Barber shop antiques, carousel animals highlight Inman's Dec. 8-9 auction Bid on sports collectibles, contents of a barber-shop museum, duck stamps and more in Randy Inman’s 1,200-lot Dec. 8-9 General Antiques auction in Allentown, Pa.
While it is not an item that would have been seen in past Inman sales, a carved and upholstered turn of the 20th century Greek Revival chair is one of the lots to watch at the November event. With its unusual dolphin feet and blackamoor and cherub figures on its armrests, the chair is possibly a Belter production, Inman said. “We are researching it, and if we can prove that it’s a Belter, it will almost certainly command a stellar price.”
Inman added that his company is moving in the direction of general antiques. “We will always have a strong base with antique toys, advertising and coin-ops. In fact, our March sale will feature two outstanding toy collections of cast-iron automotive and horse-drawn vehicles, still and mechanical banks, mint/boxed Disney and comic character toys, and figural doorstops, but we are expanding into other areas, as well.”
The auction will commence at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8 and 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9. The preview is from 10-5 on Friday and 8-10 a.m. on Saturday. All forms of offsite bidding will be available, including absentee, phone, fax and live via the Internet through eBay Live Auctions. Fully illustrated color catalogs are $35 postpaid ($55 outside the United States). An electronic version of the catalog may be viewed online at www.liveauctioneers.com. For additional information phone 207-872-6900 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional details appear on the company’s Web site: www.inmanauctions.com.