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South San Francisco, CA, United States
DoneSun, Oct 16, 2016 6:30 PM GMT


Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to present the Americana Collection of the late Alice S. Reynolds. Offering 180 lots, the online sale features diverse Early American items, many from the first half of the 19th century, including pewter and blue-and-white Staffordshire transferware; and chocolate, candy and ice cream molds from the late 18002-early 1900s. Turner Auctions + Appraisals begins its online auction on October 16 at 11:30 am PST; sale items can be previewed online now until the sale starts. The late Alice S. Reynolds was a product of New England, a background that fostered a collecting interest in early Americana that lasted more than 60 years. It started when she was still a student at Brown University in the early and mid-1940s, and extended thru the first decade of the 21st century. From Rhode Island, Alice married Myron Reynolds, a PhD student in chemistry, also at Brown, in 1943. Setting up their new household, they went to country auctions and antique shops instead of buying new items, which were scarce in the post-war, baby-boom era. In 1947, the couple moved near Schenectady in upstate New York, which was a prime hunting ground for early American country antiques, said their daughter, Susan Rosenberg of Washington. There the collection grew and expanded to include country Early American furniture from the early 1800s, American pewter, ironstone, wooden kitchen utensils, cast iron tools and more. Thus, they put together a house, a family and a life surrounded by these items of American history.