Auction Preview: Spring Historical, Military, and Hollywood

Our upcoming Historical, Military, and Hollywood auction will feature:

  • Scarce President John F. Kennedy Original Birthday Poster from 1962 at Madison Square Garden
  • Collection of Vintage Pens and Pen/Pencil Coin-Op Dispensers
  • Nice Antique Advertising including Coca-Cola
  • Rare Auto-Racing Posters
  • One of only 3 known recordings from Elvis Presley’s first recording sessions at Sun Records from the Estate of Marion Keisker MacInnes
  • Collection of Concert Posters including 1957 Elvis Presley, 1964 Bob Dylan, Grateful Dead and many others
  • Group of original sealed Beatles Records
  • 1960’s Star Trek TV Show Props including Tricorder, Type 1 Optical Phaser, and Taelon Ears (Worn by Anita La Selva as Zo’Or – Earth: Final Conflict)
  • 2 Circa 1930’s original porcelain Long Island & Roosevelt Field License Plates
  • Original Emmy Awards (SNL, Macys Thanksgiving Parade)
  • Militaria including Civil War and Indian War Materials, Propaganda Posters, including Photos, Badges, Battle Flag, and much more
  • Signed Celebrity and Political memorabilia
  • Group of Maps and Atlases
  • Original Hirschfeld Judy Garland Illustration
  • Nice selection of Leroy Nieman Material
  • Collection of Early Chinese Opium Pipes
  • Incredible Archive of Pin-Up and Cheesecake Photographs/Negatives including Betty Page
  • Fly Fishing Memorabilia
  • And much more to come

Date of auction to be announced in the following weeks with full catalog to follow.

Auction Preview: May Comics & Comic Art

Our May Comics, Comic Art, and Animation Sale will feature:

  • High end graded comics including: Amazing Fantasy #15, Hulk #181, X-Men #1, All-American Comics #61 (CGC 7.5), and many others@
  • Ultimate Master Sets of Marvel Rittenhouse Series Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Universe
  • The “Cliff Collection”, a lifetime collection of Golden and Silver Age Comics including EC and DC titles, many high grade examples
  • Nice group lots including early runs of many issues
  • Another great group of original artwork from the Joe Kubert estate including original Joe Kubert covers, interior artwork, and Andy Kubert original artwork.
  • Playboy #1 CGC 5.5
  • Walt Disney Comics #1 CGC 3.0
  • Early run of Mad Magazines including Issue #1
  • Much more to come!

Date of auction and catalogue to be published shortly.

 

Auction Preview: Spring Toy Trains

Our Spring Vintage Train Auction will be filled with great trains including rare variations, boxed Sets and more!

The auction will include:

– American Flyer S, O & Standard Gauges
– Lionel Pre & Postwar O & Standard Gauges
– Prewar European examples
– Pre and Postwar Marx Trains and Accessories

 

Some early highlights are shown, but much more to come!

 

Auction Preview: April Stamps, Coins, and Postcards

Our April 24th Stamps, Coins, and Postcard sale with include nearly 400 great lots including:

  • Features another nice selection of Stamps and Covers from the “Long Island Hoard”
  • Large collections and group lots from various estates
  • A nice selection of graded U.S. Coins from 18th-20th century including Gold and Silver
  • Stamps and Coins offered on behalf of the N.Y. County Public Administrators Office
  • Complete collection of Ryukyu Islands Stamps
  • Strong group lot of France and Austrian stamps
  • Post Cards from a long time collectors estate
  • & Much More

Great Sale which we strongly recommend viewing in person. Please call early to make a viewing appointment.

Auction Spotlight: 1937 Dragones de Ciudad Trujillo Signed Team Sheet

Put together by Dominican Republic Dictator Rafael Trujillo, the 1937 Dragones de Ciudad Trujillo are regarded as one of the best baseball teams ever assembled, comprised of multiple future hall of famers including Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, and James “Cool Papa” Bell. With difficulty luring major league stars to play in the Dominican at the time, Trujillo went to the Negro Leagues to recruit the best talent available in order to secure the team the championship amid political turmoil in the country.

A piece of this historic team is featured in our upcoming March 27th Sports Card & Memorabilia auction. The signed sheet by seven members 1937 Dragones Baseball Team has a pre-sale estimate of $30,000-50,000.

Authenticated by JSA, it features the signatures of Hall of Famers Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, and James “Cool Papa” Bell. The sheet is also signed by four other players from the team: Robert Griffith, Harry Williams, Leroy Matlock, and Sammy Bankhead.

The sale features over 400 great lots of high-end graded sports cards, complete sets from 1950’s to Modern era, rare signed cards, great signed memorabilia from legends of various sports, and many great lots of non-sport cards.

Click here to check out a preview of the auction! Bidding is now live on our website, with pre-bidding open until 9am on the day of the sale (3/27) with live bidding beginning at 10am.

