Occupational shaving mugs, World’s Fair collectibles and Stickley furniture headline variety auction

MT. CRAWFORD, Va. — The August 24 Variety auction at Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates includes some very strong material, such as the second half of the collection of the late Richard and Betty Robertson of Waynesboro, VA; part two of the collection of the late Betty Jane Renn of Sunbury, PA; the Elizabeth P. Croft estate of Staunton, VA; plus items from collections and estates from New York City, Connecticut, Illinois and California.

Furniture and decorations include Arts & Crafts Stickley and Limbert. (Photo courtesy Jeffrey S. Evans)

Furniture and decorations include Arts & Crafts Stickley and Limbert. (Photo courtesy Jeffrey S. Evans)

Items of interest include Arts and Crafts furniture signed by Stickley and Limbert; Chinese and Japanese material including robes and kimonos from the collection of Beate Gordon; Asian carvings; and a large selection of 19th & 20th century silver including Tiffany.

Fine art includes bronze and other statuary, a selection of modern art including a Walter Thrift (NC/VA, 1922-1969), 49″ x 57″ oil and collage on canvas, and antique paintings and prints.

Numerous thematic collections encompass mechanical and still penny banks, occupational and other shaving mugs, pocket and sheath knives, antique dolls, and vintage toys.

For those interested in local to regional Americana, there is a large amount of c

ountry store, advertising and ephemera; Shenandoah Valley and other country accessories; vintage post cards and photographs; well as political and historical Americana.

Occupational shaving mugs; 1939 World’s Fair ephemera; artistic bronzes and one of a pair of nautilus shells made for the Crystal Palace Exhibition 1851. (Photo courtesy Jeffrey S. Evans)

Occupational shaving mugs; 1939 World’s Fair ephemera; artistic bronzes and one of a pair of nautilus shells made for the Crystal Palace Exhibition 1851. (Photo courtesy Jeffrey S. Evans)

The wide ranging auction also includes a collection of 1939 NY World’s Fair items; antique clothing and other textiles; vintage sewing accoutrements; beaded and mesh lady’s bags; vintage Christmas decorations; vintage fine and costume jewelry; 19th and 20th century ceramics; glass including Steuben; plus much, much more!

Public preview at the gallery takes place August 21-23, 2013 from 10 am to 6 pm daily, as well as sale day from 8 am on. The complete auction catalogue may be viewed on the www.jeffreysevans.com website by August 16 and bids are accepted via the JSE&A, Artfact and LiveAuctioneers websites. For further details please email info@jeffreysevans.com or call 540.434.3939. ###

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