James E. Hill Auctions is pleased to offer on the grounds of the Porter Music Box Museum Located on Route 66 in Randolph, Vt. a most amazing collection of goods in a wide variety of categories. All from the Robert Leavitt Estate which has been packed away since the present owner inherited it over eight years ago. Friday’s sale will consist of items 1-350 being sold in numerical order with a very partial listing as follows:
Very rare William H. Harrison Hero Of Tippecanoe Banner. The Friday sale also includes very important subject matter of an original rare letter written by Connecticut General David Wooster to Col. Warner dated January 6 th,1776 just days after they were defeated in Montreal at the Battle of Quebec. Rare George Washington 1799 centennial cloth bandana Tears Of America, Great Benjamin Harrison & Morton cloth banner with eagles 78” long, also 3 single cloth Harrison & Morton w eagles banners, Garfield & Arthur presidential bandana, Cleveland & Stevenson handkerchief 13”x14” , Benjamin Harrison & Levi Morton 21” x 32” Litho on cloth. Excellent lot of political pins including Lincoln & Hamlin ferrotype, William H. Harrison 1840 The Peoples Choice medal, Rare John Tyler Lapel Pin President 1841-1845 , jugate of Cleveland & Thurman and so much more wonderful political items.
Native American strike-a-light bag w Sitting Bull note & letter as told to George Leavitt, Rare ceremonial chief to chief basket, Native American pedestal basket, six pair of moccasins, two Native American hats one with exceptionally fine weave, basket w red decoration, beaded pouches and bags, pueblo pipe. Charles Eastman, first Native American to graduate from Dartmouth in 1887, head band, Quill boxes, all of which have some quill damage to them, many beaded souvenir pieces, pillows, purses, etc.
Japanese items including sixteen Netsukes: dark warrior, foo dogs one is signed Sasada Yuzan Kutani Artist, Hotei’s, painted priest & painted nod signed Togan, lichee nut, rat on bale of cotton, rare cat w glass eyes, etc. Four tsuba’s: one from Goto School Kinko very nice, two are Kinai school dragon theme and one is “kebori” style. Eight Kozuka’s & Kogatana’s (knife) w Kozuka’s depicting Mt. Fuji, a warrior, turtle, etc. , ivory pieces including bracelet and writing instrument holder, important book(s) by Ruth Gaines City Royal A Memory of Kyoto Japan consisting of original for print and copy # 2 of 200 published, Japanese Purse w ivory Mansu-Ojime & silver dragon lock & many other interesting Japanese items.
Canes & walking sticks to include two Battle of Gettysburg w embedded bullet, one is Devil’s Den from Churchill collection, Garfield campaign stick, carved dog, carved lion, sword stick, cigarette holder stick, goat horn stick, stick used to measure horses in hands w inches and level, ladies leg cane, two gold filled sticks one is GAR , ivory, etc. Excellent lot of lead soldiers approximately 50.
Rare tin bluebird Women’s Suffrage Mass.1915 right to vote campaign in excellent condition, ten dollar gold piece 1901 S, ambrotype civil war soldier, great daguerreotype of family with dog & other daguerreotypes. Colt Navy revolver 36 Cal-two cylinder nipples need replacing tagged Lebanon National Bank 1860’s, Trap gun pepper box type by North & Couch, very rare photo album 1913 & 1914 Alaska Eskimo & Am. Indian camps 100 + photos whaling, walrus hunting, etc. by H. Parker (something to see). Dewey & Maine flag, 3 early kaleidoscopes, Odd Fellows sword belonging to George Leavitt, early games and marbles, post card albums including nice Native American postcards , jewelry, watches, stick pin lots, etc. Early sampler 1817 Lucinda Talman Claremont NH, tintype Pinkerton protection Frank Kilburn1892, auto catalogues -1920’s Rolls Royce (new in box), Stanley Steamer, Maxwell & more, Indian motorcycle catalogue 1920 & nice Indian motorcycle pin, nice terracotta pieces red & black, Keene geometric ink well, framed pieces including Putnam’s He Dared To Lead Where Others Dared To Follow, Remington folio (Done In The Open) , Stevengraph bookmarks, nice tin match holder advertising Mutual Life Insurance Co, cute baby chick advertising thermometer, antique fans, fry glass vase, quilted satin vase, great satsuma footed shell bowl and many more items of quality.
Auctioneers Comment: Please plan to join us for this absolutely wonderful auction during fall foliage with a chance to step back in time and see things come onto the market that many of us have never had or will never have a chance to see again. Please view our web site for a full listing of Friday & Saturday’s sales. There is a complete listing of items being sold Friday 1-350 accompanied by their photographs and also a listing and photographs for the Saturday sale .
Terms of Sale : Cash or Good Check We reserve the right to hold items until settlement is made.
A 10 Percent Buyers Premium Will Be Added To All Purchases
AUCTION PREVIEW IS 8 AM-10AM
Call for information on absentee bids and phone bids.
Sale Under Tent~ Catered by Black Forest ~Bring Your Chair
While in Vermont make a three day week-end out of it by spending two great auction days with us and then on Sunday September 23d you can visit Bob Prozzo's huge oriental Auction in Rutland, Vt. www.prozzoauctions.com.