Timothy J. Gould, Licensed Maine Auctioneer,  Maine Auctioneer's License # AR1038

Gould Auction Company held a TWO DAY MARKET FRESH  Estate Auction at the Gardiner, Maine Sportsman’s Club on THURSDAY MARCH 31st and SATURDAY APRIL 2nd  2005.

Gould Auction Company is honored to have been chosen as auctioneers of  the personal property and antiques of the late Adelaide and Len Zanke of  Watch Hill, Westerly, Rhode Island. This entire 2 day sale, but for a handful of market fresh additions, consisted of the never before offered and totally market fresh collection that the Zankes assembled in over 50 years of combing the early attics, barns, cellars and homes of the South County Rhode Island area. Most of their collection was gathered from nearby homes and farms long before “Country” became popular. Adelaide was well known for her knowledge and keen eye for early antiques and folk art. When adding something to her collection, she was particularly discriminating when it came to condition. Her small shop in the back yard was a Mecca for the locals as well as tourists. She was born and raised in Westerly and was very active in her beloved hometown. Her husband Len, after playing minor league baseball for many years, became the New England scout for the New York Mets.  He enjoyed collecting baseball memorabilia, golf clubs, toys and bottles. Together, they filled their home with these many treasures. Now, upon their passing Gould Auction Company is truly honored to have offered their superb collection.


 SESSION #1 on Thursday included an outstanding selection of Early Folk Art; Period Country Furniture and Accessories in original surface; A superb selection of Cobalt Decorated Stoneware; important New England Redware; A fine selection of early toys and banks to include 15 Early Mechanical Banks in fine original paint; Early Bottles; Early Lighting; Paintings by listed American artists; Outstanding selection of Early Mocha, Spongeware and Spatterware; Ephemera and much, much more. SESSION #2 on Saturday will feature Victorian Walnut and Oak Furniture; Victorian and kerosene lamps and lighting; paintings; prints and lithographs, woodworking tools, large selection of kitchenware; Victorian glass, china and pottery; radios and phonographs; postcards and ephemera; clocks and pocket watches; costume jewelry; Victorian quilts, linens and textiles and much, much more!!  Please check our website at www.gouldauctions.com for MANY color photos and additional information.


