Following the overwhelming success of Dan Morphy Auctions’ first-ever Discovery Auction held earlier this month, the company is planning a follow-up event on Tuesday, March 30, 2010, starting at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. The 491-lot auction includes a beautiful selection of antique advertising, highlighted by many colorful 1940s-1950s posters and die-cut signs, including attractive ladies serving Spur Cola. A 63-inch-tall example depicts a cowgirl in white shorts, white satin shirt and white Western hat, holding a tray with two bottles of Spur Cola and two glasses filled with ice. It is expected to make $300-$600 at auction.
An extensive array of Coca-Cola advertising items will be auctioned. A coveted 1931 serving tray with a Norman Rockwell image of a Tom Sawyer-like farm boy enjoying a Coke, with his little dog close at hand, is in near-mint condition and estimated at $600-$1,000.
An appealing collection of painted cast-iron paperweights is entered in the sale. Among them is Hubley production featuring two quail is expected to bring $200-$400.
Within the Decorative Art category, a featured lot is the 18¾-inch-tall Roseville Brown Acorn vase. In excellent condition, it is estimate at $200-$400.
Leading the selection of antique cast-iron mechanical banks is a J. & E. Stevens Dentist bank with crossover African-American theme. In working order, the excellent-plus bank could make $3,000-$4,000 on auction day.
Several toy cap guns and BB guns are to sold. An Ives animated, late-19th-century “The Chinese Must Go” cap gun carries a $600-$900 estimate.
As always, a fine lineup of toy vehicles awaits bidders. The selection runs the gamut from tin windup and friction toys to pressed steel, painted wood and plastic. A perennial favorite, a Metalcraft Heinz Pickle truck, is in near-mint condition and estimated at $400-$700. A collection of several dozen tin airplanes is featured in the toy mix, as well.
There’s so much more from which to choose in this, Morphy’s second in a new series of single-day Discovery Auctions. We guarantee you will be thrilled and invite you to come to the auction in person or take part through any of a number of bidding methods, including phone, absentee or live via the Internet through either MorphyLive or LiveAuctioneers.com.
What will YOU discover in Dan Morphy’s March 30 Discovery Auction? Click here to view the catalog and find out.
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