Showtime Auctions Fall, 2012 'Live' Auction

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Showtime Auction Services presents it's Fall, 2012 Live Auction. We will feature the Robert and Harriet Potter Lifetime Collection as well as part 2 of the Ed and Christy Ramsey Pedal Car and Toy Collection. There will also be over 200 Cigar and Tobacco Tins from the best collection ever offered at auction. Approx. 2000 lots of items in various categories such as Fire Fighting Memorabilia, Country Store, Advertising, Barber Shop, Salesman Samples, Cash Registers, Tobacciana, Toys, Original Pedal Cars, Match Safes, Saloon, Gambling, Slot Machines, Back Bars, Illustrative Pulp Art, Coin-Op, Western Collectibles, Farm Implement, Signs, Tins, Trays, Cigar Tins, Cigar Lighters, Cigar Tip Cutters, Tobacco Tins, Home and Occupational Furnishings, Store Displays, Showcases, Etc. Preview for this auction will be Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. and Friday the 5th from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The live audience only will be on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a cocktail party at the Michigan Firehouse Museum in Ypsilanti. Preview for Saturday and Sunday the 6th and 7th will be from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. with the auction starting at 9:00 a.m. Internet, phone, absentee and live audience will be accepted on Saturday and Sunday.
Nickel Plated Brass Fire Nozzle1351Nickel Plated Brass Fire Nozzle
Nickel Plated Brass Fire Nozzle with leather handles and shutoff. Larkin Mfg. Co. Dayton, OH, marked on tip. Patent April 1930. Stamped in shaft Belmo
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Very Early Leather Fire Nozzle, double handles1352Very Early Leather Fire Nozzle, double handles
Very Early Leather Fire Nozzle. Double Leather Handles. Very good original condition.
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Wristlet Handle Fire Lantern with Blue Globe1353Wristlet Handle Fire Lantern with Blue Globe
Wristlet Handle Fire Lantern with Blue Globe. A few small dents in base otherwise very good condition. 18 inches tall with handle.
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Chiefs Presentation Fire Lantern1354Chiefs Presentation Fire Lantern
Chiefs Presentation Fire Lantern. Nickel over brass with etched glass globe and frame. "From the boys to our Chief on his birthday, 1884",...
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
C.T. Ham Mfg. Co. Chiefs' Brass Fire Lantern1355C.T. Ham Mfg. Co. Chiefs' Brass Fire Lantern
C.T. Ham Mfg. Co. Chiefs Brass Fire Lantern. Very rare green over clear glass globe, made by Mac Beth. Owners name engraved on base, H.R. Nokes. 3 1/2
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Brass Wristlet Fire Lantern with fixed globe1356Brass Wristlet Fire Lantern with fixed globe
Brass Wristlet Fire Lantern with fixed globe. Minor dents and loose cage frame otherwise good condition.
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Three Dietz "Fitzall" Fire Lantern Globes1357Three Dietz "Fitzall" Fire Lantern Globes
Three Dietz "Fitzall" Fire Lantern Globes. Ruby, Aqua and Clear glass. Insignificant chipping on aqua globe only otherwise excellent condi...
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Three Fire Lantern Glass Globes1358Three Fire Lantern Glass Globes
Three Fire Lantern Glass Globes. Rare iridescent ruby, amber and Dietz No. 0 Tubular, chips on lip of tubular.
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Three Fire Lantern Glass Globe1359Three Fire Lantern Glass Globe
Three Fire Lantern Glass Globes. Ruby Universal, Frosted glass and Clear with bull's-eye magnifier. Slight chips in lip of ruby and frosted otherwise
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Dietz King Fire Lantern1360Dietz King Fire Lantern
Dietz King Fire Lantern. Nickel plated. Water shield embossed, "White". Patent date Aug 27, 1907. Repairs to water shield near "White...
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Dietz King Brass Fire Lantern1361Dietz King Brass Fire Lantern
Dietz King Brass Fire Lantern. Patent Aug 27, 1907. A few minor dents otherwise excellent condition.
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Dietz Fire King Lantern1362Dietz Fire King Lantern
Dietz Fire King Lantern. Red enamel over steel with copper base. Water shield embossed, "American LaFrance & Foamite Corp. Elmira, NY". Pa...
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Dietz King Fire Lantern1363Dietz King Fire Lantern
Dietz King Fire Lantern. Nickel plated with ruby glass globe. Patent date Aug 27, 1907. Slight rust otherwise very good condition.
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Dietz King Fire Lantern1364Dietz King Fire Lantern
Dietz King Fire Lantern. Steel body with copper base and ruby globe. Water shield embossed "The Seagrave Co. Columbus Ohio" on both sides....
