Burley Auctions, in partnership with iCollector.com, are proud to present the Eddie Wilson Collection. This passionate collection includes early Texas beer signs, neon signs, country store collectibles, advertising, as well as music memorabilia. With over 500 lots selling to the highest bidder, this is sure to be one of the highlight auctions of the month on iCollector.com. Secure registration is quick and simple using existing iCollector, Facebook, or Google Plus accounts, as well as new registrations using an email address.
Burley Auction Gallery is a leading auctioneer from the State of Texas. The company has been broadcasting their auctions for live internet bidding in partnership with The Live Auction Group, via the iCollector.com marketplace, for over 3 years. In this time, they have shown to be a company that provides outstanding service, quality collectibles, and the utmost integrity. Eddie Wilson is the owner of Threadgill’s Restaurants, as well as the founder of the famed Armadillo World Headquarters in Austin, Texas. This auction brings his collection to life for a worldwide audience of enthusiasts to add to their collections.
The auction starts off with a great sign in the online catalog at Lot 4. This is a Pearl Beer San Antonio Brewing Association sign. This rare piece of history measures 30 inches tall by 39 ½ inches wide. There are 6 high quality images to preview on iCollector.com and bidding is opening for only $100. The next lot in the sale, Lot 5, is another rare and interesting sign from Pearl Beer. It depicts Judge Roy Bean and measures 25 ½” tall and 29 inches wide. Several images are also available to preview this sign online, and bidding is opening at only $50.
Lot 108 brings an historic and truly outstanding piano to the auction. This is a baby grand piano from the Armadillo World Headquarters. This stunning and well maintained piano has been played by many great musicians such as Jerry Lee Leis and Fats Domino. This is a museum quality piece and was part of one of the most influential music venues in Austin history. A detailed backstory of this piano is available to read via the online catalog on iCollector.com. The bidding is opening at $12,500 and this is estimated to fetch $25,000 to $50,000 in hammer price.
Burley Auctions has taken great care to bring this outstanding collection to auction. Every piece is accurately described and will be carefully shipped. Absentee bidding is available now, and the auction broadcasts live on January 17th, 2015 at 10AM Central Time. A fully interactive live audio and video feed will be a part of the action. Bidders are welcome to register in a secure environment on iCollector.com