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795. [Mardi Gras], Brors Anders Wikstrom (Swedish/New Orleans, 1854-1909, active New Orleans, 1883-1909), a pair of Rex costume designs, c. 1890-1900, watercolor on paper, 9 3/8 in. x 7 3/8 in. $700/1000
Note: Wikstrom was designer of the Rex pageants for 25 years and of the Proteus pageants for 10 years. His Proteus work is now in the Tulane University Collection. However, examples of his Rex work are rare: even though each year's work included 120 costume plates, only several dozen have survived. Schindler, Henri, Mardi Gras: New Orleans, Flammarion, 1997, pp. 117-119.
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796. [Mardi Gras], Brors Anders Wikstrom (Swedish/New Orleans, 1854-1909, active New Orleans, 1883-1909), a pair of Rex costume designs, c. 1890-1900, watercolor on paper, 9 3/8 in. x 7 3/8 in. $700/1000
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797. [Mardi Gras], Brors Anders Wikstrom (Swedish/New Orleans, 1854-1909, active New Orleans, 1888-1909), a pair of Rex costume designs, c. 1890-1900, watercolor on paper, 9 3/8 in. x 7 3/8 in. $700/1000
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798. [Mardi Gras], Two Sets of Mobile, Alabama Carnival Tableau Costume Designs, by Edmond Carl De Celle (American/Alabama, b. 1889), watercolors on illustration board, six designs from "The Mikado by Gilbert and Sullivan", all signed, titled and characters identified, 14 3/4 in x 9 3/4 in.; four designs possibly from the 1938 "Order of the Dragon", watercolors on illustration board, all signed, 11 in. x 7 in., and identified Arabic figure, watercolor on illustration board, signed, 11 1/4 in. x 7 in., all unframed (11 pcs.) $800/1200
Image Of Lot 0799 799. [Mardi Gras], an Elves of Oberon krewe favor pin, early 20th c. $150/250
Image Of Lot 0800 800. [Mardi Gras], a Mistick Krewe of Comus sterling silver krewe favor pin, 1902, "The Fairy Kingdom", reproduced in Henri Schindler's Mardi Gras Treasures: Jewelry of the Golden Age, Pelican Publishing Company, Gretna, 2006, p. 31. $300/500
Image Of Lot 0801 801. [Mardi Gras], a Mistick Krewe of Comus krewe favor pin, 1904, "Izdubar", reproduced in Henri Schindler's Mardi Gras Treasures: Jewelry of the Golden Age, Pelican Publishing Company, Gretna, 2006, p. 31. $400/600
Image Of Lot 0802 802. [Mardi Gras], a Knights of Momus krewe favor pin, 1903, "Myths of Redmen". $200/400
Image Of Lot 0803 803. [Mardi Gras], a Knights of Momus krewe favor pin, 1904, "Visions of the World's Vanities". $200/400
Image Of Lot 0804 804. [Mardi Gras], a Knights of Momus krewe favor pin, 1915, "Tales of How and Why", the title of No. 4 was "Why Soft-Shelled Crabs are Soft", reproduced in Henri Schindler's Mardi Gras Treasures: Jewelry of the Golden Age, Pelican Publishing Co., Gretna, 2006, p. 136. $400/600
Image Of Lot 0805 805. [Mardi Gras], a Krewe of Proteus krewe favor pin, 1905, "Rubaiyat". $400/600
Image Of Lot 0806 806. [Mardi Gras], Krewe of Proteus silver anniversary favor pin, 1906, "The Inspiration of Proteus". $300/500
Image Of Lot 0807 807. [Mardi Gras], a Krewe of Proteus krewe favor pin, 1923, "Myths and Legends of the North American Indians", reproduced in Henri Schindler's Mardi Gras Treasures: Jewelry of the Golden Age, Pelican Publishing Company, Gretna, 2006, p. 154. $400/600
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808. [Mardi Gras], a Krewe of Proteus sterling silver and enamel krewe favor locket, 1925, "Tales of Romances of Old Japan". $400/600
Image Of Lot 0809 809. [Mardi Gras], a Krewe of Proteus sterling silver krewe favor pin, 1939, "Select Fables of La Fontaine". $200/400
Image Of Lot 0810 810. [Mardi Gras], a Twelfth Night Revelers krewe favor pin, early 20th c. $200/400
Image Of Lot 0811 811. [Mardi Gras], a Twelfth Night Revelers krewe favor pin, 1909, "The Revels of the Gems". $300/500
Image Of Lot 0812 812. [Mardi Gras], a collection of mid-to-late 20th c. Rex ladies ball pins, dating from 1973-1993, (12 pcs.) $300/500
