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About Auction HouseFor 25 years, Philip Weiss Auctions has specialized in collectibles, and is one of the top collectibles auction houses in the United States. The auction house is noted for its sales of estates and complete collections of all kinds, including stamps, toys, baseballs, memorabilia, and books.
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Exceedingly Rare American Flyer G. Fox & Co. S Gauge Toy Boxcar Train From 1946 Chugs Away For $18,975 At Weiss Auctions, Aug. 11-12
Day 1 was a toys auction, while Day 2 was dedicated to trains. The boxcar was the top lot in a sale that overall grossed $400,000 and set new record prices. More train auctions are planned. LYNBROOK, N.Y. – An exceedingly rare American Flyer G. Fox & Co. S gauge toy boxcar train, from a very limited production set made in 1946, chugged off for $18,975 in Day 2 of a two-day, online-only Toy & Train auction held August 11th and 12th by Weiss Auctions, based in Lynbrook. The boxcar was the top lot in an auction that grossed $400,000 and set record prices. Exceedingly rare American Flyer G. Fox & Co. S gauge toy boxcar train, from a very limited production set made in 1946, Tuscan painted on white mold with nice lettering ($18,975) “What is normally an off-month for us turned into a two-day gangbuster sale, with record prices realized in all areas of toy trains,” said Philip Weiss, the owner of Weiss Auctions. “There were 498 lots of trains in total, and all 498 sold, most for above estimate and some even multiple times the estimate. Toys did well, too, but trains right now are so hot we have more auctions planned.” The American Flyer G. Fox & Co. boxcar is one of the most desired trains a collector can own. The price realized for the one sold was a new record. “It’s the Holy Grail for American Flyer collectors for sure, and the winning bidder had been trying to get one for the last thirty years,” Weiss said. “It was a respectable example, Tuscan painted on white mold with nice lettering.” The toy train auction featured Part 2 of Frank Pisani's wonderful American Flyer S gauge collection (including the G. Fox boxcar), a six-foot dealer poster, three- and five-digit NP passenger sets, later being boxed, nice five-digit boxcars and reefers and many diesel and steam sets. Also sold were many nice S gauge accessories from the Neil Padron estate. Following are additional highlights from the trains auction. All prices include the buyer’s premium. Internet bidding was…
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A Puck From The Stanley Cup Final Game Of 1928, Won By The New York Rangers, 2-1, Scores Big In Weiss Auctions’ April 14 Sale, Bringing $66,000
The puck was the top achiever in a 500-lot auction that grossed more than $1.1 million. The sale’s lot price averaged over two thousand dollars, and graded comic books saw record prices. Hockey puck used in the final Stanley Cup Game in 1928, won by the New York Rangers, 2-1, over the Montreal Maroons, where both goals were made by Frank Boucher ($66,000). LYNBROOK, N.Y. – A hockey puck used in the final Stanley Cup game in 1928, won by the New York Rangers, 2-1, over the Montreal Maroons, sold for 66,000 in an online-only Sports, Non-Sports, Pulps, Comics & Comic Art auction held April 14th by Weiss Auctions. The puck, seen as the ultimate New York Ranger collectible, came with a silver circular engraved plaque. With this puck, New York Ranger Frank Boucher scored two goals on April 14, 1928 – 93 years to the day before the Weiss Auctions sale – winning the game and bringing the Stanley Cup to the U.S. The puck came directly from the family of Col. J. S. Hammond, former Chairman of the Board of Madison Square Garden and the man who helped make hockey a huge sport in the U.S. The puck was the top achiever in a 500-lot auction that grossed more than $1.1 million. “The sale’s lot price averaged over two thousand dollars, and graded comic books saw record prices,” said Philip Weiss, the owner of Weiss Auctions. “The market for sports memorabilia, comics and comic art continues to be strong, as prices continue to rise. Collectors can’t seem to get enough.” Following are additional highlights from the auction. All prices quoted include a 20 percent buyer’s premium. Internet bidding was facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com, Proxibid.com and Invaluable.com. Phone and absentee bids were also accepted. A near-complete set of Bowman baseball cards from 1949 – 238 cards in all, missing only cards #197 and #217 – with most of the cards in the mid-to-higher grades, in the 5-7 range or better – brought $22,200. Also, an incredible collection of 1950s and early ‘60s Dodger baseball cards (Brooklyn and Los Angeles), featuring…
