GUERNSEY’S PRESENTS TWO UNIQUE AUCTIONS UNDER ONE ROOF AT PARK AVE ARMORY IN NYC

  • Guernsey's Carousel Auction is Sept.  25th at the Park Avenue Armory, New York City.

    Guernsey's Carousel Auction is Sept. 25th at the Park Avenue Armory, New York City.

September 24th –  Iconic Objects  Including Original Items from Legends Frank Sinatra, Jimi Hendrix, Albert Einstein and Elizabeth Taylor, among others;  September 25 – Antique Carousel Auction Featuring Rare Carousel Animals.

Guernsey’s Auction House will host two unique auctions at New York City’s Park Avenue Armory on September 24th and 25th. The auction powerhouse has amassed two mutually exclusive collections, which will be made available to the public.

On September 24, Guernsey’s will host an Iconic Objects Auction. Each of the lots in this unique sale will contain a significant item (or collection of items) that relate to a person or event that impacted our nation's culture or history.  The auction will include the only known recordings of 26 speeches presented by Martin Luther King, formerly top secret plans for the D-Day invasion, and the Maltese Falcon statuette from the movie of that name. Also included are meaningful items from such extraordinary individuals as John F. Kennedy, Albert Einstein, Frank Sinatra, Harry James, Charlie Parker, Mickey Mantle, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Babe Ruth, John Lennon, Michael Jackson, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, and the Boston Red Sox, among others (detailed list attached).

On the following day, September 25, Guernsey's will be conducting a wonderful sale of vintage carousel horses and menagerie figures.  For generations, no one seemed to care about carousel animals. The majority of these hand-carved figures that joyfully spun around whirling carousels for more than a century ended up being destroyed to make way for newer amusement park rides. In 1983, that all changed when Guernsey's conducted the very first Carousel Auction. That landmark sale of one man's carousel collection brought  a then-astonishing $1 million and the rest, as they say, is history. Museums and preservation groups now fiercely protect cherished antique carved horses and other animals (known collectively as "menagerie" figures). The efforts of the most skilled carvers, who worked from the 1880's through the beginning of the Depression, is now widely admired... but because of the rarity of authentic, vintage carousel carvings, there hasn't been a major Carousel Auction in fifteen years. That is all changing as Guernsey's proudly will be selling approximately fifty of these wonderful figures.

A partial list of items to be sold at the Iconic Objects auction are:

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
RECORDED SPEECHES

MAURICE SENDAK
ORIGINAL PAINTING

D-DAY INVASION
PLANS & MAPS

JOHN F. KENNEDY
INSCRIBED WATCH & DALLAS LIMOUSINE LAP ROBES

YANKEE STADIUM
LAST HOME RUN BALL

JOHN LENNON

ORIGINAL ARTWORK & UNPUBLISHED PHOTOGRAPHS

ALBERT EINSTEIN
RARE DOCUMENTS

FREDERIC REMINGTON
ORIGINAL PLASTER SCULPTURE & EARLY BRONZES

MARILYN MONROE
HISTORIC ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS

WORLD WAR II
D-DAY INVASION PLANS

MALTESE FALCON
THE STATUETTE 

TIFFANY

DRAGONFLY LAMP FROM LOUIS COMFORT TIFFANY’S HOME

CLARK GABLE
TIFFANY CIGARETTE CASE

FRANK SINATRA
PERSONAL ITEMS

BARBRA STREISAND

FIRST TEST RECORDING

JOHNNY CARSON

TONIGHT SHOW COLLECTION

ELIZABETH TAYLOR
NATIONAL VELVET DRESS & PHOTO COLLECTION

EIFFEL TOWER

SPIRAL STAIRCASE

MICHAEL JACKSON

FIRST TEST RECORDING & APOLLO WORN HAT

ICONIC INSCRIPTIONS
EXTRAORDINARY COLLECTION

JAMES DEAN
PERSONAL / EAST OF EDEN WATCH

LIBERACE

PIANO

ELVIS PRESLEY

PERSONAL JEWELRY

ANDY WARHOL

ORIGINAL EARLY DRAWING

KEITH HARING

ORIGINAL EARLY ARTWORK

JIM MARSHALL
THE LAST PRINTS MADE BY THE LEGENDARY ROCK PHOTOGRAPHER

COMIC ART
COLLECTION FROM LEGENDARY ARTISTS

THE THREE STOOGES
MOVIE SCRIPT


About Guernsey’s:
Guernsey’s Auction House, known for such extraordinary events as the John F. Kennedy, Elvis Presley, Jerry Garcia, Tavern on the Green and Mickey Mantle Auctions, is conducting the Antique Carousel and Iconic Objects auctions.  The Auctions will take place at the Park Avenue Armory, located at Park Avenue and 66th Street in New York City. All are invited to attend what undoubtedly will be extraordinary events. There will also be absentee bidding on the Internet and via telephone. Those interested in learning more about the Auction should contact Guernsey’s in New York at 212-794-2280 or www.guernseys.com.

 

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