Rare Signs, Antique Toys, Classic Cars, Lamps & Mercantile Collectibles Come to Auction July 8th
North American Auction Company is setting the stage for their next auction on Saturday July 8th, 2017. Over 500 lots will be selling to the highest bidder from a carefully put together catalog of quality and outstanding consignments. The auction will carry a selection of original porcelain enamel advertising signs, cast iron original early toys, tin-litho toys, pressed steel toys, mercantile cabinets, early antique industrial office furniture, slot machines, cash registers and more. Absentee and live bidding, including a live video feed, will be available exclusively on iCollector.com.
A dream car for collectors comes through the auction block at Lot 112a. Presented is a 1946 Chevrolet ½ Ton 3100 Series Truck in excellent condition. The full description is as follows:
This is an excellent 1946 Chevrolet ½ Ton 3100 Series Model 3104 Truck. The truck was purchased by the Coca-Cola Company and used as the Coca-Cola Delivery Truck in Spring, Texas. The all steel body truck is stunning and has had a full body restoration. The truck features a 235-cid Inline 6-cylinder original factory engine with original factory 3-Speed Floor Shift Manual Transmission that puts the power to the wheels through the 4.10 rear end drive. The engine fires right up, idles smooth, and accelerates strong. The truck drives smooth, like a dream straight down the road and the brakes function strong as they should. This shows working headlights, blinkers, and brake lights. The engine and transmission are both all original un-restored, with all original miles and a very good condition. The truck shows a white paint with black and red hand painted accents and excellent chrome. This has the original Chevrolet Chrome hub caps and has white wall Coker Tires. The bed shows an excellent wood paneled flooring in pristine condition. The windshield wipers work without flaw. The cab is in all original condition showing the original dash with working gauges, upholstery, and knobs. The truck shows the original split front window with raising/lowering mechanism for air-flow, defrost, and lower feet air-flow. This is truly a top tier classic car and easily is one of the finest condition 1946 Chevy Truck’s available for public purchase. The vehicle has over $30,000 invested currently and is one of only a few finished, ready to show, classics out there. Comes with the ignition key, door key, and glove box compartment key. Dent Free, Rust Free, Problem Free. Only used in parades and for show. 1946 Chevrolet ½ Ton 3100 Series Model 3104 Truck with 235 Inline 6-Cylinder Engine and 3-Speed Transmission, total of 49,…. Original Mile, Condition is near excellent to very fine.
This is a great find and is estimated in value of around $45000. Photos are available for full inspection in the online catalog.
For collectibles, nothing is more interesting than an early Cigar Store Mercantile Cabinet presented at Lot 173. As described in the online catalog:
This piece is a fantastic example of late 1800’s – early 1900’s craftsmanship in the form of a large oak mercantile cabinet, used to display and hold stock for a cigar shop. The cabinet features twelve doors with excellent spring loaded brass turn and pull handles. The top three main cabinets swing open to reveal original glass backing and six shelves adjusted with nocks and shims. Below that are three display cabinets that swing open top to bottom with a heavy spring loaded hinges. Behind the cubby holes lies enough storage space for multiple cigar humidors or boxes. This large mercantile cabinet measures to 76″ wide, 20″ deep, and 89″ tall. Overall, the cabinet is in good condition, missing only small pieces of trim and a few dents and splinters.
The photos are excellent and this is a real desirable find for any collector. Bidding opens low and will sell to the highest bidder.
The live bidding commences at 10AM Mountain Time, 9AM Pacific Time, on Saturday. Full photos and descriptions of all 500+ lots can be found, and available for absentee bidding now, in the online catalog. Bidders can join the live auction and enjoy hearing the auctioneer and seeing the action as it takes place on their computer.