Image Of Lot 0813 813. [Mardi Gras], a large collection of mid-to-late 20th c. Rex ladies ball pins, dating from 1968-1996, three with original boxes, (approx. 27 pcs.) $500/700
Image Of Lot 0814 814. [Mardi Gras], a collection of Rex ducal badges dating from 1977-1994, (9 pcs.) $500/700
Image Of Lot 0815 815. [Mardi Gras], a collection of illustrated newspapers, late 19th c. and early 20th c., including 7 Harper's Weekly, dated March 29, 1873, March 8, 1884, March 19, 1892, two March 12, 1898, March 4, 1899, and February 14, 1903; two The Illustrated American, March 15, 1890 and March 14, 1896; and one The Graphic, Chicago, March 4, 1893, (10 pcs.) $500/700
Image Of Lot 0816 816. [Mardi Gras], a collection of illustrated newspapers, late 19th c. and early 20th c. including three Harper's Weekly, March 19, 1892, March 12, 1898 and February 14, 1903; Mid-Week Pictorial: National Magazine of News Pictures, February 27, 1932 (2 pcs.), and 7 individual sheets of illustrations, (12 pcs.) $400/600
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817. [Mardi Gras], "Idealistic Queens", Rex parade bulletin, March 7th, 1905, lithography by Walle & Co. Ltd., New Orleans, "Lithographers to His Majesty", "In Utopia", with a Casell Gallery, New Orleans label en verso, sight 27 1/2 in. x 41 1/2 in., framed. $500/700
Note: For rare photographic images of the "Idealistic Queens" parade, see Henri Schindler's Mardi Gras: New Orleans, Flammarion, 1997, pp. 124 and 125.
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818. [Mardi Gras], Times Picayune Supplement, Rex, February 20, 1917, lithography by Walle & Co., Ltd., New Orleans, "The Gift of the Gods", 27 5/8 in. x 42 in., unframed. $500/700
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819. [Mardi Gras], Times Picayune Supplement, Knights of Momus Parade Bulletin, February 15th, 1917, lithography by Walle & Co. Ltd., New Orleans, "Adventures of Baron Munchausen", 27 5/8 in. x 42 in., unframed. $500/700
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820. [Mardi Gras], Times Picayune Supplement, Krewe of Proteus Parade Bulletin, February 19, 1917, lithography by Walle & Co. Ltd., New Orleans, "The Earthly Paradise", 27 5/8 in. x 42 in., unframed. $500/700
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Image Of Lot 0821

821. [Mardi Gras], Times Picayune Supplement, Mistick Krewe of Comus Parade Bulletin, February 20, 1917, lithography by Walle & Co. Ltd., New Orleans, "Romantic Legends", 27 5/8 in. x 42 in., unframed. $500/700

 

821A. [Mardi Gras], rewe of Nereus Times Picayune Parade Bulletin Supplement, February 21, 1900, “The Christian Era,” sight 27 ½ in. x 41 ¾ in., framed. $500/700
Image Of Lot 0822 822. [Mardi Gras], a large group of ball favors from the Krewes of Nereus, Niobeans, Okeanos, and Olympians, (13 pcs.) $200/400
Image Of Lot 0823 823. [Mardi Gras], a pair of Rex vase krewe favors, 1916, "Visions From the Poets". $200/400
Image Of Lot 0824 824. [Mardi Gras], a pair of Rex vase krewe favors, 1917, "The Gifts of the Gods to Louisiana", (2 pcs.) $200/400
Image Of Lot 0825 825. [Mardi Gras], a Rex vase krewe favor, 1915, "Fragments From Song and Story", marked "England"; together with its original box, (2 pcs.) $200/300
Image Of Lot 0826 826. [Mardi Gras], a Rex loving cup krewe favor, 1914, 'The Drama of the Year", together with its original box, (2 pcs.) $200/300
Image Of Lot 0827 827. [Mardi Gras], two Rex letter opener krewe favors including 1902, "Quotations From Literature", and 1910, "The Freaks of Fable", (2 pcs.) $200/300
Image Of Lot 0828 828. [Mardi Gras], a group of ball favors including Krewe of Proteus, 1965, "Lost Cities in Fact and Fancy", sterling silver box, and a jewelry box; together with a Mistick Krewe of Comus, sterling box, (3 pcs.) $200/300
Image Of Lot 0829 829. [Mardi Gras], a group of Rex krewe favors including a card tray, 1908 "The Classics of Imagination", a box, 1904 "In the Realm of Imagination", and a pierced dish, 1913, "Enchantments and Transformations", (3 pcs.) $200/300
Image Of Lot 0830 830. [Mardi Gras], a group of Rex ball favors including a painted card tray, 1909, "The Treasures of the King", a bud vase, 1905, and a loving cup, 1903 "Feasts and Fetes", (3 pcs.) $200/300
