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American historical ceramics on offer June 16-17

A 1907 Saint Gauden gold coin, first printing of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven", and historic ceramics are among the items in Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates' upcoming 32nd Semi-Annual Americana and Fine Antiques Auction.

MT. CRAWFORD, Va. — Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates will hold its 32nd Semi-Annual Americana and Fine Antiques Auction June 16 and 17. The two-day event includes fresh-to-the-market consignments, including historic ceramics, from estates and private collections in Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, and Florida, as well as material deaccessioned by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation to benefit the collections acquisitions funds.

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“We are very excited to bring such an outstanding group of fresh material to the market for this auction, most of which will sell unreserved,” said Jeffrey S. Evans, company president. “Our Virginia and other Southern offerings are especially strong and provide numerous unique buying opportunities for collectors of all levels.”

Coins, Classic Literature and Ceramics Coming Before Bidders

The auction will feature an excellent collection of high-grade 17th to early 20th century American and foreign coins and currency, most from an estate collection assembled in the first half of the 20th century, including a 1907 Saint Gaudens high-relief double-eagle $20 gold coin with Roman numerals. In addition, antiquarian books and manuscripts, including a first printing of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven”, published in “The American Review,” February 1845; antique firearms, Civil War material, and other militaria including a Fayetteville Armory 1863 percussion rifle, a rare Winchester, VA attributed longrifle, and a John Brown pike.

Shenandoah Valley Folk Art and Pottery Among Americana Lots

A fine selection of rare Virginia and other Southern items will come to the auction block, including: 18th and 19th century American formal and country furniture; American fine & decorative arts; folk pottery; Shenandoah Valley and other folk art; 15 John L. Heatwole (Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, 1948-2006) carvings; ceramics including a fine collection of dark blue American Historical Staffordshire; early lighting including fine cut overlays and iron/tin primitive; and silver and pewter.

Additional Expected Highlights

• Anna Pottery stoneware presentation vase made by master potter Cornwall Elihu Kirkpatrick (1814-1890) for his daughter Amy R. Kirkpatrick (1862-1935), acquired directly from the Kirkpatrick family.

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• Scarce Thompson family, Morgantown Pottery-made cobalt-decorated two-gallon stoneware jar, bearing unique decoration and unrecorded marks.

• Kentucky inlaid walnut child’s chest of drawers.

• “Sampson,” a historic oil on Masonite painting by Maltby Sykes.

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