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ABSOLUTE LIVE AUCTION #4- LIQUIDATION OF MCA BUILDING CONTENTS
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2016 @ 10AM CST, PREVIEW @ 9AM CST
114 GEORGE L. DAVIS BLVD., NASHVILLE, TN, 37203

With the sale of our building, join us for the next 3 (possibly 4) Saturdays in February as we liquidate the entire contents of our 30,000 sq. ft. building. Each auction is free to attend and open to the public. This sale will have over 400+ lots, including great vintage sports memorabilia (1930s/40s/50s baseball items), antique & vintage political items, music memorabilia, unique items,  comic books, record albums, and so much more!  Click Here for Pictures!  Terms and Conditions

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ABSOLUTE LIVE AUCTION OF THE CONTENTS OF GRANNY WHITE MARKET
(A.K.A “The Purple Cow”)
5301 Granny White Pike, Brentwood, TN 37027
Saturday, April 16, 2016 @ 10AM CST, Preview @ 9AM CST

For over 100 years, the Granny White Market, formerly known as “The Purple Cow,” has served the residents of Nashville, TN with convenience, personal service and a lifetime of memories for young and old alike. And for the past 20 years, Dan Smith & his family have welcomed generations of Mid-state residents who have shopped for groceries and snacks, or used the location as a meeting point for after-school drop-offs or to swing by and grab a cold drink on a lazy, hot summer day. Later this spring, the “Purple Cow” will be closing its doors. Join us on Saturday, April 16, 2016 @ 11AM as we sell at ABSOLUTE LIVE AUCTION the contents of this iconic location, including vintage advertising signs, store furnishings, “Purple Cow” memorabilia and much more! Click Here for Pictures! Terms and Conditions

