Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Punch cigar store figure, $102,699, Showtime
Recent Auction Results From Near & Far
By Ken Hall
A 19th century Punch cigar store wood figure, 69 ½ inches tall and with a contemporary base, sold for $102,600 at an auction held Oct. 3-5 by Showtime Auction Services (based in Woodhaven, Mich.) in Ann Arbor, Mich. Also, an 1890 Brunswick, Balke, Collender “Princess” saloon back and front bar with original mahogany finish achieved $79,800; a Republic Tires (“Staggered Tread”) paper sign, one of only four known, made $31,350; and a Campbell’s Soup porcelain thermometer hammered for $19,200. Prices include a sliding scale buyer’s premium.