Two monster estates will be sold in Ivor, Va., Jan. 1st A pair of prominent and important local estates will headline the 26th annual New Year’s Day sale planned by Tom’s Auctions & Appraisals of Suffolk, Va. The sale will be held in Ivor, Va. off Rte. 460
News-Antique.com - Dec 09,2009 - (IVOR, Va.) – A pair of prominent and important local estates will headline the 26th annual New Year’s Day sale planned by Tom’s Auctions & Appraisals of Suffolk, Va. The sale will be held at the old Ivor High School (now the Ivor Municipal Building), at 8420 Bell Avenue in Ivor, off Route 460, at 10 a.m. A preview will be held Thursday, Dec. 31, from 2-6 p.m., and on the day of sale from 9-10 a.m.
Over 600 lots will come up for bid and more than 400 of them will come from the estate of the late Col. Carl Moulton, a former antiques dealer and auctioneer. Mr. Moulton had planned to assist in the sale of his merchandise before his recent untimely death. He owned and operated Carl’s Antiques in Chesapeake, Va., maintained booths in area antique malls, and previously owned a local pawn shop.
“Carl Moulton was a larger-than-life figure and a real friend who was known and liked by everyone in the area,” said Tom Perry of Tom’s Auctions & Appraisals. “Barbara, his wife, also recently passed away, and when he contacted me about handling his estate, it was with the agreement he’d help out. Although he was in poor health, Carl was one of the area's most talented auctioneers and knew the auction business inside and out, but it wasn’t to be. The sale will proceed as he wished, and most of it will be Carl’s items.”
Mr. Moulton bought and sold antiques over a 40-year period, but he kept some the best of what he acquired for himself. Some of those items will be sold Jan. 1, but he owned so much, Mr. Perry said his estate will be broken up into several sales. The same will be true of the other major estate in the auction, that of the late Anne B. Jennings, formerly of Chesapeake, Va., and wife of the prominent physician Dr. W. Stanley Jennings. Dr. Jennings was recently referred to as “The Father Of The Chesapeake General Hospital” in a local article published at the time of the dedication of the W. Stanley Jennings Medical Clinic.
Mrs. Jennings loved primitives; her estate also includes stoneware, baskets, quilts and lots of country collectibles. Mr. Moulton specialized in jewelry, coins, period American furniture, stoneware, collectibles, and guns. “He had a reputation for collecting only primo items, in mint condition,” Mr. Perry said. “Mrs. Jennings was also a very discriminating buyer and she had the means to buy the best.”
Bidders will have much to peruse on New Year’s Day. Period furniture items will include a yellow pine Virginia corner cupboard from Sussex County (circa 1800-1810); a meat safe from Isle of Wight County, Va., heart of pine with milk green paint (circa 1780-1820); a large oak bow front china cabinet (circa 1880s), with leaded glass, claw feet and nice carvings; and many other wonderful pieces.
The sale will also feature a Civil War Union sword made by Ames Mfg. Co. of Chicopee,