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Trains Did So Well In Weiss Auctions’ February 24th Toys & Trains Sale The Firm Plans To Hold Up To Eight More Train Sales Thru End Of 2021
The February auction featured the extensive S gauge collection of Frank Pisani, plus more of the Neil Padron estate, with its many high-grade American Flyer S accessories and post-war rarities American Flyer S gauge smoke-in-tender Northern 332 steam locomotive, 1946 or 1947, with a bronze brake tank and a unique tender chassis ($5,400). LYNBROOK, N.Y. – Weiss Auctions’ first Toy & Train event for 2021, held online-only on February 24th, exceeded all expectations, especially in the exploding toy trains category, as 96 percent of all 500 lots found new owners in a sale that grossed around $200,000. It has inspired Philip Weiss, the owner of Weiss Auctions, to plan up to eight more train sales during this year. “We’re getting in huge collections and we want to promote a category that’s obviously red hot right now,” Weiss said. “For the February sale, we had nearly 1,500 active bidders between our site (www.weissauctions.com), LiveAuctioneers.com and Proxibid.com. We’re always looking for new consignments, and I feel confident more great collections will come our way this year.” The February auction featured the extensive S gauge collection of Frank Pisani, whose many rare and unusual examples included an exceedingly scarce and huge American Flyer dealer poster – 95 inches by 42 inches and made circa 1955 ($5,100). The poster was chromolithographed on two pieces of paper, then factory attached. The color was bright and it was in like-new condition. The sale also saw the continuation of the incredible Neil Padron estate, with many high-grade American Flyer S accessories and post-war rarities featuring many unique pieces, prototypes, production samples, errors and separate sale items. Also featured was Padron’s extensive Plasticville O/S collection of an estimated 680 boxed kits and blister cards, all of them different. That collection was offered as one lot and turned out to the auction’s top achiever, finishing at $8,100. The 680 or so kits were mostly boxed, with several blister and with peg board variations, type face and contents variations. There were kits in the collection that Weiss Auctions had never seen before, and no two were alike. Most boxes were…
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Super rare Pokémon SM Black Star “Ishihara GX” promotional trading card soars to $50,600 at Weiss Auctions, Nov. 19-20
The card, issued in 2017, is one of only about 60 copies in existence and just the fourth copy to ever reach the market. Overall, the auction grossed $675,000. Extremely rare Pokémon SM Black Star “Ishihara GX” promotional trading card, graded PSA 8 Near Mint/Mint, one of only about 60 copies in existence ($50,600). LYNBROOK, NY, UNITED STATES, December 11, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ -- An extremely rare Pokémon SM Black Star “Ishihara GX” promotional trading card, graded PSA 8 Near Mint/Mint, one of only about 60 copies in existence and just the fourth copy to ever reach the market, sold for $50,600 in a two-day, online-only auction held November 19th-20th by Weiss Auctions. The card was the top lot in a sale that totaled $675,000. The Pokémon Black Star card was issued in 2017 and was only given out to Pokémon Company International employees, at TPCi President Tsunekazu Ishihara’s 60th birthday celebration. The cards were personally handed out by Ishihara himself. Today, most of the cards are in the hands of employees who are not permitted to sell them. The card was illustrated by artist Mike Cressy. The Thursday, November 19th session featured around 500 lots of sports, comics and comic art. The Friday session contained rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia, Hollywood collectibles, advertising items and historical memorabilia. Internet bidding was facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. “More than 2,000 