Public Auction

Public Auction 072217

This exceptional auction features the lifetime collection of the last living descendent of the important Towne family of early Salem, Massachusetts.

Began: 07/22/17 at 9:00 AM EDT
Location: High Street Galleries, 116-A North High Street, Edinburg, VA 22824

Laughlin Auctions

Public Auction

High Street Galleries

116-A North High Street

Edinburg, Virginia

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017, at 9:00 A.M.

Preview: Friday, July 21st,10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This exceptional auction features the lifetime collection of the last living descendent of the important Towne family of early Salem, Massachusetts.

DIRECTIONS: I-81 Exit 279 at Edinburg, VA. East on Stony Creek Blvd., cross RR track, left on Printz, right on Piccadilly, left on High Street, 2 ½ blocks to large parking lot on left.

DUCK & GOOSE DECOY COLLECTION: Exceptional collection of 75+ duck decoys from the early 1900’s to the 1980’s. Carvers include Ira Hudson, William Gibian, R. W. Kelley, Jessie Urie & many others; 10+ goose decoys. This exceptional collection will be offered at approximately 10:00 a.m. (please visit this website for photos).

SHOREBIRD COLLECTION: 100+ carved shorebirds from the 1920’s to the 1980’s. This exceptional collection will be offered at approximately 11:15 following Duck & Goose Decoy Collection (please visit this website for photos).

FURNITURE: Mixed wood “blind door” corner cupboard w/ waist drawer; early pine flatwall cupboard w/ raised panels, 2 doors over 2 doors; pine 3 drawer solid end chest; cherry pin top tavern table w/ 2 drawers, turned legs; 2 pc. cherry & pine cupboard, top w/ 2 paneled doors, base w/ slant front, turned feet; pine miniature single door cupboard; early pine 6 drawer chest w/ lift top; cherry 2 drawer drop leaf stand w/ turned legs; early pine chimney cupboard w/ single raised panel door, rat-tail hinges; mixed wood dry sink/bucket bench; dry sink w/ drawer & 2 doors; 2- Deacon’s benches; church pew; pine dovetailed blanket chest; pine harvest table w/ tapered legs; several farm benches; 2- mule chests; 2- 4 poster rope beds; selection of early ladder back chairs; early painted armed Windsor, green painted & stenciled arm chair; selection of painted ladder back chairs; early painted mantel; 2 door jelly cupboard w/ red paint; painted 3 drawer chest; painted miniature two door cupboard; painted dry sink; painted miniature 3 drawer chest; painted & mortised 2 shelf bucket bench; painted washstand w/ drawer; grain painted 2 door cupboard; painted blanket chest w/ turned legs; 4- pine drop leaf tables; 20+ other pcs. of furniture not listed.

STAMP COLLECTION: Enormous selection of “First Day Covers” and other stamps. Stamp collection will be offered in albums.

SMALLS: Collection of early painted slide top & lift top boxes; selection of pantry boxes; 2- early mirrors w/ reverse painting; selection of painted miniature benches; violin w/ “mother of pearl” inlay; early painted carpenter’s box; copper “Gooseneck” tea kettle; 2- early tall case clock faces & works; several wall boxes; collection of brass snuff boxes; 2- Bower & Bartlett’s coffee counter top tins; selection of tin candle molds; National “Barber Shop” cash register; Clarks ONT 2 drawer spool cabinet; selection of early canes; 10+ pieces of scrimshaw; 5- early checker boards; enormous selection of tinware of every description; early wooden trencher & bowls; enormous selection of splint baskets of every description; early sugar cutter; large selection of treenware; selection of advertising tins; tinware “running” horse; antique wooden mouse trap: 10+ pcs. of cobalt decorated stoneware; pair of Staffordshire spaniels; pair of brass hound bookends; exceptional mahogany mantel clock w/ carved Eagle crest, carved pillars w/ paw feet, Riley Whiting, Winchester, Conn.; several other mantel clocks; several spongeware pitchers; early “horn” cup; strap of sleigh bells; selection of sterling silver hollow ware & flatware; great selection of quilts, coverlets & other textiles; nest of spongeware mixing bowls; Thomas & Williams brass lantern; pair of brass nozzles; banded yellow ware bowls; early store jars; cast iron; dolls & doll furniture; pair of early 50’s Teddy Bears on wheels; sailing & tall ship collection; large selection of bottles; “Betty” lamps; collection of smoking pipes; selection of redware; enormous selection of early smalls not listed.

