Collector Robert Rentzer shares the ins and outs of his lengthy and intriguing journey in solving an 80-year-old Burma-Shave sign mystery.
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,...
Hundreds of petroliana and automobilia porcelain and tin signs, countertop displays, cardboard advertising, globes cross the block June 23. The auction coincides with the famous Check the Oil Gas & Oil Show, an annual gathering of petroliana and automobilia enthusiasts from around the country.
From an 8.2 carat diamond ring to more than 100 vehicles in cast iron and tin wind-ups, 1,500 lots are offered at Rich Penn's Nov. 4-6, 2011 auction.