The Estate of Mrs. Mary Lewis Ulmer, Daughter of the Republic
The Contents of her late Daughter’s Antique Store in Fredericksburg, TX
Including: Texas Quilts, Antique bisque dolls and tin toys, oil lamps, linens, china and glass, ephemera, antique Christmas, Easter, and Valentine cards and decorations, and country furniture
Address: 220 32nd Street Houston, Texas 77018
Dates and times are as follows:
2/28/2014 9am to 5pm (Fri)
3/1/2014 9am to 5pm (Sat)
3/2/2014 9am to 5pm (Sun)
IF YOU LOVE ROUND TOP YOU WILL LOVE THIS SALE
Mrs. Mary Lewis Ulmer passed away November 30 1996, and her daughter, Mrs. Michael Liston, passed away May 19, 2012. This sale includes their lifelong collections of dolls, children’s toys, heirloom linens, handmade quilts, china, crystal, glass, pottery, holiday decorations and cards, ephemera, reference and genealogical books, country furniture, and wicker. Mrs. Lister’s antiques store in Fredericksburg, Texas specialized in cottage-style collectibles. Mrs. Ulmer, a remarkable woman, was the former head librarian of Clayton Library, a member of numerous patriotic and genealogical societies including Daughters of the American Revolution , Sons of the American Revolution, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Children of the American Revolution, Texas StateGenealogical Society, Houston Genealogical Forum, Ladies Reading Club , Friends of Clayton Library, Houston Annual Genealogical Institute, Harris Country Historical Commission, Texas Historical Foundation, Colonial Dames of America,Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the Republic of Texas. She served as an officer in most of these organizations and received the highest award for service that each group awarded. In 1993, Mrs. Ulmer received the George Washington Honor Medal from the Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge for her work in preserving American Heritage, her educational activities in the fields of history and genealogy, and her leadership in building the genealogical collection at the Clayton Library in Houston, Texas.
All Items Must Go Dealers WelcomeThis fine sale includes
Dolls, Toys and Children’sFurniture: A large and important collection of German, French, English and American dolls; French fashion doll w/ bisque head and chest plate, full kid body, blue eyes, closed mouth, original wig, original earrings and clothes; Simon & Halbig dolls; K*R celluloid doll; Grace Pitnam Bye-Lo Baby w/ original clothes; early German mohair Teddy Bear by Steiff; mohair bear; German Gilbert Dolls; German character dolls; German Kestner doll; wax head, composition body, old cloth dolls; paper mache dolls; miniature bisque dolls including German and Japanese, some with original clothes; Grace Walter’s hand painted dolls.
Toys and Children’s Furniture: Antique baby cradle; antique high chair; two miniature step-back cupboards; miniature glass china cupboard; miniature corner cupboard; Victorian child’s fainting couch; Schoenhut miniature grand piano; wicker doll buggy; doll’s canopy bed; wooden child’s infant bed; two antique sleds; antique wooden wagon; miniature curved Royal and Prize child’s cast iron stoves & pots and pans; electric and cast iron sewing machines; 1939 mohair child’s rocking horse; doll trunks; doll clothes; multiple sets of porcelain children’s dishes; dollhouse miniature tea sets; miniature pressed glass punch sets; Akro-Agate toy glass dishes; two stereopticons with cards; child’s family crazy quilt; child’s ebony sewing box with tools; miniature sad irons; handmade doll quilt; tin toys.
Handmade Quilts, Heirloom Linens and Lace: Antique applique quilts; a superlative 1878 crazy quilt; friendship quilt; Star of Texas quilt, many other hand-pieced American antique and vintage quilts; antique coverlets; vintage hand embroidered pillowcases, table and lap linens; iridescent crochet lace handkerchief; antique wedding handkerchief; hand loomed linen bed sheetsvintage embroidered handkerchiefs;vintage table runner with hand-embroidered trim; Christmas themed linens; five antique hand hooked area rugs; cutwork napkins and tablecloths; handmade linen lace collar still attached to the original pattern; masses of handmade lace in various patterns
Oil Lamps and Lamp PartsA large collection oforiginal and electrified oil lamp from various makers including Aladdin and Risco. Parts include, bases, including colored, clear, cranberry, milk glass and clear; Gone With the Wind lamps; a collection of fonts including a matching pair of peach blow fonts; A matching pair of cranberry ribbon fonts; matching pair of Bradley and Hubbard student oil lamps; wall bracket lamps; hinge and arm frames; various shades including ball shades student shades, colored and clear shades, crowns.
