Tuesday, September 22, 2009


September 17, 2009

Sale October 3, 2009

(727) 656-2974

Online bidding will be available for over 300 lots of art, silver and international coins on October 3 through LiveAuctioneers.com.

(LUTZ, FL) - This auction will feature over 300 lots of Russian, European, American and Oriental paintings and drawings, icons, sculptures, bronze works, porcelain, coins and fine silver including selected silver and Russian works of art by K.Faberge, I. Khlebnikov, A.Kuzmichev, P.Ovchinnikov, G.Klingert, Grachevs.

The auction will be conducted in two sessions, Fine Art and Numismatics. The Fine Art Session of the sale will include oil paintings, watercolors and drawings of the following artists:

American artists: Johann Berthelsen (1883-1972), Nick Eggenhofer (1897-1985), Warren W. Sheppard (1858 - 1937), Fritz Precht (X1X), Alexander Charles Stuart (1831-1898), Paul Bernard King (1867-1947).

European artists: Wilfrid Constant Beauquesne (French, 1840-1913) Honoré Daumier (French, 1808-1879), Heinrich Stohl (Stahl) (Austrian, 1826-1889), Louis Reinhardt (German, 1849-1870), Pal Fried (Hungarian, 1893-1976) , Herbert Alker Tripp (British, 1883-1954), Tito Corbella (Italian, 1885-1966), Jean Louis Forain (French, 1852-1931), Giuseppe Salvati (Italian, XX).

Russian artists: Rufin Gavrilovich Sudkovski (1850-1885) , David Davidovich Burliuk (1882-1967), Pavel Tchelitchew (1898-1957), Konstantin Alexandrovitch Weschtschiloff (1877-1945), Nahum Tschacbasov (1899-1994), Alexis Matthew Podchernikoff (1886 - 1933), Vladimir Vishnevsky (1938 - ), Elena Krylenko (1895-1956), Liubov Sergeevna Popova (1889-1924), Gavril Pavlovic Kondratenko (1854-1924), Vera Rockline (1896-1934), Zinaida Jewgenewna Serebriakova (1884-1967), Vladimir Georgievich Behteiev (187-1971) , Johann Walter-Kurau (Latvian, 1869-1932), Domashnikov Boris Fedorovich (1924 – 2003), Ilia Glazunov(1930).

The Numismatics Session will include an important collection of Russian and World Coins and World Paper Money from the 1300s to the 1900s. Many of the coins are NGC and Paper Money PMG graded.

The sale begins at 10:00AM Saturday October 3. Bidding will be available by phone, absentee or online through LiveAuctioneers.com and Proxibid. To see the complete catalog visit the website at http://www.aberdeenauctiongalleries.com/ For more information contact Gallery owner Alex Turchak via email at antiques@aberdeenauctiongalleries.com or by phone at (727) 656-2974.


Lot#25 Pal Fried (Hungarian, 1893-1976) Honthy Hanna. O/C. (estimate $2,000 - $2,500)

Lot#59 David Davidovich Burliuk (Russian, 1882-1967) Fisherman's House. O/C (estimate $15,000-$20,000)

Lots #106-123 Russian Silver and Enamel Items 19c. by famous Russian Makers

Lot#72 Gavril Pavlovic Kondratenko (Russian, 1854-1924) Seascape. O/C (estimate $10,000 - $14,000)

Lots #44 1 of 10 Continental School Paintings 19c. Stations of the Cross O/C
(estimate $2,000 - $3,000 each)

Friday, August 21, 2009


August 21, 2009

CONTACT: Greg Farner
(727) 548-9303

Sale September 15, 2009
Pinellas Park, FL

This will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire vintage fire trucks and memorabilia at live public auction with no reserve.

(Pinellas Park, FL) - Bay Area Auction Services of Pinellas Park, FL will hold a no reserve sale of 132 lots from the Kids Firehouse Museum in Largo, FL on September 15, 2009.

The 9,000 square foot Museum was established in 1994 with the goal of teaching young children the basics of fire safety and prevention in an age-appropriate and fun setting with donations benefiting the “Missing Children’s Awareness Foundation.” Over the years the Museum has acquired an impressive array of firefighting equipment and accessories. The main pieces of firefighting equipment range from the oldest piece in the inventory, an 1875 hand drawn water cannon with hose reel and nozzle from the Boston Fire Department, to a 1965 Ford 1000 Gallon Pumper. The oldest truck in the Museum is a 1924 American La France Pumper with original ladders and toolbox. This chain driven venerable old fire horse last saw service in the Palmetto, FL Fire Department.

