Next Auction of American Stoneware & Redware: POSTPONED, New Date TBA

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Our next auction was scheduled for March 21, 2020, but has been postponed due to COVID-19. (See our News Posting of 3/13 for more information.) We made this announcement on Friday, March 13, and even since then, the situation has developed very rapidly. In particular, the Governor of Maryland has now banned all events exceeding 50 people, along with other strong measures including the closure of sit-down restaurants. Because further government restrictions seem inevitable and the immediate future remains very uncertain, we are holding off an announcement on the rescheduling of the auction until we have some clarity. This sale will happen as soon as possible, but we felt the need to at least update everyone. Again, we wish you health and safety during this time.


We produce both a Print Catalog (regarded as one of the best the field has to offer, and a valued resource on American stoneware & redware), as well as a free Online Catalog (through which you can also conveniently leave absentee bids).


The Print Version of our Spring 2020 catalog is also now shipping! This edition features over 350 lots laid out across 130+ pages, and is chock full of information on antique American ceramics; you can order your copy at our online store, by calling us at (410) 472-2016, or by mailing a check for $37.35 (includes Priority Mail shipping) to: Crocker Farm, 15900 York Rd, Sparks, MD 21152.

You can view photos of a few Select Featured Lots from this auction by clicking here.

How to Bid

Besides live, in-person bidding at our gallery, we offer several different absentee bidding methods to make our auction as accessible as possible.

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Directions to our Gallery

We are located at 15900 York Road, Sparks, Maryland, 21152.

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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.


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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.


We are the world's leading auction of American stoneware and redware, and have sold well over $13,000,000 worth of American pottery in the past 5 years alone. While we have been selling stoneware since 1983, 2004 marked our first foray into the auction world when we held our inaugural Auction of American Stoneware & Redware that year.

Over the course of our first fifteen years, we have broken almost every significant auction record for American stoneware, including the World Auction Record at $483,000 in October 2015, eclipsing our preview highest price of $402,500. To view all of World Auction Records and other notable highlights, click here.

The market for quality American stoneware and redware is stronger than ever! This was evident in our recent (July 20, 2019) auction, in which we saw a new World Auction Record for an American Face Vessel reached at $177,000! We would be more than happy to discuss your pottery with you for possible inclusion in our Spring 2020 auction. We offer a Free Pre-Auction Evaluation of your pieces and will give you a fair, honest assessment of your pottery. Please contact us for additional information and take advantage of our proven track record, respected expertise, and the world's largest customer base for stoneware and redware.

Our commission remains 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.

For more information on having us sell your pottery, please click here for consignment info.

Please Note: The Consignment Deadline for our March 2020 auction has passed, but if you are interested in consigning to our Summer auction, we would be more than happy to speak with you!

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