Historic Judy’s D&G Breweriana, Advertising & Memorabilia Auction in St. Joseph, MO. Aug 22 Historic & Iconic St. Joseph, MO Restaurant, Judy's D&G, Closes its Doors and Disperses its Collection of Historical Memorabilia
News-Antique.com - Aug 18,2009 - Dirk Soulis Auctions
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Historic Judy’s D&G Breweriana, Advertising & Memorabilia Auction in St. Joseph, MO.
Dirk Soulis Auctions is proud to announce the sale of the entire collection of Breweriana, Advertising Signs and Historical Memorabilia from St. Joseph’s iconic restaurant, Judy’s D&G.
The sale will begin at the restaurant, 1918 Frederick Avenue, St. Joseph, at 11 am on August 22, 2009.
“We’re really excited, this is going to be a fun sale,” said auctioneer Dirk Soulis. “It’s not only the obvious rare collectibles that make this interesting, but also the truly notable bits of St. Joseph history.”
· There’s the early 1900’s poster announcing Arthur Pryor’s return to Contrary Lake after world tours with John Phillip Sousa. Pryor, who was born on the 2nd floor of St. Joe’s old Lyceum theatre, was a world renown musical virtuoso.
· Lizzie King memorabilia is included as well. She was St. Joseph’s most famous madam who plied her craft just down the street from the old city hall in the early 1900s.
· A note with the 1895 Labor Day photograph of “Crazy Jane” describes her as, “a famous St. Joseph personality.” Her notoriety inspired the colloquialism “a Crazy Jane.”
· Besides ultra-rare “Jerry’s Smile” tin advertising signs, collectors of breweriana will also be vying for original photographs of the Goetz company brewery, circa 1920.
· Paper signs and posters dating back 100 years have a low survival rate, but this collection has examples from Contrary Lake, Brotherhood Tobacco and Anheuser Busch. A sheet music booklet titled “The St. Joseph Baseball March,” features St. Joe players and local business advetisements. A paper placard picturing Jim Jeffries, “the great white hope,” fighting the famous African-American champ Jack Johnson on July 4, 1910 also advertises James E. Pepper Whisky. A host of other rarities will appeal to both local and national audiences.
· Of purely local interest is a large metal sign that reading, “I BUY ANYTHING 2210 Messanie Street,” a porcelain-on-metal Wyeth Tires sign, and 19th century interior views of the L. Wachter Confectionery.
· All together there are over 300 lots of signs, silent film star photos, historical pieces, breweriana, boxing history and so much more.
Though its heritage can be traced back through the prohibition era, the D&G familiar to most today opened in 1945 and operated until the owners’ retirement in early 2009.
For twenty years and until its close, Judy’s D&G was the meeting place of the Buchanan County Democrats, as well as the Border Wars Society, Midwest Arts Society, and the Pony Express Bass Club.
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