988 Los Angeles Dodgers World Series salesman’s sample trophy sold for $4,800.
OTHER BASEBALL MEMORABILIA
A rare 1906 World Series program at Chicago White Sox – scored for Game 2 sold for $13,200; a 1923 Yankee Stadium Opening Day program went for $12,000; and an extensive 1953-1972 N.L. Yearbooks collection (150) went for $3,900.
A 1955-1976 Topps complete set run (23 different) – an instant collection realized a final price of $19,200; a 1950 Topps Felt Backs near Master set (117/125) including all 25 rare yellow variations and paper wrapper sold for $16,800; an 1894 N302 Mayo’s Cut Plug SGC-graded partial set (30/35) commanded $11,400; a 1986 Topps complete set hoard (200) with Rice and Young rookies went for $7,800; a 1968-1979 Topps hoard including complete sets (29), partial sets (4) or near sets (18) plus singles (13,000+) sold for $7,200; a 1984 Topps uncut sheets collection (51) – all featuring Marino and Elway rookies went for $7,200; a 1933 Goudey Sport Kings #6 Jim Thorpe – PSA NM-MT 8 sold for $7,200; a 1935 National Chicle #31 Nic Niccolai – PSA MINT 9 “1 of 3!” commanded $7,200; a 1951 Bowman high grade complete set (144) sold for $6,600; 1954-1967 Fleer, Bowman and Philadelphia complete sets (10) went for $6,600; a 1965 Topps #122 Joe Namath rookie card – PSA NM-MT 8 went for $5,400; and a 1968 Topps Football 1st Series unopened wax box (24 packs) – GAI NM-MT 8 sold for $5,400.
A 1961/62 Fleer #8 Wilt Chamberlain – PSA GEM MT 10 “1 of 3!” sold for $20,400; 1962 Wilt Chamberlain “100-Point Game” ticket stubs (2) went for $19,200; a 1973/74 Topps unopened vending case commanded $16,800; a 1961/62 Fleer PSA NM-MT 8 complete set (66) sold for $15,600; a Don Buse 1976 ABA All-Star game worn uniform (2 items) sold for $12,350; an ultra-rare 1969/70 Topps complete set (99 cards) on a full uncut sheet – one of only two known examples commanded $10,800; an extremely scarce 1970/71 Topps full uncut sheet (99 cards) including three Maravich rookies – the only known example realized a final price of $10,800; a 1986/87 through 1988/89 Fleer Michael Jordan PSA GEM MT 10 collection (6 different) sold for $10,200; a George Adams 1974-75 San Diego Conquistadors (ABA) warm-up jacket sold for $6,600; a Donnie Freeman 1973 Indiana Pacers ABA World Champions players ring sold for $5,400; an Artis Gilmore 1975 Kentucky Colonels (ABA) Playoff MVP ring went for $5,400; a Mike Barrett 1970-71 Virginia Squires (ABA) game worn warm-up fleece sold for $5,100; a Bill Melchionni early 1970s New Jersey Nets (ABA) game worn home jersey went for $4,800; and a 1984-85 Star Co. full uncut sheet (100 cards) including Michael Jordan rookie realized a final price of $4,800.Â
A Wayne Gretzky early 1980s Edmonton Oilers game worn home jersey sold for $24,000; a 1910/11 C56 “Hockey Series” complete set (36) – #9 on the PSA Set Registry sold for $16,800; a 1951/52 Parkhurst complete set (105) – #9 on the PSA Set Registry commanded $16,800; a 1911/12 C55 Hockey Players complete Master set (46) – #5 on the PSA set Registry realized a final price of $15,600; a 1954/55 Topps PSA-graded complete set (60) sold for $12,000; a 1951/52 Parkhurst PSA-graded partial set (69/105) went for $11,400; a 1962/63 Parkhurst complete set (56) – #4 on the PSA Set Registry sold for $6,600; and a 1975/76 Topps unopened 3-box rack case went for $5,100.
A 1948 Leaf complete set (49) – #4 on the PSA Set Registry sold for $9,000; a 1911 T9 Turkey Red Boxers complete set (26) – #6 on the PSA Set Registry commanded $8,400; a 1910s-1940s “T” and “E” Boxing sets and singles collection (253) sold for $6,600; an 1890 N310 Mayo’s Cut Plug Boxers matched “Name At Top” complete set (35) – #1 on the SGC Set Registry realized a final price of $4,800; an extensive 1920s through 1950s Boxing Exhibit cards collection (685) went for $4,500; an 1880s N28 Allen & Ginter and N162 Goodwin “Champions” SGC-graded pugilists complete set (15) went for $4,200; Muhammad Ali 1970s handwritten lecture prompt cards (26) – incredible religious content sold for $3,900; a 1951 Topps Ringside boxing near set (88/96) – #4 on the PSA Set Registry went for $3,600; and a Joe Louis 1941 Yankee Stadium cardboard standee sold for $3,600.
