Collectors could strike gold as a little-known California toy collection comes to auction July 16-17 at Morphy’sJune 11th, 2010 by admin
Just when we thought all of the great toy collections have been unveiled, along came the Michael O’Hearn collection, which will be auctioned at Morphy’s on July 16 and 17. Mr. O’Hearn is a retired San Francisco Bay Area architect renowned for his visionary use of “green” technology and insistence on retaining original appointments in the more than 30 Victorian homes he restored at a time when most of their type were destined for the wrecking ball.
Over the last three decades, Mr. O’Hearn also quietly built one of the finest mint/boxed antique toy collections we have ever seen. It serves as the featured collection in Morphy’s sale, which also includes a spectacular selection of antique advertising. A highlight is the grouping of monumental Art Deco-era storefront neon signs discovered in a warehouse in Duluth, Minnesota.
Auction – June 12th – 14th, 2010
Featuring American Western Paintings, Wilson “Snowflake: Bentley Photomicrographs, English and Continental Works of Art, Fine American Antique Furniture, English Furniture including Chests and Grandfather Clock, Continental and American Paperweights, American and English Sterling Silver, Continental Bronze and Sculpture, Selection of Minerals, Oriental Carpets, Fine Jewelry including Platinum, Gold, Silver, Diamonds, Gemstones, Black Coral, South Sea Pearls, Designer Watches and Much More.
20th Century Decorative Arts
June 15th, 2010 New York
Sale Date: June 24th, 2010 Time: 7:00 pm – Auction to be held on site
The catalogue is available for viewing at: www.liveauctioneers.com
Preview: June 19th and 21st - June 24th , 2010
Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: 2 E. Palisade Avenue, Englewood, N.J.
tel. 201 567.0288 fax. 201 567.4399