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International Architecture
Art Deco wood engraving print
Painting
Expressive portrait painting
Drawing by Lewis Smith
Drawing by Lewis Smith
Big Jack, by Alva Gene Dexhimer
"Big Jack", painting on cardboard
by Alva Gene Dexhimer
spaceship art
Outer Space art
by Robert E. Gilbert
photo
"First Flight"
by Robert E. Gilbert
Painting by Robert E. Gilbert
Mountain scene by Robert E. Gilbert
Drawing by Robert E. Gilbert
Pen and ink seascape
by Robert E. Gilbert
watercolor of a sunset, with a poem
Watercolor of a sunset, with a poem
Painting by Robert E. Gilbert
Painting by Robert E. Gilbert
Tough Cowgirls
"Tough Cowgirls" by Lewis Smith
Taras Tiger Temple by Lewis Smith
"Taras Tiger Temple" by Lewis Smith

Two sided drawing on
cardboard shirt insert by Lewis Smith
Stamp picture
Postage stamps and watercolor painting
VL10
Night landscape, by Virginia Love
Intricate veneer decorated table top
Intricate veneer decorated table top
Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelopePatriotic drawing on first day cover envelopePatriotic drawing on first day cover envelopePatriotic drawing on first day cover envelopePatriotic drawing on first day cover envelope
Several examples of a larger collection of patriotic drawings on stamp collectors first day cover envelopes
Portuguese fisherman painting
One of four Portuguese fisherman paintings
Carved and decorated frame with print
Carved and decorated nautical
frame with print
Painting
Ink and watercolor drawing
of people with sea animals

"Democrat Alley" by Lewis Smith
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Big Jack, by Alva Gene DexhimerThis is "Big Jack", by the late Missouri artist Alva Gene Dexhimer. Painted in acrylic on cardboard, the piece itself is 20 1/2" wide by 18" high. It is framed, under glass. The overall size of the frame is 22 3/4" by 20 1/2". This painting was purchased from the artist. There are labels on the back relating to this and the original collectors. It was probably painted in the 1970's or early 80's, prior to his death in 1984. The artist used a piece of found cardboard, which has two very small nail holes, top and bottom. You can read a short biography of Dexhimer here. The price is $450.00. Inventory Code: TRSR.   "Big Jack", by Alva Gene Dexhimer ... Closeup of image ... Closer view, upper left ... Lower left ... Upper right ... Lower right ... Side view ... Back view of the painting ... Back of the frame ... Closeup of label on back ... Second label ... With a soda can for scale.

International ArchitectureThis is a wonderful Art Deco wood engraving print on cream colored paper. While the original was done in the 1930's by English artist John Farleigh, it is possible that this is a later copy by E. M. Washington. Even though we feel it is original, we can not guarantee that, so we offer it as a decorative piece only. It is, however, quite beautiful. This image was used as the front cover of the catalogue to the Centenary Exhibition of the Royal Institute of British Architects, (London, 1934). "Cover 1934" is written in pencil at the bottom. The image size is approximately 7 1/2" by 5 1/2". The stainless steel finished wood frame is 16 1/4" by 12 3/4" overall. The price is $300.00. Inventory Code: TCAT.   Art Deco wood engraving print ... Overall, with frame ... Closeup of detail.

VL10Watercolor, night landscape, painted by Virginia Love in the 1940's. It is 9" by 6", signed on the back in pencil. You can see residue on the back where it was glued to another paper. We have more art by Virginia Love. The price is $125.00. Inventory Code: VL10. With a 12" ruler for scale ... Back ... Larger image.

watercolor of a sunset, with a poemA watercolor of a sunset, with a poem, by Virginia Love. It measures 9" by 12", c. 1940's, and is signed on the reverse. The paper is slightly yellowed, and there are two small tears and some minor creasing in the right hand margin. The price is $150.00. Inventory Code: APRW. Image.

PaintingThis is an expressive portrait. It appears to be painted in tempera. We can't make out the signature. It has been professionally framed with UV protective plexiglass. The frame measures 13" wide by 16 1/2" high by 2" deep. There are a few nicks and dents on the frame, and the backing paper is torn, but the overall condition is excellent. The price is $275.00. Inventory Code: CHPW.   Painting ... Side angle ... Back ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Painting ... Side angle ... Back ... With a soda can for scale.

We have a selection of works by Lewis Smith, who was a reclusive, eccentric artist from Ohio. He lived alone most of his life in a house in the woods, drawing and painting on paper, cardboard, and his walls, and passed away in 1998. The two themes of most of his work are trains (his father worked for a railroad) and lady wrestlers. These pieces were done some years ago.

