Travelers to Garth’s November 25-26 Thanksgiving Weekend Auction Are Treated to the Scenic Route Garth’s 51st Annual Thanksgiving Americana Auction will give bidders a chance to travel home, not only with rare, beautiful and interesting pieces - but, bits of history from the Widder collection.
banners are crossing the block. The hand painted banner for the "Human Blockhead" is by one of the most celebrated sideshow artist of his time. Fred Johnson, O. Henry Tent and Awning Company, Chicago, Illinois, mid 20th century. At 8'h. 9'8"w., the banner will be quite a statement piece for any collection and is estimated at $3,000-5,000. The other example for "Strange Girl-Alive" is an image of a spider with a woman's head (estimate $3,000-5,000). For those die-hard Ohio folk art fans, there will be several lots by Elijah Pierce offered from a private consignor as well as the Columbus Museum of Art to benefit its acquisition fund. Estimated at $4,000-5,000, a relief carved panel by Pierce titled Big "I" Little You depicts a succession of people and a balance scales. A carved wooden cane with original paint by Pierce with snake and face below a handle in the form of a long billed bird's head is set with rhinestone eyes and carries an estimate of $400-800.
Garth's Thanksgiving Auction will be featured in two beautiful, full-color catalogs available for purchase or to browse online in a digital flip-book format at www.garths.com. Garth's, located at 2690 Stratford Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015, will have preview hours in its gallery from November 20 – 26. For additional sale information, contact Garth’s at 740.362.4771 or firstname.lastname@example.org.