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John L. Sullivan Presentation Walking Stick, EXTRAORDINARY BOXING RELICK
Presented by His Irish Friends of the Pueblos - 1883
Boston Strong Boy - Extraordinary rare cane owned by the greatest fighter of the bare-knuckle era, his name still known to most of us. JL Sullivan was most famous athlete in the world during his time.
This is an important artifact, a gorgeous gold topped walking stick presented to the reigning Heavyweight Champion by a local Boston secret society. The unique 38-inch ebony cane features an outstanding cast and carved, elegantly engraved gold handle that reads: “JL Sullivan By His Irish Friends of the Pueblos 1883”
This item by descent within the family that owned a Dorchester bar that Sullivan frequented. The bar owner partnered/financed some of Sullivan’s ventures, not all were successful; he received this artifact as payment for a failed business arrangement. The cane remained in this family for 112-years according to the signed and notarized statement of provenance. This cane and other Sullivan artifacts were consigned to us nearly 20-years ago. We are pleased to again be afforded an opportunity to present Sullivan’s personal cane for sale. (Overall: 37.5”)
Collection of Cloth Covered Children’s Books, Blues & Browns, Circa 1825 to 1900
Smallest: 5.5 by 3.5 by 1"; Largest: 7.5 by 5.5 by 1.25"
14k Gold Alderman’s Badge, Hartford, Connecticut, Circa 1910, John H. Williams
(Very good condition; 1.25 by 1”)
Powder Flask, Persian, Hemispherical, Silver Mounted Hunt Scene
(Diameter: 3.5"; W: 1.25")
Steel Pocket Tinder Box
Early 19th Century
Ovoid tinder or lighting box with original flint, made to fit in palm of hand. [B.C] stamped on interior surface of lid.
(Width: 3” Length: 2.5")
Private Order Badge, Breast, Silver, Gold Gilt and Enamel, 19th Century
Similar to the Danish Order of the Dannebrog
(Very fine condition with only slight enamel losses; 2.5 by 2.5”)
Slave Hire Badge, Tag, Charleston, South Carolina, Signed Lafar, 1826
Porter, Number 258
A great example
Lafar mark in rectangle on back, sharp and crisp, choice, extremely fine; octagonal yet nearly square and slightly dished; pierced for suspension.
Macerated Money, Advertising Paperweight, Compliments of George H. Burfeind
Art Treasures Skillfully Repaired, Washington, D.C.
(Good condition, intact advertising label on back; Diameter: 3”, H: 1.25”)
Driving Club of New York Member Badge, Tiffany, Silver, To: T.W. Thorne, 1885 - SOLD
(Good condition; 2.75 by 1.25”)
849-63 - SOLD
Embroidered Wall Pocket, US Navy, Eagle, Shields, Flags, and Anchor
Circa 1810 to 1830
Silk floss on brushed cotton, printed cotton back
(Overall good condition consistent with age; 7.5 by 4")
Emancipation Proclamation Dedication Shelf and Carte de Visite Frame
January 1st 1863
Walnut - SOLD
Pierced and scrolled lyre-back centering paper scroll on arrow displaying carved date of the Emancipation Proclamation flanked by broken slave chains; also CDV frame surmounted with laurel wreath and "C" scrolls; folding shelf above shield centered by flags. Condition consistent with age and delicacy; shrinkage cracks to scrolls, frame, and wreath have been glued and await the attention of an expert.
(H: 18.75"; W: 11.25"; D: 6.25")
232-293 - SOLD
Surgeons Saw, Amputation, Steel and Brass, Ebonized Handle
Small chip to saw blade handle with all else fine.
Dimensions: 16.5" L.
Waterloo Medal, Allegorical Military Scenes, Pistrucci's Masterpiece
Benedetto Pistrucci (1783 to 1855)
Begun in 1817, delivered to Master of the Mint in 1850
The Duke of Wellington suggested that medals were to be made immortalizing the successful Waterloo campaign. Designs were solicited from medalists.
Pistrucci's design was selected, however due to internal problems at the Royal Mint work on the medal was painfully slow start and finish. Ongoing personality conflicts and the complexities of the proposed design contributed to Pistrucci's 33-year journey in completing his masterpiece. The dies were reportedly completed in 1849, but only the design execution. Although the dies were designed in four pieces to assist in hardening, no founder was willing to risk damaging Pistrucci's work of three decades. Gutta-percha impressions and electrotypes were finally created although by this time all intended recipients of the medal were deceased, with the exception of Wellington.
All known examples are electrotypes, most of them separate obverse and reverse. Featured is a very choice set, each 5.25-inches in diameter; shell is fully silvered and mounted on 6.5-inch ebonized hanging plaques. Displayed are conjoined busts of the Prince regent, Francis II of Austria, Alexander I of Russia and Frederick Wilhelm III of Prussia.
