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NOSTALGIA, SPORTING and ANTIQUE AUCTION Oct. 26 2019

NOSTALGIA, SPORTING and ANTIQUE AUCTION
Sat., OCTOBER 26 2019 at 10:00 A.M.
Preview from 8:30 a.m. Day of Sale
Rockway Hall, Vineland Ont.

Updated Oct 16

Join us for another Fabulous Auction with Consignments from Bala, Ennissville, Bracebridge, Golden BC, Buffalo NY, Stratford, Toronto, Oakville, Dundas and Niagara Collections! Make it a “Niagara Weekend” event! We’re located in the middle of award winning “Niagara’s Wineries” and Niagara Great Fall Colors!

DECOYS: #1 Redhead Drake, hollow, C1940, by Ken Anger 1905/1961

#2 Redhead Hen, hollow, C 1940, by Ken Anger 1905/1961

#3 Merganser with “Racer” position,, 18” long, C.1940 Quebec

#4 Canada Goose, laminate, C.1940, 28” long, St. Lawrence River

#5 Green Wing Teal, pine, 11 ½” long, attr. to “Wild Fowler Co.” Conn.

#6 Bluebill Drake hollow, C.1930, tack eyes, Oshawa

#7 Bluebill Drake, attrib. to Bob Dixon, 1904-1967, Brockville

#8 Wood Duck Drake C. 1980, signed I & J Crokam, Midhurst Ont.

#9 Canada Goose, solid, C 1940, 21” L, Pont Abino (Niagara)

#10 Bluebill Drake, C1920, stamped “C Winn” Port Colborne (Niagara) Rare!

#11 Bluebill Drake, solid body, tack eyes, Ontario

#12 Mallard Drake, hollow carved with hinged back for weights

#13 Bluebill Drake, solid, tack eyes, Ontario

#14 Bluebill Drake, hollow, low profile, Ontario

#15 Canvasback, preening, by Joseph Momney, Wallaceburg 1889-1968

#16 Black Scoter Drake, solid, C.1940’s, t ack eyes, Nova Scotia

#17 Canvasback, Drake, early repaint, Billy Ellis 1866-1950, Whitby Ont.

#18 Bluebill Drake, hollow, Ken Anger, Dunnville Ont. C.1950’s, never rigged

#19 Bluebill Hen, hollow, Ken Anger, Dunnville Ont., C. 1950’s never rigged

#20 Common Loon, solid, signed D.G. Hutchings 1989

#21 Mallard Drake, hollow body, head turned, Ontario

#22 Folk Decoy, C.1940’s Grand Manan Island New Brunswick, (6 known)

#23 Cinnamon Teal Hen, solid, 11” long, Ontario

#24 Common Eider Drake, solid, C.1950’s, Sawler Family, Nova Scotia

#25 Bluebill Drake, solid, deep relief wing details, marked “CC”

#26 Black Duck Hen, Early Ken Anger, C. 1935, Dunnville, Ont.

#27 Common Eider Drake, solid body, Nova Scotia

#28 Mallard Drake, solid body, C. 1920’s, Toronto

#29 Black Duck Drake, solid, Detroit River

#30 Merganser C1890-1900, Cornwall Ont., Marked “JH” and “W”

….more to be listed!

