Published: March 8, 2022
MOUNT CRAWFORD, VA. — One of the top lots in Jeffrey S. Evans’ March 2-5 Winter Americana auction was a very rare Baird “Chicago-era” Coca-Cola advertising store clock, circa 1896-1900, which sold to Canadian private collector, bidding on the phone for $17,010 against an estimate of $5/8,000. The auction catalog noted that these clocks rarely appear on the market and almost always have extensive restoration but the example on offer had only minor dial touch-ups. It was from the collection of Barbara M. and the late Charlie Hunter of Staunton, Va., and had been published in Petretti’s Coca-Cola Collectibles Price Guide.
Highlights from the rest of the auction will be discussed in a future issue; prices quoted include buyer’s premium.
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