Jul
28
1:00 PM13:00

Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 1:00P.M.

Farrin's CountryAuctions

A Great Americana Auction

Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 1:00P.M.

36 Water Street

Randolph, Maine

1-800-474-2507 or (207)582-1455

For photos and descriptions please visit our website at: www.farrinsauctions.com or visit www.auctionzip.com  ID.#2955.  Call 1-800-474-2507 or 207-582-1455. Please check our website for updates as we will be adding items right up to auction time! Patty’s Pantry has a nice selection of homemade food and we are handicap accessible.

Farrins Country Auctions is pleased to have been chosen to auction a wonderful private collection of early Americana at unreserved public auction.

A wonderful early pair of William Matthew Prior paintings of a young lady and a young gentleman in decorated frames, great early 2 door over 2 drawer paint decorated cupboard with carved wooden tassels in a wonderful mocha and vinegar paint decoration, very unusual bonnet chest with mirror covered with sea shells very folky, early 4 drawer Hepplewhite cherry dresser, early braided and hooked floral rug dated 1893, neat paper Mache figural of women’s head with a pin cushion and a bank, sitting cast iron cat door stop, cast iron bull dog doorstop, great dove tailed sea chest with beckets and ditty box in a great dry blue paint, red and black painted blanket box, early dove tailed document box in yellow and mocha swirl paint decoration, early dome top box in red and black paint decoration with yellow pin stripping, early 3 drawer over 2 large door server with turned legs and back splash in red and black paint decoration, nice oblong hooked rug with large center floral design with other flowers, early State of Maine step down dressing table with turned legs and red and black decoration with yellow pin striping, large round pantry box in green paint with wrapped fingers, large round pantry box in blue paint signed REUBEN HYDE WINCHENDON, bailed handle pantry box in a  light mocha paint, 2 cased ship shadow boxes with tug boats and painted back grounds, early portrait of a young gentleman setting in a red chair, early rooked hooked in the form of a Oriental rug dated 1895, early red and black decorated document box with a gold stenciled warrior on horse stenciled on front of box, wonderful red and black decorated document box with yellow and gold striping and floral decoration, black and white decorated document box, nice small sea chest in great blue paint, small dome top box with bracket base in a old grungy red brown paint, birch bark frames, 1909 beaded math safe, wooden carved crow decoy, wonderful carved and painted robin on a seashell and wooden pyramid, early slide candle box in green paint, framed early embroidery of flowers, wonderful carved painted bird done by R.W. Schaup of New Hampshire, great early wooden painted hanging flower, 2 wonderful small early swing handle Nantucket baskets, round hinged tin top painted toleware box, painted paper Mache match holder, great colorful needlepoint type therom, dome top red and black in the form of weeping trees painted box, watercolor of masted sailing ship with American flag and people on deck the ship SAMARITAN sailed by Captain J, Small entering the port Malle in 1856, early oval covered and decorated birch bark box, nice birch bark decorated creel with floral decorated sighed Le Huron Maxgross Leuis, wonderful small porcupine painted quill coved box dated 1842, 4 small sea shell boxes, small round quill box with nice decoration, large bone letter opener dated 1841 and signed BARK ELLA, great bone cribbage board in the form of a Walrus with engravings of fish-seals-dolphins, Inuit carving of a Eskimo in a kayak with his game, carved tusk entitled The Bark Cavalier of New Bedford, small lemon gold frame, white and black early hat box, 3 small bitch bark canoes, heart shaped quill decorated birch frame, yellow painted bucket, 2 gallon A.B. Wheeler floral decorated crock with lid, early ovoid jug with great deep blue slip decoration, early ovoid crock with number 3 and floral blue decoration, great tiger maple boot jack end blanket box with very strong decoration, wonderful early tapered leg tiger maple swing leg drop leaf table, early table top tin candle holder, great carved wooden eagle on ball with full wing span in great gold paint, early oil on canvas of sailing ships near bluffs with crashing waves signed Byron, early pencil drawings of sailing ship of Yacht Robert drawn by Edward Wright dated 1878, early