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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Kenneth 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"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (2,000.00) x 1 = 2,000.00
 
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Kenneth Threadgill Kerrville Folk Festival Poster2 - Kenneth Threadgill Kerrville Folk Festival Poster
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25.5" x 36"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to bradcampbe.. for (275.00 + 41.25) x 1 = 316.25
 
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Armadillo 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.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to 4milecreek.. for (450.00 + 67.50) x 1 = 517.50
 
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Jim 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"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to ajwood1965 for (4,000.00 + 600.00) x 1 = 4,600.00
 
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Lone Star On Tap Neon Early Texas Beer Sign5 - Lone Star On Tap Neon Early Texas Beer Sign
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12" x 20"
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to ajwood1965 for (2,000.00 + 300.00) x 1 = 2,300.00
 
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Pearl Beer Neon Sign6 - Pearl Beer Neon Sign
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14" x 20.5"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,700.00) x 1 = 1,700.00
 
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Janis 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
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to sphinx54 for (1,700.00 + 255.00) x 1 = 1,955.00
 
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Janis Joplin Pearl Framed Album Cover Photo8 - Janis Joplin Pearl Framed Album Cover Photo
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25" x 25"
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (525.00) x 1 = 525.00
 
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Janis Joplin "Janis" Movie Poster Framed9 - Janis Joplin "Janis" Movie Poster Framed
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31" x 43", By Crawley Films
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (425.00) x 1 = 425.00
 
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Janis Joplin "Janis" Lobby Card Framed10 - Janis Joplin "Janis" Lobby Card Framed
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11" x 14",
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to Bramlette for (550.00 + 82.50) x 1 = 632.50
 
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