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Category: Signs & Banners

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    Advertising, toys and historic objects, many of them Canadian in origin, are sold in Miller & Miller's June 20 auction

    A Fry visible “Mae West” gas pump from the 1920s and a Canadian Kuntz tin lithographed beer tray featuring a St. Bernard dog graphic were two top sellers. Fry visible “Mae West” gas pump made in the US in the 1920s, 9 feet tall, stamped “Guaranteed Liquid Measure Co., Pittsburgh,…

    Advertising, toys and historic objects, many of them Canadian in origin, are sold in Miller & Miller's June 20 auction
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    Advertising, toys and historic objects, many of them Canadian, will be in Miller & Miller's June 20 online-only auction

    The auction features advertising and signs, toys, general store items, petroliana (gas station collectibles), automobilia, breweriana and historical ephemera. Kuntz tin lithographed beer tray made in Canada and featuring a St. Bernard dog graphic, highly detailed, 13 inches in diameter, with exceptional color and gloss (est. CA$6,000-$7,000). NEW HAMBURG, ONTARIO,…

    Advertising, toys and historic objects, many of them Canadian, will be in Miller & Miller's June 20 online-only auction
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    High-octane petroliana sets the pace at Morphy’s $1.2 million Gas & Oil auction, May 13-14

    DENVER, Pa. – It pays to advertise, but investing in rare oil and gas company advertising signage pays even better. That’s the conclusion that can be drawn from Morphy Auctions’ May 13-14 Automobilia & Petroliana sale, which garnered excellent prices across the board and totaled $1.2 million – 20% more…

    High-octane petroliana sets the pace at Morphy’s $1.2 million Gas & Oil auction, May 13-14
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    The Ed McHugh Railroadiana Collection, Session II

    Peter Helck rose to fame with his automobile and train illustrations. Helck began painting at a young age, eventually creating more than 600 illustrations and advertisements in his career. The second session of the upcoming Ed McHugh Railroadiana Collection sale includes one of Helck’s works. This painting, offered by Dirk…

    A 19TH CENTURY MOLDED ZINC FIGURE OF AN AMERICAN EAGLE
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    Swann Ushers in a New Era of Live Online Sales with Printed & Manuscript African Americana

    Sale brings $744k and 13 auction records PRINTED & MANUSCRIPT AFRICAN AMERICANASale 2534; May 7, 2020Sale total: $744,112Estimates for sale as a whole: $455,900-$672,900We offered 399 lots; 360 sold (90% sell-through rate by lot)All prices include Buyer’s Premium. New York—Swann Galleries’ Thursday, May 7 sale of Printed & Manuscript African…

    Swann Ushers in a New Era of Live Online Sales with Printed & Manuscript African. Americana
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    Miller & Miller's May 9th auction featured everything from antique sewing machines to car hood ornaments

    NEW HAMBURG, Ontario, Canada – An exceedingly rare Dominion Cartridge Company ammunition board, produced in Canada in the 1930s, sold for $4,500, and antique and vintage sewing machines from the world-class collection of Carl Koenig brought nice high prices in an online Signs, Toys & Historic Objects auction held May…

    Miller & Miller's May 9th auction featured everything from antique sewing machines to car hood ornaments
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    Printed & Manuscript African Americana

    The Printed & Manuscript African Americana auction reflects centuries of African American history with lots including slavery and abolition papers, civil rights documents and pictures, and more. At the front of the auction, presented by Swann Auction Galleries, are family papers between the Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens and his…

    Printed & Manuscript African Americana Swann Auction Galleries
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    Massive circus side show collection of photos and ephemera sells for $37,500 in Holabird's Big Tent Auction, April 16-19

    The collection – around 50,000 pieces in all and spanning over a century, from 1850-1960 – was the sale's top lot. About 3,200 lots in many categories were sold The John Reynolds collection of circus side show original photographs and ephemera – around 50,000 pieces in all and spanning over…

    John Reynolds collection of circus side show original photographs and ephemera
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    Annual Spring Sale Day-1

    The Annual Spring Sale, presented by Bertoia Auctions, is a collection of over 1,600 toys, models, and figurines from the collections of Dmitri Ilyinsky, Bob Weiss, Bill and Wendy Jones, Karyl Newman, and others. Antique mechanical banks are well-represented in the sale, including an 1880s Mikado figure from Kyser &…

    1932 HUDSON FACTORY SHOWROOM MODEL
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    Morphy Auctions to roll out premium-grade automobilia/petroliana, May 13-14

