BACK IN THE DAY….PEDAL TO THE METAL

Back in the day, post Word War II children delighted in the opportunity to drive their toy pedal cars just like mom and dad did in their car or truck.  Modeled after the real cars then seen on the roads, these toys allowed children to ‘pretend play’ for hours outside while enjoying the fresh air.

Today’s fast placed, technologically driven world of tablets, smartphones and other computer devices seems to be the only way to get a glimpse of what used to be, and to reflect on the awesomeness of these fine, detailed toy automobiles.  That is until now!  Vintage pedal car interest has grown in the past few years, and is becoming one of the most desirable, fastest appreciating toy collectible today.  Whether restored or left as found, these cars are now displayed and admired in homes as well as restaurants across America.  They’re great conversation starters and memory enhancers!

Team Legacies is excited to bring to the auction block many, iconic pedal cars and fire trucks on October 7.  It’s a rare opportunity to offer a varied selection of these classic toys. Come join us at the auction, take that trip down memory lane, and maybe, just maybe, you’ll be top bidder and these gems will be back on the road again, turning heads as they pass by!

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In addition to the vintage Pedal Cars and Trucks, we will also be auctioning a Radio Flyer Wagon, Lionel Trains, Dolls from the 1950’s, (Ideal Saucy Walker, Toni, & Shirley Temple)  as well as a large selection of BB Guns, steel 1930’s Keystone Packard Military Ambulance, Marbles and Banks; plus Pottery & Glass; Folk Art & Primitives; Railroadana; Local Lure; Maritime; Ephemera; Signage; Sterling Silver; Costume Jewelry; loads of items for the Home and so much more.  We invite you to join us…

Autumn Estates Auction
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Auction Preview Friday by Appointment (609.618.7216)
& 8:00 a.m. day of sale
Auction Commences at 9:00 a.m.
Eagleswood Fire Hall
219 Railroad Ave.
West Creek, NJ 08092
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Visit our picture Gallery & Auction Listing as well as Terms of Sale.
Unable to attend? Follow the links on our website and register to bid as an absentee bidder.  The Absentee/Live Catalog is now available to preview or bid.  If you wish to place phone bids, contact us no later than Thursday, October 5. The Absentee/Phone Bid Form can be found by clicking here.

A Glimpse of Yesteryear’s Nostalgia & Lore

For well over a century, men, women and their families have traveled, vacationed or lived in the South Jersey area.  The Pine Barrens and  Sea Shore have always had so much to offer.  The region still allures people to it’s sandy beaches, the marinas for boating, fishing, & crabbing, and the Pine Barrens for hunting.

This upcoming auction will rekindle memories for those who can appreciate the local heritage. Vintage local items that have been handed down from generation to generation of kin are now available to the public at auction. The successful bidder will take them home and start a new chapter to share with others!

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  • Shown above is the actual hotel guest register of the National Hotel under the proprietorship of Mary Enfield Ryder. The register begins in 1928 through 1932!  Each sheet shows the name of the guest(s), where they were from, date & room number.  The real photo post card shows the National Hotel in the left hand corner.
  • Sampling of local ephemera shown above.

During the colder weather, when fishermen couldn’t fish, many carved waterfowl and fish decoys for hunting and decorative use.  Included in the October 7 auction are decoys from Point Pleasant, Forked River, Ship Bottom as well as other unidentified folk art.  In addition to the decoys, we are also offering a large selection of wooden fishing lures.

Shown below are a few decoys that will be auctioned off on October 7.

And one of the greatest fish stories ever told, isn’t a fish story at all.  If you live in South Jersey, then you no doubt have heard of the Jersey Devil folk lore. Beginning in 1735 to this day legendary stories of the Jersey Devil  have been shared as to its sporadic sightings and how it terrorized those living throughout the Pine Barrens region.  Whether you believe in its existence or not, this creepy cast iron ring holder (shown below)  is a great conversation piece, and could be yours!

