This Eugene Iverd painting was the hidden treasure of the appraisal booth at the Niskayuna Reformed Church’s Antique Show on Friday, January 19th. The show had a wonderful selection of vendors and attendees brought a great variety of antiques for Mark to appraise.
Eugene Iverd (1893-1936), born George Melvin Erickson, was a Minnesota artist well-known in the 1920s for his paintings and illustrations. He submitted his first picture to The Saturday Evening Post in 1926 with them publishing his first artwork on the March 13th cover of the same year. During his career, Iverd produced 55 magazine covers and approximately 60 advertisements for clients including Campbell’s Soup Company and Monarch Foods.
This beautiful painting, entitled ‘Lighting the Pumpkin,’ was published on the cover of the November 3, 1934 issue of The Saturday Evening Post. The framed painting, measuring approximately 26″ x 18″, wowed onlookers with its beauty. The young girl makes eye contact with the viewer, a bright smile on her face. Light spills from the jack-o-lantern as the young boy in costume, his face covered in glee, puts a match into it. Beyond the warm glow, pairs of spooky eyes emerge from the darkness.
The artworks of The Saturday Evening Post have always had a special place in the heart of America. There is a certain nostalgia for the jolly characters that graced the cover each week. ‘Lighting the Pumpkin’ is an exquisite example that is estimated at $10,000-$20,000.
To view more of Eugene Iverd’s covers of The Saturday Evening Post visit here.
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Mark of Mark Lawson Antiques will be conducting appraisals Friday, January 19th from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Niskayuna Reformed Church’s Annual Antique Show. Each appraisal will be $5 with all proceeds benefiting the Niskayuna Reformed Church. The event is open to the public so come discuss your antiques, art, and other objects with a professional. You never know what you might have as unique treasures have been found at our past events! Additionally, the Antique Show will have a variety of vendors set up with antiques for sale.
Please call the church office at 518-785-5575 with questions.
Where: Niskayuna Reformed Chuch 3041 Troy-Niskayuna Road Niskayuna, NY 12309
When: Friday, January 19, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Cost: $5 per object to benefit the Niskayuna Reformed Church
We hope to see you there!
Mark Lawson of Mark Lawson Antiques will be hosting an Antiques Appraisal event at Hearthstone Village in Latham, NY on Friday September 15th, 2017. Register in advance to claim one of 40 spots to have your family heirloom or mysterious attic find evaluated. This Antiques Roadshow-style event will publicly evaluate and discuss the antiques, art, and other objects of interest provided by the audience. Our previous events have turned up some unexpected treasures – who knows what we’ll find this time? Even if you don’t have anything you’d like to bring for appraisal, this event is open to the public and you’re welcome to come and enjoy the show!
Register today by calling Hearthstone Village at (518) 867-4050. Only 40 spots are available and they’ll go fast!
Where: Hearthstone Village 4000 Florence Dr, Latham, NY 12110
When: Friday September 15, 2017 at 10am
Registration: $10/item. Preregistration is required – call Hearthstone Village at (518) 867-4050 to register. Please call Hearthstone Village for any questions or additional details.
Details: All proceeds from the event will be donated to Hope House of Albany.
Come see us Saturday, November 5th, 2016 at the Century Club of Amsterdam for an Appraisal & Buying Event.
Discover the value of that family heirloom, the mysterious painting that has always been on the wall or the old sword your grandfather said came from Japan. Receive top professional prices for those old pieces of jewelry you never wear, the silver coins that have been sitting in a drawer for years, or that diamond that somehow got chipped. Our appraisers will be on-site from 10am to 2pm to evaluate and purchase:
(click on any link for more information about the kinds of things we purchase)
Appraisals are 1 item for $3, or 3 items for $5.
Appraisal fee proceeds to support the Century Club.
When: Saturday, November 5th 2016, 10am-2pm
Where: 130 Guy Park Ave, Amsterdam NY 12010 (link to map, opens in new tab)