    Outstanding Shell Gasoline two-piece porcelain neon sign with all four original mounting brackets, 61 x 54 x 6in. Estimate $9,000-$13,000. DENVER, PA.- For well over a century, the partnership of commercial art and groundbreaking technology has propelled American companies to global prominence by means of advertising signs. Whether depicting popular mascots…

    Morphy Auctions to roll out premium-grade automobilia petroliana, May 13-14
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    Christie's announces online-only auction 'Handpicked: 100 Artists Selected by the Saatchi Gallery'

    Peter Davies, The Redundancy of Ideology, 2008. Estimate: £6,000-8,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. LONDON.- Handpicked: 100 Artists Selected by the Saatchi Gallery is Christie’s fourth in a series of collaborative auctions with the Saatchi Gallery. For the latest edition, the auction will move to an online-only platform, affording collectors globally with an…

    Christie's announces nline-only auction 'Handpicked 100 Artists Selected by the Saatchi Gallery'
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    Five For Friday: It’s Business as Unusual for Potter & Potter Auctions

    How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected auction house operations and strategies? Auction Daily checked in with Gabe Fajuri, President of Potter & Potter Auctions in Chicago, to get a snapshot of how one company is adapting to the new business realities of social distancing during the global health crisis.  Photo…

    Five For Friday It’s Business as Unusual for Potter & Potter Auctions3
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    Rare 1868 Brooklyn Atlantics trade card to be auctioned

    1868 The Atlantic Nine Peck & Snyder Advertising Trade Card. Starting Bid: $20,000.00. LOS ANGELES, CA.- A scarce Peck & Snyder trade card featuring the 1868 Brooklyn Atlantics will be auctioned at Robert Edward Auctions. Bidding ends April 19. Interested bidders may participate in the auction online. The Brooklyn Atlantics, established in…

    Rare 1868 Brooklyn Atlantics trade card to be auctioned
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    Americana Online

    Skinner will feature several lots of Staffordshire transferware by Enoch Wood & Sons in the upcoming Americana Online auction. To rekindle England's trade relationship with the United States following the War of 1812, Enoch Wood started producing a new type of transferware. He called the new style “Staffordshire historical transferware”…

    Americana
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    Coin-Op & Advertising

    Violano-Virtuoso is a coin-operated and self-playing violin and key-less piano, made by Mills Novelty Company. In the upcoming Coin-Op and Advertising Auction, Morphy Auctions displays an example of a bow-front Violano-Virtuoso. This instrument was fully repaired by Robert Loeffler and is made of oak with tiger striping on its cabinet.…

    RED AND ORANGE PENNY CATCH HEAD.
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    American Furniture & Decorative Arts

    James Edward Buttersworth was best known for capturing marine settings in his paintings. Often considered one of the best American maritime artists, Buttersworth’s work is highlighted in Skinner’s upcoming American Furniture and Decorative Arts auction. Titled Packet Ship Kennebec in New York Harbor, the available piece depicts the Kennebec and…

    American Furniture & Decorative Arts
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    Premier Auction

    Presented in the upcoming Premier Auction, offered by Brunk Auctions, is an American Chippendale desk and bookcase from the 18th century. The exterior functions as a bookcase, while the interior opens to five drawers and candle slides with scalloped and carved doors. Also included in this auction are several works…

    Premier Auction
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    Online Only Decorative Arts

    The Online Only Decorative Arts auction, presented by Pook & Pook, features pieces ranging from armoires to ethnographic art. Among the key lots is a Pennsylvania hard pine schrank. Popular in the 18th century, schranks were a type of armoire that typically held clothing and bedroom linens. One of their…

    Large chalkware stag
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    Eclectic Collection of Estates Worldwide

    A large, cold-painted bronze Franz Bergman boudoir lamp is featured in the upcoming Eclectic Collection of Estates Worldwide auction in Dania Beach, Florida. This 19th-century Austrian electric lamp is shaped like a mosque with colored glass windows, a blue curtain in the doorway, and a red canopy attached to the…

    Pair Gilded Bronze and Rock Crystal Sconces
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    Living Contemporary

    The upcoming Living Contemporary auction, offered by Rago, features a collection of mid-century furniture, folk art, fine art, industrial ephemera, and vintage advertising signs. Among the highlights of the sale are works by German-American graphic artist and designer Tommi Parzinger. The 20th-century designer was considered a key creator of the Hollywood…

    Diederick Kraaijeveld, Skull-Vanitas