Lot 1    

Daguerreotypes of the Mayor of Denver, Colorado,
2002 Americana & Decorative Arts. November 20.
William M. Clayton (1824-1892), lot of 4. Includes an exceptional, close-up half plate daguerreotype signed "Collins, Artist" with penciled note penned to pad "Wm. M. Clayton taken in Phila 1853"; an anonymous, quarter plate daguerreotype, housed in a geometric union case, of Clayton in a top hat; an oval 4.5 x 3.75" daguerreotype in an oval frame and housed in silk-lined 7 x 6 x 1.5" leather case, and a later cdv of Clayton by "Draper and Husted" of Philadelphia. Clayton emigrated to Denver, Colorado in 1860, where he joined his brother George in business. During the Civil War, their firm supplied much materiel to Colorado troops. Clayton made his mark in real estate, however, and owned much property in Denver. He was elected Mayor of Denver in 1868.

Condition:  
Half plate with cover glass that should be cleaned. Oval image with tarnish ring, and scattered stains, quarter plate fine, with one "chigger" on cheek.
Est $2000 - $3000
      Ask a Question

All Images

don't miss

an opportunity to bid. You can't win if you're not in.

sign up to bid

what's it worth?

ask the experts

sell your item

start selling
U.S. Grant Shell Stickpin,
Lot # 76 - U.S. Grant Shell Stickpin,
from the 1867 campaign. Albumen paper photograph mounted in brass shell with pin. > Item Details
Jefferson Davis Transformation Cartoon,
Lot # 269 - Jefferson Davis Transformation Cartoon,
1864, Chicago: Golden & Sammons (Publ). Hand-colored lithograph with "War" on one end, "Peace" on the other. The end with "War" shows "Jeff. Rampant." and has the poem: "With lion heart and frantic mien, / The warrior seeks the battle scene, / To risk his precious blood and fight / For glory and his... > Item Details
Eight-Pointed Pieced Star Quilt,
Lot # 612 - Eight-Pointed Pieced Star Quilt,
American late 19th-early 20th century, Star of Le Moyne pattern. Multicolored & calico printed fabrics, primary colors are purple, cream & red, all hand quilted; 76" x 90". > Item Details
Early Cast Iron Cap Guns,
Lot # 404 - Early Cast Iron Cap Guns,
lot of 4, all pistols. Includes a tiny example marked "Pat. Dec. 17, 78" (1878, 2.75" long with fold down trigger; PLUS a western type with fold down trigger, marked "Buck" with 5 pointed star on grip, nickel finish, 3.4" long; PLUS an unmarked example with floral embossed receiver & grip, traces of... > Item Details
Group of Scarce Pacific Island Imprints,
Lot # 308 - Group of Scarce Pacific Island Imprints,
lot of 4. Includes Bird, Isabella. "The Hawaiian Archipelago. Six Months Among the Palm Groves, Coral Reefs, & Volcanoes of the Sandwich Islands. 1875, London: John Murray, 2 folding maps, 6 plates. 8vo, cloth with gilt spine and front, 473pp. PLUS Nordhoff, Charles. "Stories of the Island World." 1... > Item Details
Lyre Type Banjo Clock,
Lot # 804 - Lyre Type Banjo Clock,
unsigned, but probably by Abel Chandler, Concord, New Hampshire, circa 1825. This clock is single weight driven with brass works, original gilt finish with old gold paint touch up, painted face with Roman numerals. All glass is original, lower door is missing mirroring, nice carved wood scrolled l... > Item Details
Hamilton Foundry Figural Doorstop,
Lot # 638 - Hamilton Foundry Figural Doorstop,
cast as a finely detailed spread winged American eagle, resting atop a plynth of stone with U.S. shield. Back marked in casting "The Hamilton FDRY. & Mach. Co. 185-II" with "H" in circle on rear of each wing, 7.5 x 7". > Item Details
Lincoln Campaign Ferro in Shell,
Lot # 55 - Lincoln Campaign Ferro in Shell,
issued during the 1864 campaign. Image slightly dark on left side, else bright. > Item Details
Wooden Folk Art Ship Model,
