Antique Campbell's Soup tin sign should fetch $40,000-$60,000 at Showtime auction, Oct. 4-6 in Mich. The lifetime collection of Don and Diane Sayrizi – advanced collectors in many categories, but especially antique advertising – will be sold Oct. 4-6 by Showtime Auction Services in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Cents – Just Add Hot Water and Serve”), one of eight known. A similar sign, with a slight variation, was the top lot at Showtime Auction Services’ April 12-14 sale, where it brought $60,000. The one being sold is even nicer.
Other lots to watch include a rare 1958 two-sided petroliana sign for Mobile (not Mobil) Gasoline, 6 feet in diameter, with a graphic of a Bonneville Salt Flats-type car, one of possibly two known and graded 9 out of 10 on both sides for condition; and a complete three-station barber shop back bar, with chairs, occupational shaving mugs, razors and barber poles.
The hours for Oct. 4th live bidding will be 12 noon to 6 p.m. (EST), with previews that day from 8 a.m. to 12 noon and on Thursday, Oct. 3, from 12 noon to 5 p.m. Auction hours for Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 5th and 6th) will be from 9-5 (with a preview from 8-9 a.m.). For more information, log on to www.showtimeauctions.com.
The host hotel for this auction is the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, located at 2900 Jackson Avenue in Ann Arbor. Guests are encouraged to book early, because of the many homecoming events at the nearby University of Michigan that could make for a busy time. For reservations, please call (734) 715-4444. Room trading will go on each evening after the auction.
Flyers for the auction will go out around Aug. 8th and catalogs will be mailed out the week of Sept. 2nd. To request a 200-page, full color catalog, call Amy at (734) 558-1145.
Showtime Auction Services 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 MikEckles@aol.com or firstname.lastname@example.org . Their next auction will be held April 4-6, 2014. To learn more about Showtime Auction Services and the upcoming auction, log on to www.ShowtimeAuctions.com.