China, Art Pottery and Glass:GLASS Cambridge Rose point , Blue, green, amber, turquoise, pink , clear and yellow depression glass sandwich trays and snack trays with cups; shell pink, white and blue milk glass, Early American Pressed Glass, cut glass, carnival glass; etched glass; Vaseline; Fire King ;Moser; hobnail; pink opalescent glass; antique thumbprint glass various colors; collection of cranberry glass including antique muffineers; a collection of baskets including four marriage baskets; a collection of cruets; dresser setsCHINAthree large sets of antique Limoges dinner service with numerous serving pieces; Franciscan “Apple Blossom” (American and English back stamp) dinner service with 13 serving pieces; Royal Bayreuth; various patterns of floral Homer Laughlin china; a pair of Fiesta ware yellow covered sauté pans; various patterns of floral Eggshell Nautilus china; Lusterware; sets of Victorian chocolate pots and cups; Victorian desert sets; various patterns of Selb Bavaria china; Royal Doulton; Royal Strafford Bone China; Royal Bond China; RS Prussia green leaf; Bavarian; Noritake; Austrian; Lenox; Spode; Belleek ; Queens Rosina Yuletide; Lefton; early stencil ware a large collection of antique and vintage pitchers; Staffordshire dogs; Llardo figurines . Antique bisque figures; Halls Autumn Leaf kitchen ware (Jewel Tea) ; Franconia China; puff jars with sterling silver lids; Hummel’s; platters, tureen and wash bowl and pitcher POTTERYRoseville; Weller; California; Syracuse; Shawnee; Royal Haeger; RedWing; Metlox; McCoy; Hull; Hall; Haeger; Frankoma; Bauer.
Furniture AntiqueWicker sofa, chairs, chaise, love seats, tables, rockers; pie safes with pinches tin doors; Victorian marble top dresser with fruit pulls; Eastlake dresser; County Victorian one drawer night tables; electric organ; set of four cane seat chairs; oak two drawer ladies dresser; brass bed; mahogany four poster bed; Victorian walnut mirror with hat rack; empire style bookcase; trunks; balloon backed Victorian style settee; oak secretary bookcase; two door walnut hanging wall chest; floor lamps; mirrors; Shaker style arm chairs; two kitchen cabinets; hanging wall shelves; hanging corner cabinet; dough box; oak two drawer ladies dresser with beveled mirror; English armoire; jewelry boxes; blanket chest with original cast iron hardware; Duncan Phyfe drop leaf dining table with four leaves; quilt racks; five drawer American chest with original brass hardware; shaving mirrors; beveled mirrors; period brass andirons; fireplace screens; Iron wash stands; Maple bedroom suites circa 1940’s; children’s ice cream table and chairs; one door Victorian armoire with beveled mirror; pairs of oak side chairs multiple patterns; handmade garden wagon with handmade hardware.
Holiday: Sets of Christmas china including Fitz and Floyd “St. Nicholas”, English bone china “Queen Rosina Yuletide”, vintage Lefton holiday serving pieces, many antique Christmas plates, collector’s Christmas plates; Vintage and antique Santa figures of pressed paper, bisque, celluloid, mercury glass; figural Christmas tree lights; old mercury glass ornaments, including Shiny Bright; Nativity sets by various makers including Goebel, Lladro, Fontanini; music boxes; Easter decorations; Santa and Bunny cake molds.
Books and Ephemera Treasure Trove:A large collection of antique children’s books including fabulous pop-up books and books with brilliant illustrations; a collection reference books on antiques and collecting; civil war books; books on the history of Texas, Tennessee, Virginia including Yoakum, HHistory of Texas Vol. I & II, New York, Redfield, 1855; poetry and literature; antique bibles; antique scrap books; antique friendship books ;Victorian trade cards; illustrations from antique magazines; vintage 1920’s classroom valentines Whitney; Easter and Christmas scrap; postcards; calling cards; photograph albums; antique photographs; albums ofCartes de Visitesphotographs.
Special Attractions: A large Collection of antique and vintage ladies and children’s fans; five point deer head; Victorian women’s and children’s clothing, hats, gloves, evening bags, hankies; antique and contemporary costume jewelry; James Dickson Pewter coffee and tea set; vintage Pearl Beer Neon sign; a collection of Victorian hand painted pitchers, a collection of muffineers; Boy Scout memorabilia, uniforms, and manuals; two spinning wheels; DAR membership pins, ribbons and awards; Eastern Star membership pins; butter churn; room size cast iron stove; glass door knobs and hardware; a collection of baskets; Cast Iron waffle molds, corn bread molds, trivets. Griswald cast iron skillets; cameras; antique tools and tool boxes; antique hand carved walnut pitchfork; picnic baskets; railroad lanterns; sea shells; school bells, buttons, miniature decorative shells, antique sewing implements and a collection of antique school bells.
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