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11-18-20 Online Only Auction – 125 Hall Highway, Crisfield, MD

On-Line Only Auction – Crisfield, MD!

A&M Auctions is honored to sell for the Estate of Peggy L. Tawes!  

Personal Property located at: 125 Hall Highway, Crisfield, MD


Auction Held Online Only with bids ending: Wed. Nov. 18th, 2020 Starting at 5 PM!


Exquisite Selection of J. Millard Tawes Historical Articles, Decoys, Sterling Silver, Local Advertising, Artwork, Jewelry, Antique and Modern Furniture, Baby Grand Piano & more!


Personal Property Preview: Tuesday November 17th from 4 PM – 6 PM


Directions: At the intersection of Rt. 13 and Rt. 413 (A few miles South of Princess Anne) turn South onto Rt. 413 and follow for 13.1 miles to MD-460E (Hall Highway) just past the McDonald. Turn right onto Hall Highway and follow for -.4 miles to home on the left. Signs posted.    CLICK HERE FOR A GOOGLE MAP


Online Bidding

Online Bidding: This is an Online Only Auction held on the A&M Auctioneers website. Early Pre-Bidding will open soon!  Once the bidding is open you can bid at any time up until the closing time for each individual items which will start at 5 PM on Wednesday Nov. 18th, 2020. 1 lot will end Approx. every 30 seconds. This Auction will feature a soft closing. If someone bids in the last minute before an item closes the bidding on that item only will be extended for 1 minute. This will give you a chance to bid again. This process will continue until one person stops bidding or doesn’t bid before the time runs out.


Historically Important Items Belonging to J. Millard Tawes (54th Governor of Maryland):  The original Mahogany Governor’s Desk belonging to the 54th Governor of Maryland J. Millard Tawes made by the Lucas Brothers of Baltimore Maryland as can be seen and featured in page 11 of the Government House Annapolis Maryland program, Rare and Unique 1966 Southern Governors Conference Hillerich & Bradsby Co. Louisville Slugger wooden baseball bat presented to and engraved to J. Millard Tawes (this is the one and only presented to Governor Tawes), J. Millard Tawes 54th Governor of Md own personal lounge chair used in the 1966 National Governors’ Conference California Host Committee with brass certification plaque on reverse of chair, original splint seat and back rocking chair presented to him by the Governor of North Carolina Terry Sanford, desk chair Presented to Governor J. Millard Tawes Southern Governors Conference October 11th -14 1959 from the Boling Chair Co., Governor J. Millard Tawes Southern Governors Conference 1964 open arm office chair with original brass placard affixed to reverse of chair, Governor of Maryland original Desk name placard from the Desk of J. Millard Tawes, Governor J. Millard Tawes 1959-1967 custom engraved sterling silver desk box presented by the Board of Public Works, personal rotary desk telephone presented to Governor J. Millard Tawes by the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company May 1962, personal desk pen holder with brass plaque by his official family April 8th, 1959, engraved Tawes Baltimore- Harrisburg Expressway October 28th, 1959 sterling silver handled ribbon cutting scissors, 54th Annual Governors Conference Hamilton Electric men’s wrist watch belonging to Maryland Governor J. Millard Tawes engraved on reverse, desk scissors in custom leather case initialed J.M.T., personal cigar humidor, own personal 1966 Southern Governors Conference ash tray, 1966 Southern Governors Conference personal coffee mug and underplate, J. Millard Tawes Engraved gold plated Eversharp pen and pencil, silver topped engraved desk brush presented by the Salisbury Rotary 1961, 6pc Carval Hall by Briddell carving set in presentation case presented to Hon. J. Millard Tawes 1953, 1958 Tawes for Governor Ceramic ash tray with donkey decoration, vote for J. Millard Tawes figural ceramic donkey desk advertisement, Addresses and State Papers of J. Millard Tawes Governor of Maryland Volumes I and II, Concord Swiss solid brass and glass Desktop clock and weather barometer engraved and presented to Hon. J. Millard Tawes March 9 1966, Original Inauguration Ceremonies J. Millard Tawes January 14th, 1959 photo book with original black and white photos, Pair of figural bronze bookends of the US Naval Seal 7” each with affixed placard “Governor J. Millard Tawes” from RADM C.C. Kirkpatrick USN September 1962, Complete set of Spalding Professional men’s golf clubs in bag presented to Governor J. Millard Tawes at the Southern Governors Conference in Sea Island Georgia September 1965 with original brass placard, Vintage Mitchell Gacia model 300DL spinning reel in original wooden box custom made for J. Millard Tawes and stamped with J.M. Tawes Brass owners plaque directly on reel (never used) This is the one and only and so much more!

