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The William (Billy) Jamieson Collection Auction Tuesday 29 April 2014 at 7:00 pm *Please note that lots containing animal products (including, but not limited to ivory, tortoiseshell, leather, fur, etc.) may be subject to import/export restrictions. Please contact the department with any questions.

On View Saturday 26 April 2014 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm Sunday 27 April 2014 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday 28 April 2014 from 10:00 am to 12 Noon Preview and Auction to be held at Waddington’s 275 King Street East, 2nd Floor Toronto Ontario Canada M5A 1K2 This auction is subject to the Conditions of Sale printed in the back of this catalogue. All lots in the auction may be viewed online at DecorativeArts.Waddingtons.ca


Front Cover Lot 72 French Polychromed Composite Anatomical Model by Louis Thomas Jerome Auzoux (1797-1880), 19th century Back Cover William (Billy) Jamieson Photo by Cream Productions Title Page Lot 65 Two Victorian Zoological Cases Inside Front Cover Lot 45 German Renaissance Style Shaffron, 19th century Inside Back Cover Lot 71 Case Framed Dental Collage Sign, 19th century

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In Awe-Inspired Memory of William (Billy) Jamieson July 3, 1954 - July 3, 2011 William (Billy Jamieson was described as many things. My personal favourite is: “long-haired, leather-clad, macabreobsessed, anthropological rock star.” He was certainly unique, and truly genuine. Billy dropped out of school when he was just 14 to become a self-taught collector who eventually became a world-renowned dealer of tribal art. But Billy was known for many things, like his collection of the bizarre and macabre, including electric chairs, instruments of torture and shrunken heads – and of course his legendary Halloween parties, which drew a crosssection of Toronto’s social scene. Billy’s purchase of the Niagara Falls Museum, Photo by Cream Productions including nine Egyptian mummies, was another headline-grabbing accomplishment, particularly following the discovery that one of the mummies was that of the missing Pharaoh, Ramses I – a priceless artifact later repatriated back to Egypt. Billy was famous for his travel adventures, the eight-episode series Treasure Trader, which aired on History Television after Jamieson’s death, was created around his exploits with fiancée and business partner, Jessica Phillips. He was also wellknown in the international ethnographic antiquities  field for his frequent expeditions to the South Pacific and South America, where he travelled among head-hunters and cannibals, collecting rare artifacts, oddities and curiosities – most notably real human shrunken heads. Billy had real cred – he worked as a consultant for the National Geographic Society on their educational series about headhunting, human sacrifice and cannibalism. In 2003 he helped revive the Explorers Club of Canada, an academic group that works to preserve the exploration industry. He sold artifacts to the art world's biggest names including the ROM, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as to private clients such as Steven Tyler and Mick Jagger. Above all, Billy was a friend to many. I am just one of a vast number of people who had the opportunity to enter Billy’s world. It was a fascinating world I don’t expect to experience again. It’s been a privilege to have some of Billy’s world in our gallery for the last several months. Sharing space with some of the items still startle staff on occasion, but has added an entire new dimension to all our lives. Billy, this auction is all about you. — Duncan McLean President, Waddington’s


Leadership Team

Waddington’s is Canada’s most diverse and significant provider of fine art auction and appraisal services. Based on a rich legacy in the industry, Waddington’s actively seeks to redefine our business to ensure we remain fresh and reactive to what our clients are seeking. Through our appraisal, auction, private sale and downsizing expertise, we are pleased to provide a complete range of services.

Waddington’s leadership team brings together three of the industry’s best. The combination of their experience, knowledge of market trends and client networks builds on Waddington’s 160 year legacy of growth and dominance.

Waddington’s is Canada’s original auction house, with a history of conducting auctions since 1850. We are also an international auction house, providing access to world markets. Waddington’s is an innovative leader. We enjoy pushing the limits, exploring new territory and creating new partnerships. From the marathon auction of Maple Leaf Gardens, our partnership with the LCBO to auction fine wine, to the launch of Concrete Contemporary and our new Pop-Up Gallery series, we are driven to find what’s new, what’s exciting, and what you want to buy or sell.

Waddington’s by Department Asian Art Canadian Fine Art Contemporary Art Auctions and Projects Decorative Arts International Art Inuit Art Jewellery, Watches & Numismatics “Off the Wall” Art Transitions Philanthropy and Community

Duncan McLean, President, is Waddington’s corporate leader, responsible for strategic development and innovation realization. Under his direction Waddington’s strives to not only continuously evolve to meet the needs of our clients and address the demands of the market, but to push the boundaries, with integrity, creativity and passion. Mr. McLean has been involved in the auction industry for 35 years, as art specialist, appraiser, auctioneer and corporate leader. His knowledge base spans the diversity of Waddington’s offerings, with internationally-recognized expertise in Inuit Art. As Vice President Business Development, Stephen Ranger is focused on identifying new markets, new clients and new ways to do business. For example, Mr. Ranger launched Waddington’s Contemporary Art venture, Concrete Contemporary, to reach an exciting new sector of art enthusiasts and artists. Under Mr. Ranger’s guidance, new partnerships are also being created resulting in edgy new offerings like our Pop-Up Gallery series debuting in 2013. Mr.Ranger brings over 25 years of diverse experience as an auctioneer, appraiser and consultant in the art auction industry with specific expertise in Canadian Fine Art. Linda Rodeck, Vice President Fine Art, is one of Canada’s most trusted and respected Canadian Art specialists. Her impressive career of 25+ years includes leadership roles in the country’s most distinguished auction houses. Ms. Rodeck’s keen understanding of the market and her extensive network are invaluable in her role of sourcing the best works and providing the best service to our clients. As Vice President of Waddington’s Fine Art, Ms. Rodeck will play a critical role in developing new business leveraging her success in the Canadian art market.

Decorative Arts

Canadian Fine Art

Decorative Arts at Waddington’s encompasses a broad and diverse variety of objects and the department's client database is one of our largest.  From ancient to modern, delicate to deadly, Waddington’s Decorative Arts department redefines the term, bringing much more than traditional silverware and porcelain figurines to market, and with remarkable success.

Waddington’s has been a major force in the Canadian art sector for over five decades, beginning with our first auction of Canadian Fine Art held at the Queen Elizabeth Building at the CNE in 1967. Since that historic event, Waddington’s has offered some of the most important Canadian works, set record prices, and has been an integral part of driving the Canadian art market.

Waddington’s reputation for developing new markets is well represented by our Decorative Arts department, as is our ability to present large collections – notable recent sales have included Contemporary Studio Glass, Scientific Instruments and Militaria.

With the return of Linda Rodeck, one of Canada’s most respected art specialists, Waddington’s is proud to rename our Canadian Art division under the Waddington’s brand umbrella.

The department regularly offers auctions which include bronzes, items of Canadian Historical interest, ceramics, devotional works of art, glass, lighting, militaria, mirrors, objets de vertu, porcelain, scientific instruments, travel and exploration maps.

Sean Quinn Specialist, Decorative Arts

Bill Kime Specialist, Decorative Arts

Linda Rodeck Senior Specialist, Canadian Art Vice President, Fine Art

Concrete Contemporary Auctions and Projects

Jewellery, Watches and Numismatics

Waddington’s launched its newest division, Concrete Contemporary Auctions and Projects (CCAP) in March 2012 with a vision and mandate to create a secondary market for contemporary Canadian art.

Waddington's has conducted auctions of Fine Jewellery and Numismatics for close to three decades. Highly respected expertise and in-depth knowledge of both domestic and international markets are the anchors of the ongoing success and popularity of our auctions.

Concrete Contemporary Auctions merges the worlds of traditional auction and the retail gallery, where our relationships with artists, art dealers, curators and collectors result in exciting new sources of contemporary works. The auctions are tightly focused on Canadian contemporary art since 1980 with an emphasis on midand late-career artists with exhibition history in the private and public sphere. An exciting initiative of CCAP is the launch of our Pop-Up Gallery series in 2013. These short-duration, single artist shows offer works by some of Canada’s most accomplished working artists. Led by one of Canada’s most plugged-in art experts, Stephen Ranger, CCAP is committed to exploring new ways to connect, expand and support the arts community.