Image Of Lot 0831 831. [Mardi Gras], a large group of ball ephemera including various programs, invitations and admit cards from the Krewes of Achaeans, Alhambra, Anubis, Apollo, Athenians, The Atlanteans, Knights of Babylon, Bacchus, Caliphs of Cairo, Krewe of Carrollton, and Choctaw, (approx. 36 pcs.) $300/500
Image Of Lot 0832 832. [Mardi Gras], a large group of ball ephemera including various invitations, programs, and admit cards from the Krewes of Diana, Dorians, Eros, Excalibur, Harlequins, Hermes, Iris, Les Marionettes, Mithras, Mokana, Knights of Momus, Moslem, Mystery, Mystic Club, Niobeans, Nereus and Nippon, (approx. 30 pcs.) $300/500
Image Of Lot 0833 833. [Mardi Gras], a large group of ball ephemera including various invitations, programs, and admit cards from the Elves of Oberon, and the Krewes of Olympians, Omardz, Osiris, Prophets of Persia, Rex, The Squires, Sonians, Knights of Sparta, Twelfth Night Revelers, Venus and Zeus, (approx. 40 pcs.) $300/500
Image Of Lot 0834 834. [Mardi Gras], a large group of ball ephemera including various favor pins and jewelry from various krewes including The Atlanteans, Athenians, Babylon, Bacchus, Caesar, Carrollton, and Dorians, (approx. 17 pcs.) $200/400
Image Of Lot 0835 835. [Mardi Gras], a large group of ball ephemera including various favor pins, jewelry, and Coleman E. Adler's ornaments from various krewes including Endymion, Knights of Momus, Moslem, Mystic, Nereus, Osiris, Rex, Sparta, Thoth and Twelfth Night Revelers, (approx. 28 pcs.) $200/400
Image Of Lot 0836 836. [Mardi Gras], a large group of ball favors including cups, dishes and various ephemera from various krewes including Twelfth Night Revelers, Thoth, Theron, Krewe of Romans and Knights of Romance, (approx. 12 pcs). $200/400
Image Of Lot 0837 837. [Mardi Gras], a large group of ball favors including cups, dishes and ephemera from various krewes including Achaeans, Anubis, Alexis and Alhambra, (approx 27 pcs.) $300/500
Image Of Lot 0838 838. [Mardi Gras], a large group of ball favors including goblets, boxes, mugs and other ephemera from various krewes including Aquila, Athenians, and The Atlanteans, (17 pcs.) $200/400
Image Of Lot 0839 839. [Mardi Gras], a large group of ball favors including boxes, spoons, cups and other ephemera from various krewes including Bards of Bohemia, Caliphs of Cairo, Caronis, Carrollton, Comus and Dorians, (approx. 14 pcs.) $200/400
Image Of Lot 0840 840. [Mardi Gras], a large group of ball favors including plates, cups, and other ephemera from various krewes including Elenians, Endymion, Eros, Eurydice, Harlequins and Hermes, (approx. 17 pcs.) $200/400
Image Of Lot 0841 841. [Mardi Gras], a large group of ball favors including cups, dishes and ephemera from various krewes including Hera, Iris, and Jupiter, (approx 16 pcs.) $200/400
Image Of Lot 0842 842. [Mardi Gras], a large group of ball favors including cups, dishes, and other ephemera from various krewes including Knights of Momus, Mecca, Mid-City, Moslem, Mystery and Mystic, (13 pcs.) $200/400
Image Of Lot 0843 843. [Mardi Gras], a large group of ball favors including cups, dishes and ephemera from various krewes including Osiris, Pegasus, Prometheus, and Prophets of Persia, (approx. 31 pcs.) $300/500
Image Of Lot 0844 844. [Mardi Gras], a large group of ball favors including cups, dishes and other ephemera from the krewes Venus and Zeus, (approx. 22 pcs.) $200/400
Image Of Lot 0846 846. [Mardi Gras], three Rex krewe favors, including two letter openers, 1902, "Quotations from Literature", 1910, "The Freaks of Fable", and a hand mirror, 1899, "Reveries of Rex", all with boxes, (6 pcs.) $200/400
Image Of Lot 0847 847. [Mardi Gras], two krewe favors including a Rex inkwell, 1911, "Arts and Sciences", and The Atlanteans sterling silver cup, 1925, "Jolliker, The Creator of Games and Pleasures". (2 pcs.) $200/400
Image Of Lot 0848 848. [Mardi Gras], two Rex krewe favors, including a loving cup, 1914, "The Drama of the Year", and a vase, 1917, "The Gifts of the Gods to Louisiana". (2 pcs.) $150/250
