Sir Barton Archive Auction
What are believed to be the saddle, three race-worn saddle cloths, jockey’s helmet and trainer’s hat from Sir Barton – horse racing’s first Triple Crown winner, from 1919 – will headline an online-only auction planned for Thursday, May 5th, by Weiss Auctions. The auction will be held two days in advance of this year’s Kentucky Derby, slated for May 7th. “We are thrilled to offer what might be considered one of the most, if not the most, single important historic find in race horse history,” said Philip Weiss of Weiss Auctions. “This is an archive for the true race horse historian, horse owner or museum curator.” It’s the expected top lot in a massive, 500-lot auction of sports memorabilia, Disney collectibles and animation art. Also offered in the sale will be extremely rare early 20th century boxing card uncut proof sheets, a collection of Zaccagnini Disney figurines, an early original Charles Schulz Peanuts daily strip, important sports card and autographs. Internet bidding will be through LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. For more information, the Weiss Auctions website is www.weissauctions.com. Weiss Auctions is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To consign an item, estate or a collection, you may call them at (516) 594-0731; or, you can send an e-mail to Philip Weiss at Phil@WeissAuctions.com. For more information about Weiss Auctions and the big auction slated for Thursday, May 5th, visit www.WeissAuctions.com. Updates are posted often.
- Philip Weiss