A Tiger Woods 2006 Masters Tournament signed and UDA-authenticated Nike polo shirt – the only one of his trademark Sunday “Red Shirts” ever offered at auction commanded $43,200; a 1900 Cope Bros & Co. “Cope’s Golfers” complete set (50) – #3 on the PSA Set Registry realized a final price of $6,600; a 1932 U.S. Caramel #3 Bobby Jones – PSA EX-MT 6 sold for $6,000; a Jack Nicklaus twice signed and tournament used MacGregor golf bag went for $4,800; a 1932 U.S. Caramel #9 Gene Sarazen – PSA NM 7 realized a final price of $4,500; and an amazing Tiger Woods 1994 U.S. Amateur signed match-used golf ball went for $4,200.
A 1954 Topps “Scoop” complete set (156) – #1 on the PSA Set Registry sold for $21,600; a 1933 R124 Goudey “Sea Raiders” SGC-graded partial set (27/48) went for $14,400; a 1964 Topps Canadian “Outer Limits” Five-Cent Wax Box – with 35 unopened packs commanded $12,000; a 1932 R114 U.S. Caramel “Presidents” complete set (30) Minus McKinley – #3 on the PSA Set Registry went for $9,000; a vintage 1930s non-sports graded collection (73) sold for $7,800; a 1933 R73 Goudey “Indian Gum” complete set (216) plus rare blue panel complete set (24) realized a final price of $7,800; a 1965 Topps “Gilligan’s Island” complete set (55) – #3 on the PSA Set Registry sold for $7,800; 1959 and 1966 Fleer “Three Stooges” high grade complete sets (2) realized a final price of $7,200; and an 1888 N76 Duke “Great Americans” complete set (51) including Beecher variation sold for $7,200.
An incredible 1968-1975 “Mike Douglas Show” autograph album collection – 30 books containing more than 1,300 signatures including John Lennon, Jackie Robinson and Robert Kennedy sold for $16,800; a fantastic Ernest Hemingway 1952 “The Old Man and the Sea” signed First Edition hardcover book commanded $14,400; a Benjamin Franklin 1787 signed pay voucher realized a final price of $11,400; an exceptional September 19, 1776 Declaration signer Samuel Adams signed appointment – with additional revolutionary-era signatures and a reference to King George went for $7,800; an extraordinary 1913 Jean Paul Getty 12-page handwritten letter to his father – the finest Getty letter in existence sold for $7,800; an Alexander Hamilton 1791 signed handwritten four-page “Treasury Circular” – completely written in his hand from the Treasury went for $6,600; and a John Hancock 1782 signed military appointment sold for $6,000.
The finest known Millard Fillmore signed Carte De Viste sold for $19,200; a collection of 1931 through 2003 Presidential White House gift prints (41 different) including signed 1931 Hoovers, 1941 Roosevelts and 1946 Trumans sold for $16,800; an exquisite James Garfield 1881 signed appointment – signed as President sold for $15,600; an 1860 Presidential campaign salt print jugate portraits complete set (8 different) including Lincoln/Hamlin and Douglas/Johnson went for $13,200; a unique offering of a complete set of 1860 campaign ferrotype jugate pins (4) commanded $13,200; an Abraham Lincoln 1864 signed military commission commanded $10,200; a Thomas Jefferson 1791 Revolutionary War-related signed Act of Congress sold for $7,800; magnificent 1798 John Adams signed four-language ship’s papers – for a slave ship commanded $7,800; an extremely rare 1844 James Polk “Friend of Equal Rights” campaign cane realized a final price of $6,000; a one-of-a-kind 1936 FDR landslide electoral vote certification document – completely signed and fully executed sold for $5,700; a classic 1908 Taft/Sherman “Elephant Ears” jugate presidential pin sold for $5,700; an Abraham Lincoln 1862 signed handwritten letter of recommendation realized a final price of $5,700; a highly desirable 1790s Liverpool pitcher depicting George Washington as President went for $5,100;Â and an extremely rare 1848 Zachary Taylor portrait textile/bandana sold for $5,100.
A 1924 R. Lalique “Aras” vase in deep amber glass commanded $15,600; a 1921 R. Lalique “Trois Sirenes” inkwell with original cover in opalescent glass went for $9,600; a 1929 R. Lalique perfume bottle for Lucien Lelong including original presentation case sold for $4,200; a R. Lalique 1926 “Dahlia” Art Deco clock with black enamel details: fully original went for $2,880; a R. Lalique 1913 “Masques Decanter with rare silver stopper sold for $2,760; and a R. Lalique 1920 “Papillons” amber perfume burner: rare colored glass version went for $2,400.
FINE ART PAINTINGS AND SCULPTURE
A 1920s Louis Icart original oil on canvas “Aux Trianons” sold for $15,600; a 1936 Louis Icart original etching “Yachting” went for $10,800; a Pablo Picasso circa 1971 pencil signed limited edition etching – serial-numbered “43” in a limited edition of 50 pieces went for $7,200; a Robert Rauschenberg 1983 “Statue of Liberty” signed limited edition lithograph and collage went for $3,480; a 1931 Louis Icart original etching “Cigarette Memories” sold for $2,760; a 1913 Louis Icart original etching “Bellboy” realized a final price of $2,760; and a Peter Max stunning modernist “Four Kennedys” signed limited edition serigraph sold for $2,160.
