Auctions — February 1, 2012 at 12:02 am

Showtime Sells Ramsey Pedal Car Collection Mar. 30-Apr. 1

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The outstanding lifetime pedal car and toy collection of Ed and Christy Ramsey will headline a massive, three-day auction slated for Mar. 30-Apr. 1 by Showtime Auction Services, at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds in Ann Arbor.

Also offered will be the 35-year collection of Al and Peg Araiza, collectors in many categories. The first day of the auction – Friday, Mar. 30 – will be for
a live audience only (no phone or Internet bidding). The hours will be noon to 6 p.m. (EST), with a preview from 8 a.m.-noon. The next two days – Mar. 31-Apr. 1 — will have online bidding (through, and the Showtime website: The hours will be 9-6.

Over 2,000 lots of investment-grade antiques and collectibles from over 100 consignors will change hands. In addition to pedal cars and toys, the auction will feature banks, pottery, Wave Crest, trade signs, advertising signs, folk art, soda fountain, Coca-Cola, Western, Native American, country store, paintings, farm signs, match safes, tip trays, whiskey and breweriana.

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