There’s no shame in admitting that the Americana sale held by Garth’s on March 19 in Delaware, Ohio, wasn’t the company’s best offering. Good material, yes. Solid antiques, absolutely. Best stuff ever? Not so much. Amelia Jeffers, president of Garth’s, put it in perspective. “I’m a collector. Every piece in my house is not a ten,” she said. “That was this auction.” Although it wasn’t slap-your-head great, the sale provided a reliable yardstick for measuring the marketplace. Indeed, it did measure up, with a few unlikely surprises along the way. The top lot of the day was a folk art bust of a woman, carved and painted by Shields Landon “S.L.” Jones of West Virginia (1901-1997), that sold for
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