A&M Auctions is honored to sell for the Estate of Phillip “Smitty” Rue!
Auctioneers Note: Mr. Rue graduated from Cambridge High School class of 1947. He enlisted into the armed forces and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army on April 1, 1951. He settled into the restaurant and bar business as the operator of Jim’s Drive-In and Sportsman’s Bar for a score of years. He was a member of the Cambridge Masonic Lodge #66, Cambridge Elks Lodge #1272, and the Dorchester County Historical Society. He thoroughly enjoyed the time-honored sport of Waterfowling particularly with his childhood friend, the late Russel C. “Bussie” Spear Jr., his brother, notable decoy carver, the late Ronald L. Rue and his early mentor of that sport the late Dr. Wallace P. Smith. Allen and Marshall is pleased to bring this local legend’s entire estate to public auction. This sale is absolutely huge with over 500 lots of merchandise for every taste! Don’t forget to check out the cool selection of items in the Special Interest Section of this ad and View more than 3,000 photos at AMauctions.com.
Directions: From Cambridge) From the Intersection of Rt. 50 and Rt. 16 next to Walmart travel East on Rt. 50 for 4.8 miles to Beaver Neck Village Rd. Turn right onto Beaver Neck Village Rd and follow for 0.5 miles to Property on Left. Home sits back off the road at the back of the field. This is a private lane. Please don’t Drive up to the home other that on the Preview and Pickup days. Signs posted. CLICK HERE FOR A GOOGLE MAP
Online Bidding: This is an Online Only Auction held on the A&M Auctioneers website. Early Pre-Bidding is will open soon! You will be able bid at any time up until the closing time for each individual items which will start at 5 PM on Wednesday June 10th, 2020. 1 lot will end Approx. every 30 seconds. This Auction will feature a soft closing. If someone bids in the last minute before an item closes the bidding on that item only will be extended for 1 minute. This will give you a chance to bid again. This process will continue until one person stops bidding or doesn’t bid before the time runs out.
Primitives: Primitive Eastern Shore Indian Mortar and Pestle 24” from Dorchester Co., MD, Eastern Shore Indian Mortising stone, Superb Bloodsworth Island Spear Point, Eastern Shore Indian Ax heads, Pair of Late 19th Century cast iron slave hand cuffs, American Indian pottery relics, primitive cast iron weight scale w/ weights, glass jar fly catcher, vintage Chesapeake Bay signaling horns, more than 1 dozen primitive cow bells, 5 gallon cast iron double handled cauldron, primitive stoneware blue and gray eared croc, split Oak Eastern Shore of Maryland eel pot, 3 gallon stoneware crock, cast iron hand crank single drawer coffee mill, primitive wooden Eastern Shore grain bucket and wooden Eastern Shore handled pale, Enterprise Mfg. Co. clamp on cast iron model Cherry stoner with 1917, Primitive wooden keg, Original Hollands Island United Methodist Church wooden cash box and so much more!
