2021 Dave Spahr Fall Select Auction

The 2021 Dave Spahr Fall Select Auction is almost here! Our fall auction this year will be a first for HCA in that it will be conducted on-line AND in-person. We will be using the HiBid auction platform as we did for the 2021 Spring Benefit Auction. Instructions for establishing a HiBid account and registering for the auction are posted on the website.

The auction has 350 lots and includes many unique and unusual items. A catalog, in PDF, is included on the website. Items in the catalog marked with a “D” are donations and all monies realized will benefit the Heisey museum.

Also available on the website are the Absentee Bid Instructions and Form, and the Terms and Conditions for the auction.

The auction will be posted to HiBid on September 17th and will feature pictures of all the lots. Pre- bidding on HiBid opens on October 1st. Live on-line bidding and in-person bidding will begin at 12 noon ET on October 16th .

We hope to see you at the auction, but if not, then on-line!

Bid often and bid high, to benefit your Heisey museum.

Roy Eggert
Auction Committee chair
Auction Firm Manager


HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2021 DAVE SPAHR FALL AUCTION
Walter Ludwig

6060 Country Club old fashions with 926 George VI cutting (89)
6060 Country Club old fashions with 926 George VI cutting (89)

You should have received or will shortly receive your catalog of the 2021 Dave Spahr Fall Select Auction. The catalog is not included in this Heisey News as we have done before for the Fall Auction. Instead it is going out as a separate mailing in a way similar to the Spring Auction.

Because we did not have an auction last year, this one is jam-packed with rarities and seldom seen items. The auction represents the full range of production of the Heisey Glass Company from their beginnings until the doors closed in 1957. There is something for everyone in this auction from the standard production to true rarities that you are almost never given a chance to purchase.

1231 Ribbed Octagon rum pot in Sahara (142)
1231 Ribbed Octagon rum pot in Sahara (142)

Let us first look at some of the items from early patterns. In 1280 Winged Scroll there is a full table set in Custard with the best gold décor I have ever seen (Lot 24) as well as a Custard cologne (117). Lot 26 is an Emerald 1255 Pineapple and Fan 5” rose bowl (great color). There are cake salvers in 305 Punty and Diamond Point (32), 365 Old Queen Anne (41) and 343 Sunburst (50), as well as a 1201 Fandango cake basket (40). Lots 46-48 offer several 433 Greek Key sodas and Lot 55 is the hard to find 804 cracker/candy jar. The 150 Banded Flute #2 bedroom set is Lot 54. There are rare oils in 1776 Kalonyal (77), 1200 Cut Block (78), and 379 Urn (79).

Probably the greatest strength in this auction is barware. Among the many bars we have 5044 Constellation (58) and 5087 Comet (59). We have both sizes of 5058 Penguin decanters (173 and 174), a 5058 Goose decanter (177) and four wines (178). The deep plate etches are well represented with multiple lots of 462 Fox Chase including a Cobalt handled 4163 Whaley mug (265), 4163 Whaley pretzel jar (278), and 4033 Maloney bar bottle (282). Other deep plate etched pieces include 4163 Whaley tankard with 459 Fisherman (332) and 2401 Oakwood soda with 469 Mermaid (334).

Lot 201 with a pair of 22 Windsor candlestick and a 341 Puritan candy jar all with matching cuttings
Lot 201 with a pair of 22 Windsor candlestick and a 341 Puritan candy jar all with matching cuttings

In the candlestick category we have a pair of 110 Sandwich Dolphin in Cobalt (218), 1405 Ipswich candle vases in Cobalt (219), 1614 Plume (222), and 27 Daisy 7” (232). In addition, there is a pair of 7143 shelf supports (square base and top) (226). Of special note are three sets of hurricanes: Lot 106 is a pair of 301 Old Williamsburg elaborately cut on both shades and bases, Lot 295 is a pair of 1503 Crystolite with 462 Fox Chase etch, and Lots 341 and 342 are 6 Domesticator hurricanes with wooden bases (I had never seen these before; they will be sold as two separate lots).

Animals and figurines are well represented with 1601 Sleeping Fox ashtray (92), 1 Mother Rabbit (96), 1 Airedale (100), 5 Show Horse (101), and 2 Madonna (103). Lots 135–141 are a nice group of demitasse sets in various patterns and Lots 145-152 present a great group of tumblers including 212 Chevron, 435 Juniper, 8003 Thistle, and 129 Diamond Cane.

Other examples of nice pieces with cuttings include a set of three 6060 Country Club old fashions (89); with 926 George VI cutting, there is a 5013 Shasta cordial (113) and 1511 Toujours floral bowl (321). Of special merit is Lot 201 with a pair of 22 Windsor candlesticks and a 341 Puritan candy jar with matching cuttings. Special pieces with 507 Orchid etching include a 1540 Lariat basket (287), 1519 Waverly epergnette (289), and a set of four 3304 Universal icers (294). Lots 185– 196 include a variety of stemware including a 1306 Comet Leaf goblet in Sahara and 8026 Knob ‘n Navel goblet.

312 Visible cookware shirred egg in Vaseline (84)
312 Visible cookware shirred egg in Vaseline (84)

Good color items include 4057 Schnaidt water bottle in Flamingo (12), 10 muddler in Cobalt (71), 312 Visible cookware shirred egg in Vaseline (84), 1231 Ribbed Octagon rum pot in Sahara (142), and 1420 Tulip vase in Cobalt (164). Interesting pieces in Dawn include the 1503 Crystolite flared floral bowl (310) and 1486 Coleport soda with cutting (311). There is a nice selection in Zircon/Limelight including the 1519 Waverly footed pickle/olive (307). Two pieces of Turquoise Verlys include the V-8636 Thistle bowl (308) and V-960A Rose bowl with lid (309).

Other items that will catch the eye of more than one bidder will be 1503 Crystolite basket (15), 8025 Banded Diamond Foot 9” comport (16), 1454 Diamond Point top hat match holder (64), 1 tea drip (65), 1116 twin salt (67), 6006 Hourglass juice (114), and a 1519 Waverly 9 1/2” vase made from the cake salver (316).

1454 Diamond Point top hat match holder
1454 Diamond Point top hat match holder

This list, by no means, includes all of the great things in this auction so be sure to check out the full listing in your catalog. You can either come to the Museum to see the items in person or look at the online pictures. Whether you bid in person, by absentee bid, or online, this is an opportunity to get some great Heisey pieces to add to your collection.