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BOB CLEARY CAMERAS ANTIQUES POSTCARDS JEWELRY TOYS

by Estate Road Show Auctions LLC


315 lots with images

April 22, 2012

Tennessee Valley Auction Center

3450 US Highway 72

Killen, AL, 35645 USA

Phone: 256-272-0397

Fax: 8647512807

Email: sales@estateroadshow.com

L11 LOT OF 2 VINTAGE 198Os BLUE IMPULSE POLAROID CAMERAS

Lot 11: L11 LOT OF 2 VINTAGE 198Os BLUE IMPULSE POLAROID CAMERAS

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Description: We are pleased to offer this lot of 2 Vintage Blue Impulse Polaroid Cameras. The Polaroid Impulse was released in 1988. Like other similar Polaroid models, the Impulse has a fixed aperture and a pretty simple 3-option light setting control. The focal length ranges from 4 feet (1.2 m) to infinity. To turn the camera on you have to release the pop-up flash which removes the lens covering. These were made in several bright color schemes as well as the classic black. Perfect addition to a retro camera collection. The Polaroid Corporation was founded in 1937 by Edwin H. Land. It is most famous for its instant film cameras, which reached the market in 1948, and continued to be the company's flagship product line. The company's original dominant market was in polarized sunglasses, an outgrowth of Land's self-guided research in polarization after leaving Harvard University at the age of 17 (he later returned to Harvard to continue his research). After Polaroid defeated Kodak in a patent battle, Kodak left the instant camera business on January 9, 1986. Through its history, Polaroid has been known as a company that builds quirky cameras cheaply that work quite well. Most Polaroid cameras have fully automatic exposure systems, with an electric eye to determine correct exposure. We are proud to present this collection of Antique and Vintage Cameras this week and in the coming weeks from the estate of a collector who preserved them with great care , there will be over 400 lots in all so be sure to check out all our auction lots. REFERENCES: McKeown's Price Guide To Antique & Classic Cameras 2005-2006 by James M. McKeown and Joan C. McKeown , Antique Trader Cameras and Photographica Price Guide by Kyle Husfloen**** This is a live auction on eBay in front of live floor bidders in Killen AL -- eBay's clock is the hammer. You can Watch and place bids using our APP on Sunday. WatchNow (link on this auction page below) -- earn coins for bidding or watching even if you do not win. Share with friends (future) on Facebook -- contact us for more information see our section on combined shipping rates also.

Condition Report: minor wear

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L14 ORIGINAL AUBURN RUBBER 1953 MOLDED RED SILVER WHITE 530 MOTOR COP MOTORCYCLE

Lot 14: L14 ORIGINAL AUBURN RUBBER 1953 MOLDED RED SILVER WHITE 530 MOTOR COP MOTORCYCLE

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Description: We are pleased to offer this great 1953 vintage large 6 inch + long Motor Cop #530 motorcycle by the Auburn Rubber Co. This is one of the largest motorcycles that Auburn produced, and has the signature fin Police front & rear mounted tags, with the upright rider. This is one of the fancy models with the red cycle & cop, the white wheels with cut out criss cross spokes, and the special silver facial & engine accenting. This is a really fine example. Research consulted: Antique Motorcycle Toys / by Rich Bertoia; Motorcycle Toys Antique And Contemporary / by Sally Gibson Downs & Christine GentryFounded in Auburn, Indiana, in 1913 as the Double Fabric Tire Company, the factory initially made tires exclusively for the Auburn Automobile Company. By the 1920s, the company had changed its name to the Auburn Rubber Company, and had phased out its production of tires. The factory output switched to sheet & tube rubber for commercial retail products such as shoes & boots. In 1935, the first rubber Safe Play toys were manufactured, including farm tractors, cars, trucks, and various animals. Most vehicles were four to eight inches in length and molded in a variety of colors. World War II saw Auburn Rubber manufacture not only GI boot soles, but land the military contract for supplying gaskets for the legendary Jerry cans.Post WW II toys were made in many different styles, and had excellent mold quality. Probably the most well received of Auburn's patterns were the four inch varieties, including a 1955 Ford Thunderbird, a Triumph TR-2, a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL, a 1957 Ford Ranchero, and a cool Ford Model A T Bucket Hot Rod. Models were generally finished in only 7 parts, constituting the body, four wheels, and two metal axles with flared guards keeping the wheels in place. One especially popular coloring feature was the application of sprayed on silver coatings for windows, grilles, bumpers, and other highlighted areas, such as the Harley Davidson engine and Cop's face on our example. Cars and trucks were also molded in larger sizes, from about five inches up to about ten inches including a variety of tractors and farm implements, and a number of heavy construction vehicles. Eventually, even tanks and airplanes joined the Auburn stable, and for a short time, one could purchase a complete farm set. The toy company was sold in 1959 and Auburn moved its dies to Deming, New Mexico, in an effort to maintain production. The plant in Auburn was later acquired by Cooper Tire & Rubber Company and is still part of the Cooper group today. Auburn Rubber in Deming went out of business in 1969, and its toy cars were gone from retail store shelves by the early 1970s.**** This is a live auction on eBay in front of live floor bidders in Killen AL -- eBay's clock is the hammer. You can Watch and place bids using our APP on Sunday. WatchNow (link on this auction page below) -- earn coins for bidding or watching even if you do not win. Share with friends (future) on Facebook -- contact us for more information see our section on combined shipping rates also.