portrait of a women wearing a white bonnet done on a wood panel, nice tramp art doll’s dresser, neat wooden and pebble barn yard in green pint with animals, tramp art frame with a picture of and Indian, grouping of 5 carved and painted small birds on stands, oval pantry box in green paint, wild red and black decorated document box, early blanket box with red and black decoration with green pin striping, pair of very folky carved wooden birds in great paint decoration, wonderful carved wooden snow owl mounted on a piece of driftwood, great folky carved wooden basset hound dog with painted body and long tail with his nose to the ground, small oil on board of of ships and people in a lemon gold frame, yellow paper mache kitten, fingered boxes, painted small dingy boat model, Jazz Bo Jim painted toy, mortar and pestle in blue paint, early blanket chest in red and black swirl paint with a nice cut out base, early Shaker style one drawer stand in old dry green green paint, early paint decorated one drawer stand with a unusual tripod base, small early little oxen cart in great mustard paint with wooden wheels and star stenciling, great early archetictial fan in great old green paint, early Chippendale side chair with heart cutout in the splat, neat early brass drum with red painted bands and matching wooden drum stick holder with sticks, paint decorated frame with photo of Indians, early paint decorated frame with photo of tee pee and Indians, wonderful early full bodied eagle weathervane in a gold guild patina, neat folky hooked rug of a chicken with 6 of her chicks with a geometric border, early tin painted fire shield from Massachusetts with a great painted surface, nice early painted shorebird from the Bill Mackey collection, small red and black decorated document box with the letters H.M. in gold on top and little turned feet from the Hazel Marcus estate auction, primitive water color done on paper of old farmhouse with animals and people from New Gloucester Maine 1885, large early bee hive turn bowl in great red paint with early make do repair, nice sea shell shaped frame, pair of early porcelain folky monkey looking painted vases, framed bleeding heart water color, neat painted small wooden owl mounted on branch, great early small dome top box in blue paint with painted white stars on top from and sides of box with white borders and red and white banner purchased from Rodney Paine, early tin spiral, original keel piece from WILBUR A. MORSE BUILDER signed from Friendship Maine, early painted game board, early silhouette of a sailor on shore with ocean and ship in back ground done in a water color format in a gold frame signed Richard Anson Brine –Midshipman-1849, lot of w early silhouettes, early painting on board of an ocean liner full speed ahead with American flag, early water color of fruits in a basket in nice colors in a lemon gold frame, water color of Indian on a prancing horse with winning ribbons from American Indian shows in the 70’s, neat blue painted tray with yellow and black star decoration with several key hooks, great early red white and blue painted wooden barber pole, nice oil on canvas of fishing ships with men in front of a villa signed Lohird Bere, water color of lions pulling the lady in the cart done in the manner of Eunice Phinney from the estate of Isabelle Atwood.early shaped sand paper sign HERTZBERG BROTHERS in yellow gold with original iron hardware, early sand paper half moon sign with gold lettering W.E. &F.H. MCLAIN, great early blue sand paper sign from the historic South Paris, Maine Masonic Lodge sign is blue sand paper with gold letters PARIS LODGE with the Masonic emblem in great gold guild, early portrait of a lady wearing a bonnet and holding a red bible, nice early arithmetical fan in great old paint, wonderful sack back knuckle arm Windsor arm chair belong to DANIEL WEBSTER when he was a lawyer in Fryeburg Maine, great colorful painted skirt for a carnival ride this is a great early decoration piece, large early oil on canvas of ships in a storm very well done signed W.H. PREVEAR 1862, great brown and mocha decorated box, wonderful carved box in old grungy paint with carved eagles and carved leaves in great paint this box belonged to Civil Was solider Charles Ramsdell from Pittston, Maine,

Terms: A 15% buyer's premium will be applied to all sales. There will be 5.5% Maine State Sales Tax applied unless we have a valid resale number on file. All descriptions are subject to error. Cash, credit cards or approved check are acceptable forms of payment.

