Coin-ops, country store antiques check out at Showtime auction April 1-3

Self-framed tin sign for Coca-Cola in excellent condition. Showtime Auction Services image

Self-framed tin sign for Coca-Cola in excellent condition. Showtime Auction Services image

 

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The lifetime country store and advertising collection of Tom and Mary Lou Slike and the impressive coin-op collection of Deke and Joanie Richards, will share top billing in a weekend-long auction staged by Showtime Auction Services at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds on April 1-3.

Quality investment-grade merchandise from over 50 other advanced collectors will also be sold. Nearly 2,000 lots will come up for bid.

The sale will also feature a large collection of over 50 rare clocks, some of them from the early 19th century. “Our auctions do not often contain clocks, but when this fine collection presented itself, I just had to include it,” said Mike Eckles of Showtime Auction Services. An example is the elaborate 8-foot regulator wall clock by William E. Harpur of Philadelphia.

Advertising signs will feature a 1914 self-framed Coca-Cola sign (above) in excellent condition, and a two-piece tin die-cut window display for Buster Brown Shoes (below).

 

Two-piece tin die-cut window display for Buster Brown Shoes. Showtime Auction Services image

Two-piece tin die-cut window display for Buster Brown Shoes. Showtime Auction Services image

Other items will include a hard-to-find Buckley “Bones” 5-cent dice slot machine (below) and a “single W” Winchester bullet board from the 1890s.

 

Scarce Buckley ‘Bones’ 5-cent dice slot machine. Showtime Auction Services image

Scarce Buckley ‘Bones’ 5-cent dice slot machine. Showtime Auction Services image

 

Circa 1890s single ‘W’ Winchester bullet board, one of three boards in the auction. Showtime Auction Services image

‘Single W’ Winchester bullet board, one of three such boards in the auction. Showtime Auction Services image

 

Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.com.

For details contact Showtime Auction Services at 951-453-2415 email Eckles at mike@showtimeauctions.com.

 

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

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