Auction #91 Addendum

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Lot # 1

Large Tin Litho Owl Cigar Sign. 26.75 x 19” Large, early, heavy, 2-sided tin lithographed die-cut see-through sign w/ same incredible image on both sides. An outstanding, powerful and impressive piece, that is clean, bright and very attractive (front a strong C. 8++; back C. 8+/-); w/ a little minor soiling and background wear and a little expansion to the top finial hanging hole area. Min. Bid $250.

Lithography by Savage Mfg. Co., Brooklyn, NY.

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Lot # 2

Fast Mail Tobacco Pail. 5-1/8 x 5-3/8” (dia.) Scarce, very early tin litho pail for Bagley Co.’s Fast Mail brand tobacco, featuring beautiful, finely detailed graphics by Ginna & Co. Clean, bright and exceptionally nice (a strong C. 8.5++). Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 3

Folk Art Trade Sign. 11 x 33.5 x 3/4” (2-pieces as shown) Very early, 2-sided primitive wooden hand-painted folk art trade sign (different wording and lettering color variations on each side). A powerful and impressive piece, w/ a great looking, rich patina to its all original, nice dry paint surface, w/ just the right amount of light aging and wear to give it a great, primitive country folk art look (C. 8+/-). Min. Bid $250.

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Lot # 4

Howel's Orange-Julep Syrup Bottle. 12-3/8 x 3.25" (dia.) Nice early glass soda fountain syrup display bottle w/ enameled label advertising Howel’s “Orange-Julep” brand soda. Bottle has hand applied lip at top and original heavy metal cap. Label is clean and attractive, w/ nice surface patina and just the right amount of light wear. Excellent overall. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 5

Dr. Lesure's Veterinary Cabinet. 6-7/8 x 20.75 x 6.75" Scarce, early embossed advertising display cabinet for Dr. Lesure's Veterinary medicines. Very impressive piece that is all original, w/ nice rich surface finish to wood and a clean, very attractive tin insert sign. Overall rates a strong (C. 8/+), w/ some soiling and wear on its top shelf panel and some typical expected softening to red coloring in sign's lettering (coloring is a solid pinkish/red). Complete w/ original key. Min. Bid $250.

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Lot # 6

No Spitting on Sidewalk Sign. 8 x 10" Early, heavy enameled porcelain sign by Baltimore Enamel & Novelty Co. Crisp and like new, w/ exception of a couple very minor flea bites at very outer edge (has partial original paper label on backside). Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 7

Porcelain Express Sign. 15 x 20" Early, heavy, enameled porcelain sign. Excellent overall, w/ just a little minor staining and wear at outer edges (as found, should clean up nicely). Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 8

Western Gambling Scene Tray. 17.25 x 12.25" Very early tin litho tray featuring wonderful graphic gambling scene image, w/ advertising for Findlay Market Liquor Store and Little Joe's Place on rim. Clean and very attractive (basically displays a C. 8/+) w/ a little minor crazing and a hint of hazy wear in background evident if tipped in light just right (critical grade C. 8/-). Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 9

Honey Moon Tobacco Sign. 9-7/8 x 6-7/8" Early, embossed tin litho sign from Penn Tobacco Co., Wilkes-Barre, PA featuring Co.'s scarce variation pocket tin. Appears never used and is crisp, bright and like new (C. 8.5++ appearance), w/ just a faint, very trace hint of minor haziness if tipped in light just right (from its protective waxy storage paper). Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 10

Texgas Pump Plate Sign. 7 x 13-7/8" Scarce, early enameled porcelain pump plate sign for Texgas brand gasoline, w/ Union Texas Petroleum Co. lettered markings on backside. Clean and quite nice overall, w/ a little non-offensive minor wear (a strong C. 8++). Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 11

Idaho Good For Trade Mirror. 2.25" (dia.) Scarce, early celluloid “Good For 12-1/2¢" trade mirror from Glowe & Edwards. (Mullan, Idaho) featuring nice hand-tinted photo image of semi-topless saloon girl. Excellent. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 12

Porcelain Mining Directional Sign. 7 x 10" Very early, heavy enameled porcelain sign w/ wonderful pointing hand directional (I'm told was used in dark mine for miners to find their way out). Outstanding piece is crisp and like new, w/ original surface sheen (near mint). Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 13

Utica Restaurant Calendar. 27-5/8 x 20.5" (18.75 x 12" visible) Large and impressive, early advertising calendar on heavy, shiny finish paper for Zito’s Regal Restaurant (Utica, NY), featuring wonderful interior scene of fancy, early Italian restaurant w/ well dressed patrons and wait staff. Neat and unusual piece, w/ full 1926 calendar pad at bottom. Excellent (C. 8.5/+). Nicely framed and matted. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 14

Mobil Diesel Sign. 13.25 x 12.5" Nice, early enameled porcelain pump plate sign for Mobil Oil Co.'s diesel fuel. Clean, bright and excellent overall, w/ a little minor scattered oxidizing at outer edges and small, minor factory blemish in horses rump area. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 15

Dr. Pepper Porcelain Sign. 10-1/8 x 24" Nice, early enameled porcelain sign w/ brickyard background pattern. Clean, bright and very attractive, w/ original sheen (a strong C. 8.5+ appearance) w/ only minor wear. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 16

National Chocolate Vendor. 17 x 2.5 x 2-3/8" Very high quality, early National Automatic Vending Co. wall mounted penny vending machine, as found crisp and like new, never used, still in its original box w/ working key (near mint). I'm told machine can be used w/ Andes chocolate mints. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 17

Willys-Knight Salesman's Sample. 4.25 x 3.25 x 1.75" Early salesman's sample from Willys-Knight Automotive Co., featuring miniature version of metal engine compression chamber, w/ turning knob on backside that moves the piston up and down while at same time moving a descriptive red panel dial in bottom left display window. Very high quality piece, w/ fine detailing. Excellent. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 18

Winchester Roller Skates Display. 17-7/8 x 21.75" Early die-cut cardboard folding store display for Winchester Roller Skates, made to hold and display an actual skate. Was found never used (unfolded) and is clean and excellent overall (basically a strong C. 8++), w/ a few non-offensive very minor faint bend marks (nothing serious or that detracts from great look of piece; reinforced on backside w/ tape). Lot also includes a pair of early metal Winchester brand roller skates. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 19

Cat's Paw Heels Sign. 9 x 13.25" Wonderful, early embossed tin litho sign for Foster Rubber Co.'s “Cat's Paw" heels featuring great image of Co.'s trademark cat. Clean, bright and excellent overall (a strong C. 8/+) w/ a little light scattered wear along outer raised border edges. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 20

Okito Gems Cigar Sign. 18.25 x 9-7/8” Beautiful, early, shiny finished cardboard litho sign for Okito brand cigars. Clean, bright and very attractive (a strong C. 8/+) w/ a little non-offensive minor scattered wear. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 21