Snuff Box, Wood, Carved and Pressed, Great Patina
Guillaume Tell Ou La Liberte Suisse
(Diameter: 3.25"; H: 1")
Snuff Boxes, Papier Mache
Paper Mache Snuff Box, Marquis de Lafayette, Round
Probably 1830s, portrait within clouds commemorating his death
Featuring a decoupage print lid celebrating General Lafayette, surmounted by legend, "May a grateful people ever estimate his services". Genal. Lafayette" beneath bust portrait of the general encircled within a wreath of clouds. The base of the box is black. Some losses as depicted on the lid; overall very good. (3.5" in diameter; .75" H)
Paper Mache Snuff Box, Louis Antoine, Duke
Some edge abrasion, otherwise fine
(Diameter: 2 7/8")
Snuff Box, Lafayette, Die Stamped Medallion, Portrait within Bezel
Mid 19th Century
Burled walnut, embossed brass foil portrait of Lafayette surmounted by "Homage A Lafayette". (Diameter: 1.75"; H: .75")
Snuff Box, Pressed Horn, Mourning, Denis Auguste Affre (1793 to 1848)
Priest, professor, appointed Arch Bishop of Paris in 1840; he was not involved in politics as he was dedicated to pastoral endeavors; he was killed during the Insurrection of 1848. He did not heed the warning General Louis Eugene Cavaignac, presenting himself at the entrance to the Faubourg Saint-Antoine, with green branch as sign of peace. He had spoken only a few words, when shots rang-out; the insurgents thinking they were betrayed, opened fire wounding the archbishop who was struck by a stray bullet. He died on 27 June.
The National Assembly of France declared their tremendous sorrow in a decree; a public funeral on 7 July was one of the most moving assemblies of the period.
Affre Archev of Paris
Wounded to death on the barricades
June 25, 1848
The good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep
That my blood soitle last pay
Sir Robert Peel Brass Coat Hook, Cast Portrait
English Statesman (1788 to 1850)
Portrait centered by cornucopia of fruits and surmounted by sailing ship within wreath. (H: 8.25")
Cast Iron Mechanical Toy
Bear and man holding sledge hammers
Original black paint
Sliding mechanism allows figures to strike anvil with hammers.
Dimensions: 4.75" high, 13" long.
FIVE Charles Stadden American Colonial lead figures
All hand made and painted by Stadder in England, sometime in the 1960's
Marked Britain on the base, these figures rarely are found on the secondary market, and often bring strong prices. The Five figures represent. 5 different figures of the American side of the Revolutionary war. Hessian Soldier is listing/leaning to the right, but can be bent back (too much rum?) Otherwise excellent condition, with no issues.
$275 for group
Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes
Broadside Advertisement, Green Mountain Balm of Gilead and Cedar Plaster
Wholesale and Retail by M.K. Paine, Windsor, Vermont
With Litho of Ascutney Mountain - SOLD
Dimensions: 13.5 by 19.75" frame, 12 by 18.25" view.
171-97 - SOLD
Sweet Mist Chewing Tobacco, Store Bin
Cardboard and Tin
Detroit, Michigan, Scotten Dillon Company
Circa 1920 to 1940
Countertop Container - SOLD
Metal lid, hinge and base; excellent condition
Literature: Antique Tins, Book II by Fred Dodge. Page 86. Collector Books, Schroeder Publishing. Copyright 1998.
566-81 - SOLD
Map, Parys 1564
"Luetia vulgari nomine Paris"
Braun and Hogenberg - SOLD
Copper plate and hand colored.
Dimensions: 18.25 by 16.5" frame, 16.75 by 14.75" sight-size.
934-2 - SOLD
1834 Pattern Artillery Cap Insignia
Circa 1834 - 1851
United States - SOLD
Army Die-struck brass cap badge; crossed cannon worn by artillery officers and enlisted men; retaining all four wire hooks on reverse; dark patina with some verdigris and few specks of gilt shining through. Very good. (3.5" wide.)
110-315 - SOLD
Grand Army of the Republic
Carved And Polychrome Cane
Last quarter 19th century
Initialed JLB...carved corps badges - SOLD
As depicted, relief carved and painted on hardwood with blonde finish and copper ferrule. Accompanying the cane is a tinned iron dish with old paper affixed-John L. Bachelder-G.A.R. Plate-1861-1865. Bachelder was a New Hampshire resident; enlisted 7-30-1864 as a Private-"I" Company, Massachusetts 33rd Infantry; 6-1-1865 transferred into "K" Company, Massachusetts 2nd Infantry; mustered out 7-14-1865. (Plate diameter: 9 inches; Cane length: 35 inches.)
