Archive of Past Sales (2021)

The Chmela Estate

Coins and Currency Auction

Wednesday, March 31st 2021

A Baldwin Locomotive Builder's Photograph in Original Frame with Ornate Brass Corners
A Baldwin Locomotive Builder's Photograph in Original Frame with Ornate Brass Corners

A 50-Year Railroadiana Collection

The Collection of Steve ‘Packrat’ Cregut.

Saturday, March 20th 2021

See us unwrapping Lot 16, the Queensland Locomotive Number Plate, for the first time in decades.

  • A Collection of the Best Lanterns Ever Offered at Auction
  • A Collection of Keys Assembled Beginning in the 1950s
  • Builder’s Plates and Engine Implements
  • Depot and Advertising Signs and Prints
  • Early Conductor’s Caps and Badges
  • Rail Yard Semaphores and Signals
A 26-Inch Frisco Three Chime Step‑top Whistle
A 26-Inch Frisco Three Chime Step‑top Whistle
A Collection of Very Rare Tall Globe Lanterns
A Collection of Very Rare Tall Globe Lanterns
The estate archive of J.A. Burke, supervisor of air brakes who piloted the maiden run of the Super Chief and other high speed trains of the day. Burke, who was born in 1883, is the engineer pictured in countless Santa Fe promotional materials leaning out the cab window of an early Streamliner.
The estate archive of J.A. Burke, supervisor of air brakes who piloted the maiden run of the Super Chief and other high speed trains of the day. Burke, who was born in 1883, is the engineer pictured in countless Santa Fe promotional materials leaning out the cab window of an early Streamliner.
An Onion Globe Lantern Stamped SANGSTERS PATENT 1851
An Onion Globe Lantern Stamped SANGSTERS PATENT 1851
Rare Dining Car China
Rare Dining Car China
AT&SF Bell from 1929 Little Rascals Movie 'Railroadin'
AT&SF Bell from 1929 Little Rascals Movie 'Railroadin'
A Miniature Crossing Signal Eight Feet Tall
A Miniature Crossing Signal Eight Feet Tall
Cast Iron Caboose Stove Stack
Cast Iron Caboose Stove Stack
A Small Collection of Padlocks and a 60 Year Collection of Switch Keys
A Small Collection of Padlocks and a 60 Year Collection of Switch Keys
A Nice Salesman's Sample Rail Car Coupler
A Nice Salesman's Sample Rail Car Coupler
A Pair of Adlake Locomotive Lamps Marked Santa Fe
A Pair of Adlake Locomotive Lamps Marked Santa Fe
A Six Car Buddy L Yard Train with a Large Amount of Iron Track
A Six Car Buddy L Yard Train with a Large Amount of Iron Track
Cast Iron and Other Signs
Cast Iron and Other Signs
Pullman and Other Car Interior Fixtures
Pullman and Other Car Interior Fixtures
Various Steel and Wood Step Boxes
Various Steel and Wood Step Boxes
Norma Bassett Hall (1889‑1957) Color Woodblock
Norma Bassett Hall (1889‑1957) Color Woodblock

The Personal Collection of Georgia and Jack Olsen

Saturday, March 13th 2021

Georgia and her husband Jack founded Kansas City's American Legacy Gallery in 1979 where they established themselves as a Midwest leader in the curation of fine American Prints and Paintings. Through four decades they represented many living artists as well as the estates of historical artists like Birger Sandzen. With their insistence on quality and condition, along with their penchant for integrity and mentorship, they quietly became a regional institution with clients following them from around the United States.

With Jack's passing, we will offer their personal collection from the walls of their home - every wall, floor to ceiling - through a series of single-owner auctions.

This first session will be followed by a second session in late May of 2021 and additional sessions beyond that.

Each offering will include:
  • Paintings and Original Art
  • Modern Bronze Sculpture
  • Native American Arts and Crafts
  • The Finest Early 20th Century American Prints
Anders Zorn (1860‑1920) Pencil Signed Etching
Anders Zorn (1860‑1920) Pencil Signed Etching
Charles Capps (1898‑1981) Aquatint
Charles Capps (1898‑1981) Aquatint
Birger Sandzen (1871‑1954) Nailhead Block Print
Birger Sandzen (1871‑1954) Nailhead Block Print
Roger Shimomura (Born 1939) Pencil Signed Serigraph
Roger Shimomura (Born 1939) Pencil Signed Serigraph
Margaret Greenough Sandzen (1909‑1994) Oil on Canvas
Margaret Greenough Sandzen (1909‑1994) Oil on Canvas
Lincoln H Fox (Born 1942) Bronze, 36 Inches
Lincoln H Fox (Born 1942) Bronze, 36 Inches
Thomas Hart Benton (1889‑1975) Lithograph Titled 'Julie Gordon' Edition of 25, 1941
Thomas Hart Benton (1889‑1975) Lithograph Titled 'Julie Gordon' Edition of 25, 1941
Drumhead Glass Lens for El Capitan
Drumhead Glass Lens for El Capitan

