Nye and Company has the great honor to represent the sale of Major League Baseball’s iconic New York Yankees catcher, Yogi Berra’s furnishings and personal effects.
Nearly 300 lots will be posted to www.igavelauctions.com from July 23 – August 6. The galleries will be beautifully set up and open for viewing from July 28 until the sale closes, including the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd from noon to 4:00 p.m. each day. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend the exhibition.
With the sale of the Hall-of-Famer’s home in neighboring Montclair, New Jersey his furnishings and personal effects will be available to the highest bidder.
There are baseball items included in the sale, but the majority of the lots will be items from his spacious Georgian style home.
Buyers will find a nice Federal “butler’s desk” made in New York about 1825 and an American secretary desk of similar date.
A George III mahogany pedestal desk, a Baroque style inlaid center table, and a pair of Italian walnut corner cupboards are some of the more notable pieces of formal furniture.
A lovely set of Neoclassical style cast-iron garden furniture suite, embellished with swags, is one of three groups of outdoor seating.
The late Carmen Berra collected chicken and figural birds primarily in glass and wood by such notable makers as Royal Worcester, Baccarat, W. Goebel and Boehm. Several Georgian wall sconces, lamps and dinner services by venerable firms like Adams, Ducal Crownware, Lenox and Heinrich & Co. augment the table top items.
Numerous commemorative pieces will catch (get it?) bidders’ attention. For example, there are Yankees inscribed Tiffany ice buckets, a Hall of Fame tea pot, a portrait, team jacket, baseballs, a pair of #8-embroidered Yankee-logo-emblazoned golf shoes, a team suitcase and other pieces, including All-Star Game memorabilia.
Each lot will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.