Friday, April 29, 2011

Duesenberg Phaeton: Car collector panel in Auburn, Indiana on May 14 spring auction

Auburn spring auction includes car collector panel:
This  1932 Duesenberg Model J Dual-Cowl Phaeton will cross the block at the Auburn Spring Collector Car Auction.
This 1932 Duesenberg Model J Dual-Cowl Phaeton will cross the block at the Auburn Spring Collector Car Auction.

Auburn Spring Collector Car Auction will get a treat in May when Reggie Jackson, Major League Baseball Hall of Famer; Wayne Carini, host of HD Theater's Chasing Classic Cars, and concept-car expert Joe Bortz take part in a panel discussion about the world of the collector car.
The panel discussion will take place at the Auction Park Arena in Auburn, Ind., on May 14 at 9 a.m. before the auction starts. The Auctions America by RM classic-car auction runs from May 12 to 15.
"This example, rescued in the 1980s, is from a private collection and was reportedly involved in a collision. After it was considered too expensive to repair, it sat in storage until the late Rick Carroll came along and brought it back to glory. ...

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Bloggers help keep fans of antiques inspired | | The Detroit News 

"At the top of the list, of course, are blogs about antiques and collecting, including one written by New York collector and author Stanley Williams, also known as 'The Elegant Thrifter.' Williams, author of 'The Find,' which chronicles his adventures in New York thrift-shop treasure hunting, is clearly a devotee of the hunt and shares tips and to-dos with us in his book and on his educational and entertaining blog,"

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off car sold £80,000 - double its guide price

Ferris Bueller's Day Off car sold:
Ferrari 250 GT Spyder California SWB
The actual car from the movie is a reproduction (Still $133,000)

Image by Nelson Wu via Flickr

"Only around 100 250GT Spyder Californias were created by Ferrari between 1958 and 1963.

This car was sold at Bonhams Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia auction at the RAF Museum in Hendon, north London."

1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder - Interior
Images by char1iej via Flickr

Postcard: Aquamaids @ Florida's Cypress Gardens (via Papergreat)

Florida's famed Cypress Gardens and the aquamaids: " [[excerpt of full article]]

From Papergreat: (This entry is a reworking of a pair of posts that originally appeared on Relics in January 2010.)

Pictured above is the front cover of a pocket-sized, fold-out brochure for Cypress Gardens in Winter Haven, Florida. It is from the 1950s or 1960s. Inside, the brochure touts:
'The world famous aquamaids and champions star in four water ski shows daily. 'America's Tropical Wonderland,' a combination of beautiful girls in old fashions amid settings of tropical plants and flowers. Truly a photographer's paradise featured in movies, television, newsreels and magazine covers.'
The admission rates printed on the brochure were $1.50 or $2, depending on the time of year. Children ages 12 to 16 got in for a mere 35 cents, while children under age 12 got in for free.

The aquamaids were the big attraction.

There's more waterskiing wonders and weird motel postcards at dotpattern: the digital museum of collecting. I'm not if sure this is the aquamaids pictured below, but they are from the south.

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Aubrey Beardsley Poster: The Yellow Book | Collection & Auction : via @PostersPlease

Collections and Exhibitions > View Item Detail:

The Yellow Book (1894), by Aubrey Beardsley

11 x 14-3/4 in (27.9 x 37.5 cm)
Price: $1,600

Text from International Poster Center @PostersPlease
The Yellow Book, a literary magazine founded by Beardsley and the American writer, Henry Harland, in London on January 1, 1894, left behind a legacy of pleasantly elegant and subtly sensual graphic design. The often used wandering maiden at left served as something as a promotional anchor for the publication. This particular version of the design--intended to attract the London literary public to a Vigo Street book store--dispenses with a typically-seen secondary image altogether, which often changed to reflect specific issues. During his short life, Beardsley’s principal works were black-and-white illustrations, primarily for books and magazines. Additionally, he created several posters of great artistic merit.

STAR TREK original series Poster Designs + Designing 4 silk-screens - GeekTyrant

Two New Mondo Tees STAR TREK Poster Designs - News - GeekTyrant:

"The Menagerie: Poster by Mike Saputo. 24″ x 36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 125. Printed by D&L Screen Printing. $45"

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Art Nouveau Poster Collector's Circular 1899 | @PostersPlease (Auction May 1st)

Books > View Book Detail:

"No. 1, January 1899

The very first issue of this popular periodical. Printed in January of 1899, this is volume 1, number 1, published by P.G. Huardel & Co.

With a surprisingly large number of Art Nouveau reproductions, this periodical fabulously shows off the passion for posters at the turn of the century. The table of contents notes such topics as 'Our Object,' 'On Poster Collecting,' 'New Posters (A Critique), 'New Posters (A List),' 'Entre Nous,' 'Answers to Correspondents,' and 'Poster Bourse (Mucha).' It is a rare chance to see first hand how posters were viewed at the time of their creation!"

Auction May 1st at 11 AM - 601 W. 26th NYC (live-auction available online too) Posters Please = International Poster Center

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Every inch of the room was covered in posters...
Learn about the second golden age of posters and the artists that defined these influential graphic design styles in the 1960s and 70s.

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Breakfast: Condensed Milk - May 1 Auction & Exhibition | Int'l Poster Center @PostersPlease

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"Pilate Pilatus
Celestino Piatti

35 1/2 x 50 in /
88.9 x 127.0 cm"

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