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WINDSOR HILLS ESTATE SALE – OCT. 23rd & 24th

By: Matt McNeil On: October 20, 2010

2905 DITTMER ROAD
(West on 29th off N. Ann Arbor, then south on Dittmer Road.)
Saturday, 23 October from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, 24 October, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The estate of the late Martha and Cliff Wagner. Mr. and Mrs. Wagner were part-time “pickers”in Pennsylvania and New York from the Forties through the Sixties, and together amassed a huge collection that is truly worthy of admiration. The sale will include:

  • a large, cameo-cut art glass vase by Schneider/La Verre Français (Charder), in the Art Moderne style
  • a fine Wheeling Peachblow vase (very scarce)
  • Austro-Bohemian art glass ca. 1900-20, including a signed piece of Loetz with an overshot finish
  • dolls by Effanbee, Ideal, Marx, Ohio Art and other manufacturers
  • sterling flatware, including pieces by Tiffany, Whiting, Gorham, Shreve and other manufacturers
  • an intricately wrought Kirk sterling tea caddy in the “Repoussé” pattern (older mark)
  • a massive, blind-front American secretary ca.ca. 1780-90
  • a fine array of daguerrotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes and other early photographs, most in their original cases
  • a stereopticon
  • a large number of stereopticon cards
  • a wide array of paper goods and ephemera, including postcards, maps, World’s Fair memorabilia, vintage Valentines and much more
  • an exceptional Pennsylvania corner cabinet ca. 1830-40
  • an attractive Sheraton server with a (later added) secretary top
  • a huge assortment of late Victorian tin tobacco tags
  • several vintage cast iron banks, including three mechanical banks
  • a service of Wedgwood china in the “Pimpernel” pattern
  • a great deal of early English transferware
  • a child’s dresser ca. 1880-90, with hand-painted folk motifs
  • vintage sewing items
  • sewing notions
  • yellowware, redware, ironstone (transferred and otherwise), majolica and other ceramic wares of the 19th century
  • a small Sheraton game table (likely of the period)
  • a Shreve hammered sterling tea caddy
  • commercial and non-commercial perfume bottles
  • vintage marbles
  • Victorian milk glass (white and colored alike)
  • Bennington ware
  • Rockingham ware
  • quadruple plate (several pieces)
  • an Old Sheffield Plate gallery tray ca. 1820-30
  • Roycroft
  • fountain pens and mechanical pencils
  • Victorian pattern glass
  • opalescent glass, including pieces by Northwood, Dugan and other manufacturers
  • vintage advertising tins
  • many Victorian scrapbooks and photo albums
  • a splendid sampler dated 1828
  • copper lusterware
  • children’s dishes
  • a tin snuff box dated 1828
  • a gilded brass “Standing Indian” girandole ca. 1840
  • spatter glass
  • a Steuben crystal paperweight
  • Frankoma
  • two Staffordshire figures ca. 1830-50
  • a Dick Tracy tin litho squad car ca. 1935-40
  • several silverplated Victorian napkin rings
  • a heavy Durgin sterling comport ca. 1930
  • several large and scarce flatware pieces in Whiting’s “Louis XV” pattern sterling
  • a small assemblage of sterling flatware in Gorham’s “Chantilly” pattern
  • a pair of beaded Indian moccasins
  • an important, leather-bound, Lancaster County Bible dated 1819, printed by noted Pennsylvania printer Jakob Bär (a.k.a. “Bear”)
  • a wonderful folk art cane ca. 1820-30
  • several oil paintings (European, 19th century)
  • several antique Currier & Ives prints
  • a Colonial Revival server ca. 1890-1910
  • an 1889 souvenir program from the inaugural ball of President Benjamin Harrison
  • “Candlewick” pattern crystal by Imperial
  • Bakelite jewelry
  • Art Deco shoe clips
  • Franklin Mint items
  • Mexican and other sterling jewelry
  • vintage Christmas ornaments
  • Kutani and Imari wares
  • salt spoons
  • a large selection of early American stoneware, including many salt-glazed crocks and jugs from Pennsylvania, Kentucky and New York potters
  • a wonderful assortment of books, including 18th and 19th century leather-bound works, works with illustrations by Gustave Doré, Kate Greenaway, Charles Russell, Rockwell Kent and other noted illustrators, vintage children’s books, many collectors’ books, etc.
  • a handsome, Empire-style tea service by Christofle of Paris (w/Orfèvrerie Gallia marks)
  • an embarrassingly full garage
  • a very full kitchen
  • much, MUCH more.

On-site security at all times until sale day.
Uniformed Oklahoma City police officer on site at all times during sale hours.
Numbers given out starting at 7 a.m. Saturday.
Customers will be ushered in in groups of fifty.
Ladies, please lock your purses in your trunks and bring only your pocketbooks into the sale.(The volume in this sale borders on the insane, hence the “no purses” rule.)
No children, please.
No public restrooms, sorry.
Each dealer must submit a photocopy of his or her tax exemption slip for every purchase made — there will be no exceptions.
Please park both courteously and legally, as violators may be towed.
Sealed bids will be collected throughout the day Saturday on those items priced $100.00 and above; bids will be “called” at the close of the sale on Saturday.

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