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ABSOLUTE LIVE AUCTION OF THE LIVING ESTATE OF TERRY JACKSON OF NASHVILLE, TN
Saturday, March 26, 2016 (Preview & Start Time to be Determined)
St. Bernard Academy Gymnasium (Nashville, TN), 2020 24th Avenue South 37212
**No Sales Tax Associated with this Sale**
MUCH MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW AS AUCTION DATE APPROACHES!
PARTIAL LIST OF ITEMS BELOW
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Drop Leaf Gate Leg Dining Table with Pad Feet, circa 1750 Probably of Mid-Atlantic/Southern origin. Virginia or North Carolina. Reddish residual berry stain. All pegged. Measures approximately 28″ H x 42.75″ W x 41.75″ D.
French Bistro Table with Original Folding Chairs, circa 1889 Glass top bistro table with iron base. Measures approximately 24″ in diameter by 29″ in height. Matching chairs have wood seat with ornate ironwork on back.
Continental/American Low Boy Table and Chair, circa 1720 Table is oak with original surface. Original tear drop pulls. Ornate carved “Tree of Life” in front apron. Measures approximately 27.75″ H x 31″ W x 21″ D. Oak chair is circa 1700s, possibly earlier. Missing small decorative accent at base of back. Pegged construction.
Plank Bottom Windsor Chair, circa 1800s, possibly earlier Hickory, possibly chestnut. Pegged construction. Solid plank seat. Right decorative turning has been replaced.
Overton County, TN Converted Possible Flour/Meal/Sugar Chest, circa 1830s Cherry chest, believed to have possibly started as a blanket chest, but was converted to a flour/meal/sugar chest. Comes with biscuit board, a rarity. Originally from Culum Community, Overton County, TN. Small tin repair on right side, probably due to a rodent’s desire for food. Beautiful turned feet, 8.5″ in height. Both legs wired front to back for stability. Measures approximately 33.75″ H x 37.5″ W x 18.5″ D.
Lundstrom Arts and Crafts 3-stack Bookcase Oak with faux panes on top stack. Comes in 5 pieces. Measures approximately 44″ H x 34″ W x 11″ D.
Chattanooga Saloon Bar Stool, circa 1880 Wood and iron base with round, walnut seat. Measures approximately 27″ H.
Kentucky Shaker-style Rocker, circa 1850 Straight-backed, 4-slat. Turned finials. Pegged construction. Possibly maple.
Turned Candle-stand Lamp Table, circa 1840 Dove-tailed, serpent feet. Pegged construction. Metal plate on base, typical of Shaker construction. Possibly cherry. Measures approximately 17.75″ in diameter and 25.5″ H.
Pie Safe with Gallery, possibly of Kentucky Origin, circa 1840 6-panel tin. Beautiful scalloped skirt, original surface. Tins were replaced in 1904 (see photographs with initials and date!). Measures approximately 57″ H (with Gallery) x 44.25″ W x 17.25″ D.
Approximately 5-6 Gallon Middle TN (White County) Dry Storage Stoneware Vessel, circa 1835 RARE. 3 Sine Waves depicted on upper fifth of pot, with multiple straight-line dividers. Shards from similar stoneware with same sine waves depicted on page 419 of “Tennessee Potteries, Pots, and Potters 1790s to 1950,” Volume 1, by Samuel D. Smith and Stephen Rogers, Published 2011. Authors have seen images of this item and agree that possibly, it is the Early Lafever Family Hand or Associates, circa 1835. Has small hairline crack at base, extending approximately 5.5″ up. Measures approximately 18.5″ H.
West Tennessee 3 1/2 Gallon Double-Handled Pitcher, circa 1860 RARE. Possibly made by Craven Family of Henderson County, TN. Unusual 2-handled construction, with handles indicating use by individuals with smaller hands, i.e. women. Possibly used to feed field hands. Has 2 hairline cracks, measuring approximately 6.5″ near the handle and 7.5″ at the lip. Measures approximately 15.25″.
Middle Tennessee 8 Gallon Stoneware Vessel, circa 3rd Quarter 19th Century Possibly Dunn or LaFever makers. Unusual, almost illegible circular mark at base, possibly the result of a button being pressed into wet clay, prior to firing. Small chip on one handle. Measures approximately 21.25″ H.
French Ginger Jar, circa 1920 Gaugain-style, hand-decorated with Tahitian-style figures (banana leaves and nude woman). Was purchased as a lamp, and re-converted into a ginger jar. Artist signed, but illegible. Lid has been damaged and repaired. Measures approximately 9″ H.
Assorted Contemporary Pottery by Marvin Bailey Mr. Bailey of South Carolina, is a born-again Christian, who has been divinely-inspired to make pottery. His works have been widely acclaimed and sold in the South. These particular styles are no longer being produced by him, as he has moved on to Face Jugs and Swirl Glaze Jugs. These are examples of some of his earliest work.
Weller “Eocean” Bud Vase, circa 1920s Marked Weller in block letters. Measures approximately 10″ H.
Mid-Century Modern Art Pottery Bud Vase With Volcano Glaze. Measures approximately 9.5″ H.
Hand-tooled Leather Ottoman, circa 1930s With a cowboy theme and branding iron marks.
1955 Nashville-marked Hand-painted Steeplechase Horn Marked “Nashville, Tennessee” 1955, possibly to commemorate the 1955 running of the Iroquois Steeplechase.
Architectural Stone Carved Face from Razed Building From a Chicago, Illinois building. Purchased in the late 1990s.
Olen Bryant Pottery Face A revered Tennessee artist, Mr. Bryant is known for his work throughout the Southeast and beyond.
Limestone-carved, Hand Grist Mill Possibly late 19th century, purchased in Wilson County, Tennessee.
Hand-carved, Civil War-era Folk Art Cane Purchased in Murphy, North Carolina (near Cleveland, TN) this rare folk art item contains 35 hand carved figures, including an eagle, crossed cannons with cannon balls, and an American flag. Was possibly crafted by a Union soldier or Northern sympathizer from East Tennessee. Made of hickory and was painted, maintains the original surface. Measures approximately 36″.
