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Fine Weds Evening Estate Auction featuring the Estate of Donald Hall, famed Poet Laureate and avid baseball fan

Antiques, good smalls, silver, jewelry, coins, art, books and more

  • Fine Weds Evening Estate Auction featuring the Estate of Donald Hall, famed Poet Laureate and avid baseball fan
    Mr. Hall receiving an award from President Obama
  • Fine Weds Evening Estate Auction featuring the Estate of Donald Hall, famed Poet Laureate and avid baseball fan
    Mr. Hall in his library with his cat
  • Fine Weds Evening Estate Auction featuring the Estate of Donald Hall, famed Poet Laureate and avid baseball fan
    Mr. Hall's home in Wilmot NH with our truck loading
  • Fine Weds Evening Estate Auction featuring the Estate of Donald Hall, famed Poet Laureate and avid baseball fan
    Antique Symphonium and lawn jockey
  • Fine Weds Evening Estate Auction featuring the Estate of Donald Hall, famed Poet Laureate and avid baseball fan
    Selection of Paris Review posters & lithos
  • Fine Weds Evening Estate Auction featuring the Estate of Donald Hall, famed Poet Laureate and avid baseball fan
    Baseball collectibles
  • Fine Weds Evening Estate Auction featuring the Estate of Donald Hall, famed Poet Laureate and avid baseball fan
    Glenwood parlor stove along with Glenwood kitchen range - both mentioned in books by Donald Hall
  • Fine Weds Evening Estate Auction featuring the Estate of Donald Hall, famed Poet Laureate and avid baseball fan
    Wonderful collectibles
  • Fine Weds Evening Estate Auction featuring the Estate of Donald Hall, famed Poet Laureate and avid baseball fan
    Kenny playing with his silver - loads of silver to sell
  • Fine Weds Evening Estate Auction featuring the Estate of Donald Hall, famed Poet Laureate and avid baseball fan
    1928 Saint Gaudens $20 gold coin along over 50 lots of coins

Join us for this unique sale featuring items from Donald Hall's personal library, as well as other fine antiques, accessories, books, coins, silver, and art. Catalogued coins and books will start promptly at 5pm, followed by items at random and request. We hope to see you there!

In Part:  Country 19th C. 4 drawer chest in old red paint on French feet; Country Sheraton 19th C. 4 drawer chest-old surface belonging to Jane Kenyon, famous poet and Donald Halls wife; 8’ log country farm table; 19th C. grain painted blanket box-Donald Halls Grandfather Benjamin Cilley Keniston; 2 sets of Windsor chairs; Federal reeded leg box desk; nice set of 6 fan back Windsor chairs, old look (copy’s); Chippendale maple slant lid desk-old surface; early multi-drawer chest on frame; country Windsor deacons bench; sev. 1 and 2 drawer Federal night stands; Hepplewhite inlaid 4 drawer chest-as found; several country antique pine chests; several early one drawer stands; early hutch table; paint decorated cottage pine bed with book titles “The Painted Bed” by Donald Hall referring to the bed; Glenwood Kitchen range stove with book “Lucy’s Christmas” written by Donald Hall referring to the stove; other Glenwood parlor stove with book written by Donald Hall mentioning the stove; country clerks desk; Queen Anne lowboy with fan carved drawers; Q.A. dish top tea table; set of 6 Q.A. style dining chairs; and much more 

 

Good set of 8 Adirondack dining chairs; Adirondack sofa; brown leather chairs; good brown leather sofa; Victorian “S” roll top desk with double bank of drawers-Hall estate; good Edwardian inlaid display cabinet; heavily carved mahogany desk- Horner; stenciled and carved Empire card table; stacking oak bookcases; mid 19th C. mechanical 3 tier dumbwaiter; Victorian hall tree; outdoor wicker; oak ice chest; Mid Century Danish teakwood drop leaf dining table; set of 8 Danish rosewood dining chairs; vintage fireplace mantle; etc.   

 

Accessories: Good Symphonium music box with 20 discs, other smaller music box with metal discs; leaded windows including large round example; cast iron jockey lawn ornament; zinc garden figure/fountain- putti; stoneware bird design crock and cooler, other decorated stoneware; rooster mill weight; pair of beaded N.A.moccasins; coll. of arrowheads; early Santos figures; religious paintings; Harvard Wedgwood platter and punch bowl; sev. copper and brass items; sev. early baskets; churn in old blue paint; early chopping bowls; doll furniture; barn lanterns; antique lighting; early clocks including Waterbury calendar wall clock, carriage clock; 1865 Bandana; doll house with old furniture; Steiff toys; box Lionel trains; old microscope; Coca Cola advertising; carved wood eagles; several early door stops; old baskets; folk shooting gallery targets; mechanical banks; carved canes; sword cane;antique fireman badges; early tea caddies; min. painting of Napoleon other miniatures; Civil War sword; Samurai sword; US Springfield 1887; pepper box and other antique guns; early canteen; powder horns; embr. “Victory” cloth;Orvis and other bamboo fishing rods; vintage holster worn by the Lone Ranger; sailors brass telescope; good table scales; many vintage hanging light fixtures; etc.;

