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An Enormous Three Day Auction Of Antique Advertising, Country Store, and Coin Op Beginning On October 31st

iCollector.com will be hosting one of the best auctions of the Fall season from October 31st to November 2nd in partnership with Rich Penn Auctions. This auction is a staggering 1800 lots and features an incredible collection put together by Mr. Mark Wilson. The auction has a superb collection of country store items, advertising, Coca Cola, mechanical banks, coin operated machines, toys, firearms, native Americana, and more fine collectibles. The collection is well preserved and this auction will be exceptional for collectors as it is without reserve. Bidding on PC’s Macs, and all mobile devices will be powered by technology developed by The Live Auction Group. Collectors and interested viewers can register in a secure environment on iCollector.com and view and place bids any time before the auction and then bid live during the sale.

Rich Penn and his wife Sharon have been antique lovers for all of their lives. They collected and bought and sold antiques during their college days and built an outstanding passion. They bring 40 years of experience and love for what they do, and are an outstanding partner for anyone to consign their collection to. As Rich Penn shares, “This could very well be the most significant auction of the year. Mark Wilson collected only the very best and he focused on the very best condition. There’s quality and quantity like you seldom see”.

This outstanding quality features highlights in large numbers throughout the sale. Early in the first day of the sale bidders will notice a very nice Stoneware Ice Water Cooler. This piece is in excellent condition and is 50 gallons. The pictures and full description can be viewed on iCollector.com at lot 187. Many collectors of Stoneware will be participating here and bidding on this un-reserved item will be competitive.

Salesman’s samples are always one of the most sought after items in these types of auctions. Into the third day at lot 1504 is a truly beautiful Salesman’s sample derrick. There is a working crank that lowers and raises the lifeboat, and there is an intricate brass mechanism surrounded by wood and metal. This is from the early 1900’s and is in full working condition. The photos demonstrate the pristine condition and care this sample has had for over 100 years.

One of the best collectible advertising signs in the sale is shortly after the salesman sample at Lot 1548. This is a Petroliana sign with Marathon Gasoline and the quote “Best in the long run”. The piece is porcelain and is 72 inches in diameter. This is in well preserved condition as are all of the pieces in this outstanding sale.
Collectors will be gathering for this great weekend auction broadcasting with live audio and video from Waterloo, Iowa. Rich Penn Auctions will be conducting all three days, October 31st to November 2nd, starting at 9AM Central time. Search iCollector.com for the auction and get securely registered as soon as possible. Registration is simple with an email address, Facebook account, or Google Plus account.