Bronze 'tobacco' figurine could bring $50k



2015-06-26 11:51:57

Bronze 'tobacco' figurine could bring $50k

This and other items of antique advertising memorabilia are auctioning in the US

We've already reported on the collections of World War 1 & 2 and Civil War rifles going under the hammer at Dan Morphy Auctions, Pennsylvania, US on February 26-27.

 This painted-zinc Indian brave tobacco store figure could sell for $30k-50k

The sale will also feature a collection of steam toys and dolls, marble collectibles and - perhaps most unique of all -close to300 lots of antique advertising.

Highlights for sale include over 25 vintage tobacco tins - including an extremely rare Shogun vertical pocket tin - estimated at $8,000-$12,000.

Alsoappearing is a handsome, painted-zinc Indian brave tobacco store figure made by Miller, Dubrul & Peters Manufacturing Co (based in Cincinnati and New York).

It isexpected to sell for an incredible $30,000-$50,000.

Other historic lots expected toattract largebids include a large, illuminating shoe-form trade sign for Wahr Shoes (estimated at $8,000-$12,000) and a large wooden shotgun shell display for Kynoch & Co (estimated at $6,000-$8,000).

Elsewhere, Dan Morphy Auctions sale will include 40 Kentucky rifles, an assortment of World War I and II M1 Girand rifles, a dozen early Springfield Civil War rifles known as "1903s," and more than 60 historic double-barrel shotguns.

 A unique wooden shotgun shell display ($6,000-$8,000)

Aside from antique firearms, around 170 lots of historical and political memorabilia will also go under the hammer.

Items for sale will include banners, flags and badges.

Highlights include a US Presidential campaign flag for Benjamin Harrison, and a William Taft banner.

and Memorabilia

Image: Dan Morphy Auctions

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