Historic St. Louis & Mississippi River Valley Auction December 2019: Selkirk

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selkirk HISTORIC ST. LOUIS & MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY AUCTION

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COLLECTION OF 1904 WORLD'S FAIR SILK POSTCARDS American, early 20th century, silk. Depictions of historic buildings and halls of the fair; all fourteen (14) cards framed in 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition matting and accompanied with original purchase invoice. Estimate: $600 - $900

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HISTORIC ST. LOUIS & MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY AUCTION Saturday | DECEMBER 14, 2019 | 10AM central FEATURING PROPERTY FROM

THE COLLECTION FROM A HISTORICAL MISSOURI HOME ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER THE ST. LOUIS ESTATE OF PATRICIA SUE VILLMER, FOUNDER OF THE WORLD’S FAIR SOCIETY P REVIEW : M ONDAY, D ECEMBER 9 THROUGH T HURSDAY, D ECEMBER 12 - 10 AM F RIDAY, D ECEMBER 13 - 10 AM TO 8 PM S ATURDAY, D ECEMBER 14 - 9 AM TO 10 AM

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T ERMS : 20% Buyer’s Premium (25% online) Cash, Check, Visa®, MasterCard and AmEx Accepted Absentee bids accepted and bid competitively. For your convenience, we will be able to answer your questions about specific items and take your absentee bids by phone. Call 314.696.9041 or Email inquiries: info@selkirkauctions.com. Principal Auctioneer: Richard “Jeff” Jeffers Auctioneer: Terry Beye ©COPYRIGHT – Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers. 2019

AUCTIONEERS & APPRAISERS powered by GARTH’S COVER: SCARCE FOUR LEAF CLOVER AND LADYBUG GREETING CARD FROM THE WORLD"S FAIR - SAMUEL CUPPLES STATIONERY American, early 20th century, paper. Clover with ladybug and small leaflet reading " Greetings from the World's Fair" opening to an image of the Missouri Building. Printed in Germany exclusively for Samuel Cupples Envelope Co. official sponsor of World's Fair. 3.5”h. Estimate: $50 - $100

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THE PATRICIA SUE VILLMER COLLECTION To say Ms. Villmer was passionate about St. Louis is an understatement. Beginning her career with the iconic International Shoe Co. and finishing with 24 years of municipal service were simply bookends to the life of a woman who was also a founding member of the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair Society and Gateway Postcard Club. Dubbed the "collector of collections" and lover of all things antique, Ms. Villmer's collection of Louisiana Purchase Exposition material is not only extensive but also has served as some of the special exhibits viewable at the Missouri History Museum. Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers is proud to be stewards of her collection offered to you.

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E. HATOUN EGYPTIAN FURNITURE PURPORTEDLY FROM THE ST. LOUIS WORLD’S FAIR

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HOME ON THE RIVER Follow the mighty Mississippi serpentining northward 75 miles from downtown St. Louis and you'll discover a timeless gem, Clarksville, MO. Platted in 1819 and named for legendary explorer William Clark, the quaint and charming locale is enriched with properties on the National Register of Historic Places. Presented at this auction are the entire contents, formerly time-capsuled, of one of these significant structures. Revival, Victorian, and Edwardian period furniture, porcelain, paintings and sculpture will be certain highlights.

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CHRISTMAS! Patricia Sue Villmer's collection of antique Christmas accoutrement includes 19th century German holiday wares such as Kugel glass ornaments, rare die-cuts, Santa statuettes, collectibles, and several works on paper. Her love for St. Louis was only surpassed by her love for her family and home where Christmas was celebrated lavishly.


NOW INVITING CONSIGNMENTS... for our 2020 auction schedule JANUARY - Winter Gallery Auction with Native American Art FEBRUARY - PLAY! Toys, Comics, Advertisements, Collectibles Auction MARCH - Gentleman's Auction featuring Asian Art APRIL - Modernism Auction plus Fashion & Jewelry

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TO BE OFFERED JANUARY 2020 ABRAHAM LINCOLN PRESIDENTIAL SIGNED DOCUMENT An appointment for Jose Sotero Prieto to the Mexican Consul signed on October 3, 1864. The document reads: Satisfactory evidence having been exhibited to me that "Jose Sotero Prieto" has been appointed "Consul of the Republic of Mexico at the port of San Francisco, in California," I do hereby recognize him as such, and declare him free to exercise and enjoy such functions, powers and privileges as are allowed to "Consuls by the Law of Nations or by the Laws of the United States and existing Treaty stipulations between the Government of Mexico and the United States.". With a very crisp circular Presidential seal pressed lower left, dated "3rd day of October A.D. 1864" and of the Independence of the United States of America the "89th". With a full signature of the beloved 16th President written out in full as "Abraham Lincoln". With the Secretary of State, William H. Seward signature lower left as well. Matted and framed. 12.75"h. 14.25"w.(sight) Frame 19.5"h. 21"w. Estimate:$5,000 - $7,000

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