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Saturday, November 6th, 2004


View:   8:30 am     Sale:   10:00 am

Paintings including Bruno Bobak, John Cook, William DeGarthe, Arthur Lloy, Dusan Kadlec, M. Cormier Splane, Alan Wylie. Litho & wood cuts by Molly Lamb Bobak & Bruno Bobak.  

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including the Estate of
Stella Howatt, Charlottetown
and Bonnie Langley, Halifax

Approx 800 lots

Furniture:   Walnut games table c.1850, mahogany dining set, marble topped chest c.1860, mahogany china cabinet, country Sheraton sofa frame c.1840, 5 signed Coombs, Ontario Windsor chairs, footed pine blanket box, Victorian bureau, three Gibbards mahogany dressers, marble top table c.1890, maple bedroom set, dressers, bed, etc., pair of double size Arts & Crafts headboards, 19 th century chest white painted set of Danish teak bookshelves, desk, mission oak desk, modern love seats, sofas, Chippendale mahogany dresser, etc. Glass/China:   R.S. Prussian Swann bowl, misc. Waterford crystal, Royal Bayreuth plates, Clarice Cliff plate, Royal Worcester pitcher c.1890, misc. Belleek incl. two 19 th cent. plates, Sevres vase, Shelley cup and saucer, Royal Worcester tea pot, Royal Worcester Daffodil plates, misc. Nippon, misc. Limoges, Limoges service for 12, eight place settings Friendly Village dinnerware, Pr. of girandoles, etc. Royal Doultons/Figurines :     Toby jug Vicar of Bray, Balloon Seller HN1315, Balloon Man HN1954, Monica HN1467, Tinkerbell HN1677, misc. toby jugs, Royal Worcester Grandmother's Dress, etc. Clocks/Watches:   Vienna regulator with horse pediment, Vienna regulator with decorative pediment, lady's Rolex-Patek wristwatch c.1930, misc. Waltham, French pocket watches

Jewellery:   Two brilliant cut ¾ carat solitaire diamond rings, Art Deco style diamond trinity ring, Art Deco solitaire diamond ring, diamond cluster ring, 7 diamond rings in all, two 14kt gold charm bracelets, misc. gold bracelets, rings, etc., misc. sterling bracelets, rings, costume jewellery, etc., Birks Chantilly pattern sterling flatware set for 8 - approx. 51 pieces

Oriental Rugs :   35 hand knotted Persian rugs incl. room size carpets, mid size rugs and mats Coins:   Two British gold sovereigns, French gold 20 franc, 1849, 1935, 1936, 1937 & misc. silver dollars, various American & Canadian silver coinage Stamps:   Approximately 30 lots incl. several misc. catalogs of Canadian, American and foreign stamps collected in the 1920's plus a grouping of interesting Canadian stamps in mint condition, plus postage

Art Work :   Currier & Ives American Homestead, Charge of the Light Brigade & The Gordons & Grays, 19 th cent. military prints, lge. Wallace Nutting coloured photo, Hall mirror with painted classical scene, oil paintings by Dawn Whitehead "Evening Approach", "Low Tide, Peggy's Cove", "Waterfront Stroll", Shirley Anderson, Annabel Caissie, Paul Rice, etc.

Miscellaneous :    Signed Handel lamp base with Czech reverse painted glass shade c.1925, slag glass lamp shade and base c.1930, Birks Chantilly pattern sterling flatware set for 8 - approx. 51 pieces, misc. hooked mats, three German "Cat", D-10, toys in original boxes, Zenith radio, Planter's peanut jar, large European tapestry c.1890, Wrigley's Gum store dispenser c.1920, rosewood cased piano c.1860, small Singer sewing machine in black case, 4 Suttles and Seawinds coats, rare early Imperial cash register, misc. hickory shafted golf clubs, misc. alligator purses.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 14 th, 2004


including Estates from Liverpool, Mahone Bay,
South End Halifax and items not included in the Chester Auction

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Approx 700 lots

Antique Furniture:   Tilt top breakfast table c.1835, serpentine fronted secretary bookcase c.1830, 2 over 3 drawer chest w. octagonal pillars c.1830, 4-poster bed w. ebonized ring turnings c.1810, entrance hall set of marble topped pier table and tall mirror c.1860, canterbury c.1880, various mahogany parlour tables, commode stands c.1810, pr. of Windsor chairs c.1820, four 19 th cent. Norwegian side chairs, pine jam cupboard c.1850, good oak double bow fronted glass china cabinet c.1890, pr. of lady's & gent's armchairs, brass bed c.1890