Stephen Ranger Senior Specialist, Contemporary Art

Our auctions are composed of a wide spectrum of contemporary and period jewellery featuring examples by some of the most desired names in jewellery including Tiffany, Cartier, Fabergé, Jensen, Yurman and Van Cleef & Arpels. Also featured in our auctions are fine wrist and pocket watches, designer fashion jewellery and all forms of numismatics including coins, tokens, banknotes and ancients.

Donald McLean Senior Specialist, Jewellery, Watches and Numismatics

International Art

Inuit Art

Waddington’s International Art department presents auctions of fine art from around the world, offering original works from art centres across North America and Europe while continuing to expand our scope to bring our collectors works from Asia, South Asia, Russia and South America. A major element of Waddington’s legacy, our International art auctions draw on Canada’s cultural diversity. The combination of our expertise and our expansive global network ensures the highest standards of authentication and research.

Waddington’s is internationally recognized as one of the leading authorities in marketing Inuit Art. No other auction house has been as intrinsically linked to the development of a market for this art form. Inuit Art is a proud part of our DNA. From our first landmark auction in 1978 of the William Eccles Collection, Waddington’s has offered thousands of works, set record prices, and expanded the market well beyond Canada’s borders.

Rare and important paintings, sculptures, prints and photographs are offered in our live and online auctions, attracting buyers worldwide.

Susan Robertson Senior Specialist, International Art

Our legacy of successful Inuit Art auctions, our ability to achieve continually increasing values and our creation of an international market have been key factors in validating Inuit art as a whole and establishing it as an integral part of the Canadian Art scene.

Duncan McLean Senior Specialist, Inuit Art

Christa Ouimet Specialist, Inuit Art

Asian Art

“Off the Wall” Art

Waddington’s Asian Art department is Canada’s leader in serving the demands of the rapidly growing Asian market supported by our recognized and credible expertise. Our ability to achieve exceptional prices for works, including the Canadian record for the highest price for an Asian work of art, is based on our international reputation and network with the community.

Our “Off The Wall” Art online auctions are a unique opportunity to showcase accessible art. Drawing from our International Art and Canadian Art divisions, “Off The Wall” Art auctions feature paintings, prints and sculpture.

Specializing in jade, paintings, porcelain, religious works of art, textiles, woodblock and export wares, we present works from China, Japan, Korea, South East Asia, South Asia, Himalaya and others.

These monthly, online auctions are always an eclectic selection of affordable works – a great way to learn, enjoy art and start building a collection. Working closely with our other divisions, this auction has developed its own diverse and extensive network of clients.

Doug Payne Specialist, Fine Art Anthony Wu Specialist, Asian Art


Philanthropy and Community

Transitions is Waddington’s downsizing and estate management service, created specifically for clients going through a transition who require knowledgeable, qualified and professional advice.

Waddington's is committed to working within the community by contributing our time to charity fundraising events and appraisal clinics. We are honoured to work with countless museums, galleries, art organizations and fund raising events and contribute our time to over 20 events each year raising over $2,000,000 annually for the community.

Successful downsizing and estate planning require an accurate appraisal of tangible assets. Drawing on Waddington’s 160 years of experience across our diverse areas of specialties, Transitions helps clients make informed decisions to keep, gift, sell or donate. Our clients include fiduciaries, executors and beneficiaries responsible for settling estates, as well as private clients looking to downsize and turn their material encumbrances into a monetary resource. Transitions is an end-to-end solution to help you sort, value, sell and move on to the next stage.

Marcia Kim Manager

Ellie Muir Coordinator

In addition, the Concrete Contemporary Acquisition Fund each year funds 50% of the purchase price for a work of contemporary Canadian art for a public institution. In 2012/2013 we have supported the following organizations: Aids Committee of Toronto, SNAP Best Buddies Birdlife International Canadian Opera Company Casey House, Art with Heart Casey House, Snowball CAMH Unmasked Covenant House The Furniture Bank Integra Foundation Lake Ontario Waterkeepers OCAD University Metro Toronto Zoo Montreal Children’s Hospital Nyota School, Kenya Princess Margaret Hospital Robert McLaughlin Gallery Second Harvest, Toronto Taste Serve Canada St. Mary’s General Hospital, Kitchener St. Michaels Hospital, ARTGEMS The STOP Foodbank Toronto Symphony Orchestra The Varley Gallery Windsor Art Gallery Warchild Canada York University Fisher Fund

The William (Billy) Jamieson Collection Auction Lots 1–126


1 ROYAL LETTERS PATENT GRANT OF ARMS TO KNIGHT COMPANION OF THE MOST HONOURABLE MILITARY ORDER OF THE BATH TO SIR ISAAC BROCK, JANUARY 16TH, 1813 the parchment document with gouache coat of arms of Canada, the Arms of Knights and Ladies, the Royal Coat of Arms, and the College of Arms an appointment in recognition of his ‘Capture of the Post of Fort Detroit’ on August 16, 1812, issued, signed by, and with wax seal of Sir Isaac Heard Garter, Principal King of Arms, 23.5” x 19.5” — 26 x 33.7 cm. $3,000—5,000


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2 JUMBO, THE ELEPHANT: COMMEMORATIVE SLICE OF TUSK, 1885 with polychromed ‘coat of arms’, verso, inscribed recto: ‘Jumbo, King of Elephants, Aged 24 Years, Born in Africa in 1861, Died at St. Thomas, Canada, Sept. 15, 1885’ (etc.), edge further inscribed ‘Property of Barnum & London Combined Shows, 1886’ and ‘From the Upper Part of Jumbo’s Tusk’, 5.5” x 4.5” x .25” — 14 x 11.4 x 0.6 cm. $2,000—3,000


Note: On the accidental death of the animal, the skin was mounted for display at Tuft’s College, Massachusetts, and the skeleton was sent to The U. S. National Museum of Natural History in Washington. Slices of the tusks were sent to various institutions such as the Smithsonian and the British Museum. This decorated example was sent to Mrs. P. T. Barnum.

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3 LETTER SIGNED BY P. T. BARNUM, 1878 inquiring about the birth in Montreal of the St. Benoit Siamese twins, framed, 9.75” x 7.75” — 24.8 x 19.7 cm. Note: The twins spent one season with Barnum’s circus before their death in 1879. $100—200

4 PAIR OF HARRY HOUDINI’S J. J. TOWER LEG IRONS, EARLY 20TH CENTURY complete with key, shadow box framed with COA and portrait, 23.25” x 18.5” — 59.1 x 47 cm. Provenance: Sidney Radner Collection, The Great Houdini Auction, Oct. 30, 2004 $2,000—3,000




6 SMALL MEMENTO MORI SCHOOL CARVED BONE FIGURE OF A SKELETON, EARLY-MID 20TH CENTURY modelled crouching with lizard on his back, height 4” — 10.2 cm. $100—200


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7 AMERICAN BARREL ORGAN, G. MOLINARI & SONS, BROOKLYN, N.Y., 19TH CENTURY playing 6 tunes on 11.5 inch barrel, 16.25” x 15.25” x 9.5” — 41.3 x 38.7 x 24.1 cm. $800—1,200




9 CARVED IVORY MEMENTO MORI SKULL FORM WALKING STICK HANDLE, 19TH CENTURY with silver collar on truncated shaft, now mounted on iron base, height 6.25” — 15.9 cm. $300—400

10 FRENCH CARVED OAK HOUR OR SAND GLASS, 19TH CENTURY the hexagonal end caps with barley twist supports, height 9” — 22.9 cm. $300—400


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12 CANADIAN TOBOGGAN, MID 19TH CENTURY of bentwood construction with rawhide laced hardwood ribs and painted wreaths to bow, length 77” — 195.6 cm. Provenance: Niagara Falls Museum $100—200



13 FIVE PAIRS OF SNOW SHOES, 18TH OR 19TH CENTURY OR EARLIER all of traditional design with hardwood frame and rawhide webbing, longest length 62” — 157.5 cm. Provenance: Niagara Falls Museum $300—500

