On September 6, Gorringe’s of Lewes is offering The GG Weiner Collection, involving 70 lots in a single-owner sale.
That owner is Geoffrey G Weiner, author of Unique Lalique Mascots, who has accumulated the group since the turn of the century.
It covers car (hood) ornaments but also desk ornaments and associated paperweights, trophies and bookends, of the inter-war Art Deco period to modern (discontinued) pieces.
Weiner started out as a dealer with his father in Kingston-upon-Thames before moving to Brighton. After concentrating on militaria they traded in classic car memorabilia and automobilia, incorporating Lalique car mascots into the inventory.
In early 2000, Weiner says, they were able to buy a freehold house with land and a ‘tatty’ garage, “getting planning permission to knock it down and re-build a purpose-built gallery with a glass roof to show off the exclusive Lalique mascots in natural light.”