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Friday July 6, 2012
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Important Maine Summer

Featuring Fine Antiques, Paintings, Silver, Jewelry, Clocks, Victoriana, Folk Art,

Americana, Porcelains, Glass, and More!


Fourth of July Holiday Week
FRIDAY, JULY 6TH AT 11:00 a.m.

Preview opens at 8:00 am Auction Day

To be held on site at World famous


Featuring Contents of Ricker Cottage

Under A Large Tent!

Rt. 26 - 543 Maine St, Poland Springs, ME

Over 500 Lots to be sold in ONE day!
We have been hired by the Feldman Family to sell all the remaining Antiques, Furnishings, etc.
 from the last remaining owner’s residence, known as the Ricker Cottage,  and has been occupied by the Feldman Family since the early 1960s.

The auction will also include a vast amount of other freshly removed antiques from various estates.
Plan to attend our important July auction event and stay the weekend in Maine!
This will be a fun old fashion on site auction offering the

remaining Antiques from this iconic landmark.

There are all kinds of stuff to be sold from box lots to Period furniture.

Auction will be held under a large tent - Plenty of parking available - Delivery service available


A Full Color Catalog Listing is available to preview our auction. This will be an old fashioned on site auction.  The items will not be sold in numerical order.  There will be no on-line bidding at this sale.  Requests will be taken during the auction since it will not be done in numerical order.


17% Buyers Premium; 2% Discount with Cash or Check w/proper ID;

Maine Sales Tax 5%; Dealers must show resale certificate




 Directions: From the south, take Maine Turnpike

Exit #63-Follow signs




PAINTINGS, WORKS ON PAPER:   A great selection of paintings including a Watercolor of a Nude, by John Wharf; Oil on Canvas Painting by Abbott Fuller Graves (1859-1936) depicts a fishing boat owner, captain and crew dividing the proceeds of a fishing trip.  It is interesting to note that the painting was not only posed, but painted in Charles Hoff’s blacksmith shop on Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, ME, circa 1898.  The models Graves employed were all Kennebunkport men. From left to right are Henry S. Ward, Frank Emery, Mr. Pitts (who is in the background with a pipe) as well as Ed Bryant.  Highly regarded in its day, “Dividing the Shares” was exhibited at the Leonard Company, Boston, in 1899; at the “Abbott Graves Invites You,” exhibition at the Studio Building, Boston; and at the Poland Spring Art Exhibition 1899-1913 at the Maine State Building; at the Poland Spring Resort in Poland Spring, ME, through the 1960’s; and finally in the office of the U.S. Secretary of State, Edmund Muskie, in Washington, DC from 1977-1980; “Moonlight on The Hudson”; William R. Miller; Old Master Portrait of a Peasant Lady with Cat; Fabulous Pair of Victorian Watercolors by Albert Herter, with Figures and Children in the Gardens; Harbor Scene by W.L. Dean; “The Bark Richard of Salem, Mass” Joseph and John Hodges, owners 1826; Oil no Canvas, Portrait of a Frontiers Man; over 50 paintings to be sold to numerous to mention.


PRIMITIVE, FOLK ART and COUNTRY: Wonderful Early Carved Decoys, including a Wonderful Joseph Lincoln Shore Bird; Rare Stoneware Two Handle Crock with Great Decoration; Fire Bucket with Indian; Great Paint Decorated Folk Art Double Wall Box with Great Surface; Wonderful Pair of Miniature Folk Art Watercolors, Husband and Wife; Ancestral Portraits, Baskets, Paintings.


SILVER: Several Silver Flatware Services, Sterling Silver Loving Cup Trophy Presented to The Ricker Family, Poland Spring House; Rare Early Tiffany Sterling Chocolate Pot Islamic Repousse Pattern; Rare English Rocco Silver Wine Bucket;  Important Pair of Medallion Coin Silver Compotes; Great English Silver Meat Platter, John Bridge; Exquisite 19th Century English Silver Centerpiece with Dolphin Form Feet.


FURNITURE: Great Selection of Furniture; Victoriana; Americana; Including Great 18th Century Hanging Paneled Cupboard; Period Stands; Very Ornate Carved Empire Sofa; Beautiful Mahogany Empire Secretary; Victorian Fancy Oak Sideboard; Victorian Walnut Music Cabinet; Victorian Marble Top Tables; Wicker Furniture; Victorian American Carved Walnut Paneled Regulator Clock; 18th Century Newburyport Queen Ann Breakfast Table with Shaped Top; Period Hepplewhite Sheraton Lolling Chair; Set of Four Country Decorated Chairs; Several Chippendale Chests of Drawers; Fancy Victorian Walnut Marble Top Bedroom Set; Fancy Chinese Chippendale Revival Center Table with many more Wonderful Pieces, too numerous to mention!


ACCESSORIES and DECORATIVES: Great French Bronze Clock with Cupids; Glass Fixtures; Great Oversized Victorian Lead Glass Window with Arched Top; Important 19th Century Pair of Cobalt Meissen Urns with Gilt; Vienna Portrait Plate; Rare Early Toy Peddle Car; Flo Blue Ware; Steins; Great Pair of Green Enamel Lustres; Bulldog Pull toy with Mechanical Mouth and Bark; Signed Hawkes Glass; Swiss Cylinder Music Box; Early Baskets; Oriental Carpets; over 35 Lots of Jewelry; Parian Ware.


RARE , UNUSUAL and HISTORICAL  OBJECTS; The Finest of all Metlach Steins of Monumental Rare Form, 25 ½” high; “Don’t Give up the Ship”, John H. Bellamy Eagle,  white paint, all original,  Provenance: originally belonging to Sidney Frisbee who lived in Kittery Point, Maine; Wonderful Collection of Tiffany Art Glass; Including Set of Four Art Glass Wine Goblets; Signed Presidential Photos; Historical Important Painting “The Brig Olive of Newburyport, Massachusetts” depicting Micajah Lunt entering Leghorn Roads, Feb. 18th, 1819 long with Original Portrait of Micajah Lunt: Personalized Photo of President Theodore Roosevelt to The Ricker Bros; Calvin Coolidge Letter; William Taft Letter; Pristine 1930 Model A Tudor Sedan, complete frame-up Restoration, “Thorne Brown” Paint, LeBaron Bonney Interior, Car has won Dozens of Trophies and was Featured on the Cover of the 2003/2004 LeBaron Bonney Co. Catalog; A Rare Childs Book, “The Speaking Picture Book”, for sale by F.A.O. Schwarz, NY, with Colored Illustrations.


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