Sunday, July 20, 2008


July 20, 2008

July 26, 2008

(321) 984-8484

A collection of sports and entertainment memorabilia and autographs that has been thirty five years in the making will cross the block at All Out Auctions & Antiques on July 26.

The collection includes over 350 items and contains classics such as a 1953 Seeburg Model G juke box and a number of vintage electric guitars. And that’s just to get started. Then the serious stuff will appear.

There is a letter from John Lennon that appears to be to Waylon Jennings from 1971, an unused Elvis ticket to a concert he never made in Huntington, WV on September 20, 1977, face value $15.00 and more than 100 photos signed by sports figures and celebrities including Elvis, Charlie Daniels, Hank Williams, Jr., George Strait, Johnny Cash, Fats Domoino, Eric Clapton, Reba McEntyre, Jim Kiick, Mercury Morris, Buddy Baker, Raymond Berry, Johnny Unitas, Merle Haggard, Yogi Berra, Johnny Unitas and many more.

Autographed sports memorabilia will include pennants, hats, T shirts, helmets, a speed bag and a batting helmet signed by such sports legends as Joe Namath, Mike Tyson, Michael Jordan, Duke Snyder, Cal Ripken, Jr., Tiger Woods Pete Rose plus many more.

The sale will also feature more than 65 baseballs with the guaranteed signatures of Hank Aaron, Nolan Ryan, Pee Wee Reese, Bob Feller, Sandy Koufax, George Brett and Lenny Dyskstra along with several team signed balls.

The sale will be conducted at the All Out Auctions Gallery located at 5015 Babcock St. Palm Bay, FL 32905. Absentee bids will be accepted as will phone bids at (321) 984-8484. Online bids are available on using auctioneer ID # 5309, For more information visit the website at, email to or call All Out Auctions owner Nathan Burch at (321) 984-8484.

written by:
Fred Taylor

Photo captions for All Out Auctions & Antiques

One lot will consist of 111 Elvis albums.

A class ice 1953 Model G Seeburg juke box.

John Lennon’s signed letter, 1971.

A ticket for a concert Elvis never made, September 20, 1977.

A single plaque with autographed photos of Willie Mays, Pete Rose and Nolan Ryan

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


July 8, 2008

Sale JUNE 22, 2008

(727) 821-1167

The June 22 sale at Burchard Galleries, Inc in St. Petersburg, FL featured inventory from the Daytona Museum of Arts and Sciences, the JP Morgan Collection and two mid Florida estates.

The June 22 sale at Burchard Galleries featured an outstanding collection of American gold coins from an Orlando estate that far exceeded the pre sale estimate in fourteen of sixteen cases. The top coin lot and the top lot of the sale was a 1905 Lewis and Clark gold $1 graded from PCGS as MS64. These coins graded better than MS62 are very rare. 35,041 of the commemorative coins were struck at the Philadelphia mint in 1905. The odd 41 were for mint inspection services. Of the remaining 35,000 only 10,000 were actually sold to the public for the market price of $3. The unsold balance was melted for gold stock. The coins were not perceived as being especially valuable when issued and few were stored carefully with many being melted in the Depression for scrap. Auction spokesman Todd Burchard pointed out that the coins were graded MS64 some time ago under a more stringent grading system than that in use today. He expects the coins to be regraded to a higher mark.

This MS64 Lewis and Clark had a presale estimate of $1,500/2,000. Crossing the block late in the sale the lot drew a surprising 17 bids. The winner was a local collector/dealer in the room who bid $14,000 before the buyer’s premium. A 1904 Lewis and Clark gold $1 with a similar grade, estimated at $1,000/1,500, had a hammer price of $7,250 and a Panama Pacific 1915-S $2½ gold piece, graded from PCGS MS64, brought $5,750 against the $1,500/2,500 estimate.

Other good gold included a 1913 $5 Gold Half Eagle, graded MS64, selling five times the high estimate at $5,000 and a 1932 $10 Indian Gold Eagle, MS64, hammering at double the estimate to close at $4,000.