14 INUIT BEADED SEALSKIN POUCH, 19TH CENTURY height 12” — 30.5 cm. Provenance: Niagara Falls Museum $75—150


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Photo by Cream Productions

15 TWO INUIT MODELS OF KAYAKS, 19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES the earlier Aleutian model together with another having carved wood and ivory implements, longest length 21” — 53.3 cm. Provenance: Niagara Falls Museum $300—500

16 PAIR OF INUIT CARVED WOOD SNOW GOGGLES, 19TH CENTURY with braided sinew cord, length 4.75” — 12.1 cm. Provenance: Collection number. $200—300

Dinosaur Hunting with Billy Jamieson I first met Billy when we were both on the trail of a dinosaur. This is where I expect to meet fellow paleontologists, not art collectors. But Billy had an interest in anything weird, macabre, or just plain cool. The dinosaur specimen we were both after certainly fell into the latter category. It was an almost complete skull of Dracorex hogwartsia, a name that translates to ‘Hogwart’s Dragon King’. The species was named only a decade ago based on the only other specimen in the World, and it has a spikedstudded skull that evokes a mythical beast from a fantasy novel. I was interested in acquiring the specimen for the collection of the Royal Ontario Museum because of its scientific significance. The dealer put Billy in touch with me, knowing that he was a big supporter of the ROM. After a trip to Billy and Jessica’s place downtown, Billy laid out his plan. He would purchase the skull, and we would reconstruct it together for an episode of a television show, Treasure Trader, that was in the works. After that he would donate it to the ROM. It was a great opportunity to teach people about dinosaurs, and a boon for the museum collections - a win-win, and very generous. Of course, we were instant friends, and from that point on Billy was always on the hunt for more dinosaurs for the Museum. It wasn’t long after that we were on the trail of a spectacular Tyrannosaurus Rex named Sampson - Billy was always thinking big. This was a thrilling chase. Unfortunately, the T. Rex got away, but with the help of one of Bill’s business partners, after his passing, the Dracorex is now in the permanent collection of the ROM—just as Billy had envisioned. Dr. David Evans Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology Royal Ontario Museum



Back in the late nineties Billy asked me to go to Niagara Falls with him to check out the museum, he also asked me to bring my video camera. We met with the owner and I filmed the contents of the place. Then the owner gave Billy an offer to buy the contents if he gave him a down payment and a year to pay the balance. I must say I thought Billy was crazy, but I could see his passion; what I couldn’t see was the value that Billy saw. With great intestinal fortitude Billy went out on a limb, and pulled me with him to raise the funds to buy the place. Then I worked with him for a year marketing the Egyptian collection to pay off the cost

17 OTTAWA VALLEY ELM BOW, 19TH CENTURY with scalloped edge, and polychromed incised decoration including crosshatching, bows and arrows, and stylized leaf pattern, gut bowstring, with wall mount Provenance: Niagara Falls Museum $800—1,200

18 MI’KMAQ (MICMAC) INDIAN BEADED VELVET HAT, 19TH OR EARLY 20TH CENTURY with floral band and tassel and green silk lining, height 6” — 15.2 cm. Provenance: Niagara Falls Museum $100—200


of the contents. I must say it was an intense experience but he pulled it off. I admired Billy’s passion, knowledge and fascination with the macabre, as in later years he became one of the most highly respected dealers and collector of objects from different cultures around the world. Billy was one of the most friendly, highly social characters to everyone whom ever knew him. He is truly missed. Marty MacDougall Friend

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19 THREE PAIRS NORTH AMERICAN NATIVE INDIAN MOCCASINS, 19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES including Sioux beaded, Cree with silk needlework and plain hide examples Provenance: Niagara Falls Museum $200—300

20 FOUR PAIRS OF NORTHEAST WOODLANDS INDIAN MOCCASINS, 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY two with beadwork on velvet uppers, one with beaded hide, the fourth pair with quillwork on hide, longest length 11” — 27.9 cm. Provenance: Niagara Falls Museum $200—300



21 PAIR OF LAKOTA MOCCASINS FORMERLY PROPERTY OF HOLY MAN AND WAR CHIEF OF THE HUNKPAPA LAKOTA SIOUX, SITTING BULL (1831-1890), 19TH CENTURY the bifurcated tongues and uppers fully beaded in geometric patterns against a white ground, length 9.25” — 23.5 cm. $8,000—12,000


Provenance: Purchased from an associate of Sitting Bull’s by U. S. Scout G. J. van Buren, thence to Niagara Falls Museum Note: A forensic foot morphology report conducted by members of the R.C.M.P. on behalf of the Museum of Civilization in June, 2008 accompanies this lot.

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22 NORTHERN PLAINS INDIAN CHILD’S TUNIC, EARLY 19TH CENTURY fringed and with beaded collar, showing signs of central bullet trauma, cased, 23” x 31” — 58.4 x 78.7 cm. Provenance: Tom Hampton, Santa Fe, NM $2,000—3,000

23 NORTH AMERICAN IROQUOIS INDIAN FALSE FACE SOCIETY MASK, 19TH/20TH CENTURY carved with protruding tongue and polychromed, with horse hair detail, mounted on stand, mounted height 19.5” — 49.5 cm. $300—400



24 FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR STYLE POWDER HORN, POSSIBLY 2ND HALF, 18TH CENTURY with incised monograms, name (E. CESIJHER), trees and mounted figure Provenance: Niagara Falls Museum $300—500

25 NORTH AMERICAN WEST COAST INDIAN POTLATCH SCOOP, EARLY 20TH CENTURY the scoop with incised whale and beaver to handle having wolf head terminal, length 13.75” — 34.9 cm. Provenance: Economos Gallery $200—300


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26 NORTH AMERICAN OJIBWA INDIAN JA-DAGNA BALL CLUB, 19TH CENTURY the spherical head with eagle talons to slightly curved plain haft, mounted on stand, length 19.5” — 49.5 cm. $200—300

27 AMERICAN MODOC INDIAN BOW, 19TH CENTURY the yew wood hourglass form polychromed all over with geometric designs, length 50” — 127 cm. Provenance: Niagara Falls Museum $200—300



28 LARGE WHALE VERTEBRAE, 19TH CENTURY 27” x 30” — 68.6 x 76.2 cm. Provenance: Niagara Falls Museum $200—300

29 NORTH AMERICAN SIOUX INDIAN SADDLE BLANKET AND POUCH, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY the blanket with central canvas panel with geometric patterned beaded hide border to later hide fringes, the plain pouch with bead panelled sides possibly Cheyenne, largest 25” x 59” — 63.5 x 149.9 cm. Provenance: Niagara Falls Museum $400—600

30 HOPI INDIAN CEREMONIAL SASH, 19TH CENTURY woven in red, yellow and blue, length 104” — 264.2 cm. Provenance: Niagara Falls Museum $100—200


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31 MEIJI PERIOD JAPANESE TANEGASHIMA (MATCHLOCK MUSKET), OKITAMA REGION, 19TH CENTURY the 25 inch barrel with silver dragon inlay decoration on brass inlaid signed oak full stock, length 37” — 94 cm. $800—1,200

Billy was a great friend and the best of colleagues. When calling, he never failed to open with: “How you doin?” and he never failed to mean it -- he had time for everyone and relished stories – the odd, the funny, the personal – it didn’t matter: he loved people and the ways in which they saw the world. I think that I’d been in Toronto for maybe three months when the phone rang and Billy introduced himself – where he got my name we never figured out (twenty years later he found the first of our letters back and forth) “I bought the Niagara Falls Museum and I heard you might want the Egyptian stuff...” In retrospect, I missed a great buy, but made a great friend.

separating real from fake, the good from the great – were some of the most satisfying and entertaining of my career. My kids knew Billy as dad’s “cool” friend -- my daughter still wears the “How to Shrink a Head” t-shirt that she’s worn to sleepover parties since she was six. At one point I tested our friendship in the ultimate way (for art dealers) – I consigned to Christie’s a piece that I had purchased from Billy some 10 years previous, with his blessing. When it sold well over estimate, his was the second congratulatory call (first being Christie’s) and he insisted that my compensation to him consist of nothing beyond dinner and the promise of continued collaboration. Billy had class.