Collectibles: Super Fancy Victorian double brass inkwell desk set with highly decorated pen holder crest depicting cherub pen holder embraced by (2) figural soldier heads with gargoyle lions bodies over clamshell designed center supported by four fancy bracket feet, RARE Easton, MD coin silver monogrammed spoon dated 1814, Important Early figural donkey Tobacco advertisement match holder, vintage Replogle 10” electrified desktop Precision globe, Original Daisy Mfg. Co. Buck Rogers 25th Century Rocket Pistol circa 1934, The Almar Metal Arts Co. Vintage copper Roy Rodgers Cowboy Boot change bank, Smiling Sam from Alabam The Salted Peanut Man cast iron mechanical bank, early brass 12” fire nozzle from the Cambridge Fire department, Vintage Seth Thomas brass and beveled glass mantle clock with mercury filled pendulum, New Haven Clock Co. antique Walnut carved mantle clock with brass pendulum, cast iron clown mechanical bank, Underwood and Underwood, New York stereopticon dated 1901, Victorian antique Brass clamp on sewing bird, cast metal Black Americana Butler mechanical change bank, Vintage S. B. McMaster Inc Zip Zip sling shot, Le Claire Paris France super fancy mother of pearl decorated Opera Glasses in leather fitted case, Vintage Hubley model cast iron Bull Terrier door stop in original paint, vintage View-Master by Sawyer, Louisville Slugger Ralph Garr Little League model, 1960s Ingersoll Mickey Mouse wrist watch, Paul Warner Louisville Slugger, cast iron toy artillery cannon, J.H. Millstein Co. US Army Bomber glass candy canister, antique wooden fly fishing reel circa 1880, figural oyster shell glass nipper bottle, Louisville Slugger Cracker Jack model #2, The Medallic History of the Jewish People 60 coin set in fitted case dated 1972, Seth Thomas mantle clock, antique brass telescope, framed collage of vintage Cambridge High School pins and letters, C.M. Hall Lamp Co. Solar model signaling lantern, vintage L.T. & C. New Britton Connecticut cast iron crank coffee mill, vintage Westinghouse Electric four blade table fan, Yellow and red 10” Jack-in-the- Pulpit vase, vintage cast iron roadster car, vintage P&M Hunter Model four blade table fan, National Publishing Co. 1886 Old and New Testament leather bound family bible, cigar box full of skeleton keys, vintage cast iron horse and carriage, E.N. Welch Forestville Conn 30 hour time piece with key, West German Cuckoo clock with stag finial, GE model 518-1 four blade table fan, nice 6 bottle Victorian castor set with plated silver rotating carrier base, antique Thomas J. Evans small retractable telescope in wooden box, U.S. Navy Mark 21 Bausch and Lomb binoculars, Pair of child’s Lone Ranger Boot Spurs, Official Lone Ranger vintage Flashlight ring, Waterbury Clock Co. Mahogany inlaid mantle clock, vintage 8” brass school bell, tin Grocery Cart Horse and Wagon toy, F. Finkle English Ironstone Chrysanthemum pattern slop bucket, framed Baltimore vintage Postcard collage, McCoy signed figural frog planter, 10kt and 14kt gold tie pins and so much more as this is only a partial listing!
Decoys/Hunting/Fishing Items: Miniature Carved Dove on stand 5” by the Rue Brothers with No DNR painted on bottom, Superb late 19th Century 4pc bamboo fly fishing rod, Pr of Havre de Grace, MD Pintails Drake and Hen, superb selection of vintage fishing reels, super nice selection of antique wooden fishing lures, nice selection of vintage hand carved and painted wooden fishing floats, hand carved Mourning Dove signed H. Hal, Choptank River model Canvasback drake decoy, vintage Victor Factory Mallard Drake Decoy, Herter’s Factory wooden Crow decoy, cardboard composite folding Goose Silhouette, hand Carved Blue Heron on stone by Harry Waite, Super Rare Animal Trap Co. Slotted cast iron decoy weight, Pair of vintage leather and wooden woven snow shoes, Vintage Balsa model Herter’s Black Duck Decoy, General Fibre Co. vintage Canada Goose decoy, (2) Havre de Grace, MD Upper Bay Pintail hen decoys, super large selection of vintage cast iron decoy weights, very large Qty of vintage and antique ammunition of all types including shotgun, pistol and rifle ammunition and much more!
Local Advertising/Advertising Items: Phillips Confectionary Hebron, MD Phone 9769 Pintail Duck themed advertising thermometer, Nathans Furniture Stores Cambridge, Salisbury, Chestertown, Seaford 1936 advertising thermometer with paper calendar in original box, RARE porcelain painted handled tray with Poplar Street Cambridge, MD painted motif, Cambridge, MD Harbor late 19th century paperweight and Race Street Cambridge, MD post cards, Atlas Powder Co. Wilmington, DE Highly Explosive wooden advertising box, 1975 Winchester Cartridge and Gun Advertisement metal sign, Oakley Beach Hotel, Cambridge, MD memorabilia collection, Tideland Sporting Goods Easton, MD zippo, vintage Preston Trucking Ronsen lighter, I.S. Turover Lumber Co. vintage cast iron advertising desk thermometer, Vintage Firestone figural tire ash tray, framed Bel-Craft Linkwood, MD advertisement, W.T. Ruark & Co. Best-Yet Brand Maryland 1lb crab meat can, Herbert, Hearne Howe Co. Cambridge, MD phone 625 nail pouch, Winchester Repeating Arms Advertising sign, Federal Ammunition North American Ducks Advertising metal sign, Nuttle Lumber Co. Easton, Phone number 280 lumber apron framed in glass frame, Peters True Blue metal advertising sign, Entire Box Full of Dorco Fertilizers Cambridge, MD advertising pencils never used, Vintage National Beer Co. wooden advertising crate full, Beattie Jet Lighter in original box, Vintage Black and White Cambridge, MD photographs, Olsen’s Sporting Goods Cambridge, MD Louis M. Wright Florist Cambridge, MD ash tray, Super Important S.H. Jones memorabilia and ephemera collection from the S.H. Jones General Store in Church Creek, MD and more!
