MOUNT CRAWFORD, Va. – Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates’ Winter Americana Auction contains a true diversity of material and includes everything from rare bottles and flasks to advertising and political memorabilia. The large auction will take place over two days, Friday, Feb. 28, and Saturday, Feb. 29. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
Friday’s session, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time, promises to be a landmark event and features the important bottle and flask collection of the late Russell and Doris Evitt, Jackson, Calif. Offerings consist of rare historical flasks, California and other bitters and whiskeys, Willington and other pickles, pitkins and globes, snuffs, figurals, plus the sarsaparilla collection of the late Charles Timothy “Tim” Moore, Troy, N.C.
Highlights from the Evitt Collection include a rare 8¾-inch yellow-toned amber Cathedral / Gothic pickle jar, attributed to the West Willington Glassworks (1814-1872), West Willington, Conn., ex-Gardner Collection; a brilliant yellow-green Lacour’s Western figural bitters bottle; a California handled whiskey bottle of chestnut form in deep red amber, embossed “NONPAREIL / TRADE MARK / KOLB & DENHARD / SAN FRANCISCO”; a GIII-16 Lancaster cornucopia – urn pictorial flask in medium sapphire blue, Lancaster Glass Works, Lancaster, New York; and a medium amber California pictorial fire grenade of ribbed chestnut form retaining original printed label marked for the “California Fire Extinguisher Co.” of San Francisco.
Saturday’s session, beginning at 9:30 a.m., should prove to be equally exciting and features additional material from the Russell and Doris Evitt estate collection, Jackson, Calif.; property deaccessioned by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, Mount Vernon, Va., the Valentine Museum, Richmond, Va., and the Strong National Museum of Play, Rochester, N.Y., each to benefit the Collections Funds; the John and late Evelyn Teague Collection, Bloomingdale, Ind.; the collection of Fil (John) and Robbie Graff, St. Thomas, Pa.; property from the estate of Com. Buryl and Nelwyn Kay, McLean, Va.; items from the collection of Robert “Rob” Hunter, Williamsburg, Va.; plus others.
Sale categories consist of country furniture and accessories; folk and outsider art; rare advertising and country store material; Breweriana; political Americana; Native American; Civil War and other militaria: dolls and toys; Staffordshire transferware and other ceramics; lot of silver; and art pottery. Noteworthy items include a 1912 Cadillac Model 30 Touring car, fresh from the second family of ownership with an older restoration; a Roosevelt “Equality” political pin, depicting the President Theodore Roosevelt and Booker T. Washington sharing a glass of whiskey at the White House; a Harper’s Whiskey vitrolite advertising sign, in mint condition with vivid coloration; and a fine collection of antique coffee mills/grinders.
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