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Wurlitzer "Victory" Jukebox

American. 1942. War effort metal restrictions caused Wurlizer designers to get creative with this Art Deco form masterpiece. One of Wurlizer's most recognizable models with stunning carved pedestals, burled veneers, and carved feathers forming a "V" on the grille. In contrast to the darker machines made a decade earlier, this cabinet illuminates to spark optimism, like the war-era songs it was built to play. Keyboard selector version. Rudolph Wurlizer Company. 65.5" x 36" x 24". Professionally restored and serviced. Cabinet refinished and fitted with correct Harlequin-motif glass panels. Minor marks to surface of cabinet. Original grille cloth and fleur-de-lis backboard. Replacement locks with keys included. Subject to reserve.

Estimate: $4,000 - 6,000

Live Auction Details: Mantiques! Sept. 14th, 9 am.

Auction Location: 59 Webster St. New Hamburg, Ontario. N3A 1W8

 

Red Indian Globe Lens

Canadian. Glass. Rare. 13.5" x 13.5" x 1". A few very minor flecks from the outer rear edge along the lower and left edges. A few very fine surface scuffs. Excellent colour. Ivan Hamilton Collection.

Estimate: $2,500 - 3,000

Live Auction Details: Mantiques! Sept. 14th, 9 am.

Auction Location: 59 Webster St. New Hamburg, Ontario. N3A 1W8

 


Oldsmobile 5' Dealer Sign

American. 1950s. Porcelain. 2-Sided. 60" x 60" . Free of restoration. One side exhibits 2 chips, the largest about the size of a nickel. The other side exhibit scattered chips, many about the size of the tip of a pencil. Excellent colour and gloss. Subject to reserve.

Estimate: $4,000 - 6,000

Live Auction Details: Live Auction Details: Mantiques! Sept. 14th, 9 am.

Auction Location: 59 Webster St. New Hamburg, Ontario. N3A 1W8


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Diane Sewell has been a professional writer for more than 25 years. She has written two commissioned books, feature stories for the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star and assorted consumer magazines, as well as a variety of marketing and communications tools for a broad and fascinating range of clients. She also happens to love antiques, having been exposed to them from an early age.