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Will Sullivan Auction - The John Aker Estate- Day 2

The John Aker Estate- Day 2

Saturday, January 20 at 9:00 am

The John Aker Estate

Saturday, January 20, 2018 • 9:00 AM

Auction to held at Sullivan & Son Auction and Event Center


Open house for this sale will be Wednesday, January 17th from 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM and Thursday, January 18th from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. 


Outstanding lifetime collection being moved from his home in Monmouth, IL to the Sullivan & Son Auction & Events Center.


Hundreds of Signs

Hollywood Memorabilia

Civil War Photos & Relics

Paper Label Whiskey Bottles


Antique Furniture & Much more!








SELLING SATURDAY - Budlong’s Pickle crock; original W.C. Bennie’s magician poster;  Original 1960 Bill Graham and Family Dog concert posters; over 500 pieces of quality glassware to include the largest selection of R.S. Prussia to come to auction in the Mid-West; early Bisque figurines; pickle jars & castors; dozens of early quilts; over 5,000 45 records including some rare and HTF; vintage baseball cards; various other trading cards including wax boxes; 1950s-70s bar back items; celluloid vanity boxes and picture albums; dozens of early deep walnut frames; ½-gal. Galesburg Pottery crock; 50+ early framed prints; sheet music; mutescope cards; Edison record tubes; stereoview cards; pinback button collection to include Felix the Cat, Dick Tracy, Superman, Orphan Annie and numerous others; cast iron dinner bell; Kentucky Derby glasses; 1920s Roseville, IL papers; powder kegs; character glasses; various table top showcases and numerous other antique and primitive items. Furniture - 7' painted country cupboard with dry sink; 6' kitchen cabinet; slave cradle; (3) curved-front china cabinets; dozens of parlor chairs; various parlor tables; fancy walnut marble-top sideboard; oak & walnut tables; various dressers; Troxel Bros. parlor tables (Burlington, IA); walnut washstands. Autographs & Hollywood Memorabilia - Several items from the personal belongings of the actress Mae West to include a red croc. hand bag, green clutch purse, pink feathered hat, Saks hat, worn head dress with photo, hundreds of original fan letters, dozens of autographs and a French Provincial cabinet from her home. Also selling Beatles records and memorabilia; Crescent Theater posters (Pontiac, IL); various movie house posters; over 400 movie house cards; 1900s Theatre Magazines; Nicola magician advertising and autographs; dozens of sports autographs from Pete Rose, Curt Flood, Tom Gordon and various others; over 1,000 modern actor and actress autographs; political autographs; hundreds of early Hollywood autographs to include Humphrey Bogart, Clark Gable, Mae West, Jane Russell, Anita Eckberg, Sophia Loren, Janet Leigh, Zeppo Marx and numerous others; actor and actress signed checks; signed check from Susan (James) Barr - daughter of outlaw Jesse James; over 100 head shots dating from the 1920s to present day; other autographs to include Thomas Edison, Nicola Tesla, James Garfield and others. This listing of autographs is extremely abbreviated as we are sure to find many more notable names when setting this sale up.


70+ advertising signs to include Kendall motor oil, Coca Cola, Star Tobacco, Pepsi-Cola & numerous others; Raritan, IL advertising plates; lighted beer signs; early matchbook covers; Victorian trade cards; hundreds of advertising pens & pencils; early soda bottles; lighted clocks to include Four Roses Whiskey and Orange Crush; trade tokens; local advertising pieces from Monmouth, Raritan, Stronghurst, Carthage, Quincy and other Illinois towns; advertising pocket mirrors; early wooden advertising boxes; wooden soda crates; framed advertisements; advertising calendars; numerous early books; hundreds of late 1800s RPPC; hundreds of early photos to include tin types.


Auctioneers’ Note - Mr. Aker was an avid collector for the better part of his life. He has accrued a large collection of quality items over that time. We are sure to uncover many nice items that have not been listed on this sale bill. Please check the website closer to the date of the sale for a complete sale order. There will be two rings running on both days so please come prepared. Concessions available by Sly Fox Food. Not responsible for accidents.