Winchester die-cut poster hits $18,858 at SoldUSA.com An ultra-rare Winchester three-panel triangle mobile-style poster (similar to one sold in March for $13,080) soared to $18,858 in an Internet and catalog auction that ended May 30-31 by SoldUSA.com.
on page 77 of The Encyclopedia of Shotgun Shell Boxes. It is a transition box, with an over label end panel in the buff color. The box had had no restoration work and had the correct bottom. Some edge and corner wear were its only flaws.
Another world record was established when a determined bidder paid $3,266 for a Leroy L. Leland hand-load 12-gage partial shell box (made more desirable by the fact that it is not pictured in The Encyclopedia of Shotgun Shell Boxes). The box had no restorations and contained 19 original shells. A variation occurred in the non-scripted name “Leroy L. Leland” at the top portion of the box.
Yet another auction record was set when a top bid of $1,188 was paid for a Winchester “World Champion Ice Skates” pinback. Measuring one inch in diameter, the rare pinback had no paper on the reverse and featured Bobbie McLean on the front. It had mild yellowing, with some light edge foxing.
SoldUSA.com's next big sale (already online, at www.SoldUSA.com) features the largest collection of hunting and gun company advertising to come on the market in the last 20 years. Over 300 lots of rare tin signs, die-cuts, posters and calendars have been offered to the highest bidder. “This is an auction that serious collectors cannot afford to miss,” Mr. Roberts said. It concludes August 1-2.
SoldUSA.com is one of the oldest Internet companies in the world. It was launched in 1990 as the brainchild of Ronnie Roberts, who started the firm as Dixie Sporting Collectibles. Mr. Roberts very shrewdly took note of the company’s success with Internet sales and grew it into what it is today -- SoldUSA.com, the premier hunting collectibles Internet auction site, with over 30,000 registered users.
To learn more about SoldUSA.com and the Internet and catalog auction that ends August 1-2, please log on to www.SoldUSA.com.