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.
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,...
Antiques buyers and sellers responded favorably to show promoter Bob Zurko's new antiques show at the Berrien County Fairgrounds in Berrien Springs, Mich.
Hake Americana & Collectibles is in the midst of its 206th auction of character collectibles, pop culture mementos, political memorabilia, holiday collectibles, natural history artifacts and entertainment keepsakes, which closes July 17-19.
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.
The Old Sleepy Eye Collectors Club of America was founded in 1976 to preserve the heritage of the Old Sleepy Eye Flour Mill and collectible advertising items that were created by the mill.
Double-sided porcelain signs and die-cut cardboard advertising displays topped a March 2, 2012 vintage gasoline advertising auction in Illinois. The top lot of the day was a rare Penn-Empire gasoline sign, one of only a handful known, which sold for $6,875.
Railroads are a wonderfully diverse area for collecting, offering many specialties. Antique or vintage railroad memorabilia collections may range from stationery, lanterns, switch locks, keys, buttons, badges, calendars or even dining car service items. Collector George S. Cuhaj takes us on a whistle-stop tour of the diverse world of railroad collectibles through a slideshow...