Among the more than 800 lots featured in Archives International's May 7 auction is a seldom-seen stock certificate for Pabst Brewing, from 1889.
Vintage advertising and toys will take center stage during the Indy Antique Advertising Show March 14-15. A wide variety of advertising pieces from soda fountain, gas & oil, drug & country store to brewery advertising will be offered.
A rare Oldsmobile double-sided porcelain “Rocket” sign, the one that hung under the regular Oldsmobile sign to advertise the auto maker’s “rocket” engines, sold for $6,050 at an auction held Nov. 23-25 by Matthews Auctions LLC
Morphy’s 700-lot March 30 Advertising & General Store Antiques Auction brings together hundreds of colorful antique amusements, including a collection of rare, primarily 19th-century safes.
A three-day sale singularly dedicated to the lifetime collection of William “Bill” Dagg will be sold Sept. 14-16 by Matthews Auctions LLC; the auction will be held at the facilities of the Southern Illinois Auction Co.
Adolf Grenke's 4,000-piece breweriana and beer can collection will be sold Sept. 21-22, 2012. It includes 400 beer taps and 500 antique and vintage beer cans. Grenke spent 40 years amassing the quality collection and a few key examples are expected to sell for more than $50,000 each, said Dan Morphy, of Morphy Auctions.
San Antonio historian Bob Dale restored an antique Pearl Beer keg delivery wagon and calls it the only wagon from Texas beer brewing heritage. This small beer wagon dropped kegs at the Menger Hotel of Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough-Rider fame, the wild and woolly Ironfront, the legendary Buckhorn (still operating on Houston Street), and Billy...
From its very beginning, America has been a thirsty nation. Postcards and ephemera were often used to wage the debate between the teetotalers and those who chose to partake.