March Sports Card & Memorabilia Preview

Some highlights for our March 27th Sports Card & Signed Memorabilia auction below:

Interested in consigning for this sale or one of our future auctions? Contact Phil at phil@weissauctions.com or call us at 516-594-0731 and we will be happy to work with you on selling your single item or collection.

Harling Family Collection – February Vintage Toys, Boats, and Advertising

We proudly present The Harling Family Toy Collection to be featured in the February 21st Toy, Train, and Collectibles Auction.

This collection, a product of three generations, traces its roots back to Jack Harling, the family patriarch, and his early fondness for Marklin trains. His son, John Harling, caught the collecting bug, venturing into international collecting, with his passion for trains and live steam during his global travels. A member of the Antique Toy Collectors of America since 1977, John had an eye for toys from Germany and early American offerings.

The tradition continued with Ford, who, from a young age, joined his father and grandfather at shows and swap meets across the East Coast. Today, he’s the torchbearer, focusing on antique toys, especially live steam and clockwork boats.

The auction lineup is diverse, featuring vintage boats, ferris wheels, live steam toys, pressed steel vehicles, tin litho, and high-end battery-operated toys. Keep an eye out for a rare Snappy the Dragon in its original box, a collection of vintage dolls, toy soldiers, and mint box die-cast vehicles. Doorstop enthusiasts will find a rare large penguin doorstop, and train fans can explore pre-war Lionel trains, European brass and tinplate.

The event will also highlight a collection of fountain pens, Antique advertising, higher-end travel posters, and from the collection to Tom P. Weston, world renowned miniature builder, an antique model ship and an antique model piano gaming case. For bidding live during the auction, as well as to place bids prior to the date of the sale, we recommend placing your bids directly on our website, www.weissauctions.com, for a lower buyer’s premium.

2024 AUCTION PREVIEW

We are looking forward to an exciting 2024 auction schedule filled with great fresh to the market material. We are now accepting consignments for all of our upcoming sales including:

  • Comics, Animation & Comic Art
  • Sports Cards & Memorabilia
  • Historical, Political, Military, & Hollywood Memorabilia
  • Vintage High-End Toys & Trains
  • Rare Books & Works on Paper
  • Coins, Stamps, & Postcards
  • Fine Art, Jewelry, Sculptures, & Rare Vintage Posters

Contact us here to find out what your item, collection, or entire estate is worth:


We are working on sales beyond the first few months of 2024 so feel free to contact us with any item you are interested in selling and we will make sure it gets into the right sale:


Take a look above at some items to look forward to in our upcoming sales with much more to be added!

 

DECEMBER TOYS, DOLLS, SOLDIERS, AND COLLECTIBLES PREVIEW

Catalog now live, click here to view the auction!

Our Pre-Christmas Toy and Toy Soldier auction on December 20th will feature 500 lots including:

  • Vintage Diecast Cars including Dinky, Corgi, Matchbox and Politoys
  • Large Collection of Disney Collectibles
  • Vintage Dolls including early Barbie with many scarce and rare accessories
  • 1950’s-80’s character, TV Show, and movie lunchboxes and thermoses
  • Britains Toy Soldier Box Sets, Mignot, and Elastolin Toy Soldiers
  • 1980’s & 90’s Video Games and VHS
  • Much more to come!

Interested in consigning for this sale or one of our future auctions? Contact Phil at phil@weissauctions.com  or call us at 516-594-0731 and we will be happy to work with you on selling your single item or collection

“Rather fish than play ball – but they don’t pay 35 grand a year for fishing ability” – Lou Gehrig

A 1929 New Yorker profile on Gehrig by Journalist Niven Busch stated that, “Aside from baseball [Gehrig’s] principal amusement is fishing.” That amusement from Gehrig, one of the greatest baseball players of all time, is apparent in this special note.

“To Dot – I bet you can catch more fish in an hour, than I can in a week

Cordially

Lou Gehrig”

The signed note, made out to the consignor’s aunt, is inside an autograph book that the consignor’s grandfather, a fishing guide, had with him when he took Gehrig out on a fishing trip in October of 1937 in Cape Vincent, N.Y, just days after Gehrig hit his final World Series home run en route to winning his fifth of six World Series Championships with the New York Yankees. The page following the Gehrig note is signed by New York Daily News Outdoors Editor, Fred Fletcher, who was also on the October 1937 fishing trip. The weeklong trip with Gehrig was documented in multiple Daily News articles throughout the month of October.

The autograph book is overall in very nice shape, especially considering the age. A photo of Gehrig, a newspaper clipping, and a stamp that appears to be easily removable are all taped to the page with the Gehrig note. The back of the page has a written note explaining who Fred Fletcher is followed up by a handwritten note by Fletcher on the next page.

The autograph book will be featured in our October 25th Sports Card and Memorabilia Auction (Lot 1200). Pre-bidding will open 2 weeks prior to the date of the auction with live-bidding beginning at 10am on October 25th for the 500-lot auction. Click here to check out the preview for the full auction.

View the auction catalog here!

New York Daily News - October 18, 1937