Timothy J. Gould, Licensed Maine Auctioneer,  Maine Auctioneer's License # AR1038

Archive of Auction Flyer for THURSDAY EVENING  SEPTEMBER 22, 2005.  Auction Began at 5 p.m.

        Gould Auction Company is pleased to present a Market Fresh auction of fine period antiques, gathered from New England homes, attics, cellars, barns and collections. Highlights in their categories are as follows: FOLK ART and COUNTRY ACCESSORIES: Outstanding Bangor, Maine Paint Decorated Schoolgirl's Box; Superb Large Paint Decorated Early Wooden Hat Box; The Original Mechanical Dock Sign from the Moosehead Lake Steamer Katahdin and the Coburn Steamship Lines of Greenville, Maine; Wonderful Hooked Rug of her childhood home by Barbara Merry; 10 Superbly carved early Crooked Knives to include a Mic Mac Indian example and a rare dog’s head handle; Superbly Carved Early Watch Hutch w Dogs; Lg. Worcester County Paint Decorated Dome Top Box; lg. Portrait of a gentleman by John Brewster; Lg. Lion Hooked Rug by E.S. Frost, Biddeford, Maine; 2 Unused Frost Hooked Rug Patterns; Small Maine Sponge Paint Decorated Dome Top Box; Several early and outstanding Decorated Tin Boxes to include a fine Stevens Plains (Zachariah Stevens) Document Box; Early,  Large Tole Decorated Tray with Nautical Scene; Painted Gameboards; Early Danvers, Mass. Fire Bucket dated 1826; Early Maine Whirlygig in Original Paint; Nesting set of 3 Early Firkins in Mustard Yellow with Red Trim; Several Fine Pantry Boxes in Old Paint and surface; 3 American Turned Burl Bowls; Paint Decorated Candle Box; Stunning Paint Decorated Apple Tray; Early Silhouettes in lemon gold frames; Early Penn. Pen and Ink “Friendship” Caligraphy; Unusual Early Beaded Sampler; Maine Spruce Gum Box in Old Red; Nice early Charcoal on Sandpaper painting in original lemon gold frame; Hooked Rugs; Early Bed Warmer with vividly paint decorated handle;  Fine selection of paint decorated and other baskets and much more.  WHALING, NAUTICAL ITEMS and SCRIMSHAW: A fine group of recently discovered Whaling Ship Journals and Scrimshaw items that were originally the property of Whaling Boat Steerer Albert Almy Gifford of Westport, Massachusetts. According to records at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, “Steerer” Gifford is listed as being at the helm of the Westport Whaler “The Brig Mexico" in 1844 and 1845 as well as the Whaling Bark "President" in 1849 and 1850. These pieces are directly from Gifford’s ancestral home. Included in this group are the original Whaling Ship Logs of the Westport, Mass. Whaling Bark “PRESIDENT” from the years 1849 to 1850 and the 2 volume logs of the Westport Whaling Brig “MEXICO” from the years 1844-1845, all of which were recorded by Albert Almy Gifford. These Whaling Logs include watercolors and drawings by Gifford of the mountains and topography of the islands of the AZORES, as well as many WHALES stamped in the journal recording each “catch” along with graphic descriptions of the actual catching and processing the Whales as well as the actual accounting of barrels of whale oil taken each day. Also: Scrimshaw items likely made by Gifford to include: An OUTSTANDING and RARE footed, table top Whale Bone, Ebony and Whale Ivory Swift; Several Whales Teeth with Scrimshaw; Whale Ivory Jagging Wheels; Whalebone, Ivory and Polychrome walking sticks; toothpicks; fids; tools and Albert Almy Gifford’s Scrimshander's Knives, tools and early optical aids; Also:  2 Fine Nantucket Baskets from the Codd family of Nantucket; Early Ships Wheels; Large US Navy Ship’s Bell; Brass Ships Clock; Brass Portholes and more. Outstanding selection of Maine and New England REDWARE and STONEWARE: Including a rare Stew pot signed John Safford 2d Monmouth, ME.; Superb Large Decorated Jar by John Corliss; Large Dartmouth-New Bedford Salmon glazed and decorated Jar; Excellent Gonic, New Hampshire shaving mug; Maine Shaving Mug and more. STONEWARE: Rare decorated plant pot by Kendall and Whitney, Portland, Maine; Rare decorated Water Cooler with bird by J.L. Winslow, Portland, Maine; Bird Crock by Bangor Stoneware; Gardiner, Maine jugs and crocks by Plaisted; Lyman and Clark Umber Decorated Ovoid Jug; Rare 5 Gallon Hiram Ricker Poland Mineral Spring Water stoneware jug, and more. EARLY FURNITURE: New England Mahogany Serpentine Chippendale Chest with Original Brass; 18th Century Butlers Secretary with applied bracket base; Superb Cherry Hepplewhite 4 Drawer Chest with outstanding flaring French feet and original