Showtime to auction major advertising collections Oct. 2-4

, Showtime to auction major advertising collections Oct. 2-4

Remington UMC Ammunition cardboard window display sign, from the Gordon W. Fosburg collection. Showtime Auction Services image

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The outstanding lifetime collections of Richard and Diane Goldman and Gordon W. Fosburg will be auctioned the weekend of Oct. 2-4 by Showtime Auction Services. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide absentee and Internet live bidding all three days of the sale.

Quality merchandise from over 50 other advanced collectors will also be sold.

The Goldmans’ collection is the culmination of over 40 years of gathering artifacts of American material culture that span from the mid-19th century to the early 20th century.

Fosburg is known in collecting circles as “Mr. Remington” because of his vast knowledge of the Remington Firearms Co. Not only has he assembled an enviable collection of items made by Remington, he has written extensively about the company and its products for over 40 years.

But the auction will feature more than just Fosburg’s Remington firearms, posters, ammunition window displays and calendars. Approximately 2,000 lots will come up for bid, in categories that will include petroliana, tobacciana, gambling, coin-op, automobilia, trade signs, salesman’s samples, barber shop, toys, whiskey and breweriana.

“We only hold two major sales a year, and this will be a big one,” said Mike Eckles of Showtime Auction Services.

, Showtime to auction major advertising collections Oct. 2-4

Rare two-sided canister reverse glass Moose Beer sign in excellent condition, circa 1880. Showtime Auction Services image

, Showtime to auction major advertising collections Oct. 2-4

Rare porcelain Shell Oil sign for motorcycles, about 20 inches in diameter. Showtime Auction Services image

, Showtime to auction major advertising collections Oct. 2-4

Vegederma Tonic paper sign, just the second one Showtime Auction Services has ever seen. Showtime Auction Services image

, Showtime to auction major advertising collections Oct. 2-4

Five Brothers store tobacco tin, extremely rare and in excellent original condition. Showtime Auction Services image

, Showtime to auction major advertising collections Oct. 2-4

1915 Model T Ford peddler’s truck, made for Rawleigh’s Products, in very good original running condition. Showtime Auction Services image

The auction will be held at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor / Saline Road.

Showtime Auction Services is based in Woodhaven, Mich. To consign an item, an estate or a collection, call Eckles at 951-453-2415 or, email him at mike@showtimeauctions.com.

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.