One of the earliest openers, Grand Trunk Antiques’ doors open at daybreak May 14-19, July 9-14 and Sept. 3-8, 2013. With no gate, closing is at the discretion of the individual dealers.
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
More than 2,400 lots from three major collections of country store, pedal cars, toys and firefighting memorabilia will be offered the weekend of Apr. 12-14 by Showtime Auction Services.
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.
Everything from a branded tomb vault to cast-iron toys and Pepsi signs take center stage during the annual Indy Antique Advertising Show, set for March 15-16.
A rare clockwork toy yielded more than double its high estimate to earn the top spot in a three-day $2.5 million auction at James D. Julia's in November 2012.
Country kitchen collectibles is the focus of this year's Collectors Showcase, March 9-10, hosted by The Glass and China Collectors of Bakersfield, Calif.
A multimillion-dollar three-day dual auction extravaganza is planned Nov. 28-30, 2012, in Fairfield, Maine. The back-to-back cataloged auctions are filled with two full days of fine glass and lamps followed by toys, dolls, antique advertising, coin-op, music machines, salesman samples and more.
Chasing branded antiques and collectibles in attics, antique malls and on eBay is opening up a whole new collecting niche for corporate archivists charged with rescuing a company’s nostalgic past from the dust bin of history.
A rare and desirable 1905 Wurlitzer Style 17 PianOrchestra in excellent working condition soared to $120,000 at a huge three-day auction held Oct. 5-7 by Showtime Auction Services.