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Another exciting Elizabeth N. Gladwell & Associates and
Joseph A. Pillow auction

Saturday, October 18th, 10:00am

Selling from the estate of Chauncey E. Spencer by request of his widow, Anna H. Spencer.

Chauncey Spencer, an early black aviator, Tuskegee Airman, and Army Air Corps pilot, was actively involved in championing the inclusion of blacks in the Civilian Pilot Training Program as well as the Army Air Corps. His historic flight from Chicago to Washington, DC with Dale White in 1939 helped garner support from Sen. Harry S. Truman of Missouri. Their efforts helped to make it possible for young college students from black colleges and universities to train for the newly formed Civilian Pilot Training Program and to ultimately become pilots in the Army Air Corps. Chauncey Spencer was the son of the renowned Lynchburg poet, Anne Spencer.
(Ref: Cooper, Charlie and Ann. Tuskegee’s Heroes. MBI Publishing Co. Osceola, WI. 1996)

Sale includes items from a lifetime of antiques collecting by Mr. and Mrs. Spencer. Includes unusual furniture, clocks, commemoratives from Mr. Spencer's career in public service, books including some autographed editions, decorative accessories, and much more.

Directions: From Rte. 460, at Bedford take the 122s exit and follow signs to Cherry Hill Farm.

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FURNITURE: Very unusual c.1900 oak buffet, c. 1900 oak curved glass china cabinet, Late 19c George Woods pump organ, early 20c Colonial Revival style blanket chests by Lane, late 19c mahogany Savanarola type chair, early 20c tea cart w/ removable tray, 1950s Silvertone radio and record player, large early 20c mahogany dropleaf gateleg dining table,
unusual late 19c Eastlake hanging shelf w/ upholstered tufted back, large c. 1900 oak hall tree, mahogany Empire card table, French provincial style chaise longue, late 19c empire style settee, late 19c-early 20c baroque style caned side chair (Spencer family piece),6 piece Rococo Revival style parlor set, Empire style quartersawn oak china cabinet, late 19c oak bookcase w/ glass doors, early 20c McDougan kitchen cabinet, early 20c overmantel mirror, pair vintage Drexel vanities w/ matching chest of drawers, shaving stand, early 20c Morris chair, maple wardrobe, Baronial style library table, early 20c Victrola in a Baronial style cabinet, child’s oak rocker, Jewett Victrola, enamel top kitchen table, and much more.

MISCELLANEOUS: late 19c-early 20c Monitor cast iron cookstove, early electric fans, early Jugtown Pottery Chinese blue bowl, 20 gallon pickle crock, 1940s-50s Hollywood liquifier blender, Chero-Cola bottle marked LBG, pottery wall pockets, outdoor child’s train and track, early 3 cent Sweet Briar dairy milk bottle, Model 12 Aladdin nickel plated lamp, Rayo nickel plated Aladdin style lamp, brass school bells, old trumpets and violin owned and played by Chauncey Spencer, Ray Cox Thimbledrome gas engine miniature racer, large model Rolls Royce Phantom II Sedanca Coupe--1932, Mamod steam powered toy car, several model car kits assembled in glass jugs, miniature electric powered steam generator, late 19c brass Pittsbrogh banquet lamp, framed Harper’s Weekly illustration of a tobacco mart in Lynchburg, VA, 1879, large decorative champagne glass, The Gem roller organ w/ extra cards, stereo viewer w/ cards, old bugles, Islander ukelele, Harmony ukelele, old unusual banjo shaped ukelele, vintage Bakeolite Magnus organ, old A & W root beer mugs, Dirilite flatware and salts owned by Anne Spencer, large collection old copper cookware, pressed steel riding train, early oak wall phones, AFL-CIO union house sign, old radio call sign chime, numerous citations, awards and commendations signed by presidents, generals, governors, congressman, etc., correspondence by celebrities like Jimmy Durante, John Wayne, James Arness, and Art Linkletter, Knights of Pythius sword, cast iron/porcelain finish spitoon, early brass spittoon, old brass coal scuttle, copper bedwarmer, WWI bomb or projectile point, Tuskegee fighter pilot G. I. Joe (NIB), old wooden military canon, old electric time clock, antique NCR cash register w/ marble change plates, Franklin stove, collection miniature liquor bottles, two pair old boxing gloves given to Chauncey by Joe Louis, poker table, several antique mantels, old Army cot, Depression Era glass, silver and silverplate casseroles and serving dishes, vintage wicker floor lamp, late 19c country store type Enterprise Mfg. Co (Philadelphia) coffee mill, early 20c curtain rods and tie backs with ivy motif, books including children’s books and autographed editions, old newspapers and magazines, Jolly Rancher fine candy proverb cards, early microphones, Anne Spencer souvenir plates, old Western water bags, 1914 faculty and graduates of Meharry Colleges and Walden University, old phone system, nice lot old children’s toys, old military web belt and canteen cover, early bird cage stand, 1974 Tuskeanna yearbook, Wagner and Griswold wares, 8mm films North American Aviation & Lockheed Super Constellation WV-2, large lot early 20c magazines, broad axe, a foot adz, hand tools, power tools, old barn lanterns, gas torches, Bristols Recording pressure gauge, old tool boxes full of tools, large collection sad irons, transistor pocket radio, and much more.

CLOCKS: Waterbury brass ship wheel clock w/ Taylor Storm-o-guide, late 19c-early 20c classical style mantel clock, Seth Thomas mahogany shelf clock, Sessions classical style clock, Schatz German marble mantel clock, brass French Gothic style eight day clock, Waterbury kitchen/shelf clock, Schatz anniversary type clock, brass humpback style clock w/ tin dial and decorative pierced work case, Seth Thomas classical style alarm clock, several German carriage style clocks, Smiths 8-day carriage clock, classical style Ansonia shelf clock, Seth Thomas cottage clock, W. German Kundo anniversary style clock, Hammond synchronous electric calendar clock, collection mechanical alarm clocks, longcase/grandfather clock w/ brass dial marked Alexander Leith, and much more.

 

Rain Date: Sunday, October 19th

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