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 Platinum Record Willie Nelson101 - Kenneth Threadgill's Platinum Record Willie Nelson
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Honeysuckle Rose Platinum record presented to Kenneth Threadgill from Columbia Records for his work with Willie Nelson & Family on the Honeysuck...
Current Bid: 550.00
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationThreadgill and Janis Joplin Painting by Sam Yeates102 - Threadgill and Janis Joplin Painting by Sam Yeates
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Original painting Oil on board, By Sam Yeates 28" x 36",
Current Bid: 1,000.00
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationThreadgill & Janis Joplin Painting Enlarged103 - Threadgill & Janis Joplin Painting Enlarged
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enlarged from the original painting by Sam Yeates
Current Bid: 500.00
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationJanis Joplin & Threadgill Original Photo Collage104 - Janis Joplin & Threadgill Original Photo Collage
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Janis Joplin & Threadgill Original Photo Collage
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationJanis Joplin Photo By Burton Wilson 1970106 - Janis Joplin Photo By Burton Wilson 1970
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The only photo ever taken of Janis Joplin by Burton Wilson. 12" x 15", Personal note on back: "I think everyone knows that Julie Joyc...
Current Bid: 325.00
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationJanis Joplin Photos &Album Recorded At Threadgills107 - Janis Joplin Photos &Album Recorded At Threadgills
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12.5" x 25.75, 1970 "recorded at Threadgill's Bar in 1962. Was included in an early book about her shortly after her death. The songs ...
Current Bid: 2,500.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationJanis Joplin Day Proclamation Ann Richards Signed108 - Janis Joplin Day Proclamation Ann Richards Signed
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State of Texas proclamation declaring January 19th 1993 as Janis Joplin Day signed by Governor Ann Richards. A proclamation by the City of Austin for
Current Bid: 425.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationJanis Joplin Photo Autographed by her Manager109 - Janis Joplin Photo Autographed by her Manager
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Inscribed to Threadgill's from Janis Joplin's road manager, John Cook 2014.
Current Bid: 200.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationJanis Joplin Photograph Poster110 - Janis Joplin Photograph Poster
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20" x 28" framed
Current Bid: 60.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationJanis Joplin Columbia Records Photo111 - Janis Joplin Columbia Records Photo
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Clive Davis of Columbia Records describing Janis.
Current Bid: 90.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationJanis Joplin San Francisco Concert Poster 1969112 - Janis Joplin San Francisco Concert Poster 1969
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The Fillmore San Francisco Janis Joplin concert poster16.5" x 22" framed, By Bill Graham 1969
Current Bid: 425.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationKenneth Threadgill's Birthday Table, Autographed112A - Kenneth Threadgill's Birthday Table, Autographed
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Table top covered in autographs from Kenneth Threadgill's birthday party, when Janis Joplin flew in from Hawaii to surprise him in 1970. Autogra...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationThreadgill Armadillo World HQ Poster & Photos113 - Threadgill Armadillo World HQ Poster & Photos
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Kenneth Threadgill & BW Stevenson Armadillo World Headquarters poster & original photos of Kenneth Threadgill in a double frame.
Current Bid: 125.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationKenneth Threadgill Music Award Plaques114 - Kenneth Threadgill Music Award Plaques
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9" x 12" Austin Music Award 1979, 4" x 7.5" x 10" Kerrville Music Awards 1994
Current Bid: 200.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationKenneth Threadgill Velvet Cowpasture Photo115 - Kenneth Threadgill Velvet Cowpasture Photo
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16" x 19" framed, Plaque reads: "Happy Birthday Kenneth from The Velvet Cowpasture"
Current Bid: 125.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationWillie Nelson, Threadgill, Leon Russell Photograph116 - Willie Nelson, Threadgill, Leon Russell Photograph
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Photo was taken during Willie Nelson's first 4th of July picnic. Eddie helped produce the first one18" x 22" Framed
Current Bid: 400.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationKenneth Threadgill 100 Consecutive Shows Plaque117 - Kenneth Threadgill 100 Consecutive Shows Plaque
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10" x 12", Kenneth Threadgill & The Hootenannies appreciation of 100 consecutive Saturday night performances at Split Rail Inn
Current Bid: 80.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationKenneth Threadgill "Them Yodelin" Blues"118 - Kenneth Threadgill "Them Yodelin" Blues"
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Article on Kenneth Threadgill by Roger Campbell. 26" x 18.5" framed.