 

Asian:  Pair of Oriental bronze incense burners; hookah opium pipe; large Chinese vase/bowl with 6 character marks; Chinese covered jar; set of 7 famille rose Chinese plates; Imari chargers; set of 12 Satsuma calendar plates, 12 months; cloisonné; Japanese scroll; cloisonné; Chinese snuff bottles; Chinese low tables and more

 

China: Several Boehm bird figural groups; pair of Dorothy Doughty Baltimore Orioles; Boehm Lenox bird plates; Copeland Spode painted fish plates; set of Wedgewood dinner plates; 62 piece English Abby china set; Ainsley china; set of Rosenthal Pompadour; majolica cheese keeper; 1930’s Van Briggle maiden bowl with frog; cranberry and other art glass; Meissen figurine and birds; scenic blue Staffordshire; English punch bowl- Rustic; Art Deco decanter set; graduated set of 6 Red Wing sponge ware bowls; Red Ware Gray Line items; James Kent tea set; early Staffordshire figures; Liverpool bowl “Ship Caroline”; Delft; early glass steins; old cut glass; Tiffany Favrille toothpick and more 

 

Artwork:  oil painting “Ossipee Mountain from Center Harbor” by Russell Smith; other mountain oil painting; sketch by Alvin Fisher Mount Monadnock; w/c interior genre by John Alonzo Williams; English landscape oil by R. Bradley; oil CA. mountains signed Harrison Kent; w/c signed E. Herson; 2 works by Paul Sample; cow painting; collection of 13 Hans Kleiber etchings-sold in one lot; w/c sail boats Sandor Bernath; etching “Abington on the Thames” by Albany E. Howarth; geese etching; 4 Norman Rockwell prints; Currier & Ives prints; 2 litho’s, one of horses and one portrait of head of woman by William Bailey titled for Donald Hall; 7 litho’s “Seven Calendars” by George Schneeman screen prints; Biblical figure woodcut on paper “For Donald Hall, My Dear Friend and Patient” by Barry Moser; colored French litho by Henri Matisse; artist proof litho “Stories” by Donald Hall; 2 litho’s “Another Christmas” poetry Donald Hall and litho by Robert Perkins; sev. Paris Review litho’s; many other litho’s by Maillol, Chagall, Picasso, Paolozzi, Schneeman, Hamilton, one of Lou Gehrig by R.B. Kitag, Wallace Nuttings and Currier and Ives, portfolio of loose artworks and many others.

 

Baseball related: Baseball cover “Casey at the Bat”; Casey Stengel decorated chair; autographed baseball Pittsburg Pirates; old wooden bat; baseball book “Dock Ellis” by Donald Hall with baseball card of Dock Ellis Pittsburg Pirates; 2 autographed baseballs, one of the Negro League and 1 with Ed Brinkman’s autograph; hockey games table

 

Books & Related: beginning at 5pm approx. 40 lots- mostly form the Donald Hall estate including many by Robert Frost, Wendell Berry, James Joyce, Raymond Carver, Richard Ford, Henry James, Alice Mattison and many others most inscribed to Hall; various old leather books; NH related books; poetry and baseball books; lot of posts cards and ephemera; atlas of Rutland Cty, VT; atlas of Orange Cty, VT; antique photos including dags; collection of stamps, Nobel Prize; 2 large folios of artworks; framed poem by Donald Hall “The One Day” and more

 

Coins: beginning at 5pm approx. 50 lots- 1928 St. Gaudens $20 dollar gold piece, 1899 and 1915 U.S. $10 dollar gold coins, (5) Chinese Panda 1 oz. gold coins, Canadian Maple Leaf, (3) Krugerands, British gold sovereigns, (2) 1 oz. Platinum Nobles, other U.S. gold. 1862 and 1876-S quarters, 1829, 1854-O, 1876, 1908-D halves, other U.S. type coins.  Canadian and other foreign coins and sets.  Bulk lots of U.S. silver dollars, U.S. sets in albums.  1799 Bust dollar; selection of old Confederate notes; Florida notes, Confederate loan doc and more!

 

Jewelry & Silver:  Many lots of sterling including Sterling flatware sets, Gorham bust spoons; vases, bowls, plates, plateau, frames, signed Marcus and Co. Arts and Crafts compote, dresser set, candlesticks and more- approx. 1000 troy oz. Jewelry- Many gold rings some with diamonds, gold bracelets some with diamonds, 14k and 18k gold pins including Tiffany and Co., gold bracelets and necklaces; 14k gold pocket watches, gold cameos, a large selection of amber jewelry set in silver, costume and much more jewelry ; 

 

Selection of Oriental Rugs room size and scatters; Chinese rugs; floral hooked rug; Navajo scatter rug; linen and several antique quilts, plus many more surprises as we unpack trunks.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 8
from 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM

PREVIEW: Weds from 12-5:30pm

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

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)

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