Smiles were not in short supply on other lots either. An abstract oil on canvas by Piero Ruggieri (Italian 1930-) from the Daytona Museum of Arts and Sciences was estimated to sell at $400/600. The 44 by 38in work, entitled “Le Lampade 1956” was signed lower right, titled and dated verso. The work was in overall good condition needing cleaning with some flecks of paint loss. It rounded up forty bids to close at $11,500 to a buyer from Italy. But the real surprise in the art department came as lot #140 in the 483 lot sale. An unsigned American Western scene, oil on canvas, also from the Daytona Museum, depicted waterfalls, a river and a chain of mountains with three figures of Native American Indians in the foreground. This unassuming 29 by 44in work had several tears and abrasions and was estimated presale at $400/600. With a very strong attribution to Alexander Loemans (Canadian ? – d1898) it was hotly competed in the room and online with sixty-two bids, closing at $6,500. Also in the American art category, an early work by Florida Highwayman Harold Newton (American, 1932-1994), a Florida landscape typical of the genre’ sold within estimate at $3,750.

Good wood also would do good with a Chinese Meiji period rosewood etagere having elaborate and fine carvings in berry and bamboo motifs surrounding open shelving and one closed compartment closing above estimate at $6,250. It was followed by a Chinese carved rosewood desk, late 19th century, with a carved gallery above a drawer flanked by doors. With the matching chair, the set sold over estimate for $2,000. But the star of the furniture show was a beautifully patinated 19th century two piece Federal mahogany tambour desk, banded and inlaid with upper interior drawers and two full length drawers below. The square nails in the back attested to the age. This elegant office in a box, estimated at $400/600 created enough excitement to close at $3,000. A six piece quarter sawn oak bedroom set from the Mission Collection of L. & J.G. Stickley sold within estimate at $4,000.

The sale was carried live online by and had 363 registered bidders from around the world including Israel, Australia, Italy and France. Burchard Galleries, Inc. owner Jeff Burchard and his son Todd called the eight hour sale. For more information call (727) 821-1167, email to or visit the website at The Gallery is located at 2528 30th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33713. Burchard Galleries normally has an auction the last weekend each month with a “discovery auction” on Saturday and an antiques sale on Sunday. Check the website for details.

Written by:
Fred Taylor


1905 LEWIS & CLARK $1 GOLD PCGS MS64: Graded from PCGS MS64 sold for $14,000. Est. $1500/2000

Harold Newton (American, 1932-1994): Highwayman Painting, Oil/Upson, 24in x 20in, signed, custom frame 28'' x 23 1/2''. An early example of Newton's work. Several minor paint flecks, mostly in upper portion. Hammer price $3,750 Est. $2000/4000

AMERICAN SCHOOL WESTERN SCENE PAINTING: Oil/Canvas, 4'' x 36'', no visible signature but attributed to Alexander Loemas, encased in worn liner, 29'' x 41'', scene depicts waterfalls, a river, and a chain of mountains with three figures of native American Indians in the foreground standing on an outcropping, admiring the view. Several tears, abrasions. Est. $400/600. Sale price $6,500.

TIFFANY STUDIOS ACORN HARP FORM LAMP: Telescopic height, harp form frame. Emerald green dichroic glass. The lamp is 18 1/2''h., the shade is 9 3/4'' dia. Signed on the base ''Tiffany Studios New York 569''. The shade is signed ''Tiffany Studios''. Est. $12000/14000. Sale price $11,000.

Piero Ruggierir, (Italian, 1930-): ''Le Lampade 1956'', OIL/CANVAS, 44'' x 38'', signed lower right and signed, titled & dated verso, with two Galleria La Bussola exhibition labeled verso, thin edge frame 45'' x 39''. Condition - Some craquelure throughout, several flecks of paint loss, needs cleaning. Est. $400/600, Sale price $11,500.

19th C. FEDERAL MAHOGANY TAMBOUR DESK: Banded and inlay, the upper section with interior drawers, the lower section with 2 full length drawers. Square nails in the back. Tapered legs. Two piece, overall approx. 44 1/2''h., 34 1/2''w. x 19 1/2''d. Est. $400/600. Sale price $3,000.

CHINESE MEIJI PERIOD CARVED ROSEWOOD ETAGERE: Elaborate and fine carvings in berry and bamboo motif. Open shelving with one closed compartment. Measures 78'' high x 37'' wide x 14 1/2'' deep. Est. $2,500/4,000. Sale price $6,250.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


July 3, 2008

Sale August 2-3, 2008

(727) 656-2974

Not all of them of course but at least a significant sampling of Russian fine art, sculpture and decorative silver art will be in the United States in August at Aberdeen Auctions in St. Petersburg (Florida).

