Estate Sale Roundup: September 4-7
Vintage camera and Victoriana lovers, heads up!
By Anne Harris, 4:38PM, Thu. Sep. 4, 2014
From Driftwood to Bastrop, there are authentic souvenirs this week to reward your travels.
South Austin Estate of ex-Air Force photographer and Fifties' Homemaker
This is an interesting sale for collectors of, among other things, militaria, cameras, art photography, lighters, watches, Hawaiiana, and aviation and automobile ephemera. Whispering Oaks was home to this lovely couple. Master Sergeant Louis Lee was a career Army Air Force photographer who served in WWII, in Korea, and the Vietnam era, and was stationed in Japan, Hawaii, the UK, and various USAF bases. The love of his life, Doris "Mac" Lee, also served during World War II, taking part in an interesting traveling exhibit called "Shot from the Sky," and as an AWAC and a homemaker. You'll find still and movie cameras (Voigtlander Objectiv, Mimiya, Polaroid, Minolta Rolleiflex Kodak), photography materials, professional prints, numerous black and white prints in various sizes, predominantly 8x10, shot by M/Sgt. Louis Lee, including: military planes both on the ground and in the air, missiles and unique aircraft, aerials of bombings, military mechanics working on planes, military photographers on location in London, officers and personnel interacting, USO events including Bob Hope, other celebrities. Randomly shot not posed, of the Lone Ranger and Tonto and Silver, events with Jimmy Stewart and President Richard Nixon; black and white and color prints by M/Sgt. Louis Lee, some matted, including: military planes in the air, race cars, portraits, and abstracts, some of which he won photography awards for: 305th Bombardment Group 15th and 8th Air Force Division, Air Force Missile Development Center Strategic Air Command, Tactical Air Command AF Systems Command, Air Research Development Command, and 67th Reconnaissance Technical Squadron. Automobile memorabilia: 1955 Austin Healey 100 hand book, service manual emblems, badges. Datsun 240 280 ZX ephemera, Elmore scrapbook from 1900's. Drafting and illustration art and supplies: Rapidograph, airbrush, mechanical pencils, markers, pencils, pens. Men's vintage clothing: air force/army uniforms, caps, vintage motorcycle and beatle boots (size 7), and other manly necessities like lighters, smoking pipes, 45's, reel to reels, leather stuff, old pennies, and silver quarters. Tabletop and housewares: Service for twelve of “Wedgwood” china in “Wild Oats” pattern with platters, serving dishes; tea set, purchased in 1956 but appears unused; turquoise “Pacific Pottery” Art Deco vase; pair of 1844 “Chateau des Tuileries” plates: “Mme Dubarry” and “Maria Antoinette”; 29pc. set of brass and rosewood-handled flatware in original case from Thailand; “Gorham” cut glass bowl and pitcher; pair of small “Jasperware” bud vases; handblown glass vases; 28pc. set of “Noritake” china in “Mardi Gras” pattern with platter, serving dish, creamer, and sugar bowl; service for eight of “Raymond Loewy” china in “Script” pattern with large platter and card-table sized cloth; service for eight of “Noritake” china in “Mirano” pattern with platter, serving dishes, creamer, and sugar bowl; 34 pc. set of octagonal-shaped “Mikasa” in “Far East” pattern with two serving bowls and platter; miscellaneous stemware; pair of antique “Bohemian Moser”portrait vases of cranberry glass and with white porcelain overlays; large brass chafing dish with handles, cover, and warming stand; “Majolica” lamp base; pair of antique Chinese Canton medallion plates; antique “Schatz” 400-day clock under glass dome; “Lewis Rose” 2pc. carving set with horn handles and an English-made knife steel with matching horn handle; pedestal dining table with two eaves and eight upholstered chairs with caned backs; lighted china cabinet with glass doors; small buffet cabinet; antique Reed & Barton Wintrhop silverplate coffee pot, tea pot, cream, and sugar bowl; three bowls with colored enamel insides; antique pair of 4-1/2” turquoise Chinese Foo Dogs; 69 pcs of antique “Community” silver plate flatware in box; silver Sanford concho belt; miscellaneous “Tupperware”; “Revereware” stock pots and lidded pans; Westbend “Multicore” lidded pans; red enameled electric wok; “Nesco” food dehydrator; miscellaneous baking pans and kitchen utensils; “George Foreman” grilling machine; Amana “Country Cooker” crock, “Press 'n Cook” tortilla press with red, wooden handles; vintage “Tradition” wall clock with day of week and day of month display; vintage kitchen island cart with locking wheels; assorted “Corning” casseroles with lids; “Cuisinart” Super Pro food processor; “Juiceman, Jr.” electric juicer; small “Krups” coffeemaker; “Cuisinart” electric egg cooker; “Madam Alexander” dolls; “Steinbach” nutcrackers; miscellaneous ephemera, including Hawaii; signed and framed prints by Bille Jean Jackson; framed black velvet paintings by M/Sgt. Louis Lee; large framed painting by A. Wilson; Registry love seat in striped fabric with pillows; “Sony” Video8 with accessories and carry case; “Sharp” Viewcam with case; “Polaroid” cameras; M/Sgt. Louis Lee's trophies from photography contests and sports events he won; vintage space age glass top coffee table and two end tables; miscellaneous table lamps with shades; pair of “Samsung” flat screen TVs; “Samsung” VCR/DVD player; hard and softcover books, some vintage, including a 10 volume set of 1911 “Photographic History of the Civil War”; art & technical drawing tools and paint, some vintage; “Lutz” slide rules, “Mannheim” slide rule, miscellaneous French curves and rulers; sewing kit and supplies; “Sears” portable sewing machine; vintage cameras; camera bags; miscellaneous photography booklets, some vintage; vintage military shirts, pants, jackets, caps, uniform pins, stripes, medals, and war department booklets; vintage “Kawasaki” long-sleeved shirt; vintage lighters; photography books and ephemera, Air Reconnaissance manuscripts Other Books: General interest, Reference, photography, postcards, ephemera, interesting letters, Mary Baker Eddy and Christian Science. Limited entry, no numbers given. Cash for purchases of less than $50. Debit/credit cards for purchases of $50 or more. 7302 Southwind, 78745; Thu.-Fri., 10am-4pm; Sat., 9am-3pm.
Executive Home in Driftwood
You'll find a Cub Cadet 4 year old riding mower, gri-Fab lawn vacuum/mulcher; never-used Briggs & Stratton 5500 watt generator; Henredon sleigh bed; well-maintained furniture; signed brass sculpture by Lanci, #10 of 150; Regina vacuum; solid oak doors with leaded glass; pool toys; men's clothing, vintage Klitz prints. Also, occasional chairs and tables; coffee tables; office filing cabinets; tiki torches. Cash, credit cards, and checks with proper ID are accepted. 230 Woodland Dr., Driftwood, 78619; Thu.-Sat., 9am-5pm.
Victorian Treasures in Bastrop
This house is located off of Highway 1441 from Highway 21. Great things here include furniture; Victorian antiques; glassware; collectibles; yard art; patio furniture; clothing; books; theater costumes and props; pump organ; appliances. Cash and credit cards accepted. 186 Sage Rd., Bastrop, 78602; Thu.-Sat., 9am-4pm.