Rarely a week went by without “You won’t believe what someone just sent me”. The hours we’d spend pouring over objects –

Scott Amacker Friend





the ribbed chest plate of leather covered iron construction, the skirt scales, helmet and mask of lacquered iron, mounted on stand, height 46” — 116.8 cm.

the tip with six curved, barbed spikes on spiked collar to hardwood haft, length 77” — 195.6 cm. $200—300




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34 PERSIAN KULAH KHUD HELMET, 19TH CENTURY of steel construction with traces of gilding, chainmail coif and embroidered linen lining, height 21” — 53.3 cm. $400—600

35 INDO-PERSIAN SHISHPAR MACE, 19TH CENTURY the six shaped flanges on tube haft decorated with silver koftgari script overall, now mounted on iron stand, height 23.5” — 59.7 cm. $200—300



36 TURKISH FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS, 18TH/19TH CENTURY the heavily sculpted barrel on crosshatched oak stock, length 19” — 48.3 cm. $100—200

37 TURKISH FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS, 18TH/19TH CENTURY the barrel with brass inlaid decoration on crosshatched ebonized stock, length 18.25” — 46.4 cm. $200—300

38 TURKISH FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS, 18TH/19TH CENTURY with deeply engraved design to barrel and crosshatching to oak stock, length 19.75” — 50.2 cm. $100—200


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39 TURKISH FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS, 18TH/19TH CENTURY with deeply chiseled decoration to barrel and brass studded, diamond patterned, length 18.5” — 47 cm. $100—200

Ladies and gentlemen, "The Great Billy J"!

regular local people to international celebrities passing through Toronto, describing the objects in detail, explaining their cultural significance, their provenance and the often amusing stories and adventures that lead to his acquisition of them. His enthusiasm and fascination for the material was inspiring and infectious.

I first met Billy Jamieson at one of his legendary parties at his Wellington Street home/museum shortly after I moved to Toronto in 2001. The occasion was a party that he hosted in support of the Canadian Wildlife Federation. Stepping off of the elevator that opened into his place, I was immediately struck by the presence of live animals – a lynx, a vulture, large snakes, scorpions, etc. – and the lively and colourful human wildlife also present. Moving through the gathering and looking beyond the live creatures, I was further intrigued (more like, blown away) when I realized that I was in the midst of what appeared to be, literally, a walk-in 'cabinet of curiosities', with cases and walls lined with an abundance of extraordinary artefacts, objects and art works of nearly every category and description. Among these, I recognized from my own educational background and personal interests, significant authentic examples of masks and ritual objects from African, Oceanic, South American and other regional cultures. At some point during the evening I introduced myself to Billy, explaining my interests, and asked if I could have the opportunity to visit with him privately to discuss the material.

Over those 10 years Billy would often call me up and invite me over whenever he received any new object or material that he knew that I would share his enthusiasm for. Over the course of that time his interests were always expanding as he acquired and sold an increasingly eclectic range of artefacts and objects, related not only to anthropology and tribal arts but also unusual material and objects associated with macabre and even shocking aspects of human behaviour. The common link between everything that passed through his hands was that all of it was interesting, engaging and fascinating in some way or other.

During my first visit a couple of weeks later we instantly bonded over our mutual fascination with pre-industrial cultures, their artefacts, histories, mythologies, and an entire spectrum of ancient and contemporary cultures, art forms and behaviours, from the traditional and the alternative, to the eccentric and the bizarre. Thus began my 10-year relationship with 'The Great Billy J', an enthusiastic researcher, collector, salesman, adventurer, and self-described "amateur anthropologist" whose passionate and serious knowledge was rivaled by his distinct and charismatic showmanship – a modern-day rockstar version of P.T. Barnum and Robert Ripley. And like all great performers Billy loved an audience. With carnival-esque flair he took proud delight in touring his collection to anyone interested, from

I know that one of the motivating factors behind Billy’s collecting activities was to educate and entertain – himself and others. Through the course of my friendship with Billy J I can truly say that I was educated and entertained.

One of my highlights of our friendship was having the opportunity to curate and present objects from his collection to the public for the very first time, at Loop Gallery on Queen St. West in 2002. The other most significant event was when he and I received traditional Borneo tattoos together at his place from internationally renowned Ernesto Kalum, proprietor of the Borneo-based, Borneo Headhunters Tattoo studio during the studio's first visit to Canada in 2002.

David Liss, Artistic Director and Curator Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto



40 TWO NORTH AFRICAN FLINTLOCK MUSKETS, 19TH CENTURY each with niello decorated barrel and bone inlaid ebonized stock, longest length 63” — 160 cm. $200—300

41 SOUTH AMERICAN PERUVIAN PRE COLOMBIAN CHANKAY TEXTILE FRAGMENT, 1000-1450 A. D. with bird and house motif worked in reds, blues and browns on white ground, framed, 24” x 18.5” — 61 x 47 cm. $100—200


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42 SOUTH AMERICAN PRE COLOMBIAN MOCHE OR CHIMU COPPER SACRIFICIAL KNIFE, 12TH-15TH CENTURY the figural handle to crescent blade, length 4.25” — 10.8 cm. $75—150

43 PERUVIAN CHIMU COPPER TUMI, 900 - 1400 A. D. with incised figural decoration Note: These ceremonial blades were included in the mummification wrapping as symbols of power and authority. The textile imprint can be seen on the heavy verdigris of this example. $200—300



44 FILIPINO MORO SUIT OF ARMOUR, MINDANAO, 19TH CENTURY the tunic consisting of a series of ox horn and brass overlaid plates of various sizes held together with brass chainmail rings, mounted on iron stand, height 41.5” — 105.4 cm. $500—700


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45 GERMAN RENAISSANCE STYLE SHAFFRON, 19TH CENTURY twist rope edged with etched decoration overall, alternatively called a chanfron, length 24” — 61 cm. $1,000—1,500





now mounted on stand, height 13” — 33 cm.

the removable bowl and pierced cover with crescent moon and three star finial on table rimmed stand, with incised script decoration overall, height 26” — 66 cm.


Provenance: Niagara Falls Museum $300—400


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48 TWO WAX MODEL HEADS, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY the first of Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, the second of a young woman, both with glass eyes and natural hair, height 12.5” — 31.8 cm. Note: Eiffel was a noted French civil engineer and the architect of the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower $200—300

49 FRENCH SCHOOL COMPOSITE BUST IN BONDAGE, C.1975 NORBERT mixed media including leather, plaster, metal, excelsior, height 19” — 48.3 cm. $150—250



50 SIÈGE OF PARIS COMMEMORATIVE BREAD RATION, 19TH CENTURY under glass on oval card with details of rations available during the 1870-71 occupation, including ‘All Was Eaten: Dogs, Cats & Rats’, 3” x 4.1” — 7.6 x 10.5 cm. $75—150

51 PAIR OF VICTORIAN SHOE STORE WINDOW PROP SHOES, C.1880 with leather soles and uppers, and buttoned kid ankles, height 17” — 43.2 cm. $100—200


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52 TWO MORBID CURIOSITIES, 20TH CENTURY a fetal rat in formaldehyde, and proximal, middle and distal phalanxes (finger bones) suspended on stand, tallest height 7” — 17.8 cm. $75—150

53 BALINESE PIERCE CARVED COCONUT SHELL, MID 20TH CENTURY carved all over with exotic fish, tortoises and mermaids amongst sea plants, diameter 7” — 17.8 cm. $75—150



I first met Billy when he was looking for some help dismantling the Niagara Falls Museum exhibits and called on us to help in repairing and conserving some of the natural history components which had fallen into disrepair. Billy’s sense of wonder and amazement and enthusiasm for unique specimens and artifacts was contagious and we became very good friends. He was always sharing his latest discovery and dropping by our workshop with some of the strangest artifacts that needed a little care and conservation. Whenever Billy called you had to be ready to hit the ground running and catch up to his train of thought and usually you become involved in a mini adventure that had as many twists and turns as some of the best crime novels. The artifacts and treasures he found were never easy to locate yet he always seemed to turn over the right stone. Peter May Research Casting

