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 for Lot Closing NotificationsColumbia Records Advertising Thermometer300 - Columbia Records Advertising Thermometer
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18" x 61.5"
Current Bid: 475.00
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing Notifications"Bottle of Pearl Please!" Neon Beer Clock300A - "Bottle of Pearl Please!" Neon Beer Clock
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In good working order. 100% of the proceeds (including 15% buyer's premium) from the sell of this item will go to the John K. Stiles Memorial Sc...
Current Bid: 650.00
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing Notifications"Bottle of Pearl Please!"Die Cut Beer Advertising300B - "Bottle of Pearl Please!"Die Cut Beer Advertising
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23" x 27" vintage cardboard sign 100% of the proceeds (including 15% buyer's premium) from the sell of this item will go to the John K...
Current Bid: 100.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsLone Star Beer Hereford Herd Sign300C - Lone Star Beer Hereford Herd Sign
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16" x 38" framed cardboard 100% of the proceeds (including 15% buyer's premium) from the sell of this item will go to the John K. Stil...
Current Bid: 150.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsLone Star Beer Advertising300D - Lone Star Beer Advertising
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28" x 38", By Jackson Grey Story. Cardboard. appears to be trimmed. framed. 100% of the proceeds (including 15% buyer's premium) from ...
Current Bid: 175.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsPearl Beer Fishing Boat Lighted Sign300E - Pearl Beer Fishing Boat Lighted Sign
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3" x 14" x 24" works 100% of the proceeds (including 15% buyer's premium) from the sell of this item will go to the John K. Stile...
No Bids Yet
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsPearl Beer Framed Advertisement300F - Pearl Beer Framed Advertisement
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14" x 21" 100% of the proceeds (including 15% buyer's premium) from the sell of this item will go to the John K. Stiles Memorial Schol...
Current Bid: 50.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsPearl Beer La Cerveza Con Vida Framed Sign300G - Pearl Beer La Cerveza Con Vida Framed Sign
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28" x 35" thin cardboard sign in original styrofoam frame. 100% of the proceeds (including 15% buyer's premium) from the sell of this ...
Current Bid: 50.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsArmadillo World HQ Universal Armadillo Poster301 - Armadillo World HQ Universal Armadillo Poster
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11" x 17" Framed poster from August 1970. Featured in Art of Rock 4.169.
Current Bid: 275.00
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsVulcan Gas Co. "Woman With Ball" Poster302 - Vulcan Gas Co. "Woman With Ball" Poster
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22" x 28.5". with Shiva's Headband, Conqueroo, Space, American Eagle Squadron, Lost & Found.
Current Bid: 500.00
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsVulcan Gas Co. Grand Opening By Gilbert Shelton302A - Vulcan Gas Co. Grand Opening By Gilbert Shelton
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21" x 27". with Conqueroo, Shiva's Headband.
Current Bid: 800.00
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsVulcan Gas Co. "Hot Plate Heads" By Jim Franklin303 - Vulcan Gas Co. "Hot Plate Heads" By Jim Franklin
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22" x 28.5". with Shiva's Headband Conqueroo, Lightin' Hopkins, The Rubaiyat.
Current Bid: 125.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsVulcan Gas Co. Steve Miller By Jim Franklin304 - Vulcan Gas Co. Steve Miller By Jim Franklin
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Poster 9.25" x 11.5", Frame 15" x 17". with New Atlantis, Shiva's Headband, Freddie King, Johnny Winter.
Current Bid: 200.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsVulcan Gas Co. Tejxas Handbill By Jim Franklin305 - Vulcan Gas Co. Tejxas Handbill By Jim Franklin
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Poster 8.5" x 11", Frame 16" x 18". with Texas Pacific.
No Bids Yet
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsGrateful Dead Manor Downs Poster By Micael Priest306 - Grateful Dead Manor Downs Poster By Micael Priest
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Poster 10.5" x 15.5", Frame 18.5" x 22.5"
Current Bid: 550.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsDoug Sahm Ritz Theater Poster By Jim Franklin307 - Doug Sahm Ritz Theater Poster By Jim Franklin
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Poster 11" x 17", Frame 17" x 23". with Special Guest Harry Anderson, Magician.