active bidders brought very strong prices,” Philip Weiss said. Other Day 1 superstar lots were led by an original Peanuts daily comic strip drawn and signed by the late iconic illustrator Charles Schulz (1922-2000). The four-panel strip, dated “5-2-1952”, featured a story line with the Peanuts characters Snoopy and Schroeder. Measuring 27 inches by 5 inches, it was inscribed in ink by Schulz in the first panel. The daily strip sold for $26,500. Original Peanuts daily comic strip drawn and signed by the late iconic illustrator Charles Schulz (1922-2000), dated “5-2-1952”and featuring Snoopy and Schroeder ($26,500). Four-panel, hand-colored daily comic strip art for Krazy Kat by George Herriman (1880-1944), dated “11-25-1942” – knocked down for $24,150. The strip featured Krazy Kat, Offisa Pupp, Ignatz Mouse…
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Original handwritten lyrics to the 1956 Elvis Presley hit song Heartbreak Hotel will be auctioned November 19th-20th
The lyrics are an expected top lot in the online-only Thursday-Friday sale planned by Weiss Auctions, based in Lynbrook, N.Y., at 10 am Eastern time both days. Original handwritten lyrics to the classic 1956 Elvis Presley hit song Heartbreak Hotel, written in 1955 by Mae Boren Axton, a high school teacher, and Tommy Durden, a singer-songwriter. LYNBROOK, NY, UNITED STATES, October 23, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The original handwritten lyrics to the classic 1956 Elvis Presley hit song Heartbreak Hotel, a copy of Yoko Ono’s book Grapefruit signed by John Lennon and twice signed by Yoko, a rare Titanic item with a reference to the American businessman John Jacob Astor, and a scarce and highly collectible Pokémon trading card will all come up for bid in Weiss Auctions’ major online-only auction planned for November 19th-20th at 10 am Eastern both days. The Thursday-Friday auction will have Internet bidding available through LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Telephone and absentee bids will also be accepted. The Thursday, November 19th session will feature sports, comics and comic art. The Friday session will contain rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia, Hollywood collectibles, advertising items and historical memorabilia. Heartbreak Hotel was written in October 1955 by Mae Boren Axton, a high school teacher with a background in musical promotion, and Tommy Durden, a Jacksonville singer-songwriter. The lyrics were inspired by a newspaper account of a man who committed suicide by jumping to his death from a hotel window, leaving a note that said, “I walk a lonely street.” Axton presented the song to Presley and he loved it, recording the hit in January 1956 for his new label, RCA Victor. Axton and Durden’s signed lyrics, in pencil with corrections, is a rare slice of rock’n’roll history. Copy of Yoko Ono’s book Grapefruit, originally published in 1964, signed by John Lennon and twice signed by Yoko. The book has become famous as an early example of conceptual art. Grapefruit is an artist’s book written by Yoko Ono and originally published in 1964. It has become famous as an early example of conceptual art, containing a series of “event scores” that replace the physical works of art…
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Oil on canvas painting of a Japanese girl by David Burliuk (1882-1967) brings $39,100 at Weiss Auctions, September 16th
The portrait painting, measuring 13 inches by 17 inches on a relined canvas, was signed lower left by Burliuk and dated “1922”. It was the top lot of the sale. Beautiful oil on canvas portrait of a Japanese girl by David Burliuk (Ukrainian/American, 1882-1967), 13 inches by 17 inches, signed lower left by Burliuk and dated “1922” ($39,100). LYNBROOK, NY, UNITED STATES, September 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ -- A beautiful oil on canvas portrait of a Japanese girl by David Burliuk (Ukrainian/American, 1882-1967) – part of a fresh-to-market, never before offered collection of works by Burliuk – sold for $39,100 to take top lot honors in an online Estate & Art Auction held September 16th by Weiss Auctions. Overall, the 550-lot sale grossed nearly $500,000. The portrait painting, measuring 13 inches by 17 inches on a relined canvas, was signed lower left by Burliuk and dated (“1922”). That painting, as well as some others, came from the estate of Ella Jaffe Freidus, a renowned art dealer who lived in Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. She was a longtime friend of Burliuk’s. The nephew of the consignor was, at one time, Ms. Freidus’s caretaker. “There were many other lots that sold in the thousands of dollars, but the Burliuk portrait took the top prize,” said Philip Weiss of Weiss Auctions. “We had over two thousand registered bidders on LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com, and over one thousand of them were viewing live at the same time. It was probably the strongest bidding I have seen in years.” 