54 PAINTED CARVED WOOD MODEL OF A GREYHOUND, MID 20TH CENTURY height 22.25” — 56.5 cm. $75—150

Photo by David Angelo

Billy Jamieson was a loyal and generous friend to museums around the world - particularly to the Royal Ontario Museum. Whenever he was acquiring artefacts and specimens for his collections, he always had museums in mind, and over the course of his career donated many significant pieces to them.  He was also very generous with his time and hosted numerous fund raising events in his wonderful home, a giant cabinet of curiosities itself.  We miss him more than we can possibly say. Julian Siggers, Ph.D. Williams Director University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

55 SPANISH COLONIAL POLYCHROMED CRUCIFIX, 18TH CENTURY OR EARLIER the body of Christ depicted above skull and surrounded by the Virgin and Saints, 18” x 12.25” — 45.7 x 31.1 cm. $100—200


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56 TWO CHINESE HARDSTONE MODELS OF PAGODAS, MID 20TH CENTURY height 21.5” — 54.6 cm. $200—300





59 MISCELLANEOUS GROUP OF CHROME BAR WARE, MID 20TH CENTURY including cocktail sets, shakers, soda siphons, ice crusher, etc., tallest height 13” — 33 cm. $75—150


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each glazed oak frame with specimens arranged in decorative pattern on paper substrate, overall 27.5” x 33.5” — 69.9 x 85.1 cm.

each glazed mahogany frame with specimens arranged on paper substrate, 32.75” x 38.75” x 2.75” — 83.2 x 98.4 x 7 cm.





62 VICTORIAN ENTOMOLOGICAL SPECIMEN CASE, 19TH CENTURY the glazed wooden case with pinned and labeled insect specimens, 18” x 12.5” x 3.25” — 45.7 x 31.8 x 8.3 cm. $75—150

63 VICTORIAN ENTOMOLOGICAL SPECIMEN CASE, 19TH CENTURY the mahogany framed, glazed case with with pinned specimens, arranged in star pattern on paper lined substrate, 26” x 30” x 2.75” — 66 x 76.2 x 7 cm. $100—200


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64 TWO VICTORIAN ENTOMOLOGICAL CASES, 19TH CENTURY each glazed wood case with pinned specimens, arranged in patterns on paper lined substrate, 20.5” x 24” x 3” — 52.1 x 61 x 7.6 cm.

65 TWO VICTORIAN ZOOLOGICAL CASES each glazed wooden case with pinned specimens, some labeled by hand onto substrate, paper lined $200—300




66 SIX VICTORIAN LEPIDOPTEROLOGICAL CASES, 19TH CENTURY each glazed wooden case with pinned and labeled butterfly and moth specimens, each 19” x 13” x 3.25” — 48.3 x 33 x 8.3 cm. $200—300


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67 SIX VICTORIAN LEPIDOPTEROLOGICAL CASES each glazed wooden case with pinned and labeled butterfly and moth specimens, 18” x 12.5” x 3” — 45.7 x 31.8 x 7.6 cm. $200—300



68 SIX VICTORIAN LEPIDOPTEROLOGICAL CASES each glazed wooden case with pinned and labeled butterfly and moth specimens, 19” x 13” x 3.25” — 48.3 x 33 x 8.3 cm. $200—300


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69 SIX VICTORIAN LEPIDOPTEROLOGICAL CASES each glazed wooden case with pinned and labeled butterfly and moth specimens, 19” x 13” x 3.25” — 48.3 x 33 x 8.3 cm. $200—300



70 SIX VICTORIAN LEPIDOPTEROLOGICAL CASES, 19TH CENTURY each glazed wooden case with pinned and labeled butterfly and moth specimens $200—300


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71 CASE FRAMED DENTAL COLLAGE SIGN, 19TH CENTURY the albumen print of ‘Mr. F. Roper, F.I.D.S., Les Dentes Extrahit’ in top hat and tails adorned with human teeth, on green velvet mat decorated with human and animal teeth and small bones, in shadow box frame, 30.5” x 22” — 77.5 x 55.9 cm.

Note: Itinerant surgeon/dentist ‘tooth pullers’ were sideshow attractions at 19th century carnivals and fairs. Mr. Roper was likely such an attraction. $1,000—1,500



72 FRENCH POLYCHROMED COMPOSITE ANATOMICAL MODEL BY LOUIS THOMAS JEROME AUZOUX (1797-1880), 19TH CENTURY the 3/4 size intricately detailed ecorche study figure with removable layers showing vascular system, musculature, bone structure, and internal organs all meticulously labelled and numbered, mounted on cast iron tripod base, height 53.5” — 135.9 cm. $3,000—5,000


William (Billy) Jamieson was an original. From him I learned that imagination and vision were far more important than knowledge. His circle of friends were eclectic and in many cases self-made. Billy was generous providing me with both time and money while I spent years building the Canadian Chapter of The Explorers Club. We were about to move on to support the Royal Canadian Geographical Society when he passed away. I’ll always remember and miss him. Joseph Frey Chair, College of Fellows, The Royal Canadian Geographical Society

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73 FRENCH POLYCHROMED PAPIER MACHÉ, GLASS AND WOOD HEAD AND SHOULDERS ANATOMICAL STUDY ECORCHE, EARLY 20TH CENTURY bisected to reveal interior musculature, glands, organs, etc., and with small numbered paper labels, height 14” — 35.6 cm. $300—500

74 POLYCHROMED RESIN ANATOMICAL STUDY MODEL OF HUMAN SKULL, MEDICAL PLASTICS LAB, TEXAS, MID 20TH CENTURY skull cap opening to foam model of brain, height 6” — 15.2 cm. $75—150



75 MEDICAL QUACKERY: BATTLE CREEK VIBRATORY CHAIR, EARLY 20TH CENTURY of wood, leather and metal construction and motorized, manufactured by Sanitarium and Hospital Equipment Co., 61.75” x 35.5” x 28.25” — 156.8 x 90.2 x 71.8 cm. $200—300



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77 MEDICAL SCHOOL STUDY MODEL BY MEDICAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION, SKOKIE, ILLINOIS, MID 20TH CENTURY latex model for students of proctology, cased, 24” x 16” x 14.75” — 61 x 40.6 x 37.5 cm. $200—300

78 ARCHIVE OF 33 SCRAPBOOKS AND CORRESPONDENCE RELATING TO CHARLES MANSON, 1969-1999 including letters from Manson and Lynette ‘Squeeky’ Fromme, crime scene photographs, newspaper and magazine clippings, and a record album Lie: The Love and Terror Cult $300—500



79 ARCHIVE OF MATERIAL FORMERLY THE PROPERTY OF HANGMAN HENRY ALBERT PIERREPOINT (1878-1922) including quantity of correspondence relating to ‘commissions’ including a letter from the London War office advising him of work in Germany in 1947, together with a small log book documenting executions between 1901 and 1910 with detailing date, name, age, height, weight, ‘drop’, remarks (strong neck) and town, with addition notes on ‘Principle Executions’ together with cloth ‘drop’ measuring tape, book 4.5” x 3” — 11.4 x 7.6 cm. $500—700

80 ARCHIVE OF MATERIAL FORMERLY PROPERTY OF DR. JOHN BODKIN ADAMS, EARLY-MID 20TH CENTURY comprising a bible signed from his father in 1908, engraved copper calling card plates, a monogrammed travel kit, a monogrammed paper knife, numerous photographs of his parents grave site and his home (Kent Lodge), documents relating to transfer of real estate from patient Mary Dillon, brass name plate from his surgery, and a shirt, all contained in a monogrammed hard leather overnight ravel case, 5.5” x 20” x 13” — 14 x 50.8 x 33 cm. Note: Adams was the notorious English suspected serial killer of more than 160 of his patients. $500—700


