antique and fine arts auction-300 photos and car


18 November, 2017 12:00 pm

DIRECTIONS:  Exit 57 Q.E.W. (Victoria Ave.) go south 8 km., east on Eighth Ave. 6kms. (Vineland) to Rockway Hall-2021 Reg. Rd. 69   L2R 6P7

Sat., Nov. 18th at 10:00 a.m.
Preview from 8:30 a.m. Day of Sale
Rockway Hall, Vineland Ont.




CAR: 2004 Lexus ES 330, all model options, VVT- i V6 3.3L engine, only 57,000 kms, one owner, smoke free – an excellent car in as NEW condition. Note! Car sells at exactly 10:00 AM

PAINTINGS: RARE! – 1975 Robert Bateman signed Painting of “Campbellville Ontario Stone Home”, acrylic and pen, 19”x24”W, (Provenance Mr. & Mrs. W Singleton) Note, Robert Bateman painted very very few architectural images; Julius (Gyula) Marosan ’89 signed,(Canada/Hungary 1915-2003) “Hamilton Ontario Streetscape” oil on canvas, 24”x36”L; Hebert Moxon Cook 1883 signed Mountain Landscape with sheep, BR.1844-1920, 12”x18”L, Watercolor; W.J. Hopkinson signed, and titled “Beaver Dam Cassel’s Pond” Haliburton 1968, 32”x40”, oil on board;

“ORVAL PYLE” ONTARIO DECOY COLLECTION: #1Ken Anger (Dunnville) Mallard Drake; #2 Ken Anger Golden-Eye/Whistler: #3 Ken Anger Redhead Hen; #4 Ken Anger Redhead Drake; #5 Ken Anger Black Duck; #6 Peter Pringle Redhead Hen stamped PMP; #7 Ken Anger Whistler Golden Eye; #8 Doc Smith Goldeneye/Whistler stamped DS 55; #9 Ken Anger Canvasback Drake; #10 Ken Anger Canvasback Hen; #11 Myril Smith Mallard Drake; #12 Myril Smith Bufflehead; #13 Ken Anger Bluebill; #14 Ken Anger Mallard Drake; #15 Prince Edward County 1930’s Bluebill “Weller’s Bay”; #16 Cecil Anger Blackduck; #17 Jack Reeves Canvasback; #18 Doc Smith Bufflehead Drake, stamped ’83; #19 Doc Smith Bufflehead Hen, stamped ’83; #20 Ralph Malpage Canvasback Drake; #21 Cliff Avon Mallard Drake; #22 Ralph Smithers (Dunnville 1878-1937) Hollow Bluebill; #23 Unknown Maker Bluebill Drake; #24 Unknown Maker Bluebill Hen – same maker as #23: #25 Doc Smith Redhead Hen stamped DS 55; #26 Doc Smith  Bluebill, preening position, stamped DS 55; #27 Doc Smith Bluebill, stamped DS 55; #28 Doc Smith Redhead Hen,  stamped DS 55; #29 Doc Smith Bluebill, stamped DS 55; #30 Unknown carver Bluebill, hollow; #31 Bill Simmons Mallard Drake; #32 Bud Frees (Dunnville), Wood Duck, stamped; #33 Unknown carver, Blackduck, with painted eyes; #34 Unknown carver, Blackduck, with painted eyes – same carver as #33; #35 Mason Factory Mallard; #36 Unknown carver Blackduck, hollow carved;

GOLD/JEWELRY: Vintage 14K Gold & Sterling marked Calling Card Case by Napier, 1920’s Art Deco design, 1 ¾”x 2 3/8”, monogramed, EXC;

NATIVE JEWELRY: R. (Ray) M. Begay Hall Marked, Navajo Sterling & Turquoise 5 Piece Suite of Jewelry,EXC;  

STERLING/SILVER: Kirk Steiff Sterling Flatware, “Williamsburg Shell” pattern 46 pieces, setting for 8, with 6 serving pieces, as new condition, not monogramed, est. $3,000/4500; Vintage Vesta Silver Art Deco Cigarette Case, hall marked, faced in green Guilloche enamel, 2 ¼”x 3 ¼” EXC; Coin Silver Creamer marked “Hutton Albany” (Isaac Hutton Albany NY Silversmith 1790-1810) 4 3/8” H;

“ROBERT DYNES STEREOPTIC COLLECTION”:  A Collection of Stereo Optic Machines, Cards and PhotographicaRare 1860’s Walnut, Barrel Form, Stereo Viewer with 50 card carousel and dual integral oil lamp pockets with oil lamps; Victorian Walnut Pedestal Stereo Viewer with internal carousel for 50 cards, labeled “Alex Becker Patent Dec. 13, 1859” ser. # 6237; 1860’s Zograscope, an optical diagonal machine, for viewing stereo cards, mahogany with inlayed details, raise on turned adjustable stand, 28”H; 1870’s Mahogany Rowsell style Graphoscope, 7’x11” case;1870’s Rowsell style Graphoscope with decorative nickel plated mounts; “R & J Beck Achromatic Stereoscopic Viewer in mahogany with brass details, 7”x8” folded case;

WATCHES: Waltham 14K Gold US Assay marked pocket watch, serial # 110217; Waltham Crescent Street Pocket/Railroad Watch, GF, 21 jewel, with up and down indicator, serial #20301398; E. Howard Railroad Watch, GF, 21 jewel, serial #1096469; Ball Official Standard, Cleveland, Railroad Watch, GF, 21 jewel, serial #B644519; Illinois “Bunn Special” Railroad Watch, GF, 21 jewel, serial #3357644; Hamilton Railway Special 992B Watch, 21 jewel, serial #413984; Elgin B.W. Raymond Railroad Watch, GF, 21 jewel, serial #31125541; Waltham Vanguard Railroad Watch, Coin Silver, 23 jewel, serial # 12011481; Hamilton 966 Railroad Watch, 19 jewel, serial #1156153; Hampden Dueber Chronometer, No. 555 Railroad Watch, 21 jewel, serial #3696582; Rockford Watch Co. Railroad Watch, GF, 21 jewel, serial #619190; “Note – All Watches are excellent, in fine running order, with no monograms”  