146-53 - SOLD
Large Centennial Souvenir Ribbon - SOLD
Measures 9.25 by 6".
110-71 - SOLD
Silver Snuffbox, Engraved Silver, Engraved Eagle, Shield, Americana
American Federal Period Great Seal of the United States
Magnificent Eagle, Outstanding, Rare, and Unique - SOLD
Entirely hand engraved 2.5" rocker and line engraved silver rim with hinged lid mounted on speckled cowrie shell. Eagle with shield on breast grips arrows and olive branches. Stars above, with owners initials DK. Pristine condition.
232-266 - SOLD
Snuff Box, War of 1812, American Painted Tin, Frigate President
1812 - SOLD
In fine original condition, near mint, great paint and patina; view of the Frigate
President commanded by Stephen Decatur.
Dimensions: 1" H, 3" W, 1.75" D.
232-206 - SOLD
Lizzie Borden Trial Artifact, Court Room Rail Fragment
Eggplant shape silver plated copper alloy
Engraved - SOLD
"Rail which was in the Court Room where Lizzie Borden was tried by the first officer that was in the house after the murder - Aug. 4th - 1892 - Geo. W. Allen Committing Officer" (6 by 4.25")
232-241 - SOLD
Carved Book Box
Battle Of Lake Erie Centennial
On Spine....History Of OH Perry
On Cover...Niagara-We Have Met The Enemy And They Are Ours
Circa 1913 - SOLD
As depicted, the legend within raised border centering the Niagara above scrolls, leafy decorative devices and name plaque. At top right are spandrels with scratch carved dates. The spine with shield carved "History" above portrait, and crossed flags. Box contains a conforming sliding drawer. (Length: 10 inches; width: 6.25 inches; depth: 1.5 inches.)
232-136 - SOLD
Single Shot Cast Iron Cap Pistol
Stevens, 1776-1876 - SOLD
Cast iron cap pistol; one side of grip marked "1776," the other marked "1876;" some traces of gold paint; trigger and hammer work great; some light surface rust, overall very good. (Approximately 5" in length.)
110-300 - SOLD
Spread Wing American Eagle
Brass & Tin
Circa 1860 - 1870 - SOLD
Stamped brass spread wing eagle with japanned backing, original wire loops for hang and wire mounts on reverse, splits and dents but solid. Probably a flag holder missing back mounting (30" wing tip to wing tip.)
333-99 - SOLD
Paul Jones Whiskey Advertising
"Temptation Of St. Anthony"
Oil on Artist Board
Early 20th Century - SOLD
An outstanding and unique rendering after the well known tin signs produced for the Louisville, KY distillery. The work remains in fine original condition and measures 22.75 by 18.75" overall (17 by 13-inch sight-size.)
232-165 - SOLD
1838 Pennsylvania Marriage Certificate - SOLD
William Wagner engraving of Bahrle and Meily's hand colored framed certificate, professionally framed and mounted.
Dimensions: sight size: 6 by 5.75", add 2.5" for mounting and frame.
913-65 - SOLD
George Washington Bakelite Pipe
1932 - SOLD
Dimensions: 5" long, 1.75" high.
RF - SOLD
By J. E. Stevens
Circa 1900 - SOLD
In excellent original condition...figures with 95% paint coverage; base with some thinning on top.
Dimensions: 7" high, 9.75" wide, 2.75" deep.
232-163 - SOLD
Silver Coffee Pot
Amphora Form...vine border
Presented to Commodore G.W. Rodgers by Hon. Albert Gallatin
Circa 1816 - SOLD
An important American War of 1812 related Empire silver presentation coffee pot, mark of JVM, Paris, 1809-19, of amphora form, chased with a vine border, engraved on one side "Presented to Commodore G. W. Rodgers by Hon. Albert Gallatin 1816," the spout tip cast as a lion's head, raised on incurved supports headed by stiff leaves and ending in paw feet, the cover surrounded by an anthemion leaf border and with bud knop, treen handle, "JVM" mark within lozenge, French standard and guarantee marks. (Height: 11.5"; 29 oz.t.)
232-133 - SOLD
Patriotic Carved Coconut Cup - SOLD
19th Century carving with eagle and shield as central motif with powder horns and liberty cap within the shield.
The border also has a man and woman's clasped hands with a dog and fox on either side.
Ex Thayer Collection
Dimensions: 3" high, 3 5/8" wide, 4 3/8" deep.
508-35 - SOLD
Uncle Sam Mechanical Bank - SOLD
Mechanical paint with untouched cast iron painted surface in excellent working order with original trap door.
Base is marked "PAT. JUNE 8_1885".
Dimensions: 11.5" high; base- 5 by 4".
673-6 - SOLD