NRV auction to feature historical items
One of the largest auctions of Montgomery County and southwest Virginia historical items has been announced for Friday, July 30 and Saturday, July 31. Items include advertising crocks including Trenor and Casper Liquor Jugs from Roanoke, complete Virginia Tech milk bottle set (1 complete set of embossed and 1 complete set of Painted), Virginia Tech milk can, VT Milk bottling crate, local Montgomery County soda advertising including Banner Cola, an ornate brass cash register originally from a Giles County store and an ornate change counting machine. There is also a large collection of authenticated Civil War artifacts including Montgomery County and Confederate Bonds and Currency.
This auction will contain items from the personal collection of Blacksburg’s Larry Linkous.
“I have enjoyed collecting antiques, local historical artifacts, historical documents, Civil War artifacts -both Confederate and Union, signed crocks (many are VA and Shenandoah Valley as well as some from N.C., Kentucky and southern states, including a signed Daniel Segal Crock), military memorabilia, Native American items, carvings, and other one-of-a-kind items. I have collected for over 50 years and now it is time to downsize,” he said.
Other historical items of interest include:
Framed – Original Copy of the Ulster County Gazette including George Washington’s Death announcement and Funeral Arrangements, Large Early 1700s European Grandfather Clock, Confederate Artifacts including Officer’s Swords, Side Knife, Boarding Ax, Canteens, Confederate Soldier’s Bible, Cannonballs, Slave Shackles, Union swords and many other artifacts, Civil War Painting by Charles E. Nelson for Glenn W. Summerlin, Oil on Canvas Portrait of James Kent, Large Step Back Cupboard, Brass Cog from Tower Clock from the late 1800s Montgomery County Court House, Musical Instruments including Washburn Guitar – Creed Handmade Banjos – Floyd County Fiddle, Square Grand Piano made in Boston, MA 1840, Large Collection of Native American Artifacts including Head Bonnet, Beaded accessories, Blankets and Arrow Points (Many Local), Large Victorian Dresser from Kentland Home, Candle Molds, Primitive Cradle of Richard Poff (Congressman and State Supreme Court Justice), 1880s oak Desk, Several Original Oil Paintings including Old Prices Fork School Building by Dick Cupp, Blacksburg Scene by Margaret Beeks, Willard Gayheart Print of Coal Miner, 3 Original Western and Horse Scenes by Western Artist Dennis Swindell, Painting of Lybrook Row by W. Roop, Stairstep Basket, Old Cupie Dolls and Vintage Smokey the Bear, Full Edition of 1862 Harper’s Weekly including first printing of the Emancipation Proclamation and a bond sold to finance Virginia Agriculture and Mechanical College (now VT).
The auction will be held at 2190 Merrimac Road, Blacksburg, starting at 10 a.m. each day.
For more information, contact Linkous at 540.320.1151.