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Auctioneer Green Valley Auctions 540-434-4260
Auction Date Jan 05 Auction
2259 Green Valley Lane
Mt. Crawford, VA
Time 10:00AM
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Friday, January 5, 2017
Estate Auction

Featuring Part I firearms collection from the Leroy Weaver estate, Stanley; The James B. Hookver estate, Harrisonburg; The Nellie Lessermann estate, Weyers Cave; Selections from the Gene Baber estate, Fishersville; Plus others.

Furniture including two Virginia 12-tin pie safes, early walnut slant front desk, blanket chest, etc. Plus more. 

Collection FIREARMS including Rare JOHN ARMSTRONG KENTUCKY LONG RIFLE, born in 1772 Armstrong worked in Emmitsburg, MD (recent discovery in a local home, passed down through the family); fine group of high grade Browning rifles and shotguns; good Winchester Commemoratives; pair Colt Model 1961 Pony Express Centennial gold plated revolvers; other Kentucky long rifle; Plus more. 

RARE 1935 PAGE COUNTY, VA. FOLK ART CARVED CANE for Martha Strickler (1899-1980) with unique swiveling verse; Plus more.

HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT VIRGINIA CONFEDEARATE SOLDIER LETTERS of SGT. CHARLES W. GAY, KILLED IN BATTLE JULY 1, 1862 – (Fresh discovery from the Baber Estate, Fishersville, Va.) Detailed letters written from Camp Meadow Bluff, Camp below Richmond, Camp Buchanan, Brown's Gap, Gauley Bridge, Greenwood Depot, VMI, Lewisburg, Mt. Jackson, Rockingham County, Tyree, White Sulphur Springs, etc.; Subjects mentioned Ashby's cannons (near Mt. Jackson), battle near Mt. Jackson, Desperate fight (near Woodstock), hope to sweep Yankees from valley, taking prisoners, skirmish near Dogwood Gap, march towards Potomac, taking prisoners to New Market, Gen. Lee is still with us, etc.;  Letter announcing Mr. Gay's death, 1860 letters written from Brookland School, Greenwood Depot; Plus more.

OTHER VIRGINIA MANUSCRIPT MATERIAL including 1861 AUGUSTA COUNTY AUCTION BROADSIDE adv. slaves, 70+ personal letters of Edwin Cushing Family (2nd half 19th c. Staunton, Winchester, Waynesboro Letters from Mr. Cushing to his wife Bettie and to her relatives), Note: Mr. Cushing was first president Stonewall Brigade Band; 1910 Broadway & Brocks Gap highway bonds, 1896 Rockingham County bonds; 1940'S BOXING AUTOGRAPHED PHOTOS (Leseman estate, August County) including Jack Dempsey, Pat Comiskey, Bobby Ruffin, Fritzie Zivic, Jackie Wilson, Charles "Hobo" Williams, Mildred Burke (World Champion Woman Wrestler); Plus more.

TOYS including Louis Marx 1930's lithographed wind-up climbing fireman,  Marx Amos ‘n' Andy taxi, Lehmann "Alabama Coon Jigger" wind-up tin litho figure, collection cast iron penny banks, second half of the Wayne Nolde collection of 1950's/1960's matchbox cars like new in box, 1950's and 60's Tonka and Structo pressed steel toys, etc.; Plus more.  


  • Thursday, January 4, 11:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday, January 5, 9:00 a.m.

Order Of Sale

  • Doors open at 9:00 a.m. for preview
  • Start in Gallery #2 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Start in Galley #3 at 11:30 a.m.
  • Start in Gallery #1 on Glass, China, Furniture and Accessories at 6:00 p.m.

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