Vintage Furniture:   Arts & Crafts style dining dropleaf mahogany table c.1920, good tea wagon, mahogany corner cupboard, Queen Anne style dining table & chairs, oak table & 4 chairs, oak hall stand c.1910, oak hall stand c.1890, Pr. Adams style settees, pr. Gibbard 3-drawer side tables w. ball & talon foot, Duncan Phyfe style Delicraft games table, china cabinet, Honderich cedar chest, Chippendale style desk, etc.   Scandinavian Furniture:   Dining table & 4 chairs, 3 unusual lamps, Gibbards 1950's china cabinet, sideboard, etc.   Modern Furniture:   Various sofas, easy chairs, Korean chest, maple chests

Royal Doulton ware:   Toby Jugs incl. The Poacher - 3 sizes, D6515, 6429, 6464 , John Barleycorn - 2", 3", 7", Winston Churchill - 3" & 8", Isaac Walton D6404, Henry Morgan D6469, Montgomery, The Cardinal, Smuggler, Parson Brown, Falstaff - all 7"; Royal Doulton Ware w. themes incl. Lambeth Doulton pitcher w. tavern scenes, Diversions of Uncle Toby (plate); Robin Hood King of Archers (plate), Royal Doulton tea set

Glass/China:   Tall Staffordshire pitcher w. old stately home scene c.1820; set of Furnivals blue & white china, Lorenzen mushrooms (2), assorted small Lorenzen items, good crystal girandole c.1860, various late 19 th /early 20 th cent. Dresden blue & white tea set; misc. Nippon, Stuart crystal, Waterford crystal vase, pinwheel crystal, Webb Corbett crystal, Limoges, etc., misc. cups & saucers incl. Coalport, 19 th century oriental, lge. set of Wedgwood Queensware incl. platter, serving dishes, etc.etc.

Sterling Silver:   Geo.III salver London 1768 maker John Carter, good English writhen caster Birmingham 1912, Fiddle pattern stuffing spoon London 1844, misc. sterling Georgian tablespoons incl. London, Edinburgh, various smalls incl. snuff box, ring box, sterling ink wells, mustards, cups, bowls, salt spoon, candelabra, Reed & Barton 4-pce. tea & coffee set, approx. 40 lots including a set of Langford forks, Hfx., c.1840

Coins:   1939 1949, 1955 Can. silver dollars, 10 -1964 silver dollars, eight 1965, 1966, 1967 mint sets, misc. various silver coins, ancient bronze knife coin, misc. collectible mint coins, Vimy, Golden Jubilee, etc.

Paintings/Pictures:   Tom MacKay (3), small Purcell, Liz Wilcox, Arthur Lidstone "Forks of the Credit", various 19 th & 20 th cent. prints, misc. oils, etc., misc. abstract paintings, misc. oils, 6 Fred Nicholas watercolours, etc.

Miscellaneous:   Misc. brass items, candlesticks, etc., pr. Vict. silver plate wine coasters c.1845, lge. silver plate serving tray c.1890, 2 others, good bracket lamp w. reflector, 1902   ltd. ed. set of Life or Sir Walter Scott, L'ile d'Orleans 1902, damaged Lalique and Moorcroft, fowl cover c.1860, 4 period Coca Cola trays, Coca Cola drinking bear, c.1950, ping pong set, c.1900, misc. small dolls, toys, friction toys, Mic Mac birch bark rattle, c.1920, 19 th cent. grain shovel, etc.  

