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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Lone Star On Tap Neon Beer Sign50 - Lone Star On Tap Neon Beer Sign
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13.5" x 20"
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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Shiner Beer Texas Special Neon Sign51 - Shiner Beer Texas Special Neon Sign
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12" x 18" One of kind neon sign Eddie "acquired" from a closed down delapedated sign shop long, long ago.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (6,000.00) x 1 = 6,000.00
 
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Home Cooking Neon Sign52 - Home Cooking Neon Sign
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Custom made for Threadgill's large exterior neon sign facing North Lamar Blvd. Only 2 were ever made for North & South locations.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 5,000.00 - 10,000.00
Sold to anthonyUW1 for (6,500.00 + 975.00) x 1 = 7,475.00
 
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Threadgill's Marquis Sign53 - Threadgill's Marquis Sign
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Threadgill's Marquis Sign
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (500.00) x 1 = 500.00
 
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Howdy Stranger Neon Sign54 - Howdy Stranger Neon Sign
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Bill Narum Custom made neon sign designed by poster artist Bill Narum. that hung over the entrance to Threadgill's Old No. 1.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to floor for (10,500.00) x 1 = 10,500.00
 
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Entrance Neon Arrow Sign55 - Entrance Neon Arrow Sign
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Entrance Neon Arrow Sign
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to jamesallan for (5,500.00 + 825.00) x 1 = 6,325.00
 
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Food To Take Home Neon Sign56 - Food To Take Home Neon Sign
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Food To Take Home Neon Sign
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,750.00) x 1 = 1,750.00
 
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Threadgill's Exterior Neon Signs (3)57 - Threadgill's Exterior Neon Signs (3)
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Threadgill's Exterior Neon Signs (3)
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to jamesallan for (6,000.00 + 900.00) x 1 = 6,900.00
 
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Dinner & Supper Neon Sign57A - Dinner & Supper Neon Sign
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Dinner & Supper Neon Sign
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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Parking Arrow Neon Sign57B - Parking Arrow Neon Sign
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Parking Arrow Neon Sign
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (3,600.00) x 1 = 3,600.00
 
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Window Neon57C - Window Neon
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Window Neon
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (900.00) x 1 = 900.00
 
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Air Conditioned Neon Sign58 - Air Conditioned Neon Sign
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Air Conditioned Neon Sign
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to casofell for (3,750.00 + 562.50) x 1 = 4,312.50
 
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Let's Go Fishing Large Exterior Neon Clock59 - Let's Go Fishing Large Exterior Neon Clock
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Large exterior neon clock mounted to the upstairs exterior on the banquet hall.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to anthonyUW1 for (3,500.00 + 525.00) x 1 = 4,025.00
 
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459-FULL Exterior Banquet Hall Neon Sign60 - 459-FULL Exterior Banquet Hall Neon Sign
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Large exterior neon sign mounted to the upstairs exterior on the banquet hall.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to NicholasPa.. for (450.00 + 67.50) x 1 = 517.50
 
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Stallion Drive Inn Horse Exterior Neon Sign61 - Stallion Drive Inn Horse Exterior Neon Sign
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Neon sign from the old original Stallion Drive Inn that used to be on North Lamar. Mounted on Threadgill's exterior wall
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (2,400.00) x 1 = 2,400.00
 
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Threadgill's Live Music Calendar Board62 - Threadgill's Live Music Calendar Board
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with all the last shows still posted
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (1,150.00) x 1 = 1,150.00
 
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Wayne Model 60 Gas Pump63 - Wayne Model 60 Gas Pump
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Wayne Model 60 Gas Pump
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to Eshell for (3,250.00 + 487.50) x 1 = 3,737.50
 
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Wayne Model 60 Gas Pump64 - Wayne Model 60 Gas Pump
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Wayne Model 60 Gas Pump
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (3,000.00) x 1 = 3,000.00
 
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International Harvester F20 Tractor65 - International Harvester F20 Tractor
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International Harvester F20 Tractor
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (1,300.00) x 1 = 1,300.00
 
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Threadgill's Custom Neon Sign66 - Threadgill's Custom Neon Sign
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Neon "Threadgill's chub" sign that was custom made in the 1980s for Threadgill's frozen vegetables. 16" x 32"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to Eshell for (8,500.00 + 1,275.00) x 1 = 9,775.00
 
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Threadgill's1887 Pencil Drawling Framed67 - Threadgill's1887 Pencil Drawling Framed
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22" x 45", By Bill Ahlstrom
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to glenn0000 for (800.00 + 120.00) x 1 = 920.00
 
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Jim Franklin Prairie Schooner Enlarged on Canvas68 - Jim Franklin Prairie Schooner Enlarged on Canvas
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45" x 60" Lone Star Beer advertisement by Jim Franklin that has been enlarged & printed on canvas.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to unclejook for (2,300.00 + 345.00) x 1 = 2,645.00
 
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Armadillo World Headquarters by Sam Yeates69 - Armadillo World Headquarters by Sam Yeates
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enlarged from original painting & printed on a 38" x 57" canvas.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to Straub for (1,100.00 + 165.00) x 1 = 1,265.00
 
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Armadillo World Headquarters Interior Large Photo70 - Armadillo World Headquarters Interior Large Photo
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25" x 36" framed
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (1,500.00) x 1 = 1,500.00
 
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Armadillo World Headquarters Armadelli Menu Board71 - Armadillo World Headquarters Armadelli Menu Board
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34.25" x 24" painted wood. The last beer garden menu board From the historic Armadillo World Headquarters in Austin Texas
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to JRayDillo for (3,000.00 + 450.00) x 1 = 3,450.00
 
