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.
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Nickel Plated Brass Fire Nozzle1351 - Nickel Plated Brass Fire Nozzle
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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
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Very Early Leather Fire Nozzle, double handles1352 - Very Early Leather Fire Nozzle, double handles
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Very Early Leather Fire Nozzle. Double Leather Handles. Very good original condition.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Wristlet Handle Fire Lantern with Blue Globe1353 - Wristlet Handle Fire Lantern with Blue Globe
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Wristlet Handle Fire Lantern with Blue Globe. A few small dents in base otherwise very good condition. 18 inches tall with handle.
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Chiefs Presentation Fire Lantern1354 - Chiefs Presentation Fire Lantern
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Chiefs Presentation Fire Lantern. Nickel over brass with etched glass globe and frame. "From the boys to our Chief on his birthday, 1884",...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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C.T. Ham Mfg. Co. Chiefs' Brass Fire Lantern1355 - C.T. Ham Mfg. Co. Chiefs' Brass Fire Lantern
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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
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Brass Wristlet Fire Lantern with fixed globe1356 - Brass Wristlet Fire Lantern with fixed globe
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Brass Wristlet Fire Lantern with fixed globe. Minor dents and loose cage frame otherwise good condition.
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Three Dietz "Fitzall" Fire Lantern Globes1357 - Three Dietz "Fitzall" Fire Lantern Globes
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Three Dietz "Fitzall" Fire Lantern Globes. Ruby, Aqua and Clear glass. Insignificant chipping on aqua globe only otherwise excellent condi...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Three Fire Lantern Glass Globes1358 - Three Fire Lantern Glass Globes
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Three Fire Lantern Glass Globes. Rare iridescent ruby, amber and Dietz No. 0 Tubular, chips on lip of tubular.
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Three Fire Lantern Glass Globe1359 - Three Fire Lantern Glass Globe
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Three Fire Lantern Glass Globes. Ruby Universal, Frosted glass and Clear with bull's-eye magnifier. Slight chips in lip of ruby and frosted othe...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Dietz King Fire Lantern1360 - Dietz King Fire Lantern
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Dietz King Fire Lantern. Nickel plated. Water shield embossed, "White". Patent date Aug 27, 1907. Repairs to water shield near "White...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Dietz King Brass Fire Lantern1361 - Dietz King Brass Fire Lantern
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Dietz King Brass Fire Lantern. Patent Aug 27, 1907. A few minor dents otherwise excellent condition.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Dietz Fire King Lantern1362 - Dietz Fire King Lantern
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Dietz Fire King Lantern. Red enamel over steel with copper base. Water shield embossed, "American LaFrance & Foamite Corp. Elmira, NY"...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Dietz King Fire Lantern1363 - Dietz King Fire Lantern
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Dietz King Fire Lantern. Nickel plated with ruby glass globe. Patent date Aug 27, 1907. Slight rust otherwise very good condition.
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Dietz King Fire Lantern1364 - Dietz King Fire Lantern
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Dietz King Fire Lantern. Steel body with copper base and ruby globe. Water shield embossed "The Seagrave Co. Columbus Ohio" on both sides....
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Rare "Dietz Queen" Brass Fire Lantern1365 - Rare "Dietz Queen" Brass Fire Lantern
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Rare "Dietz Queen" Brass Fire Lantern. Ruby glass. Patent date on water shield and base, March 21, 1893. Excellent condition.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Rare Eclipse Brass Fire Lantern1366 - Rare Eclipse Brass Fire Lantern
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Rare Eclipse Brass Fire Lantern. Ruby glass globe. Fire Extinguisher Co. Chicago, ILL maker. Patent Sept 21, 1886. Missing filler cap, minor denting t
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Two Ruby Glass Theatre Exit Signs1368 - Two Ruby Glass Theatre Exit Signs
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Two Ruby Glass Theatre Exit Signs. Original fixtures. Very good original condition. Each measures 5 1/2 X 11 X 5 1/2 inches.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Dietz King Fire Lantern1369 - Dietz King Fire Lantern
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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
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Dietz Tubular Fire Lantern1370 - Dietz Tubular Fire Lantern
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Dietz Tubular Fire Lantern. Etched globe with #2 Hook & Ladder. Nickel over brass with rare lift off cage. Makers insignia embossed on bottom, &...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Dietz King Fire Lantern1371 - Dietz King Fire Lantern
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Dietz King Fire Lantern. Steel cage with copper base. Rare lift off cage. Water shield embossed, "Fire Dept." not original to lantern. Pat...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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J.H. Kelly Metal Frame Fire Lantern1372 - J.H. Kelly Metal Frame Fire Lantern
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J.H. Kelly Metal Frame Fire Lantern with etched glass globe. Fixed globe with hand cut engraving on both sides, "Kingsford Fire Co. 5" &am...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Dietz Fire King Lantern1373 - Dietz Fire King Lantern
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Dietz Fire King Lantern. Steel with copper base. Water shield embossed,"M.S.H. 4-7-41". Patent Aug 1927. Good condition.
