NEWS

Thursday, April 26, 2018.

March 25, 2018. 1:41pm. Thanks to everyone for making our auction yesterday another success. Highlights and Results have been posted! We are busy compiling all of the invoices and these should arrive in your email inbox by tomorrow morning if you were a successful bidder. Your invoice will, by default, include a shipping total, and--for those new to us--will include all of the details regarding payment and procurement of your items. If we do not have an email address on file for you, you will receive a paper invoice in this week's mail. Thanks again to everyone for your participation in our Spring 2018 auction!

Also, we are already accepting consignments for our Summer 2018 sale, to be held July 21st. Bidders are very actively seeking quality examples of antique American stoneware & redware, and we are always more than happy to offer you a complimentary pre-auction evaluation of your items. Feel free to contact us today to discuss including your pottery in our next auction! Best, The Zipps

March 22, 2018. 6:46pm. FINAL NOTES ABOUT SATURDAY'S SALE: First, we have received a couple of inquiries about the parking lot / snow situation. The storm ended around 6pm yesterday and we had both the front and rear parking areas immediately plowed at that time. Today we further prepared them for the weekend and with the nice weather today and tomorrow, both areas will be available as usual for parking. Area roads are also completely clear and everything is moving as normal.

Second, remember that the Preview will take place tomorrow (Friday, March 23) from 1-6pm at our historic gallery, the 1841 Gorsuch Barn, at 15900 York Rd in Sparks, Maryland. The auction itself will be held Saturday, March 24, at 10am, with the doors opening at 8. If you are not attending the auction, info on How to Bid from home is available here; our Online Catalog is available here; More Important Information is available here.

If you plan on phone bidding or leaving an absentee bid with us, we can easily receive your bids up until 6pm Friday evening, so please try to have them in as soon as possible. If you are leaving absentee bids directly through our website, you can continue to do that until 8:30am (eastern time) Saturday morning. Finally, if you plan on live internet bidding during the auction (powered by liveauctioneers.com), try to sign up for that prior to Saturday's auction--we do monitor pending registrations throughout the sale, but registering is not instantaneous, so it helps to sign up as soon as possible.

Thanks very much for your interest and we look forward to seeing you and hearing from you in the coming days! Please feel free to call us at (410) 472-2016 or otherwise contact us if we can help you in any way.

March 17, 2018. 8:58am. Added more videos of lots in our March 24th auction.

March 16, 2018. 8:28am. Added some videos of lots in our March 24th auction--more coming soon! (Click here to view them.)

March 9, 2018. 9:58am. Catalog Posted: Our March 24 Auction of American Stoneware & Redware Catalog is now online! CLICK HERE TO VIEW IT.

The auction takes place on Saturday, March 24, 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, March 23, 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.

Our Spring 2018 auction features a number of exciting stoneware and redware objects from the Southern, Midwestern, and Northeastern U.S., including many museum-quality examples. Among these are a newly-discovered Anna Pottery masterwork, a selection of outstanding New York State stoneware pieces, face vessels from North and South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, and a legendary folk sculpture from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, returning to the auction block after fifteen years. Rounding out the sale are over 450 lots of 19th century American stoneware and redware from a variety of collecting regions, including early Northeastern stoneware, rare Southern redware and stoneware, and a large selection of Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia stoneware pieces, led by fine examples from the Greensboro and New Geneva, PA potting tradition.

Finally, the Print Catalog for this sale will begin shipping Monday. It features well over 450 lots of American stoneware & redware laid out over 130+ 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.

Best of luck to all of our bidders and thanks very much to our consignors for making this another great sale!

March 6, 2018. 9:41am. Forthcoming Catalog:

The catalog for our March 24 Auction of American Stoneware & Redware is at the printer and should begin shipping about Friday, March 9; the online version will be posted around the same time. You can order your copy today by visiting our Online 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.)

Our catalogs make great reference sources on period American stoneware and redware, and this particular auction has shaped up to be one of our finest yet. The print catalog features well over 450 lots laid out across 130+ pages.

Finally, we have added some more selected, featured photos from this auction as we approach the release of the full catalog; feel free to click here to view them.

Thanks so much for your interest in our auctions! The Zipps

February 21, 2018. 2:35pm. Added MORE PHOTOS of March 24 stoneware and redware auction lots.

February 16, 2018. 7:14pm. Added more photos of March 24th stoneware and redware auction lots.

February 15, 2018. 3:21pm. Added MORE PHOTOS of March 24 stoneware and redware auction lots.

February 8, 2018. 6:30pm. Added more featured photos of March 24th stoneware and redware auction lots.

January 31, 2018. 3:57pm. Added MORE PHOTOS of March 24 stoneware and redware auction lots.

January 25, 2018. 8:25pm. Added more photos of March 24th stoneware and redware auction lots.

January 18, 2018. 12:53pm. Added MORE PHOTOS of March 24 stoneware and redware auction lots.

January 11, 2018. 9:28am. Our FIRST PHOTOS of featured lots from our March 24, 2018 auction of American stoneware & redware have been posted. Click here to view them!

This is already shaping up to be another excellent sale, and the market for quality stoneware and redware continues to be extremely strong. If you are interested in having us sell your pottery for you as part of this auction, please feel free to contact us today for a free and accurate pre-auction evaluation. We are always more than happy to discuss your items with you! We hope you all had a fantastic holiday season and are enjoying 2018. Best, The Zipps

January 2, 2018. 9:34am. Our next auction will be held March 24, 2018 at our historic gallery in Sparks, Maryland. We are NOW ACCEPTING CONSIGNMENTS for what will be another exceptional sale. If you are interested in including your stoneware or redware in our first auction of the year, please feel free to contact us today for a free pre-auction evaluation. Our rates continue be the extremely reasonable and we are always more than happy to discuss your pottery with you confidentially and honestly. We hope you had a wonderful holiday season! Best, The Zipps


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