UPCOMING EVENTS

  • 04/24/14 - John Hums Auctions...   04/24/14 - Bodnars Auction Sales...   04/24/14 - Roan Inc., Auctioneers & Appraisers...   04/24/14 - John M. Hess...   04/26/14 - Concepts 1 Auction House...   04/26/14 - Cindy Fenton...   04/26/14 - Ike Eichelberger...   04/26/14 - Scott A. Young...   04/26/14 - Ed Shoop...   04/26/14 - Rick Kress...   04/25-26/14 - Martin Auctioneers, Inc....   04/26/14 - Auctions by Mesiano LLC...   04/25-26/14 - Witman Auctioneers, Inc....   04/26/14 - Rentzels Auction Service, Inc....   04/26/14 - Jack Hamblin Auctions...   04/26/14 - Dennis F. Wagner...   04/26/14 - Cordier Auctions & Appraisals...   04/25-26/14 - Pook & Pook, Inc....   04/27/14 - Costea's Auction Gallery...   04/27/14 - Saucon Valley Auction...   04/27/14 - Barry S. Slosberg Inc., Auctioneers & Appraisers...   04/27/14 - Robert B. Kitchen...   04/27/14 - Cabin Fever Auctions...   04/26-27/14 - Gallery at Knotty Pine Auction Service...   04/27/14 - Rene Snyder...   04/27/14 - Rook Auction & Appraisal Service LLC...   04/28/14 - John F. Kohler, Jr....   04/28/14 - Doerner Auctioneer...   04/30/14 - Embassy Auctions International...   04/28/14 & 04/30/14 - Sellersville Auction...   05/01/14 - James G. Cochran...   05/01/14 - Rentzels Auction Service, Inc....   05/01/14 - Alderfer Auction & Appraisal...   05/02/14 - Stephenson's Auction...   05/03/14 - Arthur Auctioneering...   05/03/14 - Dean R. Arner...   05/03/14 - Blums...   05/03/14 - Ray & Olen Knecht...   05/03/14 - Barry S. Slosberg, Inc. Auctioneers & Appraisers...   05/03/14 - Jersey Shore Auction Service...   05/03/14 - George Miller IV Auction Co....   05/03/14 - Cordier Auctions & Appraisals...   05/03/14 - Horst Auctioneers...   05/03/14 - Mott Parks Auction Services...   05/03/14 - Michael J. Stasak, Jr, & Michael Stasak III...   05/03/14 - Morphy Auctions...   05/03/14 - Probst Family Auctions...   05/04/14 - Dean R. Arner...   05/04/14 - George Wilson ...   05/04/14 - Forsythes' Auctions, LLC...   05/03-04/14 - Rich Penn Auctions...   05/04/14 - United Country-Legacy Auct.& Realty/Saucon Valley Auct.Co....   05/04/14 - Ron Rhoads...   05/02-04/14 - Rock Island Auction Company...   05/05/14 - C & M Auctioneers...   05/05/14 - Toomey Auction Service, Inc....   05/06/14 - Bristol Auction...   05/06/14 - Auction Real Antique...   05/07/14 - Wilson's Auction Gallery...   05/07/14 - Maurer & Wilson...   05/08/14 - Dick Henry & Lori Zytkowicz...   05/07-08/14 - Alderfer Auction & Appraisal...   05/09/14 - Briggs Auction, Inc....   05/10/14 - Howard B. Parzow...   05/10/14 - Art Pannebecker & Brad Wolf...   05/09-10/14 - Bertoia Auctions...   05/10/14 - Roy D. Shirk...   05/10/14 - Concepts 1 Auction House...   05/10/14 - Cabin Fever Auctions...   05/10/14 - Robert H. Clinton & Co., Inc. & Hahn Auction Co....   05/10/14 - Wehrly's Auction Service...   05/1014 - Horst Auctioneers...   05/10/14 - Cabin Fever Auction...   05/10/14 - Green Gavel Auction, LLC...   04/18-05/10/14 - Paul Luchsinger - International Corkscrew Auction...   05/10/14 - Maurer's Auction...   05/16-17/14 - Garth's Auctioneers & Appraisers...   05/17/14 - Morphy Auctions...   05/17/14 - Fontaines Auction...   05/18/14 - Cabin Fever Auctions...   05/31/14 - Ron Berger...   05/31/14 - Concepts 1 Auction House...   06/21/14 - Fontaines Auction...   