Current Bid: 275.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsVulcan Gas Co. New Atlantis Jim Franklin Poster308 - Vulcan Gas Co. New Atlantis Jim Franklin Poster
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Poster 6" x 10.5", Framed
Current Bid: 150.00
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsMuddy Waters Vulcan Gas Co. Jim Franklin Poster309 - Muddy Waters Vulcan Gas Co. Jim Franklin Poster
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Poster 8.5" x 10", Framed. with Johnny Waters. Featured in Art of Rock 3.121.
Current Bid: 850.00
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsMance Lipscomb Vulcan Gas Co. Jim Franklin Poster310 - Mance Lipscomb Vulcan Gas Co. Jim Franklin Poster
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Poster 9" x 11", Framed. with Shiva's Headband.
Current Bid: 200.00
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsJohnny Winter Vulcan Gas Co. Jim Franklin311 - Johnny Winter Vulcan Gas Co. Jim Franklin
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Poster 8.5" x 8.5", Frame 14" x 14". with New Atlantis.
Current Bid: 175.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsShiva's Headband Vulcan Gas Co. Jim Franklin312 - Shiva's Headband Vulcan Gas Co. Jim Franklin
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Poster 8.5" x 11", Frame 16.5" x 17.5". with Bubble Puppy. Autographed by Jim Franklin.
Current Bid: 100.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsShiva's Headband Vulcan Gas Co. By John Shelton313 - Shiva's Headband Vulcan Gas Co. By John Shelton
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7" x 14". with Sherwood.
No Bids Yet
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsRamon Ramon Vulcan Gas Co. By Jim Franklin314 - Ramon Ramon Vulcan Gas Co. By Jim Franklin
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8.5" x 11". with Water Brothers, Texas Rangers.
No Bids Yet
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsVulcan Gas Co. Sunnyland Special Jim Franklin315 - Vulcan Gas Co. Sunnyland Special Jim Franklin
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8" x 10" Handbill printed on 2 sides, side 2 featuring Jim Franklin's artwork advertising Oat Willie's.
No Bids Yet
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsVulcan Gas Co. Hub City Movers Jim Harter316 - Vulcan Gas Co. Hub City Movers Jim Harter
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8.5" x 11". with Shiva's Headband, Sherwood, Ramon Ramon and The 4 Daddyo's. Printed on both sides with Harter's art on one si...
Current Bid: 100.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsVulcan Gas Co. Shivas Headband Gilbert Shelton317 - Vulcan Gas Co. Shivas Headband Gilbert Shelton
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8.5" x 11". with South Canadian Overflow, Shiva's Headband. This is considered to be a very rare handbill.
Current Bid: 275.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsVulcan Gas Co." Who Knose" by Jim Franklin318 - Vulcan Gas Co." Who Knose" by Jim Franklin
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8.5" x 11". with Nazz, Christopher Robin, Illinois Speed Press.
No Bids Yet
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsVulcan Gas Co. Fred McDowell Handbill319 - Vulcan Gas Co. Fred McDowell Handbill
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7" x 8.25"
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsVulcan Gas Co. Shiva's Headband By John Shelton320 - Vulcan Gas Co. Shiva's Headband By John Shelton
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8" x 9". with Texas Rangers.
Current Bid: 100.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsShiva's Headband UT Art Museum Jim Franklin Poster322 - Shiva's Headband UT Art Museum Jim Franklin Poster
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8.5" x 13", Framed. Autographed by Jim Franklin. Featured in Art of Rock 4.164.
Current Bid: 350.00
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsArmadillo World HQ Incredible String Band Poster323 - Armadillo World HQ Incredible String Band Poster
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by Jim Franklin 7" x 11.5" with Shiva's Headband. Framed.