Condition Report: EXC condition, minor wear

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L15 VTG 1920s ORNATE 6 POSITION CRUET / SHAKER SET W/ ART DECO SILVER PLATE BASE

Lot 15: L15 VTG 1920s ORNATE 6 POSITION CRUET / SHAKER SET W/ ART DECO SILVER PLATE BASE

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Description: We are pleased to offer this 1920s vintage pedestal based, round Art Deco sliver plate six position caster, with matching etched cruets plus salt, pepper, & sugar metal topped shakers. This tall flared floral trellis handled caster is quite large, and the roundel is finished in a subtle floral medallion pattern. Though unmarked, this set is an excellent collectible from the depression era.**** This is a live auction on eBay in front of live floor bidders in Killen AL -- eBay's clock is the hammer. You can Watch and place bids using our APP on Sunday. WatchNow (link on this auction page below) -- earn coins for bidding or watching even if you do not win. Share with friends (future) on Facebook -- contact us for more information see our section on combined shipping rates also.

Condition Report: VG condition, tarnish & minor nicks to glass bases

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L21 LOT OF 2PC POLAROID COLORPACK CAMERAS COLORPACK II AND COLORPACK III

Lot 21: L21 LOT OF 2PC POLAROID COLORPACK CAMERAS COLORPACK II AND COLORPACK III

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Description: We are pleased to offer this lot of 2 Vintage Colorpack II and Colorpack III Polaroid Cameras. Initially produced in 1969, the Colorpack 2 was the first rigid, plastic bodied, colour film capable Polaroid to retail at consumer range prices, and set a precedent for many, many similar models that followed. The Colorpack is designed only for 100 series film. The Colorpack 3 was introduced a few years later in 1970. Perfect addition to a retro camera collection.The Polaroid Corporation was founded in 1937 by Edwin H. Land. It is most famous for its instant film cameras, which reached the market in 1948, and continued to be the company's flagship product line. The company's original dominant market was in polarized sunglasses, an outgrowth of Land's self-guided research in polarization after leaving Harvard University at the age of 17 (he later returned to Harvard to continue his research). After Polaroid defeated Kodak in a patent battle, Kodak left the instant camera business on January 9, 1986. Through its history, Polaroid has been known as a company that builds quirky cameras cheaply that work quite well. Most Polaroid cameras have fully automatic exposure systems, with an electric eye to determine correct exposure.We are proud to present this collection of Antique and Vintage Cameras this week and in the coming weeks from the estate of a collector who preserved them with great care , there will be over 400 lots in all so be sure to check out all our auction lots. REFERENCES: McKeown's Price Guide To Antique & Classic Cameras 2005-2006 by James M. McKeown and Joan C. McKeown , Antique Trader Cameras and Photographica Price Guide by Kyle Husfloen**** This is a live auction on eBay in front of live floor bidders in Killen AL -- eBay's clock is the hammer. You can Watch and place bids using our APP on Sunday. WatchNow (link on this auction page below) -- earn coins for bidding or watching even if you do not win. Share with friends (future) on Facebook -- contact us for more information see our section on combined shipping rates also.

Condition Report: minor wear

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L24 VTG 1946-1954 MANOIL DIE CAST RARE 708A ROADSTER 707 SEDAN 710 OIL TANKER +1

Lot 24: L24 VTG 1946-1954 MANOIL DIE CAST RARE 708A ROADSTER 707 SEDAN 710 OIL TANKER +1

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Description: We are very pleased to offer this fine set of post WW II die cast metal vehicles by the Manoil Co. of Waverly, New York. This great set includes a RARE #708 A yellow roadster with the vertical radiator, a #707 sedan, a #710 red & silver oil tanker, and last but not least, a #715 commercial truck. Obrien's lists the vertical radiator roadster to $100 by itself! Research consulted: O Briens Collecting Toy Cars & Trucks / both edited by Karen O Brien; Schroeders Collectible Toys (11th Ed) 2008; Toys & Prices 2010 / Edited by Justin MoenMaurice Manoil (4 December 1896-15 September 1974) and his brother Jack had a small die casting business that produced a number of decorative smalls from (29 January 1902-1 September 1955) 1927 until they met Walter Baetz in 1933. Baetz was a skilled designer / sculptor, and supplied the first (7) vehicle models for the soon to be Manoil in 1934. Manoil Manufacturing Company was an American metal and plastic toy company that was founded by Maurice Manoil, his brother Jack Manoil and sculptor Walter Baetz, in 1935. Actually, the Manhattan, N.Y. based company had produced its first hollow cast vehicles in 1934, all designed by Walter Baetz, who as history would have it, was Manoilâ¿¿s one and only sculpture! In 1937, Manoil reputedly moved to Brooklyn, and then again to its final facility at Providence Street, Waverly, NY, in June of 1940. Though the Manoil Co. produced several diverse series of castings in the decade of the 1940s, including the 1941 The Happy Farm series, and the 1950 Ranch Corral series, its fame was derived from the 1937-1941 production of hollow cast toy soldiers, often referred to as dime store soldiers. The 1937 to 1938 soldiers can be differentiated from the latter efforts by the hollow base which was changed over ca. 1939 to a two hole base to make pouring the toy soldiers easier, less time consuming, and less costly as the incidence of bad castings was drastically reduced. All toy production ceased from 1942 to 1945 for the sake of the war effort, but in late 1945, a revamped line of soldiers and vehicles were sold until brother Jack Manoil passed in September, 1955. Records indicate that the company continued operations in a reduced capacity until closing in 1959. **** This is a live auction on eBay in front of live floor bidders in Killen AL -- eBay's clock is the hammer. You can Watch and place bids using our APP on Sunday. WatchNow (link on this auction page below) -- earn coins for bidding or watching even if you do not win. Share with friends (future) on Facebook -- contact us for more information see our section on combined shipping rates also.

Condition Report: VG condition, scratches & paint loss

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