The Dr. Mead Shaffer Collection of Early American Antiques will be
Sold Online, September 24th, by Briggs Auction, Inc
The online-only auction will include Dr. Shaffer’s extensive collection of colonial and early
American and regional antiques, colonial cookware, folk and decorative arts and much more.
Garnet Valley, PA, USA, August 24, 2021 -- Briggs Auction is pleased to offer the Dr. Mead Shaffer
collection of early American antiques on Friday, September 24th. Bidding is online only, through Briggs
Auction's Bid at Briggs platform and through Live Auctioneers.com. Pre-auction/absentee bids will be
accepted until 10 am on the date of auction, September 24th, when real-time online bidding will begin
on both platforms.
Dr. Shaffer, a resident of Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, is a noted preservationist, historian and collector.
The auction will include Dr. Shaffer’s extensive collection of colonial and early American and
regional antiques, colonial cookware, folk and decorative arts and much more. Briggs Auction has
an app to make bidding easy and convenient; simply search Briggs Auction in the Apple App Store, or
on Google Play.
"Dr. Shaffer has been a staple in the antiques community for over forty years, and his collection is truly
one to be admired," said Stephen Turner, the owner of Briggs Auction, Inc. "We are honored Dr.
Shaffer chose us to handle this important and historic collection, and we hope that it will appeal to a
wide range of collectors, history buffs and anyone who's looking for a piece of early America and/or
Dr. Shaffer grew up on a farm in Wayne County, Pennsylvania, which he later gifted to the state. It is
now known as the Varden Conservation Area. In 1960, after college at Penn State and a stint in the
Army as a veterinarian, he moved to Delaware County, where he opened his (still thriving) veterinary
practice. Shortly after, he took up residence in a home on the circa 1721 Booth farm in Bethel
Township, also known as the Garret-Booth-Cheyney House, whi