Stony Ridge Auction
Celebrating Our 25th Year of Presenting Quality Antiques at Auction
Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. EDT
4230 Fremont Pike (US20/23) Lemoyne, OH 43441
(some GPS systems use 43551)
Located 15 minutes southeast of Toledo, OH, 10 minutes east of I75/475 or just five minutes from I80-90 and I-280, (one hour south of Detroit, 2 hours north of Columbus or 2 hours west of Cleveland.)
Previews: Friday & Saturday 9-3, or by appointment. Sunday doors open at 8:00
Phone: 419.297.9045 ~ or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: Different Start Time!
Beginning at 10:00 we will be selling an amazing collection of
Eleanor Roosevelt and U. S. State Department items consigned by the heir of Northwest Ohio native Marjorie M. Whiteman (b.1898-d.1986), 41-year U.S. State Department Legal Adviser
then at 11:00 our usual sale of quality antiques at auction – some highlights below with more to be listed within the next few weeks.
10:00 a.m. – We are honored that our auction house has been chosen by an heir (great-niece) of Miss Marjorie M. Whiteman, (b.1898-d.1986) to sell her collection/memoirs of her long and notable life. These items had been in storage for over thirty years. Highlighting this auction are many memoirs of Miss Whiteman’s close and personal relationship with Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, (developed while Miss Whiteman was at the State Department serving as Mrs. Roosevelt’s Legal Adviser from 1947 to 1952 – that close and personal relationship lasted throughout their lifetimes) and items from her 41-year service as a member of the US State Department (1927-1970). (Note: Google Miss Marjorie M Whiteman you will find countless articles on her astonishing career.) Miss Whiteman saved most of her lifetime memoirs, many being items from Mrs. Roosevelt, all up for auction – highlighting just a few of this large collection: Mrs. Roosevelt’s rare and very important gifted / traded “worn” briefcase to Miss Whiteman – with provenance are photos of Mrs. FDR in possession of it. Other gifts from Mrs. FDR to Miss Whiteman with provenance – 3 labeled Val-Kill honey jar Christmas gifts; Christmas cards, one signed; Gump’s Department Store purchase with Mrs. R’s signed letter of provenance; three autobiographies inscribed and signed by Mrs. Roosevelt; many signed Mrs. FDR personal and government-related letters most with copies of Miss Whiteman’s relies to Mrs. R; hand-written notes passed back and forth between the two when they were leaders on the Human Rights Commission; important documents (period copies) of the HRC business; even copies of Mrs. Roosevelt’s correspondence with others including arguments / disagreements; her press releases; personal and press photos of Mrs. FDR as well as personal photos of her with Miss Whiteman (one signed.) No photos or documents have been reproduced, all from the period in time when first taken / printed / or written. Also represented in this auction are memoirs from Miss Whiteman’s long US State Department career – a huge 6” thick “State Department” scrapbook filled with articles and photos from the late 1920s to 1970s. Other items in this sale include journal articles, newspaper clippings, congressional records, awards, personal letters, letters of recognition, invitations from US Presidents, numerous personal invitations from world leaders’ state dinners, cocktail parties, and inaugurations as well as personal invitations to the Inaugural Dinner to FDR and VP Truman, other White House events, items from Miss Whiteman’s travels throughout the world on State Department business including passports (one as early as 1922) with accompanying other documentation and photos.
The following brief biography of Miss Whiteman gives an overview of the impact she had on Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, the United Nations Human Rights Commission, International Law and her 41-year career at the U.S. State Department.
A 1927 graduate of Yale where she earned her JSD. Miss Whiteman’s greatest contribution to international law was the completion of a “Digest of International Law” in 1969. This fifteen-volume work continues to serve as a leading resource on international law for government officials and scholars.
Miss Whiteman’s proudest accomplishments were her work and leadership at the US State Department, major contributions to International Law and Foreign Policies and adviser to Mrs. Roosevelt and their leadership to the United Nations Human Rights Commission. Miss Whiteman was most always seated directly behind Mrs. Roosevelt during meetings – shown in several photos.
We don’t want to lessen the impact Miss Whiteman had on the world. Our regret is this remarkable woman, her vast collection and her astonishing life accomplishments, may be lost once the collection is dispersed. It is our real hope that whomever receives these amazing documents will treasure the work of this long and dedicated career of Miss Marjorie M. Whiteman and preserve them for future generations.
11:00 a.m. – our usual antique auction – featuring a very rare and important civil war flag, and civil war soldier images, Native American Indian buckskin outfit; vintage Gold Crown gas pump and other gas / oil related items; Christmas and holiday to include 3 great Santa postcards albums, Santa candy containers and related, two great Halloween postcard albums, Halloween candy containers and related; several pieces of Western and ship mast carved folk art; collection of lightning balls and rods; large collection of early stoneware jars and crocks – some with birds; early 19th century New England red grain-painted mule chest, other painted early furniture; several mechanical banks; large collection of Meerschaum pipes; ; MORE DETAILS TO COME BY THE FIRST WEEK IN JANUARY.
By first week in January Internet bidding will be available through www.LIVEAUCTIONEERS.com, live, absentee and phone bidding available directly through our auction house.
Antique Auction features: LIST TO BE UPDATED EARLY JANUARY.
Payments accepted: cash and checks, no credit cards – PayPal available with 5% processing fee. For Internet bidders only, credit cards are the preferred method of payment only through that website.
Auctioneers: Dan Limber and Greg Wilson
Auction House Owners: Dan and Jane Wilson