GUNS/HUNTING:  #1 Rare – A fabulous C. 1868 “R.W. Soper London Ont.” Marked octagonal barrel, 44 Calibre Percussion Match Rifle, in excellent working order, German silver game inlays, patch box, double set trigger, Goutcher engraved lock, great checkering, with original tang sight! R.W. Soper was a great Canadian Gunsmith and this gun is more than worthy of the best of Canadian gun collections! #2 “Patent – Enfield 1858” Short Model Carbine, .577 Bore, converted to Snyder System in 1862 as Mark II, used by both infantry and cavalry and RCMP. Tri-edged bayonet fitted for Cadet Training – Royal Marines, clean barrel, good mechanism, fireable; #3 Swedish Mauser 6.5 MM Rifle marked “Waffenfabrik Mauser Oberndorf A/N 1900”, good bore, all matching 461 numbers, good , solid mechanics, clean gun ready to fire; #4 Smith, London marked “Percussion Pepper Box 1813 Six Barrel Revolver” with Birmingham proof marks and engraved casing, solid working mechanics; #5 Antique 1890’s Belgium Proofed Single Shot “Flobert” Rifle with warrant breach, .43 Bore, with 24” octagon barrel, bore is good, with visible rifling, checkered walnut stock with additional carved details  #6 C.1870 Swiss Army Issue Bolt Action Rifle with .47 bore, clear markings, style used by the Prussian Army; #7 C.1840 Double Barrel Percussion Cap Shot Gun, no visible markings, decoratively carved walnut stock, fore stock and trigger guard with carved owl at top of stock, possibly Indian; #8 (William) “Ketland & Co. London” Brass Barreled Flintlock Pistol, the 8” brass octagonal barrel, .54 bore, is stamped with English proof marks and London. This pistol sports brass trigger guard, rod thimbles and side plate. One-piece walnut stock with carved details has no cracks or repairs, but has been refinished; #9 (Ethan) “Allen’s Patent 1845” marked Percussion Pistol, single shot, bar hammer,.32 Caliber, octagon to round barrel marked 268. This Bootleg Pistol is 5” long overall, and sports walnut grips; #10 C 1800 Flintlock Blunderbuss, lock plate marked with British East India insignia, barrel and trigger guard engraved overall with foliated Chinese design, foo dog, birds and stylized sun. overall length 34.5”; #11 Halfstock .36 caliber Percussion Muzzelloading Rifle, 29” barrel, Brass fitted patch box, butt plate, trigger guard, rod guide and thimbles, walnut stock has no cracks, pheasants engraved to lock plate; #12 “Clarke” (London England) signed 1830’s Muzzle Loading Percussion Cap Shot Gun wit h German silver butt plate, trigger guard and trim; #13 “M. Moses patented September 30th 1852 Malone NY” marked Percussion Rifle, 40 caliber, 29” octagonal barrel; patch box, inlayed silver stag and star; Revolver Holsters  with heavily tooled designs (2); Hunting – Early 20th C. Folk Painted Pine Shot Gun Shell Box, decorated with painted duck head and early shot gun shell and signed  “C. Wells”, 4”x5”x16” long; Hunting Knife, 10” long, elk horn handle, blade etched “Original Bowie Knife”, with leather sheath marked “Solingen Western Germany and tooled elk; C. 1900 Antler Handled Hunting Knife, marked “Standard Cutlery Co.” (England) with leather sheath;

VINTAGE FISHING: Decoys/Baits – Rare “Busty Bates” Fish Spearing Decoy/Lure, in early green, with tack eyes, lead weight, 5” long, with old slide lid wooden fish decoy box C.1940 -1960’s, carved by William S Fletcher, Parry Sound Ontario; Rare – “Busty Baits” Fish Spearing Decoy/Lure C. 1950, in original red and white paint with spots,  eyes, lead weight, 5” long; C.1880  Trout Fishing Decoy attributed to the “Shannon Family Collingwood Ontario, 9.3/4” long, tack eyes, metal fins, carved gills, with original 14” pine hand rod, original paint history, found on the Shannonbridge Farm along the Pretty River; Trout Fish Decoy signed “CC” (Carl Christianson – Michigan) original paint, pristine with glass eyes, 6.75” long, with original stencilled presentation box; Trout Fish Decoy signed “BJS” (Basile Secord -Penatanguishene Ontario) C. 1970, original paint, 7” long; Walleye Fish Decoy (Michigan) original paint, metal fins, lead weight; Antique Fish Spearing Decoy from Lake Simcoe, unpainted cedar, metal fins, lead weight, 6.25” long; C. 1950 Pike Fish Decoy, attributed to “Waltham” (Minnesota),7.25” long, see page 117 Volume III “The Fish Decoy” Kimbell; C.1960 Fish Decoy, attributed to “Waltham”, 8.25” long; C. 1950 Pike Spearing Decoy by George Aho (1911-1999) Elk Lake Michigan, original paint, signed, 6.25” long; Rare C.1920  Fish Decoy by Charlie Meloche, Lasalle Ontario, bead eyes, carved tail, lead weight, 6” long; Trout Fish Decoy/Lure, unknown carver, painted eyes, treble hooks, metal fins, 5.25” long; Perch Fish Decoy, Michigan, original paint, tack eyes, 6.25” long; Antique Fishing Rod –  Exceptional Antique 3-piece brass and mahogany Salmon Rod from the Godbout River Salmon Club, Quebec – inscribed “John Manuel (Ottawa) caught with this rod from 1883-1903 2351 salmon weighing 27,933 lbs”; Fly Rods – Sage “Custom” Graphite III Fly Rod, 9’6”, 2-piece, 9wt with Sage tube and sleeve, Exc; “Jim Duncan” Sage Custom 10’, 2-piece  Rod Graphite II Fly Rod, 9-10wt., with Duncan marked tube and sleeve; Hardy Bros. Graphite Trout Fly Rod, 7’6” long, 2-piece, 5 wt., with aluminum tube and Hardy sleeve;

