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
Burley Auction Group
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"
Bidding Has Concluded
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"
Bidding Has Concluded
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
Bidding Has Concluded
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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Janis Joplin & Kenneth Threadgill Photograph11 - Janis Joplin & Kenneth Threadgill Photograph
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12.5" x 15.5" framed
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to sphinx54 for (650.00 + 97.50) x 1 = 747.50
 
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Janis Joplin Large Photo12 - Janis Joplin Large Photo
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19" x 27"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to erinBXF for (650.00 + 97.50) x 1 = 747.50
 
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Grand Prize Beer Advertising Clock13 - Grand Prize Beer Advertising Clock
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17" x 25.5"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (900.00) x 1 = 900.00
 
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Grand Prize Beer Advertising Liquor License Frame14 - Grand Prize Beer Advertising Liquor License Frame
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13" x 22.25"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (600.00) x 1 = 600.00
 
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Grand Prize On Tap Neon Beer Sign15 - Grand Prize On Tap Neon Beer Sign
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16" x 22"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 4milecreek.. for (1,400.00 + 210.00) x 1 = 1,610.00
 
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Grand Prize Beer Neon Sign16 - Grand Prize Beer Neon Sign
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19" x 23"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (2,500.00) x 1 = 2,500.00
 
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Texas Beers 25 Cents Vintage Sign17 - Texas Beers 25 Cents Vintage Sign
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24" x 24" framed
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to thynes for (700.00 + 105.00) x 1 = 805.00
 
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Grand Prize Beer Sign18 - Grand Prize Beer Sign
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17" x 24" in oak frame
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to txhalls for (600.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 690.00
 
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We Sell Texas Made Beers Vintage Sign19 - We Sell Texas Made Beers Vintage Sign
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13" x 13.5"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to Straub for (900.00 + 135.00) x 1 = 1,035.00
 
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Pearl Lager Beer Neon Sign20 - Pearl Lager Beer Neon Sign
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14" x 20.5"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,200.00) x 1 = 1,200.00
 
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Lone Star Beer Vintage Cardboard Sign21 - Lone Star Beer Vintage Cardboard Sign
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27.5" x 30.5" framed
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to GPcollector for (400.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 460.00
 
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Lone Star Beer Neon Sign22 - Lone Star Beer Neon Sign
Burley Auction Group
14" x 19"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to michaelU5X for (650.00 + 97.50) x 1 = 747.50
 
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Shiner 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"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (3,750.00) x 1 = 3,750.00
 
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Chicken Fried Custom Neon Sign24 - Chicken Fried Custom Neon Sign
Burley Auction Group
18.5" x 24" One of a kind Custom made neon sign for Threadgill's
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to Infinitibox for (6,000.00 + 900.00) x 1 = 6,900.00
 
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Staff 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...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (1,500.00) x 1 = 1,500.00
 
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Threadgill'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.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (425.00) x 1 = 425.00
 
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Threadgill'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
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (600.00) x 1 = 600.00
 
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St. Eddie's Corner Custom Glass Sign28 - St. Eddie's Corner Custom Glass Sign
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Custom hand painted sign by Gary Martin.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (400.00) x 1 = 400.00
 
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Count Bassie Armadillo World Headquarters Poster29 - Count Bassie Armadillo World Headquarters Poster
Burley Auction Group
Count Bassie autographed AWHQ by Jim Franklin. Framed with album.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to Bramlette for (1,100.00 + 165.00) x 1 = 1,265.00
 
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Armadillo World Headquarters Final Poster M.Priest30 - Armadillo World Headquarters Final Poster M.Priest
Burley Auction Group
Commander Cody poster for the final show at Armadillo World Headquarters December 31st 1980. 11" x 17" framed poster by Micael Priest.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to greer1 for (2,500.00 + 375.00) x 1 = 2,875.00
 
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Willie Nelson Ritz Theater Poster By Jim Franklin31 - Willie Nelson Ritz Theater Poster By Jim Franklin
Burley Auction Group
11" x 17", By Jim Franklin
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to AustinMike for (1,500.00 + 225.00) x 1 = 1,725.00
 