The Prokes Living Estate Auction

Railroadiana and Timetables

in Two Sessions

Session One:
  • Good Lanterns
  • Dining Car China
  • Signs and Advertising
  • Passenger Car Ash Receivers
  • Signs, Advertising and Novelties
  • Hardware and Related Collectibles
Session Two:
  • A Collection of Rare Timetables gathered over 40-plus years
The Jim Prokes Collection of Rare Timetables
The Jim Prokes Collection of Rare Timetables
New Haven
New Haven
Northern Pacific Statuette with Great Big Baked Potato
Northern Pacific Statuette with Great Big Baked Potato
Pullman Palace Car Engraved Globe Brass Lantern
Pullman Palace Car Engraved Globe Brass Lantern
Red to Clear Conductor's Lantern, Signed Crerar Adams
Red to Clear Conductor's Lantern, Signed Crerar Adams
Two Color Teal Blue Engraved Charter Oak Range, F. McG.
Two Color Teal Blue Engraved Charter Oak Range, F. McG.
Pullman
Pullman
Porcelain Enamel Sign From The Harrisonville MO Station
Porcelain Enamel Sign From The Harrisonville MO Station

January Single Owner Railroadiana Auction

Saturday, January 30th 2021

A Single-owner Collection Comprised of:
  • A Collection of Lanterns
  • A Collection of Large Whistles
  • Hardware, Advertising and More
New York Central
New York Central
Stamped A.T.& S.F.
Stamped A.T.& S.F.
Railroad China
Railroad China
A Large Collection of Monumental Whistles
A Large Collection of Monumental Whistles
A Small Collection of Builder's Plates
A Small Collection of Builder's Plates
Lettered Pacific Express, Measures 16 x 27 x 17 Inches
Lettered Pacific Express, Measures 16 x 27 x 17 Inches
A Rare Springfield 50‑70 Rolling Block Rifle with Railroad Markings
A Rare Springfield 50‑70 Rolling Block Rifle with Railroad Markings
The Field Office of Railway Express Baggageman James 
The Field Office of Railway Express Baggageman James "Chief" Williams

Estate Auction Featuring

Rare 19th Century Stoneware

Saturday, January 23rd 2021

The Glenda St. John Estate:
  • Coverlets and Textiles
  • Cowboy and Western Theme Material
  • An Elaborate Horn Chair
  • Mid 20th Century Costume Jewelry
  • Exceptional American Stoneware
An Inscribed and Decorated Churn Stamped Edwards and Minish, Calhoun Missouri
An Inscribed and Decorated Churn Stamped Edwards and Minish, Calhoun Missouri
Morton and Sheldon with Human Form
Morton and Sheldon with Human Form
Possibly Unique Merchant's Crock for John Clegg of Round Bottom Ohio
Possibly Unique Merchant's Crock for John Clegg of Round Bottom Ohio
A Massive Ohio Valley Field Jug, 28 x 17 Inches
A Massive Ohio Valley Field Jug, 28 x 17 Inches
A Rare Cast Iron Cat Head String Holder
A Rare Cast Iron Cat Head String Holder
E. A. Montell Presentation Jug with Maker's Initials and Date of 1831
E. A. Montell Presentation Jug with Maker's Initials and Date of 1831
Hamilton and Jones Churn
Hamilton and Jones Churn
A Large and Wonderful Collection of Western Theme Real Photo Post Cards
A Large and Wonderful Collection of Western Theme Real Photo Post Cards
Civil War Grouping of Missouri Brothers William and Jos Knott
Civil War Grouping of Missouri Brothers William and Jos Knott
M. Woodruff with Mythical Bird
M. Woodruff with Mythical Bird
Ovoid Forms with Etched and Slip Decoration Birds
Ovoid Forms with Etched and Slip Decoration Birds
Winchester Bear Dogs Lithograph
Winchester Bear Dogs Lithograph
Good Hooked and Rag Rugs
Good Hooked and Rag Rugs

Antiques and Americana Auction

Saturday, January 23rd 2021

From the collection of Jack Bernstein, Bellingham, WA:
  • American Folk Art
  • Early 20th C. Americana
  • Exceptional Antique Rugs
  • 18th and 19th C. American Furniture
Carved and Painted Wood and Wire Christmas Tree
Carved and Painted Wood and Wire Christmas Tree
Early 20th C. Cane with Over 40 Carved Motifs in High Relief
Early 20th C. Cane with Over 40 Carved Motifs in High Relief
Painted Furniture and Accessories
Painted Furniture and Accessories
Antique Oriental Rugs
Antique Oriental Rugs
Tiger Maple Stand
Tiger Maple Stand
Unusual Antique Caucasian Rugs
Unusual Antique Caucasian Rugs
Detail of Vintage Pom Pom Rug
Detail of Vintage Pom Pom Rug
Tiger Maple and Cherry Chest
Tiger Maple and Cherry Chest
Unusual Folk Art Objects
Unusual Folk Art Objects
A Few Decoys
A Few Decoys