Archive of Past Sales (2021)

An Important Multi‑Generational Estate Auction

The Second Floor.
Broadcast Live from the Home.

Saturday, June 12th 2021

One family called this mansion near the Nelson Atkins Museum home for just short of six decades. This offering from their two-generation collection includes something for nearly everyone.

Highlights of this session include:
  • Antique Lace and Weavings
  • Sterling Silver Holloware and Flatware
  • Portraits and Other Oil Paintings
  • Clothing and Costumes From Other Cultures
  • French, American and Italian Furniture and Accessories from the 18th and 19th Centuries
An 18th Century Flemish or Baroque Tapestry
An 18th Century Flemish or Baroque Tapestry
Ecclesiastical Antiques
Ecclesiastical Antiques
A Cold Painted Bronze Mistletoe Chandelier
A Cold Painted Bronze Mistletoe Chandelier
18th Century Candelabra
18th Century Candelabra
American Civil War Era Sabres
American Civil War Era Sabres
Fine Sconce Pairs
Fine Sconce Pairs
A Louis Philippe Chest with Marble
A Louis Philippe Chest with Marble
An 18th Century Louis XVI Period Sofa
An 18th Century Louis XVI Period Sofa
A Rare 18th Century Louis XVI Period Duchesse Brisée
A Rare 18th Century Louis XVI Period Duchesse Brisée
Dole Reed
Dole Reed

The Estate of Georgia and Jack Olsen

Session Two

Saturday, May 22nd 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, in this final auction session.

Hubert Deines
Hubert Deines
Martin Lewis
Martin Lewis
Peggy Bacon
Peggy Bacon
Steve Kestrel Bronze
Steve Kestrel Bronze
Very Rare Rotach and Bennett Double Wall Confetti Glass Shade
Very Rare Rotach and Bennett Double Wall Confetti Glass Shade
Daniel MacMorris Oil
Daniel MacMorris Oil
Grant Wood
Grant Wood
Reginald Marsh
Reginald Marsh
Rockwell Kent
Rockwell Kent
Jackson Lee Nesbitt
Jackson Lee Nesbitt
Steve Seltzer
Steve Seltzer
Dan McCaw Oil on Canvas
Dan McCaw Oil on Canvas
Charles Capps Aquatint Inscribed to Doel Reed
Charles Capps Aquatint Inscribed to Doel Reed
A Collection of Works by Gene Kloss
A Collection of Works by Gene Kloss
Gustav Baumann
Gustav Baumann
Lyman Byxbe
Lyman Byxbe
Monumental Linda Lighton Ceramics
Monumental Linda Lighton Ceramics

An Important Multi‑Generational Estate Auction

Saturday, May 15th 2021

One family called this mansion near the Nelson Atkins Museum home for just short of six decades. Their two-generation collection runs the gamut from 17th and 18th century French furniture and accessories to Eskimo artifacts to books on Missouri history. There’s something here for everyone.

Some highlights include:
  • 17th, 18th and 19th Century Furniture and Accessories
  • Asian Antiques
  • Ethnic Items
  • Oriental Rugs
  • Roman Antiquities
  • Miniature Portraits
  • Ecclesiastical Antiques
  • Fine Clocks
  • Miniature Paintings
  • Continental Porcelain
  • Ivory Carvings
  • Architectural Elements
  • Much More
After Claude Michel Clodion
After Claude Michel Clodion
19th Century Scrimshaw and Continental Ivory Carvings
19th Century Scrimshaw and Continental Ivory Carvings
Several Aubusson Tapestries
Several Aubusson Tapestries
Roman Antiquities
Roman Antiquities
Sir Francis Grant (1803‑1878) Portrait of William Stuart Stirling Crawford From the Collection of the Earl of Buckleigh, title and documentation in the Witt Library
Sir Francis Grant (1803‑1878) Portrait of William Stuart Stirling Crawford From the Collection of the Earl of Buckleigh, title and documentation in the Witt Library
Louis XV Period Lavabo
Louis XV Period Lavabo
From a Matched Pair of Italian Cabinets
From a Matched Pair of Italian Cabinets
Several Buddhist Lamps
Several Buddhist Lamps
Detail of 17th Century Wool and Silk Tapestry depicting the race of Atalanta and Hippomenes
Detail of 17th Century Wool and Silk Tapestry depicting the race of Atalanta and Hippomenes
Signed Samuel Keplinger
Signed Samuel Keplinger "Gettys Burgh"
A Rare Melkite Icon with Arabic Inscription
A Rare Melkite Icon with Arabic Inscription
Several Period French and Italian Pairs
Several Period French and Italian Pairs
Richard Blow (1904‑1983)
Richard Blow (1904‑1983)
A Rare and Outstanding Desk Signed Francois Linke
A Rare and Outstanding Desk Signed Francois Linke
French Furniture Including A Boulle Style Center Table
French Furniture Including A Boulle Style Center Table
Rare Early True Capo Di Monte Suite
Rare Early True Capo Di Monte Suite
Several Mirror Pairs Big and Bigger
Several Mirror Pairs Big and Bigger
18th Century Italian
18th Century Italian
A Brunswick
A Brunswick "Brilliant Novelty" Inlaid Victorian Pool Table
A Collection of Miniature Portraits
A Collection of Miniature Portraits
Edwardian Inlaid Specimen Cabinet with Sea Shell Collection
Edwardian Inlaid Specimen Cabinet with Sea Shell Collection
Massive Oak Table with Sphinx
Massive Oak Table with Sphinx
Martin Lewis (1881‑1962) 'Which Way' Pencil‑Signed Aquatint, Edition of 53 or Fewer
Martin Lewis (1881‑1962) 'Which Way' Pencil‑Signed Aquatint, Edition of 53 or Fewer

23rd Annual

Spring Fine Art Auction

Saturday, April 24th 2021

Exceptional works by Regional and National Artists Fresh from Midwest Estates and Collections.

