NEWS

Tuesday, August 22, 2017.

August 7, 2017. 12:02pm. Thank you to our consignors and bidders for making our July 22 auction a great event. The top lot--the Edgefield, South Carolina, face harvest jug--realized $100,300, the WORLD AUCTION RECORD for an American face jug; and the sale as a whole grossed over $1.1Million, making this one of our most successful auctions to date. Antiques and the Arts Weekly ran a story on the sale last week, and you can read it HERE

You can also view Highlights from this auction HERE.

We are already gearing up for our next auction, to be held OCTOBER 28, 2017, and are NOW ACCEPTING CONSIGNMENTS for what will be another great sale. The market for high-quality American stoneware and redware is currently at a peak, and we are always more than happy to provide you with a FREE, discrete, and accurate evaluation of your pottery. Please feel free to CONTACT US to discuss inclusion of your pieces in our Fall sale.

We hope you are all enjoying the summer and we thank you again for your valued support and for your interest in our auctions.

July 23, 2017. 3:31pm. PRICES REALIZED as well as highlights from yesterday's auction have been posted to the website:

Click here to view prices realized. (Remember that prices include 18% buyer's premium.)

Click here to view highlights.

Yesterday was a special sale that included high-level examples from the Northeast to the South. In addition to strong hammer prices throughout, we established a new WORLD AUCTION RECORD for an American face jug at $100,300 for Lot 111. This breaks our previous record of $92,000 for a face jug we sold in July 2015.

Thank you to our consignors and bidders for your strong participation in yesterday's auction! If you were an absentee, phone, or internet bidding on Saturday and were successful, you should receive an invoice--which will, in the majority of cases, include shipping and insurance--by sometime tomorrow morning. In a few cases (for instance, if we do not have an email address on file for you) we will contact you early this week or mail you a paper invoice. PLEASE REMEMBER: If you left a bid for us to execute on your behalf and our selling price is exactly your maximum bid, you may or may not have won the lot depending on whether or not there was another bid that came in at that amount. If you believe that you won something (or you know that you won something--for instance, if you were a live phone bidder) but do not receive an emailed invoice by Monday evening, please feel free to shoot us an email or give us a call.

Our next auction will take place in October (date to be announced soon) and we are already accepting consignments for what will be another excellent sale. If you have one or more pieces you are interested in having us sell for you, please do not hesitate to contact us today for a free, discrete pre-auction evaluation!

Finally, THANK YOU to our incredible staff for the amazing job you did yesterday and each and every auction! We are all looking forward to another great sale in the fall.

Best Regards, The Zipps

July 18, 2017. 3:50pm. We added some videos about items we will selling in Saturday's auction. You can view them by clicking here.


July 7, 2017. 7:52am. Catalog Posted: Our July 22 Auction of American Stoneware & Redware Catalog is now online! CLICK HERE TO VIEW IT.

The auction takes place on Saturday, July 22, at 10am at our historic gallery in Sparks, MD. (Click here for directions, and here for accommodations.) An auction preview will be held on Friday, July 21, from 1-6pm; you can also preview lots beginning at 8am on Saturday.

Remember that there are several different ways to bid if you are unable to attend the auction: Click here for complete bidding info.

If you ever need to contact us, you can do so here, or give us a call at 410-472-2016.

Also, the Print Catalog for this sale is now shipping! It features over 600 lots of American stoneware & redware laid out over 150+ pages, and as always serves as a great reference source on antique American utilitarian pottery. You can order your copy today by visiting our Online Store, calling us at (410) 472-2016, or mailing a check for $36.65 (includes priority shipping) to: Crocker Farm, 15900 York Rd, Sparks, MD 21152.

Finally, if you'd like to read a brief introduction to this auction that we posted on our newly-revamped blog, feel free to do so here. Best of luck to all of our bidders and thanks very much to our consignors for making this a truly remarkable sale!