14kt gold handmade custom flute, engraved by the maker, “Verne Q. Powell, Boston”, dated to 1951 or 1952, serial #1299, with non-gold valves and original fitted leather case ($17,825). The catalog was highlighted by 40 lots of important Wedgwood pieces (including tri-color pieces, Egyptian series, Sphinx candlesticks and Basalt statues), high-end Nippon, original oil paintings by important listed artists plus works on paper, Lalique lamps, Russian icons, Theo Faberge eggs, Murano and art glass, jewelry (including gold, silver, platinum and diamonds). Following are additional highlights from the auction. All prices include the buyer’s premium. Circa 1900 Seth Thomas Regulator No. 60…
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Presented in the upcoming Weiss Auctions event are a variety of Marklin toys from the 20th century. Included is a pair of Electric Train HO Locomotives, both in solid castings. According to Marklin’s description, this line is the company’s most successful scale that comes with a broad assortment of locomotive types. Marklin HO trains appeared in 1935 along with two other Mini-Club train models. Each train in the available lot has a detailed plastic shell with a heavy metal underframe. Beyond Marklin items, collectors will also find several vintage Mignot soldiers. The pieces were hand-painted by the artisans of C.B.G. Mignot, a French toy soldier manufacturing company. Also on offer is a Lionel Canadian Pacific set. Created in 1957, the auction house notes that there are some signs of shrinkage and hairlines on the offered pieces. Those interested in this or any other lot can register to bid on Weiss Auctions.
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The Lionel Manufacturing Company was founded in 1900 by Joshua Lionel Cowen in New York City. Cowen’s first electric train, called the “Electric Express,” appeared in 1901 in a store display. Shortly after, the train gained popularity and Cowen began manufacturing model electric trains along with their accessories. The company became well established as an electric model railroad manufacturer by 1906. The upcoming Toys, Trains, Baby Boomer Toys, Pressed Steel, & More sale, presented by Weiss Auction, will feature several realistic train models from Lionel Manufacturing Company. Another standout lot of the auction is a jointed Howdy Doody doll that was produced by Puppet Playthings, Inc. Howdy Doody puppets became popular children’s toys during the 1950s. Also available in the sale is a set of Manoil Happy Farm figures and a Paladin cap gun set. View these items and register to bid online on Invaluable.
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The upcoming auction of rare pulps and books, offered by Weiss Auctions, is anchored by 300 lots of mystery and detective fiction titles from the collection of Otto Penzler. An editor and publisher of mystery fiction, Penzler is also the proprietor of The Mysterious Bookshop in New York City. Examples of the mystery and detective lots up for bid include a file copy of Volume One, Issue One of 10 Story Detective magazine, as well as early and rare copies of pulp titles by Anna Katherine Green, Vincent Starret, and John Rhode. More recent detective fiction works on offer include works by John Grisham, such as a limited edition copy of his 1995 bestselling novel The Rainmaker. Though the book lots are almost exclusively mysteries, the sale also presents a rare first edition, first issue signed copy of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The book is inscribed “Ave atque Vale Scott Fitzgerald,” which translates from Latin to “hail and farewell, Scott Fitzgerald.” The sale also includes an antique Sherlock Holmes game and a vintage map of New York City. View any of these lots and register to bid on Invaluable.