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81 MARBLE INSULATING TILE FROM ELECTRIC CHAIR AT AUBURN PRISON, EARLY 20TH CENTURY with painted inscription ‘Marble From Under Electric Chair After Riot and Fire July 28th, 1929’, 8.1” x 7.1” — 20.5 x 18 cm. $100—200

82 MARBLE INSULATING TILE FROM ELECTRIC CHAIR AT AUBURN PRISON, EARLY 20TH CENTURY polychromed inscription: ‘Marble from under Electric Death House Chair after Riot & Fire, July 28th, 1929, Auburn Prison’, now mounted on painted board, 10” x 10” — 25.4 x 25.4 cm. $200—300



83 MARBLE INSULATING TILE FROM ELECTRIC CHAIR AT AUBURN PRISON, EARLY 20TH CENTURY engraved with image of a woman in ‘electric chair’ and gilt inscribed “Marble Slab From Under Electric Chair, Auburn Prison “Death” Chamber, Mrs. M. Farmer, the first Woman Electrocuted, After Fire and Riot. July 19, 1929, now framed,, 10” x 10” — 25.4 x 25.4 cm. $300—500

84 TURNED AND CARVED OAK WALKING STICK BEARING NAMES AND DATES OF THE EXECUTIONS OF 55 MEN EXECUTED BY ELECTRIC CHAIR AT AUBURN PRISON, NEW YORK BETWEEN 1890-1916 inscribed ‘Made by A. Lamb, 1916’, and ‘Electrocuted at Auburn, NY, NY State’, length 31.25” — 79.4 cm. Note: After 1916 all New York State executions were carried out at Sing Sing. $500—700


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85 ELECTRIC CHAIR, TELEPHONE AND SWITCH, 20TH CENTURY the chair of oak construction with leather seat, straps and adjustable back rest, together with boxed wall switch and cradle telephone, chair 54.75” x 29” x 31” — 139.1 x 73.7 x 78.7 cm. $10,000—15,000



86 MEMENTO MORI SCHOOL PAINTING OF A TSANTSA (SHRUNKEN HEAD) acrylic on canvas, signed Davidson, 1996, 39.75” x 30” — 101 x 76.2 cm.

87 AMERICAN CHROMOLITHOGRAPH ONE SHEET MOVIE POSTER FOR ‘JUNGLE HEADHUNTERS’, 1951 an RKO Radio Pictures release, framed, 40” x 26” — 101.6 x 66 cm.

$100—200 $200—300

I first met Bill Jamieson in 1989 after he had taken out an ad in the Globe and Mail wanting to purchase a genuine Shuar shrunken head. I sold him a very "mediocre" one. Over time Bill's shrunken head collection became second only to Ripley's and with his first hand experiences in Ecuador, he became one of the world's authorities on the subject, eventually even selling heads back to us!" Bill's acquisition of the historic Niagara Falls museum collection was a stroke of genius - I wish I had of done it!" Over the years I knew Bill his collection grew and diversified into one of the greatest private tribal arts collections in the world. Anyone who had the pleasure of seeing Bill's unique collection displayed in his house will never forget the awe-inspiring sight. Bill and his collection are legendary in the museum world." Edward Meyer Ripley's Believe it or Not


Photo by Marty MacDugall

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88 FRENCH CHROMOLITHOGRAPH ADVERTISING POSTER, EARLY 20TH CENTURY for liqueur Maurin Quina, after the work by Leonetto Cappiello (1875-1942), framed $500—700

89 LARGE FRENCH CHROMOLITHOGRAPH ADVERTISING POSTER, 1930 for magic act ‘Cirque Palmarium: La Guillotine, Reconstitution Exacte d’une Execution Capitale’, framed, 62” x 45.5” — 157.5 x 115.6 cm. $300—400



90 LARGE FRENCH CHROMOLITHOGRAPH MOVIE POSTER, 1955 for ‘Continent Perdu’ (Italian release:Continente Perduto), framed, 61” x 44.5” — 154.9 x 113 cm. $500—700

91 LARGE FRENCH CHROMOLITHOGRAPH ADVERTISING POSTER, EARLY 20TH CENTURY for L’Extraordinaire ‘Ryss’ (Georges Gay, 1880-1932) Présente le Barman de Satan, framed, 53.75” x 28” — 136.5 x 71.1 cm. $300—400


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92 FRENCH CHROMOLITHOGRAPH ADVERTISING POSTER, EARLY 20TH CENTURY for ‘Theatre de la Gaité’ siamese twins attraction ‘Rosa-Josepha’, framed, 45.25” x 31” — 114.9 x 78.7 cm. $300—400



93 OVERSIZE AMERICAN CHROMOLITHOGRAPH POSTER, EARLY 20TH CENTURY for magician ‘Carter, The Great’ (Charles Joseph Carter, 1874-1936) advertising his ‘spirit cabinet’, printed by Otis Lithograph Co., 106” x 80” — 269.2 x 203.2 cm. $1,000—1,500


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94 STEPHEN ROGERS PECK (AMERICAN, 1912-1988) THE AUTOPSY oil on canvas, 42” x 36” — 106.7 x 91.4 cm. $800—1,200

95 HARVEY ROSEWELL “LIL’ CLEAVER” oil on board, signed and dated ‘03, 11.5” x 8.5” — 29.2 x 21.6 cm., ‘03 $75—150



96 SARAH BIFFEN (BRITISH, 17841850) PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG WOMAN, 1815-1819 gouache on paper in modern frame, sight 15.5” x 13” — 39.4 x 33 cm. Note: ‘Miss Biffen’ (Beffin, Biffin) was born with no arms and only vestigial legs. In spite of her handicap she learned to write, do needlework and eventually paint which she did on display as a curiosity. $800—1,200

97 AFTER DARIUS COBB (1834-1919) DIPPER MISSING 1988 commemorative lithograph in Victorian gesso frame, 30” x 35.25” — 76.2 x 89.5 cm. $50—150


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98 VARIOUS BATTLE SCENES FROM THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR colour lithograph prints of various battle scenes during the American Civil War (1861- 1865), including frames, overall 30.5” x 35.5” — 77.5 x 90.2 cm. $200—300

99 FIVE VICTORIAN LITHOGRAPHS OF BATTLE SCENES FROM THE WAR OF 1812, 19TH CENTURY framed colour lithograph prints of various battle scenes from the British-American War of 1812, frames 30.5” x 35.5” — 77.5 x 90.2 cm. $200—300



100 FIVE VICTORIAN LITHOGRAPHS OF BATTLE SCENES, 19TH CENTURY colour lithograph prints of various battle scenes in oak and gesso frames including: Second Boer War (Battle Spion-Kop, January 23-24-1900), Spanish-American War, South African War (The Canadian Assault on Cronje’s Laager) and The Battle of Bunker Hill, framed, overall 30.5” x 35.5” — 77.5 x 90.2 cm. $200—300

101 CANADIAN SCHOOL PORTRAIT OF CHIEF TECUMSEH mid 20th century, half length, oil on canvas, overall 32.75” x 28.5” — 83.2 x 72.4 cm. $75—150


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102 FOUR CHROMOLITHOGRAPH CIRCUS POSTERS, 1960 reissues by Circus World Museum of earlier advertisements, framed, various sizes, 19” x 23” — 48.3 x 58.4 cm. $75—150

103 SHIP’S FIGUREHEAD, 18TH/19TH CENTURY carved hardwood modelled female nude, mounted on stand, mounted height 47” — 119.4 cm. $300—500



104 MARK PRENT (CANADIAN, B.1949) THE INCURABLE ROMANTIC, 1981 kinetic mixed media, pigmented polyester resin, glass, hair, barber’s chair, length 00” — cm. $2,000—3,000


Provenance: The Isaacs Gallery, Toronto

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Provenance: Purchased directly from the artist.

pigmented polyester resin, nylon, 2nd in an edition of 3, height 33” — 83.8 cm. $1,000—1,500



106 MARK PRENT (CANADIAN, B.1949) THAWING OUT pigmented polyester, painted plywood, chrome plated metal hardware, 78.5” x 48” x 33” — 199.4 x 121.9 x 83.8 cm. Provenance: The Isaacs Gallery, Toronto $5,000—7,000


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107 PROSTHETIC MASK FOR ‘THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON’ BY FXSMITH, 2008 pigmented silicon, hair, on resin, metal and wood armature, a collaboration by Gordon Smith, Evan Penny, Jay McClennen, Ann Mclaren, Marianne Lovink and Caroline DeMooy, height 17” — 43.2 cm. $2,000—3,000




What I loved about Billy was that he was a dealer’s dealer. If he shook on something it was set in stone. Making deals with Billy was an event; Billy liked to trade, so the deal was a lot more complex and would take hours. Not once did we cross swords, we both walked away feeling like we got a good deal.

life size, modelled standing on faux malachite base, height 76” — 193 cm.