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Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Rare Dietz Fire Tubular Clear Globe Lantern1374 - Rare Dietz Fire Tubular Clear Globe Lantern
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Rare Dietz Fire Tubular Clear Globe Lantern. Patent 1-1-1889. Very good condition. 19 inches tall with handle.
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Embossed Silver Plated Presentation Fire Trumpet1375 - Embossed Silver Plated Presentation Fire Trumpet
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Embossed Silver Plated Presentation Fire Trumpet. Embossed with beautiful Victorian Woman. Eagle tassel ring holders. Presented to "Union Hose ...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Nickel Plated Presentation Fire Trumpet1376 - Nickel Plated Presentation Fire Trumpet
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Nickel Plated Presentation Fire Trumpet. Rare fluted bell style. Covered with geometric and floral design. Presented to Franklin Fire Co. No. 10 Allen
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Silver Plated Presentation Fire Trumpet1377 - Silver Plated Presentation Fire Trumpet
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Silver Plated Presentation Fire Trumpet. Covered with floral and geometric designs. Non-presented. Simpson Hall Miller & Co. Wallingford, Conn. ...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Silver Plated Presentation Fire Trumpet1378 - Silver Plated Presentation Fire Trumpet
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Silver Plated Presentation Fire Trumpet. Non-presented. Engraved leaf motif. Excellent condition. 16 1/2 inches tall.
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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1850's-60's Foreman Tin Tolle Fire Trumpet1379 - 1850's-60's Foreman Tin Tolle Fire Trumpet
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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,...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Primitive Working Fire Trumpet1380 - Primitive Working Fire Trumpet
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Primitive Working Fire Trumpet. Folded seam. 17 1/2 inches tall.
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Silver Plated Presentation Fire Trumpet1381 - Silver Plated Presentation Fire Trumpet
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Silver Plated Presentation Fire Trumpet. Derby style bell with eagle standoffs. Ornately inscribed from top to bottom including wooden hydrants, fire
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Brass Fire Trumpet with Corrugated Bell1382 - Brass Fire Trumpet with Corrugated Bell
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Brass Fire Trumpet with corrugated bell. Unmarked but a classic "Miller" Style. A few minor dents otherwise excellent condition. 18 inches...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Early Working Fire Torch1383 - Early Working Fire Torch
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Early Working Fire Torch, Ca. 1810-30. Hand lathed brass with cast iron spike. Excellent condition. 30 inches long.
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Brass Working Fire Torch, Ca. 1820-301384 - Brass Working Fire Torch, Ca. 1820-30
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Brass Working Fire Torch, Ca. 1820-30. Missing wick pick otherwise very good condition. 29 inches tall.
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Matching Pair of Fire Parade Torches, brass1385 - Matching Pair of Fire Parade Torches, brass
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Matching Pair of Fire Parade Torches, brass. Excellent Condition.
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Estimates : 300.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Muffin Bell Fire Alarm1386 - Muffin Bell Fire Alarm
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Muffin Bell Fire Alarm. 8 1/2 inches long.
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Two Wood Fire Rattles1387 - Two Wood Fire Rattles
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Two Wood Fire Rattles. Approx.. 9 inches long.
