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 NotificationLarge Janis Joplin Poster150 - Large Janis Joplin Poster
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Large Janis Joplin Poster
Current Bid: 225.00
Estimates : 50.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationJanis Joplin Photos & Album in Matching Frames151 - Janis Joplin Photos & Album in Matching Frames
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Janis Joplin Photos & Album in Matching Frames
Current Bid: 200.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationJanis Joplin Jim Franklin Poster & Photo Framed151A - Janis Joplin Jim Franklin Poster & Photo Framed
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2" x 25" x 50" poster & photo (possible reprint) & Rolling Stone magazine.
Current Bid: 100.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationKenneth Threadgill & Kris Kristofferson Photo152 - Kenneth Threadgill & Kris Kristofferson Photo
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Kenneth Threadgill & Kris Kristofferson Photo
Current Bid: 225.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationArmadillo World Headquarters & Threadgill Displays153 - Armadillo World Headquarters & Threadgill Displays
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Has speaker cover and cutout for button for interactive listening of artists from the Armadillo World Headquarters & one about Kenneth Threadgil...
Current Bid: 300.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationThreadgill's Original Back Bar154 - Threadgill's Original Back Bar
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8" x 52" x 102"
Current Bid: 100.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationKenneth Threadgill's Safe155 - Kenneth Threadgill's Safe
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Eddie locked the combination inside. Along with a few teeth that Threadgill had removed himself. 35" x 24" x 23". Located upstairs in...
Current Bid: 325.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationThreadgill's Desk156 - Threadgill's Desk
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desk only. 49.5" x 48" x 30". Located upstairs in rear building.
Current Bid: 100.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationPharmacy Back Bar157 - Pharmacy Back Bar
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With stained glass insets. Register not included. Measures: 96" x 95" x 16" Bar will separate into 2 pieces, the top and the bottom. ...
Current Bid: 300.00
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationNational Cash Register158 - National Cash Register
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21.2" x 20" x 15.5". Located upstairs in rear building.
Current Bid: 250.00
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationDixie Cup Dispenser159 - Dixie Cup Dispenser
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Dixie Cup Dispenser
Current Bid: 100.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationPearl Lager Beer Neon Sign161 - Pearl Lager Beer Neon Sign
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14" x 20.5"
Current Bid: 900.00
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationBottle of Pearl Please Sign162 - Bottle of Pearl Please Sign
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Bottle of Pearl Please Sign
Current Bid: 225.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationPearl Beer Neon Sign163 - Pearl Beer Neon Sign
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14" x 21"
Current Bid: 400.00
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationPearl Lager Beer Thermometer164 - Pearl Lager Beer Thermometer
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12" Diameter
Current Bid: 300.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationBig Joe Williams Burton Wilson Photo Enlarged165 - Big Joe Williams Burton Wilson Photo Enlarged
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31.5"x 40", enlarged photograph on canvas by Burton Wilson. Known as "Burton Wilson's Mona Lisa". Was considered his masterp...
Current Bid: 325.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationWillie Nelson 4th of July Picnic Poster 1984166 - Willie Nelson 4th of July Picnic Poster 1984
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Danny Garrett 1983. Second version of the iconic 1984 4th of July Picnic poster.
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationWillie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic Poster167 - Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic Poster
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Artist Danny Garrett. 3rd & final Southpark Meadows version.