Lot of William G. Little Artifacts, including Folk Art “Snake” Cane, Ambrotype, and Civil War Sword William Gray Little, Jr. of Livingston, Alabama, was an attorney-at-law and served during the Civil War, initially enlisting with Company A, 36th Alabama Regiment, but was soon discharged on account of ill health. He then   re-enlisted in the 42nd Mississippi Calvary. He was discharged and resumed a career in law and politics. His distinguished life included President of the Senate in the Alabama State legislature and was posed to run for governor in 1879 when he died suddenly of a brain disease. His son, also William G. Little III, is renowned for introducing the sport of football to the University of Alabama on November 11, 1892, their first game. The hand-carved folk art cane depicts a wrap-around snake. It is possible that this cane was slave-made. It measures approximately 36″ and has been re-painted. The Ambrotype features an image of William Grey Little, Jr. and his new bride, Laura Jane Hibler. The photo was taken in their wedding day, December 10, 1857. The sword is his personal sword used in the Civil War. It is poor condition, due to abuse by his grandchildren over the following generations. It measures approximately 35″ with shark skin grip.
19th Century Mexican Patriotic Folk Art Cane Depicts an eagle grasping a snake, indicative of the Mexican emblem. Purchased in Petaluma, CA. Measures approximately 34.75″.
19th Century Overton County, TN Folk Art Cane Inlaid carving of diamond, heart, and star. Metal, blue-painted sheath at base. Probably made of hickory. Measures approximately 35.5″.
African-American Folk Art Cane African-American caricature of head. Measures approximately 36″.
British Bamboo Sword-Cane, circa 1820 Believed to be Sterling Silver bands, made of hand-forged steel and bamboo cane. Brass tip. Measures approximately 36″. Blade measures approximately 11.”
Folk Art Walking Stick by David Moore of Nashville, TN Well-known by the Friends of Radnor Lake for his unique walking sticks, his items are inspired by his treks through the Radnor Lake State Natural Area. This walking stick is entitled “Turtle on the Fence Post.” Measures approximately 54″.
Genuine Briar Boot Pipe Hand-carved.
Imported Viking Pipe Hand-carved.
World War II Soldier Pipe Hand-carved.
Possibly 19th Century Patriotic Eagle Pipe Bowl Hand-carved.
Possibly 19th Century Kentucky Folk Art Pipe Bowl With Dog Head and Horseshoe, carved from natural “bumps” or protrusions of the wood.
19th Century Folk Art Trade Pipe Unglazed Tennessee Pottery bowl, was typical of pipes that were traded amongst the Native American population. With hand-crafted pipe stem.
19th Century Folk Art Trade Pipe Bowl Tennessee Pottery bowl, was typical of pipes that were traded amongst the Native American population.
19th Century Folk Art Trade Face Pipe Bowl Tennessee Pottery bowl, was typical of pipes that were traded amongst the Native American population.
Early 19th Century Clay Pipe, Probably Native American Woven Represents 2 different weaves. Bowl is grass and the stem is split walnut. Intricately woven to protect the hand from heat.
Believed to be Polia Pillin Pottery Pipe Stand Leather-covered base, the female image is indicative of Ms. Pillin’s style.
Unique Hidden Liqueur/Music Box Crafted from Leather-Bound Antique Books This unique item has been fashioned from actual leather-bound antique books that serves to disguise its function which is to house four small glasses and a decanter for liquor. The top is hinged, but needs repair, and when opened reveals a working music box.
RARE 19th Century Shot Glass with Brass Wrap-around Snake Comes with the original, hand-blown, shot glass. “Name your poison.”
Civil War-era, Hand-blown Whiskey Flask with Native American Woven Cover Incredibly tight weave, made of grass.
Royal Doulton Dewars Whiskey Pitcher Outstanding applied images of British pub gentlemen. Measures approximately 5.75″ high.
Sterling Silver Double Jigger Marked “N L 1 9.”
1930s Art Glass Cocktail Shaker
Medco (New York City) “Dial a Drink” Cocktail Shaker with Original Box, circa 1950s Glass Shaker with 8 original cocktail recipes in the rotating lid.
Vintage Beer/Whiskey Wooden Barrel “Bung Hole” Maker 19th Century Oak Handle.
Assorted Antique and Vintage Corkscrews and Openers
Assorted Antique and Vintage Corkscrews and Openers
Assorted Antique and Vintage Corkscrews and Openers
Antique “Pocket Knife”-Style Wine Opener
Assorted Antique and Vintage Wine Tasters
Assorted Antique and Vintage Wine Spouts and Champagne Pourers
Assorted Antique and Vintage Wine Coasters
Bronze Sculpture, “Man Holding Child” Obscure, illegible mark. Measures approximately 3.5″.
Clay Sculpture of 2 Hawaiian Natives Playing Ukuleles Artist signed, “B. Campbell 1947.” Measures approximately 9.5″ H x 7.5″.
Clay Sculpture of Mother Holding Child Nashville Artist signed Katz. Measures approximately 9.75″
Wood Sculpture of Mother Holding Child Artist Signed, “JRT.” Measures approximately 9″.
Wood Sculpture “Evolution,” circa 1920s Created during the Scopes Monkey Trial in Dayton, TN, a legal battle highlighting the teaching of evolution in the classroom. Measures approximately 6.5″.
19th Century Italian Terra Cotta Sculpture Man is missing left hand. Measures approximately 7.5″ H x 7.5″ W.
Assorted Antique and Vintage Wood Folk Art Figures Hand-carved.
Kentucky Folk Art African-American Wood Figure Hand-carved.
Assorted Panamanian Kuna Indian Wood Ceremonial Figures Hand-carved.
Antique Quilt, circa 1920s Measures approximately 78″x77″
Antique Quilt, circa 19th Century From Murray County, TN. Measures approximately 55.5″x70″
Antique Infant Quilt, circa 19th Century Probably of African-American descent. Log cabin pattern (in honor of Abraham Lincoln). Measures approximately 29″x23″
Vintage Infant Quilt, circa 1950s Stylized African-American Children. Measures approximately 33″x25″
Antique 1898 Carriage Coverlet Handmade Afghan-like craftsmanship. Of California origin. Measures approximately 36″x19″
Antique Three-panel Tennessee Coverlet, circa 1860s Panel size indicates age. Crafted on a loom. Measures approximately 75″x92″
Antique Loom-woven Three Panel Coverlet, circa 1840 Middle Tennessee/Middle Kentucky origin. Has some wear. Measures approximately 81″x96″
