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Classic guitars, cars, Civil War tokens set to sell Oct. 27-29

Classic guitars and other instruments, along with antique and vintage cars, Civil War Tokens, and fine and decorative art will be brought to auction by J. Levine Auctions, Oct. 27-29.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — One of Eric Clapton’s classic guitars, a 1964 Gibson, and 85 other musical instruments, rare Civil War tokens, fine art and more will come before bidders at J.Levine Auction & Appraisal Oct. 27, 28 & 29. More items from the Goulden estate, the feature of J. Levine's Sept. sale, will also come to auction in this auction, as well as collectibles from other estates.

Several of Fred Goulden’s cars will be auctioned in October, including a 1993 Jaguar XJS Convertible, 1957 Lincoln Premiere, 1949 Ford Woody Wagon, 1941 Cadillac Series 62 4-Door Sedan, and a 1931 Cadillac 4-Door Town Sedan 355-A. Rolling into the sale is a 1985 Spartan and a Model A Ford Hot Rod.

Clapton's Gibson Leads Classic Guitars

Clapton classic guitars

This Gibson ES345TD guitar, circa 1964, was used by legend Eric Clapton, may see $50,000 and $100,000. (All photos courtesy of J. Levine Auction & Appraisers)

Josh Levine, J. Levine owner and auctioneer, said the auction house is already receiving international interest in Eric Clapton’s unsigned Gibson guitar.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own one of Eric Clapton’s classic guitars,” Levine said. “The Gibson 1964 ES 345 that we will auction comes with strong provenance. It was purchased at auction in 1999 and displayed at the Musical Instrument Museum for many years.”

Several Civil War tokens, circa 1861-1865, are generating bidder interest ahead of the sale, according to Levine. Other highlights of the auction include two New York Yankees Champions rings - a 1961 Yankees World Series Champions ring and a 1957 Yankees American League Champions ring that both belonged to Yankee Great, Bill “Moose” Skowron.

Fine and Decorative Art

An Ernst Menner Stuttgart sterling silver tea set, political memorabilia, including a 1972 Richard Nixon autograph, a rare Vu Cao Dam oil painting, a large Native American Haida totem pole and hundreds of other collectibles.

To participate in person, visit J. Levine's gallery at 10345 N. Scottsdale Rd., in Scottsdale, on the southeast corner of Shea Boulevard and Scottsdale Road. Doors open at 9 a.m. with the auctions starting at 11 a.m. Pacific Time each day. The auction house is currently open for a free preview from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, visit or call (480) 496-2212.

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