Decoys: Exceptional Pair of L.T. Ward & Bro Crisfield, MD 1/3 size Widgeon hen and drake excellent condition both signed in pen on underside, Original framed Pencil sketch of Blue Bill signed Lem Ward 1982, Wonderful Pair of Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, MD 1965 1/3 size Wood Ducks hen and drake each signed and dated on underside, Stunning Pair of Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, MD 1/3 size Pintails hen and drake both signed Oliver Lawson 1965 Original framed Pencil sketch of Canada Goose signed Leo Lawson January 1986, Superb hand carved figural miniature pheasant on habitat base encased in glass as a table lighter with brass scalloped lighter top, Large Framed Watercolor print of Black ducks and Mallards over marsh signed David Hagerbaummer 1964 and more!

Silver/Jewelry: Very Heavy 18” Steiff Sterling Silver tray presented to Governor J. Millard Tawes from the Citizens of Allegany County December 3rd, 1966, Signed Tiffany and Co. 15” sterling silver presentation tray, Pair of El-Sil-Company 5” sterling weighted candlesticks, Pair of TMD Co. sterling silver weighted candelabras, sterling Reinforced reticulated compote, Lg Qty of ladies designer costume jewelry including sterling and turquois cuffs, bracelets, necklaces, rings, broaches and more!

Glass/China/Collectables: Pair of vintage etched crystal double glass arm electrified prismed candelabras with bobeches, Waterford cut crystal diamond cut decanter and (6) matching diamond cut cordials, antique German mechanical songbird in cage, signed Rosenthal Bavaria-Germany H. Meisel 16” porcelain Male Pheasant,  Firschenreuth German hand painted floral plate presented to Mrs. J. Millard Tawes 1963, 108pc Set of Wedgwood Blue Embossed Queensware china, Qty of Gov Tawes Steins, Late 19th Century Alaskan Inuit hand carved letter opener with figural carved Walrus handle, Vintage cast iron Hubley Style Scottie Dog Door stop in original paint, Tiffany style table lamp with dragonfly and floral illuminated shade over decorated base, Antique Cartwright Banjo style wall hanging weather barometer, Early 20th Century carved figural meerschaum smoking pipe of Mozart the Composer in custom leather padded pipe carry case, set of (8) Hungarian Cased Crystal Jewel tone Palm Frond Pattern etched wines, Set of (9) Hungarian cased crystal jewel tone etched martini glasses, center bowl with plated silver basket style holder pattern glass 19” tulip font vase, Tiffany style floral table lamp with illuminated shade and base, Early 20th Century hand carved horse crop with figural monkey head with working open/closing mouth, Early 20th Century carved figural meerschaum smoking pipe depicting Aeolus God of the Wind, LG Qty of local books, brass double handled lions head decorated umbrella urn with canes and parasols, 1957 Goebel German Porcelain figurine of Benjamin Franklin, Early 20th Century heavy brass folding fan style fire screen with decorated carrier, Tiffany style figural faux slag butterfly lamp table lamp, 50pcs of gold rimmed stemware, Boehm Porcelain topped dresser box, Set of (15) late 19th Century bone carved Chinese tribal figures, 50pcs of Lenox 24kt gold rimmed “Eternal” pattern china, 70pcs of Dirilyte gold wash flatware in presentation case, Pair of floral and bird font 28” table lamps,  Large Qty of vintage smoking pipes by various makers and more!

Antique Furniture: Exceedingly Rare Late 19th Century Highly carved Mahogany and Walnut single drawer hunt board with carved gallery over double acanthus carved and scrolled substructural supports with original bail brass pulls on center drawer. Owned by the 54th Governor of Maryland Millard J. Tawes (96” x 48” x 25”). We challenge you to find another of this caliber and importance, Late 19th Cent. Mahogany and Walnut highly carved banquet/dining table with rope laced carved edge over lion carved knee and scrolled stretcher base supported by highly carved lions paw feet. Table stands 29” and comes with (4) matching leaves for adjustable sizes. From the home of 54th Governor of Maryland Millard. J. Tawes, Set of (8) Matched late 19th Century Walnut carved fancy laminate pierced and carved splat over upholstered seat supported by Provincial saber legs over brushed nickel castors, Eastern Shore of Maryland mid 19th Century Pine sixteen light four door corner cabinet with glass paneled doors over double board base, antique French single drawer over single door Mahogany sheet music cabinet and much more!