Other major pieces of equipment include a 1941 Pirsch Pumper made by Chevrolet donated by the Crestview, FL Fire Department in 1993. This was one of the few fire engines made at the beginning of World War II. It has the original wooden ladders and 113,000 brave miles. A 1950 American International L-185 was donated to the Museum in 1994 by Metal Industries of Clearwater, FL. It had been discovered sitting in a field in northern Florida. A 1951 Seagrave 400B-750 Pumper from Concord, NC comes with a 150 foot brush fire hose and foam firefighting unit along with it dual ignition, twelve cylinder power plant.

A 1954 American La France Hook and Ladder truck, last used by the Indian Rocks, FL Fire Department, has been modified by the Museum for use as workhorse capable of towing any of the other trucks in the Museum. A 1956 Ford Big Job F-750 Pumper from Live Oak, FL served double duty as both a pumper and a hook and ladder. It is fitted with four types of hoses, suction with strainer, 100 ft reel hose, 100 foot fire hose and 50 foot hydrant hose and a Hale pump. A 1956 Pirsch Pumper from Lakeland, FL can pump 1,000 gallons a minute and its 33,000 miles have been powered by a twelve cylinder motor. A 1958 American La France Pumper from Clearwater was one of the first to have an enclosed cab for the firemen’s safety while en route. A 1958 Seagrave Bullet Nose Hook & Ladder, also from Clearwater, is the biggest truck in the Museum and requires two drivers to maneuver in city streets. The sale also includes a 1966 Ford 750 BIS Tub Pumper. All trucks were in running condition when staged for Museum exhibition in 1995 with fluids drained and batteries removed per insurance requirements.

Other items in the sale inventory (many vintage) include an Atlas Life saving Jump net, a large variety of metal and cast fire truck toys, vintage fire hats, fire suits, hydrants and a large selection of vintage equipment including nozzles, alarm pulls, bells, telegraph station, patches, pins and belt buckles.

The sale will be held beginning at 10:00AM Tuesday September 15. Preview is available Monday September 14 1:00-4:00PM and sale day beginning at 8:00AM at the Museum location at 1094 95th St N., Largo, FL 34643. The trucks and select items of the memorabilia will be available for live online bidding at http://www.baaslive.com/. For more information visit the Bay Area Auction services website at http://bayareaauctionservices.com/09-15-09.htm, email bayareaauction@verizon.net or call Bay Area at (727) 548-9303 or (800) 452-3905.

written by:
Fred Taylor
The oldest engine in the sale is this 1924 American la France Pumper.

This hand drawn water cannon, circa 1875, came from the Boston Fire

This 1956 Ford F750 Pumper 302, V-8 with 4 speed transmission came from
Live Oak, FL.

This is a 1941 Pirsch Pumper made by Chevrolet.

The biggest truck in the sale is this 1958 Seagrave Hook & Ladder from
Clearwater, FL.

Friday, August 7, 2009


July 31, 2009

(561) 805-7115

Sales April 20, June 1 and July 13, 2009
West Palm Beach, FL

Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches put three Spring art and antiques sales back to back to back with outstanding results.

(West Palm Beach, FL) A large ivory collection from a Miami doctor, the result of a thirty year collecting effort, provided the backbone of the June 1 and July 13 sales at Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, FL. Auction owner Brian Kogan reported brisk sales to numerous Asian collectors with significant online results through Artfact.com.

The June 1 Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches Sixth Anniversary sale saw a 5 ⅝ in tall Chinese ivory pot brush carved in high relief with elders and attendants climbing rockery with plants and a giant tree, estimated at $800-$1000, close at $1,400. That was followed by a well carved large ivory Rat Zodiac, Chinese, 20th century, signed. The central seated large rat was surrounded by the rest of the figures of the zodiac in high relief. The 4⅛in tall figure, estimated at $600-$700 brought a pleasant closing bid of $1,600 and a group of four carved ivory figures, Chinese, depicting three boys and an elder, all wearing tunics and pants, mounted on wood bases, estimated at $400-$500, sold for $1,500.

From the same collection in the July 13 sale, a fine pair of carved ivory birds, Chinese, late 19th century, with well detailed birds perched on a pine tree branch, 7⅝in H, with carved wood stands brought $2,880, a well carved ivory figure of Shan Lao, Chinese, 19th Century, the immortal with elongated head and flowing beard, wearing a long robe, holding a gnarled staff and a peach, flanked by a crane, made $2,150 and a fine ivory concentric ball and stand, Chinese circa 1850, containing approximately twelve inner loose balls with pierced trellis design, supported by the stand with a standing boy holding a peach below also sold for $2,150.