  • 04/24/14 - John Hums Auctions...   04/24/14 - Bodnars Auction Sales...   04/24/14 - Roan Inc., Auctioneers & Appraisers...   04/24/14 - John M. Hess...   04/26/14 - Concepts 1 Auction House...   04/26/14 - Cindy Fenton...   04/26/14 - Ike Eichelberger...   04/26/14 - Scott A. Young...   04/26/14 - Ed Shoop...   04/26/14 - Rick Kress...   04/25-26/14 - Martin Auctioneers, Inc....   04/26/14 - Auctions by Mesiano LLC...   04/25-26/14 - Witman Auctioneers, Inc....   04/26/14 - Rentzels Auction Service, Inc....   04/26/14 - Jack Hamblin Auctions...   04/26/14 - Dennis F. Wagner...   04/26/14 - Cordier Auctions & Appraisals...   04/25-26/14 - Pook & Pook, Inc....   04/27/14 - Costea's Auction Gallery...   04/27/14 - Saucon Valley Auction...   04/27/14 - Barry S. Slosberg Inc., Auctioneers & Appraisers...   04/27/14 - Robert B. Kitchen...   04/27/14 - Cabin Fever Auctions...   04/26-27/14 - Gallery at Knotty Pine Auction Service...   04/27/14 - Rene Snyder...   04/27/14 - Rook Auction & Appraisal Service LLC...   04/28/14 - John F. Kohler, Jr....   04/28/14 - Doerner Auctioneer...   04/30/14 - Embassy Auctions International...   04/28/14 & 04/30/14 - Sellersville Auction...   05/01/14 - James G. Cochran...   05/01/14 - Rentzels Auction Service, Inc....   05/01/14 - Alderfer Auction & Appraisal...   05/02/14 - Stephenson's Auction...   05/03/14 - Arthur Auctioneering...   05/03/14 - Dean R. Arner...   05/03/14 - Blums...   05/03/14 - Ray & Olen Knecht...   05/03/14 - Barry S. Slosberg, Inc. Auctioneers & Appraisers...   05/03/14 - Jersey Shore Auction Service...   05/03/14 - George Miller IV Auction Co....   05/03/14 - Cordier Auctions & Appraisals...   05/03/14 - Horst Auctioneers...   05/03/14 - Mott Parks Auction Services...   05/03/14 - Michael J. Stasak, Jr, & Michael Stasak III...   05/03/14 - Morphy Auctions...   05/03/14 - Probst Family Auctions...   05/04/14 - Dean R. Arner...   05/04/14 - George Wilson ...   05/04/14 - Forsythes' Auctions, LLC...   05/03-04/14 - Rich Penn Auctions...   05/04/14 - United Country-Legacy Auct.& Realty/Saucon Valley Auct.Co....   05/04/14 - Ron Rhoads...   05/02-04/14 - Rock Island Auction Company...   05/05/14 - C & M Auctioneers...   05/05/14 - Toomey Auction Service, Inc....   05/06/14 - Bristol Auction...   05/06/14 - Auction Real Antique...   05/07/14 - Wilson's Auction Gallery...   05/07/14 - Maurer & Wilson...   05/08/14 - Dick Henry & Lori Zytkowicz...   05/07-08/14 - Alderfer Auction & Appraisal...   05/09/14 - Briggs Auction, Inc....   05/10/14 - Howard B. Parzow...   05/10/14 - Art Pannebecker & Brad Wolf...   05/09-10/14 - Bertoia Auctions...   05/10/14 - Roy D. Shirk...   05/10/14 - Concepts 1 Auction House...   05/10/14 - Cabin Fever Auctions...   05/10/14 - Robert H. Clinton & Co., Inc. & Hahn Auction Co....   05/10/14 - Wehrly's Auction Service...   05/1014 - Horst Auctioneers...   05/10/14 - Cabin Fever Auction...   05/10/14 - Green Gavel Auction, LLC...   04/18-05/10/14 - Paul Luchsinger - International Corkscrew Auction...   05/10/14 - Maurer's Auction...   05/16-17/14 - Garth's Auctioneers & Appraisers...   05/17/14 - Morphy Auctions...   05/17/14 - Fontaines Auction...   05/18/14 - Cabin Fever Auctions...   05/31/14 - Ron Berger...   05/31/14 - Concepts 1 Auction House...   06/21/14 - Fontaines Auction...   