Tootsie Rolls Store Display. 14 x 8.75 x 7.75" Vintage ca. 1920's/30's tin litho countertop store display stand for Tootsie Rolls candies, w/ compartments for holding 1¢ and 5¢ candies. Clean, bright and very attractive w/ only minor wear (a strong C. 8/+). Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 22

Planters Jumbo Block Box. 7 x 12 x 2" Rare, ca. 1930's, heavy waxy cardboard 2 piece display box for Planters Peanut Co. Jumbo Block bars, w/ great image of kid sweating in sun. Has a slight bit of mellowing and some non-detracting minor blotchy haziness on lid and a tear mark in one of side apron edges, but overall a clean and impressive looking piece that displays quite nicely (C. 8+/-). No die-cut inside. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 23

Alta Crest Farms Milk Sign. 6 x 18” Early, enameled porcelain sign for Alta Crest Farms brand milk, w/ original sheen. Crisp, bright and like new, w/ ING-RICH stamping at bottom edge. Near mint. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 24

Dayton Overalls Mirror. 2-1/8" (dia.) Outstanding, early celluloid advertising pocket mirror for Dayton Clothing Co.'s “R.R." brand overalls and coverall jackets, featuring stunning multicolor graphics. Clean, bright and exceptionally nice (like new). Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 25

Barrel Maker Shaving Mug. 3-5/8 x 3-5/8" (dia.) Early, heavy, fine china occupational shaving mug w/ beautifully detailed hand-painted image of cooper making barrel. Both mug and image are excellent, w/ a little fairly minor wear to the decorative gold trim at bottom flared base area. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 26

Planters Display Rack. 8.5 x 14 x 2.5" (depth) Early tin litho Planters Peanut Co. "Z" shaped counter top display rack. Clean, bright and very attractive (basically a C. 8.5) w/ only minor wear. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 27

Porcelain Fire Escape Sign. 4 x 20" Nice, early enameled porcelain Fire Escape sign w/ raised volcano grommet holes, featuring a wonderful, folky pointing fingers image. Clean, bright and excellent. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 28

Juliette Shoes Pocket Mirror. 2.75 x 1.75" Scarce, early celluloid advertising pocket mirror for Juliette brand shoes, w/ beautiful multicolor graphics. Clean, bright and excellent. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 29

Planters Pocket Tin. 3.5 x 2-5/8 x 7/8" Scarce, early tin litho pocket tin for Planters Co.'s 10¢ size salted peanuts. A clean, bright, very nice example, that displays as a strong (C. 8+), w/ a little minor soiling, a couple tiny dents and a little non-detracting minor scattered background wear. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 30

Millbrook Bread Door Push. 8.5 x 26.5" Early, heavy, high quality country store screen door style metal door push, advertising Millbrook brand bread, w/ nice bread loaf shaped sign on front, complete w/ its adjustable mounting bracket (bracket push bar on backside embossed “Thanks Call Again"). Never used piece is clean, bright and like new, freshly picked from attic of old closed up NY State mom & pop store, w/ only minor storage wear. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 31

Early Pennzoil Sign. 11.5 x 35.75" Impressive, early embossed tin litho sign for Pennzoil brand motor oil, w/ strong colors and beautiful detailing. Clean, bright and very attractive overall appearance (basically displays as a strong C. 8++), w/ small area of light background scratching and a little minor edge wear (critical grade C. 8+/-). Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 32

McFarlan Autos Hood Ornament. 5.5 x 3.5 x 2-5/8” Scarce, early, nicely detailed figural metal hood ornament from a ca. 1920’s McFarlan luxury automobile. The McFarlan Co. operated from 1909-1928 and had a reputation of being the “American” version of a Rolls Royce and was owned and driven by many celebrities (including as Jack Dempsey; Al Capone, etc.). Excellent and nicely presented on quality wooden display stand. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 33

Successful Farming Magazine Sign. 14.5 x 14.5" Beautiful, early tin litho rolled edge sign w/ convex image area advertising Successful Farmers Magazine (Des Moines, IA). Exceptionally nice piece is crisp, bright and basically like new in appearance (a strong C. 8.5++). (c) 1907 Meek Co. lithographers. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 34

H & P Delivery Vehicle Biscuit Tin. 5.75 x 9.5 x 4.75" Vintage, ca. 1920's figural tin litho Huntley & Palmers Co. wheeled biscuit tin in shape of Co.'s motor van delivery vehicle. Clean, bright and very attractive appearance, w/ a little non-offensive light scattered wear (C. 8+/-). English. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 35

Richfield Oil Co. Figural Desk Set. 4-3/4 x 9.5 x 4” Early, very high quality, heavy figural bronze finished Art Nouveau styled metal Richfield Petroleum Co. advertising desk top display box made to look like small bronze statue (race car lifts off to reveal a storage area inside -possibly for holding cigars). Super overall condition, w/ nice, rich surface patina. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 36

Grape Nuts Sign. 30.5 x 20.5” Outstanding, early self-framed tin litho sign for Grape Nuts cereal, featuring classic image of child and her dog. Clean and very bright w/ excellent original surface sheen and an exceptionally nice appearance (displays as a solid C. 8.5+ when viewed straight on), w/ a few small, barely noticeable faint background stains spots evident if tipped in light just right (mentioned for accuracy, very minor); and a little non-offensive faint denting and slight wear in outer frame area. Note: this is one of the nicer examples of this beautiful sign that you will find. Freshly picked and still as found (might even improve a bit w/ cleaning). Min. Bid $250.

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Lot # 37

Cunard Line Poster. 29 x 19-3/8” Very early paper litho poster for a Cunard Lines passenger steamship ocean liners ticket agent, promoting European Christmas sailing, w/ powerful image and look. Clean, bright and very attractive appearance, w/ a slight bit of even toning and minor edge wear (note: has light original factory fold lines). Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 38

Steelcraft Ice Truck. 10.25 x 26 x 8.5" Nice, early, large pressed steel Ice truck by Steelcraft Co. Impressive, high quality freshly picked piece that is all original and as found, w/ nice paint surface and pretty decent decals and original canvas cover on back. An impressive, great looking piece that is much nicer than you usually find them, w/ some light scattered expected wear from use (basically a strong C. 8/+) w/ exception of some fairly heavy scuffing and scratching on cabs roof and 2" seam split at back edge of canvas. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 39

Porcelain Marine Paints Sign. 14 x 23-7/8" Beautiful, early multicolor enameled porcelain sign from International Paint Co. Never used sign is crisp, bright and like new (near mint) w/ exception of minor stone chip in blue background area. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 40

Oilzum Thermometer. 14-7/8 x 5.75" Scarce ca. 1940's/50's metal thermometer advertising Oilzum Motor Oil. Crisp, bright and like new (near mint), as found never used in its original storage box. From estate of a Cleveland, OH Oilzum Co. dealer. Note: Also see lot #**(09711)*** Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 41

