Advertising, Auctions — January 1, 2017 at 12:00 am

Buckeye Stages Sign Brings $52,200 at Showtime Auction Services in October

The Oct. 7th-9th event, with over 2,000 lots, was held at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds

ANN ARBOR, MICH. – A Buckeye Stages System bus depot sign sold for $52,200 at an auction held October 7th-9th by Showtime Auction Services, at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds.

Headlining the event were the advertising collection of Gus and Trisha Brown, the Eric Hamby cash register collection, the Tiny Moyer salesman’s sample and children’s stove collection and a superb collection of firearms and gun powder posters and calendars from Curt Bowman of Ohio.

The 30 inch by 20 inch deep shelved porcelain sign boasted great color and graphics and was the top lot in a sale that grossed $1.2 million.

“This is one of only two known examples of this sign to exist,” said Mike Eckles of Showtime Auction Services, based in Woodhaven, Mich.

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