Jewellery/Wristwatches/Pocket Watches:   Omega wristwatch c.1940, another c.1960, lady's pocket watch in 18kt. gold case, lady's 10kt. & 14kt. gold charm bracelet, Vict. gold locket, misc. Vict. jewellery, Waltham gold plated pocket watch, 18 th cent. pocket watch in silver case, etc. 35

Oriental rugs, various sizes



Chester Sale

Annual Chester Auction
Saturday, July 31
st & Sunday, August 1st, 2004

Chester Memorial Arena,
Chester, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Saturday, November 22nd, 2003 - Dartmouth Sportsplex, Wyse Rd. Dartmouth at the MacDonald Bridge

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Including items from a Dr.'s Estate, and a Shubenacadie Estate

Saturday, October 25th - Dartmouth Sportsplex, Wyse Rd. Dartmouth at the MacDonald Bridge

Doors Open – 8:45 am Box lots – 9:30 am Main Sale – 10:00 am

Antique Furniture: Turnover card table poss. N.B. c.1840, turnover mahogany card table c.1830, Lunenburg Co. dropleaf table c.1840, step back cupboard c.1860, Windsor rocker c.1840, Victorian parlour table c.1880, Salem style rocking chair c.1850, hall stand c.1890, commode stand c.1890, parlour table c.1890, Eastlake love seat, 4 drawer chest c.1860, oak one shelf parlour table c.1880, Victorian settee c.1850, Arthur Pequenaut clock

Vintage & Modern Furniture: Good mahogany inlaid china cabinet c.1930, mahogany china cabinet c.1940, pr. French Empire armchairs, 2 tea wagons, Chippendale style dropleaf table, lady's mahogany writing desk, pr. of oak barley twist chairs, Art Deco style dining suite, circular oak dining table, mahogany dresser, mahogany cake stand, mahogany double pedestal dining table, Victorian style lady's chair, Chippendale style wing chair, Geo.III style mahogany corner chair c.1930, organ stool, mahogany serpentine/slant-front desk, misc. footstools, telephone table, bookcase, bow back Windsor chair, Geo. III style games table w. carved ball and claw feet, colonial style maple dresser & bureau, 4-shelf bookcase with glazed doors, mahogany dining room suite c.1930, Roxton maple china cabinet, new oak bedroom suite complete with box spring & mattress in good condition, 2 new barrister bookcase type bookcases, Amherst piano, Braemore sofa, love seat & easy chair, misc. small table, easy chairs, sofas, etc.

Glass & China: Royal Doultons including HN2325 The Master, HN1759 The Orange Lady, HN2352 A Stitch in Time, HN2858 The Doctor, HN2814 Eventide, Hummels: larger sizes, boy angel playing fiddle, two children under umbrella, boy sitting reading (2), 1980 Spring Dance plates, four pitcher & basin sets, Chintz part tea set 20 pces., misc. Gainsborough tea pieces, John Gray bowl, Coalport cup & saucer, misc. paperweights, Dresden figurine

Sterling & Silver Plate: Sterling silver coffee pot London 1874 by Barnard's, Sterling silver flatware set by Ryrie Bros., Art Deco tea & coffee set, Christofle pastry tongs, Harrods pearl-handled, cased fruit set, cased fish set, good silver plate gallery tray with mahogany insert, misc. sterling spoons, small items, misc. silver plate, Julius Cornelius spoons, fish serving sets

Miscellaneous: 30" Swiss music box w. inlaid case, Arthur Pequenaut mantle clock, Husan sextant in oak case, brass samovar, Canadian Steamship Lines picture, set of WWI & WWII service medals, cast bronze of two deer, primitive boat model of the Nevis c.1900, Tiffany style slag glass, Arctic Cat wet bike, Amherst piano, misc. clean box springs & mattresses, pr. Murrant speakers, Whirlpool compact washer – 2 years old in mint condition, etc.

Jewellery: Sterling ring box, man's gold ring garter band with red stones, pair of Victorian earrings, lady's Omega, Bulova & Tudor watches, opal ring in 14kt. gold setting, misc. lady's & gent's gold rings, etc.

Artwork: The Village, John Cook oil on board 10" x 16", Winter House, John Cook, 3 John Cook house scenes, Nude by Alan Wylie, pencil sketch on paper, Tom MacKay rugged landscape, selection of oils by J. Garner, clipper ship by Bailey, Mandarin by Bailey, 2 primitive foil art paintings, etc.

