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 +

Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia announces second landmark auction

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The Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia is holding the second auction of its entire stock March 24-25 at the museum in Elizabethtown, Ky. The first auction, held in September 2011, set a new benchmark for a Coca-Cola memorabilia sale by bringing in more than $3 million for 650 items, with several pieces going for more than $100,000 each – unprecedented for an auction of advertising art. Read More +

SoCal’s All-American Collector’s Show marks 40 years with 200 dealers

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GLENDALE, Calif. – If you’re a treasure hunter, a fan of vintage toys and memorabilia, or a history buff, you likely found your way to the Los Angeles area Glendale Civic Auditorium to celebrate and enjoy the 40th anniversary of The All-American Collector’s Show. The weekend event acted as a magnet for some 200 dealers from all over the U.S. (as well as Sweden), to sell and trade tin wind-up toys, cast-iron toys, Disney memorabilia, dolls, Americana, arcade machines, movie memorabilia, vintage advertising and myriad “blasts from the past.” Read More +

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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Weekly Antiques Auction Ads: Aug. 2-9, 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! Read More +

Estate sale holding Shirley Temple glassware, Matchbox cars, Tonka toys and more to be carried live online July 30, 2011

Specialists of the South come July 30, 2011 is overseeing the massive collectibles estate sale of John and Jean Robertson, collectors who amassed a staggering number of items in a wide array of categories over the course of their rich lifetime together. Offered will be soda collectibles, advertising signs and clocks, radio tubes, vintage table radios, a gumball machine, vintage fans and hats, Shirley Temple memorabilia, Matchbox cars, Tonka toys, cigar boxes, American Fostoria, composite roosters, elegant etched glassware and china, children’s books, Rhine wine (Hock) glasses, Hummel figures, Haviland china and Christmas decorations.
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Masudaya Target Japanese tin robot captures $23,600, nearly doubling high estimate

At Morphy’s April 29-30, 2011 auction of antique toys and advertising, bidding was especially competitive for two robots from the famed Masudaya "Gang of Five" series. The top robot lot was a Masudaya Target Robot. This purple tin "Gangster" stands 15 inches tall and comes equipped with a dart-shooting toy gun, and darts. The example was in excellent condition, complete with its gun, darts and beautifully lithographed original box. Against an estimate of $8,000-$12,000, it hit the bull’s eye at $23,600. The sale grossed $1.5 million. Read More +