Oilzum Jacket & Ephemera. Jacket: Men’s Large; Photos: 8 x 10” Scarce, vintage ca. 1950's Oilzum Motor Oil Co. racing jacket, w/ its original patches on front and backside (size large, w/ Champion Sportswear Co. label on inside). Jacket is from estate of a Cleveland, OH Oilzum Co. dealer and lot includes three 8x10” vintage photographs (jacket shown in one photo) and 5 pieces of Co.'s printed stationary. Excellent (note: ***also see lot #*** ##09710). Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 42

Fra-Bac Mixture Pocket Tin. 4-3/8 x 3-3/8 x 1" Scarce, early tin litho vertical tobacco pocket tin for Charles Perkins Co.’s "Fra-Bac Mixture" tobacco. Clean, bright and very attractive appearance (C. 8/+) w/ a little light background wear. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 43

Tracto Motor Oil Sign. 11.5 x 35.5" Nice, vintage, embossed heavy tin litho sign for Tracto brand motor oil, w/ raised border and nicely embossed lettering. Never used sign is clean, bright and excellent w/ only slight traces of minor storage wear (Stout Sign Co., ST. Louis). Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 44

Hudson Autos Neon Light-up Clock. 7 x 20" (dia.) Vintage advertising light-up neon clock for an early Hudson automobile dealership. All original piece is clean and very attractive w/ intact glass neon tubes inside and just the right amount of aging and light wear (C. 8/+). We have not tried plugging it in, as cord on back is heavily frayed and needs replacing. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 45

Howard Dusters Sign. 29.5 x 20.5" (25-3/8 x 16-3/8" visible) Stunning, early paper lithographed sign for Howard brand dusting cloths, featuring beautifully detailed multicolor graphics (W.F. Powers Co. NY lithographers). Clean, bright and displays on wall as like new, although there is a little non-offensive minor hazy speckling evident if tipped in light just right (stated for accuracy, so minor barely merits mention). Nicely framed. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 46

Fountain Tobacco Tin. 6.5 x 4-7/8" (dia.) Important and very early small top tobacco canister for Lovell & Buffington Co.’s’ Fountain brand tobacco, featuring stunning, beautifully detailed images of Co.’s trademark fountain on front and 1876 Centennial expo medals on back (Hasker & Marcuse Lithographers). Clean and exceptionally nice, w/ a few minor background chips (a very strong C. 8++). Min. Bid $250.

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Lot # 47

Socony Light-Up Display. 8-5/8 x 16 x 4.75" Neat and unusual ca. 1940’s/50’s countertop shadow box style electric light up display for Socony-Vacuum Co.'s “Bug-a-Boo" brand insect spray. Front section is tin litho, w/ Co.’s Pegasus shield logo at bottom; glass covered transparent advertisement features great image of products running bug logo. Bright, clean and very attractive (a strong C. 8++), w/ a little cello tape staining where pricing label was updated. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 48

Trolley Car Shaving Mug. 3-5/8 x 3.75" (dia.) Early, fine china occupational shaving mug for a trolley car operator featuring beautifully detailed hand-painted image. Excellent. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 49

Evinrude Outboard Motors Sign. 11.75 x 23.75” Early, embossed tin litho dealership sign for Evinrude and Elto brand outboard boat motors. Never used sign is clean, bright and like new (basically near mint), w/ exception of a little lightly oxidized storage wear at very outer left border edge. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 50

Rush Park Seeds Display Box. 14.5 x 21 x 9.75" as shown lid up (5.5 x 20.75 x 9.75" lid closed) Large, early wooden store display box for Rush Park Seed Co. (Independence, IA) featuring beautiful multicolor vegetables on inner label. Label is clean, bright and very attractive, w/ a little non-offensive minor wear and slight staining in outer border area (C. 8/+). Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 51

General Electric Adv. Figure. 19” tall Outstanding wood and composition jointed figural General Electric advertising “Bandy” character doll. All original; paint and decals are crisp and like new (basically a strong C. 8.5++) w/ exception of typical small crack mark at bottom side edge of coat. Elastic cord inside arms is slightly stretched and could use re-stringing or tightening. As nice an example as you will ever find! Note: design is attributed to but never confirmed to have been done by Maxfield Parrish). Min. Bid $100

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Lot # 52

Continental Cubes Pocket Tin. 3-7/8 x 3.25 x 1” Early tin litho concave shaped vertical tobacco pocket tin featuring wonderful graphic images of General Washington on both sides. Clean, bright and very attractive example (displays as a strong C. 8/+), w/ a little minor background wear. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 53

Indian Silver Arrow Outboard Motor Sign. 3-3/8 x 11-7/8" sign (frame: 6.25 x 14.75") Scarce, ca. 1930 early metal sign for an Indian Motorcycle Co. “Silver Arrow" outboard boat motor. Clean and excellent (appears never used) w/ some trace remnants of original protective paper at outer border edges. Framed. Note: Indian Motorcycle Co. only sold outboard motors for one year, in 1930. After selling only about 1,500 of them, it exited this endeavor to concentrate on its core motorcycle business. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 54

Country Club Ginger Ale Sign. 3 x 22" Small, early, heavy enameled porcelain strip sign for “Country Club" brand ginger ale. Crisp, bright and like new, w/ nice original sheen (near mint, w/ exception of small edge chip at upper left edge). Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 55

“Rose Leaf" brand chewing tobacco, w/ large, beautiful stone litho label. Displays very nicely, w/ minor toning and wear (C. 8), w/ a 1-3/8" tear at top edge on plain backside (some edge wear and early writing on wooden lid). Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 56

Salesman's Sample Sign. 14 x 9.5" Fine, early, heavy enameled porcelain salesman’s sample sign made by the American Valve & Enameling Co. (Indianapolis, IN) featuring beautiful multicolor graphics. Crisp, bright and like new (near mint), w/ its original pennant shaped paper label on backside. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 57  

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Lot # 58

Harley-Davidson Sign. 18 x 23.5" Vintage ca. 1940's embossed tin litho tacker type sign for a Harley-Davidson motorcycle dealership. Clean, bright and excellent overall (C. 8.5/+), as found never used still w/ its original protective paper covering it. Has a little minor crimping and storage wear at very outer edges and corners, w/ some scattered trace remnants of protective paper- which come off pretty easily. Min. Bid $150.

