CRAWFORD, Va. – The Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates Summer Americana Auction contains a wide range of material and will include everything from advertising and holiday collectibles to country furniture and folk art. The large auction, comprising more than 2,100 lots, will take place during four days: August 25 through August 28. Bidding will begin at 9 am Eastern time each day. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
The August 25 session features material from the estate collection of Alan R. Shirkey of Harrisonburg, Virginia; the estate collection of Mary Poole of Waynesboro, Virginia; the collection of the late Ted and Alvina Breckel of Winnetka, Illinois and Oley, Pennsylvania; and property deaccessioned by Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia to benefit the Collections Fund. The day’s offerings consist of a wide range of local ephemera; a large collection of post cards; photographic images; Civil War and other historical material; antiquarian and reference volumes; a collection of vintage sci-fi magazines; and tokens and coins.
The Day Two session, scheduled for August 26, features material from the collection of Pat and Jerry Meyer of Silver Spring, Maryland; more from the estate collection of Mary Poole of Waynesboro, Virginia, as well as the collections of the late Ted and Alvina Breckel and also the estate collection of Alan R. Shirkey; the collection of the late Hugh Wornom of Poquoson, Virginia, to benefit Preservation Virginia; the estate of Janelle Kagey of Mt. Jackson, Virginia; a Millville, New Jersey private collection; and a Princeton, West Virginia private collection. The day’s offerings consist of a selection of antique skater’s lanterns and other lighting; early iron; American art pottery, including George Ohr; a selection of Michelle Erickson pottery; other ceramics, including Rockingham ware; a collection of American pocket watches; and jewelry and silver.
The third session of four, taking place August 27, includes still more material from the collection of the late Ted and Alvina Breckel, and the estate of Janelle Kagey, as well as the collection of the late Hugh Wornom, which will benefit Preservation Virginia. It will also feature items from the estate of G. Thomas Ludwig of Williamsburg, Virginia; a Richmond, Virginia private collection; and the Rodney Maze collection of Washington, Pennsylvania. The day’s offerings consist of rare advertising and country store material, including signs; cast-iron mechanical and still banks; antique and vintage toys and dolls; a collection of vintage sports memorabilia; holiday collectibles, including Halloween and Christmas examples; a collection of vintage candy containers; country accessories, including boxes and baskets; and military and historical material.
The final session, set for August 28, features material from the estate collection of Loren Lambert of Staunton, Virginia; the private collection of Diane and Dr. Robert Marsh of Lawrenceville, Georgia; the private collection of Dr. James and Sheri Swinehart of Cincinnati; and the estate collection of Stan and Mary Lawrence of North Branch, New Jersey. It will also include more from the collection of the late Ted and Alvina Breckel; the estate of Janelle Kagey; and the collection of the late Hugh Wornom, to benefit Preservation Virginia. The day’s offerings consist of Shenandoah Valley and other American folk pottery; a large selection of country and other furniture; a broad selection of American folk art, including contemporary artist-signed examples; and textiles, including quilts and coverlets.
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