June 26, 2017. 1:26pm. Forthcoming July Catalog:

The catalog for our July 22 Auction of American Stoneware & Redware is now available for pre-order, and will begin shipping in early July; the online version will be posted around the same time. This auction is chock full of museum-quality examples and is a truly exceptional offering. Our catalogs are valuable reference materials, laid out in full color, and this edition will feature over 600 lots presented across over 150 pages. If you'd like to order your copy and have it shipped to you as soon as it's back from the printer, you can do so at: www.crockerfarm.com/store/

(Alternatively, please feel free to mail a check for $36.65, which includes priority shipping, to: Crocker Farm, 15900 York Rd, Sparks, MD 21152, or give us a call at 410-472-2016 to order over the phone.)

June 23, 2017. 10:33pm. Added more photos of July 22 stoneware and redware auction lots.

June 16, 2017. 3:29pm. Added MORE PHOTOS of July 22 stoneware and redware auction lots.

June 12, 2017. 5:04pm. Added more photos of July 22 stoneware and redware auction lots.

June 9, 2017. 4:42pm. Added MORE PHOTOS of July 22 stoneware and redware auction lots.

June 1, 2017. 6:32pm. Added more photos of July 22 stoneware and redware auction lots.

May 23, 2017. 10:08pm. Added MORE PHOTOS of July 22 auction items. (Please note that photos have been rearranged.) This will be a truly exceptional auction, featuring many museum-quality examples of 18th and 19th century American stoneware and redware. The Consignment Deadline for this sale is one month from today, Friday, June 23, so we still have quite a while to receive items you may be interested in consigning. This is an ideal opportunity in an extremely strong market to sell your stoneware and redware; if you have quality examples you are considering consigning, we are more than happy to discretely and accurately discuss your pieces with you, free of charge. Please feel free to give us a call or email us using our contact info available here. Thanks very much for your interest in our auctions!

May 10, 2017. 5:17pm. Added MORE PHOTOS of July 22 stoneware and redware auction lots.

April 14, 2017. 11:22am. Added MORE PHOTOS of July 22 auction items.

April 5, 2017. 9:08pm. We posted our FIRST PHOTOS of lots to be sold as part of our upcoming July 22 Auction of American Stoneware & Redware this morning. Click here to view them. We are NOW ACCEPTING CONSIGNMENTS for what is going to be yet another excellent sale. The market for quality American stoneware and redware is stronger than it has ever been. If you have one or more pieces of antique American pottery that you are interested in having us sell for you, please feel free to Contact Us today for a free pre-auction evaluation! Our rates are extremely reasonable and we are always more than happy to discuss your items with you. Thanks so much for your interest in our auctions! The Zipps

March 26, 2017. 6:31pm. Prices realized from yesterday's auction have been posted to the website. Click here to view them. (Remember that prices include 18% buyer's premium.)

Thank you to everyone--consignors and bidders--for your strong participation in our March sale! If you were an absentee, phone, or internet bidding on Saturday and were successful, you should receive an invoice--which will, in the majority of cases, include shipping and insurance--by sometime tomorrow morning. In a few cases (for instance, if we do not have an email address on file for you) we will contact you early this week or mail you a paper invoice. PLEASE REMEMBER: If you left a bid for us to execute on your behalf and our selling price is exactly your maximum bid, you may or may not have won the lot depending on whether or not there was another bid that came in at that amount. If you believe that you won something (or you know that you won something--for instance, if you were a live phone bidder) but do not receive an emailed invoice by Monday evening, please feel free to shoot us an email or give us a call.

Our next auction will take place in July (date to be announced soon) and we are already accepting consignments for what will be another excellent sale. If you have one or more pieces you are interested in having us sell for you, please do not hesitate to contact us today for a free, discrete pre-auction evaluation!

Thanks again to everyone--including our AMAZING staff--for contributing to yet another successful sale. Best Regards, The Zipps


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