Steve Paley Americana Collection Up for Auction February 25, 26 & 27 in Scottsdale and Glendale

Major Collection Features Hundreds of Scarce UMC, Winchester, Remington and other Die-Cuts, Antique Slot Machines, Bronzes & More

3-Day Auction Includes Rare Tiffany Lamp, 200+ Inkwells, Jewelry, Fine Art, Historic Firearms & More from Multiple Estates

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (February 16, 2016) – One of the Southwest’s largest auction houses, Scottsdale-based J. Levine Auction & Appraisal, is teaming up with its sister auction house, Glendale-based EJ’s Auction & Consignment, to auction off a major collection that is gaining international attention.

The Steve Paley Americana Collection will be auctioned Thursday and Friday, February 25 & 26 at J. Levine Auction & Appraisal in Scottsdale, 10345 N. Scottsdale Rd., and again on Saturday, February 27 in Glendale at EJ’s Auction & Consignment, 5880 W. Bell Road.

The massive collection of rare antiques dating from the 1800s to the 1960s features hundreds of items, including scarce UMC, Remington Kleanbore, Winchester and Peters die-cuts, noteworthy bronze sculptures, antique slot machines and more. A portion of proceeds from the Paley collection sale will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Also in the J. Levine auction, but not part of the Paley estate, is a Tiffany Studios Wisteria Table Lamp circa 1906 that is estimated to be worth between $400,000 and $600,000.

As part of J. Levine’s new three-day monthly auctions, the Scottsdale auction house also will be open on Saturday, February 27 to auction more than 200 inkwells, jewelry and more.

Both auction houses will include items from multiple estates, including an extensive firearms collection, fine art, silver, and other collectibles.

“Steve Paley is a well-known name among serious collectors worldwide,” Josh Levine, auctioneer and co-owner of J. Levine Auction & Appraisal and EJ’s Auction & Consignment, said. “It’s a true honor to represent his estate.”

Erik Hoyer, auctioneer and co-owner of both auction houses, said a collection of this caliber rarely comes to market. “You may never see these items again, that’s how incredibly scarce many of them are,” Hoyer said.

Preview for both auction houses begins on Wednesday, February 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The auctions at J. Levine’s Scottsdale location begin at 11 am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, February 25, 26 & 27.

EJ’s conducts three live auctions in its Glendale location every Saturday at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. The Paley collection will be in Ring 2 at 10:30 a.m. and Ring 1 at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 27 at EJ’s. (Order of rings is 3-2-1)

The public can bid live, online, or via phone. For details about the three-day auction at J. Levine in Scottsdale, visit www.jlevines.com or call (480) 496-2212. For details about the Saturday auctions at EJ’s in Glendale, visit www.ejsauction.com or call (623) 878-2003.

Items expected to cause a bidding frenzy during the three days at both auction houses are:

At J. Levine Auction & Appraisal in Scottsdale:

C. 1906 Tiffany Studios Wisteria Table Lamp
Tiffany Studios, New York; Era or Year Produced: Circa 1906; Material: Mosaic Favrile glass Wisteria lamp shade with bronze tree trunk base.
Estimated value between $400,000 and $600,000.

Extremely Rare Peters Ammunition Winchester Calendar (Die-cut)
Calendar Poster Advertising; Era or Year Produced: First Half 20th Century; Materials: Cardboard; From Paley Private Collection. Depicting moose in moonlight.
Estimated value between $5,000 and $10,000

Extremely Rare 1917 Peters Ammunition Winchester Calendar (Die-cut)
Calendar Poster Advertising; Era or Year Produced: First Half 20th Century; Materials: Cardboard; From Paley Private Collection. Depicting bear on a mountain.
Estimated value between $5,000 and $10,000

Watling Rol-A-Top Twin Jackpot 5 Slot Machine
Circa 1930s; Material: Aluminum, cast iron, and wood. From Paley Private Collection.
Estimated value between $4,000 and $6,000.

Carl Kauba (1865-1922) “Indian Attack” Bronze
From Paley Private Collection. Estimated value between $8,000 and $12,000

At EJ’s Auction & Consignment in Glendale:

1963 Beechcraft Debonair Airplane.
100 hour inspection done December 1, 2015 and certified airworthy. The plane has log books and all maintenance records. Preview for this airplane is Friday, February 26th at Deer Valley Airport from 9 am to noon by appointment by calling 623-878-2003.
Estimated value between $40,000 and $60,000.

Antique L. Rude Roulette Table
From the Paley Private Collection. Beautiful 20th century roulette table in working condition. Green felt top with what appears to be hand painted numbers. The outer rim of the wheel is made of rosewood. The chrome center of the wheel is signed “L Rude Mfr. Hoboken, N.J. Formerly with F. Grote & Co.” Includes playing chips.
Estimated value between $1,500 to $3,000.

Rare “Collier Shot Tower Company” Glass Advertising Display
From the Paley Private Collection. Uniquely fashioned vintage display piece is done in glass in the form of a shot tower and has “Collier Shot Tower Company St. Louis Mo” lettered on opposite sides. Estimated value between $500 and $1,000.

Union Metallic Cartridge Co. Advertising 1898 Calendar
From the Paley Private Collection. Molly Pitcher At Monmouth Print.
Estimated value between $800 and $1,200.

1917 DuPont Tin Calendar from the Paley Private Collection.
Estimated value between $500 and $700.
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Media Contacts: Sue Kern-Fleischer, (602) 810-1404, suekern@gmail.com
Josh Levine, J. Levine Auction & Appraisal, (480) 496-2212
Erik Hoyer, EJ’s Auction & Consignment, (623) 878-2003

Auction
Highlights

The Sopranos Stern Pinball Machine SOLD $6,000

c.1987 Robinson Pro 14 Old School BMX Bicycle SOLD $1,700

Platinum, 1.5ct Brilliant Diamond Pendant Necklace SOLD $5,500

Salvador Dali Signed Limited Edition Lithograph SOLD $1,100

1971 GMC C1500 Pickup Truck SOLD $12,750

1940’S MARICOPA MILK CO. PORCELAIN ADVERTISING SIGN SOLD $1,900

18K Gold Dee Morris Navajo Cuff Bracelet SOLD $5,000

Yamaha Disklavier Baby Grand Player Piano SOLD $5,500

C. 1927 Buddy L #208 Steel Passenger Bus Coach SOLD $3,750

Ardeshir Mohassess (1938-2008) Signed Illustration SOLD $1,300