ART: Signed oil on canvas, “Tall Ship”, 27 ¾” x 19 ¾”; oil on canvas “Cow”, 24” x 18”, framed; oil on board, “New England Village”, 20” x 18”; oil on canvas “Cattle Scene”; early pencil “Birdsboro Maid”, owned by I.G. Steinrock; framed 1847 floral water color; “George Washington with Men on Horses” on art board; huge selection of other framed art  including tall ships, waterfowl, landscapes, horses & MUCH MORE (approximately 150 pcs.).

PORCELAIN – CHINA – GLASSWARE: “Gaudy” cream pitcher; Flow Blue; Spode “Garland”, service for 24 plus extras; Lamberton china, “Dorothea”; Emerald cut to clear; selection of transfer ware; several pcs. of Mocha; several early Leads platters & plates; soft paste; Lusterware; Blue-White ironstone; large selection of Blue Willow; yellow ware pudding molds; selection of Wedgewood “Flying Cloud”; 12” porcelain “Eagle” bowl; handless cups & saucers; crystal decanters & stemware; salts; selection of Royal Doulton; selection of oriental china & porcelain; several Hummel figurines; porcelain figurines; Bavarian & German porcelain; enormous selection of “tray lot” porcelain – china – glassware.

BOOKS: Selection of hardback books from the late 1700’s through mid-1800’s on a variety of subjects; large selection of hardbacks on antiques, waterfowl, tall ships, gardening & many other subjects.

VINTAGE MO-PED: 1978 Motobecane 50V Mobylette mo-ped, 3,463 miles, excellent condition.

COINS: 50+ lots of silver coins (offered at 9:00 a.m. by catalog).

ANTIQUE TOOLS: Early leather apron; large selection of early planes of every description; turn screws; squares & levels; surveying instrument; draw knives; scribes, travelers; spoke shaves.

FIREARMS: Belgium Browning Light Twelve 12 ga. w/ vent rib, 2 ¾, 27 ½”; Savage Model 1899 Savage 303 Takedown; Winchester Model 37 includes two .410’s, 20 ga.; Winchester Model 41 .410; Glenfield Marlin 30 GT 30-30 w/ Simmons 3×9 scope; Remington Model 742 Woodmaster 6mm w/ Armsport scope; Remington Model 1100 Magnum 12 ga. mag.; Savage Arms West Point Model 842 30-30 w/ scope; Mossberg Model 500A 12 ga. slide action w/ vent rib; Japanese Arisaka 7.7 JAP rifle; S. S. Kresge 151 20 ga. single barrel; Marlin 990 .22; Stevens/Savage Model 67 12 ga.; Savage Model 110 30-06; Iver Johnson Champion 12 ga. single barrel; Interarms 935 12 ga.; Marlin Model 99 .22; Invest Arms Italian 50 caliber black powder rifle; Knight LK 50 cal. inline w/ Tasco scope; Glenfield Marlin Model 60 .22; Marlin Model 24 12 ga. slide action; Remington 14-A 30 Remington slide action; Marlin Model 19 12 ga. Take Down; Stevens Falling Block Favorite .22; H&R Model 700 .22 mag (no magazine); Winchester Model 70 Ultimate Shadow 300 WSM w/ Bushnell scope; Stevens 12 ga. single barrel; Ruger MKII Target Model 22/45 .22, OIB; Chiappa Firearms SAA 1873 .22 revolver, OIB; Baikal IJ-70 9mm Makarov; two New Flintlock pistols marked RC Orr; Kahr P380 .380 auto, OIB; FNH FNS-9 9mm, NIB; Walther Arms PPX 9mm; American Tactical Fatboy-LW 45 ACP, NIB; Para 1911 SSP 45 ACP Match, NIB. Note: Firearms will be offered at 10:00 a.m. and will be sold under Laughlin Auctions FFL.

SWORD, KNIVES, SPORTING RELATED: Sword w/ metal scabbard, 22 ½” blade, brass guard, wrapped wire grip; bayonet; Remington 175th Anniversary hunting knife w/ display board, NIB; Remington Master Guide bullet knife, NIB; Remington Tracker bullet knife, NIB; Remington bullet guide knife, NIB; Robeson Daddy Barlow, NIB; Case XX lock blade; selection of .22 ammunition; 2 & 4 HP Evinrude boat motors.

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TERMS: Cash or check w/2 IDs. MasterCard & Visa Accepted (3% Buyers Premium waived on all cash & check purchases)  

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