News-Antique.com - Jan 10,2010 - Leonard Auction is pleased to announce that it will sell at auction, the contents of Plainfield Road Antiques on January 30-31, 2010. The store, located in LaGrange, Illinois has provided the greater Chicago area with an eclectic mix of antiques and collectibles for more than 30 years. The family of Lou Kriz, the proprietor of the store, decided to sell the contents of the store after Lou’s sudden passing in October.
The contents of the store have been moved for convenience to the Leonard Auction House located at 1765 Cortland Ct., Ste. D in Addison, Illinois. As John Leonard, President of Leonard Auction explains “the store was packed to the gills with a treasure trove of items,” making an on-site auction impossible.
The 2-day auction will feature an extraordinary selection of items including furniture, advertising, toys, artwork, lamps, mirrors, primitives, glassware and crystal, china, musical instruments, paper items, pottery, books, and clocks. As John Leonard explains, “there is truly something at this sale for everyone, and every budget.”
Highlights of the sale include:
- A Coca-Cola double sided porcelain store sign, circa 1940
- A Reed & Barton silver “tipper” water pitcher, circa 1870
- A Six-foot neon sign reading “Let the Good Times Roll”
- Coin operated “lollipop” scale
Unusual items of the sale include:
- An optometrist’s examination light and chair
- A mahogany telephone booth
- A souvenir pig bank from the Chicago Stockyards
Public exhibition for the sale will be held Friday, January 29, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Doors open on auction day at 9 a.m. for last minute preview and the sale will begin at 11 a.m each day. Absentee and phone bids are accepted.
Online catalogs and bidding for the sale are available at www.leonardauction.com. Printed catalogs will be available at the Leonard Auction house for a nominal fee.