400+ Antique & Vintage Circus Posters & Items 2018-01-28 Auction - 424 Price Results - GOLDEN SUN AUCTIONS, Inc. (formerly Appraisal & Estate Sale Specialists, Inc.) in CA
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1909 Ringling Brothers, Magazine of Wonders & DailyVintage Sells Floto Circus PosterHagenbeck-Wallace  Circus Pageant Of Persia
DoneJan 28, 2018 10:14 PM EST
Fullerton, CA, United States
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400+ Antique & Vintage Circus Posters & Items

Born in the early 1920's, Fred never knew where life would take him until he looked out his father's Grinnell, Iowa photography studio window when he was a kid and first saw the circus coming into town. From the moment he saw the menagerie of animals, clowns, jugglers, and the parade of wagons that followed the procession, he was hooked. Six decades later, Fred Kingdon's captivation with the circus grew enormously. As a child, and growing up, any time and any place Fred found a circus poster, he would remove it out of the window or rescue it from the trash bin. Over the years, he found himself with this massive collection of posters and other circus related items.​ Fred put together many scrapbooks consisting of articles and advertising material dating back to the early 1870's. All the posters, programs, and scrapbooks in this auction are from Mr. Kingdon's personal collection. The family mentioned that growing up in Iowa Falls, Iowa, on the open plains during the great depression, The circus was one of the few things that would bring a renewed joy into the small town during a bleak period. Many of the posters were hand rescued by Fred during the 1920’s and 1930’s when he was a child. We are are beyond honored and pleased to bring you this collection, lovingly collected and totally unrestored, just as Fred rescued them, so many years before.
 
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Cole Brothers Circus Poster w/ Jumbo: JUMBO the 2nd, The Only African Elephant Exhibited with any American Circus. Beautiful graphics. Writing on front stating 1936.
0010: Cole Brothers Circus Poster w/ JumboEst. $100-$400
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Vintage Cole Brothers Circus Poster: Mrs. Clyde Beatty, World's Foremost Lady Wild Animal Trainer - Features two tigers two lions an elephant and Mrs. Clyde Beatty herself!approx size 42" x 28"
0011: Vintage Cole Brothers Circus PosterEst. $100-$400
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PAIR Seils Sterling Circus Poster: Pair. The Show Thousand Wonders. Rare pair. 41 x 14. Fair to good condition. The poster with the wild animals are is torn all the way across the fold line at the top, and is completely seperated
0014: PAIR Seils Sterling Circus PosterEst. $100-$400
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Clyde Beatty-Cole Circus Poster: Big Otto ~ Combined Show. Vivid colors. 17 1/2" x 14" on cardboard
0017: Clyde Beatty-Cole Circus PosterEst. $100-$400
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Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus Pageant Of Persia: The Glorious Origin of "The Arabian Knights" The Pageant Of Persia.Erie Litho. & PTG Co. Erie, Pa 14212Litho in U.S.A.28 X 41. . The colors are very vivid and strong. Old Folds. Slight tears on the
0020: Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus Pageant Of PersiaEst. $200-$400
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Vintage Boswell-Wilkie Circus Poster: Clown Face - Printed in Spain - European circus poster at auction - Large image with beautiful features on a light paper39" x 26"
0022: Vintage Boswell-Wilkie Circus PosterEst. $100-$400
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Antique Ringling Bros 1914 Program: Greatest Ever Presented The Inital Exhibition of the Worlds Greatest Shows. Program.
0024: Antique Ringling Bros 1914 ProgramEst. $100-$400
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