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Figural tea caddy among silver offerings in Aug. 29 sale

A figural tea caddy in the shape of a royal carriage may be one of the lots to garner much attention during Woody Auction's Part 2 auction of the Dr. Harold and Audrey Eklund collection, Aug. 29.

DOUGLASS, Kan. – Woody Auction will present the long-awaited Part 2 of the lifetime collections of

Silver tea caddy

British coin silver figural tea caddy in the shape of a royal carriage with maker’s mark (“JS”). (All photos courtesy Woody Auction)

Dr. Harold and Audrey Eklund of Iowa, whose many fine antiques will be sold at public auction on Saturday, August 29, in Woody Auction’s new facility at 120 East 3rd Street in Douglass, Kansas.

The auction begins at 9:30 a.m. CDT. In addition to in-person and absentee bids, Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.

“A number of years have passed since the first Eklund auction, and this time the vault has been opened up and the sterling and coin silver collection came spilling out,” said Jason Woody of Woody Auction.

Additional featured items will include cast iron toys and banks, Victorian-era furniture, seven countertop display cabinets, Nippon and Pairpoint pieces, a Buster Brown collection, a Palmer Cox Brownies collection and more. In all, 411 lots will come up for bid.

British coin silver will feature a pair of figural handled spoons showing a full-figure Renaissance man and woman, with the maker’s mark (“BM”), weighing over 6 total troy ounces; and a figural tea caddy in the shape of a royal carriage with maker’s mark (“JS”) weighing 8-plus troy ounces.

One silver lot certain to attract attention is a collection of 15 marked (“Sterling”) Medallion pattern spoons and ladles, designed by John Wendt and marked “Gorham” with most of the spoons and ladles also marked “Tiffany & Company.” The cake knife is marked “Crosby & Morse.” Included in the group are six teaspoons, a specialty spoon and three demitasse spoons. Bidders also have the opportunity to obtain a vintage cast iron Kyser & Rex mechanical lion and two monkeys bank, patented on July 17, 1883 and exhibiting very good paint; along with a lot comprising more than 300 colored stereo view cards, including rare hunting scene cards, children’s cards and travel cards.

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