BRONZE/DECORATIVES/SCULPTURE: Early 20th C. Champleve Vase, 12”H; Ca. 1900 Cloisonné Vase, marked Japan, 12”H;

NATIVE INDIAN/ INUIT: RARE – C.1825 Micmac Quill Worked Oval Tray with early geometric tribal designs in vegative dyed quill on birch bark, with French trade seed beads sewn to an outer rim of silk, 9”x13” EXC: Fabulous Navajo Fetish Necklaces in carved ivory and stone; Navajo Blankets; C1875 Pair of Miniature Huron Snow Shoes, native made in Quebec, tufted red and green wool details and very fine webbing, 8”L;

PRIMITIVES: 19th C. British Set (6) of Brass Grocers/Butchers Counter Weights with ring handles and bell form;


ONTARIO STONEWARE/EARTHENWARE: “W.H. LAKE DEALERS IN HARDWARE & CROCKERY 608 QUEEN ST. W. TORONTO” stamped 5 gallon Churn with great floral decoration; “WELDING & BELDING BRANTFORD ONT.” stamped 5 Gallon Jug with floral decoration; “JAMES R. BURNS TORONTO” stamped 5 Gallon Jug with great floral decoration, chip to lip; “W.E. WELDING BRANTFORD ONT.” stamped 3 Gallon Open Crock, with floral decoration; “L. WERNER GROCER DUNNVILLE ONT” stamped 2 Gallon Open Crock with floral decoration; Rare – “R. HINTON FORT ERIE ONT.” stamped 3 Gallon Open Crock with floral decoration; “ J.S. HAMILTON & CO. SOLE AGENTS PELEE ISLAND WINE CO. BRANDY DISTILLERS BRANTFORD ONTARIO” STENCIL MARKED 1 Gallon Jug; “FROM D.A. MACDONALD & CO. LANCASTER C.W.” stamped 1 Gallon Jug; “D.A. MACDOALD & CO. ALEXANDRIA C.W.” stamped 1 Gallon Jug; “WARNER & CO. TORONTO” stamped 1 Gallon Ovoid Open Crock; Earthenware King Charles Spaniel dog attributed to “Orth” Niagara Potter, descending from early Rowe/ Rittenhouse Family; Rare – Miniature Earthenware 2 ¼”H Jug with brown floral decoration all over, attributed to “Daniel Jacobi 1850-1905, Waterloo Cty” descending through Jacobi Family;

CRYSTAL/GLASS: Waterford Knife Rests, matched     set of 12;

PERIOD FURNITURE: Early Niagara Cherry Chest of Drawers 2/4, with ogee bracket foot, ebonized gallery and quarter columns (Early Rittenhouse Family); Ca.1840 Pine Corner Cupboard with two upper 8 pane doors and 2 lower panel doors, 1 piece, 7’-3”H x 51”W; Ca.1840 Walnut 2 Drawer Lamp Table; Late 18th C English Oak George IV Hanging Corner Cupboard; Early 20th C. Miniature/Childs Blind Cupboard with pie shelf, in pine, with original green paint with red accents 18”x24”H;    


COVERLETS/HOOKED RUGS/QUILTS: Coverlets – Rare!  Pair of Coverlets signed “August Ploethner Preston” C 1880 in red & ecru color, exc; W & J Noll Petersburg Ont” signed,  indigo color, exc; Rugs – Hooked Rug “Persian Design” found in Mahone Bay N.S. 24”x41”; Early 20th C. Hooked Rug with Deco/Geometric Design, found in Niagara, oval 27”X48”; Hooked Table Mat in unusual geometric pattern from Cheticamp, Cape Breton, 14”x24”L; Quilts – Irish Chain Quilt C 1890 in red and green;

FOLK ART/PRIMITIVES: Tole Full Bodied Beaver Weather Vane; Early Sheet Iron Running Horse Weather Vane; Cast Iron Duck Door Stop – full scale; Early 20th C. Barber Pole, original paint, from Port Dalhousie barbershop; Collection of Willis Paul (Chesterville Ont) signed Folk Art Carvings, ref. “Lyle Elder Folk; Pair of Early 20th C. Ukrainian Candle Sticks, lathe turned, original paint, 15”H, from Saskatchewan;

UPPER CANADA CROWN LAND DEEDS: Upper Canada Parchment/Velum Deeds with registry marked wax seals, dated and named to early settlers;


TERMS: Cash, Visa and MasterCard, Debit- Valid I.D. required. Standard 10% Buyers Premium and 13% HST will apply to all purchases. All items to be removed from premises day of auction. Subject to additions and deletions. All items sold as is, where is, with no guarantees, please inspect items carefully before purchasing

BIDDING: Please note this is a LIVE auction, bidding will only be available in person, by telephone or via absentee bidding.  To set up telephone or absentee bidding, please email us at

DIRECTIONS:  Exit 57 Q.E.W. (Victoria Ave.) go south 8 km., east on Eighth Ave. 6kms. (Vineland) to Rockway Hall-2021 Reg. Rd. 69   L2R 6P7

St. Catharines     905-937-1751



BIDDING: Please note this is a LIVE auction, bidding will only be available in person, by telephone or via absentee bidding.  To set up telephone or absentee bidding, please email us at


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