Preview: Friday, July 26, 2019 at 1:00P.M. To 5:00P.M. Saturday, July 28, 2019 10:00A.M to 4:00P.M.

Directions: From Cony Circle in Augusta, Maine, take Route 9 west for 7 miles to Randolph, Maine. From the Gardiner, Maine bridge, take route 9 east for half a mile. Watch for our sign on your right!



Russell A. Farrin

Professional Auctioneer

License #0356


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Jul
17
5:00 PM17:00

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 5:00P.M. Pre-sale at 1:00P.M.

Farrin's CountryAuctions

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 5:00P.M

Pre-sale at 1:00P.M.

36 Water Street

Randolph, Maine 04346

1-800-474-2507 or (207)582-1455

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For photos and descriptions please visit our website at: www.farrinsauctions.com or visit www.auctionzip.com  ID.#2955.  Call 1-800-474-2507 or 207-582-1455. Please check our website for updates as we will be adding items right up to auction time! The Pantry has a nice selection of homemade food and we are handicap accessible.


This auction offers the contents of an Augusta, Maine home along with the contents of a clock repair shop from East Madison, Maine ,a nice estate from South Portland, Maine and quality antique pieces from New England homes.

Pair of Iverson Snowshoes, Three Little Kittens McCoy cookie jar, neat pair of Bull dog lamps, early advertising can “Dixon’s” Dry American Graphite Lubricator, old wooden toy canoe “Helen” w/ Native American and Flag, wooden shorebird decoy, lot of sports cards to include: Jordan, Bird, Jose Canseco, etc., star pattern quilt, blue and white quilt, old wooden violin wall hanging, 5 early soft paste plates, porcelain oriental table lamp, silver plate flatware, lot of celluloid handle knives, bone handle carving set, early brass leather covered telescope, antique opera glasses, 6 pcs. of sterling and coin flatware, oak hat stick, maple hat stick, mahogany one dr. stand, mahogany Canterbury, mahogany bookcase, mahogany telephone stand, walnut Victorian oval top stand w/ grape carved base, Victorian hanging lamp w/ smoke bell, 6 Flemish art plaques w/ art nouveau ladies, Native Americans, two deco kitchen stools, large oil on canvas of a mast ship by listed artist “Oliver Albertson”, mahogany ball and claw foot window bench, early red and black paint decorated two door hanging cupboard, set of 12 N.O.S Victorian brass pulls, wonderful bronze floor lamp w/ great antique mica and copper shade signed on base “MSLC 3925”, wonderful and rare salesman sample copper boiler, modern oval Shaker box, oak and brass letter holder, early carved and painted wooden mask, two salt glaze stoneware pitchers, salt glaze covered jar w/ handle, great early bow back Windsor arm chair w/ rolled arm and saddle seat, two early bow back Windsor chairs, early green stencil decorated arm chair w/ figured maple arms, old wooden double sided “summer Fields Hidden Meadows” sign, two mahogany wall shelfs, oak wall shelf, early child’s rocker w/ arms, early child’s arm chair, brown coverlet, handmade wall quilt, old wooden firkin, unusual cast iron doorstop of a harvest scene, wooden child’s horse, 6 string Castilla guitar, framed Birdseye view of Casco Bay, Portland, Me. and surrounding areas, quilt, two nice embroidered quilts, lot of old 10 cent Disney comics, white coverlet, Birdseye maple chest, set of 6 maple fan back dining chairs including two arms, mahogany vanity bench, fancy inlaid chair and rocker, Victorian lamp base w/ wooded scene, B+H Victorian lamp base w/ floral design + another, old brass wall sconces, lighting and table lamps, early turned wooden bowl, signed George Jensen Denmark teakwood tray + others, pair of small porcelain hand painted lamps +others, great pair of iron and brass sunburst andirons, old Emerson Bakelite radio, wooden “Airline” table top radio, great paint decorated wooden box w/ brass tack initials “EAC”, old wooden Freed-Eismann radio, oil on canvas of a village/mountain scene, several prints, signed painting on silk of a winter scene, embroidery of ducks and another of pheasants, still life print of fruit, Campbell Kids print by Jesse Wilcox Smith, Sawyer print “Echo Lake”, oil on canvas of a deer/winter scene by “R. Ingersoll”, oil on canvas of a barn scene signed “Kieffer”, print of cows titled “May Blossoms”, Daybreak M. Parish print, embroidery of flowers, early blue painted wood box, great period inlaid tilt top mahogany stand w/ brass claw feet, old hooked/framed mat of a country house, two carved wooden birds, three fur coats, old cat/dog raised print “Susie”, old print of cows in an oak frame, wooden pig and cat wall racks, Skookum doll, brass boiler, splint double handled basket, die cast Harley Davidson truck, three tier wire plant stand, metal bicycle lawn planter, antique mixer w/ jadeite