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 NotificationEarl Of Ruston Armadillo World HQ By Jim Franklin342 - Earl Of Ruston Armadillo World HQ By Jim Franklin
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6.5" x 10.25", Theatrical Performance. Printed on both sides. Autographed by Jim Franklin.
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationEarl Of Ruston UT Drama Building By Jim Franklin343 - Earl Of Ruston UT Drama Building By Jim Franklin
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8.5" x 11". Theatrical Performance.
Current Bid: 100.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationArmadillo World HQ Mona Lisa Handbill Jim Franklin344 - Armadillo World HQ Mona Lisa Handbill Jim Franklin
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Handbill 7" x 10.5" for Leo Kottke's first AWHQ appearance. Autographed by Jim Franklin.
Current Bid: 125.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationShiva's Headband Jim Franklin Poster345 - Shiva's Headband Jim Franklin Poster
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by Jim Franklin 1971, 10" x 15" framed Memorial Coliseum Corpus Christi. Shiva's Headband, Storm, Greasy Wheels Plus Your Host Jim Fra...
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationShiva's Headband Armadillo World HQ Poster346 - Shiva's Headband Armadillo World HQ Poster
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by Jim Franklin 8.5" x 11" framed, With T.T. Troll, Rockinghorse, Tiger Balm and Skyrocket.
Current Bid: 200.00
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationRavi Shankar Armadillo World Headquarters Handbill347 - Ravi Shankar Armadillo World Headquarters Handbill
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by Jim Franklin 6.5" x 10" framed. Autographed by Jim Franklin.
Current Bid: 200.00
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationWeather Report Ritz Theater Poster by Jim Franklin348 - Weather Report Ritz Theater Poster by Jim Franklin
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Poster 11" x 17" framed.
Current Bid: 150.00
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationDoug Sahm Ritz Theater Poster By Jim Franklin349 - Doug Sahm Ritz Theater Poster By Jim Franklin
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11" x 17", with Paul Ray, The Cobras. Poster for Grand Opening of the Ritz Theater.
Current Bid: 150.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationTaj Majal Armadillo World HQ Poster Jim Franklin350 - Taj Majal Armadillo World HQ Poster Jim Franklin
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11" x 17", with Lightnin' Hopkins. Featured in Art of Rock 4.166.
Current Bid: 275.00
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationAWHQ Captain Beefheart Poster By Jim Franklin351 - AWHQ Captain Beefheart Poster By Jim Franklin
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11" x 17", with The Magic Band.
Current Bid: 175.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationAWHQ Michael Murphey Poster Jim Franklin353 - AWHQ Michael Murphey Poster Jim Franklin
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11" x 17". Autographed by Michael Murphey and Jim Franklin.
Current Bid: 100.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationJim Franklin "Texas Poster Art" Poster354 - Jim Franklin "Texas Poster Art" Poster
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Poster 21" x 25", Frame 30" x 34". Signed & numbered (12/150). Autographed by Jim Franklin.
Current Bid: 125.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationJim Franklin University Summer Film Program Poster355 - Jim Franklin University Summer Film Program Poster
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11" x 16", By Jim Franklin 1971
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationKinky Friedman Armadillo World HQ Micael Priest358 - Kinky Friedman Armadillo World HQ Micael Priest
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Poster 11" x 17", Kinky & The Texas Jewboys.
Current Bid: 300.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationBorden's Ice Cream Button Sign360 - Borden's Ice Cream Button Sign
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36" Diameter
Current Bid: 375.00
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationLarge Coca-Cola Porcelain Sign361 - Large Coca-Cola Porcelain Sign
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48.5" x 96"
Current Bid: 700.00
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationCoca-Cola Things Go Better With Coke Sign362 - Coca-Cola Things Go Better With Coke Sign
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11.75" x 31.75"
Current Bid: 125.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationCoca-Cola In Bottles Tin Sign363 - Coca-Cola In Bottles Tin Sign
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10" x 27.5"
Current Bid: 200.00
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationDrink Coca-Cola Tin Sign364 - Drink Coca-Cola Tin Sign
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6" x 18"
Current Bid: 125.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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14" x 32"
Current Bid: 100.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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4" x 17"
Current Bid: 125.00
Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
 
 
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5" x 17"
Current Bid: 40.00
Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
 
 
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7.5" x 21"
Current Bid: 100.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationLarge Esso Gasoline Porcelain Sign371 - Large Esso Gasoline Porcelain Sign
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35" x 111"
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Start Price : 400.00 | Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationLarge Fina Porcelain Sign372 - Large Fina Porcelain Sign
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72" x 72"
Current Bid: 250.00
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationMagnolia Petroleum Co. Painted Wood Sign373 - Magnolia Petroleum Co. Painted Wood Sign
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7.5" x 59.5"
Current Bid: 100.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationRailway Express Agency Large Porcelain Sign374 - Railway Express Agency Large Porcelain Sign
Burley Auction Group
12 x 119
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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12" x 72"
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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4" x 84"
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationBrewster & White Barber Shop 25 Cent Hair Cut Sign377 - Brewster & White Barber Shop 25 Cent Hair Cut Sign
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17" x 20" x 31" sidewalk sign
Current Bid: 100.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationCoca-Cola Flange Tin Sign378 - Coca-Cola Flange Tin Sign
Burley Auction Group
18" x 22"
Current Bid: 350.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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8.5" x 68"
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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15" x 18", Double Sided.
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Burley Auction Group
17" x 30"
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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17" x 30"
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationBell System Porcelain Sign With Bracket384 - Bell System Porcelain Sign With Bracket
Burley Auction Group
8.5" x 34.5"
Current Bid: 225.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationClimax Plug Tobacco Porcelain Sign385 - Climax Plug Tobacco Porcelain Sign
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15" x 15"
Current Bid: 100.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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11" x 36"
Current Bid: 100.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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29.5" x 42.5"
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationCopenhagen Porcelain Sign390 - Copenhagen Porcelain Sign
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6" x 23"
Current Bid: 125.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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