The estate of Mildred Farrior will be sold in Chipley, Fla., Dec. 3 The many and varied collections belonging to the late Mildred Yates Farrior will be sold at auction on Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Farriors’ former residence in Chipley, Fla., starting at 9 a.m. (CST).
News-Antique.com - Nov 09,2011 - (CHIPLEY, Fla.) – The many and varied collections belonging to the late Mildred Yates Farrior – a long-time resident of Chipley who, along with her late husband Daniel, amassed a number of collections in a rainbow of categories – will be sold at auction on Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Farriors’ former residence, located at 755 4th Street in Chipley (zip code: 32428), beginning at 9 a.m. (CST).
The auction will be conducted by The Specialists of the South, Inc., based in Panama City, Fla. Chipley is located about 40 miles north of Panama City, in the Florida panhandle. For the most part, the auction will be absolute (everything sells, regardless of price), with just a few items carrying reserves (minimums). Online bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com.
“Mildred Farrior was a beloved member of the community who taught second grade for over forty years,” said Logan Adams of The Specialists of the South, Inc. “Her late husband, Daniel, was the former owner of Dan’s Trading Post in Chipley. Many of their collections sprang from his business, but Mildred was very active in selecting items and knowing their value.”
Mr. Farrior passed away in the 1990s -- Mrs. Farrior in August 2010. The couple had no children and would spend their spare time scouring the flea markets and yard sales of Panama City and Washington County, looking for that next big find. In addition to their collections, the couple also accumulated some wonderful furniture items for their home. These will be sold, too.
The furniture will include Heywood Wakefield bedroom chests, 20th century mahogany bedroom pieces, a cedar chest, a sandalwood carved chest, china cabinets, a chaise longue (reclining sofa), an occasional table, side tables, Brentwood side chairs, a mahogany Federal dining room table with 3-turned standards and reproduction Victorian side chairs made by the Liberty Chair Company.
The collections, amounting to between 400-500 lots, are astounding in their variety and depth. They include Carnival Glass, Milk Glass (to include Open Lace), Depression Glass, Haviland China (to include a large service in the mostly Berkeley pattern but with some Oxford as well, white, with gold edge and pen line), Nippon pieces, Fenton Glass, over 30 ladies’ hats, some nice artwork, tons of costume jewelry (some of it to be sold in multiple lots), hand-painted china, ceramic milk bowls, quilts and more.
Individual items of note will feature a gorgeous stoneware pitcher, a wonderful Seth Thomas mantel clock and a steeple mantel clock, a Gone With the Wind-style Milk Glass floor lamp with painted globe plus a variety of other table and vanity Milk Glass lamps, a Weller vase, an Eastlake platform rocker, a wrought-iron bench, a hand-painted Nippon chocolate set, a vintage daguerreotype and more.
Also sold will be a World War II-era parachute and uniform (no insignias), Coca-Cola collectibles (mostly recent), vintage children's books, over 40 collectible teapots (many of them antique), primitives (to include crocks, Mason jars, about a half-dozen insulators, an egg scale an old washboard and