MT. CRAWFORD, Va. – The Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates Summer Americana Auction includes everything from advertising and firearms to country furniture and antique marbles. The auction, comprising more than 1,700 lots, will take place during three days: Thursday, August 25; Friday, August 26; and Saturday, August 27, with sessions beginning at 9 am Eastern time each day. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Thursday’s session, Day One, features a selection of advertising and country store material, including signs; a large collection of vintage and glass marbles, including examples by Christensen; a 50-year collection of vintage fishing lures, rods and reels; vintage bicycles; toys and dolls; ceramics, including folk pottery; textiles; sewing accessories; silver; jewelry and collectibles of all types. Highlights include a fully-restored Cushman Truckster, an Ives clockwork butter churner toy in excellent condition and a 1939 Hawthorne Zep men’s deluxe bicycle. This last is estimated at $3,000-$5,000.
Friday’s session, Day Two, is a special single-owner session featuring the private collection of Eddie Tatum, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The Tatum collection will include early Piedmont North Carolina furniture, featuring several important examples; North and South Carolina folk pottery; antique marbles; folk art; historical material, including Civil War-related objects and other ephemera; and a wide range of flasks, bottles and jars.
Highlights include a paint-decorated Piedmont North Carolina blanket chest in untouched condition, estimated at $8,000-$12,000; and an extremely rare Gen. Taylor – Fell’s Point portrait flask in puce, estimated at $10,000-$15,000.
Saturday’s session, Day Three, will include period American furniture, from country to formal; country accessories, including baskets, boxes, treenware and other domestic articles; folk art, including contemporary examples by Peter Ompir; firearms and accessories, among them several high-grade shotguns by Ithaca and A. H. Fox; historical material, including Civil War-related objects and Shenandoah Valley articles, highlighted by a group of Henkel family ephemera; early iron, including hearth accessories and lighting; and a large collection of pewter.
Highlights include a Disney Fox and the Hound original animation cel, estimated at $1,000-$2,000, as well as a fine vintage A. H. Fox HE Grade Super Fox double-barrel shotgun and a 19th-century American folk art landscape painting featuring a Civil War military encampment.
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