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Antique advertising led prime offerings at Miller & Miller sale

 

Circa-1884 Winchester cartridge board, CA$70,800

Circa-1884 Winchester cartridge board, CA$70,800

NEW HAMBURG, Canada – A circa-1884 Winchester cartridge board – one of the most sought-after examples of American sporting advertising – hit the mark for $70,800 in an online-only Petroliana & Advertising Auction held April 23 by Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. The cartridge board was the top earner in a 482-lot auction that grossed $538,581. All prices are given in Canadian dollars.

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Bertoia’s May 19-20 auction brimming with antique toys, Coca-Cola advertising

Two-sided Coca-Cola porcelain sign, dated 1941. Provenance: Ray Burgess collection. Estimate $1,500-$3,000

VINELAND, N.J. – With winter in the rear-view mirror and the prospect of spring just around the corner, the Bertoia family is pleased to announce the next in a slate of outstanding sales planned for 2022: their May 19-20 Annual Spring Auction. Bid absentee or live via the Internet through LiveAuctioneers.

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Morphy’s May 4-6 auction offers stellar antique coin-ops and advertising

JP Seeburg Style ‘G’ upright Art Style Orchestrion comprising piano, violin and flute pipes; mandolin attachment, bass and snare drums; tympani, cymbal and triangle. Exceptional volume. Electrically illuminated interior. VG condition with exceptional art glass. Estimate $40,000-$60,000

DENVER, Pa. – Long before the era of instant entertainment from TV, downloaded music and streaming videos, Americans could amuse themselves with a pocketful of change at an arcade. The thrilling atmosphere of those places, whether indoors or on a seaside boardwalk, resonated with the clanging and whirring of slot machines, the pinging of bagatelles, and orchestral tunes performed by mechanical music machines. Coin-ops were also found in saloons and other social establishments. Today, the mechanical entertainers of yesteryear are displayed in collections from coast to coast, often flanked by antique advertising signs of the same period. Many of the rarest and finest of all antique coin-ops and signs have passed through the doors of Morphy Auctions, which will hold its next sale of these popular specialties on May 4-6. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Ice topped Coca-Cola exec’s estate sale at Ahlers & Ogletree

Platinum anniversary ring with 4.61-carat diamond, $118,750

Platinum anniversary ring with 4.61-carat diamond, $118,750

ATLANTA – A platinum and diamond anniversary ring given by the late Coca-Cola president Robert W. Woodruff (1889-1985) to his wife Nell, and Nell Woodruff’s custom Art Deco platinum and diamond bracelet combined to bring $231,750 in a sale of items from the Woodruff estate held February 26 by Ahlers & Ogletree.

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Baird Chicago-Era Coca-Cola advertising store clock, $17,010

Coca-Cola clock, Izannah Walker doll were top picks at Jeffrey Evans sale

 Baird Chicago-Era Coca-Cola advertising store clock, $17,010


Baird Chicago-Era Coca-Cola advertising store clock, $17,010

MT. CRAWFORD, Va. – The Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates March 2-5 Winter Americana Auction produced strong prices along with a few surprises in multiple categories. The four-day event consisted of more than 2,400 lots that generated robust levels of participation for the auction house. It was the strongest Winter Americana Auction for the firm to date.

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Rockwell portrait of Coca-Cola exec in spotlight at Ahlers & Ogletree, Feb. 26

Portrait of Robert Woodruff by Norman Rockwell, est. $20,000-$40,000

Portrait of Robert Woodruff by Norman Rockwell, est. $20,000-$40,000

ATLANTA – Items from the estate of Robert W. Woodruff (1889-1985), the American businessman and philanthropist who served as president of the Coca-Cola Company from 1923 to 1955, will be offered on Saturday, February 26 by Ahlers & Ogletree, starting at 10 am Eastern time. Items from Woodruff’s wife Nell, who was a Red Cross nurse, will also be sold. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Rare Marx prototypes claim top honors at Milestone’s $500K toy auction

The top lot of the sale was a Marx prototype Speedboy 4 motorcycle with a soldier driver, ‘AMMO’ box, and spring-loaded cannon for shooting projectiles. Sold for $16,800 against an estimate of $6,000-$9,000

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio – There’s no great mystery as to why vintage toys are so popular with collectors. They’re colorful, they’re fun, and they invariably prompt the comment so familiar to auctioneers and toy dealers: “Wow! I had one of those when I was a kid!” One of Milestone Auctions’ specialties is antique and vintage toys, and the nostalgia factor that drives today’s prices for clean, crisp vintage toys is something they witness at each of their sales, including their January 29 Winter Antique Toy Spectacular that took in just under half a million dollars.

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Milestone’s big Winter Antique Toy Spectacular slated for Jan. 29

I.Y. Metal Toys (Japan), tin friction Harley-Davidson motorcycle, 15in, all original and super clean with rich, true colors. Estimate $3,000-$4,000

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio – Antique and vintage toys played a major role in Milestone Auctions’ success in 2021. Their October 2nd toy event rocketed to $768,000, a house record for the suburban Cleveland, Ohio, company. Milestone is on track to keep that positive momentum going in 2022 with an 867-lot Winter Antique Toy Spectacular on January 29, which offers absentee or Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.

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Coker’s Jan. 15 auction led by top-tier Euro. art, antiques with Washington family provenance

Ker-Xavier Roussel (French, 1867-1944), Satyr Chasing a Woodland Nymphette, oil-on-canvas, artist-signed. Size: 12in wide x 9 7/8in high. Provenance: Collection of Dr. Albert K. Chapman; M.R. Schweitzer Gallery NYC (acquired December 1963). Estimate $60,000-$80,000

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – On Saturday, January 15, 2022, John W. Coker & Co., will auction antiques and fine art from several distinguished estates and families. The online-only event, with absentee and Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers, is highlighted by a very special selection of European Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings formerly in the collection of Dr. Albert Kinkade Chapman (1890-1984), president and CEO of Eastman Kodak.

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1956 Seeburg VL200 Select-O-Matic jukebox, est. CA$4,000-$6,000

Seeburg Select-O-Matic jukebox to perform at Miller & Miller Dec. 4 sale

1956 Seeburg VL200 Select-O-Matic jukebox, est. CA$4,000-$6,000

1956 Seeburg VL200 Select-O-Matic jukebox, est. CA$4,000-$6,000

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.

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