ONTARIO STONEWARE: “Flack & Van Arsdale Cornwall Ont.” maker marked 8 Gallon Crock with elaborate floral basket decoration; “A Woodyatt & Co. Brantford C.W.” maker marked 3 Gallon Jug with floral decoration – Exc; “Patton & Co. Toronto” merchant marked 1 Gallon jug with a Skinner Pottery floral decoration – Exc; “N Eberhardt Toronto Ont” maker marked 1 ½ (Rare) Gallon Crock with floral & 1 ½ script decoration – Exc; “James Leask Wholesale & Retale (SP) Dealer In Snuf (SP) 174 Young St. Toronto.” Merchant marked 1 Gallon Jar “S.T. Humberstone Newton – Brook” (Rare) maker marked 3 Gallon Jug with floral decoration; “Burns & Campbell Toronto” maker marked 2 Gallon Jug with floral decoration; “Flack & Van Arsdale Cornwall Ont.” maker marked 2 Gallon Jar with bird decoration; “J. McDermid Star Grocery Georgetown” merchant marked 1 Gallon Jar; Guenther & Schmidt General Merchants Milverton” merchant marked Bowl, 6 ½” H x 9” diameter; “Made Expressly For L. Werner Grocer Dunville” (SP) merchant marked 1 Gallon Crock; “J.H. Hager General Merchant Hagersville” merchant marked 4 Gallon Cream Pot with floral decoration; “J. M. Marlatt & Co Paris, C.W.” maker marked 1 Gallon Crock; “Hart Bros. & Lazier Bay of Quinte Works” maker marked 5 Gallon Crock with bird decoration; “From N.E. Yeo 187 Dundas St. London Ontario” merchant marked ¼ Gallon Jar; “George Gorden General Merchant Tottenham” merchant marked Bowl, 9” diameter; “R. H. Hemstries China T House Wholesale & Retail Grocery Crockery & Glassware Aylmer Ont” merchant marked 6 Gallon Crock with floral decoration; “A. O’Connor Ingersoll” merchant marked 2 Gallon Crock with floral decoration; “George W. Shaver Grocer Importer of Teas Wines Liquor 244 Yonge St. & 2 Louisa St. Toronto” merchant marked 2 gallon Jug with floral decoration; “George Bernhardt Wines & Liquors Opera House Block Galt Ont.” 2 Gallon Jug with floral decoration; “S. Skinner & Co” maker marked 2 Gallon Cream Pot floral and script decoration; D.C. McGuire Wine & Spirit Merchant St. Catharines” merchant marked 2 Gallon Jug with floral decoration; “F.P. Goold & Co. Brantford C.W.” maker marked 2 Gallon jug with floral decoration; “Welding & Belding Brantford Ont.” maker marked 2 Gallon Jug with floral decoration “Fulton Michie & Co. No. 7 King Street West Toronto CW” merchant marked 4 Gallon Jug with floral decoration; “G.I. Lazier Picton C.W.” maker marked 2 Gallon Jar; …more to be listed!