Grant Wood (1891‑1942)
Grant Wood (1891‑1942)
Gustave Baumann (1881‑1971) Hopi Corn, Frame Made by the Artist
Gustave Baumann (1881‑1971) Hopi Corn, Frame Made by the Artist
Vivika and Otto Heino Very Large Vase
Vivika and Otto Heino Very Large Vase
Thomas Hart Benton (1889‑1975) Ten Pound Hammer, Pencil‑Signed Lithograph, Edition of 300, 1967
Thomas Hart Benton (1889‑1975) Ten Pound Hammer, Pencil‑Signed Lithograph, Edition of 300, 1967
Janet Kuemmerlein, 1932 Fiber Art, One of Three
Janet Kuemmerlein, 1932 Fiber Art, One of Three
Rare Early Charles Banks Wilson
Rare Early Charles Banks Wilson
Linda Lighton
Linda Lighton
Thomas Hart Benton (1889‑1975)
Thomas Hart Benton (1889‑1975)
Birger Sandzen (1871‑1954)
Birger Sandzen (1871‑1954)
Rarely Seen George Caleb Bingham Lithograph Titled 'Canvassing For A Vote'
Rarely Seen George Caleb Bingham Lithograph Titled 'Canvassing For A Vote'
George Van Millet (1864‑1953), Large Oil on Canvas
George Van Millet (1864‑1953), Large Oil on Canvas
Louis Lozowick (1892‑1973) Granaries of Democracy, Pencil‑Signed Lithograph, Edition of 25, 1943
Louis Lozowick (1892‑1973) Granaries of Democracy, Pencil‑Signed Lithograph, Edition of 25, 1943
Fred Shane (1906‑1992)
Fred Shane (1906‑1992)
Wendell Castle Molar Chair
Wendell Castle Molar Chair
Birger Sandzen (1871‑1954) Lake at Moonrise, Colorado 1925, Canvas, 14 x 16 Inches
Birger Sandzen (1871‑1954) Lake at Moonrise, Colorado 1925, Canvas, 14 x 16 Inches
An Exceptional Oil by Arthur Kraft (1922‑1977)
An Exceptional Oil by Arthur Kraft (1922‑1977)
Henry Varnum Poor (1887‑1970), Oil on Board
Henry Varnum Poor (1887‑1970), Oil on Board
Fern Coppedge (1883‑1951), Motif #1 Rockport, Canvas, 16 x 20 Inches
Fern Coppedge (1883‑1951), Motif #1 Rockport, Canvas, 16 x 20 Inches
Rarely Seen George Caleb Bingham Engraving Titled 'In A Quandry'
Rarely Seen George Caleb Bingham Engraving Titled 'In A Quandry'
Fanny Garde (1885‑1928) for Bing and Grøndahl
Fanny Garde (1885‑1928) for Bing and Grøndahl
Folk Art Ship Dioramas
Folk Art Ship Dioramas

April Estate Auction

Saturday, April 17th 2021

An Auction of Multiple Estates Featuring a few Maritime Antiques from the Collection of Judge Paul Vardeman.

Additional highlights include:
  • A Large Selection of Un-Cataloged Antiques, Collectibles and Furniture
  • Art Pottery and Stoneware
  • Artist Signed Native American Pueblo Pottery
  • Quilts and Samplers
  • Historical Staffordshire
  • A Wide Variety of Antiques, Decorative Arts and Collector’s Items
Antique Navigational Instruments
Antique Navigational Instruments
A Cartier 18K Gold Rabbit
A Cartier 18K Gold Rabbit
Antique and Decorative Furniture
Antique and Decorative Furniture
A Very Rare Steiff Spaniel with Company Archives Tag
A Very Rare Steiff Spaniel with Company Archives Tag
Cameo Glass, up to 20 Inches
Cameo Glass, up to 20 Inches
One of Two Carter Magic Posters
One of Two Carter Magic Posters
A 19th Century Ormolu Casket with Viennese Enamels
A 19th Century Ormolu Casket with Viennese Enamels
A Colima Type Shaman Head Vase
A Colima Type Shaman Head Vase
An Estate Collection of Antique Oriental Rugs
An Estate Collection of Antique Oriental Rugs
A Qing Dynasty 19th C. Silver Inlaid Bronze Figure of Quan Yin
A Qing Dynasty 19th C. Silver Inlaid Bronze Figure of Quan Yin
Fine Antique Decorative Arts
Fine Antique Decorative Arts
Fine Artist Signed Estate Jewelry
Fine Artist Signed Estate Jewelry
A 17th Century St. George and the Dragon Carving
A 17th Century St. George and the Dragon Carving
Asian Art and Antiques
Asian Art and Antiques
A Steiff Pre Button Era Cat and Kittens Skittle Set
A Steiff Pre Button Era Cat and Kittens Skittle Set
Early 19th Century Sampler Collection
Early 19th Century Sampler Collection
One Hundred Lots of Antique & Estate Jewelry
One Hundred Lots of Antique & Estate Jewelry
Signed Barbedienne
Signed Barbedienne

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