See more of his work and life or visit his home page. Some samples of what we have are:

Drawing by Lewis SmithThis is a drawing by Lewis Smith in pencil, crayon, marker, and ballpoint on white paper. It measures 11" by 17", likely from the early 1980's, and is in excellent condition with slight bends at two corners. The price is $850.00. Inventory Code: LS223.   Drawing by Lewis Smith ... With a 12" ruler for scale ... Much larger image.

More on white paper


Taras Tiger Temple by Lewis Smith"Taras Tiger Temple", one of a series of diners drawn on cracker boxes. Crackers were a big part of his diet, and he then recycled the boxes into art. It is approximately 10" by 17". The edges of the box was cut unevenly, and the original crease lines of the boxes are visible. The price is $1000.00. Inventory code: LSC236.   "Taras Tiger Temple" ... Reverse.
Some much larger photos:   "Taras Tiger Temple" ... Reverse.

 

More drawings of diners


Tough Cowgirls "Tough Cowgirls", by Lewis Smith. Crayon, ink, and marker on the separated top layer of corrugated cardboard, 27" by 27". This was pulled out of Smith's collapsed house - the condition is fair, with some creasing, dirt, and a few small punctures. He did very few large drawings. The price is $2500.00. Inventory Code: 67LS. Image ... Close-up ... Another close-up.

More on cardboard


Democrat Alley by Lewis Smith"Democrat Alley" "Let" "Us" "Fight" "City" "Hall", by Lewis Smith. The reverse has tracings of pocket knives and pennants. This is one of a series of two sided drawings of alleys. They are on brown paper bags and measure approximately 12" by 17". The price is $1100.00. Inventory code: LS204.   "Democrat Alley" ... Knives and pennants.
Some much larger photos:   "Democrat Alley" ... Knives and pennants.

More alleys


In line with Lewis Smith's usual use of recycled materials, this was drawn on an irregularly-shaped piece of heavy card stock, probably the insert from a shirt package. One side of the cardboard is gray, and has two of his muscular women drawn in crayon and ballpoint pen, with smaller faces around the edges looking at the women. The other side of the cardboard is white, with an oddly detailed building in perspective, faces in the windows, drawn in ballpoint pen. It measures about 11" high by 16". The price is $800.00. Inventory code: LS176.   Two women ... House and women, in ink.
Some much larger photos:   Two women ... House and women, in ink.

More of Lewis Smith's art

Intricate veneer decorated table topNot a painting, but this incredible piece of folk art is a table top decorated with layers upon layers of finely cut and appliqued veneer woods. The effect is something like painting or inlay, but the individual pieces are glued over each other instead of being set in. All the colors are from the various shades of wood used. The design includes the words "Bless This House O Lord We Pray Amen". The surface has a clear, glossy finish with slight texture from the layers of veneer. It is 36" in diameter by 1" thick, with screw eyes on the back for hanging.

The table top itself is probably from the early 1900's, with a partial label on the back from a New York City shop. The age of the decoration is unknown, but looks to be approximately mid-20th c. There is a signature that appears to have been applied with a rubber stamp. There are a few very small places where bits of veneer are loose or chipped, and one piece where the finish is lost, as seen in the closeup photos. Overall, the condition is excellent and it is a striking and unique piece. The price is $1800.00. Inventory Code: CCOA.   Intricate veneer decorated table top ... Closeup of the center ... "Bless This House" ... "O Lord We Pray" ... Closeup with signature ... Closeup of loss ... Side views ... Back view ... Label on back ... With a yardstick for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Intricate veneer decorated table top ... Closeup of the center ... "Bless This House" ... "O Lord We Pray" ... Closeup with signature ... Closeup of loss ... Side views ... Back view ... Label on back ... With a yardstick for scale.

Paintings and drawings by the late Robert E. Gilbert (REG) of Jonesboro, TN. In the 1950's through the 70's REG was a prolific producer and contributor of art to science fiction fan magazines (fanzines); in addition to publishing at least one story in a SF pulp.

The work for the fanzines were pen and ink, but he also did a large number of sci-fi and outer space paintings in oil, pastels, and water color. In addition, from the 1940's through the 80's he experimented and painted in many other more traditional and non-traditional styles. He died in 1993. We have acquired the full remaining body of his work, over 400 pieces, from his estate. You can also see more of REG's work on his home page.

Space scene 

This is a spaceship and alien landscape, painted in oil on canvas, by the late Robert E. Gilbert. It is very detailed, with thickly textured paint built up in dots. A "G" signature is almost hidden in one corner. The condition is excellent, and it measures 12" by 18", in a frame 14 1/2" by 18 3/4". The price is $750.00. Inventory Code: REG 10.   Overall image ... Close-up.