Current Bid: 600.00
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationAmazing Rhythm Aces Armadillo World HQ Poster168 - Amazing Rhythm Aces Armadillo World HQ Poster
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Amazing Rhythm Aces Armadillo World HQ Poster
Current Bid: 60.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationToo Smooth Armadillo World Headquarters Poster169 - Too Smooth Armadillo World Headquarters Poster
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Too Smooth Armadillo World Headquarters Poster
Current Bid: 80.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationMance Lipscomb Ritz Theater Poster By Jim Franklin171 - Mance Lipscomb Ritz Theater Poster By Jim Franklin
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11" x 17", By Jim Franklin
Current Bid: 125.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationBo Diddley Ritz Theater Poster By Jim Franklin '74172 - Bo Diddley Ritz Theater Poster By Jim Franklin '74
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11" x 17", By Jim Franklin 1974
Current Bid: 125.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationJ.J. Cale Ritz Theater Poster By Jim Franklin173 - J.J. Cale Ritz Theater Poster By Jim Franklin
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11" x 17" By Jim Franklin 1974
Current Bid: 125.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationUncle Walt Armadillo World Headquarters Poster174 - Uncle Walt Armadillo World Headquarters Poster
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11" x 17", By Guy Juke 1978
Current Bid: 50.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationGreezy Wheel Armadillo World Headquarters Handbill175 - Greezy Wheel Armadillo World Headquarters Handbill
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9.5" x 12" By Micael Priest
Current Bid: 150.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationJim Franklin Armadillos & Rattlesnakes 1970177 - Jim Franklin Armadillos & Rattlesnakes 1970
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Jim Franklin Armadillos & Rattlesnakes 1970
Current Bid: 80.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationJim Franklin Ritz Poster Jimmy Fast Fingers178 - Jim Franklin Ritz Poster Jimmy Fast Fingers
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Jim Franklin Ritz Poster Jimmy Fast Fingers
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationJim Franklin Ritz Poster Greezy Wheels179 - Jim Franklin Ritz Poster Greezy Wheels
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Jim Franklin Ritz Poster Greezy Wheels
Current Bid: 50.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationJim Franklin Ritz Poster Electromagnets180 - Jim Franklin Ritz Poster Electromagnets
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Jim Franklin Ritz Poster Electromagnets
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationBurton Wilson Jimmie Vaughan Photo181 - Burton Wilson Jimmie Vaughan Photo
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Burton Wilson Jimmie Vaughan Photo
Current Bid: 90.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationArmadillo World HQ Pumpkin Stomp Poster 1972182 - Armadillo World HQ Pumpkin Stomp Poster 1972
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11.5" x 17.5" By Jim Franklin 1972
Current Bid: 50.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationIra Tull Austin Music Poster By Micael Priest 1973183 - Ira Tull Austin Music Poster By Micael Priest 1973
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12" x 18", By Micael Priest 1973
Current Bid: 60.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationJim Franklin Hot Dog Lilly Pads Print 1978184 - Jim Franklin Hot Dog Lilly Pads Print 1978
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Jim Franklin Hot Dog Lilly Pads Print 1978
Current Bid: 100.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationCaruso's Cafe Pasqal Caruso's Personal Chair185 - Caruso's Cafe Pasqal Caruso's Personal Chair
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Caruso's Cafe & Delicatessen was located at 311 W. 6th Street was owned by Pasquale Caruso. This was the chair he spent most of his days in....
Current Bid: 250.00
Estimates : 500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationGrand Prize Beer 1950's Light Up Sign187 - Grand Prize Beer 1950's Light Up Sign
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3.5" x 10" x 11"
Current Bid: 125.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationKenneth Threadgill Burton Wilson Photo 1971188 - Kenneth Threadgill Burton Wilson Photo 1971
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Burton Wilson photo of Threadgill holding a bottle of Lone Star Beer
Current Bid: 100.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationThreadgill Silver Haired Daddy Album Framed189 - Threadgill Silver Haired Daddy Album Framed
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Threadgill Silver Haired Daddy Album Framed
Current Bid: 90.00
Estimates : 20.00 - 50.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationCollection of Antique Radios190 - Collection of Antique Radios
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were displayed in Threadgill's dining room. One of them is the first radio to have an FM band from 1934.
Current Bid: 475.00
Estimates : 50.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationKenneth Threadgill Photo191 - Kenneth Threadgill Photo
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Kenneth Threadgill Photo
Current Bid: 80.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationThreadgill's Sunday Brunch Signs (2)193 - Threadgill's Sunday Brunch Signs (2)
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Threadgill's Sunday Brunch Signs (2)
Current Bid: 175.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationThreadgill's Neon Sign194 - Threadgill's Neon Sign
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Non-working, broken neon tube.
Current Bid: 200.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationArt Deco Restroom Signs195 - Art Deco Restroom Signs
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Art Deco Restroom Signs
Current Bid: 325.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationBarrel Back Saloon Chairs (10)196 - Barrel Back Saloon Chairs (10)
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Located upstairs in rear building.
Current Bid: 250.00
Estimates : 500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationBarrel Back Saloon Chairs (8)197 - Barrel Back Saloon Chairs (8)
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Located upstairs in rear building.
Current Bid: 250.00
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationLarge Milk Glass Top Bar Counter198 - Large Milk Glass Top Bar Counter
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Large bar: 182" x 34" x 25.5". Small bar: 57" x 34" x 25.5". There is a 29" opening between the two sections. Loc...
Current Bid: 250.00
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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