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 Yearís Day sale planned by Tomís Auctions & Appraisals of Suffolk, Va. The sale will be held in Ivor, Va. off Rte. 460
Mass., in excellent condition, all original and with a scabbard; other Civil War items; sterling silver items, including a spectacular early 20th century Tiffany ladle; gold coins, including an 1852 $1 gold coin as part of a necklace with a diamond and a 1909 $5 Eagle gold coin with diamonds mounted on a pendant.
Also offered will be cast-iron and tin toys and banks, model trains and accessories, old candy containers, some rare antique telephones (including a stick), a nice assortment of antique baskets, Coca-Cola and Pepsi collectibles (to include a rare Coke tray in excellent condition), and Civil War-era daguerreotypes (to include a portrait photo in a display case of a fireman).
Other items will include an old Dick Tracy key-wind toy car still in the original box plus a Dick Tracy friction toy car, turn-of-the-century Putnam Dyes & Tints, a rare Adolf Hitler pin cushion, a Lucky Lucy toy bank, a Speaking Dog mechanical bank (circa 1855), Bradley & Hubbard bronze plaques and lamp, and Worldís Fair items.
60+ pieces of stoneware items will be served up, originating from North and South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and other states. Sold will be face jugs, a rare crock attributed to H. Lowndes (Petersburg, Va., circa 1860s), a hard to come by pig-in stoneware piece with lots of blue, early G. Benton and L. Stewart jugs (Hartford, circa 1800-1820), an N. Clark & Co. stoneware jug (Lyons, N.Y.), scarce Norton and Fenton bulbous jugs, and chicken pecking corn crocks.
Collectors of vintage walking canes will be impressed with the nice assortment that includes a Civil War reunion example dated Aug. 1, 1879. Also slated to come under the gavel will be Cream of Wheat original advertisements, Currier & Ives prints, Disney collectibles, Carnival glass, Fenton pieces, Scotty wind-up toys, dolls, glassware, china, a vintage stereoscopic viewer, vintage school bells and a collection of Royal Doulton figurines.
Also sold will be Black memorabilia (to include a log cabin bank), an Imari bowl, Rose Medallion, rare and vintage books, country store items, old hotel bells, several antique baskets, including a miniature, a Lone Ranger and a Mickey Mouse toy bank, a sterling silver mother-of-pearl baby pacifier/whistle with chain, a one-quart glass butter churn, old bottles and bottle boxes, and a cast-iron miniature square egg skillet by Griswold (#129a).
Rounding out the dayís lots will by a selection of door stops, an antique automatic pencil sharpener with hand-crank, showcases from Mr. Moultonís mall booths, additional furniture items and more. A date has not yet been set for the future auctions of the remainder of Mr. Moultonís estate. Mrs. Jenningsí estate auction will be held at the same Ivor venue on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 10 am. More information about this auction will be forthcoming. Watch the Tomís Auctions & Appraisals website for details: www.TomsAuction.com.
To learn more about the New Yearís Day sale, and for directions to the old Ivor High School, log on to www.TomsAuction.com. Many photos of the items to be sold