The Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates Winter Americana & Variety Auction contains a true diversity of material and will include everything from rare straight razors and vintage illustration art to country furniture and children’s articles. The large auction will take place over two days, Friday, February 15, 2019 and Saturday, February 16, 2019 with absentee, phone, internet, and in-house bidding available. 

Friday’s session, beginning at 9:30 am, should start the weekend off with a bang and features the children’s collection of Mary Lou and Laura Esterline of Columbus, OH; the holiday collection of the late Alvina Breckel of Oley, PA and Winnetka, IL; property from the collection of the late Irene Sarnelle, Staunton, VA; plus others. The Esterline collection of children’s items is exceptional with a large number of pieces published in Children’s Dishes by Margaret & Kenn Whitmyer, including extremely rare Standing Lamb and many other glass dishes, Victorian glass, 100+ candleholders, many fine sets of Staffordshire transferware, character and Christmas china sets, RS Prussia sets, children’s furniture, 30+ early stamped-tin ABC plates, kitchen items, &c.; Mell Prescott and other doll house furniture and accessories including a diorama featured in Better Homes & Gardens magazine; 100+ Frances Brundage, Maude Humphrey, and other children prints and calendars; many Kate Greenaway items; over 150 lots of Christmas, Halloween, Easter, and other holiday decorations including candy containers, collection of milk glass Easter eggs and covered dishes, &c.; part two of the Sarnelle collection of antique and vintage clothing, and other textiles. 

Saturday’s session, beginning at 9:30 am, should prove to be equally exciting and features part two of the 50-plus year collection of the late Bob and Joan M. Wentz, Germansville, PA; property from the estate of Betty W. Harshbarger, Mt. Solon, VA; the estate of Holton Rosenquist, Bradford, IL; an important Virginia private collection; and the estate collection of William A. Litle, Garden Grove, CA; property deaccessioned by The Strong Museum of Play, Rochester, NY to benefit the collections fund; plus others. Featuring the outstanding Wentz Collection of straight razors and related advertising, the day’s diverse offerings will also include country furniture and accessories; country store and advertising; fine mechanical banks; toys, including Buddy-L and other pressed steel vehicles; music boxes; antique firearms and powder flasks/horns; Civil War and other historical material; duck decoys; a collection of Marbles hatchets and knives; kitchen collection including nutmeg graters, butter prints, and cookie cutters; Shenandoah Valley manuscript material including day books/ledgers; post cards and other ephemera; antiquarian books; antique clocks, including a rare Santa Fe railroad regulator; World’s Fair collection; cased photographic images; ceramics including Staffordshire transferware and art pottery; large assortment of silver and jewelry; selection of American coins; plus more.

The complete catalogue for both days will be posted around February 1st on the firm’s website, and will be available for absentee and live bidding through the new Jeffrey S. Evans LIVE platform, as well as Live Auctioneers and Invaluable. All lots are on public preview at the firm’s gallery located at 2177 Green Valley Ln., Mt. Crawford, VA on February 13-14 from 10 am to 6 pm daily, and on February 15-16 from 8 am until the last lot is sold on each day. For additional information, please go to our auction calendar, e-mail, or call 540.434.3939.

January 29, 2019, 10:50 AM