Pedal cars, toys, much more will cross the block Mar. 30-Apr. 1 at Showtime Auction Services The 35-year collection of Al and Peg Araiza, collectors in many categories, and the lifetime pedal car and toy collection of Ed and Christy Ramsey, will be sold Mar. 30-Apr. 1 by Showtime Auction Svcs
the block. Examples by American National will include a circa-1920s Mogul pedal car with wood frame, in excellent condition, 48 inches long; a circa-1920s Moxie pedal car, the only all-original one known and a very desirable piece; and an “electric” 1926 Packard pedal car, the only all-original one known, with complete motor.
Gendron is another manufacturer that will be chanted frequently. Examples will include a Paige pedal car (circa 1915), with wood spoke wheels and frame, 48 inches long; a Pioneer Flyer locomotive pedal car (circa 1920s), with wood frame and disc wheels, excellent and all original; and a Packard pedal car with metal frame, two spare tires and running board-mounted spotlights.
Airplane pedal cars will feature a Curtis Moth tri-power bi-plane pedal car, 52 inches in length and with a wingspan of 31 inches; and a circa-1920s Louis Meyers airplane pedal car, possibly the only one in existence, in good condition, 43 inches long with a 24-inch wingspan.
Moving into non-toy categories, one lot in particular will difficult to miss (or ignore). It’s a rare and beautiful Brunswick serpentine saloon front and back bar, with fancy appliqués, granite toe-kick and wraparound brass railing. The back bar features massive oak columns adorned with cherubs and ornate carvings. A stained and leaded glass canopy is a perfect match. The back bar is 18 feet 8 inches by 10 feet 21 inches, while the front bar is 18 feet plus the rails.
Tobacciana items can start with a circa-1880s Samuel Robb cigar store Indian with most of the original paint intact. Other pieces will include a White’s Knight 5-cent cigar tip cutter and lighter made by the Morris D. Neumann & Co. (Philadelphia, Brunhoff Mfg.), in great shape; and a “Tall Chief” stogies cigar tin, one of only three known, with incredible graphics and color.
Other examples of tobacciana will include a Jump Spark “The Wireless” cigar lighter and cutter, made in 1902 by the Eldred Mfg. Co., one of two known; a Tom Moore Cigars serving tray, made by Standard Advertising Co. (Coshocton, Oh.), 13 inches in diameter; and a large cigar store Indian indoor trade sign with a ruby red glass light-up cylinder on porcelain brackets.
Gas station collectibles (petroliana) will feature a Frontier Gasoline sign in excellent condition; a Lionel Gasoline sign, also in excellent shape; and a Union Gasoline Service Station porcelain and wood bench, one of only two known, in fine condition (48 inches by 32 inches by 29 inches). Also sold will be a Santa Fe Trail Bus Depot porcelain sign in excellent condition.
Advertising signs will include an extremely rare Hood & Sons porcelain ice cream sign in very good condition, 30 inches in diameter; a Buffalo Peanuts wood sand finish two-sided sign, possibly the only one in existence and in super condition, 10 ½ feet long by 25 inches tall; and a Peters Diamond Brand Shoes two-sided tin flange sign, fully restored, 19 inches by 14 inches.