Alien painting 

"First Flight, by Robert E. Gilbert. This very detailed watercolor illustrates some of his ongoing themes. 10 1/4" by 13 1/2", in a mat 18" by 24", watercolor and pencil. The price is $500.00. Inventory Code: REG7. Image.

Painting by Robert E. GilbertHere is an abstract oil on canvas with wooden stretchers, unframed. It measures 28" high by 16" wide by 3/4" deep. The paint is applied with strong, textured brush strokes. It is signed "REG 1959". There is some slight wear on the corners and a few tiny flakes missing on the right hand edge. The price is $250.00. Inventory Code: REG 101.   Painting by Robert E. Gilbert ... Side view ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Painting by Robert E. Gilbert ... Side view ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.

Painting by Robert E. GilbertA mountain landscape, with birds in a stormy sky, and the small figure of an old man in the lower corner, signed "REG 1968". It is painted in acrylics on hardboard and mounted in a wooden frame. The painting measures 18" by 24", in very good condition with foxing visible on the back. The frame is 21 1/2" by 27 1/2" by 1 3/4" deep, with minor surface wear. The price is $295.00. Inventory Code: REG 107.   Painting by Robert E. Gilbert ... Closeup ... Side view ... Back ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Painting by Robert E. Gilbert ... Closeup ... Side view ... Back ... With a soda can for scale.

Drawing by Robert E. GilbertThis is a pen and ink seascape with a small woman standing in the waves, signed "REG 1971". It is framed and matted under glass. The visible part of the drawing measures 9" by 13". The frame is 21 1/2" by 17 1/2" by 3/4" deep. Condition appears to be excellent, but we did not remove the drawing from the frame. The price is $195.00. Inventory Code: REG 108.   Drawing by Robert E. Gilbert ... Closeup ... Side view ... Back ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Drawing by Robert E. Gilbert ... Closeup ... Side view ... Back ... With a soda can for scale.

Painting by Robert E. GilbertNext is a tower of stone silhouetted against the sky, with the small figure of a woman in red near the base. It is painted in oil on hardboard, and signed "REG 1969". It is 16" wide by 20" high, in very good condition. There are a few small blotches in the paint on the top edge, but they look to be original. There is some glare in the photos that over emphasizes the texture of the paint. The price is $325.00. Inventory Code: REG 106.   Painting by Robert E. Gilbert ... Back ... With a 12" ruler for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Painting by Robert E. Gilbert ... Back ... With a 12" ruler for scale.

More Outer Space Art by Robert E. Gilbert.

Here is a collection of patriotic drawings done on stamp collector's first day covers. These are 6 3/4 size envelopes with a stamp cancelled on the first day it was issued. Each envelope measures 6 1/2" by 3 5/8", is unused except for the drawing and cancellation mark, and is in excellent condition unless otherwise noted. They are priced individually, with a discount for several.

Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelopeThis drawing is a patriotic theme with an eagle, flag, and shield marked "Liberty" in red and black ink. The envelope is cancelled June 8, 1963, "Stamporee Convention Station, Bradenton, FLA". The price is $65.00. Inventory Code: ACCH.   Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelope.

Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelopeInk and watercolor of a flag and the liberty bell. The stamp recognizes Indiana Territory Sesquicentennial, and is postmarked Freedom, Ind. Mar. 15, 1952. There is a typewritten address. The price is $65.00. Inventory Code: ACHH.   Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelope.

Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelopeThis envelope has a flag, anchor, and shield drawn in red and black ink. The West Virginia stamp is postmarked Aug. 24, 1963. The price is $65.00. Inventory Code: ACCR.   Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelope.

Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelopeLady Liberty with a flag, rockets and fireworks, drawn in red and black ink. The flag stamp was cancelled in Washington, D.C. Jul. 4, 1957. There is an address sticker attached. The price is $65.00. Inventory Code: ACHO.   Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelope.

Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelopeThis envelope has an intensely colored sketch of Richard Nixon and the words "Richard M. Nixon Jan. 09, 1913" stamped where the address would go. It was selected because the postmark date was Nixon's birthday. The stamps honor NATO, SEATO, literacy, and voter registration. The cancellation date is Jan 09, 1982. It is in excellent condition. The price is $65.00. Inventory Code: ACHS.   Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelope.

Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelopeA flag and the words Flag Day in colored markers. It was cancelled at the Stamporee Convention Jun. 14, 1968. The price is $65.00. Inventory Code: ACHP-A.   Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelope.

Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelopeA furled or waving flag, drawn in red and black. The stamp honors Robert Fulton, and was cancelled May 14, 1966 at the Coffeyville Collectors Club Convention. There is a darker rectangular area on the address part of the envelope. The price is $65.00. Inventory Code: ACHP-B.   Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelope.

Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelopeThis is an abstract flag drawn in red, blue, and silver. It is signed B. Kraft. The printed postage honors White House Conference on Aging, and is cancelled Nov 15, 1971. The price is $65.00. Inventory Code: ACHP-C.   Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelope.

Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelopeA folky eagle, sunrise, flag, and shield with "Liberty" drawn in colored markers. The stamp illustrates the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and is postmarked on the Bicentennial: Philadelphia, Jul. 4, 1976. An address label was attached. There is a slight fold on the left hand side. The price is $65.00. Inventory Code: ACHA.   Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelope.

Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelopeA flag, pennants, leafy branches, and the word "Union", in red and black ink. The stamp is in honor of Charles Evans Hughes, and is cancelled Oklahoma Philatelic Society, Jun 2, 1962. The price is $65.00. Inventory Code: ACHW.   Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelope.

Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelopeSeveral pennants and leafy branches in red and black ink labeled "C.S.A." and "Jefferson Davis June 3, 1808". The Range Conservation stamp is postmarked Jun. 3, 1961, and has a typewritten address. The price is $65.00. Inventory Code: ACHT.   Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelope.

Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelopeAnchor, flag, and shield in red and black ink. The stamp honors Frederic Remington, and was cancelled Jan. 4, 1962, with a signature below the stamp. The price is $65.00. Inventory Code: ACHC.   Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelope.

Portuguese fisherman painting
Here are four folky paintings of various scenes of activities set on the ocean shore of the same area. All are oil on canvas and mounted, stretched, on wood frames. These are all signed "Paulino", and on the rear of some is the stamp "Antonio Moreira Paulino, Pintor Plastico, Turquel 2460 Alcobaca, Portugal". Three are the same size, 13 3/4" wide by 10 1/4" high, while one is smaller - being about 10 5/8" wide by 8" high. They were likely tourist pieces and done in the middle 1900's. The smaller one has a small tear in the canvas that has been taped from the back, otherwise they are in very good condition. Inventory Code: CCSC.

A. The small painting: A scene of a fisherman pulling a line - $125.00.
B. 1 person leading 4 oxen, with a boat in the surf - $150.00.
C. Several people in a rowboat - $150.00.
D. 8 people pulling a net - $150.00.

See a slideshow of several views [797k] ... Portuguese fisherman painting ... Back view ... Second painting ... Back view ... Closeup of the back ... Third painting ... Back view ... Fourth painting ... Back view ... All four, with a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Portuguese fisherman painting ... Back view ... Second painting ... Back view ... Closeup of the back ... Third painting ... Back view ... Fourth painting ... Back view ... All four, with a soda can for scale.

Stamp pictureHere is a very nice little framed postage stamp and watercolor painting. The scene is of the ocean with a large rock made out of stamps, while the rest - shoreline, birds, people, sea, and sky are painted. It is signed F. M. M. and dated 1938. On the back is written, in French, details of where it was made, in Quebec, and apparently at an abbey or monastery. This was probably sold to make some money for it. The condition of the frame and painting are excellent. There is a tear in the backing paper. The frame is 6 1/2" wide by 4 1/2" high. The price is $125.00. Inventory Code: ATAP.   Postage stamp painting ... Back view ... Side view.
Some much larger photos:   Postage stamp painting ... Back view ... Side view.

Carved and decorated frame with printThis is a large carved frame decorated with a nautical theme and holding a nautical print. It is inscribed "A Helping Hand" in incised letters highlighted with gold paint. There is a carved, painted anchor applied to the lower left, with rope wrapping around two edges to a coil in the upper right. The inner border is also outlined with rope. The print is based on a famous painting from 1881 by French artist Emile Renouf. The frame measures 21" high by 25 3/4" wide, with an opening 11 1/2" by 16 1/4". It is in very good condition with some minor wear, from the late 1800's to early 1900's. The price is $575.00. Inventory Code: CHSA.   Carved and decorated frame with print ... Side views ... Closeup, lower left ... Lower right ... Upper right ... Upper left ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Carved and decorated frame with print ... Side views ... Closeup, lower left ... Lower right ... Upper right ... Upper left ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.

PaintingThis is a drawing in ink and watercolor, with a series of images of people with sea animals. There are whales, seals, and a large beast that looks like a combination of a lion and a seal (a sea lion?). All the images have a dreamlike quality. We cannot see a signature. It has been framed in a reddish-brown frame with a soft yellow matt. The back of the frame has the notation "14-2003". The frame measures 16 1/2" wide by 19 1/2" high by 1/2" deep. The condition is very good. The price is $325.00. Inventory Code: CHPO.   Painting ... Closeup ... Side view ... Back ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Painting ... Closeup ... Side view ... Back ... With a soda can for scale.

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