Earl Hagerman Collection



2015-06-26 10:55:42

The Earl Hagerman Collection is a large assembly of country store and advertising memorabilia.


The collection

The collection of country store and advertising memorabilia was assembled over Hagerman’s lifetime, and is one the leading collections of its type.


The collection includes a Rock Island Railroad Reverse Glass Sign. Crafted in 1890, it is thought to be the first sign made for the company. It has an estimated value of $50,000-75,000.

Another notable item is a Thomas Brooks Cigar Store Indian Figure. Created by noted wood carver Thomas Brooks in the 1880s, the 76 inch tall figure is highly detailed, depicting an Indian chief in red and yellow garb. It has an estimated value of $30,000-50,000.

Another quirky highlight is an extremely rare Mr. Peanut Tapper – a model of a peanut, in top hat and with cane, tap dancing on a plinth. It has a high estimated value of $20,000.


In March 2011, it was announced that the Earl Hagerman Collection will auctioned by Showtime Auction Services in April 2011.

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