Dominion Cartridge Co. ammo board, made in Canada in the 1930s, brings CA$4,500 in an online auction
An exceedingly rare Dominion Cartridge Company ammunition board, produced in Canada in the 1930s, sold for $4,500, and antique and vintage sewing machines from the world-class collection of Carl Koenig brought nice high prices as well on May 9th.
By: Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.
The auction included a generous offering of advertising, toys and historic objects, in addition to Mr. Koenig's nearly 100 significant sewing machines of international origin. Also sold was a collection of rare American automobilia that including dealer-issued literature and new old stock parts from manufacturers like Cadillac, Buick, Packard, and Chevrolet, plus the fabulous automobile hood ornament collection of Stewart Ferguson.
"A month ago, we actually considered deferring this sale because of the unknown impact of the COVID pandemic," said Ethan Miller of Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd., adding, "That would have been a grave mistake. Despite the challenges facing the world, bidding was spirited and prices were stronger than predicted. We recorded our highest pre-sale registration rate to date.
Mr. Miller continued, "Selling without an audience to three carefully-spaced family members felt strange. Yet, as bids rolled in, it was quickly apparent that the sale was going to work out really, really well. As far as prices estimated versus prices realized, this could easily be considered our most successful sale to date. What do collectors want in the midst of a global pandemic? The factors of rarity, condition, and fresh-to-the market are more important now than ever before."
The Dominion Cartridge ammo board was the auction's top earner. Awarded first prize for a "Vintage Canadian Outdoor Collectible"
Miller & Miller has three major auctions planned for the balance of 2020. The first is another online Signs, Toys & Historic Objects auction that will happen on Saturday, June 20th. A Music Machines, Coin-Op & Advertising auction is planned for Saturday, September 19th. A Watches & Jewelry auction is scheduled for Saturday, November 21st. Whether these will be live gallery auctions with an online bidding component, or online-only, will depend entirely on the status of the COVID-19 virus. Watch the website for more details: www.MillerandMillerAuctions.com.