Antique Silk Quilt, circa 19th Century Silk top, cotton back. Measures approximately 76″x84″
Antique Quilt, circa 19th Century Measures approximately 91″x77″
Antique Quilt, Circa 19th Century Purchased from African-American family in Lucedale, MS. Note rectangular border interior. Similar in style to Gee Quilts. Measures approximately 78″x69″
Vintage Quilt, circa 1930s “Square in a Square” pattern. Measures approximately 70″x77″
Antique Quilt, circa early 20th Century Measures approximately 64″x82″
Vintage Early 20th Century Quilt Came out of Rutherford County, TN. Measures approximately 74″x89″
Vintage Early 20th Century Quilt Measures approximately 67″x80″
Antique 2-Panel Jersey Guernsey Wool Cotton Blanket, circa 1860 Middle Tennessee. Measures approximately 65″x76″
Antique 2-Panel Jersey Guernsey Wool Cotton Blanket, circa 1860 Middle Tennessee. Measures approximately 66″x91″
Vintage Summer Bed Cover and Pillow Sham, circa 1930s Measures approximately 88″x80″
Vintage Summer Bed Cover, circa 1930s Measures approximately 81″x94″
Antique Virginia Pub Desk, circa 1810 Made of Cherry. Possibly has spice storage capabilities, and other food products. Has hidden storage area similar to Sugar Desk. Half-blind dovetailed. Pad feet. Measures approximately 41.5″ H x 18″ D x 36″ W.
Vintage Revolving Book Case with Book Stand, circa 1920s Arts and Crafts. Made of Oak. Comes with unique hinged reading stand. Measures approximately 50.5″ H x 15.5″ D x 22″ W.
Antique Kentucky 1-drawer Stand, circa 1840. Made of Walnut. Measures approximately 29.5″ H x 24″ W x 19.25″ D
Antique Middle Tennessee Wash Stand, circa 1830 Made of Walnut, unique scalloped skirt. Measures approximately 31.5″ H (with gallery) x 16.25″ D x 30″ W.
Antique 2 over 3 Drawer Walnut Chest, circa 1820 Champhered Corners. Chippendale-style feet (measures approximately 7.75″).Divided Drawer. Originally purchased in West Tennessee. Measures approximately 44.5″ H x 40″ W x 20.25″ D.
Antique Kentucky Blanket Chest, circa 1840 Original Key. Made of Walnut. Post construction. Molded Edge Lid. Turned Feet (measures approximately 8.5″). Measures approximately 31.75″ H 38.75″ W x 17.75″ D.
Antique Delaware Valley Cherry Cannonball Bed, circa 1830 Functional Rope Bed. 3 Quarter bed. Unique Finial with Gooseneck Headboard.
Antique East Tennessee Walnut 5-Drawer Chest, circa 1850 Most likely a one-of-a-kind folk art chest of drawers, this piece came from Granger County, TN. Note the moustache pulls, the keyhole accents, the burl wood drawers on top…truly a unique piece. Porcelain wheels. Dental work decorative trim. Measures approximately 44.5″ H x 43″ W x 19″ D.
Assorted Art and Primitive Pottery Highlights include Shearwater, Hilton, Pisgah, and other   unknown art pottery.
Extensive Collection of Antique Reference Books Mr. Jackson’s reference book collection is vast and varied.
Circa 1930s Detroit Creamery Co. Porcelain Buttermilk Churn Dispenser Outstanding porcelain over metal store dispenser. Is complete with dasher. Measures approximately 28″ high to the base of the dasher by 14″ across at the base.
Thomas Hart Benton Pencil-signed Lithograph Character depicted is Tom Keefer, played by Walter Brennan in the movie “Swamp Water” (1941). Measures approximately 11.5″ x 16.25.
1803 “Etats Unis De L’Amerique” Map, Framed Antique Spanish Map of the United States. Acquired in Spain. Impression measures approximately 7.75″ x 7.5″
Map of the Route of Columbus on Arriving Among the Bahama Islands, circa 1820 Measures approximately 20.75″ x 16″.
Original 1972 Cuban Poster Regarding the Federation of Cuban Women Poster to encourage women to get out of the home and become involved in politics and the economy. Measures approximately 28″ x 18.25″.
Columbia Female Institute 1846 Diploma Diploma of the Columbia Female Institute (Columbia, TN) dated July 1, 1846 for Miss Mary Eliza Jane Marr. Signed by trustees including Lucius J. Polk. Original seal attached. Measures approximately 17.75″ x 10″.
Original Civil War Medical Visitation Documents Original Pass to Visit the Officers and Men of the Confederate Army Who are Sick in the Hospitals in this City (Mobile, AL). Dated May 3, 1865.
1962 Oil on Board by Paul Lancaster, signed Measures approximately 13.75″ x 17.5″
1966 Oil on Board by Paul Lancaster, signed Measures approximately 4.75″ x 3.25″
Oil on Board by Paul Lancaster, signed Measures approximately 7″ x 9″
Oil on Board by Paul Lancaster, signed In Clarence Stringfield frame. Measures approximately 8″ x 10″.
Oil on Board by Cornelius Hankins, signed Tennessee Artist (died 1940). Measures approximately 6″ x 7.5″.
Oil on Board, circa 1944, artist signed 1944 Town Square Depiction including African-American Woman Knitting. Various interesting characters shown. Artist signed, but illegible. Measures approximately 17.5″ x 21.5″.
Gouache and Pastel on Paper, unsigned Depicting African-Americans in a cotton field. Possibly represents the despair of the past and the hope of the future. Measures approximately 23.5″ x 17.5″.
Gouache on Velvet, unsigned Rural depiction of basketball game. With primitive, handmade frame. Measures approximately 31.5″ x 18.5″
Circa 1950s Oil on Canvas, Bar Room Scene, signed ER Measures approximately 21.5″ x 29.5″.
Oil on Board “Mother & Child” by Olist Roberts Nashville African-American artist. Measures approximately 14″ x 19″.
Oil on Card, artist signed African-American Banjo Player, artist signed, illegible. Measures approximately 3.25″ x 5″.
“A Good Edge” by Michael McBride Lithograph (2004), Artist Proof Depicting 2 African-American workers hoeing. Mr. McBride is a Nashville artist and college professor. In Clarence Stringfield frame. Measures approximately 10″ x14″.
1961 Robert K. Witherspoon Abstract Portrait, artist signed Medium is Sand, glue, and marker on board. Measures approximately 15″ x 17.5″
Oil on Board, by E. Forstall Louisiana female artist. Depiction of African-American family life in Louisiana. Measures approximately 17.5″ x 23.5″.