In the art category the big lot of the April sale was a pair of works by Joseph Groupy (French. 1689-1769), the "Sacrifice of Lystra" and "The Charge to Saint Peter", after Raphael's Tapestry Cartoons, gouache on vellum laid down, each measuring 8¼ by 12¾in, framed. Estimated at $1,000-$1,500 the pair sold for $4,750. In the June sale the top art lot was a Royal Berlin (KPM) porcelain plaque, German, late 19th Century, impressed KPM, scepter mark and "H," of a young beauty in an interior wearing a red dress feeding birds perched on a rod. The 19 by 11½in plaque in a gilt frame sold for $12,000 to a dealer from Dade County, FL. It was followed by a pair of oil on board works called “Venetian Views” by Edward Pritchett (English. 1828-1864), each measuring 7 by 8½in. The pair brought $8,500. The July 13 event boasted an abstarct work by Earl Reiback (American 1948-2006) called “Looking Glass,” a 33¾in circular infinity mirror originally acquired directly from the artist. Estimated at $600-$800, it sold for a surprising bid of $3,600.

But the big hitter of all three sales resulted from a cold call to the Gallery prior to the April sale. A lady wanted to be sure she had the right opinion on her diamond ring. Auction owner Kogan invited the caller to visit the gallery and meet with a gemologist who identified it as a pear shaped diamond in a platinum ring weighing approximately 12.40 carats, J-K color, SI 1 clarity, flanked by two baquettes weighing approximately 1.30 carats of G-H color and VS clarity. Satisfied the lady consigned the ring for sale in the April auction. On sale day a local phone bidder outlasted three other phone bidders and two gallery bidders with the winning bid of $75,000, within the original estimate. Kogan said “Big stone with a big price in hard times. Go figure.”

For more information about these sales and upcoming sales call (561) 805-7115, email info@agopb.com or visit the website at www.agopb.com. The Gallery is located at 1609 South Dixie Hwy, Suite 5, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401.

written by:

Fred Taylor


This pear shaped 12.4 carat diamond in a platinum ring with baquettes sold for $75,000.

“Looking Glass” by Earl Reiback ( American 1948-2006. $3,600.

HESSAM ABRISHAMI (French. Born 1951)"Hidden Dreams". Signed l/r. Verso signed, dated '02, inscribed "San Diego" and titled by the Artist. Acrylic on Canvas. Measuring 48" by 24". Sold for $5,400.

Superb patinated bronze vase, Japanese. Meiji-Period. 19th Century. Signed. Cast in relief with Kanon, samurai helmet, shi-shi, scrolls and various vases and jardinieres. Height 21". Estimate : $2,000 - $3,000. Sale price $4,800.

Ivory concentric ball and stand, Chinese. Circa 1850. The ball with chrysanthemums containing approximately twelve inner loose balls with pierced trellis design, supported by the stand with a standing boy holding a peach.. Sold for $2,150.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


April 7, 2009

Sale March 14, 2009

(727) 656-2974

Aberdeen Auction Galleries of St. Petersburg, FL achieved excellent results in the March 14 online sale of European art.

(St. Petersburg, FL) – Aberdeen Auction Galleries had 118 registered bidders with LiveAuctioneers.com and another 45 registered inhouse for its online/absentee/phone sale of March 14. Auction owner Alex Turchack had assembled an inventory of 388 lots of European art, antiques and money to offer the bidders.

The top lot of the sale was a 19½ by 24in oil on canvas signed by Alexei Petrovich Bogolubov (Russian, 1824-1896). In the frame the work, entitled “Night Seascape,” measured 24½ by 28½in. After joining the Russian Navy Bogolubov attended the St Petersburg Academy of Art and became a noted landscape painter by mid century. He traveled widely in Europe settling in Paris in 1873. When he died in 1896 he left his entire fortune, around six million US dollars, to the Russian Museum and its painting school in St. Petersburg. The school was then named in his honor. This seascape, estimated at $5/8,000, sold for $12,330 including the 17.5 percent buyer’s premium, to a Massachusetts collector bidding through LiveAuctioneers.com.