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Lot # 59

Giant Gates Motor Belts Trade Sign. 57 x 11.5 x 1.25" Powerful and impressive giant figural trade sign for Gates automotive belts; an exact giant likeness of Co.'s Vulco V-Belt product package. Belt is made of a heavy rubber material and advertising section is lithographed tin. Bright and attractive, w/ a great overall look w/ some minor expected soiling (C. 8/+). As found, should improve w/ cleaning. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 60

Salesman’s Sample Hog Feeder. 3.25 x 6.5 x 3.5” Early, miniature wooden salesman’s sample for a Lyons Perfect Hog Trough that has lift-up gates at sides and a beautiful, early paint surface w/ stenciled advertising at both ends. Excellent and all original, w/ nice surface patina and just the right amount of wear (C. 8+/-). Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 61

AC Service Station Sign. 21 x 10.5” Vintage ca. 1940’s tin litho service station sign for AC brand auto products. Top piece is a flange sign, w/ chain hung smaller signs beneath (same on both sides). Clean, bright and very nice overall (basically a strong C. 8+) w/ a little oxidized darkening at bottom edge of each piece. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 62

Cincinnati Telephone Pocket Mirror. 2.75 x 1.75" Outstanding, extremely rare, early celluloid advertising pocket mirror from Cincinnati & Suburban Bell Telephone Co. featuring great graphic image of well-dressed woman talking on very early style candlestick phone. Excellent. Min. Bid $150.

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Lot # 63

Dutch Master Porcelain Sign. 26” (dia.) Nice, early, heavy enameled porcelain sign for Dutch Masters brand paint w/ strong colors and great overall look. Clean, bright and excellent overall (a strong C. 8++) w/ a little non-offensive light scattered edge wear. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 64

Unguentine Drugstore Display. 69 x 39.75" Important, large ca. 1932 multi piece easel-back cardboard advertising window display for Unguentine brand burn ointment. The main back part of display features burning buildings, w/ many smaller individual easel-back pieces that go with it, including early fire truck, ambulance, rushing and injured people, etc. A powerful and very impressive display that is clean and very attractive (basically displays a strong C. 8/+ overall) w/ some light expected scattered wear (note: smaller building and all the smaller standup pieces were found still in an original old shipping carton). Min. Bid $150.

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Lot # 65

Sunflower Tobacco Tin. 4-3/8 x 3-3/8 x 1-3/8" (h) Scarce, very early square corner style hinged lid tobacco tin for Thompson Moore & Co. (Richmond, VA) “Sunflower” brand cut plug tobacco, featuring stunning beautifully detailed lithography by Hasker & Marcuse Co. Clean, bright and very attractive (displays as a strong C. 8++) w/ a little non-offensive minor background wear. Min. Bid $150.

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Lot # 66

Lemp Brewing Co. Sign. 16" (dia.) Beautiful, early tin litho small concave charger type sign for Lemp Bewing Co. (St. Louis, MO) featuring beautiful multicolor graphics by H.S. Beach Co. Clean, bright and excellent overall (basically a C. 8.5/+) w/ a little non-offensive minor denting and light wear at very outer edges. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 67

Minneapolis Industrial Expo Coffee. 7.25 x 3-5/8 x 3-5/8" Important, very early small top 1 lb. coffee can, given as a souvenir at the Minneapolis Industrial Exposition by Somers Bros. lithographers. Features beautiful, finely detailed lithography w/ different industrial images on each side, including a great Somers Brothers advertising factory scene promo. Has strong colors and displays quite nicely (C. 8+/-) w/ some light denting and a few small scattered scratches and wear spots. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 68

Porcelain General Motors Sign. 12 x 24” Early, heavy enameled 2-sided porcelain sign for General Motors Co.’s credit services (same on both sides). Clean, bright and excellent (C. 8.5/+) w/ only very minor wear. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 69

Planters Trolley Car Sign. 11.25 x 21-1/8" (10-3/8 x 20-3/8" visible) Scarce, ca. 1930's cardboard trolley car sign for Planters Peanut Co. Clean, bright and very attractive (displays as a strong C. 8+), w/ a couple small nail holes at top corners; w/ some non-offensive faint, minor wrinkling and soiling at upper top edge of yellow background. Framed. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 70

Patriotic Amoco Poster. 42.5 x 26.5" Vintage ca. 1940's large WW II era patriotic poster on heavy paper stock promoting American Oil Co.'s Amoco service stations. Clean, bright and excellent appearance (displays as near mint), w/ exception of a 3" tear in outer left area of Uncle Sam's jacket. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 71

Coca-Cola Pizza Sign. 16 x 50.25" Large, ca. 1950's self framed Coca-Cola Pizza sign. Never used sign is clean, bright and excellent, w/ a little minor storage wear in outer raised border area (C. 8.5++). Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 72

Auto Shaving Mug. 3.5 x 3.25" (dia.) Nice, early fine china shaving mug featuring beautifully detailed hand-painted image of early Model T car. Excellent, w/ just a slight, trace hint of faint crazing (mentioned for accuracy, not at all detracting). Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 73

Clysmic Mineral Waters Tray. 16 x 12-5/8" Early tin litho serving tray for Clysmic brand table waters, featuring stunning, multicolor graphic image of large buck and topless girl in forest stream (nice rack). Image area is clean, bright and beautiful (a very strong C. 8++), w/ a little light edge chipping in outer black rim area (nothing offensive or detracting). Lithography by American Art Works. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 74

Greyhound Lines Bus Sign. 20 x 30" Scarce, very early, 2-sided heavy enameled porcelain sign for a Greyhound Lines Bus Depot. Displays very nicely, w/ strong colors and original sheen (basically displays as a strong C. 8/+) w/ exception of some weathered chips. As found, should improve w/ a deep cleaning. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 75

Porcelain El Producto Cigars Sign. 20 x 24" Early, heavy enameled porcelain cigar store sign for Scranton Tobacco Co.'s (Scranton, PA) “El Producto" brand cigars by Baltimore Enamel Co. Impressive sign is clean, bright and excellent overall (basically a strong C. 8.5/+) w/ minor wear in outer border area and a trace bit of very faint soiling/speckling in bottom yellow background area (stated for accuracy, so minor barely merits mentioning). Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 76

Temple Plug Tobacco Sign. 28 x 14" Nice, early stone lithographed paper sign for “Temple Plug” brand tobacco (Wellman & Dwire Tobacco Co., Quincy, IL) featuring great image of young shoe shine boy holding plug of Co.’s tobacco. Clean and very attractive (a strong C. 8++ appearance), w/ some extremely well done professional restoration in outer white background areas. Linen backed and ready to frame. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 77

Wooden Painted Piano Sign. 6 x 48" Early wooden primitive strip sign for a Fulton, NY dealer of McCammon Pianos. Attractive and displays very well (C. 8/+) w/ a nice dry, all original surface patina, giving it a great, primitive country look. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 78

Porcelain Pontiac Dealership Sign. 41.5” (dia.) Impressive, early, 2-sided heavy enameled porcelain Pontiac auto dealership sign. Clean and bright, w/ strong colors, nice original sheen and a great overall look. Basically displays as a strong C. 8/+, w/ exception of damage area in top mounting area, and a few non-offensive scattered background chips. Min. Bid $150.

