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DoneMon, Feb 10, 2020 2:00 PM EST
Beacon, NY, USA
Auction Details

Unreserved Books, Toys, Train Multi Estate

Hudson Valley Auctioneers will present an unreserved antique and estate The sale beginning with a Wilkes Barre PA estate library of approximately 400 volumes cataloged into 165 lots. An old family estate whose occupants' varied interests reflecting 18th through 20th centuries with books on travel and exploration, history and politics and art and science. Following the library is 170 lots of vintage toys,trains and dolls including a very original Jumeau, a collection of puppets, marionettes, stages and related items, many from China and Burma, from a Hudson NY collectors estate who had plans of opening a museum. Following that collection next up is the estate of a world class model makers finished and unfinished train and boat steam models as well as a large collection of British railroadania including a comprehensive book collection on the subject sold as a lot, enameled signs, posters, antique prints and other items of interest. At around 6:00 pm the sale will shift to 265 lots of general estate items. Jim Donovan had collected with an eye for the whimsical, the dramatic and the enjoyable in art, sculpture, decoration and function. Continuing to liquidate his now estate collection this sale features several small modernistic bronzes and 30 assorted artworks, mostly large oils. Of note is a large abstract oil signed Michelle West (Lee) titled "Continuity of Change" and a large carved granite linear sculpture by Minoru Nizuma. From the large collection of art still to be cataloged from the Forest Hall, Milford PA collection are five oil on linen abstracts with various titles by Hans Jaenisch ex Leonard Hutton Galleries ca.1963. Fifteen estate carpets, several lots Asian porcelains, photographs, metalworks and art are scattered throughout. Hundreds of ounces sterling flatware and hollowware, several lots of Mid Century from a White Planes estate liquidation, 19th century artworks from a Nyack home and furniture and decorative accessories from a Tuxedo Park mansion.
 
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