bowl, nice large modern stain glass lamp, hanging iron light fixture, iron chandelier w/ crystals, great new Kitchen Aid Mixer w/ accessories, signed Chandlier pastel of a lake scene, small round oak pressed plant stand, pair of antique oriental prints, oak desk chair, pair of wooden canoe paddles, nice Pennsylvania House cherry Queen Anne hall table w/ drawer, carved walnut Victorian Gent’s chair, Buttocks basket, old handled basket, tramp art wooden box, Steiff Hedgehog doll, 7 canes to include 3 w/ vials and one w/ sterling top, collection of 24 expensive cut paper framed pictures by E. Kay Martin + Anton Pieck, antique stitched embroidery w/ lady and a cat, ant. brass coal hog, antique wall regulator A calendar clock, enamel pin from 1905 “fan shaped”, two nice antique Penny rugs, three early 1900’s calendar plates, green painted wooden wall cabinet, painted child’s rocking horse, old terracotta paint decorated elephant design garden stool, early iron toaster, tin bread knife, tin skimmer, tin pail, mason jar w/ wire holder, early grease/betty lamp, early iron spoon and spatula, early rotating footed iron toaster, early lemon gold wall mirror, wedding ring pattern quilt, two coverlets, pr. of yellow painted bamboo chairs, two early thumb back chairs, brown leather pub chair, red leather pub chair, nice carved oak Jacobean style stand w/ rope twist legs, rolled arm wicker chair, early wooden bucket w/ handle, mahogany stretcher base stand w/ rope twist legs, three old framed sm. movie posters “world in my corner, iron man and the clown”, watercolor of a lake scene signed Deja, old leather suitcase, o/c fall landscape by “Gerjenti?”, antique blue and white quilt top, fancy silver plate flatware, great set of 4 brass/bronze art nouveau table legs, old Busch beer light up sign, small rectangular braided rug, iron floor lamp, three antique oriental scatter rugs, pr. wooden canoe paddles, wrought iron floor lamp, flexible flyer wooden sled, nice wicker sewing stand, signed winter landscape watercolor w/ cat by “Davies”, three nice O.G mirrors, 1950’s school map of Portsmouth, N.H, great 2 gallon Norton blue decorated jug, great Vaseline glass floor lamp, Dietz little wizard lantern, James Dixon and Sons Portland, Me. pewter teapot, small brass ships lamp, fancy silver plate teapot on stand, brass and pewter oriental design vase, mahogany kidney shaped stand w/ stretcher base, small maple gate leg table, large wooden sign “Scandinavian gift shop”, large still life oil on canvas by “castlemore”, large winter landscape o/b, large blue and white antique applique quilt, four Lladro figurines, early primitive carved wooden bowl, small early turned wooden bowl, large early turned wooden bowl, nice O.G wall mirror, framed needlepoint “bedtime prayer”, pine wall mirror, mahogany carved stand w/ elevated glass shelf, old deco globe w/ teakwood base, old Birdseye maple framed mezzotint of a soldier, oak wooden arts and crafts waste basket, wrought iron garden table and four chairs, wrought iron garden table w/ 3 chairs, large fancy gold wall mirror, walnut bookcase, decorated pine 4 dr. chest, set of 6 stencil decorated signed Hitchcock chairs, great large oak parlor stand w/ pressed skirt and huge brass and glass ball and claw feet, great art nouveau lemon gold antique frame, cast brass plant stand, porcelain hand painted lamp w/ Swann’s and another w/ horses, antique Satsuma lamp, large cut glass table lamp, oriental design vase, old wooden snare drum, two antique 9 in. Steiff teddy bears, antique 8 ½ in. Steiff teddy bear, antique 15 in. Steiff teddy bear, old cased ships compass, brass spittoon, nice gold frame w/ print of Angels, Victorian deep walnut frame, 4-1924 and 1925 graded $20.00 gold pieces, fancy sterling jewelry, early birds eye view of Togas(National Soldier's Home), drop leaf table, early clock under glass dome, several nice Oriental rugs, large set of Friendly Village china, large lot of cups and saucers, 3 jewelers benches with lathes, fancy 5 piece decorative 1940”s bed room set, pair of Hummel table lamps, Peter Libby Windsor chair, early period sideboard, 3 nice twin size mahogany beds, early one drawer blanket chest, 7 animated Disney cells, alto saxophone, mink coat, set of 6 Hitchcock chairs, 2 carved oak chairs, bisque doll, 2 curio cabinets, wicker music shelf, pine ice box, gingerbread clock, waterfall dining room set, water color by Nyren, Oriental prints, blue straight cupboard, railroad lanterns, pair of caboose lanterns, Structo cement mixer toy, Tonka toy fire truck, wicker tea cart, wicker porch swing, paint decorated one drawer stand, Coca cola fountain dispenser, large lot of trains, figure 8 calendar clock, early sampler, bronze of a Indian, nice comb music box with bells, postcards,set of Wedgewood china, early glass, blue cobalt glass, sterling and many other surprises.

