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Kennedy's to auction estates of prominent citizens Nov. 16-17
|Written by Auction House PR|
|Thursday, 08 November 2012 15:41|
BATESVILLE, Ark. – Kennedy’s Auction Service of Selmer, Tenn., will sell the estates of John Quincy Wolf and Alexander C. McGinnis on Nov. 16-17. Friday’s auction will consist of a large collection of estate gold and silver coins. Saturday’s auction will consist glass and antique collections. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.
John Quincy Wolf was head of the English department at Southwestern at Memphis, a noted author and music historian. Alexander Clyde McGinnis was a real estate broker, historian and former supervisor of the Farmers Home Administration in Independence County, Ark.
A few examples of the fine coins and currency in Friday’s auction are a 1795 Braided Hair silver dollar; pre-1935 U.S. mint gold coins; more than 500 gold pesos; Lafayette silver dollars; a collection of U.S. bank notes including a Batesville, Ark., $10 note; U.S. silver coins, more than $500 face value; foreign gold coins; uncirculated rolls; collector coin set books; and U.S. mint proof sets. An 18K gold Rolex Day Date watch will also be sold.
Saturday’s auction will consist of the Wolf and McGinnis families’ glass and antique collections. The auction will include Persian rugs, antique furniture, cut glass, art glass, sterling silver; Civil War guns, medals, rare Indian artifacts, World War II German weapons, clock collection and antique toys.
John Quincy Wolf Jr. was born in Batesville, Ark., on May 14, 1901, son of John Quincy Wolf Sr. and Adele Crouch Wolf. He was known as Quincy to distinguish him from his banker father. Wolf earned a bachelor’s degree from Arkansas College (now Lyon College) in 1922. In 1923, he received an MA in English at Vanderbilt University. Wolf married fellow Arkansas College employee Bess Millen of Malvern In 1931. Shortly thereafter, Bess and Quincy began collecting antique glass and furniture. The couple settled in Memphis, where he would spend the rest of his career on the faculty of Southwestern at Memphis (now Rhodes College) and where the couple would raise their two daughters. Wolf completed his Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins in 1946. He compiled a library of ballads and folklore from the Ozarks that remains without equal.
Alexander Clyde McGinnis, born June 28, 1916 was president of the Arkansas FFA and a graduate of the University of Arkansas. His first job was supervisor of the Farm Credit Administration in Harrison, Ark. On April 12, 1941 he married his college sweetheart, Marian Liles of Fort Smith, Ark. Going into the Army in 1942, he was a member of the 505th Ordnance Company, and served with the 3rd Armored Division of the American First Army. Clyde was a real estate broker, news writer, columnist and former supervisor of the Farmers Home Administration in Independence County, Ark. McGinnis helped organize the Independence County Historical Society and was editor of the society’s award-winning publication for 30 years. He was on the board of the Arkansas Historical Association and was state president in 1966. McGinnis began a lifetime of collecting as a young FFA student with Indian relic collecting as one of his projects.
For details contact Kennedy’s Auction Service at 731-645-5001. The auctioneer notes that this is only a partial listing of the inventory. Visit LiveAuctioneers.com to view complete catalog with photographs and to place Internet live bidding.
View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
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|Last Updated on Friday, 09 November 2012 12:41|