The Vosper Collection

Saturday August 19, 2006 

 Beginning at 10AM


For decades it’s been rumored that there is a great collection in Kingston Ont.

Howard Pain was invited into the home a few years ago to take photographs for his book “The Heritage of Upper Canadian Furniture”. This untouchable collection has become touchable.

On Saturday August 19, 2006 at Queens University’s  historic Grant Hall, we will offer the contents of this great Kingston home.


Those interested in previewing the collection may do so on Friday August 18, 2006 at Grant Hall situated on Queen’s campus on University Ave. from 3PM until 8PM and on sale day from 8AM until 10AM


Auction signs will be posted from Hwy. 401 and Sir John A MacDonald Bvld. and will direct you south on Sir John “A” to Union St., left on Union St. to University Avenue and right on University Ave. one half block to Grant Hall. Suitable parking in the area.

The collection, spanning three generations, consists of family pieces and items of interest collected by the late Margaret Webb and her husband Leo, who dealt in antiques in the 1950’s and early 1960’s, from their store on lower Princess St. and later from the Belvedere Hotel on King St.

Since that time the collection has been housed in the family home, an historic three-story limestone in Kingston Ontario under the watchful eye of Mrs. Webb’s son George Vosper and his wife Velma.

It’s a diverse collection covering most fields of interest to both the Canadian and international collectors of today and includes offerings of porcelain, art glass and patterned glass, silver flat ware in chests, mantle and grandfather clocks, Victorian and Georgian furniture including eight pieces in Pain’s book, textiles to include carpets, hand woven coverlets and two early samplers, vintage clothing, oil paintings and water colours, books, burl bowls, early 19th century doll furniture, etc.

View over 400 photos in the following galleries 

Click the thumbnails within each for an enlarged view  


Gallery One Images 1-100

Gallery Two Images 101-200

Gallery Three Images 201 -300

Gallery Four Images 301 to 413



Terms: Cash, cheque with two forms of ID, Visa, MasterCard and Interac.

            All sales subject to a 10% buyer’s premium.


Auctioneers: Tim Potter and Cec Knight