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Lot # 79

John Deere Plow Co. Calendar. 20.75 x 9.75” Outstanding, extremely rare, early embossed cardboard calendar advertising John Deere Plow Co. (Omaha, NE). Very high quality piece, w/ embossed bust of John Deere and Co. colored plows at bottom, complete w/ full 1913 calendar pad. Excellent overall (C. 8.5/+) w/ a little wear along bottom edge. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 80

Pig in High Chair Mechanical Bank. 5-5/8 x 2-7/8 x 3.25" Early figural cast iron mechanical bank by Shepard Hardware Co., w/ beautiful detailing and nice nickel plated finish. Excellent w/ beautiful all original surface finish. Note: coin gets placed on tray, and when lever on back gets pushed, pig moves tongue and swallows coin. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 81

Bee Soap Sign. 9.25 x 19.5" Early tin litho advertising sign for Bee Soap, featuring Co.'s colorful and highly graphic product packages. Clean, bright and exceptionally nice (C. 8.5++) w/ very minor storage wear. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 82

Cigar Union Celluloid Advertising Lot. Lot includes a nice grouping of very high quality early celluloid advertising items featuring cigar makers union trademark blue box label. Includes: early celluloid match safe; a figural advertising pen and pencil and a ruler. All are clean and exceptionally nice. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 83

Berta Gravely Mixture Tobacco . 4.5 x 3.5 x 2-1/8" Outstanding, extremely rare, very early tin litho 4 oz. tobacco tin for “Berta Gravely Mixture” (Gravely & Miller Co., Danville, VA) featuring beautiful, finely detailed lithography by Hasker & Marcuse. Clean and very attractive (a strong C. 8++) w/ a little non-offensive minor edge wear. Min. Bid $1500.

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Lot # 84

Dukes Mixture Porcelain Sign. 12 x 8-7/8" Very early, beautiful heavy enameled porcelain sign w/ deeply raised convex area for highlighting tobacco pack. Main field area is crisp and like new; w/ chip spot at top right edge hanging hole and some light scattered oxidized wear at very outer edges. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 85

Tire Chains Display Box. 8-7/8 x 12.75 x 7.25” (as pictured); 1.75 x 12.75 x 7.25” (lid closed) Full, early store display box for “Monkey Links” brand tire chain links, complete w/ all 22 of its original product boxes inside (Flower City Specialty Co., Rochester, NY). Clean, bright and like new as found never used, w/ a little minor expected toning and storage wear. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 86

Edison Electric Bronze Figure. 5 x 4.5 x 2.5" (dia.) Lot includes a pair of very high quality, small figural bronze advertising statues for New York Edison Co. Cast by Gorham Co. in 1922 to celebrate Co.'s 20th anniversary. Has beautiful detailing, w/ a nice, all original surface patina. Note: this servant character is believed to have been created by illustrator Maxfield Parrish. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 87

Porcelain Gargoyle Sign. 24 x 19.5" Early, heavy enameled porcelain sign for Vacuum Oil Co.'s Gargoyle motor oil. Clean, bright and very attractive w/ nice sheen (displays as a strong 8.5/+) w/ minor chipping and wear. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 88

1903 Coca-Cola Tip Tray. 4-1/8" (dia.) Scarce tin litho Coca-Cola tip tray featuring opera star Hilda Clark. Clean, bright and very attractive (displays a C. 8.5), although close examination w/ show a couple very minor dents in upper background section and some light wear around very outer edges of rim. Min. Bid $150.

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Lot # 89

Turkey Gin Pocket Mirror. 1.75 x 2.75" Scarce, early celluloid advertising pocket mirror for Turkey Gin (Straus, Gunst & Co., Richmond, VA) featuring beautifully detailed multicolor graphics. Clean, bright and like new. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 90

Porcelain Sinclair Gasoline Sign. 14 x 14" Very early, heavy enameled porcelain sign for Sinclair H-C Gasoline. Has vibrant, bright colors and nice original sheen (basically crisp and like new) w/ exception of a little minor edge wear and some minor soiling. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 91

Champion Cigars Sign. 22-1/8 x 15-3/8” (20.5 x 13.5” actual sign) Fine, very high quality, early stone litho sign for Champion brand cigars, featuring beautiful multicolor lithography by Heffron & Phelps Co. NY. Printed on a fine cloth material, it is clean, bright and like new. Professionally matted and ready to frame. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 92

Topic Cigars Sign. 34-3/8 x 24.25" (31.5 x 21.5" visible) Large, early paper litho sign for “Topic" brand cigars, w/ great ca. 1920's Atlantic City Boardwalk theme. Clean and very attractive appearance (C. 8/+), w/ a little non-detracting minor touchup at very outer right edge, in original period frame. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 93

Porcelain Feed Sign. 11 x 16" Early, heavy enameled porcelain sign for Eshelman Co.'s Red Rose animal feeds. Clean, bright and like new, w/ beautiful, original sheen. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 94

Folky Boots & Shoes Sign. 5.5 x 42 x 3/8” Very early primitive wooden painted county store sign from a Moselle, MO store, promoting Fisher & Co. $5 guaranteed boots and shoes. Has a nice, all original dry paint surface, w/ some light general expected wear, including a few rubs and scratches, random nail holes and some splitting and wear at outer side edges giving it great primitive country folk art look (C. 7.5+/8-). Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 95

Valvoline Motor Oil Sign. 14 x 20-1/8" Nice, early, 2-sided heavy enameled porcelain flange sign advertising Valvoline brand motor oil. Clean, bright and very attractive appearance, w/ nice original sheen (displays as a strong C. 8++) w/ a little light scattered background wear (some chipping along side angled mounting bracket section). Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 96

Arm & Hammer Sign. 13-5/8 x 6-5/8” Very early tin litho sign for Arm & Hammer brand baking soda, featuring nice, early lithography by Kellogg & Bulkeley Co., Hartford, CT. Clean and bright, w/ a powerful and impressive look (basically a strong C. 8++) w/ exception of some light wear at outer border area). Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 97

Excelsior Fireworks Poster. 31.25 x 21-7/8” Large, powerful and impressive looking, very early paper litho poster for Detwiler & Street Fireworks Co., New York, w/ beautiful graphics and great look. Clean, bright and very nice appearance, w/ only minor wear (C. 8.5/+).
Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 98

Miniature Porcelain Iron Fireman Sign. 6" (dia.) Scarce, miniature 6” sized heavy enameled porcelain sign for Iron Fireman coal burners, featuring great image of Co.'s Roboman logo. Clean, bright and exceptionally nice, w/ beautiful rich surface patina. Excellent (C. 8.5++) w/ just the right amount of very minor wear. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 99