It’s all about the Art of the Deal and Billy was a Master.


Billy Leroy Billy’s Antiques NYC


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Note: Shaw is a noted New York city tattoo aritist whose clients include Johnny Depp, Dee Dee Ramone and Johnny Winter. He is the son of bandleader Artie Shaw.

modelled posing in bathing suit on base decorated with skull with crossbones and fowled anchors, height 70.25” — 178.4 cm. $1,000—1,500





mounted on crushed red velvet board, length 35.25” — 89.5 cm.

of carved hardwood with weathered surface, length 71” — 180.3 cm.




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112 SIDESHOW GAFF OF A CORPSE BRIDE, 20TH CENTURY of mixed media construction on velvet covered plywood base, length 59.5” — 151.1 cm. $300—500

113 SIDESHOW GAFF COMPOSITE MODEL OF A ‘FIJI ISLAND MERMAID’, 20TH CENTURY modelled by Mark Frierson, ‘Artifakes’, with COA, length 24” — 61 cm. $75—150



114 SIDESHOW GAFF RESIN MODEL OF AN ‘ALIEN SKULL’, 1997 signed K. Giannetti and dated, height 10” — 25.4 cm. $75—150

115 COLLECTION OF CARVED CIRCUS WAGON FRAGMENTS, 19TH/EARLY CENTURY including two lion masks, two demonic busts, two large demonic heads, six demonic masks and three relief carved panels $500—700


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116 THREE PAINTED RESIN MODELS OF DINOSAURS, 20TH CENTURY an ankylosaurus, a corythosaurus and a tyrannosaurus rex, height 25.5” — 64.8 cm. $75—150

117 AUSTRIAN SECESSIONIST GILT METAL AND GLASS FOUR LIGHT CHANDELIER, C.1900 the panel-chain suspended tripartite hammered frame with three tiers of glass tube fringe, height 46” — 116.8 cm. $300—400




119 ART DECO STYLE BRASS AND ETCHED GLASS CHANDELIER, MID 20TH CENTURY the bell canopy to tube riser with four decorative vanes suspending two tier fluted circular body with central illumination, height 49” — 124.5 cm. Provenance: The St. Charles Tavern, Toronto $300—500


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120 ART DECO STYLE BRASS AND ETCHED GLASS CHANDELIER, MID 20TH CENTURY the bell canopy to tube riser with four decorative vanes suspending two tier fluted circular body with central illumination, height 49” — 124.5 cm. Provenance: The St. Charles Tavern, Toronto $300—500

121 ART DECO STYLE BRASS AND ETCHED GLASS CHANDELIER, MID 20TH CENTURY the bell canopy to tube riser with four decorative vanes suspending two tier fluted circular body with central illumination, height 49” — 124.5 cm. Provenance: The St. Charles Tavern, Toronto $300—500



122 ART DECO NICKEL AND ETCHED GLASS CHANDELIER, MID 20TH CENTURY the canopy to tube riser suspending framed four plate circular body with central illumination, height 49” — 124.5 cm. $200—300


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with grapevine pattern open work frame, 69.5” x 49” — 176.5 x 124.5 cm.

height 36.25” — 92.1 cm. $200—300




125 ART DECO STYLE GLAZED MAHOGANY AND EBONIZED WOOD CABINET, MID 20TH CENTURY the tapering form with two doors opening to glass shelve over base with bottle recesses, height 52.5” — 133.4 cm. Note: Contents are Lot 59 $300—400


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126 LARGE VICTORIAN EBONIZED AQUARIUM CABINET, 19TH CENTURY AND LATER fashioned from the rear glazed doors of a New Orleans style horse drawn hearse, adapted on modern stand to accommodate tank, filter and lighting, all included, 80;.5” x 57” x 41” — 204.5 x 144.8 x 104.1 cm. $1,000—1,500

The last time I saw Bill, my girlfriend and I were visiting him in his museum home, which – despite my many visits – never ceased to amaze me with its vast selection of mummies, shrunken heads and all manner of macabre memorabilia. “You own such an incredible collection,” I told him, overwhelmed by the scope and breath of so many arcane objects, to which he replied, very matter-of-factly: “I don’t own it. I’m just looking after it for a little while.” In fact, he would only look after it for another three weeks before he was tragically called away. Ultimately, pieces are bought and pieces are sold. Like life itself, they are meant to move. Rodrigo Gudiño President RUE MORGUE, Toronto



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Selling at Waddington’s

Shipping: The Auctioneers will not undertake packing or shipping. The purchaser must designate and arrange for the services of an independent shipper and be responsible for all shipping, insurance expenses and any necessary export permits that may apply. The Auctioneers will, upon request, provide names of professional packers and shippers but will not be held responsible for the service or have any liability for providing this information. Reliable preauction estimates of shipping costs of lots offered in this sale may be obtained from: Pak Mail 905.470.6874 905.470.6875 416.293.8225 taurus@pakmailmarkham.ca www.pakmailmarkham.ca Removal of Purchases Purchases must be paid for within 48 hours of the date of the sale, and removed from premises within 10 days of the date of sale (see Conditions of Sale, conditions 8 to 15). Clients are advised that packing and/or handling of purchased lots by our employees or agents is undertaken solely as a courtesy for the convenience of clients.

Paintings, drawings, prints, furniture, jewellery and all forms of decorative arts and collectibles may be brought to our Toronto office where we can provide you with preliminary auction estimates and consignment procedures. Please visit our website at www.waddingtons.ca for details on our various departments and how to contact the specialists. We also accept mailed and emailed requests for advice on the marketability of objects. A photograph and phone number must accompany a full description of each item. Our specialists regularly travel to major Canadian cities to meet with prospective consignors. For further information, or to arrange an appointment, please contact our Toronto office.

Notice for our International Clients

Commission Rates Items selling for $7,501 or more 10% Items selling for $2,501 to $7,500 15% Items selling for $251 to $2,500 20% Items selling for $250 or less 25% *There is a minimum handling charge of $20 per item Insurance A 1% insurance charge, based on the hammer price of the property, will be applied to all accounts.

Restrictions exist regarding the export of species protected under CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species). The export and importation of items made of or containing whalebone, ivory, tortoise shell, seal skin, rhinoceros horn and other animal parts is strictly controlled or forbidden by most countries. Please review your country’s laws before shipping or purchasing pieces made of or containing these restricted items. Obtaining the appropriate permits is the responsibility of the client. All Narwhal Tusks must have a Marine Harvest Number or a Marine and Mammal Transport number to be sold at Waddington's. For more information please visit: www.cites.org

Property normally arrives at Waddington’s™ at least three months before the sale in order to allow our specialists time to research, catalogue, photograph and promote the items. Consignors will receive a contract to sign, setting forth terms and fees for our services.