  • 04/24/14 - John Hums Auctions...   04/24/14 - Bodnars Auction Sales...   04/24/14 - Roan Inc., Auctioneers & Appraisers...   04/24/14 - John M. Hess...   04/26/14 - Concepts 1 Auction House...   04/26/14 - Cindy Fenton...   04/26/14 - Ike Eichelberger...   04/26/14 - Scott A. Young...   04/26/14 - Ed Shoop...   04/26/14 - Rick Kress...   04/25-26/14 - Martin Auctioneers, Inc....   04/26/14 - Auctions by Mesiano LLC...   04/25-26/14 - Witman Auctioneers, Inc....   04/26/14 - Rentzels Auction Service, Inc....   04/26/14 - Jack Hamblin Auctions...   04/26/14 - Dennis F. Wagner...   04/26/14 - Cordier Auctions & Appraisals...   04/25-26/14 - Pook & Pook, Inc....   04/27/14 - Costea's Auction Gallery...   04/27/14 - Saucon Valley Auction...   04/27/14 - Barry S. Slosberg Inc., Auctioneers & Appraisers...   04/27/14 - Robert B. Kitchen...   04/27/14 - Cabin Fever Auctions...   04/26-27/14 - Gallery at Knotty Pine Auction Service...   04/27/14 - Rene Snyder...   04/27/14 - Rook Auction & Appraisal Service LLC...   04/28/14 - John F. Kohler, Jr....   04/28/14 - Doerner Auctioneer...   04/30/14 - Embassy Auctions International...   04/28/14 & 04/30/14 - Sellersville Auction...   05/01/14 - James G. Cochran...   05/01/14 - Rentzels Auction Service, Inc....   05/01/14 - Alderfer Auction & Appraisal...   05/02/14 - Stephenson's Auction...   05/03/14 - Arthur Auctioneering...   05/03/14 - Dean R. Arner...   05/03/14 - Blums...   05/03/14 - Ray & Olen Knecht...   05/03/14 - Barry S. Slosberg, Inc. Auctioneers & Appraisers...   05/03/14 - Jersey Shore Auction Service...   05/03/14 - George Miller IV Auction Co....   05/03/14 - Cordier Auctions & Appraisals...   05/03/14 - Horst Auctioneers...   05/03/14 - Mott Parks Auction Services...   05/03/14 - Michael J. Stasak, Jr, & Michael Stasak III...   05/03/14 - Morphy Auctions...   05/03/14 - Probst Family Auctions...   05/04/14 - Dean R. Arner...   05/04/14 - George Wilson ...   05/04/14 - Forsythes' Auctions, LLC...   05/03-04/14 - Rich Penn Auctions...   05/04/14 - United Country-Legacy Auct.& Realty/Saucon Valley Auct.Co....   05/04/14 - Ron Rhoads...   05/02-04/14 - Rock Island Auction Company...   05/05/14 - C & M Auctioneers...   05/05/14 - Toomey Auction Service, Inc....   05/06/14 - Bristol Auction...   05/06/14 - Auction Real Antique...   05/07/14 - Wilson's Auction Gallery...   05/07/14 - Maurer & Wilson...   05/08/14 - Dick Henry & Lori Zytkowicz...   05/07-08/14 - Alderfer Auction & Appraisal...   05/09/14 - Briggs Auction, Inc....   05/10/14 - Howard B. Parzow...   05/10/14 - Art Pannebecker & Brad Wolf...   05/09-10/14 - Bertoia Auctions...   05/10/14 - Roy D. Shirk...   05/10/14 - Concepts 1 Auction House...   05/10/14 - Cabin Fever Auctions...   05/10/14 - Robert H. Clinton & Co., Inc. & Hahn Auction Co....   05/10/14 - Wehrly's Auction Service...   05/1014 - Horst Auctioneers...   05/10/14 - Cabin Fever Auction...   05/10/14 - Green Gavel Auction, LLC...   04/18-05/10/14 - Paul Luchsinger - International Corkscrew Auction...   05/10/14 - Maurer's Auction...   05/16-17/14 - Garth's Auctioneers & Appraisers...   05/17/14 - Morphy Auctions...   05/17/14 - Fontaines Auction...   05/18/14 - Cabin Fever Auctions...   05/31/14 - Ron Berger...   05/31/14 - Concepts 1 Auction House...   06/21/14 - Fontaines Auction...   
Morphy's April 26 And 27 Auction Presents Iconic American Advertising

April 14, 2014 Updated April 16, 2014

Morphy's April 26 And 27 Auction Presents Iconic American Advertising

Riding on the wake of a buoyant million-dollar advertising sale in February, Morphy's is gearing up for another wide-ranging advertising auction, with the added bonus of Part II of the David Silverman pinball collection. The Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27, event will feature 1,660 choice lots of antique advertising, coin-ops and figural cast-iron pieces.
Day one will open with a selection of more than 600 lots of soda pop signs and related items. Both an extremely rare 1930s Dr. Pepper porcelain triangle truck sign and a 1936 Orange Crush embossed tin sign are entered with individual estimates of $2,500-$3,500. Another scarce Orange Crush sign, constructed of tin over cardboard, is expected to make $3,000-$4,000. Although sampling the contents is not advisable, an extremely rare, unopened 6-pack of Dr. Pepper cone-top cans could rise to the $3,500-$5,000 range.