Upjohn Drugstore Window Display. 32 x 43" (large piece as shown) Neat and unusual, early cardboard 3-ps. fold-out die-cut advertising window display for Upjohn Co.'s “Phenolax Wafers" medicinal product, w/ beautiful multicolor graphic images of elf like Brownie like characters and product bottles. Found never used in its original mailing box, pieces are clean, bright and very attractive (basically a strong C. 8.5) w/ exception of a little bit of age tone darkening across top 5" center section. Lot also includes a nice 15-3/8 x 18.75" easel back standup piece (C. 8.5+) and two unfolded drugstore countertop display holders, complete w/ several unfolded dummy cardboard display boxes to fill them with. Neat piece. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 100

Dr. Chase’s Porcelain Thermometer. 39 x 8-1/8” Large, very early, heavy enameled porcelain thermometer for Dr. Chase’s quack medicine products. Crispy, clean, bright and exceptionally nice (a strong C. 8.5++) w/ exception of a little minor edge wear in outer white border area. Missing thermometer tube (could easily get swapped in from another old thermometer). Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 101

Hester Batteries Clock. 4 x 15.5" (dia.) Early electric light-up Double Bubble style advertising clock for Hester Batteries, featuring nice colorful image of Co.'s early automotive battery. Clean and excellent piece that runs and lights up nicely, w/ original Advertising Products Co. label on backside. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 102

Fire Fighting Puzzles. 9.5 x 16.25 x 1/2" Early boxed set, contains three different fire fighting scene puzzles by Milton Bradley Co. (Springfield, MA) each w/ stunning multicolor graphics. Both puzzles and box are clean and excellent (C. 8.5+) w/ a couple minor tears to side apron of box lid. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 103

Francisco Auto Heaters Sign. 18 x 40” Early, self-framed tin litho sign for Francisco brand auto heaters, featuring stunning multicolor graphics. Clean, bright and exceptionally nice (basically displays as a C. 8.5+) w/ a few minor indents and wear marks in background area (nothing serious or detracting). Min. Bid $150.

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Lot # 104

Convention Hall Coffee. 6.25 x 4-3/8" (dia.) Scarce, very early tin litho 1 lb. small top can for Ridenour-Baker Grocery Co.’s (Kansas City) “Convention Hall” brand coffee featuring nice image of Co.’s trademark Convention Hall building. Clean, bright and very attractive (a very strong C. 8++). Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 105

Mechanical Match Dispenser. 5.25 x 4.25 x 6” Fine, very early figural wooden countertop mechanical match dispenser w/ cast iron feet and trim, embossed: “Ideal Match Safe, Take One” on front. Excellent and all original, w/ a nice, rich surface patina (a strong C. 8++). Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 106

Iver Johnson Ammo Sign. 24 x 38" (16 x 30" image) Large, very early paper litho sign for Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle Works Co., featuring great image of Co.'s early Fitchburg, MA factory. Clean and very attractive appearance (displays as a strong C. 8.5/+), w/ some minor wrinkling and toning/soiling in outer white border area. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 107

Sears Cream Separator Oil Can. 11 x 6 x 3.75" Very early hand-soldered tin litho oil can for Sears, Roebuck & Co.'s cream separator lubricating oil, featuring beautiful graphic image of a fancy separator machine. Clean, bright and very attractive appearance (displays as a strong C. 8/+), w/ a little non-offensive scattered wear in bottom background area (critical grade C. 8/-). Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 108

Mastiff Tobacco Sign. 13 x 7" Early cardboard lithographed advertising sign for J.B. Pace Co.'s Mastiff brand tobacco, w/ great early golfing theme. Clean, bright and attractive appearance (displays as a solid C. 8/+); w/ just a trace hint of minor soiling, some softening to reds in top letters (“Wh" in “When" and “M" in word “Mastiff"), and a little non-offensive light creasing. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 109

Porcelain Colorado Fences Sign. 16 x 22" Nice, early, heavy enameled porcelain fence sign. Clean and bright, w/ a great overall look (basically displays a strong C. 8/+) w/ exception of tiny background chip inside letter “C" of Colorado, a little minor edge wear and some lightly oxidized weathered chipping at left corners and in area surrounding top middle hanging hole. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 110

Odell Tires Sign. 13-3/8 x 17-5/8" Scarce, early 2-sided tin litho flange advertising sign for Odell brand tires (Odell Rubber Co., South Bend, IN). Has strong colors and displays very nicely w/ some light scattered wear (C. 8+/-). Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 111

Lash’s Bitters Medicine Sign. 19-7/8 x 14” Very early wooden sign by Meyercord Co. for Lash’s Bitters kidney and liver quack medicine product. Attractive and displays quite nicely w/ a little non-offensive light scattered wear including light scratch in hair area and some faint scattered varnish speckles on surface (C. 8+/-). Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 112

Virginia Cheroots Cigar Sign. 29.25 x 20" Very early paper litho poster for Virginia Cheroots brand cigars. Powerful and impressive piece is clean, bright and very attractive (a strong C. 8.5/+). Professionally mounted on museum type linen backing w/ a little minor, very well done background touch up. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 113

Hoadley's Chewing Gum Tin. 4-1/8 (h) x 6-1/8 x 3-5/8" (at base) Important and extremely rare, very early 2-ps. figural tin litho E.J. Hoadley Confectionery Co. chewing gum tin in shape of Co.’s early factory building (same on both sides). Outstanding tin is clean, bright and very attractive (a strong C. 8++) w/ a little light scattered background wear. Min. Bid $1500.

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Lot # 114

Patterson's Hammocks Pocket Mirror. 1.75 x 2.75" Scarce, early celluloid advertising pocket mirror for Patterson Mfg. Co. (Philadelphia, PA), w/ beautiful graphic image of woman lounging on hammock. Excellent, w/ fancy embossed metal trim surrounding mirror on backside. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 115

Porcelain Niagara Falls Sign. 17-7/8 x 21.25" Nice, early, heavy enameled porcelain road sign for the Rainbow Bridge, Niagara Falls (this is the bridge crossing between US and Canadian border at Niagara Falls). Very nice overall (a strong C. 8/+) w/ a little non-offensive oxidized weathering at very outer edges and mounting bracket holes. As found, should improve w/ cleaning. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 116

We Buy or Sell Anything Sign. 11-5/8 x 18.25” Nice, early 2-sided hand-painted metal sign w/ strong colors and a rich, gently weathered natural patina to its nicely aged surface, w/ some lightly scattered general wear from use. Impressive looking piece, w/ a great primitive, country folk art look (C. 8/-). Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 117

Texas Steer Shoes Sign. 19-5/8 x 13.75" Outstanding, early embossed tin litho tacker type sign for Miles Shoe Co.'s “Texas Steer" brand shoes, featuring incredible image of large steer at top, w/ Co.'s neat locomotive trademark at bottom. Sign appears never used and is clean, bright and very attractive in appearance (displays as a strong C. 8/+) w/ a few minor bends and a little non-offensive background and corner wear (still has a few tiny trace remnants of its original protective paper). Min. Bid $150.

