Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates To Hold Large Americana And Bottle Auction

Two-Day Sale To Take Place Feb. 28 And 29

February 7, 2020

The Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates Winter Americana Auction contains a true diversity of material and will include everything from rare bottles and flasks to advertising and political memorabilia. The large auction will take place over two days, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 28 and 29, with absentee, phone, internet, and in-house bidding available.
Day one, beginning at 9:30 a.m., 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 whiskies, 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 8.75-inch yellow-toned amber Cathedral / Gothic pickle jar, attributed to the West Willington Glassworks (1814-72), 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"; and a GIII-16 Lancaster Cornucopia-Urn pictorial flask in medium sapphire blue, Lancaster Glass Works, Lancaster, N.Y. A medium amber California pictorial fire grenade of ribbed chestnut form retaining original printed label marked for the “CALIFORNIA FIRE EXTINGUSHIER CO.” of San Francisco is another highlight.
Day two, beginning at 9:30 a.m., should prove to be equally exciting and will feature additional material from the Evitt estate; 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. Also to be sold will be material from 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 Commander Buryl and Nelwyn Kay, McLean, Va.; and items from the collection of Robert “Rob” Hunter, Williamsburg, Va. Sale categories will 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, silver, art pottery, and more. 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 and Booker T. Washington sharing a glass of whiskey at the White House; and a Harper’s Whiskey vitrolite advertising sign, in mint condition with vivid coloration.
Absentee and live bidding will be through the Jeffrey S. Evans Live platform, as well as Live Auctioneers and Invaluable. The firm’s gallery is located at 2177 Green Valley Lane, Mt. Crawford, Va.
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