Bronze 'tobacco' figurine could bring $50k
This and other items of antique advertising memorabilia are auctioning in the US
We've already reported on the collections of World War 1 & 2 and Civil War rifles going under the hammer at Dan Morphy Auctions, Pennsylvania, US on February 26-27.
The sale will also feature a collection of steam toys and dolls, marble collectibles and - perhaps most unique of all - close to 300 lots of antique advertising.
Highlights for sale include over 25 vintage tobacco tins - including an extremely rare Shogun vertical pocket tin - estimated at $8,000-$12,000.
Also appearing is a handsome, painted-zinc Indian brave tobacco store figure made by Miller, Dubrul & Peters Manufacturing Co (based in Cincinnati and New York).
It is expected to sell for an incredible $30,000-$50,000.
Other historic lots expected to attract large bids include a large, illuminating shoe-form trade sign for Wahr Shoes (estimated at $8,000-$12,000) and a large wooden shotgun shell display for Kynoch & Co (estimated at $6,000-$8,000).
Elsewhere, Dan Morphy Auctions sale will include 40 Kentucky rifles, an assortment of World War I and II M1 Girand rifles, a dozen early Springfield Civil War rifles known as "1903s," and more than 60 historic double-barrel shotguns.
Aside from antique firearms, around 170 lots of historical and political memorabilia will also go under the hammer.
Items for sale will include banners, flags and badges.
Highlights include a US Presidential campaign flag for Benjamin Harrison, and a William Taft banner.
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