Items from three prominent Virginia estates will be auctioned by Tom's on Feb. 4 Hundreds of select items from three prominent Virginia estates –in Franklin, Virginia Beach and Norfolk, plus other consignments -- will be sold Saturday, Feb. 4, by Tom’s Auctions & Appraisals.
a Virginia slave document transferring a slave from father to son.
The duck decoys are mostly unsigned, except for one signed “A. Wood,” and the group of hand-made baskets includes a desirable miniature example. Stamps and coins will also cross the block (although none of the coins are gold). Other lots will include a Gem Roller organ that plays 16-inch cylinder rolls (cylinders included) and a rare sportsman’s yearbook from 1940.
Previews will be held on Friday, Feb. 3, from 3-6 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 4, the date of sale, from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m., when the first gavel comes down. Phone and absentee bids will be accepted. A 10 percent buyer’s premium will be applied to all purchases. Terms will be cash and good checks only. No credit card purchases will be allowed. Refreshments will be served.
The old high school building in Ivor is located at 8430 Bell Avenue, off Route 460. To learn more about the auction, and for directions to the venue, log on to www.tomsauction.com. Many of the items to be sold have already been posted, and more images were being added at press time. A photo gallery of the items can also be viewed at Auctionzip.com (ID #1328).
Tom’s Auctions & Appraisals is one of the premier auction firms in the Mid-Atlantic States. The firm is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (757) 539-2498, or (757) 617-9647. Or, you may send them an e-mail, at email@example.com. For more info, log on to tomsauction.com.