Lot # 543 - Wooden Folk Art Ship Model,
with sheet tin sails and wire rigging in original white, brown and black paint, with outriggers, early 20th century, 31" long x 5.5" wide x 21" high. > Item Details
Early Wagon Seat,
Lot # 600 - Early Wagon Seat,
American, mixed woods, seat with nicely turned front legs, hand carved arms and stretchers, curved double slat back, two separate seats, nice onion domed finials; rush seat 35" wide x 14" deep, seat 13" high, 27.5" overall height, all wood peg construction. > Item Details
Untouched Sons of Veterans' Civil War Kepi,
Lot # 252 - Untouched Sons of Veterans' Civil War Kepi,
stamped on linen liner "M.C. Lilly & Co. Columbus, Ohio", size 7, with gilt braid buttons and laurel wreath with silver "79 SV". > Item Details
Harriet Beecher Stowe ANS and Longfellow Clipped Signature,
Lot # 464 - Harriet Beecher Stowe ANS and Longfellow Clipped Signature,
lot of 2. ANS by "H B Stowe", dated Sep. 25, 1885, approx. 2.5 x 3.5" (visible) AND Clipped signature "Henry W. Longfellow." Both framed under glass with portraits. > Item Details
Watercolor by Hunter Wood,
Lot # 412 - Watercolor by Hunter Wood,
American, born 1908, painting of a WWII U.S. Coast Guard patrol boat escorting an armed merchant vessel in camouflaged paint, signed lower right "Hunter Wood USCG 43" with anchor symbol at end, 12" x 18.5", matted and framed. > Item Details
Ovid Blue Decorated Salt Glazed Stoneware Jar,
Lot # 695 - Ovid Blue Decorated Salt Glazed Stoneware Jar,
American, early 19th century, with double lunate handles & chain of cobalt freehand tulips at shoulder, attributed to Alexandria, Va.; 9.5 x 11.25". > Item Details
Early American Spindle Back Armchair,
Lot # 554 - Early American Spindle Back Armchair,
probably late 18th century, in Pilgrim style. This chair has rush seat with four vertical spinals with single horizontal spindle crest, stiles terminate in flattened onion dome turning, high arms & very worn rush seat, old but not original finish with good color. > Item Details
Early Wood Elephant Pull Toy in Original Paint,
Lot # 500 - Early Wood Elephant Pull Toy in Original Paint,
gray body with black ears, tusks, eyes, toes and saddle, mounted on wood plank with wood wheels in yellow, 8" long x 6.5" high. > Item Details
CDV of CSA Captain W.B. Seawell,
Lot # 196 - CDV of CSA Captain W.B. Seawell,
with bm of Anderson & Blessing, New Orleans. Capt. Seawell looks defiant, or determined, in his kepi, and frock coat with sash. One source lists him as 12th LA Light Artillery. A faint note on back appears to say "First Arty?" Other penciled notes on back identify the photo as taken Sept. 28, '63, a... > Item Details
Civil War CDV of Fort Fisher Fund-raiser,
Lot # 182 - Civil War CDV of Fort Fisher Fund-raiser,
with no back mark. Period red ink inscription reads, “Wounded at the taking of Fort Fisher” with “Detroit Dec. 27th 1866” along the border. A one-armed naval casualty in full uniform with a boy similarly dressed appeal to the public for relief in exchange for this CDV. Father and son flank a mini... > Item Details
Blue Decorated Salt Glazed Stoneware Jars,
Lot # 701 - Blue Decorated Salt Glazed Stoneware Jars,
lot of 2, both American mid-19th century. Includes a straight-sided jar with 2 lunate handles with cobalt at ends and stenciled markers mark "Williams & Reppert Greensboro, Pa." with floral spray and some freehand; 8.5" high x 10" d.; AND a jar with stenciled label "Jas. Benjamin. Stoneware Depot. C... > Item Details
Early Butter Working Tools,
Lot # 811 - Early Butter Working Tools,
lot of 7. All various hardwoods, early to late 19th century, both hand carved and machine made examples, most with old patina and expected wear. > Item Details
ITEMS 1-20 of 20
SKIP TO PAGE: