October 17: Stoneware & Redware Pottery.
The auction will take place on Saturday, May 4, at 10am (eastern time). Doors open at 8am.
An auction preview, during which you can view and handle all 500+ lots in the auction, will be held on Friday, May 3, from 10am to 6pm, and from 8am to 10am the morning of the auction.
Both our well-known print catalog (regarded as one of the best the field has to offer) and our online catalog are available around two weeks before the auction.
You can PRE-ORDER our catalog in our online store, by calling us at 410-472-2016, or by mailing a check for $35.60 (includes Priority Mail) to: Crocker Farm, 15900 York Rd, Sparks, MD 21152.
How to Bid
We offer several different bidding methods to make our auction as accessible as possible. Besides attending the auction at our gallery in Maryland, bidders participate from all over the country via absentee bidding, phone bidding, internet bidding (before the auction), and live internet bidding (during the auction).
Click here for detailed bidding instructions.
Directions to our Gallery
We are located at 15900 York Road, Sparks, Maryland, 21152.
Our gallery is conveniently located just a few minutes off of Interstate 83 in northern Baltimore County, Maryland, about twenty minutes north of Baltimore and thirty minutes south of York, Pennsylvania. We are situated less than an hour and a half outside of Washington, D.C., and less than two hours from Philadelphia.
We are also conveniently located to some of the area’s best hotels in nearby Hunt Valley, Maryland, less than ten minutes from our gallery. Both Hunt Valley and Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania, (about twenty minutes away) are great options if you are looking for overnight accommodations. Both towns also offer several good restaurant options.
NOW ACCEPTING CONSIGNMENTS (The consignment deadline for our 5/4/13 auction has passed.)
Our Spring 2013 Antiques Auction will be a three-part sale with the same format as our successful September 2012 auction.
Our Auction of American Textiles is a specialty auction focused solely on quilts, coverlets, samplers, and all manner of antique textiles. 2012 was a very successful year for textiles at our auction with multiple five-figure prices realized, and we are making these popular decorative arts a staple of our auction schedule; click here to view previous textiles highlights.
The Maryland Sale is a popular, heretofore annual auction focused on antiques from our richly-historic state. Now a semi-annual event, you can view previous Maryland auction highlights here. We welcome one quality item or an entire collection / estate, and are seeking high-quality consignments including paintings; formal and country furniture; decoys and waterfowl carvings; silver; textiles, including quilts; Cheaspeake Bay, maritime, and oystering items; equestrian/horse racing items; militaria, including War of 1812 and Civil War; documents; pottery, including Bennett; early glass, including bottles; advertising; architectural and garden items; anything MARYLAND.
We are Maryland's premier American decorative arts auction house, and you can view general Americana and other antiques we've sold over the last couple of years here.
This will be a high-profile auction event, so if you are interested in having us sell your textiles, Maryland antiques, or general Americana for you, please do not hesitate to Contact Us. Our commission is as low as 12.5% to the seller--one of the very lowest rates you will find in the entire country for the unsurpassed services we provide.