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Decades of house-calls and thousands of miles across the United States and the world bring you this dealer’s trove of vintage and antique collectibles, furniture, furnishings, objects of interest, art, and oddities. Enjoy getting lost in the listings. If a piece caught this dealer’s eye, it just may catch your fancy, too. We’ve included a few guest consignor’s pieces that are welcome and natural additions to this collection – all on offer because it’s time for them to find their new homes.
Start your tour in ancient Asia, beginning with the Silla and Goryeo kingdoms of Korea and continue on to the 1800s in China, represented by gray stoneware, sanggam celadon ware, an elm altar coffer table with original lacquer surface, and Chinese and Korean painted scrolls.
Closer to home, early American pieces include a 20-foot long painted wood store sign from the early 1900s (segmented, shippable), a pair of rare Wilcox silver platters engraved with American Indians and buffalo, an old store stock, mint-with-tag, Hudson’s Bay Company Indian basket and wide array of apothecary items. You’ll find large colored glass bottles and apothecary items from a long-gone Montana drugstore, and others from a central Nebraska still-extant drugstore. How about a bucking horse rodeo banner? You can pull an Arts & Crafts era handwoven wool blanket over your lap and curl up with an original edition of “Sitting Bull and the Indian Wars.”
We’ve got textiles and ephemera, a cache of Art Deco era store display fixtures and stands, framed art of many genres. Old train stationary and ticket books, railway worker’s identification cards will interest the railroad collectors. Along with the old store stock from a few pharmacies, there’s a nice group of early 1900s unused photo albums and diaries – chock full of delightful graphics. Books we offer include Frank Baum’s “The Cowardly Lion of Oz,” and a “A History of Orgies” might titillate.
If your taste runs to the modern, you’ll find no shortage of furniture including a pair of Kofod-Larsen penguin chairs, a one-of-a-kind glass mosaic coffee table with an Egyptian motif, teak tableware, dish sets, and even an Art Deco cabinet to hide some newly acquired treasures. Lighting includes ceramic table lamps of every shape and size, fiberglass mod pieces – everything from desk and table lamps to pendant fixtures and shades. Perhaps the silver in a Murano glass bowl by Barovier et Toso will mesmerize. We’ve got fiberglass, we’ve got glitter, we’ve got salt-glaze, we’ve got spaghetti – we’ve got Mid-Century Modern.
You’ll have no trouble finding a conversation piece, whether it’s a dentist’s full mouth plaster cast with gold molars or a Mad Flag from Mad Magazine. Maybe a 1920s corncob fishing device will get you drifting. A leather suitcase from the 1920s, with illustrations by the soldier, done while he was stationed in China might be more your bag.
Please don’t hesitate to inquire further about any of our offerings. Enjoy the tour.
And please check back as there will be additional listings posted in the coming days.
345 Auction is located in Pueblo West, CO on South McCulloch Blvd, 1.5 miles south of HWY 50 West. We are in our new location diagonally across the parking lot from the Pueblo West post office and next door to Steel City Vapor. Turn into the Starbuds parking lot and turn right. Turn left between the buildings (Post Office on the left and Planet Sun on the right) towards the back building near the alley. The Post Office Blue Mail Box is right next to our building’s north wall.