Jersey Devil Cast Iron Ring Holder

In addition to the local lure offered, we will also be auctioning vintage Toys, Trains (pre-war), Dolls & Banks; Pottery & Glass; Folk Art & Primitives; Railroadana; Maritime; Ephemera; Signage; Sterling Silver; Costume Jewelry; Breininger Redware; decorative items to enhance your Home and so much more.

Come join us, for fun and conversation, on Saturday, October 7.  Maybe you’ll go home with a piece of South Jersey history.  Food will also be available for purchase by Chef Rich.

Everyone is welcomed…

Multi-Estate Auction
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Auction Preview Friday by Appointment (609.618.7216)
& 8:00 a.m. day of sale
Auction Commences at 9:00 a.m.
Eagleswood Fire Hall
219 Railroad Ave.
West Creek, NJ 08092
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Visit our picture Gallery & Auction Listing as well as Terms of Sale.
Unable to attend? Follow the links on our website and register to bid as an absentee bidder. (Absentee/Live Bid Catalog is currently under construction.)

Yesterday’s Redware, Designed by Lester Breininger, Offered at Auction

Founder of Breininger Pottery, Lester Breininger, was a ninth-generation Pennsylvania Dutchman. It was during the 1960’s when Breininger purchased a red clay dog figurine and had asked a teaching colleague if he could create a match so that he would have a pair.  His colleague suggested that he enroll in one of his classes and form one on his own under his guidance.  Well the rest is history, Lester Breininger was captivated.  He mirrored potters’ techniques and forms used centuries ago.  He dug clay from along the Tulpehocken Creek near Womelsdorf, PA. and before long, he mastered the techniques used by early potters, and the designs of early redware pottery.  Hence his work today is referred to as reproduction redware.

We at Legacies Old & New are pleased to offer a fine selection of Breininger Pottery at our October 7 auction.  Each piece is signed and some pieces note the weather at the time of  creating the figure i.e. ‘rain.’

Below is a Sampling of Breininger Redware Pottery on the Auction Block!

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In addition to the Redware offered, we will also be auctioning vintage Toys, Trains, Dolls & Banks; Pottery & Glass; Folk Art & Primitives; Railroadana; Local Lure; Maritime; Ephemera; Signage; Sterling Silver; Costume Jewelry; loads of items for the Home and so much more.  We invite you to join us…

Multi-Estate Auction
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Auction Preview Friday by Appointment (609.618.7216)
& 8:00 a.m. day of sale
Auction Commences at 9:00 a.m.
Eagleswood Fire Hall
219 Railroad Ave.
West Creek, NJ 08092
legaciesoldandnewauctions.wordpress.com

Visit our picture Gallery & Auction Listing as well as Terms of Sale.
Unable to attend? Follow the links on our website and register to bid as an absentee bidder.

ONCE UPON A TIME….

Once upon a time, and not so very long ago, God created this island, ‘Short Beach,’ or ‘Flat Beach’ later known as Tucker’s Island.  For it was Ephraim Morse who first settled there in the mid 1700’s and decades later sold the land to Reuben Tucker.  It was Tucker who later developed the Island into one of New Jersey’s first resorts back in the late 1700’s, called Sea Haven! Avid wild-game hunters and fishermen sojourned by stagecoach and then by boat to  retreat there.  As interest grew, hotels, homes and schools were built as well as the famous Tucker’s Lighthouse.

But,  there’s no happy ending to this tale.  In due time the constant pounding of the Atlantic Ocean, and violent storms reclaimed this quaint tract of paradise.  Bit by bit the island surrendered it’s land and buildings to the sea, and eventually the light house crumbled late in 1927.  Fortunately, the folk tales, and fables live on, and are shared by the indigenous families who still reside in the area.

What has recently surfaced, however, are over forty original Deeds/Indentures, and Surveys of the streets and lots that were developed on the Island.  We, at Legacies Old and New, are so excited to offer these exceptional, one of a kind, items to the general public at auction!  What a rare opportunity to own a piece of history!

