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The G.G.Weiner Collection of Lalique Car Mascots

 

The G.G.Weiner Collection of Lalique Car Mascots

Auction on Thursday 6th September at 2pm

The collection has been accumulated since the turn of the century and includes: Lalique French glass automotive mascots (hood ornaments), associated desk ornaments, paperweights, trophies and bookends of the inter-war Art Deco period to modern (discontinued) pieces. Also included in the sale is a large octagonal plate glass display case, black glass circular display stands, various Lalique ephemera relating to the mascots, including reference books, auction catalogues, brochures, flyers etc.

Mr Weiner explains: 

"In a nutshell... We (my late Father & I) have been continually in business from the 1960's dealing at first in fine arms, amour and militaria along with (controversial) Third Reich regalia. Starting business in Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey taking a shop in Brady's Arcade (formerly The Collector's shop owned & run by Roy Butler, he of The BBC's Antiques Roadshow, who's been running an auction house for many years in Lewes, Sussex). Travelling every month to purchase stock from his auction house in Lewes, it was sensible to move nearer. So moving to Brighton in the 1970's and renting various shops in the famous 'Lanes' still trading in militaria. Then incorporating old children's pedal cars from an arcade shopping centre in nearby Rottingdean.

Moving back to central Brighton in the 1990's and leasing a premises called 'The Sentry Box' in Market Street, in the Lanes and then trad­ing from various other outlets. Gradually dispensing with the militaria and trading in classic car memorabilia and automobilia incorporating Lalique car mascots into the inventory. In early 2000 buying a freehold house with land with a 'tatty' garage and getting planning permission to knock it down and re-build a purpose built gallery with glass roof to show off the exclusive Lalique mascots in natural light!"

Viewing takes place (during the Goodwood Revival week) at our Galleries here in North Street, Lewes on: 

Monday 3rd September 9am-5pm
Tuesday 4th September 9am-5pm
Wednesday 5th September 9am-5pm

All the lots can be seen HERE