Collections from Hal and Terri Boggess, and Mart and Kitty James
will be auctioned without reserve the weekend of Apr. 10-12
by Showtime Auction Services at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor/Saline Rd., Ann Arbor. Other collections will also be sold in the auction that will total over 2,100 lots
Hal and Terri Boggess put together a wonderful collection of items relating to firearms and gunpowder, mainly posters and calendars. Mart and Kitty James put together an equally impressive collection of drug store and apothecary items. Conveniently, Mr. James was a pharmacist, so the collection was born out of his profession.
Items from the more than 50 other advanced collections in the auction will include toys, banks, Coca Cola, soda fountain (including an actual marble soda counter), candy, gum, peanuts, perfume, millinery, breweriana, distillery, petroliana (gas station collectibles), automobilia, rare advertising signs, country store, farm, veterinary, hardware, insurance, Western, cowboy, Native American Indian, salesman’s samples, match safes,
cigar lighters, crockery, scales, fans, safes, cash registers, gambling, coin-op, military, political, art deco, black forest, music, telephone, stoves, leaded glass windows and doors, watches, clocks, lamps, fire, store fixtures and furniture, and an entire collection of over 200 tobacco tins.
Internet bidding (available all three auction days) will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. Flyers will be mailed out the first week of February and catalogs will be ready the first week of March. People should be able to start bidding around March 5th, when the entire virtual catalog is posted online, at www.showtimeauctions.com, www.liveauctioneers.com and www.invaluableauctions.com.
The host hotel is Weber’s Hotel, at 3050 Jackson Avenue in Ann Arbor. For reservations, call (734) 769-2500. To get a full color catalog, call Showtime Auction Services at (734) 676-9703. or order online Order 2015 Spring Catalog