Advertising, Auctions, Coin-Ops, Pressed Steel, Tin Toys — September 1, 2011 at 12:09 am

Empey Collection Sept. 30-Oct. 2 by Showtime Auctions

ANN ARBOR, MICH.– The lifetime country store, advertising and toy collection of Mike and Colleen Empey will headline a major auction slated for the weekend of Sept. 30-Oct. 2 by Showtime Auctions. The event will be held at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds in Ann Arbor.

Hundreds of additional, fresh-to-the-market items from other consignors will also be sold. The list of categories slated to cross the block is both long and impressive. In addition to country store and advertising, it will also include barber shop, coin-op, gambling, folk art, toys, banks, Coca-Cola and other soda, gum, candy, firearms and gunpowder, tobacciana, coffee, salesman’s samples, whiskey, breweriana, petroliana, automobilia, match safes and pedal cars.

And that’s just for starters. The auction will also feature Western and Native American Indian, traditional cowboy, Hollywood cowboy, Wave Crest, pottery, music, black Americana, furniture, displays, showcases and more. The first day of the sale, Friday, Sept. 30, will be reserved for live bidding only. On Oct. 1-2, Internet, phone and absentee bids will also be taken.

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