Terms: A 15% buyer's premium will be applied to all sales. There will be 5.5% Maine State sales tax applied unless we have a valid resale number on file for you. All descriptions are subject to error. Cash, credit cards or approved check are acceptable forms of payment.

Preview: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 from 2:00P.M. to 5:00P.M and Wednesday, July 17, 2019 from 8:00A.M. to auction time.

Directions: From Cony Circle in Augusta, Maine, take Route 9 west for 7 miles to Randolph, Maine. From the Gardiner, Maine bridge, take route 9 east for half a mile. Watch for our sign on your right!


Russell A. Farrin

Professional Auctioneer

License #0356

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Mar
21
8:30 AM08:30

The Mitch Howard Auctions! Dates to be determined!

An Auctioneers Dream – The Mitch Howard Estate Collection

Dates for the auctions will be posted soon

In 1975, Rusty Farrin began his auction business. At the time, he was the youngest auctioneer in the State of Maine since then and for the last 44 years, Rusty, together with his sons have built Farrin’s Country Auctions into one of the better known and more successful country auctions in New England. During this time, the Farrin Auction Company has drawn consignments predominantly from Maine but also from all over Northern New England, and sometimes beyond. Farrin’s buyers are primarily from upper New England but he regularly receives absentee bids from all over the world.While Rusty and his sons have focused on primarily estates and antiques, he is open to handling all types of auctions.They have done equipment auctions, real estate auctions, stock reduction sales and more; but for the most part, the primary draw and what his company is best known for is their successful handling of estates and antique collections.Rusty and his team works extremely hard for their consignors and over the years have had a tremendous number of highly successful sales but one thing a successful auctioneer always dreams about is that discovery of a truly exciting, spectacular, large estate filled with all kinds of treasures. Indeed when an auctioneer wakes up, he hopes that today is the day he discovers that truly great estate. A short while ago, Rusty’s reoccurring dream came true when he received a phone call about an estate collection of antiques. The gentleman calling was the nephew of a well-known collector in Yarmouth, Maine. The nephew was handling the estate of his uncle, Mitchell (Mitch) Howard. Although the collection sounded interesting over the phone, Rusty as a seasoned auctioneer of many years knows that you never know what to expect. Sometimes it sounds fabulous and once you get there, it is nothing and sometimes you do not anticipate anything truly spectacular but when you get there, it is a huge find. The Mitch Howard Estate was one of those “finds”, and it was indeed an auctioneers dream. Mitch Howard had a passion; a very deep and abiding passion for all things old but particularly toys.Mitch’s love of toys was responsible for him in becoming owner of Toy Land in Portland, Maine. Over the years, Mitch had acquired a massive antique toy collection and after closing Toy Land in 2002, Mitch continued to pursue his passion. He pursued auctions, tag sales, estate sales and wherever else he could purchase items for his collection. Mitch truly loved antique toys, mechanical banks, still banks, doorstops, bookends, coins, sterling, Tiffany, advertising, movie posters, artwork, War Bond posters, bronzes, art glass, pottery, paintings, prints and so much more. This was what Rusty discovered when he entered the home in Yarmouth, Maine. Each room, each closet, each drawer, each storage