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.

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
legaciesoldandnewauctions.wordpress.com

Unable to attend? Follow the links on our website and register to bid as an absentee bidder.