Chester Auction
Twelfth Annual Chester Auction
Saturday, August 2nd & Sunday, August 3rd
Eleanor Pew Morris Memorial Arena,
Pig Loop Rd., Chester, Nova Scotia
Viewing 8:30 am Sale 10:00 am
770 lots over two days from various Estates
including the property of a former Lieutenant Governor, The Estate Collections of John Cook, Arthur Lloy & Bernadette MacDonald, Q.C., various consignors, the Gary Newman Family Collection of American, Canadian & English Furniture, Antique Store Fixtures from the Unicorn and the collection of Dr. Robert Bell

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Saturday, August 2nd and Sunday, August 3rd, 2003

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including the Estates of Georgia Day, Lake Annis and Phyllis Anne Doucette, Yarmouth
Saturday June 28th
Beacon United Church Hall, Beacon St., Yarmouth
Doors Open: 8:30 am
Box lots & Misc. – 9:15am Main Sale – 10:00 am
Approx 500 lots

Sample Lot

Furniture: Mahogany & cherry Sheraton 2-drawer stand c.1830, mahogany Chippendale mirror, American c.1800, Empire style dresser c.1845, Empire parlour table c.1845, Sheraton 4-drawer dresser, European dropfront desk c.1820, birch hall stand c.1890, Harvest table, Yarmouth County chair table c.1860, oak rocker with Stickley lable (damaged), good 3-pce. wicker set, pine wash stand, Windsor style rocker, pr. of single mahogany bedsteads, set of 8 country ladder back chairs, mahogany dressers, love seat, hideabed, American chest (needs restoration), etc.

China/Glass: Spode India Tree dinnerware set, Glenwood pattern six pce., flow blue Art Nouveau pitcher & basin set, Pr. Davenport cups & saucers c.1860, Art Nouveau style coffee pot, cranberry pickle castor, Stewart crystal Monaco pattern, Japanese Imari bowl c.1890, misc. Bennington bowls, Ridgeways painted Bedford ware, Susie Cooper bone china luncheon set for 2 (16 pces.), Rosenthal figurine, misc. cornflower, 35 pces. Fiesta ware, etc.

Artwork: Mabel Day, Marguerite Chipman, Lucy Jarvis, Bill Crowell, Denise Leblanc, John Neville, T. E. Martin, Summer Kitchen by Hayes, Morrow, painted door dedicated to Frank & Mabel Day, etc.

Sterling Silver & Silver Plate: Pr. Sheffield silver plate candelabra c.1860, Art Nouveau reticulated sterling bowl, early Gorham sterling cup, Two Tiffany sterling under plates, six Grand Hotel silver plate forks, pr. small sterling candlesticks, sterling chocolate pot Eastern c.1910, Gorham sterling creamer and pitcher, etc.

Books: Colonel Parker Day's library, books by Colonel Parker Day

Misc. Collectibles: Ansonia mantle clock, American WWI fundraising quilt, misc. hooked mats, Tower musket c.1860, Alligator skin cosmetic case, two postcard albums c.1910, misc. 1950's toys, good lot child's christening gowns, etc.

1992 Chevrolet Lumina, 104,000 original kms, power door locks, seats, excellent condition, no rust, clean, MVI to Feb 2004.
Misc. Household Goods: Glass/china, etc., Danby portable spin dryer, chopping block table, Electrolux "Lux 500" vacuum

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Saturday, April 12th, 2003 – including personal property from the Estate of Bernadette MacDonald, Q.C. (proceeds to N.S. College of Art & Design), a Lunenburg Doctor's Estate, and a South End residence.

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Furniture: Camel back Chippendale style sofa, modern leather sofa, Krohler leather hideabed, Sheraton style mahogany dining table & 6 chairs, wing chairs, butcher's chest, misc. mahogany coffee and side tables, French Provincial style armchair, Vilas 4-pce. bedroom set, oak commode stand, pair of painted side cabinets, Chinese floor screen, Danish teak table & 4 chairs, lighted china cabinet, tea wagon, chinoiserie mirror, leather easy chair, Danish chair, pine jam cupboard, pine sea chest, etc.

China/Glass: Large set of Masons Blue Vista china, set of Royal Albert Lavender Rose bone china, set of Wedgwood embossed Queensware, set of late 19th blue willow porcelain, Cross & Olive crystal, Holmegard & Shannon crystal vases, Spode Jewel coffee set, Pr. Wedgwood Queensware vases, Wedgwood 4-pce. tea set, 4 Wedgwood graduated pitchers, Wedgwood bowls, boxes, etc., Shelley cup & saucer, Royal Crown Derby cup & saucer, quantity of china cups and saucers, 14" bisque doll, c.1890, Royal Doulton toby mugs, Winston Churchill , Smuggler, Beefeater, etc., Dog w. Shoe HN2654, misc. glass, china, crystal, etc.

