Road Trip: Cat-Oriented Estate Sale in Northern NJ

The former president of the Cat Fanciers Association is selling some of his treasures.

The man himself, in a painting by Roy Anderson. Also for sale.

The man himself, in a painting by Roy Anderson. Also for sale.

The internationally know former president of the Cat Fanciers Association Richard Gebhardt has, according to the listing on EstateSales.net, “decided to part with many of his lifelong treasures.” Seems a shame, but I suppose there comes a time in every life, feline-focused or no, when our possessions get the better of us. In Gebhardt’s case, given that he’s spent much of his years devoted to breeding, judging and advocating on behalf of cats and dogs (he is also a fan of the Japanese Chin, seems like), many of those treasures are animal themed: For instance:

– Hand-painted screen presented by the Japanese Cat Society
– Original photographs by world-renowned animal photographer Creszentia Allen
– Pair of Kutani Siamese cats
– Contents of Richard’s pet grooming parlor
– Chick Bragg “Cat Family” lithograph
– A CAT CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT GIVEN TO RICHARD BY BETTY WHITE

Gebhardt also has celebrity autographs from Paul Lynde and Muhammed Ali, a bronze medallion/medal/currency proof set made for Benito Mussolini, and perhaps the oldest working juicer I’ve ever seen. And that’s just for starters. I mean, do you not want to drive to Denville, NJ tomorrow to check this out? I know I do. Gallery below, and 135 more photos at the sale’s website.



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