area was filled with surprises and stacks of exciting items.This was truly an auctioneers dream and Rusty being the consummate salesperson knew that this was a collection that was truly going to excite and draw in buyers from all over the state and from afar. Rusty has a hard working team and vehicles for moving items and most estates are cleaned out in less than a day but to provide an idea of the magnitude of this estate, it took he and his seasoned professional staff four solid days to remove the items from the house. In addition, there was a 3-bay garage; all of which was filled to the rafters. Every box they opened, every drawer they looked into, every closet they opened was a new adventure all over again. Items were packed high and it was not until items were moved around that they began to discover everything that was truly there. Paintings packed away in a closet, toys hidden in drawers and in boxes, boxes still unwrapped filled with Indian items such as crocked knives and beadwork; every corner of Mitch’s house held another surprise for Rusty and his staff. Make no mistake about it, Rusty and his staff had been in hundreds of houses throughout Maine and New England over the years and there had been many wonderful discoveries but rarely does an auctioneer discover something of such magnitude and diversity which Mitch Howard had collected.  All of the goods have now been moved to Rusty’s 7000 square foot facility in Randolph, Maine and it is now in the process of being sorted and organized to be sold. Rusty anticipates that due to the large magnitude of items, it will take several auctions to dispose of and in addition, there will be a couple of online sales and simulcast auctions to properly market everything. Not only will it take several auctions to dispose of Mitch’s collection but each sale will require every square inch of the Farrin Auction facilities. The facilities in Randolph are state of the art facility for estate auctions and one of the best facilities of its type. Comfortable seating, ample room, lots of lights, home cooked food, knowledgeable hard-working staff and professional auctioneer of nearly 50 years. He and his company conduct highly efficient, fast-paced auctions. Buyers never have a chance to get bored at a Rusty Farrin auction and sometimes Rusty and his crew present some really exciting finds but this, as I said earlier, is an auctioneers dream and will also be a source of excitement and discovery for his buyers and well received by Rusty’s vast clientele. Rusty and his 3 sons conduct between 20-30 antique and estate auctions a year. His company is one which buyers and collectors have come to follow very closely; you never know what you will find at a Farrin Auction and this particular sale should fulfill and satisfy the interest of a vast diversity of collectors. Rusty’s auction announcements are always available online and can be accessed by going to www.farrinsacutions.com.They also are always advertised on Auction Zip complete with a tremendous number of photographs so that potential buyers can get a good overview of what is to be included in the auction. If you like exciting, fast-paced country auctions and are interested in a diversity of antique items, then you definitely want to check out Farrin’s Auctions of the fabulous Mitch Howard Estate Collection. It will most certainly be one of the more exciting estate auctions to be held in upper New England for years to come. If you would like to contact the Farrin Auction Company, they can be reached out 207-431-0031 or 1-800-207-2507 or by email at www.farrinsauctions.com.This is truly a sale not to be missed. Don’t miss it!

 


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