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Rare Brass Engineer Torch1388 - Rare Brass Engineer Torch
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Rare Brass Engineer Torch. Excellent condition. 15 inches tall.
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Lucerne #1 Leather Fire Helmet, Rare Beaver Finial1389 - Lucerne #1 Leather Fire Helmet, Rare Beaver Finial
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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
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Rare Sea Horse Finial Gratacap Leather Fire Helmet1390 - Rare Sea Horse Finial Gratacap Leather Fire Helmet
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Gratacap Leather Fire Helmet. Rare Sea Horse Finial. Relief design around edge of brim and crown. Leather front shield reads "Enterprise 1 Engi...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Rare Serpent Finial White Leather Fire Helmet1391 - Rare Serpent Finial White Leather Fire Helmet
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Rare Serpent Finial White Leather Fire Helmet, with rare 64 comb design. Front shield reads "Foreman 4 W.F. Co.". Cloth liner. Excellent ...
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Estimates : 7,000.00 - 12,000.00
 
 
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Rare Greyhound Finial Cairns Leather Fire Helmet1392 - Rare Greyhound Finial Cairns Leather Fire Helmet
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Cairns Leather Fire Helmet. Rare Greyhound Finial. Relief design around edge of brim and crown. Leather front shield reads "Zhilman 5 J.H."...
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Estimates : 750.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Rare Running Fireman Finial White Fire Helmet1393 - Rare Running Fireman Finial White Fire Helmet
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Rare Running Fireman Finial White Leather Fire Helmet. Front shield reads "Cortlandt 1 PFD". Excellent condition.
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Leather Fire Helmet with High Eagle Finial1394 - Leather Fire Helmet with High Eagle Finial
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Leather Fire Helmet with High Eagle Finial. Front shield reads "Patrol Foreman 22" Excellent condition.
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Estimates : 400.00 - 750.00
 
 
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Early 1800's Leather Boston Fire Vols. Helmet1395 - Early 1800's Leather Boston Fire Vols. Helmet
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Early 1800's Leather Boston Fire Helmet. Pin says "Boston Fire Vols" Cracking and hardening to the leather otherwise good condition.
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Migeod Leather Fire Helmet with Lion Finial1396 - Migeod Leather Fire Helmet with Lion Finial
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Migeod Leather Fire Helmet with Rare Lion Finial. Front shield reads " Atlantic Hose 1". Hand painted on rear brim "1780". Cloth...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Rare Fox Finial Cairns Leather Fire Helmet1397 - Rare Fox Finial Cairns Leather Fire Helmet
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Rare Fox Finial Cairns Leather Fire Helmet. Metal front shield reads "Franklin 1 Fire Co.". 1867 painted on rear brim. Cloth liner and mak...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Rare Dog Finial Gratacap Leather Fire Helmet1398 - Rare Dog Finial Gratacap Leather Fire Helmet
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Rare Leather Dog Finial, Gratacap Leather Fire Helmet ca. 1850's. Leather front shield reads "Foreman 4 N.F.E.". Cloth liner and maker...
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Estimates : 750.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Wilson Leather Fire Helmet with Leather Eagle Finial1399 - Wilson Leather Fire Helmet with Leather Eagle Finial
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Wilson Leather Fire Helmet with Leather Eagle Finial. Early "Poor Boy" style, Ca. 1830-40. Front shield reads "Empire 1 F.H.W." ...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 750.00
 
 
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Cairnes Red Leather Helmet with High Eagle Finial1400 - Cairnes Red Leather Helmet with High Eagle Finial
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Cairnes Red Leather Helmet with High Eagle Finial. Front shield reads "Foreman 1 P.G.F.D.". Attributed to Pacific Grove Fire Department, M...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Rare Lion Finial Cairns Leather Fire Helmet1401 - Rare Lion Finial Cairns Leather Fire Helmet
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Rare Lion Finial Cairns Leather Fire Helmet. Metal front shield reads "Fairmount 2 Fire Co.". Painted red with 1852 painted on rear brim. ...
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Estimates : 750.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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