ANTIQUE BOTTLES: Rare “Deep Rock Sparkling Soda” Paper Labeled Amber Bottle by Cronmiller Ginger Ale Co. Port Colborne Ontario;

VINTAGE ADVERTISING SIGNS: Vintage Porcelain “Coca-Cola” 48” diameter Sign, made in Canada; Early 20th C Tin Sign “Beeshy’s China Shop Ridgeway (ONT)” 15” x 24”; “Neilson’s Jersey Milk Chocolate” Ramped Steel Sign, 9 colors, marked St. Thomas Metal Signs St. Thomas Ont,23” x 35”; “Lakeshore Sealtest Ice Cream” Ramped Steel Sign, 28” x 40”;”Dunlop Tire” Double Sided Steel Sign, 12” x 48”; Vintage “Coca-Cola” Sign Thermometer marked Robertson Made In U.S.A.; Vintage Miller Beer “Lite A Fine Pilsner Beer” Light -Up Barrel/Keg Sign; Vintage “Michelob” Chrome Light-up Beer Sign;

NOSTALGIA: Brass Cash Register labeled “The National Cash Register Co. Toronto” serial number 11900866 – 416, excellent condition, fully operational, with all keys; Large Cast Iron Coffee Mill with 23” wheels marked “The Swift Mill, Lane Bros. Poughkeepsie NY” with Bronze Eagle finial; 1930’s Pressed Steel “We Suggest Kellogg’s Cereals”  Store Display Shelf with Deco details; Vintage Hamilton Beach Milkshake Mixer, Model #25, Serial #358, (in excellent working order); Chrome “Adams 1Cent “ Gum Dispenser, wall mount style with key, by “Mill’s Automatic Merchandising” , 9.75” x 16”; “ Wrigley’s Peppermint” Gum Dispenser by “Continental Gum of Canada, Toronto” with key ;  “1934 National Breweries Limited” Wall calendar, all 12 months complete, Early “The Man Juicy Fruit Made Famous” tin-litho Wall Mount Match Safe; “Gould’s Pumps’ Wall Clock; Box of Vintage 1930’s  Coca-Cola Bottle Sleeves Tins – “Bassett’s Liquorice All Sorts” Tins (2) 9 .75” long & 6 sided – 6” long;  “National Pretzel Co.” Tin 12” x 12” diameter; Rare C 1915 “Flor De Franklin” Cigar Tin by Hull & Grummond & Co. Binghampton NY: Glass – Vintage 1920’s Vaseline Glass “Clarks Teaberry  Gums” marked Pedestal Counter Display Stand; Vintage Vaseline Glass “Liberty Bell” Candy Container –  19th C Worlds Fair; Vintage “Tom’s Roasted Peanuts” Covered Jar;

MILITARY COLLECTIBLES: Rare – WWII RCAF Medal Group and History to Officer Earl Norman Williams with DFC, Medals, Insignia and log history; WWII German Crosses; WWII German Insignia; South African WWI & WWII Bayonets and Scabbards; Web Gear; German WWII Propaganda Booklet; C 1910 Military Field Compass with case, named to – “Lieut. J.A. Gibson, 35th BTRY, C.P.A.”; WWII “Brunton / Ainsworth Military Compass with case; “Hughes Owens, Montreal” marked Magnetic Dip Circle Inclination Compass with “Canadian C broad arrow” mark;

ANTIQUE VELOCIPEDE & BICYCLE: Rare!!  Fabulous Antique 1860/70’s Wood Velocipede, completely original condition. Wood spoke wheels, cast iron seat bracket, original leather seat, original sponged paint and pinstriping, Collection (14) of early Bicycle Acetylene Gas Carbide Lamps “Majestic” Lamp, with red and green reflectors, marked “Edward Miller & Co. USA, March 13, 1900”;

MARINE/NAUTICAL:  C. 1930’s “Frank Morrison and Son” marked Brass Starboard Running Lamp with handle; C. 1930’s “R.L. Piper Montreal: Stern Lantern; Vintage 4 Blade 9” Brass Prop; Vintage 3 Blade Brass Prop;

ANTIQUE INSTRUMENTS/TOOLS: Instruments Rare – 1870’s “Elliot Bros, London” Pocket Box Sextant with original leather case; Rare – C 1886 “Steward London” Weldon Range Finder, brass with leather case; Rare –-1890’s Stanley, London, “Hutchison’s Prismatic Compass”; “Hughes & Owens, Montreal” Brass Magnetic Dip Circle/Inclination Compass marked “C – broad arrow”; C 1800’s Brass “Abney” Level with original leather case; C. 1800’s French  “Unis” Brass Hand Level with fitted hard case; Vintage “Lufft West Germany” Universal Bezard Compass, pocket high precision compass with box, instructions and leather case; Tools – Oak Multi Drawer Tool Box with fitted chrome hardware; Folky Saw, made of birds-eye maple and walnut, signed “JCB 1940”, Jake Cornelius Barber, Yarmouth NS;

