Estate Auction - Walter Crawford Founder Of the World Bird Sanctuary

Dates & Times (US/Mountain)

Sat, Sep 24, 2016 10:00 am -

Sale Description

Saturday September 24, 2016

Preview: 9:00 AM

Auction: 10:00 AM

16249 Kimmel Road

Ste. Genevieve, MO. 63670


This is an estate auction for World Bird Sanctuary Founder Walter Crawford.

“Walter was a much-loved and respected public figure, acknowledged for his pioneering work in the field of raptor conservation and preservation,” board president John Kemper said in a statement.

According to the sanctuary’s website, Mr. Crawford spent his youth in Venezuela, where the exotic jungle birds caught his attention and led to his career choice. A Vietnam veteran, Mr. Crawford earned a bachelor’s degree from Southeast Missouri State University and a master’s degree from Mississippi State University.

Mr. Crawford got a job at the St. Louis Zoo and in 1977, with support from legendary St. Louis Zoo chief Marlin Perkins, he founded what eventually became the World Bird Sanctuary. He left the zoo in 1982 to operate the sanctuary full-time. The sanctuary operates a park at 125 Bald Eagle Ridge Road in Valley Park that opened in 2000.

This sale is loaded with good quality vintage and antique items, furniture and accessories.


Furniture: Victorian oak china cabinet; Antique wardrobe; vintage, vintage oak desk; pair of vintage arm chairs; assorted styles of rocking chairs; assorted end tables; antique Morris chair; matching pair of antique walnut wash stands; antique mahogany potty chairs; antique walnut cabinet, antique full size Jenny-Lynn bed frame; antique dresser with mirror;  

Accessories and Décor: Assorted lamps;braided area rug; assorted glass ware; cuckoo coo clock; coat trees; salt glaze crocks and jugs; assorted crystal pieces; assorted framed art prints; set of vintage china; Capo de Monte porcelain pieces;

Assorted gone with the wind lamps; assorted linins and lace doilies; handmade quilts; machine made quilts;


Special Items: Vintage Life size animated Santa Claus window display; Yellow Depression glass ware; Weller and Roseville pottery; McCoy pottery; large collection of bird figurines and framed prints; Mid-Century Modern sectional couch and easy chair; RWay Mid- Century Modern mahogany bed room set; antique bent glass lamp; antique Ice box; assorted framed prints of historical landscapes and buildings in Ste. Genevieve and in Missouri; antique Emerson electric fan; Brother Matthew barn wood painting of a chimpanzee;  antique camel back trunk; Remo banjo with case;


Appliances: Samsung 32” Flat screen TV; Como- 12” flat screen TV; Vintage Astro Sonic Magnavox stereo counsel record player; Vintage Berkley Magnavox stereo record player in a mahogany cabinet; Sansui FM receiver 3000 4, pair of Sansui 3 way/ 5 speaker SP- 200, RCA 4 head VHS player/ recorder; Pioneer Reverberation Amplifier; Magnavox 8 track cartridge stereo player; Oreck vacuum, Hoover vacuum; microwave oven; GE toaster oven;


Miscellaneous: assorted books and book cases; collection of vinyl records; Gilbert mantle clock, Ansonia china clock and a small collection of clocks; antique treadle sewing machine;  

New Russian style zither and zippered soft carrying; 2 antique zithers; assorted plaster religious figurines and framed art works; collection of glass marbles; assorted antique oil lamps; assorted

Outdoor and tools: pair of wood patio chairs and end table; wooden porch swing; wooden porch bench; pair of split wood rocking chairs; Toro blower; gas string trimmers; Weber kettle BBG pit; Smoker; assorted ladders; assorted hand tools; hamper; portable electric heater; Black and Decker drill; concrete grotto and Mary figurine; storage boxes; antique wheel barrow with iron wheel; Thermo- gas grill; patio table and chairs; vintage metal Mid-Century modern patio chair;



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