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Rare "Dietz Queen" Brass Fire Lantern1365Rare "Dietz Queen" Brass Fire Lantern
Rare "Dietz Queen" Brass Fire Lantern. Ruby glass. Patent date on water shield and base, March 21, 1893. Excellent condition.
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Rare Eclipse Brass Fire Lantern1366Rare Eclipse Brass Fire Lantern
Rare Eclipse Brass Fire Lantern. Ruby glass globe. Fire Extinguisher Co. Chicago, ILL maker. Patent Sept 21, 1886. Missing filler cap, minor denting t
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Two Ruby Glass Theatre Exit Signs1368Two Ruby Glass Theatre Exit Signs
Two Ruby Glass Theatre Exit Signs. Original fixtures. Very good original condition. Each measures 5 1/2 X 11 X 5 1/2 inches.
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Dietz King Fire Lantern1369Dietz King Fire Lantern
Dietz King Fire Lantern. Nickel over brass with ruby glass globe. Patent March 21, 1893. Engine Co. No 8, applied name plate at bottom. Very good cond
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Dietz Tubular Fire Lantern1370Dietz Tubular Fire Lantern
Dietz Tubular Fire Lantern. Etched globe with #2 Hook & Ladder. Nickel over brass with rare lift off cage. Makers insignia embossed on bottom, "...
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Dietz King Fire Lantern1371Dietz King Fire Lantern
Dietz King Fire Lantern. Steel cage with copper base. Rare lift off cage. Water shield embossed, "Fire Dept." not original to lantern. Pat...
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
J.H. Kelly Metal Frame Fire Lantern1372J.H. Kelly Metal Frame Fire Lantern
J.H. Kelly Metal Frame Fire Lantern with etched glass globe. Fixed globe with hand cut engraving on both sides, "Kingsford Fire Co. 5" & &...
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Dietz Fire King Lantern1373Dietz Fire King Lantern
Dietz Fire King Lantern. Steel with copper base. Water shield embossed,"M.S.H. 4-7-41". Patent Aug 1927. Good condition.
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Rare Dietz Fire Tubular Clear Globe Lantern1374Rare Dietz Fire Tubular Clear Globe Lantern
Rare Dietz Fire Tubular Clear Globe Lantern. Patent 1-1-1889. Very good condition. 19 inches tall with handle.
Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Embossed Silver Plated Presentation Fire Trumpet1375Embossed Silver Plated Presentation Fire Trumpet
Embossed Silver Plated Presentation Fire Trumpet. Embossed with beautiful Victorian Woman. Eagle tassel ring holders. Presented to "Union Hose ...
Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 2,000.00 - 5,000.00
Nickel Plated Presentation Fire Trumpet1376Nickel Plated Presentation Fire Trumpet
Nickel Plated Presentation Fire Trumpet. Rare fluted bell style. Covered with geometric and floral design. Presented to Franklin Fire Co. No. 10 Allen
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Silver Plated Presentation Fire Trumpet1377Silver Plated Presentation Fire Trumpet
Silver Plated Presentation Fire Trumpet. Covered with floral and geometric designs. Non-presented. Simpson Hall Miller & Co. Wallingford, Conn. maker.
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Silver Plated Presentation Fire Trumpet1378Silver Plated Presentation Fire Trumpet
Silver Plated Presentation Fire Trumpet. Non-presented. Engraved leaf motif. Excellent condition. 16 1/2 inches tall.
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
1850's-60's Foreman Tin Tolle Fire Trumpet13791850's-60's Foreman Tin Tolle Fire Trumpet
1850's-60's Foreman Tin Tolle Fire Trumpet. Speaking end has slight damage and early re-paint otherwise very good condition. 23 inches tall, bell meas
Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Primitive Working Fire Trumpet1380Primitive Working Fire Trumpet
Primitive Working Fire Trumpet. Folded seam. 17 1/2 inches tall.
Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Silver Plated Presentation Fire Trumpet1381Silver Plated Presentation Fire Trumpet
Silver Plated Presentation Fire Trumpet. Derby style bell with eagle standoffs. Ornately inscribed from top to bottom including wooden hydrants, fire
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Brass Fire Trumpet with Corrugated Bell1382Brass Fire Trumpet with Corrugated Bell
Brass Fire Trumpet with corrugated bell. Unmarked but a classic "Miller" Style. A few minor dents otherwise excellent condition. 18 inches...
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Early Working Fire Torch1383Early Working Fire Torch
Early Working Fire Torch, Ca. 1810-30. Hand lathed brass with cast iron spike. Excellent condition. 30 inches long.
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Brass Working Fire Torch, Ca. 1820-301384Brass Working Fire Torch, Ca. 1820-30
Brass Working Fire Torch, Ca. 1820-30. Missing wick pick otherwise very good condition. 29 inches tall.