A 40-year single-owner collection of more than 100 early syrup dispensers features many seldom-seen types, among them one of very few known examples of a Fan-Taz 5-cent "DRINK of the FANS" dispenser in the form of a realistically "stitched" baseball with bat motif. Made around 1900 and retaining its original pump, it carries a $30,000-$60,000 estimate.
Other top syrup dispensers include Chero Crush, $20,000-$30,000; Cherry Chic, $12,000-$18,000; and World Liquid Force, which is shaped as a globe of the world with bas-relief continents, $14,000-$25,000. Morphy Auctions' founder and president Dan Morphy noted that there are many other dispensers whose estimates are well within reach of beginning and intermediate collectors. "It's a really beautiful collection with impressive examples at every price point. They've been on display here at the gallery, and the compliments have been constant," Morphy said.
Moving into the Coca-Cola category, the highest-estimated lot at $10,000-$15,000 is a large, 1930s stainless steel and neon outdoor sign made by Flexlume Electrical Advertising Co. of Buffalo, N.Y. Other desirable Coke signage includes a 1931 cardboard cutout easel sign with the image of a bathing beauty with sunburst parasol, $3,000-$5,000, and a 1935 shield-shape porcelain Fountain Service sign, $2,500-$3,500. From the late 19th century, an extremely rare "Hutchinson-style" bottle, with a straight-sided as opposed to cabriole shape, will be offered with a $2,500-$4,500 estimate.
The Saturday session will wrap with more than 150 lots of tobacciana. One of few known examples of a Sweet Violet Tobacco vertical pocket tin is estimated at $1,000-$2,000. A Mayo's Plug "Cock o' the Walk" porcelain sign features an appealing image of a crowing cockerel, while a Buster Brown cigar tin displays an amusing image of comic strip character Buster Brown and his trusty bull terrier, Tighe. Each of the latter two lots is estimated at $2,000-$3,000.
Day two will open with the company's second offering of pinball machines from the 35-year David Silverman collection, previously displayed at the National Pinball Museum. Film-related machines lead the grouping, with a 1993 Williams "Indiana Jones" pinball estimated at $6,500-$7,500. and a 1992 "Creature from the Black Lagoon" with fantastic artwork by Kevin O'Connor expected to reach $4,500-$6,000. Other notable lots include two Gottlieb pinball machines: a rare, low-production 1950s "Buffalo Bill," $2,000-$2,500. and a 1952 "All-Star Basketball," $1,500-$2,000.
Bidders will want to reserve as much pocket change as possible for the 200+ lots of gambling machines and coin-ops that follow. The highest-estimated item in the auction, at $100,000-$120,000, is a superb Caille double-upright floor model slot machine that combines a 5-cent Centaur and 25-cent Big Six in its gold-plated oak casing. Another handsome upright model, a Mills "Two Bits Dewey Jackpot" upright slot machine, is estimated at $25,000-$30,000. Among the most desirable snack-vending machines are a Ryede Gum, Peanut and Candy dispenser, $12,000-$15,000, and a circa-1899 Wrigley's Gum slot machine/trade stimulator that was given to retailers if they ordered 10 cases of gum, $2,500-$4,000.
More than 300 lots of automotive-related advertising will be auctioned, led by an array of early to mid 19th-century signs. Highlights include a 1920s Texaco Filling Station porcelain sign, $2,500-$4,500; a near-mint double-sided Cadillac Authorized Service porcelain sign, $3,000-$4,000; and an Armstrong Rhino-Flex Tires flange sign, $1,500-$2,000. A near-mint Oil Creek Ethyl gas globe is entered with a $3,000-$5,000 estimate.
Closing out the sale is a selection of more than 100 pieces of figural cast iron. Animal forms include a 15-inch doorstop depicting a bear holding a honey pot, $4,000-$6,000; an all-original, excellent-plus Hubley giraffe doorstop, $6,000-$9,000; and a lawn sprinkler replicating a wood duck, $1,500-$2,000. "Human" shapes include a cast-iron black butler string holder, $2,000-$3,000, and a French soldier doorstop, $1,800-$2,500.
Morphy's April 26 and 27 Antique Advertising, Coin-op & Figural Cast Iron Auction will begin at 9 a.m. EST. All forms of bidding will be available, including live online through Morphy Live (www.morphyauctions.com), LiveAuctioneers or Invaluable. For additional information, call 717-335-3435 or visit www.morphyauctions.com.
Images courtesy of Morphy Auctions.




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Morphy's April 26 And 27 Auction Presents Iconic American Advertising
Morphy's April 26 And 27 Auction Presents Iconic American Advertising
Morphy's April 26 And 27 Auction Presents Iconic American Advertising