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Canadian National "2659" Train Plate - Lot 570

Canadian. Built in 1910. CNR Steam Locomotive "2659 2-8-0". Consolidation Class N-4-a. Built by MLW. Scrapped in October, 1961. Measures 0.5" x 16.5" x 11". Solid cast brass, with patina and in service overpaint. Two (2) historic CNR train plates, coming from the same collection, are offered individually.

Estimate: $2,500 - 3,000

Live Auction Details: Art, Antiques & Clocks. June 8th. 10 am.

Auction Location: 59 Webster St. New Hamburg, Ontario. N3A 1W8

 

Watson, Homer Ransford (1855-1936) Oil on Canvas - Lot 364

Canadian. Watson, Homer Ransford (1855-1936). Forest scene featuring a group of subjects gathered in a clearing. Original frame. Signed, "Homer Watson" lower left edge. Sight 24" x 18.5". Exhibits "craquelure", typical of Watson's "heavy" oil paintings. Offered from the collection of Dave Mitchell, Grandson of Thomas Wilberforce Mitchell.

Estimate: $6000 - 9000

Live Auction Details: Art, Antiques & Clocks. June 8th. 10 am.

Auction Location: 59 Webster St. New Hamburg, Ontario. N3A 1W8

 


National Model 3 Cash Register - Lot 239

American. This is "the" cash register (serial 9748) featured in Crandall & Robin's, "The Incorruptible Cashier" book. Detail-adder shallow drawer register with walnut "honeysuckle" inlaid lid. Originally shipped to Verstine & Sandl in Brookville, PA. Tagged, "9748". 19.25" x 23" x 14.75". Untouched original condition. Original varnish. Retains early and original topper. Functioning. Retains full set of labels underneath drawer. Ex. Sam Robins Collection.

Estimate: $2500 - 3500

Live Auction Details: Art, Antiques & Clocks. June 8th. 10 am.

Auction Location: 59 Webster St. New Hamburg, Ontario. N3A 1W8


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