Paintings/Pictures: 6 oils on board by Arthur Lloy incl. "Hills near Whycocomagh" 16" x 20", "The Cabin" 18" x 24", "Spring Marsh" 8" x 10", Pat Solaway "Crowns" 30" x 30", Young Girl by Justin Augustine 24" x 30", "The Red House, Battery, St. John's", by Allister Drysdale, portrait of a Spanish woman – large oil on canvas of a Polynesian woman, Nancy Carney (10) incl. portraits of Robert Stanfield and Harry How, Prince Arthur St., Halifax, etc.,misc. oils, watercolours, ltd. edition prints, various abstracts.

Misc. Collectibles: 9' x 12' oriental silk carpet, misc. oriental and oriental style rugs, 1980 $100 22kt. gold coin, Sessions mantle clock, misc. books on art and antiques including Cabinet Makers of the Eastern Seaboard, Sgd. book by Thomas Raddall, books by Hugh MacLennan, W.R. Bird, 1st ed. The Wedding Gift by Thomas Raddall, 2 Inuit carvings, silver plate fowl cover c.1860, lge. qty. Halifax Club silver plate, Pr. bracket lamps w. double mercury reflectors, chip-carved last look mirror, ship's _ model, misc. small folk art pces.

Misc. Wooden Items: Butter bowls, butter presses, lectern, tools

Misc. Household: GE 27" colour TV, misc. cds, 27" Toshiba colour TV, 2 queen size box spring & mattress sets, single box spring a7 mattress set, Posture Care

Saturday, January 25th, 2003 ESTATE AUCTION
Furnishings from the residence of the Consul General of the United States of America and a Halifax Estate

Furniture, Glass/China/Pottery/Sterling, Paintings and Prints

Saturday October 26th, 2002 - Good Antiques & Art. Estate of Betty Elizabeth Douglass, Dartmouth

A Good Auction including items from The Estate of Betty Douglass, Two Chester Estates and a Dalhousie University Bequest consisting of the following: A Good Sheraton two drawer stand stand c. 1820 - a rosewood campaign chest c. 1830; Geo 111 bow front chest - Sheraton chest c. 1810 - Rhode Island drop front desk c. 1780 - pair of oak Arts and Crafts deacon benches c. 1910 - a large Venetian gilt framed mirror - six good John Cook paintings - an M.S. Brown fish slice c. 1840 - A set of English Kings pattern silver London 1838 - Birks Louis XV sterling flatware set for six 87 pieces - William IV sauce boat by William Bateman London 1830 - misc good Victorian Jewelry - misc 18th and 19th century porcelain & glass - oriental rugs- misc. Hardy fishing equipment - a good large pond boat - a set of English graduated copper measures (7), Chinese and Oriental rugs .

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Sunday, October 27th, 2002 - Estate Coin Auction

Including 1948 Dollar in unc. balance of Dollars 1947's etc. Various Canadian Victorian 5 &10 cent pieces in v.f to unc. condition approx. 250 lots. list will be available by fax or online at by October 18th. For a list of the coins, please click here

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Including items from various Estates and consignors
from Chester, South End, Wolfville, etc.
as well as
The Estate of Clifford W. Handy, Port Maitland, N.S.
Mr. Handy was a crew member of the Bluenose, sailing in the
international schooner races against the Gertrude L.Thibault.
His family built ships in Port Maitland, N.S.

Dartmouth Sportsplex
Doors open 8:30 am.
Collection of books and tools at 9:30
Main sale 10:00 am



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Chester Auction
Saturday & Sunday, August 3rd & 4th, 2002:
Chester Arena, Pigs loop Road, Chester, NS.

The 2002 catalogue is online.
Updates will be made to the catalogue
up to the time of the sale.
Last update: July 22, 2002

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Saturday June 29th, 2002Onsite Auction - New Glasgow
At the Hartling Farm.

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Chester Auction
Saturday & Sunday, August 4th & 5th, 2001 :
Chester Arena, Pigs loop Road, Chester, NS.

Dresser Lewis Clock Figurines
The catalogue is online: Day 1 | Day 2
Revised catalogue with photographic links as of July 19.
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