 

 

 

 


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Just a few of the items that have sold at our Live Absolute Auctions!

RARE Caterpillar Dozier Pedal Car

RARE Caterpillar Dozier Pedal Car

Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver

1930s Coca-Cola Wood Triangle Sign

1930s Coca-Cola Wood Triangle Sign

1800s Portrait of Tobacco Tycoon Calhoun of St. Louis

1800s Portrait of Tobacco Tycoon Calhoun of St. Louis

Winchester 1873 Rifle lever action caliber 44-40

Winchester 1873 Rifle lever action caliber 44-40

1940s Schwinn Lincoln Bicycle with Locking Handle Bars

1940s Schwinn Lincoln Bicycle with Locking Handle Bars

Vintage Notre Dame Football Pin

Vintage Notre Dame Football Pin

Mid-Century Oil Painting, Listed Spanish Artist Andres Cereza

Mid-Century Oil Painting, Listed Spanish Artist Andres Cereza

Late 1800s Custard Glass

Late 1800s Custard Glass

Native American (Indian) Arrowheads

Native American (Indian) Arrowheads

Late 1800s J.W. Fiske Jacko Lawn Jockey

Late 1800s J.W. Fiske Jacko Lawn Jockey

1930s Coca-Cola Die-Cut Porcelain Sign

1930s Coca-Cola Die-Cut Porcelain Sign

RARE Antique Ice Cream Scoop for Ice Cream Sandwiches

RARE Antique Ice Cream Scoop for Ice Cream Sandwiches

1959 Texaco "Green T" 2-sided Porcelain Sign

1959 Texaco “Green T” 2-sided Porcelain Sign

Original WWII Nazi SS Waffen German Helmet

Original WWII Nazi SS Waffen German Helmet

RARE 1899 Kurz & Allison "Colored Infantry with Teddy Roosevelt at San Juan Hill" Lithograph

RARE 1899 Kurz & Allison “Colored Infantry with Teddy Roosevelt at San Juan Hill” Lithograph

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1840s Jackson Press