GENESEO, NY – Cottone Auctions will be conducting a two day Art, Antique, Military & Coin Auction on May 20th & 21st, which will be held at 120 Court Street, Geneseo NY. The auction will feature the gold & silver American coin collection from the Estate of Molly McGreevy, Rochester, NY; Civil War items descended in the family of Frances Anthony Schoeffel, 13th NY Volunteers, Rochester, NY; items from The Strong, Rochester, NY; The Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY; as well as items from various prominent estates and individuals. Each day will feature approximately 400 lots.
On Friday, May 20th the auction begins at noon. Highlights of the auction include Civil War items descended in the family of Frances Anthony Schoeffel. Eventually promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on July 13th, 1862, Schoeffel fought in many battles, some including; Blackburn’s Ford, Virginia on July 18th, 1861 to the last battle at Chancellorsville from May 1st to 5th, 1863. The collection includes a colt revolver (Engraved Captain F. A. Schoeffel NYSV from his Shopmates; Dated April 30, 1861), a presentation sword (Captain A. Schoeffel, NYSV, from his Shopmates, Rochester, NY. April 30, 1861), two portrait photographs, a certification of records and other documents. The collection is estimated at $5,000-$8,000.
Also selling in Friday’s session is the impressive coin collection from the Estate of Molly McGreevy, Rochester, NY. Some highlights include an 1801 Ten Dollar Draped Bust Gold Coin & an 1836 J-60 Gobrecht One Dollar Silver Coin, both estimated at $7,000-$10,000. The auction will feature over 150 lots of gold & silver American coins and will sell at approximately 1:30pm EST.
Headlining the advertising category on Friday is a rare “Sleepy Eye Flour & Cereals Free” Stand-up Tin Die Cut. It is estimated at $2,000-$4,000. Another featured item is a McCulloch Distillary Owensboro, KY “She Was Bred in Old Kentucky” Tin Lithograph, estimated at $1,000-$1,500. Other items include a Kodak Portrait Camera & an Orange Julep Dispenser.
Also selling Friday are a variety of military items; including American fowlers, shotguns inc. two Ansley H. Fox, Philadelphia Double Barrel Shotguns estimated at $3,000-$5,000 & $5,000-$8,000, pistols inc. a Pair of French Boxed Dueling Pistols, estimated at $3,000-$5,000 & a powder horn collection. Also selling are collectibles, toys, inkwells & Native American items (including Navajo Weavings).
Saturday’s art and antiques auction starts at 11am. Highlighting Saturdays session includes a JP Seeburg, Chicago, IL, Nickelodeon, in working condition that is estimated at $5,000-$8,000. Other highlights from the jewelry category feature a Longines Chronograph Wrist Watch estimated at $6,000-$8,000. The sale also features Asian Items, 20th Century Design, Oriental Rugs, Lamps/Art Glass & Pottery & American/European Furniture. The decorative category features sterling silver, including, Gorham, Tiffany, Whiting, and bronze & marble sculptures, etc. Several American and European paintings will be sold by artists including: Clifford Ulp, Pal Fried, Charles X. Carlson, Emma Lampert Cooper, Gregory Hollyer, Edward Hayden, Theodore Rousseau, Adolphe Morin, Milton Holm, Alexander Levy, etc. The Americana category includes Bennington & Rockingham, Stoneware, Quilts & Coverlets, Carousel Horse, 19th Century Tool Chests & quantity tools, etc.
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