Another oil on canvas, a winter scene with skaters by Morel Jan Evert Sr the Elder(Dutch 1766-1808), sold for $2,360. The 6 by 8in canvas was enclosed in an ornate 14 by 16in frame.

Two German lots invoked great interest. One was a late 17th - early 18th c. German silver and ivory tankard. The ivory body was deeply carved with a mythological scene. The scroliate silver base bears the town mark (two crossed swords) and the maker's mark ZI (or IZ) in a rectangle. The 10½in high piece bore two more marks, a moon and a cat. It garnered over thirty bids before closing at $11,163 including premium. A pair of early German pistols attracted attention. A pair of Kuchex Ruter pistols, 1716-1758, with brass furniture and refitted percussion cap ignitions, brought a winner of $4,817 on the phone. Also of interest was a document signed by Russian Tsar Pavel I (1754-1801) only six days after ascending the throne. Dated November 18, 1796, the document puts Colonel Fedor Shavrs in charge of building the new Mikhailivsky Palace in St. Petersburg. The one page document, framed with a photo of the completed Palace, 19¼ by 12¾in, sold to an online bidder for $2,068.

Twenty lots of international paper monetary notes., mostly European, late 19th century and early 20th century, sold within estimate form $100 to $500 and four Russian gold coins also sold in estimate in the $550 to $1,000 range.

For more information about this sale and upcoming Aberdeen Auction Galleries sales visit the website at http://www.aberdeenauctiongalleries.com, email to antiques@aberdeenauctiongalleries.com, phone (727) 656-2974 or write to Aberdeen Auction Galleries, PO Box 38, Lutz, FL 33548.

Written by:
Fred Taylor


“Night Seascape” by Alexei Petrovich Bogolubov (Russian, 1824-1896) $12,330.

Winter scene by Morel Jan Evert Sr the Elder. (Dutch, 1766-1808). $2,360.

German silver and ivory tankard, late 17th/early 18th century. $11,163.

A pair of Kuchex Ruter pistols, 1716-1758. $4,817.

Russian document signed by Tsar Pavel I, 1796. $2,068.

Thursday, March 12, 2009


March 12, 2009

(321) 768-6668

Melbourne, FL
Sale April 4,5, 2009

Over 150 lots of fine art to include many paintings acquired in the 1990s at Sotheby’s and Christie’s, and phase II of the deaccession of the Old School Square Museum plus 150 Victorian spoon warmers will cross the block April 4,5

(Melbourne, FL) Over 700 lots of fresh to the market art and antiques from six estates will be offered by Mathesons’ AA Auction in Melbourne, FL on April 4,5. The sale will be carried live online by LiveAuctioneers.com

One of the many highlights of the sale will be the important collection of silver plate spoon warmers from the Weinkle estate of Melbourne. The collection features over 150 Victorian late 19th century figural silver plate spoon warmers that were essential to the well run Victorian household where kitchens were often far from the dining room. The spoon warmers were filled with boiling water to bring serving spoons to the right temperature for serving hot food. Most of the items came from the silver vaults on Portobello Road in London. The figures depict several variations of the popular nautilus as well as fish, shoes, cannons, lions, tortoises, swans, shells and many more.

Also highlighted will be a fine art collection amassed in the early 1990s primarily at Sotheby’s and Christie’s as well as a large deaccession from the Old School Square Museum in Delray Beach, FL. The collection consists of over 150 lots of such works as the two 1817 portraits of Haitian royalty as children by Xavier Gazul, a student of Goya, the floral oil "Chardons Bleus" by Jean Leon Jansem (French born 1920), acquired at Sotheby’s in 1991 for $33,000, a maritime scene by Frank Vining Smith (American 1879-1967), a harbor scene by John Whorf (American 1903-1959) and silk screen by Raul Dufy (French 1897-1953). A list of eighty-eight artists represented in the sale, including Chagall, Gruppe, Picasso, Dali and Calder, is posted on the website at http://www.mathesonsaaaucion.com/.

In addition there will be an original bronze by Cyrus Dallin (American 1861-1944) entitled “The Protest,” a pair of 22in high 19th century bronzes with marble bases by H. Moreau, a 28in 19th century figural bronze clock on marble plinth “Le Meale Carpentier Font de Bronze,” an important 32in marble bust by Professor Petrelli, a suite of eight signed and numbered prints by Victor Vasarely (French/Hingarian 1908-1997) “Homage to the Hexagon,” a 19in high 16th century bronze Thai Buddha as well as ten estate oriental rugs including one palace size and a number of fine silver pieces to include Tiffany.