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With over 500 lots, the upcoming Toys, Trains, Diecast, & More sale, offered by Weiss Auctions, will include a selection of vintage action figures, toy automobiles, and train sets. One of the key pieces in the auction is a boxed Batman action figure. The character, created by artist Bob Kane, was first introduced in Detective Comics #27 in 1939. Later appearing in stories published by DC Comics, the Batman character eventually became a pop culture icon. This vintage toy comes with the original instruction sheet, grapple, and sliding cord. Another item on offer is a Lionel Factory Prototype 1964 Hudson. Joshua Lionel Cowen, the co-founder of Lionel Corporation, got his start in the industry by designing model trains such as the Electric Express. After a few years, he went on to establish the Lionel Manufacturing Company. Also highlighted in the sale is a Marklin Gauge 3 Live Steam American set from 1910. The complete set includes a hand-painted “kaiserliche” postal car, a French restaurant car, and a French sleeper train. View the complete catalog for this auction by visiting Invaluable.
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For several decades, Charles Schulz’s Peanuts comic strip appeared in the Sunday newspapers. Born on November 26, 1922, the cartoonist was noted for his observational skills and ability to connect with his audience. The first Peanuts strip appeared on October 2, 1950, and ran until 1999, when the artist announced his retirement. The upcoming Comics, Comic Art, Sports Memorabilia, Animation Art & Disney Collectibles auction, offered by Philip Weiss Auctions, highlights an original page of Schulz’s work. According to the auction house, “[this lot] is completely fresh to the market and has never before offered before.” Other key items include a single signed baseball by Jim Thorpe. An American athlete and Olympic gold medalist, Thorpe was the first Native American to win a gold medal for the United States. A compete Frank Frazetta comic story is also included. Titled The Adventures of the Snowman, this ten-page story was never published. For more information and to register to bid, visit Invaluable.
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Stories by Frank Frazetta, done when he was in his teens, will headline Weiss Auctions’ March 26 sale
LYNBROOK, N.Y. – Rare early stories by the renowned American fantasy and science fiction artist Frank Frazetta (1928-2010), done when he was a boy in his mid-teens and quite possibly the earliest Frazetta comic art in existence, will be centerpiece lots in Weiss Auctions’ next big sale planned for Thursday, March 26th, online and in the Lynbrook gallery at 74 Merrick Road. Complete ten-page, unpublished story by Frank Frazetta titled Snowman that’s expected to bring $30,000-$50,000. Many of Frazetta’s comic pages sell for $15,000-$30,000.Weiss Auctions The auction, with a 10 am Eastern start time, is packed with more than 500 lots of comics, comic art, sports memorabilia, animation art and Disney collectibles. Highlights include another great group of artwork from the estate of the Polish-born American comic book artist Joe Kubert (1926-2012), Part 1 of “The Golden Age Comic Art Find” from the Bailey Publishing archive. The Bailey Publishing archive includes hundreds of pages of original Golden Age comic art, covers, stories and more, but it’s also where Frank Frazetta comes into the picture. Frazetta wrote his very first story as a teenage boy, titled Adventures of the Snowman, published by Bailey in the 1940s. And, while that story is not part of the auction, other related stories and artworks are. Up for bid will be a complete ten-page, unpublished story by Frazetta titled Snowman that’s expected to bring $30,000-$50,000, not unreasonable considering many of his comic pages sell for $15,000-$30,000. And because Frazetta was so young, still a teen, this story is a true slice of comic book history. Also offered will be an unfinished pencil and ink story by Frazetta, six pages, titled Buckeye, signed on the title page by Frazetta – classic Golden Age story roughs. Artworks certain to attract attention include this original color illustration by Jean Henri Gaston Giraud (French, 1838-2012), who worked under the pseudonym Moebius.Weiss Auctions Also from the Bailey Publishing archive will be other works by 1940s-era artists and original covers from some of the books from that period. Bailey Publishing only operated in the 1940s. Artworks certain to attract attention include an original color illustration…