(ST. PETERSBURG, FL) Aberdeen-Auctions of St. Petersburg, FL will serve up a banquet of art with Russian and European flavors on August 2 – 3 consisting of over 450 items of paintings, drawings, sculptures, bronze works, silver, jewelry, porcelain, folk art and Russian icons.

Among the featured works will be four watercolors by Russian artist Ivan Yakelovich Bilibin (1876-1942). He was renowned as an illustrator of Slavic folklore and Russian fairy tales as well as stage design. He was a member of Mir iskusstva (World of Art) and after pursuing his career in Egypt and France, returned to Russia in 1936 and died in the siege of Leningrad in World War II. The four watercolor works are illustrations of Russian folk tales “Baba-Yaga”, “Three Bogatyrs”, and tales by Pushkin “The Tale of the Tsar Sultan” and “The Tale of Golden Cockrel.” All four works are signed in Cyrillic and dated 1899 and 1907.

Other Russian artists in the inventory include Y. P. Annenkov, D. D. Burliuk, A.A. Exter, N. feshin, N. S. Goncharova, A. V. Hansen, B. I. Khodasevich, G. A. Lapchine, G. Pogedaieff, P. Tchelichev and M. Voloshin.

The Russian flavor will be enhanced by Russian icons from the 17th through the 19th centuries, bronze sculptures of Cossacks from the last quarter of the 19th century by Evgenii Evgenievich Lanceray (1875-1946) and a bronze candlestick decorated with Russian symbols by N. Stange, c. 1876. Stange also exhibited other nickel plated bronze items in the Russian style at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876 along with this candlestick.

Other works from some of Russia’s famous silversmiths, including I. Khlebnikov, P. Ovchinnikov, A. Lubavin and Gustav Klingert will cross the block along with a Russian gilded silver and enamel photograph frame by A. Kuzmichev, c. 1888, with Cyrillc maker’s mark “AK”, essayer mark “AP” and a Moscow hallmark. Kuzmichev also made some items for the Tiffany Company. There will be a porcelain mantle clock by Alexander Popov, a pair of Russian porcelain vases from the Imperial Manufactory, period of Alexander II and Russian porcelain tea sets from the first years of the Soviet era.

Other European works will consist of Old Masters of the 17th and 218th century and works by Mattie Dube, an American working in Paris (1861- 1944), Alfons Karpinski (Polish, 1875-1961), Arthur Lajos Halmi (Hungarian 1866-1939), George Morland (English 1763-1804) and Pal Fried (Hungarian/American 1893-1976).

Preview for the sale will be on August 1 from 12:00 to 6:00PM at the Gallery at 212 Beach Dr. NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. The sale, beginning at 10:00AM EST on August 2 and continuing at 10:00AM August 3 , will be carried live online by For more information call (727) 656-2974, email or visit the website at

written by:
Fred Taylor


Watercolor by I. Y. Bilibin, an illustration for the Russian tale by Pushkin “The Tale of Golden Cockrel, signed with Cyrillic and dated 1907.
Estimate: $45,000.00 - $60,000.00

Ivan Iakovlevich Illustration of a Russian folktale “Baba-Yaga” signed with Cyrillic.
Estimate: $25,000.00 - $35,000.00

A Bronze Group of a peasant boy on horseback with two horses by Evgeni Lanceray(1848-1886), inscribed with signature and with foundry mark. Height 7in or 17.5 cm.
Estimate: $11,000.00 - $13,000.00

Portrait of an Old woman, charcoal on paper, sign lower right by Nicolai Fechin (Russian, 1881-1955)
Estimate: $10,000.00 - $13,000.00

Hannan Restored to Health Painting by Scottish Artist Robert Gavin (1827-83). Former Sotheby's sale. Listed artist. Oil on canvas. 19¾ x 28½in.
Estimate: $9,000.00 - $12,000.00

Oil on canvas “Coast View” by Aleksey Vasilievich Hanzen (Russian, 1876-1937), signed lower right
Estimate: $28,000.00 - $30,000.00

A Russian Silver and Enamel Bowl, Ovchinnikov, Moscow, circa 1910
enameled with colorful foliage, gild interior. Height with hands 6¾in or 17 cm, width 8½in or 21cm.
Estimate: $8,000.00 - $10,000.00