1912 Cadillac hits top end at Jeffrey Evans auction

Cadillac hits top end

1912 Cadillac Model 30 touring car. Price realized: $22,230. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

MOUNT CRAWFORD, Va. – Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates’ Winter Americana Auction held Feb. 28-29 was a much-anticipated event and produced strong prices – along with a few surprises – in multiple categories. The two-day format consisted of 1,560 lots of diverse material that generated near record-breaking levels of participation for the firm, a strong indication of vigor in several segments of the marketplace. Bidding was intense throughout each day with over 5,000 registered bidders from 25 countries participating in house and online. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

Session II on Saturday consisted of the firm’s usual diverse selection of antiques and collectibles and produced strong results with numerous categories demonstrating signs of sustained energy. Saturday’s session included a number of coveted objects, most notably a garage-kept 1912 Cadillac Model 30 touring car (above) with older restoration. The weekend’s top lot at $22,230, the rare brass-era vehicle, thought to be the oldest of its type in Virginia, sparked a tremendous amount of interest and heated bidding.

Session I on Friday featured the important bottle collection of Doris and the late Russell Evitt of Jackson, Calif. Starting the weekend off with a bang, the Evitt Collection included a broad array of fresh-to-the-market historical flasks, California bitters and whiskeys, Willington and other pickles, pitkins, globes, snuffs, and figurals that were well received, with most examples greatly exceeding expectations. The 572-lot offering on Friday sparked significant interest and produced strong results overall. Top lot from Friday was a California pictorial fire grenade (below) in medium amber, retaining original label and contents, which garnered $16,380 (all prices include 17% buyer’s premium). This exceptional example, nearly mint, was chased by in-house and online bidders to what is believed to be a record price for the form.

Cadillac hits top end

California pictorial glass fire grenade. Price realized: $16,380. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

Other noteworthy results from the Friday session included an amber Willington Cathedral/Gothic pickle jar at $16,380 (Lot 19); a Lacour’s Western figural bitters bottle in brilliant yellow-green (below) at $15,210; and a Dr. Henley’s Western IXL Wild Graperoot Bitters bottle at $10,530.

Cadillac hits top end

Lacour’s Western figural bitters bottle. Price realized: $15,210. Price realized: Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

Another surprise early in the sale included a fine pair of Historic California leaded- and stained-glass windows from the Evitt Collection. Believed to have been a part of the historic Eureka Hotel in Sutter Creek, California, the rare pair generated intense interest, ultimately going to a Golden State phone bidder for $16,380.

Cadillac hits top end

Historic California leaded and stained-glass windows. Price realized: $16,380. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

Other noteworthy results from the Saturday session included a fine pair of figural eagle cast-iron and glass apothecary show globes at $7,020 (Lot 1142); a Baltimore, Maryland, brewing company reverse-painted advertising sign at $4,680 (Lot 1274); and a Colt Model 1849 pocket revolver with Civil War history at $3,802 (Lot 1001).

Cadillac hits top end

Willington Cathedral/Gothic pickle jar, Lot 19. Price realized: $16,380. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

“This sale generated robust interest across the board, from bidders near and far. The overall excitement and strong sales results reflect the freshness and quality of the merchandise offered,” said company president and auctioneer Jeffrey S. Evans. “In addition, the auction was 99.9% unreserved, so the results are a true and honest gauge of the current market.” he added.

For details, contact Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates at info@jeffreysevans.com or 540-434-3939.