The following is a short list of items on the auction block from Tucker’s Island as well as Long Beach Island and surrounding areas:

UNIQUELY NJ COASTAL:  Featuring, Bond’s Life-Saving Service Badge, Surveys: Tucker’s Island/Flat Beach Surveys; Deeds, Bonds & Warrants: Over thirty Tucker’s Island/Flat Beach Deeds; plus U.S. Miniature Models of Japanese Navy – Sup. #1; Local Ephemera: Property Owners/Beach Haven Book of Street Maps, Plan of North Beach Haven Map ca 1920’s.30’s; List of Deeds compiled for David J. Pancoast, Special Master regarding lawsuit of bankruptcy of the Sea Haven Corporation (November 1894), Bill on Riparian Rights (1927), Sea Haven Improvement, Beach Haven Heights, Coast and Inland Development, Beach Haven Land, Edgewater Beach Realty, Beach Haven Heights, Coast and Inland Development Companies, & Tuckerton Railroad Letterhead, Invoices etc.  Promotional Pamphlets/Booklets:  Beach Haven Heights, Long Beach Island New Jersey 1930, Brant Beach The Gem of the Ocean Front, Spray Beach, Beach Haven New Jersey and the Lure of the Sea 1929, Little Egg Harbor Yacht Club, New Jersey Bell 1952, Robert R. Osborn Realty; Stock Certificates/Shares: Brant Beach Realty Co., Padgett’s Boat Basin, Beacon-Times Newspapers, Shore Fun Rentals, Barnegat Light Yacht Basin, Terrace Fish Co., George Willits Parker, Inc., & Bill’s Restaurant; Photographs: Elizabeth V. Edwards School Class Photos, Cabinet Cards of Gaskill, Errickson & Van Cleaf Families of Barnegat, Beach Haven ca 1860, Southern Regional’s Basket Ball 1st two points scored in basketball history photo, Beach Haven Baseball Team Picture, 1944 Hurricane Destruction; Books: Bibles & Hymn Books of Sprague Family, Autograph Book ca 1879 Barnegat, ‘Tides of Time’ by Ocean County Principals Council 1940, ‘Under Barnegat’s Beam” by B. Kraft, ‘The Lure of Long Beach New Jersey’ by Long Beach Board of Trade, ‘The Tuckerton Railroad’ by J. Brinckmann, ‘The Tides of Barnegat’ by F. Smith, ‘History of Little Egg Harbor Township’ by L. Blackman, Barnegat & Southern H.S. Year Books (ca. 1951’s-1955); Bottles: (Barnegat, Bridgeton, Cranberry, Egg Harbor, Jersey City, Ocean City, Toms River); Miscellaneous: Masonic Mariners Lodge No. 150 (Clayton Corliss) Ribbon/Badge, Central Ice Company Pick & Receipt, Long Beach Island License Plate Toppers.

In addition to the historical documents offered, we will also be auctioning vintage Toys, Dolls & Banks; Pottery & Glass; Navajo Indian Pottery, Rugs & Blankets; Folk Art & Primitives; loads of items for the Home and so much more.  We invite you to join us…

Multi-Estate Auction
Saturday, March 25
Auction Preview 8:00 a.m. day of sale or Friday by Appointment (609.618.7216)
Auction Commences at 9:00 a.m.
Eagleswood Fire Hall
219 Railroad Ave.
West Creek, NJ 08092
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Visit our picture Gallery & Auction Listing as well as Terms of Sale.  Unable to attend? Follow the links on our website and register to bid as an absentee bidder.

How often do you….?

How often do you meet a person whose great-great grandfather was a neighbor of Abraham Lincoln? And, how often do you meet a person that not only lived on an Indian reservation, but was married to the Chief?  So in the spirit of these unlikely events that we did indeed encounter, we are humbled, excited and full of anticipation for this upcoming auction!