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Armadillo World Headquarters Staff Photographs72 - Armadillo World Headquarters Staff Photographs
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two photos, both measuring 12" x 18"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (1,000.00) x 1 = 1,000.00
 
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Gilbert Shelton Freak Brothers Riding Armadillo73 - Gilbert Shelton Freak Brothers Riding Armadillo
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19" x 26.5" copy of original work.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to jgw002 for (1,400.00 + 210.00) x 1 = 1,610.00
 
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Huge Threadgill's Clock Billboard Sign74 - Huge Threadgill's Clock Billboard Sign
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13ft tall custom made clock billboard sign. Aluminum fame & face. Neon & clock hands missing.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (4,750.00) x 1 = 4,750.00
 
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Willie Nelson 4th of July Picnic Poster Uncle Sam75 - Willie Nelson 4th of July Picnic Poster Uncle Sam
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Artist: Danny Garrett 1983, First version, illustration only poster. 1984 Willie Nelson 4th of July Picnic poster. From the personal collection of the
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to Bramlette for (3,750.00 + 562.50) x 1 = 4,312.50
 
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Willie Nelson Austin Opera House By Danny Garrett76 - Willie Nelson Austin Opera House By Danny Garrett
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12" x 17.5"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (950.00) x 1 = 950.00
 
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The Allman Brothers Austin Texas Poster Bill Narum77 - The Allman Brothers Austin Texas Poster Bill Narum
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19-1/2" x 25", By Bill Narum
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to greer1 for (1,800.00 + 270.00) x 1 = 2,070.00
 
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Grateful Dead Manor Downs Poster by Micael Priest78 - Grateful Dead Manor Downs Poster by Micael Priest
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11.5" x 16.5"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to Carolsue88 for (1,800.00 + 270.00) x 1 = 2,070.00
 
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Armadillo World HQ New Riders Ken Featherston79 - Armadillo World HQ New Riders Ken Featherston
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11.5" x 17.5"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to rvs8451 for (500.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 575.00
 
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Ritz Theater Larry Raspberry Poster Jim Franklin80 - Ritz Theater Larry Raspberry Poster Jim Franklin
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19" x 25"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to Sydney781 for (300.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 345.00
 
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Armadillo World HQ 36th Anniversary Posters81 - Armadillo World HQ 36th Anniversary Posters
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19 Threadgill's AWHQ 36th anniversary posters un-issued poster still in plastic. 12" x 18"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to Bramlette for (800.00 + 120.00) x 1 = 920.00
 
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"The Peacemaker" Old Overholt Whiskey Saloon Sign82 - "The Peacemaker" Old Overholt Whiskey Saloon Sign
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Lithographed tin in original Old Overholt frame. 26"x35"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (700.00) x 1 = 700.00
 
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I.W. Harper Whiskey Pre-Prohibition Saloon Sign83 - I.W. Harper Whiskey Pre-Prohibition Saloon Sign
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32" x 44", "Just Married" 1912 early automobile, saloon sign. Paper on linen in original I.W. Harper marked frame.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (800.00) x 1 = 800.00
 
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Lone Star Brewing Co. Alamo Girl Pre-Prohibition84 - Lone Star Brewing Co. Alamo Girl Pre-Prohibition
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25"x32" in original frame.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,500.00) x 1 = 1,500.00
 
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Rockola Bubbler CD Juke Box85 - Rockola Bubbler CD Juke Box
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Rockola Model CD88 jukebox that plays CDs.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 8,000.00
Sold to Bramlette for (6,000.00 + 900.00) x 1 = 6,900.00
 
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Bevador Beer Cooler86 - Bevador Beer Cooler
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Covered with band stickers that played Threadgills over the last 40 years.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to mariajane for (4,250.00 + 637.50) x 1 = 4,887.50
 
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Threadgill's Old No.1 Bar & Backbar87 - Threadgill's Old No.1 Bar & Backbar
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Bar & back bar from Threadgill's Old No.1 location. Bar, side and bar back only, does not include anything else pictured. Three pieces. Bar:...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to mariajane for (9,000.00 + 1,350.00) x 1 = 10,350.00
 
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Threadgill's Bar Stools88 - Threadgill's Bar Stools
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6 barstools
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (1,250.00) x 1 = 1,250.00
 
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Eddie Wilson's Personal Booth at Threadgill's89 - Eddie Wilson's Personal Booth at Threadgill's
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Eddie Wilson's Personal Booth at Threadgill's
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to Eshell for (1,000.00 + 150.00) x 1 = 1,150.00
 
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Threadgill's Lunch Counter & Stools90 - Threadgill's Lunch Counter & Stools
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24" x 36" x 120"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,000.00) x 1 = 1,000.00
 
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Threadgill's World Headquarters Back Bar90A - Threadgill's World Headquarters Back Bar
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Original bar back. Made by C. Mailander & Son, Waco, TX.
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Brass National Cash Register91 - Brass National Cash Register
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Brass National Cash Register
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to Eshell for (2,100.00 + 315.00) x 1 = 2,415.00
 
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Threadgill's Beer Cooler92 - Threadgill's Beer Cooler
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Beer cooler from behind the bar.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to mariajane for (750.00 + 112.50) x 1 = 862.50
 
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Ungentlemanly / Unladylike Conduct Bar Poster93 - Ungentlemanly / Unladylike Conduct Bar Poster
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Ungentlemanly / Unladylike Conduct Bar Poster
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (1,200.00) x 1 = 1,200.00
 
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Budweiser Beer Neon Sign94 - Budweiser Beer Neon Sign
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14" x 24"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (575.00) x 1 = 575.00
 
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Budweiser Neon Sign95 - Budweiser Neon Sign
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16" x 31"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (300.00) x 1 = 300.00
 
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