William J. Kuehne baseball shaving mug could whip up $8,000

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An Aug. 10-11 antique advertising auction features 130 occupational shaving mugs. A special baseball mug was once owned by baseball great William J. Kuehne. The striking mug features an image of a player sliding into home plate alongside the catcher, with a full baseball diamond and players in the distance. Between 1883 and 1892, Kuehne played infield positions for teams in Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Cincinnati; and he was featured on 11 Old Judge Tobacco cards. Kuehne’s shaving mug is expected to make $6,000-$8,000. Read More +

Rare Pennsylvania parade hat may sell for $30,000 in antique advertising auction

A wealth of rare antique signs, figures and other promotional items will be offered April 20-21, 2012 at Morphy Auction. The 1,260-lot sale incorporates an array of signage, with the centerpiece being the revered Coca-Cola advertising collection of the late Michael Narvaez. Also featured is an exceptional parade hat for Diligent Fire Company, possibly of Jim Thorpe, Pa., 1860s, which could bring $20,000 to $30,000. Read More +