On Saturday, January 7th, we will be auctioning not one but TWO President Abraham Lincoln written and signed Endorsements that are authenticated and graded by PSA/DNA.  In addition, other fascinating documents regarding the history of our Country will also be on the auction block. See short list below:

HISTORICAL EPHEMERA:  Civil War Military Pass with a Piece of a Blood Stained Flag; Lincoln Cabinet Cards; Civil War Letter from Israel S. Smith to his wife regarding Fort Sumter. (Smith resided just north of Abraham Lincoln’s home in Illinois and was later appointed to an official position in the treasury department by President Lincoln in Washington, DC). The Degrading Compromise/Rebel Terms of Peace Poster; a hand written Notary Letter Copy dated 1886 of organization known as the “Frontier Guards” as well as a list of names of those who served. (“Frontier Guards” was the forerunner to Secret Service.)  Section of document reads: ‘Enrolled on the 14th day of April 1861 and Mustered into the United States Service on the 18th Day of April 1861’ (plus a section of what appears to be part of the original April 1861 letter); Volumes (Parts 1 thru 24) of The War With the South, History Of (The War for the Union) Virtue & Co beginning 1862.

As if reliving times of the 1860’s through these documents isn’t thought provoking enough, lets change gears and try to focus on life on an American Indian Reservation at Taos Pueblo, NM.  Our consignor not only lived in Taos Pueblo, but was married to Indian Chief Sonny Spruce. He crafted attractive turquoise necklaces, bracelets and rings that are now in demand.  Beautifully detailed clothing, beaded shoes, as well as textiles that had been used during ceremonies are also up for auction.

In keeping with the Native American theme, another consignor has brought us a large selection of Navajo Rugs and Pottery.  The detail in the weaving of each Navajo rug demonstrates how articulate the Navajo women are when creating these artful weaves. Below is a short list of Native American items that will be sold on Saturday, January 7:

NATIVE AMERICAN: Navajo Rugs/Blankets: Two Grey Hills, Teec Nos Pos, Ship Rock, Storm Pattern, Ganado, Western Reservation, Yei, Late Transitional with Water Bug design plus a Chief’s Blanket & Saddle Blanket, Blanket used for Turtle & Deer Dances at Taos Pueblo. Clothing: American Indian Moccasins & Clothing ca 1970:  Turquoise Beaded Purse (Crow), Ladies Buckskin Dress (Lakota), Shawls, Chimayo Vest, Navajo Red Velvet Dress, Beaded Belt. Jewelry: Bone & Abalone Choker, Sterling and Turquoise Jewelry made by Sonny Spruce of Taos Pueblo, NM. Pottery: Acoma, Hopi, Jemez, Zuni, Zia, Kachina Mudhead. Miscellaneous: Wood & Horn Rattle, Navajo & Ojibway, Apache Horse Hair Miniature Baskets, Zuni Fetishes, Frank Rinehart Sepia Prints (complete set of 24).

Sampling of Native American items:

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This is just the tip of the iceberg on this eclectic list of fine, quality items offered.  We sure hope you’ll be able to join us.

Multi-Estate Auction
Saturday, January 7
Auction Preview 8:00 a.m. day of sale or Friday by Appointment (609.618.7216)
Auction Commences at 9:00 a.m.
Eagleswood Fire Hall
219 Railroad Ave.
West Creek, NJ 08092
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Unable to attend? Follow the links on our website and register to bid as an absentee bidder.

SPRING IS IN THE AIR — ACCORDING TO THE CALENDAR….

With the January & February auctions  now behind us, and according to the calendar, Spring has sprung up, up and as of last week…away!    However, the wind, rain and snow hasn’t stopped us from ‘the hunt’ these past two months! So before you plan your outdoor activities, come join us on Saturday, April 23 at the Eagleswood Fire Hall for our spring time auction beginning with preview and registration at 8 a.m.!

At this sale, weekend radio control enthusiast, or beginner hobbyist, have an opportunity to win many radio-controlled aircraft and a Sailboat, plus Fox, HB, Saito Airplane Engines, as well as various aircraft accessories. In addition, we will be auctioning Miyata & Specialized Rock Hopper men’s Bicycles, Helmets and Riding Gear!  For those rainy afternoons, stay at home and watch your favorite shows on a large Phillips Flat Screen Television that’s also on the block.

Spring clean your home and add a fresh new look with many outstanding pottery items (Roseville & Weller) in this sale.

(Roseville Pottery has been collected by many for decades. The Ohio based company was founded in 1890 and produced this exquisite pottery through 1954.)

