Seeburg Select-O-Matic jukebox to perform at Miller & Miller Dec. 4 sale
NEW HAMBURG, Canada – Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. will usher out 2021 with an online-only Petroliana, Advertising Signs & Memorabilia auction on Saturday, December 4, beginning at 9 am Eastern time. The sale will include seldom-seen Canadian soda signs from the 40-year collection of James Burridge and the advertising collection of the late Dave Toccalino. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers. All prices are given in Canadian dollars.
An expected top lot is a 1930s Canadian Eco Model 160 clockface gas pump with original reverse painted glass dials and the correct nozzle. It’s marked “Service Station Equipment Co. Ltd. Toronto Winnipeg Made in the U.S.A.”. The Canadian clockface pump, which has had an older, professional restoration to the Texaco colors, carries an estimate of $20,000-$25,000.
Vintage Canadian service station signs will be led by a circular, 1946 McColl-Frontenac double-sided porcelain sign, estimated at $12,000-$15,000, and a 1930s Red Indian single-sided porcelain sign, also circular and estimated at $7,000-$9,000. Both signs are from Harron’s General Store in Elsinore, Ontario. Their slogan was, “Call Elsinore, 424”.
American-made slot machines, jukeboxes and phonographs will be led by a functional 1947 Mills Bart Black Beauty model 25-cent slot machine fitted to a later hand-carved, painted life-size prospector after Frank Polk. It carries an estimate of $4,000-$6,000, as well as a 1956 Seeburg (Chicago) VL200 Select-O-Matic jukebox, referred to as “VL” or “The Cadillac of Jukeboxes” and also estimated at $4,000-$6,000. A third remarkable lot that shares the same estimate is a 1920s Edison Opera Cylinder phonograph with mahogany case and horn. Collectors consider it the finest of the Edison cylinder phonographs.
Soda memorabilia will include a 1930s Canadian Orange Crush single-sided tin sign, estimated at $4,000-$6,000, and also a 1930s Canadian Coca-Cola single-sided tin sign with an identical estimate.
Rounding out the highlights are vintage and antique barber shop items such as a 1920s American Koken porcelain barber chair with nickel-plated trim. It has been professionally restored including brand new top grain upholstery and plating, and it is estimated at $3,000-$5,000.
To consign a single piece, an estate or a collection to a Miller & Miller sale, you may call the auction house at 519-573-3710; or, you can e-mail email@example.com. To learn more about Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. and the online-only December 4 auction, visit www.millerandmillerauctions.com.
The current rate of exchange is dollar CA 1 = 80 cents.
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