Largest group of Anna Pottery ever offered at auction featured in vintage firearms sale

This September Rock Island Auction Company is featuring The Putnam Green Collection Part II: an outstanding collection of rare, historic, and high condition U.S. and German Military arms. The collection has more than 100 unique firearms, uniforms and holsters such as the finest known historical U.S. DWM Model 1902 American Eagle cartridge counter Luger pistol (shown here), expected to sell for $50,000 to $90,000.
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Massive country store collection offered live and online

In addition to country store and advertising slated to cross the block Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2011 by Showtime Auctions, the sale will also include barber shop, coin-op, gambling, folk art, toys, banks, Coca-Cola and other soda, gum, candy, firearms and gunpowder, tobacciana, coffee, salesmen’s samples, whiskey, breweriana, petroliana, automobilia, match safes and pedal cars. In a twist, the first day of the sale, Sept. 30, will be reserved for live bidding only, at the event in Ann Arbor, Mich.
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Rare Texaco display and Ford neon sign take top lot honors at petroliana auction

Lubricant counter-top display rack made of painted metal sold for $7,425 June 25, 2011. The Texaco display rack was the top lot of the approximately 420 items of petroliana and automobilia that crossed the block that day. The second top lot was a Ford Genuine Parts single-sided tin counter-top (or hanging display) neon sign, circa late 1920s, with good color and original neon tubing, switch and transformer. It knocked down at $6,050. Read More +

Single-consignor sale holds duo of liquor stills, advertising and gas-related collectibles

A huge, private collection offered this month carries everything from vintage autos and advertising to diverse selections of railroad memorabilia. A nod to the sale’s diversity: bidders will even have their choice of two copper liquor stills. Some of the many petroliana offerings include oil cans from Esso, Imperial, Valvoline, Texaco, Illinois, Sinclair, Gulf, Sears (full), Saphire, Artex and more.
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More than 500 rare and vintage clocks and assorted memorabilia offered with no reserve

An antique discovery clock auction, Aug. 27, 2011 is loaded with more than 500 rare and vintage clocks from a single-owner collection. Included in the sale are American large wall clocks and case clocks, grandfather clocks and examples from England, France and Germany. This more than just a clock action. Tucked inside the sale are pendulums, weights, watchmakers’ benches and multi-drawer cabinets, watch and clock ephemera and advertising signs.
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Weekly Antiques Auction Ads: Aug. 9-23, 2011

Each week AntiqueTrader.com features all half-page and full page advertisements from the most recent edition of the print magazine, extending our commitment to help our customers find new customers. In this space you’ll see fresh updates to the latest advertisements featuring direct links to the advertisers’ websites. Click on the thumbnail to view or download the entire advertisement!
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30 gallon double leaf stoneware crock brings $5,000 at Red Wing Collectors Society Convention

A 30 gallon salt glaze crock with two leaves brought the highest bid at this year’s Red Wing Collectors Society auction in July. Although unsigned, its perfect condition drove the bidding to $5,000. The 35th Annual RWCS Convention July 6-9, 2011 brought more than 1,500 visitors to the city of Red Wing to buy, sell and learn more about the lines of Red Wing stoneware, art pottery and dinnerware. Other items of interest in this year’s auction included a 2 gallon Ice Water cooler selling for $2,600 and a 12 gallon salt glaze leaf crock bringing $1,900.
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