A Bevy Of Collectibles In Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates Sale

Winter Americana and Variety Auction Scheduled For
Feb. 15 And 16

February 8, 2019

The Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates Winter Americana and 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 and Saturday, Feb. 15 and 16, with absentee, phone, internet, and in-house bidding available.
Friday’s session, beginning at 9:30 a.m., should start the weekend off with a bang and features the children’s collection of Mary Lou and Laura Esterline of Columbus, Ohio; the holiday collection of the late Alvina Breckel of Oley, Pa., and Winnetka, Ill.; 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 and Kenn Whitmyer, including rare Standing Lamb and many other glass dishes, Victorian era glass, 100-plus candleholders, many fine sets of Staffordshire transferware, character and Christmas china sets, RS Prussia sets, children’s furniture, 30-plus early stamped-tin ABC plates, kitchen items, Mell Prescott and other dollhouse furniture and accessories, including a diorama featured in “Better Homes & Gardens” magazine, 100-plus 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, a collection of milk glass Easter eggs and covered dishes, and part two of the Sarnelle collection of antique and vintage clothing and other textiles.
Saturday’s session, also beginning at 9:30 a.m., 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, Ill.; an important Virginia private collection; the estate collection of William A. Litle, Garden Grove, Calif.; property deaccessioned by the Strong Museum of Play, Rochester, N.Y., 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 collections including nutmeg graters, butter prints, and cookie cutters, Shenandoah Valley manuscript material including day books/ledgers, post cards and other ephemera, and antiquarian books.
Also to be sold will be antique clocks, including a rare Santa Fe railroad regulator, a World’s Fair collection, ceramics including Staffordshire transferware and art pottery, a large assortment of silver and jewelry, American coins, plus more.
The complete catalogue for both days will be posted online, and live bidding is 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 Lane, Mt. Crawford, Va., on Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 13 and 14, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on both sale days from 8 a.m. until the last lot is sold on each day.
For additional information, call 540-434-3939 or email info@jeffreysevans.com.


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