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Rare Early Stories By The Legendary Artist Frank Frazetta (1928-2010) Will Headline Weiss Auctions’ March 26th Auction
The stories were done when Frazetta was a boy in his mid-teens. They are quite possibly the earliest examples of Frazetta comic art in existence. Complete ten-page, unpublished story by Frank Frazetta titled Snowman that’s expected to bring $30,000-$50,000. Many of Frazetta’s comic pages sell for $15,000-$30,000. LYNBROOK, NY, UNITED STATES, March 11, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Rare early stories by the renowned American fantasy and science fiction artist Frank Frazetta (1928-2010), done when he was a boy in his mid-teens and quite possibly the earliest Frazetta comic art in existence, will be centerpiece lots in Weiss Auctions’ next big sale planned for Thursday, March 26th, online and in the Lynbrook gallery at 74 Merrick Road. The auction, with a 10 am Eastern start time, is packed with more than 500 lots of comics, comic art, sports memorabilia, animation art and Disney collectibles. Highlights include another great group of artwork from the estate of the Polish-born American comic book artist Joe Kubert (1926-2012), Part 1 of “The Golden Age Comic Art Find” from the Bailey Publishing archive. Up for bid will be a complete ten-page, unpublished story by Frazetta titled Snowman that’s expected to bring $30,000-$50,000, not unreasonable considering his comic pages can sell for $15,000-$30,000”— Philip Weiss Exceedingly rare Hall of Fame plaque signed by Hugh Duffy, who played for baseball’s Boston Nationals. Duffy batted an astounding .438 in 1894. The Bailey Publishing archive includes hundreds of pages of original Golden Age comic art, covers, stories and more, but it’s also where Frank Frazetta comes into the picture. Frazetta wrote his very first story as a teenage boy, titled Adventures of the Snowman, published by Bailey in the 1940s. And, while that story is not part of the auction, other related stories and artworks are. Up for bid will be a complete ten-page, unpublished story by Frazetta titled Snowman that’s expected to bring $30,000-$50,000, not unreasonable considering many of his comic pages sell for $15,000-$30,000. And because Frazetta was so young, still a teen, this story is a true slice of comic book history. Also offered will be an unfinished pencil and ink story…
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Thrilling Mysteries was one of many pulp magazines Ned Pines published in the early 20th century. The debut issue featured stories such as "The Cat People" and "Army of the Maimed." A copy of the first issue of Thrilling Mysteries is available in the upcoming Pulps, Posters, Lithographs, & Prints auction, presented by Weiss Auctions. Interested book collectors will find two first edition volumes by Charles Dickens among the lots. One of these is Dickens’ first novel, The Pickwick Papers. Dickens wrote and published the novel in monthly installments from March 1836 to November 1837, during which time he also got married, had his first child, and began working on Oliver Twist. Another featured book is a 1514 copy of The Book of Hours. This style of prayer book first appeared in the 13th century and often included customized illustrations unique to each wealthy patron. Rounding out the featured lots is the second volume of Spanish painter Joan Miró's lithographs. The volume comes in a clamshell box and is #72 of a limited edition press run. Those interested in this or any other piece can register to bid on Invaluable.
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This February, Weiss Auctions will offer items ranging from toys to antique guns in the upcoming Civil War, Shaving Mugs, Advertising, Clocks, and Coin-Op auction. One of the highlighted lots represents the French Louis XVI style of clocks from 1880. With a cupid pointing its arrow at the hour and minute, the timepiece is made with Fleur de Pêcher marble and bronze. The clock also shows a shield and helmet belonging to the Roman goddess Minerva, who is known as the patroness of wisdom, art, and war. Also available in this auction is a musician’s jacket from the American Civil War. The 12-button front jacket with a high standing collar comes with a leather belt, a buckle, two leather holsters, a rifle sling, and a cap box. Another highlighted lot is an oil on board landscape by V. Zabehlicky. Register to bid for the above-mentioned items at Invaluable