An Annie Oakley 1880s signed cabinet photo went for $7,200; 1918 rare painted fabric relics from the German Fokker DVII fighter plane of WWI sold for $6,600; 1918 fully intact upper wing aileron from a German Fokker DVII – the deadliest fighter plane of World War I went for $5,400; a John Hancock 1781 signed pay voucher realized a final price of $4,200; the most desirable stock certificate 1895 “Standard Oil Trust” – personally owned and Signed by John D. Rockefeller went for $4,200; a Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins signed Apollo 11 display sold for $3,900; a rare circa 1800 Liverpool creamware pitcher showing map of the City of Washington sold for $3,000; a scarce 1909 Wright Brothers “Welcome Home” Pinback – “Compliments of James M. Cox!” sold for $2,640; a circa 1810 very large George Washington “Apotheosis” Liverpool pitcher went for $2,520; a stunning Oliver Hazard Perry War of 1812 water pitcher went for $2,400; a Prince Charles and Princess Diana 1982 signed Christmas Card went for $2,400; a fabulous 1860s Civil War era CDVs collection (103 different) including Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant realized a final price of $2,500; and a 1899 “Roosevelt’s Rough Riders” reunion ribbon sold for $2,280.
An 1860 Abraham Lincoln jumbo ambrotype campaign badge sold for $15,600; A heartbreaking and tragically significant 1963 White House Christmas Card – signed by John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy commanded $14,400; an 1862 Abraham Lincoln signed letter honoring an autograph request at the height of the Civil War went for $13,200; an 1801 Jefferson/Madison signed letter of state regarding the U.S. Minister in the Netherlands sold for $10,800; a jumbo late 1700s Liverpool bowl with portraits of President George Washington and Benjamin Franklin went for $4,200; and a graphic 1896-1900 William McKinley Presidential campaign poster sold for $4,200.
A 1920s-1930s Louis Comfort Tiffany Studios collection, including lamp (6 items) sold for $4,500; a 1870s Union Porcelain Works beer pitcher – featuring the original “King of Beer” went for $3,240; a 1910s American Art Nouveau leaded glass water lily border table lamp realized a final price of $2,880; and a majolica oyster plates collection (6 items) sold for $2,160.
A 1903 McKinley gold one dollar Commemorative Proof 64 Cameo (NGC) sold for $14,400; an 1850 Mormon Five Dollar Obverse Uniface Copper Pattern K-7 Ch. B.U. went for $8,400; an 1837 $10 Mormon Currency Ohio Note Kirtland Safety Society – Joseph Smith Signed commanded $6,600; a 1909-S V.D.B. Lincoln Cent – MS-65 RB (NGC) went for $4,800; an 1893-S Morgan Silver Dollar VG-8 (ANACS) went for $3,240; and a Fr.-224. 1896 $1 “Educational” Silver Certificate choice crisp Uncirculated 64 (SCG) sold for $3,000.
A Beatles signed Feb. 16, 1964 “The Ed Sullivan Show” schedule sold for $33,600; a monumental signed limited edition of legendary Harry Benson photograph “Beatles Arriving In New York 1964” went for $7,200; a extraordinary 1933 Jean Harlow original cover artwork by Charles Sheldon realized a final price of $6,000; a 1950s-1970s rock & roll, rhythm and blues, motown and contemporary 45 RPM records collection (1,100+) sold for $4,200; a Jimmy Stewart and Frank Capra signed “It’s a Wonderful Life” photo went for $3,360; a scarce 1951 “Superman and the Mole Men” one-sheet movie poster went for $2,760; a 1950s-1970s rock, R&B and contemporary 45 RPM record picture sleeves collection (162) commanded $2,640; and a 2005 Ronnie Wood “Flatbed Trucks” signed limited edition screenprint sold for $2,640.
A 1938 “Action Comics” #5 – CGC Universal Grade 4.5 sold for $5,400; a 1940 “Batman” #3 – CGC Universal Grade FN+ 6.5 – first Catwoman in costume went for $3,360; a 1962 “Amazing Fantasy #15” CGC Universal Grade GD+ 2.5 – the origin and first appearance of the amazing Spider-Man commanded $2,880; a 1963 “Amazing Spider-Man” #’s 1 and 2 – CGC Universal Grade 3.5 and 3.0 sold for $2,520; a 1940 “Batman” #4 – CGC VG/FN 5.0 went for $1,920; and an early “Justice League of America” comic books (14 different) – including number one went for $1,920.
An incredible 1870s through 1890s mechanical toy banks collection (16 different) sold for $6,000; an early 1900s tin litho wind-up toys collection (13 different) went for $4,500; a 1960s-1970s Matchbox displays plus original merchandise from an old retail store (200+ items) realized a final price of $2,760; and a 1907 Watrous Manufacturing Co. “Little Nemo and Flip” bell pull toy went for $1,860.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
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