Dirk Soulis to auction antique advertising from landmark Missouri restaurant
Most of the memorabilia in the collection came through the efforts of the original owner’s wife, Bessie Glaser, while other items were brought in by the current owners, Pete and Pam Miner, who are now retired from the business.
“This is a nice accumulation of breweriana, advertising items and more, and it should appeal to serious collectors as well as nostalgic locals who just want a remembrance of this great old landmark,” said Dirk Soulis of Dirk Soulis Auctions. “Many pieces would be valuable additions to any collection, especially those relating to the M.K. Goetz Brewing Company, which operated locally, in St. Joseph.”
Auction highlights include a pair of rare Jerry’s Smile self-framed tin signs from the M.K. Goetz Brewing Company (circa 1902), one in very good condition and one in exceptional shape; Goetz calendars from around 1915, porcelain signs, rare paper signs and posters, cardboard signs, tin signs, rare St. Joseph artifacts, and early photographs.
Also scheduled to go under the hammer are vintage movie stills, lobby cards, framed post cards, advertising trays, vintage St. Joseph advertising novelties, boxing memorabilia, reverse-painted signs, candy boxes, petroliana (porcelain gas and oil signs), and other items.
The building housing Judy’s D&G Restaurant was built around the turn of the last century and was operated initially as a saloon, with no food served. Then, in August of 1945, two brothers-in law – Julius “Judy” Glaser and Isy Daynoski (later shortened to Day) – acquired the business and named it Judy’s D & G (Daynoski & Glaser) Restaurant. The two men split in the 1960s, but Judy Glaser remained on.
The Miners bought the business in the 1970s and successfully ran it until 2003, when they sold it to an investor. The couple resumed control of the operations and successfully ran the business for four years.
Dirk Soulis Auctions is based in Lone Jack, Mo., 30 miles east of Kansas City. Most of its sales are held at the Great Plains Gallery, on the north side of U.S. Hwy. 50. The firm is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To enquire about any item in the upcoming auction, call 800-252-1501 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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