Or, if you prefer the eclectic look, many unusual items such as a bronze and composition Statue, Clocks, homemade Quilts (two are dated and signed from the 1930’s), Lamps, Lanterns, framed Paintings,  vintage Radios & Record Players, Cast-Iron Door Stops, Tramp Art & Metal Picture Frames, and a lovely decorative Mirror.  Further accent your decor with a nice selection of Bosson’s Chalkware, Crocks, Yellow-ware Bowls, Butter Churns, Tins, Abbotts ‘A’ Metal Milk Crate, wooden Crates, Cast Iron Wagon Wheels, a Barrel Coffee Grinder, or Native American Indian Arrow Heads, Drums, and Dolls.

Railroad and south Jersey buffs will delight in the array of unusual items, all fresh to the market, including but not limited to:  New Jersey Map of Railroads ca. 1860/90, the Tuckerton Railroad Company’s Bill of Lading, Interchange Reports, Conductor’s Reports, photo Negative of the Tuckerton Railroad Station ca 1938, Photographs, and Tickets.  You’ll also delight in more rare finds such as Beach Arlington (Ship Bottom) Firemen’s Exemptions, Hunting & Fishing, Scenic Photographs taken on Long Beach Island ca. 1940-1950, West Creek Yacht Club Resolution, New Gretna Deeds,  and Barnegat High School Autograph Books 1941-1942 .

Below is just a sampling of the items on the auction block.  You’ll find an abundant selection of photographs displaying the majority of the fine items including, but not limited to: Jewelry, Pottery, Glass, Ephemera, Primitives, Paintings along with the Radio Controlled Aircraft, old Toys, Militaria and Miscellaneous items in our Gallery Section by clicking on these links. Food provided by Chef Rich.

Gallery SectionDetailed Listing

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Unable to attend the auction?  Register here to bid On-Line/Real-Time on select items, or complete and return our Absentee/Phone Bid Form no later than April 21.  ABSENTEE/PHONE BID FORM

 

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Contact Information 

Telephone
609-294-3122
FAX
609-296-7566
Postal address
27 Fazio Court, Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087
Electronic mail
General Information: cmca0301@msn.com Wish to be added to our e-mail list: marilyn@legaciesoldandnew.com 

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SOLD, SOLD, SOLD and On the Flip Side

The January auction is now behind us, but what a sale it was!  We would like to thank our consignors for placing their confidence in us, the record number of  bidders who filled the hall, and I might add, weren’t bashful when it came to bidding, our support Team as well as Chef Rich for his delicious cooking!  We are also humbled by our consignors’ gratitude and appreciation.

On the flip side,  numismatic collectors will have a large selection of United States Gold and Silver, Confederate, Commemorative and Foreign Coins, along with large Silver Certificates, Fractional, United States & National Currency, Bearer Notes and Tokens available to them at auction on Sunday, February 28. The Coin Currency Auction will begin with a preview at 1 pm and the auction will commence at 3 pm.  We invite you to join us at the Eagleswood Fire Hall, 219 Railroad Avenue in West Creek or bid on-line, real-time starting at 3 pm.

Plus, we will be offering from the U.S. Mint, 50 State Quarters Coin and Die Set, and from the Franklin Mint, 56 One Ounce Sterling Silver Medallions ‘Signors Of The Declaration’ Sets.

Below is just a sampling of the items on the auction block.  To view hundreds more visit our Gallery Page.

 

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Unable to attend the auction, register here to bid On-Line/Real-Time or contact us if you would prefer to phone bid.

On a separate note…we are currently taking consignments for our first on-line Timed Auction coming in April (details to be announced soon) as well as our upcoming Multi-estate Auction scheduled for Saturday, April 23.  You are under no obligation for us to come out and meet with you.  Don’t delay, our auctions fill-up quickly.

In the meantime, stay warm and stay safe…look forward to seeing you soon!

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Contact Information 

Telephone
609-294-3122
FAX
609-296-7566
Postal address
27 Fazio Court, Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087
Electronic mail
General Information: cmca0301@msn.com Wish to be added to our e-mail list: marilyn@legaciesoldandnew.com 

Think GREEN, buy at Auction!

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