THREADGILL'S OLD NO. 1 AUCTION

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NEW AUCTION DATE will be Saturday, August 8th.

Threadgill’s Old No. 1 Auction Saturday August 8th featuring Eddie & Sandra Wilson’s collection of vintage beer signs, Armadillo World Headquarters posters, Janis Joplin & Austin music memorabilia, from the historic original Threadgill’s location in Austin Texas/

After waiting in line all night to get the first liquor license in Austin Texas following the repeal of prohibition, Kenneth Threadgill opened his gas station / beer joint in 1933. It didn’t take long for it to become a second home for local musicians. By the 1960s Threadgill’s Wednesday night jam sessions were draw to musicians including Janis Joplin who sang here often, developing her style that would make her the first female rock & roll star. By 1981 Threadgill’s was facing the wrecking ball until Eddie Wilson bought it. After the Armadillo World Headquarters closed on New Years Eve 1980, Eddie Wilson opened Threadgill’s on New Year’s Eve 1981 & has been serving Southern comfort food & live music 365 days a year until closing recently, ending 87 years worth of music history.

The auction will feature a world class collection of Austin music memorabilia, concert posters, vintage neon beer signs, & much more. Original Janis Joplin photos & memorabilia, Kenneth Threadgill’s gold record, early Texas beer signs, historic bar & backbar from the Armadillo World Headquarters. Plus a fantastic collection of Armadillo World HQ & Vulcan Gas co. posters, & an extensive collection of Jim Franklin concert posters.
PLUS the John Paul & Diana Hudson Advertising & Sign Collection. Featuring early Texas beer signs, porcelain signs, gas & oil signs, country store & more. Much of Eddies beer sign collection was originally purchased from them 40 years ago.
This will be a live auction at Threadgill’s with internet, phone, & absentee bidding available if you cannot attend. 15%BP TX#15184
All items sold as is where is. See photos for condition, email info@burleyauction.com or call 830-629-9280 (Prior to sale day) if you have specific condition questions.