brass; Massachusetts North Shore (probably Newburyport) inlaid Hepplewhite side table with nicely shaped top; Large Apothecary Chest in Old Blue; Outstanding Pair of Paint Decorated Step Down Windsors, Graceful Queen Anne Candlestand in old finish; Sheraton Bow Front Cookie Corner Chest in original surface; Several Blanket Boxes in Original Paint, Table top Apothecary Cupboard in Old Red; Outstanding Windsor Footstool with folky hooked upholstery; Paint Decorated Penn. Style Deacon’s bench;  Country Sheraton Serving Table in orig. surface; Fine signed “Old Hickory” table with unusual “pinned” base;  Pr. Vermont Birdcage Windsors; Windsor Sack Back armed rocker; Turned leg 1 drawer stand and more. VICTORIAN and MISSION FURNITURE: RARE paper labeled Gustav Stickley Mission Oak piano bench; Pristine 5 Piece Walnut Marble Top Bedroom Set; Quarter Sawn Oak 3 Door Bookcase; Sectional Stepped Oak Bookcase; Marble Top Walnut Parlor Stand; Mission Oak Armchair sgnd LJ&G Stickley and more. BLUE STAFFORDSHIRE: Fine selection of Hall Quadrupeds pattern to include 17" Rhino Platter, 18 1/2" Elephant Platter, 10" Open Vegetable with Horses, plates to include 8 3/4" otter (2), 9 3/4" Lion with Ox (2); also a 16" Deep Blue Nautilus pattern platter; 15"  “Penn’s Treaty”  light blue platter 10" plate deep blue "View of Liverpool"; 10" plate deep blue "Table Rock Niagara"; Lg. Deep Blue Covered Tureen "Hollywell Cottage"; Light Blue "Ivanhoe" pattern Wash Bowl and Pitcher and more. PAINTINGS and PRINTS:  Several oils and watercolors by Boyer Gonzalez (Sr. and Jr.) including a large OOC "The Brewery at San Antonio" and "Hudson River from West Point". Outstanding early oil "View of Passamaquoddy Bay" after Victor De Grailly; OOB "Fall at Oak Hill" by Nathaniel Berry, “Fish House Beach Swampscott, Mass.” By Edward A. Page; OOB “Spot Pond” by Marguerite Stuber Pearson; 2 EARLY small unsigned landscapes  “Near Bolton, LAKE GEORGE” (NY) OOC in original frames; Superb large "genre" painting in original frame found in Bangor, Maine; Wonderful barn interior by J. Batjien; Primitve Watercolor of Early Sailing Ship; Large folky still life ooc; impressionistic Oil by W. Volz; 2 Outstanding early Masonic Prints with George Washington; Italian Port Painting of Mt. Visuvius and much more. MILITARY and FIREARMS: The complete collection of the Military Issued belongings of Col. Leander D. Syme, (including a "Liberator" pistol and his original 1911 Colt .45 auto with holster), sword, medals, photos, spurs, trunks, orders and much more. Col. Syme was the commanding officer of the 262nd Regiment of the 66th Black Panther Division in World War II at Normandy, France. This collection starts at West Point where the Colonel graduated in 1918 and extends through the end of his distinguished military career in 1949. Colonel Syme was awarded the Silver Star, 3 Bronze Battle Stars and the French Croix de Guerre among other medals that will be included in the sale of this RARE and complete historical grouping. Colonel Syme was laid to rest February 14, 1985 at Arlington National Cemetery.  ALSO: 1864 Springfield Civil War Musket; Springfield Trap Door Musket; Cavalry Sword; Kentucky Style Rifle mkd Philadelphia; Colt 1849 Pocket Model pistol (reblued) and more.  BOTTLES, INKS and FRUIT JARS: Blown Keene inkwell; Keene Flask w Eagle and Basket of Fruit; Blow 8 sided ink well; Several Pontiled Medicines to include early Maine examples; Rare Potter and Bodine's Air Tight Fruit Jar, Shaker Pickle Jar and many more. MISCELLANEOUS: Superb 1925 Doe-Wah-Jack Round Oak Stove advertising calendar; advertising signs; Large Victorian Slag Glass Panel Lamp, Several Postcard Albums; 50 Pc. Set (“John Adams” pattern by Watson) Sterling Silver Flatware (not monogrammed); Collection of 20 EARLY Hummel figurines; Early Horse pull toy; American Indian and tribal carvings and pottery; Several Early Navajo Rugs and weavings; Hooded Doll's Cradle in old red; Pr. Very Early (perhaps Queen Anne) Dolls; Early Tin and Cast Irons Toys; Early Articulated Artist's Model Doll and much more!!!


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For Additional Information Please Call 207-362-6045. Day of Sale Only 207-582-3223. 10% Buyers Premium. PAYMENT TERMS: Cash or Pre-approved check. Out of State Buyers Should Provide Bank Letter of Credit, If Not Known to the Auctioneer. Timothy J. Gould, Auctioneer, Maine Auctioneer’s License #AR1038. Auctions will be Catered.

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