Session I Thursday, March 31, 2005 commencing at 2:00pm 

Featured items in their categories included:  PERIOD COUNTRY and FORMAL FURNITURE: A Superb 18th Century (dated Dec. 24,1793 on its back) Pine 3 Drawer Blanket Chest in an Early Green over Orignal Red Paint; Outstanding early turned leg Porringer Top Tavern Table in old surface; Early Dry Sink w/ 2 raised panel doors and 3 drawers; Decorated Blanket Chest w/ Bootjack ends; Hoop Skirt Sausage Turned Ladderback Rocker in original paint; Period Tiger Maple Governor Winthrop Desk (base shortened); Large Bootjack Blanket Chest in Old Red Paint; Large Blanket Box w/ Turned Feet; Early 2-drawer Blanket Chest in old red paint; Early 2-drawer Tapered Leg Work Table; Outstanding Paint Decorated Splayed Leg Stool; Large Blanket Box in superb original blue paint; Drop-leaf table in superb original red paint; Early 1 drawer stands; Early Butcher’s Block; Turned Leg Tavern Table in old red paint; Blanket Boxes in old paint; Banister Back Chairs; Arrowback and Thumb Back Chairs; and much more.  DECORATED STONEWARE and EARLY NEW ENGLAND REDWARE: Exceedingly Rare Cobalt Decorated Jug with a chicken and the satirical political slogan “The Republican Hen” (a reference to Benjamin Harrison in the Presidential campaign of 1888 ) in cobalt blue across its front; RARE Southeastern Massachusetts Redware Jar in an outstanding green, salmon and cream colored, patterned glaze; Selection of Maine Redware Jugs to include Safford type, Days Ferry, and spotted Gonic, N.H. examples; Outstanding 5-gallon Ft. Edward N.Y. Cobalt Decorated Crock w/ an exquisite freehand American Eagle decoration; 4 early Cobalt Decorated “Bird Jugs”; Several outstanding floral decorated jugs to include a RARE White’s, Utica, N.Y. 3-gal. Double Sunflower decorated jug; 4 Gal. Norton Bennington Floral; J. Remmey Manhattan Wells Ovoid Jug; Crolius Manhattan Wells; Open Handle Crock; Crock with primitive sailing ship decoration; several other Cobalt decorated Stoneware pieces, including churns, jugs, crocks and jars; 4 Gallon Ovoid Jug A. P. Guild  Bangor (Maine): 4 Gallon Ovoid  Winship and Spencer Norwich, (CT) and much more.  COUNTRY SMALLS, FOLK ART and EARLY ACCESSORIES:  Rare Worcester County Mass. Paint Decorated Dome Top Document Box; Very early pair of folky “Prancing Dog” Andirons dated 1775; Wooden Airplane Whirlygig in Red, White and Blue dated 1928; Tabletop Pie Safe in old red paint; Unusual Mounted Half Model of a Canoe in original paint; Rare Early Salesman’s Sample Footed Gooseneck Cast Iron Tea Kettle; Superb collection of Early Large Tin Cookie Cutters; Sheet Iron Weathervane of Policeman and Car (early 20th century); Large Early Needlework with folky Lion; 19th Century Sailor’s Sweetheart Box w/ Ivory inlay; Whale Oil Lanterns; Superb Large Paint Decorated German Bride’s Box w Courting Scene; Brass and Hogscraper Candlesticks; Primitive Pastel Painting of a School Girl; Oval Miniature Folk Art Portrait of a Young Girl; Early Doll’s Cupboard; High Rise Ice Skates; Early Foot Warmer; Several Early Butter Stamps and Prints to include an outstanding Chip Carved Lollipop; Early Wall Box in original green paint; Small Grain Painted Wooden Paint Decorated Spice Chest; Small Oval Pantry Box in old green paint w/ paint decorated lid; Outstanding selection of Early Baskets to include Swing Handle, Feather, Decorated, Miniature, and American Indian examples; Chopping tray in old blue paint; Several Decoys in original paint including Mergansers, Canvasbacks and others; Outstanding pair of early Mirrored Sconces; Superb Early Tole Decorated Document Box; Several outstanding Boat and Ship Models; Unusual Early Wall-hanging Bird Cage; Early Paint Decorated Flax Wheel; Rare Hudson’s Patent Pewter Inkwell; Early Wrought Iron to include Trivets, Toasters, and Broilers; Rare Griswold Cast Iron Santa Claus Mold; Doorstops in original paint; Inlaid Checkerboard; Knife Trays; Shaker Style Wooden Banded Dash Churn; Small Chippendale Mirror; Early  Whale Bone Tooth Brush with matching straight razor;  Advertising Signs and Thermometers; and much more.  PAINTINGS and PRINTS:  RARE Currier & Ives Gold Mining in California (original frame); Currier & Ives Moosehead Lake Maine; Outstanding Tonal Landscape OOC by F. Usher De Voll; OOC Winter scene by HI Thompson; OOC an Early Pressman by E. Fuhr; Large Seascape by Victor Petry; Watercolors by V.W. Garber, Mary Francis Robinson; Sm. watercolor of a Ship signed Roberts; Sm. OOC of Sheep; Primitive Nautical OOC of Ship flying many flags and more.  EARLY AMERICAN INDIAN ITEMS: Outstanding Early Northwest Beaded Indian Purse w/ Swan, Rooster, Elk and American Flag Decoration; 2 Small American Indian Baskets; Outstanding Carved Wooden Polychromed Folk Art Wall Hanging of an American Indian in full Head Dress dated 1894; and more.  POLITICAL, PATRIOTIC  and EPHEMERA:  VERY EARLY Hand Stitched 16 Star AMERICAN FLAG (measures 56” by 30”); Very rare Abraham Lincoln/ Hannibal Hamlin Double-sided Ferrotype; Rare Massachusetts 1828 Proclamation on Thanksgiving Day by Governor Levi Lincoln (w/ Autograph); Large parade Photo of President Taft; Collection of Santa Claus Postcards; and more.  MOCHA, SPONGEWARE, SPATTERWARE, SOFT PASTE and EARLY PORCELAINS:  Early MOCHA to include 2 Seaweed Decorated Pitchers, 1 Earthworm Pitcher, and a Seaweed Decorated Bowl.  Large selection of Early Blue Spongeware to include an early Banded Blue Spongeware 5 piece Chamber Set, Large Milk Pitcher in Chicken Wire Pattern, many other Blue Sponge bowls, pitchers, plates, butter crocks and more.  Several pieces of SPATTERWARE to include an Unusual Spatterware Platter w/ American Eagle center medallion, a nice Peafowl Plate, Covered Sugar Bowl, Floral Creamer, Floral Plate, Cup & Saucer and more.  SOFT PASTE and STAFFORDSHIRE to include Blue Staffordshire Platter, unusual Leeds Reticulated Charger. Several pieces of BENNINGTON Pottery to include an unusual Huge Banded Mixing Bowl with rare seaweed decoration; green Bennington mixing bowl; pie plate, , pitchers and other bowls ; Flow Blue Plates; Canton; and more.  TOYS and BANKS:  1906 J&E Stevens Bank Catalog; 12 Outstanding Mechanical Banks in Original Paint to include a rare LEAD “Springing Cat”, Punch and Judy, William Tell, Trick Pony, Trapper in Cabin, Eagle with Eaglets, Owl, “GEM” or “The Watch Dog of the Treasury”, Dog on Turntable, Creedmore, Mule Entering Barn, Novelty, Little Joe and others.  Several Still Banks to include a Lg. Building Bank with Eagle Finial, baseball player and more. Toys to include and early tin Wind-up  airplane carousel by Reeves; “Bliss” type Toy Train, Early Jointed Teddy Bears, Glass Candy Containers, and more. NEEDLEWORK, RUGS and TEXTILES :  Huge RI Sampler with folky lion, sheep and superb floral decoration by Mary Simpson; Needlework Sampler dated 1816 by Anna Fogg of Wales, Maine; Room sized Heriz Carpet; Hooked Rugs; Braided Rugs; quilts and coverlets; Shaker style Sheared Rug; Pair of Early Hooked Mittens; and more.  EARLY BOTTLES:  A selection of over 30 Early Bottles to include Bitters: Brown’s Celebrated Indian Herb Bitters (figural, amber), Dr. Fisches Figural, Barrel type (amber), Log Cabin (amber 6 log) and others. Flasks to include Success to the Railroad, Westford Sheath of Wheat,  Floral Temple Harness Trot (great blue green),  Scroll, “Winter”, Stoddard Type and others.  Other Figurals, Cathedral Pickles and Peppersauce (pontiled), Dr. Townsend’s Sarsaparilla, labeled and other medicines, inks, early blown open top fruit jar; amber lightning fruit jar, demi-jons, blobs, sodas, beers and more.  EARLY CHRISTMAS and TREE LIGHTS and ORNAMENTS: Wonderful miniature decorated feather tree under glass dome, SUPERB selection of early German blown glass ornaments and lights to include Santas, Birds, Animals, Fruits and Florals, Figurals, Nursery Rhyme Characters and much more.   MISCELLANEOUS:  Advertising Tins to include a Black Americana Peanut Tin, unusual English Biscuit Tin in the form of a Toby Jug ; Fabulous Postcard Album of Early SANTAS; Rare and 1816 Commodore Decatur Brass snuff box;  Cast Iron Baseball Player Match Safe, Wall-mount Coffee Grinder, early mirrors, and more.