Current Bid: 50.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationThreadgill's Print & Photographs119 - Threadgill's Print & Photographs
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Threadgill's Print & Photographs
Current Bid: 90.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationKenneth Threadgill's Custom License Plates120 - Kenneth Threadgill's Custom License Plates
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Kenneth Threadgill's Custom License Plates
Current Bid: 150.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationKenneth Threadgill & Eddie Wilson Photograph121 - Kenneth Threadgill & Eddie Wilson Photograph
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9.5" x 11.5" framed
Current Bid: 175.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationKenneth Threadgill Gulf Oil Plaque 1933122 - Kenneth Threadgill Gulf Oil Plaque 1933
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10.5" x 13.5", Recognition and appreciation of Threadgill's established in 1933
Current Bid: 175.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationGulf Authorized Dealer Porcelain Sign123 - Gulf Authorized Dealer Porcelain Sign
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Double sided, 9" x 40"
Current Bid: 150.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationKenneth Threadgill Photo Framed124 - Kenneth Threadgill Photo Framed
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14.5" x 18.5", "Silver-Haired Daddy" By Kenneth David Lockerman 1980
Current Bid: 80.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationPabst Blue Ribbon Beer Neon Sign125 - Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer Neon Sign
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11" x 23"
Current Bid: 750.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationPabst Beer Lighted Sign126 - Pabst Beer Lighted Sign
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7.5" x 16.5"
Current Bid: 325.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationPabst Blue Ribbon On Tap Neon Sign127 - Pabst Blue Ribbon On Tap Neon Sign
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12.5" 21"
Current Bid: 325.00
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationTelechron Neon Advertising Clock128 - Telechron Neon Advertising Clock
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Telechron Neon Advertising Clock
Current Bid: 475.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationRx Prescriptions Pharmacy Neon Sign129 - Rx Prescriptions Pharmacy Neon Sign
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17.5" x 28"
Current Bid: 350.00
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationViolet Crown Neon Sign130 - Violet Crown Neon Sign
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Custom made neon violet crown 18.5" x 28" Austin was called the "City of the violet crown" by the O'Henry, the author.
Current Bid: 150.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationCoca Cola Soda Fountain Glass Sign132 - Coca Cola Soda Fountain Glass Sign
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Large Coca-Cola soda fountain glass that Eddie rescued from behind a junk shop in Gonzales Texas
Current Bid: 250.00
Estimates : 500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationVictory With Vegetables Custom Sign by Bill Narum133 - Victory With Vegetables Custom Sign by Bill Narum
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by poster artist Bill Narum, who was a well known poster artist for ZZ Top & the Armadillo World Headquarters 36.5" x 48" Was damaged ...
Current Bid: 250.00
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationGolden Flake Buttermilk Dispenser134 - Golden Flake Buttermilk Dispenser
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Golden Flake Buttermilk Dispenser
Current Bid: 125.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationStainless Steel Medical Cabinet / T Shirt Display135 - Stainless Steel Medical Cabinet / T Shirt Display
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shirts not included
Current Bid: 300.00
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationWe Serve Blatz Beer Sign136 - We Serve Blatz Beer Sign
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10.5" x 15.5"
Current Bid: 125.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationBilly Beer Neon Sign137 - Billy Beer Neon Sign
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16" x 21" Custom made from a Miller Lite Neon by Eddie back in the late 1970s. Billy Beer was based on Jimmy Carters brother.
Current Bid: 425.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationDrink 2X Beer Tin Sign138 - Drink 2X Beer Tin Sign
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9.5" x 14.5"
Current Bid: 325.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationSchlitz Beer Neon Sign139 - Schlitz Beer Neon Sign
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17" x 19"
Current Bid: 425.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationFalstaff Beer Plastic Sign140 - Falstaff Beer Plastic Sign
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17" x 21"
Current Bid: 50.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationLone Star Beer Sign141 - Lone Star Beer Sign
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12" x 15"
Current Bid: 100.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationMitchell's Beer Cardboard Sign142 - Mitchell's Beer Cardboard Sign
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29" x 34" framed
Current Bid: 275.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationSun Records Neon Advertising Clock143 - Sun Records Neon Advertising Clock
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contemporary
Current Bid: 350.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationHome Of Eddy's Good Bread Tin Sign144 - Home Of Eddy's Good Bread Tin Sign
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15" x 29"
Current Bid: 50.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationSouthern Select Tin Sign145 - Southern Select Tin Sign
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with damage from the fire at Threadgill's in 1980s
Current Bid: 200.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationMilwaukee's Finest Beer Triangle Neon Sign146 - Milwaukee's Finest Beer Triangle Neon Sign
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25" x 25" x 25"
Current Bid: 100.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationOId Dutch Beer Neon Sign147 - OId Dutch Beer Neon Sign
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18" Diameter
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationJanis Joplin Poster149 - Janis Joplin Poster
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Janis Joplin Poster
Current Bid: 150.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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