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Kaja Veilleux • Phone 207-354-8141 • Fax 207-354-9523

Saturday, March 23, 2013–11:00 AM
African Artifacts

678 LOTS


Sunday, March 24, 2013–11:00 AM
“The Lost Drawings of George Wachsteter”

448 LOTS

9 AM—5 PM, Wednesday, March 20th, thru Friday, March 22nd,
and 9-11 AM on Auction Days

Some of the items to be offered:


Lot 100 - Mende People, Sierra Leone, Side-Blown Horn from elephant tusk, 19th to 20th c, 19½". est. $3000 - $5000.

Lot 457 - Pair of Yoruba, Nigeria Relief Carved Ivory Cuffs, 18th c, from sections of elephant tusk, 6½" x 6½" x 4½". est. $2000 - $3000. African

Lot 662 - Ashanti Mama Drum, in painted wood, with hide top stretched to knobs, circa 1930, Ghana, 25" tall, 12" diam. est. $2900 - $3100.

Lot 20 - Yoruba Ivory Maternal Figure, 18th c. or earlier, 9" tall, 4¾" x 4". est. $35,000 - $45,000.

Lot 650 - Yoruba Man's Vest in bright colors, beaded front and back, circa 1940, Nigeria, 25" x 21". est. $3200 - $3500.


Lot 804 - Color illustration Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004), for the 1965 season premiere of CBS-TV's 'My Three Sons'. est. $1000 - $1500.

Lot 842 - Watercolor Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of comedian Jerry Lewis , circa 1955, on cardstock. est. $600 - $800.

Lot 1058 - P & I Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of Dick Clark to promote ABC-TV's 'American Bandstand'. est. $1000 - $1500.

Lot 889 - Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, published initially in the New York Times, Sun Aug 14, 1938. est. $1000 - $1500

Lot 788 - P & I Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004), for 'The Munsters' CBS-TV premiere of Sept 24, 1964. est. $2000 - $3000.

Comfortable seating and delicious catering await you at our auction hall. Please call ahead (207-354-8141) to ensure a reserved seat. If you are unable to attend, it would be our pleasure to take your bid by phone, absentee, or Internet. Please review our website at for a complete virtual catalog. Buyer's Premium is just 15%. I invite you to call our courteous and knowledgeable staff if you have any questions.

Kaja & the Auction Staff

Thomaston Place Auction Galleries logo

U.S. Route 1, PO Box 300, Thomaston, Maine 04861
Phone 207-354-8141 • Fax 207-354-9523

Kaja Veilleux, Bonded & Licensed Auctioneer, ME License #AUC902
John D. Bottero, ME License #AUC1237

TERMS:Cash, approved check, and MasterCard, VISA, Discover, or American Express cards with proper identification. A 5% Maine State Sales Tax will be added to all purchases redeemed at our facility by buyer or his delegate unless buyer provides a valid State issued Resale Certificate. A 15% buyer’s premium will be added to the total sale price. TPAG reserves the right to hold merchandise until check payments clear. Signed absentee and phone bid requests must be submitted by 12 pm on the day prior to the sale. Determination of the age, condition, quality, authenticity, value, purported history, or classification of all items offered and sold (regardless of what is said or written) is the sole responsibility of the bidder/purchaser. Please refer to our website for complete Terms & Conditions. The information contained herein is abbreviated. Please call for complete descriptions and condition reports.

Comfortable seats, which we'd be happy to reserve for you. Sale will be deliciously catered. Please call Melissa Thissell for any additional information at 207-354-8141, or email [email protected].