Current Bid: 200.00
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsArmadillo WorldHQ 5th Birthday Poster Jim Franklin324 - Armadillo WorldHQ 5th Birthday Poster Jim Franklin
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Charlie Daniels Band Poster 11" x 17"
Current Bid: 225.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsArmadillo WHQ Pick-A-Pumpkin Poster Jim Franklin325 - Armadillo WHQ Pick-A-Pumpkin Poster Jim Franklin
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11" x 17", The Annual Pumpkin Stomp.
Current Bid: 125.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsT Tellonious Troll Poster By Jim Franklin326 - T Tellonious Troll Poster By Jim Franklin
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11" x 17"
Current Bid: 100.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsArmadillo World HQ Edgar Winter Jim Franklin327 - Armadillo World HQ Edgar Winter Jim Franklin
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Poster 11" x 17"
Current Bid: 150.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsJohn Lee Hooker City Coliseum Jim Franklin Poster328 - John Lee Hooker City Coliseum Jim Franklin Poster
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11" x 17", with Jimmy Reed, The Platters, Chubby Checker, Little Richard.
Current Bid: 200.00
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsFrank Zappa Armadillo World Headquarters Poster329 - Frank Zappa Armadillo World Headquarters Poster
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11" x 17" by Micael Priest
Current Bid: 325.00
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsArmadillo World HQ Hub City Movers By Jim Franklin331 - Armadillo World HQ Hub City Movers By Jim Franklin
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Poster 8.5" x 11", Frame 15" x 17", with Eber.
Current Bid: 100.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsRamon Ramon FREEE Handbill By Jim Franklin332 - Ramon Ramon FREEE Handbill By Jim Franklin
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Poster 8.5" x 9", Frame 15" x 15.5". with Onion Creak, Fat Emma, Lavender Hill Express ect. Autographed by Jim Franklin.
No Bids Yet
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsShiva's Headband AWHQ Handbill By Jim Franklin333 - Shiva's Headband AWHQ Handbill By Jim Franklin
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Poster 7" x 8.5", Frame 14" x 15", with Wildfire.
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsDaily Bread Armadillo World HQ Comic Jim Franklin334 - Daily Bread Armadillo World HQ Comic Jim Franklin
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Poster 3" x 4", Frame 7.5" x 8.5"
No Bids Yet
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsArmadillo world HQ Captain Beefheart Jim Franklin335 - Armadillo world HQ Captain Beefheart Jim Franklin
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Handbill 1971 7.75" x 10", Frame 13.5" x 17", autographed by Jim Franklin
Current Bid: 225.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsNew Atlantis Smokin' Armadillo By Jim Franklin336 - New Atlantis Smokin' Armadillo By Jim Franklin
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6.75" x 8.5". with Lavender Hill Express, Texas Pacific, Eternal Life Corp., Georgetown Medical Band. Jim Franklin's first representat...
Current Bid: 125.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsHub City Movers Cactus Club By Jim Franklin337 - Hub City Movers Cactus Club By Jim Franklin
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Handbill 8.5" x 11". Autographed by Jim Franklin. The Cactus Club predated the Armadillo WHQ. This handbill promotes shows by Hub City Mov...
Current Bid: 100.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsPick-A-Pumpkin Armadillo World HQ By Jim Franklin338 - Pick-A-Pumpkin Armadillo World HQ By Jim Franklin
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8.5" x 11", The Annual Pumpkin Stomp.
Current Bid: 100.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsRamon Ramon Armadillo World HQ By Jim Franklin339 - Ramon Ramon Armadillo World HQ By Jim Franklin
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1970 8" x 10.5", Frame 14" x 16"
No Bids Yet
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsJ.J. Cale Ritz Theater Poster by Jim Franklin340 - J.J. Cale Ritz Theater Poster by Jim Franklin
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Poster 11" x 17", Frame 17" x 23". with Sam Chatman.
Current Bid: 150.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsMance Lipscomb Summer Solstice By Jim Franklin341 - Mance Lipscomb Summer Solstice By Jim Franklin
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8.5" x 11", with Greasy Wheels
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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