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Frank Zappa Armadillo World Headquarters Poster32 - Frank Zappa Armadillo World Headquarters Poster
Burley Auction Group
11" x 17", By Guy Duke
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to Bearcam for (1,300.00 + 195.00) x 1 = 1,495.00
 
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Gypsee Eyes Armadillo World Headquarters Poster33 - Gypsee Eyes Armadillo World Headquarters Poster
Burley Auction Group
11" x 17", By Sam Yeates
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to rmstex for (850.00 + 127.50) x 1 = 977.50
 
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Willie Nelson 4th Of July Picnic Poster JFKLN34 - Willie Nelson 4th Of July Picnic Poster JFKLN
Burley Auction Group
The first Willie Nelson 4th of July Picnic poster by Jim Franklin. 16" x 20" framed original poster.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (6,000.00) x 1 = 6,000.00
 
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Threadgill's Musicians Appreciation Supper Poster35 - Threadgill's Musicians Appreciation Supper Poster
Burley Auction Group
10" x 25" framed. 1993
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to terybrownell for (1,000.00 + 150.00) x 1 = 1,150.00
 
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Doug 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
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to ajwood1965 for (1,700.00 + 255.00) x 1 = 1,955.00
 
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Jim Franklin Framed Print37 - Jim Franklin Framed Print
Burley Auction Group
"SCHOONER IN A LONGNECK" 29" x 35" framed
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to Bramlette for (1,100.00 + 165.00) x 1 = 1,265.00
 
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Ann Richards and Dolly Parton Photo On Canvas38 - Ann Richards and Dolly Parton Photo On Canvas
Burley Auction Group
30" x 38"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to Cgpenn for (2,100.00 + 315.00) x 1 = 2,415.00
 
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Threadgill's Neon Sign39 - Threadgill's Neon Sign
Burley Auction Group
10" x 59" Custom Made neon sign
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to ajwood1965 for (4,250.00 + 637.50) x 1 = 4,887.50
 
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Pearl Beer Neon Sign40 - Pearl Beer Neon Sign
Burley Auction Group
14" x 21"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to michaelU5X for (1,000.00 + 150.00) x 1 = 1,150.00
 
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Pearl Lager Beer Neon Sign41 - Pearl Lager Beer Neon Sign
Burley Auction Group
14" x 20.5"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,050.00) x 1 = 1,050.00
 
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Pearl On Tap Neon Sign42 - Pearl On Tap Neon Sign
Burley Auction Group
14" x 20.5"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 4milecreek.. for (2,200.00 + 330.00) x 1 = 2,530.00
 
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Perla Beer Neon Sign43 - Perla Beer Neon Sign
Burley Auction Group
13.5" x 21"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to 78703tx for (1,000.00 + 150.00) x 1 = 1,150.00
 
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Large 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.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to Cw40281 for (1,700.00 + 255.00) x 1 = 1,955.00
 
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Small 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.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (1,700.00) x 1 = 1,700.00
 
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Small Ceiling Neon Star45A - Small Ceiling Neon Star
Burley Auction Group
Small Ceiling Neon Star
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to 78703tx for (500.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 575.00
 
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Texas Lone Star Custom Neon Sign46 - Texas Lone Star Custom Neon Sign
Burley Auction Group
24" x 24"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to twilbur for (700.00 + 105.00) x 1 = 805.00
 
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Grand Prize Beer Neon Sign47 - Grand Prize Beer Neon Sign
Burley Auction Group
19" x 23"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 4milecreek.. for (2,500.00 + 375.00) x 1 = 2,875.00
 
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Jax Beer Neon Sign48 - Jax Beer Neon Sign
Burley Auction Group
13.5" x 22"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (2,500.00) x 1 = 2,500.00
 
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Texas Canned Beer / Out of State Beer Sign49 - Texas Canned Beer / Out of State Beer Sign
Burley Auction Group
11.5" x 14" framed
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to bigredchop for (1,100.00 + 165.00) x 1 = 1,265.00
 
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