Local Books: The Disappearing Islands of the Chesapeake Bay by William B. Cronin and The Barrier Islands of Virginia by Curtis Badger, The Chesapeake Book of the Dead by Chappell and The Outlaw Gunner by Harry M. Walsh, History of Crisfield and Surrounding Areas on Maryland’s Eastern Shore by Woodrow T. Wilson, Elliott’s Island, Grays Island, and Langralls Island Cemeteries, Elliott’s Island The Land That Time Forgot, Hollands Island The Lost Atlantis of the Chesapeake, Chesapeake Bay A Pictorial Maritime History by V. Brewington, Between the Nanticoke and the Choptank an Architectural History of Dorchester County, Maryland, Chesapeake People, Blackwater History The Refuge and Beyond, Footnotes to Dorchester Co., A Dorchester County Scrapbook, Souvenir Book of Dorchester Tercentenary Bay Country Festival, It Happened In Dorchester by Brice Stump, Having My Say Conversations With Chesapeake Bay Waterman Wylie “Gator” Abbott, Chesapeake Bay and Tidewater by Aubrey Bodine, The 1877 Atlases and Other Early Maps of the Eastern Shore of Maryland Bicentennial Edition, Chesapeake Bay Decoys and the Men Who Used Them by R.H. Richardson, Decoys of the Mid-Atlantic Region by Henry Fleckenstein, Wye Oak A History of a Great Tree by Dickson Preston, Maryland Folklore by George C. Carey, The Oyster Wars of the Chesapeake Bay by John Wennersten, Hooper’s Island Glimpses of the Past, Images of America Cambridge, MD, Jr, L.T. Ward & Bro Wildfowler Counterfeiters, lg qty of war books and more!
Antique Furniture: Empire four door three drawer flip top secretary desk with arched glass doors over concealed pigeon hole center, Eastern Shore Yellow Pine dovetailed blanket chest, Antique Oak Danner Mark Co. three tier bookcase with six sliding glass doors and porcelain knobs, Super cool and unique 52 drawer antique Oak slide filing cabinet, Primitive Eastern Shore Poplar open face single drawer washstand, late 19th Century Mahogany single door sheet music cabinet, Antique Oak three section Barrister Bookcase, Pennsylvania Pine two door one drawer dry sink circa 1860, primitive buggy seat with tufted leather back and pair of mounted signaling lanterns, Primitive Poplar and Pine two door one drawer Pie safe, Primitive Maple and Hickory spinning wheel, antique dome top shipping trunk, antique Oak veneered Empire china cabinet, Oak single door over single drawer china cabinet, Mahogany Piano desk, Mid 19th Century Pine dovetailed blanket chest, Victrola Oak table top Victrola, Oak countertop display showcase, Mid 19th Century two drawer drop leaf work table circa 1850 and much more!
Modern Furniture: Howard Miller Cherry grandfather clock with broken arch pediment over reeded columns and triple weighted movement, Cherry finish 11 drawer high boy chest with clam shell carved bottom drawer, Mahogany 3pc bedroom suite, Brass Queen size bed, Waterfall style cedar chest, White wicker child’s rocking chair, 8pc PVC patio porch furniture set, several two door cedar armoires and more!