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Lot # 118

Conservation League Sign. 17-5/8 x 11.75" Unusual, early embossed tin litho Sportsman's Conservation sign (by American Art Works) from the Izaak Walton League, featuring beautiful, highly graphic image of American Indian. Has bright colors, original sheen and displays very nicely (basically as a C. 8.5/+) w/ a few faint traces of minor bending (so minor, barely merits mention) and small litho wear spot at middle very outer right border area. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 119

Gubec Square Corner Tobacco. 4-7/8 x 3-3/8 x 2.25" (h) Extremely rare, very early tin litho square corner tobacco tin for “Gubec” brand tobacco (Imperial Turkish Tobacco Co., New York), featuring stunning multicolor Somers Bros. lithography of ancient Cairo, Egypt scenes on lid, w/ product and company info around sides. Clean, bright and very attractive appearance (basically a strong C. 8/+) w/ some non-offensive edge wear. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot #

120

Oldsmobile Clock. 5 x 16.25" (dia.) Scarce, vintage light-up clock from an early Oldsmobile auto dealership. Impressive piece is made of metal, plastic and glass and is in excellent condition (C. 8.5++); lights up and runs nicely. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 121

Rex Flour Porcelain Sign. 4 x 20" Early, heavy enameled porcelain country store strip sign. Clean, bright and exceptionally nice w/ rich surface patina. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 122

Fishermen Shaving Mug. 4 x 3.75" (dia.) Very high quality, early, heavy, fine china decorative shaving mug featuring a large, beautifully detailed hand-painted fishermen image, w/ floral sprigs at side and black band background (artist signed in gold on base). Excellent, w/ some general wear to decorative gold trim along flared base and handle area. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 123

Yankee Screwdrivers Sign. 4-3/8 x 9-7/8” Early embossed tin litho sign for Yankee brand ratcheted screwdriver, featuring beautifully detailed color graphics. Clean, bright and excellent overall (a strong C. 8++) w/ minor edge wear. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 124

Whiz Radiator Compound Display. 6 x 14 x 5-5/8” (as shown); 2.5 x 14 x 5-5/8” (lid closed) Very early cardboard store display box for Whiz Stop Leak brand radiator compound, complete with its six original full tin litho product cans. Very nice overall (a strong 8++), w/ some minor storage wear to tins. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 125

1928 National Air Races Poster. 22 x 16.75" Vintage 1928 promotional paper poster advertising the 1928 Los Angeles National Air Races, w/ great stylistic Deco theme image. Exceptionally nice, near mint example. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 126

National Brewing Co. Sign (Syracuse, NY). 22.5 x 16.75” Scarce, early self-framed chain hung tin litho beer sign from National Brewing Co. (Syracuse, NY) for Co.’s Derby Cream Ale (lithography by Kaufmann & Strauss). Clean and attractive appearance (C. 8+/-), w/ some even fade and scattered wear in outer frame area (frame area C. 7.5/+).
Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 127

Signal Gas Pump Sign. 11-7/8" (dia.) Scarce, early enameled porcelain pump plate sign for Signal Co.'s Ethyl gasoline. Clean, bright and excellent (a strong C. 8.5+) w/ a trace amount of minor oxidizing at very outer edge. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 128

Holsum Bread Door Push. 3 x 31 x 1-3/8" Early, heavy embossed tin litho country store screen door push advertising “Holsum" brand bread, w/ adjustable slide-out mounting brackets inside. Never used piece is clean, bright and like new, as found in its original box. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 129

Majestic Garage Auto Racing Sign. 12-7.8 x 22-7/8” (11.5 x 21.5” visible) Very early paper litho sign for Majestic Garage (Oakland, CA) featuring stunning race car scene. Impressive piece is clean and very attractive (a strong C. 8/+) w/ minor soiling and a couple tears in outer margin area. Framed. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 130

Columbia Bridge Co. Ledger Marker. 12.5 x 3-1/8” Very early tin litho ledger marker advertising Columbia Bridge Co. (Dayton, OH) w/ stunning multicolor lithography by Kellogg & Bulkeley Co. (Hartford, CT). Clean, bright and excellent (C. 8.5/+) w/ minor wear at bottom edge. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 131

Poll Parrot Porcelain Neon Sign. 36.5 x 13 x 3” Outstanding, early, multicolor heavy enameled porcelain chain hung sign for Poll Parrot brand shoes, w/ 2-color neon surround. All original and like new (no repairs or new glass). Piece comes mounted inside a wooden crate for shipping, w/ an updated electric transformer for lighting it up). Min. Bid $250.

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Lot # 132

Whistle Soda Clock. 23.75 x 23.75 x 2.75" Large countertop store display clock for Whistle brand orange soda, featuring Co.’s trademark elf character. Wood and Masonite composition w/ electric clock. Clean and very impressive overall (a strong C. 8++), w/ minor soiling and wear and non-offensive small chip spot at bottom right edge. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 133

Hazard Co. Spice Tin. 3.75 x 2.25 x 1.75” Scarce, very early tin litho spice tin (ginger) from E.G. Hazard Co. from w/ stunning, finely detailed lithography by Ginna & Co. Clean, bright and exceptionally nice (a strong C. 8.5++).
Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 134

Liberty Mills Coffee Can. 7-1/8 x 5.5” (dia.) Very early small-top style tin litho 2 lb. coffee can from Durand & Kasper Co. (Chicago, IL) w/ great patriotic images of Co.’s standing Miss. Liberty holding American flag on side edges. Clean, bright and very attractive (a strong C. 8/+), w/ only minor crazing and wear (lithography by Illinois Can Co., Chicago). Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 135

Old Gold Cigarettes Sign. 16 x 27” (9-1/8 x 20-1/8” image) Vintage ca. 1930’s paper litho sign for Old Gold cigarettes, featuring wonderful boating image by illustrator Bradshaw Crandell. Clean, bright and very attractive (displays as a strong C. 8/+) w/ exception of some non-offensive minor creasing and small edge tear in top border area (critical grade C. 8/-). Framed. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 136

Dr. Daniels’ Large Thermometer. 24.25 x 6" Scarce, large, early wooden advertising thermometer for Dr. Daniels Horse Renovator veterinary medicine, w/ additional advertising at top for G.S.S. Harness Dressing and Briten-up metal polish. Clean and very attractive, w/ rich patina to its all original paint surface (basically a strong C. 8/+) w/ a little non-offensive minor background and edge wear. Working thermometer still has much of its original Daniels' paper label on backside. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 137

