Over & Above Online Auction mounts huge ephemera sale April 29


Colorful cardboard sign of bathing beauty enjoying a bottle of Coca-Cola. This image was designed by Harry Morse Meyers, whose work was reproduced in advertising throughout the 1920s and ’30s. Over & Above Online Auction image

TIMONIUM, Md. – Over & Above Online Auction is having an auction of Art, Advertising and a Menagerie of Ephemera that will conclude Sunday, April 29. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

Many of the collectible items are paper and cardboard: advertising signs, maps, engravings and lithographs, historical documents, early photographs, books, posters, catalogs, trade brochures, postcards and trade cards.

There is a huge amount of “collectible crossover” when it comes to this material. Toy collectors will find this sale features early train and toy catalogs, including Hubley, Metalcraft, Lionel and American Flyer.

Advertising buyers will find this sale features terrific Coca-Cola cardboard signs, advertising easel backs, trade cards, as well as illustration art mock-ups for advertising products and displays.

Car and automotive fans will find illustration art, as well as brochures for vintage cars, automotive safety posters, gas and oil company sponsored ephemera and similar items.


Original illustrator art from 1937 featuring an ACF 37-P bus of the Blue Ridge Lines. This signed pastel features skyscrapers, farmland, industry, even a nod to the first national Boy Scout Jamboree that year in Washington, D.C. Over & Above Online Auction image

An incredible illustrated catalog for carriages will also be offered in this auction, presenting a rare glimpse into American transportation history.


Rare and unusual 1892 catalog of carriages, surreys and wagons by the Empire State Wagon Co. of Buffalo, N.Y. This catalog shows the many options available for horse-drawn transportation at the turn of the 20th century. Over & Above Online Auction image

Aviation fans will find fantastic Boeing illustration art, early airline brochures and ephemera.  Other items of interest include early circus posters, early photographs featuring horse-drawn circus wagons and calliopes, and ephemera.


A selection of circus scrapbook pages will be offered including this portion that pertains to the Al B. Barnes Circus train wreck in 1930. The train transporting circus wagons and personnel derailed near Caanan station in eastern Canada. Five people lost their lives, and many of the circus wagons were destroyed, as evidenced in the photographs. Over & Above Online Auction image

Artwork, including early 19th century engravings, prints and lithographs will be featured in this auction.


Colorful stone lithography advertising a bicycle manufacturer in Paris. Printed by Courgerie & Cie; Paris, France, circa 1890s. Over & Above Online Auction image

Also included in this auction is an iconic photograph of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s funeral as featured in Life magazine, photographed and signed by Edward Clark.

Additionally, this auction features ephemera pertaining to movie and television personalities, including movie posters, film magazines and brochures, and other entertainment related periodicals. Lucille Ball, the Little Rascals, Marilyn Monroe and other celebrities are included in this eclectic mix of auction items.

Over & Above Online Auction and Estate Sales LLC is a new company, founded by three people who have worked in the antiques and auction industry for over 10 years each. Their focus is to provide consignors with a means to sell their collections, online, using an international bidding platform. Buyers will appreciate the personal attention and level of service that a small company provides its customers.