Antique corset display, $17,100, Showtime Auction
Gavels ‘n’ Paddles
Recent Auctions from Near & Far
By Ken Hall
A C/B a la Spirite corset display with the original box and a mannequin sold for $17,100 at an auction held Apr. 12-14 by Showtime Auction Services in Ann Arbor, Mich. Also, a Campbell’s Soup embossed tin sign (“6 Plates for 10 Cents – Just Add Hot Water and Serve”) climbed to $60,000; a 1917 La France automatic aerial ladder truck, professionally restored, roared away for $57,000; a Bellingham Bay Beer reverse glass sign made $31,200; and an outdoor sand sign for Walden Eddy Plows hit $20,520. Prices include the buyer’s premium.