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849. [Mardi Gras], a group of ball favors, including a Knights of Momus wine taster, 1872-1972, "Merry Moments of Momus" and a shot glass, four Caliphs of Cairo small trays, 1968, two Prophets of Persia wine tasters, 1963, a Twelfth Night Revelers cordial glass, 1953, three cordial glasses, 1960, 1969 and 1970, the latter two marked "Gorham Sterling"; accompanied by a Paul Revere miniature bowl by Reed and Barton, (13 pcs.) $250/450
Image Of Lot 0850 850. [Mardi Gras], an Atlanteans ball tableau program, February 11th, 1947, "A Valentine Ball Masque" and The Atlanteans ball invitation, February 15, 1955, (2 pcs.) $100/200
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851. [Mardi Gras], three Rex proclamations, January 31, 1969, "World of Hans Christian Anderson"; February 13, 1971, "Our Storybook of the Sea"; and February 1974, "Living Jewels". $200/400
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852. [Mardi Gras], 5 costume designs, by Lucia and Philip Liuzza, probably for the Krewe of Moslem, mid-20th c., including "The Pink Mist, Mrs. Earl Carr, Past Queen", "Maid #6", "Time to Get Up: Krewe, Group I", "Mrs. Richard Wing White" and "Mrs. Mary Louise White, Jr., Past Queen", watercolors and mixed media, two with fabric sample, all signed and titled, 11 in. x 15 in., unframed. $600/900
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853. [Mardi Gras], 5 costume designs by Lucia and Philip Liuzza probably for the Krewe of Moslem, mid-20th c., including "Mrs. Earl Carr, Past Queen", "Queen", two designs for "Alma Cousins" and "The Fawn: Maid", watercolors and mixed media, one with fabric sample, signed and titled, 15 in. x 11 in., unframed. $600/900
Image Of Lot 0854 854. [Mardi Gras], a collection of 5 carnival float souvenirs, including two ceramic banks, one signed by Blaine Kern en verso, two "The King of Mardi Gras, His Pages and His Float", both marked "Philip M. Walmsley, New Orleans", one ceramic and one tin, both with original boxes and "The King of Casinos - The Grand Parade of 2003" ceramic float; together with a hand-made papier-mâché king's float, unsigned, (5 pcs.) $200/300

855. [Mardi Gras], a collection of memorabilia including Time Magazine, February 21, 1949 issue with Louis Armstrong on cover; Mardi Gras Paper Dolls, published by Saalfield; a “Pennsylvania Railroad Tour to the New Orleans Mardi Gras”, 1910, pamphlet; Rex Ball favor of music box lighter in original box; a deck of New Orleans Carnival cards in original case; and “Louisiana – Grand Masquerade”, 1878, a hand-colored lithograph on paper from Frank Leslie’s illustrated Newspaper, sight 14 3/4 in. x 20 3/8 in., attractively matted and framed, (6 pcs.)

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856. [Mardi Gras], a collection of Times Picayune newspapers with stories and illustrations from March 10, 1946, February 19, 1947, February 23, 1947, February 25, 1923, March 6, 1946, February 25, 1923, March 6, 1946, February 25, 1946, February 14, 1947, and February 11, 1947, (8 pcs.) $200/400
Image Of Lot 0857 857. [Mardi Gras], a mid-20th c. papier-mâché New Orleans Carnival mask, height 13 in. $50/100
Image Of Lot 0858 858. [Mardi Gras], Philip Sage (American/New Orleans, b. 1942), "Mardi Gras Night", 1982, colored etching, pencil-signed, titled and dated, artist proof "2/30", sight 25 in. x 19 in., attractively framed. $300/500
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859. [Mardi Gras], Russell Cresson (American/New Orleans, b. 1911), two black and white photographs of "The Rex Parade on Canal Street, New Orleans", silver gelatin prints, both signed lower right, 11 in. x 14 in., in matching frames; accompanied by Metairie-Picayune, March 3, 2005 newspaper article on the photographer. $300/500
Image Of Lot 0859A 859A. [Mardi Gras], a Rex ball invitation, February 10, 1891, "Visions", reproduced in Arthur Hardy's Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Arthur Hardy Enterprises, Metairie, 2003, p. 47. $700/900
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