Winning bidders will receive an invoice on or before the TUESDAY following the auction.
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationKenneth Threadgill's Place Austin, Texas Sign1 - Kenneth Threadgill's Place Austin, Texas Sign
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Custom hand painted sign from the Threadgill's stage. 29" x 54"
Current Bid: 850.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationArmadillo Cowboys Bubble Frame Photograph3 - Armadillo Cowboys Bubble Frame Photograph
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Turn of the century antique photo in dome bubble frame of two cowboys & an armadillo.
Current Bid: 150.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationJim Franklin Lone Star Beer Long Live Long Necks4 - Jim Franklin Lone Star Beer Long Live Long Necks
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Vintage framed poster. 21" x 32"
Current Bid: 650.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationPearl Beer Neon Sign6 - Pearl Beer Neon Sign
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14" x 20.5"
Current Bid: 275.00
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationJanis Joplin Burton Wilson Photograph 19707 - Janis Joplin Burton Wilson Photograph 1970
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hand signed by Burton Wilson, inscribed to Eddie Wilson. This was the only photo taken of Janis Joplin by Burton Wilson, Julie Joyce actually made Jan
Current Bid: 475.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationJanis Joplin "Janis" Movie Poster Framed9 - Janis Joplin "Janis" Movie Poster Framed
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31" x 43", By Crawley Films
Current Bid: 175.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationJanis Joplin & Kenneth Threadgill Photograph11 - Janis Joplin & Kenneth Threadgill Photograph
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12.5" x 15.5" framed
Current Bid: 325.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationJanis Joplin Large Photo12 - Janis Joplin Large Photo
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19" x 27"
Current Bid: 250.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationGrand Prize Beer Advertising Clock13 - Grand Prize Beer Advertising Clock
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17" x 25.5"
Current Bid: 550.00
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationGrand Prize On Tap Neon Beer Sign15 - Grand Prize On Tap Neon Beer Sign
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16" x 22"
Current Bid: 300.00
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationGrand Prize Beer Neon Sign16 - Grand Prize Beer Neon Sign
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19" x 23"
Current Bid: 550.00
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationTexas Beers 25 Cents Vintage Sign17 - Texas Beers 25 Cents Vintage Sign
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24" x 24" framed
Current Bid: 425.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationGrand Prize Beer Sign18 - Grand Prize Beer Sign
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17" x 24" in oak frame
Current Bid: 100.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationWe Sell Texas Made Beers Vintage Sign19 - We Sell Texas Made Beers Vintage Sign
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13" x 13.5"
Current Bid: 800.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationPearl Lager Beer Neon Sign20 - Pearl Lager Beer Neon Sign
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14" x 20.5"
Current Bid: 425.00
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationLone Star Beer Vintage Cardboard Sign21 - Lone Star Beer Vintage Cardboard Sign
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27.5" x 30.5" framed
Current Bid: 275.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationLone Star Beer Neon Sign22 - Lone Star Beer Neon Sign
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14" x 19"
Current Bid: 350.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationShiner Beer On Tap Texas Neon Sign23 - Shiner Beer On Tap Texas Neon Sign
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Scarce neon sign from an old Texas bar. 21" x 23"
Current Bid: 750.00
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationChicken Fried Custom Neon Sign24 - Chicken Fried Custom Neon Sign
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18.5" x 24" One of a kind Custom made neon sign for Threadgill's
Current Bid: 2,750.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationStaff Only Painted Wood Sign By Sam Yeates25 - Staff Only Painted Wood Sign By Sam Yeates
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15" x 44 custom painted by Sam Yeates (Armadillo art squad member) who also painted the one that originally hung in the Armadillo World Headqua...
Current Bid: 325.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationThreadgill's Chicken To Go / Custom Omelet Sign26 - Threadgill's Chicken To Go / Custom Omelet Sign
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11.5" x 32", Custom made double sided wood sign done by poster artist Sam Yeates, meber of the famed Armadillo Art Squad.
Current Bid: 275.00
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationThreadgill's Service Courtesy Good Food Motto Sign27 - Threadgill's Service Courtesy Good Food Motto Sign
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12" x 18" custom painted sign by Gary Martin
Current Bid: 300.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationSt. Eddie's Corner Custom Glass Sign28 - St. Eddie's Corner Custom Glass Sign
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Custom hand painted sign by Gary Martin.
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationCount Bassie Armadillo World Headquarters Poster29 - Count Bassie Armadillo World Headquarters Poster
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Count Bassie autographed AWHQ by Jim Franklin. Framed with album.
Current Bid: 550.00
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationArmadillo World Headquarters Final Poster M.Priest30 - Armadillo World Headquarters Final Poster M.Priest
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Commander Cody poster for the final show at Armadillo World Headquarters December 31st 1980. 11" x 17" framed poster by Micael Priest.
Current Bid: 400.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationWillie Nelson Ritz Theater Poster By Jim Franklin31 - Willie Nelson Ritz Theater Poster By Jim Franklin
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11" x 17", By Jim Franklin
Current Bid: 275.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationFrank Zappa Armadillo World Headquarters Poster32 - Frank Zappa Armadillo World Headquarters Poster
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11" x 17", By Guy Duke
Current Bid: 350.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationGypsee Eyes Armadillo World Headquarters Poster33 - Gypsee Eyes Armadillo World Headquarters Poster
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11" x 17", By Sam Yeates
Current Bid: 150.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationWillie Nelson 4th Of July Picnic Poster JFKLN34 - Willie Nelson 4th Of July Picnic Poster JFKLN
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The first Willie Nelson 4th of July Picnic poster by Jim Franklin. 16" x 20" framed copy of original poster.
Current Bid: 2,500.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationThreadgill's Musicians Appreciation Supper Poster35 - Threadgill's Musicians Appreciation Supper Poster
Burley Auction Group
10" x 25" framed. 1993
Current Bid: 325.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationDoug Sahm Big Red & Lone Star Beer Photo36 - Doug Sahm Big Red & Lone Star Beer Photo
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Doug Sahm Big Red & Lone Star Beer Photo
Current Bid: 375.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationJim Franklin Framed Print37 - Jim Franklin Framed Print
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"SCHOONER IN A LONGNECK" 29" x 35" framed
Current Bid: 650.00
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationThreadgill's Neon Sign39 - Threadgill's Neon Sign
Burley Auction Group
10" x 59" Custom Made neon sign
Current Bid: 4,250.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationPearl Beer Neon Sign40 - Pearl Beer Neon Sign
Burley Auction Group
14" x 21"
Current Bid: 550.00
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationPearl Lager Beer Neon Sign41 - Pearl Lager Beer Neon Sign
Burley Auction Group
14" x 20.5"
Current Bid: 850.00
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationPearl On Tap Neon Sign42 - Pearl On Tap Neon Sign
Burley Auction Group
14" x 20.5"
Current Bid: 600.00
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationPerla Beer Neon Sign43 - Perla Beer Neon Sign
Burley Auction Group
13.5" x 21"
Current Bid: 550.00
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationLarge Custom Neon Star on Threadgill's Ceiling44 - Large Custom Neon Star on Threadgill's Ceiling
Burley Auction Group
The overall dimension is 14'. The stars are each one piece and the largest is 8' across. The entire piece consists of 18 separate neon tubes.
Current Bid: 750.00
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationSmall Custom Neon Star on Ceiling45 - Small Custom Neon Star on Ceiling
Burley Auction Group
The overall width is 115". There is a total of 7 separate neon pieces. Each star is one piece and the largest is 48" across.
Current Bid: 425.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationTexas Lone Star Custom Neon Sign46 - Texas Lone Star Custom Neon Sign
Burley Auction Group
24" x 24"
Current Bid: 400.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationGrand Prize Beer Neon Sign47 - Grand Prize Beer Neon Sign
Burley Auction Group
19" x 23"
Current Bid: 500.00
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationJax Beer Neon Sign48 - Jax Beer Neon Sign
Burley Auction Group
13.5" x 22"
Current Bid: 1,200.00
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationTexas Canned Beer / Out of State Beer Sign49 - Texas Canned Beer / Out of State Beer Sign
Burley Auction Group
11.5" x 14" framed
Current Bid: 375.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationLone Star On Tap Neon Beer Sign50 - Lone Star On Tap Neon Beer Sign
Burley Auction Group
13.5" x 20"
Current Bid: 500.00
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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