October 22nd, 2010 by

2905 Dittmer Road
(West on 29th off Ann Arbor,
then south on Dittmer Road.)
Sat., 23 Oct. — 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sun., 24 Oct. — 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
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The estate of the late Mr. and Mrs. Clifford 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 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);
many small pieces of primitive American furniture;
a massive, blind-front American secretary ca. 1850;
a rare, partial service
in the extremely Art Deco “Our America” pattern
(designed by Rockwell Kent for Vernon Kilns);
vintage toys and dolls galore,
including pieces by Marx, Steiff, Madam Alexander,
Ohio Art and many other manufacturers;
a fine, painted Pennsylvania Dutch blanket chest ca. 1810-30;
a fine array of daguerrotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes
and other early photographs, most in their original cases;
a stereopticon with a large number of accompanying 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;
yelloware, 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);
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 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 Gorham’s “Strasbourg” pattern sterling;
a small assemblage of sterling flatware
in Gorham’s “Chantilly” pattern;
a pair of beaded Indian moccasins
(possibly Kiowa or Comanche);
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);
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 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, MUCH more.
This is a sale you don’t want to miss —
it’s an absolute paradise for dealers and collectors alike.
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.
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.