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Matching Pair of Fire Parade Torches, brass1385Matching Pair of Fire Parade Torches, brass
Matching Pair of Fire Parade Torches, brass. Excellent Condition.
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 1,000.00
Muffin Bell Fire Alarm1386Muffin Bell Fire Alarm
Muffin Bell Fire Alarm. 8 1/2 inches long.
Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Two Wood Fire Rattles1387Two Wood Fire Rattles
Two Wood Fire Rattles. Approx.. 9 inches long.
Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Rare Brass Engineer Torch1388Rare Brass Engineer Torch
Rare Brass Engineer Torch. Excellent condition. 15 inches tall.
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Lucerne #1 Leather Fire Helmet, Rare Beaver Finial1389Lucerne #1 Leather Fire Helmet, Rare Beaver Finial
Lucerne #1 Quebec Leather Fire Helmet. Extremely rare Beaver finial with leather front shield. This is one of the most sought after finials for collec
Start Price : 2,000.00 | Estimates : 5,000.00 - 10,000.00
Rare Sea Horse Finial Gratacap Leather Fire Helmet1390Rare Sea Horse Finial Gratacap Leather Fire Helmet
Gratacap Leather Fire Helmet. Rare Sea Horse Finial. Relief design around edge of brim and crown. Leather front shield reads "Enterprise 1 Engi...
Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,500.00 - 4,000.00
Rare Serpent Finial White Leather Fire Helmet1391Rare Serpent Finial White Leather Fire Helmet
Rare Serpent Finial White Leather Fire Helmet, with rare 64 comb design. Front shield reads "Foreman 4 W.F. Co.". Cloth liner. Excellent ...
Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 7,000.00 - 12,000.00
Rare Greyhound Finial Cairns Leather Fire Helmet1392Rare Greyhound Finial Cairns Leather Fire Helmet
Cairns Leather Fire Helmet. Rare Greyhound Finial. Relief design around edge of brim and crown. Leather front shield reads "Zhilman 5 J.H."...
Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 750.00 - 1,500.00
Rare Running Fireman Finial White Fire Helmet1393Rare Running Fireman Finial White Fire Helmet
Rare Running Fireman Finial White Leather Fire Helmet. Front shield reads "Cortlandt 1 PFD". Excellent condition.
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Leather Fire Helmet with High Eagle Finial1394Leather Fire Helmet with High Eagle Finial
Leather Fire Helmet with High Eagle Finial. Front shield reads "Patrol Foreman 22" Excellent condition.
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 750.00
Early 1800's Leather Boston Fire Vols. Helmet1395Early 1800's Leather Boston Fire Vols. Helmet
Early 1800's Leather Boston Fire Helmet. Pin says "Boston Fire Vols" Cracking and hardening to the leather otherwise good condition.
Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,500.00 - 4,000.00
Migeod Leather Fire Helmet with Lion Finial1396Migeod Leather Fire Helmet with Lion Finial
Migeod Leather Fire Helmet with Rare Lion Finial. Front shield reads " Atlantic Hose 1". Hand painted on rear brim "1780". Cloth...
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Rare Fox Finial Cairns Leather Fire Helmet1397Rare Fox Finial Cairns Leather Fire Helmet
Rare Fox Finial Cairns Leather Fire Helmet. Metal front shield reads "Franklin 1 Fire Co.". 1867 painted on rear brim. Cloth liner and mak...
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Rare Dog Finial Gratacap Leather Fire Helmet1398Rare Dog Finial Gratacap Leather Fire Helmet
Rare Leather Dog Finial, Gratacap Leather Fire Helmet ca. 1850's. Leather front shield reads "Foreman 4 N.F.E.". Cloth liner and makers ta...
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 750.00 - 1,500.00
Wilson Leather Fire Helmet with Leather Eagle Finial1399Wilson Leather Fire Helmet with Leather Eagle Finial
Wilson Leather Fire Helmet with Leather Eagle Finial. Early "Poor Boy" style, Ca. 1830-40. Front shield reads "Empire 1 F.H.W." ...
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 750.00
Cairnes Red Leather Helmet with High Eagle Finial1400Cairnes Red Leather Helmet with High Eagle Finial
Cairnes Red Leather Helmet with High Eagle Finial. Front shield reads "Foreman 1 P.G.F.D.". Attributed to Pacific Grove Fire Department, M...
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Rare Lion Finial Cairns Leather Fire Helmet1401Rare Lion Finial Cairns Leather Fire Helmet
Rare Lion Finial Cairns Leather Fire Helmet. Metal front shield reads "Fairmount 2 Fire Co.". Painted red with 1852 painted on rear brim. ...
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 750.00 - 1,500.00