Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates to offer great Americana Aug. 24-25


More than two dozen pieces of rare early 1900s English Rabbitware will be sold on Aug. 24. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

CRAWFORD, Va. – The Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates Summer Americana & Variety Auction contains a diversity of material and will include everything from rare Civil War material and vintage concert posters to country furniture and silver coins. The large auction will take place over two days, Friday, Aug. 24, and Saturday, Aug. 25. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

Friday’s session, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time, should start the weekend off with a bang and features the 50-plus year collection of the late Joan M. Wentz, Germansville, Pa. A special highlight is a selection of more than two dozen pieces of rare English Rabbitware from the turn of the 20th century (above).


The selection of folk art includes a pair of American School miniature portraits. Both finely executed watercolor portraits are housed under glass in early 19th-century mahogany-veneered frames. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

The session will also feature American folk and decorative art, including weather vanes, portraits, powder horns and rare toleware; Holiday decorations, including Christmas and Easter articles, ornaments, candy containers and toys; lighting, including over 130 miniature lamps; glass, including examples by Daum Nancy, Galle, and Stueben, as well as barber bottles, early blown and pressed forms, and early American pattern glass; early ceramics, including children’s articles, spatterware, Gaudy Dutch, Delft, transferware, majolica, and an excellent group of rare English Rabbitware (above); stoneware and earthenware; textiles, including samplers, quilts, sewing tools and accessories.


Fine examples of American toleware include a hand-decorated coffeepot in a lighthouse form with a gooseneck spout and a hinged lid, first half 19th century. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

Saturday’s session, beginning at 9:30 a.m., should prove to be equally exciting and features property from the collection of Ellen B. O’Brien, Sarasota, Fla.; the Al Warr Collection, Easton, Pa.; the collection of the late William Becker, Bridgewater, Va.; the estate of Mrs. Lee Cochran, Staunton, Va.; the collection of Maxine and the late Grymes Heneberger, Harrisonburg, Va; the private collection of Lucy and Col. Richard Collie (Ret.), Fairfax Station, Va.; as well as property deaccessioned by Washington & Lee University, Lexington, Va., to benefit the Collections Fund; and property deaccessioned from the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center, Pennsburg, Pa., proceeds to benefit the Acquisitions Fund.


Fine art glass offered in the auction include examples by Daum Nancy and Galle. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

The day’s various offerings consist of our usual wide selection of country furniture and accessories, folk art, toys, clocks, vintage and antique posters, country store and advertising, Civil War and other historical material, ceramics and glass, Native American material, comic books, a collection of Mettlach steins, coins and currency, Victorian furniture and lighting, music boxes, plus more.


Over 150 miniature lamps, including rare figural forms like this trio, will be sold. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

For additional information, email or call 540-434-3939.