Country store, advertising and toy auction set for Sept. 30-Oct. 2 in Mich. The lifetime country store, advertising and toy collection of Mike and Colleen Empey will headline a major auction slated for the weekend of Sept. 30-Oct. 2 by Showtime Auctions, in Ann Arbor, Mich.
1938 Lincoln Zephyr pedal car in all-original condition, one of only a few made (est. $1,000-$4,000); and a tin toy race car in mint shape.
Two intriguing lots with identical pre-sale estimates of $2,000-$4,000 are the largest counter-top cash register ever made by the National Cash Register Company (the Model 562-4-C with a rare waterfall receipt cage, beautifully restored to working condition); and an Austen Kern oak round-seat barber chair with genuine leather upholstery, also restored to its original glory.
Other featured lots will include a 1908 popcorn and peanut street vendor cart made by R.O. Stutsman (“The Ideal”), fully restored (est. $5,000-$10,000), an original-condition National Coffee Grinder (est. $3,000-$5,000); a 1909 Hilda Clark Coca-Cola tray in mint condition (est. $1,000-$3,000); and a very rare Steelcraft tri-motor U.S. Mail toy airplane (est. $2,000-$5,000).
Showtime Auctions is based in Woodhaven, Mich. The firm is always accepting quality items for future sales. To consign an item, an estate or a collection, you may call Michael Eckles at 951-453-2415; or, you can e-mail him at Mike@ShowtimeAuctions.com. To learn more about Showtime Auctions and the Sept. 30-Oct. 2 sale, please log on to www.ShowtimeAuctions.com.