Wm Morford Premier Auction #31 Morford's 49th absentee auction features fine antique advertising from the collection of Sandra Cartier-Axtell. Quality, rarity and condition are the hallmarks for this exceptional collection.
News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - Wm Morford Antiques 49th absentee auction will close for bidding on Friday April 28th, 2006. The sale is made up entirely of choice selections of fine antique advertising from the private museum collection of Sandra-Cartier Axtell of Deposit, NY. All items will be presented in a fully illustrated all color catalog. Collector areas represented in this sale include tobacco, medicine, food, soda, petroleum, veterinary, ammo, etc. and include early tins, display pieces, signs, posters, advertising smalls, etc.
Among the many interesting advertising tins and early packaging items are several of fine, early lithographed pre 1901era store tins by lithographers Gina including several fine cough drops and early coffees. Notable examples include a Tefler Milk Maid brand coffee pail and a Star brand Cough Drops tin featuring finely detailed images of early Pug dog.
Signs in the sale are comprised of examples in porcelain, tin, paper and cardboard and include exceptional examples for medicines, veterinary, food, tobacco, soda, etc. Noteworthy signs include a large store display for Frog in Your Throat Cough Drops, ”, early framed paper litho signs for Franco American Soups and Allen’s Root Beer Extract, a three way view sign for Spencerian Pens and a large porcelain two-sided flange sign in the shape of a milk can for the Harding Cream Co.
Store display pieces include a large porcelain churn shaped dispenser for Queen Dairy 5¢ Buttermilk, a scarce tin front Pearl Lustre Dye cabinet, a large tin litho Bakers Cocoa display rack, a large glass baby bottle shaped jar for Faultless Nipples and a tin litho display cabinet for Ward’s Cake w/ colorful images of children. Other items of interest included a Planters Peanut Jumbo Block Nut Bar jar with original label $950, an exceptional wooden thermometer advertisingAmong the many occupation shaving mugs in the sale is
A full years subscription to Morford’s fully illustrated color Auction catalogs is available for $20, which includes after sale prices. A partial sneak preview for the sale is available on the Morford web site. For further information write William Morford, RD#2 Cazenovia, NY 13035. Telephone (315) 662-7625. Fax (315) 662-3570. Web address http://www.morfauction.com