Auctions | July 11, 2011

Prints, Coins, Collectibles at Leighton Galleries Auction

Upper Saddle River, NJ - On July 21, Leighton Galleries will offer 400 lots including Artworks, Silver, Jewelry, Furniture and Special Collections including Coins, Sports Memorabilia, Collectible Toys, Swarovski Crystal & Porcelain Figurines... all for sale to the highest bidder.
Artworks in the sale include a 40+ piece collection of Audubon prints from a Waldwick, New Jersey estate. Quadruped octavo as well as some Imperial lithographs will be offered including American Bison, The Cougar, Canada Lynx, Ocelot, American Beaver, Common American Skunk, Chipping Squirrel, and Hudson's Bay Lemming. Birds of America and Birds of Prey will also be offered including Common Cardinal Grosbeak, Pileated Woodpecker, Wood Duck Summer Duck, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and Cape May Wood Warbler. The prints will be sold from single lots to multiple groups and carry estimates from $200-300 to $400-600.
Other Artworks include two Jerry Garcia signed offset lithographs "Dracula's Heart" and "Northern Lights" (est.500-700 each), an oil on masonite by New Jersey artist George Schwacha "Figures on a Tree-Lined Street" (est.300-500), an oil on canvas by another New Jersey artist Edgar Malin Craven "Autumn Landscape" (est.150-200), four sculptures by Israeli artist Frank Meisler (est.200-400 each), an oil on board by Gloucester artist David Pollock "Rabbi Holding a Torah" (est.200-300), a still life painting of large size by New York artist Natalie Levine (est.300-500), a watercolor by Mexican artist Manuel Lepe Macedo "Girl with Flower" (est.200-300), two Roger Hebbelinck mezzotints "Valerius de Saedeleer" (est.150-250 each), and a color lithograph after Rene Magritte "L'Idole" by Henri Deschamps (est.300-500).
Approximately 40 US coin lots will be offered including Morgan's, Eagles, Walking Liberty's, Franklins, Kennedy's, Washington's, ten cent coins, coin sets, some gold coins, lot of 70+ uncirculated mint sets from 1963-1989, and more. A small collection of sports memorabilia will include autographed balls and bats by Ted Williams, Roy Campenella, Wade Boggs, etc... and an Astros jersey signed by Nolan Ryan.
Also to be offered in the collectibles category is a large single-owner collection of 150+ Swarovski crystal figures (1987-2007) most of which are being offered as group lots estimated in the $200-300 range. Other collectibles include Boehm, Cybis, Royal Doulton, Royal Copenhagen, Lladro, and a small group of collectible toys including Ducal models "Marching Bands" boxed sets.
Estate jewelry in the sale includes a 14K fancy link bracelet at 38.6gms. (est.700-900), a 14K charm bracelet at 48.9gms. (est.800-1000), several gold groups, and signed costume jewelry lots including Miriam Haskell, Original by Robert, Joseff, St. John and Givenchy, as well as some couture including fur coats and vintage handbags.
Approximately 50 silver lots will cross the block including numerous hollowware and assorted flatware groups, as well as fine china sets including Minton Haddon Hall, Royal Worcester Imperial, Wedgwood California, Copeland Spode Indian Tree, Lenox Essex, and Wedgwood Marina. Other items of interest include a rosewood slide box signed Rohde, a Jacots cylinder music box by Mermod Freres, antique colored maps including two maps of the world by Robert de Vaugondy, chandeliers and other lighting, a 12x18 Chinese Kensington rug, and a small collection of clocks including two French wag on the walls.
Fine furniture to include an antique English mahogany tall case clock with dial signed John Hansford (est.1000-1500), a nineteenth-century German cherry tall case with dial marked Hindelang (est.600-800), a cherry extension dining table attributed to Jeffco (est.600-800), a pair of modern leather armchairs with ottomans by Ekornes (est.300-500), a Marcel Breuer Wassily leather chair (est.200-300), and a five-piece Heywood Wakefield bedroom suite (est.400-600).
The auction is scheduled for Thursday, July 21, at 5pm. It will be held at the Knights of Columbus Banquet Hall at 79 Pascack Road, Washington Township (Bergen County), New Jersey. Previews are scheduled for Wednesday, July 20 from 5-8pm, and on Thursday July 21 from 1-4pm. An illustrated web-based catalog is available at For information call 201-327-8800 or