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The Sporting Sale

Featuring antiques, firearms, trophy mounts, fishing and sporting related

WHERE: W.A. Smith Auction Gallery in Plainfield, NH,

WHEN: Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

DIRECTIONS: Exit 20 off I-89, proceed south on Rte. 12-A from the West Lebanon Plaza for 7 miles. From I-91, take the Ascutney-Windsor, VT Exit 8, cross the Connecticut River and take Rte. 12-A north for approx. 10 miles. Across from the Plainfield Historical Society. (Click here for maps).

  • The Sporting Sale Civil War related items
  • The Sporting Sale Several antique handguns, swords and knives
  • The Sporting Sale Antique rifles and shotguns
  • The Sporting Sale Several game mounts
  • The Sporting Sale Period Americana

Please join us for our first annual sporting auction. We have combined a good collection of antiques, art and accessories with sportsmen's firearms, military, fishing, trophy mounts and related. There will be some very unique objects, come take a look we think you will be pleased.

The Sporting and Antique Auction

Smith's Auction Gallery, Plainfield NH

Sun. Oct 27th, 2013 at 11:00am

Preview Fri the 25th from 12 to 5pm and 8:00 am morning of the sale


Please join us for our first annual sporting auction. We have combined a good collection of antiques, art and accessories with sportsmen's firearms, military, fishing, trophy mounts and related. There will be some very unique objects, come take a look we think you will be pleased.


Antiques: Small Q.A. cherry fan carved lowboy; good cherry Federal Hepplewhite chest; small Hepplewhite 3 dr. inlaid bow front chest; Federal canopy bed; set of 6 Chippendale dining chairs; Chippendale blanket chest and early blanket boxes; 8'5" L. grain bin; period French stand; stretcher base tavern table; antique deacon’s bench; good antique round cherry dining table, extends with leaves to banquet size; other early antiques.


Victorian cylinder roll walnut secretary; Victorian roll top desk; Lg. French style armoire; English mahogany armoire; impressive mahogany split pedestal base dining table with 3 leaves; set of 10 Chipp. style dining chairs; mahogany small display cabinet; carved oak claw foot dining table; set of 8 oak dining chairs; Hunzinger rocker; carved Horner sofa and chairs; hairy paw foot Classical games table; Classical drop leaf breakfast table; good Texas horn chair; Adirondack stands; Victorian M/T tables and Victorian chairs.


Modern: Good oval top contemporary  cherry dining table, signed Jay Maclaughlin; cherry custom made revolving bookcase by Townsend Carr; leather camel back love seat; great wood slab coffee table, 60" d; desk chair, Mid Century signed George Jensen; 2 other desk chairs signed Herman Miller; Danish style leather rocker: round Mid Century table; other designer.


Good baseball signed Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth; other rare signed baseball signed Bill Jackson and others, c. 1915;  19th C. hanging shelves; Hessian andirons; old bottles; good decorated tin ware document box; Shaker bucket in paint; small horse vane; decorated stoneware; curly maple Chipp. mirror; lapped bucket in old green; blue painted hanging shelves and whales end shelf; other early shelves; old post card album; lg. wagon wheels; electronic slot machine, working; early tea caddies; antique bibles and some books; 2 early sewing machines; Singer Feather Weight; bronze woman and child signed L. Gregoire; signed bronze vase Asian style Gorham; good cloisonné covered pot; ivory coast African mask; Persian bronze candlesticks; over mantle mirror; Arts and Crafts copper trays; Tiffany glass table lamp; 6 copper post lanterns with poles; several antique spool cabinets; life size dog sculpture, setter; 51" Ithaca double dial calendar wall clock; other clocks; Benson & Hedges humidor.


Collection of old Quimper; Chinese porcelain bottle/lamp; lg. Canton bowl; other Asian; Flow Blue china Madras; Roseville pottery; Steuben glass; Austrian china; Wedgwood Jasper; early colored oil lamps; other glass and china; misc. sterling silver.


Trophy mounts: Lg. moose mount; full black bear; mule and white tail deer; elk and caribou; wild boar; fish mounts; other mounts, natural history.


Art: Oil on board Pinkham Notch by John Selinger; oil Mt Kearsarge, signed; sketch book Asa Tenney; w/c Portsmouth by Wm. Lansdale; litho by Rockwell Kent; sketch "On the Ellis River, 1857, Saml. Coleman; oil painting Oakland Valley NY by Richard Case; Th. Moran etching AZ scene; Luicioni prints; litho signed Wengenroth; etching George Grosz, Cape Cod dunes; Herta  Zuckerman print; Dali litho. bull fighter;'oil paintings by Mark O'Dea; w/c mill scene signed W. Robertson; Lenard Danchin dog print; sporting art; Middlebury College Winter Carnival posters; other art.


Military: Collection of Civil War including swords and firearms; US Cavalry saddle bag; Civil War epaulets; ambrotype Civil War sharp shooter; cartridge cases NY; holsters; belts and belt buckles; Confederate and other medals; other Civil War items; Nazi Germany daggers, arm bands, belt and pins; Eisenhauer dress sword; 1861 Civil War document; antique airplane propeller; etc.


Firearms: From the Dr. Robert  Bunker estate and others to include, Spencer rifle; US Springfield 1860; 2 Browning shotguns in original boxes; Winchester model 50 ( 20 gauge) two barrels; Winchester model 07 ( 351 cal); custom Mauser Erfurt model 1918 with scope; Remington model 878; US carbine; US Springfield; Mauser pistol; old NY percussion pistol; pr. of Flint lock pistols; Savage 32 cal.; 45 cal. revolver; US Springfield model 1917 with scope; Winchester model 90;  black powder long guns; Hemingway engraved shotgun; various old percussion long guns; Fox savage 12 gauge; Ranger 20 gauge; Franz Ernst long gun; 7.62 mm Springfield; Browning light 12; Browning Safari with scope; 2 Springfield Armory 45 cal. with cases; Hunting knives; ammo; scopes and many accessories; many more guns, ( Back ground checks for modern firearms).


Fishing: Bache Brown spinning reel; Orvis rods and reels; Hardy, Shakespeare, Mitchell and Pflueger; Hendryx 40 reel; fishing tackle; LL Bean Atlantic Salmon 9'; LL Bean All Trout; 2 Phillipson Peerless dry fly special; Leonard Salmon rod; 3 Orvis rods; Heddon rod;  many fishing rods and reel both old and new, to many to list, fishing accessories; etc.

Room size Oriental rugs, scatter rugs other carpets; quilts; Cutter sleigh; sleigh bells; Canoe; old Raleigh bike; Coffey rowing machine; old farm implements; etc.



No Internet bidding

We do not post prices realized to the internet

Come and enjoy, we keep auctions fun!


Terms:  Cash-Check-Major Credit Cards                                      Catered

13% Buyer’s Premium Reduced to 10% with Cash or Check

No Sales Tax                                                                                        Comfortable Seating

William G. Smith and Kenneth R. Labnon – Auctioneers

Leon Rogers – Gallery Manager

Visit our website: www.wsmithauction.com or email us at: info@wsmithauction.com




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