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
include a Huber Manufacturing Co. Steam Engine (Marion, Oh.) paper sign, with original metal bands top and bottom, 24 inches by 34 inches; a Cunard Cruise Ship Lines paper sign displaying Pier 40 at New York Harbor, near mint; and a Cascarets Candy cathartic paper sign in great shape and with incredible graphics.
Store bins will feature a John T. Hancock & Sons (Dubuque, Iowa) tin store spice bin in superb condition, 38 inches by 13 inches by 12 inches; and a Five Brothers Smoking Tobacco tin store bi, the better one of only two known, 10 inches by 12 inches by 9 ½ inches. Also sold will be a “The Butcher Boy Block” salesman’s sample butcher block with a Sept. 1908 patent date.
Certain to get paddles wagging is a Horse Race Wheel of Fortune with extremely rare reverse glass layout and table, complete with odds maker. The wheel has reverse glass painted panels and the table comes with a rarely seen glass layout. Also sold will be a Mills Dewey upright 25-cent slot machine, with keys. It was made circa 1900 and is in good working order.
It’s about time we talked about advertising clocks. The sale will feature a Jolly Tar Pastime Baird advertising clock with some discoloration on the clock face but otherwise in excellent condition, plus a pendulum but no key; and a Gem Damaske cardboard clockwork store display, partly restored, with automaton action, original instructions and a factory label on back.
A Watling “Guess Your Weight” nickel scale made in 1902 by Watling Mfg. Co. is the best one Showtime has ever offered. The fully restored scale is oak with nickel trim and features a reverse glass face and front sign and ornate cast-iron side door with original locks. Also sold will be a rare National Cash Register Model 6 barbershop-style cash register with fine oak base.
Bidders looking to recreate a early 1900’s - style sweet shop will this soda fountain draught station featuring a marble base with leaded glass contemporary lamp shade and three onyx spigots. It stands 40 inches tall. Another great piece is a very rare and extremely colorful Rock-Ola Commando model 1420 jukebox, totally restored.
Gum vendors and trade stimulators will also be sold to the highest bidder. Examples will include a Pulver red porcelain and iron gum vendor with “Foxy Grandpa” (circa 1910), in very good working condition and complete with keys; and a Caille Brothers 5-reel “Good Luck” trade stimulator housed in a quarter sawn oak case (patent 1902), in excellent original working order.
The host hotel for this auction is Weber’s Hotel, located at 3050 Jackson Avenue in Ann Arbor. For reservations, call (734) 769-2500. Room trading will go on each evening after the auction. Flyers for the auction will go out around 1st of February. To request a full color 200 page catalog, you may call Carol at (316) 721-5236. Catalogs will be ready to be shipped out the first week of March.