VINTAGE TOYS:  Otaco Minnitoy “Minnittransport Co”  Tractor Trailer, Exc; 1930’s “MARX – Siren Police Car” pressed Steel, wind-up; car; C.1900 Cast Iron Horse Drawn Fire Pumper with bell; Rare – C.1890 Steam Locomotive Toy,  painted cast iron and wood;  1930’s Pressed Steel “Steelcraft Playboy Icecream Delivery Truck” 22” long; Mamod England” live steam “Steam Wagon SW1” in green, pressed steel C Cab Truck, 16 ½” long; “Mamod England” live steam “ Steam Tractor Traction Engine” pressed steel,10 ½” long; “Mamod England” live steam “Steam Engine  SA1 Roadster”, (early model with 6 spoke wheels) 15 ½” long; “See’s Candies” Die Cast Cube Van by Ertl USA; “Munro” Wood Hockey Game; “Wilesco” Steam Engine Toy;

PAINTINGS & PRINTS: –P: WWII Atlantic Naval Marine Painting, signed “Hedley ‘44”, oil on board,18”x24”; Prints – WWII Canadian Navy Framed Print titled “Canadian Answer” by Norman Wilkinson; Robert Bateman Framed Print (Large Size) Polar Bears on Ice Flow; Alan Cunnington signed “Screech Owl”, watercolor;

ANTIQUE FURNITURE: Fabulous Quartered Oak 64 Drawer File Cabinet, with rare floating drawer fronts, in excellent original condition, 6’H; Rare – Oak Tambour Front File Cupboard , 2-piece,44” wide 7’8”H, Exc;;1840’s Pine Corner Cupboard, (2) 10 lite upper doors, (2) lower panel doors,1-piece construction, 7’ 1” high, refinished; 1870’s Pine Dry Sink with 1 lower door, 36” wide, refinished ; Pine 2 piece Step Back Cupboard, refinished; C.1820  Walnut Tavern Table with box stretcher base; Panel Side Oak Desk with gilt leather top; Oak Panel Side Book Case with 5 Shelves; Oak/Leather High Back Swivel Office Chair; Pail Bench in original  green paint;

LIGHTING/ARCHITECTURAL: Vintage Colored Slag Glass Ceiling Fixture, 8 panels, 21” diameter; Victorian Hanging Hall Oil Lamp with opalescent swirl molded shade; Vintage Nautical Stern Lantern marked “R.L. Piper Montreal”; Vintage Marine Starboard Running Lamp with red lens;

AUTOMOTIVE/OIL: Vintage “Dunlop Tires” Steel Sign, Selection of North West Territories License Plates; 1932 Ontario Plate – “FU44”; 12” x 48”;1929 Imperial Oil “Marvelube” Advertising Booklet, 16 Pages;

MISCELLANEOUS VINTAGE/ANTIQUES: Rare Wall Mount Copper Water Pump; Restored Cast Iron & Brass Counter Water Pump marked “465 Galt Canada”; 1954 Russian 35MM “Zorki” Camera with case; Brass & Cast Iron Hardware Scale, marked “Crown 4lb”;

EPHEMERA /CATALOGS/ BOOKS: Catalogs- Rare 1875 Hard Covered Catalog – “The Waterous Engine Works” Brantford Ontario, with great illustrations (some fold-out) of steam engines, saw mills and grist mill tooling, Exc; C.1930 “Rice Lake Canoe Co. Catalog; “1935 National Breweries” Calendar – complete: Fishing Books – Rare Book  Set of 3 Volumes “The Fish Decoy” by Kimbell 1986-1993, great illustrations with detailed descriptions of N. America Fish Decoy Carvers past and present; 1925-26 “Fishing Gazette” Magazines ,12 volumes; Photography – C. 1900/1910 Muskoka Photo Album, 41 photos including Muskoka Lakes Steamers, 41 photos; Vintage 1930’s Photos (2), 8”x11”, of Montreal Strongman “Arthur Dandurand”, the French Canadian Sandow;

DIRECTIONS:  Exit 57 Q.E.W. (Victoria Ave.) go south 8 km., east on Eighth Ave. 6kms. (Vineland) to Rockway Hall-2021 Reg. Rd. 69   L2R 6P7

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