Summer Extravaganza slated for July 16-17 at Red Baron's in Atlanta It’s 90 degrees in the shade in Atlanta and that can only mean one thing: Red Baron’s annual Summer Extravaganza is right around the corner. This year’s auction is slated for the weekend of July 16-17
rifle, with intricately carved ram head and foliate detail.
Also set to cross the block is a fully restored, pre-World War II Allan Herschell carousel, massive at 36 feet in diameter, and a rare and unusual guillotine cigar cutter with an engraved base. At one time, the item graced the counter of a fine tobacco shop. It stands 9 inches tall.
Just a few of the over 50 awesome automobiles to be offered will be a black Jaguar XK-E convertible; a white 1963 BMW 700 convertible with blue and white interior; a 1997 Ferrari 355 convertible, red with full ostrich interior and $10,000 stereo system; a 1970 Volkswagen “Back to Berkeley” microbus, red inside and out; a 1963 Corvette Stingray convertible, red, with hard and soft tops; a 1973 Fiat Giardiniera station wagon; and a white 1985 Zimmer Golden Spirit.
For the musically inclined, the auction will feature a guitar signed by Jimi Hendrix after a concert performance, a very rare 1958 Flying V guitar, a Voss electric guitar, an unusual Gibson period jazz guitar (first generation), and a restored Seeburg Model 100 “Happy Days” jukebox.
For those looking to equip a game room, the auction will have a pair of rare and small coin-operated pool tables, a 25-cent Grand Slam Baseball slot machine, a 25-cent Golden Nugget slot machine, a 25-cent Mills Cherry slot machine, a one-of-a-kind double-decker modern motorcycle-style bar, and a restored Mills Upright Dewey slot machine made circa 1908.
Previews will be held Monday through Friday, July 11-16, from 9-6. There will be no Internet bidding for this sale, but phone and absentee bids will be accepted. For folks coming in from out of town, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Crown Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta (ph: 770-551-6113). Another excellent hotel is the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead (ph: 404-237-2700).
A buyer’s premium of 18.5 percent on top of the successfully bid price will be added, payable by the buyer as part of the total purchase price. All lots sold are subject to a 7 percent Georgia sales tax, unless a resale number is given. Terms of payment are cash, certified check or personal check with a bank letter. For a free full color catalog, please call (404) 252-3770.
Red Baron is always in the hunt for quality merchandise for future sales. If you have an item, estate or collection to be considered, you may call them directly, at (404) 252-3770. Or, you can e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Red Baron's Antiques and the July 16-17 auction, log on to www.rbantiques.com.