Featured Sale Items

One-of-a-Kind Gifts, November 2022

In this issue: Get started on holiday shopping with our latest specials. Antiques make unique gifts and our current sale includes vintage globes, a maritime print of Boston harbor, a colorful brewery poster, a game bird map that will appear to the bird enthusiast or beer memorabilia collector, a college pennant poster for the sports enthusiast, and a watercolor of apples from the Hudson Valley for decorating the kitchen or dining room.

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Sale prices in effect through December 24, 2022.

EXTRA (SPECIAL) TERRESTRIAL

This classic looking Rand McNally & Company 12-Inch Terrestrial Table Globe is raised on a mahogany pedestal stand in the English taste. It was made c. 1930-31. Regularly $1,650, sale price $1,100. More information.

CATCH A RISING STAR...COME BACK DOWN TO EARTH

This pair of miniature terrestrial and celestial globes measure just 4 inches in diameter. Each is mounted within a chromed calibrated half meridian and raised on a black, turned, ebonized wood stand. The terrestrial globe has blue oceans and land masses in a variety of colors. The celestial globe shows a deep blue night sky and yellow stars, constellations, and the Milky Way shaded white. Made in Germany by Columbus Verlag Paul Oestergaard in the 1960s for the English-speaking market. Regularly $1,500, the pair, sale price $1,200. More information.

FERRIS BREWERS' DAY OFF

A colorful 19th-century advertising sign for Ferris & Son Brewery of Dawlish, England — a maltsters' microbrewery of beverages from pale ales to stout and porter. In the center of the trompe-l'oeil design is an illustration of three barrels beneath a compass and ruler.  Regularly $675, sale price $600. More information.

15 GAME FOWL A'FLYING AND A PARTRIDGE IN A PRAIRIE

This vintage promotional poster for St. Louis brewery Hyde Park Beer features an assortment of game birds including ducks, geese, shore birds, quail, pheasant, and the aforementioned partridge. It is also a cartographic curiosity — in the center an inset map shows the major North American migration routes. Published in 1941, the illustration was drawn by Chicago artist Rocco D. Navigato. Regularly $3,600, sale price $3,200. More information.

I'M SHIPPING UP TO BOSTON

A peaceful sunlit View of the Port of Boston from the 1830s. Climbing up the topsails, we see clipper ships and smaller boats move through the busy port.  Landmark buildings shown along the shoreline in the distance include the Massachusetts State House, Park Street Church, and Faneuil Hall. The color printed etching with aquatint was published in Paris and New York by Frenchman Louis Garneray. He produced some of the finest Federal Period views of American cities. Regularly $3,900, sale price $2,975. More information.

FOLLOW YOUR FOOTBALL COMPASS

As we head into the final weeks of the football season, this array of College Pennants celebrates the powerhouses of 1930s American collegiate football. The inventive design of this colorful oil painting combines them into the form of a compass rose. At the center is an emblem combining a football against a crossed baseball bat and ski pole. Regularly $2,100, sale price $1,900. More information

HOW DO YOU LIKE THEM HUDSON VALLEY APPLES?

The three apples in this still life watercolor painting are so realistic they seem to pop off the page, yet with a clean, modern design aesthetic. The title on the back includes a reference to Boscobel House and Gardens, an historic house museum in New York’s Hudson Valley. This work is by George Bryant Grammer, Jr., a prolific artist from Texas who spent most of his career in New York City. Regularly $1,150, sale price $950. More information.