WW I War Stamps Poster. 30 x 20" Vintage ca. 1917 WWI fund raising poster for War Savings Stamps featuring great patriotic image by illustrator James Montgomery Flagg. Never used poster is clean, bright and very attractive in appearance (basically like new appearance), w/ exception of a little non-offensive minor wrinkling at top corners of outer margin area (note: printing was slightly off registration when created). Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 138

U.S. Navy Recruiting Station Sign
. 13.75 x 19.75” Scarce, early embossed tin litho sign from a U.S. Navy recruiting station (Albany, NY). Clean, bright and very attractive (a strong C. 8/+) w/ a little very minor background soiling and wear. Framed. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 139

Acme Beer Sign (Petty Girl). 11.25 x 17-1/8 Early, beveled tin over cardboard sign for Acme Breweries (San Francisco, CA) featuring great image by famous pinup girl illustrator George Petty, w/ both a string for hanging and easel-back on backside for countertop display. Clean, bright and excellent overall, w/ minor edge wear (a strong C. 8++). Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 140

Colonial Gasoline Sign. 15 x 12" Scarce, early enameled porcelain gas pump sign for Colonial Minuteman brand ethyl gasoline. Bright and attractive appearance, w/ some minor oxidized staining and light wear at hanging holes and at very outer edges (C. 8/+). Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 141

Winchester Gun Oil Display. 11.25 x 7 x 2.5" Early cardboard countertop store display for Winchester Gun Oil, complete w/ all six of its full never used tins. Clean and like new (near mint). Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 142

California Auto Insurance Co. Sign. 16-3/8 x 24-5/8” (10-5/8 x 18-7/8” image) Scarce, early paper litho auto insurance sign from California Insurance Co. (San Francisco, CA), w/ great early motoring image. Clean and very attractive (a strong C. 8++), matted and nicely presented in period oak frame. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 143

Headlight Service Porcelain Sign. 17-7/8 x 17-7/8" Early, 2-sided heavy enameled porcelain sign for an official Pennsylvania headlight service repair station. Clean, bright and attractive appearance w/ nice sheen (basically displays as a strong C. 8+); w/ some early weathered chipping at top mounting holes, a little light chipping along bottom edge and a few non-offensive small scattered stone chips in white background area. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 144

American Wringer Co. Sign. 9.75 x 13-5/8” Early embossed self-framed tin litho sign for American Wringer Co.’s Royal clothes wringer, featuring stunning multicolor graphics. Clean, bright and excellent overall (a strong C. 8++); w/ a little non-detracting minor bending and edge wear. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 145

Wak-Em-Up Coffee Pail. 9 x 7.5” (dia.) Large, early 5 lb. tin litho coffee pail for “Wak-Em Up” brand coffee (Andreson-Ryan Coffee Co., Duluth, MN) featuring same beautiful color graphic images on both sides. Clean, bright and very attractive (displays as a strong C. 8+), w/ a little non-offensive minor scattered wear (critical grade C. 8+/-), w/ some scattered darkening areas on gold flash surface of lid. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 146

Indian Head Radiator Cement Display. 11.25 x 11 x 1.25” Outstanding, early cardboard countertop easel-back store display for Indian Head brand auto radiator leak treatment, complete w/ its full product cans inside. Never used piece is crisp, bright and displays as like new, w/ exception of minor pinching and small tear mark on front.
Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 147

Gargoyle Motor Oils Sign. 17.75 x 13.75" Early embossed tin litho sign for Vacuum Oil Co.'s Gargoyle brand motor oils, w/ nice image of Co.'s Gargoyle logo. Clean, bright and displays very nicely (as a strong C. 8++) w/ a few traces of original protective paper on raised letters. Close examination will show a little non-offensive light wear and minor wrinkling at outer border edges (critical grade C. 8/-). Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 148

Exquisite Square Corner Tobacco. 4.5 x 3-3/8 x 1-3/8" (h) Scarce, very early tin litho square corner hinged lid tobacco tin for W.W. Russell Co.’s (Richmond, VA) “Exquisite” brand tobacco, featuring beautifully detailed lithography by Hasker & Marcuse of girl smelling rose. Clean and very attractive appearance (basically a strong C. 8/+) w/ a little light scattered wear. Min. Bid $1500.

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Lot # 149

Hoosier Seed Drills Sign
. 19-7/8 x 23-7/8” Large and impressive, early celluloid (over cardboard) sign for Hoosier brand horse drawn agricultural seed planting machinery. Convex shaped image area is clean and excellent overall (a strong C. 8++) w/ some non-offensive scattered early wear and damage spots in outer border (frame) area (note: this could be easily hidden if wooden frame were added). Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 150

Blanke's World’s Fair Coffee. 11 x 3.25” (dia.) Outstanding early tin litho coffee can from Blanke Tea & Coffee Co. featuring finely detailed graphic image of 1903 St. Louis World's Fair. Clean, bright and exceptionally nice (a strong C. 8.5+). Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 151

Fancy Syrup Bottles. 12.75 x 3-3/8” (dia.) each Lot includes three unusual, very early, fancy high quality glass soda fountain syrup display bottles. Has hand-applied necks and beautiful enameled procelain labels, w/ fancy figural metal caps. Excellent. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 152

Beach & Motor Hair Nets Display. 10 x 6 x 5-1/8” Early tin litho countertop display for West brand hair nets, featuring beautiful color graphic auto scene on iits inside lift-top tin display lid (has three stacking fold-out product compartments underneath). Clean and excellent (C. 8.5/+). Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 153

Rainbow Tobacco Match Scratcher. 7-1/8 x 3-7/8" Scarce, very early cardboard litho match scratcher advertising B. Houde Co.'s Rainbow Cut Plug tobacco, w/ great image of elderly black man and child seated on Co.'s tobacco crate fishing. Clean, bright and excellent (C. 8.5/+). Canadian. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 154

Glass Ice Cream Signs. 14-1/8 x 14-1/8” ea. (crate 5.5 x 17 x 18”) Lot includes two nice, early reverse glass chain hung ice cream parlor signs w/ fired on finishes on back of each. They are crisp and like new, as found never used, still in their original Rolland Glass Co. shipping crate, although one has a non-detracting faint slivered chip spot at top edge. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 155

Galliker’s Ice Cream Tray. 13-1/8” (dia.) Early tin litho advertising tray for Galliker’s brand ice cream, featuring wonderful multicolor graphics. Clean, bright and excellent appearance overall (displays as a strong C. 8++) w/ only minor wear including small wear spot at 7-o’clock bottom edge. Min. Bid $100.

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Lot # 156

Rice's Seed Co. Sign. 34.5 x 27.5" (27 x 19.75" visible) Large, very early paper litho sign for Rice's Cabbage Seeds. Clean, bright and very attractive (displays as a strong C. 8++) w/ a little faint, non-offensive minor toning/speckling in top background area. Nicely framed and matted. Min. Bid $100.

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