Advertising items, salesmen's samples, antique cash registers, toy stoves all at Showtime Oct. 7-8-9 The advertising collection of Gus and Trisha Brown, over 80 antique cash registers from the Eric Hamby collection and Part I of the Tiny Moyer salesmen’s sample and children’s toy stove collection.
News-Antique.com - Aug 01,2016 - ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The advertising collection of Gus and Trisha Brown, more than 80 antique cash registers from the Eric Hamby collection and Part I of the Tiny Moyer salesmen’s sample and children’s stove collection will co-headline Showtime Auction Services' three-day fall auction slated for the weekend of Oct. 7-9, at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, at 5055 Ann Arbor/Saline Road in Ann Arbor.
“Gus Brown was well known and well liked within the advertising collecting community,” said Mike Eckles of Showtime Auction Services. “His death this past winter left a void that will be difficult to fill. His surviving wife, Trisha, loved and cherished the collection as much as Gus did, but she feels now is the time to let others acquire these treasures for their own collections.”
On Friday morning, Oct. 7, starting at 9 am Eastern time, about 350 lots will come up for bid before a live audience only. At 12 o'clock noon, the auction will open up to Internet, phone and absentee bidding. On Oct. 8-9, live bidding, phone bidding, absentee bidding and online bidding through LiveAuctioneers.com and iCollector.com will continue. A preview will be held all day Thursday, Oct. 6, from 8 am to 5 pm. People may also preview each day during the auction.
In all, over 2,000 lots will cross the auction block. Collecting categories will include advertising, country store, grocery, dye and spool cabinets, Coca-Cola, soda, gum, candy, peanuts, salesmen’s samples, cash registers, firearms and gun powder posters, coin-op, toys, banks, Black Americana, veterinary, IOOF and more.
The many advertising signs in the auction will include a rare oval bead edge Hires Root Beer sign; an even more scarce Ferris Waists tin sign, possibly the only example extant (and one of many underwear and millinery signs in the sale); and a lovely paper sign advertising the 1901 Lithographers’ Ball. Over 100 rare and highly collectible advertising signs are in the auction.
Coca-Cola collectibles will feature eight festoons and many rare signs in excellent condition. Over 70 rare firearms and gunpowder pieces, from the Curt Bowman collection, will also come up for bid, as will a very early Mr. Peanut light-up figure and a hard-to-find Swift’s Pride Soap string holder in excellent condition (one of six rare string holders to be offered in the auction).
Part I of the Tiny Moyer salesmen’s sample and children’s stove collection has over 80 examples of stoves, ranging from the most rare with original carrying cases to the very small toy models. “You won’t want to miss this offering,” Eckles said, adding Part II will come in spring of 2017.
The more than 80 cash registers from the Eric Hamby collection will include a set of four consecutively serial numbered National Candy Store cash registers, the only known instance of four serial numbers in numerical order ever offered at auction.
Salesmen’s samples will feature a sample ABC ringer/washer in excellent working condition and a Home Comfort sample stove, with the original carrying case.