Session II Saturday April 2, 2005 commencing at noon: 

Featured items in their categories include: CLEAN Victorian and Oak FURNITURE in original finish:   Large Victorian Walnut 3 door Bookcase in Fine original Surface; Extra Fancy Full Sized Brass Bed; Clean 42” Oak Roll Top Desk; 3 Drawer Oak Dresser with unusual “pull out” mirror; Oak 5 Drawer Gentleman’s Chest; Oak Parlor Stands; Ball and Claw Foot Slant Lid Mahogany Ladies Desk; Victorian Chairs, Benches and stools; Flax and Spinning Wheels and more.  Glassware, Pottery and China: Depression, Pattern, Carnival, Ruby,  Stemware, Rose Medallion; Majolica; Hand Painted China; Collection of enameled miniature Limoges boxes, Currier and Ives dinnerware; and much, much more. Jugs, crocks, art pottery, large selection of soda, cologne and other bottles;  candy containers, glass paperweights and much,  much more. LARGE Collection of Kitchenware to include early food choppers, woodenware, butter molds and stamps, mixing bowls, kitchen tools and much more;  Victorian Kerosene Lamps to include  A fabulous Victorian painted hanging lamp; A nice hand painted Gone with the Wind Lamp, Miniature kerosene lamps with shades; Glass finger and table lamps; Lamp chimneys, shades, chimneys, parts and more. HUGE selection of EPHEMERA,  Prints and Lithographs to include many trade cards, postcards, advertising posters and calendars, advertising die cuts, magazines,  prints by Wallace Nutting and others; Oil Paintings and Watercolors; Victorian framed prints; Old Photographs; Childrens Books, Youths adventure books, Collection of Old Radios to include many table top examples, floor models and transistors. Dolls, Toys and toy parts,  Unusual old light bulbs, Several Prs. Wooden Skis;  Large selection of woodworking and other tools. Stamp collection with early duck stamps; Toys, games and sporting items. Advertising and other signs. Fireplace tools and andirons; Victorian Linens, Victorian beaded purses, Tinware, agateware, copperware, large selection of Victorian linens and textiles,  This is a preliminary listing as we are still sorting through the basement and outbuildings. Please check our website which will be updated periodically in the next 2 weeks.

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For Additional Information Please Call 207-362-6045. Day of Sale Only 207-582-3223. 10% Buyers Premium. PAYMENT TERMS: Cash or Pre-approved check. Out of State Buyers Should Provide Bank Letter of Credit, If Not Known to the Auctioneer. Timothy J. Gould, Auctioneer, Maine Auctioneer’s License #AR1038. Auctions will be Catered.

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