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Andrew Haswell Green (1820 - 1903)
A n d r e w H. G r e e n
The Father of Greater New York
"The Green Family ESTATE"
Worcester, MA and New York City
Personal Property of 10 Generations
September 9-10-11 and 12 2010
Green Hill, Worcester, MA ca. 1890 (click on image)
Geo. Washington Last Will & Test.
by Isaiah Thomas Jr. Feb. 1800 (One of 13 known)
Andrew Haswell Green b. Worcester, Mass. 1820, d. New York City 1903. Known as "The Father of Greater New York", Green worked for 5 decades (1843-1898) towards the betterment of the City of New York and its citizens. His achievements in bringing together the 5 boroughs which now comprise New York City was one of his many improvements. Mr. Green can be credited with his vision of a city for such an enormous and diverse population (The "world's second City", behind London in 1898) began unfolding during his lifetime. In 1869 he headed the Central Park Commission and helped to create a cultural center which under Mr. Green included the creation of The American Museum of Natural History, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Bronx Zoo. As City Comptroller, Mr. Green's intelligence and persistance guided the financial hand of the city away from the the corrupt "Boss" Thomas Tweed Ring which had nearly bankrupted the city before being exposed in 1871. Early this year the City of New York decided to acknowledge Andrew H. Green and his achievements by dedicating 1 1/2 acres of land and 4 1/2 million dollars to build a park in his memory. To learn more about Andrew H. Green CLICK HERE
Early Presidential Letters of
Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Jackson
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|LOCATION: The auction will be held in the Grand Ballrooom at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA at 50 Foster Street, Exit 16 off Interstate 290||
Wednesday Sep. 8, 2010
Preview: 1PM - 7PM
Any Session can be previewed starting today until the Session auction begins
Thursday Sep. 9, 2010|
Toys, Dolls and Games
Preview: 11AM - 8PM
Auction: 6PM - 8PM
Friday Sep. 10, 2010|
Preview: 10AM - 8PM
Andrew H. Green Tiffany glass & silver; and other decorative items
Session II Auction Starting at 11AM
Green Family Vintage Clothing Collection, jewelry, paislies & linens
Session III Auction Starting at 3:30PM
Saturday Sep. 11, 2010|
Preview: 8AM - 4PM
Andrew H. Green memorabilia
plus the Presidential letters, Frederick Law Olmstead letters, along with Green family letters, books, daggeurreotypes, etc.
Auction starting at 11AM
Stamps, Coins, Paper Money
Auction: 4PM or immediately after Session IV auction
Sunday Sep. 12, 2010
Paintings, Antiques and General Estate Items
Preview: 9AM - 11AM
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AUCTIONEER'S NOTE: This auction has something for everyone, from doorstops to rare and important documents. Everything will be sold to the highest bidder regardless of price. Important: All items are presently packed for the move to the DCU Center in Worcester, MA. Any questions about the auction will be answered on the 7th of September; however, we may be able to answer some questions immediately.
Packing and Shipping arrangements may be made by contacing Mike Holland at ph. (603) 474-2420 or fax. (603) 474-2432.
Worcester Historical Museum|
Exclusive Preview Party to Benefit the Museum at the DCU Center Tuesday, September 7th 6PM - 8:30PM
Admission by ticket only - for ticket information call 508-753-8278
Richard W. Oliver Mass. Au824
Richard W. Oliver II Maine AUC1350
Buyer's premium 18% Cash or check with proper ID MasterCard/Visa Mass. sales tax applies. No sales tax with resale certificate.
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