Artwork: Original framed Oil on Canvas titled “Sea Rover” of sailing ship in seas by Annapolis, MD artist John Truett, Late 19th Century Oil on Canvas painting of two children releasing hare in pasture, “Tred Avon Ferry, Oxford, MD” framed black and white artist proof litho S/N 1 of 1 John Moll, Cornfield Canada’s Framed print by Lemuel T. Ward 1972, RiceField Pintails by Richard Bishop, “Old Channel-Walport Bay” Canada Geese by John Carter, Framed black and lithograph of famous racing horse “Man of War” signed R.H. Pulenske, framed Wild Turkey print S/N Pamela Kelley, framed sketch of decoy initialed D.F.B. by Dan Brown, “The Critic” framed decoy carver print S/N George Wright 3/500, framed 19th Century black and white etching of River and Mountains signed John Wheelright, exquisite selection of local black and white lithographs by John Moll to include: “Chesapeake Bay Pungy”, “Chesapeake Skipjack”, “Skipjack”, “Morning at Wenona”, “City Dock Annapolis, MD”, “Hooper’s Straight Lighthouse”, “Racing Log Canoes”, “Skipjacks Cambridge, MD”, “Schooner Sara C. Conway”, “Sloop J.T. Leonard” and many more!
Golf Cart/Shed: Nice 12ft x 24ft storage shed with 8ft garage door single side entry door two windows and shingled roof, Easy GO Electric Golf Cart with bed body, lifted with charger.
Special Interest: Super nice selection of antique cast iron fencing with gates, Beverage Air Kegerator with (2) compression tanks, Superb Selection of antique turn of the century wooden gold clubs, Ames Co. WWII folding trench shovel, French 1926 WWII Republique Francaise Infantry Helmet with flaming grenade and initials RF, US Military Second Infantry Division Indianhead War Helmet, Sequoia model No. 2160 cast iron wood stove with original owner’s manual, LG Model 43LF flatscreen TV with remote control, Star Wars Giant Sized Darth Vader action figure 31” in original box unused, Star Wars Masterpiece Edition Limited Edition Tales of the Golden Droid, Star Wars Return of the Jedi Storybook, (5) vintage Silv-A-King Lighting Equipment Green enameled drop lights, Stihl model MS180C chain saw, Stihl model SG20 Back Pack sprayer, Sears Craftsman Traveling Sprinkler in original box, Box of vintage 1992 Simpsons family dolls, Qty of antique bicycles, Wards Deluxe model 15 chest freezer, Envioni steam mop (new in box) never used and Mr. Clean Auto Dry Carwash new in box, Elgin 7 ½ HP vintage outboard boat motor, (2) Vintage British Sea Gull air cooler outboard boat motors, Pet model 4936 Personal Mobility scooter, Johnson 25HP Seahorse model outboard motor, Oreck XL Professional Air purifier, Large Qty of vintage sporting equipment, (35) antique Maryland License plates from 1923 consecutive years to 1939, and 1954 through 1970 consecutive years and more!
Terms Personal Property: Visa/MC/Amex/Discover or approved check. 15% Buyer Premium. All property is sold “As Is, Where Is”, and All Sales are Final. Property is open to thorough public inspection. It is the Bidder’s responsibility to determine condition, age genuineness, authenticity, value or any other determinative factor. Allen & Marshall Auctioneers and Appraisers, LLC may attempt to describe the merchandise in advertising, on the phone, on the internet and at the auction but makes no representations. In no event shall Allen & Marshall Auctioneers and Appraisers, LLC be held responsible for having made or implied any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Bidder shall be the sole judge of value.
Pick Up Date: Items must be picked up at the Auction Site on SATURDAY June 13th, 2020 from 9 AM – 12 NOON. NO EXCEPTIONS. Buyer is responsible for removing all items. A&M Auctioneers and Appraiser’s does not ship items, however shipping is available through the UPS Pack and Ship Store of Salisbury, MD or a shipper of buyer’s choice. Buyer is responsible for bringing any required manpower, tools, boxes, wrapping paper, blankets, wheel cart or dollies needed to remove your items from the property. The home is getting listed first thing Monday morning. Items not picked up by 12 noon on Saturday June 13th, 2020 will be considered abandoned and will be disposed of at the discretion of the Auction Company.
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