NEW HAMBURG, Canada – A single family-owned 1966 Ford Ranger 250 Custom Cab Camper Special pick-up truck with Avion camper and a United Motors Service single-sided porcelain neon sign are both expected to do well in Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.’s online-only Petroliana & Advertising auction slated for Saturday, October 29. The 381-lot auction, beginning promptly at 9 am Eastern time, will feature petroliana (gas station memorabilia), advertising signs, advertising tins, breweriana (beer and wine collectibles), general store items, jukeboxes and vintage and antique toys. All estimates quoted are in Canadian dollars. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
The 1966 Ford Ranger camper pickup truck was purchased for hunting trips that were taken once a year, which explains in part why the odometer reads just 39,966 actual miles. The side-style vehicle boasts parchment cab and trim and has 100 percent of its original Sahara beige paint. It’s powered by an eight-cylinder 352ci engine and cruise-o-matic transmission and has an estimate of $35,000-$40,000.
The American-made United Motors Service single-sided porcelain neon sign is from the 1930s. It has its original neon, insulators, transformer and can, has never been apart and retains the original orange paint over the screw heads. This small sign was designed to be hung in a window or displayed on a countertop and is estimated at $20,000-$25,000.
A 2006 Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe black cherry motorcycle was purchased new from Dukes Harley-Davidson in Chatham, with accessories, for $25,387.38 and comes with its original bill of sale. The bike was well-stored but never used, and has an odometer reading of 51 kilometers. It appears in the October 29 sale with an estimate of $9,000-$12,000.
Carrying an estimate of $8,000-$12,000 is a 1940s American Santa Fe Trail System Bus Depot double-sided porcelain sign, each side featuring a detailed image of a 1940s bus in the Santa Fe system.
An American circa-1920s Fry Mae West cast iron visible gas pump, the access door embossed “guarantee liquid measure co Rochester,” restored and with a reproduction globe, has an estimate of $4,000-$6,000.
Collectors of Coca-Cola memorabilia will delight in a circa-1950s American clock having a painted metal dial with a neon backlit acrylic dial cover and marquee. An excellent example, with all-original components and marked, “Electric Neon Clock Co., Cleveland,” it is estimated at $4,000-$6,000.
Jukeboxes will feature two fine examples, each with an estimate of $3,500-$5,000. One is a 1948 Wurlitzer 1100 Bullet jukebox, a 24-selection machine playing 78 rpm records and featuring a cobra pick-up system that set the standard for sound quality at the time. The other is a 1954 Seeburg Select-O-Matic jukebox that features 100 records and matched title cards. It was played at Stan’s Diner in Ayr and on the Tommy Hunter Show.
Two very different lots have identical estimates of $3,500-$5,000. The first is a circa-1910s American-made National Cash Register, floor model 592, with nickel plated brass on a paneled quarter sawn oak base, built for Smith & Potts Hardware. The second is a circa-1880s Canadian Cromptons Coraline Corsets single-sided tin sign. Cromptons was an early manufacturer of coraline corsets in Toronto.
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