The World’s Greatest Shooting Gallery Target Auction, offered by Dirk Soulis Auctions, contains a selection of items from the Tucker Collection, including furniture and accessories, folk art, Americana, and early 20th-century iron shooting gallery targets. Most of the latter still retain their original paint. One of the targets up for bid is the ‘Rowdy’ target by Mangels, which is the only known example to exist. The large size and complexity of the target indicate that it was a centerpiece that would anchor a gallery display. The shooting gallery game would have contained only one light-up target like this one, which contributes to its rarity. Also in the sale is a companion clown target of similar size.
Up for bid is a set of scale-model canvas banners from the 1930s, each touting acts and attractions form a real-life traveling railroad circus. These models, created by toy companies and craftsmen, were originally complete with tents, wagons, and the available banners. They were meant to be displayed on vertical wood posts near the circus. One of the banners in this sale is dated ‘5-9-31.’ Other items on offer include a wide variety of shooting gallery art, vintage hardware storage boxes, colorful round pantry boxes, and more. View any of these lots and register to bid on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (23), Decorative Arts (91), Furniture (14), Couture & Textiles (14), Collectibles (182)
# of Lots:325
Price Range:$40 - $40,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|The Only Known Mangels Rowdy Light-Up Gallery Target||
|A Large Rare Rotating Star Cast Iron Gallery Target||
|Eight Rare Hand Painted Miniature Sideshow Banners||
|Set of Ten Painted and Lettered Hardware Storage Boxes||
|An Assemblage of Six Painted and Other Pantry Boxes||
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