The sale will begin at 11:00AM Saturday April 4 and will continue at 12:00 NOON Sunday April 5. Preview will be Friday April 3 from 11:00AM to 6:00PM and two hours prior to auction time on each sale day. Matheson’s AA Auction is located at 600 E. New Haven Avenue in Melbourne, FL 32901. Seating can be reserved by phone, (321) 768-6668 or by email at aaauctions@earthlink.net. Bidders can follow the auction in real time and bid online through LiveAuctioneers.com. Bidders can also leave bids or arrange to bid by phone by contacting the Gallery. Ten additional phone lines will be run for the sale.

Selected portions of the catalog are available for viewing on the Matheson’s AA Auction website at http://www.mathesonsaaauction.com/ and at http://www.liveaucitoneers.com/. The auction will be called by 33 year veteran auctioneer and auction co-owner Lloyd J. Matheson, Jr. Phone and absentee bids are welcomed. For more information call auction owners Lloyd or Jan Matheson or Auction Manager Carey Lucas (321) 768-6668.

written by:
Fred Taylor

Large floral oil by Jean Jansem, 51 X 35in, acquired in 1991 at Sotheby’s.

Selection from the 150 Victorian spoon warmers of the Weinkle collection.

Original bronze by Cyrus Dallin, “The Protest.”

28in high 19th century bronze figural clock on marble plinth, “Le Maele
Carpentier Font de Bronze.”

Important marble bust, 32in high, by Professor Petrilli

Wednesday, February 25, 2009



February 24, 2009


(513) 791-7717


Sale March 7 – April 18, 2009

Cincinnati, OH

A large cache of original works by Cincinnati artist T. C. Lindsay recently discovered in family attic.

(Cincinnati, OH) The estate of a descendant of Cincinnati artist Thomas Corwin Lindsay (1839-1907) recently discovered close to eighty original works by Lindsay that had been stored in the attic of a family residence for over 70 years. The renowned Cincinnati landscape, portrait and animal painter was active throughout the region from 1858 to 1905. The bulk of the collection has been acquired by Cincinnati antiques and art dealer Wooden Nickel Antiques owned locally by Mike and Patty Williams and Tim Miller. Wooden Nickel has an established, long standing reputation nationwide as a reliable dealer of true antiques and art. The owners of Wooden Nickel Antiques said they are pleased to have this unique opportunity to offer the works of an artist so important to the Cincinnati community in the setting of a local gallery, Eisele Gallery of Fine Art.

Eisele Gallery owner and restoration specialist Douglas Eisele noted that it is unusual to find such a large collection of previously unknown works by a noted artist like Lindsay, especially one so prominent in a local area like Cincinnati. Eisele is very familiar with Lindsay’s work, having sold a number of pieces in his Gallery in recent years.

The recently discovered 100 % fresh to the market works include country scenes from surrounding Ohio and Kentucky with depictions of farmers, their families and their animals as well as historic sites. Margaret Klein, the Gallery Director at Eisele Gallery, is researching the paintings to identify locales, artifacts and people featured in the works.

Eisele described the condition of the collection as “attic found.” Under Eisele’s direction Old World Restorations has begun cleaning and stabilizing works as required. Some will have minor retouching and a few were unstretched and have been put in stretchers. The collection also includes a few works that are unfinished. Eisele described them as a great study in the construction of Lindsay’s works. Many of the paintings are unsigned but will be accompanied by a letter of authenticity and stamp from the estate verifying the provenance.

Around 90 Lindsay works will be displayed in the Eisele Gallery for show and sale beginning March 7 through April 18, 10:00Am – 5:00PM. The opening will be preceded by an invitation only presale preview at the Gallery at 5729 Dragon Way, Cincinnati, OH 45227. Eisele has indicated the collection will be attractively priced.

For more information contact Wooden Nickel Antiques at (513) 241-2985, www.woodennickelantiques.net and Eisele Gallery of Fine Arts, (513) 791-7717, www.eiselefineart.com.

written by:

Fred Taylor




Cow in front of Farmhouse and Barn, Oil on Canvas, 19 x 33in

Cows in Pasture, Oil on Canvas, 24 x 30in

Seated Figure, Oil on Canvas, 14 x 23

Farmer with Walking Stick, Oil on Canvas, 23 x 12½in

Woman leaning on Stone Wall, Oil on Canvas, 24 x 28in

Landscape with Horses in background, Oil on Canvas, 17 x 23