Miller & Miller's online-only back-to-back auctions, September 16 & 17, are packed with collectibles

Expected top lots include an all-original 1955 Ford Crown Victoria 'survivor' car; a coin-op Mills Novelty Company 'Violano Virtuoso'; and a World War I Decap Mechanical Treasures band organ from Belgium.
By: Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.
Canadian Hudson’s Bay Tobacco three-sided sign.
Canadian Hudson’s Bay Tobacco three-sided sign.
NEW HAMBURG, Ontario - Sept. 6, 2023 - PRLog -- Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. took most of the summer off, but will be back in early fall with back-to-back auctions, both online-only. A Petroliana, Advertising & Music Machines auction will be held on Saturday, September 16th, while a General Store, Advertising & Breweriana auction is slated for the next day, September 17th.

Internet bidding will be provided by and The catalogs for both days are up and online now. Start times both days are 9 am Eastern time.

"We're excited to kick off our fall season with this two-day sale event," said Ethan Miller of Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. "The weekend includes a robust, fresh-to-the-market offering of petroliana, advertising, automated music machines, coin-op vending machines, general store advertising, soda advertisings and breweriana from the 1890s to the 1970s. Don't miss this one."

Petroliana pieces hitting the block on the 16th include a rare one-piece Fundy gas globe, a Red Indian 'Homoil' oiler tin, a lineup of hard-to-find porcelain automotive dealer signs and more. The day's expected top lot is an all-original 1955 Ford Crown Victoria 'survivor' car, with the original tropical rose/snowshoe white paint and just 17,331 actual miles (est. $35,000-$40,000).

All estimates are in Canadian dollars.

Also coming to market on the 16th is an assortment of fascinating automated music machines from the Bill and Marion McCleary collection, featuring a World War I-era Wurlitzer band organ, a coin-operated Mills Novelty Company 'Violano Virtuoso' (est. $30,000-$35,000); and a World War I Decap Mechanical Treasures band organ made in Belgium (est. $12,000-$15,000).

Petroliana signs will include a 1930s American Greyhound Coach Lines double-sided porcelain ticket office sign, marked "Baltimore Enamel 200 Fifth Ave. N.Y.", 30 inches by 25 inches (est. $9,000-$12,000); and a 1940s American Packard Approved Service double-sided porcelain sign, 60 inches diameter (est. $8,000-$10,000).

While these are Internet-only auctions, bidders can tune in to the live webcast on September 16th and 17th, to watch the lots close in real time. Here's a link to the September 16th auction: Here's a link to the September 17th auction:

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