Country Antiques way down south

CORINTH, Miss. –  A single-owner collection of country store, barber shop, gas station and bank memorabilia, plus primitive tools and other items will be sold at an on-site auction, held by Taylor Auction and Realty, April 24-26.

The auction will be held on the property of the consignors – Mrs. Jannice Shadburn, Taylor Horse with cart AT 3-19.jpgwho amassed the collection with her late husband, Joe and their daughters, Nan Nethery and Dana Murphy.

Coin-operated horse-and-cart amusement piece, all metal and in excellent condition, circa 1950s-1960s.

The collection comprises about 1,500 lots, gathered over the course of many years. So much was accumulated that they had to construct three buildings (one measuring 40 feet by 80 feet) on their property in Corinth. Soon they were known as “The Building Antiques Museum and Service Station.”

Taylor Stoneware jugs AT 3-19.jpgStoneware one-gallon whiskey jugs. The sale will feature a great selection of regional and local earthenware pottery.

One building has been outfitted as an old-time filling station, while another building serves as a blacksmith’s shop and houses many of the tools and equipment one might find there.

The entire collection – all of it fresh to the market and never before offered at auction – will cross the block.

The Shadburn property is located at the intersection of Alcorn county roads 500 and 546 in Corinth, a historic town once prominent for cotton and grain. The auction will begin at 10 a.m. April 24-26. For more information, call 662-226-2080, or go online to Texaco sign AT 3-19.jpg

Texaco sign, metal with porcelain finish and measuring about 48 inches in diameter, circa 1940s-1950s.