|ABINGDON, Va. – On March 7, A-OK Auctions will be conducting an eclectic sale, comprised of more than 100 working vintage radios, hundreds of pieces of high-end Heisey glass, Native American artifacts, firearms and much more.
The majority of the 350 lots – many of them multiple piece offerings – are from the estates of two “very passionate collectors,” according to Auctioneer Alan Shope. The Heisey glass is from the collection of the late Madalene N. Beavers, who according to Shope, was a long-time glass collector and an expert on Heisey glass. She died in 2014 at the age of 81, living much of her life in Bristol, Va.
The Heisey glass will be sold in large multi-piece lots, including a lot of 66 yellow pieces and a lot of 40 green Heisey pieces.
The vintage radios come from the collection of the late Frederick V. Perdue, who died in 2019 at the age of 77. Perdue was a life-long aviator, who after his retirement in the quality control department of General Electric Corporation collected and repaired radios. He lived in Atkins, Va.
“Both of these individuals were very passionate collectors,” Shope said. “And they were very knowledgeable in their respective fields. Perdue repaired his own radios as a hobby. I’ve not seen so many radios in an auction in a long time.”
Shope will also be selling hundreds of radio tubes and related parts, again in multi-piece lots throughout the day
Also included in the sale will be several lots of Native American stone tools, arrow and spear points, axe heads, fossils (including an Enchodus fish fossil with teeth, estimated to sell for up to $1,000) and game mounts.
Both automatic pistols and rifles will cross the auction block, as well as a Colt U.S. Government Model .38 caliber revolver (with a pre-sale estimate of $600-$1,000).
A Kirk and Sons repousse water kettle; a vintage J. Chein & Co. toy Ferris wheel and an Alps butterfly friction toy; early decoys and fine jewelry should assure that nearly something for everyone will be available at the sale.
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