UNION, IL - Known by collectors as its greatest sale of the year, Donley Auctions' Annual Fall Classic, November 18-20, features everything from advertising signs and barbershop items to coin-ops, radios and toys.
Home decorators may delight in the vast array of antique pedestals, statues, antique architecture, lighting, vintage and political advertising. Music fans can peruse an abundance of antique phonographs, music boxes, radios, and jukeboxes.
Gamblers can bet on leaving lucky with the vintage gambling offers, including roulette tables, a blackjack table, and a Big 6 wheel, while coin-op enthusiasts can tinker with dozens of unique slot machines as well as rare and unusual games.
Motorheads should certainly enjoy cruising through a countless collection of petroliana as well as automobiles including a 1956 Thunderbird, a 1968 Mercedes 250SL, and several 1930s' barn finds.
Soda enthusiasts can find a sweet selection of Coca Cola advertising and soda fountain items. Lots also include barber chairs, safes, brass cash registers, and an ice cream bar, not to mention some one-of-a-kind items like a hand-painted canvas side show entrance, a gorgeous Brunswick Triple Arch Bar from the Gene Autry museum, and a complete 1939 original Spillman carousel with 24 wooden horses. There’s even an 1860’s bank teller cage from People’s Bank of New Hope, Kentucky, said to have been robbed by Jesse James himself.
Day 1 on Thursday starts at 10 a.m. Central Time and features 585 lots of coin-ops, gambling, jukeboxes, general store, display cases, soda fountain, Coca-Cola, barber shop, tobacciana, cash registers, early invention, Christmas, toys, circus, advertising, political, lighting, clocks, statues, architecture, furniture, artwork, petroliana, nautical, and boat motors.
Day 2 on Friday begins at 6 p.m. Central Time and features 306 lots of the best of the best including pinball, arcade, cash registers, barber shop, more Coca-Cola, popcorn, soda fountain, railroad cars, antique and vintage cars, bikes and motorcycles, petroliana signs, slot machines, gambling, a Gatling gun, advertising signs, antique music, high-end antiques and rare/unusual items.
Day 3 on Saturday starts at 10 a.m. Central Time and features 536 lots of antique music, phonographs, music boxes, records, rare musical instrument, advertising, pedestals and cabinets, parts and horns, tabletop radios, radio consoles, transistors, receivers, test equipment, tubes and parts.
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