NEWS

Friday, February 22, 2019.

February 21, 2019. 4:48pm. Added more featured photos from our upcoming March 23rd auction. Remember, the consignment deadline is Monday, but we still have time to include quality examples if you contact us by the end of the week. Feel free to shoot us an email or give us a call if you are interested in featuring anything in this outstanding sale.

February 20, 2019. 5:09pm. Added MORE PHOTOS of featured March 23rd stoneware and redware auction lots.

February 15, 2019. 5:08pm. Added more featured photos of March 23rd stoneware and redware auction lots.

February 13, 2019. 4:31pm. Added MORE PHOTOS of featured March 23rd stoneware and redware auction lots.

February 6, 2019. 5:24pm. Added more featured photos of March 23rd stoneware and redware auction lots.

January 22, 2019. 5:03pm. Added MORE PHOTOS of featured March 23rd stoneware and redware auction lots.

January 14, 2019. 4:06pm. Our FIRST PHOTOS of Stoneware & Redware to be sold in our upcoming March 23rd auction have been posted this afternoon! Click here to view them. We are NOW ACCEPTING CONSIGNMENTS for what will be another excellent sale. Please feel free to contact us to discuss including your pottery!

For those new to us, we add select featured photographs of lots from each auction in the lead-up to the release of the catalog, which typically happens about two weeks before auction day--so feel free to continue to check back in the coming days / weeks as we continue to add photos. Again, we are always more than happy to provide you with a free, accurate, up-to-date evaluation of any pottery we feel would be a good fit for our auction--the consignment deadline for this auction will not be until close to the end of February, so there is still a lot of time to receive your pieces and properly promote them for this auction. Thanks again for your interest! The Zipps

January 8, 2019. 11:50am. Our next auction will be held March 23, 2019 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. Best, The Zipps

December 21, 2018. 3:12pm. Merry Christmas and Happiest of Holidays from all of us at Crocker Farm! We hope you have a wonderful holiday season and a blessed 2019. The Zipps (Please note: We will be closed for the holidays until January 2nd.)


November 4, 2018. 2:52pm. November 3 Auction Prices Posted: Prices from yesterday's auction have been uploaded to the website; click here to view them! THANK YOU to all of our bidders and consignors for making this such a successful sale. Among other very strong highlights, lot 66, the Anna snake jug, realized $141,600 (including 18% buyer's premium)--a world record for Anna Pottery! If you were an absentee, phone, or internet bidding 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.

We are NOW ACCEPTING CONSIGNMENTS for our first auction of 2019 (date to-be-announced soon). 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 pre-auction evaluation!

Finally, a special thanks to our amazing staff for the exceptional job they do each and every sale!

With sincerest appreciation to all of our bidders and consignors, The Zipps

October 19, 2018. 4:29pm. Catalog Posted: Our November 3rd Auction of American Stoneware & Redware Catalog is now online! CLICK HERE TO VIEW IT.

The auction takes place on Saturday, November 3 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, November 2, 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.

Featuring over 600 lots of antique American ceramics, our Fall 2018 sale presents a large number of previously-undocumented or resurfaced pieces, many of which are worthy of the most discriminating public and private collections. Among our densest in quality ever held, this auction is highlighted by a large selection of Anna Pottery stoneware, headlined by a legendary "8 to 7" snake jug, a published work of art, which was last sold over a quarter of a century ago. Other important Anna creations to be offered are special Kirkpatrick family pieces that have never been sold before, having been consigned by a direct descendant of Anna Pottery founder, Cornwall Elihu Kirkpatrick I. Lot 1, an Edgefield, SC face jug made its grand debut within the American ceramics community when it was displayed by the consignor in a groundbreaking 1974 exhibit, and is presented here as a newly-rediscovered example. From a vastly different time and place, a recently-surfaced Manhattan, NY stoneware flask is among the earliest intact examples of American stoneware known, a colonial object produced by a member of the highly-influential Crolius family. Other highlights include newly-discovered Southern rarities by Dave, Solomon Loy, and Edward Webster, a large-sized Central Pennsylvania stoneware memorial urn with two-color-slip decoration, strikingly-decorated examples of Ohio stoneware, exceptional Harrisburg, PA stoneware, a strong selection of Shenandoah Valley regional pottery, along with many others. Thank you very much for your support of our auction and our nation's rich ceramic history!

Finally, the Print Catalog for this is now shipping! It features well over 600 lots of American stoneware & redware laid out over 170+ 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 $36.70 (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!

October 17, 2018. 3:49pm. Forthcoming November Catalog:

The catalog for our November 3 Auction of American Stoneware & Redware is now available for pre-order, and will begin shipping around the end of this week; the online version will be posted around the same time. This is an outstanding sale, featuring over 600 lots of antique American stoneware and redware, and presents a rich, diverse selection of pottery from the North to the South to the Midwest, including many museum-quality examples--laid out over 170+ 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 $36.70, 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.)

Also, we have added a few more featured photographs from this sale here. Thanks a lot for your interest!

October 5, 2018. 4:03pm. Added MORE PHOTOS of featured November 3rd stoneware and redware auction lots.

September 28, 2018. 2:47pm. Added more photos of November 3rd featured stoneware and redware auction lots.

September 18, 2018. 4:09pm. Added MORE PHOTOS of featured November 3rd stoneware and redware auction lots.


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