Conditions Of Sale

1. All lots are sold “AS IS”. Any description issued by the auctioneer of an article to be sold is subject to variation to be posted or announced verbally in the auction room prior to the time of sale. While the auctioneer has endeavoured not to mislead in the description issued, and the utmost care is taken to ensure the correct cataloguing of each item, such descriptions are purely statements of opinion and are not intended to constitute a representation to the prospective purchasers and no warranty of the correctness of such description is made. An opportunity for inspection of each article is offered prior to the time of sale. No sale will be set aside on account of lack of correspondence of the article with its description or its reproduction, if any, whether colour or black & white. Some lots are of an age and/or nature which preclude their being in pristine condition and some catalogue descriptions make reference to damage and/or restoration. The lack of such a reference does not imply that a lot is free from defects nor does any reference to certain defects imply the absence of others. Frames on artwork are not included as part of purchase or condition. It is the responsibility of prospective purchasers to inspect or have inspected each lot upon which they wish to bid, relying upon their own advisers, and to bid accordingly. 2. Each lot sold is subject to a premium of 20% of the successful bid price of each lot up to and including $50,000 and 15% on any amount in excess of $50,000 as part of the purchase price.

sale at any time, to divide any lot or to combine any two or more lots at his sole discretion, all without notice. 5. The auctioneer has the right to refuse any bid and to advance the bidding at his absolute discretion. The auctioneer reserves the right not to accept and not to reject any bid. Without limitation, any bid which is not commensurate with the value of the article offered, or which is merely a nominal or fractional advance over the previous bid may not be recognized. 6. Each lot may be subject to an unpublished reserve which may be changed at any time by agreement between the auctioneer and the consignor. The auctioneer may bid, or direct an employee to bid, on behalf of the consignor as agreed between them. In addition, the auctioneer may accept and submit absentee and telephone bids, to be executed by an employee of the auctioneer, pursuant to the instructions of prospective purchasers not in attendance at the sale. 7. The highest bidder accepted by the auctioneer for any lot shall be the buyer and such buyer shall forthwith assume full risk and responsibility for the lot and must comply with such other Conditions of Sale as may be applicable. If any dispute should arise between bidders the auctioneer shall have the absolute discretion to designate the buyer or, at his option, to withdraw any disputed lot from the sale, or to re-offer it at the same or a subsequent sale. The auctioneer’s decision in all cases shall be final.

3. Unless exempted by law, the buyer is required to pay Harmonized Sales Tax on the total purchase price including the buyer’s premium. For international buyers, taxes are not applicable when purchases are shipped out of country. Items shipped out of Ontario, the buyer is required to pay taxes as per the tax status of that province, whether it HST or GST (Goods and Services Tax).

8. Immediately after the purchase of a lot, the buyer shall pay or undertake to the satisfaction of the auctioneer with respect to payment of the whole or any part of the purchase price requested by the auctioneer, failing which the auctioneer in his sole discretion may cancel the sale, with or without re-offering the item for sale.

4. The auctioneer reserves the right to withdraw any lot from

9. The buyer shall pay for all lots within 48 hours from the date of


the sale, after which a late charge of 2% per month on the total invoice may be incurred or the auctioneer, in his sole discretion, may cancel the sale. The buyer shall not become the owner of the lot until paid for in full. Items must be removed within 10 days from the date of sale , after which storage charges may be incurred. 10. Each lot purchased, unless the sale is cancelled as above, shall be held by the auctioneer at his premises or at a public warehouse at the sole risk of the buyer until fully paid for and taken away. 11. Notwithstanding condition no. 1, if the buyer, prior to removal of a lot, makes arrangements satisfactory to the auctioneer for the inspection of such lot by a fully qualified person acceptable to the auctioneer to determine the genuineness or authenticity of the lot, to be carried out promptly following the sale of the lot, and if, but only if, within a period of 14 days following the sale a written opinion of such person is presented to the auctioneer to the effect that the lot is not genuine or authentic, accompanied by a written request by the buyer for rescission of the sale, then the sale of the lot will be rescinded and the sale price refunded to the buyer. 12. Payment for purchases must be by cash, INTERAC direct debit (Cdn clients in person only), certified cheque (U.S. & Overseas not applicable), travelers cheque, bank draft, electronic transfer (fee applies), and VISA or Mastercard (up to $25,000). As Waddington's requires written authorization for all credit card purchases, credit cards must be presented in person by the cardholder and therefore cannot be accepted over the telephone. However, fax authorization arrangements can be made. 13. In the event of failure to pay for or remove articles within the aforementioned time limit, the auctioneer, without limitation of the rights of the consignor and the auctioneer against the buyer, may resell any of the articles

affected, and in such case the original buyer shall be responsible to the auctioneer and the consignor for: (a) any deficiency in price between the re-sale amount and the amount to have been paid by the original buyer; (b) any reasonable charge by the auctioneer for the storage of such articles until payment and removal by the subsequent buyer; and (c) the amount of commission which the auctioneer would have earned had payment been made in full by the original buyer. 14. It is the responsibility of the buyer to make all arrangements for insuring, packing and removing the property purchased and any assistance by the auctioneer or his servants, agents or contractors, in packing or removal shall be rendered as a courtesy and without any liability to them. 15. The auctioneer acts solely as agent for the consignor and makes no representation as to any attribute of, title to, or restriction affecting the articles consigned for sale. Without limitation, the buyer understands that any item bought may be affected by the provisions of the Cultural Property Export Act (Canada). 16. The auctioneer reserves the right to refuse admission to the sale or to refuse to recognize any or all bids from any particular person or persons at any auction.

The William (Billy) Jamieson Collection Auction – Tuesday 29 April 2014 at 7 p.m.

Operational Sta

Specialist Departments

Asian Art Anthony Wu 416 847 6185 aw@waddingtons.ca

Jewellery, Watches & Numismatics Don P. McLean 416 847 6170 dpm@waddingtons.ca

Yvonne Li 416 847 6195 yl@waddingtons.ca

Monthly Fine Art

Janfer Chung 416 847 2852 jf@waddingtons.ca

Doug Payne 416 847 6180 dp@waddingtons.ca

Canadian Fine Art

Silver, Glass & Ceramics

Linda Rodeck 416 847 6176 lr@waddingtons.ca

Bill Kime 416 847 6189 bk@waddingtons.ca

Erin Rutherford Fine Art Administrator 416 504 5100 er@waddingtons.ca

Shasha Liu Assistant sl@waddingtons.ca

Contemporary Art Stephen Ranger 416 847 6194 skr@waddingtons.ca Kristin Vance Client Services / Administrator kv@waddingtons.ca International Art Susan Robertson 416 847 6179 sr@waddingtons.ca Emma Frank Assistant ef@waddingtons.ca Inuit Art Christa Ouimet 416 847 6184 co@waddingtons.ca Nadine DiMonte Assistant nd@waddingtons.ca

Sculpture, Decorations, Clocks & Lighting Sean Quinn 416 847 6187 sq@waddingtons.ca

President Duncan McLean 416 847 6183 adm@waddingtons.ca Vice President Business Development Stephen Ranger 416 847 6194 skr@waddingtons.ca Vice President Fine Art Linda Rodeck 416 847 6176 lr@waddingtons.ca General Manager Duane Smith 416 847 6172 das@waddingtons.ca Creative & Technical Manager Jamie Long 416 847 6188 jl@waddingtons.ca Queeny Xu Assistant qx@waddingtons.ca

Waddingtons.ca/Cobourg 9 Elgin Street East, Cobourg ON K9A 0A1 General Manager Paul Needham 905 373 0501 pn@waddingtons.ca Absentee and Phone Bidding 905 373 1467 (Fax) Waddingtons.ca/Collingwood P. O. Box 554, Collingwood ON L9Y 4B2 Valerie Brown 705 445 8811 vb@waddingtons.ca Transitions.Waddingtons.ca Marcia Kim 416 847 6196 mk@waddingtons.ca

Accounts Manager Karen Sander 416 847 6173 ks@waddingtons.ca Elda Pappada 416 504 9100 x6213 ep@waddingtons.ca Corporate Receptionist Kate Godin 416 504 9100 kg@waddingtons.ca Lynda Macpherson 416 847 6190 lm@waddingtons.ca Appraisal Co-ordinator Ellie Muir 416 847 6196 em@waddingtons.ca Building Manager Steve Sheppard 416 847 6186 ss@waddingtons.ca Client Services Andrew Brandt 416 504 9100 ext 6200 ab@waddingtons.ca


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The William "Billy" Jamieson Collection Auction | Apr. 29, 2014  

The William "Billy" Jamieson Collection Auction | Apr. 29, 2014