Modern Furniture: Howard Miller Solid Cherry reeded column grandfather clock with brass face and triple weighted pendulum, Cherry finish single drawer half hall table, Pr of Mahogany two drawer stretcher base end tables, Kling Colonial single drawer solid Cherry drop leaf end table, Designer Gold Leaf floral and beveled gimballed floor mirror, Drexel Furniture Co. Provincial Series lift top two drawer mirrored vanity and stool, Broyhill Cherry finish 7 drawer leather insert desk, La-Z-Boy blue leather upholstered recliner chair, Pr of Ethan Allen Black Lacquered and stenciled four tier two door bookcases, Kling solid Cherry drop leaf Queen Anne style cocktail table, White Rattan Designer style glass top table and four chairs on castors, Ethan Allen solid Cherry three drawer serving cabinet with three interior drawers and three raised panel doors, Hickory Hill floral upholstered three cushion sofa and loveseat, Ethan Allen fruitwood four door china cabinet, Drexel Provincial Five drawer chest of drawers, Provincial style 6 drawer lingerie cabinet, Mahogany 4pc bedroom suite, French Provincial style contemporary tufted upholstered chaise lounge, Caswell Runyun Company lift top single drawer cedar blanket chest in Maple finish, Pair of Mahogany Flame finial twin beds, Mahogany half round four door one drawer corner cabinet, White Rattan Designer style glass top table and four chairs on castors, Universal Rattan Company 5pc Sun Porch/Patio set more!

Artwork: Original framed pastels and charcoal drawings by Governor J. Millard Tawes Circa 1912, Original Oil on Board of Crisfield, MD work boat local Crisfield artist Wallace Dize dated 1970, Original oil and acrylic on wooden panel of “Bateau Ruby G. Ford” at Thomas Point Light by Captain Alex Killam, “Tide Pool” Old Island Crisfield, MD by Kitty Bradshaw, Framed original pencil and charcoal portrait of J. Millard Tawes (54th Governor of Maryland by local Artist Evelyn Hill 1979, framed black and white stone etching of Wye Oak S/N 14/375 by Erma H. Dennis, Framed print of sketch of L.T. Ward & Bro  Crisfield, MD home and workshop S/N Jack R. Schroeder,  “Blues Brothers” framed print of Blue Crabs S/N 17/150 by Myrna McGrath, Orig Oil on artist composition portrait by H. Brownson, orig. Oil and acrylic portrait in gessoed frame, Original framed Oil on board of John Millard Tawes 54th Governor of Maryland 1959-1967 in lighted frame and much more!

Piano/Special Interest: Wm. Knabe & Co. 5ft Fruitwood and Burl Baby Grand Piano, Baltimore, MD, Custom Cherry inlaid foyer table with (90) 1921 Liberty Head sterling silver piece dollars, Very Cool cast and framed wall hanging of the seal of Maryland from Governor J. Millard Tawes office, Samsung Model SPS 42” flat screen TV, (8) Designer fur coats by Mono Swartz Baltimore, MD, Lord and Taylor Fifth Ave, Dennis Basso and others, Vintage 5” Navy Football bobblehead and vintage figural football shaped dresser box, small Qty of ammunition, small Qty of children’s toys, Kodak Cavalcade projector and folding screen, Vintage 1960’s King Mini-Kitchen model 32-48TE with original owner’s manual and more!

Terms Personal Property: Visa/MC/Amex/Discover or approved check. 18% Buyer Premium. All property is sold “As Is, Where Is”, and All Sales are Final. Property is open to thorough public inspection. It is the Bidder’s responsibility to determine condition, age genuineness, authenticity, value or any other determinative factor. Allen & Marshall Auctioneers and Appraisers, LLC may attempt to describe the merchandise in advertising, on the phone, on the internet and at the auction but makes no representations. In no event shall Allen & Marshall Auctioneers and Appraisers, LLC be held responsible for having made or implied any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Bidder shall be the sole judge of value.

Pick Up Date: Items must be picked up at the Auction Site on Saturday November 21st from 9 AM – 1 PM.  Buyer is responsible for removing all items. Allen & Marshall Auctioneers and Appraiser’s does not ship items, however shipping is available through the UPS Pack and Ship Store of Salisbury, MD or a shipper of buyer’s choice. Buyer is responsible for bringing any required manpower, tools, boxes, wrapping paper, blankets, wheel cart or dollies needed to remove your items from the property. Items not picked up by 1 PM on Saturday November 21st, 2020 will be considered abandoned and will be disposed of at the discretion of the Auction Company.

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